Lace Up In Style – The Five Over Fifty Style Challenge

Hi, Everyone. This month’s Five Over Fifty challenge is lace. Who doesn’t love lace? Some might say it’s a bit scratchy for their skin and some may think it’s just too feminine and flouncy. I’m a big fan of lace myself, and I have a few items in my wardrobe.

I’m styling my lace with a masculine/feminine vibe

lace bodysuit

Now. Before you all start thinking what a floosie I am, let me tell you that I am actually wearing something under this lace body! I’m wearing my Shapeez body bra that’s nude in colour. It’s an absolute godsend for wearing items like this and if you’re interested in reading more about this fantastic item you can read about it here

five over fifty lace up in style

I decided to use this lace body to wear for the challenge and pair it with this new cream blazer. I will tell more about that in a later post. Black trousers, although I did originally have Cream in mind but the two creams just didn’t match. I feel like a bit of James Bond fan, but I do like the masculine/feminine vibe that goes along with the look.

Black Lace Body suit

The accessories that I’ve paired the outfit with are a black clutch and this Chanel look a like necklace that I found in a charity shop years ago. I normally steer well clear of Black, a colour that no longer pairs well with me, but the cream Blazer lends a helping hand softening the look.


Anyway, that’s enough from me. Let’s see what the rest of our group are wearing for the challenge.

A big welcome to our new member. Hilda.

Hilda is wearing this Gorgeous lace dress from L.K. Bennett. Read more about her challenge here

Gail from “Is This Mutton”

Gail is wearing a Lace skirt and has finished the look with Lace gloves and very lucky to be able to wear Black so well. You can read about Gails challenge here

Jacqui from “MummaBstylish”

Love those Zara Heels!

It’s actually Jacqui’s challenge this month and Jacqui is wearing a very flattering classic Black Lace dress. You can read about Jacqui’s challenge here

Anna from “Anna’s Island Style”


Anna is wearing this beautiful lacey top and skirt and as always is looking elegant and feminine here. I want those sandals! Read more about Anna’s challenge here


me about your favourite lace numbers that you have in your wardrobe. Do you wear lace often? or is it not your cup of tea?

Oh, and before I go, don’t forget the new link up that’s starting on Thursday. It will start in the morning and I hope you can join Ashley and myself. Don’t miss a post, click on the subscribe to the left! That would make me really happy.


XO Laurie


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  1. November 14, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    I am a big fan of sheer and lace but it’s hard to find a way to balance it – you’ve done exactly that though! Your look is both feminine and powerful with a touch of whimsy in the form of a gorgeous floral necklace. I love those vintage finds that you just have to have in your life!

  2. October 1, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    Love your outfit – and glad to hear you weren’t being a floozie 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

  3. September 15, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    Stunning Laurie!!! Everyone looks fabulous in their Lace!! Eyeing those shoes of Anna’s too!!! 🙂

  4. September 15, 2017 / 6:41 am

    You all look so stylish and elegant Laurie, and I’m huge fan of lace. That necklace you’re wearing is simply gorgeous and perfect for the daring little lace top.

  5. September 14, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    Laurie I love this outfit, it is indeed the perfect mix of masculine and feminine. That top is beautiful. And paired with the black trousers and white blazer it really makes an unexpected statement.

  6. September 11, 2017 / 12:46 pm

    Lovely to see all of you gorgeous ladies rocking your style #tweensteensbeyond

  7. September 10, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    I’m finally back at home after a week away with no internet – golly how challenging was that! Anyway, Laurie I did like to learn that you had a nude body on as it was indeed a racy little numer otherwise! The masculine/feminine play works so well and black looks wonderful on you here despite your reservations. You look fabulous as ever!

    Anna x

  8. September 10, 2017 / 7:59 am

    You look fabulous as always Laurie. I love a bit of lace and one of my favourite dresses is black lace – there is something about it that makes you feel elegant and stylish. Love Hilda’s dress too from LK Bennett. Thanks for joining us again. #TweensTeensBeyond

  9. September 9, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    That lace body is certainly sexy & gorgeous – the skintone bra is a godsend! Love the look! 😊👍

  10. September 8, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    I had a lace dress in black that I wore for years Laurie and I wish I still had it. You all look glamorous as usual and I thank you for linking up and sharing your look with us at #BloggersPitStop

  11. September 8, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    I don’t normally like lace, but I must say you’ve converted me with this one! Perfect for a day at the office or conferences
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂

  12. September 8, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    Love the first pants outfit – you look so striking! PoCoLo

  13. September 8, 2017 / 1:19 pm

    Very nice style and special with the black top.

  14. September 8, 2017 / 6:25 am

    Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style party.

    • laurie
      September 7, 2017 / 5:43 pm

      Thank you Ruth. I totally recommend the bra! It’s a real figure fixer for me xx

  15. September 6, 2017 / 11:38 pm

    Wow you look utterly stunning-so alluring and gorgeous x

    • laurie
      September 7, 2017 / 5:43 pm

      Thank you so much Vicki. My head is swelling after getting such a lovely comment from someone so beautiful xx

  16. September 6, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    Oh so elegant, with a touch of naughtiness! Laurie, you look beautifully tailored, this is a great outfit idea for when going somewhere smart when unsure of the dresscode.
    I love lace, have a few lovely tops and am longing for an opportunity to wear my RO grey lace dress again. X.

    • laurie
      September 7, 2017 / 5:44 pm

      Wear it on your cruise of course Mary. I love your new Jumpsuit too xx

  17. September 6, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    This is such a fun series!

    I absolutely LOVE you in this look! The black lace body with the cream blazer looks amazing! I think I only own one lace item, but I should change this…

    • laurie
      September 7, 2017 / 5:45 pm

      I think it’s ok if it’s soft lace Andrea. I couldn’t wear the itchy stuff! xx

  18. September 6, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    You are looking particularly alluring in this. Very striking, elegant and chic but sexy too.

    Everyone looks fabulous!

    I’m a big fan of lace. I bought one maxi length all lace very Dolce Gabbana vintage dress and another vintage flamenco dress that are both lace. I showed them off in my vintage fantasy dress series. Lace is timeless.


    • laurie
      September 7, 2017 / 5:46 pm

      I will be popping over to see those Suzanne. I love your vintage finds xx

  19. September 6, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    Love all these lace looks, and love your blazer! Thanks for joining in on the Style File Link Up!

    • laurie
      September 7, 2017 / 9:40 pm

      Thank you Karen xx

  20. September 6, 2017 / 10:52 am

    the team looks great! I adore your outfit, I’m a huge fan of lace myself and I have a few lace dresses in my closet. I love you trousers, so elegant and stylish.
    Have a fantastic day!

    • laurie
      September 7, 2017 / 9:42 pm

      Thank you! I noticed that we share similar tastes! Thanks for stopping by xx

  21. September 6, 2017 / 10:30 am

    Gorgeous. I love the masculine/feminine contrast.

    • laurie
      September 7, 2017 / 9:42 pm

      Thank you so much Cathy xx

  22. September 5, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    I love that lace bodysuit! Great outfit!

    • laurie
      September 7, 2017 / 9:43 pm

      Thank you Heather xx

  23. September 5, 2017 / 2:23 pm

    Love everyone’s take on lace! Love the style of your trousers too Laurie 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays.

    • laurie
      September 7, 2017 / 9:43 pm

      Thank you Claire xx

    • laurie
      September 7, 2017 / 9:45 pm

      Thank you! I love monochromatic xx

  24. September 5, 2017 / 7:24 am

    You all look so good! I love these series! I have a simular top as you do, I always wear black underneath, but I will try a nude something!

    • laurie
      September 7, 2017 / 9:45 pm

      Thank you Nancy. I enjoyed this challenge the most xx

  25. September 5, 2017 / 5:49 am

    All great stylish lace looks! Yours is the most ‘my style’, for sure. You look FAB in those pants, BTW!

    • laurie
      September 7, 2017 / 9:47 pm

      Thank you so much Darlene. I really enjoyed this challenge xx

  26. September 4, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    Lace is such a great way to spiff up an outfit and add an unexpected detail. I especially like the mix of lace with masculine elements like you’ve done. You look fantastic in your classic look with the added touch of lace.


    • laurie
      September 7, 2017 / 9:49 pm

      Thank you Rena. I’ve always been a fan of the masculine/feminine look xx

  27. jodie filogomo
    September 4, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    Laurie…what a fabulous outfit!!
    I’d totally copy this in a sec!

    • laurie
      September 7, 2017 / 9:51 pm

      Glad you like it Jodie xx

  28. September 4, 2017 / 2:15 pm

    I adore lace so this challenge was definitely one of my favourites to read so far! You look absolutely gorgeous – this is the kind of outfit I’d wear for sure, Laurie! I loved your comment about not being a floozie LOL!!
    You look stunning, as always!
    Suzy xx
    Suzy Turner at Yogadocious

    • laurie
      September 7, 2017 / 9:52 pm

      Haha! Thank you Suzy. It looks like I’m not wearing anything under that lace in the photos! Even I was shocked once I started editing! xx

  29. September 4, 2017 / 11:31 am

    Laurie you really pulled this one out of the bag, you look amazing ! (You make everything look expensive too)
    i think this is one of my favourites!
    best wishes
    Ashley xxxx

    • laurie
      September 8, 2017 / 5:57 am

      Thank you Ashley. Funny you should say that. The most expensive item I’m wearing is the underwear! xx

  30. September 4, 2017 / 11:00 am

    Your lace body looks very sexy but is given a sophisticated edge with the beautifully tailored trousers and the lovely accessories.

    • laurie
      September 8, 2017 / 5:59 am

      Thank you Gail. I thought this challenge was the hardest and yet the most fun! xx

  31. September 4, 2017 / 9:27 am

    Lovely lacy choices and you manage to make them all look stylish and not too young. Taking note as I join the over 50 group next month! Popping by from #CreativeMondays

    • laurie
      September 8, 2017 / 6:01 am

      I hope you will celebrate hard! I’ve enjoyed my fifty years more than any other decade. Now that’s just making me sound old! “decades”! Thank you so much for popping over, it’s good to see you here again xx

  32. September 4, 2017 / 8:30 am

    Looking elegant and graceful as always Laurie, I love a bit of lace and this challenge has worked so well.
    I’ll be linking up with you and Ashley for sure. x Jacqui

    • laurie
      September 8, 2017 / 6:05 am

      Thank you Jacqui. I really enjoyed this challenge. A lot of head scratching for ideas at the beginning but it worked out quite well xx

  33. September 4, 2017 / 8:00 am

    All very different looks. A good challenge, especially with Christmas in a few months. I do like your chic cream and black. It is an expensive look. I like the necklace you’ve chosen to accessorise with this. Good choice on the black trousers. Very in keeping with autumn. All round applause from me Laurie x

    • laurie
      September 8, 2017 / 6:05 am

      Thank you so much Anna xx

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