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Thursday, 25 February 2021

Pleats and Vest! - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning everyone.
Sorry for being a bit late today, I seem to have lost a day and though it was Wednesday!  How the hell did I miss a day?
Been in the dressing room having another look at my clothes combinations recently. Came up with some beautiful combinations and can't wait to share them with you.  I also finally found and purchased some tan wide leg trousers!  So I bought two pairs!  Well one in short the other in regular.  I might keep both to wear with different heel heights, thought that seemed a great idea & they were a good price so will have to see.
Whilst sorting through my clothes I came upon this combination - a blouse with a vest over my pleated skirt.  Isn't it nice when you put something on and see how fine it is when you look at the photos!  That's just what happened to me.  Having seen so many wearing these knitted vest's I realised I had one in my collection already, I can't tell you how many times it's yo-yo'd from wardrobe to charity pile, but for the time being it's going to stay.  I also managed to track down this one from Zara on Ebay - so excited to wear it and as always layers are going to be your friend in the transition period and cooler days in Summer.
Before we head to the #Linkup let me share this super stylish outfit with you. x



What are your thoughts on the #Spencer vest?


Now you know how much I like a pleated skirt, they're just so feminine and always look elegant and stylish however they're worn.  You can add heels, boots or flat trainers and they still look amazing.  They also don't date, so if you every add one to your collection, guaranteed you'll get plenty of wear from them.  Mine is from Tu clothing and the pretty patchwork pattern has so many options - you might have seen it paired with mustard yellow on IG recently.   Topped with a plain white blouse tucked it in looks super sweet like that, but I wanted to wow and keep warm so reached for this vest to see how it would look. This I wore with a belt to cinch in a little, then bagged over the top - better to try and give some definition to a rounded tummy - lol.
Hey presto!  Don't you think it finishes off my dainty look perfectly?
I picked the vest up in Matalan some years ago, I've worn it a handful of times, but never felt it looked right, fast forward to looking at IG last week and found a delightful lady wearing said '#spencer' vest.  Puzzled with the word Spencer I looked it up, it's a Lady Diana style copy - {never knew that} and it's great to keep warm and look good.  Needless to say I can't find the lady know - urgh hate it when that happens!
I managed to find the exact vest she has been styling though - so I'm looking forward to getting more use from both these vests in the coming months - weather obliging obviously!!!


To complete the outfit I donned my tan lotus boots that have a great heel height for everyday wear.  They are a super length too, fitting just over half way up my calf.  Good to wear with a long skirt like mine.
Finishing touch a string of beads, nice shiny shaped beads hung twice round my neck.  I'm loving this look and will be sure to try it again!  
What are your thoughts on the #Spencer vest?






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It's party time - hope you'll join #Chicandstylish #LINKUP


Favourtie link from last week is Nora - Jacket Society who's wearing a gorgeous magenta jumper that is simply stunning.  I keep seeing this shade everywhere but am not sure it would suit me - the nearest I've come to wearing it is this pretty dress for my neice's wedding back in 2018  . Thoughts on this please. 😀


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Thanks for stopping by today, much appreciate your support my friends.
Did you see what the Style not Age ladies wore on Monday - do stop by to catch all our gorgeous outfits.
See you on Monday 1st March, new month new hope.
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  1. Such a nice way to layer and that skirt is beautiful! the navy vest is a good pairing with it! :)

    Thank you for the link up :)

    Hope that your week is going well :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. Thanks Mica, so pleased how this outfit turned out. x

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  2. I'm loving the vest trend and am so glad you kept this one! Love it paired with your pretty skirt!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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    1. Yep me too, looking forward to styling my new one. x

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  3. Oh my gosh, once you explained the Spencer vest, I immediately recalled how Lady Diana used to wear sweater vests like this. She was such a style icon! I really like this outfit. The pleated skirt is so pretty and the layered vest adds such a cool vibe to it. I think I have a few vests like this in my resale bin because I never quite figured out how to style them properly. But I may have to try again and belt it the way you did. I think may solve my styling issue!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Yes I didn't know, I wonder if it's true! Someone said it might be referring to Michael Crawford (Frank Spencer - 1970's TV show) so not sure about it. Thanks for leaving such lovely comments, I'll look forward to seeing yours. Jacqui x

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  4. I think the belt is a great addition and you look so put together! Thanks for the link up! BTW, all day yesterday I thought it was Thursday - we must all be losing our minds!!!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Too kind, many thanks. You are welcome, yes what are we like. I thought one of the bloggers was going mad when I received her email saying her link up was live - I thought she'd gone mad publishing a day early! Lol xx

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  5. As soon as I saw this, I did wonder if the Spencer vest had anything to do with Princess Di. I've got a black and it's one of my favourite things! You look fabulous, Jacqui!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

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    1. Looking forward to seeing yours, whoever it's named after I love the idea. x

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  6. You seem to have a lot of fun again with your wardrobe and with IG and blogging! I'm so glad because you have great style! The skirt is fabulous!

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    1. So much fun Nancy - I get so excited to get in there and look for outfits. Thanks for your lovely words. x

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  7. Love this navy and white outfit! It's nice to have basic pieces in your wardrobe to mix and match, and make fresh new combinations. Especially helpful with your new dressing room to have everything in one place, at you fingertips!

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    1. Too kind, thank you so much. I love having this new room to play about in. x

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  8. I thought today was Friday... one day merges into another...Love the entire outfit Jacqui. xx

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    1. Oh what are we like Hilda. Many thanks for your lovely comments. x

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  9. HI Jacqui!
    I have been having a go at my closet lately am interesting in buying a few things for Spring. Love the vest with your pretty skirt! I always liked vests but dont have a knit one. You look smashing!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedanstylish.com

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    1. Thanks Jess, nice to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by and leaving lovely comments Much appreciate it. x

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  10. That's a super stylish outfit Jacqui and you can see from your face how happy it makes you. Those knitted vests are everywhere - very trendy! Didn't we use to call them tank tops back in the 70s? You probably wouldn't remember, you're not as old as me!

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    1. Love them Gail, yep tank tops lol. I defo think I am Gail. xx

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  11. Well I didn't know that they can be referred to as 'spencer vest' you learn something new every day! Michelle xx

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    1. That's what they say, but someone suggested they might be named after Frank Spencer (Some mothers do have em) lol. x

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  12. Hi Jacqui,
    Loving how you style your vest :-). I also love the ruffle details.
    Xo

    www.lamoumous.com

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  13. I know what you mean about missing days. The vest is just lovely over the pleated skirt. I must admit I had never heard of a Spencer vest, maybe its not used down here. I have noticed you having some wardrobe fun on IG. Many thanks for hosting Jacqui.

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    1. Lot's of fun Jill, so pleased i can now see everything. Thanks for stopping by. x

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  14. I really love how your outfit came out! Adding the belt was a superb idea! I also love the street background (I always love it when we get a peek of everyone's different places). Love how your new dressing home is inspiring you.
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. Arh thanks hun, I'm sure going to get lots of wear from this and my new one to. x

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  15. Such a pretty layered look! That skirt and vest are gorgeous on you!

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  16. What a great look, Jacqui! I love everything about this outfit.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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    1. Michelle, many thanks for your lovely comments. xx Have a super week. x

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  17. Very pretty outfit! I love the navy with the brown boots AND the white long sleeve shirt! Perfect outfit, and looks comfortable too.

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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    1. You are too kind, many thanks for leaving such lovely comments. x

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  18. Thank you so much for the feature Jacqui!I love vests and we just don't wear them enough. It's so refreshing to see it on you with the beautiful skirt. Great look!

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    1. You are so very welcome, love your outfit, Thanks for joining in too. x

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  19. So pretty. I love it.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  20. This look really is super stylish- love it!! Have a great weekend xx

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    1. thanks Lucy, you are so kind. Have a great week too. x

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  21. I love vests! They are a great way to add warmth and tie an outfit together. Yours looks very cute with the plaid skirt and boots. Love it, Jacqui!

    xx Darlene

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    1. Thanks Darlene, so pleased I didn't get rid of it! Glad you like it. x

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  22. Great outfit. And so fabulous that you've created it with clothes you already had, only paired up in a new way. Well done.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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  23. This outfit came together so well Jacqui! I love how you've belted the vest to give it more shape. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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