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Thursday 28 March 2024

A Ditsy Skirt from Bonmarche - #Chicandstylish #Linkup

Hi there, thanks for joining me today. 
Hope your week is good so far, stay focused the weekend is on the horizon. 

Today isn’t a very nice day for me as I’m going to a funeral. They’re never easy are they!  Whether it’s a close member of the family, a distant relative, an acquaintance or a family friend I always find them extremely sad and quite upsetting. I’m sure this will be exactly the same! 😥

On a brighter note, it’s a long weekend here in the UK as we celebrate Easter. It’s hard to imagine this time last year I was skiing in Valmorel with David. This year we’ll be with all the family enjoying the - what is now annual - Easter Egg Hunt followed by a roast turkey with all the trimmings. As I’m writing this post I’m planning on either making a hokey pokey ice cream (which is outrageously delicious and extremely calorific) or maybe a chocolate pudding with chocolate custard (most probably equally as fattening).  I’ll keep you informed as to what I make. 

This weekend we’ve also got the windows arriving for the new build. I’m very excited to see the next stage take place which will mean the outside walls can be rendered and the scaffolding can be dismantled. I’ll try to put some photos on my Instagram page Mummabbuilds so you can all follow along and see the progress!

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

With spring ever hinting it’s just around the corner I’ve been thinking about and sometimes wearing new season outfits like this.

I was very kindly gifted this skirt and jacket from Bonmarche a couple of weeks ago, and quite frankly the jacket hasn’t left my side! It’s the style and colour I’ve been after for a while, and being a lighter shade will go with just about every pair of trousers, jeans, skirts and dresses I own! Hop back to see when I wore it with jeans last week when the weather was nice. 

The tiny floral print covers the jersey skirt *which has a nice drape to it along with a bit of a swish.  It's an elastic waist that just pulls on.  It's also a great length - midway between knee and ankle.  I know there's a few other designs on the website which gives an option for everyone.  I like this lighter version and pulled out the pale blue on it and wore a long sleeve Tee shirt - well it's actually a Tee shirt material cardigan which I switched around and wore it back to front.  It's also features mink so I grabbed my faux suede boots - they look perfect together so I'm really pleased.

I like to add some sort of necklace to a plain top and popped these tonal beads on.  They're a mixture of colours and lend themselves to lots of different shades - I've worn them with khaki green before and also black!  Do let me know your thoughts on this addition my friends. 

Time to party, it’s Chicandstylish #Linkup time. 

Congratulations goes to Jill - Doused in Pink who, like me, has been busy styling Spring outfits. Don’t you just adore this dreamy duster? It’s going to a welcomed addition in the next few months. 

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Cheerio for now. X


  1. I feel the same about funerals.
    Love your hole look especially the boots, fabulous colour. Great jacket. Have a good Easter weekend!

    1. Yes they are so sad aren’t they Nancy. Hope you have a nice week x

  2. Have a lovely Easter celebration. Intrigued as to what hokey pokey ice cream is! x

    1. It’s honeycomb ice cream. Was delicious but very calorific. X

  3. Hokey pokey ice cream sounds yummy! This is such a pretty outfit! I love the print of your skirt! Thank you so much for the feature!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

    1. I was yummy. Thanks for joining me today Jill x

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. So kind x

  5. I love the neutral jacket and boots with the skirt. It is a really pretty color palette! Sounds like a yummy dinner ahead this weekend.

    1. I’m so pleased with it hun. It just works so well x thank you x

  6. I'm sorry you had a funeral to go to, Jacqui. They're incredibly sad.
    Your family get togethers always sound so much fun! We don't do anything at all for Easter, it's just another weekend for us, to be honest. Perhaps if we'd had kids, things might be different :(
    Have a lovely time!
    Suzy xx

    1. Yeah very sad and not nice to attend. Thanks for popping by Suzy. X our Easter was very busy indeed xx

  7. I think this is such a beautiful outfit, Jacqui! That jacket is gorgeous as is the skirt! Thanks so much for the link up!

    1. Thanks Marsha, so kind of you to say and good to have you join in x


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