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Thursday, 20 September 2018

Style Steal - #chicandstylish #LINKUP


Hi there lovelies.  What are you up to?
I feeling rather pleased with myself at the moment.  You see I'm following a diet and so far have lost a stone!!  I'm so shocked because I've never really managed to lose any weight on a diet.  Does this sound familiar, start the diet on Monday, do really well and stick to it until Friday - then it goes downhill with takeaways, prosecco, dinner out, prosecco and a big family roast dinner with more prosecco! 😂 Then I wonder why I've not lost any weight!!!  It's so obvious - you literally 'are what you eat'.  Trouble is I LOVE MY FOOD!  Now this diet I'm following is not actually difficult, you just have to stop eating and drinking the things you aren't allowed and eat what you should - it's not brain science, lol. It's all about accepting a different mind-set.
Anyway - so far so good and I'm chuffed pink with my clothes feeling looser and looking much better! I'll keep you posted how the diet goes.

Okay back to today's Style Steal.  It should have been presented Monday, but I decided to push it back by a few days, due to not having photos ready to use - Opps! Which reminds me I've still to use my voucher for a photography course!


Finding the steal was easy, with all of you having such wonderful styles & ideas I see different things I like everyday.  Completing the look turned out a little more tricky.  I found this blouse in my mum's wardrobe, and promptly took it before she could say no.  Actually I found two, but preferred this one.  I've needed wanted black jeans for ages, so did some research online but found zero!  I popped into my fav store - TK Maxx and found these black stretch jeans that fitted like a dream.  I'd already decided to fray them myself - problem sorted!

I did draw the line at copying the ripped knees - they're just something I can't bring myself to wear, but love seeing other bloggers celebrating them.
Doesn't Suzanne look super in hers?  Check out the rest of her blog over on Crazy Blond Life.  As soon as I clapped eyes on Suzanne's look I loved it.  Just so classy and chic, with a young vibe shining through.

Not quite the same animal print as Suzanne picked, but you get the gist.  Looks wild and wonderful to me - how about you?
Mum's two blouses had been around since the 80's, one still had shoulder pads in!  I love the easy feel of the chiffony animal print shirt,  great collar and long sleeves.  I tried to turn them over, but the flimsy material just wouldn't stay in place!  Tucking the blouse in for a neat finish or could be left hanging for a totally relaxed feel.


How about the statement belt - I'd like to say it's genuine - well it is genuine …. leather lol!
So happy with my steal this month - just need to brush up start learning to take great photos now.









Now the question is "Do I give the blouses back to mum, or keep them and plead innocence"????

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Joining the party? Fabulous because #chicndstylish #linkup is now live!

Who's favourite from last week?

Elise looks elegant and chic in her soft pink poncho, over jeans and mink boots, I feel calmness & serenity seeping through the screen - can you?  See more of her cool sophisticated style over on Sparkle and Slippers.



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50 comments

  1. You look fantastic Jacqui - well done with your weight loss - if you feel better for it, then all power to you! Love your outfits (very chic) and love your happy confidence xx Maria

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  2. Clearing mums house, I've kept loads! I'm liking the belt Jacqui. I'm saving for real but if you can find alternatives out there I will get searching! xx

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    1. Yes there's definitely alternatives - especially if a friend is going on holiday - lol. I can imagine all the goodies you have found Laurie - good luck. x

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  3. Congrats on the weight loss - I felt sure you had lost weight but I didn't like to say! I know how difficult it is. Great style steal, it's really cool and edgy yet stylish look.

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    1. Thanks so much Gail, such kind words really appreciate them. x

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  4. You look fabulous, Jacqui! I love this outfit on you! Good on you for eating healthier and taking care of yourself. Hope you're having a great week. XXX

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    1. Many thanks Sasha, love the way my tummy feels on this diet - quite liking it actually. x

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  5. Congratulations on the weight loss Jacqui, you look fabulous! I love the blouse and skinny jeans together, great style steal!

    Emma XXX
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Thank you Emma, glad with my diet, and how I look is even more reason to carry on. x

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  6. Congrats on the diet. You look great. I love diets that focus on eating healthy foods more than on limiting calories. I think it's a more sustainable mindset.
    X,
    Julie | This Main Line Life

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    1. Many thanks for stopping by Julie - much appreciated. x

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  7. Jacqui, you look hot, hot, hot, my friend! Wow! I absolutely love this look. Super chic and sassy. Those jeans are definitely a fabulous find because they look amazing on you. And I love Suzanne and her gorgeous style so this was a super fun style steal for me to see! I have met Suzanne in person and can I tell you she is even more beautiful and brilliant and vivacious in real life! I adore you both and your sassy style!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Awe you are too kind Shelbee. Thank you so much. You really make me feel on a high. xx

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  8. Great looks Jacqui. Love your steel style post :) Thanks for hosting.

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    1. You're welcome, thanks so much for stopping by. x

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  9. You look fabulous in this Jacqui!! And congrats on the diet so far!! That's such a great feeling!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks so much Jodie. Much appreciate your comments. x

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  10. Oh well done you re: the weight loss. Love the jeans :)

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  11. Well I have no idea how much a "stone" is, but I'll tell you that you look great!!! Love this classic, chic look too! XOXO

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    1. A stone is 14 lbs, thanks for stopping by - so generous. x

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  12. You look fabulous, Jacqui! I love the blouse and the entire outfit! Well done!

    Thanks for the link up!

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  13. Congratulations on the weight loss! I have got to get back to clean eating and exercising more. You are giving me some real motivation, girl!

    Love your interpretation of Suzanne's look! You look fabulous.

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    1. Many thanks Jennie, my tummy feels much better for the diet! Kind words Hun. x

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  14. Love this look Jacqui, I may steal your steal this Fall! hehe. You look great, love the whole ensemble! Congrats on your health and doing well.
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Awe thank you Jess. I'm so happy with the look and might have to keep the to blouses - he he. x

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  15. Jacqui you look fabulous. I understand you, I love my Food too :)
    XOXO Tina

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  16. Amazing! Love it! Those trousers look fantastic on you and the blouse is Just fabulous!

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    1. Nancy, thank you so much - great that you stopped over. x

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  17. Congrats on your weight loss—you look fantastic, especially in that animal-print blouse!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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  18. Congratulations on your weight loss, even though I have no idea what "stone" means. It must be an English expression. Love your outfit. You look fabulous.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Amy. Yes an English term - it's actually 14 pounds. x

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  20. lol, keep them and plead innocence! Great style steal! I think I may "style steal" these myself this weekend!

    Virginia | More to Mrs. E

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    1. Lol, yes I think I will - oh and I will be checking out what else she's got hiding. xx

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  21. I love this French chic look on you Jacqui!

    Hope you get to keep this beautiful blouse :-)

    Christine
    www.bonchicstyle.com

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  22. Congrats on the diet that is working and you look great! I love those black jeans with that belt and top! You def. recreated this look so amazingly well!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Carrie, thank you! Glad the steal worked out okay - so pleased with it. x

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  23. I adore this casual chic look! The belt is fab. We are twinning in similar looks today.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. Many thanks Katherine. Great minds think alike eh? xx

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  24. This is a great look. I think you should keep the blouses--I don't think your mom will miss them. Congrats on the weight loss and thanks for inviting me to your link up.

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    1. No I don't think she will either - lol. Many thanks for visiting and leaving such lovely comments. x

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  25. Love the way you styled this look J!! You look FABULOUS!
    Xx
    Joi | www.inmyjoi.blogspot.com

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