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Thursday, 22 March 2018

White with a Kimono & #chic&stylish Linkup.

Morning, hope you're well and ready to face Thursday.

I'm overwhelmed at the amount of lovely bloggers who joined me on my first ever #linkup.
Chic & Stylish went live last week without any hitches - phew, how did I manage that!
So you've arrived in time for the next one and I do hope you'll be adding a post for me to read. X


I don't know about yours but all my Spring clothes are just begging to be worn!  What with snow, rain, wind and a little sunshine I don't know whether I'm coming or going.
So as they are begging to be worn, that's just what I did.
The sun was shining (well sort of) when the photos were taken, so it felt perfect to wear white.  I've started to adhere to wearing them in winter as well as the other seasons, it's what you pair with it that makes it work, oh and the weather has a hand in the decision too!
I wanted to feel brighter and this gorgeous kimono did the job.
I bought this from TK Maxx over a year ago, and as they are back in fashion, were they ever out? it seemed the obvious choice.  And the colours, aren't they striking?  Love the fringing, again this is back on trend - giving sass with a boho feel.
My jeans are a straight leg style which I'm preferring to the usual skinny jeans I wear, more flattering & a little more sophisticated.  The sleeveless sequined vest top wasn't really warm enough, but I'll happily wear this when the weather changes, at least my kimono kept the chill off whilst taking these photos!

Do you like white shoes?  They're a bit Marmite - you either like them or you don't.  I love them, always have a pair to pull on with most outfits and go.  When I saw these on the Lotus Shoes website I was all over them, imagining all the looks I could create, & this was the first one that came to mind.


Items marked with * have been gifted to me, however these are 100% my own & honest comments.

Here's the shoes I fell for.  These white patent filbert shoes* have such a cute little heel which is just the right height for everyday duties, but also classy for dinner out.  The circular laser cut outs are backed with a see-through mesh which give a light airy feel, so along with the peep toe the shoes have a real summer vibe.
I was a little annoyed with myself that I hadn't got my toe nails painted, quickly remedied by a splash of Unicorn Hologram polish - on the nails you can see - lol!


White Patent Peep Toe Shoes £59.99

I felt matchy, matchy with this outfit so opting for the matching White patent Solana* clutch bag was the only choice I wanted to make.  As with the shoes the laser cut detailing it's just so stylish.  The fact that you've got a long shoulder strap gives the bag another dimension.  A clutch for the evening, and over the shoulder for a lunch date, or even shopping, enough room for your purse, phone and lipstick!

White Solana Clutch Bag £45








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Join me for Chic & Stylish Linkup.
I do hope you'll link up a post or two.

Here's my favourite post from last week.
You must visit Suzy's blog, you can find her at  Pixie Chic in Portugal.
I love Suzy's outfit maybe because we both picked a red pleated skirt, but paired with her grey cardigan it's a winning look.  I especially love her long necklace and matching dangly earrings.
Her bag really pulls everything together - lovely Suzy, really lovely. X



Now let's start linking.

Here are some guidelines.
Please follow your host on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.
Link up your fashion and beauty posts below.
We all like to get compliments, so please leave a nice comment when visiting two or three blogs.
Also please include a link back to Mummabstylish blog page.
You could share the love on social media too. X








Thanks so much for joining me today, don't forget to link up so I can see your Spring outfits.  If the weather changes we'll all be ready to show off our new looks.

Esther Ruby kindly took photos for me, thanks Hun. x

See you on Monday,  it will be the next instalment of Style Not Age & I'd love to see you here.

Bye, bye. X











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57 comments

  1. Love the Kimono! I'm a bit undecided about white shoes. Being an Essex girl an all that! I've always vowed not to wear them because of our reputation!
    Laurie xx

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    1. Lol, oh yes Laurie I know what you mean. I do have a soft spot for them and they really make my outfits 'work'. Thanks for stopping by and linking up. x

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  2. Some gorgeous spring colours here, Jacqui. Loved Laurie's comments about the shoes! I tend to steer away from white shoes but an ivory seems to work for me. Hugs, x.

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    1. I've got new ivory boots that I LOVE too. Many thanks for your comments Mary, much appreciate your support. Thanks too for joining me on the #chicandstylish #linkup

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  3. Jacqui, Congratulations on a successful first link up! I am loving this kimono. The color is so beautiful and layered over all white really makes it vibrant! I am so craving Spring and wearing my Spring clothes but it is just too darn cold here!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thank you Shelbee, glad you like the kimono, I love the colours. It's been a little warmer here today, so hopefully I can get my Spring clothes out for real. Thanks for joining the linkup, I appreciate your support. x

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    1. Awe thanks so much Pam, I love it and the colours are perfect. x Thanks for joining me on the #linkup. x

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  5. love the white accents and the colours on that kimnono are stunning. Congrats on a great link up and I will see you at A Labour of Fashion

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    1. Hi Linda, many thanks I love it. Great to see you on my linkup, will be visiting you for sure. x

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  6. I love the column of white with the kimono Jacqui!! It's perfect!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Arrhh, you're too kind Jodie, thanks so much and glad you could join my #linkup. x

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  7. Lovely kimono! So pretty. Love the shoes and bag too. Will be very versatile this summer.

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    1. Gail, glad you like it, thanks for joining me on the #chicandstylish #linkup, I appreciate your support. x

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  8. This whole outfit is amazing! I love how unique those shoes are! Also, congrats on your link up :-) So happy to join!

    Liz
    www.lizzieinlace.com

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    1. You are too kind Elizabeth, many thanks for stopping by and joining my #linkup. x

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  9. Fabulous kimono, love the color and with the crisp white!

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    1. Many thanks Andrea, too kind. Glad you could join my #chicandstylish #linkup. xx

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  10. Your beautiful blue kimono looks so fab over your white ensemble! The shoes and bag are just so Cute! I really like the circle design. When you are told for years that white shoes are passe, it can be difficult to embrace them again. I admit it took me to get on board, but I love how fresh they look now.

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    1. Many thanks for joining me on my #chicandstylish #linkup. So pleased with the white with blue kimono, especially with my lovely sandals and bag. x

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  11. What a crisp, clean, fresh outfit! That cobalt works so well with White!

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    1. Too kind Nancy, many thanks. Also glad you joined my on the #chicandstylish #linkup - I appreciate your support. x

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  12. That kimono is gorgeous, love the print and details.
    Xx, Nailil
    www.thirtyminusone.com

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  13. That kimono is lovely! I love the color and the fringe!

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    1. Many thanks Laura, you're too kind, I appreciate your support on my #chicandstylish #linkup

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  14. Your clutch is so cute with those shoes, they match so well! I love that kimono and that white glitzy top under it is so perfect for the Spring! I am ready for all things white!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thanks so much Carrie, you're very kind. I also appreciate your support on my #linkup too. x

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  15. The shoes and clutch are very ladylike. Great for a wedding or garden party . I'm glad kimonos are still around . I so want to wear mine more this summer. Have a great weekend

    http://www.muttonstyle.com

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    1. Thanks so much Anna, I hope you have a super week. Thanks too for your support on my #chicandstylish #linkup. x

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  16. This is a beautiful look! I love white shoes and think matching the bag is so classy!
    Cheryl
    www.northwestmountainliving.com

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    1. You're so kind Hun, many thanks for you stopping by and joining my #linkup. x

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  17. Jacqui, you look absolutely gorgeous in white! And that kimono is divine, especially that shade of blue. The shoes and clutch and so pretty! I'm amazed you were brave enough to wear such a warm weather outfit though... wasn't it freezing? lol!
    Thank you SO MUCH for featuring me. I feel very honoured.
    Have a lovely weekend, my friend!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. Thanks so much Suzy, lovely for you to say such sweet words. Much appreciate you visiting my blog today. Yes I was freezing, I always seem to be cold - lol
      Love your outfit, I might have to do a copy of it. xx Glad you joined the #linkup again this week. x

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  18. Jacqui you look soooo amazing in this kimono. The colour is great. And wonderful this match.. bag and shoes :)
    Have a wonderful weekend, XO Tina

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    1. Too kind Tina, many thanks for your support on my #chiandstylish #linkup. x

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  19. Love that kimono! I just got my first one and am so excited to start wearing it! Thanks for linking up with Lizzie and I today! Don't forget to follow along on Bloglovin! - https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/legallee-blonde-13090721
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

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    1. Can't wait to see your new addition, they scream summer don't they? thanks for linkup with me on the #chicandstylish party. x See you Thursday hopefully.x

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  20. Yay for new link ups! Thank you for inviting me to join. Now onto fashion...I love the details of your outfit...the chic, yet simple white with fun details in the shoes and purse combined with the beautiful colors of the kimono is just fabulous! ;0 Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Glad you like the linkup. Glad too that you like my outfit. Gorgeous isn't it. Thanks for joining the linkup, and see you on Thursday Hun. x

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  21. Great look Jacqui. I need some new white jeans. I do not know if I should work a bit hard to get into my 2 pairs that are too small or buy some new ones!? Love your shoes. Perfect sized heels. Thanks for hosting, I've stepped away from the computer this week as I have been poorly, just catching up now. Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Love white jeans! I also love three quarter length jeans too, will be wearing them in the warmer months too. I've also spotted some cropped wide leg jeans that might join my collection soon ;-) xx Thanks for joining my #linkup, much appreciate your support. x

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  22. I love your kimono! You know I'm a big fan of and frequent wearer of kimonos, they make me happy with the colour and print and yours pops perfectly against the white! :)

    I like your new shoes and bag to, so fun for a bit of matchy matchy :)

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend :) It was the little one's birthday party yesterday so that was a lot of fun! Today is a quiet day to recover after that busy day and crazy week though, haha!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Thanks Mica, love mine and have another to wear when the weather is better too.
      Glad you like the shoes, thanks for linking up with me today.
      I had a super weekend and hope you did too, love a birthday party - I always go for party food! Lol. x Have a super week Hun. x

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  23. I hear you on the weather. I am over winter but it just doesn't want to let go around these parts yet. Sigh. You look lovely and I love the matchy match with the purse and shoes. I'll join you next week for the link-up.

    bosbodaciousblog.blogspot.ca

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    1. Yep I wish it would do one and get gone! Thanks for your lovely comments and I'm looking forward to seeing you on my next #linkup. x

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  24. The shoes and bag are perfect for Spring! I love the kimono too, such a pretty and fresh outfit!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Aw, you're kind Emma, thank you so much for joining me on the #linkup. x Have a great week.

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    1. Many thanks for your commenting today!

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  26. Congratulations on your first link up! That is awesome! High five! I love your kimono. The color is bold and vibrant and the fringe details on the hem are perfect and add a fun element to your outfit. You look great! Wishing you a happy Monday!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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    1. Maureen, many thanks for your support. Glad you like the outfit, I'm looking forward to wearing this in much warmer weather, maybe with 3/4 length jeans. x

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  27. This kimono is a great colour for you and will go with so many things. I've just bought one from a charity shop and can't wait to style it up. And yay, hurrah for your link up party - well done for taking the plunge!

    Anna x

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    1. Awe I can't wait to see what yours is like and what you pair it with. Glad you have joined me and thanks for your support on the #chicandstylish #linkup. xx

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  28. Suzy's a rockstar!!

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  29. This kimono is so cute! I love the bright blue and how it pops with the all white outfit. The shoes and purse are absolutely gorgeous!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  30. Love the bright cobalt on you and how you created a white column so pretty and vibrant! I have been looking for white shoes and bags myself, love the circle pattern on these.

    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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