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Thursday 30 January 2020

Evening in London - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my friends.
I'm just about getting back to normal after the Christmas period and then my recent skiing trip to Italy.  You may have seen my IG stories about the wonderful skiing conditions and fabulous hotel.  It's a distant memory now, and I'm rapidly wanting to return to the slopes and have another holiday (hint, hint hubby if you're reading). 🤣
I must say my spin class seemed slightly easier on Tuesday, but will have to see how the next one goes to see if skiing has helped my fitness.  I certainly saw a big improvement with my skiing abilities last week and put that down to doing two spin classes a week.  Long may it continue I say!!!

You might also have seen I went to London on Tuesday night, along with my hubby, son and mum we attended a presentation evening at Waterman's Hall near The Tower of London.  Back in September I watched my son compete in the Doggetts Coat and Badge Wager  where he placed second, a wonderful result considering he'd only been sculling for just 10 months! James was presented with his medal at an awards evening with three course meal and drinks.  It really was a splendid evening - albeit a long journey by car, Thames Clipper ride and short walk, but the dinner and complimentary wine were a great incentive!

Unfortunately I didn't get many photos from our evening in the capital, but here's some that I did get.  I wore a dress with boots both practical and warm.  The dress is long enough to cover the top of my boots and with long sleeves it kept me warm too.  I wore a full length slip underneath (do you still wear a slip) I know they're somewhat old fashioned, but they do keep everything looking smooth and flat, and give an extra layer for when it's cold.  Catch the dress in full glory back in November when I wore it to celebrate my grandson's christening.

Waiting for the clipper, fortunately they had a waiting room to shelter from the harsh wind!  My camel Sosandar coat looked just right over the dress, & I chose neutral toned accessories of tan boots that I absolutely love and my new round tan Ted Baker bag.  It has a sturdy, stylish part chain, part leather long strap to wear cross-body and also circular handles for a daintier feel.  It has also been reduced in the sale, the Acantha bag will work it's magic with all your outfits both Winter and Summer.

Here's the boots I was telling you about - they're from Lotus Shoes and you can read when I styled them with a tan dress and wrap. 

Here's my son sharing his award - he's competing this year and is aiming high.  I'm looking forward to enjoying another day on the Thames, when he hopefully achieves his goal - will keep you posted as to how he gets on!

#Chicandstylish #LINKUP time - do add a link or two below.

Favourite blogger from last week is Claire - Claire Justine.  She has styled gorgeous black and white polka dots with a blast of red!  Such a great outfit & your black jacket is very sassy too!

Now let's start linking up.
Here are some guidelines.
Please follow your host on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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.
Also link back to Mummabstylish blog post.
You could also share the love on social media.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Many thanks to Esther Ruby for taking my brilliant photos - love to you Hun.
Do add your links as I love to see what you are wearing.
Catch you again on Monday - can you believe it will be February then!!!!
Bye for now. X



  1. Oh congretulations to your son! What a lovely photos of you and your mum. I love the dress you are wearing. It s my style exactly!

  2. What a lovely evening out - well done to your son! Yes I do still wear a slip :) it's an age thing!
    Michelle xx

  3. Proud moments Jacqui and lovely photos. Say hi to mum xx

  4. Your printed dress is so pretty! Love the colors! Congrats to your son!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  5. Congratulations to your son - and I love his jacket btw! Good style runs in the family apparently!

  6. What a great outfit! I like all the neutrals together and you do look so cosy. Big congrats to your son on the medal too! :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that you are having a great week :)

    Away From Blue

  7. love the glimpse into family and congrats to your son, Great dress

  8. I love your dress and your boots, Jacqui! And what a fun thing to watch your son excelling at his passion! Wishing him much luck again this year.


  9. Congratulations to your son. Gorgeous dress!

  10. Congrats again to your son! I remember seeing that earlier post when you all went to see him compete! What a wonderful family evening!Love the dress with those boots.

  11. Congratulations to you son! How wonderful and I enjoyed reading about your excursions. I used to be able to take spin class and loved it! Beautiful dress and I am a Ted Baker fan too, love your bag!
    jess xx

  12. Congratulations to your son! That is so wonderful! And I love your dress!

  13. You looked very smart and youthful Jacqui - congrats to your son, I loved his dotty blazer too! He has the style chops of Mum!

  14. What a gorgeous dress and I am in love with that handbag! And your Mum is precious - I can see where you got your sense of style - you should maybe think about doing an occasional "How I Styled It" side-by-side with your Mum. Congratulations to your son - what a great achievement and best wishes for future competitions! And thank you so much for hosting the link-up!


    1. Thank you so much Ruth, kind words. Appreciate them. x

  15. That's such a pretty dress, and it looks great with your camel coat!
    Cheryl Shops |

  16. Congratulations on your son's achievements. Like the photo of you and your mom, this dress is very pretty and I think it suits you very nicely

  17. Big congratulations to your son. The dress is fab. You look so lovely.


  18. Oh love all the looks here, and seeing the family through the generations and congratulations to your son!

    Allie of


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