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Thursday 21 February 2019

Playtex Lingerie - Did I Didn't I? #chicandstylish #linkup

Morning, how are we all doing?
A little nervous to share this post with you today.
You see for the very first time I'm styling lingerie, yes an over fifty year old styling lingerie!
I jumped in feet first without thinking of the consequences!  I'd been approached by Playtex Lingerie asking if I'd like to feature some underwear on the blog.  As I said I sent my affirmation without too much thought, once the pieces arrived and I started wondering just how I would style them, I know it's not hard - just put them on and take photos - right? wrong!  How shall I pose? How much do I show? What will people think of my body? Where shall we take the shots?  I have to say I had a few days worrying about it all!

Let's see did I or didn't I??

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

After much deliberation I studied a couple of blogs I knew had styled such 'tender' issues - one in particular dear Suzy from Suzy Turner made me realise I should just go for it.
Here goes!
Scanning the lingerie selection of I liked all the sets, but settled on this the Playtex Invisible Elegance underwired bra* with matching Invisible Elegance Midi Brief*.
I opted for the black set and just love wearing coordinating lingerie. I'm wearing a 34c that has a full cup with a pretty feminine floral design over it, both these & the matching briefs, in a medium, were true to size so you can feel happy ordering your normal size for a comfortable supportive fit.  Prices are £32 for the bra and £17 for the briefs to complete the set.  Both soft next to the skin and are hand wash only - as with lots of underwear I already own.  I admit to putting other pieces in the machine on a hand wash setting, which I may well do with these pieces - but wouldn't like to suggest you do that.

Wearing underwear is basically just like wearing a bikini on the beach and that my friends is something I always do when I'm away - I really don't care what people think of me there.  It's a case of I don't know you and will never see you again!  But what about the family and friends who might be with me?  I don't even give them a moments thought either as we're all normally wearing the same beach attire.  So why do I feel different now?  It has to be that I'll stand out!  You wouldn't walk around Tesco or Sainsbury's wearing just a bikini with a thin beach wrap would you, but it's totally acceptable on your holidays!  We think nothing of seeing a burly man wandering around the local Spar wearing his budgie smugglers do we - but imagine if you bumped into him at home, in Waitrose especially if it was down the sausage aisle - 🤣🤣 enough said!

So my reason to be so shy is that we don't want to be different.  but hey ho I'm going ahead with doing something not the norm and wearing my underwear on here - being different!

Keeping a little modesty in this Matalan lightweight marl and lace robe, which will come in handy in the summer when a snuggly dressing gown will be way to hot.  Just the job for £14!
At this point I'd like to mention I've had five children, had a wonderful life, with plenty of good food and not enough exercise ..... just saying!!😅😅

Time for the party to start #chicandstylish time!

Thank's to all who added to #chicandstylish last week - i really love seeing what you're doing and more importantly wearing.
Favourite blogger last week was Mary who can be found on her blog The Pouting Pensioner where, among other things she shares what she's been wearing.  I get a lot of inspiration from her and would recommend you check her blog out soon!

Now let's start linking up.
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Thanks for visiting today - now be kind and leave a positive comment - this was a hard one for me, just a bit liberating too!
Esther Ruby kindly took my photos and has, as always been a huge help. X
Catch up next time ladies.
Bye bye. X



  1. You look great in these photos! What lovely pieces :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that your week is going well!

    Away From The Blue

  2. Well done Jacqui.It looks great on you xx

  3. Well done Jacqui! The world needs to see more women of all shapes, sizes and ages wear lingerie, not just skinny, teenage models because, well, women of all shapes, sizes and ages BUY lingerie...

  4. Good on you Jacqui - you look really great and this is a really honest and open post. Thanks for representing us mature women xx Maria

  5. Oh Jacqui, you look amazing! And so brave and there is no better way to celebrate the new you! The photography is tasteful. And I'm so proud to be featured as favourite blogger, thank you readers and thank YOU!!
    Hugs, Mary x.

  6. You go girl! The shots are beautiful!

  7. Good for you! You look absolutely lovely! And pretty underwear too! Well done xx

  8. Jacqui, you look amazing! And what a pretty set of lingerie you chose, too! I did the same thing with an underwear collaboration....jumped on the opportunity before considering the outcome! Ha. I will link that post (it is an old one). And I remember Suzy’s post which inspired me to be fearless as well. And I totally laughed out loud at the budgie smuggler comment (I don’t really know what that is, but it sure made me giggle)! Good for you for doing this post. It is amazing and the photos are beautiful!


  9. Pamela - Style Yourself Confident21 February 2019 at 12:19

    Well done Jacqui, you look amazing, fabulous figure!

  10. You look beautiful and you did this so tastefully! Well done. Oh and you made the Playtex lingerie look as classy as Soma. :)

  11. Jacqui - you look amazing! Great job my friend, show the world that those of us over 50 can be fabulous in lingerie!

  12. Good for you for showing us these fabulous pieces, Jacqui!! You are absolutely beautiful both inside and out, and a great inspiration!!

  13. Jacqui! Wow. You look great! All your hard work has really paid off and these are some beautiful intimates pieces.

  14. Beautiful shoot Jacqui! I love the pieces, so pretty and feminine on you. I love that you just went for it too. You look great!
    jess xx

  15. You look fab, and I love the pieces you chose! Get it, girl!
    Cheryl Shops |

  16. You look amazing, Jacqui!! Such beautiful and tasteful photos and styling!


  17. You look absolutely fabulous Jacqui, and you are a brave woman. Note to self: Don't accept any lingerie sponsors, lol!

  18. I love your confidence! You look amazing!

  19. I often read your blog posts, but it's been a while since I commented. I know, shame on me! But I just had to tell you that I think you are looking amazing, and that the photos are very tastefully done. I would never ever be as brave as you, so I do applaud you. xxx

  20. I'm SO impressed, Jacqui, with your boldness. I would probably totally wimp out. You look amazing in every single photo!! And I'm most impressed that you are comfortable with your own body. So important. Why did it take us over 40 some years to discover that?!

    Way to go. You are my role model!

    xx Darlene

    1. Arrh, you are too kind, many thanks for your support. x

  21. You did great pictures - like a pro! Beautiful, Jacqui. Love this set.


  22. You look amazing! The photos are so nice, beautifully captured.

    Xx, Nailil

  23. Good for you Jacqui. I wish I had a nice flat stomach like yours :)

    Thanks for sharing last week with us at The Weekend Blog Hop #Weekendbloghop

  24. Kathleen McDermott4 March 2019 at 19:30

    Beautiful lingerie. Beautiful photos. You have a heck of a figure, young woman! No wonder you always look so nice in your outfits.

  25. Oh Jacqui I'm so pleased I dodged back to find this post. Golly gee woman, you look amazing!!!! What a fabulous figure you have - never mind after having five babies - wow! The shots are wonderful and really look professional too. And yes, the undies look almost as good as you do sweetie - well done x


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