Over 40 Style Blog

Monday, 12 March 2018

Day Out In Nottingham: 40+ Style: Polka Dots and Patent Boots...

Hello Friends. Happy Monday.

How was your weekend? 

Did you go anywhere fun?

Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day?

On Saturday me and my Daughter hopped on the train for a day out in Nottingham.

It feels like ages since we had a girly shopping day in Nottingham.

We were off to buy something from my Daughter and Son for Mother's Day.

They asked me what I wanted and chocolates weren't one of them, this year 😉

A nice Spring outfit is what I had in mind.

Train selfie.

A must have on a day out on the train.

A shoe selfie.

Another must-have!

Nottingham's Council House and Old Market Square selfie.

My favourite spot for taking photos in Nottingham.

Pity the sun was not out.


Is it just me who feels awkward when trying to take photos and everyone is looking!?

What I Wore:

Faux Fur Coat: c/o Marisota | Polka Dot Dress: George t Asda | Leggings: Primark | Black Patent Boots: c/o Sainsbury's |  Bag: c/o Matalan. 

Day Out In Nottingham: 40+ Style: Polka Dots and Patent Boots

We had a fun day out and both came home with lots of goodies.

My Daughter picked me out some lovely bright green trousers with flowers on and a top to match for me and a nice floral maxi dress.

Photo's coming soon.

Watch this space.

Some posts you might have missed:

I love Irregular choice shoes, I have an obsession with them and love to collect them. 

It has been so cold over the last few weeks and I have been layering up and wearing my Bright Red Hunter Wellies.

A fun outfit for the zoo. 

No, I wasn't trying to look like a gorilla! 




  1. Your hair looks a little different - I like it and your polka dots. You're my style guru. Stopping by always puts a smile on my face. #MMBC

    1. Aww, thanks for the lovely comment Carol :) I thought I would go short on the hair for a change.

  2. It sounds like you had a lovely day.
    You again look fabulous! I love that coat x #MMBC

  3. I had a happy weekend in Nottingham once. Don't you have the Canal House there .

    1. Hi Anna, ah yes in the last photo. It is lovely in their, isn't it :)

  4. Love the polka dots....we are birds of a feather...

  5. What fun. The polka dots are delightful

  6. You're spot on with this outfit Claire - Ohhh sorry!! Love it, spots are so on trend atm, will get me a-looking for something. Jacqui

    1. Thanks for linking up with my first ever #chicandstylish linkup. x Jacqui

  7. Claire, I LOVE the polka dots!!! I also love the pictures of you walking around town. Makes me miss traveling!

    We’d love for you to join our link up today!


    1. Thanks Adriele, I do not get out much so I love taking photos :)

  8. Hi, I love the polka dots and the cute boots. It looks like you had a lovely day out in Nottingham #MMBC

  9. This is such a fun dress and you've accessorized it beautifully. Hope you had a good day out and looking forward to seeing the new outfit.

    1. Thanks Christy. I am just waiting for it to stop raining :)

  10. I've never been to Nottingham. The waterway looks lovely. It's so hard being photographed in a crowd isn't it?! Get an alter ego and give her a name ;O) xx

    1. That sounds like a good idea. I am terible at trying to smile in a crowd. I always look angry, ha!

  11. Adorable outfit! I just love that fun polka dot dress!

  12. Nottingham looks like a lovely place and I love that you and your daughter has such a close relationship to do day trips like these. Of course, with that said, I agree that selfies are a must. I do them all the time with my son I think he knows when I am slowly reaching for my back pocket! Nope, I am so awkward all the time when taking a photo. I especially turn into a hermit when there's a lot of people out! 😭 Love your polka dot dress. The white and black color combo will always be a classic and what a great way to wear your patent black booties.

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

    1. Hi Maureen, thank you for the lovely comment :)

  13. The polka dots are so cute!I use a tripod for my pics and sometimes get a few looks but for the most part I've learned to get over it and just get it done! Love your selfies....I have the hardest time getting a good one!


    1. Thanks Ruth :) I love polka dots. I keep meaning to take my tripod :)

  14. I always love polka dots! Cute outfit and great photos! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures


  15. I love dots. This dress is something I would wear. #pocolo

  16. The black jacket is so cute, It looks very warm, I like how you paired it with a polka dot dress!

    ~xo Sheree

  17. One of these days I would love to visit! Love your furry coat with your cute dress! how fun!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  18. How nice to spend the day with your daughter. You look so alike Claire!
    And I'm loving your outfit, you look amazing. I'm dead awkward having photos taken if people are about. My worst one is if you are in a restaurant and you need a shot of the food. I feel such a plonker hehe!

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. x

  19. Love this adorable polka dot dress and how you have layered it! Your fur coat is so fun and those boots were a great choice. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    Jennie - A Pocketful of Polka Dots


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