Posted: January 8, 2016 7:28am

Its Friday, and this weekend I am having a quiet one as I have lots planned for the rest of January. I have a big family party, a couple of dinner and dancing dates, as well as a friends birthday. I am planning ahead, as normally I leave it to the last minute and then I panic. Examining my wardrobe ,it is full of things to wear casually but not that much that is more dressed up.

I am tired of wearing jeans, leather leggings and jumpsuits in the evening and at 45 it is now or never on the glamour stakes.

A great evening suit seemed a first step to a more grown up look -I am working up to wearing dresses again.

I love this suit – it feels, and I hope looks, like a Gucci piece. The slit back makes it different and glamorous. The suit is from Theory. I have come to love this brand as they make such great classic pieces.

The perfect evening suit

 

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This is a simple outfit to throw on on a night out as, you just add a pair of heels and a great clutch. The clutch is from Pierre Hardy and the shoes are Gianvitto Rossi, both last season sales buys.

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The back detailing is divine, showing just enough. I think the back is one of the most beautiful parts of the body to show off .

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Jane, a friend of mine just owns it… by that  I mean she works out, looks glorious and is not afraid to dress to impress. I also want to mention Shanaz – thank you, for reminding me to buy less and buy better.

I and  a lot of my friends have become afraid of dressing in skirts and dresses. I think I am worried it will show my age so I am clinging on to dungarees, jumpsuits and jeans as a badge of youth.  Not there is anything wrong, with these trends and I will still continue to wear them but maybe not when I head out for a special night out.

Another thing that I have realized is that I must wear my clothes – there is no point in keeping them for that special occasion or ‘for best’.

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My husband always reminds me that I was always in a mini skirt when he first met me -I will dig out a photo to show you all. With my children now 6 and 8,  I have more time to get ready than I used to, so no excuses.

When I see someone wearing a great skirt or a fabulous dress  Like Noreen Goodwin) when I am at a party or dinner I know I need to embrace my feminine side more.  So expect lots of dresses in 2016 and maybe even a mini skirt .

So its weekend ladies- time to get dressed up, its now or never.


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