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Thursday 14 July 2022

36 Years, How Did That Happen? - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there,
It's been another busy week for me, well I'm away on Saturday to Rhodes and I've been getting everything sorted with lots of lists laying around so I don't forget anything.

On Tuesday it was Mine and David's 36th Wedding Anniversary.  If you were quick and had eagle eye's you'd have seen the big mistake I made on Monday's post I put 34 years and don't quite know how that happened.  I saw my sister-in-law the next day who told me about it, I swiftly changed it ... I have to blame someone don't I (can't be my fault), so my proof reader get's the blame! ... aka David. 😂
I can't quite believe where the years have gone, it all seems to go by so quickly doesn't it!  I'm sure it's because we fit so much in our lives and want to achieve more and more as time goes on.  
We went for dinner in our usual venue near us.   Reads Restaurant is an elegant Georgian manor house and the fine dining we experience there is just amazing.

Anyway let's take a look at what I wore on Tuesday evening.

It's a typical summer dress style, shirred bodice, fits to midway between knee and ankle and has a gorgeous puff sleeve and gypsy frill on the hem.

I got a lift from my eldest daughter who also got roped into taking photos for me.  We have a very similar shot taken a couple of years ago when I wore this striking cerise dress for the second time  hop back to the blog post to see it.

My dress was an impulse buy from Marks and Spencer.  I'd seen a blogging pal wearing it and couldn't help but fall for it.  Maybe the colour ... it's white and yellow, well it's almost lime, or possibly the style .. it's trending at the moment, so if you want one, don't hesitate to get your own as it's getting snapped up by the minute.

It's a typical summer dress style, shirred bodice, fits to midway between knee and ankle and has a gorgeous puff sleeve and gypsy frill on the hem.  Best bit for me is the flattering square neckline that shows off a tan nicely.  I didn't feel the need for a necklace, but a floral number would give it extra points for sure.

If you frequent M & S, you'll know they boast three different fits ... short, regular and long, and sizes run from 6 - 24 which is brilliant.  I opted for my usual size and it didn't disappoint.

I wore it with my new mules that I got for my holiday, white mules are a good choice as they go with so much and mules are right on point at the moment. X

David checking out the wine list, we went for a cool Laurent-Perrier champagne which was heaven.  Went down very well with the whole dinner, I was so full up I was almost in a food coma!!!!

Want to see what we ate?  Click here to view my little Instagram Reel. X

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Time for the #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Before we link up let's see who's favourite blogger from last week. Come read all about Marsha's dreamy dress that she's showing off, and I certainly would too as it gorgeous.  

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Thanks for your support today, it's nice to know you're there - do leave me a comment as to what you think about my outfit today.
Catch you on Monday where I have a scheduled post to share with you as I'll be away.
Bye for now. x


  1. Congratulations Jacqui. Enjoy celebrating xx

    1. Thank you so much Laurie, we have a fabulous evening. x

  2. Congratulations Jacqui and enjoy your holiday. The dress is beautiful and you look lovely in it.

  3. Happy anniversary! What a perfect way to celebrate it! And you look stunning! David too btw!

  4. Happy Anniversary to you and David! Such beautiful photos of a beautiful couple! This dress is brilliantly you and so pretty and bright for summer and for celebrating love.


    1. Shelbee, thanks so much. You are too kind. x

  5. Happy Anniversary! The years really do go by so quickly. I think your new dress is striking; the color is so pretty against your tan skin and I love the minimal accessories - really makes the dress and your beautiful face take center stage. Just as it should on an anniversary!

    1. Many thanks Kellyann you are too kind. Glad you like the dress and yes the years are going by so fast!

  6. What a beautiful bright dress for summer! Happy anniversary to you both too :)

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

    Away From The Blue

  7. Beautiful pictures! I don't have to many of just me and the hubby so I really appreciate them. This is such a happy dress! Happy anniversary!

  8. Congratulations to you both, and happy anniversary! This is a lovely couple photo and your dress is so pretty on you-perfect for the occasion. Enjoy!

  9. Happy Anniversary! You looked gorgeous in that dress, Jacqui. And it certainly sounds like you had a wonderful evening. Big hugs xx

  10. Beautiful dress on you Jacqui! I can see why it caught your eye. Love the color and the accessories in white. The detail on the clutch is lovely. You guys got some sun! Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful place to enjoy it.

  11. Happy anniversary! That's a great dress you're wearing to celebrate the occasion :)
    Cheryl Shops |

  12. It's definitely hard to believe that you're much older than 36 much less that you've have been married that long. The two of you look fabulous. Congratulations on another well-lived year together.


    1. Gone so quickly it's scary! Thanks for stopping by. x

  13. Happy Anniversary! You make a beautiful couple!

  14. Happy Anniversary to you and David! We celebrated 46 years in June...I don't know how that could have happened as most days I still feel 25! You absolutely shine in this color, Jacqui! It is gorgeous! Thanks so much for the feature...I have to admit I gasped when I saw it! Thanks also for the link party!

  15. Happy Anniversary! Your dress is beautiful on you!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  16. Happiest Anniversary!!


    1. Many thanks Alexandra, you are very kind. x

  17. Congratulations to you both, Jacqui. I hope you are having lots of celebrations :) Thanks for hosting.

  18. Happy Anniversary! Great photo of you both. And the dress is lovely!


    1. Many thanks for stopping by Michelle. Really appreciate your support. x


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