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Monday, 16 April 2018

M & S Blouse three ways or more!

Hi there lovelies, how you all doing?
I have to say I've had a wonderful weekend, you might be thinking I been out shopping, out for a interesting evening or spending the night with great company, eating gourmet food and drinking delicious wine, but you'd be wrong.  Actually I've been gardening with hubby and then sitting on the sofa watching TV with a takeaway!  I've had a brilliant weekend.  The weather was delightful, warm and sunny with a real Spring feel which is about bloody time really!  Better weather always gives me a spring in my step along with renewed energy that evades me over the winter period.  We managed to cut the grass, trim the hedge and generally tidy up some of our over-grown garden.  So happy with the results, but there's still a lot to do.

Do you remember the pretty lilac blouse I purchased from good old M & S?  Turns out my former 5Over50 colleague Gail had bought the very same one!

Now there's an idea, let's get together and collaborate with this classic blouse in the fashionable colour violet ...
...and that's just what we did!

The first outfit with my chiffon blouse is with my frayed cropped jeans, I wore a grey jumper over the shirt.  Something I picked up on another blog is to wear a thin strap tee shirt between a blouse and jumper - this holds the shirt in place and smooths down any lumps or bumps that might be there. Picking out the grey in the blouse works really well.  Adding interest with my silver Zara bag and some navy court shoes.  I nearly live in these jeans, I just love the fit, length and the DIY frayed effect.  I'm on the look-out for a lighter coloured jean, which I'll wear in the summer with just about anything too!

Having both grey and cream colourings in this pretty shirt it's easy to see why it looks equally as pleasing with my gold pleated skirt.

For my final look I wanted to try and think way outside my comfort zone, so this is what I came up with.  I wasn't sure about the colour scheme as it was something I'd not seen, however checking out Pinterest I found that these tones go really great together.
Green & lilac - match made in heaven?  Let me know what you think, because I love hearing from you. 😘

Satisfied with my worthy purchase, now I've seen how Gail has styled her blouse, there's three more looks I can copy. x

Let's take a look at Gail's style.
She has paired her blouse with these rather cute tassel trousers that are from River Island & also a Parisian mauve beret.  Very oh la la Gail.

You can find more of her appealing styles featuring this effortlessly stylish blouse on her blog
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Thanks for visiting today, I do hope both Gail and I have given you food for thought when buying an item.  Look for the different ways to wear each piece, flirt with different garments to find new mixes then you certainly will be getting value for your money.

Hope to see you on Thursday where I'll be hosting another #chicandstylish #linkup. I will also be sharing another exceptional outfit from Bonmarche.

Bye for now. X

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  1. That's such a versatile blouse! Come summer you could pair it with some smart shorts and kitten heels! x

    1. Yes I think so too, I can see me getting so much use out of this pretty blouse. Thanks for stopping by today. x

  2. What a fun post!! I love how you wore the blouse as a jacket in the last photo---we are doing that on my blog today!!

  3. That is a lovely blouse! I love it worn with your beautiful pleated skirt! We had a quite weekend too! Sometimes that is the best!

  4. SO cute! I love how both of you ladies styled this blouse! Such a pretty color too!


  5. A pretty shirt showing it's versatility. Well done, Jacqui and Gail! Hugs, x.

  6. I like that blouse very much it is a beautiful color combination and looks so fabulous on you. Both styles are excellent. I love it with the denim and gray sweater and I also love that with the gold.. Have a wonderful week ahead.

  7. Jacqui, I absolutely LOVE your outfit with the very sweater – it's GORGEOUS!!
    Hope you're still enjoying the sunshine. Finally, we have it here too WOOP WOOP!!
    Suzy xxx

  8. such fun, and all great ways to style a classic

  9. Great looks Jacqui, I love the blouse paired with the gold skirt. It also works well with yellow. I discovered that by chance when I had the blouse hanging next to a yellow fleece.

  10. Such a lovely shirt and great ways to wear it Jacqui :) Hope your enjoying this beautiful sunshine? I have had to come inside a bit at I have got to warm, lol.

    Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday Blog Hop :)

  11. How pretty! I love all of the ways you styled it Jacqui, and the colors are lovely. I need to wear my tops and jackets more. Love Gails style as well, its a very soft and pretty color on you both.
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  12. Hi Jacqui - thanks for linking up with us at #MLSTL - we really like it if you choose one post only to link (I removed your second post) and if you share lifestyle type posts with us (the guidelines are pretty well defined - or you can read my intro post). That being said, it's a lovely blouse and I've shared your post on my SM.

  13. Hi Jacqui and lonely to meet you. I love the stripe in the blouse and it s so versatile. I also love daffodils which I noticed in your photo. Thanks for linking up with us at #MLSTL party and see you next week.


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