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Monday, 31 December 2018

Sequin in the New Year! Style not Age.

Morning, welcome to my over fifty blog.
As it's the last Monday in December, it's the latest instalment from Style Not Age - not only that the latest blog post of the year!  This year has gone so fast, I nearly blinked and missed it!
With so much to look forward to in the coming new year - I'm excited to get started.  Two new babies are due in 2019 (if one's not already made an appearance) a wedding and who knows what else will happen.
I've well and truly fallen off the diet and drink wagon, eating way too much over the festive season, along with having a few cheeky drinks too.  But with the new year just around the corner, my sights are set for 'getting back to normal' & continuing my hard work of losing weight.  After all I do have a wedding to get trim for! How about you?

Let's talk Style not Age challenge,  this task was set by Emma, and happens to fall on NYE so she aptly named the tag ...
'Sequin in the New Year' catchy eh?

So we're all sharing our sparkly, sequined styles - go on ... take a look - maybe for some inspiration of what you can wear.
I actually wore this outfit out on Saturday night - you see we're staying in on NYE with four friends, so I won't be wearing anything quite so dressy.  Anyway our night out was the perfect opportunity to wear this Christmas gift, it's from Oasis and was spotted & bought by my daughter who thought it would be ideal for me, how right she was.  A little unsure if it would be too big, once I tried it on I found it was a perfect fit.  I love the long sleeves and round neckline - comfortable but still looks edgy.


For a modern feel I opted for skinny black jeans, although my black wide leg trouser would have been another great look to show off the top.  To make the outfit even more up-to-date I chose these elegant and sexy Zara stilettos.  You'd think they're way too uncomfortable to wear, but having an ankle strap as well as the three crossover straps they keep my feet nicely in place - that's my secret to wearing high heels!




Statement earrings are a must for me when wearing something as bold as this, but I draw the line at selecting a necklace too!  I'm using the less is more kind of approach.



The top is one of those half detailed tops, sequins on the sleeves and over the front - with nothing on the back.  I used to feel they were a little odd - like they'd forgotten to finish the back half!  Now I've found this one has grown on me - it creates an illusion of being thinner, and I'm all for a bit of help in that department! Lol.


Let's take a look to see what Emma, Anna and Hilda have put together.

Emma has chosen not one but two sequined pieces, if her jacket hasn't got you, then I'm positive her glorious glittery boots will - now why didn't I think of boots!!!
See more on her blog Style Splash.



Anna from Anna's Island Style has opted for a very similar sequin top to mine!  Although there's no cheatin' with Anna's outfit, she's gone that little bit further by adding her exciting cheetah print coat.


Finally Hilda looks elegant and sophisticated in her bias cut midi dress.  I love the full coverage of sequins, & Hilda will be shining bright to see in the New Year wearing this beauty.  Read the full story on her blog Over the Hilda.


I'm so pleased you stopped by today, let me know what you think of our picks, and what you'll be wearing for the final night of 2018.
Here's to 2019, catch you on the other side - stay safe, drink plenty and enjoy your company.
Love and hugs …
X




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  1. How lovley you all look! Happy new year Jacqui xx

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    1. Thank you so much Laurie. Happy New Year to you too. x

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  2. Well, that is all very festive! Have a fabulous New Years Eve!

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    1. Isn't it just Nancy. Have a super 2019 my friend. x

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  3. I love this top, Jacqui!! Especially because the sequins are just in front...it doesn't seem as crazy!! Of course crazy is a good thing.
    Happy New Year!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Me too Jodie, A great present, I leave good clues or my family know me well. xx Happy New Year. x

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  4. Lovely look Jacqui! You look very trim! Here's to a great 2019!

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    1. Arrh thanks for saying Gail, back on the diet now, as I've had a few cheat days. x

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  5. Jacqui, I think your top is gorgeous and would've been great for a New Year's Eve party. Love the shoes too. I hope you have a wonderful night in with your friends – it sounds like a great plan! We're currently in Cork in Ireland and have a dinner booked here which should be fun.
    Have a great time and a Very Happy New Year, my gorgeous friend!
    Huge hugs
    Suzy xxx

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    1. Had a good night, but felt slightly unwell. All okay now though. Glad you had a great night - happy new year to you too. x

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  6. Jacqui, I am loving this top! The colors in the sequins remind me of a peacock’s tail. So gorgeous! And I adore the simple pairing with black pants and those cute shoes! Absolutely beautiful! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Great -glad you do Shelbee. Yes I love the colours too - very unusual eh? Happy New Year to you my friend. x

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  7. Sparkle and comfort in one top sounds like the perfect piece for a party. Looking lovely, Jacqui.
    Hugs, Mary x.
    thepoutingpensioner.blogspot.com

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  8. Such a fabulous top Jacqui! I bet it's more comfortable for not having sequins on the back...better for relaxing in. I love your sparkly earrings too. Wishing you all the best for the new year!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Yes I quite like this style now - it's grown on me! Wishing you a happy new year too. x

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  9. What a pretty sequined top. Hope you had a great New Year celebration.
    x, Julie | www.thismainlinelife.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by today Julie, happy new year to you. x

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  10. Jacqui you are so sparkly and ready to enjoy your night with friends. Happy New Year friend

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  11. I love this dark and sparkly number on you and wouldn't have guessed that it was plain on the back. The whole black theme looks so elegant and sleek on you Jacqui and no, we can't see any extra pounds showing!
    xxx

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    1. Great one isn't it Anna, I like that it's got long sleeves too. Oh thank you so flattering. x

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  12. I really like all of the sparkly sequins.! Everyone looks fantastic & ready for a fabulous night out. Happy New Year & love your blog!

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  13. Sounds like you are going to have a fun year! I love your sequins and how gorgeous you look!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  14. You look stunning in this sequin outfit. Thanks for sharing it with my readers!

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