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Thursday, 28 July 2022

Finally Wearing my White Lace Dress. - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning all!
How's it going?
My daughter's birthday today, so we will be celebrating with a few drinks tonight, with a fish and chip dinner as well. Happy Birthday Sophie - Little Berry Bakes.
Popped into town yesterday to pick up a few bits, the sales are on in some of the stores, but I still didn't manage to find anything that excited me enough to bring it home!  I also didn't buy anything on my recent trip to Greece, to be fair there wasn't that many shops where we went and the ones they had were mostly tourist shops selling leather goods, hats and local jewellery.  Not that I need anything you understand but it's nice to bring something fancy home to remind me of my stay.

You may know how well my husband does at getting me presents for birthdays and Christmas.  Well today I thought I'd show what he got me for my birthday back in May.  It's taken until this holiday to wear it, however there is a good reason why!


I wouldn't usually choose white to wear as my skin is usually as white as the item, however with two holidays, a sunbed and a good sun cream I got a really good tan to show it off.  I simply love anything lace and I think my hubby knows it.  So when he produced this beauty for my birthday I fell for it straight away.  It's a fabulous length which finishes midway between knee and ankle and has appealing 3/4 sleeves that have the same fluted finish as the hem.  I found the deep V neck lovely too.
It has a flattering panel inside the bodice which left the shoulders and arms on show as did the lace on the waist band.
  
I couldn't wait to try it on, but once I had I realised the half slip attached to the skirt could have left me in a rather embarrassing situation - you see it finished just below my rear, and should I have bent over ... well I'll leave that to your imagination ... lol.

Read on to find out what I did .....



I can confirm I was as hot as I look in these photos.  That was me all week, hair up and hardly any makeup on!  Thank goodness for eyelash extensions and semi-permanent makeup!  I use this hair piece every once in a while, it's one of those elastic scrunchies with hair attached, I just cover it over my messy bun.  Do you wear anything like this?


Now back to my 'slip' issue.

I put on my slip, {I know they are old fashioned now, but I hate to see a dress that shows lumps and bumps and outlines of underwear, and also when you get a hungry bottom, if you know what I mean 🤣} but that made the original darker and didn't look right.  I eventually found some fabric to add to the bottom of what was already there.  I cut to the right length and got my little sewing machine out to join the two pieces together. Hey Presto ... It did the job and evaded my possible 'flashing' situation. 


I kept the look simple with white knotted mules and a little black clutch bag.  I could have worn a necklace and had just the right one in mind, but left it off to reveal my tan - well they do say less is more!



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Who's top from last week?  Hello and welcome Amy - Amy's Creative Pursuits,  A girl after my own heart.  I love to wear white trousers and any number of tops go well with them - just likes Amy's!


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38 comments

  1. Your husband had got a fabulous taste! It looks absolutely amazing on you. And happy birthday to you daughter! Have a fantastic day.

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  2. That's a splendid dress and well done you for lengthening that underskirt. You look absolutely fab! Thank you for hosting :) Penny https://frugalfashionshopper.co.uk

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  3. Gosh your hubby buys great presents. And clever dressmaking skills Jacqui.

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  4. Your white dress is lovely! I always use a self tanner because my skin is so pale and I love the addition of some color. Thanks for the link up!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  5. What a gorgeous dress, looks very special. Well done on the improvisation!
    Pamela
    www.style-yourself-confident.com

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  6. What a beautiful white dress! Such a nice birthday gift, and you made the slip perfectly - I didn't know it wasn't part of the dress until you mentioned it! :)

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

    Away From The Blue

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    1. Mica, you are so kind - thank you and have a great week. x

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  7. Oh, thank you so much for the feature! That's so sweet of you. Love your dress. How kind of your hubby to buy that for you. We keep hearing about hot it is in your neck of the woods. I hope it cools down soon.

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    1. You are welcome Amy, thanks for joining me. x

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  8. Beautiful dress, Jacqui! Your husband really does choose the most wonderful gifts! Happy birthday to your daughter!

    Shelbee

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  9. What a pretty dress! And, such an easy solution to adding a layer! You look gorgeous!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  10. Your husband is an amazing shopper: this dress is just delightful! You look absolutely gorgeous in it with or without tan! The lace is really pretty and I love your trick with the slip. I do wear slip with my dresses and skirts that need it!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. He's done well hasn't he hun, thanks so much for your lovely comments. x

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  11. Okay, this dress is GORGEOUS!! Absolutely love it on you. Also, happy birthday to your daughter. Hope you both have a lovely time celebrating!

    Lizzie
    www.lizzieinlace.com

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  12. Happy birthday to your daughter! And, wowza! This dress is gorgeous with your tan and dark hair! Your husband is a fabulous shopper! Thanks for the link party!

    https://marshainthemiddle.com/

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    1. Awe thank you so much Marsha, you are too kind. x

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  13. Your husband has fantastic taste! Can he talk to mine? ;) That's a gorgeous dress and it fits you perfectly!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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  14. What a lovely gift! The dress is beautiful. Love it!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  15. Jacqui you look stunning. Wow what a dress, what a women! 🌻 Perfect to celebrate. Happy birthday to your daughter! 🥳
    XO Tina

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    1. You are so kind Tina, thanks so much hun. x

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  16. You are really tan! I love it that your hubby knows just your style. Beautiful dress, love all the details and lace. I have one dress like that with a short slip! You did wonders!
    Have a great weekend Jacqui!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thanks Jess, you are too kind. Have a super week. x

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  17. What a beautiful dress on you! Enjoy your weekend and the celebrations. xx

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  18. Jacqui, your husband has excellent taste (which is, of course, obvious) and has quite the talent for picking wonderful gifts. You look fabulous in this lace dress.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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    1. Many thanks for stopping by Rena, you are too kind. x

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  19. Happy belated birthday to your daughter! Your husband has great taste in clothing. It’s a beautiful dress and you look fabulous in it. So glad you could find a fix for it.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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    1. Awe thank you so much Michelle, you are too kind. x

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