Things you never knew you wanted: white ankle boots

Boundary-pushing to the max today with new boots and pant silhouette. Better that than be stuck in a style rut, I say. Playing around with new shapes, patterns, shoes and accessories is something I recommend in Know Your Style . This can be the perfect way to whoop up your wardrobe and add mileage to existing clothes – and it’s always brilliantRead more

How to avoid looking like a hot menopausal mess

“It’s too mild, I’m menopausal … you just want a cold wind up you,” said the divine Kathy Burke on Have I Got News For You , last week. We had the hottest October on record and Burke was voicing what every woman over the age of 50 has been thinking for the past four weeks. When oestrogen has left theRead more

Don’t call me a gran bod

I was hoping if I ignored the term ‘gran bod’ it might go away. But no. The dad bod bandwagon-jumping label keeps pinging into my inbox. This weekend: The Top 10 Gran Bods starring Helen Mirren, Madonna and Elle (The Gran Body) Macpherson. Basically, a list of women over-50, rated on how they look in swimwear. HowRead more

You’re never too old for a bikini (and other swimwear advice)

I’m on holiday, I’m over-50 and I’m wearing a bikini. My body isn’t ‘beach perfect’ or ‘bikini ready’ or whatever. I’m pear-shaped with a long torso and a ring of middle-aged blubber. I just feel more comfortable in a two-piece. And I’m not alone. There are loads of women of different ages, shapes and sizesRead more

The best fashion blogs for grown-ups

  Linda Rodin photo: Telegraph Whoa, it’s busy online this week. Grown-up style is getting loads of attention. First Buzzfeed posted a feature on the 15 Amazing Senior Style Instagrammers You Should Follow Right Now , lots of inspirational women including Linda Rodin, Judith from Style Crone and several other wonderful Advanced Stylistas. Then before you could say ‘Old Lady Revolution’, I was up thereRead more

Women Fashion Power exhibition at the Design Museum

Zaha Hadid’s Prada cape Fashion has finally come out of the closet in a fantastic new exhibition at the Design Museum.  Women Fashion Power includes interviews and outfits donated by 26 high-flying business women arrived at via a ‘corridor of power’ containing paintings of historical figures, such as, Joan of Arc and Boudicca, as wellRead more

Eileen Fisher: Fall 2013 Preview

A strange thing happened to me in New York the other day, I was hit by a baseball at the Yankees game. Blimey. What are the chances of that?! Fortunately I ducked and it hit body flab, not my face, so there’ll be no need to sue the MLB. In other news, after receiving an inviteRead more

The Old Ladies’ Rebellion

How gorgeous do these women look? This fabulous line-up occurred at the finale of The Old Ladies’ Rebellion’s recent catwalk show. No towering heels, just towelling slippers (and espadrilles). Screen-printed silk dresses with sleeves, elegant trousers and neat edge-to-edge jackets. Fashion for all ages. Perfect.   One of my first ever blog posts was about twenty-somethingRead more

Summer boots

That’s Not My Age has spent the weekend wearing a pair of fabulous new boots. No they’re not Balmain or Balenciaga, these beauties are from outdoor footwear specialist, Brasher . Mr TNMA and I are fond of a weekend stroll and fed up with traipsing around in a pair of old trainers, I opted for someRead more

Mum shoes

That’s Not My Age has problem feet. And this means that ballet pumps and super flat sandals are out of the question. So when summer comes, I’m always on the look out for a shoe with a comfy rubber sole or low wedge heel. Sadly, said footwear is often high in frump factor and lowRead more