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Thursday 4 February 2021

Stripes & Patterns - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there my friends.
How are you all doing?
Not much to report this week, the highlight has been shopping (in the supermarket) and stripping the wallpaper off my hall walls!  It needs brightening up as it's dark wood!  I'll be glossing the woodwork, painting the walls and popping some sort of new flooring down - I'll share a few piccys when it's done.
With dreary weather and not being able to see Esther I asked my daughter to take some photos for me.  
It really hasn't been great weather recently, so wet and very damp I just want Spring and better weather to arrive - along with Covid eradicated so we can get back to normal duties.  Who else is pining for fun in the sun with family and friends?
Anyway back to my look today.

Quite an affordable look with my bargains and freebies - lol!

I've been looking for more jeans for a while, but with most shops closed I resorted to looking in my local supermarket. I couldn't resist the mom jeans for £8, yes that's right £8.  How nice to grab a bargain pair of jeans whilst shopping for dinner!  A nice casual style just perfect for staying at home and a nice alternative to lounge wear like this one from Bonmarche.
Pulling them on they fit like a glove, not too fitted so I have room to move and feel comfortable.  Today I paired them with a Parisian style stripy top, this was from my daughter.  She had a clear-out recently and I took full advantage of a couple of pieces she was chucking - lucky me!

Causing a stir mixing stripes with a patterned scarf - well it's worked for many of you and felt I should try it too.  What do you think?  Would you believe the scarf belong to my other daughter?  Seems I'm all about wearing hand-me-downs recently - nothing wrong with that eh?

The Breton strip is an old favourite for nearly everyone.  An easy to wear piece that looks just as nice paired with flared trousers.  My jeans (similar here) and top make for a sensible outfit that looks clean and unfussy.  Finishing touch my white scarf that's covered with birds. (Very similar here).
Quite an affordable look with my bargains and freebies - lol!

#Chicandstylish #LINKUP time - you ready to join in the fun?

Last weeks favourite blogger is ....... Tatiana - My Fab Forties.  Who's looking elegant and oh so chic in her winter white outfit, that has accents of icy blue.  I love it. x

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So glad you joined me today, many thanks I'll catch you again on Monday.
Bye for today. X



  1. Love how you styled this classic striped top! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week!


  2. I love your striped top and patterned scarf together! Great print mixing! A great casual outfit, and so cool that you got bargain jeans and a second hand top and scarf.


  3. Can't beat a Breton stripe top, always fun and so versatile. Lucky you with hand me down from your girls. Many thanks for hosting Jacqui .

  4. Now that's a bargain! The total outfit is of course. Thanks for hosting and have a great day!

  5. It is a great look, Jacqui, made even better because of the bargains and freebies! I do love a classic Breton stripe and it looks fabulous with your printed scarf! Well done! And now you have inspired me to get back to my painting projects in the house. Spring cannot arrive quickly enough now as we are still buried in feet of snow where I live!


  6. It's so fun when we can share clothes with our daughters! Love your stripes and pretty scarf! Thank you for the linkup!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  7. The scarf is a fun touch and a nice print mix with the striped top! I've been looking for some good striped long sleeve tops like this for a couple years but haven't found the perfect ones yet - I want to replace the ones I have!

    Thank you for the link up :)

    Hope that you are having a good week :)

    Away From Blue

  8. The weather is pretty dismal here in the Algarve too, Jacqui, so I totally understand where you're coming from. The highlight of my week was going grocery shopping. I can't wait for when we can all get back to normal. Big hugs xxx

  9. I love the classic stripes and your pretty scarf!

  10. I need a new long sleeves striped top. Mine just made it to the trash as it was years old and not so white anymore. I also wore my white parka today. It's a nice change from my black one. The weather here is sunny one day and dreary another, it is confusing and I am looking forward to spring too.

  11. I am SO with you, Jacqui and looking forward to traveling again! For now, it's warm and comfy outfits like the cute one you're wearing here! Nice hand-me-downs, my friend!

    xx Darlene

  12. Love the stripes with the scarf print too!

  13. The patterned scarf with breton looks great! Can't wait for spring, like to look at the weather app and project out a week, so that you can see how longer the days are getting! Have a good weekend x

  14. One of my favourite looks for spring! Stripes and love that cream jacket! Roll on spring and post-Covid! Michelle xx

  15. I'm with you—I can't wait to travel, and I'm running out of projects to do around the house! Things are starting to open up here, and I hope they do soon for you too!
    Cheryl Shops |

  16. Jacqui, Your pattern mixing is perfect and it's such a simple way to add interest to an everyday look. I love borrowing items from my daughter and vice versa. I'm never more pleased with my outfit than when she or my niece compliment how I look.


  17. I love the stripes! you look great!


  18. Print-mixing pro! I love how this look turned out, Jacqui!

    Le Stylo Rouge


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