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03/07/2017

Five Over Fifty Style Monochromatic


monochromatic style


Monochromatic dressing. The cheats way right? Yep, that's me!
It's my turn today to choose the style challenge for us five blogging ladies, and I thought my choice needed to be what sums me up best.

blush pink


I've been dressing like this for years, and I find it gives my petite frame the look of more height. At only 5'2 I have to be careful of different mixed tops to skirts or trousers, trying to achieve a longer silhouette so to speak.
Plus it's just so much easier to mix and match items from the colours that I collect I guess. A bit like a capsule wardrobe.




The outfit's made up of Blush Pink, with a little mix of white and other shades of pinks.Pink sunglasses and this hairclip attached to my top that was a present from a friend. You can't see it in my hair, so it get's added elsewhere. The Shell top is old, from Next, but I wear it a lot. Again it's easy. 



The pleated skirt has been a trend that I welcomed with open arms. I do love a floaty skirt. I've worn this one since last winter. Perfect to pack if you're going away, just twist it into a long loop and all those pleats stay in place. Plus it doesn't take up any room in the suitcase.

 The skirt is from FandF and it's still available in a metallic shade here
Another tip that I learned is to go up one size when buying a pleated skirt. They can be very unforgiving in the tummy area! but trust me this helps.



A simple White clutch bag and my watch, oh and my blush pink earrings finished the look.


That completes my Monochromatic look. What do you think? A little tame for a blogger? Or do you like the easy way out? Let's take a look at the other four bloggers looks.



I think Gail from Is This Mutton looks amazing in all white. The balance is perfect, the added interest with different textures and the large pearls.


Anna from Annas Island Style has turned simple Black and white into cool by adding different sized Gingham and spots. Aways so well put together. 


Ashley from  Lazy Daisy Jones is looking absolutely gorgeous in all White. I'm going to talk her into bringing me that top next time we meet up! I want it! Again the different textures is what pulls the outfit together



Jacqui from Mummabstylish gets tops marks for braving this bright yellow colour.The floral waistcoat adds a lovely feminine touch, and I love the Gold accessories.

Have a great week everyone. Next time on here I will be brave showing off a swimsuit. I hope the weather stays good! 
XO Laurie






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  1. All looking lovely again. As for you Laurie this suits you so much. I hope you wear it out this summer.

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  2. I love your signature look and it was fun to put together a monochromatic look. I'll try your tip to size up with pleated skirts because they usually make me look huge!

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    1. Thank you Gail. I find sizing upp makes them look completely different. xx

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  3. How gorgeous you look! I love the colours and soft floaty fabrics. Have a lovely week. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  4. Sometime we need to make choice for the best outfits. However, the first one outfit that you have shared in this post, looks more pterry and attractive.
    Emma Charlotte | Affordable-Dissertation.co.uk

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  5. Laurie..
    ... as ever you look stunning.
    You certainly nailed the monochrome pastel look!I am admiring the accessories too.
    Perhaps we can arrange a swapping session?

    I love reading your posts because they are always full of top tips...
    have a great week
    Ash xxx

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    1. Aw thank you! From a blogging pal that I admire so much means a lot xx

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    1. Thank you Caitlin. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you return xx

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  7. Absolutely adorable! I love this monochromatic look.
    The skirt suits you so beautiful. Have a nice week.
    Love, Esther

    https://lifestyle-tale.com

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

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  8. I think this is my favourite look of you! Fantastic! And Anna s look is fabulous too.

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    1. Thank you Nancy! It's the colours. Lighter shades are better on me xx

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  9. Great tip about going up a size in a pleated skirt. I love them but they don't love me...but maybe now they will! You all look fab in your monochromatic looks!
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    1. Thank you Darlene. Yes you must try this. It makes a huge difference! xx

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  10. I love your monochromatic look, Laurie! Blush is such a pretty color. I love seeing everyone's look; this is such a fun series!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  11. You look darling! I love this soft blush! I am also wearing a blush skirt on my blog today!!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

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    1. Thank you Abigail! I will pop over and check it out! xx

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  12. So elegantly simple. Love it! The skirt length really works with those heels (which I'm still wanting, btw!) and they give the look an almost vintage vibe. So well put together, pretty lady.

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    1. Thank you Mary. I will find those heels for you! xx

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  13. Everyone looks lovely. Really stylish :)

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    1. Thank You! Good to see you back xx

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  14. Beautiful Laurie and your advice on the size selection of plated skirts is very well received. I shall be checking out that Tesco link #tweensteensbeyond

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    1. Thank you Nicky. The sizing up really makes a difference! xx

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  15. I love your monochromatic look! That blouse and skirt are gorgeous on you!

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  16. I love the subtle hints of white in this outfit. It's so pretty! Thanks for joining in on the Style File Link Up today!

    -Karen
    http://LadyinViolet.com

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  17. Lovely to find you via #tweensteensbeyond! Everyone looks fab. I'm inspired!

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    1. Thank you so much Katy! You have just made my day! I hope you return xx

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    1. Thank you so much Alyssa! Thanks for stopping by xx

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  19. You look utter cool and totally fabulous in this outfit Laurie. It works for you in every way and why change it? I had to laugh when I saw your skirt as I had my (identical) one laid out on the bed as I struggled with the challenge. Pleated skirts are a real find for me too - I love how easy they are to throw on and how lovely they feel as they swish about.

    Have a great week x
    Anna

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    1. Yes your right Anna. They are an easy item. But do you know what I like about us having the same skirt? That we style them completely different.You inspire me always xx

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  20. Love your pink outfit!! You look so young in that!

    xx Margaret
    www.maleemaleehong.com

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  21. I love a good monocrhomatic look and you're rocking this blush pink ensemble!
    x,abril
    The Color Palette

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  22. I love your skirt and shoes! The overall look is fab. I also like the bright yellow and one of your fellow bloggers. Some good picks. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst xx

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  23. A good tip on the skirt Laurie. You are so right about them being unforgiving and I had never thought of doing that! Thanks for linking. #TweensTeensBeyond

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  24. Although I am not a "neutrals" girl, I do like these delicate colours on you. The skirt is so pretty, and I love the idea of the hairclip added to your top, like a brooch. I might "steal" the idea from you, if you don't mind ;-) xxx

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  25. It's a fabulous look, Laurie!! And there's nothing wrong with being tame!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  26. You look beautiful in this color! Love that pleated skirt!

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  27. Love the monochrome! Gorgeous skirt!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  28. Hi, I'm loving the blush pink look. I want that pleated skirt now #bestandworst

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  29. That is the prettiest monochromatic look I've seen in a while. Love the blush skirt the most!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  30. This look is perfect. You look great in this outfit. I love your sandals! So cool! Great find! Thanks for joining the Ageless Style Link up party.

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  31. You all look incredible! I really love pleated shirts and have a few in my wardrobe. That blush pink one is beautiful! #BrilliantBlogPost

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  32. Such a lovely feminine monochromatic outfit! I don't wear monochrome often but it does pack a punch when I do! :)

    Hope you are having a lovely week so far :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  33. I think whatever works for you and gives you confidence is totally acceptable. I must say, these soft pastels suit you wonderfully, Laurie. And I totally adore Anna's attempt, so different to yours but still fits the brief. Well done, ladies
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au

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  34. Absolutely beautiful! It is just a chic look for summer! I love the pastels you chose!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  35. You always look so elegant Laurie and I just love your outfit. The colour is beautiful. I love the monochrome look.#blogsharelearn
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

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  36. Such a lovely look! It really suits you!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

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  37. This is such a beautiful outfit! I love the blush monochrome!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  38. I just love your skirt Laurie and all the ladies look fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at #BloggersPitStop. I have shared on social media. Have a great week and see you at next week’s link up! Sue from Sizzling Towards Sixty & Beyond http://www.sizzlingtowardssixty.com.au

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  39. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I love these monochromatic looks. Great outfits. The hard part is always to keep it interesting and you did that all in great ways.

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  40. Laurie, this is a lovely look on you, very flattering indeed. I must say that the monochromatic theme was a brilliant idea for your collaboration and a great way for all of you to showcase your individual creative flare. Thank you for sharing and joining my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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  41. Your pleated skirt is just to die for!

    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

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  42. I absolutely love blush and it's not a colour that looks great on me, I'm so sad about that! Love this look on you it compliments your hair perfectly! #sharethejoy

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  43. Lovely and classy look.
    #anythinggoes

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  44. I'm a huge fan of wearing all one colour - I think it can be so flattering. I love the blush pink on you, Laurie. You look stunning - that skirt style was made for you, I think. And I love all the other girls choices too. Gail's white look especially!
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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  45. Such an elegant and chic look Laurie, you wear neutrals so well. Going up a size with a pleated skirt is a great tip - nobody likes to go up a size but we can always cut the label out!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  46. Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at #Overthemoon, Laurie. You all look fabulous and I'm a monochrome fan. I have shared on social media. Have a great week and see you at next week’s link up! Sue from Sizzling Towards Sixty & Beyond
    http://www.sizzlingtowardssixty.com.au

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  47. So many gorgeous monochromatic looks! Your blush ensemble is so pretty and feminine. I have to admit I rarely wear a monochromatic look, but this post is making me think I should try it more often. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    Jennie

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  48. Everyone looks gorgeou. Really stylish and cool:). I like western dresses. Thank you for sharing this post.

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  49. Laurie I am also on the petite side and always forget about that monochromatic trick. I do try to stick to neutrals as much as possible nowadays because it is easier. My crazy fashion days are behind me.

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  50. I love all of these looks! I don't think your look is too tame at all - it's quite refreshing to see a fashion blogger sharing OOTD that people will actually wear
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes :)
    Debbie

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  51. I often wonder what in my wardrobe is appropriate for an over 50 lady like me. You ladies all looked very stylish and best of all, so not matronly! Thanks for sharing your styles.

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  53. What a lovely summery choice! Love the skirt.
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

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  54. I'd say chic rather than cheating! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo x

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