Day To Date Dressing – Meeting Up With Friends

Day to date dressing with JD Williams

Having a good blogging buddy has for me, taken blogging from being enjoyable to really enjoyable! Ashley of Lazy Daisy Jones and I meet up regularly and she has stayed over at mine in between events that we have attended. Ashley lives in Dorset and I live in London so it makes sense.

A couple of weekends ago, it was time for us to make a date to drive to Ashley’s neck of the woods. I was eager to see her house and where she lives. It’s so much easier when you can picture what someone’s talking about, isn’t it?

We were gifted the same JD Williams Blazers in different colours and a pair of Sadie Slim jeans. We thought it would be interesting for you to see how we style our clothes differently. You can view Ashley from Lazy Daisy Jones look to see how different we dress…


Day to date dressing with JD Williams


This classic style edge to edge blazer is perfect for day to night dressing. I love the colour, Teal. As you know I’m all about classic dressing but Ashley has more a cool girl style, so it’s interesting to see how differently these Blazers can be worn.

I would swap a sweater or long sleeved T for daytime and us going out for this lunch date didn’t require anything too dressy but add a sparkly cami to amp it up a bit and this look would be great for evening.


A new style more casual jean for me




The jeans are a new style of jean for me, trying out new more modern styles these Sadie Slim jeans are a lot less figure-hugging than what I would normally wear and the turn up at the bottom creates a more on-trend look. I was wary of trying this new style with my shorter than average legs but I really like it. The fact that these are available in different leg lengths helps!



Day to date dressing with JD Williams


I travelled from Essex to Dorset and as per forgot my bag and shoes I had planned to wear for this post! I borrowed the bag from Ashley, a lucky perfect match I think!

Navy courts that I had with me came in handy but I did plan to wear my Teal satin courts that I wore for the JD Williams and Woman & Home event would have looked lovely, although the rain would have ruined them!


Day to date dressing with JD Williams


The top under the jacket? It’s a long silk scarf! I cut a hole through the middle popped it over my head and tucked it in. Another way to wear eh? I do have a camisole on underneath and the scarf can still be worn as a scarf, ruched up around my neck you wouldn’t know that there’s a hole in it.


Day to date cool girl style


Day to date dressing with JD Williams



So here we are the two of us. Ashleys Hot Pink Blazer looks amazing and so much cooler worn with the T-shirt. The boots and bag completely switch the look to date dressing. Pop over and read how Ashley decided to put her look together.

Can I ask a favour?


Oh and I wanted to mention that Ashley is in the run-up for the UK Blog Awards. Please pop over and give her a vote. I want her to win! I’m way too scared and un-confident to enter something like that! But I’m flying the flag for Ashley all the way!


Day to date dressing with JD Williams


Ok it rained nearly the whole time and taking photos was tricky but the time spent with Ashley and her family was brilliant. Our other halves get on really well, that’s the icing on the cake. They, of course, got the day off from being photographers and spent the afternoon in the pub.

Blazer Co/ JD Williams

Sadie Slim Jeans Co/ JD Williams


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  1. December 10, 2018 / 10:15 pm

    I’m intrigued by the scarf with a hole top – tell us more! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

  2. November 29, 2018 / 6:25 pm

    I just love that blazer and the color of it. Your bag is pretty fab, too! Looks like a fun day! 🙂


    • laurie
      December 1, 2018 / 9:40 am

      Thanks Carrie! Nothing better than working alongside your bestie xx

  3. November 27, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    How lovely that you were able to meet up with Ashley in Dorset! I love the jeans you’re wearing, they’ve got a bit of a vintage vibe. And I love the blazer in both colourways too! xxx

    • laurie
      November 28, 2018 / 7:16 am

      Thanks Ann. I’m enjoying the new style jeans. Very comfortable xx

  4. November 26, 2018 / 7:11 am

    I like slim jeans SO much better than skinny jeans – they’re so much easier to get on and off – you don’t have to peel them off like sausage skins. Loved how you used your scarf under your jacket – a perfect match and a great idea.

    • laurie
      November 28, 2018 / 7:19 am

      Haha! I know what you mean Leanne! Thanks for stopping over xx

  5. November 26, 2018 / 6:57 am

    I love both of the blazers though I would feel much more comfortable in the blue one! #AnythingGoes

    • laurie
      November 28, 2018 / 7:20 am

      Thanks heather. I like the Pink but it doesn’t like me! xx

  6. November 26, 2018 / 4:13 am

    Really like your outfit Laurie, couldn’t help but chuckled reading how you smartly improvised with the scarf. Love how your personality comes through almost identical outfits. You should enter the competition herself

    • laurie
      November 28, 2018 / 7:23 am

      Thank you so much Anna. That “you should enter” comment is all I need. That’s what makes me feel like a winner already. Good to see you back xx

  7. November 26, 2018 / 12:16 am

    It’s great how you each looked so different and each so expressive of your own style.

    • laurie
      November 28, 2018 / 7:24 am

      Then the job is done Ratnamurti! Thank you so much for stopping by xx

  8. November 25, 2018 / 1:05 pm

    Super duper ladies. Totally classy and I think you should enter. You are a blogging superstar put there in the media. I of course am absolutely not entering. I m in the asteroid belt to your sun xx

    • laurie
      November 28, 2018 / 7:28 am

      Ann. I’m very emotional at the moment and I’ve welled up again. These are such kind words. I wish I felt as confident in me as you do. Thank you so much xx

  9. November 24, 2018 / 3:38 pm

    Ahhh look at you two, both look fabulous ladies! it was great to see how you both styled similar outfits. Fun post Laurie xxx

    • laurie
      November 28, 2018 / 7:30 am

      Thanks Kerry. Glad you enjoyed xx

    • laurie
      November 30, 2018 / 6:59 am

      Thank you Julie. I love this Teal colour. My wedding dress was actually this colour! Thanks for stopping by xx

  10. November 22, 2018 / 7:41 am

    A great casual/smart outfit, you both look super Laurie. I bet you had a fun time. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • laurie
      November 28, 2018 / 7:31 am

      Oh it so was fun Jacqui! Good to see Ashleys home too! xx

  11. November 22, 2018 / 5:09 am

    I like how you styled the jeans. I think you made these look trendy with the rolled up hemline!

    • laurie
      November 30, 2018 / 7:00 am

      Thanks Ruth. I’m enjoying the new trendy jeans. I haven’t stopped wearing them! xx

  12. November 22, 2018 / 12:17 am

    I loved this outfit. Right up my street. I have a pair of JD Williams jeans and I wear them a lot. They are a lovely cut and good quality. So tempted to buy the ones you are wearing. Love the turn up. You should have entered the blog awards. I enjoy reading your posts.
    Alison xx

    • laurie
      November 30, 2018 / 7:03 am

      Alison, a few people have said that I should enter! I’m nearly in tears every time I read this. I’m just so not confident to enter such an award! Just a few readers giving these words to me are all I need. I feel like I’ve won that way xx

  13. November 21, 2018 / 2:49 pm

    Both lovely but I prefer the blue colour and it would go with a lot of my wardrobe. #BloggerClubUK

    • laurie
      November 30, 2018 / 7:05 am

      Thank you! I actually like the Pink more and I so wish I could wear that colour!xx

  14. November 21, 2018 / 9:58 am

    Laurie, you should have entered the blog awards. You and your blog are bloody brilliant and you’d have had masses of support. In fact I really think you’d have won. Next year, you really must enter.
    Love the outfit on both of you. I really wish I lived closer so I could come and hang out with you!
    Suzy xxx

    • laurie
      November 30, 2018 / 7:08 am

      Wouldn’t that be amazing Suzy!? You never know! Maybe if I’m ever in Portugal or you’re in the Uk? I would love to meet xx

    • laurie
      November 30, 2018 / 7:15 am

      Thanks so much, Karen. xx

  15. November 21, 2018 / 9:46 am

    Love both your jackets and outfits Laurie. Aww I bet you had a great day, I would love to meet up with you both sometime x

    Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday Blog Hop 🙂

    • laurie
      November 30, 2018 / 7:16 am

      Thanks Claire. That would be brilliant. You never know! xx

      • November 30, 2018 / 8:51 am

        Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays 🙂 Have a lovely weekend Laurie xx

  16. November 20, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    Fabulous post! I am so in love with Ashley s golden shoes!

    • laurie
      December 1, 2018 / 9:41 am

      Thanks Nancy. Yes, aren’t they gorgeous? !!

  17. November 20, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    You look lovely! This shade of blue is so pretty on you.

    Gemma x

    • laurie
      December 1, 2018 / 9:44 am

      Thanks Gemma xx

  18. November 20, 2018 / 11:04 am

    I love your clever Title!
    …and what about that rain eh? I look like a drowned rat, you look as elegant as you always do!
    Ok so whats next?

    Ash xx

    • laurie
      December 1, 2018 / 9:45 am

      It should have said date with a mate! I wished I’d have put that! Lets do it again asap xx

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