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Monday, 7 August 2017

5 Over 50 - Orange is the new Black!

Hi there - are you well?

I'm so pleased you could stop by today.
It's the fourth instalment of 5 Over 50!





Did you manage to view the first three challenges?
Catch up with them here ...  MayJuneJuly.


Lets get started on this months challenge, set by Ashley from Lazy Daisy Jones.
Orange is the new Black.
This is a colour I seldom wear.  I can't think of a single orange outfit I've worn in the past thirty years! (Okay I'm lying I can think of one - but it's more of a red to be fair!) Scrawling through some old photos (yes real hand held photos!) looking for baby photos for the recent Baby Shower, I found a piccy of me in an tangerine orange blouse!

I look about 12, but this was taken around-about 1986/87 - just about married!

One reason I didn't wear orange stems from watching a TV program years ago called Ten Years Younger,  where each week a lady was given a make-over.  I recall one women was wearing an orange swimsuit that really looked horrible on her, so the presenter recommended  her to wear a blue swimsuit along with having a spray tan,  she looked stunning, & it totally changed her overall appearance!
With that in my mind and seeing my reflection of patchwork skin blending with orange garments I'd  try on, satisfying myself that orange was not a colour that worked well for me!



Shall we take a look at this months outfit ....
Who doesn't love a jumpsuit?

Finding out that orange was the challenge I immediately thought about the bright orange jumpsuit I'd seen on many visits to Matalan.
I'd spotted it so many times when shopping there & avoided it because of the colour, but hang on ... maybe this would fit the challenge?
It's the Summer & I've got a tan, maybe it would suit me now!
There was only one way to find out & I bought it a few weeks ago - in the sale no less!  Twelve pounds bought this romper & for another fiver the necklace was bagged too!
Jumpsuits are fairing well in my wardrobe, with this addition rounding up my collection to five.  Making a nice alternative to a dress, befitting my one piece rule for any holidays and weekend breaks. 


It's a real Fiery orange, like a bright flame - this is working better for me than tangerine orange.  I may well be wearing this colour again in the future, but what do you think?



Before I attempted getting over the gate - I won't give you the thrill of seeing me climbing over, suffice to say it was funny, but Yay I made it without falling - bonus!




The overlay top is a very flattering style,  the inner lining is holding everything in & covering any unattractive lumps and bumps.  This continues round the back to reveal the zip, again showing a lovely two layer effect.



Snakeskin clutch makes a complimenting addition along with my Kurt Geiger sandals, these are from one of my favourite stores - TK Maxx.  A neutral trend running through with the chain, stone and wood necklace.  I'd planned on buying this ages ago, but didn't have the opportunity to get it, lucky me it was in the sale for half price.  I think it's a great accessory that I'll be wearing again for sure.






Jumpsuit from Matalan. (out of stock now)
Bag old.
Shoes old from Kurt Geiger in TK Maxx.
Necklace from Matalan.



Let's take a look at what my delightful companions have styled for us today.....

Starting with this months challenger

See Ashley's IG here.


Ashely's horizontal stripes demonstrate harmony against the vertical corn.  Both Ashely and the corn soaking up the sunshine on this splendid day - let's hope the summer returns to the UK very soon!



Anna's Island Style Sharing her fabulous style on IG here.


Anna's dress is the perfect ensemble for a warm summer evening, complete with stunning shades, and a heart necklace.  Anna is wearing her orange well & doing what she does best - mixing.

Is This Mutton with Gail, you can also view her Instagram Here


A refreshing Pale green matched with radiant orange - I'm thinking of G & T with slices of lime and orange grapefruit!


Visit Laurie over at Vanity and Me Style -  also follow Laurie on IG here


Laurie is looking stunning, pairing white trousers with a flame orange sleeveless top, along with super bright orange wedges.  I love the cut out detailing on her bag,  & check out that gorgeous necklace - great taste Laurie, you've chosen well! 😉

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Pop across to see the other four ladies, they'll be pleased you have & you'll have a super read too.
Wishing Ashley "all the best in her new venture" as it's her last 5 Over 50 challenge - it's been a pleasure, I look forward to meeting in the future - maybe on another challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you can leave a comment as I love hearing from you. X

Photographs c/o Esther Ruby.  Thanks very much darling. X

Catch up with you again on Thursday - I'm looking forward to it.

Bye. X

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41 comments

  1. It's amazing how one event can color your perspective about color or things. My mom won't wear much eyeliner because she remembers an interview with Princess Di where her eyeliner was streaking---ha ha!!
    This looks fab on you Jacqui!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. That's funny you've mentioned that Jodie - there's been a documentary about Diana on this week, not the one you've mentioned, but she's still wearing eyeliner - not streaking this time!
      Thanks for stopping by Jodie. x

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  2. And there was me thinking it was trousers with a matching cropped top! Love the back detail on the jumpsuit. Stunning photos!

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    1. Funny I did look for a suit, but alas couldn't find one, so thought this might be okay for the challenge! Thanks - I'll pass on the compliment to Esther. xx

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  3. You look fab in orange! Fun photo shoot in the field makes a great backdrop. I never liked orange and I have no idea why, but I've added several shades of orange to my wardrobe since I started blogging. Please take a look.

    https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com/2013/10/31/orange-appeal/

    ❤️carmen

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    1. Many thanks for your lovely comments, I'll pop over to take a look at your blog. Thanks to you too for stopping by Carmen. x

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  4. super outfit Jacqui!
    stay in touch best wishes
    ashley x

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    1. I sure will Ashley, thanks for your lovely comments and I'm wishing you the best of luck in your forthcoming adventures. x

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  5. Such a fab post- I love orange too!
    - www.inmyjoi.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Joi, I'm glad I joined in with the orange challenge. x

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  6. Oh Jacqui, this jumpsuit is magnificent on you! The fiery orange is so your power color for sure! Although, I think the tangerine orange from years gone by isn't so bad either. But you are definitely rocking this outfit like a true fashionista! Absolutely stunning, my friend.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Ohh Shelbee you're too kind. Many thanks for stopping by, wishing you a great week and weekend Hun. x

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  7. Cute 80s shot! You look great in orange, is there a colour you CAN'T take?!
    You've found yourself something so stylish to wear in so many ways. Love the cute gate shot and cornfields, Esther Ruby's given you a fantastic backdrop, perfect lighting and cheeky gates to play with!

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    1. Mary, such lovely comments thank you so much. I'm so pleased with how this challenge turned out for me, glad I got the shots taken just in time - corn field now harvested. Now the rain has come!!!! Hope you're well Mary - are you visiting this way anytime? x

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  8. Jacqui I had no idea this was a jumpsuit - it just looks like a two piece! Anyway, it's a lovely shape and fits you perfectly. I think you chose the best shade of orange for your skin and can see that the tone is similar to reds that you wear more easily. I think you've avoided orange for long enough now and ought to buy some more as it really suits you.

    Love
    Anna x

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    1. Cute isn't it Anna? I wanted a suit, but couldn't find one anywhere - but have since seen two! I agree with you about the tone of orange, and will have to opted for this colour in future. Thanks for your comments and for stopping by Anna. x

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  9. Jacqui, that is stunning! Looks great on you :-)

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  10. I definitely think you should wear orange more often! What a fabulous jumpsuit! The design is so clever! You look stunning! Isn't it funny how we sometimes dismiss a color based on a specific event/experience...

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. I think I will be wearing it again. I'm really pleased with this outfit - it's a cute piece that I reckon I'll be wearing in the coming months too, with a little addition here and there! x

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  11. You are so beautiful, this is the most fabulous color on you! Love it from head to toe!

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    1. Thanks so much Andrea, very kind words coming from someone as lovely as you. x glad you like the outfit. Wishing you a fab weekend.x

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  12. Jacqui you look so great in orange! I love your old picture from 1986/87. Mine is from 1989 :)
    XO Tina

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    1. Thanks Tina, pleased with the look. Great to see the photos on the blog, I love re-visiting my past and other bloggers past too! x

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  13. This vibrant orange is stunning! Love the jumpsuit and how your personality shines through!

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    1. Many thanks Laura, kind words indeed. x

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    1. Very much appreciate you stopping over and commenting Johanna. x

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  15. I love this bright orange color on you! It's such a bold shade is looks so pretty with your coloring!

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    1. Too kind Laura, I'm so pleased with this look, and am now enjoying this colour. x

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  16. You look stunning in this fiery orange shade Jacqui! I love the detail on the back of the jumpsuit...I need to check out the Matalan sale before it ends. I remember watching 10 Years Younger and What Not to Wear - they could be quite brutal - a kind of knock-them-down-to-build-them-up approach that I think was borderline bullying at times. I was never a fan of Trinny and Susannah, even though the end results of the makeovers were usually impressive.

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. It's a cute piece Emma, & Matalan have some great pieces in-store - I've spotted some peep-toe booties that need looking after! Lol.
      Yes they were a bit harsh weren't they? Always wanted to go on there, but so glad I didn't. x Thanks for coming over. x

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  17. I love this color on you, in fact I love the color period. You look very chic in this simple and sohpisticated jumpsuit. Personally I love orange as well :)
    Nora

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    1. Kind words Nora, thank you for stopping by. x

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  18. Jacqui you are killing it here. This color and the jumpsuit look fabulous on you!!! xo Sabina

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    1. Awe thanks so much Hun. I really appreciate your kind words Sabina. x

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  19. Totally agree, I love orange too. You look great!
    Nistha
    https://www.fashionistha.com/blushing-in-one-shoulder-top/

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    1. Many thanks Nistha, glad you like this orange too - it's a stunning colour.

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  20. I adore this orange jumpsuit Jacqui, it looks beautiful on you. Thanks so much for sharing at Creative Mondays, you are one of my features this week.

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    1. Thanks so much Claire. I'm so happy to see you've featured me - wow I'm touched! x

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  21. I LOVE your jumpsuit! I could totally wear it to work and then out on the weekends. It fits you so well and the color is fabulous. Thanks for linking up with Thursday Moda!
    -Kristin
    countdowntofridayblog.com

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