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Wednesday 15 March 2023

Accidentally On Trend - and Bold Colours

 & #WowonWednesday

Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton in jade and bright apricot

Dear friends. Ever had that delightful epiphany when you discover you're accidentally on trend?  It happened to me twice this week.

The Sunday Times highlighted a trend for mixed metals in jewellery:  wearing different shades of gold together, or gold with silver.  I've been doing this since Christmas when I inadvertently asked for the "wrong" colour of gold.  My studs are yellow gold and rose gold, although it's not immediately noticeable from the photo. 

Yellow gold and rose gold studs worn by Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton, who found herself accidentally on trend after reading that mixing metals in jewellery is currently huge

And then I read that the Mary-Jane shoe is having a resurgence.  This is great news for those of us who no longer wear high heels.  The Mary-Jane is a solid piece of engineering and usually has a moderate block heel. I was given a pair in gold for my birthday.

Colour Challenge: Spring Garden.  Be Bold with Colour!

Did spring garden flowers "spring" to mind when you saw the outfit above?  It's for the colour of the month challenge over at Kettlewell's Facebook group, spring flowers. There's a beautiful tulip called Apricot Beauty, and that's what I was thinking of. 

Tulipa Apricot Beauty

My green is jade, in the Kettlewell ruched skirt and Pippa top, and I've added orange with a papaya scarf and the bright apricot short tie wrap. 

Shades of jade green, apricot and orange worn by Gail Hanlon, at over 60 a passionate advocate of older women wearing bright colours

Or how about this one:   

Lime green and purple with a hint of yellow in this spring-flower themed outfit for Is This Mutton over-60 blogger Gail Hanlon

Here I'm masquerading as a pansy. Or possibly an iris.  Anyway, I'm wearing another ruched skirt in aptly-named Pansy, with a Pansy essential V neck. Matching a top to a skirt creates a dress, plus a column of colour which is very slimming., 

There's a splash of yellow in the necklace and KW limoncello belt, and more lime with the mini Poppy bag from the Cambridge Satchel Co. 

Wear bold colors over 60. Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton shows you how

If your eagle eyes have spotted a pile of tea cloths behind the door,  DH had just washed the car and left them for the washing machine slave  (me). 

Hoping for some good spring weather this weekend as I head down to Plymouth to spend a few days with Mum, including Mother's Day.  It's been a long, cold winter. The forecast looks abysmal however. 

Are you embracing spring colours yet?  Do let us know in the comments. And also if you've found yourself on trend, accidentally! 

I'm back on Thursday with the monthly Tell Us About.... post. This month Jill from Grownup Glamour has chosen Scent as the topic. Find out how 5 bloggers from the UK, Australia and the US interpret it. 

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Now  it's time for the #WowonWednesday link-up, where readers can find new blogs to read and bloggers/vloggers can find new readers! I feature the 3 favourites each Wednesday on Instagram, and my five or six top picks at the weekend on Twitter and Facebook.


My 2023 Birthday Outfit by Cheryl of Cheryl Shops

9 Things I Tried Once and Will Never Try Again by Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb. This one had me chortling. There were a few that I agreed with! 

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  1. I love all these bold colours. They look so pretty and really stand out. Great outfit choices as well.

  2. I do love colours, but hardly wear them. They look far more better on others, like you!

  3. Love these Spring colours Gail, they do suit you well xx Jacqui


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