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Monday, 8 May 2017

Floral and Green.

Hello everyone, hope you're nice and chilled after the weekend.
Can't believe we're so far into May already, but fortunately for me nearer my birthday. 😏
Now's the time to start dropping hints, big hints *cough, cough* around the family! Lol.





In my local F & F last week, whilst I was returning an item I came across these stylish trousers.
Finding my size I took a chance and left with them.
I fell for these straight away, they were in the sale,  for only £8 and I knew I'd got a bargain, result!
Drawn by the floral design and the dominant green calling out to me. I haven't got many pieces in any sort of green, other than Army, khaki green. Check out my Peg Trousers here.  So I took on the challenge with pleasure.

I have to admit I was stumped when I got them home and realised there was nothing to match my purchase in my wardrobe, well apart from the umpteen black tops, white blouses and various blazers in my wardrobe.  However after a rummage through my T shirt drawer I came across this basic green one, the colour harmonised perfectly.  But begs the question 'could I go out for dinner in just a T shirt over the trousers' - was that just too plain and casual?
I wasn't sure how good they'd look on, but I needn't have worried they fitted with ease, felt super on and I reckon look great. 

The slim style finishing on the ankle gave a flattering finish, the side zip showing a flat front, along with the high waist holding everything in!
If wearing a floral or patterned piece, I feel it's always best to pair with something plain, which balances the overall look, piecing in a scarf or an accessory to pick out the theme and colour - for example a square beaded necklace if your wearing something check or gingham see my Black Gingham Top.

Well I think I've just about got this covered, by pairing with white sandals and my pretty white flower choker (I fixed the clip onto the chain not the clasp to make it tighter on my neck) along with a short black jacket giving my T shirt outfit a bit of style and edge, and not at all too plain!













This necklace is from Matalan, I love picking up cheap accessories when I see them, they add depth and interest to most looks and make an outfit go from so-so to so special!

My bag is from Forever 21 previously paired Here with a white Broderie Anglaise dress at a Christening.



My choice was spot on for the meal out on Saturday night, a meal of Steak - cook your own steak at that, accompanied by chips, mushrooms, tomatoes and onions. You're given a raw steak and a hot, very hot lava plate that you simply cook your own steak on, rare, medium or well done, it's up to you how it's cooked.  Mine was perfect, prompting me to send 'Compliments to the Chef' of course - ha ha ha!!

So enjoy the beginning of your week,
I'd just like to ask, as a reader of my blog do you prefer to know where the garments I wear come from?  Some blogs I read have a link to the actual item or a similar one - is this something you'd like me to do?

I do hope you can pop back on Thursday, I've got some wonderful shots that Esther Ruby has taken for me, we've been among the Bluebells and I can't wait to share them with you!

Bye for now. X

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  1. Good bargain find Jacqui.F&F as you know I love to shop there. looking lovely xx
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. I sure do Laurie, haven't they got some cute bits in there? Also the beach wear is great! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you're well. x

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  2. Lovely trousers and green top, the colour really suits you! X

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    1. Thanks so much Gail, it's not a colour I wear often, but think it brings out my hazel eyes. x

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  3. Those are the most amazing pants and wow, do I ever love the color green on you pretty lady! Gorgeous look for spring!

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    1. Many thanks Andrea, I think I made a good choice there. x

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  4. Those are fabulous pants---and I don't think you have to totally match to them. I remember one of my favorite pins from awhile ago was a pair of floral pants like these with a grey shirt!!
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Maybe will try grey, I've got a cute blouse that may work, thanks Jodie. x

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  5. Looking so pretty and glowing, Jacqui. Love that pattern. Great outfit combo. Some readers have said that greenery is difficult to find in the shops but you're doing well. Looking forward to seeing your bluebellery!!!
    I guess the links are an extra faff but useful for avid shoppers, which I'm not, so my view isn't probably a good indicator!

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    1. Lovely words Mary, glad you like. Yes green not the colour flavour atm, maybe I can start a trend - lol. x

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  6. Sooo cute! Great job of styling.
    www.over50under20.com

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  7. Green is a great color on you! Lovely necklace too.
    Nora

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  8. Love your colorful trousers with the green top. Very pretty! Enjoyed your blog and will visit again!

    Debbie@debbiethisandthat.com

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    1. Deborah, thank you so much for stopping over, glad you like the outfit. x

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  9. I am such a sucker for green! Love his look, your floral pants are so fabulous!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh Elise, I think I am now too a lover of green, thanks for stopping by. x

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  10. I adore these pants. Love the green with the it . . .it gives it a pop!

    Life is just Rosie
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    1. Glad you agree Rose, going to get lots of wear from these beauties. x

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  11. I would have fallen for the floral as well. I am such a sucker for the print. And the green top looks great on you!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Thanks so much Amy for your lovely comments.x

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  12. OH Jacqui, now you have me wishing that I bought these too last week when I saw them! They look such a great fit on you too. I love your advice to add a plain top to a floral or patterned piece, but I'd like to lead you astray into the world of pattern clashing or what is pattern play in my world. There's a lot of joy to be had once you get the hang of it.

    Anyway, the whole outfit works beautifully, so well done!

    Anna x
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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    1. They are fab Anna, I'm going to try I promise - it will take a bit of time I'm sure. x

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  13. those floral pants rock! you look so darling!

    kelseybang.com

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  14. Fabulous printed trousers, and I am ALL over that necklace! Beautiful! xx

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  15. I love those floral print pants. The whole outfit is great.

    bisous
    Suzanne

    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

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  16. I am such a fan of printed pants! Those are absolutely adorable! Love how your tee looks with thema nd you dressed it up with a necklace!

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  17. Lovely outfit!!!

    www.lacaleya.com

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  18. I love how you added that lovely floral necklace to boost the volume on your spring look! Bravo darling. Xo Jonet

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  19. Lovely trousers, I would love some like these. Great look :) Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday blog hop.

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    1. You're welcome, and thanks to you too for coming over. x

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  20. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great pants!

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  21. Goodness, I just love this! The green tee compliments those wonderful floral pants perfectly. The addition of the flower necklace was brilliant. Thanks so much for linking with Fabulous Friday, Jacqui!

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    1. Apologies I didn't see you comment. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'm planning on wearing these with a cute little cream blouse in the next few weeks too. x

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  22. Fabulous trousers...and a bargain too! I love the dark floral print which goes perfectly with the green top and pretty necklace. Thanks for linking up :-)

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Many thanks Emma, kind words, see you on the next link up. x

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