Black Friday – the best offers updated all day

By |2020-11-27T17:07:03+00:00November 27th, 2020|Categories: Christmas|Tags: , , , |

So here we are, Black Friday. I think it finds the nation in an unusual mood after the tiering announcements yesterday but in many ways they give us more of a reason to support Black Friday than ever because for some retailers, and in particular small ones, it's a last gasp that will give them the cashflow to keep going a little longer. When the announcement was made I listened to Mr MC with his President's hat on, talking to [...]

Christmas gift ideas for women 2020

By |2020-11-25T14:53:35+00:00November 24th, 2020|Categories: Christmas, Gift ideas|Tags: , , , |

It's a conundrum for every woman I know. You dedicate so much of your headspace to finding gifts for everyone else that when they ask you what you'd like, you can't think of anything. And then when January comes around lots of thoughts pop into your head - things you'd like but perhaps can't justify buying for yourself. With this in mind I'm hoping to give you a few ideas today because this year more than any other is one [...]

Thoughtful Christmas Gifts For Men 2020

By |2020-11-20T17:04:51+00:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: Christmas, Gift ideas|Tags: , , , |

Just over a month to go and I think we can all acknowledge that Christmas shopping is now in full swing so today I'm moving on with Thoughtful Christmas Gifts For Men 2020. The Black Friday offers have started a week early for two reasons. The first, of course, reflects the difficulties that retailers are facing without bricks and mortar footfall to rely on. They know that people are usually more controlled when they shop online than in a store [...]

12 days of Christmas Dressing – dressed up or dressed down?

By |2020-11-18T16:38:08+00:00November 18th, 2020|Categories: Christmas, Gift ideas, Style|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

As promised, an extra post from me this week focusing on the 12 days of Christmas dressing - dressed up or dressed down? Today I'm working with John Lewis & Partners and I've decided to look specifically at the retail approach that they've taken to the tricky proposition of Christmas 2020. As you no doubt know, when lockdown hit us all so suddenly in March retailers were pretty much at the point where they'd usually have Christmas all planned out. [...]

Christmas gifts for teens & young adults 2020 – chosen by them

By |2020-11-17T17:24:54+00:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: Christmas|Tags: , , , |

Here it is, Christmas gifts for teens & young adults 2020 - I think I feel more pressure about this post than any other in the year as people start asking me when it's coming from early October. Once again, most of the input has come from my own crew who are always keen to put a gift list together and this year I've had some added input from girlfriends too. As always, the ideas that I'm bringing you are [...]

Christmas 2020 Boden edit – outfit ideas

By |2020-11-13T16:47:22+00:00November 13th, 2020|Categories: Christmas, Style|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This is my last Boden post of the year and so you won't be surprised to hear that I'm looking at Christmas. Like every retailer, Boden have condensed their partywear collection this year because, of course, there won't be as many (if any) parties. However, as I've already said, there are those of us who are craving a reason to dress up and Christmas itself gives us all the excuses we need. If you follow my Instagram feed you'll know [...]

Christmas 2020 – how to make it feel special at home

By |2020-11-13T08:46:39+00:00November 10th, 2020|Categories: Christmas, Family|Tags: , , , , , |

Christmas 2020 - how to make it feel special at home As I said in Friday's post, it's still hard to know just what Christmas is going to be like this year. If the infection rate continues to fall we may see life opening up a little more but even so, I think it's clear that it's going to be a much quieter one spent at home - if we're lucky with the people who are closest to us. I [...]

Easy Christmas chic – what to wear for Christmas 2020

By |2020-11-09T13:26:48+00:00November 6th, 2020|Categories: Christmas, Style|Tags: , , , , , , , |

And we're off, I'm officially launching Christmas 2020 on Midlifechic with 'easy Christmas chic'. Yes it's going to feel different... but isn't that great? After all, I think a lot of us have been guilty in past years of muttering "here we go again..." as soon as November comes round. The thing about Christmas in midlife is that we often find ourselves in the position of family matriarch and as such, a lot of Christmas falls on our shoulders... [...]

Midlife lately – catching up after half term

By |2020-11-03T16:50:23+00:00November 3rd, 2020|Categories: Accessories, Christmas, Family, Midlife|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Hello again - as you probably realised I ended up taking the whole of last week off. Thank you to everyone who sent a little message checking up on me, it showed me that you notice when I'm not here so perhaps I do bring some value with this blog... which is something I often wonder about. Of course we 'should' have been in Paris but as it happened I had a nasty chest infection anyway (not Covid, I did [...]

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