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Monday 30 November 2020

A Touch of Sparkle: Style Not Age Challenge

All we want for Christmas in pandemic year is a bit of sparkle and here it is provided by the over-40s bloggers of the Style Not Age challenge. Here Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton wears a deep pink sequinned tunic from Monsoon with a midi pleated silver skirt and silver boots
With Christmas less than three weeks away it was a great choice by Anna to have "A Touch of Sparkle" as our November challenge. Have you gone early with your Christmas decorations? I can understand why everyone wants to brighten up this gloomy time.  Our sparkly outfits should help!

I didn't have much in my wardrobe in the way of sparkle - I have a couple of sequin tops but I wear them throughout the year being a big fan of sequins for daytime. I treated myself to this Gemma top from Monsoon at John Lewis - it's sold out except in size 18. The rest of my outfit is old, the pleated skirt was from Warehouse via eBay;  the silver belt came from Topshop, and I can't remember where the silver boots or bag came from  (the bag is from my big collection of evening bags - see it here).
Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton in a sparkly sequin top for Christmas with a silver pleated skirt and silver boots

Sequins for Christmas with style blogger Is This Mutton in pink Gemma top from Monsoon and silver pleated skirt
Now let's see what the rest of the Style Not Age collective chose to sparkle in. 
Emma from Stylesplash is fantastic at mixing colours and here we see green looking wonderful with damson/burgundy. Like me, Emma sourced her Warehouse skirt from eBay. That bang up to the minute blouse is from PrettyLittleThing, boots from Office and her bag from an independent shop. 
Jacqui from Mummabstylish has plenty of sparkle with a gorgeous Oasis long sleeve black tunic covered in gorgeous sequins.  She has paired it with simple black wide leg trousers and black boots.
Hilda from Over the Hilda is looking fabulous in her Baum und Pferdgarten lurex jumper from The Bias Cut, which brought back happy memories of the day she and I joined Laurie from Vanity and Me in a Bias Cut shoot. I later bought the same jumper, but it suits Hilda's colouring much more than mine.  Her skirt is this year's Florence and Fred and the boots, which go so well with the top, are over 20 years at least.
Anna from Anna's Island Style, whose challenge this is, is brightening December not only with sparkles but with colour as well. Her jacket is from Anothereight, sweater is by The Cashmere Specialist, satin trousers from the Conscious Collection at H&M and boots are from Office. 

Sharing this post with Top of the World Style at High Latitude Style, Chic & Stylish at Mummabstylish, #LinkupOnTheEdge  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 and Stylish Monday at StylesplashAnna at the GlamAdventure, Style Six at Coast to CoastTFF at Doused in Pink, Fancy Friday at Nancy's Fashion Style, Fabulous Fridays at Lucy Bertoldi, Beauty by Miss L Link Up#iwillwearwhatilike at Not Dressed as Lamb,  Lizzie in Lace  Ask Suzanne Bell and Confident Twosday at IDoDeclaire

You can see more of the girls' fabulous outfits at their blogs and on Instagram. Anyone planning to sparkle over Christmas?  Do let us know what you're planning to wear in the comments. 


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