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Thursday, 16 May 2019

Bonmarche - Stripy Trousers #Chicandstylish #linkup

Morning my friends
How are you all?
I'm still in a pre-wedding frenzy, running about here, there and everywhere getting the last few pieces of the wedding puzzle sorted.  I know the day will be here before I know it, and all too soon it will become a distant memory, so I want to try and enjoy what I'm doing but that's easier said than done!
We've had the 'Hen' weekend, which I will be sharing in the next couple of weeks, my outfit is ready and waiting, the hair and makeup has been booked - along with my nail and spray tan appointment. Caterers are sorted I just need to finalize the drinks and a few other finishing touches then I'll be wedding ready.  Wish me luck to get it all done my friends.

I was recently in contact with Bonmarche & it couldn't have come at a better time.  Having lost weight in the past few months, many of my clothes are now too big.  I've been adding bits and pieces to my otherwise sparse wardrobe, so these stripy trousers are a welcome addition for me.
As you may well know I love wide leg palazzo trousers, finding them flattering and comfortable.  These are no exception, and will give tons of options for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

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

I've always been a big fan of bright colours, and feel they're better placed among my dark colourings.
So I chose to stay bright and bold with my choice of black palazzo trousers that have a blaze of red and pink running through them.  You can hardly see the faint pink line that runs next to the coral red stripe doesn't it blend in beautifully?   My size 12 fit like a glove, wrapping and skimming in the right places.  The cool crepe trousers* have the most perfect drape, hanging in just the right way to create a sleek finish.  These are now reduced to £20 and are available in sizes 10 - 24 means we can all embrace the wide - leg - trouser.

Here I've worn with red slingbacks which sit at the most flattering length to elongate the leg, however whilst away in Spain I saw a beautifully stylish lady wearing wide leg trousers with high wedges, they finished on the ankle and looked super cute - I might try it to see how it looks on me!  Matching red patent bag compliments the shoes, as does the coral red cold shoulder blouse.  You may remember I've worn this over palazzo trousers before - it's just such a versatile colour I had to wear it again!  I loving this one that's similar.

A great little twist with the belt having horizontal stripes - that's the kind of detail I love.  I fancy trying a pale pink top & reckon I'll be pleasantly surprised with the outcome of that look too!

Still time to party though - it's #Chicandstylish #LINKUP time. x

Want to know who was last week's favourite?  Meet Debbie - Fashion Fairy Dust who's sharing her boho duster (long line cardigan for UK readers).  Her feminine style oozes from every piece she wears - well worth a visit to her blog.

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Thanks to you Esther for the photography - stunning as always.
See you again on Monday for another piece from Bonmarche.
Bye for now. x



  1. Looks great on you and the Bright top is perfect!

  2. How perfect to get a great pair of trousers to add to your sparse clothes collection. These striped ones are so very you Jacqui! I could see these working with a crisp white tee for the summer or a black polo for the winter - how very useful they'll be. Good luck with all of the last minute preparations, but it sounds like you're very organised and not leaving anything to chance. Well done and speak soon xxx

  3. I have a navy and white pair like this and love them. I like the bright stripes xx

  4. Those trousers look like real fun. I am wearing trousers far more than I used to so I will take a look at Bonmarche!

  5. Jacqui, your weight loss is so noticeable and you look so amazing! These stripey trousers are fantastic for creating a beautiful silhouette, too. Such a gorgeous outfit!


  6. Those pants are great on you! I love the vertical stripes - they make your legs look a mile long!

  7. Those trousers are so flattering on you! Love the red and pink stripes and the belt detail!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  8. They ares such great pants on you! I love how you styled them, such a cheerful and colourful outfit! :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that your week is going well.

    Away From Blue

  9. These are such gorgeous pants, Jacqui!! I have just started embracing the wide leg pants and I think they are perfect for the warmer weather!!

  10. Great pants, Jacqui. I'm loving wide leg pants to and the stripes are such a great detail.

  11. Hi Jacqui!
    I love the colors of your trousers and the belt it comes with . Best of luck with the wedding plans, sounds like you are very busy!
    jess xx

  12. Those pants are darling and you've styled them perfectly! I'm sure your wedding plans will result in a perfect occasion! I always tell everyone that nobody there knows if things don't go according to plan as they don't know the plan! So, no worries. Enjoy every minute--once all the preparations are ready, I know.

    xx Darlene

  13. These trousers are super! I really like the bold striped pattern. The location of your shoot is really nice too with the pebbled beach.

  14. I'm always a fan of vertical stripes—they're so flattering, especially in a fluid silhouette like your trousers!
    Cheryl Shops |

  15. Love this outfit. Those pants are beautiful and you styled them perfectly. :)

    Xx, Nailil

  16. Love your trousers Jacqui, they look great. I will have to check them out. Thanks for hosting.

  17. Obsessed with those pants! They look fabulous on you! :)

  18. Lovely pants! You look amazing!

  19. You look amazing Jacqui. Love the palazzo pants, great outfit

  20. well colour me totally in love with this outfit. But as a fan of stripe pants I am not surprised. You look smashing. Good luck with the rest of the wedding prep. Sorry I have been so negligent on visiting and posting silly blog issues really had me down, and by down I mean literally down.

  21. You look wonderful! I did notice that the drape of your pants is perfect. I hope a can find a good pair of pants like that!


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