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Thursday 15 October 2020

Navy and Biscuit Neutrals - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there.
How you doing?
Well my dress is ready as are my shoes, bag and fascinator - my nails are being painted today and I'm just waiting for the big day to arrive, my son gets married tomorrow!  It's been long awaited since being postponed in June and although it's been reduced to only 15 family members I've got my fingers crossed they'll have a wonderful day.   I'll be sharing my outfit on the blog soon, so hope you'll stop back to check it out.

I'm sharing another neutral outfit on the blog today. You've seen all these pieces in the past, but not together.  When I got my culottes I knew they'd have plenty of options & I really love biscuit and navy together.  You can see two previous looks here with a sunflower top & here with my new top from H & M.

You can see I've touched base with my previous three-colour-rule, and I have to admit it's looking a bit... well .. plain I think!  I know there's some interesting bits like the frills, flowers on my sandals and the patent bag but I feel it still needs a bit more je ne sais pas.  Maybe a pattern or another colour - what would you suggest my friends?

Isn't my bag gorgeous!  Hubby picked it from our local Fenwick's and it's another well chosen Christmas present, he's good at that. 😀

Anyway, let me tell you a little about today's ensemble.  The blouse is a previous gift from Bonmarche, as were the culottes, and being such a wearable silky top it's complimented my white jeans, jeans, skirts and culottes and the frill detail really caught my eye as it's just so feminine.  Being a long sleeved top it's perfect for this season, and I could still pop a little cami under it when the temperatures drop further!

I've teamed navy sandals that were a previous gift too.  You can read all about them here and don't they make a great match with my neutral crops! I can't tell you how comfortable and easy to wear they are - I've popped them on for just running to the shops - literally running they're that good. ☑️ I've just seen they've been greatly reduced to £25 which is a fantastic price for something of such good quality - AND they're available in tan. ☑️

Isn't my bag gorgeous!  Hubby picked it from our local Fenwick's and it's another well chosen Christmas present, he's good at that. 😀 This Bulaggi bag boasts two deep pockets with a zipped separate compartment in the middle. It has a main zip across the top and inside another side pocket and phone pocket too.  It's a walnut brown giraffe print that has an appealing lock and key addition.  A bag I use every once in a while and always takes center stage with a nice comment of two.  I've found this similar shopping bag that ticks all the boxes for me. 

Time for this week's #Chicandstylish #LINKUP.

Before we get started welcome Laurie - Vanity & Me Style who's blog post from last week caught my eye for two reasons.  Her dress is stunning and just the type of style I'd wear in a heartbeat and her Nordgreen watch is just so elegant.

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Glad you could stop by today, much appreciate your visiting.
Thanks to Esther Ruby for taking these photos.
Catch you again on Monday I'm off to get ready for the wedding!
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Bye, bye. X


  1. I hope everything is wonderful for you and your family tomorrow Jacqui. Thank you for the feature xx

  2. I really like this outfit on you, the navy ruffle top looks fantastic! :)

    Hope your week is going well :) Thanks for the link up!

    Away From Blue

  3. Congratulations on your son's wedding, Jacqui, hope you all have a wonderful and memorable day. Love your outfit a lot, the blouse is very pretty and will go well with many different types of pants or skirts. The culottes are very well cut and fit you perfectly. Enjoy the big event

  4. Your bag is absolutely stunning, Jacqui! Hubby chose well. And I think this outfit is really pretty and classically chic the way it is. If you wanted to add a print or something, I might only go with a small neckerchief maybe even just on your purse strap or around your wrist. These colors are so pretty together and perfect for fall.


  5. The navy and biscuit is always a classic combination. Your husband has great taste , the bag is wonderful. Enjoy your son's wedding , look forward to seeing the photos. Many thanks for hosting Jacqui.

  6. How exciting that the wedding is tomorrow! Enjoy every single moment!

  7. This is such a pretty combo! So exciting that your son's wedding is tomorrow! Congrats!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  8. Oh how exiting! That is going to be a fantastic day Jacqui! Just enjoy it!

  9. Hope you have a wonderful time at your son's wedding and congratulations to your family! I actually really like this color combo without a pattern added to it.

  10. Sounds like you are so ready for your son's wedding, it's been a long wait. I know it will be a wonderful event, even with the guest list paired down! Love your outfit today, you are very lucky to have a husband with such good taste to shop for you! Thanks for the link up and have a great week.

  11. Such a chic and classic look! I love the sophisticated color combo!

  12. First congrats on your son getting married tomorrow! Hope you have a wonderful time. I love this pretty top and the tan and navy color combo, so classic.

  13. That is a stunning color combo, Jacqui. I love all the ways you've styled these culottes--so smart to choose a piece that you can restyle over and over and make such great outfits! Congrats on your son's wedding. Sometimes smaller, more intimate groups are even better.

    xx Darlene

  14. Love your outfit:) And so happy for you that all is ready! xx

  15. Hope your son has a beautiful wedding day! This top is so pretty and I love how you called the tan color biscuit! Such a perfect word to describe the color.


  16. Beautiful blend of colours Jacqui. The weather's looking good for the wedding today, hope it's a cracker and look forward to seeing your outfit xx

  17. Oh! I love the warm caramel color of your textured bag! I am a satchel girl myself! Love the mix of light tan and navy. Congrats on the wedding, enjoy!!
    jess xx

  18. Best wishes to your son, and I hope it was a lovely wedding!
    Cheryl Shops |

  19. These outfits are so hott! These are the symbolic colors of Fall!
    The Wallet Heaven

  20. What a stylish and cool outfit! These items keep us warm while looking gorgeous!
    Cool Style For Men

  21. That's a very chic colour combination! I saw your photos of the wedding on Instagram stories - it looked like you had a wonderful day! Congrats to the happy couple!

    Emma xxx


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