For the imperfect Fashion lover.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

What to wear to pop out to the pub, ripped jeans and ballet flats, over 40!

Being confident and comfortable in colour.

Today, I wanted to wear this beautifully made (and beautifully old) little cropped Jacket...or is it a cardigan? Lets call it a Jackigan!?
Ripped Levis jeans over 40The lining is silk and very soft with pretty feathers on it, hence my equally ancient peacock earrings.

I had to wear my teal cashmere jumper AGAIN...sorry people, it was the only thing that really felt right. I do have other knitwear (honestly) but it was a bit chilly and I wanted to keep things simple. Maybe a shirt is called for next?

The jeans WERE my son's (he will cringe as I write this) he had outgrown them and I snatched them up!

They are a gent's fit and needed a turn up to look boyfriend-style (or son-style in this case) as they were a little short on me. I also customised them with a bread knife...lots of fun!
The turn-ups have a reflective trim, very cool.

I then reached for my pink patent ballerinas... they are lovely to wear. Pretty AND comfortable.
I did put Foot Petal amazing arches (arch supports) in them. What a difference they make. Brilliant.

I also usually put a little chiropody felt above the toes in this style of maintains the shoe's shape and stops any rubbing (especially on boney feet like mine).

Does you use any little secret tricks to make shoes more comfortable?
Would you wear ripped jeans?
Do you "borrow" your children's clothes?

Please comment below and share your tips.

Cardigan: Zigfreda
Jeans: Levis (mens)
Jumper: CX London
Bag: TkMaxx (a gift)
Shoes: French Sole
Bracelets: Topshop
Glasses: Primark (a whole pound!)
French sole pink patent ballerinas

Purple and teal Silk and cashmere



  1. adorable, all the colors work so lovely together.

    1. Thank you budgetchic. I love colour...but it can be tricky to make them suit me. I have been told that I should be wearing warm and muted colours but I crave electric blue and hot pink!

  2. Samantha...This color combo is stunning on you! Who says muted colors are your best? Maybe you look fab in them also, but this mix you're wearing is tres fun & chic!!! Love, love, love it!! jodie
    ps...just found your blog from Not Dressed as Lamb blog!

  3. Hi Jodie, Thank you so much for your kind comments. I think loving something enough to wear it anyway makes it look just a little bit better. A smile is our best accessory. x

  4. Checking out all your pretty posts and YES I do have a great tip for keeping your shoes from rubbing. It's called Body Glide, runners use it to avoid blisters. It looks like a stick of deodorant, you just rub it all over your feet and no more blisters. Here in Texas you can get it at any sporting good's store, but I'm sure it's available online. It has changed my shoe life!! Lord, it's 100 degrees here and you are wearing a sweater LOL!!

    1. Hi Wendy,
      Thank you for the tip!
      I was not convinced that a product like that could work...but it must!
      100 degrees...that sounds warm!
      We have 14 degrees here (Celsius)...definitely sweater weather!


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