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Is This Mutton? is all about joie-de-vivre for the over 50s. We don't want to wear elasticated skirts and we don't want to be represented by pictures of people in their 80s with walking sticks. We are vital, energetic and fashionable, and blessed with wisdom and experience. And we spend the most money of all the demographics on beauty and fashion.

We certainly don't need click bait articles and newspapers telling us what the over 50s should and should not wear!

The title, "Is this Mutton?" refers to a saying in the UK, "mutton dressed as lamb," usually applied to older women in a derogatory sense.  Consequently, women over the age of 40 are made to worry about looking like mutton.

The blog was created by Gail, a former journalist, now a full-time digital marketer, living in London, UK.

Her intention is to showcase fashion from every outlet - she buys from charity shops, Asos, River Island, Boden, Marks and Spencer, John Lewis & Partners, The Bias Cut.com, Nancy Mac and independent boutiques.

Is This Mutton's philosophy is: taking latest trends and adapting them to suit you, creating a few signature styles along the way.

New posts are published every Wednesday and sometimes on Sunday on the topics of fashion, beauty and jewellery.

On Wednesday other bloggers are invited to add their posts to #WowOnWednesday, the weekly style link up.

1 comment

  1. Being a librarian (and an American), I had fun researching what a "Janner" was and the origin of that phrase... plus the origin of the mutton phrase ("mutton dressed as lamb"). Language is so interesting! Do you also follow Catherine's style blog 'Not Dressed as Lamb'?


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