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

15/07/2016

Go On Ask Me A Question !

After being featured on another blog, talking about personal style  I realised that I could share a bit more about myself with you...

This particular blog features a new over 4o blogger each month, and I was overjoyed to be featured. The blogger - Sylvia of  40 Plus Style  sent me the questions and I gave the answers, so I wanted to copy them here.

                           A huge thank you to you all xx


 Also I can't believe how much my readership has grown in the last year, and I just want to say "A huge thank you to all that keep coming back for a read" I am so happy to be finding so many new friends on here, and I really value your support. I never thought I would still be blogging a couple of years down the line, I guess I am just not confident enough in myself to think people will keep coming back !

                            Please do ask a question !

If there is anything you would like to ask that's not included here please do ask ! Anything beauty or fashion related. Any tips you would like to ask. You could even drop me a quick email if you want to remain anonymous.


1) What age am I ?

A) I am the ripe age of 53 !



2) Do I feel you have a signature style ?

A) I try mainly to achieve a classic elegant look


3) What would I consider the most important components of your style ?

A) I can't say that I have a favourite component . Shoes are a big thing for me, I like my heels high but comfortable !



4) Where do I live And how does this influence my style ?

A) I live in London ( Very near Twickenham Rugby Ground) As far as fashion is concerned in London Anything goes !  I never worry about how I look so long as I am comfortable with it.

5) Do I feel I have a signature style?

A) I'm not sure you would call it a signature style that I have. I like to wear Classic pieces with on trend accessories. I find this the easiest way to dress at a mature age and still be on trend. One thing is for sure, it will be a bargain fin that I will be wearing. No thousands of pounds wardrobe for me !

6) What inspires my outfit choices the most ?

A) Oh there is so much inspiration out there ! Magazines, Fashion bloggers, and Social media is where I go to look. I really have to take my height and body shape into consideration when I dress. Being petite can make dressing a little harder, I like to wear fitted clothes to compensate. I feel that fitted gives an illusion of height. As does colour. I guess that's why I'm so monochromatic. To appear taller. Red's Browns and bright colours seem to suit me well. I'm starting to steer away from black. This is making me look washed out. Navy, Brown and Grey will be my staple winter colours.

7)  Has my style changed after becoming over 40 ?

A) I don't think my style has changed much since turning 40. I do think about accessories more for completing a look, but that's really the only change. Silk scarves have become a favourite accessory, you can hide a wrinkly neck well with those !

8) Do I believe in dressing age appropriately ?

A) I believe in dressing in whatever makes you look good and feel great. I don't like overly low tops or really short shorts and skirts, but I have stuck to that rule since a young age.

9) Would I say at this stage of my life I am now more or less interested in style, fashion and the way I look ?

A) My interest in fashion has been huge an has not changed since I was twelve, when I bought my first Vogue magazine  with my lunch money ! Eat or look at all those glossy beautiful clothes ? The Vogue won ! Naughty I know, I guess you could say I am fashion filled every day now. I'm either posting about it or reading other bloggers inspo.

10) Why is the way I look important to me ?

A) The way I look is very important to me. Well, it effects everything doesn't it? If I feel I don't look good it can effect your whole mood. I think the importance of it stems from my upbringing.
My mother has always dressed impeccably and still does at the ripe age of 85.

11) Do I follow trends, and if so which trends excite me at the moment ?

A) I love to follow trends, always. I like to guess/predict them too. I love the new cold shoulder tops,I have recently purchased one. I think I will style mine with a silk scarf. Too much old neck would be on show for my liking, so although I have one of these tops I will be cautious on how I style it.The shoulders never age so that's a bonus !

12) Do I have any style tips for women over 40 ?

A) Be comfortable and ask yourself if you love what your wearing. If you love it your confidence will shine through.
Confidence = Style
On a less romantic note: Underwear. If you use the right foundations underneath, like a good fitting bra, body briefs or slip, that can make all the difference to how you look in that outfit.

So what do you think of my answers? What would your answer be ? Remember to throw a question at me, Please do ! Don't forget to tick the comment box for your answer


I am adding my list of " must have in my wardrobe items" below. I hope you have enjoyed reading my answers. Why not subscribe, so you never miss a post?
XO Laurie


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67 comments

  1. Great idea for a post Laurie. Such great outfits too. You always look sleek in work pants and trousers. I would describe your style as polished, professional, elegant, sophisticated and ladylike. =)

    Welcome by and join my latest style linkup with your fabulous style. A new linkup is live every Thursday!

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2016/07/thursday-moda-20-with-red-stripes-and.html

    Thanks and have a great weekend! Ada =)

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    1. BY the way, my question for you is how do you store your dressy pants? You hang them or lay them flat in a drawer? I always find storing pants just right, while keeping them crisp and not wrinkled is difficult.

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    2. Thank you Ada xx
      The answer is that I hang them. The only clothes I put in drawers are underwear and sweaters

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  2. Lovely to know you a bit better! And you are always so classy and elegant!Thank you for joining the Fancy Friday linkup!
    www.nancysfashionstyle.com

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  3. You are so elegant! Your clothes choices flatter you wonderfully, it's great to find out more about you. Thanks for linking up! #bestandworst

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  4. Such a great post Laurie!! I would love to live in London :) I love your style too, I would wear everything you have on here .. Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop

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    1. That's so lovely Claire. Your answer I have posted on Twitter xx

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  5. Wonderful post, and thanks for sharing it with Vis Monday. I love your style and the way you carry yourself, xox

    Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Patti. Will you ask a question ? x

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  6. Loved this post, I actually read it a few days ago and forgot to comment! Lovely to know a little more about you, Your a stunner Laurie. Have a great day! Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  7. A nice way to let us know about you, Vanity. I love your style.
    http://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au

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  8. A nice way to let us know about you, Vanity. I love your style.
    http://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au

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  9. Your elegance is perfect. It's not just about outfit, you look like complicated elegant person. When did you realise that style is important to you? why?

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    1. Thank you so much Nicole.I think fashion started being important to me at around the age of 12-13 My mother was heavily into fashion, and always presented herself well groomed.I guess it just rubbed off on me ! There aren't many phases of fashion I haven't tried in my youth. Punk rock, Hippy,Rockabilly all stuff like that.What I like about today is the fact you can wear anything and still be in fashion.

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  10. Loved reading this and getting to know a little about you! Great post.

    Mary
    www.marymurnane.com

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  11. This was so fun! You always look so put together, polished and beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you Andrea ! that's so lovely of you to say x

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  12. I love reading more about bloggers whether it is their fashion sense or personal details. Thanks for sharing all this!

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  13. It's lovely discovering more about bloggers with q and as like this. Having just turned 40, I shall be picking up tips too! #bestandworst

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    1. Thank you Mummy travels. Thank you for stopping by x

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  14. This was a great post. I love learning a little more about the bloggers behind the sites

    michellespaige.com

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  15. Hi Laurie, I just love your answers. Since turning 54 I have gone to the classic look myself and yes being petite can be problematic, don't you think? I agree if you feel comfortable and confident then wear it lol Thank you for sharing with us at #SimplifyWednesdays! Pinned, tweeted, shared

    xo,
    Carla a.k.a Mrs. R @ SimplifyLifeWithMrsR.com

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  16. Great interview Laurie with lots of insights into your style. I think classic dressing really suits you and I love that you find things that are inexpensive yet still look elegant and stylish. You always exude self assurance, a quiet confidence that is very appealing.
    Anna x
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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    1. Anna ! thank you so much ! That's such a big compliment from a lady I look up to in style stakes x

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  17. So fun to read your interview! Definitely agree that you should wear what you feel great in and your confidence will shine through! Love your classic style!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Thank you Jill. I think it's the best tip in the book x

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  18. Loved this and your beautiful pictures- have only just found you via #brillblogposts, will be sure to read some more- thank you! Lou at www.peppermintcove.com

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    1. Thank you so much Lou ! This is what makes me happy! A lovely comment like this. I am so glad you like the blog, I will be popping over to yours xx

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  19. I wish I would find my style finally, but no. I'm short and having a few extra kilograms so it's always a bit hard to find something really good looking. But I'm going to fix this problem of mine and next week starting Hypoxi-training and after that will continue exercising.
    I have to say you're an inspiration with your classic style.
    How do you keep yourself fit?

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    1. Good luck with your new regime Heli. You don't look like your carrying any extra weight to me, you look very slim in your photos. Regarding exercise, I walk my dogs in the morning and that's it. I have put on a little weight since starting the blogging. I have multiple allergies and have a very restricted diet too x

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  20. Love the post Laurie, nice to learn more about you.. we seem very similar, I love to dress classic and have always cared about how I present myself (except after the gym!) and try to pay attention to the finishing touches. Like painted nails, oh and lippy - always have lippy on. x Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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    1. Aw Thank you Jacqui .And ditto on that. I bet we have loads in common x

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  21. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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  22. Love your outfits!! You look gorgeous XO. Thank you so much for sharing with #linkupwithlisa @ http://www.beauty101bylisa.com/2016/07/linkupwithlisa-58-coral-dress.html

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    1. Thank you Lisa. Thanks for popping over x

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  23. Love the post. It's always nice learning more about the face behind the blog. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

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  24. Great interview and I love all your outfits! Rockin style at middle age is awesome! I am 51 and so enjoying this fashion journey! I love your white pants and striped shirt, the fur coat is darling too!

    Valerie
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    http://www.mapleleopard.com

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    1. Thank you so much Valerie. Thank you for stopping by for a read. x

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  25. Too many great looks ... I don't know which one to comment on! :D

    Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  26. Congrats!! Your style is definitely classic with major confidence.... love that!
    Thank you for linking up with weekend wear,

    xo
    Melissa

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  27. Always admire your classic and chic style and fun to learn more about you!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  28. Congrats on your interview! And on your impeccable sense of style. I adore your outfits here. I just do. Just wow. At first I thought, its the light blue/white one, and then there is the fur jacket, and another one...so you see??? xo Sabina

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    1. Thank you so much Sabina, that is such a lovely compliment. You make blogging worthwhile xx

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  29. Such a wonderful post! It is always fun to learn a bit more about the fabulous bloggers I follow! I have been fashioned obsessed myself since a very young age. I remember getting a pair of super trendy Nike sneakers when I was 5 years old and I loved them so much that I insisted on sleeping with them. Not on my feet, but up on my pillow where I could admire them while I dozed off!

    Thanks for linking up On the Edge of the Week. I hope to see you again this week!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  30. Your blog is gorgeous and you look amazing! :) #bestandworst

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    1. Thank you so much Laura ! That's a lovely compliment. Thank you for stopping by x

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  31. Lovely to know more about the person behind the blog. i agree with you on underwear too, if that's right it makes so much difference to you - how you feel and how an outfit looks on you and that always gives you a boost. Great post thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

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  32. I love the outfit! Would love if you can link up to http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/07/24/losing-baby-weight-4-pregnancies-3-kids-later-episode-3/

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  33. Love it - it's great to learn a little more about you. I think you're so right about wearing things that make you feel good and that can help with confidence. My issue right now is I have gained a lot of weight and that can often make me want to "give up" and just wear PJ's all the time. I am planning a shopping trip soon though, I'm sure that will help sort me out! ;)
    Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo - sorry for the delayed comment! xx

    PS: Have you got any tips for a size 16-18, 5ft 5inch, 35 year old woman? I like the "classic elegant" look too!

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    1. Morgan ! I will be sending you some info via message x

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    2. Thanks Laurie, I'll look forward to it. :)

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  34. I appreciate the peek behind the curtain because I prefer the personal touch in a blog. I can always look at a catalog if I want a faceless set of images of outfits. It's the personality of the blogger that makes a blog come to life and yours has a lot of life. Thank you for sharing your post on my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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