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Thursday 28 September 2023

Reviewing the Current Body Skin Radio Frequency Device - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning everyone,
So pleased you joined me today.

I've got something very special to share with you.

Are you looking for natural ways to improve your facial appearance?  Then take a peak below as I'm sharing the Current Body RF Skin Tightening Device recommended by the likes of Lisa Snowdon and Kim Kardashian & is Loved by Marie Claire and Hello Magazine!

My week has been fairly quiet with not much to report. My usual gym classes have gone well, although yesterday my normal BLT workout was cancelled just as we finished the warm up. A class member took a tumble and badly injured herself - needing an ambulance and trip to hospital. I fear she may have broken something as she went down with a big thud. We were ushered out of the studio and offer a substitute class which was Body Jam. 
It’s quite a dance-y one which I loved, I didn’t do too bad to be fair considering I didn’t know any of the routines! 
I might try it again as it certainly pushed me in a different direction and I felt exhausted, but in a nice way!

Did I tell you I bought two new pairs of trousers? One from Primark which are khaki green ( they look fab on and I’ll share them next week), the second are grey peg style (bang on style for this season) and look super on - they are tailored pair and the fabric is very expensive looking much more so than the £22.50 they cost!! Do stop by next week for full details. 

Items marked with * have been gifted to me & this is a sponsored post. 


Monday 25 September 2023

Style Not Age do Power Dressing.

Hi there,
Thanks for stopping by the blog today. 

I've had a really nice weekend.  On Saturday after a couple of hours working at my daughter's house I came home to get ready for an enjoyable afternoon with my sister and brother-in-law who were celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary.  This was held in their local pub, which was a nice setting with a pretty beer garden that had a fish pond and secluded areas, along with a big function room.  They'd arranged a lovely buffet and free bar so the afternoon run really smoothly.   Unfortunately I drove so only had one drink, but certainly made up for it scoffing the party food - yes I love party food!

Having had only the one drink I didn't suffer any ill effects the next morning, so after a nice lie in I had fun entertaining my youngest grandkids .. Max and Kimberley (I looked after them whilst their mum's and dad's were busy - one set were with my other grand-daughter who was playing football). They are so funny to watch play together and take it in turns to lead the antics.  As you can imagine the toddlers love to do anything that they shouldn't, so I was forever telling them to get down from the window (our sofa sits in front of it), stop throwing the toys, leave the cupboards alone and stop running around.  It's lovely to see them together and they seem to have their own little language and chat to each without making any sense .. lol. A big roast dinner followed so the evening was basically lounging on the sofa, totally stuffed!
I've got a busy week too, with gym classes, helping my mum with some bits and probably looking after Max again - what have you got planned this week? 

As it’s the last Monday of the month the blog shares posts for my four friends who make up the Style not Age collective. 

This month the prompt fell into the hands of Emma and she picked the topical subject of ...
Power Dressing.

This year power dressing looks a little different and you'll be inspired to find over sized jackets, edgy pinstripes and anything that's well tailored high on the list of 'must haves' - like the jacket I'm styling for the challenge. I'm excited to include some of these ideas into my everyday looks, and reckon I can strut them as well as the next executive whilst shopping for dinner ingredients in the supermarket! 😛


Thursday 21 September 2023

Well Hello Jean Season - Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Good morning my friends. 
How are you all doing?

Still been a busy bee, but have to admit to enjoying the cooler weather here in the South East but with that being said it’s still humid at times which makes me so miserable. I just get so hot! My hair sticks to my head and looks an absolute nightmare, I put 'weather suitable' clothes on and have to change halfway through the day into something warmer/cooler. Well that is Autumn I suppose!

I’m really enjoying my gym classes now and feel I’m improving with each visit. I’d like to do more classes but they become so time consuming as travelling to and from the gym, home to shower and wash my hair makes it almost a half day event! Two of my daughters have started couch to 5k so I’m contemplating trying that again, at least I can do that at my leisure. Do you regularly visit the gym or do home workouts? To be fair anything that we do involving exercise has to be a good thing, doesn’t it. 

Are you excited it's jean season?  I am!  I adore wearing my jeans and have a few waiting to be worn again.  I do need to sort through them and get rid of some that are probably too small or unflattering, so that’s a job on my to do list. Wide leg styles are prominent at the moment which I'm pleased about as it's a style I find compliments my shape.  So today's look is based around my light wash jeans.  Are you embracing jeans yet?


Monday 18 September 2023

Autumnal colours with Cream Jeans.

Morning everyone. 
How’s your month going?

The weather is definitely heading into Autumn isn’t it!
Dewy mornings, and cooler evenings with the nights drawing in are major signs. I’m usually a big fan of the new season arriving, however the fact that we’ve not had a very good Summer gives me mixed feelings - I’ve not embraced all my Summery clothes and have certainly not used the garden to full advantage, I feel very short changed this year to be totally honest!  How’s you year been?

I’m building on my autumnal capsule wardrobe, which is based around khaki green.  I’ll be sharing some looks over the next few weeks and today my outfit is based around a borrowed tunic top. 
One of the advantages of having my daughter live with me is being able to rummage through her wardrobe (my old dress rail that I sorted a few weeks ago) and find any little gems I can style.  Do let me know what you think of this season inspired look. 

This is a sponsored post, however these are 100% my own honest comments.


Thursday 14 September 2023

White with Pale Blue Accents - Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there,
How you doing?

Well we're really holding onto the dregs of Summer here in the UK aren't we ... isn't it hot!  As I write today's post I'm anticipating a big storm, well that's what it feels like anyway. This heat has made me feel SO tired.  I'm not sure I'm sleeping well with it either (our room is like a sauna) so even going to bed early I still wake up shattered!  Sorry I'm going to stop moaning now, because I know once the weather changes it will be so cold and miserable, just like me ... ha ha ha.

I've had a real few days of it to be honest.  My blog/computer have had problems.  I've not been able to comment on certain blogs and after being sent to GoDaddy who said they couldn't help, then onto Blogger who helped with another problem (I didn't know I had) couldn't help with this one.  Anyone know about having "access denied GoDaddy website firewall" ?  Any help on this subject would be greatly appreciated!
So my afternoon on Monday was filled with trying to sort this out but still haven't got anywhere!  I've also got a problem with my RSS feed on Mailchimp, that's not recongnising me so won't send any automated emails out!  I'm having to do a new one each time I post and it's very time consuming.
** Late edit, both issues fixed now**

I've just read this back and all I've done is moan, thanks for staying with me, I'm going to change my tune and share a nice Summer outfit with you, just before I start packing everything away - say hello to my white trousers again. 🤍


Monday 11 September 2023

Denim Skirt with Black & White Cold Shoulder Top.

Hi there everyone.
How are you?

We're still enjoying the hot sunny weather we've been experiencing here in the UK, how about you?  I wasn't expecting this and have been wanting to get my season appropriate clothes on and enjoy a bit of cooler temperatures - I know I'm outnumbered - especially by the family who are all over the hotter weather, it's hard to know what to put on though isn't it!
Today's look is a bit of both. Denim skirts are making quite a statement for Autumn, so I thought I'd pop mine on with a thinner, lighter top.  The cold shoulder style isn't really on trend now, but you know me, I'm not a fashion follower, so donned it anyway - what do you think?

I don't really want to be talking about the 'C' word but have you seen any Christmas bits in the shops yet?  I have in quite a few and although I don't want to be thinking about it or doing any shopping I feel I should as every year I leave it to the last minute and end up panicking!  Tell me, have you bought any presents yet? Well having said all of that, I do have a little Christmas list up and running .... for me ... lol. There's only a couple of things on it so far, do you want to know what they are, if so I’ll give you a few days Grace and share them with you next week!


Thursday 7 September 2023

Caramel, Blue and Grey - Chicandstylish #LINKUP

A big warm welcome to you all.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Typical Mother Nature in the UK.  We're now having a heatwave just as the kids have gone back to school!  Anyone else struggling with it?  Well I'm not struggling with the heat, it's just I've gotten my head-space into Autumn and have recently been buying and thinking of a new capsule wardrobe (something I've never done before).  I've been and bought a few new bits in khaki green and aim to utilize some clothes I already have to build upon.  Khaki or olive green go with quite a few colours and I've already got lots of cream which will work well, but also black, blue, gold and tan could pair beautifully with it too.
Have you got any other suggestions for me to try, my wardrobe is a riot of shades, so I'm sure to have something else that will work.

So with the temperatures in the high 20's I've been cooling off in shorts and tee shirts, with the odd dress thrown in, but I've still been melting in it and not enjoying it very much.  I like to be on holiday sitting by a pool with a large drink in hand, not cutting grass and going to the gym lol!

Today I thought I spare the horrendous shorts photo and share an outfit I wore the other day when it wasn't quite so hot, in fact the weather was quite stormy as you can see my the photos, we did have a sprinkling of rain, but nothing to write home about which was good.  The outfit came from being inspired on Instagram and it just so happened to emulate my surroundings that were a mixture of grey's, blues & caramel - let me know what you think of my typical 'Jacqui' look.


Monday 4 September 2023

August Review

Hi there. 
How are you all doing?

Wow, welcome September. How on earth did that happen? I’m still waiting for Summer to arrive and Autumn has rocked up instead. Maybe Mother Nature will be nice and friendly and share some good weather for the new season - I’m talking warm temperatures, nothing too hot and any rain to be had at nighttime please 🙏. Then I can wear suitable outfits for the odd hot flush that I’m still getting (it’s getting boring now)!

With that being said I’ve been wearing my favourite 'go to' styles over the past few days, wide leg trousers and blazers have a certain flair and it’s a style I feel so at home in. 

It’s been a busy weekend for sure. Friday I went to my usual dance class, we learnt some Foxtrot steps, adding to my repertoire nicely. I just need an occasion to show them off now! 
Saturday I spent the morning working at my daughters house. I’m very hands on and love to get involved with the labouring side of the build. They were stripping the roof of tiles and wood as it’s all got to come off in order for the extra building to make it a house! I was loading the wheelbarrow and unloading it into the skip. I have to admit to feeling great in the afternoon and didn’t even suffer the next day either. 
I popped into town in the afternoon to return the broken sandals, alas they didn’t have any in store so I got a refund. I might look at some chunky trainers as I think they’ll be more worthy come the Autumn. I did come home with a few new pieces though. I’m planning on trying a capsule wardrobe and khaki is my preferred colour, so far I’ve got a new slinky skirt, a skinny jumper, a roll neck stretchy chiffon top that’s snakeskin and a khaki shirt dress - I’ve a gorgeous pair of green loafers that will team beautifully with them all. 🥰

As it’s the first Monday of the month this post is dedicated to last months styles, so welcome to the …

August Review.

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