Mark Darcy Reindeer Jumper and Me

Ever since Mark Darcy struck a pose with Bridget Jones in his reindeer  jumper, novelty animal knits have had a bad press- but this season they are everywhere from Joseph to Topshop.  So here is a very wearable grown-up version from House of Fraser – with a snowball motif its perfect for the Siberian weather that we are getting at the moment – toasty enough to keep you warm,  yet stylish and fun enough to bring a smile to any fifty something! see you next blogxx


Knits With Added Cool

A bit of a grey Sunday so … Be bold. Be bright.  This chunky knit from Superdry will lift your mood and keep you cosy even if you aren’t sipping gluwein on a mountain top.  Its perfect to pair with jeans or skinny trousers and has room enough to disguise that post Christmas bulge!xx

The One That Didnt Get Away

I have been away so no bla-bla blogging for a while but am now back  and hitting the last few days of the sales looking for a bargain and this fabulous puffa jacket from MaxMara isnt going to get away! With a flattering wrap around collar, this shaped jacket just  reeks style.  Definitely something to perk up a grey January day and stop us over 50 somethings from feeling frumpy -and yes I have bought it! This is getting to be an expensive blog …..xx

Miss. Moneypenny

After all the repeats of James Bond movies over the holidays, trying on this pencil skirt and animal print top in the sale from Mint Velvet made me feel very Miss. Moneypenny!  Lets just hope that when James returns from his latest mission he needs to pop into the office for a bit of dictation ……I’m sure he’ll appreciate the more mature lady and her fabulous fashion sense for the 50 somethings! xx

Colonel Mustard In The Changing Room

Boxing day and its time to start walking off your Christmas excesses…. here is the perfect chunky knit from Whistles – its in the sale now so even if you only walk around the shops you are burning calories and saving money!  Add a cosy teal colour scarf – the precise opposite of the pink in skin so it brings out our natural glow – and you have solved what to wear today.  See you next time xx

Victoria Beckham In My Bedroom

Thought I should try the sultry Victoria Beckham ‘pout’ in this dress by Isabel de Pedro with a hint of Beckham style …flattering long sleeves with a statement collar to draw attention away from any lumps and bumps and a gorgeous deep red to get you in the Christmas mood ….perfect for the red carpet – well,maybe just queuing at the cinema?…. keep an eye on my blog soon to check out those party age- appropriate dresses! xx