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Saturday 24 November 2018

What I've Been Wearing Lately

Hello peeps!  You ok?  If you're in the U.S. then I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.

Over here,  all should be relatively quiet but I just don't know where my time is going.   Whilst The Photographer was away I got stuck in with the domestics, some serious cleaning and re-organising before the Christmas decs go up.  I've still got lots on my list before I can say I'm truly happy with my efforts.  But I love change, so I'll keep ploughing on.  
  How about you?  Are you taking the opportunity to make changes before the festivities truly kick in?

I also set up a Christmas Action List a few weeks ago, my Christmas Countdown,  and that always gives me some mental relief, some respite, seeing on paper just what needs to be done and when seems to be a huge stress-reliever.
Eating our way through the freezer is another pre-Christmas tradition necessity, making freezer space for all the goodies.

Does all this sounds like pretty much what you've been up to too?

But it hasn't been all hard graft as Chez Pout.  The fun stuff has been varied, with lunches, a pre-birthday brunch (with presents!), 


  During lunch with a friend on my birthday I heard the news that I would be sharing by day with a new arrival, a second great niece!  Then I had a super birthday supper with the family which included a  surprise music recital ...

... And a birthday cake with sparklers (AND I got to take some home!)
 All so wonderful!

TP returned this week so we had a nice meal out as a joint post-birthday treat.  Plus we saw a Star Is Born!   Wow!!  Bradley and, er,  Lady are totally convincing in their characters.  Have you seen it?

Anyway, all this is leading to an apology for being a tad lax with style posts this past week or two.  So by way  of apology, I leave you with a round up of my day to day outfits that have got me out of the house and off to the supermarket, for that seems to have made up  most of my out of house activity of late.  The rest of the time I've been wearing leggings and a baggy tee shirt, ideal for crawling in cupboards or climbing on step ladders but not  post-worthy eh?!

You'll be seeing a lot of this leather cap,  bought in NZ in the Y2K.
This AW I've fallen in love with it all over again.

Cosy jumper.

A leoprint knit tunic.

A Zara frock coat.

My black leather skirt, v. old.

A leoprint jersey skirt, v. new.

Cocoon cardi with old denim shirt.

Attempting the blazer and denim look.

More cosy jumperage.

Old denim shirt again.jumpers

If even one of you dear readers finds even one snippet of inspo in this lot, then my photograph malarkey will not have been in vain!

A la perchoine,


  1. You are looking great in all your cosy and practical outfits. This week my style has definitely left me. I have lost a very important carier bag with lots of personal info inside! I know where I always kept it and why I moved it I have no idea - but it is not where I expected to find it!!! So with sleepless nights worrying I have been in joggers and top searching every corner and even searching the loft. I do hope I find it as the bag includes very important items of my past and it is very upsetting. So now once again I am off to continue my search. Have a lovely Sunday.

    1. Thank you, Jill and oh dear, I live in fear of that
      happening. My mum once lost a bag full of family photos some 40 years ago, so traumatising to this day. So I hope you find the bag, think about the last time you used it and for what. And please let me know if you find it. Hugs, x.

  2. You look pretty cute just to be going to the supermarket. I am impressed. I really love the leopard tunic!

    1. Thank you my dear Susan. The supermarket trip is some weeks my only "social" event so most times I dress as if I was going out! Hugs, x.

  3. I've been keeping up with your outfits on IG of course and ice seen you haven't let the dust settle on you. Still a busy bee enjoying knees up retirement dear twin

    1. Hi AM, yes I realise that IG isn't to everyone's taste so
      whilst I'm using it I share everyday outfits here occasionally. Day to day outfits is where I'm at in retirement, no red sparkle ❇ dress opportunities for this pensioner ! Hugs, x.

  4. So stylish and each look is something I'd wear in a heartbeat! You are looking fabulous my friend! Congrats on the new great niece! That cake looks spectacular too - and very yummy. Sounds like you have been busy getting ready for all the holiday fun and festivities!
    Hugs to you and dear TP!

    1. Thank you, and that is why we are sistas!
      Oh that cake was sooo to my taste, not too sickly sweet. t
      We are cracking on with our programme of cosying the house for Christmas and today is yet another leggings day!
      Enjoy your amazing Downton experience, looking forward to your post on that.
      Hugs to you and Brian, x.

  5. Very stylish outfits - all lovely!

    You certainly sound as if you've been busy but all in a good cause. That birthday cake looks delicious and although I'm very late - Happy Birthday, Mary!


    1. Aww thanks, Vronni ! I loved that cake and the leftovers lasted for several days ๐Ÿ˜Š.
      We 're tackling our monster collection of books right now, they've got so out of hand - another leggings day today!a
      Hugs my lovely, x.

  6. Belated birthday wishes Mary, you look fab in all photos, you help to keep all us retired fashionistas still keep making the effort even if it us just to the supermarket - or like me today, a flu jab!

    1. Aww thanks, Lin. I'm so glad I'm helping with daily inspo, and I'm pleased you make your flu jab a dress-up day, go girl! I had mine a couple of weeks ago and I did too!
      Hugs my dear, x.

  7. First of all a belated happy birthday. That birthday cake looks yummy. Love all these looks and so wearable for the retired lifestyle but taking it up a notch as they say. You look fabulous as always and love the hair.

    1. Thanks so much, Christy, next year is the big one!
      I'm so pleased you mention the everyday notch-up dressing, that's exactly what I'm trying to achieve and inspire through this blog! And thanks hugely for liking my hair, it needs a trim right now but the "style" is so me.
      Hugs my dear friend, keep warm out there, x.

  8. Happy belated birthday! I hope you had an amazing one and that cake looks delicious! You have worn a lot of beautiful and practical outfits. I am a fan of leopard so of course, I need to give props for that! We have been trying to knock out our to do lists over in my neck of the woods too but you know it's a never ending process so still chugging away. I hope to decorate our tree soon - perhaps this weekend?

    Maureen |

    1. Thank you, sweet Maureen.
      I've found that by posting my daily outfits I'm achieving what I really want to broadcast, solid but sometimes notched-up everyday outfits for my age and lifestyle, so thanks for your kind comments.
      Oh my dear, the list just GROWS each day eh, despite the cross-offs!!! Keep at it, it's worthwhile.
      Hugs my lovely,x.

  9. You have so many beautiful outfits, love them all :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays. Hope you can join us today.

    1. Thanks, ClaireJustine, you are most kind and thanks for hosting too, hugs x.

  10. Aww a great niece, that is special! I can hardly beleive my little nephew turned 1 last month! Lots of cute outfits! Love the cap on you, it suits you very well! The leopard tunic and chartreuse sweater with black jacket looks lovely too! I am also a Zara fan. Happy Belated Birthday!!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    1. A new member coming into the family is always so exciting eh. Thanks for your sweet message, we have such similar ideas on clothes that I could be your mother!! Walking in a Zara always feels like walking into Clothes Heaven and I'll shortly be sharing my first ever Zara purchase from 15 years ago!!
      Thanks for hosting, x.