A Weekly Edit – What I’ve Been Up To

No particular photo shots this weekend. Unless you want to see me covered in paint and hair standing on end due to dust from decorating! so you have a weekly edit here.

My monthly posts of what I’ve been up to seem to go down well with you, my dear readers, so this is all I have to offer this weekend. I did make a quick escape to an event this week in Covent Garden (keep those invites coming in Pr’s! It’s my only excuse for escape at the moment!)

Trip the lights fantastic!

Unless you want to see me covered in paint and hair standing on end due to dust from decorating! so you have a weekly edit here.

After my event, I had to get a photo in this lit up little tunnel. The lights changed colour and I got caught in the blue! I say get caught because there was literally a Que to take a photo. Everyone was enjoying snapping away!

I’m wearing one of my January sale purchases above. I fell in love with this River Island Jacket last year when they launched it in a Tan colour. It sold so quickly but I couldn’t believe my luck when I found this Navy one on their sale rail. No longer available but I will be very surprised if it doesn’t come back into their store again soon.

Burt’s Bees Makeup Launch

Unless you want to see me covered in paint and hair standing on end due to dust from decorating! so you have a weekly edit here.

A welcome invite dropped into my mailbox for the launch of Burt’s Bees new makeup range. I have to say I was very impressed! I imagined because of how natural Burt’s ingredients are that colours would be wishy-washy. I have had their lipsticks in the past and found them moisturising but more of a tint than a lipstick.

Burt's Bee's Makeup launch The Weekly Edit

The new makeup looks excellent and will be great for us sensitive skin people. I was particularly drawn to the foundation, I thought the texture and coverage was very good. You can find out more about the new makeup range here at Burt’s Bees. I’m looking forward to trying my gifted items in the goody bag.

Sale Purchases


1. The Arla Trouser On Sale
Skinny tailoring cuts a sleek silhouette and the Arla trousers in tulip-pink are designed to do just that.
2. The Etta Trouser On Sale
The Etta trousers in marine-blue are tailored to a slim-fit silhouette and they fasten at the front with a hook and zip
3. The Lilli Trouser On Sale
The Lilli trousers in apricot are tailored to a mid rise and they're designed to fall to a tapered-leg silhouette.
4. The Zen Trouser On Sale
The Zen trousers in black-and-cream are an elevated take on a classic wardrobe staple, incorporating a beautifully woven


When a high-end highstreet brand has their sale I try to wait right up until the last minute to grab the best bargain. I did have a lovely Reiss blouse in my on-line shopping bag and thought about it and carried on shopping there.

No sooner had I finished the blouse was sold out! You have to be very quick! The sale items are so greatly reduced at last minute and yes, you do have to browse for size but I did find myself some lovely trousers that I couldn’t resist. Famed for their excellent tailoring I thought I would give trousers a try.

The Reiss sale is on until Sunday Midnight. I have listed a few above with the new Lookbook. Just click on the numbers and you will get taken straight to the item if still in stock. Go get a bargain!





An Obsession with all that’s round!

Getting ready for spring-wear I’ve just purchased this bag from River Island (click on the No.1 for a closer look) I fell in love as soon as I clapped eye’s on it. I swear I have an obsession with round handled handbags!

This obsession started last year. Here’s my first round handled bag and I still love it just as much today. I now have four round handled bags!

New Vlog

My vlog this week is all about that gorgeous jacket that I featured a couple of weeks ago. If you would like to come shopping with me and see how I chose the jacket take a look.

That’s it from me. Back to cleaning up that dust!






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  1. February 22, 2019 / 6:12 pm

    Your choices are awesome. And you look lovely. But I always have to have a bag go over my shoulder. It’s a think with me.

  2. jodie filogomo
    February 19, 2019 / 11:28 pm

    That’s how this week is for us, Laurie…..very laid back and nothing real exciting. But it’s funny how we can find so much to talk about anyways…and that’s a good thing.
    You’re just like me with the sales. I have a hard time paying full price anymore, especially when there are some great pieces reduced in price that I love! Besides the fact I don’t NEED anything…ha ha!!

    • laurie
      February 20, 2019 / 6:26 am

      You don’t feel so guilty when it’s such a great bargain though Jodie! xx

  3. February 19, 2019 / 11:00 am

    Wow your hair is always on point! Sounds like a lively week! Love how you styled the dress.

    lots of love, Miri

    • laurie
      February 20, 2019 / 6:26 am

      Aw, thanks Miri. Good to hear from you xx

  4. February 18, 2019 / 5:23 am

    I’ll have to check out Burt’s Bees. I wasn’t impresssed the last time I tried their makeup, but I’ll have to check it out now. I’ll also just LOVE that fringe jacket of yours!

    • laurie
      February 20, 2019 / 6:27 am

      Thanks Ruth. I was very impressed with the Burt’s Bee’s xx

  5. February 16, 2019 / 3:43 pm

    Hi Laurie, I love that photograph of you in the light tunnel. The lights make the street in the background look black and white. I can see why that RiverIsland jacket sold out. I love the fact Burts Bees are making makeup. I will check it out online.

    Popped by from #PoCoLo.


    • laurie
      February 20, 2019 / 6:28 am

      Glad you enjoyed the post Debbie xx

  6. February 16, 2019 / 7:18 am

    Oh, I love Burt’s products and I had no idea they had so many offerings! #DreamTeam

    • laurie
      February 21, 2019 / 11:32 pm

      Yes, Heather. It’s a whole new Makeup range. I was very impressed with it. The shop in Covent Garden is really lovely xx

  7. February 15, 2019 / 9:21 am

    I love you handbag. I have yet to get a round handled bag but I have been debatinggetting one for a while now #pocolo

    • laurie
      February 21, 2019 / 11:36 pm

      Thank you. I bought it last year and although it wasn’t expensive I’ve been really pleased with it xx

  8. February 15, 2019 / 4:14 am

    That light up tunnel makes for a nice photo! I especially love that fringe jacket and the color of it!


    • laurie
      February 15, 2019 / 7:08 am

      Thanks Carrie.xx

  9. February 14, 2019 / 10:04 pm

    Love your spring look, I’m so ready for this season to begin #DreamTeam

    • laurie
      February 15, 2019 / 7:09 am

      Oh Yes! And we’ve been spoilt the last couple of days I think xx

  10. February 14, 2019 / 5:53 pm

    Love the pic of you in the arch. The Burts Bees sounds interesting too. Thanks for linking on my new link up.

    • laurie
      February 15, 2019 / 7:09 am

      Thanks Anna. I was really impressed with the Burt’s Bees xx

  11. February 14, 2019 / 4:21 pm

    Love your Jacket Laurie – it looks fabulous!! I will have to try out the Burt Bees range – I have never sampled anything from their range.
    So pleased your decorating is coming on – I hate the wirl of the house being upside down!

    • laurie
      February 15, 2019 / 7:11 am

      Thanks Alison. Re, the decorating! Oh my, I’m just about done with debris everywhere! And not being able to find stuff! xx

  12. February 14, 2019 / 1:15 pm

    Lovely outfits Laurie. Love your long dress and boots. What great lights. I would love to visit this πŸ™‚

    Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Creative Mondays. Have a great valentine’s day and I hope you can join us tomorrow πŸ™‚ #Weekendbloghop

    • laurie
      February 15, 2019 / 7:13 am

      Thanks Claire. I love Covent Garden. You must go sometime xx

  13. February 13, 2019 / 7:08 pm

    Love that gorgeous jacket, and the photo in the light tunnel is magical. And I love a bag with a round handle, as well as round bags, too! xxx

    • laurie
      February 15, 2019 / 7:14 am

      Thanks Ann. I don’t know what it is about round handles! I’m drawn in every time! xx

  14. Amy Ann Arnold
    February 13, 2019 / 6:59 pm

    I love all these photos! Sounds like you have had a busy week!

    Amy Ann

    • laurie
      February 15, 2019 / 7:16 am

      I seem to have a busy week every week! Thanks Amy xx

    • laurie
      February 15, 2019 / 7:18 am

      Thanks Karen xx

  15. February 12, 2019 / 7:41 pm

    Oh my goodness, of course I had to come over to take a closer look at that fabulous jacket of yours Laurie! I love it and will be scouring through eBay in the hope of finding one. Navy would be fine, in fact I think I prefer that to the idea of tan. Your blog is looking super Laurie now you have this new template – it’s very jazzy!

    Anna x

    • laurie
      February 15, 2019 / 7:20 am

      Thanks Anna. Glad you like the new template. I’ve been working hard! This is the third colour that River Island launched. It must be popular, so I’d keep my eye out there. If I see it I will let you know xx

  16. February 12, 2019 / 11:17 am

    It’s great you got invited along to the events and I love that photo in the light tunnel, so fun! That jacket was a great sale find πŸ™‚

    Hope that your week is off to a good start πŸ™‚ The weekday wear linkup is live on my blog, I’d love you to join! πŸ™‚

    • laurie
      February 15, 2019 / 7:36 am

      Thank you! I will pop over at some time xx

  17. February 11, 2019 / 7:49 pm

    Still living the dream, Laurie, despite the paint and dust – well done for getting out of the dungarees and into your beautiful fringed jacket. And I’m still getting a heart flutter looking at that dress/jacket/boots outfit from last year …
    Hugs, Mary x.I

    • laurie
      February 15, 2019 / 7:41 am

      It was good to escape Mary! I’m having such a job keeping up with everything, and finding stuff that’s packed away is driving me crazy! xx

  18. February 11, 2019 / 10:51 am

    That’s awesome that Burt Bees has a new make up line! I love their lip balm and lipstick. Though I agree it is more of a tint and it comes off easily. Your navy fringe jacket is beautiful. That is a beautiful find because it is unique. Cool photo in the tunnel. Perfect to match your jacket!

    Maureen |

    • laurie
      February 21, 2019 / 12:05 am

      Thanks so much, Maureen. I can honestly say that the new makeup range looks really good. I’m hoping to get to try some out. xx

  19. February 11, 2019 / 5:56 am

    Your resting look is so attractive – mines always pure b…. , anyway I love that fringed jacket so much!! Thank you for sharing this fun and newsy post!! Your spring outfit is cute too, although I hate to say it but it’s what we would wear in the middle of winter πŸ˜‰ have a great week, Laurie and I look forward to watching your vlog, Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™ donnadoesdresses.com

    • laurie
      February 20, 2019 / 11:58 pm

      Thanks Donna. I hope you enjoy the film xx

  20. February 9, 2019 / 7:45 pm

    That’s a lovely jacket Laurie, River Island isn’t a shop I normally go in, but maybe I’ll pop in next time I’m in town! Great place to take photos too, I can see why they were queueing. Thanks for sharing your busy week, enjoy the rest of your weekend – we’ve been in the garden today cutting the hedge!! Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • laurie
      February 10, 2019 / 9:28 am

      River Island has some lovely items, Jacqui. I like to shop in there. I’d rather you than me re-hedge cutting! But I would swap for my house full of dust! xx

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