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05/06/2017

Five Over Fifty Shine On In Metallics

Hi Everyone
As I write this I can't believe that a whole month has gone by already! Time is flying!
This is the second Five Over Fifty challenge where a theme is chosen and we style ourselves, in our own interpretation of that theme.

I find it interesting that we all have our own flair and different outlook on style and how we portray our own version of the chosen theme. If you didn't catch the first challenge last month, you can find it here

This month's challenge "Marvellous Metallics" was chosen by Anna. Let's see how we decided to show this trend in our own personal style


*Marvellous Metallics*

gold jeans

I've chosen these glam faux-leather Jeans as the main focal point of the challenge. I bought these way back, just after Christmas in the sales at FandF. I liked the fact that these jeans are a muted golden/bronze shade and not too shiny and bright a gold.I think this colour will mix with literally any colour in my wardrobe and will look great with boots and a cream chunky jumper in winter for a casual look.


For the top half of the outfit, I have kept it really simple by just adding a plain cream shirt. I bought this shirt yonks ago in Primark. In fact, I bought nearly every shade they had! And they come in so handy and go with everything. You can't beat a classic button through plain shirt. A good wardrobe staple.


I've just added Golden accessories to complete the look. I think the sandals are around twelve years old! I had to dig them out of my storage! (I knew they'd come in handy once more!) The Gold clutch bag is Marc Jacobs and comes in handy for any evening look.



The round hoop necklace was purchased from FandF. A handy little item that you can thread anything onto, so I will be creating lots of different looks from this similar here I've attached my dad's gold toothpick left to me and I wear it regularly. (not that I'm often picking my teeth lol)



A longer gold chain and wooden beaded necklace for some extra colour tones, and a Gold Watch and bracelet completed the look.So the plain Cream shirt provided the base for all these Gold tones. What do you think?


Let's take a look at what the girls chose


Gail from Is This Mutton has chosen this "rock chick look" A good example of how to make a pleated skirt look edgy by adding the Gold block heeled boots and T-shirt




Ashley from Lazy Daisy Jones has created a feminine floaty romantic look with her pleated skirt and gorgeous Blue Denim top. Love her Boho style! I had the pleasure of meeting Ashley a couple of weeks ago. More on that later!



Anna from Anna's Island Style has created a fabulous look with Silver pleated skirt and accessories. I'm always envying her scenic backgrounds for photos too!  


Jacqui from Mumma Be Stylish shows us how to glam up a casual outfit with hints of Metallics. Sometimes it's just the accessories that pull the look together!

Do pop over to the other blogger's post and read how we all created the looks for this style challenge. None of us knows what each of us is wearing until the deadline for the post. I always look forward to their interpretation of the look! Have a great week.
XO Laurie




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  1. Wow! That's some look, Laurie, so understated glam. Just how do you do it? You are full of surprises, we readers never know what you're going to come up with. Instantly thought the look was made up of pricey items, then lo and behold I see names like Primark thrown in to the mix, so well done! Love it and absolutely love the idea of your dear dad's gold tooth pick lovingly worn.

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    1. Thank you Mary! I try to mix it up as much as possible! I worked it out that this outfit minus the sandals cost a mere £34.00. The long necklace is the most expensive part of the outfit. That cost £14.00
      Thank you for your kind comments Mary xx

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  2. Fabulous as usual Laurie.
    You would look stunning in anything, I love those jeans. So enjoying this challenge!
    love Ashley xxx

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    1. Thank you Ashley! I'm enjoying us all working on this together xx

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  3. You look amazing in this Laurie, totally love the outfit. Excited for this challenge everyone looks super shiny. x Jacqui

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    1. Thank you Jacqui! Why shouldn't us over fiftys have some sparkle? xx

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  4. Marvelous Laurie. Just my look, and I feel better about my pleather and gold wedges look recently now.

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    1. Thank you Anna! I need to look at that post! I'm enjoying your Twitter feed btw I had a good chuckle the other day! I was in the same boat though, by the time I got home I didn't have any face on either! xx

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  5. Such a fun challenge!

    You look fabulous, Laurie! I love your pants, and your shoes, jewelry & bag are perfect!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  6. A little bit of shine looks great. :)

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    1. Thank you! Thanks for stopping by xx

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  7. I definitely don't wear enough metallics! This actually just reminded me that I need to break out my metallic slides!

    By Lauren M

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  8. Really Really love the jeans! You look fabulous.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  9. Laurie---those jeans are hot!! Meaning sexy hot, not temperature hot!!
    You look incredible!
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thank you so much Jodie! Us oldies can look hot too right? xx

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  10. Fabulous trousers! Love the metallic look and Love the wooden bead necklace. Fantastic theme and love to see the others!

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    1. Thank you Nancy! Glad you have enjoyed this post xx

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  11. I loved seeing everyone's take on metallics! Fab job ladies, love it all #sharethejoy

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  12. These trousers look fantastic! I'm kicking myself for not snatching a pair of these up in the January sales too Laurie. I love your how you've mixed all these different shades of gold and bronze as well as the metallics of your jewellery. It's a very cool look and I love the whole thing!

    Anna x

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    1. Thank you Anna! Really enjoying this monthly challenge xx

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  13. I'm loving your cream coloured Primark blouse styled with FandF round hoop necklace, Gail's pleated metallic skirt, Ashley's puff sleeved blue top styled with the pleated pink skirt, Anna's metallic silver pleated skirt, and Jacqui's blue scarf with silver star - all lovely outfits!

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    1. Thank you Mr in womens panties. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. I love metallics too! I have to admit though that I'm always having trouble styling them. Haha!

    Angelie // Ikkoryu Fukuoka - SM Southmall

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    1. Thank you Bernadette! I hope you've found some inspo here! Thanks for stopping by xx

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  15. You look GORGEOUS! This is one of my favourite outfits on you... so far! Those jeans are stunning. I'de love a pair lol! And the other girls look fab too. Metallics really are fun to wear!
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. Thank you so much Suzy! I'm sure you would find these on Ebay. xx

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  16. Absolutely right. The metallic dresses that you are wearing, are petty shiny and give an attractive look to your beauty.
    Albert
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  17. You always look so amazing, Laurie! Those pants are so fun and perfect the way you've styled them. Really lovely!

    Mary
    http://marymurnane.com

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  18. Thanks for joining our Ageless Style linkup party. I really love your look!

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  19. Oh Laurie, how fabulous! You are completely rocking these metallic pants! I love how you kept the look simple and let the pants make a statement. You look amazing as do all of the ladies! What a great theme and I love all the different interpretations!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thank you Shelbee. I'm really enjoying these challenges. It makes you think a bit more! xx

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    1. Thank you Linda. Thanks for stopping by xx

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  21. Love your faux-leather metallic jeans! Thanks for sharing our outfit at the linkup!

    ~Christine
    www.bonchicstyle.com

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  22. Wow Laurie, I love these bronze jeans on you. I would wear these as I love bronze as a metallic. Your shoes and neutral look work so well.
    Thanks for linking
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  23. I love the metallic trend! Those pants look amazing on you! You look fabulous!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  24. I love the skirt and colour of it X #brillblogposts

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    1. Thank you! Thanks for stopping by xx

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  25. What a fabulous selection of outfits, all styled beautifully! Thanks for linking up to the #bestandworst

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  26. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party.

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  27. Wow laurie, you look fantastic in those trousers!X

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  28. You always have fantastic outfits. I loved seeing how you all styled this challenge!
    Mary
    https://www.themarycurator.com/

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    1. Thank you so much Mary! That's a lovely compliment. I hope you stop by again xx

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  29. Not sure metallic bottoms would look good on me but they sure look good on these women! Shine on. Lovely.

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    1. Thank you Cathy. Thank you for stopping by. Give the trousers a go! These can be worn with anything xx

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  30. Great look, loving the trouser and shoes #bestandworst

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    1. Thank you! Thanks for stopping by xx

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  31. I love the metallic touches!
    I also have that shirt from Primark in ALL the colours - it's so versatile!

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    1. Thank you Tori. Thanks for stopping by. These shirts have been so good for me. I've created many a look with them xx

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  32. Oh wow those pants are awesome! I love the accessories you paired it with and that top is just the perfect neutral!

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  33. Those metallic pants look wonderful on you! Thanks for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy

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  34. At the risk of sounding utterly inappropriate, Laurie, I've always thought of you as one foxy lady :) and this outfit is the perfect visual articulation of that description xoxo

    p/s a good indication of the longevity of any garment is when you take it out of storage, put it on, and walk out looking fresh, relevant, and damn good.

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    1. Thanks Sheela. There's always something that I've forgotten lurking in last years bags that I forgot!xx

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  35. I love those jeans Laurie! I'd never have guessed they're from FandF - they look way more expensive, as does the Primark shirt. I think that's all down to how you wear them and your impeccable sense of style.

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  36. you look stunning in the jeans, Laurie, I like the fact that they are not shiny but have a muted golden glow
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    1. Thank you Anna. Yes, I have to agree with that. Too shiny would not look good on me xx

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  37. All the ladies in this post look fabulous and you are really rocking the golden pants! I love it! Thank you for joining Ladies Who Link Up and I hope to see you next Friday!

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  38. I adore the necklace in the first photo!

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    1. Thank you Kathleen. Thank you for stopping by! I hope you return! xx

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  39. Love those jeans! I'm not sure I could pull them off but they look great on you Laurie!
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo
    Morgan x

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    1. Thank you Morgan. And yes , you could pull them off!! I'm sure of it xx

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  40. Wow - I love this look! Those metallic jeans are beyond fabulous and look wonderful with your white top. I like all of the metallic additions, too, especially your sandals.

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  41. Lots of funoutfits here Laurie. I've never been bold enough to wear metallic clothes, only accessories. But I really like those jeans you are wearing.

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  42. i adore your spin on metallics. bronze/copper is my preference as well because i think it has a more sophisticated look that gold or silver. your whole outfit looks so chic and polished.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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