Black & Grey Silk & Check Mix

Hi Everyone. I’m sharing one of my Christmas sale purchases with you today. I’ve gone for a check mix, classic style and I have another gorgeous silk shirt to add to my collection

My heart goes out to all my sister bloggers out there in the cold, taking photos to share their looks!

black and grey check mix


Let me tell you, these photos nearly didn’t happen! Freezing temperatures, gale force winds, rain and our lower winter sun couldn’t have made it any more difficult, and as I was posing for these photos, I was thinking about all the other bloggers that do this! Especially my American nearly snowed in buddies! I need to find some indoor spaces! But anything commercial is always so busy in London. My flat is tiny and it’s just not possible to shoot there.

Enough moaning, let’s get on with the ootd silk shirt & check mix

black & grey silk & check mix


Lilysilk kindly sent me another silk shirt to share with you all and this time I’ve gone for Black. A colour that I don’t wear too often. But I love the style of this shirt, boyfriend style, nice and loose ( I size up on this style) and I think it will work great with jeans, you may remember the last silk boyfriend shirt that I styled with jeans here. I wash my silk shirts on a 30 wash and haven’t had any problems with fading or shrinking. They feel amazing on and I wear them a lot! A classic silk shirt will go with everything!

I’ve gone for a smart classic look today with this check mix

black & grey & silk check mix


I’ve really enjoyed this coat from FandF it’s on sale as I write this and there are a few sizes left. The trousers from Laura Ashley are also on sale and they are a tiny check. Not picked up in the photos very well. Sorry! They are a wool blend and the neutral colour is going to mix with so much.

Braving it in minus 3 winds!

check mix


I braved it very briefly to show you the style of the silk shirt. Can you tell I’m freezing? !! I can’t recommend these silk shirts enough though! They feel so lovely on! This boyfriend style comes in three colours. White, Black or Green. Lilysilk has lots of different style shirts available. I have a cream collarless one too and I wear it a lot! I featured it with my Christmas skirt a few weeks back.


The Laura Ashley trousers are smart, I like the little split at the hem. These will look good with heels when the weather heats up a bit! I’m wearing my warmer bargain boots from Deichman for this outfit today. I wear these boots most days! Comfortable and on trend with the block heel.

You can find all the items I’m wearing in the shop windows below. Let’s keep in touch! Click on the subscribe button to the right of the page. That would make my day!

Xo Laurie


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  1. February 1, 2018 / 1:04 am

    I love how you start out with the cold and gave the behind the scenes idea of how some of these photo shoots happen.

  2. January 30, 2018 / 7:29 pm

    You’re winning me over on the silk shirts Laurie – I may well have to buy one. Loving the black shirt on you.
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

  3. January 29, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    Beautiful and sophisticated look, Laurie! The silk blouse looks wonderfully versatile and soft. Yes, it is No fun taking blog photos this time of year at all. Good for you braving the freezing temps for the sake of your readers. 🙂

    Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday!
    A Pocketful of Polka Dots

  4. January 29, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    This whole look is so sophisticated and would be so great for a work look! I really love that coat! Thanks so much for linking up, and have a great week!

  5. January 27, 2018 / 10:32 pm

    Love the mix Laurie, and that jacket is very cute. I should have a look in F & F I think! Have a super weekend Hun. x Jacqui

  6. January 27, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    Oh I love a shirt, it is one of my favourite things to wear and such a staple piece. The one you have featured is gorgeous. Thanks for linking up Laurie! #BloggersBests

  7. January 26, 2018 / 10:32 pm

    Great look Laurie, I hate being cold and I find it so hard taking photos at this time of year. Thanks for linking up.

  8. January 26, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    So chic and sophisticated. I love this look! Thanks for linking up with the Fashion Informant. Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. January 26, 2018 / 1:07 pm

    You are fabulous braving the cold to bring us these blog posts….
    I love this outfit. So stylish. x

  10. January 25, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    I love this look Laurie! So classy and stylish. The trousers are beautiful, great fit and love the hem.The look with the silk shirt is lovely. i bought a few silk shirts recently to add to my closet, they are comfortable and you can go wrong with silk.
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  11. January 24, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    Oh there is a classic blazer!! It looks so good on you and the outfit is chic, cozy and beautiful!

    ~xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  12. Andrea Nine
    January 24, 2018 / 4:39 pm

    This is one classy blazer! I adore the length of it. You look fabulous!

  13. January 24, 2018 / 8:36 am

    Every time my fellow bloggers complaint about the cold, I chuckle. Not only it never is really cold in Sydney but we are now in the hottest month of Australian summer and the temperature is well above 30C. Never mind. The silk shirt does look very nice and good thing that it is washable. You effortlessly put together very elegant outfit, Laurie and thumbs up for doing it in the cold.:)

  14. January 23, 2018 / 10:46 pm

    Yes I know your pain! Right now we are going on 5 days straight of rain. I have pictures I need to take so I’m hoping for a sunbreak in the next day or two. Gotta brave the cold right? Love the blazer and pant set!

  15. January 23, 2018 / 8:30 am

    Oh it is awfull to shoot these days! I feel with you! But the photos are great and so is the outfit! Elegant and classic.

  16. January 23, 2018 / 7:33 am

    I take my hat off to you Laurie – only a shirt at this time of year, brrrrr! The grey and black looks elegant as ever on you, and yes that silk shirt looks very easy to wear. I’ve not come across that brand before so must have a look, thanks.
    The gales raging here are making it nigh on impossible to get out for a shoot meaning I’ve had to pull out some shots from last summer…
    Have a great week, sweetie!
    Anna xxx

  17. January 23, 2018 / 3:41 am

    Such a classic and beautiful outfit! You’re super brave to take photos in the cold. What’s your mantra!? I need one, haha.

  18. January 22, 2018 / 11:21 pm

    Another fabulous outfit Laurie! I love your trousers and coat. Very nice classic silk shirt – respect for braving the cold to show us!

    Emma xxx

  19. January 22, 2018 / 6:46 pm

    Loving your boots and bag especially but really lovely outfits. I could easily see me wearing these to work. Thank you. You are brave! The weather in Wiltshire was crazy! It didn’t stop raining all day. #anythinggoes

  20. January 22, 2018 / 8:36 am

    Those Laura Ashley trousers are super nice. I was having exactly the same issue as you Laurie – the weather has been bashing through Surrey, and while I try to smile happily at the camera I’m freezing to death! x

  21. January 22, 2018 / 7:46 am

    Gorgeous coat! And bravo for braving the cold to get the perfect photo! #AnythingGoes

  22. January 21, 2018 / 3:54 pm

    Great classic look Laurie, very elegant. The coat looks very high end. I wanted to venture out today to take some pics but too grey and cold.

  23. January 21, 2018 / 8:56 am

    Absolutely elegant! Great and beautiful outfit 😉

  24. January 20, 2018 / 6:09 pm


    I dont know how you pull it off half the time but you always do ! I actually love black on you!
    I want that coat! gonna raid your wardrobe next week!

    sending lots of love Ashley

  25. January 20, 2018 / 4:06 pm

    Love love love this look. Very pretty. Black and grey back when I worked were a favorite of mine.

  26. January 20, 2018 / 2:44 pm

    Well you were so brave too! I’m a wimp. Brrr.
    Now, young lady, you look gorgeous in black and I remember your black top and jeans last year, loved that too. This is a super outfit, I love the line and length of that shirt and the cut of the frock coat and trousers. Super look. Hope you’re nice and snug now with your OH, cos baby it’s cold outside! Hugs, x.

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