What’s Not to Love: Black and Gold

I know, I know, it’s meant to be What’s Not to Love Wednesday, but chaos has reigned supreme at the Glowology Household for the past couple of weeks, so do forgive me as I bring you this post on a Thursday instead! And, seeing as chaos is still running amock – with decorators all over the house, WiFi being ‘mistakenly’ disconnected by electricians and nutty dog hiding tradesmen’s tools in his basket – or eating them – this will be short and sweet. Still, fabulous nonetheless: The delight of black and gold

source: lacooletchic via Pinterest
source: lacooletchic via Pinterest

As you can see from this gorgeous image above, the two colours are perfect partners as although black can be stylish on its own, a touch of metallic gold can turn it from sombre to strong, bringing it alive and giving the look a timeless elegance and class. A gold chain on a black bag, a buckle on a belt or boots or a statement watch, it’s a naturally chic combination, don’t you agree?

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What’s Not to Love Wednesday: Next Home Accessories

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On Monday, I popped into my local branch of Next to see if they had any suitable gift ideas in the homes department. I wasn’t holding out much hope as, although I’d always liked the children’s bedding, Next wasn’t usually a store I’d think of for my homewares or gifts. Well, well, well…I can now say that I have honestly completely changed my opinion and not only did I find multiple lovely gift ideas, I also left with bags of lovely stuff for my home too.

APOLOGY ANNOUNCEMENT: Sorry Stressed Husband, I know I haven’t shown you the purchases yet, but please be happy – the items look a hell of a lot more expensive than they actually are…promise. 🙂 Continue reading

What’s Not to Love Wednesday: Sparkly Shoes

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image via Pinterest

Last night I watched the film Behind the Candelabra, which is the life story of uber flamboyant entertainer and pianist, Liberace, superbly acted by Michael Douglas. Near the end of the movie, as he appeared on stage donned in a full length white mink with millions of diamonds glittering about his person, he uttered these words that resonated with me and inspired today’s post: “Too much of a good thing is…WONDERFUL” Continue reading

What’s Not to Love Wednesday: Faux Fur

Faux Fur Parka

During the Glowology family Summer holiday to Greece, Stressed Husband and I were amazed at the shop selling furs in our hotel. Yes, fur! Not bikinis – or even mankinis – but hot, cosy fur! And it was at least 90c degrees. There were floor sweeping coats, short jackets, swingy capes, impossible-not-to-stroke gilets, hats and bags, all in a remarkable array of hues. I think it was real fur, so because of that, along with the fact there were no fur bikinis – imagine! – I didn’t feel inclined to make a purchase. I did however, realise there is no texture more glamorous than those silky strands of fur and that whoever you are, and no matter what shape, size or age, a woman has to have at least a little bit of it in her wardrobe… Continue reading

What’s Not to Love Wednesday

heart in the sand

Although Glowology brings you the latest and greatest news and tips on how to look and feel good in the skin that you’re in, I’m also a big believer in shouting out about those little – or big – things in life that help brighten our day and put a skip in our step. And what better day to bring these nuggets of joy than on a Wednesday! It’s mid week limbo day – even researchers have found it’s Wednesdays rather than Monday’s that leave as feeling a little blah… Continue reading