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October 2016

Items I’ve fallen for this week!

I haven’t done much shopping this month – really – I know it is partly from being sick with strep, but also I am well aware it is Dave’s 50th birthday on Sunday so obviously I am making sure it is a milestone that is marked with a little indulgence for him as opposed to me!

There are a couple of things, however, that I haven’t been able to resist!

The first are these amazing Jamie jeans from TopShop that Becky alerted me too. They are SO comfortable and super stretchy – I’m wearing a 30/32.

Obsessed with the new jeans @restyle_blog so stretchy and comfy! http://liketk.it/2pst6 @liketoknow.it #liketkit #thisis45 #pixiecut #nothingbutpixies #shorthair #liketkit #fbloggers #fbloggersuk #fblogger #ootd #wiwt #outfitpost #outfitinspo #instafashion #instastyle #40plusstyle #everydaystyle #over40fashion #mumontherun #dresslikeamum #ltkunder50 #ltkunder100 #ltkshoecrush

Jeans – TopShop // Shoes – Zara // Shirt – Mango // Bag – Givenchy

I absolutely love my Zara ballet flats and knew I had to have them in this deep ruby when I saw them appear online the other evening.

My favorite @zara shoes are now available in this gorgeous deep red!

Now for a surprise purchase – I REALLY didn’t like the Givenchy boots when I first saw them – I thought they were just too masculine compared to the Chloé Susannas. Now, though, after seeing them on several Instagram feeds I love them – but I still think they are a trend that won’t last, so I really didn’t want to pay the Givenchy price. Then I discovered the TopShop dupes – but by then – yes I’m tardy – they had sold out on TopShop.com. Fortunately Nordstrom also stock TopShop – though usually they are a little delayed with new stock – so lucky for me the Amy boots have just arrived on Nordstrom and they are on their way to me! Nordstrom offer international shipping too so if you are desperate to find them outside the US then check them out here!

YES!!! I've found the bloody #givenchydupes from @topshop here online at last in all sizes!!! Check my link in bio or sign up here for a link directly to them http://liketk.it/2psvP @liketoknow.it #liketkit #topshopstyle #amyboot #thisis45 #pixiecut #nothingbutpixies #shorthair #liketkit #fbloggers #fbloggersuk #fblogger #ootd #wiwt #outfitpost #outfitinspo #instafashion #instastyle #40plusstyle #everydaystyle #over40fashion #mumontherun #dresslikeamum #ltkunder50 #ltkunder100 #ltkshoecrush

Here are a couple of outfits from the week – plus our Halloween costumes from the party at the weekend. It’s actually taken me till now to recover! I absolutely loved dressing up – I even think Dave is starting to enjoy it more each year!

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Jeans – TopShop // Shirt – Mango // Shoes – Vince Nina

The Halloween decorations are driving me insane already - actually it's the daft dogs barking at them that is driving me insane! Jacket and shirt are old from Mango, jeans are old from Zara and I'm wearing my favorite Zara flats after seeing them available in a gorgeous deep red! #thisis45 #pixiecut #nothingbutpixies #shorthair #liketkit #fbloggers #fbloggersuk #fblogger #ootd #wiwt #outfitpost #outfitinspo #instafashion #instastyle #40plusstyle #everydaystyle #over40fashion #mumontherun #dresslikeamum #ltkunder50 #ltkunder100 #ltkshoecrush

Shoes – Zara // Jeans – Zara (old) // Shirt – Mango // Jacket – Mango // Bag – Givenchy

 

Cecil the Lion and Lemmy RIP…

#cecilthelion is ready for some revenge #halloween

That damn dentist #cecilthelion #rip #halloween

#rip #lemmy

#rip #lemmy

 

 

 

 

 

Fall has arrived!

It’s been unseasonably hot here this week – still reaching mid to high 80 degrees F! So no sweaters for me yet unfortunately! This morning however there is a breeze and leaves are starting to fall, so hopefully this is the start of our Fall! I’m pretty much over the heat! We have Fall Festival at school tomorrow and a Halloween party tomorrow night so I’m hoping some proper seasonal attire can be worn!

The Halloween party is always something I look forward to – our neighbor throws one hell of a party each year! The theme this year is raising the dead, and dressing as a celebrity who has departed. Well I am pretty sure there will be a few Princes and Bowies! My husband is going as Lemmy and I’ve taken an alternative route and will be dressing as Cecil the Lion – hopefully not too bad taste! Photos will be provided tomorrow obviously!

I was out on a school night this week and attended the RewardStyle blogger party on Tuesday evening – it was so much fun to meet other Atlanta bloggers, even if I was 20 years older than them!

Here I am with @Alyssadehayes and @RoseandFig.

So much fun with @alyssadehayes and @roseandfig at the RewardStyle school night

H&M dress AllSaints leather jacket and mansur gavriel bag with Rag & Bone Margot boots

Dress – H&M // Boots – Rag&Bone Margot (these are currently 30% off here) // Jacket – AllSaints (Extra 20% off all sale items with code EXTRA20 here) // Bag – Mansur Gavriel

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Cardigan – AllSaints (Extra 20% off all sale items with code EXTRA20 here) // Dress – Zara // Boots – Rag&Bone Margot (these are currently 30% off here)

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Jacket – H&M (several are 15% off today here) // Top – AllSaints (Extra 20% off all sale items with code EXTRA20 here) //Sneakers – Stan Smith Adidas // Bag – Proenza Schouler // Jeans – JCrew

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Dress – Zara // Jacket – Mango (old but similar here) // Boots – Rag&Bone Newbury (old but similar here)

I’m off shopping today and will be back in TopShop where I spotted these gems – the joggers are like last years camo ones that everyone raved about – they are SO soft! The jacket is gorgeous and here online in what they are calling grey – I actually prefer it to the black I saw in store.

TopShop faux suede shearling jacket

TopShop leopard print joggers

Lash Boost giveaway!


As you all know I now consult for Rodan + Fields skincare. My results over the 6 weeks that I have been using the products are most impressive.

  • Firmer skin from using the AMP roller which builds collagen
  • No bags under my eyes or discoloration, and fine lines are fading
  • Tighter eyelids from using the eye cream – less droopy
  • Age spots and discoloration from the sun is fading
  • Skin is brighter and more radiant

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Here are some before and after photos.

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Rodan + Fields Lash Boost

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Our trip to NYC!

I can’t believe it is already a week since we left for NYC! We had such an amazing time and crammed so much into 2 1/2 days! We stayed in our usual haunt in SoHo – a hotel room that is titchy tiny with no room for swinging cats – but it is such a great location for all our needs!

On the Thursday evening we headed out for pizza – at the request of the kids of course – though I have to say it was pretty damn good pizza!

Medicinal glass of wine before we leave for the airport

Jacket – Mango // Boots – Chloé // Jeans – Zara (old) // Top – AllSaints (50% off sale now here) // Scarf – Chic Dock (Use POPPY10 for Free shipping for orders over $50)

The ladies waiting for #chianti and #pizza

On Friday the weather was stunning and we headed uptown. Poppy and I shopped while the boys went battling Pokemons in Central Park!

#stpatrickscathedral #nyc

Dress – H&M (old some sizes left here) // Jacket – Primark (old) // Shoes – Chloé // Bag – Proenza Schouler

We ate at some incredible places – Jack’s Wife Freda being my absolute favorite restaurant! Mom gets a cocktail, the kids are welcomed with a great kids menu, its great people watching and Dad gets a great coffee!

Scrumptious @jackswifefreda

They're hungry! @jackswifefreda

Don't mind if I do @jackswifefreda #nyc

Back again @jackswifefreda thank goodness its near the hotel

Best coffee @jackswifefreda

Always my favorite place in #nyc @jackswifefreda

Double burgers @jackswifefreda

Here's to the best, friendliest, coolest restaurant in #nyc @jackswifefreda

Even Dave got to go shopping on the Friday! It’s his 50th at the end of this month so as a treat we headed to some super cool stores – way too cool for me but he does like his Japanese designs!

I'm totally the least cool in my family

I did, however, get to venture into & Other Stories to check out their sale – I came away with a sweater and a dress both with 50% off! Not bad hey! In fact for the first time ever on an NYC trip I think I spent the least! Dave, Poppy and Hugh all coming back with more than me! The kids stocked up at Uniqlo, H&M and Zara of course!

Fatal sale at & Other Stories

I’ve actually just made a couple of other purchase from & Other Stories – I adore their knitwear. Use code FRIENDS at checkout to get a 10% discount and free shipping in the US.

& Other Stories Cardigan

This dark green cardigan is gorgeous and snuggly and the wrap belt gives it a great shape. I actually bought it instead of this coat that I fell in love with. I cannot justify another coat, but I have this one in camel from last year and adore it. It now also comes in black too.

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This sweater is lush – I just love the red instead of my usual blacks and greys!

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Finally I treated myself to the MAC Liptensity lipsticks. Check these out – the pigments are so intense – I love them! Great moisture too but also great staying power. I bought Eros, Fireworks, Habanero and Postmodern.

The new #liptensity lipstick from @maccosmetics is incredible - such intense pigments!

Oh and if you are looking for a FABULOUS Acne Velocite jacket tribute check this out from H&M! It’s real suede and only $399 – given what I paid for my AllSaints shearling last year this is a BARGAIN! It’s sure to sell out in the blink of an eye!

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Sick as a dog!

Sorry folks I am severely lacking in energy – I’ve been wiped out with strep throat for the past week. I can’t remember the last time I felt so dreadful! Fortunately I am on antibiotics so should be fit as a fiddle by Thursday when we leave for New York!

I’ve compiled a little shopping list in preparation – what do you think!?

Ok so I have them in red and I have them in navy – they are worth every penny in my humble opinion. I am on the look out for them in Reef Shell – it’s a lovely nude with gold hardware. The iconic Chloe Susanna.

Chloe Susanna

Now obviously my funds will have been obliterated if I buy the boots – but if not I am heading straight to Mango as we don’t have a store here in Atlanta.

This jacket is lovely and such a great price! The perfect mid length.

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H&M will be next for this oversize mohair sweater – I just love the color.

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In fact – how bizarre – those 3 items together with a pair of jeans would make the PERFECT outfit!

So for now it’s back to the packing whilst living in pjs – kicking strep in the butt! Keep an eye on Instagram for my NYC updates!

Animal print, sequins, camo, stripes - I think I've covered all bases❤️ #nyc

Animal print, sequins, camo, stripes – I think I’ve covered all bases❤️ #nyc

Trying to improve my mood with a little packing and Pinterest inspiration - no matter how many times I visit #NYC I never get it right! Thanking @chloelovestoshop for her recent blog post and guidelines! It's going to be warm too so no big coats needed - kinda sad about that!

Trying to improve my mood with a little packing and Pinterest inspiration – no matter how many times I visit #NYC I never get it right! Thanking @chloelovestoshop for her recent blog post and guidelines! It’s going to be warm too so no big coats needed – kinda sad about that!