Hi, how are you all? This is a chatty post, a bit about what I have been up to recently and to share with you a lovely new skirt I recently wore from Hush. I loved it so much, I thought the outfit deserved a post all of its own. Having recently published a post about summer dresses, I thought this sat nicely beside it. I had one of those random online shopping evenings a couple of weeks ago, I was home alone, hadn't bought anything for a while and got an urge to actually buy, as opposed to just fill various virtual baskets (anyone else do that, fill the baskets but not actually press place order?) anyway, most of it went back as I knew I really didn't need it. But a few bits did survive, including this outfit.
That's Bonnie with her heading peeping into my photo! So this skirt is from Hush, it is the Beatrix Maxi Skirt £65 in the feather print. Despite being maxi length it is the perfect length for me (no alterations necessary, always a relief), I quite like the midi length as it works as a maxi on me (top tip if you are petite aka short)! It is fuller on me than it appears on the model. It has a flat waistband at the front and elasticated at the back. It has a small split on one side. It is full and swishy, lined and lovely to wear. Ideal for eating out as the waistband is super comfy!
I have paired it with my wedge sandals from Moda in Pelle (previous season but similar here) and suede clutch bag from Boden (also previous season).
The halter neck top is from Mango and at just £19.99 it is perfect, it is double lined and comes in black and pale blue also.
And this necklace just works so well to bring it all together! I popped over to Maidenhead last week to The Wendy House and spotted it there, I wasn't absolutely sure it would match but I took a gamble and it did, perfectly! However, there are no more left but Wendy has lots of similar styles if you are near Maidenhead, it is worth popping in. Her little home shop really is a treasure trove of loveliness. The necklace is by Boho Betty and there are similar styles here.
Hopefully a bit of inspiration here, I wore this outfit out for dinner with some friends, we started off with champagne at their house (we were keen to see the progress of their house renovations) and then had a cocktail at the bar before enjoying a delicious meal and very tender steak at Prime in Beaconsfield. Their cheesy bread rolls with butter or horseradish butter are very very moreish by the way. I am writing this post the 'day after the night before' and feeling a little tired and hungover!
In other news .... I was planning on having less blogging time but actually have found that I am finding time to write. I had a major wardrobe sort out recently with Jo from Less is More and it made a huge difference to my mindset, it was one of those jobs I had been putting off and stressing about, now it is done I feel so much more organised, I can see what I have in my wardrobe and I am wearing more of my wardrobe. I have sorted the out of season items which i store in my log cabin and have quite a lot that are being sold via Diana's Wardrobe (pre-loved fashion).
With my holiday done for this year, I am currently helping my daughter prepare for university, more info on that later in the summer, but it is an exciting one.
What do we think of the latest trend of letting hair go grey? Stopping the colouring and letting nature take its course? I chatted to my hairdresser about it, I had already decided it wasn't for me! I mean I look pretty young so I have no intention of going grey and ageing 10 plus years instantly. Plus I really don't want the pain of growing it all out. My hairdresser was explaining it is a pretty long process and not very good for the condition of our hair. Grey or white hair can tend to be much drier and look a bit wiry. At the moment I get my hair done every 5-6 weeks and alternate between just roots and full highlights. I am sticking with that thank you!
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Hi, I’m Michelle and my blog Fifty & Fab is all about my journey into and through my fifties. I share style tips, health and fitness inspiration, I talk about my holidays and days out and I tell you about my beauty regime and my lifestyle. I hope you might pick up a tip or two and get some inspiration!
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