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Thursday 26 May 2022

It's a Wrap ... Dress from Per Una - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there my friends, hope you are well.
How's your week been?

Since Monday's post I've been doing a little bit of DIY.  For the first time ever I've put wallpaper on the wall!!  I'm so proud of my achievement and you'd have thought I'd painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel .. lol  Let me tell you a little of the back story, you see David and I are planning to build two new houses on our property - so we haven't done much to our house and most certainly many of the rooms need serious attention.  You'll have seen my new dressing room that we created back in January, but I only did a little bit of painting then.  This week I've been putting wallpaper up! (Is there a proud moji?)  I was watching some TikTok's showing how to make-over a cloakroom and was introduced to self adhesive wallpaper!  Have you heard of it?  Well as you can guess you peel off the back and stick on the wall.  It was a bit fiddly in places, but I eventually got to grips with it and managed to paper the whole of the room.  It was only halfway down as the rest will be painted, but so far so good.  Will share some photos when it's all done.

For my birthday the other day I had a gorgeous wrap dress given to me from the children, they tend to put their money together and buy one or two big presents - I got this pretty wrap dress, the lilac mules, a statement summer hat and some chocolates.  I'm happy to say the dress is a perfect fit and just what I would buy myself.

I love a wrap dress and if it's a faux version then all the better.  This one from Per Una - Marks & Spencer is just a perfect example of a stylish and flattering fit and as everything is fixed in place there's no worry of gaping or flashing going on.  

The fact is I'm thrilled with the overall fit of this classic beauty and the ditsy pattern suits so many of my bags and shoes it's going to get plenty of mileage.
Today I picked two of the shades within the print ... lilac mules with striking heels and my favourite piece of arm candy ... my bright pink lola bag.

Let's take a closer look.
As I mentioned above the fit is perfect.  I'm wearing a size 12 and it fits so well it's like it was made for me.  The sassy frill compliments the puffy sleeves that finish just above the elbow.  It has a hidden zip on the side with a fancy tie detail completing the look on the side too. 

I'm loving the mule trend that's going around this season, I have a few pairs and want even more in my collection, so when I opened the box and found this pair from the children I was chuffed.  They have a nice chunky heel making them great for walking in, they're definitely going into my suitcase for my trip abroad next month. 😉

My stunning Teddy Blake bag came out to play and sure did play an important role - doesn't it fit in brilliantly?  I'm all over this pastel pick and can't wait to wear it again and again.  Well done kids you chose well. X

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Time for the #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Shall we see who's favourite from last week? Thanks for joining the #Linkup Tilden - To Be Bright I'm loving your styles showing off cycling shorts, the over-sized shirt is just the perfect finishing touch.

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Cheerio for now. X



  1. That's a lovely colour on you Jacqui. The kids chose well! xx

  2. Your family is great at gift giving: and they know your taste. What a pretty wrap dress and I agree a faux one is even better! You look lovely! Looking forward to seeing some pictures of that room you painted and wall papered.

  3. What a pretty wrap dress! they picked well for your gift as the colours in the print is so nice - those are the perfect accessories with it too!

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

    Away From The Blue

  4. The colour of your dress is so pretty!

    Curated by Jennifer

  5. Wallpapering is not easy! Can't wait to see the finished room! Love your pretty dress and those mules are fabulous!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  6. Jacqui, it is such a pretty dress and it looks stunning on you! I love those mules and your Teddy Blake bag, too. How perfectly they accessorize your new dress! Happy Birthday!


  7. What a beautiful dress and I loved how you styled it with the lilac shoes and pink purse! I'm impressed that your family gifted you items that are so well suited to your taste. Hurray for your new wallpaper. I always celebrate when I accomplish even the most significant DIY project of that type because I am just NOT experienced with it at all, so I get the "Sistine Chapel" feeling :)

  8. Jacqui love that outfit on you and well done on the wallpapering. Sounds like exciting times ahead.

  9. Your kids really know your taste and style! Such a beautiful dress on you, love the faux wraps too. I look forward to seeing your wallpaper job, I hate painted so this may be an alternative. I would like to do the wall behind our bed- accent. LOVE those shoes, great color and the bag compliments so well!

  10. I love a good DIY—can't wait to see the photos of your wallpaper! Love the springy colors you're wearing today too :)
    Cheryl Shops |

  11. How lucky you are that your children know your tastes so well. You look so lovely in this outfit. And your DIY project sounds quite interesting. I'm looking forward to hearing more about it.


  12. Such a pretty dress! Happy birthday!

    Kudos on the wallpapering! That is quite a task - it intimidates me. I have really been wanting to try out the peel and stick though.


  13. Your kids have great taste- this wrap dress is adorable on you. I'm also crazy about those mules- the colour!

  14. Beautiful dress Jacqui, goes so well with the stunning mules and Teddy Blake bag. I'm very impressed with you wallpapering, I must look at the self adhesive ranges! x

  15. That wrap dress is beautiful on you and I adore those wedges!

  16. Lovely dress, Jacqui and the pink bag is divine! Happy belated birthday!

  17. Oh, this is such a fabulous look, Jacqui! I love every bit of it...from the dress to the mules to the bag...perfect!!! Thanks for the link up!

  18. Your kids did well! What a fabulous spring outfit! And yay for mastering the wallpaper. Can’t wait to see it.



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