Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger for the over Fifties - sharing part of my life with you.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Another way with my Red pleated skirt.

Hi there.

I'm very slowly getting back to normal and can't believe how a cold can knock you for six!
I came down with this unwanted ailment last week after retuning home on a high from skiing.  I managed to get all the washing done, except some ski gear and had even managed a cycle class!  then it all went to pot.  I knew I was getting something, but hadn't guessed the severity.  I wouldn't say I had the flu, but certainly was suffering a very bad cold that did necessitate me to stay in bed for a couple of mornings - dragging myself up to then just lay on the sofa - yes that bad!




I'm usually a very 'well' person, always seems to avoid the coughs, colds, and upset tummies that make the rounds most years, so when I am struck down I hate it!
I hate having no energy, no oomph to get things done, not wanting to eat and feeling tired - it's just not me and I'm glad to see the back of it!


With blog post's planned I'm gently easing myself back into my hobby, with plenty of exciting subjects hovering on the horizon which I hope you'll pop back in the next few weeks to check out.
Now with the remaining ski jackets and trousers to get washed, then get everything back in the loft,  I'm just about back on track!



Back in December I shared a beautiful red skirt and jumper with you - lots of you loved the skirt so I decided to feature it once a month in a different mix.  Today I'm feeling French!  With my black and white stripy tee shirt, leather gloves and cute back neck tie this outfit has turned very 'je ne sais quoi' - Oui??








Adding a sweet little black jacket finishes off the Parisian look perfectly.  This will be worn again because now I've seen it together - I know it works - very happy over fifty blogger here!

Skirt from M & S
Jacket from H & M
Tee shirt from TK Maxx
Boots from New Look
Bag from Forever 21

I feel my post today is rather a 'burnt offering' due to my previous non-existent week, fingers crossed normal vigour will resume next week!

Thanks for joining me today - hope to see you again soon.

Bye for now. X





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  1. Glad your on the mend Jacqui. My mother in law is still in hospital really ill with the flu. It's even worse for the elderly.
    I remember the skirt well and love this new take on Parisian chic.
    Laurie xx

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    1. Thanks so much Laurie, I do hope you're MIL is one the mend, it is a worry for us. Thanks for your comments today. x

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  2. Great to see that lovely skirt again and it's a super outfit. Take it easy, that virus can knock you for six!

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    1. I'm feeling much better thanks Gail, thanks for your kind comments too. x

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  3. I hope you are feeling better Jacqui! This look is so beautiful! Beautiful skirt and perfectly styled with stripes!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Much better thank you Elise, thanks for your lovely comments too. x

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  4. Glad you are feeling better! I hate when I get so sick that I can't be productive or get anything done, too! That red velvet skirt is so pretty on you, I love how vibrant it is against the dark blazer and striped top! I have my first pleated skirt coming in soon, can't wait to style it.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thanks so much Carrie, it's a great look that I'm so pleased with. x

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  5. Ooh la la ! So glad you're feeling better, fluey colds can take some time getting over and this latest round has hit so many. I have flu jabs, don't think it works for colds.
    Keep warm! X.

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    1. Hi Mary, thanks for visiting my blog today. I do hope you are okay. x

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  6. Glad to hear you're on the mend. I am usually a well person too, hardly being sick at all, and I know it's horrible not to be your usual energetic self! Your skirt is fabulous and in fact I love your whole outfit, which is very elegant! xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, glad you could stop by and leave such lovely comments. x

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  7. Awfull isn t it! I hate it too, I was sick a few weeks ago and then I am lying in bed thinking of all the things I ,,need,, to do! I am glad you feel better!
    This is a fantastic outfit, I love contrasts in outfits. So chic and casual! Great look Jacqui!

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    1. I'm feeling much better now Nancy - thank you. Glad you like this look . x

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  8. I had the 3-week cold! I feel for you. Get well soon x

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    1. Oh god that's a pain, I do hope you're okay now! It really takes it out of you. Thanks for your kind words. x

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  9. I'm glad you're feeling better...I just got over the flu myself. I love love love this skirt! The stripes and jacket are perfect with it; definitely Parisian!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie, I hope you're feeling better. Glad you like this look. x

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  10. Yay for feeling somewhat better!!
    This skirt is so lovely, Jacqui!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks so much Jodie, kind words indeed. x

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  11. My goodness that skirt is GORGEOUS! So sorry you’ve been ill! Hugs to you and hope you’re feeling much better!

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    1. Oh thank you so much Andrea, you say such lovely things. x

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  12. Anything that keeps you in bed is more flu than cold Jacqui so do be kind to yourself. This year for the first time ever I opted to have a flu jab as it was predicted to be a bad year - so far, so good.
    Anyway, on to your very glam outfit. I love this red skirt and thoroughly agree that it has a very french flair this way. The black jacket tops it off perfectly. Oh la la indeed!

    Anna x

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    1. It may well have been the flu Anna, but I'm over it now and so pleased. Glad you like this outfit, I'm very happy with how it turned out. Many thanks. x

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  13. Such a pretty skirt and I love the French feel of the whole outfit! Well done. Glad you are feeling better! - Amyu
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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    1. Thanks so much Amy, kind words that are much appreciated. x

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  14. What a pretty red skirt! Perfect Parisian look!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

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    1. Many thanks Jacqueline - kind words. x

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  15. Sorry to hear you have been poorly Jacqui, my Son caught something that knocked him off his feet for a week :(not good. I just love your skirt and it looks beautiful with your striped top :) Thanks for sharing at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop, hope to see you again soon.

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    1. Thank you Claire, I hope you're son is feeling better my friend. Glad you like this outfit - I'm really pleased with it. x

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  16. So sorry to hear you have been under the weather, Jacqui. I hope you are feeling much better this week. You look beautiful in this Gorgeous red skirt! I can see why you will be featuring it in a few blog posts. It looks wonderful with the striped tee and jacket. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    Jennie - A Pocketful of Polka Dots

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    1. Thank you Jennie, I'm feeling so much better now. Isn't it a fabulous coloured skirt, I can't wait to style it again, and have already got something in mind! x

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  17. Oh so glad you're feeling better now! We have had constant colds over here this winter. I love the color of the skirt and how you styled this!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Thanks so much Ruth. Aren't they a nuisance, just not what's needed in boring February, I can't wait till the spring and warmer weather. x

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  18. Such a chic outfit Jacqui! I love the pleated skirt. Hope you're feeling much better now. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Thanks very much Emma, only just seen this comment. I way better now - back to normal really, just hate this cold weather! Hope you're well too. x

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