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Monday, 5 June 2017

Marvellous Metallics - 5 OVER 50!

Morning, how's Monday going?

I can't believe how quickly June has arrived.
Have you remembered what's happening today?
Yes it's 5 OVER 50 challenge again.






Our objective today has been prompted by Anna from Anna's Island Style, she's set us the task of styling Marvellous Metallics!
Up until my birthday I hadn't got the foggiest idea what to do for this challenge, but hey presto I got the perfect gift from a great friend and the outfit fell into place!  Why does that happen? 

Starting with this Zara bag (my birthday gift), I worked my way around styling an outfit from garments that were already in my wardrobe: Black peg trousers, years old from TK Maxx, a silky go-to black top from Matalan making a frame to build upon.  Adding on silver boots & infinity scarf to complete the look.
There's a story behind the boots, my god-daughter arrived with a present for me - these metallic cuties, she'd picked them up in the Primark sale for.... wait for it £1  !!! I mean how can that not be bargain of the year?  They suitably fitted the criteria along with this pretty metallic foil print
scarf which was the only piece I bought and came from F & F.








This pale blue scarf from F & F was £6.  With pretty silver foil stars upon it, it's a heavenly addition to my marvellous metallic combination.


How stunning is this silver metallic bag, the solid silver chain a sturdy link that can be changed from a long length to a shorter handle.  I know I'll use this time and time again in the coming months, it's a perfect accessory for summer, but will be equally as useful come the winter months.




Esther Ruby and I had a fun filled couple of hours down at the beach resulting in these amusing shots, can't remember what was so funny in the last photo, but must be something along the lines of me sitting in a weird way and her saying "no - don't do that" lol.

Lets catch up with the other four ladies, to see what they've exacted from the challenge:



Her love of mixing patterns in just the right way makes way for some interesting and stunning outfits, I'm learning a thing or two from this lovely lady, and she's inspiring me to amalgamate my patterns.


  You can view more of Anna's fashionable style here on her IG page.





Delve into Ashley's blog to encounter fabulous creative ideas for you home and your fashion, from crochet to styling frayed jeans - there's so much to muse over.



Catch Ashley on IG here.


Seeing Gail's blog I instantly liked her style, so many similarities to mine, and plenty of styles for me to 'copy'!




You can find Gail on IG Here.




Sophisticated and very stylish, Laurie has a perfect style that I love, looking effortlessly chic in all her more neutral outfits, we too have similar styles and have often mused over or bought the same item!



You can find Laurie on IG at Vanity and Me.


Pop over to visit these blogs, you'll be pleasantly surprised at what you'll find, and if like me you're an lady over fifty they'll be something in all the blogs you'll love!


I hope you're enjoyed the second instalment of  5 Over 50 - I've certainly had fun participating in it.



So I'll be back on Thursday with an up-date of my weekend in Cornwall and mid-week break in Spain.



Bye for today. X
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32 comments

  1. Don't we all look fab! Have loved this challenge! That bag is gorgeous Jacqui xx
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. Yes we sure do! It's been interesting and have loved doing this so far, looking forward to July. x

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  2. Super cool outfit, Jacqui. You're so lucky to receive such glam gifts.

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    1. Mary, thanks for your lovely comments and for stopping by. x

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  3. Silver boots and bag - big tick, beautiful blue scarf with silver stars - giant tick! Loving your Marvellous Metallics Jacqui, we all did very well this month! Gail x

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    1. Yes, I agree we all have super outfits, thanks for your super comments Gail. x

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  4. Jacqui your scarf is so pretty and this set of photos are superb, i love it all!
    bestest wishes
    Ashley x

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    1. Many thanks Ashley, I'll pass that onto Esther, she's a fab photographer. Looking forward to seeing some recent shots we took whilst on holiday last week, an amazing backdrop on the beach. xx

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  5. Such a fun challenge!

    I love your shoes & bag! And the scarf is so pretty! Very well done!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. Many thanks Andrea, so kind of you to come by my blog. x

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  6. Wow, I love the unique take everyone has on metallics. Your bag is adorable and I am a fan of silver myself. I dont own much metallic, but I do have a rose gold pair of sneakers I enjoy wearing. Love the bronze pants Laurie has on too.
    Have a great week!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Laurie's trousers look super don't they? Thanks for stopping over and for your lovely comments, it's a fab challenge that I'm pleased to be part of. x

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  7. Jacqui---those boots are the best thing since sliced bread!! I can see you wearing them a ton!!
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Aren't they Jodie? I reckon I will too. xx

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  8. Jacqui I did wonder if you might have been wearing metallic shoes of some sort! These boots are totally fab and I must admit you look so sleek and trendy in this outfit - I'd wear the entire thing myself.

    Bring on the next challenge and let's have some more fun. BTW I adore the last two shots x

    Anna

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    1. Yes you're right Anna, I'm so glad you like this, and Yes I can't wait for July!. x

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  9. I love metallics! Those boots are va va Voom INCREDIBLE!!

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  10. Thanks for linking up on the Blended Blog! What is this magical F&F place you speak of??

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    1. Many thanks Deena, appreciate you stopping by. x

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  11. Love the mix of blue and silver on you! THose boots are so cool and love the variety of metallics on the other ladies.
    Thanks for linking
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Glad you like this look Jess, it was fun taking part. x

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  12. Your booties are calling my name. What a great find!Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party.

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  13. This new collaboration of 5 over 50 is fantastic. The pops of metallic in your outfit are brilliant. I nearly bought a pair of shiny silver brogues recently but they were not nearly as comfortable as they were cute. The search is on. Thank you for sharing your style inspiration with my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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    1. That's a shame about your boots, these were slightly too big for me, but still look great on. x

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  14. Those shoes are so fabulous! Thanks so much for linking up at WIW to Church! I'd love to have you back.
    Perspective
     

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    1. Thanks Carolyn, much appreciate your comments. x

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  15. I enjoyed seeing all the bits of pretty sparkle in your look! The price of your super cool silver booties is simply astonishing. This is a wonderful collaboration, too. It was nice to see everyone's take on metallic. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

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    1. This has been a fun challenge, one that I've really enjoyed doing. Glad you like the look, hope you can stop by next month. x

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  16. You look fabulous Jaqui. These boots are magic :)
    XO Tina

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    1. Such lovely comments Tina, thank you very much. x

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