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A fashion and style blog for the over 40s covering body shapes, colour palettes, how to wear neutrals, style personality and capsule wardrobes. Come on in!

Contact Me

Feel free to email me at iwontwearsludgebrown@gmail.com

I love receiving ideas for blog topics and I’ll always do my best to answer your style dilemmas.

As a busy mum to two teenagers, I am happy to speak to brands that are aimed at stay at home mums and fashion conscious 40 (cough) somethings .
11 comments on "Contact Me"
  1. Hi Donna. I found your blog via Avenue 57 and thought Id stop by to say hi! *waves* I too am a forty something mother of two teenagers and have been blogging for just over a year. I love it but it's more of a general lifestyle blog, I've never really been 'that' into fashion but it's funny as I'm growing up more, don't like the 'O' word, I'm getting more into it, maybe that's because I'm now a blog fan!
    My blog is www.pricelesslifeofmine.com if you fancy taking a peek.
    See you around!
    Steph
    x

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  2. Hi Steph nice to hear from you, I'll pop on over to look at your blog right now x

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  3. Hi I've just discovered your blog and I love it! Vie just started blogging recently and I'd love it if you'd have a look.
    http://pinkmum.blogspot.co.uk
    Tracy x

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    1. Hi Tracy, thanks for your kind comments. I'll hop on over and have a look at your blog. Hope it's going well. xx

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  4. Hi Donna, as a fellow CMB trained colour consultant, I just wanted to say how much I love your blog! You have a great writing style, very warm & genuine. Looking forward to future posts, Tanya x

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  5. Hi Tanya, thanks so much for you kind comments. That means so much to me coming from a fellow consultant x

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  6. Hi I am a guest at a wedding in Italy in August and I have no idea what to wear. As a just passed 40 something I want to aim for cool and sophisticated rather than sweet sixteen in a prom dress. But how do you wear a shift dress if you are pear shaped?

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    1. Hi Hayley it's all about balancing out your proportions. Keep the bottom half plain and simple and accentuate your shoulder area through pattern or colour or embellishment. Detail on the shoulders will make them stand out and look wide which in turn will balance out your hips. May be separates so that you can have a play around with the top half??? There's some lovely shaped skirts around this year. Look for something in a soft fabric that will drape over your hips. Is that any help at all?? x

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  7. Hi Donna, wonder if I could call on your expert opinion again! have posted in AV57 and undecided re a midi dress (again!), the pattern is pretty big (I'm 5ft 5) so not sure if too much!
    Thanks if you have the time, Sandra xx

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  8. Hi Donna - love looking through your blog and getting style ideas. I'm assuming, as you're about the same age as me, that you're also finding that the text on labels is getting smaller and your arms aren't quite long enough to read your phone as clearly as you used to!

    I succumbed to cheap off the shelf reading glasses quite a few years ago for use in dark restaurants, and then about 5 years ago visited an optician and got some prescribed for me. A couple of months ago on my regular check up, I was told that I now needed glasses for distance too and have become a wearer of varifocals. Contrary to popular opinion, I adjusted straight away and they've made a massive difference to my ability to see. It helped that I was able to choose a very stylish pair of frames by Tiffany! I'm now thinking of mixing it up a bit and getting some alternative frames from some of the online vendors I've seen others blog about (Firmoo, Zenni, Glasses Direct etc.).

    I wondered if you had any experiences with eyewear or frame styling tips you could share with us?

    Thanks in advance

    Debbie
    X

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    1. OMG Debbie are you me?? Yes my arms seem to shrink daily!!!! There are some fantastic frames these days, other than my pink ones, mine are so boring but that's because I'm in denial of the fact that I need them. Even my prescription ones are 'safe'. Yes I can do a spec post - thanks for the suggestion. In the meantime, why not pop over to http://www.whatlizzyloves.com/ who has covered this topic before (she used to be an optometrist so knows what she's talking about). Thanks for the suggestion of a blog post and watch this space x

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