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Thursday 25 August 2022

Birthday Treat to The Pig - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there my friends.
Hope you're doing well.
I'm off to Sicily tomorrow and I can't wait.  David and I have had a few holidays this year, but it will be nice to get away and be just the two of us!  David has always wanted to visit this little island off of Italy's boot, he's a big fan of the film The Godfather and has watched it more times than I can remember!  You can follow along my Instagram stories to see what I get up to my friends.  

Anyway let me tell you a bit about my day yesterday.  I was lucky enough to go to lunch with my sister.  We went for my birthday treat and had a wonderful few hours dining at The Pig in Bridge.
It holds special memories for us both as years ago it used to be a Country Club with a nightclub within it.  I've had many an enjoyable evening dancing and drinking the night away so we had lots of stories to chat about.  The venue is now a very interesting old building with plenty of hidden dining areas, secret stairways, comfortable sitting locations, a lively terrace overlooking the vegetable patch and of course, some deliciously tasty food.  

What to wear on a hot sunny day?  Well this is what I picked.  I've had this hanging in my wardrobe for a few years, having only worn it once to my grandson's christening.  I have to admit to it being a tad 'snug' and probably not the wisest choice for eating in, but I managed to squeeze into it and get it done up and eat my lunch, so it all turned out okay in the end!

It's a faux wrap style that has a side zip and tie belt, but what I love about it is the contrasting material - bigger florals on the main part of the dress and a smaller version for the frill and belt.  It really is a pretty dress and made me feel extra feminine and very glamorous.
I'll nearly always go for heels and these have to be my favourite of the season.  They look like an expensive leather but are actually vegan leather which is very soft and which seem to be really popular now-a-days.  I've bought a pair of black slingbacks for Autumn too, and they're VL too.  Nice to try an embrace the current trends I think.

Here's me and my sister outside the venue, you can see how hot it was there and it was lovely to find some shade before heading to our air conditioned car.

Here's me looking all chic in my new sunnies and lippy. 😘

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Join me for the #Chicandstylish  #LINKUP

Welcome to not one but five blogger friends who had a wonderful meet up, what a super way to spend the weekend.  Catch the full story of when Jill - Doused In Pink, Andrea, Kathrine, Laura and Caroline all got together, something I'd love to do. X

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Great to have you join me, I'll see you on Monday for the next installment from the Style not Age collective.
Cheerio for now. X



  1. The dress is so pretty. You get younger with every birthday! Enjoy Sicily x

    1. Thank you so much Gail, that's so kind, but I don't feel any younger! x

  2. You look gorgeous in this summer dress, Jacqui. The oversized sunnies look great. Happy birthday. Anna

    1. Thanks so much Anna, very nice of you to stop by and leave such lovely comments. x

  3. What a cute dress for a lunch date - you and your sister are beautiful in florals! :)

    Thank you for the link up :) Hope you are having a wonderful week :)

    Away From The Blue

  4. Your birthday lunch sounds so nice - the venue especially. I love unique spots like that with so much history. The dress looks great on you and if it was a bit snug it certainly didn't show - you looked beautiful!

    1. It was truly wonderful and so nice to sit eat, drink and chat. Gorgeous weather too. x

  5. What a gorgeous dress, Jacqui! I love this bright yellow floral print on you. And the photo of you and your sister is so beautiful! You are both so lovely! I am glad that you enjoyed your lunch date. I just had brunch with my sister 2 weeks ago and I am excitedly waiting for her to visit me at the end of November!


    1. Thanks Shelbee, you are so kind. I bet you had a great time with your sister. x

  6. Happy Birthday! Love your yellow printed dress! You and your sister look gorgeous! Your trip sounds amazing - enjoy! Thank you so much for the feature! You just made my day!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  7. You lucky girl! To go again on a holiday. Fantastic! Have a lot of fun!

  8. This is a really pretty style on you and such a pretty summer print! Looks like a marvelous place for a birthday lunch!

  9. Awe definitely Nancy, I appreciate everything I have and do. x

  10. Happy Belated Birthday, Jacqui! Sounds like you and your sister had a great time. You both look fantastic in your floral dresses. I agree, the smaller print in the ruffle is a wonderful detail in your dress. You have great taste.


  11. Happy Belated Birthday! Enjoy your trip!

  12. This is the cutest dress! Enjoy Sicily!

  13. Happy Birthday! You look beautiful.


  14. Happy birthday! Sicily sounds like a fabulous place to celebrate—have a wonderful trip!
    Cheryl Shops |

  15. Happy belated birthday, Jacqui! What a gorgeous backdrop for a stunning lady! When we lived closer, my older sister and I would lunch during the summers as we were both teaching. I do miss that! Enjoy Sicily! Thanks for the link party!

  16. Happy Birthday! Your floral dress is pretty, and you look fabulous. Enjoy your trip!

  17. That's a great dress - really love it. I think the colour suits you so well. Enjoy your holiday. Penny

  18. Super cute dress! So flattering. Happiest Birthday wishes!


  19. Such a pretty dress! You both look lovely! Hope you're having a fab time in Sicily!

    Emma xxx

  20. Such a GORGEOUS outfit!! Love the print and color! Hope you have fun on your vacation! I'm dying to go back to Italy!



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