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24/06/2015

The Holiday And Fashion Edit

Hi everyone
As promised, here are some photos taken while in Scotland, of the beautiful scenery and some of the items I wore whilst away.
I must say I was really lucky with the weather that week, it was in the mid to late twenties and when I returned to London the temperature had gone back down to twelve degree's
Where we stayed in Southerness, just outside Dumfries, it was probably the most rural place I have ever stayed! The cottage that we rented by the beach was not alone, there was a little road of lovely cottages. but that was it. Zilch of anything else. One corner shop and a tiny doctors surgery was all there was, and you needed to drive to anything else.
But getting back to what I wore on those sunny days.........


I bought this dress from FandF last year, I packed it knowing it wasn't going to crease at all. It's easy and comfortable to wear.


But I did buy the wedge sandals Dorothy Perkins in this fab orange. The thing is about wedges, they give the illusion of height, but feel like your wearing flatter shoes, so good to wear shopping in my book! They have some in sale HERE



When driving around this was the view for miles and miles. Big hills, lots of green and plenty of cows, bulls and lambs

And believe me did they hum!!



Another dress from FandF (do you think I buy too much FandF !) This was so cheap I couldn't resist. It's on sale now HERE

We did have a visit to Sweetheart Abbey a place in ruins that dates right back to the days of william wallace.


This was situated in a little village called new abbey bridge in Dumfries. And when I say little I am talking a few houses a tiny school, and a couple of shops. the little cottages were beautiful though



Going all out comfort for this visit, white ankle grazers from next and pink floral top from Autograph Marks and Spencer find similar HERE

Then we went to visit the oldes lighthouse in Southerness....




I had to climb a fair bit to get this pic, after a bet that I wouldn't be able to climb it ,it had to be done!


So I was glad I put my flats on! these are so comfortable. they are from the children's department at again FandF



We visited a couple of quaint little pubs on our travels, and I rather liked this wooden carved chap. someone has patience



As I said before I loved having this view at the end of the garden, I sat here every evening, watching the tide come in and out. It was so relaxing


And the weather was warm enough for no sleeves I took my woollies and that really thick dressing gown, and didn't need them, although the wind was chilly in the evening. You cant beat a classic white summer shirt, and here's my sleeveless one which is from Next and the trousers are from topshop . They only have them in white now, but they are a really light-weight material, smart looking with the sewn in seam at the front HERE And they don't need ironing!


And I must mention this so easy to wear dress from Next. This is from the petite selection. If I wear high heels, which is what I normally wear, I can get away with a normal length dress. But for flats it's easier to buy petite. I go to either Precis Petite ,Wallis Petite, Or Next. So any of you petite ladies out there looking to buy long dresses, these are the places I would go to first


I was pleased to get to wear my Marks and Spencer shorts too. I love them so much I'm going to get the other colour beige HERE  just noticed these are on special offer too. Well worth every penny The top is from TK max

I'm still working on the other half to buy me a four poster bed! It has never crossed my mind before, but after sleeping in one I'm hooked!
Xo Laurie
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  1. Lovely photos Laurie...great outfits! I must look at the maxi dresses in the petite section of stores, as the normal lengths are long on me with flats too!
    ~Anne xx

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  2. Lovely photos, Laurie. You look fabulous! Lynne xx

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  3. A post beautiful, very beautiful pictures of Scotland. I really like your looks, especially floral dress, is gorgeous.

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  4. Gosh sounds like you got so lucky with the weather, and great fashion choices to be able to enjoy it with x #BrilliantBlogposts

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    1. Thank you Lins, I agree about the weather, we we truly lucky. I didnt even pack enough summer stuff because I thought it would be cold!
      Laurie x

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  5. Wonderful photos and lovely outfits. You were really lucky with the weather. #brilliantblogposts

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  6. What a lovely trip that must have been and such beautiful photos! I am loving the floral pieces! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  7. Perfect pieces for your holiday! I love the dresses, the styles you wore and your cool metallic slides! Love the pasture and Abbey pics too!

    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  8. Cute looks and great shots! Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday and hope you're having a fab weekend!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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