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Thursday, 1 November 2018

Brining grey to life with sunshine yellow. #chicandstylish #linkup


Hello.
Great to have you here on my blog for over fifties - but you're all very welcome. Hi there - how you doing?
Last week I was busy with birthdays, meals out and a photography course, so have welcomed this so far quieter one.  However looking towards the weekend we are having the grandkids to stay which will be somewhat louder, busier and packed with toys, food and clothes everywhere!  I'd like to say there will be some downtime, but if you know kids they'll be on the go all the time till they get into bed, when hubby and I will probably do the same - lol.  For those of you who don't have grandchildren there's nothing like it, my princess can twist me round her finger, just last weekend she's found a box of chocolates that I'd hidden (not very well) for Christmas, she asked if she could have one, much to her delight I obviously said yes!  I have to replace them in the week, because all the family dived in too!  Not sure what we'll get up to but I'll buy a cake mix so we can bake some sort of goodies, she likes baking and it will keep her occupied for a couple half hour or so!

If you follow my Instagram stories you may have seen I went bowling with all the family.  Middle daughters birthday and whatever we do we always have fun.  Bowling is a great family outing for any occasion, everyone gets their competitive side out, getting really grumpy if they roll a "gutterball".  I came …. nearly last, I was scared of getting my thumb nail stuck so didn't hold the ball properly, and then promptly got my nail ripped off!  Fortunately it wasn't painful, but looked wonderful - not!
Scrolling through IG a few weeks ago an outfit jumper out at me & wouldn't leave my mind.  The lady was wearing a striking pair of jacquard yellow and grey trousers.  They left me thinking about the colour mix and I knew I'd got the colours so tried it out.  Having already worn grey trousers with a yellow blouse I figured these yellow trousers were due an outing and would brighten up my all grey outfit.


To support my yellow Zara trousers I topped them off with this grey blouse.  It had been relegated to the charity pile, but I pulled it out at the last minute thinking I might just get some more wear from it! Hurrah - it has and I'm pleased I didn't get rid of it!  I think the reason I wanted to bin it was because it's slightly too big for me, therefore hangs a tad, but covered by my fur gilet/vest it looked okay - what do you think?  I picked this up in Matalan a couple of years ago, I liked the crochet detailing on the front & arms.  It came with a matching cami top, I think just for extra coverage, although it's not totally see through but gives better depth of colour.  Fur gilets always seem to be in fashion and I've had this for yonks, it makes a welcome addition every once in a while and is the finishing touch to many of my outfits.  You can see when I wore for the Style not Age challenge having Fun with Fur.


As with my previous grey and yellow outfit I've popped on this cute Lotus Shoes in grey leopard print.  Spot on the fashion train at the moment - I'm liking how it looks.


How about the hair?  I managed to curl it myself, all good except one side curls brilliantly the other not so well.  I need a little practise but those straighteners are just so difficult to use - I get all twisted and knotted - such a laugh to see!


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Time for the #chicandstylish #linkup party to start!


From over 80 links last week, here's the favourite.
Meet Kim, who can be found on her blog Fierce Fashion.  I just adore these two colours together having never seen it before.  I'm always looking for new ways to style my favourite colour pink, so this might just be one to try out!  Thanks for the inspiration Kim.


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48 comments

  1. Such fun yellow pants! I really like yellow and grey together! :) So good you kept that top, it looks great on you with the vest! :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that you are having a good week and a nice start to November! Sounds lik you have :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Happy 1st of the month to you Mica, and thanks for stopping by. x

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  2. I've always loved yellow and grey. Nice outfit! Trousers look great.

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    1. Good combo eh? Thanks for stopping by Gail. x

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  3. Love the yellow and gray together! I'm looking forward to a calmer weekend myself...although I'm not sure it's going to happen!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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    1. Good luck and I hope it happens. Thanks for stopping by Debbie. x

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  4. Wow Jacqui - I love your hair this way! That vest is gorgeous too!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  5. You look more and more gorgeous in every post, Jacqui! I love your hair curled like that, it's gorgeous. I'm a big fan of grey and yellow so this is just a perfect look for me.
    Bowling sounded painful ripping your nail off like that. The last time I went bowling I got exactly 0 points – I kid you not!! Suffice to say, I've never played since lol. Talk about humiliating!!!!! ;)
    Suzy xxx
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. Oh you're too kind Suzy - thank you. x I'd love curly hair, mine is dead straight so I try and curl it when I have some free time, although when I've got only a few mins it works out better. x Seems we're both shit at bowling Suzy - ha ha. xx Happy Friday, oh and how's your weather - cold and wet here!!! xx

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  6. Jacqui, I have always loved gray and yellow together! And this fur vest is perfection. So great with the bright yellow pants! I have so many things that end up in the charity pile and then get pulled back out at the last minute! I have issues letting go of clothing. Ha. Anyway, this outfit is perfectly styled. I love it!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Great isn't it Shelbee, thanks for stopping by. Have a super Friday and weekend Hun. x

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  7. Another great get-up! And I've lost a nail or two before out in public. haha. I'm glad it didn't hurt and I'm glad you're having a quieter week! Hope your weekend tops it off with lots of rest and relaxation. :)

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    1. Oh thanks so much Chrissy! No no pain, just annoyance at the short nail now! x

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  8. I love that vest...I'm glad you rescued it because it's perfect for the winter. And being a little big is always good around the holidays...and for layering over sweaters!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Yes me too, I'll be wearing it again for sure. Ha ha, yes will be good for both of those. xx

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  9. Wow! Thanks so much for the feature! Your fuzzy vest is so darned fun! I really like the details at the ankles of your pants--can't wait to see you wear those with pink--wink! Oh, yes, grandchildren can tire you out and wrap you around their fingers!!!

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    1. You are welcome Kim, glad you like the outfit too, I'm pleased I can get into those yellow beauties now. x

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  10. Jacqui, You look so wonderful! I love the yellow and gray together. Super cute look! XO

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    1. Thanks so much Lisa, such lovely comments. x

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  11. Love the fuzzy vest and it looks great with the yellow pants. Really fun look.
    X, Julie

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    1. Julie, thank you so much for your stopping by and leaving lovely comments. x

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  12. Never thought that yellow trousers would look that good in Autumn!

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    1. They do don't they Nancy, thanks so much. x

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  13. Yellow and Grey is great together. I love the fur gillet xx

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    1. Thank you Laurie, I'm so pleased with it. x

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  14. Wow I love your fur gilet! It's fabulous and the grey is wonderful with the yellow. You look great Jacqui! xx Maria

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  15. Love the pop of color the pants give this look.

    Xx, Nailil
    thirtyminusone.com

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  16. Those bright yellow pants are so much fun, and I love how you've styled them with the fur vest! I've been meaning to get a fur vest for awhile now, and you've inspired me!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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    1. Aren't they just Cheryl, I'm pleased they look so good, cose I'll be wearing them again for sure. Hope you find your fur vest. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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  17. So cute! Love that color combo and grey vest.

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  18. Grey and yellow is so so good together I LOVE it!

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    1. Glad you do Andrea, thanks so much. x

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  19. Just LOVE this outfit. I have always loved grey and yellow and that fur vest is just fantastic! I need to check out your IG Stories sometimes, I feel like sometimes some of them get buried and I never see them! I'll have to specifically check yours out. I love bowling!!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Awe thanks so much Carrie, I know what you mean about Instagram, I went through who I follow the other day, felt mean to delete, but if they don't appeal to me there's not much point. (I do follow you too Carrie) x

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  20. I love how you've combined yellow with grey in this outfit! It looks amazing on you.

    SSG xxx
    #continentaldriftlinkup

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    1. Many thanks for stopping by, glad you like the look. x

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  21. Excellent combo. Refreshing for this time of year
    https://www.muttonstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Anna, yes it really is - I try for brighter colours, but it doesn't always work. x

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  23. I love this color combination! Those pants are fabulous!

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    1. Too kind, thanks so much Laura. Cute aren't they. x

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  24. Love your yellow trousers Jaqcui. Your outfit looks lovely :) Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Creative Mondays. Have a great week and we hope to see you tomorrow.

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  25. Love the story about the chocolates! Your grey fur vest looks so pretty, I just love faux fur! The bright yellow looks wonderful with it, and would cheer anyone up fomr a grey day, sweet with the leopard pumps.
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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