Fifty Plus Style: Torremolinos

A few of the outfits and accessories I wore in Torremolinos last week:

Beach Shoes: Primark

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These are fab and fun, if a little unstable!  Loved them for walking on the sand, but wouldn’t like to walk any distance in them.  They’ll be trashed by the end of the summer, but for now, they are a bit of flowerpower!

White Shift: Sainsbury’s

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I bought this broderie anglais shift last season and it works well for sightseeing.  Cool but not too revealing and can be easily paired with a cardi.  The bag is from a charity shop.

Maxi: Phase Eight & Wrap: East

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I love a maxi, but I don’t think they love me back.  I’ve paired it with a pink cotton wrap from East and the effect I think makes me look chubbier than I am.  It looks better without the wrap as the halter top balances my hourglass shape.  The gold platforms are from Marisota.  They are way too high and a pain to pack, but at 5ft 2 I need the height to get away with a maxi.

Amber Accessories

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The silver earrings are real amber which I’ve owned for 20 odd years, the rest is junk.  Hairband: Primark; chunky necklace Torremolinos; strand necklace M&S; ring charity shop.

Silver Sandals: Office

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These are my best buy this season.  Comfortable and go with everything plus I walked four miles or so in them one day.  When they wear out I’ll be getting another pair.

Maxi: M&S & Denim Jacket: Gap

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I think I’m over this look now.  Not going to buy any more maxis.  Have to think of something else to wear with the jacket. As you can see it was a pretty windy evening, so the dress is not falling properly.

Khaki Trousers: Dorothy Perkins

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I really like these for walking.  Light and comfortable and quite silky.  I was a bit cautious about the elasticated ankles as I’m so short.  Still thinking I may cut off the elastic and hem them. You could wear these for evening with heels.

Turquoise Jewellery

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The short necklace is by Claudia Bradby.  The rest is junk bought in Spain.

I hope you enjoyed my holiday wardrobe.  What do you take on a Spring break?

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My Inner Hippie

In celebration of 1st March, I’m introducing you to my inner hippie, who definitely comes out to play in the lighter months.

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My inner hippie:

  1. Has wild curly hair, freckles and pale skin. She does not tan and hides under an umbrella when the sun comes out!
  2. Gardens in a scruffy but comfortable manner.  She works on the ‘pull a few weeds as you go past’ school of management and doesn’t kill any living thing (even those red lily beetles which she is supposed to pick off, but can’t quite bring herself to do it).
  3. Reads lots of books, especially about plants, potions and healthy stuff.
  4. Loves wildlife and goes on the odd bird watching expedition.
  5. Holidays in places where nature is at its best, but is not averse to a city break if there are shops involved.
  6. Is crazy about charity shops and cannot walk past one without making a cheeky purchase.
  7. Likes to try out her Spanish & French conversation skills on holiday and doesn’t care if she looks stupid.
  8. Would spend all day in a kaftan and no knickers is she could get away with it.
  9. Likes to have her toes in sand, or on grass and her hands in mud and soil.
  10. Sings like no-one is listening.
  11. Performs the odd yoga move
  12. Enjoys a rock concert from time to time
  13. Cooks a bit erratically, but makes a good curry
  14. Occasionally reads Tarot and Goddess cards
  15. Understands the secrets of aromatherapy
  16. Rocks leather now and then
  17. Wears Birkenstocks in the summer
  18. Has a penchant for sparkly, floaty stuff: especially harem pants, long skirts, scarves and jewelled slippers!
  19. Secretly likes to think she is a Welsh goddess
  20. Blogs as Flowerpowerlife