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Monday, 9 October 2017

Navy crops with pattern matching & gin tasting.

Hi there, hope you're all okay.



Was it a good weekend? 
What did you get up to? 
Hope whatever it was you had fun!

Saturday night we went to friends for a 'Gin Night' which involved tasting gin, and lots of it too!  Lucky me!
Are you a lover of gin?


Gin is a neutral spirit flavoured with Botanicals such as juniper berries, angelica root, coriander seeds, ginger root and cassia bark to name but a few.  There are plenty of other ingredients that are used to infuse & gain a different taste.
Eight gin lovers set about sampling some eight gin and tonic's, all slightly different in flavours mixed with tonic & the likes of lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange peel and cucumber.  Fortunately we had some nibbles to soak up the alcohol, interspersed with water breaks and lots of chat.  By the end of the evening there might have been was some hot moves on the living room dance floor to some 80's R & B/Soul favourites -  Great memories! 




So after a late night Saturday It only felt right to have a lazy Sunday doing nothing. Doing nothing obviously meant no cooking, so we had a meal out with some of our children.  Six of us went to our local North African/Andalucian themed restaurant, and dined in their lantern lit cellar.  Stuffing our faces on the delicacies such as Slow Roasted Pork Belly served with Patatas a la Pobre & salad, Chorizo and Pepper Stew, Lamb Meatballs, Grilled Halloumi, Marinated Tiger Prawn Brochette, Spinach Potate and Manchengo Tortila  (am I making you hungry? sorry).  Settling down Sunday evening to catch up on my beloved Strictly Come Dancing - the perfect end to my weekend!  How was yours, what did you get up to?


If, like me, you find pattern matching puzzling and awkward then how about trying to mix it up with textures, these add depth & interest to a basic outfit without full on mixing.  See if you like my first attempt here - let me know what you think.

Here's today's example of an easier pattern amalgamation.
I've chosen my basic navy cropped trousers, then added an off white embossed short sleeved top, to give interest to an otherwise bland colour.  Now choosing my H & M Aztec patterned jacket in off white and grey. The finishing touch some grey beads to bring the colours together.  See how I've created an outfit that's full of interest without going hard on patterns and colours.  Hope you like today's choice.




These navy cropped wide leg trousers came from Florence and Fred, I bought these a few weeks ago in the sale for a fiver!  I love finding great deals, but don't we all?
The cream top came from New Look, having had this in my wardrobe for a few years now - it's a good basic item that gets plenty of wear.  Finishing off my look with this H & M jacket that I bought a couple of years ago.  It's a heavy weave that's perfect for Autumn when a little jacket keeps the chill at bay.







These shots were taken by Esther Ruby - thanks so much my love. X

Thanks for stopping by, if you'd like to see more from Mummabstylish you can join me on my Instagram account - I'd love you to pop over and see me there. 😀

Until Thursday, bye for today. X


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31 comments

  1. Jacqui you look amazing. I like this trousers and your hair looks great.
    I wish you a nice week, XO Tina

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    1. Tina, thank you so much for your lovely comments, much appreciated. x

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  2. The Gin tasting sounds like a lot of fun! And I love that shot of your meal - that would have been a great occasion with family. I find time out with family is rare to have but always so treasured! :)

    I like your jacket too - I have a similar one, although just stripes not a different pattern, and so I really like yours :)

    Hope you have had a lovely weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. We had a super weekend, and just about gotten over the late night, Thanks for stopping over Mica. x

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  3. Fun...totally fun, Jacqui!!
    And that jacket is the coolest!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Many thanks Jodie, you're too kind with your comments. x

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  4. It looks like you had quite a fun-packed weekend, Jacqui! Your outfit is looking chic and casual at the same time. Your navy cropped trousers look fabulous combined with that heavenly jacket. xxx

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    1. It surely was Hun, glad you like this outfit and I appreciate you coming by. x

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  5. I had never tried gin until I went to my Sister in Laws in Margate in the Summer. Now I love it :) Great look Jacqui. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays :)

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    1. It's a very 'grown up' drink I think, glad you've tried it and like it. Thanks for coming by. x

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  6. Snap! I have the exact same jacket Jacqui! I love how you've styled it up with these cropped trousers - that's given me food for thought. Don't give up on your journey with pattern play though. You did really well with that recent dabble and I think you're a natural at it.

    Enjoy your week!
    Anna x

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    1. Aww thanks so much Anna, we've obviously got great taste then having the same jacket. Thanks for your lovely comments Hun. x

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  7. Great outfit and GIN GIN GIN-my favorite!!!!!!!!

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    1. After prosecco, mine too. Thanks for stopping by. x

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  8. Such a nice outfit! I really like the cropped trousers. Have a lovely day! Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Many thanks, glad to see you here, hope you have a great day too. x

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  10. I have only tried gin once, and it is not for me, Tequila, now that is a different story! Love this look, your cropped trousers are beautiful!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Ohh yes I like Tequila too!, first choice really has to be prosecco though. Thank you for stopping by and leaving such great comments. x

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  11. Oh yes! I remember this outfit on Instagram very well. I am such a fan of that beautiful Aztec jacket. And the cropped navy trousers are lovely. I am not a gin drinker myself, I tend to drink white wine and champagne. But if the Gin and tonic works for you, I say go for it!
    ❤️🌸❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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    1. Aw thank you Elle, glad you like this look. thanks too for stopping by my blog. x

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  12. I love the mix of textures in this outfit! Your jacket and blouse look amazing together!

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    1. Much appreciate your lovely comments Laura. x

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  13. Great mix of textures , it's a very smart elegant look!

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    1. Thanks so much Gail, glad you like this. Very kind words. x

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  14. You are one classy beauty! So chic and pretty!

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

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  15. Oh how I like your weekend s! I like my G&T just with lemon and lots of ice. Love your outfit, those trousers look very good!

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    1. It was a good one Nancy, but took a couple of days to get over the late night - oh and the gin!! Lol. x

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  16. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. You look great in this fall office look!

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