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Thursday, 18 October 2018

Eva Trends cotton & lace dress - #chicandstylish #linkup


Hello and welcome to the blog.
What's happening in your world?
Still enjoying some warm weather here in the UK, honestly I don't know what to wear from one day to the next!  Yesterday I opted for white three quarter jeans and a sleeveless top, but felt slightly out of place because everyone had jumpers and dark jeans on, yuck!  Today opting for my stripy wide leg ankle swingers from H & M (recently reduced to £12 & they actually look great) and a tee shirt with my denim jacket, but I felt slightly chilly - please mother nature make up your mind!

Last week was such a busy one, with an even busier weekend, so this week it's been nice to slow down slightly, catch my thoughts & do a bit of day-dreaming.  I'm dreaming about my next holiday - we've booked to go back to Abu Dhabi with the same 6 friends and I literally can not wait!!! In my mind I'm perusing what dresses to take with me, along with everything else I might need, swimsuit, day dresses, something practical and respectable for days out & trips to the mall.  This is where my last piece from Eva Trends comes up trumps.
Items marked with * have been gifted to me, however these are 100% my own honest comments.


For the second time this month I decided to step away for my usual look and feature another smock style dress from Eva Trends.  With some mixed feedback about the last dress, I'm not sure this is a style I'll go for again.  It's not really making me feel confident, but I love the look of the dress especially the block of lace on the hem, so what do you all think? Will it make the cut and be added to the suitcase … 🤔
Drawn to this rusty red dress because of the pretty ornate edging.  Rather daring to have this see though layer, but when I saw the photos I was pleased to see it wasn't really that transparent - no unslightly thighs on show - ha ha!  Short sleeves are super for warmer days, and a thin jumper will fit nicely over the top for colder days, & another perfect opportunity to don my old faithful jean jacket.



Choosing some light beige ankle boots and a beige clutch bag just to show the dress off without any other bright colours steeling the limelight.  Same goes for the three strings of pearls!  However I can see it paired with my rainbow shoes and an eye catching necklace for a bit of wow factor. What do you think I should match it with?


Unfortunately this dress is now out of stock, but here's a link to a similar style* that I wouldn't hesitate to wear as well. Priced just under the £35 mark, so with the 15% discount code JB15 you can grab a real bargain. Just add it at the checkout.





If you missed my previous picks you can catch me wearing another smock dress, styling a white shirt, sharing my 'throw on & go' cardigan and showing off in my favourite lace dress.


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Calling all #chicandstylish ladies, let's get this #linkup started.

From over 70 blog links last week here's the favourite.
I've never bought anything check/plaid before and absolutely love this top Carrie from Curly Crafty Mom is wearing, and I've definitely never see one with a cute frayed hem either!  Let's get looking for a copy then. 😏


Now let's start linking.
Here are some guidelines.
Please follow your host on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram.
Link up your fashion and beauty posts below - other topics allowed too!
We all like to get compliments, so please leave a nice comment when visiting a blog or two.
Also please leave a link back to Mummabstylish blog page.
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Thanks for joining me today can't wait to see what you're posting this week, and with this weather in will be interesting to see if it's for warm days or cooler ones.
Many thanks to Esther Ruby for taking such super photos for me. X
Catch you on Monday for a little Style Steal.
Bye, bye X

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  1. I love both the colour of your dress and the lace detailing which is so gorgeous! How exciting to have such a great trip booked! xx Maria
    https://www.passionfruitpawsandpeonies.com

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    1. Thanks Maria, I can't wait to get away, both hubby and I really need it! x thanks for joining the #linkup x

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  2. Jacqui I love how you styled this dress for Fall with the booties! The color is so pretty on you and the lace detail at the bottom is stunning!
    xo,
    Kellyann
    www.thisblondesshoppingbag.com

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    1. Many thanks Kellyann, I didn't think I'd like this dress as much as I do. Thanks for joining on the #chicandstylish #linkup x

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  3. I love this dress, Jacqui! I love the style and the color and it looks adorable on you! Super cute with the booties fall. IT creates such an easy flowy look and would be perfect for your trip, in my opinion!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thanks so much Shelbee. I think it may well make the grade for the holiday! Thanks for linking up today. x

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  4. Oh the time of year when dressing gets so hard! I was cold yesterday morning and sweating bullets by the afternoon, lol! I love this dress and its roomy fit, it's lovely!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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    1. Yes I'm exactly the same, it gets so difficult - however this evening has been really chilly - I've just put the heating on!! Thanks for adding to the #linkup x

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  5. And mother nature did make up her mind as it is cold here , and I was sitting in the sun yesterday! A holiday with friends is fantastic isn't it, we used to do that too! The color of the dress is very beautiful, very warm. Love it!

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    1. Oh yes it's cold here tonight too Nancy! I can't wait to get some sun on my holiday now. x Thanks for joining the #linkup Hun. x

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  6. Pretty dress with the lace bottom. Looks elegant and cool. Ideal for Abu Dhabi!

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    1. Thanks Gail, glad you like it. Happy weekend Hun. Thanks for joining the #linkup x

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  7. Beautiful dress, amazing color, GORGEOUS YOU!

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    1. Thanks so much, you are so sweet. Kind words indeed. Thanks for joining me on the #linkup today. x

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  8. What a fabulous dress, Jacqui!! It'll be great for traveling!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks Jodie, I think I will include this one. Have a happy weekend & thanks for joining in the #linkup x

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

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  10. This is a lovely dress and I really like the crochet lace hemline. It looks quite nice styled with the neutral booties! I am seriously in love with Eva Trends right now. :)

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    1. Jennie, thanks for joining the #linkup. Don't they have some super pieces, I'm so pleased with my picks. x

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  11. I think this dress is really pretty on you... definitely a keeper. I actually just received some dresses from Eva Trend myself that I'll be blogging about. Mine are the fitted dresses though.
    X, Julie | This Main Line Life

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    1. Thank you Julie, I'll look forward to seeing you choices. They have a huge selection don't they! Thanks for joining the #linkup Hun. x

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  12. Thank you SO much for the feature, such a surprise! :) I love how we're both wearing our Eva Trends today. It definitely is a different style for me, too with the loser fit. I love this dress on you, I really like the lace hem and those brown booties go perfect with it!! Def. put it in the suitcase. I have a black lace dress from Eva Trends to style still.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. You're welcome, I love the look. Fab choice and it's nice to see them featured on the web. Happy weekend to you. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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  13. We have finally a chill in the air Jacqui! I love the lace detailing at the bottom and the color is fab on you. Love the dress with the booties for Fall.
    Have a great day!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. We do too tonight, I've even put the heating on! Glad you like the dress, thanks for adding to the #linkup - much appreciated. x

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  14. You've gotten so many cute things from Evatrends and this dress is no exception! Love this look!

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    1. Yes I have, so pleased with them and they've got a great selection and all very different. Thanks for adding to the #linkup Hun. x

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  15. It's still warm in California too—how lucky you are to still be wearing a pretty dress like that! Have fun on your girls' trip!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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    1. It's changed tonight and it's rather chilly so I put the heating on! Thanks for stopping by and adding to the #linkup. x

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  16. You look lovely in this dress and color! It pairs so nicely with the booties you chose, as well as the sweet, feminine strands of pearls! Glad you were able to relax a bit and how wonderful to have a trip coming on the horizon. Have a great rest of the week and thank you for hosting!

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    1. Chrissy, thank you so much. Thank you for joining me today - much appreciated. x

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  17. The lace on this dress is so pretty, I like the richer red color, too. You've accessorized it well. I guess the overall feel has to determine whether you like the looser style or not.

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    1. Thank you so much Kim, kind comments I really appreciate them. I think it may come with me to Abu Dhabi. x Thanks for joining the #linkup today.

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  18. Oh my goodness, that dress is stunning on you! I love the color and that gorgeous hemline.

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    1. Amy thank you so much for your lovely comments and glad you could add to the #linkup x

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  19. I love this dress - definitely take it on holiday! The colour is perfect for you.
    I'm away for a few weeks in Connecticut, USA, and although it was lovely and warm last week, it's now freezing! And I didn't pack enough cold weather clothes. (Oh well - will have to go shopping!)
    Thank you for hosting. :)
    Best wishes
    Helen x
    whenIgrowupblog.com

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    1. Thank you Helen, I appreciate you stopping by. x

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  20. We're so lucky to have gorgeous weather. The dress look fab on Jacqui xx

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    1. Aren't we just, although rather chilly tonight so I've had to put the heating on! Thanks for #linking up too. x

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  21. What a beautiful dress Jacqui, love it :) Sorry I'mam late to your party, was working yesterday and forgot when I got home.

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    1. Thanks so much Claire. Don't worry and I'm pleased you came and added to the #linkup x

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    2. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays Jacqui. Hope you have had a lovely weekend and will stop by and join us today.

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  22. I like the vibrant colour and intricate cut-out work in the dress, but sadly my body type isn't so good in a high waistband these days 😢. This one's perfect for your travel case. And I love your new hair length and the sun-play on your hair colour in the fabulous photos! Happy weekend hugs, x.

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    1. Mary, thanks so much for stopping by and joining the #linkup. Kind words, many thanks for your lovely comments. x

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  23. The red of that dress is perfection! I love big, bright and bold colours - the lace detail is oh so lush x #linkup

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  24. That dress is so pretty. I love how you styled it with booties.

    Xx, Nailil
    thirtyminusone.com

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