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Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Parga Paradise and Link Up

Pink sky over Voltas beach, Parga, in Greece
We've just spent 10 delightful days on the Greek mainland in the hilly, lush and beautiful town of Parga on the north west coast.

Or rather, eight and a half days, because for the first two days the weather was bad.
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Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Vionic Kaitlyn Wedges and Link Up

Is This Mutton, the style blog for the over 50s, puts a pair of Vionic Kaitlyn wedge sandals through their paces. These sandals, in cool pewter leather, have special foot bed technology to make them as comfortable as they are fashionable
Sliding my feet into these sandals, I immediately felt I was walking on air. Spongy and supportive, these wedges are from Vionic who create very fashionable footwear that also has special foot bed technology for comfort.

I've styled them two ways:  a casual look with white jeans and a work wear look with black culottes.
The first look features the Pepe Patsy jeans which I featured here and a fun T-shirt "Wake me for champagne" from Ted Baker  (I also have it in black). My blue sequin straw bag, which I'll be taking on holiday, is a couple of years old.  
Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton in pink t-shirt from Ted Baker white Pepe jeans and Vionic Kaitlyn sandals in pewter leather
In the work wear version, I'm wearing the smart black cropped trousers from Hope that I last featured here. The short sleeved knit top is another brilliant work wear piece, the sort I will wear all year long. 
A work wear look featuring Vionic Kaitlyn sandals in pewter grey and black culottes from Hope UK

Close up of Vionic Kaitlyn wedge sandals in pewter leather
Regular readers will have seen me feature Vionic's shoes before, here and here. Their footwear is now very fashion forward, under new leadership, but still has the same technology.  It's something called biomechanics, the science of the way we move. Experts in foot and body movement took their studies and created Vio‑Motion Support. Each Vionic shoe conceals this biomechanical technology under your foot to hug your arches like a natural footprint.

The Kaitlyn sandals come in three colours, oat canvas, pewter leather (shown) and black canvas. Espadrille style wedges are in vogue again this summer and Kaitlyn's ankle-tie ribbon adds some sass to this close-heeled jute-wrapped wedge with a canvas or leather upper.

I will be confident enough to take them on holiday without breaking them in:  there's nothing to rub or chafe, and walking in them is very easy because of the wedge style. An excellent addition to my wardrobe!

Disclosure:  I was gifted with a pair of Vionic Kaitlyn sandals. As always, my opinions are my own and editorial clearance was not sought or given.


Sharing this post with: Creative Mondays at Claire Justine, Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style, Chic&Stylish at MummabstylishTop of the World Style at High Latitude StyleFancy Friday at Nancy's Fashion StyleFabulous Friday at Pocketful of Polka Dots, Thursday Moda at Elegance and MommyhoodAnna at The Glamadventure, Spread the Kindness at Shelbee On The Edge#iwillworkwhatIlike at Not Dressed as Lamb,#BloggerClubUK at My Random Musings, #MuttonStyleMondays at Muttonstyle#Stylewithasmile at StylesplashColor and Grace
There's no readers' favourite from last week because this post was written in advance. I am currently "in transit," returning somewhat reluctantly no doubt from a holiday in Greece.


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Sunday, 9 June 2019

Striped Trousers from Tesco

Garden picture of blonde haired woman in striped trousers and cream cardigan
Just a quick post to show you some striped trousers from Tesco, no less, worn with my new Oasis cream cardigan and last year's polka dot sling back shoes. Tesco's Florence and Fred range used to have a few surprisingly good items, but lately I haven't seen much that grabs me. Until I saw these trousers, which have an orange stripe.
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Wednesday, 5 June 2019

A Personal Stylist Experience By Post - and Link Up

Woman in green and black batik print cropped jumpsuit and seashell necklace
Bloggers in the US often write about receiving parcels of new clothes selected for them and sent to them by "personal stylists."  Until recently, we didn't have anything very similar in the UK. Personal stylists exist, but until now it's been in the form of advisers giving you guidance in person on how to shop or de-clutter your wardrobe.

I came across Stitch Fix via another UK blogger, Anna at Mutton Style, and decided to put them to the test.  This is not a sponsored post.
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