Well, here we are nearly at the end of what has seemed like an interminable January. Then all of a sudden it snowed last weekend. At least it created a change of scenery. It was cold but I braved the chill to take some photos in the gardens in front of our house. What to wear? I thought that I would jazz up a pair of plain joggers with some bright colours. I am wearing a thermal vest and leggings under my outfit for extra warmth. You can see a selection that I recommend in a previous post here.
My joggers are from MeandEm. They are the flat-fronted style. They do come up a bit large so you might like to size down or if you are between sizes I would recommend that you order two sizes and send one back (they have free returns). Me&Em joggers are a bit pricey however they wear very well. I bought a pair at the beginning of Autumn. I have lost count of how many times I have washed them and they have kept their shape and still look good.
I wanted to brighten up the outfit so I have added my favourite colour pink. You could just as easily choose a bright red or whatever colour suits you best and helps to lift your spirits. Pink hoodie from Cos Reduced in the sale from £69 to £34.50 but only large size left.
One of the most useful items for layering, when the weather is cold, is a padded gilet. In my opinion the best ones come from Uniqlo . They pack really well and I have several colours.
I bought my lovely large leopard print shawl from St.Tropez market. Sadly not able to get there this year. My ankle boots are by Gabor (similar).
Photos by Mr.P
I just found your blog. I just love it. I’m newly retired and was a nurse so I have really no idea how to dress now. Thank you!
Welcome to my blog and for taking the time to comment.
I recently found your blog and love it so much! I need to learn to dress like you do and I will be 70 in March.
Welcome to my blog and thank you for your comment.
Loved the cheery pink!
Just found you when Googling over-60 style blogs. You can’t imagine my delight! I’m 67 and even more obsessed with fashion, style and beauty then I was in my teens. And it never has to end. I plan to look pretty, cute, stylish, appealing , etc., etc, as long as I live. I have no problem with my age – I was born earlier than some and later than others. Dressing and primping are just so much fun and they give me such joy. I always notice and appreciate “well-appointed” women and men of all ages, shapes and sizes when out and about. You are just cute as a button. I look forward to perusing your past posts and enjoying new ones. Style is truly ageless. You are living proof. And a 2021 gift to me! Greetings from New Jersey. I am planning a very cozy outfit for today’s outing as it is 15 degrees F and windy.
A very warm welcome to my blog. I am so glad that you have joined our community of over 60 fashionistas. Thank you for taking the time to write such a long comment. You certainly have a similar philosophy to mine of continuing to look chic at any age, as you say style is truly ageless. You might like to read my new free ebook. Just go to the menu bar at the top and click on the title to download the book.
Your words of 2021 bought joy to my heart on a very wet cold day here in London.
I’m loving joggers this year so seeing others wearing them just reinforces my commitment to believing that they can be timeless and ageless. You pairing of them with pink is brilliant and such a fresh idea for the cold, drearier months of winter.
Hi Josephine , Whenever I see the colours you are wearing, on your blog, they “make my heart sing” ( including this gorgeous pink) . I wish we had more access to the various stores you mention, here in Canada, as I find Summer colours difficult to find.
I also enjoyed reading your e-book and wanted to comment as I realise how much work goes into your blogs & e-book. Thank you – finding a new posting from you always makes my day!
Do you have access to Boden or Cos online in Canada? as they have some good Summer colors. Glad you liked my ebook and thank you for taking the time to let me know.
Wow you look gorgeous in that shade of pink! The outfit looks comfortable but chic as well. I just downloaded your ebook and look forward to reading it.
Thank you got your comment. Do let me know what you think of the ebook in the comments section.
You look fashionable and warm, Josephine. I have one pink shirt and think it is now time to invest in a pink scarf, They would go well with my Uniqlo down jacket. Can’t praise the latter enough. It is so light , folds up into its own little bag and yet is fantastically warm.
I must have missed news of your e-book but will start searching for it right away,
Hi Josephine I see that you mention Talbots quite a bit for the shorter woman and Nordstrom – do you buy directly from them? How do you get on with returns? My daughter lives in USA (Rhode Island) and I love Talbots clothes (also Ann Taylor – do you know that make?). When sending parcels to my daughter they always cost a lot in postage.
A few years ago we visited San Tropez on a cruise en route to Monte Carlo to watch the Monaco Grand Prix. I loved San Tropez and visited a vintage jewelry shop – Isabella M on Rue de la Citadelle. I bought a wonderful brooch. I wonder if it is still there. Love your blog – it is very uplifting and makes me think about my clothes and makeup every day – even if I am only going to the supermarket (that is my social outing!). Keep well and keep up with the blogs. Very best wishes.
Thank you for your comment and glad that you like my blog.
To answer your question I don’t buy from the States for the very reasons you give. Tax and duty etc are too expensive. I have in the past but the goods have been held up in customs and expensive to extricate. As I have about 49% US readers I try to find similar items to those I am wearing so that they have a wider choice should they want to replicate the look.
I know the jewellery shop that you are referring to it is lovely. don’t know when we will be able to get back there.