JD Williams A/W16 – What Will You Be Wearing ?

I love going to press events, the chance to see what’s going to be available for the next season all laid out in front of me.

I went to the JD Williams press event a few weeks ago, but decided to wait and post this feature when the collection has been launched so you can get your hands on any of the items that may take your fancy. On arrival there I was surprised to not only see JD Williams but also Simply B, Jacamo and Lorraine Kelly’s new launch of home ware.

On the journey to the event I got a thorough soaking from our lovely UK weather, and I have to laugh at this photo of me…

Once your hair gets wet, what do you do ? You pile it up, tie it up and hope for the best ! Knowing that your about to meet new people involved in PR you want to create a bit of an impression. So after thinking it through what to wear, I decided you can’t go wrong on wearing something classic. A navy blazer, beige trousers and a white shirt. You can’t get more classic than that !

But looking at this photo it’s screaming out ” I’m Mandy Fly Me!” I wasn’t after an air hostess look really I wasn’t !

Anyway getting onto the event and what’s in store for fashion wise for this coming winter. I will start with Lorraine Kelly  collection for JD Williams  first.

A lovely array of print and colour here. Even though this is the first phase of Lorraine’s winter collection these dresses are perfect timing for any special wedding or party you may be attending this summer. My favourite was this one Here which is available now. 

This season also See’s Lorraine branch out into home wear. I love all these grey tones. The rugs were beautiful.

              How cool are these Lanterns ? I have just ordered This one for my living room

                Are you loving all the Copper /Rose gold accessories  out there at the moment ?

Now onto the JD Williams Collection. What I liked about this was the colour palette. No dark colours (well only a few) One thing I’m certain about this year is that I will not be wearing hardly any black. Maybe Trousers or a skirt but that’s it for me. I am finding as I age black is draining the life out of me. It’s going to be camel, brown, maybe navy and burnt orange. What’s your favourite colour for the coming winter ? Have you thought about it yet ?

I made a bee line for these Culottes They are available now, the quality was good and I think Culottes are going to be a big trend this year.

         The accessories were pretty cool I like the Olive tone’s These are little different from black/brown

Halfway round the showroom, time to have some Canapes and a drink . I’m sitting here taking in the ideas for entertaining at home !

The next collection was Simply B A range for ladies in sizes 12 – 32 Again gorgeous colours here and carrying through from Summer the lovely Pantone colours of the year Serenity Blue and Rose Quartz

I am loving the Bomber jacket trend ! Be it for casual wear or a night out. This Pink one is gorgeous

And it’s not only our Home ware that’s going for Gold. How gorgeous are these Diva block heeled sandals? Simply B have different width fittings for comfort, so that’s a real bonus

Last on the tour and I would like to mention was the Jacamo range. I chatted to someone available to talk about the range. What I found out was how generous their sizing is. If your man is built larger than average, that Nike pair of trousers you can’t get in his size in the sport shop might well be available through Jacamo. So if your searching for something nice for your man, head over to their site.

Have you seen anything that’s caught your eye ? I would love to hear what you think of the collection ?
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XO Laurie
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  1. July 22, 2016 / 6:20 pm

    What great ranges! I love those gold sandals – I think a shopping trip might be in order! 🙂
    Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo – sorry it's taken me so long to comment. x

    • July 22, 2016 / 6:47 pm

      Thank you Morgan. And don't worry, I know how busy you must be. x

  2. July 12, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    Your blazer outfit is perfect! I like what you showed of their collection as well–a new to me company.

    • July 12, 2016 / 7:52 pm

      Thank you so much Lisa. I do hope you look at their site. Thank you for stopping by xx

  3. July 11, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    That rail of dresses looks fab – I wouldn't know where to start first! Hope you dried out and didn't get another soaking. Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo

    • July 12, 2016 / 7:51 pm

      The whole collection was fab Stephanie.With our weather at the mo, we could wear it now ! x

    • July 12, 2016 / 8:02 pm

      Thank you Bernadette. I'm glad you like what you see. Thank you for stopping by xx

    • July 12, 2016 / 8:03 pm

      Glad you like them Elizabeth.Not only stylish, I think they look comfortable too . Thank you for stopping by xx

  4. July 9, 2016 / 6:14 am

    it looks like a fabulous store and you've highlighted some great choices. thanks for adding your post to my Fine-Whatever link up. New one comes out on Saturday.


  5. July 8, 2016 / 8:09 pm

    How fun was this! I know what you mean about hair, Laurrie! When I went to NYFW last year, it was raining as I was getting out of the uber and ran into the event. Hair wasa little wet, had to do my best! Love the outfit and the selection of lovely shades for fall. The homegoods look very pretty and I love the items on the shelves, copper etc. Looks so fun!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx

  6. July 8, 2016 / 3:48 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Wow, so many cool things! How is your credit card doing? LOL. The shoes are must-haves

  7. July 7, 2016 / 7:08 pm

    There are a lot of pieces in all of these collections that have caught my eye! Those gold sandals are amazing! I also love the bomber jacket trend especially for Fall. And I always look forward to the new colors for Fall as they are always my favorite colors and it is my favorite Season for just about everything! Great post.


    • July 8, 2016 / 6:57 am

      Glad you like it Shelbee. Likewise I am loveing the bomber jacket trend x

    • July 9, 2016 / 11:12 am

      Thanks so much for linking On the Edge of the Week! I hope to see you again next Friday!

  8. July 7, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    I love everything, especially those lanterns!
    xo, Syd

    • July 8, 2016 / 6:56 am

      Thank you Syd. I'm glad you like it. Thank you for popping over x

  9. July 7, 2016 / 11:32 am

    Sometimes I really wish I lived in England (or the US!) so I could attend events like these. But here in the Algarve, the opportunity never really arises (sob, sob!). You looked great in the photo, by the way. Your hair looks lovely up!!
    Suzy xx

    • July 8, 2016 / 6:55 am

      Thank you Suzy. I would have thought they had events there too. You may have to investigate x

  10. July 6, 2016 / 9:02 pm

    Hi Laurie, fabulous blog, so good to see what's happening in the winter! Love the gold sandals – and yes I agree with no wearing so much black. I do try to limit my wearing of it, but I tend to wear jeans ALL the time in winter and try every year to change this! Maybe now I'm blogging I'll succeed! Jacqui

    • July 8, 2016 / 6:53 am

      You will Jacqui. Blogging certainly makes you think more about what you wear, I discovered that x

  11. July 6, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    Oh my beautiful dresses, I have my eye on that polka dot one!! Those gold shoes are gorgeous too 🙂 I want…

    Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday Blog Hop..

    • July 6, 2016 / 8:09 pm

      Glad you like them Claire, so comfy those sandals too x

    • July 6, 2016 / 8:10 pm

      Really cute and comfortable too. Thanks for stopping by x

  12. July 6, 2016 / 4:49 pm

    Love your hair and outfit Laurie! And the bomber jacket on the rack. Thanks for sharing. xo Sabina

    • July 6, 2016 / 8:13 pm

      Thank you Jodie. This is one of my favourite parts of blogging. I just love going to them. x

    • July 6, 2016 / 8:15 pm

      Thank you Anna. Glad you like the collection. Thank you for stopping by x

  13. July 5, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    This classy, elegant styling really suits you Laurie, so don't be harsh on yourself. The event looked really interesting with lots of great ideas for the season ahead. I'm with you on the draining effect of black on older skin tones. Chocolate brown and burnt orange are much more flattering for me. Lovely post x

    • July 6, 2016 / 8:17 pm

      Thank you Anna. I'm glad your with me on the Black. Maybe it's our hair colour (similar) It just drains me now x

  14. July 5, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    Looks like a great event, I'd loved to have gone. I've got a couple of items from the Lorraine Kelly range and really like them. I know what you mean about black, I'm wearing it less, particularly next to my face. I'd never have guessed you got a drenching…your hair always looks immaculate!

    Emma xxx

    • July 6, 2016 / 8:18 pm

      Thank you Emma. But believe me I got a thorough soaking. I think I look like mrs Slocombe from are you being served ! x

  15. July 5, 2016 / 7:29 pm

    Looks like a great event, I'd loved to have gone. I've got a couple of items from the Lorraine Kelly range and really like them. I know what you mean about black, I'm wearing it less, particularly next to my face. I'd never have guessed you got a drenching…your hair always looks immaculate!

    Emma xxx

  16. July 5, 2016 / 2:15 pm

    This looks like a great event! I love those pieces from the collection and the lanterns are amazing!

    • July 5, 2016 / 6:52 pm

      Thank you Laura. I'm loving all this new gold toned accessories for the home x

  17. July 4, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    Can I just borrow your clothes and style?Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Don't forget to comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Pinned and shared.

    • July 5, 2016 / 6:53 pm

      Aw Marilyn. That's so lovely of you xx And yes of couse I will xx

    • July 5, 2016 / 6:58 pm

      Thank you Nancy, I agree better than boring black x

    • July 5, 2016 / 6:59 pm

      Thank you Gemma. That's one of my favourites too x

  18. July 4, 2016 / 3:50 pm

    I do love their collection. Very classy and trendy! Thanks for dropping by 🙂

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