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Monthly Archives: November 2015

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New brands for women with curves

By |2016-02-11T21:31:04+01:00November 29th, 2015|Categories: Retail Review, Style|Tags: , , , , , , |

At last - I know some of you have been asking me to cover new brands for women with curves for a long time. The thing is that because my year has been so busy with my new job, I haven't been able to look beyond my own horizons for a while however I have two new brands to talk about today. Like most women, I've collected all kinds of different friends over the years. The fabulously fashionable ones are [...]

The best Christmas jumpers on the high street 2015

By |2017-03-18T15:10:30+01:00November 27th, 2015|Categories: Christmas, Style|Tags: , , |

As the Christmas jumper continues to grow in popularity, I've had to overcome my frugal Northern ways and devise a method of getting value for money out of something so seasonal. I am therefore declaring Christmas jumpers to be fair game from 1st December along with sequins, feathers and glitter. Although it isn't officially Christmas jumper day until 18th December, if you want one you need to choose quickly because they're selling out fast. (By the way, if you're wondering about the post [...]

Christmas gift ideas for women over 40

By |2017-03-18T15:10:21+01:00November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Christmas, Family, Style|Tags: , , , , |

I had wondered about doing a 'gift ideas for men' post but I've been lucky to have the opportunity to chat to all kinds of women over the last few days. As part of my research, I've been asking them what they are buying for their husbands and they all seemed to have it planned. So I then asked them what they were hoping for themselves and the stock answer was 'oh I haven't got time to think.' And actually [...]

Christmas gifts for teenagers

By |2017-03-18T15:11:00+01:00November 21st, 2015|Categories: Christmas, Family|Tags: , , |

I should not be blogging, I should be Christmas shopping. For the last 14 years I have had it all done and dusted by the week after half term. This year is proving to be very different and my boys are starting to behave like the children in the Paypal ad - normally they know they are banned from going down into the cellar by now but the cellar is bare...completely bare. So, I sat down today to crack on [...]

Rediscovering Links of London

By |2015-11-18T17:23:31+01:00November 18th, 2015|Categories: Accessories, Christmas, Product review, Retail Review|Tags: , , , , , |

A little while ago Links of London got in touch with me to see if I would join them in celebrating their 25th anniversary. I must start by saying that I felt really honoured that they had chosen Midlifechic and I see it as a sign of recognition of you - my intelligent, classy readers. Gradually I think that we are becoming known as a highly engaged group of intelligent women and the traction that we are starting to generate is partly [...]

Relaxed Christmas party dressing

By |2017-03-18T15:14:11+01:00November 13th, 2015|Categories: Christmas, Style|Tags: , , , , , , |

Last week we looked at formal dresses for the lucky people who have glam parties ahead. I don't know about you but my Christmas events tend to be more low key - popping out for a meal with friends, drinks at people's houses, and a couple of trips to the theatre so I really don't need an extravagant frock. Over the last year I've developed an easy shortcut for this kind of going out and I always feel casually glam. [...]

Christmas party dresses for women over 40

By |2015-11-06T15:32:16+01:00November 6th, 2015|Categories: Christmas, Style|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I've had a few different emails about Christmas party wear this week which made me realise that I haven't given any thought to my own Christmas party either. I also spoke to one of my friends who works in the head office of one of our favourite store groups. When I asked her how sales were going she said that the usual trend had reversed - gifting and outerwear is down (presumably because of Black Friday and the mild weather) but [...]