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Monthly Archives: December 2017

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Winter sale edit and a Christmassy Midlife lately

By |2018-01-08T16:38:15+01:00December 19th, 2017|Categories: Christmas, Project Happier, Sale, Style|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

T'was the week before Christmas... and I looked at my diary only to realise that I have blithely arranged for an awful lot of festive gatherings to take place... all through our house. I'm not quite sure how that happened but I have some serious food prepping to do. So, as I will shortly be mutating from Midlifechic to Midlifechef, my last post will have to be a quick one. I'm starting with a quick winter sale edit because if [...]

Chic Buys of 2017 – and the Midlifechic brand of the year

By |2018-01-08T16:40:00+01:00December 15th, 2017|Categories: Hair & Beauty, Style|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

It's hard to believe but we've arrived at the post where I reflect on my chic buys of 2017- the pieces that I've worn over and over again. It's trickier this year because I've been experimenting more. As you know when a brand gets in touch with a gifting opportunity, I try to step outside my comfort zone and play with a look that I wouldn't risk my own budget on. This means that there has been less of an opportunity [...]

Winter Florals: a Midlifechic edit with John Lewis

By |2017-12-14T12:07:04+01:00December 12th, 2017|Categories: Christmas, Style|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It's an exciting day for our Midlifechic community - we have come to the attention of John Lewis. Because of my day job, I don't have much time to pursue relationships with brands but I have been hoping and wondering all year if they would spot us... and they have! So it is with a feeling of great honour that I have taken my first challenge from them - to create a post about Winter Florals. Knowing me as you [...]

Christmas finishing touches: making it extra special

By |2017-12-08T15:02:40+01:00December 8th, 2017|Categories: Christmas, Interiors, Style|Tags: , , , , |

Christmas has felt a bit chaotic in our house this year. When I had more time on my hands I used to shop very methodically, starting with everything planned out on spreadsheets as soon as October half term finished. Now I seem to shop from my own posts as I go along and so deliveries have been piling up in my office. It's only today that I've unpacked all of the parcels to see where I've got to! I'm just [...]

WeAreThirtyPlus Blogger of the Year Award – what it means to me

By |2017-12-05T17:55:21+01:00December 5th, 2017|Categories: Midlife, Style|

It has been such an exciting week winning the WeAreThirtyPlus Blogger of the Year Award and none of it would have happened without you so I just wanted to share the evening with you... and answer all of the questions that so many of you have had about what I decided to wear. About WeAreThirtyPlus You may remember I was surprised to find that I had been shortlisted a few weeks ago because I hadn't submitted an entry. I have [...]

Winter outfits of the day – what I’ve been wearing in November

By |2017-12-05T09:34:14+01:00December 1st, 2017|Categories: Style|Tags: , , , , , , |

So today I thought we'd take a break from Christmas because I have a few random winter outfits of the day that have been sitting on my desktop. There is no particular theme or order, they're just things I've been wearing for work and weekends. Before I start though, some of you may be aware of questions that have been raised recently on various forums (can't help thinking the plural should be fora) and social media channels about bloggers and [...]