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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Tan trousers & Packing for Venice!

Morning, how are you? 
Thanks for stopping by today I'm busy packing for Venice!  Off early, very early tomorrow morning with hubby and four friends for a weekend of partying, drinking, eating and sightseeing - & I can't wait.
I've been channelling my thoughts to gather a 'capsule suitcase' over the past week, and hope to have come up with a suitable amount of clothes for both day and night.
Three one piece outfits for the evenings, by way of two dresses and one maxi dress, plus accessories including one pair of evening sandals.  Three pairs of cropped trousers, one denim, one gingham & one pair of white denim, along with matching tops.  White denim jacket, wrap and cardigan.  One pair of comfortable footwear, plus sandals.

I can't wait to get away, it's been a while since we've had a break and feel in need of one.  I keep day dreaming about gondolas, Bellini cocktails and pasta - I love pasta! All with "O sole mio" in the background. Yes & there'll probably be an ice cream or two.  Won't be long now!!! Yay.

Anyway back to today there's a blog to get posted before I should even think about getting away.
Do you ever buy an item and simply adore wearing it?  That's just how I feel about these tan peg trousers.  The soft feel, the comfortable fit, the perfect length and how they look.  These tick all my boxes making these trousers and exceptional buy at just £15 from Apricot sale.   I just knew I'd be wearing these as often as I could!  Having worn them here with turquoise & a blush cream blouse.  I'll enjoy these throughout Autumn because they'll work with so many other colours.
Today I wore them with my F & F off white fluted sleeve top, here's another way to wear that.
You can see it's becoming the scarf season because I'm wearing a blue and white example.  I quite like the season getting cooler when I can reach for a scarf to match my outfit.  With over fifty in my collection, there's always one that will fit!

I bought this cross-over bag in Matalan, I feel a little boho when I use it, and reckon I can pair it with most colours for a casual look. It's got an inner zip and two pockets with enough room for my purse, phone, keys, and some make-up - a good all round bag.

Trousers from Apricot.
Blouse from F & F.
Shoes from Debenhams.
Scarf from Primark.
Bag from Matalan.

So pleased you could stop by today, Hope to see you on Monday.
It's the third update of the Style Steal, you'll be able to see who I'm copying, so I hope you'll give me a visit!  Here's the two previous steals from July August, let me know what you think, I'll be waiting for your comments. X

Linking up with Ashleyand Laurie

Photos courtesy of Esther Ruby. X



  1. Love the trousers! Tempted to buy.

    1. Thanks Laurie, they're a winner for me, hope you get some. x

  2. You look amazing Jacqui! I wish you a nice journey and enjoy Venice :)
    Xo Tina

    1. Thanks so much Tina, I'm so looking forward to going away. x

  3. Have a wonderful time in Venice! Sounds like a perfect trip and I'm so happy for you. Take lots of pictures!
    This look is a great one too, I love the ruffle sleeve on the blouse!

    1. Thank very much Kellyanna, can't wait. I plan on taking some photos, so will post when I get back for sure. Thanks for stopping by. x

  4. Sounds like a great wardrobe capsule for your weekend. Have a wonderful time. Very envious!

  5. Oh my, your necklace is sooo similar to one of my faves and I just wore it yesterday for pics to post soon. Great minds!
    You will have an amazing time in Venice and your capsule sounds much cleverer than the one I put together recently. Have fun! X.

    1. Thank so much Mary, good to have you stop by - I'll look forward to seeing your posy soon. x Ciao..

  6. Oh they are lovely pants - I like the paper bag waist and you scarf is such a great accessory with this outfit! It's warming up here so I'm not really wearing my scarves, a little sad as I always have fun wearing them over winter!

    Sounds like your wardrobe is well prepared for your upcoming trip!

    Hope you have a wonderful time in Venice!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  7. I love those tan trousers and the butterfly sleeved top! Oh my, Venice, lucky you! But isn't decided what to pack such a chore? Especially if one has to travel light. I always end up taking the wrong things ... Anyway, hope you have a lovely time! xxx

  8. Love those pretty sleeves and your scarf!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  9. Great outfit and lovely pics!


  10. I love your outfit! You picked the right items for your trip and the right time for visiting Venice... not so many tourists now. I wish you a wonderful time! xx Maren

  11. Those pants are really cute. Those are my favorite style for work because they look really stylish but they are so comfy too!
    The Color Palette

  12. Love those pants and that scarf is the cutest pop of blue! Sounds like you are going to have an amazing time in Venice!

  13. I love this casual look on you Jacqui. I expect you're back from your Venice trip by now - was it as you expected? I love Venice and have been there a couple of times. It's so romantic isn't it? And did I real that right - 50 scarves?! Hahaha!

    Anna x


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