This is such a beautiful and inspirational brand offering the softest organic cotton underwear, it is difficult to know where to start with telling you about Y.O.U Underwear! Their founder Sarah was volunteering in Uganda and was shocked to find that women and children were lacking something we all take for granted - underwear. So she started a business, Y.O.U Underwear was created and her mission is to change the world, one pair of pants at a time! They operate a 'buy-one-give-two' model and support menstrual hygiene projects as well as helping to increase access to education and employment for vulnerable women and girls.
That's the simple story but there is so much more to their sustainable credentials that you need to dig deeper.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Y.O.U Underwear are supporting breast cancer charity FUTURE DREAMS as well as championing the importance of regular breast self-examination. I'd love you to read on and find out more ...
This is a gifted blog post.
Hello! How are you all? Welcome to September, I am so looking forward to getting back to a normal routine, how about you? I took a bit of an extended break from my blog this summer, I was getting way too overwhelmed and wanted to spend some time with my family especially with my daughter being home from university. Hopefully you have seen a bit of what I have been up to if you follow me on Instagram.
We had a lovely 'heatwave' holiday in the Rame Peninsula, South East Cornwall, and we've had some fun days out too. I've also been working hard behind the scenes to organise my blogging admin a bit better, and I have moved my blog office into my log cabin but. more on that soon! This blog post is an update on life 'being fifty and fab' ... I also have some lovely products to share with you, read on for a gorgeous gold necklace layering set from Daisy London, details of a new programme to help us become alcohol free (or cut down), a stylish dress up / dress down / multi season outfit from Saint and Sofia and all the other news from Fifty & Fab HQ!
This blog post contains gifted items and affiliate links.
Saint and Sofia are a fairly new fashion brand, they started in January 2020, currently just online, but offering some really stylish mix and match capsule pieces and I am excited to have been given the opportunity to try them out and share my outfits with you!
I enjoyed browsing the Saint and Sofia website, it is so classy and vibrant and I love their photography - take a look under campaigns 'All Dressed Up, But Nowhere To Go' the photographer has really caught the mood of the empty London streets, it is a unique emptiness and something (I hope) we will never witness again but there is a certain poignancy in the photographs.
As I browsed the Saint and Sofia website to choose two items that would be gifted to me to feature on my blog, I noticed how every item can be used across the seasons, it didn't feel like they were limiting to winter or summer. Seasonless fashion is becoming much more of a thing where we see summer dresses being 'winterised' with layers like leggings, tights, boots and a cosy knit and then ready for spring and summer as the layers come off and we can move first to trainers then to sandals. We are moving away from fast fashion and back to timeless, classic styles where we embrace sustainability and get the best value cost per wear.
This is a gifted post and contains affiliate links.
Well yes I know I don't have a bigger bust but I do love flattering bikinis and swimwear and I love the cup sized swimwear options from Fantasie. I also love encouraging other women over 50 to embrace confidence and wear beautiful lingerie, swimsuits or bikinis. But as we are all mostly having a UK staycation this year, we may be feeling like we don't need new swimwear, but ... we still want to feel fabulous and embrace our inner confidence, and you never know, we might be lucky and have a heatwave summer!
I am sharing two lovely swimwear styles from Fantasie, the Fiji bikini was a previous gift and the Burano deep plunge swimsuit was gifted to me recently. Fantasie offer a vast range of comfortable and supportive cup sized swimwear with lots of different shapes, styles and coverage options, you can mix and match their bikini tops and bottoms to find the right combination for you.
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