Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger for the over Fifties - sharing part of my life with you.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

My purchase from Venice.


Hello, glad to welcome you to my blog.

Hope you've had a fun filled week.  Was it too scary?  Did you have many 'Trick or Treaters'?
I'm sad to admit we had no scary costumed children trick or treating at our door, despite having plenty of treats to exude, nothing happened. No knocks, no tricks and no scares!  It wasn't until speaking to my daughter yesterday morning, she told me if I didn't have a carved pumpkin or scary Halloween paraphernalia dangling around our house, most children wont knock!  I hotfooted it up to my friend-with-young-children's house and gave them the sweets we'd been saving for them, apologising for the dark, undecorated and uninviting house they'd neglected (for obvious reasons) to visit.  Must try harder next year!


I've just about got over my excitement of meeting my fellow over fifties bloggers and hope you managed to catch my blog post on Monday explaining my day.



Do you like to give credit when credit's due? Me too, so I'd like to thank you all for stopping by my blog and give a big hug for leaving comments. Attention to detail is often needed, so here's where I need to give a little consideration too.  I brushed over this blouse on Monday, rather taken over by the blogger get-together.  But I must give this gorgeous blouse the recognition it deserves.

Bought on a recent trip to Venice, desperate to take something home for my wardrobe from this beautiful city & this fitted the bill.  I noticed the colour and knew it would work in my Autumnal collection.  So lets look a bit closer into what attracted me to this blouse other than the colour.








Ruffles are still all over the place and haven't taken a back seat on the trend bus, so knowing this it had to come home with me.  High necklines are also very flattering for the over fifties & was another reason to purchase.  A deep 'V' ruffle added great detail to the front of this shirt, it just feels so comfortable and looks great.  Also I love the fact there's no cuff and button, the sleeves easily slip over the wrist, sharing another sassy frill.


Paired with tan peg top trousers to give a monochromatic look, this is not a style I often choose but here's my previous effort from back in July for the 5Over50 collective.
I've worn these numerous times, & being a neural colour they match with so much, having recently worn them with blush pink and also off white.
Tan beads looked cute as did these neutral block heel ankle boots.
Needing a coat I remembered this top coat hanging in my wardrobe, the brown and cream fleck coat has a fluffy fur collar and waist belt to cinch in the waist.  I fancied it would compliment my outfit.  I reckon it works a treat, keeping me warm on my dog walk in the woods too.


Blouse from Venice.
Trousers from Apricot,
Coat old from F & F,
Bag from Venice.
Boots from TK Maxx.

Thanks to my eldest daughter for taking photos, and my princess for the photobombing! 😄


Thanks so much for popping over today, glad you could make it.  Don't forget to come back on Monday as it's the November edition of 5 Over 50.

Until then have a super week and even better weekend.

Cheerio ... X




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44 comments

  1. Matching the surrounding colours perfectly! Hugs, x.

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    1. Hugs to you too, hope you're back home safely and I'm looking forward to you coming back over so we can get together Mary. Thanks for your super comments. x

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  2. A fabulous blouse and you've styled it so well - even the autumnal leaves match perfectly!

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    1. Many thanks Gail, it worked well. Just trying to get my head around the next challenge lol. Lucky you've sorted yours. x Have a super weekend. x

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  3. I love the ruffles and this gorgeous color! Beautiful look Jaqui!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. You're too kind Elise. Many thanks for stopping by. x

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  4. What a perfect purchase from Venice, would love to go back there. Love the fall colors in this outfit, such pretty colors! We didn't get as many trick or treaters either!! Some people say it is because there are so many trunk or treats now, but I don't think that is why.

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    1. Many thanks Carrie, Shame about the trick or treaters - yes that could be the reason. It's a shame for the children! Thanks and have a super week. x

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  5. That blouse is absolutely gorgeous, Jacqui. I'm actually swooning over it. I love how you styled it too. And funnily enough: we didn't have any trick or treaters here either, so we've no choice but eat the treats ourselves ... xxx

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. You're very kind leaving these comments. Yes I ate some of the treats myself too! x

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  6. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. The coat and bag are awesome!

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    1. You're welcome Nicole - thanks for coming by. x

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  7. The blouse is really pretty Jacqui. I would love to go to Venice one day xx
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. Many thanks Laurie, yes it's a super place and well worth a visit at least once. x

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  8. I love this blouse Jacqui!!! I think the color is absolutely perfect (maybe I'm biased because we just styled orange on the blog...ha ha)
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Aww, you're too kind Jodie. Loving your orange looks too. x

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  9. I love that pretty ruffle blouse! That is such a great fall color on you!

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    1. Many thanks Laura, kind words indeed. x

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  10. Such a lovely outfit! The colours really suit you.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Too kind Gemma, thanks for coming by today. x

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  11. Such a gorgeous look and the colors go well together! Your photos are stunning!

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  12. Your purchase from Venice is beautiful. That camel blouse is super sophisticated and feminine and I love the matching necklace too. Also, great coat.

    Welcome by and join my linkup this week and share your gorgeous style. Thanks & enjoy the weekend!! Ada =)

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2017/11/thursday-moda-87-leggings-and-tunics.html

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    1. Kind words Ada, thanks for coming to my blog, hope to see you again & I'll be joining the link-up for sure. x

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  13. Great blouse and how fun to have something to remember your trip by!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Yep, that's so right - it's nice to have a reminder of somewhere special. x

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  14. I love the ruffles and the color of this blouse! It's so pretty!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Thanks Ruth, glad you agree with me. x

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  15. Jacqui you look amazing. I love the colours and this bag is amazing.
    XO Tina

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  16. Fabulous fall look! I love the colors!

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  17. I really love this blouse and ought to have said as much when we met last week. The colour is super and is one that suits me too. Ginger is how I'd describe it, a great colour for your hair and skin tone. I think ruffles are never out of fashion and wear a cream ruffle blouse as a signature piece all year round. The whole outfit looks fab Jacqui!

    Have a great week!
    Anna x

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    1. Aww thanks Anna, there was too many other things to talk about Gail! I've always loved ruffles and this will go a long way in my wardrobe. x

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  18. A gorgeous Fall look, and what a great setting. Love the ruffles! xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  19. So beautiful and such a luscious color! Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday, Jacqui!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    https://fashionshouldbefun.com

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    1. Many thanks Dawn - kind words and thanks for stopping by. x

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  20. Great look Jacqui, lovely blouse. We had quite a few this year. We don't usually have many but we put some flying bats out and we got a few come knocking at our door. My Daughter misses going out now she is 12 so she brought her own sweets from the shop to give to others which I thought as really lovely of her :)

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    1. Thank you Claire, glad you got a few callers. Well done to your daughter, that's such a special thing to do - she's one of a kind for sure. x

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  21. Jacqui, I lOVE this color palette on you. The pumpkin ruffled top is beautiful and i love it with all of the brown/tan tones.
    Thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Many thanks Jess, glad you agree with me on the blouse. Hope to see you again. x

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  22. Beautiful colours Jacqui! Your blouse is gorgeous, I love the ruffles. I went to Venice with my mum for her 60th birthday and I bought a bag. In fact I think I've bought a bag every time I've been to Italy! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Thanks so much Emma, what a lovely place to take your mum to. Yes I love getting a gift from each destination I visit. Normally take the look of a bag - lol. x

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