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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Celebrating flowers in appreciation of Chelsea Flower Show.


Good morning lovely bloggers.

Celebrating the beauty of flowers today in appreciation of the Chelsea Flower Show.
This has to be near the top of my bucket list, I've always wanted to visit this annual event ever since my mum went years ago.  Watching it on TV every year my desire gets stronger and stronger, seeing the breath-taking gardens, the stunning flowers with... erm  lets say unusual, unpronounceable names. Majestic designs with stunning displays of trees & water gardens  injected with huge sprays of vivacious blooms in eye popping colours, and I bet they smell amazing too!  I'd love any of them in my little garden of Eden!  Hubby has said he'll take me next year as we've got too much on now, roll on 2018!

With flowers in mind, and you all know I'm a big fan of florals, here's my tribute to the Chelsea Flower Show.

Wearing this white floral dress I picked up in Matalan when I was returning another item.
I took photos in a local park and hope I do justice to the CFS




This sleeves dress with a botanical theme is elegant, sleek and polished.  I felt completely confident in this dress, maybe because it was holding me in all the right places, which in turn makes you stand upright, leaving me refined and classy. 
I also love the fact that instead of a split up the back of the pencil skirt there's one up either side, something I've not seen very often but I quite like. The neckline is just right for a choker necklace and the colour is perfectly placed to pick out some of the flowers on the dress. See where else I wore It
With a little ruching on the waist that constructs a flattering finish across my unwanted tummy!
I've paired up these sandals, my peep toe favourites - yes they're winning my vote for now I keep wearing them!  Along with this darling bag, borrowed from my daughter, and probably from Primark.



A green Pashmina finished my look, giving quite a dressy feel, however a little cardigan or jacket would look super too.  Any number of colours would be suitable including, pink, blue or yellow.











So Saturday is in full sight now, we've got a fabulous long weekend to celebrate what are you all going to do?
Me? ... Oh I'm going for not one but two breaks away!  *Smug face appears*
Yes, firstly off with my hubby, mum, sister and her hubby to visit my uncle.  This is the third visit in as many years we've had a little weekend break in Cornwall, you can see last years visit here.  We actually stay in a beautiful Hotel/B&B in Liskeard, however my uncle lives just outside Lostwithiel.  Very remote, but with the stunning scenery it somewhat makes up for it.


I'll be incorporating my one piece rule I heard about last year,  you see I try to take just dresses or jumpsuits when going away.  It's worked well so far, less hassle than thinking about separate pieces that I always take too many of  which, in turn aren't needed and take up too much space.
Ideally taking an extra dress 'just in case' the unforeseen happens!

If you'd like to slip back over in the next couple of weeks to view just what I took, along with finding out how the weekend went.  Lets pray for good weather as we've had all sorts on previous visits and I'm standing firm that I'd prefer warmer weather with maybe a hint huge amount of sunshine!!!

Getting home late on Monday,  then early Tuesday morning I'll be jetting off to L'Escala with four friends and my hubby - a mid-week escape for a bit of rest and relaxation, good food, company and possibly a little drink.  For hubby and me it's like going home, we've been visiting this part of Spain for many, many years and it just feels so good to go back there, although slightly different each time we do. 
It holds plenty of special memories of holidays with the children, weeks away with my in-laws and oh so funny cheeky breaks with our friends.  When you see the photos you may well love to visit  L'Escala just like I do.🎔

Bye for now see you on Holiday Monday, I'm hoping you all enjoy the weekend, I know I will, ha ha ha!

XX



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  1. I'm following you now to get updates from your blog, hope you would like to follow back. Thanks much.

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  2. You do the CFS justice for sure in this floral dress! The pashmina is an extra touch of glamour. Have fun on your two breaks - we are staying home this weekend so I am envious!

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    1. Thanks Gail, I'm looking forward to the break, hope the weather plays ball!! x

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  3. Love this classic look on you! You look lovely!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Jill thanks for your kind words. x

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  4. I love a floral dress---and this one is perfect on you Jacqui!
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Such kind words Jodie, thanks for stopping by. x

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  5. Such a fabulous dress! You look amazing, love!

    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

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    1. Thank you very much for your lovely comments. x

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  6. You look fabulous in your florals. Love the dress and how you've accessorised it. Wishing you some wonderful holidaying, lucky you!

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    1. Many thanks Mary, I'm pleased with my purchase, I know I'll wear it for many occasions. x

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  7. What a great summer dress. Perfect for work. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party.

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    1. Thanks Nicole, thanks for stopping over too.x

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  8. Love this pretty dress. And you have inspired me to get my pashminas out. Great idea to pick up a color in the dress. Have a wonderful time on your trips!

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    1. Susan, so glad you like, and I've given you the idea to wear yours again. x

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  9. I love your dress! And the pashmina is ideal for spring chills. I also like how the colours match perfectly - and to me the bag doesn't look like Primark ;-) Have a nice time, enjoy your trips! Maren

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    1. Maren, thank you for your comments, much appreciated. x

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  10. Such a pretty floral dress! Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.com

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    1. You're welcome, and thanks for visiting my blog. x

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  11. looking fabulous here Jacqui. Enjoy your holiday
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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  12. Enjoy your trip Jacqui! such a pretty dress too !
    bestest wishes to you and yours
    Ashley x

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  13. Love your dress! It looks great on you. I especially like how you pulled out the colors in the dress with your accessories.

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    1. Many thanks for your kind comments. x

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  14. Beautiful dress, perfect for a flower show!

    xx,Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Apologies for the late reply, many thanks for stopping by Elise. x

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