Five Over Fifty Challenge

Hi everyone!

Today I’m taking part in a new challenge with four other bloggers. Each month one of us bloggers will be setting a new challenge for each other.

Today’s theme is set by Gail of Is this Mutton, who actually came up with the idea of this challenge for us all.

“Something old something new something borrowed something blue”

I will show you my interpretation first and then how the other bloggers have dealt with the idea. It’s been fun chatting with the girls on-line and it’s good for us all to be on each other’s posts. I follow each blogger listed here and I urge you to check them all out.

Here’s my version!


I’m wearing my second Hawes And Curtis shirt as my new item. I am loving the bright bold prints that Hawes And Curtis provide. If you missed the last post showing a gorgeous pink one, you can find it here

I’m absolutely loving the colour of this shirt. Baby blue with hints of lemon and green and splashes of white. I chose to wear my favourite flared cream trousers. This is the old part of my challenge. I can’t tell you how many times these have been worn. Flared trousers are by far my favourite style. Being petite, they definitely make my legs look longer. 

I’ve borrowed two items for this post. A rummage around in the mother’s wardrobe, we came across this Grey leather clutch bag from the 70’s!

Navy blue sandals to finish the look. Yes! I said sandals! Here’s to keeping them on instead of being stuck in boots!

I forgot to add that I also borrowed a bangle from the mother too. I will cherish these items, and I know that she’s pleased that they are getting made put to use again. I can’t believe she still has stuff stored away from the seventies!

 I’d like to know what you think of the shirt? Hawes and Curtis are famed for women’s and men’s shirts for work, but they are so different in their designs. Dress them up or down with jeans, check them out!
Shirt- c/o Hawes And Curtis
Trousers – old -similar here
Clutch bag -similar here
Sandals -similar here

Let’s take a look at the other blogger’s choices


Meet Gail from “Is this mutton?” It was Gail’s idea to bring us bloggers together for this challenge. Gail and I have been blogger friends for a while now. Not just a fashion blogger, Gail is very knowledgeable in the beauty department too. 

I love the pattern mix that Gail is wearing here. I want those trousers! Blue’s are one of my favourite colours that I’m collecting this year too.
Pop over to read more about the challenge she set for us  here

Meet Anna from “Anna’s Island Style” I have been following Anna for a long time. I always admire her style that is so much more cooler and colourful than mine. I also love the scenic photos of where Anna is from. Take a look at what Anna chose to wear for the challenge here

Meet Ashley from “Lazy Daisy Jones” I’ve fast become a fan of Ashley’s blog. Not just for fashion, but her gorgeous interior ideas too. I love this rock chic look! Take a look at what Ashley is wearing for this challenge here

Meet Jacqui from “Mumma B Stylish” We have become firm friends in the past year and share a very similar taste in fashion. I always love an elegant and well-polished look.
Take a look at how Jacqui takes on the style challenge  here

I hope you enjoy reading our style challenges. Xo Laurie

79 Comments

  1. May 10, 2017 / 3:25 am

    As usual stylish and elegant Laurie! Thanks for sharing with us at #overthemoon link party. I'm pinning and sharing. Have a lovely week xx

  2. May 9, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    Great challenge Laurie – and you all look great – plus it just goes to show that classic items – even from the 70s – are worth hanging onto! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

  3. May 9, 2017 / 8:54 am

    Love it all! As a petite too anything that makes my legs look longer gets my vote. You look fab as always Laurie #sharethejoy

  4. May 8, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    What a fabulous outfit! Those white pants look so elegant and sophisticated on you! Thank you for sharing with us at the link-up!

    Sarah
    Trendy & Tidy

  5. May 8, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    Gorgeous outfit and you wear it well!

  6. May 8, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    What a beautiful shirt! I love the print, and it looks gorgeous with those cream trousers. I need to check this brand out. How nice that you're wearing some of your mum's accessories. I often swap clothes with my mum 🙂

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

  7. May 7, 2017 / 6:23 pm

    What a fun challenge! Your blouse is gorgeous and those trousers make your legs look so long! Love your vintage accessories!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  8. May 6, 2017 / 7:09 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great blouse!

  9. May 6, 2017 / 2:17 am

    Of all the features, I love the Anna's Island Style.
    Thank you for sharing on #OMHGFF this week!

    • May 6, 2017 / 12:39 am

      Thank you Debbie! You can't beat a good pair of wide legged trousers in my book! xx

  10. May 5, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    Oh another one of your amazing styles Laurie. Love the blouse. The pattern is just to die for. Xxx Sabina

  11. May 5, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    What a great challenge. Everyone looks fabulous!
    #PoCoLo

    • May 6, 2017 / 12:37 am

      Thank you so much! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you return xx

    • May 6, 2017 / 12:35 am

      Thank you Anna. That's a lovely compliment from someone who I think oozes elegance! xx

  12. May 3, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    I am in love with this outfit! The cream pants are beautiful and I love the floral pattern. So fun you were able to find something unique to borrow from your mom!

    Thanks for linking up with Ageless Style!

    Shelly|The Queen in Between

    • May 4, 2017 / 5:27 am

      Thank you Shelly. Thanks for stopping by too, I hope you return xx

  13. May 3, 2017 / 11:36 am

    What a classy outfit! Love the print of that blouse with the white trousers! You're beautiful!

    • May 4, 2017 / 5:25 am

      Thank you Andrea! Such a lovely compliment xx

  14. May 3, 2017 / 7:57 am

    Love the look. I could never wear white trousers though … ever … not even on holiday … or for a photoshoot! How do you keep them clean?
    #BloggerClubUK

    • May 4, 2017 / 5:16 am

      Thank you Suzanna! They are actually quite easy to wear. I never seem to have a problem. I watch where I'm sitting though, and I certainly wouldn't wear them around the grandchildren!
      Thanks for stopping by x

  15. May 3, 2017 / 2:02 am

    Beautiful post! Love the idea! Your top is fabulous and you look amazing!

    • May 4, 2017 / 5:11 am

      Thank you Anita! Glad you enjoyed the post. I hope you return xx

  16. May 3, 2017 / 12:02 am

    What a fun challenge! Love your gorgeous blouse and the story behind your clutch! How fun!

  17. May 2, 2017 / 11:09 pm

    Thanks for linking up to our Ageless Style Linkup party. What a great idea. I love the spread of how you interpreted the theme!

  18. May 2, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    What a fun post and challenge. I love your white flare pants and the top.

    • May 4, 2017 / 5:06 am

      Thank you Rebecca. It has been a fun post to do with the girls x

  19. May 2, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    What a great idea fab collaboration with other bloggers #dreamteam

    • May 4, 2017 / 5:04 am

      Thank you Nigel. Ihave to say, it's been fun! Thanks for stopping by.

  20. May 2, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    I agree with Mary. Very elegant, but you always achieve that with your styles. Challenging each other is such a good idea. Its inspiring.

    • May 4, 2017 / 5:03 am

      Aw, thank you Anna! It was certainly a challenge! I had my outfit all sorted out and then it turned out one of the other bloggers was wearing something similar! So it was back to the drawing board! Good ole mum though coming to my rescue!

  21. May 2, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    What a fun challenge! Great outfits all around. It is so useful to match new with old. It keeps everything fresh.

    • May 4, 2017 / 4:58 am

      Thank you Shari. I often mix really old stuff with new.You can create so many different styles that way, plus trends always return! Thank you for stopping by.xx

  22. May 2, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    Another stunning blouse, Laurie! You certainly have an eye for them and you look gorgeous in this one too! The trousers are divine and you're right, they do make you look very tall! And how cool is it that you've managed to borrow some genuine vintage 70s items from your mum?
    There's a couple of bloggers here who I don't know about it so I'm off to check them out 😉
    Suzy
    http://www.suzyturner.com

    • May 3, 2017 / 5:52 am

      Thank you Suzy. I'm often raiding the mothers wardrobe! And yes please do check out the other bloggers x

  23. May 2, 2017 / 11:53 am

    I love your outfit Laurie, love those trousers. So stylish 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

  24. May 2, 2017 / 11:17 am

    Oh what a fantastic collaboration! I love series like this.

    • May 2, 2017 / 8:51 pm

      Thank you Nancy. It's great linking up with the girls xx

  25. May 2, 2017 / 7:50 am

    Love your outfit choice. White pants are so classy and it matches so nicely with that shirt. #dreamteam

    • May 2, 2017 / 8:50 pm

      Thank you! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you return 🙂

  26. May 2, 2017 / 7:29 am

    Lovely new shirt in a pale blue with spots of yellow colour! The cream trousers are very nice on you. Beautiful bag as well. A touch of vintage gives interest to the outfit…
    P.s.
    I am going to take a look at Ashley 's blog …she looks really cute!

  27. May 1, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    Laurie you always look so beautifully turned out, understated is what I also said, but most importantly you never look as if you're trying too hard. Maybe that's one of the lessons I could learn from you. I'm thrilled to be working with you on this new challenge and can't wait to see how we all fare next month!

    Anna x
    http://www.annasislandstyle.com

    • May 2, 2017 / 8:48 pm

      Thank you so much Anna! I see this as a huge compliment from you. I admire you style so much. xx

    • May 2, 2017 / 8:46 pm

      Thank you Katherine. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you return.

  28. May 1, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    I'm so happy you incorporated the vintage clutch! And the pants make your legs look miles long! So beautiful.

    Thank you so much for linking up!
    –Roxanne
    http://glassofglam.com

  29. May 1, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    My mom has quite a few shirts like this and I keep telling her she should wear them—whenever. Because how does it help to have them in your closet just hanging there??
    This looks spot on, Laurie!!
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • May 2, 2017 / 8:44 pm

      Get them out Jodie! If mum doesn't wear them why don't you? xx

  30. May 1, 2017 / 9:42 am

    I love the print of this shirts Laurie. You styled a wonderfull feminine look.
    I wish you a great week! XO Tina

  31. May 1, 2017 / 9:07 am

    Laurie you are gorgeous and so feminine too. I love your shirt and must check that brand out!
    Plus that clutch is spot on and is the icing on the cake of your beautiful outfit!
    best
    Ashley xx

    • May 2, 2017 / 8:43 pm

      Thanks Ashley. As I said to Jacqui. It's been good us all getting together on this.

    • May 2, 2017 / 8:41 pm

      Thank you Mary. You should see me at this precise moment! I'm even laughing at myself! xx

  32. May 1, 2017 / 7:49 am

    Must check out those shirts, they certainly look special. It's great to have cream trousers that suit you. I'm still looking!
    Gail x

    • May 2, 2017 / 8:40 pm

      Thank you Gail. Yes do check them out. Two for £50 at the moment. I think that's very reasonable .

  33. May 1, 2017 / 7:33 am

    Hi Laurie, lovely post! Yes it's been exciting, exchanging messages and getting to know each other. I love your look as always superb! x

    • May 2, 2017 / 8:39 pm

      Thank you Jacqui. It's been good to do this together!

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