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Thursday, 26 April 2018

100 Years of Family & Fashion. #chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning, I hope I find you well my friends.
What have you been up to?  With the sunshine making a very welcomed appearance everything seems to look better and the positivity just flows.  Isn't it funny how sunny climates make everyone feel happier and act in a more friendlier way.  People smile, want to chat and generally seem to be in much better moods.


Last weekend we were away again overnight - I know cheeky aren't we?  Some of the positives of having older children are that we can catch up with friends and family without having to worry about getting home for the children, cooking for them and ferrying them around - lol.  Although I do worry about my little doggie Roxy, she misses me when I go away, so I leave strict instructions what to do with her, when to feed her & to make sure she has a walk and plenty of water!
We went to Brighton to a Jukebox fair, both our friends have Jukeboxes that take vinyls, so they enjoyed looking through the boxes of records at the fair. We have one that's on a computer chip, so we were just as happy checking out the various stands and watching the couples jive to the live band.  Every time we go (we've been three times now) we say we're going to learn how to jive, but as yet no one has committed!
Having a Jukebox is good fun on a night in with friends or family, we throw some stunning dance moves I can tell you - especially after a few glasses of vino!


We stayed in a little B & B in Eastbourne, spending the afternoon and evening sampling the local pubs and restaurants produce!
Returning home on Sunday we met up with some of the kids in our local, sitting in the sunshine gave our weekend the perfect finish - I have to say we don't stop laughing from when we met till we say goodbye! Catch our visit to Venice last year, full of fun and laughter.  So lucky to have such wonderful friends and family around us.

So with family in mind - today I thought I tell you a little about my wonderful family - specifically my nan.
She was born over 100 years ago, in 1900, I always knew how old my nan was because being born then each year she was that year age.  She would have celebrated her 100th birthday in November 2000, but unfortunately she died in July of that year.  I often think what would she have made of life today!  She hardly ever travelled in a car, had never travelled abroad and didn't know what a mobile phone was!  She had all her faculties about her, but sadly went blind due to an eye condition. 
When the children were young I would go and 'nan sit' for my mum, we didn't like to leave her on her own, so I would stay with her, making her lunch and cups of tea - I remember she had a hearty appetite for someone that 'young'!  She would reminisce about her younger days, telling me about her work in an office where she was fabulous with figures - this she never lost and was always on the ball when talking maths, money and measurements.
Here she is aged 6 with her two brothers.  Both boys in dresses as was the norm in those days!


Looking through these photos I got somewhat emotional, the nan I knew and loved was a frail, grey haired wonderful lady who cared for me when she could. In the school summer holidays we would stay with her for a week also she would come to our house and look after my sister and me. 
I wished I had known her in her younger days - what would she have been like, how would she sound, what were her views?  I'm sure we would have got on, because people don't change that much do they!  Such a shame we really only know our grand-parents in their twilight years, so try and make the most of it!


I adore this outfit, having only recently seen the photograph in full size.  Her pleated skirt, and long  jumper with pea coat, beads and court shoes wouldn't be out of place being worn now!  Probably not with the hat though!  Shame the photo isn't in colour, I would love to have know what colour this stylish outfit was.  Here she is in the typical 'flapper' style dress - she was 26.

Again with a hat! How lovely.  The drop waist style dress was popular in the twenties.  With my granddad here when she was 28. 
He died when I was only four - but I still remember the love he showered over me, my two cousins & my sister.  We would all climb over him when he got home, only for him to tell us "he had a bone in his leg" so we all got off - it was years before I realised he was pretending and that we all had bones in our legs!


Here's my mum and aunt, little girls always wore dresses with long white socks and cute little leather shoes.  Unlike my granddaughter who often wears leggings or trousers, seldom a frilly dress with socks.


My mum aged 18 wearing an outfit that again I'd happily wear, owning similar pleated skirts, and pretty tops with peter pan collars myself.  Again it's a shame this is in black and white as I'd love to see the colours she would have chosen.
Seeing these photographs confirm to me that fashions come and go, but they definitely come back in fashion again and again.  Styles my nan and mum have worn look equally as flattering on me too.
You can see me wearing a pleated skirt with a pretty blouse last year.



It's been wonderful looking through old photos for this blog post - checking out the past fashion styles of my nan & mum over the past 100 years has been interesting. It is a shame that cameras weren't around like they are now, photos are precious and show a captured image from the past that can't be changed, any flaws stay put forever. Quite the opposite of images taken today - we all take endless photos of anything and everything on our phones and cameras - altering as we go to our hearts delight.  I'm not quite sure what my nan would have made of this!
Check out how Sun Life Insurance has noted some changes over the past 100 years too!
Thanks for stopping by today - I've had fun with my memories of my adorable nan. X




This is a sponsored post - these are 100% my own honest views.
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Time for the #chicandstylish #linkup



But first here's my favourite from last week.
Meet Jodie from Jodies Touch of Style.  I adore reading her blog which also features both her mums too.  Styling anything and everything in her own unique way.











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See you on Monday - can you believe it will be May next week!  Where did April disappear to?
Thanks for popping by, I'm excited to see your blog posts too.
Bye for now. X


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  1. Sounds like a lovely weekend and I love Brighton! Lovely story about your nan Jacqui.
    Laurie xx

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    1. Absolutely brilliant Laurie, many thanks for stopping by. x

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  2. Lovely photos of your family Jacqui! I like seeing how fashion has changed through the years, and yes it all comes around again. However, the one trend I wouldn't like to see return is the very low waisted jeans...Britney has a lot to answer for! Not sure what our grandparents would have made of those!

    Emma xxx
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    1. Many thanks Emma, I loved how this post ended up! Yes I agree those jeans are not very comfortable, and I end up with a muffin top! Yuck. x

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  3. Great to see your photos Jacqui. I wish some of the fashion from our nans' day would come around again, like the hats!

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    1. Thank so much Gail, yes I agree - fabulous fashion wasn't it. x

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  4. I love those photos! And it is so nice being able to do weekend getaways once your kids are older!

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    1. Many thanks Pam, yes one of the best things to having older children. x

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  5. How fantastic! All generations in a pleated skirt. What a beautiful photos! How elegant women were then!

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    1. Many thanks Nancy, so pleased with how it turned out. x

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  6. I love looking at old photographs, thank you for sharing them with us Jacqui! You are so right, we only get to know our grandparents in their twilight years. I hadn't really thought of that but it's true. It's hard to think of our grandparents ever being young and fun sometimes! Thanks for the link up too!
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    Kellyann

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    1. Me too, I was looking through mine for this post (I got most of them from my mum) and as always I end up in tears because many people in the photos are no longer here! x :-(

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  7. Photos are definitely precious and looking back at them is just priceless. Love looking back at some of your family's old photos and isn't it always amazing that fashion though changes the old styles come back? My mom keep telling me this and in a way I am glad because I know that whatever I buy eventually will come back to style! Lol 😂 I love your outfit here - beautiful color of orange and your top is a nice contrasting color. Happy Thursday!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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    1. So precious Maureen. So pleased you agree with me. Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you again. x

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  8. A really fun post. Goodness you look like your nan. Same smile. She was a glamourous lady wasn't she. My grandfather was born the same year.

    http://www.muttonstyle.com

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    1. Ahh, yes once seeing these photos I think I do look similar, nice compliment - many thanks Anna. x

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  9. Jacqui, this post is all kinds of fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing these old photos and stories of your grandmother and mother. I can see where your impeccable style comes from. And how tiny your grandmother looks in that photo with your grandfather! Was she very petite or was he particularly tall or a combination of both?

    Shelbee
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    1. Aw, you are so kind Shelbee, thanks so much for your lovely comments. My nan was very small, and granddad was rather tall. xx

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  10. I agree, the sunshine makes everyone feel happier, doesn't it Jacqui :) We have had rain for the last few days and I feel miserable again, ha! Looks like a great weekend break in Brighton. I have never been before but would love to visit. Thanks for hosting.

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    1. We have rain now, so everyone is miserable! Lol. Fabulous weekend, and well worth a visit Claire. x

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  11. I love seeing these older photos, Jacqui---it's so fun to see how things really have changed and yet they haven't!!
    And what a fabulous surprise to be featured!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Me too Jodie, and thanks for your lovely comments. You are welcome my friend. x

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  12. What a fabulous set of family photos. So many stylish outfits too!! No wonder you have style :O) xx

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    1. Hi Maria, thanks so much for stopping by - you are too kind. x

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  13. I love this post, ironically I was talking today about the benefits of having a blog and all of the pictures and memories we have at our fingertips. Don't forget to come link up at A Labour of Fashion

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    1. Thanks Linda, kind words. I have popped over too. x

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  14. What a wonderful story, Jacqui! I love old photos! Thank you so much for sharing.

    Tatiana
    https://myfabforties.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thanks so very much - kind words. x

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  15. Beautiful memories of your Nan, jacqui. Loved seeing the style and photos. she was a stylish lady. sounds like a fun evening with the jukebox too.. wine and music, fun!
    love your floral top and bright pants, and yes i feel better with the sun out!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Very precious memories Jess, so lucky to have known my nan for the years I did. Thank you for stopping by Hun. x

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  16. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about your grandmother and seeing the family photos. She had beautiful style! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Aw thanks so much Jennie, very much appreciate you stopping by and leaving such lovely comments. x

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  17. No surprise that your nan and mum were stylish ladies! And oh how you take after your nan.
    Hugs, x

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    1. Many thanks Mary, such kind comments my friend. x

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  18. That is so wonderful that you have all those fabulous pictures of your family from long ago! Those are a treasure!

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    1. They really are Laura, kind comments my friend. x

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  19. Hi Jacqui,
    What a great post! I love the fashions through the years as well as your tribute to your family. And so fun seeing a "real" view of Brighton! Thanks for sharing!
    Darlene

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    1. Many thanks Darlene, such lovely comments. Brighton is fabulous and we had such fun. x

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  20. What a lovely post, Jacqui! I love looking at old photos, especially the clothes people wore and the expressions on their faces. Your "Nan" and your mum are both beautiful...now we see where you get it! Things are so different now, as many grandparents are helping to care for their grandkids while parents work. I help out my daughter a lot with her 7 year old son. He is such a joy and I am blessed to have that extra time with him. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend! - Amy
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    1. Thank you Amy. I adore looking through old photos, but often get upset as many of the people are no longer with me! Isn't it lovely to look after the grandkids, they keep us young. x

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  21. Beautiful post! I have been thinking of my granny recently. She died in the month of May and so many things about spring remind me of her.

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    1. Oh bless you, I know what you mean Hun. They made us what we have become today I think. xx

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  22. What a lovely feature Jacqui - it was a real walk down memory lane for you wasn't it? I love the flapper look too and can see my rainbow dress is hugely influenced by that style. Thanks for the chance to link up again!

    Have a super weekend!
    Anna x

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    1. Many thanks Anna, I had fun with this post. You are welcome my friend. x

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  23. Such wonderful photos and memories, Jacqui!! My Grandad used to say that too – "I can't, I've got a bone in my leg"!! I loved it lol!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx
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    1. Thanks Suzy, great memories indeed. How funny they both said that - must have been an old saying - lol. x

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  24. Jacqui! Old photos are so a favorite of mine. I remember my grandmother had a box of them in one of the dresser drawers I would pull out and go through. I caught myself smiling as I was looking at these. Such wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing! XO

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    1. PS, thanks for joining the Fabulous Friday link up!

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    2. You're welcome, seems we all like looking through old photos - lucky to have such great memories. You are welcome too. x Hope you'll join my #chicnadstylish #linkup every Thursday. x

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  25. How nice that you got away again, yes I am sure there are advantages to the kiddos being older! I know that day will be here soon for me with my oldest turning 12 next month already!!! :O I had to laugh over the bone in my leg part!! Lol! I am sure It sounds like he had a really great sense of humor. I just love looking at old family photos!

    Carrie
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    1. Very lucky indeed, you'll enjoy it when it happens but worry all the time - lol. x Thanks for visiting today. x

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  26. Love your post. There's something about old photos that I love. So many memories, I guess.
    Xx, Nailil
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    1. Many thanks for stopping by today Nailil. xx

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  27. Oh Jacqui.. first of all you are in summer clothes....I am still wearing my coat..ok yes we had three days a week ago that were fab...
    But how beautiful is your grandmother and the clothes...and also your mum's. Unfortunately I have very few photos of my granny, just a posed shot where she looks very austere.....

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    1. Winter jeans back on today Hilda!! Thank you for your lovely comments Hun. xx

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  28. I enjoyed reading every single word of this post, Jacqui! What a glorious trip down memory lane, and it's clear that your Nan was a style icon :) as you are equally stylish xo

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    1. Sheela, thank you so much, I love looking through photos, seeing something different every time. x Kind words thank you my friend. x

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  29. I love your first outfit, it is very cheerful and I agree that the sunny skies make everyone very happy.
    How wonderful to see these sweet and sentimental photos of your family. I’m sorry to hear that your grandmother lost her vision. I love the second outfit with the pleated skirt and blazer and it does look like something your mother wore. This was a very enjoyable post. Thank you for sharing!
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    1. Thank you Elle, appreciate your lovely comments. xx

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  30. I love looking through old photos like these! My grandmothers were both really great about putting photos in albums and labeling so I actually know who everyone is.

    Thanks for linking up with Ageless Style!
    Shelly | The Queen in Between

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    1. Oh so glad you agree with me Shelly. Such lovely comments - thank you. x

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  31. Your getaway sounds fabulous, and what a lovely post about your nan. I loved reading about her and seeing these photos. You apparently got your impeccable fashion sense from your nan and your mum!

    xx, Elise
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    1. It really was Elise, we always have a fabulous time with our four friends. Very much appreciate your comments. x

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