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Thursday, 16 January 2020

Black with White Dogtooth Blouse - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there, how you doing?
I'm getting ready for my skiing holiday and I literally can't wait.  The bag is nearly packed and the beauty of a winter holiday in the snow means comfort over glamour wins hands down.  Now that's not to say I don't like to add some trendy fashionable extras with what I wear, but after a day on the slopes lounging around in jeans and a jumper is my main priority.  I've bought a couple of new tops, to be shared with you soon, so I'll take some nice necklaces, scarfs or earrings to prettify them.

Here's one piece that I'll be taking with me for sure.  I found the black and white dogtooth patterned blouse in H & M last week.  It was in the sale for £9 and I couldn't help but grab it in my size then head off to pay.  It's not showing on the website, but you might be lucky and find one in the store.


A wide leg trouser is a really classic style don't you think?  I've always liked wearing them, although at times they're not the most versatile for housework.  Anyway when I do wear mine not only do  I feel very elegant and sophisticated but quite comfortable too - no tight jeans to restrict movement. These are from a brand I'm a big fan of - Bonmarche.  These were gifted to me back in 2018, and they really do look fresh, new and very much on point.  They have a side zip and also a matching belt, this I omitted today as the blouse was tucked in and pulled over so you couldn't see it, I also added a thin black neck scarf tied to hang at the neckline like a tie, so figured that and the belt hanging would be too much and over fussy.




My masculine look has definitely got a feminine vibe from my wide leg pants and pointed shoes, and the finishing touch of my floaty blouse works a treat.


I won't actually be taking the trousers with me, but I'm hoping the shirt will look just as nice over my black skinny's.



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It's party time!  #Chicandstylish #LINKUP is ready and waiting for you to add your outfits.


Who's most favoured from last week.  It's a blogger I love checking out.  Elise - Sparkle and Slippers.  Her style is all about being pretty and this cute outfit ticks all the boxes for that agenda.  Just look how cuddly that teddy bear coat looks.


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Thanks to Esther for taking these wonderful photos for me.
So glad you could join me today, do come back and see me again next week.
Bye for now. X

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35 comments

  1. Those trousers look very elegant on you and I love a sort of androgyne look by wearing a tie! I haven t seen this blouse otherwise I defenitely would have bought it! I love houndstooth!

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    1. Thanks Nancy, lovely words and I'm really pleased with the blouse. x

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  2. A lot of my wardrobe staples are from Bonmarche Jacqui. It's good day-wear in my book! This is a very smart look and I think the shirt will look great with your skinny jeans too xx

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    1. It's good quality stuff, and a shame that they are up in the air atm, I keep hearing different stories about them. Thanks for stopping by Hun. x

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  3. That blouse is such a great find! Love this classic look on you! Enjoy your ski trip!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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    1. Nice one Jill, thanks for your lovely words. x

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  4. Beautiful outfit and photos Jacqui. I have some pieces from Bonmarche from years ago that I still love too. Love the houses in the background too :) Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Arrh you're too kind, thanks so much Claire. x

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    2. Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop. Have a great weekend and I hope to see you on Monday.

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  5. Great blouse at a great price! Have fun skiing!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Thanks I can't wait to get there now! Just need to finish the last minute bits. Jacqui x

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  6. Such a great shirt - and a very pulled together classic outfit! I thought the scarf was a part of the shirt at first, you paired them together perfectly! :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that your week is going well :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. It's a nice extra for the blouse, and makes a change from wearing a necklace. Have a happy weekend. x

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  7. what a great look. I have a pair of stripe wide legs that I wear continually. I think I need a pair of black. This is so classic

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    1. Many thanks, I'm rather taken with wide leg trousers. x

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  8. Jacqui, this outfit is super chic and sophisticated! I love the menswear inspired vibe. The blouse is gorgeous and the skinny black neck tie adds such a great element to it. I think the blouse will look great with black skinnies, too. Love this background and these photos!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Too kind thanks so much Shelbee. This is a local seaside venue, we often use it for photos but usually on the pier. x

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  9. Oh, I can't wait to hear about your skiing vacation! That sounds liek so much fun! Last time we did that was before children!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. Just hoping I can get some good photos with my new camera, it's a fun holiday and we have lots of laughs all the way through. x

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  10. Such a lovely black and white look.

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  11. Have fun on your ski trip! I think this top will look great if you pair it with something else. I really like wide legs, but haven't seen them too much out and about.

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    1. I sure will, can't wait to get there. Glad with this outfit and looking forward to styling the blouse with my jeans. x

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  12. HI Jacqui, I love the masculine vibe of the look! The blouse is lovely and paired with the wide leg trousers, very stylish. I love seeing the colorful houses in the background! Enjoy your ski trip!
    jess xx

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    1. Jess, thanks for stopping by, glad you like the trousers and blouse and also the backdrop! x

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  13. Love a bit of houndstooth! Great contemporary look with a twist.

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  14. You look so chic! I just love that beautiful blouse on you! Have a wonderful time skiing!

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    1. Arrh so kind, thanks Laura. I can't wait to get away. x

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  15. I love this classic and chic look! Your blouse is so beautiful, and I love the colored houses in the background! Thank you so much for the feature, I am truly flattered!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Arrh me too Elise, thanks so much and you're very welcome. x

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  16. I love a wide-leg trouser—it's such a chic, classic, flattering silhouette, and it looks amazing on you!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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  17. I love that blouse! The pattern is great and the drape of it is beautiful and that tie you added is just perfect! It is a "man's outfit" but you've done all of the right things to make it look very feminine. How fun to be going on a ski trip! I know you'll have a wonderful time! Thanks so much for doing the link-up!

    Ruth
    https://voguefauxreal.com/2020/01/16

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    1. Arrh so kind, thank you so very much. I can't wait to get to Italy. Jacqui x

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