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Monthly Archives: December 2018

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A few thoughts about Christmas 2018

By |2018-12-21T15:30:04+01:00December 21st, 2018|Categories: Christmas, Family, Midlife, Project Happier, Relationships|

Before I start, I have to say thank you to Nicky Keep who sent me a picture of the above jumper when she was shopping in Sainsbury's - I rushed straight out to find one!  It's my last day in the office and I'm hoping to log off for two whole weeks so that means that this is probably the last post of 2018. I haven't really had a chance to look back at the year yet but I feel [...]

My best high street winter buys – prepping for the sales

By |2018-12-18T16:58:47+01:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: Christmas, Sale, Style|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

And just like that the A/W season's over and the sales are beginning. As retailers start to announce profit warnings it's clearer than ever that it's been one of the worst trading periods on record and so there are going to be some dazzling markdowns. While I've been having a clearout, I've made a point of looking at the pieces I wear on repeat and asking myself why. As part of this process, I've been struck by the fact that [...]

Christmas outfits – what I’ve been wearing and doing this week

By |2018-12-14T17:20:22+01:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Christmas, Style|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

It's a quick post from me today because as always when we're approaching a break, I have a desk full of projects that have suddenly come in. One of them is particularly interesting and so I foolishly put my hand up for it. It's a timeline covering 1000 years of history and I've really enjoyed researching it but as a woman of many words, I'm finding it almost impossible to condense it down into a few soundbites. There are just [...]

Christmas finishing touches – little things that make it feel extra special

By |2018-12-11T11:35:14+01:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Christmas, Gift ideas, Interiors|Tags: , , , |

Please note that this is a sponsored post in collaboration with John Lewis and Partners. As such, links are affiliated and upon purchase, a small commission may be paid to Midlifechic. The retailer pays so this costs nothing to readers but it enables me to continue bringing you two posts a week. Now that Midlifechic is being viewed over half a million times a month, It costs into the thousands of pounds to keep it running and loading smoothly. I [...]

Midlife Lately – what I’ve been doing, wearing and thinking

By |2018-12-07T17:52:15+01:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Christmas, Family, Midlife, Style, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It's been a while hasn't it and some of you have written in to ask why I haven't been doing Midlife Lately. The thing is that for me, this is not a job. As I've always said, I started Midlifechic primarily as a personal journal so that I could leave a record that my future great grandchildren might read. I was inspired to start writing after reading through boxes of family letters that I discovered after my mum died. For [...]

New Christmas outfit ideas from M&S (and the one I’m wearing)

By |2019-03-27T11:15:47+01:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: Christmas, Retail Review, Style|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Happy December everyone. Before I go on with this post I just want to say to everyone who's been asking for a Midlife Lately - it's coming on Friday. There's a reason why I haven't been doing it and I'll explain why then. In the meantime, last week Marks & Spencer challenged me to look through their partywear and put together an outfit for one of my early Christmas events. The first party in my diary was a work related [...]

The results are in – the difference that beauty supplements made to my skin’s appearance

By |2018-12-03T16:43:42+01:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Hair & Beauty|Tags: , , , |

As promised, today I’m bringing you the follow up to my trial of Perfect7® Renewal Advanced skin supplements which contain Ceramosides™, proven to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles in 60 days. The day after returning from our long holiday in Turkey, I headed back down to London to have my skin retested by a skin analyst. It was good to catch up with the other bloggers who were taking part in the trial and we were all on tenterhooks [...]