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When I started this blog my aim was to show how it’s still possible to look and feel stylish regardless of age. At almost fifty I  still love fashion and I don’t see why women my age shouldn’t follow current trends as much as twentysomething fashionistas.  But I also love love love reading so I thought I would recommend some of my recent favourite books and also share the pile of new books I’m hoping to work my way through during the summer holidays. If you have any recommendations I’d love to hear them …

What I recommend: Instrumental – James Rhodes | The Paying Guests – Sarah Waters | In The Unlikely Event – Judy Blume | A Spool of Blue Thread – Anne Tyler | I Saw A Man – Owen Sheers

What I’m reading: Romany and Tom – Ben Watt | The Mark and the Void – Paul Murray | Summer House with Swimming Pool – Herman Koch | The Versions of Us – Laura Barnett | The Last Act of Love – Cathy Rentzenbrink | A Book For Her – Bridget Christie | A God in Ruins – Kate Atkinson

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picstitch (3)Well, not a huge amount of shopping but a bit of browsing (and finding things for my Christmas wish list) and a lot of eating, drinking and gossiping. It gave me the chance to wear my new distressed jeans from Zara and another new sweater from @LazariClothing in Crouch End which is fast becoming my favourite local store for neutral basics.  The hand painted belt is by Marion Cheung who can be found on Facebook at Marion Cheung Fine Art Paintings

What I’m wearing: Jeans: Zara | Boots: Clarks | Sweater: Suzy D | Necklace: Top Shop | Coat: & Other Stories | Gloves: ASOS | Ring: ASOS | Hand painted Belt: Marion Cheung

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For my wish list: Letters of Note : Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience – Shaun Usher | As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride  – Cary Elwes | Thank You for this Moment: A Story of Love, Power and Betrayal – Valerie Trierweiler | Fathomless Riches: Or How I Went from Pop to Pulpit | Not My Father’s Son – Alan Cumming