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Thursday 4 April 2019

Hang in there!

Hi there fellow over fifty bloggers.
Did you notice my April Fools Day joke?  Well it wasn't really a joke but I missed posting on Monday!  Due mainly to a really busy weekend of fun and enjoyment.
Friday I was out all day and dancing in the evening, Saturday I was busy getting food ready for the evening get-together along with having brunch with the family.  We celebrated Mother's Day a day early at a local restaurant.  I got some lovely sentimental and meaningful cards, beautiful flowers and a classic knitted Co-Ord set that I'd been dreaming about - will be posting that in the next couple of weeks, it's ticking all my boxes so I can't wait to share it with you. Finally on Sunday I attended a wedding,  it was truly an emotional, memorable and beautiful day - I was totally worn out and gave into the fact I couldn't blog and shouldn't beat myself up that I wouldn't be posting on Monday - please forgive me being AWOL - It won't happen again!

Do you remember my leopard outfit last week, it was just hanging together and looked great, well another mixture caught my eye too, very similar but after the liberating feeling I had when producing my latest Style not Age creation my self confidence oozed so another mixed pattern has taken shape!

This pencil skirt has been a rich addition to my wardrobe, getting lots of respect from all I pair it with.  Loving the warmer tones of this leopard pattern, and it's been nice to mix it with earthy colours to create a more glowing look.

Teaming the skirt with a pale coral silky top, that's been around for years.  I bought this along with a few other colours in Matalan, they pair with so many skirts, trousers and jeans I only wished they'd had more choice than the, yellow, cream, black and aforementioned coral - in need of grey or pale blue if you're reading Matalan!!😉 Rather like this neutral version from M & S.

Hadn't expected the sunshine to make an appearance so had to nip back and get my sunglasses to stop my squinting, so excuse the above shot!
With the same tones in this Hobbs jacket as my pencil skirt I saw they looked super together.  My pattern mixing is still in it's infancy stage, but I'm working hard to improve my scores.

I leave you today a very excited Mummb, as I'm waiting for my grandson to arrive! He's due TODAY so fingers crossed he hurries up and arrives safely to have some nanny cuddles. 👶
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Let's meet the blogger who was last weeks favourite, thanks for sharing your link Virginia.  Drawn to this outfit because it's something I would definitely wear - in fact having got some of the items it may well be a future Style Steal!  Check out more from Virginia on her blog More to Mrs E.

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  1. I really like the print mix Jacqui. I'm sure your week will be filled with joy. Nothing better than a new grandchild to welcome into the world. xx

  2. That is such a nice skirt, I really like it with the pink! Don't worry about missing a day, it happens! Hope your grandson arrives soon for you!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue

  3. Print mixing, nailed. I prefer this jacket with the skirt as showcases your gorgeous figure to the max!
    Hugs, Mary.

  4. Jacqui, this outfit is brilliant and that is NOT an April Fool’s joke at all! Simply gorgeous. So elegant and such a fantastic pattern mix and color combination. Well done, my friend!


  5. Love that jacket with that skirt! Perfect mix.

  6. What a fabulous sounding weekend Jacqui. I have just become a step granny for the first time! Enjoy the cuddles.

  7. What a wonderful weekend you had Jacqui! Having too much fun is the best reason to take a day off! I am loving your skirt with this tweed jacket - you look like a BOSS LADY!!!

  8. What a fun packed weekend! So exciting that your grandson is arriving soon! Your leopard pencil skirt is so chic! Love your styling!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  9. Congras on your new grandchild coming arrival! I pray that it will be a quick and easy delivery!
    Your outfit is lovely, I love the different textures in it.

  10. Dancing?? Now I want some pics of that! Your outfit today is making me think of a scene out of a movie or tv show. Looks like your going somewhere special or getting ready to meet some ladies for tea at the club. I love it!

  11. Yay! Thanks for the feature Jacqui! And I absolutely love this skirt! What a great addition to your closet! I've loved each ways you've styled it!

    Virginia | More to Mrs. E

  12. How exciting for a new baby!! I can't wait to hear all about it.
    And this outfit is truly fabulous Jacqui!!

  13. Okay I forgive you🤣🤣🤣 I think that gorgeous pencil skirt is so complimentary to you. Beautiful!

  14. So exciting about your grandson- he'll be here before you know it!

    And loving your leopard skirt here, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  15. I love a busy weekend myself. Sounded wonderful Congrats on the new baby! How exciting! Love your skirt and I love that you are trying new combination, fun !
    jess xx

  16. I'm obsessed with leopard too, and congrats on your new grandson!
    Cheryl Shops |

  17. Such a lovely look! Thanks for the link up!r

  18. I just love, love, love that jacket! It goes great with the skirt!! I haven't been dancing in AGES, sounds so fun!


  19. Congratulations on your new grandson! How exciting!

  20. Jacqui,
    I love that you know how to have fun and take advantage of every opportunity! I know we all feel guilty when we don't keep to our schedule, but sometimes life does get in the way!! I love this outfit as much as the last one. Your pattern mixing really works!

  21. I think the most important part of your post is that the arrival of your granchild, Jacuie. May it be healthy and happy. I do love your pencil skirt a lot, the print is in high fashion now and it looks lovely on you. I also love a jacket a lot, its details and fabric. Have a great weekend

  22. Hello! I've been following your website for some time now and finally got
    the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out
    from Humble Texas! Just wanted to say keep
    up the good job!

  23. This outfit is amazing! You styled it perfectly! Also, give yourself grace for missing posts :-) We all need a day off. Congrats on your new grand baby too <3


  24. Love your skirt Jacqui. I would love one like yours :) Thanks for linking up to The Wordless Wednesday Link Up.

  25. Hi Jacqui. You know I adore that classic leopard pencil skirt and need one of my own. It is so classy with the polished tweed blazer. Congratulations on the sweet new grandson and I am glad you had a great early Mother's day. Will you celebrate in May, also?!

    I loved this outfit so much I featured it on Thursday Moda, this week. =)

    Welcome by and join the latest Thursday Moda this week and every week. Miss you over on the blog. I ALWAYS LOVE YOUR STYLE, MAMA!! <3 Also, on my post today I am asking my readers a question about a pair of pants I am wearing. Love to see what you think!! Happy Easter Weekend!!


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