Fashion and beauty blog for the more mature woman not ready to hang up the high heels yet.



So here you have it. BLACK FRIDAY is everywhere! And I have compiled here a list for you all ,what I think are some of the best deals. It's a no frills post the adverts say it all

                         Marks And Spencer HERE


                          Precis Petite HERE


                          Phase eight  HERE


                          La Redoute HERE

                           New Look  HERE

                           Lilysilk HERE

                          House Of Fraser HERE

                         Joumanna HERE

                   Boden HERE

XO Laurie



What do you wear when your getting cosy on the sofa? you just want to be extra comfortable or you maybe facing a long flight or car journey? I like to be wearing something easy fitting and fluid when I'm dashing about the shops trying on clothes too. And for all of the above it's a bonus when that outfit doesn't crease, not one bit......

Let me introduce you to i am leisurewear  * A clothing brand that provides what you need for the above times, when you want to be super comfortable yet still look put together. I found them on Instagram, and was offered a piece of leisurewear to test drive and tell my readers about it.7

They sent me this beautiful jumpsuit........

This jumpsuit in Khaki is also available in Navy and Taupe. Made from luxurious crepe it is fitted without feeling overly fitted or tight.

One of the things I love about this is that you cant crease it  AT ALL!  I have curled up on the sofa in it, got up and it looks like I have just put it on. It's super comfortable and I totally recommend it. They don't just sell leisurewear though... there are gorgeous shoes, clothing and accessories to view too......

Here is the navy version of the jumpsuit, I like the idea of the dress here with a drawstring hem line
There are lots of different variations of their  lounge wear on their website
And I love the glamour of these fur coats. Add some glam jewellery, high heels and a fur to the jumpsuit, and your all ready to party........
They have a shop you can visit I have provided details below

Find iam Leisurewear
24 Cannon Hill, Southgate, London, N14 6LG
Facebook = I AM Leisurewear
Instagram = Iamleisurewear
Twitter = @I_amleisurewear

XO Laurie



Hi Everyone
Do you remember a while ago I wrote about the fabulous day at Scoop London? If you haven't read it you can catch it HERE
If you did read it you may remember how much I was drooling over the fabulous creations by Nadia Minkoff. I had been following Nadia via Twitter and Instagram, so was pleased when I got to see the brand in the flesh.....

Now when I find a brand I love, I like to share with everyone! Nadia got in touch and asked if I would like to be gifted with something to share with my readers..........

When the postman delivered the parcel I was so surprised ! It was the one I was wishing for, all wrapped in it's own duster bag . The "St. JOHNS WOOD TOTE" which has been the top seller for some time.

I couldn't wait to get all my daily needs into this bag and take it for a test drive.....

The leather is buttery soft,and you know you are holding a top quality hand bag. I am always one for bargain trends, but I never scrimp on my handbags. I know this is going to be with me day in day out and go through the mill of everyday life....

One of the design features of the st. Johns Wood Tote that I think is great, is the length of the handle straps. Not too long that it's nearly hitting the floor, and not too short to sit on your shoulder. And I love the gold magnetic disc that has the power to hold it all shut.It's been a little windy here of late!

Shirt - Primark  Tank - Choice stores  Skirt - Autograph M&S  Shoe's - Autograph M&S


I Love the colour too. A change from winter black or brown. It was one of the things that drew me to the brand was the array of different colour palette's Nadia provides

                          It's not too early for a bit of Christmas sparkle right !!!

               Another fine feature are the gold feet that protect the base of the bag

The whole innards of the bag is attached to a gold press stud at each side of the bag. So handy for keeping clean. plus inside there is a zip up pocket and a couple of open pockets, so it's a real organiser bag too,

I absolutely love this bag! I already have an evening clutch on my Christmas wish list. Please take time to have a browse at the Nadia Minkoff website, it's not just bags, there are beautiful jewels too!

Xo Laurie



Hi Everyone
Hope you have all had a good week. The weather is still so mild, I still have loads of plants still flowering and the temperature is almost T shirt weather!

I got really lucky last week! I don't often go in for competitions, but a couple of times I have entered the Wallis Wednesday one. I had my eye on this skirt for a while now and running through my twitter feed, I saw it and thought "well nothing to loose"
So I was really surprised to get the message that I had won!

So ladies get on the button! You can enter on face book or twitter, Give it a go!! ##wallis Wednesday

Magazine of the week......

In Style Magazine is my favourite this week. A free mascara by eyeco. This has a curved wand which is my favourite to use. If you don't like the mascara itself, clean the wand and use it in the mascara of your choice. The application is always so much easier, getting into all those tiny lashes in the corner. Plus I always seem to get a finer application, no clogs! I would rather do two or three coats of a fine mascara, than one heavy cloggy one!.....
Oooo Plus I meant to mention, there is a twenty per cent off voucher for The White Company too, till 24th December

Bargain Of The Week.....

This black Roll Neck Jumper £10 from FandF HERE  I bought myself one this week (see above) Super soft, good fit and not to heavy. great  for going casual with jeans or leggings, but add statement earrings or broach or necklace, a black pencil skirt or tailored trousers and your good to go for smart casual evening.

On My Lust List

These Little Mistress shoes from Wallis at £42.00 HERE in their on line sale. I love the detail on the heel, and they look super comfy

Buy This!

If you want your nail varnish to last longer and your finish to be high shine plus you want your nails to dry super quick buy this Seche Vite Quick Drying Top Coat. Trust me this is the best.......

Offer Of The Week

If your looking for a party dress MandCo have some fabulous bargains at the mo,take a look HERE  This gorgeous red one is a mere £37.50 instead of £75.00
Now is the time to buy!!

Hope you all have a fab weekend!
XO Laurie



Hi Everyone

Now each week I link up with a very special blogger. Catherine from Not Dressed As Lamb suggested a wedding dress challenge for this week. Now I was notified about this a while back, and I so wish I had acted on it sooner!
I was really excited about this challenge as I love my dress! Little did I know it was going to rain god knows how many days and be as dark as night!

My daughter came with me to help choose my dress (second time married) She picked this one out and I didn't even want to try it on! But when I did I loved it and was pleased to have an excuse to wear again.

I was married again five years ago at Ealing Town Hall on a very hot sunny August day

A truly beautiful place, and if your ever in Ealing take a wander in there for a look

There are many different ceremony rooms and they are all gorgeous

This was taken on the day at the top of the sweeping staircase, and yes I was a little heavier then!

I still have the Chrystal sandals I bought for the day, I wear them from time to time.

At the reception our tables were full of all the decorations, My mothering law did all the little bits and pieces and I was taken by the little turtle doves scattered over the tables. I put two in my purse to give to my other half to give later as a keep sake

Once all the celebrations were over, and we were on way to our honeymoon suite, I took out the two turtle doves......
 Me "Here I got you a little keepsake"
reply "That's funny I got you one too"
Out of the suit pocket came two more turtle doves!!

That was just such a moment for me in that car! one I will never forget.......

Just for fun I will add this blooper pick of me trying to look all demure in howling winds, freezing cold!!

XO Laurie



Hi everyone!
Just thought I'd do a short post on things that have caught my eye, bargains, beauty and stuff. Just a little bit of everything really. Hope you enjoy and find it useful

I found this sparkly top in FandF for a small price of £12.00 I sized down on this as it's supposed to be worn really baggy. I prefer it this way! Find it HERE It also comes in a lovely gold colour too. Now it's colder I'll get more wear with a long sleeve T under
Plus I have a sale code if you fancy buying anything from Fand F
Spend £50 Save £10 on line use the code AUTUMN 10
Spend £75 Save £15 on line use the code AUTUMN 15

Have any of you tried the new "powder root tint"? This is going down a storm everywhere, I think it's a fantastic idea. There are lots of different brands out there, but Iv,e seen the best from this brand. So easy to use, Google Colour Wow to find out more, it's a handy little tool

I was so impressed with my weekly magazine buy! A Clinique Mascara and a mag for two pounds! Go get yourself one.......

Phase eight have some lovely pieces in their AW15 some great party outfits for the run up to Christmas, this code can be used in store or on line 20% off code =20P8NOV

  Loving these boots from Deichmann I have a great code for them too. Spend £20 and get £5 off with the code =TREND7

Plus they have 50 % off most items    HERE            

A whopping 25% off everything at Coast, this is only available till midnight Sun 8th November so get a bargain quick! HERE This is for in store or on-line

So plenty for you all to look at over the weekend! Have a great one
XO Laurie




Hi Everyone
I haven't done a beauty post in a while, and wanted to share with you these two beauty treatments you might want to try.....

I have tried both of these treatments, and believe me the difference is instantly amazing. I have never had any invasive treatments done, I would most probably try fillers or botox if I could, but with my allergy's there is no way I would take the plunge!

The first treatment is called the"CACI NON SURGICAL FACELIFT"

Most salons will let you have a sample treatment of this if you ask, it doesn't hurt, just mild tingling and the treatment takes around an hour. This treatment was first invented for people suffering from Bells Palsy The machine trains your muscles to tighten and lift. It's best to have a full course of treatments for lasting effect, but even after one session I promise you will notice a difference. A great one off treatment for a special event you may have planned.

A treatment here in London is around £40-£50 per hour, best to shop around the website for Caci HERE
Take a look at their website, well worth a read, and give it a go! I know it's available all over the world, so any non UK readers google Caci International and you will find your nearest salon.


Now if you read my post regularly, you will know how I'm always banging on about EXFOLIATION! it's  So important to have this in you beauty routine. Read my exfoliation post HERE

Microdermabrasion takes around 45 minutes to perform,  crushed crystals are shot through a tube. The tube is gently brushed over your face (like comfortable sandblasting) Again ask your salon if you can sample this to see what it's like. This is the best form of deep exfoliation you can get. It can even erase some fine lines

I use Crystal Clear, because I have always had good results. There are many other brands out there for you to try, unbeatable for older skin and great for any acne sufferers. I try to get this treatment done twice a year, and see instant results take a look at the Chrystal Clear site HERE

Have you tried any special treatments you would like to share? Please leave a comment below, I love to hear about anything I might be missing!
Xo Laurie


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