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Monthly Archives: January 2015

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Leather culottes for women over 40

By |2015-01-30T17:28:19+01:00January 30th, 2015|Categories: Style|Tags: , , , , , |

So, as you know, I'm limited as to how much I can type or drive. This is a recipe for disaster because I'm bored. I've tried watching daytime TV but I just can't do it. I was obviously brainwashed at a young age because all I can hear is 'why don't you...just switch off your television set and go out and do something less boring instead' (this is a small test that will tell me which UK readers are around [...]

Ines de la Fressange at Uniqlo review

By |2015-01-26T14:57:46+01:00January 26th, 2015|Categories: Retail Review, Style|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I think the lack of sleep and inability to do my hair properly is really starting to show in these pictures but I wanted to do an Inés de la Fressange at Uniqlo review before I sort out my returns. As you will know if you are a regular reader, Inés is my style icon so I get very excited when a new range comes out although I still think the Autumn ranges tend to be better than the Spring. However before we start, here [...]

Winter chic but keeping it short and sweet

By |2015-01-23T11:19:16+01:00January 23rd, 2015|Categories: Style|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hello dear friends, thank you so much for all your kind words with regard to my shoulder problem. I'm realising how lucky I've been to breeze through life with great health - I had no idea of just how painful and limiting something like this can be until now. So, as kindly suggested by Greetje, I am going to keep on posting but they will be short Winter chic pieces for a while. I've also kept my replies to your [...]

Winter Weather Chic

By |2015-01-20T16:20:23+01:00January 20th, 2015|Categories: Style|Tags: , , , , , |

Brrrrrr! It's the only thing to say at the moment. After last week's storms we now have freezing fog and ice. It isn't my favourite season sartorially, some people look great in lots of layers but I just feel lumpy. My theory is that it's a season that suits a column shape best. Because I have relatively broad shoulders and hips I need to cinch my waist in which isn't very flattering when you have about 6 layers underneath your belt! Anyway another [...]

Winter work day outfits

By |2015-01-15T15:22:11+01:00January 15th, 2015|Categories: Family, Style|Tags: , , , , , |

I should have known better. All through Christmas I kept on top of work and Midlifechic by curling up on the sofa with my laptop. During the first week my neck started to feel a bit sore, then my shoulder . In the second week it was moving into my back. I kept on ignoring it thinking it would be fine, I even thought it would be a good idea to keep going to the gym to hammer through the [...]

Easy Spring wardrobe updates for women over 40

By |2015-01-11T13:47:04+01:00January 11th, 2015|Categories: Hair & Beauty, Style|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Have you noticed that the days are starting to get longer - they are, they are. However it's all still a bit cold and gloomy and I'm tired of grey so I've been looking for ways to add a touch of Spring whilst still dressing for Winter. I've managed to find some cost-effective easy Spring wardrobe updates (ok and two not cost-effective but gorgeously luxurious splurges). The weather here has been so bad with wild storms, that we've battened down the [...]

New year thoughts and a new year haircut

By |2015-01-08T20:05:47+01:00January 8th, 2015|Categories: Hair & Beauty, Style|Tags: , , , |

I always admire people who burst into the new year full of enthusiastic new year's resolutions. I don't know about you but for me, January always seems to be a time for quiet reflection. Maybe it's because of where we live, nature has well and truly hunkered down for a big sleep, nothing is stirring, even the ducks on the canal at the bottom of the garden are silent. Of course it only seems this way on the surface, deep down bulbs are [...]

A Parisian starter wardrobe for women over 40

By |2015-01-04T21:44:28+01:00January 4th, 2015|Categories: Family, Style|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

As you know I've been reading lots of style books over the Christmas holiday they were definitely my most useful and absorbing presents. Actually they couldn't have come at a better time, because they reminded me that a truly chic wardrobe isn't filled to bursting with lots of different clothes, in fact it is pared down to a number of essentials that all work seamlessly with each other. So when the sales started I was far more eclectic than usual. [...]

Midlife bodies – health and fitness after 40

By |2015-01-02T16:05:53+01:00January 2nd, 2015|Categories: Health|

Ok, I warned you, it's a new year and we need to reassess where we've got to in this midlife journey of ours. Quite a few of you have sent me emails over Christmas talking about body confidence and weight loss; some have even asked for a kick up the bum. So this is a bossy post. I'm only going to do this once but before we get distracted with new season dressing (and I do have the new colours [...]