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Thursday, 14 January 2021

Pattern Clashing Again - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there, how you doing?
What have you been up to?
Not much to report here, a few walks and a couple of trips to the supermarket, living the high life eh?
Hubby and I have little conversations asking where we might be going - our replies are usually of the fashion getting dressed up to go out, have a couple of drinks before hitting a fancy restaurant for a delicious meal with friends or on our own, followed by drinks and cocktails in a quiet & relaxing little bar before heading home - oh we can dream can't we!

I hope you saw my post sharing my recent experience with Coronavirus, but if you missed it you can catch up here my friends. 

Anyway back to my blog post, do you remember seeing my first proper attempt at pattern mixing?  I shared this black and white co-ordinated outfit last year and go so many lovely comments and feedback I vowed my aim for 2021 is to do more pattern blends.  It's a hard one to get right and some people can just 'do it' but I find it stressful, but do let me know your thoughts.


I started with the long line jacket.  I'd seen it in M & S ages ago, but missed out on it!  Lucky for me I found it on Ebay for a snip of a price so just had to buy it.  It came the latter part of Autumn, therefore I've not managed to wear it very much, but have high hopes for it come Spring .... oh Spring the mere thought of it brings promise, hope & optimism for a normal lifestyle again.  💖  
So the long jacket is cream, with stripes of pale red and greeny-grey with black.  It has so many options I just had to 'do an Anna' - throwing everything in these shades on the bed to see what worked.  Do you like what developed?



The jacket which I bought on Ebay was BNWT and only £4.50 + postage, I've certainly found myself a bargain haven't I!


The remainder of my outfit is made up of pieces already in my wardrobes.  The pretty bold floral top is a lightweight chiffon that I've layered over a camisole for maximum warmth, it's got vibrant shades of pink and green roses over it. Very flamboyant and a nice compliment for the checked jacket.  The colours match my jacket beautifully & the only other addition was red beads that hung low.  I teamed with black peg trousers and sparkly red boots - both old and have been on the blog in the past.


So along with my promise to share more pattern mixes, but I'd also like to wear more hats.  I've literally got one hat to my name and am on the lookout for more.  Do "watch this space" as they say. X

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Time for the #Chicandstylish #LINKUP.


Favourite blogger from last week's entries is ..... Carrie - Curly Crafty Mom,  Carrie is showing how to style a pretty burgundy dress for Winter.  You've done a super job Hunny and I'd love to steal it when you're finished with it!


Now let's start linking up.
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I'll catch you again on Monday, have a super week my friends.
Bye for now. X


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48 comments

  1. I think you've nailed the pattern mixing, Jacqui! You look fab!
    Hugs
    Suzy, The Grey Brunette
    www.thegreybrunette.com

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    1. So pleased it has worked Suzy, good to have you here. x

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  2. I love your long jacket, Jacqui. It is beautiful. I bet it goes great with loyts of outfits :) Thanks so much for hosting.

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    1. Really chuffed to have found it Claire, thanks for joining me today. x

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  3. You nailed it - great job with the pattern mixing! That coat was a great bargain. So glad you are feeling better!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  4. Well done on your pattern mixing, the checks work beautifully with the florals and black pants. Glad to see you are recovering well, I found your post interesting.
    Many thanks for hosting Jacqui .

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    1. Arrh thank you so much. I'm so pleased it worked out. x

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  5. Jacqui, you totally nailed the pattern mix! The colors are perfectly coordinated and what a beautiful jacket! Such a great bargain, too. And I do love hats so I look forward to seeing you style them more! I realized the other day that I am wearing a hat in 14 of my last 15 outfit posts! As for pattern mixing, I do think that it comes pretty naturally for me. I just have a glance around my closet room and the things jump out perfectly coordinated! It's like there is some kind of magic that lives in there. Haha.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thanks Shelbee, you are too kind. I'm pleased it worked out now, and will keep trying new looks out now. I need to get some new hats I think. x

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  6. You are doing a great job with pattern mixing here. This is a beautiful outfit. Glad you are feeling better.

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  7. That is a nice print mix and what a stunning jacket! Such a bargain price too, definitely a good find! :)

    Thank you for the link up :)

    Hope that your week is going well :) The rain has stopped and it's been sunny and warm since our 3 day lockdown was lifted which is nice :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. So kind of you and I'm glad you agree with me Mica. We've had so much rain I nearly have a mote in the garden! Lol. x

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  8. That's a very lovely combination. I love print mixing. I can see you already love your new room!

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  9. You nailed this pattern mix! Such a pretty combo! I love your long cardigan!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  10. The pattern mixing looks incredible! I love that jacket.

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  11. Another successful outfit!I love how you chose your top to go with the long jacket. The bold flower is very striking.
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. Awe so kind Mireille, I'm rather enjoying seeing what goes together. x

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  12. Very nice outcome with your pattern mix-the large floral and subtle check work perfectly together! You sleuthed a great bargain on the duster jacket too, it has so many possibilities! So sorry to hear you had the dreaded virus 🦠 over the holidays, but glad you and your family members are almost back to feeling well, again. The virus is raging in the US, with essential workers being vaccinated currently, and no timetable for the rest of us, yet.

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    1. Arrh so pleased you like it. I'm so looking forward to getting to work on more mixes.

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  13. I love this pattern mix! Great combo and the black pants grounds the whole look.

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    1. So glad you do, it seems to be popular - I'm thrilled. x

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  14. Love what you did! This is beautiful pattern mixing!

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    1. Arrh too kind, many thanks for your lovely comments Lucy. x

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  15. Pattern matching can be such a challenge, at least to me! Ha! I think the stripe pattern in this long coat works well with the floral print! And, OH do I love that coat!! It is a beauty! Thank you SO much for featuring me, what a lovely surprise! :)

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. You are welcome Carrie, thanks for stopping by. Great comments too, many thanks for your support. x

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  16. I love to mix prints & I think that the floral/plaid combo is so so good together!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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    1. I know you mix your patterns so well, an inspiration to follow. x Thank you Debbie.

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  17. Pattern mixing perfection! Lovely pairing. So chic on you!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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    1. That's so nice of you to say, many thanks for your lovely words. x

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  18. This looks like a pretty successful pattern mix to me! I am mixing stripes and leopard in my post this week—there must be something in the air ;)
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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    1. Arrh thanks so much. Will check your look out Cheryl. Great minds eh!

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  19. These patterns are perfect together! I love how the colors look!

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  20. I quite like these two patterns together! That sweater's pattern isn't so overwhelming - I think it'll be a good pair to several others.

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, much appreciated. Will be trying it out in other ways too. x

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  21. This is such a lovely example of pattern mixing! I can't believe you picked up that jacket for the price! Amazing. I tend to do "safe" pattern mixing but would love to break out of that! Nicely done, Jacqui.

    xx Darlene

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    1. I prefer my normal way of dressing, but wanted to see if I could pattern mix like other ladies do. Still not sure if I'm totally convinced or not! xx

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  22. You did a great job pattern-mixing Jacqui and I am glad you are Corona-free! Your jacket - what a steal! - and pretty floral top, I love. Thanks for the linkup. Come join my Thursday Moda linkup too. =)

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    1. Many thanks Ada, pleased with how it finished. x

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  23. I love the jacket - what a fantastic bargain! It looks fab with the floral print top!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Too kind Emma, many thanks for stopping by. So pleased with the jacket. x

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