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Thursday 1 September 2022

Still Wearing Summer Dresses - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hello and thanks for joining me today.
Hope you're week is going well, stay focused it's nearly the weekend!

Well this is what September looks like. I'm almost looking forward to the next season are you?
I can't wait to see what new colours and styles will have us swooning over, have you bought anything for the new season yet?

Having just got back from Sicily on Monday I've not had a chance to get into town to see what's around.  You know I hate shopping online, but maybe I'll have to bite the bullet and get looking on there.

It's still hot here, well I think it is.  So I'm still eking out my Summer dresses and this one had to be worn again - with new sandals of course. 😏

I have to admit tying them up took a few attempts and I have to pull them really tight to make sure they don't slip down.  I like everything about them from the little frayed edge to the wedge platform they have.

Since getting back from my holiday on Monday, I have noticed a change in the weather, but not as much as I'd expected.  On Tuesday I went to put on my jeans, I got one leg in and quickly pulled it off.  It's still way too hot for me to don jeans, so I turned to my dress rail and pulled out this pretty blue floral to run my errands and get my dinner ingredients.  I changed the feel a bit since I last wore it, pairing it with my new tie up espadrilles which I bought in the New Look sale last week.  They cost an amazing £14 (online they are a tad more at £17) & look very cute on.  If you fancy getting some similar, do have a look in your local store because online they only have really big sizes!

Adding fancy jewellery takes an outfit to the next level, I like to finish off a look with something like this, striking accessories can make all the difference. X 

I'm living in dresses at the moment, they're just so easy to wear.  This appealing cornflower blue flowery dress is such a pretty number I love wearing it. It's got buttons down the front to the waist, a tidy collar, short sleeves that have a slight puff and a matching tie belt.  It felt cool on and I didn't dare take a jacket with me as I was melting!!  I hope it's not just me getting too hot in this weather we're experiencing at the moment? 
I wanted to share this is from my local F & F & find they are great at providing excellent fashionable styles at a fraction of the cost. I've bought many pieces from them over the years, and often come home with a cute little item that strangely just 'finds' it's way into my shopping trolley 🤷🏻‍♀️ - does this happen to you?

I've got a fair few bags that would have complimented my dress and decided on this elegant blue quilted version.  The beauty of it is the chain strap which can be pulled through making it shorter and more formal or by leaving the strap longer it can be pulled over the shoulder or worn across the body.

A last minute addition by way of a sweet blue 3 strand bead necklace, it's such a pretty piece.  Adding fancy jewellery takes an outfit to the next level, I like to finish off a look with something like this, striking accessories can make all the difference. X 

Aren't these sandals just wow!  I've wanted a pair for a while after seeing lots of bloggers and Instagramer's showing them off so when I saw these on the New Look website in a size 9 I hoped I might find some in my local store.  I went over to Canterbury last week and found my size just sitting waiting for me, wasn't I lucky to find them and they were even cheaper than online .. result!

I have to admit tying them up took a few attempts and I have to pull them really tight to make sure they don't slip down.  I like everything about them from the little frayed edge to the wedge platform they have.  Are you a fan of the espadrille?

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Welcome to the new #Chicandstylish #LINKUP.

I'm so pleased to have had so many join last week's link up and I'm happy to share who was favourite blogger today.  Well done Mary - The Pouting Pensioner for sharing your "Accidental Monsoon" pieces  I'd have given in and done the same Mary. xx

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See you on Monday, have a fantastic weekend.
Cheerio my friends. X



  1. Still quite warm so not changing my wardrobe yet. Isn't it satisfying to spot a bargain online and then find it in a store in the right size? Serendipity. X

  2. I have the new look Espadrilles in nearly every colour now. I'm looking forward to wearing blazers that I got way back and still yet to wear! I'm so pleased the temperatures have dropped xx

  3. Oh but it is still summer! Let's enjoy it as long as we can with beautiful dresses like yours!

  4. Firstly thanks so much to you and your readers for getting me the feature slot this week.
    Secondly. Love this blue on you and it’s so prettily accessorized Jacqui, well done. Hope those espadrilles are comfy and don’t cut off your blood supply!
    I was in the UK this past week, pretty near you too, and the weather was still hot and humid.
    Mary xxx.

  5. I love the shoes on you - I have never had luck with that style! I actually shop online more and have to make myself go into stores - ha!!! Thanks for the link up!

  6. This dress is so beautiful on you, Jacqui! I love the print and the color. And your espadrilles are super cute, too! It is getting cooler here in the mornings, feeling a bit like fall. But the afternoons are definitely still summertime!


  7. Another beautiful dress! I love it. I’m with you on the ease of wearing dresses and they are great in the heat.


  8. Such a pretty dress!! It's been so hot here - I'm ready for fall weather lol!


  9. That dress is so cute on you! I really like the blue bag and those pretty shoes with it :) It's officially spring here but thankfully it started warming up a little earlier so I've been enjoying dresses too - nice to have a change from jeans which are my usual go-to in winter!

    Thank you for the link up! Hope you are having a lovely day :)

    Away From The Blue

  10. You look fab in this dress and its great for summer or fall! Love it!

  11. Oh love this dress, what great pattern! The bag is the perfect addition. I am soooooo ready for fall I am fed up with being hot all the time.

    Allie of

  12. I'm holding onto summer as long as I can. Your dress is gorgeous! Love the print and your styling!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  13. You know I love the looks of espadrilles but I really don't wear mine much!

  14. Loving those platforms- bringing me back memories of the 70's, had some so similar to these! And I too am living mostly in dresses these days. xx

  15. Still freezing down here in NZ, but I'm looking forward to warmer days for dresses.

  16. I’ve been living in dresses too. Enjoying them before it gets too cold to wear them 🙂 Nipa | Fashionipa

  17. I love the blue! It could also be worn in Autumn or Spring with a pretty sweater or jacket!

  18. The dress is beautiful and the espadrilles look cute.


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