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Monday, 29 October 2018

Style not Age - Frill Seekers!


Good morning.
How are you?
Being the last Monday of the month means today's feature is the ladies from the Style not Age collective.
My turn this month, and I've had this one up my sleeve for a while - Frill Seekers!  Obviously going down the frilly route and as this particular fashion is still popular it wasn't difficult to find my outfit.  Having already got plenty of frills in my wardrobe I ditched them and bought something new.  Two reasons - the first being you've seen all my frilly pieces on the blog already - I didn't have anything new to share. Secondly I needed an additional dress to take away to Abu Dhabi next month.  Resulting in buying a new dress with frills that I could take on holiday.

Items marked with * have been gifted to me, however these are 100% my own honest comments.

I saw this dress in M & S some weeks ago drawn by the colour - a stand out cranberry red, but the length put me off.  I don't like my knees showing so tend to steer clear of shorter dresses opting for midi's instead - much more flattering.  So after losing a few pounds I decided to take the plunge and buy this striking red frock that finishes just on the knee.  The sheer chiffon has a spotty design over it that is really eye catching.  The fashionable wrap around style has an inner button fastening at the waist along with the side tie.  With long balloon sleeves that are sheer enough to flash a little flesh and keep cool too.  But what really stood out was the fabulous frill running from the waist to the hem.




Taking it up a notch by wearing some sparkly red sock boots.  Having pined for some for a while, so when I was offered to pick something from a selection at Lotus Shoes* I jumped at these super shimmery booties.  With just the right height heel and an elegant pointed toe I certainly feel they'll be season appropriate for the festive period that's just around the corner.  Check them out along with the two other colours they're available in.  As with the dress & being just under £70 these little beauties will get plenty of airings over the next few months for the party season.

Watch out for them paired with some cute grey check trousers and a red roll neck jumper. 😄

Red Thames Shimmer Ankle Boot.

This spotty dress comes in sizes 8 - 24 in black, navy or a marvellous black mix option too.  All are online and in store for only £35, and I have to say I'm very tempted to buy another in the floral design.😏








Shall we see what frilly garments Anna, Hilda and Emma are styling?


Anna found at Anna's Island Style has gone for a beautiful white frilly blouse, complete with frills on the cuff.  This she's worn over light wash denim jeans & a gorgeous patterned waistcoat which nips in at the waist for a superb fit, you've definitely shown the key to wearing a waistcoat well Anna!


Here's Hilda's frilly delight, a cute open shoulder jumper with dainty frills on the sleeve and mid way on the arms.  Easing into her time away by relaxing in her elegant outfit on a seat in the sun, you look just about ready for your holiday Hilda.  See more of Hilda's ensemble on her bog Over the Hilda.


Finally let's see what Emma has chosen.  Wow what a fabulous jacket you've picked Emma, just look at the flowers adorning that classic jacket, your red blouse emulates a dinner shirt and those bright red socks boots complete the look of a beautiful bouquet.


Such a great collective this month ladies, with a variety of outfits - all fit for seeking thrills of any kind!
My visit to the local amusement fair was just about on my limit for thrilling rides - just a shame that none were open - although some of the photos might not have been acceptable for public viewing - slides, stairs and short skirts - I'll say no more!!!!

Many thanks to Emily for taking photos. X
Catch you again on Thursday - there's the #chicandstylish #linkup to add to, hope you'll join me.
Bye for now. X




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33 comments

  1. Wow! You all look so fabulous! And what an amazing dress you are wearing. And those boots! What a color. And I love that you shoot on a pier, nothing more Brittish then that for me.Feeling homesick already.

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    1. Thanks Hun, glad you like it - M & S have some amazing dresses atm. Yes the pier is only down the road, great for a visit with the grandkids too. x

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  2. Fabulous find and this dress is such a beauty! Love the red color and the frills on the side are definitely a detail that makes this dress stand out. Looking beautiful Jacqui.

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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    1. Many thanks Maureen it's turned out a real winner for me. x

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  3. Frills are always a good idea!! And I'm in love with those booties, Jacqui!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Jodie, I love the boots too glad I picked them x

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  4. Just the perfect amount of frills from all you stylish babes. Gorgeous dress on you Jacqui xx Maria

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    1. I agree they're just in the right place too. Thanks for stopping by Maria. x

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  5. This dress is wonderful for you. You look absolutely fabulous Jacqui!

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  6. I loved this challenge Jacqui and could have worn any number of frilly things I found lurking in the back of my wardrobe. Your red dress is so pretty and will be fabulous for your upcoming holiday - what a steal at that price too! Oh goodness, I forgot to say how much I covet those sock boots - surely these have my name on them...

    Anna x

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    1. Me too Anna, I've since found another blouse with frills on!! The boots are super, love how they look and feel. x Yes they would probs be too big for you though - lol. x

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  7. You and your girls have out on a frilling show! And isn't it exciting to go back and re-try styles after losing weight and find they now work for you. Well done, you look fab!!!
    Hugs,
    Mary x.x
    thepoutingpensioner.blogspot.com

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    1. Ha, ha thanks Mary. I'm enjoying it so far, although I keep putting trousers on that are too big, need a shopping day. x

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  8. This dress looks fabulous on Jacqui. I love the boots!

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  9. Absolutely LOVE this dress on you, Jacqui! And the colour is divine!! I'm on the look out for something in that exact shade, maybe a top or two!
    You look gorgeous and you really shouldn't worry about showing your knees – you look perfect!
    Suzy xxx
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. Suzy, thanks so much. So pleased with how it looks, can't wait to wear it again on my holiday. x I'm blushing at your lovely comments. x

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  10. WOW I love that you all chose frills or ruffles as they are right up my alley. As a matter of fact I recently bought a similar wrap dress in a wine-ish red color with tiny white dols. Love yours with the sheer Swiss Dots. With those shimmer wine boots makes a great Holiday look already! And Jacqui - how exciting you will visit Abu Dhabi.

    Come link your latest posts and skirt outfits with the new monthly Skirt Linkup, live today and every last Tuesday of each month! Thanks. =)) And as always a new Thursday Moda goes LIVE each Thursday!

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2018/10/skirting-rules-linkup-midi-skirts-and.html

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    1. Thanks so much Ada, it's a cute dress and I'm pleased I actually bought it now. Will be adding to your linkup for sure. x

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  11. What a beautiful dress Jacqui. I love the colour red and this is such a great style :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays, hope you can join us for the Wednesday blog hop

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    1. Thank you Claire, love wearing red now, I'll be there on Wednesday. x

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    2. Thanks for sharing at Welcome To The #Weekendbloghop too, Jacqui. Hope your having a lovely Sunday.

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  12. I love that dress, I have a similar red dress but the top is a bit different! I love the shoes!

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    1. Great choice Laura, it'll be fabulous for Christmas too. x

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  13. Jacqui, I love your wrap dress with its fabulous frill and hope you enjoy your upcoming holiday. Also loved the clever title of the challenge. X

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    1. Hilda, thanks for stopping by, glad you liked the title - pleased how it turned out. x

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  14. I love your dress Jacqui, you look stunning! The sock boots look great with it! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma XXX
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Thank you Emma, great challenge wasn't it! x

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    us so I came to check it out. I'm definitely loving the information. I'm bookmarking and will be tweeting this
    to my followers! Great blog and terrific design.

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    1. Thank you so much - hope to see you again. Let me know what your group is called.

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  16. OMG that dress is amazing. Siriously the perfect outfit all year long. I wish we had a M&S, I love their stuff.
    Thanks for linking up with Continental Drift.

    bosbodaciousblog.blogspot.ca

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    1. Awe, you're too kind - thanks so much. x

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