Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger for the over Fifties - What real women wear!

Thursday 12 March 2020

Black Trousers a Top Ten Must- #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my friends.
This over fifty blogger is getting a tad fed up with the weather now - why wont it just go away and let the sun shine? With that said I've woken up to glorious sunshine today, but with ever changeable weather who knows what this afternoon will bring!
It's been a quiet month for Mummab, but I'm on the countdown to a really busy April, May and June.  There's two weekend's away with a string of birthdays in April followed by the Hen & Stag weekends culminating in my son's wedding in June - with a few more birthday scattered about it'll be a hectic few months I'm sure.  My first trip is to Valmorel for a couple of days skiing.  If you follow the blog you'll know I'm a keen skier, and love to go 'play in the snow' at every opportunity - catch my recent visit to Italy (pre-Coronavirus).  As I'm only going for a few days I don't need much, so an overnight case will suffice.  Driving down through France re-creates our previous holidays with the kids years ago, I have fond memories, although at the time I'm sure it was hard work with 5 kids.  My daughter is coming with us, so it will be good to re-live some of the memories with her.  In my case will be a couple of pairs of jeans, ski gear, two nice tops/blouses and a pair of comfy boots - so excited I'm going to pack this weekend - ha ha!

Today's outfit is a very classic style, one that I'd love to wear all the time.  The black wide leg trousers have to be on my top ten 'must haves'.  They are a timeless addition to any wardrobe and I have two pairs that I circulate.  One from Bonmarche - see them styled with this beautiful sunflower blouse,  & these I'm sharing today are from Florence and Fred.  I've had them a while and have to say they are a tad too long, but with a high boot I can still get away with it.

Black trousers work with just about anything, so you can understand why they play such an important part in the wardrobe.  I tend to team with dressy tops and blouses - mainly because of the length - I have to wear heels with them, so that negates any casual trainer.  I will have to look for a shorter style so I can do just that.  Today I chose black boots, these were grabbed back from the charity pile just for the height, they have a platform and high heel, but are very comfortable indeed.  They are from Clarks & are years old but now might have to stay in my collection - yay they have a reprive!

Now let's tell you about this blouse.  A while back I featured my sister in a Style Steal.  We like the same styles and often turn up in really similar outfits.  She gave me the top after getting a second free with the one she bought, so I got it!  It has a very unusual elasticated neck, which sits high up, always flattering, long sleeves with button and cuff and enough fabric to fully tuck in.  It's a warm blush pink background and faint brown chain link pattern giving a sophisticated feel to the soft and slinky blouse.

My hand immediately stopped at this chain necklace, I've had this one yonks, and it never fails to round off an outfit perfectly.
Topped off with my camel Sosandar coat, all in all a very neat and wearable look for today's, dare I say Spring like weather!!!!

Time for the #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Favourite post from last week is Anna Shirley - The Glam Adventure. who's copy of Jennifer Aniston's outfit is brilliant.  Go check it out, I love it and reckon you will too! One for me to try I think!

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 for stopping by, great to have to here.
Esther Ruby took photos for me which I'm so thankful for.
Have a super week and let's hope the weather improves for us all.
Bye for now. X



  1. Love the colour of the coat and blouse, it's very flattering on you xx

  2. Oh my word, Jacqui, you are a very busy gal! So much exciting stuff for you in the coming months. And this outfit is so chic! I love the pants. And the print on your blouse is really pretty. Great combination of black and tan as well. I hope you are having a wonderful week and I hope the sun shines for you soon!


    1. Shelbee, yes I really am! It all makes for a happy life though. Hope you have a great week too. x

  3. Great look Jacqui, thanks for the link up!

  4. Such a classic look, love the colour on you. Good luck over the next while, sounds pretty busy.

  5. Very classy look! Have fun skiing!

  6. Your coat is such a classic and a great topper with this outfit! :) it's nice you have such a busy year ahead, with so many fun things planned!

    Thanks for the link up!
    Hope that your week is going well :)

    Away From Blue

    1. Isn't it just Mica, I love it! Yes a busy time, but just want some nicer weather! Thanks for joining me today. x

  7. I love your coat and blouse - they team so well with your black trousers.

    I have been wearing black trousers to my office most days this winter for comfort and warmth - far more than skirts

    1. Rebecca, thanks for joining me today. They are just so versatile, I started the day off in a dress, but soon changed to trousers once the weather changed. Jacqui x

  8. Hi Jacqui! Good to see the flowers and hear about Spring-Like weather, we have had so many grey and rainy days, I am ready for Sunshine. Love the style of the blouse on you! The higher neck and classic style is so pretty with the trousers.
    jess xx

    1. Thanks for stopping by, glad you like this outfit. Jacqui x

  9. It looks like spring has sprung in GB. Great office look. Thanks for hosting the party.

    1. We've had the odd day Nicole, but it's not fully arrived yet. Hope you are well. x

  10. Lets hope we are on the way to better weather! I feel the same! Love the blouse Jacqui and the colour works perfectly with black xx

  11. Sounds like you have a couple of really busy few months ahead with some fabulous things to do! I hope the weather gets nice for you soon, in the mean time, this look is beautiful. Classic and totally gorgeous!

    xx, Elise

  12. Well, you have flowers and grass, so you're way ahead of us weather wise! Love your outfit. So pretty and classy.

  13. That outfit is definitely a classic, Jacqui, and looks lovely on you. I often raid my "give-away" pile and end up keeping old favorites! Lol! Have a wonderful trip.

    xx Darlene

  14. Oh, and happy blog birthday!! Woohoo!

  15. I love your classic black and tan color combo! You look classy and fabulous!

  16. My black trousers are a staple in my closet that I wear nonstop. Love your sunflower blouse! Such a pretty look!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  17. What a gorgeous outfit! Love the blush tones on you! Hope you get some sunshine soon <3


  18. I'm in LOVE with this coat! The cut and color are just perfect on you too. Have a great weekend!!


  19. Such an elegant look today Jacqui. You look great in anything, I swear! The trousers are very versatile aren't they and the shape is so flattering.

    Do keep safe on your travels my dear xxx

  20. you look great! I really like your outfit! And I agree with you, black trousers are an absolute must!

    Life is a Shoe


I love reading your comments, please leave one here! By completing this form you are agreeing with this website storing and handling your data.

Blogger Template Created by pipdig