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Monday, 26 February 2018

Fun with Fur from the new 'Style not Age' group.

Welcome and thanks for stopping by - you've dropped in on a great day.


With saying a fond farewell to Gail and Laurie from the 5Over50 collective, we had a fabulous time sharing some snazzy, sleek and stylish outfits over the past few months.
Anna, Hilda, Emma and I are glad to welcome you to our brand new collaboration. 
Style not Age.
Having found ourselves in midlife we're all enjoying the 'best years of our life' & we'd like to share our styles and designs with you so hope you can join us for the ride - it's sure to be good fun!


Style not Age is such a meaningful title, where our style is the important issue, not our ages!
We are four ladies, of different sizes, ages, shapes and styles with one thing in common - we love fashion and dressing with vogue.



Each month we'll work with one person's style task, each putting our individual twist on a chosen topic.


To start the challenge Hilda has chosen Fun with fur.

My outfit started with a skiing jacket with fur hood, then onto a hat with a fur bobble, with a possibility of a fur collar, all been seen before so I settled on my fur gilet/vest.  Again you've seen that a couple of times on the blog too.

My sleeveless faux fur jacket is snuggly and warm on a cold but sunny day, making a bit of a change from a heavy coat.  Being honest there haven't been many days warm enough to wear just this, but I'm hopeful I won't be waiting long for the warmer weather to arrive!  I bought this from M & Co years ago, but it's been a faithful companion when the weather is playing fair, (she says through gritted teeth whilst facing another bout of freezing weather!)                    


I spotted this Jersey crepe dress in H & M last week but didn't bother to try it on - I passed on it.  I was on the prowl for a playful lighter, brighter flowy dress, something that would be spot on for some Spring sunshine (when it finally arrives!)  I couldn't find one, so when I got home I decided to click the button and buy the jersey beauty online instead.  I even gained a discount plus free shipping too!  This little bargain came my way for just over £20.
When it arrived and as soon as I took it out of the bag I knew it would be just right for me.  It was the right length, had long sleeves, was very floaty and with a look-at-me-colour I couldn't resist it!  I felt very classy wearing the dress here and can't wait to wear it again.


I wanted to play around with textures and patters - trying to make the outfit even more interesting, so I chose the grey fur gilet, leopard print shoes and my Jaeger pearl ball necklace.  Finishing off the look with this fun little black and silver bag.



You might have seen me wearing these leopard court shoes last year,  I was generously given them by Lotus shoes.  They are a fantastic addition to my shoe collection as they are versatile and comfortable too.  See here where I've paired them with grey and lemon - a fabulous combination.







Here's what my three friends have chosen for the challenge.

I know Hilda has a love of hats, with this fabulous Russian style faux fur hat & that super full length cream coat she looks very regal - especially with the stunning building behind her.

You can see more of Hilda's wonderful hats and plenty more over at Over the Hilda.


Introducing our newest member the gorgeous Emma from The Style Splash, you may have seen her blog, but if not pop over to check out not only the Fun with Fur challenge - but a whole host of stunning outfits that Emma places together with flare & ease.  Emma has chosen to wear a pretty statement fur collar with a flattering soft grey knitted dress.  Welcome Emma, I'm looking forward to our future challenges, it's great to see new styles.




Our Forth member is fun loving Anna found at Anna's Island Style. On her blog she shares her love of clothes, matched her own personal way, with some beautiful & stunning scenery included as well.
Anna is sporting a long line faux fur trimmed coat, covering her wonderful floral dress - you must have read my mind Anna, because this was similar to what I was looking for!


Thanks ladies for sharing your wonderful warm fun faux fur pieces with us, with the UK getting more like the Arctic within the next couple of days all our offerings might be much need and very much appreciated! Brrrrr!!!!

If you like the story so far we hope you will stop by again to see what our future Style not Age group will bring you.  We'll be posting a new task each month, so not long to wait for the next instalment!

We'd love you to join in too! #stylenotage
Glad to see you - bye for today, until next time it's been such fun. X






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  1. All looking cosy! Love the dress Jacqui
    Laurie xx
    https:vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. Thank you Laurie, I'm so pleased with this dress especially the colour. x

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  2. Oh, how I do love all of you! And what a great collaboration you all have again!

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    1. Oh you're so sweet, thanks for saying that. I'm very excited to start with this new group. x

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  3. Great dress Jacqui, and I love your faux fur gilet and leopard print shoes! Thanks for welcoming me into the group :-)

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Thank you Emma, kind comments. x I'm so pleased you have joined us, looking forward to many more challenges. x

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  4. I love the dress Jacqui! It looks beautiful and the fur vest is a wonderful statement as well as the shoes!

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    1. Glad you do Laura, many thanks for your kind comments. x

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  5. Gorgeous Jacqui ..thanks for organising our new group. Looking forward to lots of fun. x

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    1. Hilda, thank you so much, I've had fun with this, especially as it's not something I normally do! Lots of fun to look forward to for sure. x

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  6. Love the blue of your dress and that fur gilet looks lovely! 😊

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    1. Ahh you're too kind, thank you Morgan. x

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  7. Great to see you all back in challenge action and Emma is a great addition. Your dress and gilet look stunning!

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    1. Thanks Gail, glad you agree. I'm smitten with this dress and will be wearing it for a meal on Saturday night, providing I can get out in the snow, lol. x

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  8. Hurrah and well done Jacqui for launching our new group! I love that electric blue dress and think the shoes are a class act too. I think we did have fun with faux fur after all! I hope we can look forward to wearing fewer layers, but maybe not for the next week eh?

    Anna x

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    1. Oh thanks Anna, but you must take some of the credit, I couldn't have done it without you! We do all look super, this fur is so needed with this awful weather. I see you've got it too!! Catch up soon Hun. x

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  9. Love your blue dress Jacqui, i looks great with your furry gilet :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

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    1. Thank you Claire, I'm so pleased I clicked and bought this dress. x

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  10. That bright blue with the gray fur vest is so cute!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Ruth, glad you could stop by and that you like the dress and gilet. Hope to see you again. x

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  11. I'd love to join your group if you would have a 60+! Such a lovely idea. Suzi

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  12. You are beautiful in blue and LOVE the fur!

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    1. Too kind Andrea, many thanks for visiting today. x

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  13. How fun! I love the name! You look beautiful in this cobalt blue dress. Love the fur too!

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    1. Thanks for all your lovely comments, hope to see you again soon, have a lovely week too. x

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  14. Looking beautiful in blue, Jacqui. Hugs, x.

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    1. Oh you're so sweet Mary, thanks for saying that. Have a lovely week. x

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  15. That H&M dress is a stunner on you! What a perfect fit and beautiful color! I love those kind of last-minute orders that just turn out to be an amazing "win"!

    Virginia
    More to Mrs. E

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    1. How kind Virginia. It really worked out well, seeing as I didn't try it on before I bought it, I knew it was 'me' what I opened the bag! x

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  16. I am loving watching you ladies style your fur! Beautiful looks in this post! Thank for joining us at Style Wise Link Up!
    Cheryl
    www.northwestmountainliving.com

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    1. I'm having such fun, it really is enjoyable to collaborate with like minded ladies, Thanks for hosting too Cheryl. x

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  17. Very pretty Jacqui! The cobalt color is so pretty on you! I love the addition of your fur vest. i love faux fur myself. Enjoy seeing all of you ladies style! Love the fur hat on Hilda!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Jess, thank you so much. I love this dress and wore it on Saturday night. I did add black tights and shoes, but prefer the flesh coloured tights and leopard shoes. x

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  18. Jacqui you look amazing. The colour of your dress is great. A good way to wear faux fur.XO Tina

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    1. Ahh Tina, you're too kind. Many thanks for stopping by. Have a super week. x

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  19. That blue is beautiful on you Jacqui! Thanks for sharing it on the Sunday Showcase!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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