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Lamenting the loss of London’s Department Stores

Lamenting the loss of London’s Department Stores

Who doesn’t love a mooch around their favourite department store? When the pandemic restrictions lifted last year, I headed up to town for a hit of much-missed, immersive glamour.

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About

It’s not about age, it’s about style. And this is for every woman who refuses to be invisible. Alyson Walsh.

I’m a freelance journalist, former magazine fashion editor and author. That’s Not My Age began in 2008, when I noticed a space online to celebrate women of all ages.

That’s Not My Age was winner of the Best Women’s Fashion Blog 2019 at Vuelio’s Online Influence Awards.

This week’s most wanted

The best style staples to buy right now, and hold on to forever. Items carefully selected from the high street, luxury labels and lesser-known small businesses; to coordinate or contrast with your favourite wardrobe pieces. Mix it, match it, love it!

Looking good is not about buying loads of new stuff but spending time figuring out what makes you feel chic and comfortable and confident. These are just a few suggestions to help you stay stylish.

 

Know Your Style – Latest Book

KNOW YOUR STYLE: Mix it, Match it, Love it is a beautifully illustrated handbook offering expert style advice and interviews with some of the world’s most inspirational women, including Lucinda Chambers, Caroline Issa, Linda Rodin and Lyn Slater.

With over 30 years of experience in the fashion industry, including 10 years as fashion editor for a leading lifestyle magazine, Alyson Walsh has the answer to any fashion dilemma.

Increase your style confidence in three easy steps

Increase your style confidence in three easy steps

  Don’t you love it when an outfit comes together? Of course, this doesn’t happen by magic.

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Party poppers: dazzling shoes and accessories to add sparkle to a simple outfit

Party poppers: dazzling shoes and accessories to add sparkle to a simple outfit

  I’ve been to my first party since lockdown. Having completely forgotten how to apply make-up, I got ready in a last-minute rush but at least I didn’t resort to flossing my teeth on ...

by Alyson Walsh — 16 comments

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A beautiful scarf & some sparkly socks: new winter knits added to the That’s Not My Age Edit

A beautiful scarf & some sparkly socks: new winter knits added to the That’s Not My Age Edit

  Kate Jones is a textile designer creating tactile accessories and homewares using a vintage, domestic knitting machine, from her studio in Margate. She is committed to sustainability and zero w...

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The founder of a stylish vintage market shares her favourite second-hand sellers

The founder of a stylish vintage market shares her favourite second-hand sellers

  Jannine Newman is founder of The Assembly Market, a pop-up fashion and interiors event in London. Having worked as an interior designer for many years, on turning 50, Jannine decided to follow ...

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Expert advice on shopping for and styling a petite frame

Expert advice on shopping for and styling a petite frame

  We all have our reasons for feeling frustrated by the fit of clothes on offer, but I do think that women under 5ft 3 have a particularly raw deal. Fewer shops than ever seem to carry petite siz...

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