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Thursday 11 June 2020

Bonmarche Jersey/Linen Dress - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi my friends.
How are you all doing?
All good here in the land of 'What day is it ... err Thursday of course!'
Anyone else wondering just what day, month or year it is?
Just getting a tad fed up of the whole bloody situation now, and just want things to get back to normal.
I want to be able to shop, spend half the day getting ready to go out, enjoy an evening with my hubby in a restaurant or party with friends, go to the beauty salon and HUG MY FAMILY - as if writing it in capitals will make it happen - lol.

So whilst I can't do any of that, what shall I do then? - share a cute little linen dress that can be worn casually in the daytime, or for a cheeky dinner with hubby & even shopping with my bestie (when I can).
When Bonmarche asked me to review this printed jersey dress that has a linen blend trim I was excited to see just what it was like.  I was pleasantly surprised at the feel and look of the navy polka dot dress.  It felt soft to touch.  Bonmarche state it's a lightweight and breathable material which will keep you cool on warm days, which is just spot on! I can vouch for that when I wore it recently.

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

When I wore the navy spotted dress I was really happy with how it felt.  It just slipped on and fitted with ease and comfort, it was loose and didn't grab my figure.  I love the length of it too, sits just upon the knee which is great for the sunny weather.  I do need to get more colour on my legs and this dress will allow that to happen when out and about on daily chores.  It's one of those safe dresses, the ones you don't have to worry that you're showing too much cleavage or have too much leg on show!

My pretty dress comes in sizes 10 - 28 and costs a startling £22.  There's two other patterns available - both very exciting for the more flamboyant wearer.  I found it hard to chose between my navy spots and the cobalt blue & bright red options!  The printed jersey dress* is machine washable and a cool iron to keep it looking pristine.

I opted for bright red accessories to keep with a patriotic vibe.  I'm thinking of adding tan accents next time I wear it.  What shades would you add to it?

I took my old faithful jean jacket, but upon seeing the photos I'm not sure it was the right choice.  I'll be looking to add a red jacket to my collection as I reckon that would be a fabulous topping for it!

At least the #chicandstylish #LINKUP is still running, so a little bit of normality continues.

First shall we see who's number one from last week?  Welcome Debbie - Fashion Fairy Dust who looks just amazing in her outfit based around her stunning kimono.  Stop by her blog via the link for all the details.

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 joining me today, looking forward to seeing what you've been wearing this week.
Stay safe and enjoy what you do.
Catch you again on Monday.
Bye for now. X


  1. Lovely dress Jacqui. I love the blue and red together. Bonmarche have some really nice things in. Thanks for hosting :)

  2. The dress is lovely jacqui. I spent until 1pm Monday thinking it was Sunday! How does that happen? I couldn't believe it! xx

    1. Oh what are we like! Just need normality. x

  3. That's a fabulous dress Jacqui. And of course I love red! I feel your pain, I really am fed up with it now, and people just seem to be making their own decisions about coming out of lockdown and not really listening to the Government any more. It's all very infuriating. Love Michelle xx

    1. It's a great dress Michelle, many thanks for stopping by. x

  4. Great dress! It would be wonderful for summer parties!

  5. That is such a cute dress on you, I love the polka dots and the red accessories are really fun with it! I bet your denim jacket did look good worn with it too, it looks like a very versatile dress!

    Thanks for the link up!

    Hope you are having a nice week :)

    Away From Blue

  6. Wow Jacqui you look gorgeous. It' s an amazing dress!
    Xo Tina

  7. Red would look great with it. Also green. Nice dress, perfect for lots of situations.

  8. What a perfect summer dress! I love that you styled it with the pops of red! I am so ready to go out again!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  9. I miss all the normal and want everything to be sane again. And yes your list is my list especially hugs and visits. Great dress,

    1. we are all feeling the same Linda, stay safe and well. x

  10. I love this polka dotted dress, Jacqui! And red, white, and blue is such a great color combination. Speaking of losing track of time....yeah...I lost that about 2 months ago! I am afraid I may never get my sense of time back.


  11. Yellow would be really cute with it too! I love that it is what you call a safe dress: easy to move in and no worries about too much of anything showing! That wide band at the bottom is really nice too.

    1. Thank you so much Hun. x Have a good weekend. x

  12. The dress is very pretty on you, and so versatile with many color mixing possibilities! I love polka dots for summer. We are very ready to resume human contact here, too, but it looks like it will be a while for us. It's going to be a very different kind of summer, that's for sure!

  13. This is such a darling shift dress on you Jacqui! A great summer sillouette and I love it with the red touches. I can realte to being a bit overwhelmed and frsutrated with it all!
    I have to look at the calender to see what day it is!
    jess xx

  14. Such a pretty dress and it looks great on you. I love the red pop of color as well.

  15. I am loving your polka-dot dress!
    Yes, I too, am so ready for back to normal life. Time is too precious to waste!

    Thanks for hosting today!

  16. The dress looks really cool and comfortable. I noticed that it was a great length right away, too!

  17. Bright red accessories are perfect with navy- love the shoes so much!! Btw..just found you on Insta so happy! Please come link up with me tomorrow for my Friday link up party:) xx

  18. I love this dress Jacqui. Perfect for all occasions to pop on and feel good in. I thought it was Thursday for most of put it perfectly in your opening lines - so sick of this now, I'm dying to get dressed up and go out, out. xx

    1. Arrh thank you, it was a good choice for me. x

  19. That's a bargain for such a elegant dress! I am totally a mess about what day it is!

  20. A shift dress is so classic and perfect for summer. Love how you added a bright pop of red!
    Cheryl Shops |

  21. I DO love an easy dress...and navy...and polka dots!

    I actually love chartreuse green with navy, especially in summer!

    I'll definitely add your Thursday link-up to my calendar!


  22. That dress is so lovely on you! I can't believe the cost!

  23. That is the perfect easy summer dress, love navy and love polka dots! Thank you so much for the feature, I truly appreciate it. And I'm right there with you in regard to having absolutely no idea what day (week, month...) it is! Our county has opened up quite a bit however I'm still rather apprehensive about venturing out too much.

  24. Love this dress on you! The color combo is so fun for summer too!


  25. Jacqui, I'm all for "safe" dresses you can throw on and go! And that navy polkadot is just so cute! Yes, we are all a bit fed up, but so glad we did our part to flatten the curve. We are opening up a bit here, but things are still not quite "normal."

    xx Darlene

  26. Fabulous dress Jacqui, it looks so chic with the red bag and shoes! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Emma xxx


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