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Monday, 8 October 2018

Michaela Louisa worked for me!

Hello, how's it going in the over fifty fashion world?
I've had a wonderful weekend, attending my niece's wedding.  I love getting dressed up for a special occasion.  Being around the people I love makes it all the more special.


Here's the outfit I chose to wear.  I looked and looked all over the high streets, wanting to stay away from the Wedding-ey 'Mother of the Bride' shops - I feel anything with wedding in the title puts the price up considerably!  So after retuning too many times disillusioned by the high streets and malls I turned to online shopping!  Yes I know I hate shopping this way!  I know it's the way of the future, but I love to see and feel garments, hold them against me, see if the colours suit me and generally have fun looking! Retail therapy IS good for the soul.

With dismay in the stores I turned to my laptop.  Scrolling through endless online shops and special occasion sites I eventually found myself on Ebay.  Spotting this Michaela Louisa beauty in my size and perfect colour I clicked and bought it.  Stressing until it arrived what the colour would actually look like IRL, if it would fit me & would it look right - my worries quickly melted away once it arrived and I tried it on.  I'll let the dress speak for itself … it really is beautiful.


My chiffon dress is flattering in every detail.  Wide shoulders, with a dainty little bolero shrug. A cross over detail at the bust giving great coverage, and no worry of showing too much cleavage.  The clever shaping catches in just the right place under the bust with a fluted chiffon layer hanging to the side adding great detail. Finishing just below the knee where I love a hem to finish.  All in all a winning dress.  Proving maybe I can turn to online shopping in time of need.


Have you spotted my delish silver shoes?  Again I bought these online from Debenhams.  I knew I wanted to wear either grey or silver.  I'd seen plenty in the shops in both colours, but none were the style I desired.  I needed something with a bit more coverage that the bulk standard one strap ankle style.  Alas I'd love the wear something like that, but for me they're just not substantial enough.  These cross over peep toe design really do work well as the shimmery silver compliments my dress beautifully.  I wore these all day and danced all night without so much as pinched toe or painful blister!  They've been reduced in the sale, and also are available in ivory, so I might be tempted to buy them too!

Here's a close up of me and hubby - can you tell I had my makeup applied by a professional?  My daughters idea and really pleased I committed.  Lacey came to the house early on Saturday morning, making me feel at ease instantly.  She knew exactly what colours to use and set to work for my transformation, within an hour her work was complete & I was ready to get into my wedding outfit, take my curlers out and leave.  Such a hassle free morning and I would certainly recommend having your makeup done by a professional for a special occasion - it really was a treat for the £30 it cost!
Last but not least I picked the dainty little necklace to compliment the drop pearl earrings.  It's such a delicate piece and looks like the little pearl beads are floating.  I borrowed a silver sparkly clutch from my daughter, matching the sandals for a sparkly finish. Bling-tastic!









Many thanks for visiting today, how about popping back on Thursday?  I've got another look from Eva Trends to share with you, and as it's out of my normal look I need your opinion!
Catch up soon.
Bye for now X



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  1. Gret colour for you Jacqui and I love those heels! xx

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    1. Thanks Laurie, cute aren't they? And they've gone into the sale for £10.50 - I might try and get them in ivory! x

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  2. Beautiful dress, the colour really suits you! Fabulous hair and makeup, you look stunning Jacqui!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Many thanks Emma, it was such a treat and a really special day. x

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  3. You look absolutely gorgeous, Jacqui! The dress was a gem of a find on eBay – it looks like it was made for you, and the colour is great with your colouring. The shoes are fab too. Love the colour.
    I did think your makeup looked beautiful, even before I read it was done by a pro! Gorgeous – and congratulations to your niece <3
    Suzy xxx
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. Awwe chuffed Suzy - thank you. I did have a super day, over all too soon. Thanks for stopping by today. x

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  4. Jacqui that is one amazing dress, you look fantastic!

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    1. Many thanks Gail. Glad it looked to good. Great choice at the end of the day. x

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  5. Lovely, Jacqui, and accessorise with thought and style. Hugs, x.

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    1. Many thank you's Mary. Glad you like it. x

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  6. That dress is absolutely amazing on you Jacqui. What a fabulous time!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I'm liking it more and more, can't wait to wear it again, but who knows when that could be! Thanks for stopping by Jodie. x

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  7. I love love this neckline on you Jacqui! The sweetheart neckline is so attractive. I love the color too, such a beautiful shade especially with your silver accessories. Looks like you had a lovely time.
    Happy Monday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Many thanks for your lovely words Jess. x

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  8. You look like a million bucks! Fabulous dress and fabulous hair!

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  9. Jacqui, you look amazing! I would say this is just about the world's perfect dress. Color, shape,fit,fabric. Wow!

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  10. Oh, that's such a pretty dress. Looks great on you. Sounds like you had a really nice day out. Congrats to your niece and her new husband.
    X, Julie | This Main Line Life

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    1. Many thanks Julie, such lovely comments. I'll pass that on to them. x

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  11. You look amazing, Jacqui! The colour and style of the dress is so pretty and looks great on you! XXX

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    1. Many thanks for your lovely comments Sasha. x

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  12. What a beautiful dress Jacqui and I also love your sandals :) Great look, beautiful outfit.Looks like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays :) Hope you can join us again soon.

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    1. Thanks again for sharing at Creative Mondays Jacqui, you are one of my featured blogs today :)

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    2. Thanks for stopping by Claire, such lovely comments. xx

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  13. Jacqui, this color is magnificent on you! Such a beautiful dress. This post will be featured on tomorrow’s #SpreadTheKindness Link Up!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Aw glad you think so Shelbee, I'm really pleased with how it looks. That's lovely to be featured - thank you so much. :-)

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  14. That dress looks perfect on you and I absolutely love the color!

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    1. Thank you Laura, I appreciate your support. x

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