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06/04/2017

Celebrating Style Link Up - Dress Down Day

Hi everyone  
Thanks to all for the birthday wishes. I had a fabulous day!

My birthday promise to myself was to do nothing. Not leave the house,no work, no housework,no hospital visits (the father in law is still there) and no vets. One of my dogs has just had an op, so I wanted to stay at home with her too. 
I have got so behind with everything the last couple of weeks and tomorrow will be another day. I will start afresh tomorrow! So this is a very casual post today!



White Jeans a White vest top and a Denim shirt. It couldn't get more simple. I just scooped mt hair up, it's normally tied up when I'm at home. The denim shirt actually came off for a while today, the weather here in London has been gorgeous, so I caught myself an hour sitting in the garden reading my magazines.

This denim shirt, bought at New Look a while ago has had a lot of wear. it looks great over a roll neck sweater which is how I wore it when it was really cold. And now it's great for a light cover in the better weather.


Meet Peggle! My baby! She has just had a lump removed from her leg bless her. The soppiest dog you could ever wish to meet! She fitted in my hand when I brought her home to me eight years ago, and still tries to sit on my lap which looks hilarious! She is Mastiff crossed with American Bulldog, and weighs a ton!



Getting back to the outfit. I just added some accessories to spruce the look up a bit. My studded belt from TK Max and this necklace from Matalan here a new purchase that I know I'm going to wear a lot. I like Tan, Brown and Creams so this will tie in well.

The White jeans are from F&F. I loved these when I bought them last year, but I'm really going off the skinny Jean look. I'm currently looking for some white bootcut Jeans, so if any of you can recommend any, please do let me know.



And here is Chuzzle! Looking very grisly having to sit here and have her photo done! It's not so easy trying to get them to sit in the right position for the photo! She is an American Bulldog crossed with Staff. Seven years old, but still thinks she's a pup! She cried the whole time that Peggle was in the vets. Peggle has always mothered her, and I dread to think what would happen if something should happen at some point.




It's been so good to take some time out today! Much needed! I hope you all get to do it sometimes. hat's your favourite idea of time out? Do let me know.
Xo Laurie





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  1. Ahhh...how sweet to show off your puppies, Laurie!! Hopefully Peggie will heal fast!!
    And aren't the days with nothing planned the best? That's exactly what we are hoping for on this Sunday---a nothing day!!
    Love this outfit for you---it's totally what I'd wear!
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I hope you enjoy your Sunday Jodie. The weather has been fabulous here today xx

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  2. Nice and relaxed look, Laurie. We need the time to pin our hair up and unwind. The dogs are adorable, have a great weekend. wishing your in-law a speedy recovery
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au

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  3. Amazing fresh look with white pants. I love it, but I have no white pants.
    Adarable dogs , wish Peggy get well soon. I forgot to say Happy Birthday to you. better late than never, we say in germany :) I wish you all of the best, Laurie.
    XO Tina

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    1. Thank you Tina! Peggle is well on the mend.A much livelier dog! xx

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  4. So glad your day was good. AbsoluteLy love your hair up and this outfit screams summer's here, peeps, and Laurie's ready! Got my whities on yesterday for the first time this year, it's always a special day.

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    1. Thank you so much Mary. This was an unwashed hair day! Isn't it good that the weathers picking up. xx

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  5. What a wonderful look this ensemble creates. If that is your idea of a dress down day. You must look like a supermodel when you actually dress up! Hope your father in law and your dog will get better soon. #PoCoLo

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    1. Aw, I'm blushing now! Peggle is fine,the father in law is not so good. Thank you for your kind comments.

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  6. Your dogs are gorgeous, and so is your outfit Laurie, some of my favourite looks and so inspiration for todays #ootd! hope you've had a lovely lazy day, and refreshed your batteries. Thanks for hosting the link up. Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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    1. Thank you Jacqui. The dogs look like fierce large dogs, but they couldn't be any soppier. I love them hugely xx

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  7. Cool and elegant look, the jeans look great but know what you mean about wanting to try something other than skinnies. Great to meet the doggies!
    Gail

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    1. Thank you Gail.Yes I'm just bored with skinnies now. I just feel that the wider the leg and a higher heel can just make me look that little bit taller! xx

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  8. I love white with denim! It is such a clean crisp look for Spring. And how wonderful that you sat in the garden to read...I am a bit envious of that image! Your pups are just too adorable. I hope that Peggie is recovering well from her surgery.

    Shelbee
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    1. Thank you so much Shelbee. Peggle is very much on the mend xx

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  9. I love this look! Totally my style! I really love your hair up too!

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    1. Thank you Amy! This is what happens when I haven't washed my hair! xx

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  10. Love this! White and chambray look great together!!
    Jaymie

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  11. Love all white and gold. Great idea to throw the denim in. Happy birthday! LauriePOP Ideas That POP on YouTube

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    1. Thank you. Thanks for stopping by xx

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  12. This is such a fabulous casual look! I love the accessories you added!

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  13. This is a lovely look on you. Very fresh and yet casual and comfy. It's a necessity at times to just take a 'chill' day and do nothing but enjoy your home. Thanks for the link up and I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

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    1. Thank you Rena. And thank you for joining xx

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  14. I am used to seeing you in dressy trousers and pretty sheaths but I am loving this all denim casual look. Cute sandals too.

    Have a great weekend Laurie!

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    1. We all got to have a dress down day sometime Ada!! xx

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  15. Happy Birthday, lovely! I adore this sort of outfit! It's so easy and looks for very fresh and stylish. You could go out with it too! Your dogs are so cute. My daughter has a Mastiff/Pit bull mix, but she's the sweetest doggie ever! Thanks for sharing. - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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    1. Thank you Amy. These dogs have such a bad name, it's a shame. My Peggle is the most gentle little pony I know! When I walk her people literally cross the road! xx

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  16. Your dogs are so cute, they look massive but cute too haha. I really like your outfit, I have a denim shirt like that that I wear all the time, it's so versatile. Thanks for linking up to #BlogCrush xx

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  17. Aww, first Laurie, I didn't know you had pups! Love that she fit into your hand when you got her. Both look so sweet!Love this casual look and I'm ready to wear more white denim.
    Linking up soon
    Have a great weekend
    Jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thank you Jess. Iv'e kept my babies under wraps! But Peggle was my main excuse for my dress down day. I wanted to give her all my attention. She's really milking it now too! xx

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  18. PS. I don't know how I missed your Birthday!! Happy Birthday my friend
    Jess xoxo

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  19. Gorgeous pups and a lovely outfit too. I'd be - actually am - terrible with white but think it's a great look. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

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  20. Well it appears that I've taken some time out as I haven't seen this until Friday night. Hope Peggle is OK. Love the summery oufit and sandals. I must use my denim shirt as a jacket soon. I keep saying that.

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    1. Thank you Anna. Peggle is well on the mend and making the most of being spoilt! A denim shirt is a great versatile item. I actually wear this quite a lot xx

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  21. Love your outfit Laurie, you look gorgeous and Peggle and Chuzzle are adorable. Hope Peggle feels better soon and that you had a great birthday filled with love and spoils

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  22. What a lovely dogs and such fun names! I also have a denim blouse I bought last year. I wear it a lot, it goes with everything! I hope you have a quote and relaxing weekend!

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  23. nice post and photos :)

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  24. You look gorgeous! I love the casual style for a change - your hair really suits you up like that too! Are those Fit Flops you're wearing?
    Suzy xx
    p.s your dogs are gorgeous!!
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  25. You look great! I hope your Pup makes a swift recovery, gorgeous pics X #PoCoLo

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  26. Hope you had a great birthday Laurie. Love this look. I love white jeans and denim together. Aww you dog is so sweet :) Thanks for joining us at the weekend blog hop.

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  27. You wear double denim so well! I think a day out to just relax now and then is a necessity! :) It sounds like you had a really good day too. Your dogs are adorable :)

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  28. You look great in your casual wear! Hope you had a very happy birthday. Your puppies are sweet. Hope they are both doing well.

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  29. Happy birthday sweetie, I do hope you enjoyed your time out. I really like this downtime look on you - hair tied up suits you too. I toyed with bootcut jeans a little while a ago, but think that skinnies help me look a bit taller. I know you're petite too, so thought I'd pass that, my only tip, on.

    Anna x
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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  30. Your dogs are adorable. Your white jeans are adorable. I love your hair pulled up. And Happy Birthday to you!! PS. I'm trying to find the #&*(&(*&#ing "follow" button and I can't find it! https://atypical60.com/ I'm glad you commented on my blog because I found you!!!

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  31. What a great casual look, and your dogs are just adorable! Hope Peggle is all better. Thanks for linking up, xo
    Patti
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  32. Hope you had a fantastic birthday! You look lovely with your hair up and and love the casual look with white jeans!
    xo Yvonne
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  33. Really love the white jeans with the denim shirt! Hope Peggle is doing well after her op.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  34. I love white denim with chambray! The combination is so classic!

    By Lauren M

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  35. Aww Peggle and Chuzzle! Such cuties!

    I ADORE your casual style! Mixing white and blue denim is one of my favorite looks, and you totally nailed it.

    Thanks so much for linking up with On Mondays We Link-Up!
    --Roxanne
    Glass of Glam

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  36. love this style
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  37. What a great casual look. Hope you're having a great week so far!

    Love, Lindsey
    http://www.thenomisniche.com/

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  38. What lovely puppies! I hope Peggle heals quickly. Your "dressed down" look is what I strive for most week days; home with the grand littles!

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  39. You look lovely in this casual denim outfit, and your hair looks really nice up! The tan belt and long necklace are the perfect accessories. I hope Peggle is on the mend :-)

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  40. You always look gorgeous no matter what you've got on. And I LOVE your dog!

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  41. It sounds like you had a lovely relaxing day Laurie, good for you. Looking good as usual. :)
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

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