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Thursday 4 April 2024

A Mesh Dress with Heels - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi everyone. 
Hope April is off to a great start. 

With last weekend being rather manic I’ve been enjoying the quiet times which has happened in between the seeing the kids and going to the gym amongst other things. I’ve had a couple of afternoons where I’ve managed to collect my thoughts and prepare a couple of collaborations.  Has your week gone well?

It’s half term in the UK and it’s been good to have the kids round in the daytime. As you can imagine they’re full of life and make me tired just watching them.  I’ve also got two of the grandkids birthdays this weekend. We have a lot of celebrations in April and May and it’s becoming an expensive couple of months! I’m also out on Sunday too. My sister and I are taking mum out for her 90th birthday which was last year. We’re all taking a steam train ride which includes drinks and dinner. I’ve been on the train before which runs between Tenterden and Northiam passing through Bodiam as well. I’ll try to share in more detail next week, including what I wore - I've got something smashing in mind!

Shall we settle down and take a look at today's stunning outfit?

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

I've long been a big fan of Roman clothes, having quite a few dresses & skirts and a number of jumpers in my wardrobe.  So when they asked me to pick a couple of pieces from their cracking selection online I literally jumped at the chance.  

I'm like a month to a flame when there's anything pink around, so when I saw this stunning mesh dress on the website I knew it would be perfect for me to style.  I mean who doesn't love something with pink over it?  It certainly didn't disappoint my friends and was just as I expected it to be - the website sure does show everything in true light.  

So let me tell you more about my fancy frock.  As I've already told you its a mesh fabric that has a clever lining already in place, so no need for a slip (do you wear a slip?) It's sleeveless, giving a look like a fitted vest top, which will be perfect for summer sunshine.  I'm not really a big fan of my upper arms - they seemed to have aged in the past couple of years so I might be tempted to get a little shrug to layer on top.  Today I've given you two other options, a short lightweight jacket and a long scarf in place of a pashmina.  Do tell me which is your favourite choice!

This glamorous asymmetric dress * is covered in my favourite colours.  All the pretty shades of pink, blue and mauve fill this dress in a riot of colour - it truly is a blur of beauty.

The side ruching is designed to flatter and that's just what it does.  It's a good way to hide an area you might not like and may want to cover.  It's a figure hugging fit, that's bound to cause a stir as is the asymmetric hem that's soft and floaty making this the perfect addition to your holiday suitcase. I'll be packing this for my next trip as well as the matching cerise pink heels.  Did you spot my lovely shoes?
These are from Lotus Shoes, and they're the softest suede with a fabulously soft lining and insole.  The heel height is good, and especially suitable for a wedding when you might have to walk on grass, the heel is a block so no unsightly sinking with these.  I reckon they're also going to get top marks for dancing in!  You just know when something going to be that comfortable don't you!  Head over to Lotus Shoes and check out the other colours this sleek beauty called 'Anita'* come in.

You may want to head over to the website as fast as you can because this stunner has been price dropped so may sell out fast - you have been warned!

I popped my lightweight faux jacket on top. It’s a thin fabric that has a nice sheen to it, making this boxy classic an effective cover up without looking too heavy. I fancy I might switch to a denim jacket for a more casual look. What other styles would you pick?

Time for the Linkup, it’s #Chicandstylish time. 

Congratulations goes to Gail - Is This Mutton?  Who's showing off her date night outfit.  That coat is just the perfect addition for Spring and I guarantee she'll get plenty of wear out of it.  Hands up who wants a pink coat now?

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  1. This is a very pretty dress, Jacqui. Love the shape and the colour palette. I think it looks better with the scar, its softness matches the fabric of the dress nicely. You look lovely in it. Anna

  2. What a gorgeous dress! And the blazer and pink shoes look divine on it. Is that steam train starting from Tenterden? Would be lovely to do some day.

  3. Beautiful dress Jacqui, both the style and the print/colours. Goes so well with the shoes x

  4. And thanks for the feature! I was so chuffed x

  5. Feb dress Jacqui, but have to say I would put a navy jacket with it. Or is that too matchy-matchy these days! Anyway, just imagine that dress at a smart occasion, a wedding or the races; gorgeous!

  6. Have to say I would put a navy jacket with that dress Jacqui! Or is that too matchy-matchy these days! That would be a great dress for any occasion, a wedding or even the races; you look gorgeous!

  7. Very pretty dress Jacqui, and you look fabulous in it! I love the way you styled it with the pink accessories-so perfect for spring! It sounds like you have a full calendar and will have lots of possible occasions to wear this beauty. Hope you have a great rest of the week and weekend, and thanks for the link up!

  8. Gorgeous dress, and you look stunning in bright pink!

  9. I love this vibrant color on you. This outfit is a keeper!

  10. Jacqui! This dress was made for you! You look absolutely gorgeous in it...the colors, the mesh, the ruching! It's all perfection. I like the pink pashmina best. I think it would be gorgeous with a light pink jacket, too! Thanks for the link up. I invite you to join us for Weekend Traffic Jam Reboot!

  11. Gorgeous dress, love the colours and style on you.

  12. Love how you accessorized with bright pops of pink—they really complement your dress so well!
    Cheryl Shops |

  13. Great dress, it suits you well. :)

  14. That's a beautiful dress, I love the hemline and the ruching! It'd be perfect for a wedding or garden party!

    Emma xxx

  15. That is a very pretty dress. I love the watercolors and the hemline.

  16. Your dress is just stunning! I love the colors! Thanks for linking up with Ageless Style this month!


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