Lemon Dress: Over 40 Style #CreativeMondaysLinkUp

Lemon Dress: Over 40 Style #CreativeMondaysLinkUp

Happy Monday lovelies. I hope you have all had a lovely weekend?

I am so pleased you have stopped by to join us for this week’s Creative Mondays Link Up.

Lemon Dress: Over 40 Style
Lemon Dress: Over 40 Style

It has been all go here over the weekend for us. 5 years after my Son left home to go to University, he has moved back home with us again on Saturday. 

Did you know today is also I Forgot Day? I am getting terrible at forgetting things lately. Then rushing around last minute to do whatever it was I forgot to do.

One thing I have not forgotten was that sick feeling when your child leaves home.

I remember that day well. We dropped my eldest off 5 years ago at Loughborough University and I was crying in the street. You can read my post here: What It Feels Like When Your Child Leaves Home.

It was a surprise when he said a few weeks ago, he was moving back home, but a nice one.

Today I am sharing my outfit what I wore last week to go to London. 

You can read why I went to London here: My Sunday Photo: Meeting Michelle Heaton.

Lemon Dress: Over 40 Style
Lemon Dress: Over 40 Style
Lemon Dress: Over 40 Style
Lemon Dress: Over 40 Style
Lemon Dress: Over 40 Style

What I Wore:

Grab a drink and link up your creative/crafty/stylish posts and have fun finding amazing, inspiring and creative posts at this week’s party.

This week’s featured blogs:

I love Jess’s {from Elegantly Dressed And Stylish} jumpsuit.

Such a lovely style, pattern and colour.

You can find Jess’s outfit post here:

Zara Floral Wide Leg Jumpsuit.

Have you ever tried a Broccoli Cauliflower Salad?

I have not but now I have seen Carol’s { from Comfort Spring station} recipe, I need to try it.

It looks so tasty.

You can find Carol’s recipe here:

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad.

This flip-flop style book looks so sweet and very creative.

This one was made by Pam from An Artful Mom and you can find her post here:

Mini-Book/Photo Book From Flip-Flops.

Guess what  Barb from Turtles And Tails did when her adorable dogs did this to her patio lounger?

She recovered it and did an amazing job! This is just the kind of thing Mollie does when she is not getting our attention!

You can find the full recovery post here:

Recovering a Patio Lounge Cushion.

Me and Jennie from A Pocketful Of Polkadots have the same taste in dresses and I love her cherry blossom midi dress here.


What has got you creative this week?

Lemon Dress: Over 40 Style #CreativeMondaysLinkUp

Creative Mondays Blog Hop Party Guidelines:

Lemon Dress: Over 40 Style #CreativeMondaysLinkUp
Lemon Dress: Over 40 Style #CreativeMondaysLinkUp

Please only link up family-friendly posts!

Add as many new posts as you would like too.

Add straight to a specific creative post.

You can link up anything creative.

Home, style, recipes, crafts, DIY, tutorials etc.

Please link up to a post and not your main home page.

Please link back to the Creative Mondays party in your posts to spread the word.

Sharing is caring.

Please visit a few of the posts that have linked up today to make the blog hop fun for everyone.

It would be great if you would follow along in some way.

Let me know if you do, so I can follow you back too.

Please tweet me any links you have add to the link up to me @clairejustineo using the one of the #Creativemonday #CreativeMondaysBlogHop or #CreativeMondaysLinkUp hash-tag and I will favourite, re-tweet and reply.

Some posts you might have missed from last week:

BerryWorld Strawberry, Fig and Rosewater Salad.

Outfit Of The Day: What I Wore: Nottingham Castle.

Griddled Lemony Chicken Fillets With A Tomato Salad.

Sunglasses Day: Are You Wearing Yours? #WednesdayLinkUp.

Crunchy Summer Salad With Celery, Radish And Apple.

Femarelle® Taking Back Control Campaign.

The Ivy Tower Bridge #WeekendLinkUp.

Fancy A Chantenay Prosciutto And Rocket Salad?

Claire Justine
Claire Justine

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  1. passion fruit, paws and peonies
    2nd July 2018 / 8:00 am

    Morning Claire! Hope you had a great weekend – isn’t this weather amazing? I’m trying so hard not to complain about it haha xx

    • Claire
      3rd July 2018 / 8:32 pm

      It is beautiful isn’t it Maria 🙂 It has bee tiring me out when traveling though.

  2. Is This Mutton?
    2nd July 2018 / 7:07 am

    Gorgeous dress Claire, I love anything featuring lemons or cherries!

    • Claire
      3rd July 2018 / 11:47 am

      Thanks Gail. Whoo me too 🙂

  3. legalleeblondeblog
    2nd July 2018 / 7:26 am

    LOVE your lemon print dress!!

    • Claire
      3rd July 2018 / 8:27 pm

      Aww, thanks Lee 🙂

    • Claire
      3rd July 2018 / 8:29 pm

      Thanks Laurie, you too lovely 🙂

  4. Maureen
    2nd July 2018 / 9:41 am

    I think I will cry too when my son decides to leave home. Family is important and as a parent, having your kiddos fly away is the hardest. Speaking for myself, I know it will be for me. So glad he is going to be back home to give you some time to spend with him. Love this lemon dress you are wearing! The print is so fun and the dress suits you well. I hope your day is off to a great start and happy Monday!


    • Claire
      3rd July 2018 / 8:45 pm

      Thank you Maureen. I will remember that feeling when he left forever 🙁 Thanks for the lovely comment 🙂

  5. shelbeeontheedge1
    2nd July 2018 / 10:41 am

    Happy Monday, Claire! I love your lemon print dress….there’s nothing like a good cheerful outfit to brighten your day!


    • Claire
      4th July 2018 / 8:36 am

      Thanks Shellbee, love this pattern 🙂

  6. 2nd July 2018 / 10:54 am

    Good Morning Claire! Thanks so much for featuring my Broccoli Cauliflower Salad. Hope your week is bright and fun.

    • Claire
      4th July 2018 / 8:41 am

      Thanks so much for sharing it here with us Carol 🙂

  7. 2nd July 2018 / 11:09 am

    Thanks so much for hosting , Claire!! And thanks for your visits!!

    • Claire
      4th July 2018 / 8:45 am

      Thanks for joining us Debbie 🙂

  8. 2nd July 2018 / 12:11 pm

    Looking great. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful Monday.

    • Claire
      4th July 2018 / 8:49 am

      Thanks for joining us Patrick 🙂

    • Claire
      4th July 2018 / 9:02 am

      Thanks Tamar 🙂

  9. 2nd July 2018 / 2:34 pm

    Thanks so much for featuring my flip flop book!! I hope you have a wonderful Monday!

    • Claire
      4th July 2018 / 9:40 am

      It’s a great idea Pam 🙂 Thanks for sharing here.

  10. 2nd July 2018 / 2:53 pm

    I love that lemon dress on you! How nice that your son is moving back in. My daughter did for awhile after college while she was job hunting. What are his plans?

    • Claire
      4th July 2018 / 9:47 am

      Thanks Heather. He has been working weekends whilst at Uni so he has planned to have Summer off, travel a bit and do some fun things then look for a job after the holidays 🙂

  11. 2nd July 2018 / 6:56 pm

    Thanks for hosting Claire!

    • Claire
      4th July 2018 / 9:48 am

      Thanks for joining us Nancy 🙂

    • Claire
      4th July 2018 / 9:53 am

      Thanks Cheryl. Eek, I am getting so bad at forgetting!

  12. 2nd July 2018 / 8:46 pm

    Love that lemon dress!! So pretty! Thanks for hosting and all the time you put into the party!

    • Claire
      4th July 2018 / 9:56 am

      Thanks so much for joining us Kristin 🙂

  13. 2nd July 2018 / 10:30 pm

    Thank you for including me in the features Claire. I do love the jumpsuit. I really love your lemon dress, the print is so summery! I have one lemon top and think it is just so fun. it looks wonderful on you. oh, about Forgetful day.. what was i going to say.. um, I forgot! :-)) tee hee
    Have a great week!
    jess xx

    • Claire
      4th July 2018 / 9:58 am

      Hehe, thanks Jess 🙂

  14. marilyn1998
    3rd July 2018 / 1:20 am

    Thank you for hosting! My offerings this week include a Summer Snack Mix, Chicken Jerk Salad, and a Tuna Salad in a Cantaloupe Bowl. Enjoy your week!

    • Claire
      4th July 2018 / 9:59 am

      Whoo yummy, can’t wait to read your posts Marilyn 🙂 Thanks for joining us.

  15. 3rd July 2018 / 7:28 pm

    Thanks so much for hosting, and have a great week!!

    • Claire
      4th July 2018 / 10:00 am

      Thanks for popping by and sharing something Pam 🙂

    • Claire
      4th July 2018 / 10:04 am

      Aww, thanks Karren 🙂

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