wearing Cream with Black

Gharani Strok cream cable knit belted cardigan | J Brand black ripped jeans | Prada tortoiseshell sunglasses | Coast cream chiffon top

Is it just me? I’m soooo tired at the moment. I’m soooo tired of being tired!
I actually went to bed before 9 o’clock one night this week UGH boring but I had to. When I’m tired my tinnitus is at its worst, like a short wave radio off it’s frequency in my head, it’s impossible to relax or concentrate. However I did feel a hell of a lot better the next day so it was worth it. Great, does this mean if I want to feel human, as opposed to the walking dead, I have to forgo any night time activity for an early night?
I’m not talking about rave partying, just evening tele or the occasional dinner out! Is this what getting older does to a woman or is it simply the change…in weather? Actually I’m pretty sure I’m menopausal, perhaps it’s just that?
You know what? I think it’s having 3 very active (read hyper) kids under 10 at the age of 48.
So this is it – the downside of waiting until 38 to start having children (& then having 3!) I knew it would come!
Although they do keep me young in many ways & I wonder if I’d have taken on the internet with such verve without them as motivation. I’m inspired to keep my brain active & stay fit to live a long & effective life for them. Indeed I’ll need to if I want my grandchildren to be more than just a monthly visit in a care home for the bewildered teeheehee

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Todays outfit is a direct reflection of my mood.

A combination of cream & black always looks chic & is a gentler version of the usual monochrome of black & white.

Cream with black will lift me out of this perpetually tired state, an outfit can do that you know.

My top is an oldie but a goodie from Coast bought in the John Lewis sale. The soft peplum disguises my flat butt & the gentle smocking on the waist gives a flattering torso but ultimately it’s the warm cream colour forgiving my tired complexion. Ok I admit the oversized Prada sunnies help too wink.
Burgundy nail varnish from OPI ties in with the red underside of these, quite frankly, FABULOUS sunnies. Prada always do amazing sunglasses but this year I’ve loved absolutely every single pair!
I decided not to matchy matchy my lip colour for obvious reasons (again-tired ) however you can check out this post for a burgundy lip tutorial.
A Chunky cable knit cardi is a must in my wardrobe for the cosiness factor. This one is new, I also wore it in my post for Eternal Collection Jewellery styled a little differently.
These skinny black jeans are from J Brand but with my DIY busted knees. I get bored sometimes so I like to rip stuff Bwahahaha

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Sensational shoes always give me a lift, figuratively & literally! What to say about Mr Blahnik’s shoes except SWOON . If you haven’t seen them before here’s another outfit post for a completely different look.
As I always say if the shoe will go with 90% of your wardrobe it’s a wise investment & worth every penny. These were getting quite grubby on the under side so after I had them re-soled in black rubber I carefully painted black gloss on the arch & heel of the sole to blend in & freshen them up. Do you see what I mean?

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 Gharani Strok cream cable knit belted cardigan | Prada tortoiseshell sunglasses | Coast cream chiffon top | Isabel Marant cream cocktail ring

Top – Coast (also like this this)| Cardigan – Gharani Strok | Jeans – J Brand (similar) | Shoes – Manolo Blahnik | Sunnies – Prada | Ring – Isabel Marant

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“Style Forever” is the type of book I’m loving these days – I can pick it up & put it down as & when I have time or need a coffee break, which is brilliant for a busy fashion blogging Mama! I bought my copy from Waterstones.
Lots of love & thanks for listening to me moan,

M x

  • Comments ( 6 )

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    Abby@midlifecrisisnut.com

    Menopause you’re saying, Michelle? I’ve been having mine since the day I turned 38, and 3 years on and I’m still a wrack of a person. No fun, as far as I’m concerned:( But on the positive side I love your chunky cardigan:)
    xx Abby

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Ugh that’s horrid & waaay too young, poor you! I actually do find there’s always a silver lining (possibly literally depending on your style) with fashion being a great love. An outfit or just a pair of shoes – whatever, can lift my spirits on a hard day. That or a block of dark chocolate 😉
      xxx

  • avatar
    The Stylopedia

    LOVING that cardigan! I wish I could put it on right this very second. I agree, a warm cream is a great flattering colour when you’re tired. You certainly don’t look tired here though, so well done! xx

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      YAY it worked! 😉 xxxM

  • avatar
    Petite Silver Vixen

    Warm cream is definitely more flattering to the complexion than white even if you’re not tired! I always think this time of year just after the clocks have changed always makes people more tired than usual as their bodies adjust. The pattern of those shoes are amazing and I love the caramel colour. I can’t wear shoes that high – find them just uncomfortable – but I’m with you all the way on reheeling/resoling of shoes. Why throw a pair away when with a little TLC you can get years more wear out of them.

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Blimey yes I will always do my utmost to save shoes, they’re expensive but also I get a bit sad when they’ve gone past the point of repair & have to be thrown out.
      xxx

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