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Monday, 28 January 2019

Style Not Age - Our January Jumpers!

Morning - just in time for the new challenge of the year from the ladies of the Style Not Age collective.
Having literally just returned from skiing in The Alpes I have to say I'm finding it hard to get back into blogging mode right now.  Last week on the slopes the temperature reach -14 at times (yes bloody cold) although the skiing conditions of bright blue skies & brilliant sunshine somewhat made up for it.  I thought I was fairly fit, but have really felt my age over the past few days with plenty of aches and pains in all sorts of places!  Back to normality now, so I'm feeling suitably miserable to be back home, back to reality with a mountain of housework and washing to contend with - the only upside is seeing the kids, grandkids, my family oh & my little dog Roxy. πŸ’—

My blogging friend & challenge setter Anna has been a busy bee recently as have Emma & Hilda, but we've all managed to pull it out the bag for this months challenge -
Our January Jumpers.
I just had to style this vibrant knitted piece, my ideal winter jumper.  You see it's cashmere and my first ever at that.




I saw this whilst lingering in Florence and Fred just before Christmas, I'd dropped a car to be valeted whilst picking up some dinner ingredients.  Returning some 45 minutes later it still wasn't finished, so having already stopped for a hot chocolate (with cream and marshmallows - naughty) I decided to spend a few more minutes looking at the clothes.  After spotting and liking it I toyed with buying one so someone else could give it to me for xmas, I ended up taking a photo and spread the prompt on our family Whatsapp.  Fortunately for me hubby picked up on it (with help of youngest daughter) and bought it!


I hadn't realised quite how special a cashmere sweater is, so soft to touch but still warm and snuggly.
I've not washed it yet, but have heard they're a dream after tumble drying, fingers crossed that's right.


With a passion for pink, this was a good choice for me.  Choosing white jeans to show it off, which along with black boots and my new faux leather jacket becomes so wearable in winter.


I found the size 12 just the right size for me, I like things slightly loser, with a finish just covering my bum!  The price tag of £65 makes this jumper well worth the money, even better when it went into the sale for £20 cheaper! Hmmm … I wonder what my daughter did with the receipt!!! 😏


Just before my ski trip I had to take a couple of Christmas presents back to get smaller sizes, whilst I was there I was side-tracked into Zara of all places! πŸ˜‰ I came out with three pairs of trousers (including a striking red pair of jeans) and a flirty blouse - watch out for them on IG please. x

Now shall we take a peek at what my friends have bought to the party?

Anna our jumper temptress managed to find time for our challenge in-between Christmas & her latest trip to Cape Town.  Catch all the goings on over on her blog Anna's Island Style.  Love the splash of pink Hun, your boots would look fabulous with my jumper too!


Hilda's choice pairs dark jeans with a striking pale blue long line jumper that has an attractive back detail.  Roll on the spring I say, when Hilda will be able to wear her knitwear and show it off to the full.  See more on her blog Over the Hilda.


Emma from Style Splash looks hot in her mustard jumper and accessories.  Although she's had a bad hair day her hat is complimenting her hair and that cute animal print-esque jumper.  Just like Anna's, you had me at the boots though Emma!





Can you believe it's going to be February at the end of week, do you think the weather might start improving?  Oh god let's hope so.  Until Thursday, take care and have fun. x
Bye for now. X






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  1. What an excellent excuse to shop! I will have to remember that one Jacqui. The bright Pink really suits you and I hope your on the hunt for Ann's boots. They will go perfect together like you say xx

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    1. Great isn't it Laurie, like we all need an excuse to shop lol. Thanks for leaving your lovely comments and for visiting today. x

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  2. Beautiful shade of pink Jacqui! Don't tumble dry cashmere though...it might end up four sizes smaller! I've been told to handwash and dry flat. Hope the post-holiday blues aren't too bad.

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. I just love any shade of pink, but cerise has to be one of my favourites. So it seems I've been given the wrong information about washing and drying - thanks so much for letting me know, I would have been very upset if it had shrunk - lol. xx the grandkids help with my blues. x

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  3. What a fun shade of pink on you! That's a great jumper and such a nice gift - perfect for winter! :)


    Hope that you had a nice weekend :) I just posted my weekday wear linkup, I'd love you to join! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Great isn't it Mica, thanks for stopping by today. I'll pop over and join the linkup for sure. x

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  4. What a stunning jumper on you, Jacqui!! That really is the perfect colour on you and I just love it with the white jeans. You look gorgeous! How fortunate you found it.... and got hubby to buy it for you LOL!!
    Suzy xxx

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    1. Awe thank you Suzy, love wearing pink. Wearing it with white in the winter is a real treat - I usually wear it in summer. xx

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  5. That's a thought! Making photos of the items you want! Pretty colour. It's always hard to get bank into the routine after a vacation. Especially to eat healthy again and only drink cocktails in the weekend!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    1. He he, glad I can help. thanks for stopping by Nancy. x

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  6. Sweaters are one of the reasons I like winter (for a short time...ha ha)
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Yes defo for a short time - really short! Lol. Thanks my friend for stopping over. x

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  7. I've recently become addicted to cashmere as it is so warm. I wash mine on a gentle cold wash only and DO NOT
    tumble dry, as your lovely jumper will then only fit one of your grandchildren.��

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    1. I'm going to be so careful with this jumper now - seems I got given the wrong advice. Thanks for stopping by. x

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  8. I am so envious of your lovely cashmere. I need to invest, particularly as I was frozen in my very unJanuary jumper.Oh and that colour is FAB on you. And I agree with Emma and MM...be careful how you dry it.....

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    1. It's very cute Hilda, Yes I'm re-thinking the advice I was given! Thanks so much to you and the others. I'll let you know how it goes. x

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  9. Welcome back, Jacqui! The cashmere sounds divine. I think I need to spread Whatsapp throughout our family-ha! And, I *need* to check out the red Zara jeans!

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    1. Hi Kim, I'm telling you these red jeans are perfect. I can't wait to share them with you all. Go check them out for sure, as we have the same taste, I know you'll love them. x

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  10. Congratulations, your first piece of cashmere and in a pretty pink too. Have to say I've been living in mine so much I started tagging them #jumperjanuary2019 on Insta ... it hasn't caught on ! Oh, btw, I've never tumbled my cashmere.
    Hugs, Mary x.
    thepoutingpensioner.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm hooked now too, need to get some other colours I think. Thanks for stopping by, so glad I had this advice before I ruined it. lol x

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  11. I really love that shade of pink, Jacqui! It really suits you! XXX

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    1. Has to be my favourite colour, I wore a beautiful dress for my 40th birthday party, have still got it and can still get into it. Maybe I'll do a post about it. Thanks for visiting today. x

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  12. So now you're a convert to cashmere, you'll never stop Jacqui! I discovered the joys of cashmere a few years ago and would love to have a sweater in every colour. As it is, I've probably got about six at the moment - you can never have too many of this snuggly yarn. And yes, my boots and your sweater - what a great idea x

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    1. Yep for sure Anna, I'm on the prowl for a black one, need one in my wardrobe to match with loads. I also still need to have a clear-out, too many clothes, not enough room - ha ha ha. x

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  13. I'm a bit nervous of cashmere but I do like M&S washable when its in the sale. Gorgeous pink on you and very striking with white. Fabulous look. Thanks for linking up to my muttonstylemonday

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  14. I LOVE your pink sweater!! Styled with your white jeans, it is perfection!!
    Gorgeous!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  15. Love your outfit Jacqui and the pop of pink :) Thanks for joining us at Creative Mondays #LinkUp

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  16. There is something classic to the pink and white color combination. You really rock it.

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  17. Lovely seeing the bright pink! We ski in the French Alps although it was after a trip to Austria that I realised my fitness needed sorting! I'm not going this year but my boys are! xx

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  18. I love pink!Thanks for linking up with us at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty 34

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