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Monday, 3 July 2017

50 shades of Monochromatic for 5 Over50.

Morning, yep it really is the beginning of July, and yep it's the third challenge of 5 Over 50!!
If you missed the first two challenges you can view both May and June here. X


So to re-cap on what 5 Over 50 is.
A theme is set by one of us each month that we then set about styling in our own individual way.
Founded by Gail from Is this Mutton? I have thoroughly enjoyed taking part each month, grasping some fresh ideas along the way!

So without further waffling here's July's challenge which was set by My friend Laurie from
Vanity and Me.
50 shades of Monochromatic.

I have to admit this one had me and my girls discussing what this style challenge actually meant!
We were tooing and froing between what we thought monochromatic was, is it only one colour for the whole outfit, or both black and white!  As you can see obviously I was right! sorry girls - ha!

Well you can see what my interpretation was - All Yellow and canary yellow at that!
I think I fitted in well with the field of daisy's, Esther commented she felt our 'shoot' was very Marc Jacobs! except I'm not 16! Oh and not a model (laughs hilariously).

I could have picked any colour for this challenge, and sometimes having so much choice to start off with makes picking something harder!  Going through my wardrobe I spotted this birthday present from the kids - bright yellow fitted trousers from Zara  - now the challenge was starting to get easier!
Visiting my local Asda store I found the perfect matches in a cami top the exact same colour along with a chiffon sleeveless floral shirt - again in the same blaring canary yellow.  The shirt has clusters of flowers over it giving a bit of depth to my look.
Hurray - my outfit was born.  Adding gold strappy sandals, with a perfect heel height, again from Zara.  Still keeping with the one colour theme, well, yellow/gold same thing through squinty eyes and a dim light lol.




Can you spot the black bugs that were drawn to the yellow?  I was covered in them, I kept brushing them off, but they kept coming!!  Esther wasn't left out either, they landed on her white tee shirt too! 
I've got the bug - the love bug for this outfit!

"No matter how small you are you, can still achieve big things"




This two bow detail on the side of these ankle length trousers is Cute-As-Hell!
My girls know me so well,  I was thrilled when I opened the present and just as elated when I wore them for the first time.  The bright canary yellow screams summer, and I felt warm and sunny when I wore them.



The only yellow bag I own ... opps sorry my daughter owns!  You may have seen it before
here and here


Trousers from Zara (reduced to £19.99)
Cami  From Asda £5
Blouse  from Asda £12
Sandals from Zara (past season)
Bag from Primark (Daughters)

That's enough of my choice lets see what the four other beautiful ladies have up their sleeves!


See more of Laurie's style on IG here.


Catch more from Ashley here.



Anna can be view here.



Check out Gail's IG here. 


Really loving how everyone worked this challenge...Amazing outfit inspiration, wouldn't you agree? 
You're going to find much more on these fine blogs, why don't you pop over there now!

Photos produced by Esther Ruby ... Thank You.  X



Bye for today, catch up on Thursday, and thanks so much for stopping by.  I'd love you to leave a comment - it's so nice to hear from you!



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  1. Hi Jacqui!
    I love how you matched the field to your outfit!!
    Yellow is one of my fave colours for this year...you look so cute.
    I love the trousers
    best Ashley x

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    1. Ashley, thanks for you lovely comments, I know it's a bit bright, but I'm loving it. x

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  2. Yellow is the color of the season, I'm obsessed with it!

    http://www.memoriesofthepacific.com

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    1. Me too Cristina, thanks for your kind words. x

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  3. Love the yellow. Those trousers were such a thoughtful gift and a great starting point for this challenge. You must put much time and thought into these monthly collaborations but I'm sure the fun is a great reward.

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    1. Weren't they just Mary. Lucky girl I am. The challenges have been really enjoyable. Thanks for stopping by. x

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  4. I love your zingy outfit and all the little details like the bows on the trews. I thought it was a field of rape but now I see it was daisies! Such a great setting.

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    1. Very bold eh? Spotted this venue on the way to another, turned out rather well I think Gail. Many thanks. x

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  5. I love your yellow outfit, Jacqui! I had a pair of yellow pants that color about 30 years ago, and seeing yours makes me want to get another pair!

    I love that you showed that an all yellow outfit is very possible. The little bit of print on the sleeveless shirt gives it just enough of a break from being "too yellow" I think... Truly a great look!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. You should buy some, great for the sunny weather. Thanks Amy,I was aiming for something to break up the brightness of the colour. x

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  6. Bravo for wearing such a bright colour Jacqui! Lovely photos xx
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. Thanks so much Laurie, you've made my day. xx

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  7. Lovely in yellow, this colour is great on you. I think I suit yellow more now I have dyed my hair brown too :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays.

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    1. Claire, thanks for your lovely comments. I love your hair colour btw, I can wear many colours that seem to suit me, but I've always had the same colour, albeit coloured now to hide my awful grey! x

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  8. This is a brilliant colour for you Jacqui and how wonderful are these trousers with those adorable bows! Well done for making it look so easy. See you next time!

    Anna x

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    1. Many thanks Ann, glad you like it. Yes the trouser bows are delightful. x

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  9. All of you nailed the monochrome look! Love your bright yellow! Pure sunshine! - AMy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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    1. Many thanks Amy, pleased it worked out well, I was very worried about it. x

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  10. I absolutely LOVE this yellow monochrome look! So bright and fun!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Cheers Elise, so pleased you like this outfit. x

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  11. That is a beautiful yellow look you put together! I also love your photos you picked a stunning place to take them!

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    1. Many thanks Lanae, lucky enough to have this field local. x

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  12. You look gorgeous in yellow! That field is the perfect backdrop for your photos! You look lovely!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. It's super to have the countryside local as well as the beach. Thank you for coming over. x

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  13. This was a truly inspired theme for your collaboration and your spin on it was brilliant. Yellow can be difficult but you look fantastic and the photos are fabulous. Thank you for sharing your creative flare on my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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    1. Rena many thanks, so pleased it turned out well. I love yellow but don't wear it often enough. x

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  14. Love this summer yellow outfit, especially your clutch! Thanks for sharing at the Fab Friday linkup!

    Christine
    www.bonchicstyle.com

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    1. Thank you very much Christine, glad you could stop over, I hope you can come again. x

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  15. Beautiful yellow outfit Jacqui! I love the bow detail on the trousers and the location is perfect!

    Emma xxx h
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Thanks so much Emma, they are cute trousers and the bow detail is lovely. Lucky enough to have this location down the road. x

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  16. I LOVE this sunny look and the flowers in the field made for an excellent backdrop!!
    - www.inmyjoi.blogspot.com

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    1. Joi, thank you so much for your lovely comments, very much appreciate them.x

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