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Monday, 21 October 2019

Style Steal - Casual Tiger Print.

Morning my lovelies.
What horrible weather to wake up to!  Windy and rainy, so glad I've not got to go out in it! Hope it will clear by the time I pop to the shops later!
What have you been up to this weekend?  Another whirl-wind for me.  Out dancing on Friday evening, catching up with hubby for a few drinks in the local.  Saturday I collected a few bits to bake for the Christening, then had my nails done in a striking bright red for our friends party that night.
Sunday I managed to get up early (really didn't want to after the copious amount of Prosecco I'd consumed) to bake what I was taking to the Christening.  Didn't seem that much but two hours later I have five platters of Sausage Rolls, Chicken Nuggets, Cocktail Sausages, Pork Pies, Spring Rolls, homemade Rocky Road & Profiteroles.  I hastily got ready in the dress I'd bought to match some elegant shoes I've been sent and will share with you soon, then we were off for the 12.00 Christening.
We had a lovely afternoon celebrating my grandson's special day and came home to a take out curry that I'd been longing for.  Has to be one of my most favourite dishes, but don't seem to have had an Indian for quite a few weeks and really savoured it!  Chicken Patia is my chosen love, what's yours?

So I'm digressing, it's the Third Monday of the month, so after missing last months edition, I best get started on this one.
Welcome to the October Style Steal.



I spotted this style quite a few weeks ago, but didn't manage to get photos taken in time for last month.  Catching up with Esther last week I managed to seal the deal and get these fabulous photos of my steal.  I'm so pleased with the outcome for two reasons, it's a great copy & the dress belongs to my daughter and is an even smaller size than I'm wearing now!  It's so nice to see results of my hard work dieting, knowing your changed eating habits have paid off!

Now have you guessed who I've copied this month, it's quite a popular look so might be quite hard to tell. Let me introduce Ashley - Le Stylo Rouge. She chose to give her cool slip dress the warm up by donning a stylish leather jacket over it - an extra layer will give longevity to a summer outfit and will ease you into the cooler months without totally saying goodbye to summer - albeit on a day like today a pair of boots, roll neck and longer rain jacket would be more fitting!


It wasn't that long ago that I'd not have given this outfit a second look, basically I'd never have ever worn flat shoes, let alone trainers with a dress like this.  The rule book has been thrown out the window and for that I'm really pleased.  We can all wear anything we want, at any age which is even better.  My only rule would be only wear it if it looks good - a short dress with lumpy bumpy legs might not make the cut, but put a thick pair of tights with it & that changes the look completely.  It's nice to be able to play around with things to see what compliments and works well for us individually.


I knew my daughter had this dress on our holiday to Majorca, but wasn't sure I'd squeeze into it.  She wears a smaller size and I was so chuffed to get it on without any problem and even happier that it looked so good.  I've worn my most favoured faux leather jacket that has been on the blog so many times - it's well and truly earned the title and is a valuable previous Christmas present.  Are you a big fan of the faux or real leather jacket?


The dress is that bias-cut, one I didn't think suited my shape but was delightfully surprised and pleased to find it did, it has little shoe string straps and as you can see is the perfect length to wear with my trainers but also can be dressed up with strappy heels and an eye catching necklace for date night dinner.  These are the trainers I took to Rome, and looked equally as cute with the denim shorts I wore.


The tiger stripe is one of many that are in the shops and online in all forms, and it's a great way to add interest to your outfit by adding maybe a scarf or jacket in some sort of animal design to stay on trend.  I've been mixing my prints in basic form by adding the leopard on my trainers - subtle but noticeable ... just!  I'm slowly getting the hang of this don't you think?



The more I see this dress, the more I wished I hadn't given it back!  It should be at the front of my wardrobe with a jumper and boots next to it for another outing don't you think! 🤔






So pleased you stopped by my Style Steal - you can see a couple of my previous steals here & here.
Do come join me on Thursday for the #Chicandstylish #LINKUP.
Thanks for taking my photos Esther Ruby.
Bye for now. X

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  1. I love the maxi dress and trainers look Jacqui but for titchy little me it just wouldn't work. You however look great with this look xx

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    1. I'm quite taken with it too Laurie, although I prefer to wear heels if i'm going out out! xx

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  2. A curry after all that food you made?? And what about a curry on a Saturday night with stricktly?? Ha ha, you did a fabulous style steal!

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    1. Lol I know, but I didn't eat too much and was starving! Didn't eat much on Saturday night either as we were at a party - too much drinking ha ha ha. xx
      Thanks Nancy.

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  3. Jacqui you look fabulous! so trendy I am excited!
    XO Tina

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    1. Arrh thank you so much Tina, glad you stopped by. x

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  4. Great style steal! I love Ashley's style! You did a wonderful job and it looks great on you! I am going to focus on exercising and drinking water this week, it is going to be busy but I need to make it a priority!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. Many thanks, so pleased this worked out. Good luck with you exercising routine - it's something we all need to plan and work into our day. x Thanks for stopping by. x

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  5. Your trainers are so cute with the animal print! Your whole outfit is lovely!

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    1. Awe that's so kind. I love this dress, and might have to find my own, or steal this one from my daughter. lol. x

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  6. Ashley is always so adorable. I think you did the style steal proud, love everything about the outfit, Jacqui.

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    1. Isn't she just! Love to see what she's styling and love her rust long line jacket she's wearing this week. x Thanks for your lovely comments. x

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  7. Hey girl HEY! How fun! You recreated this look like a pro! A few years ago, I wouldn't ever have thought to wear sneakers with such a "dressy" dress. And now I live for it! Definitely could swap for a pump if you were going out on the town- it makes the dress so versatile!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. Oh I'm so pleased you like it Ashley. It came together so well, but I really want to nab that dress back from my daughter and wear it again, maybe with a jumper under it! Thanks for stopping by, btw love the rust lace long line jacket you're wearing this week. Have a super one Hun. x

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  8. Such a beautiful dress and I love the tiny little bit of print mixing with the shoes too! The casual shoes work so well with the sleek dress! :) Great outfit!

    Hope that your week is off to a great start :) Thanks for joining the #Weekdaywearlinkup!

    Away From Blue

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    1. I'm really pleased with the relaxed feel to this outfit, I really need to find my own dress as I know I'll get lots of wear from it. Thanks for stopping by Mica, and hope you have a wonderful week too! x

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  9. You knocked this out of the park! So spot on! Love the feminine yet edgy feel to this look.

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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    1. I love the outfit, and would wear it again in a heartbeat! Just need to get that dress back - lol Thanks for your lovely comment. x

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  10. That's a terrific style steal, I have posted both yours and Ashley's on my Fab Blogger Outfits Pinterest board! The shoes really make the outfit! I am amazed at how much you do at the weekends - all that cooking sounds wonderful yet you stay so slim! Thanks for joining #WowOnWednesday.

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    1. I'm really pleased with it too Gail, so thanks for sharing it on your Pinterest board. Have a super day Hun. xx

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  11. I love the dress and leather jacket combination Jacqui . I haven't been brave enough to wear trainers with a dress yet - but you have inspired me as they look great with this outfit.
    Alison x

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    1. Many thanks, I've only just joined the trainers party with dresses and skirts, but love how they look and not forgetting they feel comfortable too - which goes a long way for me! Thanks I look forward to seeing you try it out. x

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  12. Jacqui, this is so fabulous! What an amazing dress. I totally dig the tiger print. And Ashley is always so inspiring with her style choices. I seriously want to copy everything she wears! You look gorgeous in this outfit. Thanks for linking up!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  13. Love this look. Such a beautiful dress and looks great how you styled it :)

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  14. Great job copying - it's so fun to recreate a look, isn't it? Thanks for sharing this with the Style Six Link Up!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  15. Looks great and got to love an animal print and I love the slit #BloggerClubUK

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