Marvelous metallics is the brilliant theme dreamt up by Anna from Annas Island style blog for this month’s 5 over 50 June outfit challenge…
What is 5 Over 50?
‘5 over 50’ is the brainchild of Gail from is this mutton blog A monthly outfit challenge for five of us ‘gals’ who are all over fifty years old. Each month, one of us takes it in turn to set a different theme, you can see last months here
It is hard to believe a whole month has gone by since then!
Metallics have been having a moment, they are everywhere, think sequins for the day on clothes, plus rose gold highlights for makeup and even hair. In interiors too, brass and copper are here to stay for 2017. You tell me who doesn’t enjoy a glimpse of a shiny, reflective surface every now and then?
What I wore for the Marvelous Metallics June challenge:
A favourite style of mine for daywear is to mix shiny, pretty, sparkly things, with the rough and readiness of frayed denim. Double denim or double metallics? the choice is yours if you dare…
Looking at these photos, I think I may have been channeling my inner Disney Princess!
Shoes: I opted for shiny holographic flat pointed ankle strap pumps (last years buy) from ‘And other stories’ my favourite store. The shoes have a snakeskin effect and look almost lilac in the sunshine, I love them!
Skirt: My metallic skirt is by Joanna Hope, courtesy of J d Williams. A bright shiny gold, sun ray pleats, fully lined with an elasticated waist, the quality is outstanding.
Top: Denim :bodice: style top, puffed sleeves, lace up feature at side with a side zip fastening, gathered under the bust. Frayed hem detailing from Zara
Bag: A digital print, satin mini box bag, with silver chain handle. (Early spring was in the Sale) From M & S
The dilemma; so do you mix it up and wear silver with gold? Or do you stay true to one or the other?
If you are a regular reader you will know how I love to mix it up!
Laurie from ‘Vanity and Me’ calls me ‘wacky’ I prefer ‘boho chic’ !?
I love how each of us in the 5 Over 50 group has a different style. Laurie is always classic and elegant, and I’m definitely a Boho girl, it’s hard to describe your own style isn’t it? A bit like choosing which spice girl you were most like, back in the 90’s. So which one were you? I used to have a classic Bob back then, wore high heels and short dresses, therefore I was always ‘posh’ !
In the pic above did you spot the pigeon flying past behind me…?
Marvelous Metallics and the other 5 0ver 50 girls…
Simply click the links below the pics, to visit their blogs and find out what they were wearing for June’s challenge!
Doesn’t laurie look stunning? To find out more go and check out her blog at Vanity and me style Blog
Gail is channeling her inner Rock Chick! To find out the details pop over to Is this mutton blog
I’m loving Jacqui’s pretty scarf, so pop over to her blog MummaBstylish to find out where it’s from!
I need Anna’s big ring and love her bag! see more at Anna’s Island Style blog
Ok so thats another 5 Over 50 challenge met, looking forward to the next one already meanwhile we are off to the pub, its thirsty work having your photo taken I’ll have you know…!