Wednesday, 24 May 2017

FM40 STYLE | PACKING FOR A CITY BREAK



As we are approaching the Bank Holiday weekend and half term I know many of you will be packing a bag for a weekend away or holiday. 

I am presently packing for a family sporting weekend down to London .... on the itinerary is the rugby final at Twickenham Stadium, a day of sightseeing and a girly day of shopping when the boys go to the cricket at Lords and a nice evening out. 

What do I pack for that! Plus, apparently there is to be a heat wave this weekend. 

I have gone for chinos, t-shirts, flats and a day dress. I am going to transform a simple look of a t-shirt and trousers with my white blazer from Baujken, statements earrings and a fancy clutch for my evening look. 

Fingers crossed I have everything covered. 

Annmarie
xx

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Monday, 22 May 2017

FM40 STYLE | SUMMER HOLIDAY CAPSULE WARDROBE - PART 3

In part one of this series I did discuss the merits of taking mainly dresses on holiday as they take up less space in the case. However, as I have quite a little addiction to the pretty white blouse I do like to take a few on holiday and they always look perfect with denim shorts . Like strawberries and cream it is a perfect summer combination, you only have to look at Lucy from Fashion Me Now in her Isabel Marant top and denim cut offs. Gorgeous, just wish I had her legs!

A  P E R F E C T   S U M M E R  C O M B I N A T I ON 


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Then you will need the shorts to go with the tops .... the safe bet is denim which go with everything and denim cut offs are literally timeless. I prefer a comfy relaxed fit which are slightly more flattering for the 40+ than for example Daisy from Dukes of Hazzard denim shorts. I have Gap's girlfriend fit denim shorts, I think they are these which I lived in on holiday last year. I also like chino shorts and I recommend Boden's Rachel chino shorts which are super flattering. Also, I hear on good recommendation that J Crew's 4 inch chino shorts are excellent.



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Another winning combination is shorts and a breton ..... I always travel in a breton T-shirt it is very handy to have one with you on holiday no matter how tropical the weather is going to be ...... you may get a dodgy day weather wise or need a practical top for a sightseeing trip or just want to look nautically chic on a boat trip. 


I think I want this one ...... for my holiday to Guernsey. 

Annmarie
xx

Friday, 19 May 2017

FM40 STYLE | SUMMER HOLIDAY CAPSULE WARDROBE - PART 2



S W I M W E A R 

Let's discuss the dreaded swimwear ..... two weeks of the year we strip off and display our bodies in a bikini or swimsuit. You need to feel confident in your swimwear, especially if you are running after toddlers on the beach or by the pool when there is often no time to reach for the cover up!

Since having the kids I am less body confident I will only wear a swimsuit now .... preferably one that holds me in and up in certain places!! Last year my favourite swimsuit was £25 from M&S you may remember - it was a Dolce inspired polka dot number (this year's version here). I do love polka dot swimsuits as you can see in my swimsuit edit below 


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If you still have a bikini body, then there are some really pretty ones about, before the kids my favourite bikini was the Bel Air bikini by Melissa Odabash  I had it in two colours turquoise and classic black. The fabric just holds and sculpts you and the bikini top although is not underwired or cup sized it is amazing for big boobs..... so flattering! 


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As you can see my tastes are pretty minimal, I like plain black, navy, red, coral and turquoise blue swimwear with the prints being either stripes or polka dots .... personally I just find them more classy. I do like a bit of scalloping too and the Marysia swimwear collection is so pretty.


Yes and pretty expensive too I can here you saying .... but there are some good high street options on the scalloping front, notably from Accessorize, H&M, Asos and Misguided

SHOP MY FAVOURITE SCALLOPED SWIMWEAR




Annmarie 
xx
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