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Monday, 27 March 2017

Bright looks for Spring.

Good morning, hope you've had a super weekend and enjoyed a Happy Mothers Day!

I've had the best, rather busy Saturday baby sitting my princess and then enjoying a party with family and best friends, a few loads of drinks, food and dancing!




Sunday had me up bright and early and off to breakfast with eldest daughter, her hubby, my princess, son, daughter and my hubby - the reason being 'Mothers Day' - isn't that the best reason to be up early on a Sunday?  Not forgetting the clocks spring forward one hour! 
A fabulous breakfast in a local restaurant, making a real change as that's something I've not done in a long time. 
But hold on that's not all, I've been thoroughly spoilt on Sunday, receiving flowers, vouchers, chocolates along with five awesome cards, all with tear enhancing words!
This weekend superbly finished off with a family meal at our local Prezzo, some nine of us enjoying pasta, pizza, chicken and a good bottle of wine. 
Being surrounded by a wonderful family, and close friends this weekend confirms to me that I'm a very lucky and much loved lady.

With the weather warming up a little! wishful thinking maybe,  I had in mind to share a Spring look to brighten up even the darkest days of the vernal equinox.




Floral designs are a sure fire way to illuminate a darker outfit, you can do this by adding a skirt or trousers to a plain blouse or jumper, or if you feel slightly over-powered in something as full on as a dress just add a scarf or bag with a flowery design over it.   Shoes are another way to add interest to an outfit without going the whole hog. 

So anyway onto today #ootd.

You've seen this skirt many times especially with this jumper.






What a fabulous shot of my grey Jaeger bag, hubby bought this many years ago for a Christmas present, maybe with the help of a daughter or two, but picked a huge winner in my eyes and I love using it - especially with my bay tidy I shared with you on Thursday.




Every outfit can benefit from a bit of bling in a stunning necklace, so this often worn beauty did the trick for mine!  You can find similar in Debenhams either online or in store.



I acquired this floral, stretchy pencil skirt from eldest daughter a few years ago,  it's been like a yo-yo on me, sometimes fits perfectly other times rather baggy, obviously depending on how much weight I'm carrying - lol.  For now it fits me, showing me I'm slightly larger than I'd like to be, but hey that's life sometimes!  I wore this pastel pink cross-over jumper, you can see it paired with tan here
To complete this outfit a pale blue cami t shirt along with grey court shoes and my aforementioned Jaeger handbag.




Ok, so I had to have this compulsory seaside photo - can you tell it's me behind the moustache? Lol.  Not feeling the blue and white outfit to be fair - rather stiff and boring - lol!



How cute are these knitted toys?  All sorts of knitted paraphernalia is attached to various landmarks in the town, makes visiting a real novelty and definitely a conversation piece.






Would you now consider a floral item incorporated in your outfit, or is it something you'd give a wide berth to?

As always I'd love to hear your views and look forward to hearing from you all.

Until Thursday, stay safe and sending all good thoughts and wishes to the people affected by the horrendous attack in Westminster, London. X


With thanks to Esther Ruby for some great photos. X



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30 comments

  1. You look amazing Jacqui. Thank you for the wonderfull pier pictures :)
    XO Tina

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    1. Thank you so much Tina, I had a fun time taking photos on the pier. x

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  2. I love the floral skirt and I do think that every women should have at least one!! Hmmmm...that may mean that I need to go shopping---ha ha!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Can't wait to see it Jodie, thanks for stopping by, glad you like mine. x

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  3. Love the florals in that skirt! Have to say I don't wear much print, mainly because I rarely find any I like, though I would like to inject more prints into my wardrobe. I expect that's why I have so many scarves. But I'm a sucker for a nice floral and I have been looking around for a skirt for this summer. Wish me luck! And, btw, I picked up a bag tidy on Friday - just need a handbag now!

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    1. I love florals, always get drawn towards them. I also love a scarf too! Good luck with finding a suitable skirt, I'll look forward to seeing it Mary. Ohh I'm so pleased you got one, I hop you find a bag you like. x

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  4. That skirt is too pretty! I love the print!

    Liz
    Www.lizzieinlace.com

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  5. Jaeger is one of my favourite all time brands and the proof is in the pudding here showing that it also stands the test of time xx
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. Yes it does Laurie, I'm a big fan too! x

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  6. So, so pretty! I love the floral pencil skirt. You are an absolute vision of Spring! Thanks for linking up with me.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Many thanks for your lovely words Shelbee, Your welcome and thanks for hosting too. x

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  7. Happy Mother's Day! What a pretty look, love the skirt.
    Nora

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    1. Thank you Nora, so pleased you stopped by. x

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  8. That skirt is just gorgeous! I love the colors you paired with it!

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    1. I'm thrilled with it and also so pleased you could come by. x

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  9. Looks so colorful with this floral skirt! I like it dear!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: BOHEMIAN STYLE IN PARIS

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    1. It is a nice Spring look, thanks for your lovely comments Monica. x

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  10. Such a pretty floral skirt! It looks great with the wrap top!

    Glad you had a wonderful weekend and were spoiled!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. Thank you very much Andrea, I was spoilt very much, I hope you have a fab week. x

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  11. You look gorgeous and so chic! I am LOVING that floral skirt, it's perfect for Spring! :)

    xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/fishnets-friend-foe/

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    1. Many thanks for your lovely words and for stopping by my blog.

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  12. Hi Jacqui! By now you probably know I love florals. This is such a pretty skirt I love the purple and navy tones in it. A very soft and femininie look for spring!
    Have a great weekend!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Many thanks Jess, I love florals too, especially in the spring! Hope you too have a great weekend. x

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  13. Sounds like the perfect day! Very pretty skirt. I love the yarnbombed railings :-)

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Kind words, thank you Emma. The knitted railings do look very cute! x

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  14. Such a spring look and the skirt suits you so much. Great photos too. BTW i bought the bag tidy last week after you showed it. Great value for 2.50.

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  15. Thank you Anna, Thanks I'll tell Esther, she'll be thrilled. x I'm so pleased you bought this! Isn't it great value - I use mine all the time. x

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