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

21/02/2017

Laura Ashley Feminine V Masculine


I'm sharing my post with Laura Ashley today. I have long been a fan of the brand and I can still remember my first ever visit at the Kings Road store when I was just around ten years old. My house host's a lot of the brand's homeware (I particularly like their lighting) and I have always found the fashion good quality and stylish. So I'm very proud to be featuring on the Laura Ashley blog.




Choosing something from the new collection was a tough choice, and you must take a look at the site to see all the latest beautiful prints for Spring/Summer. Divided into sections the romantically named collections of Vintage Romance - English Toile - Homespun - Simple Life and Terracotta


I have chosen this Blush Pink ruffled edged sweater from the Vintage-Romance collection and I fell in love with these trousers That are flared and my favourite style. The outfit combined is feminine with a masculine edginess to the outfit. 



 I love the frilled or fluted sleeve trend that's around at the moment and have had a job finding the right length for my petite/short arms. This sweater has a frill at the cuff, but it's well fitted at the wrist so I can get away with this. 



 The trousers are like a tweed effect but not tweed. A speckle in the material makes them look like this but they are actually light in weight and not bulky. I love the masculine cut of these trousers. They have a slight pleat in the front, but still flattering on the tummy and I think they would be great office wear with a white shirt. They are so comfortable!

 If you want to grab a pair, they are on special offer at the moment Here reduced from £75.00 down to £37.00 so be quick!



Are you loving the Ruffle trend that is everywhere at the moment? I feel at my age, even though I love all the frills and ruffles you have to be careful. That' s why I chose the masculine style trousers to tone it down a bit. Oh, and excuse the windswept look! I was at a local park with my daughter and the grandchildren. A very windy day indeed. My Grandson was telling me where to stand and how to have the photo taken - very bossy!



And made me promise that I would publish this one on the blog! I look like I'm going to be Birdnapped! 
XO Laurie

Jumper co/Laura Ashley
Trousers co/Laura Ashley


         
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  1. That sweater is just gorgeous on you! I love the ruffle detail! It pairs perfectly with your pants for a great balanced look!

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  2. Wow Laurie, you look amazing in this ruffle sweater. Perfect with this trouser. The birdnapped picture is funny :))
    xo Tina

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    1. Thank you Tina. How could I not add that photo! xx

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  3. The jumper is lovely and looks great with the trousers.
    Gail
    www.isthismutton.com

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  4. That s fantastic Laurie! Congretulations! I always have loved Laura Ashley. We have a shop in Arnhem were I used to come! You have chosen a beautiful outfit!

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    1. I knew you would like it Nancy.We share the same taste don't we xx

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  5. Great pics especially the last one. I think you are right dampening the frills. You've caught it just right. Perfect.

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    1. Thank you Anna. Glad you know what I mean and we are on the same page. Not so mrs Slocunmbe Haha xx

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  6. You look beautiful! The ruffled blush sweater is so feminine and beautiful and I love it paired with the masculine tweed. I love the larger pant leg on you! Really pretty look!

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  7. That is a very smart look. Would definitely turn some heads at the office. And you do look like you're about to be carried off by that bird. #bestandworst

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  8. You look lovely! I especially love the jumper.
    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  9. Fabulous, this looks super, your grandson has a good eye for taking photos - well done. Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  10. Ooh, I love those trousers! They look great, and I love the pairing of masculine with feminine. #BloggerClubUK

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    1. Thank you. Not too girly huh? Thank you for stopping by xx

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  11. This is gorgeous on you! I love both pieces.

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    1. Thank you Fonda. Thank you for stopping by xx

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  12. I am loving this pretty sweater! I like how you balanced the feminine vibe with these classic trousers. Chic look!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. Thank you Katherine. I'm glad you like it xx

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  13. I've never really been a fan of Laura Ashley but I do like this look - maybe I should give them another chance!
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK :)
    Debbie

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    1. Thank you Debbie. It's worth looking at the site. This Spring summer collection is gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by xx

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  14. OH wow I LOVE that last photo with you and the bird. Gorgeous!!! The outfit is really pretty, I have a thing for wide legged trousers so completely fell in love with these the moment I saw them. I also love those sleeves (the cuffs), they've got a little Victorian feel to them, don't they?
    I must say, I've never even been into a Laura Ashley shop, I always thought they were all florals and floaty fabrics. I couldn't have been wrong, could I?! Next time I'm in the UK, I should go and have a proper look! You really do look beautiful!
    Suzy xx

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Suzy! I think you need to pay a visit when your in the UK. Some is floral, Some is classic, and some is bang on trend. So a good mixture. xx

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  15. Congrats on being featured! You created a wonderful look, Laurie! Both pieces are great!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  16. You truly rock every look! Love these pants.

    Mary
    www.marymurnane.com

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  17. Love that last pic - well spotted, grandson. I'm not doing well with ruffles, have had several attempts to wear a ruffled blouse since December and still haven't left the house in it! Yours is so pretty and suits you well. My house has LA lighting too and I love their fabrics.

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    1. Is that the one I commented on Mary? Why not?!! Those LA lights huh? I always want them all! Need to get saving! xx

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  18. Beautiful top! Love the pants too! So sleek!
    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

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  19. I love that bottom picture, looks so cool! Fab outfit, love the trousers Laurie. Thanks for linking up #bestandworst

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  20. I absolutely love that sweater...and how funny---I have that belt!! Birds of a feather...
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Jodie! Yep we do like a lot of the same! I wonder where you got your's from? xx

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  21. Fabulous outfit, the trousers off-set your top beautifully (which I love!) - also adore the backdrop! #brillblogposts

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    1. Thank you Anna. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you come back! xx

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  22. Congrats Laurie! Boy, I would have a tough time choosing too, but the Vintage romance sounds up my alley! I also like the Terracotta. Lovely sweater and those trousers look great, they will be a staple piece in your wardrobe! ( I dont think they ship to the US)
    Have a great weekend
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thank you Jess. I'm just going to pop over to the site. I will let you know. Hope your'e feeling better xx

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  23. Such a crisp, professional look. That sweater is just the right amount of flirty! Love the ruffles. I need to try tucking things in again. I think tops look crisper tucked in. Thanks so much for linking up with us at The Blended Blog.

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    1. Thank you Leslie. I think tucking in leaves the space to add a contrasting accessesories xx

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  24. I love this look. The textures and the colors are so pretty together. The perfect mix of feminine and masculine. - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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  25. you look absolutely lovely, Laurie, despite the wind and messy hair. I am not a big fan of frills not because of our age but I think they simply do not suit me but your top looks very lovely on you, both in style and colour. Great idea to pair it with masculine looking trousers
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    1. Thank you Anna. I think I needed to be careful and not be too girlie. I love all the frills that are on trend at the moment. But they have to be worn with age and fit. Being very short large frills would not suit me . xx

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  26. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great look. The combination of gray and pink is so chic.

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  27. Great color on you...and the trousers are perfect! Have a great weekend!

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  28. Pink and grey is one of my favorite color combinations, especially for the office, for the exact reasons you stated. It's a mix of feminine and masculine that looks so good! I'm all about ruffles right now and I'm loving your top!
    -Kristin
    countdowntofridayblog.com

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    1. Thank you Kristin. And thank you for stopping by. xx

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  29. Love that style Laurie and congrats on the feature! I am going to share this with my readers in my upcoming post for Sunday which is going to be about wearing ruffles over 40 and Lady Diana.

    xo Sabina

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    1. Thank you Sabina! That's great.I look forward to reading xx

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  30. Love everything about this look Laurie. The trouser look a great style and your top is beautiful :) Thanks for linking up.

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    1. Thank you Claire. Hope your having a great weekend xx

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  31. Beautiful outfit. I haven't been in Laura Ashley for a long time but will try it now. #POCOLO

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    1. Please do have a look Catie. It's really beautiful stuff.Thank you for popping over x

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  32. This is so stunning! I love the contrast of the masculine inspired trousers and the feminine ruffle sweater! You really nailed this fabulous look. And that last photo is just priceless! Thanks for joining my #SpreadTheKindness Link Up!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thank you Shelbee. I keep telling the grandson that everyone likes his photography! xx

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  33. What a great choice from Laura A. I love the gentle ruffles on this sweater. And the last pic is so fun. xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  34. Blush and ruffles are so "in" right now! I've seen so many blush tops in Blog Land today. Amazing look! Love Blush and grey together.

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    1. Thank you Amy. I'm right into the blush trend. Just such an easy colour to wear x

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  35. This whole look really appeals to me Laurie. I think you did a great job choosing the ying and yang as it were. The sweater has some lovely touches, in particular, the cuffs with buttons and frills and yet doesn't look too fussy. And likewise the trousers with those pleats that could have created bulk and yet don't. Laura Ashley have some lovely pieces this season. Well done with this collab x

    Have a great week x
    Anna

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    1. Thank you Anna. If the trousers were not so long on my short legs, I would say these trousers would match your brogues beautifully. x

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  36. The details of that top are simply stunning! Thank you so much for sharing with us at On Mondays We Link-Up :)

    Sarah
    Trendy & Tidy

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  37. Oh I just love your top, so pretty! The trousers are so chic too - Thanks so much for linking up to #dreamteam hope to see you next time :) x

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  38. I'm really loving your pants, I need some like this!

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

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  39. Love that last photo - hope you escaped its clutches :) Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

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  40. That top is so pretty and a perfect style to go with the trousers #TweenTeenBeyond

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  41. Great setting for the shoot! I think you are right using the masculine trousers to balance out the jumper so it doesn't look mumsy - which some frills can. I love that soft pink too. Thanks for joining us again Laurie. #TweensTeensBeyond

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  42. You are definitely a grandmother with style! LOVE the trousers!

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  43. I'm not sure I realised Laura Ashley were doing clothes again! That one passed me by but I do love their home style. Looking lovely on you. Thanks for joining #TweensTeensBeyond

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  44. Very stylish and you look great but frills are not for me! Thank you for linking up at #TweensTeensBeyond

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  45. Oh I love that sweater. Laura Ashley is a lovely store #TweensTeensBeyond

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