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Monday, 5 March 2018

Chiffon M & S blouse cream/Lilac


Hello lovelies,
How are you all?
Finally seeing some better weather is peeping it's head round the corner - yay!
Whilst out shopping a week or so ago I was looking to buy a floral dress, I ended up buying something online that I'd seen in H & M, but passed on.  You must see & like this blue dress that  I ended up buying and was a really great choice.


Anyway I digress and what I did come home with was this ....


Having always been a huge fan of chiffon tops, this pretty cream & lilac Limited Edition creation from M & S was calling me.  A timeless blouse that looks equally as appealing with jeans and boots as well as a stylish gold pleated skirt.  I'm featuring both for you today but can't really decide which outfit I prefer.


I love the ruggedness of the style balanced by the softness of the chiffon.  It feels lovely on & I can wear a cami tee shirt underneath without spoiling the overall look (for when you want to be warm, but not to spoil the outfit).
My top has a price tag of just under £30, which is probably at the top end of what I'd pay for a blouse, but considering the quality, style & usability I felt It was value for money.  I know I'm going to get plenty of wear out of it.

My first choice is casual with straight leg jeans.  It felt positively tropical today so I shed my coat and donned my middle daughter's long fur gilet instead.  I'm jesting now it wasn't really warm enough to venture too far without a warm coat, so this was just for the shots this morning. 
I've got my eyes firmly on a pair of white ankle boots from Next for Mother's Day (cough cough), so opted for the next best thing in my boot collection. You may have seen these tassel boots once or twice  numerous times on the blog, but they are just so bloomin' cute.   Sorry I haven't got a close up photo, but you can catch more of them here.



Onto my smarter going out look.  I recently wore this out for dinner with friends, feeling it was glam enough for the dinner party.  I would also wear this our for lunch or shopping, without feeling too over-the-top.  I've worn the gold pleated skirt quite a few times since I bought it, but reckon it will get much more wear come the summer months. See it here with my tassel boots.
What do you think I could pair it with?


Cream court shoes along with my favourite rain mac completed this look today.  The single string of pearls around my neck gave the outfit a dainty soft feel.





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30 comments

  1. What an absolute winner, Jacqui!! I love it with the skirt and it's positively perfect for spring!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Ohh you're so kind Jodie, Glad you like this, it's my kind of outfit that I'd be happy wearing everyday. x

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  2. I absolutely love your chiffon blouse! It looks really pretty with the faux fur vest, too. Just gorgeous! I am sure you will get so much use out of it.
    --Roxanne
    http://glassofglam.com

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    1. Roxanne, thanks for your lovely comments. Hope you'll stop by my new Linkup on Thursday. x

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  3. Wonderful, versatile blouse, Jacqui! I like it both ways and it suits you perfectly, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Many thanks Patti, thank you for being here on my blog today. Would love you to join my for my first linkup on Thursday. x

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  4. very smart, Jacqui, pretty soft colours. Elegant with the draped raincoat yet it fits right in with the jeans. Hugs, x

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    1. Many thanks Mary, thanks for stopping by. Hope you can join me on Thursday for my new linkup. xx

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  5. Great post.
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

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  6. I defenitely love the blouse with the skirt! Fantastic combination and that coat is such a classic elegant design.

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    1. Nancy you're too kind, thanks so much my friend. x

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  7. It's not a colour combination I would wear myself (bolder colours seem to look better with my skin tone) but it looks fabulous on you, Jacqui!
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com
    P.S My blog has had a re-vamp! Please come and check it out <3

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    1. Thanks for your views Suzy, and your kind comments are much appreciated.
      I have a new linkup on Thursday, I do hope you'll stop over to add a link or two. xx

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  8. I like both looks here Jacqui. Loving the fur Gilet! But my preference is the second look.
    Laurie xx

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    1. Thanks Laurie, I thought you would prefer that one. I would love to wear this sort of thing everyday, but it's not very practical. Thanks for visiting my friend. I hope you can stop over on Thursday, I'm launching a new linkup and would love to see you there. x

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  9. Great minds, Jacqui - I have that blouse too! Looks great with cream.

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    1. Snap, good choice Gail. xx I'll look forward to seeing you style it. Hope to see you on my new linkup on Thursday. x

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  10. What a lovely blouse! It's nice with both pieces, but I think I like it with the skirt just a little bit more :)

    Hope you are having a good week so far :) I've lost my voice so not the best week for me, haha!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Hope you are feeling better Mica. It's a super blouse and I've got loads of ideas for it. x Hope you can stop by on Thursday for my new Linkup. x

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  11. It is great to see the snow go and the weather warm up, isn't it? Love your looks. The jeans, blouse and furry gilet is my favourite :)

    Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday Blog Hop.

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    1. Yes definitely Claire, I hope it's not going to make another unwelcome arrival. I'm launching a new linkup on Thursday and hope you'll stop over. x

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  12. There you are ahead of the curve in the lilac. I like both looks. Both fab for different events. You'll get a lot of use out of it I'm sure. Totally classic.

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    1. Anna, thanks for stopping by my blog today. Glad you like the blouse, I'll be wearing this very soon I'm sure.
      Would love to see you on the blog on Thursday for my new linkup. x

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  13. Absolutely LOVE the top paired with the rain coat and midi skirt!! gorgeous!
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

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    1. Many thanks for stopping by today. Appreciate your comments. x

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  14. I love the chiffon blouse and the colors, very pretty for spring, I like how you paired it with a fur vest!


    ~xo Sheree
    poshclassymom.com

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    1. Glad you do Sheree, thanks for stopping over. x

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  15. Lovely blouse Jacqui! It looks great with both the jeans and the skirt. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Thanks so much Emma, I love the blouse, it will get plenty of wear through the coming months. x Jacqui mummabstylish.com

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