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Thursday 6 May 2021

Do You Wear Shacket's - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning all.
Hope you are well.
Another month of birthdays for Mummabstylish with mine, grand-daughters, sons and son-in-law quite close together so another expensive month for me!
The weather is still playing havoc with my daily outfits, falling back on my jeans, boots and jumpers and I can't wait to wear some pretty 'Spring' dresses soon - I've bought two new ones this week and can't wait to share them with you.  I also had a browse in H & M and Zara yesterday - just love all the styles going on, but they do seem to be very similar to lots of bits I already have in my collection!  I was walking around thinking 'I've got similar to that' and 'this will look great with those in my wardrobe'!!  Anyone else think the same?

I want to ask you a question.
Do you like Shackets?
They are the cross between a shirt and a jacket.  I've been seeing them for ages but didn't think they were really me.  You see I've been having dilemma's!  Is my style a little too classic?  Should I try to entertain more fashion into my looks?  I decided to give it a go ...  let me know what you think of my turn-around on the shacket style.

I found this blue, grey and black shacket in my local F & F.  They had a couple that I liked and I took a chance on this one for size & fit obviously not allowed to try on in store!  I did toy with the idea of buying it and taking it outside to try on and return if no good, but decided that would be silly - lol.

So it came home with me and I'm glad it did.  You may have seen my new addition on IG and I'm also  pleased to say it looks good on! What do you think?

I love the concept of two items rolled into one. 

A shacket is often in a checked fabric and would be worn a tad oversized - it would be thicker than a jacket but thinner than an over- coat just perfect for layering and good with jeans, joggers and skinny leggings too. It's relaxed but kinda of dressy too.  

I know this can be belted in the middle not that I've tried it yet but I reckon that'll look super stylish too.  
Mine has four pockets ... two on the bust line and two hidden in the side.  The fastenings are press studs - no fiddly buttons to undo. The colours compliment my faux leather jeans & also look fab with jeans.

I was extremely pleased with the price too ... £25 & having worn it a few times already I'm very tempted to get this pretty pink one as well. 

I picked black faux leather jeans and bright blue top to tie everything together.  Heels to style it up and would happily wear trainers for a more urban feel.

Time for #Chicandstylish #LINKUP.

Let's meet favourite blogger from last week.  A big welcome to Ashley - Le Stylo Rouge who's floral babydoll dress is a riot of colour and looks amazing with the orange heels - lovely outfit sweetie.
P.S.  Please advise where I can buy legs like this please - asking for a friend! 🙏

Now let's start linking up.
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Link up your fashion and beauty posts, other topics allowed.
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Thanks for joining me today - looking forward to seeing your styles and inspiration.
Thanks Esther Ruby for taking today's photos - thanks so much darling. X
I shared my April Review last Monday - if you missed it hope you'll pop back.
Bye for today. X



  1. Love your shacket, Jacqui. Great pattern and colour. I don't own one as I have never really noticed them before but would love to see if they suit me. Thanks for hosting :)

  2. I know this trend isn't for me - I tend to like lighter layers - but this looks great on you, I like the pop of blue from your top with it too!

    Thanks for the link up :)

    Hope that your week is going well :)

    Away From The Blue

  3. It does sound a rather busy and expensive time for you Jacqui. On another note I do like this shacket on you , it will be a useful garment with many things throughout your Summer.
    Many thanks for hosting.

  4. I think it looks fabulous on you Jacqui! They are so easy to wear & super versatile too.

  5. You found a nice one! I saw at I reallycouple I was tempted to buy this fall/winter but I really don't need more layers so I didn't get them. Love this paired with your faux leather pants.

  6. Jacqui, this is a really cool shacket! I love the print and it looks fabulous with your leather trousers. Such a fun, edgy, stylish outfit! I have not tried belting a shacket yet but I think you might be onto something with that idea!


  7. I love your shacket! Such a chic look! Thank you for the linkup!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  8. Yeah, I can't find it either on line. It's all so boring, or perhaps is just me. The shacket looks good on you and those trousers are fantastic!

  9. I think shackets can be pretty cool actually and I think you styled this one beautifully, Jacqui! It's a gorgeous outfit!
    Suzy xx

  10. I love a good shacket- they are so on trend and are such a good lightweight layering piece!

    And thank you so much for the feature, Jacqui! You're too kind. :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  11. I love shackets- best thing yet! YOurs is beautiful and you look great:) xx

  12. These are great photos and I think you are rocking the shacket! I haven't tried one myself yet but I do think they're cute. And phew, that is a lot of birthdays this month! Birthdays are always so fun though, in my opinion, so hopefully it's a good time. Although I understand how they add up quickly, haha!

    Miles of smiles,

  13. Shacket - what a fun word, hahaha!


  14. I love your pants! I've never tried a shacket before, but I love how you styled yours!


  15. Jacqui, I think you have taken this look from basic to chic by styling your shacket with the faux leather pants! It looks very current and cute!

    xx Darlene

  16. I love shackets! They are so cozy! Yours looks great paired with leather!

  17. They look perfect on you! I love the one you picked, and you styled it right!

  18. The shacket looks wonderful on you! I really like this whole look.


  19. Looking good Jacqui, the shacket with your trousers looks very trendy! But nothing wrong with classic style either x

  20. You look lovely, love the photo location! I am still not sure about my shacket, I don't opt to wear it that often! Michelle xx

  21. That shacket looks great with those pants and I have been eyeing this whole shacket trend and wondering if I want to try it, too. My son has a birthday in May, so that is our only birthday for this month.


  22. That's a lovely shacket, it looks great with the faux leather trousers. I only have one shacket and I don't wear it enough - I need the weather to's been very wet and windy up north!

    Emma xxx

  23. Hey,
    Tot answer your question: i don't but i think they'll ne a who knows? Have a great week!

  24. That shacket is cute! Love it paired with the faux leather jeans. Fabulous!!

  25. This shacket is such a great piece! I love the neutral plaid and your faux leather pants!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!



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