My Month Of August – Looking Forward To Slowing Down!

The month of August? One of my busiest this year! Sad times and good times but I literally haven’t stopped! Some of you, my dear readers will already know this as my absence from visiting my favourite blogs at regular times have well, no regularity what’s so ever!

I’m either living in London or living in Essex at the moment. Mums house sale is nearly final and I’m emptying the house. That seems to be going on forever, boy could that woman hoard stuff! I found some really good things though too. A pair of really high platform shoes from the seventies. They will be making an appearance on my stories at some time for sure.

I remember mum coming home from work one day with the grumps because she had got ready for work one day and realised when she arrived that she had odd shoes on!

Anyway, here’s what else I’ve been up to…

Most worn OOTD


I’ve loved wearing these Black Linen trousers from Bonmarche. I got these  in a longer leg length to go with heels. I now have my eyes on the stripe ones! The bag is from the hotel I stayed in for the Dove Uk post. It was given to us for the spa. As soon as I saw it I new I would be using it elsewhere!

Beau just doesn’t stop growing!


My month of August


Anyone want a little pony?!! Beau photo bombs 90% of the time! I’m waiting for her to stop growing. She went under the garden table the other day and nearly took the table walkabout! she still thinks she’s tiny and wants to be a lap dog but only her head fits into my lap nowadays!


A fun day with Look Fabulous Forever


My month of August


It was lovely to catch up with Anna of Anna’s Island Style for a photo and film shoot with the fast-growing Look Fabulous Forever brand. It was such a fun day and I look forward to telling all about it very soon!


The Vionic AW18 Press Event


My month of August


I had a fantastic time with my blogger bud Ashley from Lazy Daisy Jones attending the Vionic Uk press event. They have really nailed all the fashion trends for AW18 There were lot’s of OOO’s and ARR’s as the collection sauntered down the runway.

Here’s my choice!


My month of August


Say hello to the stylish Whitney heeled boot. I can’t wait to get styling these beauties! Suede and Neoprene? A match made in heaven! These are also available in Black too. Grey or Greige as the new term for this colour trend is going to be one of my winter choices this year, so you will be seeing these a lot! I will still wear my Tan knee length one’s from last year though too. They are still like new.


I like the Josie Kitten Heel Too!



Did you catch my post on the Vionic Caroll pumps? I live in those at the moment! I also bumped into another friend at the event


Gail of Is This Mutton is holding onto her favourites here


Talking Trends

I’ve been eyeing up the trends coming into the shops.  Snakeskin is very up there this year. A couple of items I’ve had my eye on sold out in no time!

I also like the scarf print items that are hitting the shops. Full of colour. I did manage to buy this skirt though



I purchased this one from Zara. I like the length and the colours



I might be tempted to buy this scarf print blouse also from Zara Love the boho style

What’s on your list for this years  AW18? have you got your warm stuff at the ready yet? I need to get home and unpack mine before I get caught out!


An Update



Totally blown away by the results of this new boots No7 Line Correcting Serum. Go get yourself some!


Getting used to filming


I’m getting the hang of filming a bit more. I’m posting regular films on Youtube weekly now and although there’s still a lot to be learned I’m enjoying it. Here’s a couple for you. I hope you pop in for a look and give me some support and subscribe MWAH !! And thanks to those who already have.




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  1. September 19, 2018 / 10:29 pm

    OH that basket – reminded me of the 80s – I had a white one and was super stylish! good to see them back, thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

  2. September 17, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    I am loving the snakeskin skirt. Thanks for sharing with the #DreamTeam If you could add the updated badge to your post we would really appreciate it. x

  3. September 17, 2018 / 7:29 pm

    Seems like you’ve had an extremely busy August. You’ve got some lovely outfits there and you look so stylish in all of them. Looking forward to seeing more x #AnythingGoes

  4. September 17, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    A lovely month and sometimes it is good o slow down for your soul X #anythinggoes

  5. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    September 16, 2018 / 9:28 pm

    Beau is a cute fotobomb 🙂
    I love your most worn OOTD Laurie.
    XOXO Tina

  6. September 16, 2018 / 6:07 pm

    I love those boots and I’m really loving the snakeskin that is around this season. I’m more than ready for the jumper weather now, I was clinging on to Summer but now we’re back to normal with the school run, I’ll be content to throw on a woolly jumper and style it up in the best way. And let’s not forget about the scarves, I love scarves! Thanks so much for sharing with #TriumphantTales, hope to see you again on Tuesday!

  7. September 14, 2018 / 6:53 pm

    Emtying a parent’s house is a bit bittersweet isn’t it? I’ve been going through a similar experiences, as my Dad was quite a hoarder as well. And so am I, so now I know it’s a trait I’ve inherited. Can’t wait to see those boots! And how lovely that you were able to catch up with Anna, I am following her too! xxx

  8. September 14, 2018 / 4:49 am

    OMG! You are right! This dog meanwhile has the size of a calf! Let’s hope the dog doesn’t reach the size of a cow! Can you imagine how much that beast would then eat? Anyhow, it’s a cute dog. Thanks for sharing your post at the Top of the World Style linkup party.

  9. September 14, 2018 / 2:05 am

    I’ve noticed a lot of snakeskin since my return to Dubai, mainly in Zara, looks like a lovely week with friends and events #triumphanttales

  10. September 13, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    What a fun, active month you’ve had! I know this is a fashion blog, but I adore the wooden stars on the table setting :). Thanks for highlighting the snakeskin pattern, I have noticed it, but it didn’t occur to me that it’s trending-ha! I’m really liking the wide stripe peplum jacket. I’m going to have to see if you featured it elsewhere on your blog. I hope your September is shaping up well!

  11. September 12, 2018 / 5:57 pm

    Really, Laurie, you are tempting me wiht everything! I love the Zara skirt and have had my eye on that top as well. I love the colors and the print! You have been very busy. Good about your mom’s house. Love those booties as well… I feel like there are always cute boots on the horizon! Beautiufl blouse and I love seeing Beau in pics, grown up!~
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  12. September 12, 2018 / 12:27 pm

    You have done a lot in one month! Good for you. #bloggersbest

  13. September 12, 2018 / 9:17 am

    You’ve been mad busy. Lots of fun and blog events it seems 🙂 that serum looks good. Thinking may need some already. Hope you have a fab Sept. Thanks for sharing with #bloggersbest x

  14. September 12, 2018 / 9:11 am

    After wearing pumps all day with the children, I would put on some kitten heels if I was going out in the evening as they are not too high after wearing flats #mudpiefridays@_karendennis

  15. September 12, 2018 / 9:00 am

    Sounds like a great month as the vionic event sounded fab! #bloggersbest

  16. September 12, 2018 / 4:25 am

    Love those boots! I hope things slow down a bit too!

  17. September 11, 2018 / 10:07 am

    Press event looks like a great day out with blogger friends and lovely things. I’m also very keen on that snakeprint skirt, really unusual. #DreamTeam

  18. September 10, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    You look like you have been to some great events, Laurie. I wish I lived closer so we could meet up sometime. I love your jelly bag. Is that what they still call them? Aww, your Beau is getting so big. What a beauty 🙂

    I remember my Dad being mad about something when I was younger and he took his shoes off and they were odd too. We rolled around laughing our heads off. He could not stay mad when he saw what he had done.

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays 🙂 Hope you can join us again soon.

  19. Naila khan
    September 9, 2018 / 12:15 pm

    Wow after ready your post I definitely so why you would want to slow down. Talking of slowing down your dog is definitely doing the opposite your comment about the table was hilarious…x

  20. September 8, 2018 / 5:42 pm

    Well what a busy bee you have been Laurie. And the story about your dog is just so adorable. They are such freaks, right? And bring so much laughter and fun to our life. Love your first outfit. Would totally want to steal it. Sending lots of love and kisses. Sabina

    BTW. Are we following each other on Pinterest? Gotta check….<3

  21. September 8, 2018 / 6:50 am

    What a lovely round up Laurie. Thanks for the shout out – wasn’t that a super day out and fun to get made up for the shoot too?
    You seem to be over-run with your to-do list, but it sounds like you may be winning with getting to grips with your beloved Mother’s estate. Going through all of her things must be painful but can also be another way of saying goodbye. I look forward to seeing some of her things on the blog later.

    Have a great weekend!
    Anna x

    • laurie
      September 8, 2018 / 9:33 am

      Thanks, Anna. Yes, it’s been super busy! I’m looking forward to sharing a few vintage items xx

  22. September 7, 2018 / 10:47 pm

    What a wonderful month you’ve had Laurie, thanks for sharing Hun. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • laurie
      September 8, 2018 / 9:33 am

      Thanks Jacqui xx

  23. September 7, 2018 / 9:24 pm

    Sounds like an interesting month. Meeting fabulous women! Up to another good month!

    • laurie
      September 8, 2018 / 9:34 am

      Yep! September is going to be just as if not even busier! Thanks Nancy xx

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