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Thursday 30 May 2019

Neutral crops & OTS Blouse - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my friends, how are you doing?
I'm just about starting to come back down to earth after the weekend of wedding celebrations.
It ended up a two day event with friends and family returning on Sunday to finish off the last of the drinks along with a hog roast.  It's been a hectic, emotional and draining weekend, but am so pleased with how it all went.  I'll be posting a blog about it very soon, just need to see the photos and get into the right frame of mind start it!

Until then how about taking a look at another outfit I've recently come across.  I found the cropped trousers lurking in the wardrobe.  I bought these from M & Co, these are nearly the same, a few years ago as i'd lost some weight then and needed some new pieces.  With me gaining weight they gained a back seat in the cupboard and have only just been re-introduced after my weight loss - I can see why I wanted to buy them as they are nice and casual for everyday wear, but with the addition of a smart blouse can be transformed to a somewhat dressier affair - maybe lunch with the family, or drinks with friends.

The crops can work perfectly well with a basic tee shirt and baseball trainers, but today I opted for wedges and an OTS blouse to create a feminine, elegant look.  I bought the top in T K Maxx a few years ago.  This was my first dabble with off-the-shoulder styles (you can see when I styled it over a lace skirt) and have worn it many times since.  The elastic has started to stretch so it might have to be ditched or become an indecent top!

The chino style trousers sit high on the waist, great for a snug fit and nice finish without any lumps and bumps.  I had to wear a neutral belt just to cinch the waist in & fully tucked the blouse in too.  My neutral separate with splashes of  army green has dainty little faux buttons running nearly halfway down the center.  With long sleeves that have a defining tie detail on the bottom - a neat little finish that I love.

Sticking my best foot forward in wedges - I find them so comfortable and easy to walk in - how about you?  These gold espadrilles are from F & F and for the price I paid were well worth the money, however they are looking a tad tired lately so I'll be replacing them with a pair I've just received from Lotus Shoes - do watch out for that post in due course.

Picking out gold accessories to match the belt - I feel gold accents compliment neutral shades beautifully.

You may remember seeing my basket bag on the blog loads of times, it's just such an interesting component for so many looks.  I'd recommend getting one, as they just don't date and you can pick one up for a few pounds in more or less any shop!  Do let me know if you do buy one.

Time to party?  It's #Chicandstylish #LINKUP time.

Favourite blogger from last week ...... How fabulous is this skirt Nicole - High Latitude Style made from several old shirts?  I think she's created a fabulous skirt - both unique and feminine, do stop by her blog for full details - you'll be as impressed as I was!

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Thank you so much for joining me today - can't wait to see what you've been doing and wearing recently.
Much appreciation to Esther ruby for taking the shots for me. X
Catch you again on Monday - can you believe it'll be June - holiday time for me - yay!!
Bye for now. x


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  1. This is such a stylish neutral outfit, Jacqui! I love the Gold accessories and those wedges and basket bag are fab! Thanks for the link up! Have a wonderful weekend! XXX

  2. I just adore this outfit Jacqui. Such a shame the top is losing elastic. Hey you may gains whole new world of followers if you go the indecent top route:) so glad you had a great wedding. Enjoy the upcoming weekend.

  3. A very pretty outfit Jacqui, you look amazing in those crops, you must be so thrilled with the weight loss. Loving the gold accessories.

  4. This is a pretty blouse and stylish with those chino style trousers. And I'm impressed you've nailed this with no unsightly bra straps! Well done.
    Hugs, Mary x.

  5. Looking forward to read your wedding post! I am glad you had a great time! You are wearing a very nice blouse, Will look good on anything!

  6. Congratulations on the wedding - what a wonderful and fun time for your family! I love this outfit - you look so slim and must feel so good pulling out old clothes - it's like getting a new wardrobe you don't have to buy!

  7. Jacqui, you look so great! And this outfit is perfect for spring and summer. I love the neutral tones and the cropped pants are adorable. Great shoes, too!


  8. You look great in this outfit! Everything works so well together- the shoes, gold accents, everything.

  9. This is a lovely outfit Jacqui. xx

  10. Very classy and elegant Jaqui! I love the neutral tones in this outfit. :)

  11. Love your pretty neutrals! That OTS top is so cute on you!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  12. I just love everything about this outfit, Jacqui!! That bag!!! I'm coveting that!

  13. You look fabulous in this stylish neutral outfit! Loving the olive and khaki mix and the way you have accessorized. Glad to hear the two weddings went well!

  14. Weddings are so exhausting and wonderful all at the same time. You look fantastic and this outfit is just perfect. What a versatile pair of "trousers"😉 XO

  15. This looks so great! Your pieces really fit you perfectly too. SO effortless looking. Love it!
    ~Melissa xx

  16. I love the print on your blouse, and how you've styled it with neutrals. I've definitely been into lighter colors lately—they're perfect for spring!
    Cheryl Shops |

  17. Such a lovely neutral toned outfit, I really like the combo of the Ikat print top with the pants and you accessorised it beautifully! :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that you are having a great week :) Glad the wedding went well!

    Away From Blue

  18. Jacqui, that is the perfect neutral outfit. The shoes and bag really add some casual style, too! Congratulations on the successful wedding event! All of your planning and hard work clearly paid off!! Woohoo!

    xx Darlene

  19. Great look Jacqui, love your blouse and shoes :) Thanks for hosting.

  20. I love this outfit. The top is just beautiful! And the shoes seem really comfortable.

    Xx, Nailil

  21. What a great look! I really love those pants!

  22. That's a lovely Summery outfit Jacqui! Maybe you could add some thin shoulder straps to the top? It'd be a shame to bin it as it's so pretty.

    Emma xxx

  23. Love the pattern on the top! Great outfit!
    xo, Sherry

  24. Love the off the shoulder blouse with the pants. You're right, it adds a bit of flair!


  25. This look is so perfect on you! Glad you came and linked it with Ageless Style...I missed seeing it when you posted.

    Shelly | The Queen in Between

  26. Lovely top Jacqui, love how you styled it :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Creative Mondays last week. Have a lovely Sunday and I hope you can join us tomorrow :)


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