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Monthly Archives: March 2016

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Over 40 style – the British preppy look

By |2016-04-22T00:43:16+01:00March 31st, 2016|Categories: Family, Style|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

With Easter having fallen so early this year it feels as though we should be in full throes of Spring outfits but it's just a bit too chilly. This is usually the time when I fall back on a jersey breton and a pea coat but for some reason I'm just not feeling much love for them this year. I was struggling for inspiration until I received a Jack Wills email. Jack Wills are well known for the the British preppy [...]

What I wore this week and Easter sales

By |2016-04-22T00:42:44+01:00March 24th, 2016|Categories: Style|Tags: , , , , |

We've been celebrating Christmas chez Midlifechic this week and it's all been a bit hectic. I'm not sure if you remember that I was disappointed in December because the impact of Storm Desmond meant that my brother and his family changed their plans to come up from London so we didn't see them. Anyway they arrived this week and we've had a lovely time. My nephews are 24 and 26 so it was a real treat to spend some time with [...]

It’s your turn to tell me what you think about Midlifechic

By |2016-04-22T00:41:47+01:00March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Surveys|Tags: , |

Hello everyone. This time last year some of you very kindly answered a few questions for me. Your answers have helped me to stay on track with Midlifechic because they gave me a really clear picture of who I'm talking to when I write. Since then our community of intelligent midlife women has more than doubled so I'm hoping even more people might share their thoughts with me in the Midlifechic reader survey 2016. Now that I'm settling into my [...]

New Spring fashion for women over 40 from John Lewis

By |2016-03-18T22:27:36+01:00March 18th, 2016|Categories: Retail Review, Style, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We've had bright sunshine all week in the Lake District. The daffodils are out, the lambs are gambolling and it feels as though a new season is finally rolling in. This always makes me feel as though I have nothing to wear. Suddenly the core wardrobe of camel and grey that I've loved all winter feels dark and dull so I'm very much in the mood for some new season shopping. Last Autumn I focused on specific retailers which you seemed [...]

How to wear pearls after 40 (and a research group request)

By |2016-03-18T12:17:23+01:00March 15th, 2016|Categories: Accessories|Tags: , , , , |

As the weather is starting to warm up, I'm finding that I'm gradually removing my scarves and polo neck jumpers which puts the focus back onto jewellery. The bold statement necklaces that have been so popular for the last few years suddenly don't feel right. Jewellery has shifted to being more delicate and gold is back along with fine chains and pendants. I'm also really pleased to be seeing the re-emergence of pearls. By the time you reach 40, you [...]

Why I Walked Away From My Midlife Career

By |2017-01-10T16:42:39+01:00March 11th, 2016|Categories: Family, Midlife, Project Happier, Work life balance|Tags: , , , , |

Given that this is primarily a style blog, I was amazed by the interest and debate that my work life balance posts provoked. There are obviously so many of us in one of two positions - struggling to maintain a career and the needs of a family or struggling to find our sense of purpose as an educated stay at home mum. I've been really touched by the many stories that you've shared with me either privately or publicly over [...]

Mother of the Groom Outfit Ideas and Special Occasions

By |2016-03-08T14:19:07+01:00March 8th, 2016|Categories: Retail Review, Style|Tags: , , , |

I was very excited to be approached with my first 'style challenge' last week. Gina Bacconi asked me to look at their luxury occasionwear selection and style 3 outfits my way with Mother of the Bride /Groom in mind. Now this was good timing because I've had lots of requests from you for help with outfits for weddings, race days and even a garden party at Buckingham Palace. However, the thing that made me really want to accept the challenge [...]

Chic Basics For Women Over 40 and new friends

By |2018-03-02T09:48:13+01:00March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Relationships, Style|Tags: , , , , , , , |

One of the interesting things that my new site has shown me is which have been my most popular posts over the last 2 years. Top of the leaderboard is 'chic basics for women over 40'. Unfortunately because it is now so old, most of the products are no longer stocked so today I'm giving it an update. Here are my capsule pieces for a simple Spring wardrobe, the no brainer items that enable you to look perpetually well put [...]

Coolsculpting Review – Attune Clinic London

By |2016-03-04T17:14:49+01:00March 1st, 2016|Categories: Hair & Beauty, Health|Tags: , , , |

You’ll remember me mentioning that a couple of weeks ago I went down to London to meet Midlifechic reader Sarah Baldwin. Sarah got in touch before Christmas because she’d been reading my blog for a while and she wanted to tell me about her job as a Lead Therapist at Attune Clinic in London. As we were chatting, she started to tell me about Coolsculpting which is one of the treatments she offers. She very kindly offered me the opportunity to [...]