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Thursday, 3 June 2021

Neutral Casual Chic - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my lovely friends.
Hope you are all well, are you enjoying a four day week?

I had a super weekend and because the sun was shinning everything & everyone seemed happier.  I actually sat in the garden on my new-last-year rattan furniture, haven't managed to do that yet this year!  We even ate dinner outside on Monday.
It's half term here in the UK and the town has been really busy so I try to avoid it unless I pop in early.  I met a friend on Wednesday, we went to have lunch at our local which is in walking distance - we've not seen each other since the beginning of lock-down and it was lovely to catch up with her.  Sitting in the pub garden, in the sunshine, eating and drinking was pure heaven, I'm not going to take things like this for granted anymore.

On Tuesday I returned to my spin class at the gym, I was worried I wouldn't be any good - but I surprised myself and finished the whole class not coming in last but with quite a respectable score.  I'm pleased to have booked another class this morning - wish me luck!
I also have a trip to our local wildlife park booked today - I'll be going with my girls and grandchildren, I'm excited to be visiting Wingham Wildlife Park as I've not been before.  There's lots for the kids to do, so the fun and adventure begins as soon as we arrive. 

Now let's tell you a little about my outfit of the day.

The long necklace I fancied wearing works really well - it's got a bit of everything going on, wood, beads, gold and chains.


I'd seen a this look on and Instagrammer and knew I had already got similar items so decided to copy it.
My cream culottes are from H & M, I picked them up last year and have enjoyed wearing them in better weather through-out Autumn and Spring.  I've chose my ivory boots, however with sunny days it's been too warm to wear them, I'll definitely be pairing them with sandals or trainers soon.


The pale chiffon blouse has a nice baggy feel to it, no buttons just a tie detail at the neck and super balloon style long sleeves that have a tiny buttons on the cuff.  It's a subtle & soft blue which compliments the neutral trousers, boots and jean jacket.


The long necklace I fancied wearing works really well - it's got a bit of everything going on, wood, beads, gold and chains.  I picked a similar one up from Matalan which is black and shiny - I'm excited to show you that one too!



A fancy finish with a circle Ted Baker bag, its a fun way to emulate the circles in my necklace and a matching addition to my leather belt.  I adore this bag, it's a real statement piece and I always get a nice compliment whenever I use it!


With the ever-so-popular white boot trend still going strong I'm really pleased I prompted the kids to get mine for Mother's Day a few years ago. They've been an absolute god-send and not a week goes by that they aren't on my feet.  The kids definitely got 'their' money's worth by buying them for me - lol


Up close you can see how all the components merge together - I love this outfit, it's one of my favourites for Spring, and losing the jacket & boots it's great for Summer too. 🤎


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Time for the #Chicandstylish #LINKUP


Favourite blogger from last week is Carrie - Curly Crafty Mom.  I love all the bits of your stylish outift and the pale pink blazer is to die for!  I love it Carrie. 


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.
Pleased 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

Many thanks for joining me on the blog today.
Much appreciate your support.
Esther Ruby kindly took these photos.
Hope to see you on Monday for the May Review, in case you missed the last post from Style not Age, you can read all about the challenge that Hilda set here.
Bye for now. X


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  1. Jacqui,

    Your neutral casual chic look is fabulous. The necklace does a great job of pulling together the other pieces of the outfit and the overall effect has a great vibe. Well done.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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  2. Such a beautiful outfit, Jacqui. Love it. Great necklace, I can see it will nicely go with everything. Thanks so much for hosting.

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  3. Love this outfit and how you accessorized it! Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

    -Katie
    http://www.hellokatiegirlblog.com/

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    1. Many thanks lovely lady, you are too kind. Have a super week too. x

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  4. Isn't it lovely being able to take the kids out. I'm so enjoying that. A good reminder to get my cropped jeans out here.

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    1. So nice, and to get together with friends is super too. x

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  5. LOVE IT!!!! You look absolutely gorgeous Jacqui, and the necklace is the icing on the cake!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

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    1. So kind, thank you Suzy, hugs to you too. x

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  6. Great way to wear double denim and I love your accessories - that necklace is so pretty! I have a similar one, I need to get it out for another wear! :)

    Thanks for the link up :)

    Hope your week is going well :)

    Away From The Blue

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    1. Love it too, many thanks for stopping by. glad you and I have the same taste. Have a lovely week. x

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  7. It's a really great outfit, Jacqui. It looks wonderful on you and I love the location of these photos! I hope you have so much with the grandchildren today!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Too kind, Shelbee, many thanks for leaving such lovely comments. x

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  8. What a beautiful spot for you photos! Love your neutral outfit! Your bag is darling!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  9. It is so nice when the weather is good and eating outside is comfortable and fun - we sat outside on our patio and watched tv Monday night - it was lovely! Thanks for the link up!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Have had fun in the good weather, hope you have had more nice weather recently. x

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  10. I love this outfit: the cream and denim, the white boots! I am still on the lookout for some similar culottes! I have been hemming my flowy pants but they are not structured and I am not feeling them!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. So kind Mireille, these have been a welcomed addition. xx

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  11. I am loving the better weather so much! It has been a long wait! I love your culottes, I am looking for a pair but can't seem to find the right fit or colour! Michelle xx

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    1. Many thanks Michelle, you are too kind. x Hope you find some soon. x

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  12. I love this casual look, Jacqui! I love the combination of those cream culottes and boots, it makes you look taller because of the color. Great necklace!

    Tatiana

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    1. Thanks so much Tatiana, I love the look too. I'll take looking taller too. :-) xx

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  13. Love your outfit this week! The shirt is gorgeous and I like the necklace with which you accessorized the outfit <3

    Thank you, as always, for hosting!!

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  14. So nice that you enjoyed a sunny day and lunch out with a friend. I just love eating outdoors when it is sunny out. This wooded area is quite pretty as is your outfit, love the white boots with it!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Many thanks for stopping by Jess. Lovely woods are only about 15 mins away, very lucky indeed. x

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  15. This is a terrific outfit. The culottes + boots combination is primo! I have not thought of wearing those pieces together, so I'm interested to try it.

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    1. so kind, many thanks Sally, so pleased you stopped by. x

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  16. Love this outfit, a great combination of wide-leg trousers and a denim jacket, which is such a staple for the summer months, especially now the sun has decided to make an appearance. Have a lovely weekend. x

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    1. So pleased you like this look, it's going to get lots of wears I'm sure. Thanks for stopping by. x

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  17. You once more created a great classic look that is not boreing at all despite all the neutral colors. The cropped wide pants are so cool with the white boots. thanks for hosting the party.

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    1. Awe thanks so much Nicole, so lovely of you to say. You are welcome too. x

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  18. loving the neutral look, and ironically I appear to be mimicking Carrie's style from last week. In the pink for sure

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    1. So kind Linda, many thanks - a super sugary look - love it. x

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  19. This is such a cute outfit! I love the fit of your pants, and your shades and circle purse are the perfect accessories.

    -Grace

    gracefulrags.com

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  20. I've really enjoyed doing some normal things lately, it is so nice to see people again and to get my kids out of the house. I LOVE that necklace, the mix of mediums/textures is so pretty! THANK you so much for the feature! You made my night!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. It's been lovely to do normal things hasn't it. You are welcome, love this outfit Hunny. Cheers. x

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  21. I love the natural elements in this outfit, Jacqui. So ready for spring! Isn't it wonderful to get out see the people we've missed?! Next up--travel!!

    xx Darlene

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    1. Awe that's nice of you to say - many thanks. Yep can't wait for travel too. x

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  22. So nice you got to meet your friend lunch. We’ve been catching up with friends too. Like you, I won’t be taking this for granted again! Your outfit looks fantastic! Very cool necklace and a great match with the purse.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Michelle, you are so kind. Good to hear you've been meeting friends to. x

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  23. This is such a cute outfit! I just love those pants on you!

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  24. Love the neutrals in this look, and especially your circular bag!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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    1. Many thanks Cheryl, yes it's a super bag - love it. x

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  25. Good to hear you're getting back to normal - being able to sit in the garden, spin classes. Love those cream culottes with the boots x

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    1. So happy to have some normality isn't it Gail. Thanks for stopping by. x

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  26. Such a fabulous look! Cream and denim look incredible on you! xx

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  27. Like this casual outfit a lot. The boots look great under the cropped pants, the denim jacket is a great mix of textures with chiffon blouse
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  28. You look great in neutrals! Your necklace is beautiful! I'm glad you could catch up with your friend.
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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    1. Awe thanks hunny, that is sweet of you to say. x

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  29. Fabulous outfit Jacqui! I love those culottes with the boots!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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