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Monday, 29 January 2018

Dark floral tunic with Jeggins & long boots.


Morning, how are you all?  What you been up to?

Back from my holiday with mixed feelings.  I simply love skiing and hate to leave such stunning scenery after having so much fun on the slopes, but I need to rest my achy legs - this fifty year old is not used to such an exhausting activity.  Can I have a few days off and go back again please?  Pretty please? 🤣


Since arriving home I've been checking out your blogs and have seen a lot of you embracing the latest Pantone trend of violet.  Never having worn this colour, so not knowing if it would suit me or not. Luckily I found this tunic blouse with the colour picked out in the pretty flowers and leaves over it.  I thought it would be perfect to add the trending tone to my wardrobe.  Here I've worn it over black jeggings & long black boots.  I'm loving the dark florals that have been exploited this AW season, they bring a feminine feel to many a dull outfit.
I've been happy to wear both floral trousers and a decorative jacket in recent months.





It was so cold I had to cover up a little with my fur gilet, but it does give depth and interest to my look.





This blouse is a good length for me sitting mid thigh,  & I love the flattering pleats on the back giving great movement as I walk.
How about the necklace I chose?  Esther and I had a chuckle good laugh about this - I suggested it looked like a Western neck tie however she saw a completely different type of neckwear - a noose!


If you fancy wearing the latest colours but don't want a full on version try my option and pick a garment with splashes on it.  You could also inject colour by way of a bag, some shoes, a scarf or some jewellery, all work & won't cost a lot either.

Tunic from Matalan
Trousers from Wallis
Boots from New Look
Necklace from Matalan

Esther Ruby kindly took these photos - on a freezing day I might add - thanks so much . X

Wish me luck for the next few days for after a good holiday comes plenty of washing and ironing!
Hope to see you again on Thursday, until then have a super time.

Bye for now. X




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26 comments

  1. Pretty tunic Jacqui. My daughter would see it as a noose too, haha. I'm not sure violet will suit me but it seems that shops are bringing out a wide range so not sticking to The shade.

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    1. Yes they are Anna, I keep seeing new colours coming in, it's an exciting time isn't it? Thanks for stopping by. x

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  2. Gorgeous outfit, Jacqui! It looked absolutely freezing again though lol. The gilet is a perfect addition!
    Suzy xx
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    1. Again it was freezing here! I hate the cold, and it always shows on my face, lol. Glad you like the outfit. x

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  3. Nice idea, Jacqui, using that pretty floral mix to test drive a new colour.
    Personally, I'm excited and thankful to Pantone for choosing for once a colour that's also kind to the, ahem, more mature skin, so I have great expectations for me and ultraviolet !! Hugs,x.

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    1. Thank you Mary, have you bought anything in this shade yet? Looking forward to seeing what colours you find. x Happy end of week Mary. x

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  4. Ooooh LOVE The pleats in back, such a delightful outfit!

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    1. Too kind Andrea, many thanks for your lovely comments Hun. x

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  5. You sound how I feel after spending a week with the grandchildren!I feel your pain! Only three days in and I'm worn out! The new Pantone colour doesn't suit me but I do like it. The blouse is really pretty Jacqui.
    Laurie xx

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    1. Yes totally, I think I've burnt myself out as I'm coming down with a cold or something!! Hope you're feeling better after you stint with the children. x Thanks for your comments Laurie. x

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  6. Wow! Beautiful colours Jacqui. That's a great way to wear the latest colours! I'm glad you had a fabulous vacation.

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    1. Super holiday Nancy, over way too soon! Glad you like the colours. x

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  7. Your floral tunic is so pretty! I am enamored with the back pleat detail. Fabulous way to embrace violet!

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    1. Many thanks, glad you like the blouse. I'm pleased with the overall look. x

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  8. Great to experiment with a tunic like the one you've chosen - everyone can wear violet in some form or a different shade. It's a lovely tunic and the boots are fab!

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    1. Yes that's so true, glad you like my look. I'm looking forward to seeing all the new colours filtering in! x

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  9. Pretty Jacqui! I love the print! what a good way to try a Pantone color if you are uncertain if you want to wear it fully! i love the prety necklace and the fur vest is so fun with it layered. Boy, would always fall coming off the ski lift!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Jess, thank you for stopping over, glad you like the outfit - it's worked out so well. x

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  10. Beautiful tunic, I love the dark floral! Such a pretty look!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Many thanks Elise, I love this look - it's a winner in my eyes. x

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  11. I love the beautiful tunic it's so beautiful! I love the dark floral print. I am loving those boots!

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    1. Many thanks for your support Laura, kind words, much appreciated. x

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  12. Glad you had a great holiday Jacqui, I have never been skiing before. Your tunic is beautiful, love how you styled it :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at The Wednesday Link Up. Have a great weekend and we hope to see you soon.

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    1. You should try it Claire - it's a fun holiday, hard work though! Thanks for stopping by & have a great week. x

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  13. I love the pleats on the back of the tunic! It looks fab with the faux fur gilet and long boots! Thanks for linking up Jacqui!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Cute aren't they Emma. I'm really pleased with it and have already worn it a few times. x

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