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

29/04/2016

FABULOUS FINDS

Do you use a little help in the form of a serum in the morning and night time?






I was kindly gifted this Delarom serum from Beauty Expert I always use a serum at night, sometimes with a cream on top, and sometimes on it's own. Sometimes I feel that if you overload your face with too much cream it can leave you a bit puffy in the morning. The night time is when our skin is repairing and renewing while we are asleep, and these serums on their own can help your skin work harder on just that.

I was gifted the serum about a month ago, so I have been using this serum around that amount of time so I could give a true review. One thing that I immediately liked about this serum was the fact that it contains a fair amount of Neroli. One of my favourite ingredients for any cream and seems to suit my skin well. The second reason was that it was good for my sensitive skin.
It  comes in a handy pump action container, so you don't use too much, something I'm always guilty of !
Overall I have been pleased with the results and it has left my skin feeling hydrated as it Say's it will. Looking through the Beauty expert site, I see they stock many brands and have some great offers, so it's definitely worth taking a look at their site.


It's On My Wish List !



This Safari style look just went onto my shopping list FandF have yet again come up with a lovely summer collection. I can never go in there and just do a food shop ! The waistcoat is a mere £25.00 HERE the matching trousers are £18.00 HERE and the structured tote bag is also £18.00 HERE

Handbags are definitely something on my shopping list for this summer, as are all other kind of accessories. After sifting through what I have available to wear this year, I don't think I need a lot . A couple of new updates but that's it! Accessories are what I need to concentrate on this year, and as we all know it's the little things items that can update a whole new look. I have edited some great tote/shopper bags that I've got my eye on below.

INSTAGRAM FINDS
If like me you love a bit of sparkle, take a look at LECHIC_WORLD there is not a day goes by that I'm not swooning over what they have on offer.





I was really pleased to be invited to feature on 
 Katherines Corner Between the lines series. This is featuring bloggers over 50. Do pop over and have a read. I haven't featured yet, but I will let you know when I have. Or you could subscribe to my emails and not miss a post . 






Anyway that's it from me for this week. Have a great weekend! Getting back to the shopper bags, which would you choose ? Do let me know, I love to hear from you 

Laurie x












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26/04/2016

A Classic Look For Spring

Is this the most copied classic look ? Worn over and over by women of all ages......



                          The classic Navy blazer White trousers and Navy & White Breton



White Slim Legged Trousers HERE

I'm really happy with these white slim legged trousers that I found. good quality material, and no visible panty lines. The length of these are great for my 5'2 height, on someone taller they would be the ankle grazers that they are supposed to be.......




Really comfy to wear and don't crease badly. I so prefer cotton sateen to linen for this reason !
The best thing to do when wearing any kind of white trousers or jeans is to wear the right underwear I am wearing THESE underneath the trousers and they don't show at all. A good Nude T shirt bra and briefs are a wise investment




But getting back to the outfit, I teamed this look with my White Jane Shilton bag and last years Navy buckle block heels. The blazer is a godsend at this time of year when it's not too cold . I wear it with jeans, dresses, it goes with pretty much anything and I class this as an essential classic to have in your  capsule wardrobe.


                                                             Little photo bombers !


All three of these classic items can be mixed with so many other things. This Breton is a bargain find from Primark I always stock up on their long sleeve T shirts. The only colour I don't have is a red and white stripe. You can see my other colour blue Breton from a previous post HERE

So some tips on buying white trousers

1) When shopping for white trousers, put your hand inside to see how see through they might be..
2) White trousers are not forgiving on the figure, try a size up
3) Invest in some good nude seamfree underwear ( it's good to be wearing these when shopping)
4) Material. There is no way I would buy Dry Clean Only white trousers !

I'd love to hear if you have any other tips to share regarding buying white trousers.
Xo Laurie

                                                         SHOP THE LOOK




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19/04/2016

Buy Classics In The Sales Now & Save For Later


Have you found yourself any great bargains in the sales recently? there are so many brands on sale at the moment. Or do you find all that sale stuff a bit wintry ?

There is nothing better than finding something you love at a bargain price, and this is my cue for this fabulous French Connection skirt I found on their bargain rail...


 This is the Patrice Faux Leather Skirt from their AW15 collection. I loved it as soon as I saw it, thinking about the leather biker jacket I already had. The skirt is very good quality, and you wouldn't know it isn't leather The biker jacket is from next, bought in a sale two years ago.....


But what I'm getting at here is I normally buy something High end retail in the sales even if it wont be worn until it's hot or cold enough to wear. This is when to buy your labels that you cant always afford (well I cant !) I look for classic items that can be added to my wardrobe and worn till the cows come home. Ok this skirt wasn't overly expensive, but to me it was still a great bargain find. I also bought another skirt on my shopping trip that was reduced to £20.00 from £199.00 ! I will be posting about that beauty of a bargain later........


Ive teamed the skirt with my favourite plain cream shirt that goes with everything . I bought the shirt in primark last year and have it in every colour they had available. Just add accessories for different looks. You cant go wrong with a plain shirt......


The bag is old from Enny Handbags and the boots are from FandF (last season)






                                   THE PATRICE FAUX LEATHER SKIRT £32.00

So What else to look for in in the sales?
Biker jackets - buy one now, they are not going any wear any time soon
Good quality jeans - I dont think it matters if they are skinny, flared or boot cut
Shoes - A high end designer court shoe is never going to date.
A blazer - A good quality blazer for when the weather gets a little warmer.

What are your favourite sale finds?I would love to hear from you.....
XO Laurie
Oh and by the way, my subscriptions are working again ! Please feel free to subscribe so you dont miss a post xx

c

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12/04/2016

WINSER LONDON - MY KEY CHOICES FOR SUMMER



Let me introduce you to Winser London, a brand that is growing strong, and no wonder why...

 Timeless classic pieces that will stand the test of time in your wardrobe, and will mix in with new trends easily. There is nothing over patterned here, just great materials and designs that will flatter your figure.

Take the classic Bretton stripe T shirt.....


A perfect shade of blue, a little different from your classic navy (although this is available to) It's going to go with so many other items in my wardrobe . Dressed down with my white jeans or shorts.



I've teamed mine today with a pair of crepe wide leg trousers, and I have tucked the T shirt in for a more formal look . The T shirt is a fair bit longer and I would say that the sizing is generous. And it was so lovely for that sun to be out......



I've even made use of the bag! It just went so well and tied in with the look nicely. I will be flying the flag for Winser London gladly. There is so much more that I want. I have edited my wish list below




                                                     Cotton Jersey Striped Dress


                                                                V Neck Silk Top



                                                    Crepe Jersey Wide Leg Trousers




                                          Miracle Trousers(seam free and very slimming)



                                                               Cotton Strped T Shirt

This is the one I'm wearing in the photo's . Take a look at the other colours available

There are just so many things that I love ! Take a look at the Winser London brand HERE

XO Laurie



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06/04/2016

The Perfect Summertime Blouse

With the first sign of brighter weather I was looking forward to sharing this with you........




On a travel down to Essex to see the family, into the suitcase it went. And I have to say this blouse from FandF survived in the suitcase and came out wrinkle free, so this will be great for the holidays.This is also the first sign of the sandals on my feet, and it's so nice not to be swaddled in socks and boots. Although can I just say, when I managed to take these pics it was bloody freezing!

I did want to share this fab find of a blouse though before it gets sold out. It ticks a lot of boxes.

1) Style. This has lace and bell sleeves, a big trend for this year,
2) It's lightweight for summer and does not crease!
3) Colour. White will go with everything
4) Arm coverage and loose fitting, so very comfortable
5) Price £16.00 A bargain (you know I love a bargain!)

You can find it HERE





I teamed the blouse with my favourite Beige trousers and an old cross body bag.I love the lace trim running down the front and on the bottom. .
 The one thing I will say with lightweight blouses of this kind is what you wear underneath. A good fitting nude shade T shirt bra is perfect and there are no signs of what underwear I'm wearing. (I hate it when you can see all the bumps from detailed bras)



What are your favourite shades for colour this year ? I always have a fair share of beige and white in the wardrobe, It's so easy to pair up with other colours. A bit of a habit of mine to wear these shades. I still like it but since I've been doing this fashion blogging it has made me think about colour a bit more...

XO Laurie


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