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Monday, 17 July 2017

MummaB - Style Steal!

Hi there, ready to face another week?
Having had a rather different weekend from the normal, I'm looking forward to getting my week back on track - the reason being hubby has been away to Dublin, helping the Stag celebrate his last weekend of freedom as they say!  You can catch where the hens went here!
It's like having my arm cut off not having hubby at home.  The children were around some of the time, but it's just not the same as we do so much together.  Missing him - an understatement!



When looking at other fantastic blogs I follow, I noticed more and more outfits that I'd love to wear  & realised I could re-create many of them with clothes I already have in my possession, maybe having only to buy one or two extra pieces to complete a 'copy'!

I've decided that on the 3rd Thursday of each month I'll be featuring a Style Steal, copying another bloggers look.


First up has to be the delightful Catherine from Not dressed as lamb winner of the UK Blog Awards for fashion & beauty 2017.
She encourages women to wear what they want and look fabulous doing it.  Winning many accolades for her high street picks and individual style, along with blog post featuring health, beauty and fitness issues. 
Catherine's blog, is a go-to, up-to-date, informative site for the over 40's, & many people including me love to visit.


This outfit got me thinking ...
I had red linen trousers somewhere in the wardrobe along with my ever faithful cream sparkly baseball trainers I was half way there.  The ace up my sleeve this dainty lace top all the way from Spain, on my earlier visit to L'Escala.  



Having a double lace layer, see-through in places, with a discrete covered in section in just the right area.  With a pleasing scalloped edge on both the sleeve and the hem, the exquisite detailing married with the cream colour makes this beauty timeless and functional, therefore it'll be winner with so many of my outfits in the future.  Be prepared to see this darling again and again!




How about the cute flower pattern in the lace - isn't it pretty? 



I took my black Osprey cross-over bag to complete my style copy - the only thing needed was a hat, well truth be told I don't own one.  I've planned to get one, but haven't seen any I really like, so if you could use your own imagination I'll be very thankful. 😜




Esther Ruby took the photographs in a local play park.  This a short drive away and the first time I've visited for about forty years!  Needless to say it looks very different from what I remember.
This play park not only caters for young children but older youths too.  When we arrived Esther made a bee line for the zip wire she spotted - having a little ride, enjoying every minute - shame no photos!
Not to be outdone MummaB had to get in one the act having a go too, except I couldn't get off it - literally!



We set about taking photos in the park, being careful not to include any kids!
Fortunately finishing just in time, because we were swarmed by a class of school children on a day trip - obviously letting off steam in the play area.  They were everywhere and would definitely have been photobombing my shots! Ha ha.

Have you ever stolen a style?  Would love to hear what yours would be.

Hope you'll join me next month to see who's style I've 'copied'.
So until Monday, thanks for stopping by.

Many thanks Esther Ruby for your super photos. X

Bye bye






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  1. Love the red pants!! You look so cute!

    Katherine | www.oneswainkycouple.com

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  2. That park stuff looks like fun! And wow! to that absolutely beautiful top, perfect with the red trousers. You look absolutely gorgeous, Jacqui.
    Yup, I'm a serial style steal felon. I've had my next one queued up in my head for a few weeks but it involves buying a lot of gorgeous shoes ... what one does for blogging, eh!

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    1. It was fun Mary, thank you so much for your super comments. I like this style steal, going to have some fun with this! lol. x

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  3. Very pretty top and necklace - can't wait to see whose style you steal next time. All the bloggers look fabulous!

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    1. Ahh, who will it be?? So actually you were my first style steal Gail. x

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  4. I think you recreated this outfit perfectly Jacqui!! Of course, you must get a hat soon!! They really are the best accessories for a bad hair day (unless of course, you don't have any of those---in which case I'm extremely jealous!!)
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks for your honesty Jodie, bad hair day for me = hair in pony tail or bun! Sorted! x

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  5. Great copy! I love your pretty white blouse.

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    1. I love it even more now I've worn this top, it really is very pretty. I'll have to drop hints to hubby, see if we can go again! he he he. x

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  6. Lovely in Lace and those red pants are smoking' Hot...so pretty Jacqui!

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    1. So kind Andrea, great comment - thanks. x

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  7. I think this series is a fantastic idea! What a really nice topic! Wished I had come with the idea! Can't I follow your blog by email?

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    1. Oh so kind Nancy, glad you like it. I'd love you to follow my blog - bottom right hand side has an email subscription box - thanks. x

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  8. What a brilliant idea for a series Jacqui! I look forward to seeing what else you create. By the way, I'm joined at the hip with my husband too, so I know how you feeel
    Michelle xx
    http://www.thebarefacedchic.co.uk

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    1. He's home safe and sound now, had a whale of a time, but needs a rest now - lol! Thanks for your lovely comments, and I believe you're only down the road from me - I'm in Whitstable. x Love reading your blog too. x

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  9. Such a good idea. I love recreating looks from my own closet!

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    1. Thank you Laura, I'll look forward to seeing your 'copies' too??? x

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  10. Love how you have recreated this look and made it all your own! That lace top is just gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks so much Laura, x I really appreciate you stopping by.

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  11. It's so fun to recreate looks that you see on other blogs! Blogging and Instagram provide so much inspiration, especially when you find people who have similar pieces in their wardrobe. I love how you recreated this look!

    -Katie
    http://www.hellokatiegirlblog.com/

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    1. Isn't it just, I check my IG account first thing and often get ideas from other bloggers for what to wear. x

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  12. What a pretty outfit, love this. I have some red trousers just like yours but mine are a bit tight. You have inspired me to get fit now to get back into them before the end of Summer :) Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday blog hop.

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    1. Aww, very kind words indeed, thanks so much Claire. x

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  13. Great interpretation, Jacquie, love the red pants, you look great. Speaking of Style Steel, did you see my latest post? I stole your red and green outfit as a promised I would. https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/who-says-red-and-green-should-not-be.html

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    1. Thanks so much Anna, Yes I did see you post and I think it looked much better than mine. Thanks Hun. x

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  14. Jacqui I'm so flattered you chose to steal my outfit!! And I have to admit I'm more than a little envious of your top - it's ten times prettier than mine! ;)

    There's something about red and white, isn't there, that makes you feel happy and summery, wouldn't you agree...? Looks simply fabulous on you.

    Catherine x

    P.S. Thank you for the kind words btw :)

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    1. Oh you're very welcome Hun, really pleased with how the outfit looked, it's lovely to get inspiration as well as information for other bloggers - you especially. x Yes the colours work so well together - just right for the summery weather we've been having lately. x Thanks so much for stopping by my blog - I'm really chuffed you did. x

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  15. Thanks for linking up to Top of the the World Style. You look stunning in this look!

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    1. Kind words Nicole, thanks for coming by, I'm really pleased this 'steal' same together. x

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  16. Thanks for linking up and I love that delicate lace top. And I see a straw Fedora with a black band to match your bag. You did say imagine, right? LOL

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    1. Spot on Teresa, pleased you could imagine the hat! Thanks for coming by and I'm pleased to top worked well with the trousers. x

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  17. I get so much inspiration from other bloggers and love your recreation! That lace top is gorgeous! You look fabulous!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. So kind of you Jill - appreciate your comments. x

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  18. I love this look Jacqui! Your top is so pretty!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

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  19. Jacqui, I love that you have started doing this too! I think it is a great idea to share what we learn from each other, especially when it is an outfit as cute as this. You did an excellent job copying Catherine's style. I love her blog and yours! Great look and great fun! - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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    1. Many thanks Amy, yes it's lovely to see different styles and copy the look - we all need a bit of inspiration at times. x

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    2. You look very "Canadian" in your red and white Jacqui. I wore red and white a lot in July as we celebrated 150 years here in Canada. Love your lace top, I love anything with lace! We definitely influence one another. I've been seeing bloggers (and women on the streets of NYC) with off-the-shoulders tops/dresses and so I bought one and I'm wearing it in my new post.

      "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!"

      ❤️carmen

      https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com

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    3. Carmen, thank you for your lovely comments. I bet you had a fantastic time this year - congratulations. Looking forward to seeing your blog post. x

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  20. Jacqui, I am now stalking all of your style steal posts! How much fun. I love this concept. And you look so adorable in this reiteration of Catherine's look. And those pictures on the swing are just too cute!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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