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Thursday, 28 December 2017

Lady in Red - Style Steal

Hi there how did your Christmas celebrations go?
It seems I've been away from blogging for ages, I've been so caught up in present buying, preparing and celebrating I've not had much time for blogging!
Back to normal now, just the NYE celebrations to enjoy then it's back to the grindstone.  I've got lots I want to do next year with my blog and hope to throw my all into achieving some new goals.
As I sit here full up with everything I eaten i'm wondering if I'll fit into any of my presents.
With the abundance of delicious food that's been around over the past couple of days I find it so hard to say NO!  So next week I'll be hitting the gym hard to try and lose the gained pounds before my skiing holiday at the end of January.

What with one thing and another I missed out on my December Style Steal, but it's back today for the last time this year.  I haven't had time to study as many blogs as I would have liked so no 'Style Steal' caught my eye this month.  I did see a cute outfit that a talk show celebrity was wearing some weeks ago, and managed to drop enough hints to receive a fabulous Christmas present 'copy' for myself.





Holly Willoughby who hosts This Morning was wearing a chic and stunning outfit which I've managed to make a brilliant duplicate of.  Albeit a different colour the items are still the same.
I received the beautiful red pleated skirt with a jumper to match from my mum-in-law, and what a fabulous choice it was (possibly with the help of my daughter)



My pleated skirt has to be the skirt of the season with just about everyone wanting one!  So much so they have now sold out in all the colours - good old Marks and Spencers, first for quality and design.




Paired with my navy reefer jacket, giving a slightly military feel from the brass buttons. Don't let the sunny day fool you - it was freezing out there this morning!


I love wearing red, it's such a happy colour.  The whole outfit will get lots of outings in the future.  The sweater possibly paired with jeans or my black culottes & the skirt with endless different tops or jumpers in an array of colours so maybe an new outfit every week! (there's a challenge to myself). The Next jumper fits like a glove - roll necks are just so classic and elegant.  A simply string of reds beads finished of this chic and stylish outfit, along with navy court shoes.




Skirt from M & S
Jumper from Next
Reefer Jacket from F & F (previous season)
Beads old.
Shoes from M & S

Hope to see you back next week for a peek at one of my Christmas presents.
Wishing you a Happy New Year - filled with excitement and surprises!

Bye for now and thanks for visiting my blog today. X




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  1. Wow you look stunning in this skirt Jacqui!
    Happy new year :)
    XO Tina

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    1. You Tina are so kind - many thanks my friend. x

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  2. I love that skirt, and the red looks gorgeous on you! Have a wonderful new year!

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    1. I love this outfit, and would wear this style all the time if it was practical! Happy New year to you too Laura. x

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  3. Super recreation of Holly's look, Jacqui. Happy New Year, x

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    1. She's a really elegant lady isn't she Mary, thanks for you lovely comment & Happy New Year to you. x

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  4. I have been on the hunt for a pleated skirt for quite awhile. Still, no luck...
    Love yours, though!
    http://styleforlessvegas.wordpress.com

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    1. I'm so pleased with this skirt, it's easy to wear and looks super cute on. I hope you find a suitable skirt - maybe in the post Christmas sales? Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again. x

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  5. I'm been wanting a pleated skirt in a length like this! I love this monochromatic outfit and the color of your skirt is so pretty!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  6. I love this outfit! You look stunning in red. It's your color. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I wish you and your loved ones a happy New Year.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Nicole. x

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  7. You look absolutely beautiful! I love the red color on you and that skirt is to die for! Have a great weekend and Happy New Year!

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  8. What a gorgeous outfit, Jacqui!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  9. Love this outfit on you Jacqui. Red really suits you well. Happy new year to you xx

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    1. Many thanks Laurie, I love this outfit and the colour too. x

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  10. I just love everything about this outfit - the colour, the pleats, the military style jacket...fabulous! Thanks for linking up Jacqui, Happy New year!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  11. I love this monochrome outfit on you - perfect take on your inspiration outfit. That skirt looks beautiful, I bet you got so many compliments wearing this, I can see why it's sold out! :)

    Happy new year! Hope that 2018 is off to an amazing start for you, and you had a wonderful Christmas time.

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Thank you so much Mica, hope you're well. x

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  12. So lovely in red sweet lady! Wishing you immeasurable JOY in 2018!

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    1. Thank you Andrea, and the same to you my friend.

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  13. I want to wear a pleated skirt every day! Fabulous!

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  14. It's a great skirt- they had it briefly in pink a few weeks ago and I wish I'd bought one. Looks good with the jumper. Good luck with your blog goals and have a Happy New Year!

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    1. I think that's what Holly had, aren't they super. Would love one for the summer, so hope they have some in lighter colours. x

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  15. Very cute! I love the monochrome look in velvet!

    Virginia
    More to Mrs. E

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    1. Many thanks to you for stopping by and commenting. x

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  16. What a great style steal Jacqui. I love your red skirt. I prefer your red look too as red is my favourite colour. Happy New Year lovely :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays.

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    1. What a great post Jacqui. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays last week, you are one of my featured blogs today. I thought of this post last night. Holly had a blue dress on Dancing On Ice and I have the same dress but a shorter version ;)

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    2. Thanks so much Claire, I saw your post and was really chuffed to see me featured. I love this outfit and can't wait to wear again. I might feature the skirt each month in a different way. x

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  17. Gorgeous in red, my friend! Such a great color and it looks fabulous on you. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you so much, glad it's a winning outfit. x

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    1. Thank you very much, it's turned out to be a favourite colour.

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  19. I love the red! It's so vibrant and you look gorgeous in this color! That skirt is so pretty and I love the texture!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Thank you very much for your lovely comments. x

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  20. Happy New Year and thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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  21. Jacqui, I love this all red monochromatic look! Absolutely brilliant! Thanks for linking up with me at #SpreadTheKindness.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Many thanks for your stopping over and commenting Shelbee. x

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  22. I really love those skirts - the way they move and shine - gorgeous! x

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    1. Aren't they great? Would love some more in different colours. x

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  23. I love the total red vibe-very definitely on trend. And i admit seeing a ton of pleated fabric skirts. It's just now dawning on me that they are a major player at the moment too. Great look and thanks for linking up.

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    1. They are proving very popular at the moment, so I'm really pleased I got this one for Christmas, especially as they are now sold out! Thanks for stopping by Teresa. x

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