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Thursday, 25 October 2018

Monochrome with my blue pleated skirt - #chicandstylish #linkup


Hi there, how you over fifty bloggers doing?

Do you recall I shared the fact I'd been dieting?  I've actually been on the Ketogenic Diet, now I know some of you will say it's not a good diet, but honestly it's the only one I've lost this much weight on.  It really is down to changing one's mindset.  I've been raised having carbs with every meal, sometimes carbs on carbs!  But all this stopped a few months ago and I'm really pleased with the results.  There's plenty out there on the web to point the right direction, with substitute recipes for almost everything.  This evening I had shepherds pie, the mash switched to cauliflower mash smothered with cheese.  I can still have the odd G & slimline T, and really the only things I've missed is a curry, rice & the odd prosecco!  I did have a cheat meal last Saturday and relished the takeaway I'd been hankering after.  So whilst I carry on finding these tasty meals and shed some more pounds I can feel happier & slimmer in my clothes and any that are too big I can enjoy shopping for new ones - win, win!! 😉


On Monday I featured my Style Steal, sharing a copied look from my blogging friend Anna.  Let me know what you thought of my bright version of her vibrant ensemble - I love hearing from you.
I mentioned I'd got another style waiting in the wings for my blue pleated skirt and here it is...

My monochromatic outfit was easy to style from picks in my wardrobe and fortunately the separates matched perfectly.  With the drape of the blue and white scarf I was good to go!


You've seen the skirt styled a few different ways already, it's proved an invaluable addition since I bought it from Primark a month or so ago.  It cost a mere £10, but I've heard from another blogger that it had been reduced to a shocking £5! - bargain.  This pretty cobalt blouse has made many a blog post over the years, every time I don it I love how it looks - catch some recent outfits here, here and here.

Having taken these photos a few weeks ago when the weather was much more acceptable to wear open toes.  Some nude wedges would look just as good and probably keep my toes warm too.  I've got a smart blazer to throw over this now the weather is slightly colder, but a chunky jumper will do just as good a job, so there's another two ways I could style the skirt.


The round design over the clutch bag is in harmony with the circular sleeve detail and both are balanced by the vertical strips in the skirt and my zigzag scarf.  Liking an outfit with depth and interest.






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Welcome to the #chicandstylish #linkup party.

Who was last week's favourite?  Nicole from High Latitude Style confidently shared her bright and lively mauve-blue and red Calvin Klein scuba dress, complete with red bag and shoes.  She really does exude confidence and style with what she wears - and yes Nicole it was good enough for me!


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Photos c/o Esther Ruby - mwah. x
Cheerio for Thursday. X

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    1. You're welcome Nicole, love your dress. x

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  2. Well done with the diet Jacqui! Carbs are one of my staples because of my allergies. I just eat less of it. xx

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    1. Thanks so much Laurie, Oh that would be hard. You look so slim as well. x

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  3. This is such a lovely monochromatic outfit, Jacqui! The blouse and skirt go so well together! The skirt really is such a gorgeous and versatile piece. Love your choice of shoes and accessories too! XXX

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  4. Great that you found a diet that works for you. That blue is one of your standout colours!

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    1. It's not even been hard work really, glad it's working for me. x

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  5. You look amazing Jacqui and confident which is the most important part. Strong colours suit you so beautifully! xx Maria
    https://www.passionfruitpawsandpeonies.com

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    1. Awe thank you so much such lovely comments I really appreciate them. x

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  6. Jacqui, this is perfectly styled in monochromatic blues! It looks like a dress. This pretty pleated skirt is turning out to be quite versatile! Love!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Many thanks Shelbee, turned out really well. x

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  7. Love the monochrome and that's such a pretty color on you!

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  8. I have a similar post sceduled! Not with that skirt, with another, but also total blue! Of course I love your outfit. I like a monochrome look a lot!

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    1. I have seen it too Nancy - great skirt isn't it. x Many thanks.

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  9. That blue is so pretty on you Jacqui! You know what? Who cares what others say - the best diet is the one that works for you!
    xo,
    Kellyann
    www.thisblondesshoppingbag.com

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    1. Thank you Kelly, much appreciate you stopping by. x

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  10. I love this all-blue look! What a pretty blue too!

    Virginia | More to Mrs. E

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    1. Virginia, thanks for stopping over today. x

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  11. That royal blue really is a great color for you. Thanks for the link up.
    X, Julie | This Main Line Life

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    1. Many thanks for stopping by and leaving lovely comments Julie. x

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  12. Congratulations on being so successful on your diet, that is terrific!! Also terrific is this gorgeous blue on you. So beautiful!!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Elise, kind comments. x

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  13. Good for you Jacqui for your success!! And this look is amazing...I thought it was a dress.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. No a two piece Jodie, lucky that the colours matched. x

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  14. This is such a gorgeous color and you well it beautifully. Yay for finding a "lifestyle" (not diet) ;-) that works for you. The older we get the harder it is. You look fantastic. XO

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    1. Many thanks Lisa, much appreciate you stopping by. x

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  15. I love your monochromatic outfit! Such a pretty blue! You look fabulous!

    And, yes, eating fewer carbs (I'm not following a ketogenic diet but have lowered my carbs a lot and upped fat) definitely works!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  16. What a pretty look, Jacqui. I really like it when a top and skirt match so well that it looks like a dress--a little trompe l'oeil!

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  17. Your outfit is SO cute!! Blue is such a great color on you!

    Lizzie
    www.lizzieinlace.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping over and leaving lovely comments. x

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  18. Hi Jacqui,
    These pleated skirts are so pretty--and so affordable!! I LOVE it in the cobalt blue--your color again! Gorgeous. I'll be styling a red one in a coming post. Never thought I'd like pleated skirts but there you have it!
    Have a lovely weekend,
    xx Darlene

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    1. Aren't they just Darlene, so pleased with all of mine. x

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  19. Love this royal blue hue on you Jacqui!! Reminds me to wear a dress that I have that is the same color :)
    Xx
    Joi| www.inmyjoi.blogspot.com

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  20. I love the color of that dress!

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  21. Well, isn't blue a pretty color on you! Love this look! I do low carb 2 days a week and oohhhh it is hard for this carb loving girl! I do regular macro and some low macro days the other days. I'm glad it is working for you, you look GREAT!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thank you so much Carrie, I love wearing this colour now - glad I bought this skirt too. x

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  22. This color looks great on you. I hear good things about Keto diets :) and that their main purpose is to help embrace a better lifestyle, as opposed to diets that focus on weight loss. I have been curious but haven't tried one yet.

    Xx, Nailil
    thirtyminusone.com

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    1. Many thanks Nailil, kind words indeed. x

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  23. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme.
    Did you make this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?
    Plz answer back as I'm looking to construct my own blog and would like to know
    where u got this from. cheers

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    1. Many thanks - Pipdig through Blogger - try them. Cheers.

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  24. That outfit is so pretty on you! I love the bright blue shade on you!

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    1. Many thanks for stopping by Laura, kind comments. x

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  25. That's great that you've lost so much weight on the keto diet—I've heard great things about it!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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    1. Many thanks for your compliments Cheryl. x

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  27. Totally love cobalt on you Jacqui - it's such a strong punchy colour that works beautifully with your skin and hair. Well done on your dieting success. I've not heard about this particular diet before, but know that restricting carbs has been a way for me to control my weight for years too. You look amazing sweetie!

    Anna x

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    1. Great isn't it Anna, I've got a lovely dress and bolero that I might just have to get out and wear again. Many thanks for your kind comments. x

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  28. Sounds like you are doing great Jacqui, I could do with losing a bit of weight before Christmas. Love this colour blue, looks great on you :)

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    1. Arrh, thank you so much Claire, you look great already Hun. x

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  29. Such a great colour on you Jacqui! well done on your weightloss, you look amazing! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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