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Monday, 6 March 2017

Cheeky night away! Re-thinking my colours.

Morning, have you got the Monday Morning Blues?

I wish I had the blues over the weekend,  the reds, greens and pinks!  Let me explain.  Had a cheeky night away on Saturday night to surprise our best friends on their weekend away.  Our other friends also joined in making a surprise arrival in the morning so our week of secret conversations, bookings and text messages all paid off when we appeared - they were so pleased we'd joined them, and knew we'd all be in for a fabulous, fun filled weekend!




Anyway back to the question of colours.  Whilst looking through the various photos of my weekend away I've noticed, with annoyance really, most of my colour choices were not colours at all!  Black, white and cream with a small addition of pink (scarf and nails) were the options I'd packed! 
I know I've often quoted to having a three-colour-rule, but come on Mummab we need some colour injected into these outfits, otherwise they will always look boring, old and samey (made that word up!)

So without any more nattering here's how I looked over the weekend...

Wearing the skinny jeans I recently bought from H & M, catch where I wore them first here.  Pairing these with my double cuff shirt from TK Maxx, over this I wore a plain black jumper, again from H & M. 


I feel a plain rather boring outfit was definitely overshadowed by the cute, leopard print chaise
longue I draped myself over -lol.






Who doesn't love a wrap over dress?  This is a bit of a cheat, but a much better idea, you see it's fixed at the waist so just gives the impression of a wrap around.  I purchased this many years ago, it comes out every once in a while, but feels like a new dress every time.  Neutral colours playing main role in my outfit selection this weekend.  Maybe red shoes or necklace would have been the pop of colour needed to compliment this look?







My last outfit I'm letting you see is SO boring I nearly couldn't let myself add it to my post,  so here it is - when preparing and packing I thought it looked perfect for wandering around the town before returning home, but I'm really upset with how it looked. 
I'll be addressing the situation for my next weekend away to make sure some colour is added to everyone of my outfit choices!  Keep watching to see if I do!





"The best colour in the whole world is the one that looks good on you" Coco Chanel

Many thanks for viewing - hope you can stop by on Wednesday for an additional post. X


       Jacqui B.
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14 comments

  1. And these colours look good on you, Jacqui! I love seeing what people pack and you did really well, so don't give yourself a hard time! But where did you go?!!

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    1. We visited Eastbourne as our friends had booked to go, we surprised them! Thanks for your lovely comments Mary. x

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  2. I know a lot of people love to stick to the basics---especially when travelling. But I'm like you---give me color!! Even if it's just a bright scarf or something!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I'll be trying a lot harder on my next weekend break, stay tuned to see if its a thumbs up or down! Thanks for stopping by Jodie.x

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  3. I think a set of neutral outfits is a great idea when on a trip as you know you can mix and match! I really like that dress particularly, reminds me of a little brown dress I used to have a few years ago that had a similar print :)

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend :) Sounds like you would have!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. It is a lovely dress, I love wearing it. Can't go wrong with this style can you? Hope you have a great week too Mica. x

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  4. loving these looks . . . they are great for traveling bc they can be so versatile, even though they are basics.
    Life is just Rosie
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    1. Many thanks for your comments and that you've stopped by Rose. x

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  5. Jacqui, you have no worries. These outfits were perfect and I love to have a color theme when I travel. It makes packing so much easier. For example, I might pick the colors gray, pink and brown and then all the outfits I build from those colors. I might add in another color with my accessories. I love what you did, so relax. You did good! - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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    1. I'll be trying your idea I think, thanks for you kind words and that you came by. x

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  6. Jacqui, that dress is fabulous! But I do think you are being too hard on yourself. I think the other "plain" outfits are perfect for a weekend away! I usually end up packing all neutrals and blacks when I travel, too. It is just easier. Thanks for joining my #SpreadTheKindness Link Up.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Oh so sweet to say Shelbee - thank you. Thanks for hosting the link up too. x

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  7. The dress is fab, it's a very flattering fit. You look lovely in it! Neutrals are great for travelling when you don't want to take too much. Don't be upset with the last outfit, it's not boring at all xxx

    Emma
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Many thanks Emma, really appreciate your comments. Also thanks for stopping by. x

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