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Thursday, 11 January 2018

Styling my new/old check skirt.


Hi there lovelies, how are you? 
Hope it's not too miserable and dreary for you and you haven't got the Christmas blues!  I'm getting very excited for my skiing holiday.  For the past 15 years we have travelled to The Alpes for a weeks skiing.  Bundling the kids in the car along with our bags and equipment stuffed in too.  Having five kids there wasn't much room, but hubby was ace at packing and always got everything in.  Every nook and cranny in our people carrier was spilling out stuff!  Odd shoes, coats, bottles of drink, socks you name it we had it!  It worked out financially better for us to travel by car and not fly - plus we got an extra day skiing arriving early and leaving late - result!  Of later years we've taken to flying, much easier with only having to worry about my own case, taking time for a meal & then shopping.  But looking back I'm yearning for our old family fun trips that started as soon as we got to the channel tunnel!

So as I carry on dreaming about my past and forthcoming holidays, I want to share this cute burgundy, black and grey check skirt with you.




I bought this skirt ages ago but haven't had the right top to wear with it.  I made it a resolution to find one suitable to go with it.  I fancied a grey jumper or blouse.  Grey jumpers had evaded my wardrobe for some time now so I wanted to address this and find one that I not only liked but that was flattering too.  I spotted this batwing sleeved jumper in Florence and Fred earlier on this week and promptly bought it!  It'd been reduced too, so a real bargain at just over £10, also available in mustard and pale blue - hmmm 😏


A tube skirt is fabulous for everyone, there's no zip, no waistband and no buttons!  Just an elastic waist.  They are also very versatile considering a longer version can be rolled over on the waistband to make the skirt the length you want it.  My burgundy checked version sits just above the knee, but could be rolled over to make a mini skirt, but I won't subject any of you to see more of my legs lol!  The black opaque tights are my only option for a shorter than normal skirt and work well with the grey ankle boots too.  My fur gilet or vest jacket as some might call it, is a much loved little addition that's come and gone and come back into fashion, always looking the same just like I bought it.  Anything fake fur is such a good investment, so worth looking out for. 
View here paired with burgundy straight leg trousers also wearing a cream version.





You know I love a necklace with my outfits, here's a jingly, jangly beaded necklace I've had for yonks,  a great little number that fits with plenty of my looks.  I've also got another similar beaded beauty that seems to have taken a rest in my daughter's room!!!



Off into town later on today, so I'll have a quick study of the sales to see if anything takes my fancy  Don't worry you'll be the first to know if I do!


Skirt from Tu clothing
Jumper from F & F
Boots from Debenhams
Gilet/vest from M & Co previous season.
Handbag from Jaeger


Thanks so much for stopping by today, I've just started to understand a little of Pinterest and hope you'd take a look at my boards (that's providing I've done it right - lol)

See you on Monday, have a super weekend my friends.

Bye for now. X



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  1. I really like the Gilet! I'm on the hunt for one. I'm popping over to pinterest to follow you Jacqui xx

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    1. Good luck Laurie, I love both of mine. This grey one is so old, but always looks good. x

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  2. Super cute styling.
    I love the checkered skirt.

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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    1. Many thanks for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment. x

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  3. Great look, these two are MFEO, sometimes a piece of clothing is just waiting for its soul partner, eh? Five children have clearly worked their magic, you're looking gorgeous! Wishing you much fun in the alps. X.

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    1. You are so kind Mary, thank you so much. x

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  4. I love pencilskirts like that! And that grey vest looks very good on it. I havn't got anything furry anymore! That's funny, I used to have a lot of faux fur scarfs.

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    1. Yep, me too Nancy. I love my fur pieces, obvs only faux fur though. x

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  5. I really love how you styled this skirt. I love the length and the colors, so pretty!

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  6. Love your vest Jacqui! The grey and the plaid skirt look lovely! I have a plaid skirt i need to wear. Enjoy your skiing trip! I am not that great at skiing... i fall coming off the lift!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Many thanks for your comments, too kind. I'll let you know how my skiing trip goes. x

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  7. I used to have a plaid pencil skirt similar to this and I miss it so much since it left my closet. I love it paired with the gray sweater and gray fur vest!! Enjoy your holiday!

    Carrie
    crulycraftymom.com

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    1. I'm so glad I bought this jumper, because now I'll be wearing the skirt more often. Thanks for your comments Carrie. x

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  8. Have so much fun skiing!! Love this look, your skirt and vest are so fun!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Elise, thanks so much for your comments. I can't wait to go on my skiing holiday, just hope my ski trousers come in time! x

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  9. Love the skirt and the gilet. You are gorgaous in these photos, expecially with a smile like yours.


    XO
    Miri
    https://currentlywearing.com/2018/01/11/la-mer-spa-hotel-president-wilson-geneva/

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    1. Very much appreciate you stopping by Miri, thanks for your lovely comments too. x

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  10. Such a fantastic skirt with or without the gilet. Your style is always fabulous. And that upcoming skiing vacation sounds amazing, too.

    Welcome by and join my recent Thursday Moda post my friend. A new linkup is up every Thursday!

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2018/01/thursday-moda-97-thursday-quotes-on-joy.html

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    1. Thank you Ada, I've visited and added my posts thanks for hosting. Have a super weekend. x

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  11. Lovely outfit Jacqui, love your fur gilet :) Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Blog Hop.

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    1. Thanks Hun, thanks for hosting the blog hop too. Have a happy weekend. x

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  12. Your skiing holiday sounds like so much fun. Love the skirt.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  13. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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  14. This is an adorable look jacqui. I really rate Tu for skirts. My work ones all come from there. Enjoy your skiing.

    http://www.muttonstyle.com

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    1. Thanks so much Anna, yes they have some great pieces don't they. I can't wait to go skiing. x

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  15. Such a great skirt...the whole outfit is super pretty and perfect for this time of the year. And a ski trip to the Alps...how exciting that must be!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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    1. Too kind, thanks Debbie. I can't wait to get skiing, just a little packing first! x

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  16. This is a fabulous plaid skirt! Loving it!

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    1. Many thanks for your lovely comments Carrie. x

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  17. I love your faux fur gilet, and what a great bargain that jumper is! It looks fab with the check skirt. Thanks for linking up Jacqui!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Thanks so much Emma, pleased with the outfit, glad I found a grey jumper, it's going to mix with plenty in my wardrobe. x

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