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

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Are you HAPPY?


Good morning, are you happy?




This post should have gone out weeks ago, but just couldn't find the right outfit I had in mind, so here it is better late than never!

Wanted to share with you this lovely book I received for Mothers Day.
My daughter delighted me with Fearne Cotton's book HAPPY some weeks ago, and I couldn't wait to start reading it.
I have to be in the right frame of mind to read a book , and it's something I don't do very often.  My normal situation to read is on a flight - takes my mind of where I am!!

Happy is a book about Depression, I wouldn't class myself as being depressed at all, but thought it might be an interesting read and I may learn something.

It reads "little things keep your mental health at bay and is packed with ideas and practical exercises to join in with her journey."
I'll keep you updated as to what my impression of the book is like ...







Love the colours on my new Mothers Day Cath Kidston mug, perfect colours to match my book.

I was so inspired by the colours on the cover and felt I wanted to see if I could create a suitable outfit to incorporate some/all of the colours.

Here's what I ended up with ...





I know I like bright colours but I really can't see me wearing this outfit out, definitely not out out either!
Therefore I've tried to style these colours but slightly muted down with black trousers which is more how I'd wear it.




I'm calling this a 'Rainbow scarf' for obvious reasons, borrowed from middle daughter, I'm not sure where she acquired it from, but it can be paired with a multitude of coloured pieces, making it a versatile little acquisition that maybe she won't notice missing!



The trousers I'm wearing are basic straight leg.  I've worn these numerous times and certainly got my monies worth from this Dorothy Perkins key item.  Every over fifty fashionista should own at least one pair!


This basic yellow silky top is one of many coloured staples in my wardrobe,  I'd recommend getting this style of top in the significant colourways of black, white, blue and red, also adding a couple of seasonal tones that will enhance your wardrobe, which will, in turn, mix and match with all the on-trend fashion additions you care to buy.  Coming from Matalan for just under £20 - Superb!




I really needed this pale blue long line cardigan when taking these photos, come to think of it a fur coat may have gone down a treat - it was bloody freezing - don't let the gorgeous sunshine and blue sky fool you, we had hail stones and sleet about an hour later!!!  Typical British weather!
View what else I paired my F & F cardi with here.

Have you got an exciting long weekend lined up? 
I'll be enjoying a little celebration with friends and family for hubby's birthday - that's the thing with a large family - plenty of birthday parties!
So with a Birthday, a Bank Holiday and beautiful grandchildren I'm definitely saying Yes - I'm Happy.

Don't forget to pop back on holiday Monday as there's an interesting little project in the pipe line - please don't miss it!

Until Monday, thanks I'm chuffed you've taken the time to visit,  I hope you can leave a comment. X








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24 comments

  1. Oh Jacqui, you are having a lot of fun! Finding your Andrea outfit last week and now finding an outfit from a book cover! Your outfit looks springlike and you look, well, Happy, just as it says on the book cover.
    I have a LA fabric/tablecloth that's been instantly cheering me up for 30 years and, you know, the colours are similar to your top outfit. Maybe there's a science behind the colours Laura and Fearne put together, eh?

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    1. How lovely that colours can inspire us! Thanks for my shout out - much appreciated Mary. x

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  2. Oh Jaqui, wonderfull pictures and you look amazing! In April we have british weather here in germany :))
    I wish you a great day, XO Tina

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    1. Thanks so much Tina, poor us with the same weather! Keeps us on our toes with our fashions then! x

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  3. What a fun trip to a field of flowers----it makes your whole outfit shine!!
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  4. I love the way you pulled colors from the scarf to pick the rest of the pieces in your outfit. I think you could get away with both outfits out in public, but the black pants make the whole outfit pop. Looking lovely as always. Have a great weekend with your family and those precious grandkids! - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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    1. Such kind words Amy. Thanks for stopping by, it's been a busy weekend wit birthday drinks and visits from family and friends - brilliant!

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  5. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great outfit, perfect background! Big compliments to your photographer too!

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    1. I'll pass on the compliment, she'll be thrilled! Thanks for stopping by. x

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  6. What a great spot for your photos! This is such a pretty look!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Thanks so much Jill, I'm so pleased with how this turned out!

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  7. I love Fearne Cotton. I find it difficult to imagine her depressed. I must pick up a copy of this book and give it a read. Fab and very happy outfit by the way! The same goes for your pretty mug. Have a lovely weekend. xx

    ♥ Carly Susanne ~ A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Me too Carly, just shows you can't judge a book by it's cover! It's worth a read. Hope you have a super weekend too. x

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  8. Jacqui, I love both ways you have styled this, but honestly the pink pants really add a super duper Wow factor to it! I think you look fabulous in all the happy colors! Thanks so much for linking up with me!

    Shelbee

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    1. Kind words, thank you. I'm still unsure about the pink crops - maybe given time I'll change my mind. x

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  9. i love this colour combo Jacqui,this is one of my favourite. I think I wore something similar a while ago on the blog. Enjoy the book
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Oh Anna, thank you so much. I'm so pleased you stopped by. Jacqui
      www.mummabstylish.com

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  10. The pink, blue and yellow is a fabulous colour combination! Beautiful photos surrounded by all those yellow flowers!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. I ended up loving this outfit, glad you do too. x

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  11. Great color combo and a gorgeous scarf! Thanks for linking up with The Blended Blog.

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    1. Oh that's so nice of you to say Carrie. Many thanks.x

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