Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger for the over Fifties - sharing part of my life with you.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Fashion over fifty styling 'peg' trousers, and green blouse.

Good Morning to you all.

Who watched The Brits last night?  I certainly did and what a fabulous event it was.  Especially the beautiful and moving tribute to the late, great George Michael, had to reach for the tissues recalling my memories of the 80's, with the fantastic music that's etched on my brain from the likes of Wham, Spandau Ballet, Ultravox, with a bit of Boy George and Human League to name but a few.  Ohh those were the days!
Fun, carefree times - filled with nights out, no hang-overs, Saturday jobs and no bills, with the hardest task whether to watch ITV or BBC ... (yes there really were only 3 TV channels in the early 1980's).



Last week whilst out shopping with my middle daughter, I had in my mind to buy something green after seeing it in lots of blogs recently and wanted a piece of the action.  With that in mind I came home with these army green tapered trousers.  Not quite the 'green' I was after, but I liked the style so much I thought I'd give them a go.

Coming from Dorothy Perkins and also in blue, they are a super length for the court shoes I had in mind - cream Lotus sling backs.  Mine have a mid height heel, are a beige patent so always looking clean,  therefore they are an all round  functional shoe. Check out this cute pair from Lotus Shoes.

The blouse sitting in my wardrobe for yonks is from Matalan and came with a black cami top that I seem to have 'lost'!  I grabbed this white vest top thinking it would be fine, but upon seeing the photos I realise I look like I might be joining a netball team with complimentary bib!! Centre position for me, I liked to get everywhere, couldn't aim or shoot the ball, and hated having the defence nearly attacking me with their outstretched arms! hahaha


This pretty wrap belongs to my daughter, so lucky to have daughters to pinch clothes from!
I love the pattern plus the colour of this knitted wrap.  Neutral beige perfect for almost any attire.












Here's how I changed the look of these green tapered 'peg' trouser from stylish to casual.
By changing into these cute baseball pumps that I bought last year you can see here and here, plus this chunky jumper (that was a godsend on this rather icy cold day)  this is from H & M a few seasons ago and goes with nearly everything!

I opted for this wax floral bag from Jane Shilton ,one of my many delightful bags in my small 'arm-candy' collection, as always from my favourite store TK Maxx.










The scarf was a last minute accessory to finish off this outfit, rather bulky but looks great I think, although I nearly had to fight Esther-Ruby for it as she was keeping warm with it round her neck - he he he. 







The tapered trousers had a pleat on either side, with belt loops for the wide tie belt, you could also use a wide leather belt too, both look equally as good.

Does anyone else remember calling this style 'peg' trousers back in the '80's, or do you wish to forget this era?





A lovely setting for the shots, Whitstable Castle is such a pretty venue, catering for many events including Antique Fairs, Weddings, Murder Mystery Evening and The Fairy Scavenger Hunt (I'll be sharing this with you in a post very soon).

Many thanks again for the help of my lovely god-daughter Esther Ruby. x

I'd appreciate if you've got a spare couple of minutes to visit Stylingrannymama blog where I'm happy and proud to be featured wearing white on white - my new found like!




Bye for today.

        Jacqui B.


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30 comments

  1. I Loooved the brits! It also marks an anniversary for my Oh and myself. Lot's of style inspo here Jacqui, love that top x
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. Me too, and happy anniversary to you. x Thanks for your comments.x

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  2. Me and my husband, who is british, watched some of the Brit Awards last night and we both loved he George Michael tribute as well. We were both huge fans of his and the other bands you mentioned like Spandau Ballet, etc. Oh and I love the green pants especially with your print top!
    Nora

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    1. Thank you Nora, glad you agree with me, and for you kind words.

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  3. Oh heck, didn't even know the Brits was on. That is a good indicator of just how old I've become. Loved 80s music. Loved netball (GD) which I played into my late 40s though am not in a hurry to follow suit in recreating look with bottom-length skirt! Love the green and that cosy scarf. Are those netball pumps you're wearing, Jacqui :-) ?!

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    1. Shame you missed the Brits, well done for playing into your 40's, I think I might have liked that myself. Yes they're baseball trainers from Next, I wear them often and they make me feel about 20! Lol.

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  4. I love both of these looks! That top from the dressier look is so beautiful! You transitioned these trousers from dressy to casual effortlessly!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. Many thanks Kathrine, great comments from you. x

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  5. What a great pair of trousers. I like how you styled them multiple ways.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  6. I love the color and the little tie on those trousers! So cute how you styled up and down! I would probably have more trouble styling them down, but you did great!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Cute aren't they? They're going to get so much use in the coming months. Thanks for stopping over and for your comments.

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  7. What a fabulous way to make those pants so versatile, Jacqui!!
    I think both outfits work perfectly!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Jodie, they'll get a lot of wear for sure.

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  8. i too borrow some of my daughter's clothes, especially edgy jackets and t-shirts. Like how you style the pants in different styles
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au

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    1. We are lucky aren't we? Thank you for stopping by and for your comments.

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  9. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. The sweater and bag are great!

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  10. Jacqui, I love this look. Kale is one of the new Spring Pantone 2017 colors and your "peg" trousers "peg" the color perfectly. Ha, ha. I love how you styled this dressed up and the casual look as well. It's nice when we make a purchase that can be used multiple ways. You are simply lovely in green. And I really like your daughter's wrap. Thanks for the shout out as well. Have a great weekend. - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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    1. Thank you for the feature Amy, Glad you could stop over, and thanks too for you kind words. x

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  11. Loved the looks.. So effortlessly beautiful :)

    Madhubani
    www.deckanddine.com

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    1. Many thanks for your lovely comments Madhubani. x

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  12. I really like the first styling you did, and even without the cardi as it has a lovely clean line. Yes, it might be improved with the black cami underneath, but hey life rarely goes to plan does it?
    Thanks for the blast from the past with all of those 80's memories x
    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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    1. Hi Anna, yes I often have things turn out not as I expect! Glad you like how I styled these trousers. x

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  13. Neat transformation from stylish to casual! I love the cardi with the stylish look, it's a real statement piece.
    Gail
    www.isthismutton.com

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    1. Gail, thanks for your lovely comments. x

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  14. Love those peg trousers Jacqui. You have styled them awesome each time. I love how the changes of putting on or taking off the scarf makes a huge difference. You look amazing. Especially I love them styled with the blouse and wrap scarf on top. =)

    As a matter of fact I did a special feature of this outfit and on you, on my Thursday Moda, today. Come take a peek babe and you are welcome!

    <3 Ada.

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2017/03/thursday-moda-53-super-casual-in-superga.html

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    1. I'm so pleased you like this look Ada, I've been over to your blog and I'm tickled pink you featured me - thank you so much. Great you stopped by. x

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  15. Very pretty Jacqui, love the navy blouse and I am in the market for more green too! Those pants are such a pretty shade and they look great!
    thanks for linking with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Cheers Jessica, kind words indeed - many thanks. x

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