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Monday, 1 October 2018

Another look for my blue pleated skirt.

Hi there. 👋
Hope you're well.
So October has definitely arrived, it seems we only have to use the word Autumn/fall & it's well and truly upon us.  Have you put your heating on yet?
Today I'm sharing another look with my charming pleated Primark skirt.  Last month I wore it casually with baseball trainers and a jean jacket, but today I wanted a more elegant style.  Paired with trendy mustard, I'm hearting how nice it looks.  I have to add it's somewhat a copy because my first dabble with mustard and blue came from my Style not Age companion Emma from Style Splash!

Isn't it lovely to hang up your jeans sometimes and waft about in a floaty skirt and heels.  I'd love to wear this all the time, but it's just not practical.  Kneeling to sort the washing, and cleaning the bathroom just doesn't work in a pretty skirt and heels.  So when I do get the chance this is how I love to dress.
For me there is no half way either, I have to go the extra mile and add a necklace and co-ordinating bag to whatever I put on.  These are the finishing touches that are needed to complete a look.  Is this something you do or is it just me!

Along with the Primark skirt, I also picked up the top from there too, although it was a few years earlier.  I love anything lace and this ticked the boxes for colour and style too!  I've worn a vest tee shirt under it in the corresponding tone, but it can be paired over any number of coloured tee shirts too.  I've also worn it with white underneath - which really shows off the lace design.

I opted for this dainty glass necklace that I bought home from Venice,  famed for there glass I chose two very similar to bring home - this mustard piece and a grey one,  but I really should have picked up a couple more.  Oh maybe that's a reason to visit again. 😉

Nude shoes go with anything really and hold a commanding spot in my shoe collection, these wedges from Lotus Shoes well and truly deserve to be there, I've worn them so much, they look super and they're so comfortable!

Esther Ruby kindly too the photos.  X
See you on Thursday my lovelies.
Bye for now. X



  1. That's exactly why I love to dress up when we go out---even the grocery store. Because you feel all special!!
    This is such a fabulous look Jacqui---bright and cheery!!

  2. I wore that skirt with rust! I will show it in the blog soon. Lovely colors together!

  3. What a pretty combination. I really like the contrasting textures of the lace and pleats.

  4. Agree with you wholeheartedly, it's great to wear a pretty skirt. Like you I hardly ever get the chance. Love your blue and mustard combo. Very zingy!

  5. This is a lovely outfit, Jacqui! Fantastic colour combo with pretty finishing touches. I also love to wear matching accessories with everything I wear! It makes dressing more fun, doesn't it?! ;) XXX

  6. I went to Primark Jacqui and bought that skirt for £4!!!!!! I do love Primark! And that's a great way of styling it because I do adore that lovely mustard yellow colour and it really suits you too!

  7. Such a cheerful colour blocking outfit! I really like yellow and blue together and this is a great example of the combination :)

    I like a bit of matchy matchy in my accessories sometimes too! :)

    Hope that you are having a good start to your week - and October! - so far :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  8. Super rich colours together. I like to jump at the occasion to dress up, like going to Waitrose! I'm going to the UK next month, so look out Primark! Hugs, x.

  9. These two items are both my favourite Autumn colours Jacqui. I had never thought of wearing them together, they go together perfectly. Love this look :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays last week :) I am a bit behind with my new job. Hope you can join us today.


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