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Monday, 27 February 2017

Weekend round-up, H & M Jeans.

Hey - hope you've had the best weekend.
After a busy week it's nice to have the weekend to relax and take time out with family and friends.



Friday night I went to a friends for a girly meal, stuffed my face with some tasty offerings - caught up with all the girls - so nice to sit back and chill out with a glass of fizz with a little bit of George Michael in the background.   Didn't even have to worry about the logistics of getting to and from my friends house because both daughters had the pleasure of dropping me off and picking me up - lol!

Saturday I was up earlier than I really wanted to be, but helped out with our 'house renovation' project. My #ootd would have had you laughing, and possibly a little shocked at just how unstylish I looked.  Old tatty work jeans, hubby's old t shirt and sweatshirt.  Hair scrapped in a ponytail - all this with a fine dusting of brickwork rubble absolutely everywhere!  Happy with today's efforts as now we've got two bigger rooms in the property, and a skip full of bricks and rubble.

Out with hubby and friends to a much cherished local restaurant on Saturday night.  I'd already decided what I'd be eating before I'd even started to get ready, and I knew there would most definitely be some prosecco involved! 
I had one of those evenings where I just didn't know what to wear, I went through so many different choices, but something seemed to be wrong with whatever I grabbed, does this happen to you? 
My bed replicated a Jumble sale at the end of a busy day, clothes strewn all over it even spilling onto the floor, eventually I settled on a basic black straight leg trouser, with a pretty dusky pink blouse, this had a black flower pattern over it and cute bell sleeves.  I'll be showing you this in detail in the next week or so.


Today though, I thought I'd show a recent purchase from H & M.  I saw these cute jeans a month or so ago, and it wasn't long till they were included in my jeans collection.  It was the ankle zip I noticed first, then I realised they were a dark denim with no distress - perfecto!




I find H & M tend to come up on the small side, so these being a skinny fit I had to size up - still they fit me well so I don't mind.  I bought these for only £19.99 a cool price for a hot pair of jeans!

I paired this tan jumper, you can catch where I wore it previously here, with a long line shirt from Matalan, the layered effect giving much more interest to the outfit. I love the damask pattern on this shirt, I've had it for a few years but always looks as good as new whenever I wear it.  I like the fact that it's long enough to show under my jumper too!

Do you like the snood scarf?  Different tones will give depth and detail to an otherwise plain outfit. 
I hope you agree I managed to give this outfit my own style and connotation.





I still use my fail-safe three-colour-rule in lots of my outfits, which I honestly adore.  But I am learning every day from other blogs I love to read and get ideas from, gently pushing me out of my comfort zone and into a whole new way to dress.









So enough of me, how's your weekend gone?  Have you had a relaxing time, were you working, doing some DIY or something else - I'd love to know.

Many thanks to Esther Ruby for the wonderful photos. x


Bye for now. X
           Jacqui B.
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34 comments

  1. Like the shade of that tan jumper. Getting ready to leave Vegas to head home. It was a fun time. Great pics in your post.

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    1. Thanks Celia, ohh Vegas, hope it's been wonderful, on my bucket list to go there. Thanks for your comments.

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  2. I think the scarf is the perfect addition, Jacqui!
    I especially like that you left the shirt hang out under the sweater too!
    We went to a writer's conference this weekend---I need all the help I can get...ha ha!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks Jodie, great comments. I bet that was very interesting! hope you've got some good pointers. x

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  3. Nice post, Jacqui. And yes, my bed usually looks like a bombs hit it when I'm getting ready to go out. So awful to come home to later. I was so frustrated last weekend that I ended up black jeans and jumper. Dull maybe, but I looked awful in everything I tried on and I had to put SOMETHING so that I could get on the bus!
    Your casual outfit looks perfect, great jeans, thanks for the tip on sizing up. And I always love your beach backdrop.

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    1. Hi Mary, good I'm not the only one - lol. Sometimes we just have to fall back on our old faithfuls.
      We had a super day for the photos - very lucky I think. x Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Jacqui, you are not the only one who struggles to find the right outfit. What I started doing was picking out my outfit the night for before so when I have to get ready for work I don't run into that problem. Otherwise I'd be throwing things on the bed just like you said. I really like your outfit. The jeans are super cute, but I love how you styled that sweater with your top hanging out the bottom. I also like your bag! Great look! - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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    1. Thank you so much Amy, really pleased I'm not the only one! Lol. They are cute aren't they, going to get lots of outings for sure. x

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  5. Such a cute outfit! Love your pictures too! The sweater and scarf combo is lovely. Glad you found a great pair of jeans.

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    1. Thanks Amy, I'm so pleased with the photos Esther Ruby has taken, and we have fun taking them - normally always have a laugh at my expense! Thanks for coming over. x

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  6. This is such a darling casual outfit! It might be my favorite of yours! The printed top peeking out from the bottom is so cute and the detail on your jeans makes them fun!

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    1. Aww thank you Laura, it's an everyday outfit for me, and I love wearing this style.

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  7. I do really like the snood lol! Funny word :)

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

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    1. Yer it is isn't it! Lol, thanks for stopping by Caitlin.

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  8. This is an awesome outfit! great layering with the jumper, snood and longer shirt :) I really like your jeans as well, I have a very similar pair that I haven't worn in ages! It's just been so hot here. They say it may cool down this week but not holding out much hope as they've been saying that for a few days!

    Hope you are having a really good week after your great weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Oh I'm jealous of your weather, fingers crossed I won't have to wait to much longer for the warmer weather! Thanks for you comments Mica. x

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  9. Isn't it great when the kids become the Taxi after all those years of ferrying them about! I hope the decorating is fun. I also hope for after photos. (love a bit of interior inspo)
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. Oh definitely Laurie, yes maybe a while for photos but may post a blog about it. x Thanks for visiting.

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  10. Sounds like you are doing some renovations, you cant dress up for that :-)) Love the jeans! Lovely outfit. I have looked at ones at HM, but have no idea about fit, so thats for the info. Sounds like you had a nice girls night!
    stop by when you can
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. No, not dressing up for messy work for sure. Thanks for your comments Jess, I had a super night. x

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  11. That's a great look. Three is my favorite number-and I love your ruler. Now every time I put something together, I will be counting! And that bag looks so "me"-love it.

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    1. I'll be interested to see your blog to see your three colour rule. x Thanks for your comments. x

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  12. Yes, my bed frequently looks like that. I love the layering of your outfit. Yes, I now am the irresponsible one out and my children pick me up. Its great isn't it! Pay back.

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    1. Lol, yes pay back is good, and cheap! Thanks for stopping by. x

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  13. Pretty sweater! I love H&M and their jeans! The zipper detail is super cute and I do find they always fit on the small side. I always size up!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Glad that you agree with me Ruth, thank you for visiting. x

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  14. There are times when I know exactly what I want to wear, the other time my bed looks more lie yours, Jacque. I love your outfit, they way you left your shirt untucked is a very clever idea
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Many thanks for your lovely comments Anna. x

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  15. Perfect casual look! Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday. It feels good to catch up with everyone!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.com/

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    1. Thank you Dawn, glad you could stop over. x

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  16. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great layering

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  17. This is such a cute outfit, Jacqui! I love the little bit of print peaking out from under your sweater. And the neutral tones with denim are so good! You look cozy, comfortable, and chic all at once! And yes, I also have those days when no outfit combination is working. Then I opt for leggings or skinny jeans and an oversized tunic or sweater! Thanks for linking up with me On the Edge.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Kind words Shelbee, thank you for visiting my blog. x

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