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Thursday, 11 April 2019

Co-Ord or Two-Piece? #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Good morning lovelies.
Hope you are well.  What's been occurring in over fifty blogging land?

I've spent the last few days gardening and enjoying the grandkids.  There's nothing better than staring at a newborn, playing with a two year old, cuddling a 3 month old and helping a four year old.  Beauty of being a grandparent is that we can step away & return to normality, thus leaveing it to the kids - kind of been-there-done-that rule!
My blogging has taken a bit of a back seat over the past few days, which is actually what draws me to blogging life.  I love the fact I can blog when and where I want so it really fits into my lifestyle.  The drawback to that ... my stats seem to be down!  I understand that these go hand in hand so I need to pull myself away from the cuddles and get back to serious blogging!

Serious blogging and seriously loving this outfit!  Whether you call it a Co-Ord or Two-Piece this is one of the most flattering pieces I've owned.  It just screams femininity to me & so pleasing to wear.


When I saw Emma - Style Splash wearing her Co-Ord set I knew that I had to get myself something similar.  I was scanning the rails in M & S a few weeks ago and spotted just what I wanted.
It had Mummabstylish written all over it and I knew it would be a deserving favourite over the coming months.  I dropped a few lots of hints to the children just before Mother's Day and low and behold there is was neatly wrapped when we went for lunch on the Saturday!  They are so sweet and thoughtful - even with the clues I dropped. 🤣
So I've reached the age of wearing a knitted Co-Ord (two piece sounds even older) from Marks and Spencer but at nearly 55 that sounds about right.  However judging by the various pieces I've seen online these are high in the fashion stakes, so I must be up there too!
Let's run you through my outfit then.
The flared skirt has a soft ribbed effect & sits mid way on my calf for an elegant look. I'm loving the swaying movement in makes, It's got a good amount of knit for this to happen.  The elasticated waist is another winner in my eyes, so much easier to wear & goes without saying makes for a comfy feel.


I'm adoring the light tan Co-Ord but it's also available in grey too, maybe that's a better option for you.  What would your choice be?  In sizes S,M,L & XL I've opted for the Medium, which worked really well.  You're price point of £35 makes this an interesting piece that can be worn with a handful of others tops.



Here I paired my Wallis long line blazer as I wanted to keep to neutral tones, but i would quite like to switch it up to wear a bolder colour like red, navy or fern green.  Neutral accessories by way of calla court shoes, you can read all about them here.  Cream tote bag and a statement necklace from Jaeger completed my outfit for a dressy, season appropriate look.


The short sleeved textured jumper is spot on for when the weather can't make up it's mind, with a thin jacket or cardigan over the top this charming Co-Ord can be worn from Spring right though to Autumn.  Contrasting cream stripes keeps you right on trend - especially knowing you can wear this with some cropped jeans and trainers, & at £25 it's an affordable piece for sure.  I'm wearing a size 12, and the extensive range of size 6 to 24 means there will be one for you!


A statement necklace is the finishing touch most outfits need and this is no exception.  I wanted pearls, but not the old fashioned label "twin set and pearls"  I wanted in-you-face pearls which is just what I put on!


See what I mean about the swish and sway of the heavy drape - very Chic and Stylish don't you think?


Do take a look at the grey option, that's begging to be bought too!


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Want to know who was favourite from last week?  Amy - Amy's Creative Pursuits is sharing her Easter outfit along with her pretty grand-daughter, which fits in beautifully with my blog theme this week, after the safe arrival of my darling grandson.💙 #Nanny life. X




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Thanks for stopping over today - can't wait to see what you've been styling.
Esther Ruby thanks for taking these photos for me. x
Catch you all again on Monday. X


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  1. Love this co'ord Jacqui. I like the white detailing on the jumper, I think this small detail brings the outfit up to date. xx

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    1. Isn't it gorgeous Laurie, I'm tempted to buy the grey version too! Thanks for visiting today. xx

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  2. Pretty outfit Jacqui - co-ords very trendy! The colour really suits you, and I love the shoes and white accessories.

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    1. Thanks Gail, this style is what I'm most comfortable in, just not practical to do the housework in! ;-) xx

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  3. Oooooh, I love this look on you and can totally understand why you do too! It is so chic and feminine - absolutely timeless!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Glad you agree Kellyann, thanks too for stopping by. x

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  4. So smart, Jacqui. Great choice of set and colour. I love seamless colour in an outfit.
    Hugs, Mary.
    thepoutingpensioner.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Mary, I'm in love with this outfit, and so want to get the grey too. Thanks for stopping by today. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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  5. What a cute set! I love the neutrals together in your outfit, very stylish! :)

    I wouldn't worry about blog stats - cuddles are always more important!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope your week is going well so far :) It's a crazy busy week here!

    Away From The Blue

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    1. Many thanks Mica, great comments. Thanks for stopping by. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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  6. I would love to wear a co-ord like that, the grey one is very nice to but I think I like this one better! The link in the mail is better!

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    1. It's super isn't it Nancy! Thanks for stopping by today. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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  7. Jacqui, I adore this outfit! It is super flattering and the color is gorgeous. I love the contrasting white bands at the waistband and on the shoulders. I still need to send you my copycat outfits, but life has just been getting in my way, too!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Awe you're too kind Shelbee, yes please do send me the photos Hun, but I know what you mean! x

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  8. What a cute coordinated set. I'll be it's comfortable.
    x, Julie | ThisMainLineLife.com

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  9. This is such a pretty set! I love the color and white shoulder stripes!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  10. Awww! Thanks so much for the feature! You are so sweet! Love your pretty pink outfit and congrats on your grandson.

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    1. You're welcome, great post you shared Amy. Many thanks. x

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  11. Lovely! Interesting what you were saying about your stats: I was thinking ahead to our vacation to France when I wouldn't be linking up for 2 weeks and I am pretty sure my new blogger stats will do down to barely anything even though I will have some posts scheduled. These link ups have been awesome to get be out there and increase my traffic so thank you for hosting!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. We all need our rest and relaxation times don't we. We need to incorporate everything into our lifestyles. Thanks for joining me today - glad you enjoy the #linkups. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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  12. I love this look, Jacqui, and would wear it in a hot second! I'm with you on the blogging thing. I've had a couple of curve balls over the past weeks and have been delinquent in visiting and commenting on my favorite blogs. So much agree on the grandchildren--phew, I get a lot more tired in my 50s than I did in my 30s!

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    1. Kim, thanks so much for visiting today. We need to have 'time out' from our blogs I think.. Thanks for visiting today. x

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  13. Very nice coordinated set, Jacqui! I really like the soft tan shade and can imagine these pieces will be quite versatile pieces to mix and match with your wardrobe. Glad to hear you have been enjoying some downtime with your grands. :)

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    1. Thanks so much Jennie, really want the grey set too! xx

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  14. Your two set knit dress is stunning. I would love s.th. like that in hot pink, navy or bottlegreen. LOL. Crayon colors are my thing. Your dress is perfect for cool summer days at the office. Comfy, prfessional and chic, all in one. It doesn't get any better than that, right?

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    1. Thanks Nicole, I plan to wear it with some of these colours too. x

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  15. So lovely Jacqui! When I first saw it , I thougt it was a light pink. I love the tan too! The structured jacket looks so chic with this look and I love the necklace, very elegant!
    jess xx

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    1. Yes it does look pink doesn't it! It's a fab set and I love wearing it, makes me feel great. x

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  16. That is SO cute! In fact, I want to order it for myself!! Love it so much <3

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Lizzie, much appreciated. x

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  17. That two piece set is beautiful on you! I just love the color!

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  18. This is such an elegant set—I feel like so many co-ords look too young for me, but this one is just right! The color is so lovely on you too!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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    1. Cheryl, glad you like this set. Love wearing it, so flattering. x

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  19. This is such an elegant look. The color is perfect for spring and I love the statement necklace you chose to go with it!

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    1. Chrissy, thanks for visiting and leaving great comments. x

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  20. Jacqui, I love that outfit on you! That soft pink is such a lovely neutral and you look fab in pleated skirts! I remember our son being born and all I could do was watch his adorable face, so I know what you mean. No grandkids yet so I'll have to live vicariously through you! Lol! Enjoy!
    xx Darlene

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog, kind comments i really appreciate them. x

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  21. I love the ribbed outfit. Your skirt is gorgeous and will go with so many different pieces!

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  22. Love this set! It is so chic!

    Xx, Nailil
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  24. Such a lovely outfit Jacqui. Love how you styled everything :) Thanks for hosting and joining the weekend blog hop.

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  25. This is such a lovely combination! I don't think I have ever had a 2 piece coordinated outfit like this! It looks stunning on you! And I love how you paired it up with the cream coat and bag! I am seriously in love with that bag! Sounds like you have a beautiful family! I am so happy for you!

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  26. Love this in the grey! Oh, my! And now Marks and Sparks ships to the US. I may be in trouble... Thank you for sharing, Jacqui!

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  27. First lucky you to have so many grandbabies to love on and close enough to be able to do that. Working in the garden is one of my favorite past times. Now your outfit.. I never heard of co ord before:) and if I didn't see your outfit wouldn't know what that meant. It looks so nice on you and kudos to your kids for picking up all those hints!

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  28. Love this twinset Jacqui, it fits you perfectly and you look very elegant. The white jacket lifts it up to another level.
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