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Lotus Multi Raffia Sandals And Bag

Hi Everyone
How was your Easter Weekend? Mine was spent being very Lazy! Lot's of TV! 
Today I'm sharing with you something that caught my eye at the Lotus event that I posted on here a while back. If you want to take a look at what is available for summer this year from Lotus, Ravel, Dolcis and Gola click here

I was kindly gifted this gorgeous duo from Lotus. They immediately caught my eye at the event. The colours just jumped out at me. The sandals are not of my usual higher height heel, but we all need a pair of comfortable heels that you can walk in for a fair distance, so I'm road testing them for comfort today.

The sandals are called Alaska Red Multi Raffia And the bag is called Draven Red Multi Raffia How cute is the Gold handle?! And this so wasn't the outfit I had in mind to share these beauties off with. I did have a Safari style dress in mind, but today was way too cold! Even though it's a gorgeous bright day, there's a nippy north wind blowing.

I love the Gold coachwork on the bag, and you can use the cute gold handle, Or you can apply the strap and wear it as a crossover. 

I've chosen simple no fuss comfortable clothing to wear on my road test. Straight Black trousers and a plain silk top, and just added a little more interest with a chunky necklace. I'm taking a walk through Twickenham today, heading for the river. I did say to the OH "if we win the lottery I want to live in the house behind me!" The lottery most probably wouldn't even cover it!.   

The sandals are really comfortable and very flexible.The heel height is 6cm and you don't really notice. To me, these feel like flat shoes! I think there are a lot of colours incorporated in the bag to go with a fair amount of summer colours, but if these colours are not for you, it's also available in Black and White here

I love it here at Richmond Lock. I have actually fished alongside the Thames here! Anyone else like fishing? I love it when I catch more than the OH!

Or just sit and watch the world go by! 

Have you got your toes out yet this year? Are you buying new sandals? Do you like your Handbag and shoes/sandals to match? Let me know in the comments. Don't forget to tick the notify me box!

I'm leaving you with a photo of Richmond Lock. A stunning bridge that leads you into Richmond. Built in 1891 you can read about its history here

Alaska Red Multi Raffia Sandals C/O Lotus
Draven Red Multi Raffia Tote C/O Lotus

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Xo Laurie



  1. What fab shoes and bag! The pattern is gorgeous and I love the gold handle on the bag - great that you can wear it two ways. I need to check out Lotus shoes, they look really comfortable.

    EMma xxx

  2. So chic and that necklace is amazing! Very pretty look!!

  3. Thank you Laurie for this nice pictures. We miss London.
    You look amazing with this outfit and wonderfull sandals and bag. Ruffle is a nice material for summeraccessoires.
    XO Tina

  4. The bag and shoes are lovely. Quite unusual looking with nice details. Great photos too. Always good to see someone else's bit of London!

  5. WHat a great outfit, I love the sandals, so cute!!!
    Thanks for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girls Weekly Linkup!!!
    Hope to see you again soon!

  6. Such a lovely matching shoes and handbag set Laurie. Sounds like a lovely Easter, I have been watching lots of TV too. Thanks for haring at The Wednesday Blog Hop..

  7. Smart and cool style❤ Would like to connect but don't see the link?

  8. Really lovely combination. Comfort as well - super. No I don't fish, bit too slow for me! Yes to buying sandals, I picked up a cute, comfy pair in F & F last week, worn them a few times, but not included them in the blog yet. Wont be long though. x Jacqui

  9. It is a lovely piece of the world, Laurie. If you haven't see my post yet then I thought you would like to know that on the 16 of April I became a grandmother to a gorgeous baby girl.

    I really like the bag and sandals twin set. The sandals look quite smart but yet comfortable and the bag will be a great accessories to many smart outfits

  10. Love this bag and shoes combination!


  11. You look very classy in black and white with colourful accessories. Great outfit dear! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

  12. I love when things match in an outfit! I know lots of fashionista s say it is a nogo but I never understand why not! I think it looks fantastic and you styled it so well! I love that trousers on you!

  13. Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style. Your shoes and bag are stunning!

  14. You make the shoes and bag look stunning...always beautiful!!

  15. Dying over those sandals and that bag!!!

    Happy Friday & thanks for linking up with Fashion Should Be Fun!

    Dawn Lucy

  16. Those sandals and bag are so fabulous! I really like the extra element they add to your basics. Thanks for linking up and have a great weekend!

  17. Those sandals do look very comfy and I love your necklace too! I tend not to do high heels so the sandals sound pretty good to me. #pocolo

  18. Fabulous sandals and bag! And photo shoot too - I'll take a home in your "lotto" neighborhood! xox


  19. I love the whole outfit. The bag and the shoes are so pretty. You look effortlessly chic

  20. Beautiful simple outfit! The pale colour of the top ( is it a shade of pink? ) looks elegant with your black trousers. Needless to say that your new sandals and bag are great! I love raffia accessories...
    Beautiful bridge and place where to live seems that I am not the only one who plan where to live if ever win the lottery!! :-)

  21. The shoes and bag look lovely.

  22. Those sandals and your purse are such a beautiful pattern. I love the detailing of them and they bring a fun pop to your very chic, neutral outfit! Thanks for sharing this lovely look with us at On Mondays We Link-Up!

    Trendy & Tidy

  23. Man these are fabulous, Laurie!!

  24. You look gorgeous. Those heels are beautiful and I love that bag! Fabulous!

  25. Great little bag, love the colour. Thanks for joining us at #TweensTeensBeyond

  26. Great shoes and bag, I think the colours mean it would go with just about anything!
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

  27. Beautiful handbag and sandals Laurie! The fact that you kept your outfit simple shows them off even more. I think the bag makes such a statement.

  28. Such a cute bag. Too bad I still need a mommy purse to fit all my kids stuff.

  29. I love a heel but I have to say this summer I have been searching for a sandal with a lower heel like this to bridge the gap, flat, flip flop styles can feel too casual with some outfits so these look perfect. Like the colours too. Thanks for linking Laurie. #TweensTeensBeyond

  30. Stunning - outfit, shoes, bag & scenery! I wish my toes could still be out, but it's far too cold now isn't it - come back sun!! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo


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