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Monday, 26 June 2017

Gingham Cropped Trousers with Three Tops.


Hello fellow bloggers, how's it going?
Another great weekend for MummaB'. 
Up to the big British City on Saturday - such a fun, lively day in the capital, one word  ... Prosecco!
Sunday being rather the opposite, curled up on the sofa - catching up on some TV and my water in-take!
The reason for our visit to London was my hubby's Christmas present, yes you heard correct Christmas!
You can Imagine how difficult it has been to arrange a date when eight people are free on the same day, so last Saturday was the first opportunity for me, hubby and six of our friends to travel up to London Town for Gin Tasting! 
Heading over to Whistling Shop in Shoreditch to sample gin, find out about its origins and how it's made.  En-route visiting a traditional Pie and Mash shop, a couple of bars and a fabulous tea and cake stop - aptly named Cake Hole Café
Here I scoffed a mouthwatering cream tea, along with endless cups of the hot beverage, in a cup and saucer from a teapot! - tea tastes so much better from china tea cups and brewed in a teapot don't you think?


Here's the casual outfit I wore on Saturday,  which was basic, comfortable and just the job for a day in big city.  Gingham cropped trousers, paired with white peplum hem tee shirt & I added my pretty necklace and matching bracelet along with my Zara metallic silver bag and gold espadrilles to my ensemble.  As we made our way to our destination I saw this graffiti wall where hubby took this photo, there's nothing like this locally so wanted to include the artwork in today's post.


Honestly, I could of eaten another of these super warm scones, cream & jam, not to mention any of the cakes that were on offer.

The cropped gingham trousers I've had for a while now, are from Dorothy Perkins & fit me like a glove.  Black & white can be paired with loads of colours thus prompting me to try out these three looks.  Which one do you prefer? 

Beginning with the obvious white, which is my favourite.   I picked up this cotton top from Matalan.  I do like lace and the cotton cut-out detail reminded me of giant lace.  This was on the sleeves, across the neckline and round the bottom of the top - or the top of the bottom! Lol.  It could also be worn as a dress if you've got the legs for it - lol.




Feeling more able to match different coloured accessories now-a-days, so the black ankle sandals  worked well with the yellow clutch bag.




Are you liking the blast of colour - lemon?   Since starting blogging and reading fashion blogs from all age groups I've grasped that you don't HAVE to match your accessories.  Different colours, tones and textures can all work.  This will add depth and interest to an outfit, but I'm just a novice on this wave length and often still match my accessories, however it has given me a wider choice in what I can pick!  You may have seen this Primark clutch before here.




Look Number 2, how about the yellow camisole top?  This is from Asda and is a super fit,  I love the wide straps, along with the double layer effect.  This little cami is a wardrobe staple, well worth buying in as many colours as the shop has, because they mix & match, can be worn alone or with layers.  Let's hope they've got other colours because for £5 this is a bargain top.





Finally number three, my least favourite!  Gingham with red surely is a winner - right?  Upon reflection I wished I'd worn a red tee shirt underneath my red cardi and not the chosen white one.  It looks dis-jointed, breaking the fluidity of what could be a stylish outfit.  I'll be trying the red tee shirt soon and see if it looks better - I'll keep you informed.











My black ankle strap sandals are from Faith at Debenhams.  A girl can never have enough black sandals and I was smitten with these as they're very stylish and flattering too.  I picked them up in the half price sale a few weeks ago, well if I'm truthful I spent quite a chunk of my birthday money on sandals that day!


Until Thursday It's been fabulous, and I hope you'll pop back then to see another exciting feature that's in the pipe-line.  I'm super happy with it and can't wait to share with you all.

These super photographs were taken by the ever talented Esther Ruby, she's a star. ✴

Bye , bye.   x


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  1. Oh Jaqui, these gingham pants and pictures are amazing.I would like to buy a pant like this :)
    XO Tina

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  2. Maybe I need to take out my gingham pants! You are inspiring me! Love the eyelet top so much! The detail and the crisp white for summer is lovely! Yellow is so popular right now, its another great look.
    Have a wonderful week!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. I love these, and recommend you try yours too. Glad you like these looks, x

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  3. These gingham pants are so versatile! I have a pair and I don't believe I have worn them yet. Seeing all the ways you have styled yours are making me think I need to pull them out soon!

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    1. Many thanks Jennie, I'll look forward to seeing yours. x A versatile garment. x

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  4. Talk about the perfect pants, Jacqui!!
    I love how you paired them with different colors and styles of shirts!!
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. They certainly are Jodie, I'm really pleased with how well they work with so much. x

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  5. Lovely, the top look is my fave but they're all super-fresh. You must have been hot in London, what a heatwave we had!

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    1. Mine too, thanks for commenting Mary. x

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  6. Love all of these looks! Your gingham pants and pops of yellow are beautiful!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Elise, I'm so pleased you stopped by. x

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  7. I love gingham! Pops of yellow pair so perfectly with them!

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  8. You just can't go wrong with gingham can you Jacqui? I love the yellow paired with these - the top and the clutch are really fresh against the black and white. And those sandals are just what I need. I seem to be wearing the same black wedges in all my recent photos, but these would be a great substitute...

    See you soon x
    Anna

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    1. So true Anna, the sandals are from Debenhams, and there's a sale on atm, it was hard not to stop and try some on!!!

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  9. I am loving how your pants look with all your fun tops! They are such a versatile piece! You look amazing in them!

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  10. Jacqui, I like all of these options. The white tope is so cute with the perforations and I love the pop of yellow of your bag. The yellow top is so pretty and look superb with those pants. I love the last look as well, and I don't think the white tank is a problem at all. Think of it more as a color blocking with the red and white and the white goes well with the pants too. I think you did great on all these outfits. Glad you had a fun time in the city. And I agree there is nothing quite like a cup of tea in a real china cup and poured from a real tea pot! - AMy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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    1. So pleased with this post, I love all the choices, and will be trying the all red top soon.x Thanks for your lovely comments Amy. x

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  11. Great looks for the gingham trousers! Love the gold espadrilles and yellow bag too. Gail x

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  12. Your vaca breakfast looks scrumptious and I love the gingham pants and eyelet top. The yellow bag is a fabulous choice. Xo Jonet

    www.FabulouslyChicOver50.com

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    1. It was yummy Jonet, thanks for your lovely words. Very kind. x

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  13. Whoever thought gingham could be a neutral? You totally showed us it can be done! Lovely looks!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Works well eh? Pleased I tried this out, more choice in future. Thanks for stopping by. x

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  14. Very cute pants and love with with the fun yellow bag!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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    1. Thank you so much Marta, hope you can stop by again. x

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  15. Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style linkup party. These pants are so cute! I love how you styled them. You will have a lot of of fun with them for years to come. they are a classic!

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    1. Appreciate your comments Nicole. I enjoy these cropped trousers because they can be paired with so many different colours. x

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  16. I like those pants very much - my favourites are the combination with the white tunic and the yellow top! Especially with the yellow clutch... hmmm, I think I'm gonna look out for gingham pants, too.... :-) xx Maren

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    1. Maren, thank you so much for you comments. It's a cute look that i'll wear again. x Hope you can visit again. x

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  17. Those gingham trousers are the cutest! Love all three of these looks but my favorite is the first one with the white tunic and yellow bag!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Many thanks so much Jill, glad you like this. x

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  18. Those trousers!! And that yellow clutch. You look fabulous! I'm unable to wear yellow, but why haven't I tried to incorporate this fun color via accessories?? Thank you for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

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    1. I've learnt from other bloggers, so my outfit choices are getting bigger and bigger. Thank you for coming by, hopefully you can come again. xx

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  19. I love the gingham trousers! My favourite look is the first one, the white top is so pretty. Fab graffiti wall - I wish I could find some for photos!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. These are one of my favourite pieces for summer, an I know I'll wear them in the Autumn too. x Thanks for coming by Emma. x

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  20. If you wear heels, you need to take in the height of the heels when you select a pair of trousers. This is very important as you do not want trousers that are so long that they can get caught under your heels; on the other hand, you do not want trousers that expose your ankles.Parkour Sweatpants

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