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Sunday, 13 November 2016

Warm enough in a fur gilet?

Morning to you on this chilly November day.  Autumn is well and truly upon us and I can see winter is just around the corner - brrrr, but on a happier note that means the Christmas season will be here before we know it and more importantly Skiing will be on the agenda in the Mummabstylish household! 
Every year since 2002 we've managed a skiing holiday to the French Alps in an ever growing group of family and close friends.  This year, however we are slightly smaller in numbers due to the fact of younger family members are now either new homeowners or have become larger in their own family numbers.  Therefore some 14 of us are donning our ski gear and heading in the direct of fun in the snow, in the bar and on the piste!
Okay so I'm rambling now, always the same once I get onto the 'skiing' topic.

Back to today...

.... and here's the perfect outfit for a walk by the beach.

And yes, I was warm enough in the fur gilet. 
Can I ask that you keep this to yourself - the fact I'm wearing this fabulous fur gilet?

You see I've loaned it from my middle daughter and she doesn't know yet! Lol.  Crazy really that I've manged to get into it!





Layers are such a great rule to live by, not only with changeable weather tones, but my changeable body temperatures.  I'm either boiling hot or freezing cold, or to be really awkward boiling hot with freezing hands. 
I've often been found sitting indoors after a dog walk still with my gloves on!
Starting today's attire with my H & M patterned blouse from earlier on in the year, worn before on numerous occasions, I always knew it would be a suitable candidate to wear under a sleeveless jumper or jacket, so when I saw this see here long line navy tunic in the Matalan sale that was one way I'd be wearing it.  These have to be perfect colours for Autumn.  Navy with mixes of green, brown, okra and cream, bright enough to lift my spirits but not too bold to look out of place.
I choose dark skinny jeans to give block effect, this creates a longer, slimmer look - a look that states super simple, but super chic.  This will also lead the eyes towards the pattern of the arms, and the detail of the necklace.
Finishing off this layered look with my daughters aforementioned  fur gilet, again making way for the statement sleeves.




This is such a stunning photograph taken by Esther Ruby - she certainly has an eye for a fabulous shot. Being a perfectionist I know she's going to give me the best possible photo and make me look the best I possibly can.
Fortunately I didn't get wet feet for this shot, but Esther was wading in the puddle the other end!  The things your photographers does for a perfect image!



You can see the sturdy boots I wore, again picking out one of the tones in my blouse. I'd call these taupe, which is a great neutral colour, these suede lace up boots have a cute little wool cuff that can be turned over when skinnie jeans are tucked in.   I bought these last year from Clarks.  Purchased just prior to Christmas when the pre-Christmas sales were full on.  They were a bargain for sure, just the right time for a present to myself!  Always worth checking out the stores literally just before the shutters come down and the decorations make way for the 'proper' sales banners on boxing day (when all the good stuff has already been bought!) Lol.


For my friends who celebrate Remembrance Sunday have a good Poppy Day, and for everyone else have a great Sunday!

Until the next visit  ... X
              Jacqui B.


Reflecting on the past and remembering the fallen heroes - wearing my poppy with pride.

Linking up with Mybowsandclothes
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24 comments

  1. That fur gillet looks fabulous on you Jacqui! sshh I wont say a word! x
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. Lol - thanks Laurie, I may have to 'hide' it in my room!

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  2. I absolutely love fur vests. They are so cozy and warm. Yours looks fabulous.

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    1. Yes Amy it really is lovely and warm, might see if I can get one in a different colour. Thanks so much for your kind words. x

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  3. I love your fur vest. Great color and the blouse underneath looks quite pretty as well. Perfect for the cold
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Really pleased with the result, thanks for your kind comments Jessica. x

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  4. That vest looks so cozy! Perfect for pairing over so many things. - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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    1. Yes I was thinking that too Amy, maybe a pair of faux leather trousers??!! I'm going to start looking lol. x

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  5. I have been on the hunt for a fur vest like that! Love it beautiful lady!

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    1. Aww thanks Andrea, I'm loving this one, but might have to get my own in a different colour, then I'll have a choice - lol.

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  6. You look gorgeous, Jacqui!! Did your daughter find out in the end?? :P

    On the blog today, I'm tackling something literally "borrowed from the boys", i.e., an item of clothing I took from my husband's wardrobe. Come on over and see how I (and four other women of all ages) styled pieces we, ahem, borrowed from the men in our lives.

    https://sheelagoh.com/2016/11/14/boy-oh-boy/

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    1. Thanks Sheela, she did and doesn't mind x nice having daughters, we can share certain clothes and accessories as well. x Will pop over to your blog - thanks. x

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  7. A Alps ski vacation sounds divine!! Love this look on you. Your vest is perfect!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Elise, can't wait for January! We've all started talking skiing in our house, all very excited! Great comments thanks. x

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  8. nice post and amazing blog :)

    http://itsmetijana.blogspot.rs/

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    1. So kind Tijana, thanks for stopping by.x

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  9. I love your (borrowed) fur vest! Beautiful photos!

    I wish I had a daughter I could borrow clothes from... Oh, well, today I actually borrowed one of my husband's sweaters... :-)

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. I'm very luck indeed to have daughters, and a bonus to borrow their clothes and accessories too! Thanks for stopping by. x

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  10. Your outfit is super cute! That "borrowed" vest is the perfect addition! Thanks for sharing at the Grace + Lace Linkup!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and your kind words. x

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  11. What a fun fur vest! Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.com/

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    1. Thank you Dawn, been spotting other colours that I may have to add to my wardrobe. x

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  12. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great vest!

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    1. Thank you for hosting Nicole. Glad you like the vest. x

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