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Sparkling My Way Through Dull Days

Aspire Tote

There are a few days where my schedule really determines my outfit.  Today, I had a very full (and very dull) schedule of errands to accomplish, which involved a LOT of walking.  That ruled out any shoes with a serious heel.  Sometimes, I can’t bring myself to wear a sneaker… I just can’t.  Yes, Athleisure has made it acceptable and even fashionable to wear sneakers with everything from jeans to a slip dress, but in the words of Johnny Cash, ‘No, no, no,  it ain’t me, babe.”  So, for today’s dressed down day, I wore these silver glitter boots that I bought a few summers ago.  Since it is the last few days of cold weather, I thought I’d wheel out my wool cape (worn before here) one last time before packing it away until next autumn.  Due to a particularly bad hair day, I grabbed a cashmere beanie to hide the evidence.  A cozy grey cashmere sweater, black trousers, and I was off!

Aspire Shine Bright Tote

To add some ‘me’ to an off-duty outfit where sparkling statement jewellery doesn’t quite work, I wore this fox earring and necklace set.  Anyone who knows me in real life knows I am OBSESSED with foxes. Beyond obsessed, probably.  My son (who has zero interest in foxes) has had to endure a fox bedroom theme and endless children’s clothes all emblazoned with various foxes motifs.  So, of course, I think these sterling silver foxes are absolutely gorgeous.

Aspire Sterling fox earrings

Aspire silver fox necklace

I never feel fully dressed without something sparkly, so I relied on my Lizzy O wrap bracelets for shine.  Speaking of shine I added this very functional dove grey tote bag which has a motto I can totally appreciate.  Even on this, the dullest and most tedious of days, I have a very visible reminder to Shine Bright!

Cape and Tote with glitter boots

Aspire Tote and jewellery

Sterling Fox Necklace and Earrings: Aspire Style (also see the adorable rabbit one!)
Shine Bright Tote: Aspire Style
Cape: Maje (old)
Trousers: Winser London
Grey Cashmere Jumper: Uniqlo
Wrap bracelets: Lizzie O
Boots: Seven Boot Lane (old)

(Thank you to Aspire Style for the fox jewellery and the tote)

Now have a look at the what some other ladies from the Over 40 Collective chose from Aspire Style.  If you see anything you like on the Aspire website, you can get 10% off using the code OVER40 from now until the end of the month.  I personally think these Katie Loxon pouches make fabulous presents to keep on hand.

Lizzy AspireWhat Lizzy Loves

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Linking to: fashionshouldbefun, notdressedaslamb, visiblemonday

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  • Reply
    Emma Peach
    March 9, 2017 at 6:34 PM

    Fabulous outfit Lisa! The sparkly boots are gorgeous – I have some similar, although mine are made of a sparkly fabric rather than glittery like yours. I love foxes too, they are beautiful creatures 🙂

    Emma xxx

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      March 9, 2017 at 6:51 PM

      Thank you, lovely Emma! I love the sparkly boots too… and luckily they match my fox jewellery 🙂 xx

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    What Lizzy Loves (@whatlizzyloves)
    March 9, 2017 at 6:36 PM

    Oh Lisa, even on a dressed down day you’re full of sparkle. It’s as though your clothes are irrelevant because the sparkle of your personality just shines. Thank you for being such a fabulous model for the Lizzy O wrap bracelet and yes, those foxes are so you! xxx

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      March 9, 2017 at 6:50 PM

      Thank you so much, sweet Liz. I adore my wrap bracelets; the SPARKLE is amazing. I’m so thrilled with the foxes. I was hoping to photograph them at a fox rescue sanctuary that my friend runs, but the babies haven’t been born yet. HOW am I going to work them into another blog post, LOL! xx

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    March 9, 2017 at 8:03 PM

    I adore that beret on you Lisa. And, as Liz says, your so full of sparkle – even the dullest of day wouldn’t dare try to dull your shine! Did I tell you that we saw a fox on New Year’s Eve? It was almost close enough to touch and was sitting on a bridge near our boat. Made my New Year!
    Michelle xxx

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      March 10, 2017 at 8:44 PM

      OH, that is a VERY good New Year’s omen!

      Thank you so much, darling Michelle xx

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    March 9, 2017 at 11:02 PM

    Ha You say dull I say Fabulous! This outfit is super stylish lady & you can’t deny it. The foxes are adorable but it’s the beanie, Cape & glasses combo that makes this so rock n roll ?

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      March 10, 2017 at 8:43 PM

      Thanks so much, Michelle! I’m glad you like it. A beanie, cape, and glasses hide a multitude of things while still managing to look like you’ve made some effort! xx

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    March 10, 2017 at 6:46 AM

    You have chosen the perfect shoe for a day filed with walking. Not only is it a practical height, it is soo fab! I love a glitter bootie and they are really in right now! I love your beret too, very Parisian!

    Rina Samantha

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      March 10, 2017 at 8:41 PM

      Thanks so much, Rina! I also love a glitter bootie; I feel like I need a few more colours! xx

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    Little Red
    March 10, 2017 at 7:14 AM

    Love that even on your day of schlepping, you’re rocking it!

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      March 10, 2017 at 8:39 PM

      Haha, thank you, Little Red. xx

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    Sheela Goh
    March 10, 2017 at 2:27 PM

    Hahahaha LOVE LOVE LOVE this. And by that, I don’t mean just the outfit, Lisa. More so the thought process behind how you assembled things together 🙂 I too am a smidge anti-sneaker, that it until I came across a pair of Nikes that have been sparklified beyond imagination.

    p/s foxes are adorable, so intelligent and inquisitive xoxo

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      March 10, 2017 at 8:39 PM

      Oooooo, I might need to see those Nikes! Saucony did some brilliant navy or red glitter sneakers with ASOS, but I didn’t get my hands on my size in time (sob).

      There are LOADS of wild foxes in London, so I see them in my garden almost daily. HEAVEN! Soon there will be babies… xx

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    jodie filogomo
    March 10, 2017 at 2:34 PM

    Girl–you sure know how to do sparkles!! I’m in love with those boots—what a fabulous way to make errands a great experience!

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      March 10, 2017 at 8:37 PM

      Thank you Jodie :-D. The boots are a comfortable as they are sparkly. I’m annoyed they don’t make them anymore. xx

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    March 10, 2017 at 3:20 PM

    You are sparkling through dull days with style and pizzazz. Your cape coat, silver boots and tote are so beautiful and I love the fun little tiger jewelry. =) I always love stopping by here, Lisa. The ladies you collaborated with, all look fantastic, too!

    I’d love for you to stop by and linkup with me for Thursday Moda. Share your great style with my readers. =)


    Enjoy the weekend! Ada. =)

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      March 10, 2017 at 8:36 PM

      Thanks so much, Ada! xx

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    No Fear of Fashion
    March 10, 2017 at 3:59 PM

    What started as “what can I wear that is comfortable” turned out to be a very stylish outfit. Really good. The bag is a very good choice with it. I have learned something new about you: foxes. Right.

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      March 10, 2017 at 8:35 PM

      Thanks so much, Greetje! You’ll see on my Facebook wall, people post every single fox meme and fox video available… my fox obsession has spread far and wide! xx

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    March 10, 2017 at 4:13 PM

    Looking absolutely cool, Foxy Lady! Love the cape, the silver set and the boots. And I’m totally in love with the ‘Shine bright’ tote! I want one too ?! xx Abby

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      March 10, 2017 at 8:34 PM

      Awww, thank you so much, Abby! The Shine Bright tote is perfect for a day out; you can’t believe how much stuff I can shove in there 🙂 xx

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      March 10, 2017 at 8:28 PM

      Thanks so much, Contessa! Sparkle and nearly anything works for me. xx

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    Nancy Baten
    March 10, 2017 at 5:27 PM

    Your son hates foxes for the rest of his live. Haha, but the earrings and the necklace are beautiful! Fantastic outfit!

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      March 10, 2017 at 8:27 PM

      Haha, probably. Thanks so much, Nancy! xx

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    March 10, 2017 at 7:21 PM

    For years I was an Armani business suit kind of girl, but a couple of years ago, my friend talked me into a pair of black leather pants. Goodbye Armani! Thank you for inspiring me to step up my razzle-dazzle game! Love you for it! xoxox, Brenda

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      March 10, 2017 at 8:26 PM

      Black leather pants, look at YOU!! I’m so pleased I’m inspiring you to sparkle, Brenda! xx

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    Gil Zetbase
    March 12, 2017 at 2:24 PM

    Gorgeous outfit!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

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      March 13, 2017 at 10:23 AM

      Thank you, Gil! xx

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    March 12, 2017 at 11:38 PM

    Wow, a gorgeous look from head to sparkly toes (love those booties!) Thanks for linking up, xo


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      March 13, 2017 at 10:24 AM

      Thanks, Patti! xx

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    Gypsy Sunday by Britt
    March 13, 2017 at 6:53 PM

    Loving this outfit! Super girly, and serious props to your photographer. These photos are gorgeous.

    Check out my blog if you get a chance girl!

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      March 13, 2017 at 8:46 PM

      Thank you so much, Britt! I’ll pass along your compliments to my husband/photographer 🙂 xx

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