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Monday 1 April 2024

March Review.

Happy Bank Holiday Monday and Happy New Month!
Hope you are all well and have had a great weekend.

It's crazy to say we're in April!  How the year has flown by already.
I've been so busy lately with not having a moment to myself so my blogging has taken a bit of a back seat, hence todays' post is so late!  Hope you're stuck around to read it 🙏

As I've already mentioned I've had a busy time recently with the Easter weekend being no different.  We had a funeral on Thursday and I felt a bit worse for wear on Friday so didn't do much.  David and some of the family put the windows in the new build and I can't tell you how pleased I am to see them in!  I did think they'd take a bit longer than they did, but as usual David didn't fail to impress me with all of them being installed on one day!  Saturday was spent doing a couple of jobs and going to friends for dinner.  We had a lovely evening dining on Tartiflette, steak, mushrooms, roasted tomatoes and onions.  I took a dessert of meringue's filled with fruit and cream.  I opted to drive, so had a nosecco which I'm happy to drink.  So on Sunday I woke up feeling good, but still tired.  The day flew by with preparations for a roast turkey, home made stock and turkey gravy, roast potatoes and veg - along with Yorkshire puddings (who else has Yorkshire puddings with any roast?)  Followed by hokey pokey ice-cream.  The Easter Egg hunt went very well with all of them having a big basket full of chocolates to take home. I hope you got some chocolate eggs, I got two!  One nearly eaten, but don't judge me .. lol!

So today has been fairly slow.  I didn't get a chance to do this post earlier, so am taking advantage of the quiet afternoon and doing it now!

Now let's get going on the March Review.

The first post featured savings, more importantly getting your kids to save.  I'd love you to head back and read about the UGMA and saving for the future.

The next post was all about a matchy-matchy outfit.  The floaty Bonmarche dress blended beautifully with shoes and bag for a streamlined monochromatic look.  Let me know your thoughts on this mix.

Who doesn't love a bright red jacket?  As soon as I saw this cropped bomber I was smitten.  I mean just look at this stunner.  It's a good structured jacket that has patch pockets, press stud fastenings, elastic hem and cuff and is roomy for a jumper under it. I teamed it over a black and white wrap dress and just adore the result! Hope you'll take a look at my favourite jacket of the season. 

Another wrap dress up next, but this one is covered with pretty season appropriate florals.  Again I got to wear my suede shoes and bag that a stunning shade of blue, which picks out the leaves nicely!  Do you like flowery dresses for Spring?

Next up I'm in jeans.  I've been happily wearing wide leg styles recently and love how flattering they look on me!  I've topped my skinny rib jumper with a gifted jacket (that's going to be a winner for the next few months) and trainers.  I'm super pleased with this look, what do you think?

Style Not Age took to the stage next and featured outfits paying homage to the late Iris Apfel.  I was excited to start this challenge, but upon seeing the photos I'd taken indoors (bad weather) I really wasn't pleased with them - the black beads didn't show up very well, but do take a look here to see how well my four friends tackled the prompt.

My final post not only showed off my faux leather jacket again, but also this ditsy skirt.  It's a lovely addition for the new season & I can't wait to style it again.  I mean there's a few different colours in it, so the options will be many.

Thanks very much for joining me today, I appreciate all your support.  Do let me know what you're doing this month - do you have any holidays or special occasions coming up?
Until Thursday have a good one and see you then for the linkup. 

Cheerio my friends. X



  1. Love your pretty blue outfit, nicely styled and accessorized too.

  2. Would you believe we had pizza for our Easter dinner? I told my daughter she could organize it, and her daughter wanted pizza! I was fine with that as I didn't have to cook. I think all of your outfits are just so beautiful, Jacqui! You always look polished and chic!

    1. Oh well I love pizza and would have eaten that too. Hope you had a wonderful time Marsyou are too kind x

  3. These outfits are so nice, especially the firework printed dress and the red jacket! <3

    1. Thanks so much for saying x

  4. A month of lovely outfits, my favourite is the red cropped jacket over the b&w dress. Thanks for linking! x

    1. Thanks Gail. Pleased with my looks from last month. X

  5. Fabulous spring outfits! I love the bright red jacket! Thanks for linking!

    Emma xxx

  6. Beautiful outfits, Jacqui. I love all of your dresses.


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