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Thursday, 8 October 2020

Relaxing in Playtex - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my friends.
How are you all.
On Tuesday I ventured out to get my wedding outfit ......happy to say I found something and having already some suitable shoes, bag & fascinator hat I'm all set.  It's going to be a strange wedding for sure, with only 15, yes 15 people allowed to attend.  I'm absolutely gutted for my son and his future wife.  They've spent the past couple of years planning, buying, dreaming and looking forward to getting married, already having had to postpone it in June.  All the rules the government have set down seem very unfair to some, for example we can attend the hen afternoon tea the week before at the same venue with over twenty people - very unjust!  They could have postponed again for a date next year, but quite frankly they just want to get married now, so fifteen close family will be there to witness their marriage and enjoy a meal and few drinks.  I'll keep you posted about my outfit and how the day goes (it's not until a couple of weeks though).

A while ago I was asked to style some pretty lingerie, I toyed with the idea wondering if I should or shouldn't commit, I did - and you can catch the Playtex underwear set here. I figured it was just like being on the beach in a bikini.   When Playtex asked me if I'd like to review another set I happily said yes knowing if I'd done it once I could do it again.  Now lock-down hasn't been very kind to me, I've eaten what I wanted to and drunk a glass or two more often than I care to admit!  So for this post the photos aren't quite as revealing as the previous post - but you'll get the gist of just how lovely the set is.


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


I always like to wear matching underwear do you?  So for Winter this dark shade is spot on as I like to have sets match my outfits. Invisible Elegance by Playtex*, in striking Anchor Navy, has accents of teal which is a stylish combination.  All the new range are really pretty and offer the best support which basically is what we all want eh! There's a selection of bra sizes from 32 - 40 B, 32 - 42 C - F for £32 and briefs in S - 2XL for £17. I'm happy to say they fit true to form.  
You can find the full range here at Grattan and Amazon.
Here's me lazing in the sun relishing the warmth, a cuppa and magazine.

Talking of lounging around, doesn't it seen a lifetime ago we were appreciating Summer weather? 
I'd wanted some new garden furniture for a long time and rattan has proved really popular.  A very sophisticated set including corner sofa, table and two stools found their way to me from a local shop selling leisure garden supplies.  Unfortunately I missed out on the dining table and chairs that matched it, but felt jammy when I found one with another seller and had it delivered the following week. (They were like gold dust weren't they). 
David, the kids and I enjoyed plenty of meals alfresco using both set's and made me very happy all the family had a matching chair - lol.  The evenings were the best, once the sun had gone down we sat outside enjoying the warm evenings with an alcoholic beverage (or three) recalling past events and telling stories under the stars. 
I won't forget one of the last meetings on a warm Friday evening, my son-in-law got his bike out.  He managed to get my two daughters to have a go and ride around the garden, they were fine - getting him to help each of them off.  My turn and not to be outdone I jumped at the challenge.  Well you can imagine what happened after a couple of glasses!  I managed to get ON the bicycle riding around the garden twice, feeling positive I could get off, yes I could do that - even on a boys bike that was too high for me ..... NO I couldn't ... my bunny hop off the side resulted in me body planting the ground with a big thud!  How stupid of me, I might really have done some damage!  Fortunately I didn't, I just had an achy body and sore wrist for a week - that'll teach me! 🤣 

Moral of the story .... you never forget how to ride a bike, but getting off might be more of an issue!!!



Do you spy what I'm readying in the next shot?  It's Platinum Magazine which I found myself featured in, but guess what!  I've been featured in another this month - Yours Magazine has a 50+ spread sharing the styles of me and some of my friends from Style not Age collective - namely Gail, Hilda and Anna all over 50 and all doing it for the older generation - yay for us!!



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Time for the #Chicandstylish #LINKUP


Favourite blogger from last week is ..... Michelle - Fifty & Fab.  How could I not have a fellow lingerie lady featured today.  An over fifty lady looking truly fantastic. X






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Esther Ruby took today's photos for me. X
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  1. Congrats to you and the other bloggers for your spread in Platinum! How cool! I’m sorry the wedding has to be so small, but they were wise to go ahead since we really don’t know when this will be over. The lingerie looks great and so do you!

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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    1. We were so pleased to be featured, it was an interesting read too. Thanks for your lovely comments Michelle. x

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  2. Very pretty lingerie set Jacqui. I'm sure your son's wedding will still be special, even with the smaller number of guests xx

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    1. Thank you Gail, pleased with it too. Yes I'm hoping all will go well, it's not long now. x

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  3. It's very sad regarding weddings and funerals isn't it Jacqui. My brother in law has had to cancel twice now. I have a lovely set of new lingerie from playtex too. Good brand xx

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    1. It really is a shame for them, and us really. I'm hoping the will have a big party when we can. Thanks for stopping by Laurie. x

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  4. Congratulations on the magazine articles . The lingerie set is rather pretty.
    I am sure your sons wedding will be quite special with only close family . Many thanks for hosting.

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    1. Many thanks for stopping by Jill, kind comments. I will keep everyone posted re the wedding. x

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  5. Well if Corona kilos look like that, I'll sign for it! Oh I also want to go back to summer eves and bbq's!

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    1. Oh you are too kind Nancy, thanks so much for stopping by and saying that. x

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  6. Jacqui, this is a really pretty lingerie set! And how cool about Yours Magazine! I did have to laugh at the moral of your biking story! I haven't ridden a bicycle in years, I might have the same issue!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Too kind Shelbee, glad you liked my story! What am I like. :-))

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  7. This is such a pretty set! I know it must be so hard to not have the wedding they dreamed of. It will still be special and they'll be surrounded by people they love.

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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    1. Many thanks for joining me today Jill. Kind comments. x

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  8. This lingerie set is very pretty on you Jacqui. I'm sure your son's wedding will still be a very special day, for all of you and most importantly surrounded by their loved ones. xx

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    1. Many thanks for joining me today, kind words I really appreciate. x

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  9. I am sure it is going to be a very special and beautiful wedding! This such a beautiful set, I love the color! I am all about gorgeous lingerie and I will definitely check their website. Have a wonderful weekend, Jacqui, and be careful driving a bike!

    Tatiana
    https://myfabforties.blogspot.com

    Tatiana

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    1. I'm sure it will be a super day, very emotional as they usually are. Kind words indeed. x

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  10. what a pretty set and so very sorry for you son, It is a tough time. For the covid not being body kind and do I feel that one. I changed outfits today after realizing choice a was a tad too snug. I made it though the first 6 months with zero weight gain and walking every day. Then took a week at a cottage and I swear I hevent stopped eating or spreading since yikes

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    1. Thank you so much Linda. Very hard for them, but we will make the most of it and hope to celebrate with all our family and friends one day. x

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  11. These rules make absolutely no sense to me either...and frankly it's making it so difficult for all celebrations, but certainly the hardest for those getting married. Well at least it will be intimate, beautiful and memorable for sure. The lingerie is really pretty!

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    1. They really don't do they! So hard for them, but we will have a super day I'm sure. x

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  12. Riding a men's bike sure makes it harder to get off. I ride my husband's sometimes and I struggle getting off! Lovely and tasteful pics!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. What a silly girl eh? I've well and truly learnt my lesson! Thanks for your support. x

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  13. Such a pretty lingerie set, Jacqui, and congratulations on being featured in the print magazines! The restrictions the virus has put on us all are difficult , but your son's wedding will be so special with the closest of family to witness!

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    1. Many thanks for stopping by, loved being featured. x

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  14. I always feel a little more put together when I have on a matching undies set!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  15. Congrats on both features Jacqui. Love Playtex. I buy the brand all the time now. And I hope the wedding goes well for you all, despite all their original plans being scuppered. xxx

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  16. That's a pretty bra, and you shot it in a very classy way. That looks like a lovely outdoor nook for your morning coffee!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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  17. I feel so bad for people getting married now! It's sad they can't have a big celebration! But at least it is the marriage that matters, not the wedding itself.

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  18. What a cute set and congrats on being featured in the magazine! it's nice that your son is able to get married still, even if the guest list will be small. they can have a big party to celebrate when this is all over!

    Thanks for the link up :)

    Hope that you have a great weekend ahead of you! :)

    Away From Blue

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  19. Jacqui, you are so brave. You are right that it is just like being in a bikini at the beach, but I wouldn't do that either. Ha,ha. You look fabulous and how exciting for the upcoming wedding, even with the small crowd. I am sure it will be memorable and lovely! - Amy
    https://stylingrannymama.com/

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  20. Congrats on the magazine feature! That is so cool. I love the color of that lingerie set, such a pretty hue!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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