Showing posts with label What I Wore. Show all posts
Showing posts with label What I Wore. Show all posts

Thursday, 11 December 2014

More Style Posts On Clairejustine Over 40's Style Blog...


Time for a catch up on my fashion blog?

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I've mostly been wearing cosy Christmas jumpers this week to keep me warm. What have you been wearing to keep warm?


Thursday, 4 December 2014

Christmas Jumpers From Bonmarche Review...

A few weeks ago I was kindly asked by Bonmarche if I would like to review some clothing from their website. The first thought that sprang to mind, was how my Grandma loved this shop. When she was alive we used to go on a regular shopping trips. We could never pass Bonmarche without calling in, so she could pick out something new to wear.  


When I read the email I wondered if they would sell anything for my age group? Thinking back to when my Grandma shopped here, she would often ask me if I would like anything, but at the time there was never really anything I liked.

Taking a look at their website before I decided to do the review and these sweet Christmas jumpers were the first things I noticed. Then I had a look through all their other clothing. Wow what a transformation from what I remember there were plenty of things I liked and would love to wear!  As I say the jumpers caught my attention straight away, but I also had my eye on some David Emanuel beautiful designed party dresses too. (Just in case Santa is reading!)


The first item I wore is this fun penguin jumper, so adorable!?! Designed wearing his ear muffs and scarf on. This jumper is so cosy, warm and so much fun to wear. I can guess it will go with loads of things in my wardrobe.

About the jumper

  • Fun and exciting just in time for Christmas are our launch of Novelty jumpers. 
  • Indulge in a bit of festive cheer to entertain the whole family. 
  • These make great cosy warm presents for a touch of fun
  • . Designed with a drop shoulder fit to be flattering to all.
  • Length: 63cm
  • Product Care: Machine Washable
  • Material: 98% Acrylic 2% Polyester
  • Sizes S,M,L,XL,XS
  • Price £20.00


The next day I wore this one. Aww this reindeer jumper is just so cute. I'm thinking this will look great with everything too especially grey joggers!?! and pencil skirts.

About the reindeer jumper

  • Fun and exciting just in time for Christmas are our launch of Novelty jumpers. 
  • Indulge in a bit of festive cheer to entertain the whole family. 
  • These make great cosy warm presents for a touch of fun. 
  • Designed with a drop shoulder fit to be flattering to all.
  • Length: 63cm
  • Product Care: Machine Washable
  • Material: 98% Acrylic 2% Polyester
  • Sizes S,M,LXL,XS
  • Price £20.00

My thoughts

I just love these jumpers. So sweet, warm cosy and unbelievably adorable. I picked size small as I am a size 10 and this size fits perfect. I am so glad Bonmarche got in touch with me as I would have usually walked straight by their stores. As I thought they were not my age group and style of clothes. Not any more I am popping down to my local store this week to go and check out their in-store party range.


Which one do you like best?

About this post~

I was gifted some Christmas jumpers of my choice from Bonmarche. All thoughts are my own opinion and I was not paid for this post...

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Clairejustine : My New Over 40's Style Blog...


My new blog is now up and running. There has been different layouts, different names and different post over the last few weeks. Now I have got it just as I like it. Most of my fashion post will be posted here Clairejustine to keep all my style post on one blog. Leaving my lifestyle blog for all the family, food and fun post, not forgetting my 3 great blog hops each week ...Please stop by and say hi :):) You can click on any of the above posts too ...


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

My Perfect Christmas Dinner with Family Outfit...


A few weeks ago Marisota asked me if I would like to style some clothes for the perfect event this Christmas. I love a nights out, shopping trips and visiting family and the best day of the year for me is Christmas day. I love to spend this day with all my beautiful family. Our eldest son home from university, the children all home together. Perfect. My favourite day of the whole year.


My Perfect Christmas Day would go something like this...

All kids awake, all deny they woke up first, all deny they woke anyone else up. Ok then all up check Santa's sherry drunk carrot for reindeer eaten. Living room door open squeals, shrieks, minutes of shaking Santa has been!!All corners of room taken up by one of our children's presents. Quick breakfast washed down with tin of chocolates and mince pie. (not the whole tin).

Phone up family, wish them a Happy Christmas. Hope they had a lie in, and have had a nice morning.

Quick check all presents have been opened. Me and daughter get dressed up, nice dress the more sparkles the better. Glittery shoes or this year sandals on and a little bit of ruby red lipstick. Remember Turkey is not in oven, quickly dash to start it off.

A glass of wine for the cook when making dinner, perfect start to the day. Big dinner with all the trimming, eek.. Brussels sprouts all-round!! A few hours later it is time to eat again, grandma and granddad is coming for tea...

What I Wore~

Dress ~ c/o Magisculpt Dress
Underwear ~ c/o Lace Body
Sandals ~ c/o T-bar Sandal


About the lace body~
  • The Magi Sculpt value lace bodyshaper offers light control and non-padded cups for a smooth silhouette that’s comfortable enough to wear all day.
  •  Light control.
  •  Full, non-padded cups.
  •  All-round stretch lace with powermesh lining to front. 
  • Bra fastening to back. 
  • Cotton-lined gusset with easy popper fastening. Medium leg coverage.
  • Hand wash.
  • 90% Polyamide, 10% Elastane.
  • Product available in sizes: 34B, 34C, 34D, 34E, 34F, 34DD, 36B, 36C, 36D, 36E, 36F, 36DD, 38B, 38C, 38D, 38E, 38F, 38DD, 40B, 40C, 40D, 40E, 40F, 40DD, 42B, 42C, 42D, 42E, 42F, 42DD, 44B, 44C, 44D, 44DD, 46B, 46C, 46D, 46DD, 48B, 48C
  • Available in: Natural
  • Price ~ £24.99

About the T-bar sandals~
  • Add a little panache to your evening wear with this glitzy T-bar sandal by Sole Diva. 
  • The style is complete with wearable heel and buckle-fastening ankle strap.
  • E’ Fitting.
  • Heel 3¼in. (81mm) approx.
  • Upper: other materials. Linings and sock: other materials. Sole: other materials.
  • Product available in sizes: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Available in: Black, Gold
  • Price ~ £28.00

About the MAGISCULPT Dress With Lace Trim~
  • Magisculpt dress with lace and satin trim and short sleeves makes for the perfect day-to-night dress.
  •  This dress contains our Magisculpt control tube that extends from under the bust seam to the lower thigh. 
  • Hem of sculpting tube has a non-slip edge so it won't ride up when wearing.
  • Length 41in/104cm. 
  • Sits below knee.
  • Machine washable.
  • 60% Polyester, 34% Viscose, 5% Elastane, 1% Lurex. Trim: Polyester. Lining: 83% Polyamide, 17% Elastane.
  • Product available in sizes: 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32
  • Available in: Black, Ruby Red
  • Price ~ £65-00

This outfit will be just perfect for Christmas day, party and shopping. I have also been having fun mix and matching these clothes up with other items too, the sandals look fabulous dressing down with jeans..

About this post ~

I was gifted this perfect outfit for Christmas day. I picked out all the things I love. All thoughts are my own opinion and I was not paid for this post...

Linking up with ~ The Pleated Poppy


Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Out To Lunch In The Pouring Rain....


You know when it is rain!

Not just raining really pouring it down!

Like there is a river running down you street with how fast it is raining!

And you really want to go out!?!

 Yes that...


Rain-boots, check!

Rain-coat, check!

Umbrella, Check!


On Friday I went to meet my husband from work and my son popped over from uni.

We all meet up in Nottingham for a few hours. 

Pouring it down on the school run, so got very wet.

Walk to bus stop..

Eek soaking wet all morning!!



What I wore~

Coat ~ c/o Boden 
Dress ~ Primark
Scarf necklace ~ c/o BHS
Tights ~ Primark
Boots ~ Barratts
Bag ~ Primark
Umbrella ~ Hotter


Son pulling a face as usual....


Yummy, Chinese food at an all you can eat resturant...


Can not resist the all you can eat cakes and chocolate fountain..


Gets home late afternoon...

Out of wet clothes and puts pj's and dressing gown on...

Yeah eventually warms up...


Linking up with~ Style Elixir

Sunday, 16 November 2014

1 Dress 3 Ways ...

After seeing a competition on an email I had from the team at WIWT I knew I just had to take part. 

The competition is to style 1 Dress 3 Ways ...

The prize to win a fabulous outfit from House of Fraser styled by PoppyD. 

Trouble is I left it for a few days and realised the closing date is today!


Ekk..

 {Throws all clothes out of wardrobe, shoes all over floor, puts make up on and dances with daughter to Voice of Beehives}

Ah,,,, finds a dress I brought a few years ago from a charity shop I had never worn. 

Perfect....


Outfit 1~

Dress~ Charity shop

Scarf ~ A market in London

Fisher-net tights ~ Local market

Shoes ~ Matalan


Outfit 2 ~

Dress ~ Same

Denim waistcoat ~ Wrangler

Scarf necklace ~ c/o BHS

Shoe/boots ~ Deichmann


Outfit 3 ~

Dress  ~ Same

Jumper ~ Next

Scarf necklace ~ c/o BHS

Shoes/Bag ~ c/o Bridal Shoes UK

Here is my entry into the #1dress3ways competition on twitter and Instagram..


Grr pictures not great, can't get the light right in the house...

About this post~

I am entering it into a fab #1dress3ways competition over on Twitter with WIWT and House Of Fraser ...

Thursday, 13 November 2014

11 Tips On Buying And Wearing The Perfect Christmas Jumper...


I love Christmas novelty jumpers. 

We all love Christmas jumpers.

Every year me and the children have to have a new novelty Jumper. Something festive, something fun, something to celebrate Christmas. Not yet convinced the hubby to wear one, but all the rest of us love them. 

My 2nd eldest son was first off the mark this year, as he had a jumper delivered last week. Getting ready for December and 'Christmas jumper Friday'. 

 Last year I was sorting all the children out and forgot to buy the fun and cheery one I loved until the middle of December. Great my favourite jumper had sold out !! the only ones I could find were two sizes too small or two sizes too big!! In the end I went for the larger sized one..( It made me look thin when I took it off!) Remember this one?

When New Look offered to gift me my favourite Christmas jumper I was over the moon, a chance to get my hand on a jumper I love nice and early.

With only one small question, which style to go for!?!


I picked this Pale Blue Sequin Santa Christmas Jumper... 

How sweet is this one!?! 

With the lovely Santa on it ..

About my New Look Christmas jumper~
  • Sequin Santa design
  • Breathable woven fabric
  •  Simple long sleeves
  •  Rounded neck
  • Casual fit
  • Cuffed hem
  • £24.99

11 Top Tips On Buying And Wearing The Perfect Christmas Jumper...
  1. Buy nice and early!?! November is perfect. Before your favourite designs or sizes sell out!
  2. Have a spare morning visiting the shops. Take a good look at all your favourite shops and see which styles, colour, pattern you like.
  3. Not got time to shop? Open up all new windows of your favourite shops on the internet, type in the search box 'Christmas jumper' and the page will show you all the Christmas jumpers they sell.
  4. Think of what colour jeans/trouser/leggings/skirts you already own so you can match your jumper up to.
  5. Search Christmas jumpers on Google and see what jumpers people have been wearing, with which style bottoms.
  6. Think of where you will be wearing it to get an idea of how to dress it up. Party's? Home? Work?School? Shopping? Days out? Walk in the park? Pub? Cinema? Meal out?
  7. Which pattern and style will you really like to wear all December? Santa? Animals? Snowflakes? Christmas trees? Christmas pudding? Rudolph? Snowman? Tree lights? Penguin? Advent? Elf? Gingerbread man? Holly? just to name a few ideas, lol...
  8. Wear it as early as you like. Make it look like a different outfit by styling it with different  clothes~ jeans, legging, skirts ...Get the most wear out of it this year before January when it will be time to pack it away for next year.
  9. Do not get carried away! It is so easy to buy lots.. they are so sweet. {If I had money, I would buy them all}...
  10. Have fun and enjoy wearing it, this is what they are all about... 
  11.  Have a 'Christmas jumper Friday' at home throughout December, invite friends round, make mince pies and drink Sherry!...Yummy, now this sounds great... Cheers...

About this post~

I was gifted a Christmas jumper of my choice from New Look. All thoughts are my own opinion and I was not paid for this post...


What do you think of my new jumper?


Linking up with~
Family Fever

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Too Hot For Jumpers, Too Cold For T-shirts!!


You know when it is too hot for jumpers, and too cold for t-shirts!?!

Yes?

Well that!!

It has been so mild over the last few days, not that I'm complaining, I am really hoping the cold weather stays away until we can find someone to mend our gas boiler!!

Off to do some shopping in Nottingham at the weekend I decided to wear a nice warm jumper for the mile walk to the train station as it was a bit fresh.

Only thing is the trains/shops/shopping centres are so nice and warm...

You have to keep taking the jumper off then keep putting it on again... 


What I wore~

Jumper ~ Primark
Scarf ~ c/o School Gates Style
Jeans ~ Abercrombie and Fitch
Boots ~ Barratts
Bag ~ Primark

Now the school holidays and inset days are over its back to the gym today...

I have been so lazy for the last week 4 weeks!! 


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