Ashley And Laurie’s Link Up

Hi Everyone. Another week gone by already! Another week closer to Christmas! (Sorry!) What have you all been up to?

This week has been fun and testing at the same time!

It’s been one of those weeks where you really need to keep your eye on the weather forecast if you need to get out and take photos. I got myself all ready the other day to take some shots and who came along? Hurricane Ophelia decided to show up and turn our London sky’s an eery Red colour and literally night time was upon us.This all happened in the space of about fifteen minutes. One minute the sky was clear, the next it was night time! Back to the drawing board!



I did manage to post about these gorgeous comfortable fold up soft leather shoes though. There’s a special offer code to go with them too here. I’m hoping to be posting a short video about them on my Instagram stories tomorrow, so please do look out for that.  I have been blown away by how great they are. (not actually by Ophelia, Haha) How cute is the little pouch to keep them in your bag though?

A quick question? How do you feel about Instagram stories? Do you prefer them to the normal feed or the other way round, the normal feed?

I’ve just posted this gorgeous Silk Boyfriend style shirt

lilysilk silk shirt

I love silk and the company that has sponsored me as sent this gorgeous deep green silk Boyfriend style shirt. There are special offers on their website too. This is the second shirt that’s been sent for review and I actually wash my 1st silk shirt in the washing machine. Bonus! Catch the posthere

I’m super excited about the weekend. I’m meeting up with Hilda and Gail my blogger friends from the 5over50 monthly style challenge for a photo shoot with the founder of The-Bias-Cut And then I’m heading to Newcastle to stay with friends. It’s going to be a long day, but it will be worth it. I may have a surprise to tell next week!

Anyway, that’s enough faffing from me. Here are the chosen linkers from last week

Jonet From Fabulously Chic Over 50

I loved this classic elegant look that Jonet is wearing


Shelbee from Shelbee on the edge

Nothing better than a get together with blogger friends. I would love to arrange a blogger meet in London. Maybe next summer? This looks like a fun day.

Pop over to Ashley’s blog to see her choices



Every Thursday from 7 am.


Link to Ashley and me, even better link to both of us? This will equal more visibility for your blog too.


Any post on any subject you like from the last week. Instagram pics welcome too!


  1. You will discover new blogs to read and other people can discover your blog too. Win win!
  2. Ashley and I will each pick someone to feature each week from the week before, on both our blogs.
  3. It’s going to be lots of fun.

How to:

The easiest way is to simply add a link to this page into the post you want to link-up with us.

Then come back to our Weekly Thursday posts and add your own link.  A comment is always appreciated too, plus it’s a great way for us all to get to know each other.

If you tweet or share we will do our best to tweet or share your posts too!

Link-up Etiquette

“We don’t like rules, so anything goes…so play nice and be polite” 

However, because you are getting two links for the price of one, all we ask is that you leave a comment on both our blogs?  Afterall you wouldn’t go to a party and ignore the host now, would you?


We may choose to remove your link if you haven’t done this!

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Xo Laurie

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  1. October 25, 2017 / 3:22 am

    That silk shirt is just gorgeous! How lovely to be able to wash silk in the washing machine too!

  2. October 22, 2017 / 3:19 am

    I love that green top! Green is really the color for Fall!

    • laurie
      October 22, 2017 / 7:21 pm

      Thank you Julie. I love the colour xx

  3. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    October 21, 2017 / 2:27 pm

    You look amazing in this silk shirt. Olive is a wonderful colour.
    Thank you for the linkup.
    XO Tina

    • laurie
      October 22, 2017 / 7:22 pm

      Thank you for joining Tina! xx

  4. laurie
    October 20, 2017 / 11:36 pm

    Thank you Jacqui. It’s something I really want to do xx

  5. October 20, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    I love how you styled that silk boyfriend shirt! Thanks for hosting the linkup, and have a fantastic weekend!
    Cheryl Shops |

    • laurie
      October 20, 2017 / 11:27 pm

      Thank you Cheryl! Thanks for joining us xx

  6. October 20, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    Dearest Ashley and Laurie, I am so honored to be chosen as one of your linkers! What a great way to begin Friday. Sending big hugs from America. Xo Xo Jonet

    • laurie
      October 20, 2017 / 11:28 pm

      You’re more than welcome Jonet! xx

  7. October 20, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    It looks like you are going to be a little busy but I know it will be fun. Love to see you get along with your blogger friends. By the way, I love that black and gold leather pouch.

    • laurie
      October 20, 2017 / 11:29 pm

      Thank you Katya! xx

  8. October 19, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    I saw the strange sky on the news, really weird! Have a happy Friday!

    • laurie
      October 20, 2017 / 11:30 pm

      It was really weird! Have a great weekend Nancy xx

  9. October 19, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    Hi gorgeous! Loving your featured choices happy week 7 to you!
    Ashley xxxx

    • laurie
      October 20, 2017 / 11:32 pm

      Good to have you back! xx

  10. Amy Arnold
    October 19, 2017 / 5:46 pm

    Love that pretty blouse!

    Amy Ann

    • laurie
      October 20, 2017 / 11:33 pm

      Thank you Amy! xx

  11. October 19, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    Oh, silk… That’s so soft and wonderful on the skin. I find it’s very important how clothes feel on the skin. And nothing beats silk. Well, maybe cashmere…

    • laurie
      October 20, 2017 / 11:34 pm

      I love silk Tina. Nothing better in my book! xx

  12. October 19, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    You look gorgeous in that green shirt!

    • laurie
      October 20, 2017 / 11:34 pm

      Thank you Amy xx

  13. jodie filogomo
    October 19, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    I love your silk top, Laurie!! They really are so versatile and can dress up even a pair of jeans!!

    • laurie
      October 20, 2017 / 11:35 pm

      I totally agree with you Jodie. I love the colour of this one too xx

  14. October 19, 2017 / 11:37 am

    Laurie, thanks so much for featuring my Chico’s Meet Up post! I am so honored. What a fabulous day we all had, too. It is so amazing to meet the fabulous people behind the blogs we read and follow. I do hope you get to arrange one in London soon! And that green shirt you are wearing is gorgeous. I love the color and I especially love the way you wear jeans! You look amazing! I also need to check out these flats in a pouch to keep in your handbag.


    • laurie
      October 22, 2017 / 7:24 pm

      Thank you Shelbee. Do take a look at the flats, they are amazing! xx

  15. October 19, 2017 / 8:27 am

    Hi there, thanks for the link-up. Have a good time meeting up Laurie, I’m sure you’ll have fun. A big yes to a meet up with bloggers next year. x Jacqui

    • laurie
      October 20, 2017 / 11:38 pm

      Thank you Jacqui. I’m sure it’s going to be fun on Saturday. And yes a big meet up is something I really would like to do xx

  16. October 19, 2017 / 6:42 am

    Good morning Laurie. Up nice and early to join you today. Thanks for hosting.

    • laurie
      October 20, 2017 / 11:38 pm

      It’s great to have you here Claire xx

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