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Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Styling a Tricky Patterned Skirt - and Link Up

You're probably thinking "what's tricky about that skirt?" It's a perfectly respectable wrapover skirt from Oasis, bought late last summer in the sale and worn then with a white top. But I didn't have any other tops that would go with it, because although I was seduced by the colours of the skirt, they're not colors that really suit me.

I knew Kettlewell would have the perfect color and they did, a peach square necked top that goes perfectly with the flowers in the skirt. If you haven't discovered Kettlewell, they have clothes in many of the colors you wouldn't normally see in the shops. If you've had your colors "done" this is perfect for finding the right shades. If you haven't, you'll naturally gravitate towards the shades that are most flattering on you.
It's funny how, over time, colors that previously suited you no longer do as much for you.  When I had dark hair (naturally) and my coloring was a bit darker, this peach color was one of my best ones, Now it's a bit "blah" compared to some of the cooler and brighter shades I like now, such as fuchsia pink and lilac. But hey, let's get some wear out of this sweet skirt. I wrote about my experiences with  color analysis here.
Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton the over-50s style blog in floral wrapover skirt from Oasis and peach square necked top from Kettlewell
The garden needs a bit of a brush up after the stormy weather on Saturday. It was very windy with some torrential downpours, and the garden looked quite crushed for a time. But today's sun has revived everything.

I added gold mules (old) and an ancient cream enamel flower necklace to an emsemble which is comfortable and relaxed for working at home and shopping trips.

Make-up used:  Darphin Melaperfect Dark Spot Correcting foundation; Flower Beauty Color Drops for Cheeks in Melon;  Look Fabulous Forever Smooth Out Eye Prime; Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift; NYX Worth the Hype mascara; Eye of Horus Goddess Pencil in Amethyst and Charlotte Tilbury KISSING in Pillow Talk.

Sharing this post with  Stylish Monday at Fashion Trends and Friends, Top of the World Style at High Latitude Style, Chic & Stylish at Mummabstylish, #SpreadTheKindness at Shelbee on the Edge, Anna at Muttonstyle, #AnythingGoes at My Random Musings, Thursday Moda at Elegance and Mommyhood, Turning Heads Tuesday at Elegantly Dressed and Stylish,  Style with a Smile at StylesplashAnna at the GlamAdventure, Style Six at Coast to CoastTFF at Doused in Pink, Fancy Friday at Nancy's Fashion Style, Monday Runway at A Pocketful of Polka Dots, Fabulous Fridays at Lucy Bertoldi
Now it's time for #WowOnWednesday, the link up where everyone gains. Readers can find new blogs to enjoy and bloggers can find new readers!

The most clicked post was from I Wish I Was Back In Style where Di featured some very classy outfits with statement sleeves:  "It's All About the Sleeves." This orangey pink dress is a real show-stopper.
My favourite non-fashion post was by Shelbee from Shelbee on The Edge: "This is 46," where she shared 46 interesting facts about herself and 46 wonderful pictures in celebration of her birthday. Here are three facts I picked at random: her favourite holiday destination so far has been Iceland;  she has shaved her head twice, and she was a competitive swimmer until the age of 21. The photo I chose is a lovely family portrait.


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  1. I've noticed myself gravitate to colours that i wouldn't have before and yes we do need more brights as we get older. I read that somewhere 🙂.

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