A Word On Shirts: Fifty Plus Style

This year, I’ve acquired a number of shirts: a white one this summer and for autumn/winter a pink pinstripe, a grey pinstripe and a grey linen grungy affair.  I do mean shirts, not blouses.  I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to jump on this bandwagon, but I’ve never really had shirts before.  It’s always been blouses or tops and knitwear.  Now I’ve started, it seems I just have to own more!  They are just so versatile for layering, and they work really well with my other current favourite thing, a gilet.  The pink pinstripe one here is from Two Danes.  It wasn’t cheap but it feels fantastic to wear.  My others have come from M&S and Topshop (yes – the grungy one, as you probably guessed).  I think I like them because the v neck is flattering for big boobs, plus you can roll the sleeves and layer a few bracelets and of course they’re not clingy.  They also dress up or down so for someone like me who likes to be on the move, they serve multiple purpose on holiday.  Anyone else a fan?

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Wardrobe Clearout: Fifty Plus Style

Having a clearout so that I have room for a new A/W edit.  So this is what went to the charity shop today.

  • A shearling coat by Planet which is too small but I’ve been in denial and kept it for too long.
  • A Whistles leopard print chiffon dress which has had lots of wear, but now feels as if it’s not ‘me’.

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  • A high necked sleeveless top from Next which I’ve worn to death and still like but it’s had its day.
  • A red chiffon kaftan which doesn’t seem to go with anything.

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So that’s a start – still lots more to go!

Hippie Chic In Mallorca: Fifty Plus Style

Once a year, I indulge my love of boho fashion with two weeks in beautiful Mallorca.  It’s time to kick off the shoes, read a few books and wear stuff that doesn’t see the light of day in the UK.

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I just love these harem pants which I bought in Lanzarote and they are so comfy and cool for the beach.  DSCF1872

I’m a cover up girl – all factor 50 and fake tan, so you won’t catch me in any bikini shots any time soon!

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I have a few favourites from East, including this navy batik sundress which is great over your cossie.

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I also love this silk skirt, also from East, which is years old (and don’t tell anyone, has a tear in it) but I can’t bear to part with it.

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This year, we travelled with friends, so I’ll be sharing some of my friend Linda’s fashion style on the blog soon!