Nothing To Declare – OOTD – Recommended – Road Testing

I would normally write a “what happened last month” post but there’s been very little going on in my world the last few weeks. Apart from that fabulous 24 hours that I had and a Superdrug Christmas event all has been very quiet with me staying in Essex and having some good family time. Everything is all packed up now and I’m just waiting for the date for completion. Until then I’m staying here to be close to the family and seeing as much of my grandchildren on a daily basis. So this monthly post is going to be about what I’ve been trying, Some OOTD shots and what I would recommend 100%. Items that I will definitely be replacing


OOTD Recommended #1


ootd what I've been wearing


The Faux suede leggings pictured above were purchased last year. They have been re-released this year and are available in Black too.

I’ve worn these so much, they are excellent quality for the price, They don’t go baggy and wash really well. I will be buying the Black this year. They’ve stayed the same price too at £25.99 and worth every penny.





These boots were gifted to me by Hotter shoes. These are the Daffodil Collection. For every pair sold £20.00 is donated to the Marie Curie Cancer Care. You may remember my post earlier in the year? The pretty Daffodil plimsoles?

I found out the week of posting that mum had Cancer. Now the next season charity boot has landed and mum is gone. Sad huh? But mum was so over the moon with the treatment from her nurses I feel these are well worth a mention. Take a look at Hotter Shoes here. These cosy boots are available in other colours too.


OOTD  Most Worn #2


OOTD A look at what I've been wearing


The boots are out but no heavy coats needed yet. So many clear blue skies we’re having even now into November! I’ve worn this dress from Bonmarche so much. I plan to wear with a long sleeve T-shirt or light-weight jumper under when it’s colder. I actually talked about this dress in my latest vlog which I will list below.


What I’ve been buying



I fell in love with these boots. I had to go back and buy them! You may have seen their debut on the last post. Super comfortable, I’m now on the hunt for a pair of knee-high Black boots.


What I’ve been reading



I’m really enjoying this magazine kindly sent to me by the editor Rebecca Weef Smith who also runs a really good Facebook page called Wearing Wellbeing, This is a really interesting read and it’s edited with us more mature men/women in mind





Not wearing a jacket even in late October! I’ve been wearing this white shirt on repeat too. I wanted a casual go with anything kind of White shirt and I found this one and love it.


After having my hair and makeup done for the 50 Over 50 awards I got so many compliments about my hair! I debated about buying a wand for some time. Which do you prefer? The result was 50/50 on my stories. Are we connected on Instagram?

Beauty #What I’ve been buying


beauty what I've been buying


So. I’ve purchased the same wand and I’ve been practising using it. Yes, I used to be a hairdresser but doing your own hair with these is a different matter. I got this Babyliss Pro Conical Wand from Boots and it has a heat setting which I think is good. You have to be careful with these though on any setting and now I’m trying out different heat defence sprays. Any recommendations?


Beauty Can’t Live Without!



I love all my make up from Look Fabulous Forever but one item I use every day is the Brow Shape. (last on left) But I don’t use it as intended!

The other day I thought I had lost it and went into a bit of a panic! You know it’s a keeper when that happens! I’m leaving a link to the video so that you can see how I use it and I think it’s amazing! If you have sparsh eyelshes like me take  look!


A new brand and 20% Off for readers



I’m super excited to tell you that I’m going to be working with Baukjen. A brand I’ve been cooing over for a while! They have some gorgeous items in for this AW 18 and I’m happy to tell you I will have a 20% off code for you all. Look out for the post this coming Tuesday.


Here’s the makeup video. take a look at my new must-have item



I’m also going to leave you with the latest fashion vlog too.


The lighting is not at it’s best in this vlog but I’m working on that! I hope you enjoy


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  1. December 17, 2018 / 7:19 am

    I love your dresses. Very Beautiful.

  2. November 22, 2018 / 11:11 pm

    The weather has been bonkers hasn’t it? It’s turned now though, brrrr Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

    • laurie
      November 23, 2018 / 10:46 pm

      Thanks, Stephanie. Cooling down quickly now though eh? xx

  3. November 22, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    I love the faux suede trousers, and the black ankle boots are very stylish. I’ve been debating getting a curling wand, although I think I’d have to practise a bit! Congrats on working with Baukjen, I love their pieces. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • laurie
      November 23, 2018 / 10:47 pm

      I recommend al listed above Emma! Enjoy 20% off xx

  4. November 20, 2018 / 12:17 pm

    Brilliant wrap up. I’ve never heard of Goldie before. It looks really interesting. Is it widely available or do you have to go to a big newsagent?

    • laurie
      November 20, 2018 / 9:35 pm

      You would need a bigger newsagent but if you go to the Facebook page you will find a link there about how to get one I’m sure xx

  5. November 19, 2018 / 11:34 pm

    I love this wrap up, I missed a few posts and now I know what happened! I am thinking about getting a conical wand, not sure if I’d use it much though since I typically leave my hair straight. #DreamTeam

    • laurie
      November 20, 2018 / 9:33 pm

      Not a lot missed Heather but boy am I busy next month! I will have a lot to talk about then xx

  6. November 18, 2018 / 7:56 pm

    Lovely round up post Laurie. I am going to work on creating a capsule wardrobe next year I think and getting some staple pieces. Thank you for linking up with #Blogstravaganza

    • laurie
      November 18, 2018 / 9:22 pm

      Oh! I’m all for the capsule wardrobe Jo. Items for that I have bought well and worn for years! xx

  7. November 18, 2018 / 5:13 pm

    I love those pumps in the first picture along with the pants. Also I have just ordered me a wand to give a try. They are the in thing these days.
    🙂 gwingal

    • laurie
      November 18, 2018 / 9:34 pm

      We could compare notes on the wand! Mine are taking a bit of getting used to! Thanks for stopping by xx

  8. November 17, 2018 / 4:10 pm

    Love the new boots and you do a great job with the vlog, I haven’t tried video yet. I love the suede like pants and your neutral looks. Wonderful to be spending family time too this time of year. I took a peek at Baukjen and look forward to your post, beautiful clothes!
    thanks for linking
    jess xx

    • laurie
      November 18, 2018 / 9:35 pm

      Thank you so much Jess. I’m glad you like the vlog. Lots more to come xx

  9. November 17, 2018 / 5:34 am

    Love your outfits and boots are awesome!! The purse is just the right size.
    Thank you for sharing on #omhgff this week!
    Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
    Be blessed!

    • laurie
      November 17, 2018 / 9:16 am

      Thanks Karen. I hope you have a wonderful time xx

  10. November 16, 2018 / 9:43 pm

    Some cute outfits! I really need to get some staple pieces in my wardrobe #Blogstravaganza

    • laurie
      November 17, 2018 / 10:45 am

      Can’t beat the staples! Thanks for stopping by xx

  11. November 16, 2018 / 4:42 pm

    I love those hotter boots I bet they are super comfy too #POCOLO

    • laurie
      November 17, 2018 / 10:49 am

      They are like slippers! xx

  12. November 16, 2018 / 11:54 am

    Lovely outfits, I really like the denim looks comfy and causal (my favourite kind of clothing) X #pocolo

    • laurie
      November 17, 2018 / 10:57 am

      Perfect for the weekend huh? xx

  13. November 15, 2018 / 11:07 am

    I enjoyed this post! Loved your outfits, I DO follow you on instagram and I really like those grey boots. SUPER cute.

    • laurie
      November 17, 2018 / 11:01 am

      Aw, thanks Chrissy xx

  14. November 14, 2018 / 6:34 pm

    Lovely post-Laurie, love post like this. How cool are your Hotter boots, love them 🙂 Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday Blog Hop.

    • laurie
      November 17, 2018 / 11:01 am

      Thanks Claire xx

  15. November 14, 2018 / 12:57 pm

    I just love a post like this. Thank you for sharing so much here. Fab outfits. My favourite is the white shirt and jeans. Simple and chic.

    • laurie
      November 17, 2018 / 11:03 am

      Thanks Anna. Lots of comments like this. I take the hint! xx

  16. November 13, 2018 / 8:07 pm

    There are some really stylish outfits here. You’re always so on trend and classy x #AnythingGoes

    • laurie
      November 17, 2018 / 11:03 am

      Thank you so much Rosie xx

    • laurie
      November 17, 2018 / 11:05 am

      I’m so happy to be working with them Maria. They have some fantastic stuff! xx

  17. November 13, 2018 / 4:57 am

    It’s great to see what items are tried and true for others! That hair wand sounds amazing!

    • laurie
      November 17, 2018 / 11:06 am

      Thanks Laura. The wand is taking some getting used too! xx

  18. November 12, 2018 / 10:31 pm

    I always love every outfit you wear. I especially love the faux suede trousers and the white shirt/jeans combo. Fabulous! I really loved your hair for the 5o awards, it looked amazing. Im looking forward to hearing more about the new brand your working with. Always like to hear about new brands xx

    • laurie
      November 12, 2018 / 10:54 pm

      Thank you so much, Kerry. Go get some of those trousers lady. You won’t regret it! xx

  19. jodie filogomo
    November 12, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    Sending lots of love and hugs to your mom. It’s nice when companies help out other causes too!!

    • laurie
      November 12, 2018 / 11:03 pm

      Thanks Jodie xx

  20. November 11, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    Laurie, sometimes just talking about the usual every day is the most fun to read. You look fabulous in all your outfits, but I especially love the jeans and white blouse one. I’ve been debating about buying one of those wands as well. My hair is just so straight and now that it is graying it is even more unruly, but I do enjoy adding some curls once in a while. I hope the wand is working well for you. There is nothing better than being around the grandkids! Enjoy. – Amy

    • laurie
      November 12, 2018 / 11:04 pm

      Thank you so much my. I often wonder if these posts are boring! The hair wand is taking some getting used to! xx

  21. November 10, 2018 / 2:54 pm

    Love the white shirt and jeans look, you look fab. Wish I had The body for a waist-tuck!I
    Am looking to hear how you get on with that conical thingy. I need to find a new gadget but I don’t want anything too harsh for my aging hair. Hope you post some of your styling work soon!
    Hugs, Mary x.

    • laurie
      November 12, 2018 / 11:06 pm

      Thank you Mary. You will be tucking in soon too as you are wasting away! I will do a film about the wand when I’ve worked out the best way. Getting there with it xx

  22. November 9, 2018 / 8:40 pm

    Love the faux suede leggings! Perfect fall piece. Another perfect fall piece are the ankle boots 🙂 Supper cute. I am a big fan of white shirt and jeans. Perfect casual look at any time!

    Loved your hair at the 50 Over 50 Awards! Gorgeous! I need to try a wand myself. Might have to get the Babyliss myself 😉

  23. November 9, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    Good to be reminded of these pieces, love the boots and your hair wand sounds ideal. My daughter has one (I think it’s BaByliss) and it works a treat! I’m a novice when it comes to hair tongs etc, but always give them a try. Thanks for sharing and have a happy weekend Laurie.

    • laurie
      November 12, 2018 / 11:06 pm

      Thank you Jacqui xx

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