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Thursday 6 October 2022

Navy & White - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hello my friends.
How's you week been?

Mine has been really busy!  I wouldn't say I've achieved much, but it's been full on!
I managed to grab a couple of hours shopping on Tuesday, I visited Westwood Cross and although there's not many shops there now, I was pleased to come home with a lovely pair of trousers.

I've wanted more of the easy to wear style of wide leg and stretchy waist like my pair from Primark and found these in Marks and Spencer. Aren't they the top of fashion at the moment!  I’ve been after a pair in the trending colour olive or khaki, as it's also called, alas I didn't find any, but have spotted some on the M & Co website that I might get.  I bought my second choice of navy and am really taken with this pair.  The fabric has a good heavy drape and the elastic waistband makes them extremely comfortable and as you can imagine they've been worn already!
This is what I wore yesterday and to be totally honest I might be wearing them again tonight when I'm off to The Cotswold Company in Tunbridge Wells for their Autumn Event. You'll have to watch my Stories to see if I do!

Items marked with * were gifted to me, however these are 100% my own honest comments.

So I mentioned that navy was my second choice, but I'm glad I went for them instead of black.  I have numerous pairs of black trousers and navy has made a nice change .. plus I've got plenty that will look great with them.  I've got ideas of pink, tan, cream, red and green to name a few.  Do let me know if you have any other ideas.  

So back to today's outfit.  Good old navy and white.  It's such a good mix, clean and fresh and makes a nice change for dry Autumn days. With that being said guess who got caught in the rain running to grab some garlic bread and a bottle of fizz ... yes you guessed right! Ha ha ha!

This a quite an old jumper however it still looks okay and will do until I find one that's better quality.  It goes out of shape really easily so ends up looking a bit baggy - especially when I pull the sleeves up.
I do like the pattern though, makes the outfit that little bit more interesting I think.

I pulled the cotton blazer* to top off the look.  It's really a summer jacket, but worn over the jumper it kept me nice and warm, almost too warm at times, but that's the beauty of layers isn't it. On one minute then off … like a revolving door! 😂

Chunky trainers are a must with wide leg trousers and have to be the style of the year.  It's so nice to embrace this trend because not only do they look good but they reinforce the fact that all ages can wear the same styles and still look as good.  Is this a style you like to wear?
If you fancy getting a pair for yourself there's so many on the market in different styles and colours, you'll not go wrong with this fashion statement & they'll see you through to the next season and no doubt beyond.   
Mine are from a selection at Lotus Shoes, you can read about them here.  They're from The Stressless collection, and I can see why they're called that - so very easy to wear, comfortable and stylish and look far more expensive than they are priced at!*

Shop My Look!

Have you time to join the #Chicandstylish #LINKUP?

Firstly let's see who's favourite blogger from last week shall we? Hello Michelle - My Bijou Life Online who's sharing an interesting post about having to be thin to dress well and yes it really doesn't matter because dressing well isn't determined by size!

Now let's start linking up.
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Link up your fashion and beauty posts, other topics allowed.
We all like to get compliments, so please leave a nice comment when visiting a blog or two.
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Thanks very much for joining me today, I'm chuffed to pieces that you care to stop by.
Have a fun week and catch you on Monday.
Cheerio. X



  1. Isn't it great that we now have trouser weather - and that trousers are trendy this autumn! x

  2. I prefer Navy Jacqui. Far more forgiving on me than Black. I like how you've styled this look xx

  3. Jacqui, I am always a fan of a classic navy and white look. These trousers look great on you and I do love the combination of baggy pants with chunky sneakers for a cool, on-trend vibe. I love navy with so many different colors like green, turquoise, orange, yellow, red, pink, brown, or tan. Navy is just as neutral and versatile as black! I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for hosting, my friend.


  4. These are such great pants on you and I really like the blazer with them! they almost look black to me here, such a deep navy :)

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

    Away From The Blue

  5. I am so glad to start wearing all of my trousers and jeans again. I will be switching my closet over to fall clothes soon. I haven't worn much white lately but love how crisp it looks with color. I will have to plan some outfits soon.

  6. You can never go wrong with a black and white look! Love the pops of blue!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  7. Such a lovely black and white look. I love the detail in the white top.

  8. Such a classic style and color combination. Love the comfy shoes you've paired with the outfit, and the blazer is so nicely fitted. I love blazers, but I have trouble finding one that fits me well.


  9. Thanks so much for the feature, Jacqui! I am honored! Oh, and I do love a good black and white outfit, and yours is no exception. Your sweater does have such a pretty pattern. It might be hard to replace.


  10. Ha! And I misread. Thought you went for black instead of navy. I always think any shade of blue of and white is a great combination. It looks so fresh!

  11. White + navy is so chic, and I love the varied textures of the sweater, blazer, and pearls!

  12. This modern twist on a classic look is fabulous. Opting for navy blue was a smart choice, especially when it's such a deep, rich hue.


  13. Such a cute outfit on you! The navy looks great. You styled everything perfectly!


  14. I still haven't changed my closets, so I'm cold every day haha. Many is such a chic colour, love it.

  15. Such a fabulous outfit. I love the freshness and versatility of a crisp white blazer and that bag fits perfectly.

  16. I am a fan of navy pants as well as black. I seem to get in ruts where I buy one color for a long time then the other! I really do like the contrast of the navy with the white! Thanks for the link party!

  17. This is a great look! The pants look fab on you.

  18. Love the pants! I see the wide leg style and do love it. I could use a few pair of trouser s like this. The navy is quite a nice change from black and I love the sneakers with this look.
    Have a great weekend, the Autumnfest sounds like fun!
    jess xx

  19. Very chic outfit Jacqui! I've been wearing M&S trousers a lot lately. I love those trainers!

    Emma xxx

  20. Loving the casual look with the gorgeous chunky pearls- so fun together for a great look!

  21. This is such a great and effortlessly elegant look, navy and white have always worked so well together! <3

  22. I love the way you styled those colors! And thank you for hosting Jacqui

    Xo Sabina


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