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Monday, 4 September 2017

5Over50 Style challenge - Amazing Lace.

Good morning and a big welcome to everyone visiting today.
You've found me on the fifth addition of the 5 Over 50 challenge, & it just so happens to be my turn to set the challenge, I have to add I'm very impressed with their astounding offerings. Thanks girls you've all embraced my choice with style and variety.

5 Over 50
This month I've thrown down the gauntlet - challenging the ladies with Amazing Lace!
Are you a fan or lace or is it something you'd avoid like the plague?
I obviously love a bit lot of lace and have quite a few garments in my wardrobe that I could have used for this test, but settled on a black lace dress.

I picked this up in TK Maxx a few weeks ago - knowing it would fit my challenge perfectly.
the cross-over detail on the bust is flattering with wide straps covering enough shoulder to look good.  I'm happy with the lack of sleeve, I tend to get too hot atm so this style keeps me cool, should I need warming up, a cute little bolero or my cream cover-up from Bonmarche would do the trick nicely.



I love the length of the dress, midi styles suit me well.  Anything sitting below the knee/middle of the shin makes an outfit look very sophisticated and chic - striking for nearly all of us!
You can see my dress has an inner lining that finishes above the overall length making a see-through panel which I quite like.




I've worn these sandals a few times before and they are most definitely "car to bar" footwear!  These Zara sandals are suede & have a stylish ankle strap and three buckle detail across the top.  I feel slinky in these shoes, but I'm not sure I'd be dancing in them!


I've got plenty of necklaces that would fit the bill and look stunning, but I felt happy with this
mid-length bead - this has a slight glint to it - just enough to a little interest without over-powering my look.


This padded evening bag mixes well with my outfit. I like the fact you can have the bag hanging on the chic chain or it you tuck it inside a clutch has evolved.
Until I manage to get a Chanel bag 😏 this is satisfying my yearning for now!


Lets see what Gail, Laurie, Anna and Hilda have to share today........

Here's Gail the founder of 5Over50 & you can find her blog site here.  For today's challenge Gail is sporting a near all black ensemble, giving her outfit a dark and mysterious mood.  I hope that graveyard wasn't too scary for taking shots in Gail!  Catch more from Is This Mutton? here on Instagram.






Meet Anna from Anna's Island Style, she's harbouring a fun frilly and lacy look in her cream skirt and pretty 3d floral top, love this colour too Anna.  Find more from Anna on her Ig account.
You'll be greeted by her unique style and fabulous beach shots!




Laurie is looking lovely and elegant in her black & white outfit.  Catch more of her classic style on her blog, you'll be enchanted by her style and flair in effortlessly polished outfits.
Follow Laurie on Instagram here.





Finally introducing Hilda from Over the Hilda, her blog not only features fashion, but includes topics such as health and well being issues along with random thoughts and rants - check out her latest post about one of my favourite subjects ... Gin!
See more from Hilda on her instagram account.
Love that dress Hilda, those lace sleeves are so pretty and very flattering.
Welcome to 5Over 50, hope you have fun with these challenges.



Thanks girls for sharing your styles & for completing my challenge with grace and ease (at least I hope it was both of these things for you).  You all look stunning in Amazing Lace.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you've found some ideas from me and the girls .... I think we've proved you can wear lace in any outfit.

If you missed the previous challenges, you can view them here:
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue,
Marvellous Metallics,
50 Shades of Monochromatic,
Orange is the new Black.

My photos taken by Esther Ruby, great effort - I really appreciate all that you do. X

Bye for today - see you Thursday. X

Linking with Iwillwearwhatilike/StyleNudge/Meadowtreestyle/StyleSplash/ClaireJustine/StraightAStyle/The MummyChronicles



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56 comments

  1. You all look lovely and while I struggle with that mid calf length on dresses I must say it looks great on you. I think you need killer heals to pull that length off and much as I adore yours I just can't walk a step in them without feeling crippled so I stick to shorter lenth dresses. Popping by from #CreativeMondays

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, I have to say I can't walk very far in heels! I try to go for half that height most of the time. I love this dress and can't wait to wear it again. x

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  2. Great look Jacqui - it's a dress that can be styled in so many ways right through the different seasons.

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    1. Yes you're so right Gail, I know it will get plenty of use through out the next few months and years really. x

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  3. Pretty shoes Jacqui
    great to see you all again
    best
    Ashley xx

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    1. Thanks Ashley for stopping by, glad to see you're joining with Laurie, I'll be visiting and linking-up too. x

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  4. You are all indeed amazing in lace! I love love your black dress and agree that the hem is so flattering. Thanks for linking up, XO

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Too kind Patti, thanks so much for your lovely comments. Thanks for coming by. x

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  5. Jacqui, that dress is TO DIE FOR!! I'd have snapped it up if I'd seen it. I LOVE lace so much - I think it's so soft for any age group to wear. You look freaking GORGEOUS and I really love that cheeky photo of you hiding behind your handbag. B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!!
    Suzy xx
    Suzy Turner at Yogadocious

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    1. Glad you agree with me Suzy. You're too kind, and have given me a real boost today - Thank You. xx

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  6. It's such a gorgeous look, Jacqui!!
    You make amazing lace look even more amazing!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Jodie, you are so kind, I really appreciate your lovely comments. x

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  7. This all black look is stunning on you! I love the lace hem and dying over these shoes. All of these looks are beautiful!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. You're too kind Kathrine, thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again. x

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  8. Pretty in black.
    The lace dress is always my fave

    Much Love,
    Zarrah | The Bandwagon Chic

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    1. Zarrah, many thanks for coming by my blog, kind comments that are much appreciated. x

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  9. Ooh, love this dress! And I'm still drooling over getting a Chanel one day too!

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    1. Thank you Laura, yes I can dream about getting one. I look forward to seeing if you have you dream bag. x

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  10. Lace never goes out of style! Absolutely love this look from head to toe and you look absolutely gorgeous and chic Jacqui!
    XOXO
    Claudia
    www.claudias-welt.com

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    1. I agree, and have always loved lace. thanks for stopping by and leaving your generous comments. x

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  11. Black i black, there is no competition! You look great!
    Nistha
    https://www.fashionistha.com/back-in-bright-workwear/

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    1. Arhh thank you so much, such lovely comments Nistha. x

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  12. I love this Jacqui! I've been going around drooling and gushing about what you five have done. You look regal and your Chanel-isque bag just tops it off. Thanks for linking up.

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    1. Ohh so pleased you like this Teresa, you're very kind stopping by and leaving comments. x

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  13. There is nothing more classic than black lace! I adore this dress on you!

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    1. You, Laura are too kind - I'm so pleased you like this - many thanks. x

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  14. Thank you so much for linking up this fab post!
    I'm not normally a fan of lace (my black lace dress hangs sadly in the "maybe one day" wardrobe in the spare room.
    I'm inspired to give it another go after seeing yours!
    Thank you for that.
    Please share your tips for photographing your black outfit without the image being over exposed... I always struggle!
    XXX
    Samantha
    Fake Fabulous | Fake it until you make it | Style & Fun with Fashion!

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    1. You're welcome Samantha, you're very kind. I hope I have inspired to wear it again.
      I have to give credit to my god-daughter for the photography, I will ask what her secret is. I have to add it's a mine-field and need to go on a course to learn the basics myself - I'm crap at taking shots. x

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  15. What a gorgeous way to wear black on black and look stunning in the classiest color of them all, head to toe. Great dress, bag and shoes. Perfect for a Fall wedding, Jacqui.

    Happy Autumn Beautiful!

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  16. Such a pretty dress, Jacqui! It suits you so well! Fabulous shoes, too! I always enjoy this series!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. Many thanks Andrea, I'm so please you stopped by and glad you like the challenges! It's been fun to be involved with the girls. x

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  17. Such a pretty LBD! I love the deep neckline!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Much appreciated Ruth, thanks for visiting. x

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  18. That black dress is striking on you and I LOVE the shoes! You look AMAZING!!

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    1. Too kind Andrea, thanks for visiting today - very kind words. x

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  19. Great post. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Oh my, so sophisticated, Jacqui, you look stunning! X.

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    1. You are so kind Mary - thanks so much. xx

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  21. I am a huge fan of lace! I searched all Summer long for either the perfect black or white lace dress, to no avail. It appears you found it! You look gorgeous!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. I was very lucky to find this & am so glad I did, especially at the bargain price of £9.99! x Thanks for visiting Elise. x

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  22. I adore lace. This looks beautiful Jacqui. I love your shoes too :) Thanks for sharing at #CreativeMondays

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    1. Many thanks for stopping over and leaving such great comments. x

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    2. Hi Jacqui, pinned most of your photos and you are today's features :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Monday.

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  23. What a gorgeous little black dress! I love the shoes too, plus the name "car to bar" shoes!

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

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    1. Thanks Katie, yes it's a great quote isn't it.x

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  24. Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style party. You look stunning in this black lace dress. I like black lace as it takes the sweetness out of it and is more grown up. It can be even sexy.

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    1. Many thanks Nicole, I'm really pleased with my purchase and will wear it so many times. x Thanks for commenting. x

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  25. This outfit is stunning in its detail and simplicity. You look absolutely fabulous and ready to be the belle of the ball. Thank you for sharing your styling genius and your post on my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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    1. Aww you are so lovely with your kind comments. Many thanks Rena. x

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  26. Sorrry it's taken me nearly a week to comment Jacqui, but I've been away at my daughter's helping her to pack up to move home and she had no internet! Anyway, the challeng was a great success and I must admit that I'm pleased I didn't wear my black lace dress - it was too similar to yours! You look gorgeous in yours and I really love those elegant sandals - totally black styling really works with your hair colour doesn't it? You look fantastic Jacqui!

    Anna x

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    1. Ohh please don't worry Anna, I know how busy life can be. Wasn't it a real success? That was lucky, however I did have a back-up by way of a cream lace skirt - lol! Thank you for your kind words. x

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  27. Great style prompt! It was so much fun to see how each of you styled your lace. Your black dress is beautiful and I am swooning over those shoes! Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday, Jacqui!

    Jennie - A Pocketful of Polka Dots

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