5Over50 round 3

Monday, July 03, 2017

Hello again, and thanks for joining we five over 50's fashion bloggers with this monthly style challenge as created by Gail (see how we started here). This month it was the turn of Laurie to choose our subject and she came up with "50 shades of monochrome". It's probably no surprise to hear that just one colour didn't really rock my boat, (sorry Laurie) so I turned to the more common understanding of the word monochrome like this -









A drizzly damp morning meant the need for a brolly on my photo shoot which pretty much led me to this particular outfit. Now let's see how my blogging friends interpreted the monochrome theme.

First let's see Gail who was lucky enough to have the beautiful Greek island of Skiathos as her backdrop. 


Gail opted for various shades and textures of white to offset her golden tan beautifully, from her oversized pearls right down to her sparkling silver nailpolish. See more on her blog Is this mutton here.


Jacqui chose zingy shades of yellow to wake up this challenge, with the palest lemon clutch, paintbox yellow trousers, finishing with her burnished gold sandals. I wonder how long it took her to find this perfect setting? See the full post on her blog Mummabstylish here.


Ashley is currently in the USA but that hasn't stopped her from channeling the same cool summer vibe as Gail with this gorgeous white ensemble right down to the use of a pretty lace top to add that extra bit of interest - great minds eh? Catch up with her blog Lazy Daisy Jones here.


Last of all Laurie chose the palest of nude pinks to play her monchrome hand. In the hands of an expert this simple top and pleated skirt are pure sophistocation. Visit Laurie's blog Vanity and Me Style here.

I'd like to think that we 5 over 50 represent a broad spectrum of women our age. Would you have chosen the same palette as us? Have we inspired you? What does monchrome mean to you? Please leave a comment if this feature has you searching through your closet to mimic one of our looks.

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Anna x

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24 comments

  1. Love your interpretation Anna with the pattern mixing and the quirky touches of your sunglasses' frames and the brolly!

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    1. So kind Gail, thank you. Sometimes you just have to take your inspiration where you can!

      Anna x

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  2. I just knew that you could switch it up Anna! Perfect as always xx
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. Monochrome as opposed to monchromatic - doh! Sorry for messing up the challenge sweetie. You guys all look fab in your single colour outfits x

      Anna x

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  3. Anna I so admire your stylish sense of fun, loving all of this outfit, but the shoes are the icing on the cake for me...I salute you!
    Ashley xx

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    1. Ashley, how very sweet of you. You ladies are all so lovely in your monchromatic styling and me, heck now I know the difference between one and the other. Life's just one huge learning curve for me, hahaha!

      Anna x

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  4. I love your gingham version of monochrome! So much fun!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Yep, I seemed to mistake monchromatic for monchrome... Anyway, I was pretty much in my comfort zone here Suzanne.

      Anna x

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  5. I love the black-and-white pattern you chose, very pretty and classic. I've played with monochrome myself here: https://sheilaephemera.blogspot.ca/search?q=monochromania.

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    1. Thanks so much Sheila. Am heading off to see your bit of fun with monchrome too.

      Anna x

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  6. I love all these looks, and your mix of black and white is stunning. And the shoes - really wow. xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thats so kind of you to say Patti. Black and white kept me well in my comfort zone that's for sure!

      Anna x

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  7. I LOVE your black & white look! It's perfection. And the umbrella is such a nice finishing touch. Almost like you should always carry it with you when you wear this outfit... ;-)

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. Thanks so much Andrea! The brolly was what started this theme off for me and yes, it does seem to be the best prop ever!

      Have a fab week x

      Anna

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  8. First of all the fact that your umbrella served as your inspiration piece and the fact that you are comfortable going for the unexpected look is totally in keeping with the Anna I've come to love!! Your patterns are just GREAT together!! I'm inspired to try this myself, although I think that black and white add that chicness that makes you take this print mix seriously. This is definitive fashion creativity Anna!
    Your fellow bloggers did a great job of meeting this challenge. All white strikes me as an easy way to go monochromatic. I love the yellows of Jaqui's oufit(background included!) and the elegance of Laurie's soft nude/pinks.

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    1. You and all my lovely readers missed the fact that I was meant to be styling monochromatic not monchrome - a fact that I too missed until I read Ashley's post last night. A very big OOPS from me then! You know when you see something and don't actually read it...?

      We all had fun, which is surely the point. Black and white kept me happy playing with my patterns and even inspiring some of you along the way. Next month I really will have to tune it and try to get it right!

      Thanks for your constant support Jude, so kind.

      Anna x

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  9. I think black and white is one of the most chicest looks - ever! I love your take on it.

    Hope your week is going well.
    xx

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    1. Dearest Veronica, thanks so much for that! I did really like this combo too.

      Have a lovely week too!

      Anna x

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  10. I think this is so you Anna, very stylish, I think I should try this out. x Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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    1. That's so very kind of you Jacqui! I'm needing to tune in to the remit a bit better I think. Ho hum!

      Best wishes
      Anna x

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  11. OOoh, I LOVE everyone's interpretations!

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    1. This was indeed great fun to do. I love them all too Kezzie!

      Anna x

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  12. I love your look Anna, so you! I could have done the soft pink too, though not the yellow or white. You ladies do represent a broad spectrum and I look forward to future collabs! Julia xx

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    1. Am really glad this has inspired you Julia. It's always good to see how we each have our strengths as well as our comfort zones. Me and patterns is one, that's for sure!

      Anna x

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