Catherine Summers

Catherine Summers

Freelance Writer/Style blogger

Freelance writer/blogger | Copywriter for hire | Blogging about her personal style & waving the fashion flag for 40-somethings | Photo tips | Musings on body image & ageing

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Not Dressed As Lamb

Why It's Great Being A Fashion Blogger Over 40

Fashion bloggers over 40... This may be a surprise to some, but it's actually great blogging in your forties (and, I should imagine, in your fifties, and sixties). If I were able to choose between starting a blog in my twenties or in my forties - the latter would win hands down every time. I'm going to...

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11 Ways To Adopt Healthy Eating Habits

Losing some weight, if you have weight to lose, is often the result of better eating habits; if you suffer from general ailments such as lethargy, headaches and lack of energy, for example, then I'm pretty sure those problems will ease with a new approach to your diet.

So prepare to get your head in the right place - here's my top tips for...

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Why Short Wedding Dresses Are So Stylish & Affordable

Valentine's Day is this month, so there's sure to be a few new brides-to-be come 14th February. The first thing I'm sure every girl thinks of is the ring - immediately followed by the dress. With many couples paying for their own weddings these days and quite often on a budget, the last thing a girl wants to do is skimp on the dress. But there is one option that will save...

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10 Ways To Keep Fit In Your 40s

Here's my top ten tips for keeping fit, and - more importantly - staying fit!

1. Find your motivation, and your mojo. If you've had long periods of inactivity, or indeed a lifetime of it, finding your mojo is possibly the hardest thing to do. It's hard to imagine ever wanting to exercise, but the attitude you eventually want is not one where you're having to force yourself to exercise, but where...

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What Is Age-Appropriate Dressing, Anyway?

Today I'm musing an expression that's heard a lot in the media today with regards to fashion for ladies of a certain age: age appropriate. I guess it's meant as a term that's there to make older women feel reassured that they're doing the right thing, that they're dressing 'correctly'...

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How To Make The Most Of Your Best Feature

All too often we won't admit that we like something about ourselves often enough for fear of being perceived as bigheaded or vain...

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What London Fashion Week Is REALLY Like | My LFW Experience

London Fashion Week... I have to admit: I am not a high-fashion, couture or fashion week expert. I do not follow...

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12 Quick Ways to Improve Your Blog Photos

These 12 tips can help improve your photos instantly and don't involve learning about camera settings or equipment, i.e. basic stuff that doesn't cost money...

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Create Professional Looking Product Photos With (almost) No Equipment

Need to take studio quality photos of clothes and accessories? (Yep.) Don't have a photography studio? (Nope. )
Not to worry - with a few clever know-hows you can easily take crisp, well-lit photos on...

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My 40 Year Old Face, Uber-Photoshopped

Before I start I'll tell you something: what I'm writing here is not at all what I intended to write before the images were produced. So I'll do something a little odd with this post and tell you the ending first...

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To All New 40-Somethings: Style In Your Forties (& Beyond)

I've been pondering age again recently, probably because I'm approaching my 41st birthday (next month). The other day I had an irrational moment when I thought "Oh my god it feels like my 40th was only a couple of months ago - where has the time gone? I'm getting OLLLD". Irrational, at best; ridiculous, at worst. Pointless? Undoubtedly.

I swear my age is accelerating faster than Newton's second law of motion. But really, WHY am I worrying about my age - it is just a number...

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My All-Time Favourite Movie Dresses

Since I was small, I've loved watching movies for the clothes that were worn in them as much as the movies themselves. It's safe to say I've probably always had a Top Ten of silver screen outfits mill...

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OMG vs Meh

'Not Dressed As Lamb'.

That's what I hope I am at the ripe-old age of 39. I'm also trying not to be predictable mutton either. Now don't get me wrong, I'm a great believer in women of all ages being able to wear whatever they like (as long as it doesn't harm or deeply offend anyone). And I also believe in making the most of...

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Musing: What Carol (Vorderman) wore

The headline was, "Carol Vorderman shows off her figure in skintight top and jeans" and the debate was, rather predictably, should a woman of 50 be wearing this outfit?

So you may or may not have seen this photo of Carol Vorderman leaving TV studios last week in jeans and a tight top... what a furore her casual outfit caused. The style/age debate reared its old, ugly, head again...