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Thursday, 18 March 2021

Fifth Blog Birthday - GIVEAWAY - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there my friends.
Can it be time for the #linkup already?

Well if the past year can fly by like it has I suppose the last few days can do too!
With last week being a blur for me, I had wanted to post abut my five year blog-aversary and tell you about my Giveaway to celebrate the fact.  However life had other plans for me.  You can read all about my bitter-sweet week here, and I have to thank all my wonderful friends who have been full of love and support, it's been a great help indeed. X
There's also a fabulous Giveaway to enter, although it's only open to UK residents I'm afraid.  You can find out how to enter below.


With unsettled emotions over the past week which have been twinned by the weather, I haven't know whether to wear warm Winter pieces or Spring outfits - so if you follow me on Instagram you'll have seen an array of looks in tune with the temperatures.  Although it's been really difficult when the weather changes by the hour!  Here's what I picked earlier this week when the sun was shinning.
I have to admit to being a little impatient with this look.  A tad too cold for this chiffon dress and denim jacket even with the extra layer and boots.  But this will be at the forefront of my outfits once the weather improves. 


The pretty green dress came from Next a few years ago.  It's classic style makes it an excellent choice from Spring to Autumn.  I've paired it with a number of different shoes and loved the pink trainers and grey jumper with it.
It has three quarter sleeves which are very flattering.  Buttons run down the front to the waist where it can be cinched in with drawstring belts that tie either side.  I love the gypsy hemline which makes it elegant and swishy.  I found this in Next, but obviously not available now, but they always have an interesting selection online - well worth a peak.


Have you spotted my gorgeous boots?  Having wanted a knee length boot in ivory or cream I was delighted to receive these from the kids for Mother's Day.  They will be teamed with many of my skirts and dresses over the coming weeks which will give me time to get the self tan going - lol.  I picked a similar neutral shade handbag to finish my look.  Let's hope the sunshine returns and I can wear more stylish summery dresses soon - excuse me while I daydream a little. 🌞🌞🌞🌞


My denim jacket keeps the look on a more casual level, and this would be perfect for lunch al fresco when we can.  



Five years of Blogging.

Over the past 5 years I've learnt so much about the blogging world, computers and building my website.  It's had it's up's and down's but so very enjoyable.  I started blogging because I needed to do something for me.  I felt I was going stale.  I was very forgetful and felt I was blending into the background.  Blogging has helped me so much.  I've gained a reason for life other than looking after my family - that goes without saying they are number one and always will be, but they don't need me like they used to.
I have fun writing my blog, planning outfits, sharing on social media, meeting new like-minded people online and just soaking up all the wonderful outfits on all your blogs and sites.  So much inspiration I often get caught up and spend ages reading other blogs and looking through Instagram.
As I enter my next year I've got lots of new ideas to look into - one of which may be Vlogging!  Now that will be a big learning curve ..... do watch this space. X

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To celebrate my anniversary I've put together a wonderful and tasty prize which I'm thrilled with.
Unfortunately it's only open to UK residents.
The exciting prize of Neal's Yard Rehydrating Rose Skincare Kit is just one of the goodies you could win.  Comprising of Cleanser, Toner, Nourisher and Moisturiser these four bottles are encased in a sturdy little Neal's Yard skincare bag.

The second prize is a delicious (I speak from first hand knowledge) box of chocolate brownies freshly baked by Little Berry Bakes.  The smell is divine and they can be heated for a few seconds to produce a gooey centered yummy cake.

How to Enter.
Head over to Mummabstylish Instagram page for full details ..... you can join the Giveaway .....

HERE



Good luck my friends. X



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Time for a party #Chicandstylish #LINKUP


Before the linkup let's see who was favourite from last time.  Welcome Sabina - Ocean Blue Style at Manderley.  She's sharing 3 ways with jeans - love them all Hunny. x


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!

Click here to enter
Thanks for joining me today and good luck with the Giveaway my friends.
One of my dear blogging friends featured me on her blog recently and I hope you'll stop by for a quick read all about it - many thanks to Suzy - The Grey Brunette  for including me sweetie. X
Have a super week my friends, catch up on Monday for the latest from the Style not Age collective.
Bye for now. X

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39 comments

  1. Oh those boots! And the bag! Loving this outfit and the cute print of the dress xx

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    1. Cute aren't they Gail. Thanks for stopping by. x

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  2. Congratulations on your 5th Anniversary Jacqui! It's amazing where the years go but so surprising to see what you've conquered getting here. I look forward to many more years of stylish outfits.
    Pamela x
    www.style-yourself-confident.com

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    1. Many thanks Pamela, what lovely comments really I do appreciate them. x

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  3. Congratulations on your 5th. blogging anniversary. All the best for going forward and trying new things. On another note those boots are simply wonderful.
    I was so sorry to read about your little dog, it is always hard to part with them.
    How wonderful though to have a new little grandaughter . xxx

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    1. Many thanks Jill, It's been such a hard few days. Blogging has been such a good help though. x

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  4. What a pretty dress - you layered it well even if you weren't warm enough!

    Congrats on your blogaversary too, and good luck to everyone who can enter the giveaway :)


    Thank you for the link up :)

    Hope your week is going well! It's a rainy one here!

    Away From The Blue

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    1. so kind Mica, many thanks. Have a super week and weekend. x

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  5. Happy Blog Birthday! Love your blog and looking forward to seeing more in the coming year!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  6. Happy Blog Anniversary, Jacqui! I am absolutely loving this outfit on you. The color of your dress is so beautiful and the floral print is perfect to welcome in Spring. And those boots, my friend, are totally fabulous! Thanks for hosting the link party.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thanks Shelbee, looking forward to lots more blogging in the coming months. x

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  7. Your dress is stunning! I love how you styled it with those boots too!

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  8. HI Jacqui! I get impatient for Spring weather too - but its close enough! Love the beautiful blue color of your dress and those fantastic boots, the style is perfect to go with Spring pieces. Happy Blog Anniversary!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one. Many thanks for stopping by Jess. x

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  9. I just bought a jean jacket and some dresses!! I love this outfit!

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    1. Good job, hope you have fun wearing them. Thanks so much. x

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  10. Thats a great outfit. Whats not to like about a dress with boots and a denim jacket! You will have lots of fun with those boots, I have too with mine!

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    1. Can't wait for the weather to improve, it's still very chilly. x

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  11. congrats to your blogversary! % years is a lot. Thanks for sharing your style and being inspiring.

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  12. Happy blog anniversary, Jacqui!! I aways enjoy seeing your pretty outfits :-) And yes, a vlog would be fun!! Video is a learning curve but so it everything else lol!

    Lizzie
    www.lizzieiinlace.com

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    1. Oh now I feel the pressure of a Vlog - I'll have to follow your lead Lizzie - love what you do Hun. xx

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  13. Happy blogaversary, Jacqui!! I always look forward to reading your posts. I'm now looking forward to watching you vlog too!
    Those boots....OMG I just adore them. I bet we're going to be seeing them an awful lot over the next year or so lol!! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

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    1. You are SO kind Suzy, what lovely comments Hun. I love the boots too, I get up and want to wear them, I look out of the window and think no not today it's too wet and muddy! Roll on the better weather. Many thanks my friend. xx

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  14. That teal is just gorgeous! What a pretty Spring outfit!

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com
    OnRockwoodLane.com

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  15. Happy 5th Blogaversary!I'm coming up on 5 years this fall. As you say, it has been quite a learning curve but keeps me current and challenged by all the tech and marketing, and such. Your kids have great taste as those boots look amazing with the floral dress and jacket. Once again, I am so sorry for the loss of your doggie. We've lost two in the past two years and it is truly heartbreaking. They become important members of our family and everyday life, don't they. Hang in there--soon you will just talk about all the fun things she did.

    xx Darlene

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    1. Many thanks Darlene. Well done for you anniversary too. Lots of learn, but many lovely people to meet. LOVE these boots, can't wait to wear them again. Missing my little girl so much, it's going to take some time for sure. Thank you so much for your support darling. xx

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  16. Love this look but am crazy about those boots! Sounds like a great Giveaway!

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  17. Congrats on 5 years of blogging, the reasons you listed for blogging are pretty much the same reasons why I do it! I am so sorry to hear about having to put your sweet dog down, that is so hard and I've been there with my last cat. And, congrats on your granddaughter, I love her name! My daughter's name is Autumn, too... but, Autumn Nicole. :)

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  18. Congratulations! Sunny days are ahead.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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  19. Happy blog anniversary! I love this outfit and is perfect for spring: I was just thinking I wanted to wear a dress and looked at the weather tomorrow and now I am not sure! Those boots are beautiful!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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  20. Such a beautiful dress on you! Happy 5 years of Blogging!

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  21. Happy blog-iversary, and I'm sorry it's been such an up-and-down week for you (esp. with the loss of poor Ruby). Hoping life only gets better for you now!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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  22. Congrats on your 5th Blogiversary! Beautiful dress and I love your boots and bag!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  23. I love this dress, Jacqui! Such a pretty color and it looks fabulous on you. Your new boots are the perfect accessory! Happy blogiversary!

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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  24. Congratulations on your 5th blog anniversary! The dress is very pretty and I love those boots - the heels are fab! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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