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Thursday 25 April 2019

Style Steal - Emerald Green Dress. #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there - how are you my friends.
I'm featuring a 'sort of' Style Steal today - Having left arranging this to the last minute I've improvised!
I'll share all with you in a bit.

How was your Easter?  Mine was busy as usual, spent quality time with the family, and in our small house it was rather packed.  Fortunately the weather was playing nicely so we spend lots of time in the garden - enjoying rather than working - lol.  We were out on Saturday night, having a drink with my sister & brother-in-law.  Sunday with my daughter and her family we decided on a BBQ, the first one of the year so we had to buy a new bbq as our other was literally on it's last legs.
On Monday we had 11 plus 4 grand-kids to dinner, we all just about managed to fit around the table - phew.  Roast Turkey plus trimmings on the menu, topped off with homemade Banoffe pie, yes the diet went out the window for the weekend - well someone had to eat the Easter eggs didn't they! 🤣

There's now a stint of birthdays to celebrate which started with my daughter's on Tuesday, followed closely by daughter-in-law's, hubby's and then SIL.  Then I have a bit of a break until the next batch.

So back to my Style Steal.  What do you think to wearing a green dress to a wedding?  My mum keeps telling me it's unlucky to wear green to a wedding, but I couldn't resist this beauty I picked up in M & S a few months ago.  Emerald green isn't a colour I wear very much of, but always think it suits my colouring - dark hair & hazel eyes - what are your thoughts?

Let's walk you through my steal .  A lace dress has to be a timeless addition to any wardrobe.  I'm passionate about anything lace & quite frankly can't get enough into my wardrobe.  I have many lace dresses, and plenty of lace tops too!  See my black lace dresswhite lace dress & another black lace dress.
As I mentioned before I love bold, bright colours and this green number is no exception.  I bought it in the M & S outlet (this is very similar) with a vague idea it'd be great for the recent wedding.  Having found nothing else suitable I set about getting this dress wedding ready which wasn't too hard because I borrowed my daughters bag and found some cute shoes in Dorothy Perkins!

I hear you asking "who's style have you stolen this month"? well it's not a blogger it's my middle daughter!  She bought a very similar dress a few years ago.  I really liked both colour & lace design and have always been on the lookout for something in a style that would suit me - voila this is the one I found!

Here's the eye catching dress my daughter wore, and one I wanted to nick!  She wore this to a wedding where my other daughter was bridesmaid - can you see why I wanted to re-create this outfit?

Emily opted for silver accessories whereas I felt my dress called for nude shoes and bag.  What might you have worn with it?

The dress has a long cami style slip which finished just above the knee, leaving a few inches that were see-through which balanced out the neckline and short sleeve that had the same effect.

Added bonus this sassy back slit detail - a nice addition to a stunning dress.

These court shoes were so comfortable, I wore them all day and danced the night away in them too - so happy because they look top notch as well!  I find a strap across the arch supports the foot and keeps it in place.  Unusually I bought these online from Dorothy Perkins, I bought two sizes and returned the pair I didn't want - check them out here.

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Favourite blog from latest week is ..... Claire - Claire Justine is sharing her 5 go-to dresses, and I have to say I love them all too.  There's something about wearing a dress that really appeals to me - I just feel so different in a once piece - more confident and edgy.  Do you feel like that in a dress?  Let me know your thoughts. X

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  1. What a perfect color! I can see why you wanted to steal the look! Fabulous stylish and elegant t dress!

    1. Many thanks for your lovely comments Nancy. xx

  2. Such a cute green dress - the bold green and the lace is a great combo on both you and your daughter and I think you accessorised beautifully :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope your week is going well :)

    Away From The Blue

  3. Love this lace dress! I already have a black one but will be definitely on the lookout for one in a bright colour. Happy Thursday!

  4. That green dress is amazing on you! What a figure! Love the nude accessories with it too. Your daughters are beautiful like you!

  5. I think all superstitions should go out the window here Jacqui. The dress looks stunning on you xx

  6. LOVE both variations of this dress - both of you ladies look stunning!

    xx, Chanda |

  7. Beautiful dress! You look amazing in this.

  8. I love anything green and this is a gorgeous dress. The emerald colour suits you. Pretty shoes too.

  9. Well, your daughters are beautiful and I can see why you wanted to pull a style steal on this lovely green dress. You look fabulous in it!

  10. What a pretty dress! I love that detail with the lace and I think a weddding is a perfect occasion for it!

  11. I love that you stole the style from your daughter! The emerald green is beautiful on you! Love the nude accessories!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  12. Jacqui, how beautiful both you and your daughter look in this shade of green. And lace, too. I love any shade of green in particular emerald green. Add in the fact that the dress is lace and I am simply over the moon about this pretty dress! Love, love, love!


  13. That dress is beautiful and I think it is perfect for a wedding! I think the only thing you need to avoid is white for weddings anymore!

  14. Beautiful dress! I love emerald green but don't see enough of it in the shops/online. That said I've just bought a one shoulder top in that colour that'll be lovely for Summer. I have a few lace dresses similar to yours from Paper Dolls, they are great for weddings!

    Emma xxx

  15. I've never heard that green is unlucky for a wedding. I just love this color and the dress is amazing on you Jacqui!!
    I have a pair of rose gold heels that I might have worn with it too!!

  16. I love the deep emerald green. I personally think it's a gorgeous color to wear to a wedding! I love the way you styled it so the dress takes the show!

  17. Wow Jacqui, that is a stunning dress on you! I love the style and the back is gorgeous! I love well made lace too, as you know. Green is such a beautifiul color on you and your daughter! I probably would have chosen a nude shoe or strappy sandal too.
    jess xx

  18. Jacqui, you look great in those bold vibrant colors and that dress is stunning on you! I never heard the "don't wear green to a wedding!" Haha! I love that deep green and the lace is so pretty.

    xx Darlene

  19. That dress looks fantastic on you and I love your shoes too! I bought a green silk dress last year and was surprised how much I wore it—it's such a lovely color!
    Cheryl Shops |

  20. I had never heard it was unlucky to wear green, but no matter I adore that dress. You look stunning.

  21. I just love green and those nude heels go nicely with it, keeps the focus on the dress!! Sounds like you had a lovely Easter with family!


  22. This is a gorgeous dress, you look fab, I love the jewel colours so much. I have a blue lace dress in my stock that I've not worn yet! Michelle xx

  23. Um, stunner alert! Oh. My. Goodness! That dress is so gorgeous on you. Such a great rich colour too! Shoes are amazing as well.

    xo Tea

  24. I love this green lace dress! So pretty!

  25. This dress is gorgeous. I love green and this color looks beautiful on you.

    Xx, Nailil

  26. I love emerald green and I love your dress. I have never heard that it was unlucky to wear green to a wedding. I only heard not to wear black or white, but I've seen so many people wearing both of those colors to weddings too.

  27. You look stunning in this dress, Jacqui. It fits you perfectly, the colour is great on you and I think your choice of accessories is spot on

  28. Love this emerald green dress. I love green color. You can also style it with biker leather jacket. I must you will look sassy in that outfit

  29. Oh, I love this dress! I got my mom a similar one for my sister's wedding and she loved it. It's such a classic style! Plus, those shoes are gorgeous. I love the criss-cross studs!

    Virginia | More to Mrs. E


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