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Thursday, 1 October 2020

Neutrals for Autumn - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my friends.
How are you all?
Been a funny old week for me.  My daughter and family, who are living with me, have gone off for a few days away!  It's been very odd to say the least!  Extremely quiet, dare I say tidy and rather boring!  No impromptu cuddles, toys on the floor, kids programs on the telly or a big den in the front room! 😄
They are back on Friday and I'm sure once they're home it will be like they've never left, it will get me used to them eventually moving on to their new property though.  Not looking forward to that one bit!

It has given me the opportunity to get back into blogging though and I've planned quite a few posts in advance - so that's going to be very helpful & I'll have more precious time to make memories with the grand-kids eh!
I've only bought a couple of Autumnal bits so far, and this little top from H & M is one of them.  I spotted it and felt it would adapt many clothes already in my wardrobe and get them ready for our new season. 


You might remember the culottes I was gifted them from Bonmarche a couple of months ago - I teamed them with another blouse from Bonmarche and got a lot of interest from both.
Even though they are more of a thinner fabric they'll be alright to wear with a longer jacket like the one I'm wearing here. They look like a matching suit don't they?  That's just lucky for me.  The lightweight trench coat is from Oasis (see it over white jeans with tan accessories).  Unfortunately their shops have been closed due to the current situation, but you can still buy online and it seems Boohoo have bought them out, great news as their pieces are so wearable, flattering and just that little bit different.
My jacket will really come into it's own now the weather has got cooler, it's a great addition to many an outfit and can be popped over the top for running about in!


So let me tell you about the rest of today's look.  I picked up the short sleeve top in H & M for a whopping £7.  It's now sold out as I can't find it on the website, but you might be fortunate and find one in store.  I wanted to collect more neutral pieces and this fitted the bill easily.  I also picked up a long line cardigan, jacket or duster (whatever you call it) over the top to give longevity into Autumnal days.


It's a basic round neck short sleeved number that's comfortable and easy to wear.  It's an off white background that has green flowers (or they could be leaves) over it along with biscuit shade twigs.  What a good match for the culottes that I tucked in and bagged the top over to create a more flattering silhouette.
This way is covers the half elastic waist of the trousers as I prefer not to see the elastic!


I adore the mules, but as they're quite high I save them for special occasions.  I've been meaning to look for something a little lower and more acceptable to wear in the daytime - have you seen anything?  Do let me know if you have. X 


Using a cream bag to compliment my top and this padded tote bag comes from T K Maxx, now you may remember I love their bags and can usually see at least half a dozen I want every time I go in!!!
This is similar that I love! 




I chose this gold style necklace from Matalan which is the finishing touch needed.  As always I wore sunglasses - the Ray Ban's were a gift from Hubby, I'm always on the look-out for new shades!


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Time for the #Chicandstylish #LINKUP to start.


First let's see who's favourite from last weeks additions.  A warm welcome to Jill - Doused in Pink who's wearing a stunning dress that I just fell for. All her accessories are perfect and her new Teddy Black bag compliments everything beautifully. 


Now let's start linking up.
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Link up your fashion and beauty posts, other topics allowed.
Also link back to Mummabstylish blog post.
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So pleased you could join me today, I can't wait to see what you're wearing and doing lately.
Much appreciation to Esther Ruby for taking today's shots.
Bye for today, catch you on Monday. X

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42 comments

  1. You already know what a big neutrals fan I am Jacqui. And that pretty top is such a great find. H&M is my go-to place at the moment. I could shop there constantly at the moment xx

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    1. I love your style Laurie, and always try to emulate it! I also love H & M, I'm itching to get in there as I have some discount vouchers to spend. Thanks for stopping by. x

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  2. Very attractive outfit Jacqui! I did think your jacket and slacks were a suit. Lucky indeed!

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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    1. Many thanks Michelle. Great to have you here. x

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  3. I do always like neutrals , the little top is a great addition to the outfit. Many thanks for hosting, hope the rest of the week goes well.

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    1. They always look chic don't they, but I do have a penchant for bright colours too! Have a great week Jill. x

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  4. I like those neutrals a lot on you! Thanks for hosting and it's good to have some time to plan ahead isn't it. I like that better then making a post the day before.

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    1. Awe thank you Nancy, I'm glad you think that. I'm pleased to get planning my posts, it makes life a lot easier. xx

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  5. Neutrals are so chic - your outfit is fantastic!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. I love them! So pleased how it turned out and will be wearing this kind of thing a lot in the next few weeks. x

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  6. Such a great neutral outfit! the pants and coat do go so well together! :)

    Thanks for the link up :)

    Hope your week is going well :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. Many thanks Mica, so pleased with how it turned out. x

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  7. You did well to snap up that cute little top! And how well it goes with the "suit" -- amazing how those 2 pieces look like they were born together xx

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    1. Really pleased with it Gail, I do love a bit of H & M! x

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  8. Your neutral outfit is beautiful! Thank you so much for the feature! What a nice surprise!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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    1. You're welcome Jill, thanks for your comments. x

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  9. Jacqui, what a beautiful outfit! I love these neutral tones on you and that little bit of mint in your top adds just the perfect amount of soft color to this chic look!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Shelbee, thanks for your comments Hun. So happy with the H & M top, I'll wear it quite a lot in the coming months. x

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  10. The blouse sure is a perfect match for the culottes. I really love the camel tones of this outfit: very autumnal! And those mules are so pretty: I don't typically like the look of mules but these are outstanding! It's amazing the difference when there are less people in the house!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. So pleased with the outcome, love this kind of outfit. Many thanks for stopping by. x

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  11. Beautiful floral top!

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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  12. I like this outfit very much on you! It looks so polished and I thought it was a suit, as well. Warm tone neutral layers like these are a great choice for transitioning into fall. Enjoy the rest of your week, and thanks for the link up!

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    1. Thank you for joining me today, too kind, much appreciated. x

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  13. This whole outfit is soo good for early Fall- loving the colours especially. And enjoy some alone time; I find it's also good when others around you go away for a bit! xx

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  14. Neutrals are my favourite and what a bargain find - looks perfect with the culottes, great look. H&M have some great stock in at the moment.

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    1. Thank you so much Hun.. Glad to have you here. x

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  15. Love this all neutral look on you Jacqui, so chic!

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    1. Nora, many thanks for stopping by - great comment. x

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  16. Lovely outfit and I love those mules too! I bet it does feel really quiet in your house this week then! Michelle x

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    1. Thanks so much Michelle, great to have you here - such lovely comments. x

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  17. That's a beautiful coat--it looks very fluid and softly draped. Hope you enjoy your quiet time!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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    1. So pleased with it, being lightweight it's a fabulous addition. x I'm enjoying it so much, they are back tomorrow and I can't wait. :-)) xx

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  18. You look so chic! I love the monochromatic look with your suit!

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  19. Neutrals are perfect on you! I like how you have put this look together.
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  20. Wow, Jacqui! This outfit is so chic! I might have to recreate this!

    Lizzie
    www.lizzieinlace.com

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  21. Wow, what a classic and classy look, Jacqui! It does look like a matched set! Im impressed that you are organized for future posts. I have a list but weather and mood do dictate what I write and wear, so one never knows!! Lol! Enjoy your quiet week.

    xx Darlene

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  22. You always look great in culottes! Neutrals are my jam in the fall, you look so chic!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  23. Love this outfit, Jacqui. Beautiful colours. Thanks for hosting, I am glad you are still open :) As I was in London last Thursday.

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  24. I totally thought it was a matching suit! I love how one new item can give new life to so many other items already in the wardrobe. You'll get lots of wear out of that top I'm sure! xo

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  25. Lovely outfit Jacqui! It really does look like a suit!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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