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Thursday 11 May 2023

Hen Weekend to Majorca - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hello there and welcome to the blog.
Hope you’re doing well and have had a super week. 

I’ve planned this post in advance as today I’m on my way to Majorca (after the early departure of 1.30 am I’m probably there now)!
If you remember I’m on a hen weekend for my nephews wife-to-be. There’s about 17 of us including my three daughters and my daughter-in-law so will be good fun to be away together without the grandkids. I managed to get everything sorted by Tuesday, with just my spray tan on Wednesday just before I got a few hours sleep before the very early start!  It’s like a marathon getting everything ready for a trip away even for a couple of days like this!
You can imagine the chats we've been having and we've also also got a Whatsapp group to find out what everyone its wearing, thinking and doing etc.  It's been on fire the last few days and has got us all very excited to get away with the right stuff.  Does anyone else have a specific group for things like this?

Today I thought I’d share what I’m taking. We’ve opted for a carry-on case, so I’m packing light - very light lol!

This is what I wanted to wear, but I’m actually in jeans, sandals and a hen T Shirt!

I spotted an Instagram friend wearing a similar look and knowing I'd got the same sort of pieces in my possession I wanted to re-create her look.
It comprises of a maxi dress of blue and white horizontal stripes.  Mine is a beach dress and always gets nice compliments when I have it on. I picked it up in Matalan a few years ago and have worn it every so often ever since.  It's one of those easy to wear styles that look great on!  My friend topped hers with a pink jean jacket.  I was kindly gifted this one ages ago and have worn it loads ever since.  It's a great example of the ever-popular style and I'm pleased to say a similar style is still available on their website.

The long dress is made of stretchy fabric which gives a lovely shaping.  It has a nice drape too and is kind of a heavy jersey material that's still okay for Summer wear.  It's one of those dresses that you can put on after a day at the beach and a nice shower.  It has two splits up either side, but they aren't too high which means modesty is intact!  I tend to wear a long slip under it to create a nice smooth look, but a half slip can be a useful addition instead.  

Sorry to say they don't have anything similar instore at the moment, but I'll continue to see if I can find an alternative.

The pink jacket sets off the navy and white really well and it makes a super alternative to a plain white version that I could have picked.  Do let me know what you'd wear with it!

I grabbed my stunning pink Teddy Blake bag to complete the look, it picks out the pink jacket and compliments it nicely.  I'm super pleased with this bag as it gets so much in it.  I've taken it on days out to London a couple of times, once to see Frozen and another for my daughters Bottomless Brunch afternoon, and I'll be sharing another stunning white one with you soon.

Now let's have a look at what I'm taking to Majorca.

I have to say I so used to packing a big suitcase when I go away, even for a weekend break both David and I take a suitcase each!  I can confirm it's been a struggle to say the least getting everything in.  I'm sure there'll be something I've omitted to take, but worse case scenario I'll have to buy something when I'm there!   The evenings are pretty much taken care of and have a dress code.  This, although hard to find the right outfit has been fairly easy, one black, one sparkly and one of our own choice.
Day wear has been okay too, swimwear and a cover up with shorts and T shirts have been my 'go to' and I've included a casual dress too.

Here's what I've packed!

Two dresses one black one and a sparkly one. 
A co-ord
Two pairs of denim shorts
Three cami tops
Three swimsuits
One cover up
A day dress
One pair on beach sandals
Evening sandals
One clutch bag
Toiletries which has to fit in one see through bag and be less than 100ml! 🙄 

I’m hoping that’s enough and I’ll be able to get it all in!
I’ll let you know how I’m getting on and will post on IG stories if you’re interested. 

Time for the #chicandstylish #linkup now. 

Before we start linking let's take a look at the blogger in top spot. Ashley - Le Stylo Rouge has wowed us in this superb green power suit. She's paired it with nude accessories for the win!

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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You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Thanks to all of you who dropped by, it’s lovely to have you and I appreciate all your support. 
Catch you on Monday when it will be my birthday!
Bye for now. X



  1. Have a fabulous time in Mallorca! It's a perfect relaxing weekend! That is such a gorgeous bag, I want those bags in all colours, lol.

  2. A truly stunning look! Have a great time x

  3. Love the navy stripes and pink together!

    Curated by Jennifer

  4. Love the pink jacket! Have fun this weekend!

  5. Enjoy your holiday! I love that jean jackets, blue or otherwise never go out of fashion. They are such a practical and fun piece!

  6. I adore the striped dress with the addition of the pink. I must get myself a pink denim's gorgeous! Have fun, Jacqui!!
    Big hugs
    Suzy xx

  7. The navy and white stripes with pink is a wonderful combination. The dress looks great on you!

  8. Loving the pink jacket with the blue maxi dress—those colors just look so fresh together! Hope you have a lovely hen weekend!
    Cheryl Shops |

  9. I love your pink denim jacket! It's so cute!

  10. I just love navy and pink together! This is a wonderful outfit, Jacqui! It sounds like you're going to have a fab time at your hen party! I'm impressed at your packing list! Thanks for the link party!

  11. Beautiful dress, Jacqui. Love it :) Thanks for hosting.

  12. Sounds like great fun, hope you have a wonderful and memorable time in Mallorca! Your outfit is perfect, I just love the pink jacket! Thanks for sharing your packing list, and the link up!

  13. Sounds like you are going to have a blast!! And that pink jacket is way too cute!


  14. Great look! Majorca, how fun. Hope you had/have a lovely trip. x


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