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Things To Do Before I Turn 50

  (also known as my "TA-DA" list as opposed to a "to do" list) It was my 49th birthday a few days ago and this got me thinking. Any birthday that ends with a zero always feels a bit like milestone or a landmark and, when I hit the big "five-o" in 2022, I don't want huge parties or celebrations but I would like to have ticked a few things off my low-effort bucket list.   I see these things as a way to improve my mental and physical health, plus a few slightly off-the-wall experiences that would make for great memories.  Start running again and include the following: Lead a C25K group again  Participate in parkrun EVERY week where possible  < ongoing (now parkrun Run Director too) Visit local landmarks whilst running  Train for a long race - building up from 5k > 10k > 10 miles > half marathon, with a couple of longer trail races mixed in  Lose a lot bit of weight Post more on Instagram or give the blog a bit of a reboot < ongoing Look at

Dynamic Outfit Ideas

A lot of events and instances in life have certain clothing etiquettes.  For instance turning up to a job interview in a pair of jeans is a big no-no; but there are other times like a networking event or even a blogger gathering, where etiquettes still exist yet aren't as easily defined.

If you want to dress to impress, but don’t want to dress as if you are going to a job interview then consider the dynamic outfit option. A dynamic outfit is a mix between a business appropriate outfit, and a style conscious one. Here are some ideas on how to create a dynamic outfit:


This Sister Jane skater dress is both smart and dynamic due to its interesting white and black contrast. As it is a little short for a networking event, consider some black leggings or tights to accompany it. The shoes selected are flats, as you’ll be on your feet a lot, and will need to be pain free, if you want to shine. The colour was chosen to draw attention and spice up the black and white look up a bit. The handbag matches the shoes, to tie in the outfit and get the balance between professional look and expressing your own style.


This maxi dress in oriental bird print by BA&SH is dynamic and bold, but also makes you approachable. The outfit is more suitable for a blogger event, as although you still want to impress with your outfit, you don’t want to look too corporate either. Heels work best with this dress, but make sure that they are comfortable ones, and not too high for you. The ruby red satchel compliments the bold red you’ve gone for, and is a useful size for notepads, as you’re bound to be exchanging a lot of secrets with each other. 


A white suite is often a big taboo for a job interview, as it’s seen as too flash, but it’s perfect as a dynamic outfit. It gives a professional look with a sense of fun and personal style, too. The shoes are ballerinas, so flats once again to make sure that you can be at your best from the start of the event until the end, and the handbag is a sleek little black one by Tory Burch Robinson to add an elegant touch to it all. 


This last dynamic outfit is more suitable for a blogger gathering, as it has a more relaxed feel to it, while still radiating elegance and style. The vintage look is very in right now, and you can be on trend with the polka dot pencil dress. Regarding shoes, well the choice is yours, as white heels, white flats, and even turquoise heels would all work well with this dress. The red handbag with the heart clip further highlights the vintage look, but you can tone down the vintage feel with a different choice of handbag.

These are just some ideas for creating a dynamic look suitable for blogger and networking events. For more blazer, shoes and maxi dresses, visit the ASOS website for inspiration.

This article was written by Sarah Oxley on behalf of ASOS UK, online retailers for all things fashion. 
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