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Thursday, 14 November 2019

Caramel Courts from Lotus Shoes - #chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there lovelies.
Hope all is good with you.
I've had a wonderful week with a birthday lunch on Friday with two of my lovely friends and a Sunday roast dinner with the three other couples hubby and I went to Abu Dhabi with.  The hosts cooked a marvellous roast beef dinner with all the trimmings, I baked some profiteroles filled with cream and topped with dark chocolate - delish!  There was also a fresh trifle and a cheese board full of excellent cheeses, pickles and grapes.
Today I'm also out with friends for two birthday celebrations having afternoon tea in a hotel nearby.  I've been to Sands on two previous occasions, and am hoping it lives up to my two experiences with tasty sandwiches, hot scones (with cream and jam - obviously), and there best be a cake or two to devour too!

A busy year for me with a wedding (sorry still not posted about this) and three Christenings.  You might have seen my two earlier outfit choices: my turquoise dress with white accessories and this gorgeous pattern mix yellow dress.  I stopped by the shops and had a quick 'reccy' before picking this classic dress that has a hint of 70's.  It just so happens that it matches a pair of gifted shoes that I chose from the New In styles of Lotus Shoes* ! πŸ˜‰

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


I'm a lover of wearing dresses and find them so much easier to wear and style - there's no matching needed - the hardest part is picking the accessories to go with it.  I also find it easier to pack one pieces for holidays, and my suitcase is usually made up of jumpsuits, dresses and playsuits with lots of accessories to choose from too!  So back to the topic in hand - this dress.
It's from a selection from Principles in Debenhams.  It's a midi dress with a floaty wide skirt, the fitted bodice has a round neckline with lovely gathers in the middle - but the best bit is the sleeves - they're gathered on the shoulder puffing up for a nice 70's vibe - they also have three darling buttons on the cuff to gather the extra material - balances everything out nicely.


Let's talk about the colour.  A basic black background is a great base for the pain splodges of cream & caramel, I'm liking the haphazard design - rather like a leopard print.  I can't find it online so fear it may be sold out now - but should I find a link I'll add it!  I was drawn to the colour, I wanted something to compliment the caramel patent courts - I reckon it's a high five as they look like they're made for each other.


I've added more interest to the outfit by adding a raffia clutch bag that's paying homage to the colours - black and nude.  Tell me what you'd have paired it with?



Here's the sleeve detail I mentioned - just look at the cute buttons - slightly fiddly with long nails though - that's where hubby's come in handy - lol


How lovely are the shoes, and a clever match don't you think!  The Holly from Lotus Shoes really is proving to be a wonderful addition to my wardrobe, as I've already worn them with my caramel trousers a couple of times!  There's six other colours to chose from, the Holly will be on every elegant ladies wish list - and for just under £50 why wouldn't you get more than one pair!!


You really can't go wrong with a pair of court shoes, and patent never goes out of fashion for this classic style.  Comfortable to slip on and they have that hidden cloud of cushion to support and protect your feet from lots of standing.  The heel is a favourable height 8 cm - which I found to be great for being on my feet the whole afternoon of the christening.


Finally take a peek of the back view, you can really see the puffy sleeves here, along with the subtle keyhole detail that's between the zip and top button.  It's an all round excellent winter occasion dress and had me feeling tres chic when I wore it.



Lotus shoes have also other easy to wear shoes, and you can check out my other two choices here - Dancing the night away in Red Slingbacks & Dressing in my Favourite Colour.  Do stop by for a quick read, and I'd love to hear your thoughts my friends.

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Time for the #Chicandstylish #LINKUP.


Favourite from last weeks is  Anna - Anna's Island Style she's a girl after my own heart and loves wearing dresses or one pieces.  It's such an easy and uncomplicated way to dress, and takes the stress out of mixing and matching separates.  Do stop by her blog to view one of her latest outfits, which she's easily styled with white patent boots & tweed jacket that's making it's debut on her blog.


Now let's start linking up.
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Link up your fashion and beauty posts - other topics allowed.
We all like to get compliments, so please leave a nice comment when visiting a blog or two.
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Glad you could join me today, love having you stop by.
Photos c/o Esther Ruby.
Catch you again on Monday.
Bye for now. X

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48 comments

  1. Jacqui the court shoes look very comfortable. They have a high enough heel to add elegance but not too high to be crippling. They also have a warmth with the colour/shade.
    Regards - Jill stylishatsixty
    www.stylishatsixty.wordpress.com

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    1. They are really comfortable, thanks for adding to the #chicandstylish #linkup today Jill and hope you are well. x

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  2. That dress is gorgeous on you Jacqui. The shoes look good too. Can't go wrong with a clssic pair of courts xx

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    1. Many thanks Laurie, love the whole outfit and can't wait to wear the dress again - maybe with black accessories next time. x

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  3. Your birthday celebrations sound mouth watering! Lovely dress, you have a knack of finding them! I have hardly any! The dress goes wonderfully with the shoes and bag x

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    1. Really were great, and I've had another super afternoon tea with friends for two birthdays! Happy days. x Thanks for stopping by. x

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  4. That dress is so beautiful, Jacqui and the shoes are such a yummy color. If you paired them with red, you'd look like a caramel appleπŸ˜‰XO

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    1. Many thanks Lisa, kind words. Oh that's very true Hun, hadn't thought of that but you're right. x

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  5. Such a beautiful classy outfit and loving the pretty leaves in the background. You look gorgeous!
    Ellibelle's Corner

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  6. This is another great look on you. I wish dresses liked me!

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    1. Thanks Kim, so pleased you like it. I reckon you'd look super in a dress. x

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  7. I never thought I'd like black and camel together but wow! This outfit looks so chic! Such a lovely dress on you snd you accessorized it perfectly!

    Lizzie
    www.lizzieinlace.com

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  8. See, that bag was meant to be with the dress! I love the pattern and the button and puff sleeve detail. Those shoes are gorgeous! I really need a pair of black pumps that are comfy and not too high. These are a pretty Fall shade you could wear with so much, your Bday celebrations sound wonderful!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Really love this dress, It's very flattering on, and will also look great with black or cream accessories. xx

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  9. Jacqui, this is such an elegant dress! You looks so amazing. Your life is just filled with celebrations right now! An overabundance of joy is not a bad thing!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Absolutely Shelbee, I've been really spoilt with busy times doing nice things. Afternoon tea again today!!! x

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  10. It's all in the details: love the print and those little buttons.
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. Many thanks for stopping by - great little details. x

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  11. What a fantastic outfit! Love that dress and the color of the shoes is fabulous!

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    1. Great aren't they Nancy, really pleased with this neutral shoe. x

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  12. Jacqui, that dress is darling and the whole outfit is totally sophisticated! And you've sure been celebrating and having wonderful times with friends--SO important, isn't it?

    xx Darlene

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  13. What a beautiful printed dress! It looks so good on you and I love how well the accessories match! :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that your week is going well :) It's very smoky here still but we are lucky and safe from the bushfires.

    Away From Blue

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  14. This dress was made for you! I love those heels too! They are a great color and I really like that they are patent leather!

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  15. With the dress and shoes, you’ve created an awesome outfit. You look fantastic!

    Michelle
    https://bijoubeadboutique.com

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    1. Many thanks for leaving your comments and for stopping by too. x

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  16. The dress fits you perfectly and is so very you! I like the darker shades for the winter and love that you picked up the caramel for the sweet courts. Great styling as ever Jacqui, and thanks so much for featuring me too!
    Have a fab weekend xxx

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    1. Arrh, so kind. Thanks very much Anna. You are very welcome too. x

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  17. I love everything about that dress—the colors, the cut, the print—and it suits you so well! Gorgeous!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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  18. What gorgeous colours, makes a change from the usual! Michelle x

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  19. I love your dress Jacqui. It looks fabulous with the nude heeled, court shoes. Your birthday meal sounds like my favourite food. I got so hungry reading the description. Especially the profiteroles.
    Alison x

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  20. What a gorgeous pattern! Loving this dress on you!

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  21. I just LOVE this look! The dress and the way you styled it are absolutely stunning. Hope you're having a great weekend!!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  22. It sounds like you're staying busy with a lot of fun things! I love this dress... the caramel colors in it are so pretty and perfect for the fall!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Very busy, but having fun is always good. Thanks for your lovely comments. x

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  23. You have been a very busy girl! Aren't midi dresses just the greatest thing for Fall? And I just love the design you chose! Thanks for linking up with Style Six!

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    1. Really busy Laura, thanks for stopping by my friend. x

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