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Thursday 4 March 2021

How to 'Winterise' a Summer Dress - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there my friends.
How are you all doing?
With schools returning on Monday I'm hoping the road-map out of lock-down is going to work, I'm sure like me your just about fed up with the whole thing!
Not much to report this week really, I had a zoom meeting with my Neal's Yard consultant.  It was a fun hour going over the facial routines I learnt from her last year.  She also sent a sample of a new product for me to try. I have to say I'm smitten with the Frankincense Hydrating Essence & having been using the sample daily have seen a noticeable difference.  That will have to be added to my list.  Do let me know if you are interested in learning about Neal's Yard, it's made such a difference to my beauty routine. X

Other than that I've just been having fun getting more outfits sorted in my new room.  It's so nice to have things close to hand - I've been adding to it bit by bit and it's really coming on a treat.
Did you catch my last two posts featuring the Spencer vest?  I'm so pleased I managed to find the exact one I wanted - I've got a few outfits planned to show it off again, so please stay tuned.

Today I thought I'd share another 'winterised' outfit with you.  I have plenty of summer dresses - many of which didn't see the light of day last year, so figured wearing them with a jumper would make them suitable for colder months.  Yay extra wear, that's value for money!
I also added boots and tights.

The mustard yellow midi is usually worn with sandals and my little jean jacket - you can catch when I wore this ensemble in Summer here.
By topping with a chunky jumper and long boots it's given extra life to the pretty floral frock.  The jumper is from a big selection at H & M, and although was purchased some years ago still looks like new.

I like to see tan with mustard so picked my calf length leather boots from Lotus Shoes.  The have a perfect heel and inside zip for maximum comfort.   There's also a nice buckle detail on the side too.
You've seen the cross-body bag before and it's the one I bought in Venice - how I wish I could be back there strolling the streets for bargains and goodies.  I'm sure that time will come one day, but so wish it would happen sooner rather than later. 💙

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Time for the #Chicandstylish #LINKUP party to start.

Favourite blogger from last week is .... Grace - GracefulRags  I love this pretty blue coat paired with the gingham trousers.  I remember wearing a similar outfit and absolutely loved it.

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 can also share the love on social media.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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So glad you could join me today, do share your outfits on the linkup - love to see what you've been wearing lately.
It's my blog-anniversary next week, do stop by. xx
Have a super weekend - what you got planned?
Bye for now. X



  1. Love this skirt with your red sweater! Thanks for hosting today's linkup!


  2. Love your winterized version of this mustard dress! Such a pretty outfit, and it looks cozy.


  3. You can't go wrong wearing a chunky jumper over a summer dress! You look great, I do love that crossbody bag :)
    Suzy xx

  4. Jacqui, I love this layered look to give winter life to a spring dress! I just picked up a few new spring dresses that I would love to wear right now so I may have to try layering a jumper over them like this. I really like these bold colors together, too! I am so ready for some sunshine and fresh air!


  5. I love to wear summer dresses in winter as I like them much better then winter dresses. And I have said it before, but the joy you seem to have refound in blogging is so good to see!

  6. Such a fabulous look! Layering is such a great way to wear your summer pieces now.

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  7. Such a cute combo with the red jumper and mustard dress! I love adding jumpers over my dresses to make them work for winter :)

    Thank you for the link up :)

    Hope you are having a good week.

    Away From The Blue

  8. Love the crossbody bag and that floral skirt is so pretty. Will be great with a tee and denim jacket as it warms up!

  9. Love that cute bag, and textured knit jumper! The color combination feels so warm on a cold winter day. Have a good rest of the week and weekend and thanks for the link up!

    1. Thank you so much, what a lovely thing to say. x

  10. I need to do this more often! It's such a great way to use dresses in a new and fun way!

  11. Love the colors here Jacqui ! The red and yellow are sweet together and I have tried this with some of my sweaters.
    jess xx
    Have a great weekend!

  12. I added a sweater to my little blue dress on my Monday post. Love a jumper over a dress but really like how you chose a colorful one to go with the mustard dress.

    1. Great idea Hun, many thanks for stopping by. x

  13. I love these colours together, so bright and cheerful!

    Emma xxx

  14. Thank you so much for the shoutout!! I love your layers in this outfit and the mix of bright colors. The floral print is so cute!

    Miles of smiles,

  15. That bright yellow is so pretty for the upcoming Spring and I love the brown boots with it. Red and yellow is something that is tricky to pair together, but you did it so well!


  16. Wearing a sweater over a dress is indeed a great way to get more wear time out from some of your warmer weather favorites. The mix of colors in your outfit is fabulous.


  17. Thank you soo much Jacqui for hosting. And you know I love that look and the 70s touch with them boots. Have a lovely weekend. xo Sabina

  18. That's a lovely colour combination and so cheery, something we all need as like you I do feel a bit fed up with it all!

  19. Have a great weekend my beautiful friend xx

  20. Really love your bag and your coz sweater! Thank you for hosting the link up!

    Life is a Shoe


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