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Thursday 9 July 2020

Black & White Bonmarche with a Red Top - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there my lovely friends.
How you doing?
Our windy weather has made way for rain - it's been a very grey here with only a glimpse of sunshine today!  I've been in charge of the grand-kids over the past couple of days as Mummy & Daddy have been busy building their new home.  It's been such a fun time and I know I'll look back on our times together with love and affection once the house is finished and lock-down is over.  I wonder what they will remember when they are older? 🤔  My princess is back at school & my prince is at pre-school, one loves it the other doesn't - they are like chalk and cheese.  I definitely think getting kids back to normality and school is better for their mind-set & don't we all need a bit of normality!

My new dresses from Next have arrived - although I've not had a chance to try them on yet!  I like to set aside a little time so I can try on, mix with shoes, jewellery and jackets, you know work out a few looks for the future, I can't wait for that to happen.
What have you been wearing lately?  Still wearing your comfy casuals or are you dressing to impress - even if it's only the cashier - lol.  I trying not to wear my denim too much & my newly acquired culottes from Bonmarche are doing a good job.  I'm smitten with these wide leg crops having grabbed them plenty of times lately as they are so comfortable. In fact I'm wearing them now!

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

Now about these trousers - crops - culottes* whatever you want to call them they've really impressed me.  I've worn them casually or dressed up and they always look fabulous.  There's plenty of colours to team with this black and white animal version - but the red really pops really well don't you think!  I can see these working really hard in my wardrobe, so I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot of them in the next couple of months.

You can find out more about the red Fiji wedges from Hotter on the blog next week.  I can't begin to tell you how happy they make my feet, so do stop by on Monday for all the gen.

My little red top is a god-send.  I bring it out every summer and it always looks fab!  It has little spaghetti straps that cross over at the back - it also has a tie at the back which I either have hanging or in a bow.  I topped it off with my off-white blazer.  Mine is years old and is from one of my favourite shopping haunts - H & M,  I need to get in there for a nosy - how about you?

Looking at the next photo I realise just how much my hair needs a trim!  My daughter had coloured if for me twice - so that's why it's a little darker than normal.  I have been trimming my fringe though, but am in need of thinning scissors, although having my stylish open now and a booking next week I probably wont bother to get any.  I'll need quite a big trim as it's grown so much and isn't in the best condition.  That's sure to be an experience, but I've seen lots of stories and posts about you bloggers having already visited the salon so it will be worthwhile in the end.

Can you see the culottes have a half elastic waist which is similar to the Sara jeans I wore a few weeks ago, this is very much appreciated since lock-down I can tell you - ha ha ha!

Time for the #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

I'm loving this stunning dress Lizzie - Lizzie in Lace wore recently.  I just want to be wearing dresses like this everyday.  Do stop by the blog for all the details of this dainty lilac dress.

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Hope you are staying safe, and I'll catch you on Monday.
Bye for now. X


  1. I think your hole family will think back with warm feelings! It s special to be together for such a long time. Love the color combination you are wearing and great skirt!

    1. I'm sure they will Nancy, I can't believe how long its been. Thanks for your lovely comments. x

  2. These culottes look great on Jacqui. I think Bonmarche provide comfortable wear every day clothing. I had my eye on the white cropped jeans too.

    1. They have some super bits don't they! So pleased with mine. Jacqui x

  3. I love the combination of black and white with red. Nice culottes!

  4. Those culottes are fabulous! Such a great print for summer! Love them styled with red!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  5. Jacqui, these culottes are amazing! I love the print and they look so great with the red top and sandals and white blazer. Perfect combination! So all the children are back at school where you live? Is there no summer vacation? I have been watching all the conflict here in the U.S. over the safety of sending kids back to school this fall. I am so not sure how I feel about any of it! Such a confusing time. Enjoy those grand babies, my friend!


    1. Thanks Shelbee, kind words.
      Our princess is back for the last 3 weeks and then they break for summer hols - same for pre-school. Our schools are only taking a three years - two early and the last year. Weighing it up my daughter decided to let her go back, she really needed it and was becoming very unlike her usual self - she's much better now. Good luck with whatever you decide Shelbee. Jacqui x

  6. Love the crisp red, white and black color combination. The culottes look great on you, and look like they would be very comfortable and versatile. So happy you are able to spend this time surrounded by your family!

  7. I have been wearing a lot of yellow lately! I love red too though! Those red sandals and top look great with the culottes!

  8. I love the colour combination of black, white with a pop of red. Culottes are a great alternative to a skirt - these look so stylish and comfortable!
    Alison xx

  9. Oh those are some fun cullotes! Love the print and it looks wonderful with the red! Wonderful you spend time wiht family. My mom is with us and we had my sis and niece here for my bday.
    jess xx

  10. This is a lovely colour combo and the red sandals look fab. Wasn't it windy! Now tonight we have pouring rain, come on sun! Big news ... I have had my hair done and I have an appointment for my waxing!!!!! Not until 22nd though. Next I to get booked in for my nails. Love Michelle xx

  11. Such a great look on you Jacqui, I love black and white with a touch of red. How fun that you are spending time with your grandkids. Take care

  12. Oh so looking forward to that with my grandkids! Theyre presently 9 months and the newborn is almost4 weeks! Faily is everything. YOu look amazing in red:) xx

  13. Love the skirt & it's so so good with the red!

  14. I am loving the comfort of wide leg pants, and these patterned crops are so cute! I love the black and white with the red pops of color--very nice, Jacqui! Yes, and it does look good for the cashier!! Lol!

    xx Darlene

  15. Loving the mixed animal print on your pants/culottes/whatever they are ;) and especially how you paired them with red—it looks really chic and sharp together!
    Cheryl Shops |

  16. Those crops are so much fun! I just love the mix of animal prints!

  17. Looking amazing and happy Thursday to you!

  18. I'm so in love with these culottes! The print mixed with red is so chic. Thanks for the link up!

  19. These are such fun statement pants and I really like the red with them! I've found I've been wearing jeans a lot recently, the weather is too cold and wet for me to consider other options, but I really do need to try mix it up a bit!

    Hope you have a nice weekend planned ahead of you! :)

    Away From Blue

  20. Great look! You're really beautiful!
    Join me: The World of Wallet

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