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Wednesday 19 July 2023

Wearing Purple in Summer

& Wow On Wednesday

Gail Hanlon from over-50s style blog Is This Mutton in purple and soft white

Dear friends. Regular readers will know I'm quite keen on the colour purple. I make no excuses for sharing a purple outfit that's ideal for the cooler summer weather we're experiencing in the UK right now.

It looks like a dress but that's the clever thing about separates, and why I love them. I'm wearing a purple shade called Lobelia from Kettlewell: the Darcey top and ruched skirt. 

I'm very pleased with the colour which is a lovely deep bluey purple. 

To dress up the look for an evening out I've added a Kettlewell short tie wrap in soft white, chandelier earrings from M&S, current, and white sandals (old).

An admirer of purple through all the seasons: Gail Hanlon from style blog Is This Mutton

Below: the honeysuckle looks like it's been superimposed on the picture.  One of my favourites in the garden.   

Just a quick post today as I've been away and only got back last night.  We spent a few days in Devon and went to my nephew's wedding near Plymouth. 

There's another post tomorrow with the monthly Tell Us About challenge, and on Friday I'm back with the month's books round-up and #whatsbeenonyourbookshelf. Hope you'll pop back. 

Sharing this post with: Weekday Wear at Away from the Blue, #AnythingGoes at My Random Musings, Hello Monday at Sunshine and Books, Rena at Fine WhateverTurning Heads Tuesday at Elegantly Dressed and Stylish,  Confident Twosday at I Do Declaire, Style with a Smile at StylesplashTalent Sharing Tuesdays at Scribbling BoomerCurated by Jennifer (Wednesdays), Chic & Stylish at Mummabstylish, #SpreadTheKindness  and #Linkup on the Edge at Shelbee on the Edge,  Thursday Fashion Files at Doused in Pink, #Neverendingstyle at The Grey BrunetteFancy Friday at Nancy's Fashion Style,  Traffic Jam Weekend at Marsha in the Middle Senior Salon Pitstop at Esme Salon Crafty Creators at Life as a Leo Wife, 5 on Friday at Penny's Passion 

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WowOnWednesday Link-Up 

It's time for #WowOnWednesday, the weekly link-up where bloggers can find new readers, and readers can find new blogs. I feature three favourites each Wednesday on Instagram, and my five or six top picks at the weekend on Twitter and Facebook. 

Any posts that interest women are welcome: fashion, beauty, home decor, gardening, books, travel, self-improvement, nutrition, recipes. Each week there will be as Featured Favourite for Fashion, Beauty and Other Categories.

Last week's Fashion Favourite 

My wedding guest dress by Nancy of Nancy's Fashion Style

Favourite - Beauty

The best facial hair remover by Pamela of Style Yourself Confident 

Favourite: Other Topics

Top 5 Easy Habits of Highly Productive People by a newcomer to the blog, Lyndsey from Perfectly Imperfect. 

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  1. Devon in summer sounds so wonderful. I hope to go more to the west one day. Purple looks very good on you, I also like it a lot combined with lilac. Thank you so much for the feature, I feel honoured!

  2. You look gorgeous in purple and the white accents are stunning!


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