Since my last blog I’m sure you’ve all been wondering what I wore to the wedding, well maybe not, but I feel the need to share…

After much contemplation of how to utilise some of the beautiful clothes I already own, I went window shopping with a very stylish old friend of mine. Whilst browsing in Zara, hoping I might the perfect top to go with my Chloe skirt, she pulled out a fabulous bright red fitted dress…very Valentino and very modern. Not at all what I had imagined myself wearing (I’m not really a structured, fitted dress type of girl) but styled up by Jane (my friend) with some with black block-heel sling backs with a panel of on-trend clear plastic (making the shoes look a lot less heavy), a double purchase was made, the whole outfit costing £70…who knew you could a feel a million dollars for £70! I then scoured the world wide web for a piece of black net on a headband and dadaa I was ready to go.

Anyway, less about me, me, me and my outfit. The bride looked completely stunning and the lady guests all looked very glamorous with primary colours coming out on top…lots of blue, red and some yellow.

Roll on the next wedding and wedding outfit planning…maybe it’ll be mine, then I can truly justify the time spent on thinking what to wear!

Credits to Katie on the left rocking red tassel earrings and a red Lucas and Stone cuff and Emma in the middle with a fabulous Bruce Oldfield dress and great contrasting yellow accessories.

Special thanks to Helen and Andy for organising a wedding that was so special and beautiful in every detail xx

I can’t remember how many weddings I went to in my 40’s, in fact I can’t actually remember one (apologies to anyone if I was at your beautiful day and can’t remember), of course most friends, if they were going to get married had already done so by 40. So, as you can imagine, now past 50, I certainly wasn’t expecting to get an invite but amazingly for me a friend is getting married for the second time and as she’s fabulously glamorous, it’s a rather smart dressy affair.

Oooh I’m so excited, the chance to wear something a bit special. I love the opportunity to dress up and it’s probably the only wedding I’ll be attending for a long time so how do I decide on the most striking outfit?! Or is it even striking that I’m going for?

I’ve tried on various outfits, all with a different vibe; a Red by Valentine white crisp clean shell top with exaggerated bow and V back with a fun, fresh multicolour Pucci skirt. I’ve also tried my beautiful but rarely worn light sand, tiered Chloe silk skirt with an ivory blouse and my very old but beautiful cream sequin and satin flat Prada pumps…lovely but maybe a bit serious?!

Modern and chic describes how I’d love to look!  I’m particularly inspired by the 70’s air hostess with a touch of hippy chic coming through from the resort 2019 collections but the only starting point I have is my ivory white, Bianca Jagger inspired trouser suit (see main pic), though it does need a bit of colour and pattern somewhere….yes please to some Valentino if anyone is wondering!

So, how to look fabulous, will no doubt whirl around in my head for some time yet but it’s time well spent, I am really enjoying thinking about my options, whilst pulling on the same few sets of clothes every morning.

….once I’ve decided on the outfit I’ll have to start thinking about how to accessorise.