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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Bonmarche Wide leg & Sunflowers #LINKUP

Morning lovelies, are you ready for the #chicandstylish #linkup? 
I'm looking forward to seeing your offerings this week, I'm sure they'll be full of sunshine and bright colours, but if not don't worry because I love seeing all your looks!

Today I wanted to show off this beautiful sunflower top, if this doesn't remind us of lazy summer days, I don't know what will!  Although I'm hoping the weather yesterday was a sign that it's changing for the better, I was so bloomin' hot, all the doors and windows open it was a real treat!
I had the pleasure of looking after my prince and princess yesterday as mummy and daddy had to go out.  Well it was full of laughs - mostly at my expense!  Spending about 10 minutes trying to put up the buggy - why are they so difficult until you realise just how easy they are (upon checking YouTube lol)! 
I also spent about 20 minutes looking for my phone, convinced princess had hidden it.  I could hear it ringing behind me but could not find it ... yes you've guess, it was in my back pocked - one red faced nannie right here! 👋 ... he he he.


How pretty is this Sunflower Bardot Gypsy* top?  When asked to pick a few items from the latest collection from Bonmarche I was stunned at the amount of goodies I wanted!  They really have upped their game over recent years and it's shining through in all the garments. Here's my previous choices.

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

I wanted this top as soon as I saw it.  It's right up my street with the right fit, length of sleeve and gorgeous sunflowers over it.  It reminds me of the sunflowers I used to see when driving through France.  I loved how they all faced the sun and seemed to follow it across the sky. 
The pretty Bardot neckline is just so wearable.  Not a full OTS which can be rather difficult to wear but this top sits in just the right place. Available in sizes 10 -24 it's a snip at £24, added to the clothes I've already got i'll have quite a few smart & elegant outfits too.  I've already got ideas to pair it with my mustard culottes which I've already worn with grey & also with my H & M patterned blouse.  Watch out for some new ensembles in the not-too-distant future.


I also favoured these stylish wide leg trousers*, I've kinda been there and done that but forgotten just how much I love them.  They are so flattering for any body type, especially my pear shape.  Wearing heels and getting a longer length makes your legs appear longer too.
Again in sizes 10 - 24  & four leg lengths, they are not only perfect for everyone, but have a perfect price too - just £22!
With a matching tie belt that has a metal trim on the end, giving the finishing touch to these classic, timeless trousers.






With a black square bead necklace and ivory ankle boots to complete my outfit, this has to be one of my top ten outfits this year, I know you'll be seeing these trousers again and again!








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Time for the #chicandstylish #linkup.
But first last week's favourite.
Mary The Pouting Pensioner has shared her outfits featuring coral, such a vibrant spring colour that she looks wonderful in.  Her white dress get's me dreaming of summer sun, warm breezes and meals outside,  I do hope you'll stop by and see what other coral delights she's sharing.


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 also share the love on social media too.






Many thanks to Esther Ruby for taking these photos. X

Glad you stopped by today, thanks for linking up on #chicandstylish.
See you on Monday for the next edition of Style not Age.

Bye bye.. X


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62 comments

  1. How lovely getting onto the beach and enjoying some fresh air. Your top brings the sunshine :O) Glad you had a good time with your Prince and Princess Jacqui! xx

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    1. Yes it was still rather chilly when we took these, but now the weather has hopefully improved for the better, there will be more beach days! Thanks for joining me today. x

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  2. I need to go to the beach now we have sunshine :) Love your top Jacqui, it is beautiful. I want one, ha! Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Yes I know what you mean, thanks Claire for joining the #linkup Hun. xx

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  3. Jacqui you look absolutely gorgeous!! I LOVE that top – it's fabulous <3
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. Oh stop it, you're so kind - thank you my friend. xx

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  4. You bring the sunshine with the pretty sunflowers!! Great and fun outfit!

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    1. Arrh thank you Andrea - kind comments. x Hugs x

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  5. Jacqui, this top is so pretty! It's like a shot of Summer in very cold Spring! And it makes me smile! By the way, I have totally had moments like that with my phone. Many years ago when cell phones were the tiny little flip ones, I was walking through a store and my phone started ringing. I literally could not find it anywhere. I finally said to another customer in the store, "I hear my phone ringing and I can't find it." She looked at me all confused and replied, "Um..it's in your hand." And that is a true story!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Oh aren't we silly! I'm always doing something stupid - must be my age! Thank you for visiting my blog and joining the #linkup. x

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    1. Many thanks Gail, thanks for joining the #linkup. x

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  7. What a lovely top, Jacqui, love these big sunflowers. love your look
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Cute isn't it Anna, I wore it the other day with mustard culottes - looked super. x

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  8. I can see why you fell in love with that top, Jacqui!! It just screams spring and happiness!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks so much Jodie, love this top, and the trousers will get plenty of airings for sure. x

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  9. Sunflowers do scream summer. Such a cute top! Lucky you to have a warm day. It's still snowing here in Wisconsin!

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    1. They certainly do Amy, really pleased I picked this one as the style is so wearable. x Hope the weather has changed for the better! x

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  10. I wish I could have shared a sunshiny bright look but it feels like winter is still here. Love your top and next week I promise I am forcing spring into my life regardless of the cold and snow

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    1. Thanks Linda, glad I have given you some inspiration. x

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  11. I am jealous of your weather! I can't wait to have the windows open! Love that pretty top on you!

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    1. It has been a little cooler recently, I even had the heating on today! Thanks for stopping by the blog today. x

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  12. Such a sweet shirt for spring! Love the sunflowers and Bardot style. It looks terrific with your wide leg pants!

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    1. Thanks Jennie, glad you like it. Such a cool look, looking forward to styling the trousers again soon. x

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  13. Such a cheerful outfit! I love the top! It makes me smile!

    Thanks for the link up & Happy Thursday!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  14. I think they have upped their game too. Totally agree with you.

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    1. I've seen so many pretty items that would look super for summer, thanks for visiting today Anna. x

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  15. Jacqui, first I was laughing at your story about your phone. Mainly because I have done this with my glasses. I frantically searched for them after taking abath, only to later realize, they were on my head! haha
    LOVE this top on you, the sunflowers are springy and it looks so lovely with these trousers. I love adding some yellow to my spring, summer wardrobe.
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Yep, silly isn't it, my husband also did this with his glasses on his head - how funny. xx Glad you like to sunflower top Jess. x

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  16. Oh yeah, summer is sure coming wearing that top! Just lovely, great trousers too!

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    1. Can't wait for summer, I just had to weather this top again yesterday - with mustard culottes - it looked banging! x Happy weekend to you Nancy. x Thanks for linking up too. x

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  17. I really like the detail on the sleeves - great outfit!

    Bethany | www.CuteCapsuleLife.com

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    1. Pretty isn't it Bethany, and what a pretty name you have too. x Thanks for joining the #linkup today. x

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  18. That sunflowers print top is so pretty. The pants are really chic too.
    Xx, Nailil
    http://www.thirtyminusone.com

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    1. Many thanks Nailil, kind words indeed. x

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  19. Super print, Jacqui, and this sunny beach weather is lifting our hearts eh. Thanks for the fave feature - so proud, so humbled. Wishing you an el skorchio of a weekend, x

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    1. Fab isn't it Mary, can't wait to get to a sandy beach on holiday, I have to wait till July though! Have a super weekend Hun. x

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  20. That sunflower top is so pretty and will be perfect for Summer! Loved seeing sweet Mary featured!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Thank you so much, such lovely comments for Mary too. x

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  21. My stuff has a tendency to constantly disappear so can totally relate. That top is really cute and perfect for warm weather. Thanks for hosting. Sabina

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    1. Lol how funny are we. Thanks for joining the #linkup, hope to see you again. x

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  22. Such a pretty outfit, Jacqui. I love the sunflower top and yes it does make me think of warmer, sunnier days. Can't wait for that! Those trousers are very flattering. I've been looking for a pair also. Hopefully, I will find something soon. Thanks for hosting the link up and have a great weekend! -Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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    1. Amy, thanks for joining the #chicandstylish #linkup, hope to see you here again. x Thanks for your kind comments Hun. x

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  23. Such a fun top! I love sunflowers...they are so happy for spring and summer!!

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    1. Cheers, thanks for joining the #linkup, hope to see you again. x

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  24. What a fun sunflower top! I hope the warm weather continues for you so you get the chance to wear it more often too! :) It does work so nicely with these black pants.

    Hope you are having a great weekend :) We are having the perfect weather - warm and sunny in the morning, then cooler in the afternoon and evenings when the storms roll in. We spent time by the pool yesterday!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. The top makes me feel of summer fun, thanks for your comments, and glad you like it. Have a super weekend, hope the weather is still being kind to you Mica. x Thanks for joining the linkup too

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  25. That top is so sunny and fun! I need some cool pants like those...but I'm probably too short to pull off the look...LOL.

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    1. High, high heels is what is needed - oh and a chair to sit on lol. Thank you for stopping by the #linkup today. x

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  26. Such a beautiful top! I love sunflowers :-) You picked the perfect location for photos!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Glad you like this Emma, kind words - hugs. Thanks for joining the #linkup.x

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  27. Love your sunny top Jacqui... great backdrop too

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    1. Too kind Hilda, thanks for joining today. x

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  28. I absolutely love this sunflower boho chic top!
    Thanks SO much for inviting me to your link-up! I look forward to linking my outfits every week!
    xoxo,
    Christine
    www.bonchicstyle.com

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    1. Many thanks Christine, kind words and I'm so pleased you joined the #chicnadstylish #linkup. x

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