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Thursday 30 July 2020

Looking Hot in Hotter Shoes! - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Good morning my lovely friends.
What's going on in your neck of the woods?
We're still having changeable weather here in the UK, it's so annoying having to dress differently each day - sometimes the same day when the weather suddenly decides to switch temperatures!

We celebrated my youngest daughter's birthday on Tuesday, having afternoon tea in the garden which was prepared by my other daughters (I made some half decent cupcakes along with a birthday cake which went down well). We also had take-out pizzas delivered that evening and had a fun night with the family sharing stories and having a few laughs & drinks along the way.

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

Last week you might have seen me wearing a fabulous pair of espadrilles.  They are from Hotter Shoes and are an absolute dream to wear.  I can literally wear them all day without so much as a hint of a blister or pinch in sight.  Well I'm delighted to share another pair of wedges with you - these are slightly more dressier & can be worn dressed up or played down depending on where I'm going or what I'm doing.  So far I've worn these in the day time with a navy blouse and my stone culottes and with my jeans, being navy the choice is endless and I'm looking forward to featuring them over the next few weeks.
Today I've teamed the navy wedges, which are aptly named Hawaii* with a stripy beach dress from Matalan.  I thought it was in the sale for £12.50, but checking the till receipt that was the full price - yes I know fantastic!  I just wish I could pack the pair and run off to their namesake destination! Lol
(Late edit: Now reduced to £8)

The tee shirt dress, in navy and white stripes is an ankle length maxi, the beach dress has slinky slits up either side, short sleeves and a classic scoop neck.  It's one of those dresses that just feels good on, easily slips on over the head and hangs with a nice drape. It could be cinched in at the waist with a complimentary coloured belt, but is just as flattering left alone.

I picked a white bag to complete the holiday feel, mine is from a huge selection in T K Maxx.  I'm needing a visit there soon - just to 'have a look' you understand! Ha ha ha. x

By adding a basic string of beads an outfit reaches another level, and really is the finishing touch it needs.  I love the navy, white & pop-of-red ratio in this Breton inspired outfit.

Here's the best bit of the sandals - the pretty flower that sits on the front of each sandal - delightfully different don't you think!

Here's a piccy of the Hawaii cork wedges which are available in sizes 3 - 9 with half sizes from 41/2 to 71/2.  They are now reduced to a hot price of £49 - why not grab a pair ready for when we can get away on holiday! 🤞  They have a super soft upper and spongy cushioned inner sole which feels delicious to walk in, I was worried the peep toe would rub, but again the soft uppers kept any hint of possible pain at bay!  The buckle fastening has a hidden stretch insert creating extra flexibility which equals extra comfort - "winning".

It's #Chicandstylish #LINKUP time.

Who's most favourite from last week.  Welcome to Christine - Bon & Chic Style  Who's sharing how to wear wide leg trousers in a chic way, and boy does she look chic!  Do stop by her blog for all the details on this elegant Parisian-inspired two piece.

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Thank you for stopping by.
Photos kindly taken by Esther Ruby, much love.
Bye bye for now. X


  1. Wedged are always great summer shoes aren't they. I love the floral detail. We have a family birthday this weekend and will also order pizza!! Have a great day!

  2. They are lovely shoes and I really like your striped maxi dress too, what a bargain price!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that your week is going well :)

    Away From Blue

  3. You have a knack for finding great dresses at really good prices Jacqui! And always fabulous to find stylish shoes or sandals that are comfortable too.

  4. I missed TK Maxx the most too! Lovely to hear about the gamily getting together. Sounds like a perfect day xx

  5. The birthday afternoon tea in the garden sounds lovely. Pity about the changeable weather. You look great in your striped beach dress with those shoes. I do like a wedge , always comfy Many thanks for hosting Jacqui.

  6. Sounds like a nice birthday party! You never go wrong with cake and pizzza! Love your look, the maxi is so fun and I love yours shoes!

  7. Super cute shoes, Jacqui! The flower detail is the best. And I am absolutely loving this dress! So my summer style this year. It has been just unbearably hot, hot, hot where I live.


  8. Wedges are the only heel I can wear and this pair is darling! I love the flower appliqué detail!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  9. Happy birthday to your daughter! It sounds like you had a really nice celebration in spite of restrictions. Your dress is so cute and looks like a comfortable dream to wear, and those bow wedges are adorable! Have a good weekend!

  10. Love the beach dress on you- the stripes are so good! And a belated Happy Bday to your Leo princess (my Bday is the day before!). Have a great rest of the week xx

  11. Such a cute tee shirt dress! Stripes always look crisp and cute, don't they? And thanks for featuring Hotter Shoes!Those espadrilles are just darling! I'd forgotten about them but they make such cute and comfy shoes! Thanks,

    xx Darlene

  12. what pretty shoes, but I adore that dress, such a fun summer look

  13. I absolutely love your striped dress—it looks so comfy and chic!
    Cheryl Shops |

  14. super chic jacqui! i love stripes!
    xo eva

  15. You look fabulous! I love those fun slingback wedges!

  16. Love the details in the accesories: the little flower on the shoes, the pretty necklaces, the trim on the purse. I have been having a things for shoes lately and bought a few (the excuse being that a couple have met their end)

  17. Your shoes really goes with your lovely dress hun!


  18. Those are such pretty shoes and they were meant to be with your striped dress! Lovely summer outfit, the dress looks great on you. Love your white purse, I wear my white one often in the summer. Sounded like you had a great time, we are celebrating bdays this weekend too.
    jess xx


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