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Thursday 20 August 2020

Styling a Cut-Out Blouse - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Good morning my friends.
Thanks for stopping by today.
What are your plans for the weekend?
Nothing much lined up for Mummabstylish this weekend, it's quite daunting to think of nothing happening at the weekend paired with horrible wet weather isn't it!  Bring back the sunshine please 🥺

Before the summer runs out I thought I'd better share this cute little cotton cut-out top with you.  I'd seen another blogger wearing an eye catching beauty and wanted to find my own - alas I couldn't find the right top (it was sold out) and found this pretty white cotton top was a good substitute.

Now before you ask no I'm not growing my own fruits and vegetables - but I wish I was.  These photos were taken at my friends house and she recently supplied me with home grown plums, runner beans & some really tasty tomatoes - big beef tomatoes that were so sweet I thought they were picked in Spain.  How I wish I was eating them in Spain with slices of mozzarella, salt & pepper and a drizzle of olive oil ... oh and obviously a large sangria!
I'm digressing, I want to share this cute light cotton top with you.  I picked it up in F & F - like you do when shopping for your essentials, bread, milk, shampoo oh & the odd top - lol.  Needless to say it was in the sale as the end of Summer is in sight and stores what to make room for much anticipated Autumn joys.  There's something about new seasons that fill me with happiness and wonder, wonder what colours and styles will be making an appearance. 

The top has little puff sleeves and a round neck that's finished off with a cute tie bow detail, you could leave it to hang, but I felt that looked a bit messy.  The front is double layered to give better cover, but the back is only single so somewhat see-through.  Still a lovely keeper for £10!

I teamed it with my stretchy pencil skirt.  You may have seen it on the blog before, this flock skirt works well worn with pale colours too, checkout when I styled it with pale blue and pink with a flash of bling too. 
Straight skirts with an elastic waist work very well in my wardrobe, they are so comfortable to wear, and can be dressed up for an evening out or worn with flats for a casual afternoon shopping, or just working indoors.  They are great for wearing now, when I've enjoyed too much food during lock-down!! 🤣  What's your favourite item to wear during LD?

I've got a lot of pattern mixing going on in this outfit, but am pleased with how well it looks.  With circles on my shoes and bag, ovals on my blouse, the lace design on the skirt look so at home with each other.  It's a great way to embrace pattern mixing, just use similar shades & colours - this is about as far as I go for now! Ha ha.

Studying these photos I'm in dire need of having my eyelash extensions done, my daughter usually does them and I'm patiently waiting for her to give me the nod so I can get them done - watch this space.  She's done my nails a couple of times already so the fingers are on point which makes me very happy indeed.  If you saw my IG stories you'll have seen I'm sporting bright and lively Apple Red. ❤️❤️

Now let's brighten the day up with the #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Favourite blogger from last week is ...... Jill - Doused in Pink who's sharing some brilliant UPF dresses - do stop by her blog to read all about this interesting and ingenious fabric where Jill can explain all in more detail.

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Appreciate your support today and every other day, really appreciate it.
Many thanks to Esther Ruby for taking photos for me.
Catch you again on Monday, have a super weekend my friends.
Bye, bye. X



  1. What a nice summery outfit! The top is really cute. Isn’t it fun to score at the summer sales? I got 3 pairs of sandals at more than 50% off at Macy’s (online). Feeling pretty chuffed about it.


  2. What a bargain top! it looks lovely on you and pairs so nicely with the skirt - such a great mix of textures in this outfit and it looks very summery! :)

    Thanks for the link up :)

    Hope that your week is going well :)

    Away From Blue

  3. I love broderie anglais. FandF have some amazing bargains at the moment too. xx

  4. Beautiful outfit, stunning photos Jacqui :) Thanks for hosting.

  5. You wish you were in Spain, I wish I was in Rye! With a G&T! lol. That's a great blouse, such a classic summer top. I love that skirt too, very elegant!

  6. What a great top, Jacqui! I love it paired with that beautiful pencil skirt. And all the different textures and subtle print mixing are brilliant! And now I am hungry for some Caprese salad!


  7. I do like your all white outfit- the eyelet blouse is a sweetie. I hope Summer warm days have returned. Your friends produce sounds wonderful . Many thanks for hosting Jacqui.

  8. true confession, while the top is adorable I was mesmerized with the greenhouse. So great of your friend to share, our neighbour does the same. Nothing better than the tomatoes fresh off the vine

  9. I love your eyelet top! The sleeves are fabulous! This is such a pretty mix of textures! Thank you so much for the feature this week! What a nice surprise to start my day!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  10. White is my favorite color for the summer season, and you styled it so well!


  11. White on white pattern mixing is so difficult to get right- and yours is beautifully on point! Love this mixing so much. YOu look beautiful xx

  12. Those white broderie / eyelet tops have been the stealth hit of the summer! You picked up a beaut at F&F. I'm fascinated in the idea of eyelash extensions - perhaps you and your daughter could write a post on what's involved? Pretty please?

  13. oh, we were in Spain last summer! I miss paella and the beautiful Costa Brava! This is such pretty feminine blouse. I love your mononchromatic look. And yum to fresh tomatoes.

  14. Love this all white outfit-and what a great bargain the sweet top was! Your subtle pattern and texture mixing looks very chic. One of our neighbors shares the bounty of fresh produce from their garden, as well. So kind, and wonderful to eat food that was just picked from the vine!

  15. jacqui! love how you said you better hurry up to show your outfit before summer ends! i FEEL THE SAME WAY! so much to show-off, but time is running out....
    lovely eyelet top...i am addicted to eyelet anything...
    xo eva

  16. You look so chic and elegant! I love this outfit on you!

  17. I love lacy white tops in the summer, especially when you can get them on sale! :)
    Cheryl Shops |

  18. This is such a delicate outfit and looks so pretty! i love the top . Oh I love tomatoes with cheese and also love a great tomato sandwich, yum! Sangria too! August is going by!
    jess xx

  19. Such a cute find, Jacqui, and I love the subtle mix of patterns. Must be nice to have a daughter with those skills! Lol! Especially during LD!!

    xx Darlene

  20. I have to say that this outfit is very delicate, and you are so pretty in it!
    The Wallet Heaven


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