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Thursday 6 June 2019

It's a Wrap! #chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my friends.
Over fifty blogging land all good I hope!
I'm feeling like I'm getting back to normality now, my house is looking less cluttered, the grass is growing back and I'm finding time for blogging, gym classes, shopping and my dancing classes.

With a holiday on the horizon, I'm starting to think of my holiday wardrobe.  I have a draw full of beach wear, & a wardrobe of summer dresses that normally only come out for my hols, with many of them being relegated to the charity pile, I'll be checking through to find out what fits or not and what's going to make the cut.  I might be needing a new jumpsuit so will be shopping for one today.

Today's dress won't be making the cut as the material is way too hot for me to take anywhere warm.  It's more of a Spring/Autumn dress, but I tend to wear something anytime if it feels right!  I've also layered it with jumpers, tee shirts and boots & sandals make an appearance occasionally too.

I've been delving into my wardrobe a lot recently, you will remember seeing my 'power suit' recently, as well as this striking jacket too.  My love for dresses has been around for ages, this being one of the founder members - yes I've had it years!!!  It's from J Taylor (this one I love from M & S) a brand that no longer exists, but the quality and style have never faded.  It's been worn and washed umpteen times and still looks as good a new, proving sometimes paying that little bit extra really does make your pound go further.  Here I've styled with basic black courts, but in the past have worn it with cream and red accessories - maybe with my new found confidence from blogging I might try it with a blast of blue!

It's a faux wrap dress, a style I love to wear, although having to strategically place a safety pin to keep my dignity intact.  With it's own matching tie belt, which I've previously fastened front, back, either side in a bow or just double tied and left hanging.  I've also corresponded a belt to match whatever bag and shoes I use.

In the photos I forgot to pick a necklace, silly me as I've got one or two that would go really well with it - lol I'm kidding I've probably got about twenty that would work fabulously!!!

The hat was just because I was trying out my new lens - it's still an on-going battle to take good photos, but they certainly have improved.  Hat from Primark, just to see how it looked as I'm not really a hat wearer.  How about you - are hats your thing?

Close up of my 'holey' courts.  They're from Marks and Spencer as it's a design I love.  I had a pair of white flat ballet pumps y e a r s ago, and jumped on these when I saw them in the sale for £10.  Imagine how happy I was when I spotted Laurie - Vanity and Me Style presenting mules in the same pattern recently - I clicked on the link and bought myself a pair.  When I picked them up last week I was thrilled with them, upset to find them slightly too small for me, and when I looked for a bigger size online they are now sold out!!! 😠  I'm popping into town to see if the local shop has them, but as it's only a small one I don't think I'll be in luck. Grrrrr!!!!


Last week drew some 60 odds links, great reading thanks so much my friends.  Here's top blogger this week.  I fell for this dress Tracey wore on her blog she shares with Liz - The Naughty Forty Diaries the mix of tulle and beads really makes it a special occasion dress - stop by the blog to check out the other beauties. x

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  1. Such a cute wrap dress on you! I like the hat on you too, I'm not a hat person either I find them tricky to wear so don't have much other than my sunhat!
    Thanks for the link up!

    Hope that your week is going well, it's been a rather cold start to winter here!

    Away From Blue

  2. Glad to hear your getting back to normal Jacqui. You look great in a hat. I'm envious. I can't wear them xx

  3. This dress is gorgeous on you! Have fun shopping for a new jumpsuit - there are so many pretty options, can't wait to see what you get!

  4. Have I ever see you wearing a hat? It looks damn good! And you know I love wrap dresses , faux or not!

    1. No I don't think so Nancy, quite like it though too. X

  5. You look fabulous in that dress! The hat looks nice too, you should consider wearing hats more.

  6. Jacqui, this wrap style dress is definitely a perfect style for you! It looks magnificent on you. And how darling are those shoes?!


  7. Hi Jacqui, thank you for hosting and for reminding me to link up. I love your dress. The faux wrap dresses are really useful aren't they and always flattering. The court shoes look super with it too. I'm not really a hat person because I have thick hair and get so hot but you really suit it. Good luck with the new camera lens too. Lots of love, Lizzy xxx

    1. You are welcome, many thanks for joining me. xx

  8. Jaqcui you look sooo amazing. I love you wearing a hat :)
    XO Tina

  9. fabulous dress and I adore your Feature Bloggers look. What a great dress

  10. That dress is so flattering, Jacqui! The wrap and length--perfection! I just got back from an island holiday and I did not pack properly! There were too many things going on before we left to get organized.

  11. That dress is finished off perfectly with the hat. Good luck choosing your travel wardrobe!
    Hugs, Mary x.

  12. I do usually take a dress on vacation because I can dress it up or down. But it's good to find the right one depending on where you're going. I do love this dress on you Jacqui.

  13. Jacqui, this dress is so gorgeous on you. I'm sure you don't get tired of hearing it, so I'll just say it again. YOU LOOK GREAT! I know you've worked hard to get where you are and you should be so proud and feel so good. You look fabulous! XOXO

  14. What a a great look, I love the brown and white, and have loved the palm print too, those shoes are beautiful, I just love the style.
    jess xx

  15. I have always loved wrap dresses, they are so flattering on all body types. This dress looks beautiful on you and your woven heels are amazing!!

    xx, Elise

  16. I love your wrap dress. It looks lovely with your shoes!

  17. I love a good wrap dress and that one looks amazing on you! Love those shoes!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  18. That wrap dress is gorgeous on you! Super flattering and I love the print!

  19. That's a great dress—you can't go wrong with a wrap!
    Cheryl Shops |

  20. Love the dress with the shoes and the hate, I love hats!! Oh the challenge of getting good photos and my daughter (and photographer) is off to uni in September so no idea what I will do then - I didn't get on that well with a tripod! Michelle x

  21. You look amazing in this dress!

  22. I love the efforts you have put in this, thanks for all the great posts.

  23. Thankyou for featuring me ! That’s so kind.
    Sorry it’s a late response I’ve been in Malaga for a long weekend.
    Love your dress, you look great
    Tracey xxx

  24. Well look at you rocking a hat! You must have so many dresses Jacqui - this wrap design really suits you. Thanks for joining #WowOnWednesday!

  25. You have reminded me to wear my wrap dress I got for Christmas and never worn yet! Lovely dress Jacqui. Thanks for linking up to The Wednesday Blog Hop. Hope you can join me tomorrow :)


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