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

01/05/2016

Bonmarche Passport To Style.

What is the weirdest thing you have taken on holiday ?......



Bonmarche approached me regarding a holiday competition they have on the go at the moment.The first prize is a holiday and shopping spree in Milan. Click HERE If you would like to join in on this, Or head over to Facebook or Twitter and using the hashtag #cantholidaywithout.




I was asked to choose some items from their HOLIDAY SHOP and I was rather surprised at the fashion items they have on offer.



First up I chose this panelled maxi dress. So easy to wear , this is non crease able so fantastic for packing in your suitcase. It's also very light in weight. I like the panel down the middle of the dress, it's very slimming, and there is a tie belt at the back for accentuating your waist


One thing, One very important thing ! For all petites out there ! This dress is sized as standard length. I'm 5'2 and this is just reaching my ankles. Normally I like my long dresses to more or less reach the floor. I took a chance on this one to wear my high heels with and I quite like the length. I will also be able to wear flats with this dress and not be tripping up !!! I thought it was important to mention this because I know how hard it is for us shorties to find the right length in clothing.....
The dress can be purchased in long length too HERE


I was also offered to choose a T shirt and shorts. I really like this T shirt that I chose, the pattern has a lovely golden shimmer to it. HERE



I chose to stay at home to take photo's, it was sunny but still really cold!
The shorts that I chose are your regular daily easy to wear elasticated waist shorts. When I'm wearing them in a warmer climate, I will be adding a couple of turn ups. And hopefully I will have legs a little more worthy of bearing ! You can find the shorts HERE




I was also able to choose a swimsuit or bikini (I find a one piece just so much more flattering at my age !) The one I chose I have to say THIS ONE  is my favourite item from the collection I chose . I always dither when buying swimwear and I have to say this is cut really well and is flattering in all areas.

Do take a look at what Bonmarche have to offer, and don't forget to enter for that holiday GOOD LUCK !
Xo Laurie
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  1. I agree---that's a perfect length for the dress since you can wear both heels and flats with it!! It's just gorgeous!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  2. A beautiful dress, I love the print and I love the design.

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    1. Thank you so much Josep-Maria Badia

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  3. Love your picks, I haven't ever thought to look there for summer stuff but it all looks lovely especially the maxi dress. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. I was surprised at what they had to offer Gemma. The bonus was how short the dresses turned out, so perfect for petites. On the model my dress on the model is calf length but the proportion of the dress is good x

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  4. Laurie! I love black on you!! Love your maxi dress, it is so stylish and comfortable. And oh, I can't wait for Summer, you made an excellent swimsuit pick. I need to start looking for a swimsuit for me (not most favorite thing to do, hate trying them on hehe). But once Summer is here, I am glad that I'm ready. xoxo Zuma
    www.splashofteal.com

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    1. Thank you Zuma ! I think you will be wearing a swimsuit far earlier than me, our weather is still really cold ! I hate trying them on too, but this is one item you cant just buy of the rail without trying. x

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  5. Such a wonderful maxi dress! Thanks for the tips on the length - it is so difficult to find maxis that do not pool around my feet.

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    1. I was surpried at the length. On the model online this dress is calf length, but although on me the dress turned out maxi, the proportions are still good to size x

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  6. Love all of your choices. I should try on more maxi dresses as I am tall, I dont know why I dont gravitate toward them, but love them. Stunning first dress, and the suit you bought is lovely, the blue flowers are going to be a splash!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  7. Hi Laurie, I'm stopping by from "Between the Lines". It's nice to meet a fellow "over 50" blogger! I am very short...very, very, short. I and only 4'10" and always wanted to be 5'2"! I like the clothes you chose!
    Teresa
    aginglikeafinewine.com

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    1. Hi Teresa ! Thank you for stopping by... This dress would be floor length on you with heels then, so it's still doo able. I'm glad you like it x

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  8. I'm with Teresa in that I would have loved to have reached the dizzy height of 5'2"! Positively tall compared to me!

    A lovely elegant dress on you, Laurie and I really like that gorgeous bag. Hopefully plenty of sunshine ahead to wear the shorts. x

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    1. Aw Atrid, How tall are you ? Would this length not be ok with heels? The nice weather is here at long last, let's hope it stay that way xx

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    2. I'm 4'10" in thick socks! I've never felt comfortable in maxi dresses but I'm going to have a rethink. Reading around other petite blogs makes me realise that it is possible and it is all about proportion. Thank you for the inspiration! Oh, and I apologise that I seem to have left my previous comment twice and I can't seem to delete the duplicate one - no idea how that happened! x

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  9. I'm with Teresa in that I would have loved to have reached the dizzy height of 5'2"! Positively tall compared to me!

    A lovely elegant dress on you, Laurie and I really like that gorgeous bag. Hopefully plenty of sunshine ahead to wear the shorts. x

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  10. Oh my goodness I am in love with your dress! You look beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Cammi, that's a lovely compliment. Thank you for stopping by x

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  11. Love that black and white dress on you!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Thank you Amy Ann. Thanks for stopping by x

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  12. I love a good black+white print so I am loving your maxi dress.

    I have started a linkup on Thursdays and I would love for you to join today and every Thursday. Love your style. Thanks.

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2016/05/thursday-moda-10-and-maroon-patterned.html

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    1. Thank you ! And of course I will be linking x

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  13. Love all the outfits. Shorts and top are really cute!

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    1. Thank you Cathy.Just need the weather now ! Thank you for stopping by x

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  14. Love your latest outfits, Laurie. Thanks for sharing your new fashions with us at the Over the Moon Link Party.

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    1. Thank you Sandy, I'm glad you like it x

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  15. Thank you for the link up with that beautiful picture! :-)

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  16. Thank you for the link up with that beautiful picture! :-)

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  17. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I like the swin suit and the dress. The weirdest thing I took on vacation? My cat.

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    1. That's not weird Nicole, I often take my dogs x

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  18. I love that swimsuit and both outfits look gorgeous on you. Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

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    1. Thank you Stevie. I have to say it is really figure flattering, worth every penny x

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  19. Lovely clothes. The perfect length of maxi dress is an elusive thing! I'm very tall (nearly 6ft) & I also like them to reach the floor. I pretty much never find such a thing! #picknmix

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    1. Thank you Silly Mummy. Have you tried Log Tall Sally ? they specialize in tall ladies wear. I envy your height though ! Thanks for stopping by x

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  20. Love this vacation style! That maxi dress is so pretty!

    http://www.michellespaige.com/

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