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A week of anniversary celebrations

On the 19th Dave and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary! Crazy how time flies when you’re having fun! It was a beautiful, hot day, and we were married and then partied at the Devonshire Arms near Bolton Abbey. We were both just starting new careers in London and we’d never have predicted where we are now.

18 bloody years ago tomorrow!!! #anniversary #shitsandgiggles #ilovehimsomuch #boltonabbey #thedevonshirearms @boltonabbeyestate

18 bloody years ago tomorrow!!! #anniversary #shitsandgiggles #ilovehimsomuch #boltonabbey #thedevonshirearms @boltonabbeyestate

18 bloody years ago tomorrow!!! #anniversary #shitsandgiggles #ilovehimsomuch #boltonabbey #thedevonshirearms @boltonabbeyestate

The 19th this year was on a Monday – so that was a no no to a night out. Our children are night owls and would end up staying up later than we did if we had gone out! So it was a lovely lunch instead and then dinner out on Friday night.

Off out for a lovely lunch with the husband for our 18th wedding anniversary! ❤️❤️❤️ #thisis45 #pixiecut #nothingbutpixies #shorthair #liketkit #fbloggers #fbloggersuk #fblogger #ootd #wiwt #outfitpost #outfitinspo #instafashion #instastyle #40plusstyle #everydaystyle #over40fashion #mumontherun #dresslikeamum

Shoes – Chloé // Dress – Zara // Bag – Givenchy

Love this man so much - he can irritate the f*ck outta me at times but makes me laugh so much it's worth it❤️

Beautiful evening in Atlanta and we're off out for a belated anniversary dinner! #ladyinred ❤️ #thisis45 #pixiecut #nothingbutpixies #shorthair #liketkit #fbloggers #fbloggersuk #fblogger #ootd #wiwt #outfitpost #outfitinspo #instafashion #instastyle #40plusstyle #everydaystyle #over40fashion #mumontherun #dresslikeamum

Dress – Zara // Shoes – Marks & Spencer // Bag – Gucci

#makeup #nars #redsquare #hourglass

In between celebrations it was a pretty regular week of work and meetings. Every Sunday I count my blessings that these days I love all my jobs – there were a number of years when Sunday evening depression crept in and Monday mornings were feared!

A fun day of coffee and lunch with my friends - so lovely taking time to see people who make you laugh and just GET you:) My new business venture is the therapy I never knew I needed and I get PAID for it:) Skirt is Zara, Tee is Splendid, boots are Dickers and denim vest is Target! #thisis45 #pixiecut #nothingbutpixies #shorthair #liketkit #fbloggers #fbloggersuk #fblogger #ootd #wiwt #outfitpost #outfitinspo #instafashion #instastyle #40plusstyle #everydaystyle #over40fashion #mumontherun #dresslikeamum

Skirt – Zara // Boots – Isabel Marant Dickers // Bag – Givenchy // T-shirt – Splendid // Denim vest – Target

Back to black - first day of fall and still the high 80s here uuurgh! #thisis45 #pixiecut #nothingbutpixies #shorthair #liketkit #fbloggers #fbloggersuk #fblogger #ootd #wiwt #outfitpost #outfitinspo #instafashion #instastyle #40plusstyle #everydaystyle #over40fashion #mumontherun #dresslikeamum

Jeans – Zara (old) // T-shirt – AllSaints (old but currently a 20% off code on end of summer here with code PROMO20) // Shoes – Gucci (old)

Flying around like a blue arsed fly today! Gym, walk and catch up with friend, new running shoes, lunch and just in time for school busHELLO Friday! #thisis45 #pixiecut #nothingbutpixies #shorthair #liketkit #fbloggers #fbloggersuk #fblogger #ootd #wiwt #outfitpost #outfitinspo #instafashion #instastyle #40plusstyle #everydaystyle #over40fashion #mumontherun #dresslikeamum http://liketk.it/2pf9a @liketoknow.it #liketkit ☝️☝☝ dress details in link in bio

Dress – H&M // Denim vest – Target // Shoes – Dolce Vita // Bag – Givenchy

My Husband made me do it!

My Husband is never one to say I need more of anything. He knows I need no encouragement. However he just sent me a link to these saying ‘they are very you’.848502_400_E_PREM

Oh yes they are!! I had a pair of Nike Rift years ago – they have the toe thingy – yup just like a camel toe 😉 These are now on their way to me for vacation.

I have indeed got plenty of shoes for Turkey – these just arrived and I bloody love them – they make me feel super sexy but they are so comfortable for Istanbul nights! I am now the proud owner of a pair of Castaner espadrilles!

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Now for a prime example of something that I loved but did not love me. I so wanted this jersey skirt to work but I felt and looked enormous in it – it did nothing for my shape so back it went.

topshop CollageSkirt – TopShop // Sneakers – Adidas (old) // T-shirt – AllSaints (old)

Today I am wearing my new Mango top6SALE9 in the US will get you 40% discount today so hurry! (Excludes items labeled ‘new in’).

Mango topTop – Mango // Jeans – Zara (old) // Shoes – & Other Stories // Bag – Hill & Friends

Finishing with a couple of outfits from earlier in the week.

The skirt didn’t work but I still bloody love the TopShop pleated trousers. Oh and the TopShop Karter loafers are back in stock in gold, pink and now silver here!

blush 2Shoes – TopShop // Trousers – TopShop // T-Shirt – J.Crew (old)

Finally all old from the other day – though I was stopped 3 times and asked where my sandals were from – TopShop last year! Good old TopShop!

Mango top Top – Mango (old) // Jeans – Zara (old) // Shoes – TopShop (old) // Bag – Givenchy

What happened in TopShop today…

This morning I headed to the mall, feeling extremely virtuous as I was returning items to TopShop and Zara. Great, I thought, all those dollars that I didn’t need to spend back in my wallet for vacation! #epicfail

As I was walking out of TopShop these caught my eye.Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 9.46.55 PM Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 9.47.11 PM

They are ‘pleat trousers’ and I LOVE them. Really fluid, with an elastic waistband – these are a US 8/UK 12 in blush and grey. I can’t see the grey/silver online but I have just ordered them in red too and I am contemplating the gold. Perfect worn with a simple tee and sneakers or heels and a delicate cami.

In gold here

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In red here (not sure about the slippers with them!)

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In blush – that I have tried and purchased above

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In nude – though online they don’t look any different from the blush above…

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In navy, which I just love with the loafers here

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And khaki – these will be superb with a white tank and sneakers and a tan! Can I justify these too?

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Next I saw this beautiful pleated jersey skirt. Now the fact it is jersey makes it incredibly comfortable and this also has an elastic waistband. I would say it is generous too – this is a UK 12 US 8. They must have just been put out as they were all creased so I have ordered online here.

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It also comes in a beautiful blush and red. Perfect again with sneakers or slides and a t-shirt to dress it down a little. You don’t want to end up looking like my Latin teacher.

This is the pale blue I am trying on above.

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In blush pink here

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The red is stunning – though I’d skip the Mickey Mouse sweatshirt…

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So the moral of the story is, when returning items in store wear blinkers (blinders for the US!) else you’ll spend more than you returned 😉

Mango trousers Givenchy pandora Gucci loafersJacket – Mango (old but here on Mango Outlet) // Trousers – Mango (Don’t forget private sale codes here!) // Tank – Gap (this is a medium – they fit on the bigger side) // Shoes – Gucci (old) // Bag – Givenchy

 

Back to work

And just like that spring break is over with. We had an incredible week with the best weather ever, topped off with the Masters this weekend and what turned out to be a fabulous last round resulting in an English winner!!

Re-entry really hasn’t been that bad today – the kids were happy to be back at school, and even happier to know that they only have just over 6 weeks left before school is out for summer!

It’s a bit chillier here in Atlanta this week so the cardigans are back out, but I’m thrilled to say, after another 3 miles on the treadmill this morning I am back in my Zara US 6 coated trousers! Yes they have a bit of stretch but I don’t care, I feel fit, healthy and strong! I’m alternating between watching Sons of Anarchy and Happy Valley on Netflix on the treadmill – I don’t even notice the miles when I get sucked into a series!

booties CollageTrousers – Zara (old) // Boots – Steve Madden (REALLY old) // Top – AllSaints // Cardigan – Zara (last season) // Bag – Givenchy Pandora

I had a couple of parcels waiting on me when I got home. One contained these fab Mango trousers. They are quite Indochina – cropped, khaki and yet have a pattern embossed in them. Size down – they fit big – these are a US 8 and I bet I could have got in a US 6 as they give a bit on wearing too.

Mango trousersTrousers – Mango // Top – Zara (old) // Leather flip-flops – Gap

I’ll reveal the other items as the week goes on, with one very exciting item!