WHISTLES SKIRTS ARE ON SALE

Maje navy mohair coat with Dune block heel pink shoes and Prada bag

I am a sales only shopper. Yes I enjoy a bargain although that’s not the reason so much as the “Champagne taste on a beer budget” type of scenario.
You know what I mean?
Furthermore I like what I like & frankly I’d rather do without than buy any old rubbish. So I wait for sales. They’re occurring more than ever before & certain ones like Whistles, are particularly noteworthy. To be perfectly honest I believe Whistles is over-priced most of the time yet I adore their clothes & shoes (bags not so much) & indeed own tonnes of the label. However that said, I’ve never actually paid full whack for any of it. For example the shoes I posted about here purchased in their sale for a third of the original price!

Whistles skirts are on sale now | Whistles striped full midi skirt | French Connection knit top | Prada bag | Maje coat | Dune block heel shoes

Whistles skirts are especially gorgeous!

They’re manufactured to a high standard of superior quality materials that’ll last a lifetime if well cared for. The skirt I’m wearing today is a classic of theirs & a classic to me – Hopefully my photos do justice to the beautiful cream & navy heavy woven material & show the lovely finish in detail.
I also have this skirt in navy blue linen which you can see here. I think this cut suits most body shapes plus lends itself to many varied occasions. Imagine this striped skirt with a plain white T-shirt & flat sandals for a casual Summer lunch date.
Whistles has another striped version of it here reduced from £150 to £75! For my U.S readers it was $280 now down to $140!

By the way the sizing comes up slightly big on this skirt so you may want to go down one if you’d like it to fit firmly on your waist.

Anyway the sale is on now & they have loads of other stunning skirts also marked right down, take a look. I’ve chosen my favourites for you below. That 70’s style suede one has my name written all over it!

Whistles striped full midi skirt | French Connection knit top | Prada bag | Maje coat | Dune block heel shoes

Whistles striped full midi skirt | French Connection knit top | Prada bag | Maje mohair wool coat | Dune block heel shoes

 

Trying out Clip in Hair Extensions

By now you’ve heard me complain of experiencing hair loss due to the menopause. Although I knew I was in menopause it hadn’t been confirmed by my Doctor because I simply wasn’t bothered enough to see him. That is until the daily clumps of hair in my hand became a worry.
The other symptoms such as tinnitus, hot flashes & sleeplessness I can ride out. Sleep deprivation? Ha! I’m an old hand at that one, are you kidding me? Third baby at the age of 43 makes me an expert at not sleeping BAHAHAHAHA Crazed laughter that is…
However I am a vain old chook & going bald is not in my vocabulary so off I went to see the Doc. A battery of blood tests revealed I am indeed bang smack mid meno TaDa! That’s cool give me the pills Doc – I’ll go straight to the high dose please.
5 weeks later I’m feeling a million times better, waking less in the night, fewer flushes & anger management is under control. What became of the excessive hair loss you ask? It has completely stopped. I kid you not. Actually by week 3 it had bloody stopped altogether would you believe? My hair should slowly thicken up as it grows back but in the meantime I’m experimenting with some marvellous clip in hair extensions.
I have to say I was a little skeptical that the actual clips would prove too difficult to conceal in my thin hair. However due to the clips themselves being so teeny tiny it really wasn’t at all tricky. For todays hairstyle I merely used 3 wefts of extensions fixing them from the back of my crown one underneath the other going down. Additionally I lightly teased the top of my hair blending it over the crown effectively hiding the clips. As you can see I pulled my own hair from the sides to the back where I secured it with just 2 pins. Aiming for my hairstyle to look as natural as possible I left it loose without using spray or indeed any product at all.
The extensions felt incredibly secure & completely comfortable in fact after a short time I forgot they were even there!

French Connection knit top | Whistles striped pleated midi skirt


easy clip in hair extensions for women suffering hair loss due to menopause

Thank you to Irresistible Me for gifting me these marvellous Hair Extensions.
For those of you interested in seeing more up close detail of them I’m doing a proper post soon. If you haven’t signed up to RCM yet take a moment to leave your email so you receive every post as it’s published.
Bye for now,
Mx

  • Comments ( 15 )

  • avatar
    misspetaluma

    Doh, I thought you looked a bit different. Those clip in extensions are so good and I LOVE your outfit, so coquettish. #SaturdaySharelinkup Yvadney (Style After Nine) xx

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Ta Dah! They are good Yvadney, I’m a bit hooked now to be honest 😉
      Mx

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    sequinist

    Stunning skirt and stunning hair; if it weren’t for the Nana shoes, I’d probably assume you were about 18 in this outfit, hahaha! I love the skirt style on you, and I do agree that you need the suede 70’s style one. It is so you. I’d like to try these extensions just for fun too. I’m soon going to be menopausal, and I intend to be prepared! xx

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Oh Lisa I’d love to see them in your gorgeous golden locks! We could strutt down the street swinging our pony tails like a couple of 18 year olds! Hahahaha

  • avatar
    No Fear of Fashion

    Extensions are perfect in your hair. You look lovely and young. The skirt is a dream and I would be off to Whitles in a shot if I hadn’t spend so much already. You see I am very impatient, so I buy when I see. Sometimes I am lucky (when I go to the Max Mara outlet I always am lucky), sometimes I really spend to much if you look at the use of the item. We all have our faults.. 😊
    Even my husband, who is very understanding of my spending habit (also due to the fact I pay for them myself), said yesterday “you know you are going a bit nuts, don’t you?” (I wanted to use the word bazurk/berzurk.. but I don’t know how to spell it haha).
    Greetje

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Laughing out loud here Greetje! You are sooo funny, not at all berserk! I wish we lived closer I could have fun going through your enormous wardrobe 😉
      xxx

      • avatar
        No Fear of Fashion

        1) My apologies for all the spelling mistakes (“spend” instead of “spent” and “to” instead of “too”).
        2) Yes, I do have rather an extensive wardrobe.
        3) Do you know that your “reply-button” in your replies doesn’t work? If I click on it, it brings me to the top of the page, not in a box to reply to your reply.
        Greetje

        • avatar
          No Fear of Fashion

          Ah.. the reply button does seem to work. Just never expected that box to be down at the bottom of the page….

          • avatar
            retrochicmama

            No worries lovely
            Mxx

  • avatar
    Abby@midlifecrisisnut

    You look absolutely lovely in your skirt Michelle! And I must say I immediately noticed the thicker hair. I thought, wow, why is Michelle complaining about the hair loss since it looks so beautiful and full? But I swear I would never assume these are extensions, I still don’t see them, even in the close up picture, well done! And yes, the bloody hair loss, I’m still fighting it four years on. I mean, it gets better than worse, just like the whole menopausal thing, one crazy roller-coaster. But you look absolutely stunning Michelle!!!! xx Abby

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      retrochicmama

      Thank you for saying that Abby it’s the first thing I thought when I tried the extensions – “Can anyone tell?”
      The hair loss side of menopause is treated a little with disdain I’ve found. Of course it isn’t physically damaging to us but as women it can be incredibly upsetting. I don’t know about you but I’m not prepared to ride it out which is why I wanted to try something that might help me manage it on the difficult days. Turns out wearing the extensions is great fun too!
      For those with more obvious thinning I’d say go for a wig girl! Wigs these days are unbelievably convincing & much more comfortable than they used to be. Equally they are actually very reasonably priced!
      I truly hope you’re coming to the end of it soon Abby, 4 years is long enough xxx

  • avatar
    Izabela

    I am a huge fan of midi skirts like that.This one is gorgeous.

    http://www.mydailywear.co.uk

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thanks Izabela! xxx

  • avatar
    Nancy Baten

    I love skirts like that!!! And a bargain of course! Hope to see you today on Fancy Friday linkup!

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thanks Nancy!
      Sorry I missed your link up, will try next week xxx

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