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Is This Mutton? is all about joie-de-vivre for the over 50s. 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! And we don't really want to wear elasticated skirts, except on Christmas Day. What we really hate is being represented as a demographic by pictures of people in their 80s with walking sticks.

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 full-time digital marketer, living in London, UK.

Her intention is to showcase fashion from every outlet and price point, except designer. She buys from Asos, River Island, Boden, Marks and Spencer, John Lewis & Partners, The Bias Cut.com, Nancy Mac, eBay and independent boutiques, and occasionally charity/thrift shops.

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 Friday on the topics of fashion, beauty and jewellery with occasional posts on recommended reading, podcasts and TV shows.

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


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  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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