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Thursday 10 June 2021

Culottes, Tan Blazer & Pretty White Blouse - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there my friends.
How's it going?
We've had some brilliant weather here in the UK recently, I hope you've been blessed with some warm rays. 
I'm getting the garden into shape and today after ballet I'm off to the garden center to pick up some new flowers.  I really enjoy being in the garden and would happily work outside than do any housework or cooking!  As it was so hot yesterday we had a BBQ of burgers and sausages, we all agreed a basic menu like this is sometimes all you want!  
I'm on day 10 of no alcohol and calorie counting - it's going well so far - so I'm hoping I can trim down again.  I'm also back to my spin classes, I absolutely love working out and even though I find it bloomin' hard work I know I feel better for it.  My dancing classes are open again, so I've been having fun getting back into the swing of them too. 

Did you miss any of last month's posts?  You can catch them all in one on Monday's post featuring my May Review.

Had my 2nd jab on Monday, all went well and we even managed to have a bite to eat in a local restaurant.  The little Italian called Posillipo is in the center of Canterbury and was rather busy for a Monday night.  We had a table inside and devoured our dishes washed down with a beer (zero for me) - no wine on a school night of course. 😆  I wonder if you saw my dishes on Instagram? Hope I didn't make you jealous?  I had Scalopine Di Pollo with a side order of Spinaci - what more can I say it was delicious. 

I've been wearing lots of dresses over the past few days, it's been too hot to wear much else.  I wanted to share this pretty blouse with you today.  I need to wear it with a pretty white skirt, but first I need to get a pretty white skirt - lol. X

I would say today's outfit might be a little out of season, but with our indecisive weather in the UK, this might be the perfect layered look for a cooler June day.  😏
As I said earlier I think this blouse would look perfect paired with a white, maybe pleated skirt.  I need to find one asap as I reckon it'll be a real game-changer don't you?  White goes with everything doesn't it, so I'm going to get looking straight away.  Anyway back to the culottes.  I've worn these a number of times over the past months, they've looked super with my chain blouse and also with my sunflower blouse.

I found this feminine blouse in my local Tu clothing store, liking it more and more with each visit I finally placed it in my trolley and it came home with me.  It has super sleeves that finish just below the elbow which have an easy to wear elastic finish.  With a cute little collar and buttons running down the front I was happy to find this paired well with my dark brown culottes as I've shown here, but looked just as nice with white jeans too.

Do stop back on Monday to see this dainty blouse in more detail. 

I teamed a tan blazer as it finishes off the look really well.  I've also got a little tee shirt on underneath, but for hot sunny days I would lose both these bits to accommodate the heat.  
It could also double as a lightweight jacket over a white dress - just add a pop of yellow accessories to really bring out the dainty yellow flower. 💛

Time to party?  It's #LINKUP #Chicandstylish

Favourite blogger from last week is Cheryl - Cheryl Shops.  I'm really taken with this patterned dress because I have one similar with long sleeves and it's one I would pick in an instant!  Good job Cheryl.

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Many thanks for joining me today.  Good to have you, I'm looking forward to seeing your styles.
Esther Ruby took today's photos. X
Catch you on Monday my lovelies.
Bye for now. X



  1. Beautiful blazer, Jacqui. Love how you have styled it :) Love Cheryl's dress too, Thanks for hosting.

  2. I know what you mean about the weather! One minute it's coats and the next shorts and anything that will keep us cool! At least you get to show off that lace blouse on it's own now, It's pretty xx

  3. Love this gorgeous blouse! It's going to be in the 100s here next week, so I would gladly trade weather with you! Thanks for hosting and enjoy the rest of your week!


  4. I love that blouse, it's so pretty and works well with the brown! :)
    Such good news that you have had your second vaccine too!

    Thanks for the link up!

    Hope your week is going well :) Cold week here!

    Away From The Blue

  5. Jacqui, this is a really great outfit. I love that white blouse! It went from super cold and rainy here to very hot and humid really quickly, so many of my outfits lately seem very out of season, too. You never know how to dress these it summer, is it fall? In any event, this outfit is very chic and sophisticated for any season really!


  6. Glad to hear you are finally enjoyed some sunny weather Jacqui. I am with you , much rather spend time in the garden than housework. I really like the the yellow under your lace blouse and jacket.

  7. Love Cheryl's dress. And the weather is good here too. Makes a huge difference xx

  8. Love this outfit with your new daisy print blouse. Plus, the blouse seems like a very versatile light layer when the summer weather finally kicks in to stay! Thanks for the link up and have a great rest of the week and weekend!

  9. Thank you so much for hosting!

    I LOVED the boots with those pants! Great outfit!

    Have a wonderful weekedend!

  10. I'm glad you are having lovely weather and the chance to enjoy it!

  11. The combination of lace and leather is outstanding. Love the look. Thanks for hosting the party.

  12. Jacqui,

    Great look and wonderful for a day when the weather is a bit indecisive. And congratulations on the second jab ... don't you feel a sense of relief? I hope you've got a fun weekend ahead.


  13. That blouse is so pretty! Have a lovely weekend xx

  14. This outfit is so chic for a cooler late spring/early summer day, and I can see you wearing this blouse all summer long!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!



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  15. Thank you so much for the feature, Jacqui—I'm flattered! Glad to hear you're doing well after shot #2 (not drinking was a smart choice), and I love the camel blazer you're wearing in this post—such a classic!
    Cheryl Shops |

  16. You look great, Jacqui! I think the blouse is gorgeous, and it'll go really well with so many things! I look forward to see how else you style it.
    Suzy xx

  17. Good work with cutting out alcohol and watching your calories. Looks like you are doing what you need to trim down. I did 4 days of running this week, short runs but I have been eating ice cream. Making me warm in that outfit, lol but very pretty!

  18. Hi Jacqui!
    Sounds like you have been busy! I do enjoy working out as well, and do so with my home gym- lifting weights and running. I hope to go back to the gym for water aerobics a few times a week. Its all about variety right? Good for you with the no achohol thing. I do enjoy my wine with dinner;-)
    Love the pretty delicate blouse and how you styled it here.
    jess xx

  19. I'm all over this look- especially that sweet blouse! Love!

  20. Love that adorable lace top, Jacqui. You really can wear it so many ways! So glad your weather has heated up, ours is finally doing the same, probably because we are headed to Hawaii next week! Lol! Those brown culottes are super cute, too!

    xx Darlene

  21. This is really a very cool outfit, dear Jacqui! I love your culottes. Thank you very much for your lovely comment a few weeks ago on my blog. I have been so stressed lately that I have only now been able to answer.

    xxxxx Nadine


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