Yesterday I attended the funeral and memorial service for my Uncle and of course these occasions often get us thinking ...
Why is the weather always so awful for such sad occasions? I was all set to wear a summery dress, not too formal, not too black and open toe sandals and the wind and rain arrived and with it the temperatures dropped and I had to make a last minute change to black trousers, a silk shirt and a knitted jacket and even then I wasn't warm enough but I refused to get my winter coat back out.
Do I need a funeral dress? Or does that sound too morbid? Suddenly this week when I was trying to sort out what to wear I realised I lacked a basic black dress. Doesn't even have to be black, a simple navy would work but it has to work for all weathers - that might be too much to ask! What do others do or am I just being too organised?
Or is it comfortable heels that are missing? During the winter I always wear a dress with long heeled boots or short shoe boots. During the summer with open toe sandals. But what about the 'in-between' days like yesterday?
Oh and I lack simple black pumps. As well as refusing to get out the winter coat I also refused to wear boots and tights. But my only pumps were leopard skin print which actually looked very nice with my outfit but still I do think simple black pumps might be a good basic. My sister had a lovely pair on - £16 from Sainsbury's! How is that possible? I never go into Sainsbury's, and I am not good at bargains but clearly I am missing a trick.
And why do certain black trousers or denim attract 'fluff' but not all of them?! Drives me mad! I need to take a lint roller everywhere I go.
Why do we only get together with extended family for weddings, christenings and funerals? I am going to change this. I have emailed a cousin today after seeing her parents yesterday and I am hoping to arrange a few other get-togethers too.
I thought my Uncle was 'old' but in fact he was only 16 years older than me and when I was a child this seemed ancient but now that I am 50 and he was 66 I realise it was no gap at all.
Finally it is nice to hear of people reading my blog and commenting on what they have bought because I inspired them. Do let me know when you do this as it is lovely to hear what everyone likes. I was also inspired yesterday by my sister's silver 'camera bag' from Accessorize which she had seen on another blogger - see how well it works!!
Naomi small camera bag £15
Right I am off to get some dinner from Waitrose. My daughter is on study leave and has her last few GCSE's this week and next week so my routine is a bit all over the place and I do love a routine.
Welcome to Fifty & Fab, a lifestyle blog celebrating women. I am a blogger with a passion for writing about style, beauty, health and fitness with a focus on the over 50's. I am based in Marlow but work across London and the South East.
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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