Style at Any Age – Especially 80

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Trends may come and go but true style is ageless. With that it doesn’t matter how old you are or what size and shape you are, it’s always possible to look stylish!

Style at Any Age – Especially 80

Todays post is dedicated to my dear Mum who just turned 80 this month.


My Mum has never worn much – if any makeup, but always made sure she was well dressed. Over the years her dress sense has changed somewhat – I still have memories of her in purple hot pants with matching heels in the 70’s (eek – hehe). As my Dad was still alive she mostly dressed in what made him happy. This included the typical belted look and pencil skirts – tell me a man that doesn’t like that! However now it’s as if she is going through a new revolution of being absolutely free to dress as she pleases!

Dress and shoes Blue Illusion

Her favourite look being a soft shift dress with pretty print on it. She has had this terrible habit of hijacking my bags. It always makes me laugh as I have bought her so many bags over the years and yet the ones she uses mostly are always my second hand bags – it has become a running joke between us.


You can see she’s worried in this picture. Telling me I can photograph the bag but I don’t need to think I am getting it back.

Dress and shoes Blue Illusion

Luckily she’s not interested in this bag as it’s far too small for her, but it was a little piece of fun for our photo shoot – taken up north at Taipa Bay.

Whilst many people have black as their wardrobe goto colour – my Mum has red. It’s always been a favourite colour and  a large part of her wardrobe is consumed by it.


Occasionally you’ll find her in cropped pants and long blouses – my personal favourite look on her.

Top Blue Illusion, Trousers Mango, Shoes EBB Sport


My Mum’s 3 Style Mantras:
  1. Always leave the house looking and feeling fabulous.
  2. Always look at the shops and what others are wearing for inspiration.
  3. Never ever wear ripped or crinkled clothing no matter how trendy it is.


A big thanks to my Mum for remaining young at heart and looking fabulous at any age!

We hope this post has been an inspiration to all of out there – it doesn’t matter how old or what size you are, you can always remain stylish!


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Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something (wink) Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything!

    1. Yes you are so right Darlene I am lucky to still have her – but I make sure to tell her all the time that I really appreciate her being there for me – it’s important!

      Have a wonderful weekend.

  1. Thanks for dedicating an entire post to your wonderful Mom. She is definitely an inspiration to all of us and we should head her advice. KR, Ursula

  2. Oh Yvonne!! This really brings a smile to my face! Because, of course, that’s what I’ve been trying to say all along with my blog too!! My mom turns 79 tomorrow, so she’s right behind your mom!!
    She looks absolutely lovely and oh, so happy!!
    I think you should include her in your blog all the time!! 🙂

    1. Jodie how sweet – wish your Mum the most wonderful 79th Birthday from both my Mum and I. To be honest if we lived closer I probably would feature her more. She’s going to visit me later in the the year and when she does I will dedicate another post to her – thanks for your inspiration.

      xx Yvonne

  3. Your mum is truly an inspiration! I especially enjoyed reading about how she “hijacks” your handbags. Red is also one of my favorite colors. Your mum looks fabulous in red with her pretty hairstyle. I am 70 and still love fashion and makeup so particularly enjoyed this posting. Thank you!

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