Jackie is one of those people you’ll never see without makeup or without her hair done. She’s passionate about clothes, nails, jewellery and accessories – something that hasn’t changed about her in her 70+ years. She is, without a doubt, one of the most glamorous grannies I’ve ever met. She also just happens to be my mother-in-law! Flamboyant, quirky and eccentric are all words Michael and I often use to describe her because they sum up her unique style and… Read more »

Ana Hanslow is a serious bargain hunter. This woman is mad about car boot sales, charity shops, local Chinese shops and of course the sales in general. She is a woman after my own heart! I love that about her. Not only that, but she’s also got a great sense of style, good taste and is lots of fun to be around. She’s one of those happy people who are always smiling. When I asked her where she does her… Read more »

At 56-years-old, former fashion model Pia Cross still turns heads. If she’s not wearing make-up, Pia will simply don a fabulous pair of sunglasses, add a slick of lipstick and head out. “My hair is very important though and I do like it short but if it’s not right, I don’t feel 100%,” she says, adding that she’s particularly happy with her hair stylist, Luda from Victor Picardo in Praia do Carvoeiro, a small town in the Algarve, where Pia lives with her… Read more »

I’ve just watched an old episode of What Not To Wear (the US version with Stacey and Clinton) and I’m actually a little bit peed off at the over-use of the term ‘age-appropriate style’. I hadn’t really given it much thought but yesterday I’d read a blog post about it and it’s obviously still on my mind. As I approach 40, I guess I am noticing that I’m being more careful about the clothes that I choose to buy. Whenever I… Read more »

I’m beyond excited at the moment because my good friend and ‘style guru’, Lizzie Griffiths (aka The Girl Who Cried Fashion) has agreed to collaborate with me in up and coming style and health posts (we’ve got an amazing vintage style special planned in October) and she’s here for a chat today. So, come and meet her! Hi Lizzie! Great to have you on the blog today. Can you tell us a bit about yourself: how did The Girl Who… Read more »

One of this year’s most popular looks has undoubtedly been the jumpsuit. I’ve been seeing them everywhere and on women of all ages. The jumpsuit is definitely something that is flattering however young – or old – you are. I think it looks its best when paired with a fabulous pair of heels and a statement necklace (provided the jumpsuit is quite plain). I’ve tried on a few but always felt a bit ‘odd’ when the legs tapered in at… Read more »