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Thursday, 1 March 2018

Pretty in Pastel Pink. Co-host on TFF

Hello - how are you?
Welcome to my 300th blog post!  How did that happen? Although it's been taxing at times, I've actually loved every minute of it, here's to the next 300!!

Finally feeling back to normal and ready to embrace Spring - please *drumbs fingers on table* please!
Have you been buying for the next season?  Let me know what you've bought, I'd love to hear.

Today you've found me co-hosting on the Thursday Fashion Files with Carrie, so glad you could join me, there'll be plenty of exciting and inspiring blogs to peruse so hope you'll add your blog to the link-up then I can see yours too!  It's nice to stop by & leave a comment or two.


Today I wanted to show you my chic French jacket and belt I bought on my skiing holiday back in January.



Who doesn't love going on holiday or taking a cheeky weekend away?  Me too, I'm up there with most of you and am very fortunate to say I have normally got a break or two looming on the distance horizon.  Whilst on these holidays I like to bring home a goodie from the local shops, a goodie in the form of something to wear!  Looking back I returned with some cute, sassy and stylish garments - including this statement dress, my ruffled blouse from Venice & this delightful lace top from L'escala

On my recent skiing holiday I did a little Apres Ski Shopping - ha ha!  Although I only found out how near the shops were on my last day!  Being honest I was probably too tired to visit the shops after a days skiing. 
I am glad I did eventually find the shops because I came home with this cute little French jacket and belt!  The French ladies just look so elegant and chic in nearly everything they wear, so I went all out  today to add a little 'ooh la la' to my look!


Paired with this cute jacket I wore my fabulous DIY frayed crop leg jeans.  I bought these in the M & S sale a few months ago.  Fraying them myself was so easy I just unpicked the hem and pulled the threads to the length I wanted.  Worn with my blush pink ankle boots, they make a great double act.  Catch when I wore them to London with my girls - here.



Can you see why I wanted this jacket?  The lace mesh in pastel pink, blue and grey are just so chic together.  I think the horizontal lace across the bust and around the hem & cuff are so pretty - it's so unusual & I had to have it.  Worn over a long sleeved grey tee shirt allows the soft colours to show through.  The shiny silver-grey beads have been twisted double.  Although you can't see in the photos that well, but I think the long and short neck version looked better - much more of a French feel.


I saw the belt in the window and went in for only that, hubby and I have a look around and found some stunning pieces, as you do in little French boutiques - but I settled on the super jacket.  It is also surprisingly warm too so that's a big bonus for cold old me! Lol.




My little Roxy baby wanted to get into the photo - she's obviously camera shy as she didn't show her face!


Is this something you'd buy?  Do you purchase gifts for yourself on holidays or is it just me?
Let me know what you think, I love getting a comment from you all. X




Now let's start linking up with Carrie.  Be sure to check out some of the inspiring blogs.











Photos c/o Esther Ruby. X
Many thanks to Carrie for including me today, I've had fun meeting you all. X
Catch you again on Monday &  thanks for stopping by - I'm glad you could make it.

Bye for now. X







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  1. 300 already! Where did that time go? I didn't know you had a little Roxy! Looking fab in the pink Jacqui.
    Laurie xx

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    1. Yes I know! Yes she's my little baby, I love her, she's such good company and gets me out walking. x Glad you like the pink outfit. x

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  2. I can totally see why you bought it, Jacqui! It's absolutely gorgeous. So girlie. I love it!
    And congrats on 300 posts – that's amazing!
    Have a lovely day.
    Hugs
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. Thanks Suzy, yes it's a really girlie outfit and I love it too. x Thanks for super comments and I hope you have a fab day too. x

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  3. Well congratulations! And for another 300!

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  4. I love to shop on trip. It's almost like a little memento to remember it by. Love the jacket you picked up, the colors are beautiful.

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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    1. Glad I'm not alone, thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again. x

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  5. I love this look! That sweater is beautiful! Congrats on your blog milestone!
    Cheryl
    www.northwestmountainliving.com

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    1. Cheryl, thanks so much for visiting my blog, very kind words. x

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  6. Oh Jacqui - I LOVE that jacket! I always want to shop when we travel, I love bringing home a little something special. I traveled to France when I was in graduate school in my 20s and I had no money, I wish I could go back and shop! I did buy a jacket back then that was beautifully made - I wish I had kept it! Ugh!!! Love those boots too! You look fabulous!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Many thanks Kellyann, bringing home something from holidays makes you remember them every time they're worn. Shame about your jacket, maybe you can find a similar one. x

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  7. Jacqui congrats on the 300th post! i love you in pink!
    and so funny that your cute litlle pup got in on the fun!
    thanks for hosting!
    best Ashley xx

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    1. Hi Ashley, thanks for stopping by. Kind comments I really appreciate. x

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  8. Congratulations Jacqui!! What better way to celebrate than by wearing a lovely shade of pink? :)
    Xx
    Joi
    www.inmyjoi.blogspot.com

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    1. Many thanks Joi, glad you could stop over my blog today. x

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  9. Wow congrats on the 300! I love the pastel colors in this jacket. Definitely pretty for spring!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Ruth, thanks so very much for stopping by my blog. Kind words indeed. x

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  10. I was so glad to see you as Carrie's co-host today Jacqui. I would love to have you co-host with me sometimes so let me know. Also such a special post. Huge Congrats on 300 posts, sweet lady! Love your style and you nailed an early Spring look today. The cardigan, booties and belt are great Spring pieces. Looks like you got such cute things at the French boutique and your puppy is adorable!

    Welcome by and join my special Celebration Thurday Moda today! It is a good one. ;-) Thank you and have a great weekend! Ada =)

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2018/03/thursday-moda-104-2-years-of-thursday.html

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    1. I'll be in contact Ada as I would love to co-host with you. Many thanks for your lovely comments, I'm so pleased you could stop by. x

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  11. Congrats on you major milestone!! What a neat accomplishment, and you should be so proud! Don't forget to celebrate! :)

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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    1. Ahh to kind, many thanks for your lovely comments. x

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  12. Love your jacket - and it's perfect with the jeans and booties. And your little photo bomber is the cutest!

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    1. Roxy always seems to get in on my photos when I take them at home, lol. Glad you like this look. x

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  13. What a chic look! Your boots are so pretty dear, they made your whole outfit So effortlessly lovely!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. Oh that's lovely of you to say, many thanks. Much appreciated. x

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  14. I do enjoy getting myself a little gift when I go on vacation, it usually helps me to remember it! :) Plus, I like to spoil myself sometimes! I really love the lace detailing and colors on your jacket, so pretty and makes me think of Spring. Thanks again for being my lovely co-host!!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Glad you agree with me, I love to spoil myself with a little gift. I loved being co-host and look forward to it again. x

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  15. What a GORGEOUS outfit! I love pink and grey together, always have! You look sooo pretty!

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    1. Ahh so pleased you like it Andrea. You are too kind my friend. x

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  16. Congrats on 300 blog posts! :)

    I like wearing pieces I bought on holidays, it's a fun way to ensure that the souvenirs will get used when I get home! This is such a cute jacket too, I like the lace :)

    Hope you had a lovely weekend! We took the boys to an indoor play centre to get out of the humid weather and they loved it :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. hi Mica, thank you so very much. I've had a super weekend now the weather is better I can get back to normal. Is the weather still hot there? Glad you and the family are having fun times. x

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  17. Awwww puppy bomb! Love the silver and pink on you Jacqui, very pretty! Love the style of your jeans too. cool hem! I have been interested in buying some fun jeans lately too!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Cute eh? Thanks for stopping by Jess. Glad you like the jeans. x

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  18. Congrats on the 300th post Jacqui, wow well done. So glad I found you, you are one of my favourite bloggers :) Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday Blog Hop :) Great look, btw

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    1. Many thanks Claire. You're so kind, and a wonderful blogger too! I love reading your recipes and hearing about your family. x

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  19. Loving all the little details in this look! That jacket is so pretty and looks great with your jeans and fantastic boots. Congrats on your 300th blog post! Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday, Jacqui!

    Jennie - A Pocketful of Polka Dots

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    1. Jennie, thank you so much for your lovely comments. x

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  20. Great look Jacqui, I love your jacket :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays. Hope you can join us tomorrow.

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    1. Thanks Claire, see you in the week. x

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