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


Happy Friday everyone!
Here's another special offer post. They seem to have gone down well with my readers the last couple of weeks, so if the page views continue to rise I will do my best to keep to this each Friday.
and while I've grabbed your attention, I would just like to say a huge thank you to you all for the support I have received regarding this little blog. I love to hear your comments and appreciate greatly every single one of you that pops over for a read .


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Damart Has a 15% off offer for all new customers This offer will last till Sunday only, so be quick! My money is on this gorgeous camel coat here

Eastex is fabulous click here for details

Precis - Great for all us Petites here

Nougat has 20% off the AW16 this weekend here

Wallis has up to 50% off here

I love the East brand!  They have some great items here

Have a great weekend everyone!
Xo Laurie
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Hybrid - A Jacket That Can Be Worn Two Different Ways

What about if you can style a jacket two way's ? .....

I have long been a fan of the Hybrid brand. Have you heard of it? Famous for their beautiful dress designs, they are often seen on the ladies that greet us in the mornings when we switch our TV's on to watch the news on GMB
I often try and guess which brands the news presenters are wearing or the weather girls for that matter.

I was lucky enough to choose an item or two for a review.
 I chose this Jacket and a gorgeous dress which hasn't arrived yet. It's not a problem, this jacket could be worn with so many things that come to mind. So you might get to see this jacket twice, but next time with a dress.

I have chosen to pair the jacket today with my wide-legged cream trousers, a plain long sleeved black T-shirt (I have plain long-sleeved T-shirts in an abundance of colours. Easy to pair with anything) And of course high heels. Black court shoes here which I treated myself to last week.

I really like the colourways in the jacket, they give a forgiving softness to the black which would otherwise have not suited me at all.

It's quite a loose fitting jacket, quite boxy and easy to wear. I'm thinking about dressing it down with maybe a pink turtle neck jumper and my comfy black jeans

But what's really special about this jacket is that you can undo that zip all the way round and transform it into a little Bolero. Nifty huh!

So here you can see how the jacket looks Bolero style. I don't think it matches well with the trousers, but with a dress this will go perfectly .

A jacket at waist length will give the illusion of longer legs and a more nipped in waistline too. The clutch bag was a bargain find at TK Maxx. I've had this bag a few years now, and have used it so much. If I can't find the right colour to match an outfit, this Bronze colour clutch always manages to make it work .

Hybrid also has boleros in a plain fabric here Perfect to go with party dresses over Christmas. Excuse the rear view here, but I'm just showing you the shape of the jacket!

Do take a look at the Hybrid site. There is a fab sale on at the moment with some great bargain dresses.
Xo Laurie

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Shopping At The Weekend - Special Offers

Last week's post featuring what special offers were available  went down really well. So I thought as long as I have the time to post, I will try and share this out on a weekly basis.

So here's what I know is on special this week. I hope you find something you like.

Coast Have a remarkable sale on . A great saving on the Beatrix Lace dress is calling me ! here

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet ? I love the Folli Follie brand There's 20% off  here until Sunday.

Beauty expert - The one stop shop for all your beauty and hair care is giving 20% off orders till Oct 31st. You must enter the code AWIN20 here

East Clothing have up to 50% off in their mid-season sale  here

La Redoute have winter warmers offer with up to 40% off coats, boots, and knits here

Boden have a host of special offers starting from Sunday. There is 25% off  Plus free delivery and returns. There is a code = 62TC here

That should give you all something to browse through ! Have a great weekend! - Xo Laurie


Nadia Minkoff - Luxury Handbags

I'm sharing with you all today this gorgeous clutch from Nadia Minkoff  - I have long been a fan of the bags and accessories on offer that this lux brand provides.

The leather is of the highest quality, really soft and supple. You know you're carrying some good quality. What do you think of the colour ?  This will look good for casual/smart day's wearing jeans. Perfect with any other Tan accessories.

This is the second bag from Nadia that I have received, the first I have used literally daily and I love it. You will have seen it in photo's many times but you can read more about it here The photo above was taken just before I got caught up in the strong winds! I can't tell you how hard it was to get some decent shots !

 Today I'm wearing my favorite Beige hue's a knitted waistcoat that was an absolute bargain here  A long sleeve T-shirt - Primark ( I have these in nearly every colour !)  The trousers are yonks old, from Debenhams. The scarf was gifted to me from Zaeem Jamal

The bag is really roomy for a clutch, I might attach a chain to it, so I can use it as a cross body bag. It also comes in another classic colour combination here
 A woman can never have too many bags right ? ! Nadia's bags are often showcased in the glossy magazines, known for creating bags that are so functional and roomy.

Known as a real style guru for designing bags and accessories, I've got my eye's on some of the lovely jewellery for Christmas. Hint to OH, I know your reading !

That's me done for this post. Literally a couple of minutes after this I got a proper soaking! The weather is really changing now. Sun one minute, then gust's of wind, and rain. Time to start looking for that winter coat !
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Bargain Finds

Hi Everyone!
There are such good sales on at the moment, I just thought I would share with my subscribers some of the hot online sites to hit while you're all cozy indoors !

Nougat London has 20% all weekend here You need to add NOUGATAW16  at the checkout

Wallis has 20% off their party edit here 

Top shop has up to 50% off here 

Asos - The place with everything and all brands under one roof has up to 50%  here 

New look has up to 60% off  here

Eastex has some great reductions here That post about the gorgeous blouse here is now only £29 !

Have a great weekend Xo Laurie

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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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New Trends For Autumn - 50+ Style Lux For Less

Following on from the post last week, I wanted to share with you all the new and fun trends that are Arriving in stores for Autumn/Winter.

If you missed the post on the Pantone Colour forecast click here to read.  I am really liking all the new trends forecast for the new season, I normally desire a couple, but this year it's so much more. It's feminine and will slip into most of what I already have in my wardrobe, and I hope you see something here to add to yours. Let me show you how to get that Lux look without breaking the bank.

The Pleated Skirt
The Pleated skirt is everywhere in all colours and different lengths. The picture doesn't do this  Blush Pink  pleated midi skirt justice.
I posted my long pleated skirt here in the summer. This one above will look great in the daytime with a cosy jumper, I'm thinking of Grey. Watch this space, as I have just added this to my trolley ! You can find it here

Cropped Jeans
I am really liking this new style and length of jeans. These will look great with heels or flats. Even over your knee length boots.  I like the button detail on the pocket of these one's from Marks and Spencer here but I would have to find a petite length for me or the will be at my ankles!


There is so much velvet out there at the moment. Even boots and shoes! I'm playing it safe here with this jacket. I really like the idea that this could be used for evening or maybe daytime with jeans.

Or how about this glam dress? I can't wait for this to be available. I've seen this velvet pleated dress in nearly every magazine. A guaranteed sell out I reckon. From Oasis There is even a waiting list for this dress.


This is a trend that I'm really embracing. I love this Camel coloured pair from JD Williams I am trying to build my wardrobe with this colour, and as I have said previously I am trying to steer away from Black as much as possible. Bring on the colour!


Knitted or cotton or silk, ruffles are everywhere! I think this jumper will go very well with the Culottes above. I think you need to wear this trend wisely at my age. Hence why I have chosen a knitted version of this trend. I think a blouse would make me look like mrs Slocumbe from are you being served. (Anyone remember that?) A great price too this is only £25 from New Look and these would look great with the Culottes above.

Getting back to that Mrs Slocumbe look I'm wondering if I could get away with this high-necked ruffled sleeve shirt? I know this is one trend that I want to try. I would pair this with jeans and heels. Ruffled or puff sleeves are going to be a huge trend this year. This one is from House Of Fraser

How about this for a show stopper? I would feel confident in this. I love the ruffled  neckline. Paired with leather jeans, you're ready to party. Ok enough about the ruffles now ! This one is from Marks and Spencer

Romantic Floaty Dresses

How beautiful is this Laura Ashley floaty tie neck dress ? This is a great example of the Bodacious trend colour featured here in my trend colours post.

I hope I get to show you how I will wear these trends as winter progresses. Which will be your favourite? please do tell in the comments below. I will be leaving you with a fashion show from Top shop to watch. Just click on the link below and it should take you there.
Also, I am adding some other on-trend items that might take your fancy.

Top Shop Unique Fashion Show

Xo Laurie

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