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Thursday, 21 January 2021

Black with Mauve and Lilac - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning lovelies.
How is our world treating you?
At the beginning of the week I was having a bit of a negative time - feeling down-in-the-dumps with everything.  I'm sure it's a knock-on effect of Covid, & Blue Monday certainly lived up to it's name!
I was cheered up in the middle of the week by receiving a lovely package c/o Bonmarche.  I'm looking forward to styling some Spring outfits with the pieces and hope you'll join me and let me know what you think.
I've also been spending Christmas money, I've bought a few pieces from H & M - including a fantastic pair of faux leather jeans (be still my beating heart) ... you know the flattering mom style that's popular now.  They look just amazing on, so I took full advantage of my new dressing room & had a play about with different tops, boots and shoes I'm simply loving them.  I also picked up a fabulous flirty pleated skirt, it will be just spot on for Spring, I found a cute pair of check trousers in Tu, but how annoying when the size on the hanger was wrong.  I was trying to squeeze into a pair that was completely the wrong size - guess I'm going back to change them soon!!  I'll be keeping the pleated skirt that's navy blue and white - watch out for that beauty. x
If you saw my IG post yesterday you'll have noticed I've been wearing my wide leg trousers.  Paired with trainers it's a look I'm really going for at the moment ... plus flat shoes are so much more comfortable especially when dodging the rain puddles on the way to the supermarket!  Here's where my Vionic trainers in pale lilac came up trumps.  It's not a shade I usually wear, but rather like it paired with black and this floral blouse that has mauve, lilac and pink in it. 💗


Plain black wide legs pants look wicked with striking trainers, here I've picked dainty lilac, but I've also worn them with edgy white trainers with a splash of leopard to keep it wild - catch that look here. 
The pants are from Bonmarche, and you'll relish the freedom a pair can give you, the choices are endless, I've paired mine with boots, flats, all kinds of colours and sparkly sandals.  Go on, grab a pair of palazzo pants. x  Bonmarche have them available in two lengths 27" and 29" for a shocking £15!!!


Let me tell you a little bit about the blouse.  The tunic style has quarter buttons down the front and long sleeves with cuffs that can also be turned up and fastened with a button and flap (not a style I like to use, and have often removed them - I may do the same with this).  The black background is covered with soft pastel shades of pink, lilac, mauve and grey.  One the back there's a pleated effect, sadly I didn't get photos, but you can see when I wore it previously here. X


First choice of coat is my furry one.  Now this is such a clever coat as it not only keeps me warm, but looks bang on trend, everyone has a fur coat or jacket ... right?  I've been wanting to update this one, but quite frankly there's nothing wrong with it, so for now, it will do!  I spotted this from Next so you can grab it for the bargain price of £65!!!


Just to show you how versatile the shirt is I also teamed it with my pink pea coat, it brings all the soft shades together like a nice little floral bouquet.  My coat is ages old, but here's one that's very similar from Marks & Spencer.



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Time to party ... it's #Chicandstylish #LINKUP time.


First I want to share who's favourite blogger from last week ... congratualtions  Gail - Is This Mutton?  She's jumping into the new year with a smashing blue and green outfit - I'm certainly green with envy are you?


Now let's start linking up.
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Many thanks for stopping by today, can't wait to see what you have been styling over the past week.
Don't forget to join me on Monday for the first 2021 Style not Age challenge - it's a perfect topic for the current situation - Lounging at Home.
Cheerio my friends. X

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42 comments

  1. Lovely colours in that top Jacqui. Looks fab on.

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    1. Thanks Laurie, I've toyed with Charity shop binning, but have kept it on the back burner and glad I did. x

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  2. Love your blouse and how you styled it! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful rest of your week!

    -Katie
    http://www.hellokatiegirlblog.com/

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    1. Arrh too kind, thanks so much. Hope you have a great week and weekend. x

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  3. Lovely tones in that pretty shirt . Love your black furry coat too. Many thanks for hosting Jacqui , hoping you have a good week.

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    1. Thanks Jill, very kind of you to say. You are welcome, thanks for joining me. x

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  4. I really like the all black with the bits of pink and the wide legged trousers look so cute with trainers, Jacqui. I am wearing wide legs with oxfords on the blog today. It is such an on-trend style and ever so practical and comfortable. And yes, everyone has a fur or faux fur coat, don't they?! I have like 5. Haha. Thanks for hosting and I hope you are enjoying that new dressing room so very much!

    xoxo
    Shelbee

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    1. Thanks Shelbee, I love wearing them too. x I only have two fur's but one is for best. x

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  5. Very thrilling to be fsvourite blogger last week! Honored. Loving your blouse and trousers Jacqui, and sounds like you have an exciting haul to show us.

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    1. You are welcome Gail, thanks for joining me today. x

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  6. That's such a beautiful blouse and the shoes are a fun matching touch with it! It's good you've been able to make the most of the sales and go shopping!

    Thank you for the link up :)

    Hope that you are having a good week so far :) It's a busy one here!

    Away From Blue

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    1. Thanks Mica, nice to have you join me. Have a super week Hun. xx

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  7. Yes I know, I love black, but I do like the pink coat with the outfit! Not to say that the black one isn't gorgeous!!

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    1. Me too Hun, they both work don't they! So pleased I didn't chuck the fur! x

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  8. I love the furry coat! It looks so cozy. I probably could have used something like that today as I was doing groceries!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. It's a winner and has been around for years - so pleased with it - I can't throw it away! x

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  9. Such a pretty shirt and it looks great on you. I love both toppers with it!

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    1. Nora, thanks for stopping by. Kind comments. x

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  10. That blouse is so cute- I love your look!

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  11. Love those cute lilac trainers! They are such a nice pop of color with your outfit and look great with the floral top. Glad your week is turning out well, after all!

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    1. Aren't they great, so pleased with them and they really do brighten up my day.. x

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  12. Isn't it amazing how a package delivery can totally turn your day around? It's the little things in life :) Love the floral print blouse!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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    1. Oh 100% Cheryl. Sometimes all that's needed is a little talk and something nice in the post! Glad you like it. Thank you for stopping by. x

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  13. Ok, I am loving that pink pea coat! What a beauty! Those pants look so comfy yet dressy and they look great with the pink sneaks and floral top!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. It's cute and comes in handy every once in a while. Thanks for joining me Carrie. x

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  14. I love that gorgeous top! The colors are so pretty together!

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  15. Your blouse is gorgeous and I love the color of your sneakers! Such a fabulous look!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  16. I totally love the colors in this outfit! These pinks, mauves, and lilacs look marvelous with the black.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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  17. That's a beautiful blouse! Love your coats, especially the pink one!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  18. I'm loving the colours, Jacqui. Oh and the print too... the print is gorgeous!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

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    1. Suzy, thank you for joining me, such kind comments too. x

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  19. I admit I have been feeling quite down too! Must find my positive pants! I really love the pink hue of these trainers! Michelle xx

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    1. Yes me too, although I do feel a little brighter recently. x

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  20. Jacqui, that is just the cutest outfit! I love it with the lilac trainers and it looks so put together with either of the coats!! Super cute. Aren't we all just having our bad days as this horrid COVID thing goes on and on... Take care.

    xx Darlene

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    1. Thanks Hun, pleased with how they look and it's nice to be able to see them now. x

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  21. Gorgeous blouse and faux fur coat! I love those lilac trainers too..perfect for Spring!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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