Black, red, snakeskin, animal print ... ankle, long, over the knee, biker ... so many winter boot styles now available. We have so much choice. So we can indulge our love of the winter boot and if like me you can't resist another pair then take a look at some of these lovely styles.
I am noticing how nothing seems to be off limits with our style choices now, okay there are some on trend pieces but generally there is an 'anything goes' approach and with the continuing move away from fast fashion and more towards sustainable, shopping our wardrobes, nearly new and charity shop finds - we can really embrace a more individual style!
Winter boots should be an investment in our wardrobe. Buy a good classic, well made, well fitting, comfortable boot and it will come out year after year. I have an obsession with boots - I love them, they are so comfortable. I do buy a new pair (or two or three) every winter but I also have lots of pairs that I get out year after year.
A skirt that can be worn all year round and styled lots of different ways, a classic wrap style in black and cream - this one from Roman Originals is so versatile. There is a lot of talk about 'winterising' our summer skirts and dresses and getting more wear out of our wardrobe so we are not always buying new. Now I wouldn't suggest that all summer skirts will work during the winter as lets face it, it could get quite chilly, and I am all for wrapping up warm. But add warm tights and winter boots and unless you are standing at the side of a football pitch, then this really can be an option for milder days.
I've tried and I've tried again but how do you apply eyeliner and not smudge it, not end up with a wonky line or make it look natural?! First of all I am rubbish at applying it then if I do succeed I end up with panda eyes pretty quickly. And then add in the dry eyes associated with menopausal hormone fluctuations and it all quickly becomes pretty disastrous! And I have very small eyes! I've never been able to wear eyeliner on my upper eyelids and I'm not great at the lower lids either.
The theme of this years World Menopause Day is Testosterone for Women in Midlife and it really caught my eye immediately because testosterone is not licensed for women to use in the UK - and yet it can be a life-changing element of HRT and treating the debilitating menopause symptoms. It is possible to take testosterone in the UK, you just need to know how to get it. My research for my own hormone health eventually led me to taking testosterone (as well as oestrogen) and I have talked about my journey a lot on my blog (see below for all the links to other menopause discussions).
I started off a bit anti-HRT, I thought I'd be able to manage without it and I thought it wouldn't happen to me. But it did - and I so wish I hadn't delayed making the decision. finally accepting I needed it was the best thing I ever did!
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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