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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Timepieces and Tee Shirt Dress.


Hi there, how's it going?  Not long now till the weekend, hopefully the weather will get back on track with sunshine & no rain!

It was a special day for MummaB yesterday - hubby and I celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary.
Marking the occasion with our usual visit to Reads.  You can read about my special date at Reads last year.
We dined on absolutely amazing food, from Ham Hock Terrine,  Montgomery Cheddar souffle, Angus Fillet Steak & Pork with fruit jelly on a bed of squashed potatoes & cabbage.  Divine food that simply melted in the mouth!  Finishing off with a Hot Berry souffle, I was full to the brim!  I did have a little room left to taste hubby's cheese & biscuits.  This was complimented by a bottle of our favourite Champagne Laurent-Perrier surprisingly presented upon arrival and was a touching gift from my lovely mum-in-law, many thanks. X


The last time I wore this Jacques Vert dress was at a wedding, check it out here.  I just adore pink, the brighter the better, & this lace creation ticks all my boxes!
The grey liner peeps through the lace layer, complimenting the hot cerise pink as grey always does.  I matched in grey wedges along with a pewter clutch bag.  Mixing textures will add interest and depth to any outfit, & mine is no exception.
Hubby looking as handsome as ever in his bright yellow polo shirt, I think we look like Lord and Lady of the Manor - lol.
Once we'd returned home I was presented with a present!  Shocked that hubby had bought me one and saddened that I hadn't got anything to reciprocate - I gingerly opened the package. 
Being told once or twice that evening our 31st anniversary represented 'a time piece', oh crikey what had he bought me?  A watch? A clock?  I fell about with laughter (helped by the glasses of champagne and wine) when I opened the box and this was what I found!



Ha Ha Ha - a timer!  Well it is a timepiece!

Onto today's outfit.
I picked this dress up by chance a few weeks ago, wanting a stripy dress for years I took a chance that it would fit without being too tight.
A tee shirt material which is rather basic in style - it's a long version of a Tee you'd wear with jeans. 
I sized up to try and avoid it being too clingy also wore it with BIG knickers to iron out any unwanted bulges.  Both actions came good - the dress, I think looks great.
It came from Primark and I'm almost embarrassed to say it cost £6!!  A real throw-away dress if ever there was one!




A close up of the Tee shirt top & showing the Jaeger necklace.  Circles balancing the stripes!



A cross-over bag works well with the straight dress, my choice of plain black leather to match the suede ankle strap sandals.  The bag is ages old from TK Maxx, they've got a great range of handbags in store, all designer & all smashing prices - I nearly always find at least two I want to buy whenever I pop in!




Do you like the venue?  My daughter found this painted underpass the other week and thought it would be a suitable backdrop - how right she was!

Thank you Esther Ruby for the super photos.
Until Monday - thanks so much for visiting my blog. 
Let me know what you think about my dresses, I love to hear from you. X

Bye, bye ....

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  1. Happy Anniversary! You looked fabulous for the occasion. I also love your inexpensive stripe dress! I love a good tee dress for throwing on in the warmer months.
    -Kristin
    countdowntofridayblog.com

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    1. Many thanks Kristin, much appreciate your comments. x

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  2. I really love that first dress. So cute! I think t-shirt dresses are fun, but I don't know if they'd look good one me or not. Yours does though!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Thank you Lauren, kind words and I'm glad you like the dress - sizing up is always a good option for this style. x

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  3. Happy Anniversary, Jacqui!! What a fabulous accomplishment, and it sure sounds like your husband has a sense of humor!!!
    Both dresses are perfect really!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. He really does Jodie, here's to the next 31 years, and many more laughs. x

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  4. Happy anniversary!I didn't know TJ Maxx was in the UK. I used to shop there a lot back in the day! Thanks for linking up. Your daughter was right about the underpass-that is too cool. Thanks for linking up.

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    1. Yes Teresa there is! I love having a real good browse in there, always coming out with something or other! Yes a great photo venue, I'm going back again soon! x

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  5. Glad you had a great anniversary. You both look happy, like your IG train pic (which I love btw a few weeks back ).
    I've been looking for a cheap T shirt dress. A bag I got in Primark 3 weeks ago has broken a zip. That's the first thing that ever failed from there.

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    1. Yep, very happy - we were on our way to London for a fun day out, we don't do that very often and it was a real treat. x That's a shame about your bag, I know you get what you pay for, but normally never have any problems with the quality of their products. x Thanks for your lovely comments Anna. x

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  6. Happy anniversary! You looked lovely in your cerise and grey outfit and very relaxed and happy.

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    1. Thanks Gail, we had a super evening, and I love that dress, my favourite colour. x

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  7. You look so pretty. And the underpass is an awesome place for photos.

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    1. Thank you so much Susan, appreciate your comments, and what a super place for photos - will be visiting again soon. x

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  8. I love both dresses, but oh, my gosh, what I'm really in love with is the painted underpass! How fun and so pretty! A great spot for photos!

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  9. Happy Anniversary! I love your special occasion dress! And I also love your tee dress! You look great! I have a very similar dress and love it!

    Hope you had a great weekend!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. So kind Andrea, thanks for your commenting and stopping by my blog. x

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  10. I just discovered your blog and I like your style.

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    1. Wow, many thanks and I hope you can visit again soon. x

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  11. Jacqui you must have been a child bride! You look far too young to have been married that long.
    The pink frock is a great colour for you and the style suits your figure so well too. Great colours too for your bag and shoes - it's all perfect! Happy Anniversary to you both x

    Anna

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    1. Oh Anna, you're too kind, good old hair colour and good genes! Lol. Many thanks too. x

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  12. Oh you look stunning, love the picture of you in the V....gorgeous. Thanks for linking up to the #bestandworst

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    1. You're too kind Helen, thank you so much for stopping by me blog, hope to see you again. x

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  13. I just adore striped dresses like this one. They are so versatile! I really like how you dressed yours up a bit with this pretty statement necklace and sandals. You look beautiful in the pretty lace dress. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    Jennie

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