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Thursday 22 October 2020

Neutrals with a Hobbs Jacket - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my friends.
What you up to?
Keep your ears covered if you don't want to hear about the 'C' word - no not Covid the other one!  
Christmas is literally just around the corner and I've started to buy some presents!  With half price toy sales going on all over the show I thought it would be a good time to start.  I have bought four already and am planning more shopping trips in the coming days to make sure I have the majority bought by the end of November - let's see how that pans out!
If you'd joined me over the past couple of weeks you'll have seen I've been embracing the neutral-shades-bus.  I'm still not convinced they are really 'me' but for the time being I'm going with it.  
I know they've been on repeat since I got them, but quite honestly these trousers are just perfect for the seasons changing temperatures.
Last week I teamed a navy blouse over them and before that they pulled together my lightweight trench and new floral top    

Today I've picked my gorgeous Chanel style jacket which has biscuit flecks as well as pale coral tones too.  I wore a matching blush top that has to be a mainstay of my wardrobe ( - along with the other shades I own - cream, black and bright yellow), I wish I'd bought more colours as they have so much to offer.

Who wouldn't love a Chanel jacket in their wardrobe or a Chanel anything for that matter, alas until I get one this Hobbs jacket will be a fabulous stand-in.  Hubby found it one Christmas and it's been a winning addition to many an outfit.  Flecks make this work hard with a multitude of other colours and you can see I've worn it on many outings in the past - you can check them out here styled with Black and pale pink, topping grey trousers & deep coral  & looking very feminine in a cream pleated skirt.

Now have you spotted my delicious shoes?  I'm still on the fence about this particular shoe, it's a tad too big, but I was worried a smaller size wouldn't fit!  If I wear tights with them they are sure to be too big! I'm not convinced these are the ones for me, however it's too late to return them so you'll probably see them again. 😉 These are a good alternative as mine were in the Next sale for £7. 

I adore wearing this beaded necklace.  I picked it up in the Matalan sale a few years ago, and it's definitely earned it's keep with the amount of wear it's had.  Here's one from M & S that's very similar.

Time for the #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Let's see who's favourite from last week.  A big hello to Emma my friend from Style not Age.  She's sharing a pre-loved outfit that looks magnificent on her and just right for the coming months.  Bright and cheery blue really suits you Emma.  Catch more of Emma's outfit here on - Style Splash.

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Thanks for joining me today, can't wait to see your latest styles.
Many thanks for Esther's photography skills.
Cheerio. X


  1. Very nice look! I think those shoes look pretty good. I was also thinking of Christmas presents already, lol. But I have only Gerben to shop for! Ha ha, that's easier.

  2. You seem to suit those classy neutrals as much as you do the jewel colours Jacqui, you lucky girl. I love a Chanel type jacket! xx

  3. I love a tweed style jacket. I have a couple too. They work well with the neutral culottes Jacqui xx

  4. Your neutrals do work beautifully with the darker mix jacket. Pity about the shoes , hoe they don,t stretch further. You are organised , I can't think about Christmas yet as our family has many November birthdays. Many thanks for hosting Jacqui.

  5. Beautiful outfit, Jacqui! I love the Chanel inspired jacket and your shoes are really pretty! Can you put inserts in them to make them fit a little better?


  6. I love this Chanel inspired jacket - it's one of my favorite types of jacket! Looks so chic and can be worn so many ways!

  7. What a lovely classic outfit! the tweed jacket is a great toper! I have a couple jackets like this I usually wear to the office - I've been missing wearing them this year!

    Thanks for the link up :)

    Hope your week is going well :)

    Away From Blue

  8. Your culottes are so versatile and getting so much wear! I love them styled with the tweed jacket! Love the Chanel vibes!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  9. Hahaha! The "C" word. Love this look Jacqui. Very chic XOXO

  10. I am enjoying your neutral outfits! You wear them well. That necklace is a perfect addition to probably most outfits and I love the trim on that jacket.

  11. You look so chic! I love those pants and jacket on you! I can't believe Christmas is coming up! This year seems like it has taken forever, but it's almost over!

  12. Very elegant look, Jacqui! I love everything in this outfit!


  13. Love your outfit, Jacqui. Love the colour of your shoes and trousers :) Thanks for hosting.

  14. That Chanel-inspired jacket is gorgeous! I want one! ;)
    Cheryl Shops |

  15. I love it when you can get so many looks out of one item. You've styled those culottes so many cute ways!! I'm starting my online shopping, too. Hey, it's just two months till Christmas, right?!

    xx Darlene

  16. I just adore the way you style these up!! Have a great end of the week xx

  17. Thank you so much for the feature Jacqui! That was a lovely surprise :-) You wear neutrals so well, and the Chanel-esque jacket is fabulous! I've started my Christmas shopping too - only a couple of things but I don't want to leave it all until the last minute!

    Emma xxx

  18. You look amazing in culottes, I have yet to try them... but, I want to! I love that jacket, too it goes so nicely with the neutral/biscuit shades. And, I love your outdoor space, it is very charming and cozy!


  19. The Chanel jacket looks so good with the neutral outfit . You look very chic in this look!


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