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Monday, 24 July 2017

Monday - another way with gingham crops!

Hi there, hope everything is good with you and you've been treated to a good weekend!

Saturday was going to be a rather boring affair, with nothing much occurring, but as the norm with my life we decided last minute to venture into town with my daughters, SIL, my princess and prince and visit the Oyster Festival!
Really this year it was just a fun fair along with a food festival featuring Oysters! 
Princess loved all the fair ground rides, especially the big wheel Nannie took her on!  Blimey it was high and very windy at the highest point! Yikes!  Needless to say Princess really enjoyed the excitement and waved with both hands, however I held on to the security bar tightly and held princess even tighter!
I abstained on the aforementioned delicacy and chose to eat slow cooked ribs ( somewhat difficult with no cutlery & a sticky sauce!) followed by yummy Churros and a chocolate sauce dip.
Home to watch a film and chill.

Sunday had hubby and me out at a friends BBQ.  Dining on steak, jacket potatoes and salad with a few glasses of fizz.  Managing to dodge the rain in between eating and playing croquet.  Have you ever played this game?  This was the second time I have played this tactical game, although hitting the ball in the right direction was the hardest part for me!
Trying my best to gain a favourable result in the two games we played, which ended in third and fourth position - there'll be some practice needed so I'll be buying my own set for the garden!  Next time I'm going to be ready to challenge the winner - lol.
Wearing the New Look Jumpsuit I wore for the 5 Over 50 Challenge, great for striding about in the garden, swinging the mallet back and forth and also warm enough for the overcast, wet weather that descended upon us Sunday afternoon.





Getting ahead of myself now, back to last week.  The children decided they were going out for dinner last Thursday so we took up their invite to join them. 
We dined in Nandos - a reputable establishment the mainly only serves Chicken of varying degrees of spice!  Steak and vegetarian options were also on the menu.  This being my third visit I still had to have the menu explained to me by my son - ending up with a medium heat chicken burger with fries, with side dishes of coleslaw, grilled Halloumi cheese & avocado.  I enjoyed this more than the first two visits and hopefully will know my way around the menu next time (probably not).

Here's what I wore the dine in Nandos - my son thought I looked very nice, but rather overdressed for Nandos - out local restaurant caters mostly for the university students.  Anyhow, I don't 'do'
let's-just-go-out dress code, so they had to put up with me being 'over-fifty-MummaB-just-get-ready-and-go' lol.

You've seen my Dorothy Perkins Gingham cropped trousers - similar here, quite a few times in recent weeks.  Pairing them with Three different coloured tops, I thought I would seek another option.
So how do you like my choice?  Cobalt blue has to be up there with my favourite colours.  It's a very flattering tone paired with dark hair and a tan - I have a few items in my wardrobe, and I'm always scouting for more!
You may recall seeing this pretty top when I wore it over my white linen trousers.  This post I'd love you to see because of the striking Bluebells I stood amongst last May.













My youngest daughter took photos for me, we nipped outside of the pub to take them in this gateway to the church next door.  She took about 20 shots but saw when we were back inside I'd somehow managed to trap the bottom of my top in the zip of my trousers!  Back out we went to take another twenty or so shots - thankfully these were much better!

Top from Matalan
Cropped trousers Dorothy Perkins
Bag from New Look
Sandals from Faith at Debenhams.
Necklace from Primark.

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Cheerio for today, see you on Thursday.


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20 comments

  1. I am a fan of cropped trousers and I love yours! Very nice sandals too...

    there are times when, for unknown reasons it is very hard to take photos!But your daugher did a good job!!

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  2. I am a fan of cropped trousersand I love yours! Very nice sandals too..

    there are times when, for unknown reasons, it is very hard to take photos! But your daugher did a good job!!

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    1. Many thanks so much Dan, much appreciate your comments. x

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  3. Wow I love the second style with pants and this stunning shirt.

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    1. Aww thanks so much Tina, appreciate your comments. x

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  4. It sounds like you had a great time with your family! I love how your daughter took photos of your second look.

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    1. Many thanks Lanae, kind words - I'll let my daughter know. x

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  5. I love a good crop too! That print, oh the colors....pure LOVE! And give me gingham anyday, oh, and churros, lol. You look fantastic!

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    1. Hi Andrea, glad you like them too. Churros all the way, and I'm hooked on Gingham too! x

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  6. I love everything gingham at the minute, love both your looks :) Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays.

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    1. Thanks so much Claire, much appreciated. x

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  7. love the blue and the gingham also don't forget to come link up on A Labour of Fashion. Would love to have you join us

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    1. Many thanks Linda, been over and linked up. x

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  8. I love both outfits, especially the jumpsuit! Cobalt is one of my favourite colours too! Thanks for linking up :-)

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Many thanks Emma, appreciate your lovely comments. x

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  9. Both outfits looks great Jacqui, I want to look for a jumpsuit in the fall. The gingham pants at that length are so flattering on you!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. I love mine, and planning on wearing one tonight, will be sharing within the next couple of weeks. Thanks for stopping by Jess. x

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  10. Great jumpsuit. I love the photo with the umbrella. Playing in the rain! Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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    1. We had a really fun afternoon, the rain didn't even stop play with the umbrella. x

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