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Thursday, 11 August 2022

Wow - Shorts on the Blog! - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hiya everyone.
Hope you are all good and enjoying August.

Not much to report this week.  David has been hard at work on our footings, and with concrete having been poured last week he is now clearing the site ready for brickwork.  I've not been able to help much - just running any errands and making tea!  Well someone has to do it!
I've been to my gym classes and am really starting to notice a difference in my body.  I've even been brave enough to wear shorts today, something I would never have considered in the past - seems my cycle class is paying off!

I'm out on Saturday, you may recall it was Sophie's birthday last month - so she's decided to go for a girly brunch in London. I'm chuffed that she wanted me to go too, so we've been getting excited about the event all week.  There's been plenty of discussions about what we are wearing, and obviously I've bought a new dress to wear, but it's not come yet so I've got a couple of 'stand by's' just in case.  The main problem I find when getting an outfit together is what shoes to wear?  I hate to suffer with sore feet, so the big decision will be made on Saturday morning - wish me luck! I'll have plasters, gel lines and inner soles on hand too!

 Any gaps would put me off wearing it!

See how brave I've been to wear shorts on the blog my friends.

Let's take a quick look at my outfit today.
After getting back from the gym, I showered, washed and styled my hair.  I pulled out these shorts as they are quite easy to wear and just as easy to style.  My daughter likes these little crop tops, so i bought some too.  They are from Primark for the seriously stupid price of £3 each - they are double layered making them just the right thing to wear when the weather is hot like it's been here.
Fortunately the shorts are high waist so the crop top fits perfectly on the waistband.  Any gaps would put me off wearing it!

The belt was a Christmas present and this Ralph Lauren snakeskin design (which is reversible) was rather costly but 100% well worth it.  I've already got a white one in mind for next Christmas. 😉

Now what about this flamboyant kimono?  I've had this for many years, but have to admit to not wearing it very often.  To be honest the fringing always gets caught so I worry that it will pull or tear the fine chiffon fabric or pull out the fringe. Fortunately that didn't happen today.  But just look at the striking colours, don't they look bold and beautiful in the sunshine. 
I've worn it in the past over a block all-white jean combo, and it looked amazing.  It's one of those pieces that come out to shine every once in a while and get's lots of love when it does. x
I'm chuffed at how well everything looks together, finishing touches were my blue strappy sandals and matching clutch bag. 

You'll be surprised to hear the sandals are quite comfy.  I think the fact my foot is held in place makes them so easy to wear.  The heel is a good height and the colour is bright and cheery and screams "look at me".  I've got loads of lovely comments about this style, so am really pleased I decided to have the photos taken, do let me know what you think of it my friends.

Shop My Look!

Time for the #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Before joining the Linkup let's see who was favourite blogger from last week. Well done Emma - Style Splash.  I think you enjoy wearing pink just as much as I do!  This is stunning and just fabulous for your recent holiday to Maderia. X

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Great to have you here today, do add a post or two so I can see what you've been up to.
Have a fun weekend my friends.
Bye for now. X


  1. Lovely kimono! You shouldn't be nervous about wearing shorts - they look good. I've never worn shorts so often! Thanks for linking x

    1. So pleased you do Gail, going to try and bring this out more often now. x

  2. I think you look fabulous in those shorts and I just love the sandals and kimono! Well done. Have fun on Saturday!

  3. Well done Jacqui, both for getting your legs out for this lovely outfit post, but also going to the gymn! Love the colours in the kimono. Great posh casual outfit.
    Mary xxx.

    1. Cheers Mary, you are too kind. Thanks for stopping by. x

  4. Such a cute way to wear shorts in summer! I live in denim shorts and kimonos on hot days - it's such an easy staple outfit!

    Thanks for your link up :) Hope you are having a good day :)

    Away From The Blue

    1. Thanks so much Mica, you are too kind. x Have a super week. x

  5. This is such a great look on you, Jacqui! I love this shade of blue on you. The kimono is so beautiful. I have a few ones with fringe that get in the way as well and so they don’t get worn as often. You look gorgeous and should keep showing off your fabulous legs!


    1. Shelbee you are too kind, thank you so much. x

  6. I love this shorts outfit (I have an shorts with kimono outfit coming up on the blog too and with that same blue (but in my tank top) and the kimono and sandals really dress it up. Lovely colors on you! And yay for cycling!

    1. Many thanks Mireille, you are so kind thanks for your lovely comments. x

  7. You look amazing!! I haven't worn shorts in years. To be fair, I've never been much of a shorts person but I totally understand what you mean! Love your outfit!


    1. Lizzie, that's very kind of you to say, many thanks to you. x

  8. I love the beautiful colors in your kimono. A third piece like that can turn a simple shorts & t-shirt outfit into an eye-catching ensemble. Thanks for hosting the link-up.

    1. Awe thanks, it is super pretty isn't it! Thanks for stopping by today too. x

  9. This is a great look on you, Jacqui.


    1. Many thanks Rena, you are very kind. Much appreciated. x

  10. I think you look spectacular in this outfit! It's amazing what heels and a kimono can do to a rather ordinary outfit! And, you have fabulous 'em to the world!!! Thanks for the link party!

  11. Love that kimono! And I've been getting back into shorts too—they look great on you!
    Cheryl Shops |

  12. Love how you styled this- especially with the fringe and those knock-put sandals!

  13. I love a shorts and kimono outfit and this one is fabulous! Your kimono is gorgeous!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  14. I love this outfit, Jacqui! First, you look great in shorts. No need to shy away from them. And the shoes and kimono are so eye-catching. Just beautiful!



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