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Thursday, 2 July 2020

JJ's House, Pleats & Lace - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there my friends.
What's keeping you sane?
I'm getting my zest back for blogging, my enthusiasm always ebbs when I don't have any photos to use, but having met up with my god-daughter for a socially distanced shoot recently I've an abundance of photos to share with you and my juices are flowing.
Back in June my son was due to get married, but with the current situation this bloody Coronavirus had other plans so the wedding has been postponed - fingers crossed it will go ahead!  I've now to find a suitable dress for the in-between season of October.

Are you familiar with JJ's House  I've shared a couple of collaborations with them in the past which you can see here - in a bright pink two piece and here - sharing this elegant velvet dress.

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


There's over fifty colours to choose from for this stunning dress* -  plenty of the shades were very tempting and would be equally acceptable for me to wear.  I picked this very pale pearl pink,  I'm so used to wearing brighter, bolder shades I'm not sure it's really me.  I adore the style though, pleated skirts are just so feminine aren't they.  So with the lace bodice and long length this dress just oozes elegance & chic vibes.
I feel really comfortable with the scoop neckline which has a pretty scallop trim & is made from fine lace and is covered in a striking embroidered pattern.  This covers the inner sweetheart bodice and continues down to a 3/4 sleeve.  I would have preferred it a little shorter it's more like a maxi than a midi on me.  I'm smitten with the amount of material, it moves beautifully and sways when I walk, it'll be a great dress to wear if I went to a Social Ballroom Dance (if I had a dance partner - cough, cough!)


There's no need to wear a bra with the dress either, it has support bones and holds beautifully - that's a good addition with no unsightly bra straps on show!






I'm channeling my inner Marilyn Munroe in this dress, there's so much swishy swirly material I could dance the night away in it, but being a woman of a certain age I would definitely need the 'Marilyn' vent to cool me down - lol


How pretty are the shoes?  From a big choice at Dorothy Perkins, I love the ankle strap, pointed toe and sheer side panels & they happen to be an easy to wear pair of shoes.  I'm happy to state they are still available on the website here for a bargain £30. Everything I like in a shoe, aren't nude shoes just so flattering!


My clutch bag is from a matching twosome from Lotus Shoes - I hardly ever wear matchy matchy accessories now-a-days, I like to live on the edge and have different shades & textures - he he he! 🤣


For a cool price of £143 I'm so impressed with the quality JJ's offer and if you use my code
JACQUI at checkout you'll receive a 10% discount which is valid until July 31st 2020. 😇

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#Chicandstylish #LINKUP time.


Most clicked from last week Suzi - Alternative Ageing is sharing her love of bikinis!  Do stop by to read an inspiring and refreshing blog post.


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Glad you could join me today, many thanks.
Hugs to Esther Ruby for taking today's photos. x
Bye for now. X

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50 comments

  1. That is such a beautiful dress - so pretty for mother of the groom! :) I think it would be so good for your son's wedding, and I hope it can go ahead in October as planned :) We are allowed up to 100 guests at weddings here now which is nice!

    Thanks for the link up!

    Hope you are having a lovely week! :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. Yes it is a pretty dress, feels great on too! x

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  2. You look beautiful Jacqui. What a stunning dress :) Thanks for hosting.

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  3. That is a very elegant dress. And it looks extreme good on you! Was that a hint for hubby, ha ha! I sure hope that the wedding can go through in October.

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    1. I love it Nancy, just wished I'd gone for a brighter colour! x

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  4. That's a beautiful dress Jacqui, perfect for a wedding or summer party. Great that you don't have to wear a bra with it too. The colour looks good on you.

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    1. Thanks Gail, it is a super dress and very chic I think. x

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  5. WOW - you look absolutely stunning, Jacqui! The colour looks beautiful on you, and the shape is utter perfection. It would be perfect for a wedding.
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

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  6. A fairy tale dress Jacqui. Really beautiful on. My brother-in-law was due to get married in June. Such a disruption! xx

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    1. Yes it is, just not sure about the colour. x

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  7. Great dress! I do hope your son's wedding happens. I am so impressed with this dress - not having to wear a bra sounds fabulous!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Kellyann, thank you so much for joining me today. x

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  8. That dress is stunning and you look beautiful in it.

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  9. I love JJ's House! They have so many gorgeous dresses. This pink is absolutely gorgeous on you and the dress is stunning!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. They have amazing dresses and really good value for money. x

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  10. You look stunning! What a beautiful dress!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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  11. This dress is absolutely beautiful! Love the color, pleating and swish factor!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  12. This dress is beautifully swishy! I'm glad you are feeling better about blogging and had a fun photo shoot!

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    1. Kim, thanks for stopping by - kind comments. x

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  13. I think this dress is perfect- it looks absolutely divine on you! What a bummer this Covid is for weddings - I have two weddings that got postponed. I feel for the couples. But October is a beautiful month to get married- tell your son to keep his spirits high! xx

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  14. This is a beautiful dress on you-I love a swishy skirt, too! So sorry to hear your son's wedding was postponed, fingers crossed for October!

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  15. Thats such a beautiful dress! You should wear it in October for the wedding, it is such a shame for the couples having to postpone and why can't dads walk their daughters down the aisle? Not sure I get that, if we are allowed social bubbles? Love Michelle xx

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  16. Jacqui, that dress is absolutely stunning and you look like a princess in it. I love the light color and I think you look fabulous. - Amy
    https://stylingrannymama.com/

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  17. Such a beautiful dress Jacqui, you look stunning! I hope your son's wedding can be rearranged in the not too distant future.

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  18. That is such a beautiful elegant dress! You are gorgeous!

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  19. Such a beautiful dress and love the shoes :-)

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  20. Jacqui, that soft pink is beautiful on you! It is elegant and so pretty! Perfect for a wedding!! Let's hope October works--my great-niece postponed her wedding until October, too! Fingers crossed!

    xx Darlene

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    1. Really pleased with it, just need the wedding to happen now. x

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  21. That dress is absolutely gorgeous! I think it's perfect on you!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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  22. Just love the color of this gorgeous dress and the swishy skirt! I was married in October and loved it, but I know... it is such a bummer with Covid that so many things have had to be rescheduled!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  23. I love the color of your dress Jacqui! Would be perfect for the wedding. The style with the longer skirt and lace is very elegant on you! Those nude pumps are so stylish and I love the textured style. Such a shame it had to be cancelled, as many things are due to Covid. You look radient!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. It's quite a soft colour, but not sure it's really me. x

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  24. That pale pink gown is stunning on you JACQUI, for your upcoming son's wedding too. And I love those nude pumps, the open strappy front is unique, makes them fun. Gorgeous dressy clutch, too!

    I brought back The Sunday Showcase, the first Sunday of each month. I would love for you to join it. Thanks. =) Enjoy your week! And please join me every THURSDAY for my weekly linkup. =)

    https://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2020/07/the-sunday-showcase-july-2020-red-white.html

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  25. Such a romantic dress Jacqui,it's stunning I'm you and I'm sure this would work in October too.
    Hugs, Mary x.

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