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Thursday, 15 March 2018

Here's my Red Pleated Skirt Again #Chic & Stylish Linkup

Hello & welcome.
A very excited MummaB greets you today.
I've finally jumped onto the Linkup bandwagon.  Today I'm launching a brand new Linkup.
I know all of you are #chic&stylish, if you'd care to join in I can see all your latest looks, and so will everyone else!
Hopefully things run smoothly with no issues or problems, let's keep our fingers crossed for that then hey?



But before that why don't we take a look at today's outfit?


Isn't it funny how we have these steadfast rules regarding style in our minds?  I have tried and tested outfits that work for me, and tend to keep them in my head in imaginary 'little boxes', for instance a playful tee shirt I would only pair with jeans or wear under a shirt, another 'contained' look is an elegant pleated skirt with heels and a stylish blouse or jumper.  Why don't I ever mix the two up?  I see all the young and daring bloggers go for it, but I'm just peeping out of my box thinking "that won't look right on me" well that's just in my head right?

I've styled this regal red velvet skirt twice since I received it for Christmas, both my outfits have been typical of the modest way I tend to dress.  So anyway last week scrolling through IG I found a young fun, & lively outfit with a blue pleated skirt, then my daughter sent me a screen shot and suggested I try it out!  Nervously I searched my wardrobe - nothing popped out, onto second daughter's wardrobe - the possibility of a cute stripy blouse, nah not really!  Into youngest daughters room and she had the perfect top - but, will it fit me?  Thank god for stretchy fabric because it did.
Here's my 3rd look with my red pleated skirt. Catch the first one here and last months here.



The stretchy tee has horizontal stripes across it featuring cream and shades of orange, loving the long arms that I pulled down over my hands. Topped off with my faithful jean jacket as the weather was fairly warm today - and yes warm enough for no tights!
The baseball trainers made an appearance to finish off my casual outfit.  





I surprised myself at how comfortable I felt in this outfit,  so much so I wore it to meet my friend for lunch, only switching up my trainers for tan court shoes, and swopping the blue clutch for my tan leather bag.
I felt chuffed with my young and trendy style and feel I might have been converted!






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58 comments

  1. Jacqui, I think this is one of my absolute favourites outfits you've ever featured on the blog! It gives such a fun and vibrant vibe! I love it. And CONGRATS on launching your own link-up. I've been considering it myself but not sure whether to go for it or not lol! I love the name of yours and I'll be in here every week to support you, my lovely friend!!
    Hugs
    Suzy xxx
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. Ahh thank you so much for saying that Suzy. I'm so pleased you joined me today, I really do appreciate your support. I've wanted to do a linkup for a while now, but felt now was the right time. You'll know when your time is better for you. It's been quite scary, but obviously doable! xx

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  2. I love this skirt Jacqui. I keep meaning to pop into town everytime I see yours to see if it is still in-stock-! I love how you have styled it, perfect with a denim jacket :) Thanks for hosting.

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    1. It's super isn't it Claire, Asos have a similar one if you don't find one in town. Kind comments thank you so much. x

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  3. Good luck Jacqui, so pleased to join you in your first '#chic&stylish'. Great outfit.
    Pamela xx
    www.style-yourself-confident.com

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    1. Ahh many thank Pamela, I appreciate your support, see you again soon. x

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  4. Congretulations! And what a fabulous outfit you are wearing to your premiere! It looks damn good on you!

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    1. That's so lovely of you to say Nancy, thank you for your kind words and support. x

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  5. Hi Jacqui, well aren't you the adventurous one?!! It's a great idea to swoop on outfit pics you really adore and get creative and you've done this so cleverly. I'm a bit old-school, I see much of the trainers and skirts/dresses look and I'll take a raincheck on that one, given my legs! But you have the tap-dancing/ballet legs and you can rock the look! BTW, was soooo impressed when I read the bare legs bit - I haven't even thought about buying this year's instant tan yet! Hugs, m'dearie, x.

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    1. Oh I know Mary, very daring and I'm so pleased I did. thanks for stopping by and joining in. I need some colour on my legs too, the skirt was quite long to cover them up, lol. x See you again soon.

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  6. I do love this version with your skirt. In fact, I may have to try it myself!!
    Thanks for the linkup!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Oh that would be super Jodie, I'll look forward to maybe seeing it. Thanks for visiting and joining the linkup too. x

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    1. Too kind Tina, much appreciate your lovely comments. x

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    2. Thank you for the linkup Jacqui. I wish you a nice week xx

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    3. You're welcome Tina, thanks so much for linking up with #chicandstylish. See you again on Thursday I hope. xx

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  8. Red and denim go so well together don’t they? Congrats on the link up!
    Laurie xx

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    1. Laurie, thanks for joining my linkup, I really do appreciate it. I wasn't sure about this outfit at first, but I=I'm so pleased how it looked. x See you again my friend.

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  9. That skirt is everything!!! You look so cute! Great new link up lady!

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    1. Too kind, thanks for saying this and also for joining my #chicandstylish linkup. Hope to see you here again Andrea. x

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  10. I love this skirt! It goes really perfect with that denim jacket. And I love that it's a bit of casual too with the sneakers.

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    1. Thank you so much Laura, I'm so pleased how this turned out, I definitely will wear it again. x

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  11. Congrats on your linkup. Great outfit. I was thinking quite what we can get away with style wise. I see what works on 40 year olds and think I can do it and I do but wonderif I should. Seeing you do it is a yes.

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    1. Thanks so much Anna, yes I say go for it! You'll look fabulous. x Thanks for linking up today. x

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  12. I am completely enamored with that gorgeous skirt of yours!

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    1. Aww thanks Laura, it's a beautiful skirt I love wearing it. x Thanks for linking up today. x

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  13. I love your look today and am so excited for your link up! I will add you to my list and be back each week!
    Cheryl
    www.northwestmountainliving.com

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    1. Aww you're too kind Cheryl. Thanks for that I really appreciate it. glad you stopped by and joining the party. x

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  14. I love this skirt and how you've styled it Jacqui! I'd like to wear trainers with a long pleated skirt but I have big feet and always feel like a clown! Congrats on the new link up!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Many thanks Emma, I was so pleased with this outfit, and will be wearing it again for sure. Thanks too for linking up on #chicandstylish

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  15. Love, love, love that skirt Jacqui! Especially with the sneakers!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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    1. Thank Debbie, I so chuffed with the outcome, thank too for linking up with me. x

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  16. It's great to try new things and get inspired! And I think this is a great outfit on you, I like the mix with the vertical 'stripes' in the pleats and the horizontal stripes on the tee.


    Congrats on the new linkup!

    Hope you are having a good week so far and you have a nice weekend planned :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Too kind Mica, I love the outfit and the skirt is divine, can't wait to style it again. Have a super week, my weekend was hectic, so I'm glad the week is here. x

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  17. Jacqui
    LOVe that skirt! The color is so rich and bibrant and I love the casual way you styled it with a jean jacket and sneakers! You look great!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Isn't it super Jess. So pleased with my present, I worn it a lot since Christmas. x Thanks for linking up too. x

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  18. I love this so much!! Midi skirts are my favorite!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Mine too, they're very flattering aren't they? Thanks for stopping by Amy Ann. x

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  19. I love the jean jacket, they are always a great touch to any outfit, I like the red velvet skirt and how you paired it with white sneakers!

    ~xo Sheree
    poshclassymom.com

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    1. They are aren't they Sheree, I love wearing mine - it's been around for quite a while not. Thanks for visiting today. x

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  20. Red, white and blue-well what can I say-fabulous.And a jean jacket-you're tugging at my American heart strings. I took last week off so I linked up with my last post, but I am working on a new one as I am linking up. I am sure your linkup is going to be successful!

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    1. Thanks for the vote of confidence. Great so see you at the #linkup. So happy you like my outfit. x

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  21. Such a super cute look, I just love sneaks with a pleated midi skirt and I love that striped top with it! I just linked up! :)

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thanks Carrie, you're very kind. Thanks so much for linking up too. xx

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  22. Jacqui, this combination is so fabulous! I would never have known that you were skeptical of pairing a tee with your gorgeous pleated skirt! I love the paradox of the skirt with a tee, denim jacket, and trainers. You are so adorable. Well done, my friend! I have added your link up to my link ups page, too! Thanks for hosting.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thanks so much Shelbee, yes I really am, lol. Thanks so much for you kind words, I'm so pleased you stopped by today and thanks for linking up. x

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  23. Great new link up! I'll be adding you to my regular link up list!

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    1. Oh Pam, thanks so much I'm so chuffed you'll do that. x Have a super week. x

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  24. Hey we're both on a denim jacket kick! Yay! Thanks for letting me know about your new link up! Every Thursday? I'll be here!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    https://fashionshouldbefun.com

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    1. Yep, they are a great accessory. You're welcome, am looking forward to the next linkup, yes every Thursday - see you then. x

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  25. Isn't it liberating (and exhilarating) though? When we push so-called style rules to the side and just go with how we feel? I'm learning to do that myself :) starting with shorts (wore my first pair ever last Summer, and now, I live in them). I love all three renditions of your velvet skirt, Jacqui, but this one here may very well be my fave. Top it off with a beret and you'd be the epitome of Riviera chic xoxo

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    1. Yes, I gradually starting to change my style, learning new ways to put clothes together. Glad you've embraced shorts, for me I only wear them on holiday and at home when it's really hot. You've said some lovely words, thank you so much Sheela. x

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  26. Such a cute and fun way to style your pleated skirt! You did this wonderfully and I hope you will continue to try new things outside your style box. Congrats on the new linkup and thank you for the invite! :)

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    1. Thanks so very much, I will be looking at fashion in a slightly different way now. Thanks for joining the linkup, see you again next Thursday. x

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  27. Love the red skirt. Got one in blue and cannot wait to start wearing it again this year. Thanks for hosting. xo Sabina

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    1. I'll look forward to seeing it Sabina. Thanks for joining my first #linkup. x

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  28. This red skirt is beautiful! I love the sheen it has and the texture!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Aw thanks Ruth, I love it. It's a beautiful, full skirt, that feels fabulous on. x

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