Bonmarche – Casual To Glam

Reading through the comments last week, someone asked, “how do you look so glamorous all the time?”

The answer to that is I’m not! I like to be casual just like the rest of us ! (I’m still sitting here in my dressing gown as I write this)
So I thought I would add this post and show you how I switch an outfit around . A walk in the country park, and then on to meet friends later for lunch.

I’m in Watt Tyler country park today in Essex visiting family. The little houses that stand here are dated back to the seventeenth century and the park is steeped in history. There’s a great adventure park here for children and I used to bring my children here and now my grandchildren too.

So I’m sharing with you the casual look today that I was gifted from Bonmarche Black jeans and a cowl neck jumper in a Toffee colour (here) The jeans are straight cut – not skinny (here)  They are on special offer at the mo, so do take a look. The whole outfit is comfortable the jeans are soft, not stiff but they hold your tummy in like a treat!

How cute are the little cottages? Some are huge and some are not much bigger than your garden shed!
Getting on to how I switched into something more suitable for meeting the girls….

I swapped the jeans for a faux leather pencil skirt and heels, then just added some accessories. If I knew it was going to be so cold I would have packed the jacket that will go perfectly with this jumper (here)

The broach added on to the cowl neck jumper really jazzes the outfit up. As does the clutch bag rather than a shoulder bag. See it’s that simple to glam up an everyday jumper !

Can I just say a huge thank you to all the lovely comments that I received lately? I value them greatly .
Xo Laurie

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52 Comments

  1. October 20, 2016 / 5:39 pm

    You are elegant dressed up or casual, Ms Laurie! I love how you styled both looks, but especially the little detail of the brooch on the second look. Also, the location for your casual shoot sounds so interesting! How cool to visit a place "stuck in time." (You know how I love history!!)

    Hugs,
    Sherry
    http://www.petiteover40.com

  2. October 18, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    There is no way you can be a grandmother! You look way too posh to be a grandma. I guess we will have to let go of the steotypes! Love the red on you Laurie, I think blondes look great in red.

  3. October 18, 2016 / 6:00 am

    You do both glamour and casual so well Laurie. Even when casual you look so polished and that's to be admired. I love the colour of that sweater on you – autumn tones are clearly complimentary for your hair and skin tone. Another lovely post x
    Anna
    http://www.annasislandstyle.com

  4. October 17, 2016 / 4:45 pm

    Laurie, you bring stunning to casual … I love the look. I would also love to visit that park. It would satisfy the history buff in me lol xo

    Carla aka Mrs R @ SimplifyLifeWithMrsR.com

  5. October 17, 2016 / 4:43 pm

    Who would have thought that Bon Marche clothes could look so stylish. I am going to have to look at them with new eyes now.
    My hubby does a lot of work in Essex, maybe I will go with him one day and visit the super places you have
    Lynn in Lancashire UK

  6. October 17, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    Who would have thought that Bon Marche clothes could look so stylish. I am going to have to look at them with new eyes now.
    My hubby does a lot of work in Essex, maybe I will go with him one day and visit the super places you have
    Lynn in Lancashire UK

    • October 17, 2016 / 7:36 pm

      Thank you Lynn. Bonmarche have had quite a revamp this year and really have some great items at the mo. And you should take a ride with Hubby, Essex can be surprising ! Thanks for stopping by xx

  7. October 16, 2016 / 2:44 am

    You have such great style, even in jeans you look put together and classy. I really like the way you switched up the outfit for evening, love the skirt and that broach really catches my eye.

  8. October 15, 2016 / 2:22 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. It always amazes me that you can pull off so many different looks and look awesome. I love the sweater with pants outfit.

  9. October 14, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    You do look very glamorous! Your clothes are gorgeous, but so is the rest of your style – hair, make-up, accessories. I think that makes all the difference. How lovely to share your natural style and ideas with others. I appreciate the inspiration! #BestandWorst

    • October 15, 2016 / 6:20 pm

      Thank you so much ! What a lovely compliment. Thank you for stopping by x

    • October 15, 2016 / 6:23 pm

      Ha ha ! Sheela, if only you could hear my Essex voice ! xx Thank you

  10. October 13, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    Such a gorgeous look! I love that sweater!

  11. October 13, 2016 / 8:39 am

    Both outfits are very elegant and stylish. I love the brooch, it's the perfect finishing touch! What a great park…those little houses are fab!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

  12. October 13, 2016 / 8:39 am

    Both outfits are very elegant and stylish. I love the brooch, it's the perfect finishing touch! What a great park…those little houses are fab!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

  13. October 12, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    You look absolutely fabulous in both outfits! You always look so put together – casual outfit or more dressed up! I love the placement of the brooch.

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • October 15, 2016 / 6:25 pm

      Thank you Andrea. It was a last minute decision to put the brooch there. It just seemed the right place x

  14. October 12, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    How absolutely gorgeous!! You really did take that sweater from casual to glam. I just love that. 🙂

    • October 15, 2016 / 6:32 pm

      I'm glad you liked it Stacey! Thank you for stopping by x

  15. October 12, 2016 / 10:55 am

    Well, here are some more! It doesn t mather what you are wearing, you ve just got a elegant, stylish appearance!

  16. October 12, 2016 / 7:23 am

    Great transformation, it is amazing how little accessories can instantly add glam to the same top! Thank you for linking up with me.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom
    Instagram

  17. October 12, 2016 / 1:19 am

    I love your day to night transformation ( or rather walk to girls night) very nice. Great inspiration here for a future post of my own. Thanks!
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me" link up
    Rachel xo
    http://garaytreasures.com

  18. October 11, 2016 / 11:27 pm

    Laurie, it is understandable why your followers see you as glamorous…you are! I love this toffee color on you and it looks lovely paired with the black jeans and the faux leather pencil skirt. That brooch is the perfect accessory. Simple but lovely. – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

    • October 15, 2016 / 6:39 pm

      That's so lovely of you to say that Amy. Thank you so much xx

  19. October 11, 2016 / 8:30 pm

    You really do look very glam. I love how you have changed the look by just switching to a skirt. Very chic. Thank you for sharing with the #DreamTeam x

    • October 15, 2016 / 5:37 pm

      Thank you Jodie. I'm such a hoarder ! Iv'e had this brooch for over 20 years ! I new it would come in handy again ! xx

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