Can we chat a little more about midlife?

I'm turning the tables today and hoping that instead of me writing to you, you will write to me again. As I mentioned in Friday's post, I've spent the last week poring over your replies to the question I asked you about midlife bumps in the road a little while ago. I've read, categorised and made notes on every single account - and the experiences you've shared have rocked my world. My goodness midlife women have a lot to [...]

By |July 19th, 2024|Surveys|

Questions I’ve been asked recently – midlife cornucopia

It's a quick post today because I'm heading off for a little break as I mentioned last week. The weather's been... well you know... so I don't have any interesting outfits to show you. Instead I thought I'd answer some of the questions I've been asked recently by readers, friends or in interviews I've done. They're a bit random, they cover style, life, books and beauty but hopefully there's something interesting in there for everyone. Questions I've been asked recently [...]

By |July 12th, 2024|Hair & Beauty, Midlife, Style|

The week my husband dressed me – midlife lately!

Before we begin, don't worry - I haven't turned into a trad-wife. After a tightly packed few days, total meltdown on the trains saw me stranded in London last week and so I had to take some drastic measures which resulted in an experiment I'd never anticipated - the week my husband dressed me [spoiler - he didn’t do a bad job!]. This is the first of the series of shorter posts that I'm going to be writing over the [...]

By |July 5th, 2024|Style, Travel|

Boden sale and clearance – what to buy and why

Another of the big sales has begun and as with John Lewis there are some great value buys to be had if you're quick.  Today I'm taking you through the Boden sale and clearance - what to buy, the great value pieces that will work hard in your wardrobe. Here's my deep dive into the styles that are worth looking at. Dresses Timeless summer dresses I have this linen dress in a brighter red from last year's collection and it's [...]

By |June 25th, 2024|Sale, Style|

Shop the John Lewis sale with me

It's slightly terrifying that we've reached the end of season sales already isn't it? And it's always significant when John Lewis launch theirs because they fire the starting gun for the rest of the retail industry. There's a lot to plough through this year. The bad weather may have made us all grumpy for the last few weeks but it does mean that there are great buys to be had - some are reductions but the real gems are in [...]

By |June 21st, 2024|Retail Review, Sale, Style|

About Me

Hi, I’m Nikki Garnett, for 9 years I was the editor of Selfridges’ magazine. Now I’m married with 3 sons, 2 cats and a dog called Ted. I live near the Lake District in the North West of England and run a small creative agency with my husband.

I created Midlifechic because a little while ago, amidst all the chaos of family and working life, I was beginning to feel like I’d lost my groove. So this is for anyone else out there who is emerging from the child centred years and looking forward to beginning a whole new chapter.

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