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Thursday 7 January 2021

My new Dressing Room - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there my friends.
How are you all?
Been a strange couple of weeks since Christmas, it's always an odd time of the year without having a lock-down on ours hands!  I hate this time of the year and usually have a skiing holiday to look forward to, alas this year our plans are in the hands of Covid.  So I've something up my sleeve to pass the time and get excited about - my new dressing room.
Since blogging I've seen many a stunning room full of clothes, shoes, bags and jewellery and have a big one planned for our new build.  I don't know when that will happen so decided once my daughter and her family moved out to turn the spare room into my own little space and fill it with my outfits.

I started by clearing the room and taking up the carpet, this made way for re-painting the walls and woodwork - nice clean and bright white.  It's not in the best condition, but hubby filled the holes and sanded down the wood work revealing a fair space to work with.  

Once finished it was ready for the new carpet to be fitted, I went for a nice silvery grey - it's a fashionable colour and looks very stylish.  I matched curtains made of faux velvet and satin - they went up on the pole that I re-used and look really fancy. 

You may remember I'd been after some Ikea wardrobes and units, but they were out of stock for ages, eventually they became available so I bought them before anyone else could!  These arrived just before Christmas and fortunately hubby and son managed to get them up before we were hit by Christmas & Coronavirus.  

Pride of place for this is cut glass pot, it belonged to my mum-in-law and used to be full of mints, I'm thinking of trinkets, hair clips or earrings or perhaps I'll put mints in there too!

I've been dying to get them filled up and there's still a few bits to finish, but I've been setting things out over the past couple of days re-arranging things every so often but am getting there.  I'm excited to share the (nearly) finished room with you now, although I'm sure I'll still be changing things around for while yet!

What do you think of my new Christmas present?  I spotted this Vintage Clothes Stand on Amazon and just had to have it - dropping lots of BIG hints which where thankfully were heard!  ✓

Another fabulous addition is my new light - a pre-loved addition that is a real statement piece and will be a super back-drop for my photos.  It's a modern copy of a boat searchlight, complete with shutter slats - these change the mode and dim the light perfectly.  Let's pray taking my own shots will be hassle free.  

I've been living in jeans and lounge suits recently so it was nice to slip into something dressy.  The blouse I'm wearing is from a selection at The Bias Cut, in fact I was lucky enough to win a giveaway and picked this classic snake print shirt complete with delicate ruffles, long sleeves and dainty black buttons.  Ultra feminine with palazzo pants and brocade boots. I also won an interesting book ... I Am Beauty by Riku Campo, it's all about skincare and beauty and has come at just the right time as I seriously started to think about my skin care routine recently, this book will be really useful! 😉

I've still got plenty to keep me busy, so I'll be sorting through my clothes and shoes to get things in order, I've got loads of bags and more shoes to work through, so I'm sure I'll have a big pile for the charity shops when I'm finished.  

After receiving some wonderful feedback when I shared my pattern mix outfit, I plan to try out more clashing in the coming months - is there anything else you'd like to see?

Welcome to the first #Chicandstylish #LINKUP of 2021!

There's been no #LINKUP for a couple of weeks, but here's favourite blogger from the last one.  Meet Claire - Claire's World who's sharing how to style a summer dress for cooler days.  It's a perfect number that I will have to try myself!

Now let's start linking up.
Here are some guidelines.
Please follow your host on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Link up your fashion and beauty posts, other topics allowed.
We all like to get compliments, so please leave a nice comment when visiting a blog or two.
Also link back to Mummabstylish blog post.
You could also share the love on social media.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter
Thanks for joining me today, I'm looking forward to seeing where my blogging journey will take me this year, please do stay for the ride.
James took these photos - thanks darling. x
Bye bye for now. X



  1. Your dressing room looks lovely! Love the light you found for the room as well!


  2. What an awesome space, Jacqui! Love it! Cool on winning the top too. Very nice outfit!


  3. Oh that looks amazing! I envies you!! What a wonderful space, I think you get very happy having such a room.

  4. This is going to be such a fun room to get dressed in. I love how you have displayed your shoes!

  5. I'm super envious of your fabulous new dressing room, Jacqui!! And that vintage stand is amazing!
    Suzy xx

  6. Beautiful dressing room Jaqui. I would love this for my shoes!! Thank you so much for the feature, such a lovely surprise. Thanks for hosting too :)

  7. Yay, Jacqui! A closet room all to yourself! I do love my closet room even though it is not nearly as neat and organized as your new space. Enjoy your dress up spot! It really is such fun to have that space for all of your favorite things!


  8. How exciting, what a great use for a spare room! We turned my wardrobe room into a nursery when the kids came along, but after building our new place I got my very own wardrobe room again, we used Ikea too! :)

    Thank you for the link up :)

    Hope you are having a great week and enjoying 2021 so far :)

    Away From Blue

  9. Now that is a lovely light and what a great way to display your shoes. Looking forward to seeing more

  10. What a great space! It looks amazing! I love the clothes stand and light too!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  11. Wow, you're a lucky girl with your own dressing room! I love those Ikea units. It all looks very glam and SATC! Thanks for the linky x

  12. Oh wow, this looks amazing!!! I want a room like this - enjoy it!

  13. Oh, this is a beautiful dressing room and closet space! I hope you spend many happy hours here in creative enjoyment! Love the cabinets and that great vintage inspired light. Happy New Year to you and you family!

  14. Wow, I'm really impressed with your shoes shelf! It looks gorgeous!

  15. Hi Jacqui! I hope to experiment more with color nd patterns too this year .
    Love your new closet area. I love your storage for your shoes! Boy do I need something like that! My niece couldnt get over all the boxes of shoes I have.. How wonderful it came just in time for your hubby and son to build it! enjoy!
    jess xx

  16. LOve that clothes hanger, perfect for a new dressing room. Looks amazing btw.

  17. What an amazing closet, and OMG those shoe cabinets! I wish I could have something like this in my flat—how inspiring!
    Cheryl Shops |

  18. Jacqui, I am so jealous of your new dressing room! You've designed it perfectly with those amazing shelves and the grey carpet and silver draperies!! Love it all! Enjoy!

    xx Darlene

  19. Love this post so much! Goals for that shoe display!! xx

  20. Your shoe holder is amazing! I wish I had the space to have that in my own closet. It looks not only organized, but super chic!


  21. The room looks so lovely! I am loving having mine so I know you will enjoy it so much. I love the light and the clothes rail, really super. I am keen to hear about your Covid experience, but glad you are better now. I'm rather hoping the army are going to get us sorted now and out of lockdown asap! Love Michelle xx

  22. The new dressing room looks great , the Ikea units are so good for your shoe collection. Best of luck with your pattern mixing , something I still find a challenge . Many thanks for hosting Jacqui .

  23. Wow! I am envious of your beautiful, new "closet" - looks great!! Good call on the white shelves with the glass cabinets.



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