A personal style and beauty blog by a working woman who wants to instil joie-de-vivre in the over 50s


Is This Mutton? is all about joie-de-vivre for the over 50s. We don't need to wear elasticated skirts and be afraid to show our knees. We are still vital, energetic and fashionable, plus we are blessed with wisdom and experience.

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

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 (particularly by tabloid newspapers), even though we know it's up to us what we wear, and why should it be anyone else's business?

The blog was created by Gail Hanlon, 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 Sunday and Wednesday 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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