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Thursday 21 April 2022

I'm Ditsy over Florals - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hello and welcome to Mummabstylish.
So happy you've found my blog today.

I'm an over fifty fashion blogger and love sharing my styles and a little of my lifestyle.  I'm a busy mum of 5 grown up kids who have blessed me with 7 grand-kids ... so far.
It's a hectic house as I have two still at home and the others are only a short journey away.  They are always popping by or needing help so there's always something going on.  Just yesterday I looked after two of them whilst daddy caught up on sleep (he works shift patterns) and the night before I had little Max whilst mummy and daddy went out for dinner.  They certainly do keep me on my toes - quite literally!  
Tell me are you hand's-on grand-parents or still parents - it's hard work and I take my hat of to you!

I'm also a very excited Mummabstylish.  Reason being I've treated myself to a one-to-one photography course.  It's just for a few hours on Friday (tomorrow) but I hope to have mastered how to take (or set up the camera) photos of me for the blog - wish me luck!

I'm so thankful to have wonderful children who are fully supportive of me and my blog.  They help me in any way they can.  Hubby also helps me with ideas for blogs and also taking photos.  So once I've had my lesson on Friday I hope I've got a better idea of what I'm doing, fingers crossed for better photos.
My youngest daughter helped take these photos today, hasn't she caught the skirt brilliantly!

Items marked with * have been gifted to me, however these are 100% my own honest comments.

I'm sharing another gifted item with you today.  A few weeks ago I shared this stunning cardigan  from Cotton Traders on the blog.  I thought it might compliment today's skirt, but the greens were just the wrong shade!  So I set about finding something in my wardrobe to mix with it.  I didn't have to look to far as this silky blouse was hanging near it and looked like they could be great team mates.  I guessed right and don't they look a picture.

Let me tell you a bit about my skirt.  It's called Melody* - isn't that a pretty name?  It's suits this ditsy skirt that's also available in three other colours.  I like the other styles, but with pink being my favourite colour it was the obvious choice.  Do check out the the other colours ... Cobalt, Black and Coral.  An elegant skirt with an easy-to-wear elastic waistband that also has a draw string tie - a brilliant addition as it can be cinched in to create a flatteringly feminine silhouette.  The full skirt gives lots of movement as you walk & I love the classic length - a perfect addition for your Summer wardrobe.

The silky blouse has to be my BBF, well not quite forever but for a fair few months.  I'm so impressed with the quality and price of this satin shirt - just £13 from Primark.  I remember wearing this kind of thing way back in the 80's (I'm pretty sure my mum has still got some too!)  This will be staying in my wardrobe for a good few years to come as this classic style will never fade!  My only regret is that I didn't buy the other colours, if I remember correctly they had a bright yellow and blue - or maybe it was green. 😅💚💛💙

The Melody is 100% machine washable, but for optimum results do twist after washing - I'll look forward to trying this!

I added a statement necklace and small clutch bag to my look, the gold beads are a firm favourite of mine and they come out to play every so often, getting a nice compliment when they do.  I also picked my grey clutch, I like to add interest into a look and tend to go for shades and not the same coloured accessories - a bit like mix and match. X

All that's left for me to tell you is the boots come from Lipsy.  They're a faux suede in a light grey and have a fashionable high heel, but its not too high to be uncomfortable.  I love an ankle boot, even in the Summer I seldom pack them away!

It's #Chicandstylish #LINKUP time.

First let's see who the favourite blogger from last week is .... Jill - Doused in Pink.  What a beautiful rainbow dress this is - making me dream of Summer holidays, hopefully without any rain in sight!

Now let's start linking up.
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Many thanks for stopping by the blog today, love having you here.
Catch you on Monday my friends.
Bye for now. X


  1. Beautiful skirt Jacqui. Love how you have styled it :) Thanks so much for hosting.

  2. Good luck with the photography class hon! Lovely colours in your outfit and love the chunky beads x

  3. I wished Gerben would take a photography course, lol. Love your outfit! Can't wait to wear my new dresses!

  4. That is such a beautiful skirt! I agree it looks so good paired with the satin shirt as well, the colours in this outfit are lovely :) The photography course sounds like a good one, hope you enjoy it!

    Thanks for the link up! Hope you are having a good week :)

    Away From The Blue

  5. Jacqui, I love this post so much! You have such a wonderful family, so full of blessings! And this outfit is so stinking adorable! I love the colors and the gorgeous floral print!


  6. Love this color palette and beautiful look! Thank you so much for the feature! You made my day!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  7. Hi Jacqui! I love this feminine look on you! The colors in your tiny floral print skirt is so pretty with the pink blouse! Good luck on your photography course, sounds interesting, I like to learn new things too- You have alot of blog support, thats great. My hubby has been my photographer for 8 yrs now. :-)
    jess xx

  8. Yes Jacqui. We are very involved grandparents like you. I love your outfit... very pretty indeed.

  9. I think your photos look fine Jacqui. I have a couple of pleated skirts from Cotton Traders. Good quality aren't they xx

  10. I've been wanting to take some photography classes for a while. Maybe this coming year as all the kiddos will be in school. I didn't realize you still had children at home. It seems like a fun and busy life with all of your children nearby. Lots of love to spread around!

  11. I love the skirt, it's a beautiful print & it's so flowy!

  12. What a gorgeous spring skirt! Love the pretty colors and print! Thanks for the link up!


  13. You look completely fabulous in this skirt, Jacqui! I love the grey boots and clutch, too...perfect accessories! Yes, I'm a hands on granny...we actually moved in order to be closer to the kiddos! Thanks so much for the link party!

  14. Jacqui, that skirt is absolutely gorgeous! I'm loving the print but also the colours are divine, and you're right about that blouse is being perfection with it! You look amazing, and your daughter did a great job with the photos. I'm excited for you doing that course today! Enjoy!
    Suzy xx

  15. Gosh I didn't realise you have 5 children! Wow! How do you fit it all in, my life seems crazy busy with two and only my daughter is still at home (part time - she is also at uni)! I'd love to hear more about your photography workshop, I am sure I could do a better job with using my tripod! Your skirt looks really pretty, super for this weather at the moment. Love Michelle xx

  16. This a totally fabulous look, Jacqui! That skirt is so pretty. Cool on the photography class! I’ll be eager to hear how it goes.


  17. Love the colours in this outfit, Jacqui - very pretty. Good luck with the photography course. I did a few courses before beginning my blog, one of them was a "beginners" photography course, which gave me the basics I needed. Enjoy. xx

  18. Aww you are so blessed with your family! The course sounds like a lot of fun! Also, this out is divine - love the colors!


  19. What a pretty look- and love the name for the skirt! Good luck on photography!


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