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Monday, 2 October 2017

5Over5O - A woman wears many hats!


Hello, thanks for stopping by today.
You found me styling the latest edition of the 5 Over 50 challenge. Set by Gail from Is this Mutton? who just so happens to be the lady who bought us all together.
If you haven't seen our previous challenges you can view what five over fifty fashion bloggers styled hereherehereherehere.

A women wears many hats!
How true is that statement?
This task, as with some of the other challenges had me on a stumbling block.
Upon a little brain crashing I realised this subject had a double meaning!
Actually this woman wears many metaphorical hats! Although owning hardly any!!

When the children were much younger I had many hats to wear including wife, mother, nurse, taxi driver, gardener, children's entertainer, cleaner and chef!  (I bet that rings true with plenty of you). Now-a-days I'm still as busy but with some different hats added and some taken away. All of these have enriched my life in so many ways, but there's still so much more to learn and enjoy.
So now the hats I wear are a wife, PA to hubby, cleaner, chef, mother, daughter, gardener, dog walker and occasional taxi driver, however much more importantly blogger, shopper & Nanny💗 need to be added to the list and I particularly love these 'hats'. 🎩👒

So my style today obviously includes a hat, but not my hat as I don't own any like this - my only offering would be a grey pull on beret, oh or a ski helmet - not sure that would look right with my dress, ha ha!
This gorgeous burgundy floppy felt hat belongs to my trusty photographer Esther Ruby.  I knew she had a couple that would be perfect for the outfit I'd imagined so asked if she could bring them along for the shoot - voila here's the result.





Picking up a pattern fusing habit from Anna - she's the queen of mixing it up, and I hope she's impressed with my offering.  This is a trend that is totally alien to me, I've been taking baby steps to try and get into my groove with blending designs.  I'm still not over confident with the abstract pattern of my dress fusing with the snakeskin bag.
Don't they conflict with each other rather than merge?




Having owned the dress for years, it's something that comes out every once in a while and serves a purpose.  I'm normally very precise about what I like and don't like with clothes, but by contrast I'm very in-different about this casual jersey dress,  I neither love this or hate it! I feel it could be slightly longer, but on this occasion I'm swayed by the colours and front pockets - so for now it's getting a thumbs up from me.👍


Dress from Debenhams find similar dresses here
Boots from Debenhams find similar ankle boots here.


That's a wrap hat from me - lol!
Let's see how my four other friends got on with this challenge.

Over to Gail the founder of 5Over50.

You can find her here IsThis Mutton?
We've obviously got the same mind set because we're wearing similar colour and style hats.
I love your red accessories Gail, especially those boots reflecting that fabulous backdrop of hanging red ivy.




Laurie can be found at Vanity and Me Style.

What a perfect jumpsuit Laurie is wearing, the two tone trilby compliments her accessories wonderfully well, and you're going shine under the golden glow of the lamplight Laurie - glorious!





Next here's Hilda from Over the Hilda.

She is sharing her stunning made-to-measure Anthony Peto hat. How marvellous is this leopard print boater, Hilda you've made a stunning statement with the hat and your super stylish coat - I feel red coats are the way forward this season, so Hilda you're spot on with yours.



Finally Anna from Anna's Island Style.

Sharing not only her style, but some artwork and stunning surroundings too!
Looking cheeky in this blue outfit, & with that cute bowler hat Anna we're seeing your original off-beat style that you create so well.


The links for these bloggers are listed above, so I hope you'll be visiting for more ideas.

Glad you could catch our fifth instalment and hope you'll get plenty of musings from me and my blogger friends.  Let us know what styles you've been inspired by & maybe leave a link to a photo!!! 😁


Thank you Esther Ruby for producing such stunning photos again. x

Thanks so much for stopping by, I'd love to hear a comment from you.

Bye for now. X










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44 comments

  1. This is one of the only other types of hat I have Jacqui, or did have. I found it crumpled up at the back of the wardrobe! You have styled your daughters hat very well.
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. Oh that's a shame Laurie, although I think yours look great. I've been tempted to buy my own hat, so may be sharing another one soon! x Thanks for stopping over. x

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  2. You look great in a hat, and the pattern mixing is perfectly on point!

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  3. Love this description of all the hats we wear throughout life. And you look amazing in this particular hat! xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Many thanks Patti, very kind words and thanks for visiting my blog. x

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  4. Even though it's not your hat, you wear it beautifully and I like the colour it adds to your dress outfit :) I've thought about getting a hat like this for the cooler months a few times. I'm not really a hat person but bloggers like yourself make them look so good, and it would be a change from my big summer sun hat! :)

    Hope you have had a good weekend! I'm currently enjoying the long weekend as it's a public holiday today in Brisbane :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. I'll look forward to seeing your hat Mica. I've been thinking of buying my own, I quite liked wearing this one. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. I think this is a fabulous outfit, Jacqui!! Now you just need to buy a couple, since they look so spectacular on you!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I might have to buy more Jodie, I loved wearing this one. Thanks for visiting today , much appreciated. x

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  6. Love this perfect pattern play as well as that lovely floppy 60's hat Jacqui! It's a really youthful look - so cute on you.

    Anna x

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    1. Too kind Anna, thanks for stopping by - wasn't it a good challenge, although I know you don't like hats. You still looked great. x

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  7. Great outfit, Jacqui. You look so cute and chic. As women we do wear many hats, some we love and others we'd like to get rid of. Ha, ha. - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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    1. Very kind Amy, thanks for stopping by my blog, kind words. x

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  8. Hi Jacqui,

    This hat is truly pretty. I love the way you styled it! So chic.
    Have a great week.
    XO
    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

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    1. Many thanks Hun, very kind words that are much appreciated.x

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  9. That hat is beautiful on you! I love the rich color and it looks perfect with your neutral outfit!

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    1. Laura, thanks for stopping by and leaving such lovely words. x

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  10. A woman definitely wears mannnyyyy hats- I lOVE this look on you :)
    - www.inmyjoi.blogspot.com

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    1. Joi, thank you for stopping by and leaving lovely comments.x

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  11. Beautiful dress, beautiful hat, MOST beautiful YOU!!

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    1. Andrea, you are too kind, thanks so much. x

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  12. I love hats! What a great post! I'm sure I have way too many hats in my closet!

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    1. You are so kind, thank you very much Julie. x

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  13. Loving the dress! The hat pairs perfectly too, such a pretty colour for this season!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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    1. Anika, thank you for stopping over today, kind words indeed. x

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  14. I love your baby steps towards pattern mixing and I don't think this is a bad attempt at all. I also love the hat, and think it really suits you. And you're so right: a woman is a wearer of many metaphorical hats! xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, great you could stop by to see my blog. Much appreciated. x

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  15. All of the hats you've worn are wonderful hats! This hat is definitely a beautiful one!

    Brooke
    pumps and push ups

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  16. That burgundy hat is beautiful and you styled it perfectly!

    I'm in the phase of many hats of as a mother, doctor, and wife. Now if only each title came with a cute hat....

    Carly at A Modern Mom Blog

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    1. We all have a busy time with our 'hats', thank you for stopping over, kind words. x

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  17. Love all your hats. It looks like you and Gail do have the same taste in hats :) Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday Blog Hop :)

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    1. Thank you so much Claire, very kind words. x

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  18. Oh my, you look like a young girl of the 60s, so very Biba ! Well done, Jacqui. Hugs, x

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    1. Thanks so much Mary, very kind indeed. You are lovely, wishing you a great weekend. x

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  19. Totally crushing over your hat!
    Nistha
    https://www.fashionistha.com/reinvent-your-style-with-ellemora/

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    1. Me too, I'm thinking of getting my own. x

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  20. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. You look great with this hat. Too bad nobody wears any hats anymore these days. May be we should join forces and make i a new trend?

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    1. Thanks so much Nicole, no they don't do they. I'm thinking about getting my own hat to wear, small changes eh?

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  21. Love your hat, it really suits you! You should wear them more often! Very stylish outfit! Thanks for linking up :-)

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Aw thanks so much Emma, Great for you to stop by and leave such great comments.x

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  22. I totally agree that women wear many hats. As a mom, I understand how difficult it can be to balance everything, and multitasking definitely comes in handy. I love that you paired this quote with a bunch of cute hats. These are all so perfect for fall.
    Thank you for linking up this week!

    ~xo Sheree
    PoshClassyMom.com

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, glad you like the hats. x

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