No January Blues – It Flew By

Did your January fly by as quick as mine? Running through what my January was like in my head and I’m like really? did all that happen? Christmas seems forever ago to me already.

I’m sharing here some titbits of my past four weeks with you. One thing I am keeping my eye on is the days gradually getting lighter, I swear I suffer from S.A.D! but having said that I was so busy I didn’t get time to get too blue.

OOTD

Did you're January fly by as quick as mine? Running through what my January was like in my head and I'm like really?

Outfit of the day was the last thing on my mind through January. Everything was packed away while decorating was going on. Having said that I did come across a few items that I’d forgotten about like the Camel skirt above. I won the skirt on a Re-tweet competition from Wallis four years ago!

I’ve enjoyed wearing my new boots though from this post and find they go with everything and good for walking in. I’m just heading to the park here with the grandchildren.

A weekend in Essex to visit family and the threat of snow I managed to dig out my old warm faithful. I’ve had this faux fur jacket a good few years now.

The bag is new from Mango. After sifting out what I was going to keep and what was going to be either sold or sent to charity, I realised that I had only one Black bag. So I have purchased two and I love this one. Perfect for day or night.

She is #Loved

Did you're January fly by as quick as mine? Running through what my January was like in my head and I'm like really?

I have recently been gifted this gorgeous heart necklace and earrings from Pandora. There is a new collection launched just in time for valentines day and it’s beautiful. I love this little heart with cubic zirconia, but there is so much more to see.

I love the rings, and the necklaces stacked together look really impressive. There’s a great competition on the Pandora site for a Galentine’s night out, so it’s worth popping over for a look.

Help a friend

Some of you I know have already helped my good friend Ashley who’s Instagram account was hacked over the Christmas period. All her hard work of 18k followers was hacked and lost. I couldn’t bare the thought of losing my little 4k let alone 18! Plus there was another account lost just last week of 52k!!! Instagram has done nothing to help either of these accounts either.

Ashley is the creative that I am not. A very talented woman and worth checking out over on your Instagram. You can find Ashley’s account here

Could you be the LFF face of 2019?

Tricia Cusden, Founder LFF Hilary Maddren, Runner Up
Annee Pain, Winner – Face of LFF 2018
Anna Kennedy OBE, Runner Up

One of my favourite skincare and cosmetic brands are looking for a new face for 2019. Last years winner Annee Pain has had a fantastic year with the Look Fabulous Forever team and I’m leaving this link for you to find out more about the competition but here’s a quote from the LFF team

“Last year we ran a search to seek out a ‘Face of LFF’ – an older woman whose attitude to life would reflect everything that Look Fabulous Forever seeks to encapsulate. This person would demonstrate great ‘joie de vivre’ which, loosely translated, means ‘an exuberant zest for life.’ She would also be a warm, enthusiastic and vivacious older woman who had taken risks which had pushed her well outside her comfort zone. From hundreds of deserving entries we selected 3 women – one who was named the Face of LFF and 2 runners up. You can read more about them here: https://www.lookfabulousforever.com/uk/blog/lifestyle/meet-our-face-of-lff-winners
Given the wonderful response last year, we have decided to launch a Face of LFF 2019 search.
Dates: 19th Jan – 24th March 2019 (winners announced April 2019)
What we’re looking for: We’d like to hear from women over 50 who believe that age is no barrier to living a fabulous life. Women who have challenged perceptions of how older women should live their life, overcome adversity or found a new hobby or even made a big life change that has led to their happiness.

The overall winners prize includes:
·       Professional makeover and photoshoot
·       £500 cash prize
·       A range of LFF products
·       Personalised colour and style consultation
·       Ongoing appearance as the Face of LFF 2019

Plus there are 2 runner up prizes also.”

Interiors – The finishing touches

As I said earlier, this month has flown by for me. Decorating two rooms plus a couple of hotel stays Here and Here. I didn’t realise just how much time and effort getting that decorating done would take. Trying to keep this little blog afloat, it literally just flew by.

I did get lucky finding these table lamps at Laura Ashley on my travels. I was actually looking for a ceiling pendant light but as soon as I saw these it was love and I just had to buy! At such a bargain price too.

My room, the dressing/office/guest room (yes I’ve had to fit all that in!) is nearly finished and I will be sharing that with you soon.

I fell in love with a new scent

Did you're January fly by as quick as mine? Running through what my January was like in my head and I'm like really?

Something else I found stashed away in my room during the clear-out was this Caudalie Desvignes hair and body oil. I actually received this from Caudalie last summer but as I was staying at mums, I obviously put it away and forgot about it (my bad!)I spritzed a little on my hand and my oh my what a gorgeous smell! I wish you could smell it! I find it hard to find perfumes that agree with me because I’m so sensitive. But this works for me and I love it. Made from all natural ingredients, It’s a keeper for me, plus the oil itself is very moisturising without being greasy at all

Back on film

As you know that after being so busy last year I had to put my Youtube channel on hold for a bit. I’m back now with my weekly vlogs. I find this a new challenging learning curve that I enjoy.

The first two films are linked below, so grab a cuppa and have a laugh/look (I do both!) Any suggestion for a film would be appreciated. Is there anything, in particular, you would like to see?

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51 Comments

  1. February 19, 2019 / 11:09 am

    January really does fly by! And now we’re almost at the end of Feb! 😱
    Thanks for sharing with #pocolo

    • laurie
      Author
      February 19, 2019 / 11:22 pm

      Haha! Don’t I know it! xx

  2. February 12, 2019 / 2:27 pm

    The Pandora jewellery is so pretty! I’ll have to pop over to check out that competition. I love the camel skirt with the roll neck sweater and black furry coat. January dragged for me…I was glad to see the back of it! I’m enjoying leaving work while it’s still light now 🙂 Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • laurie
      Author
      February 19, 2019 / 11:24 pm

      Like me , enjoying the lighter days eh? I can’t wait and I’m watching the clock every day xx

  3. February 11, 2019 / 8:09 am

    That Pandora is gorgeous, I’m dropping an obvious hint for Hubster to check it out for me! #DreamTeam

    • laurie
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 6:51 am

      It’s super pretty and I love that it’s so delicate Heather xx

  4. February 9, 2019 / 9:55 pm

    I agree, January went be so quickly Laurie. I love Pandora, your necklace is beautiful 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays.

    • laurie
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 6:51 am

      Thanks Claire xx

  5. February 8, 2019 / 4:33 pm

    It’s always such a nice surprise to find a fragrance that works, I’m picky that way, too. Those lamps were a great find, it will be so fun to see them in your multi-purpose room!

    • laurie
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 6:52 am

      Room reveal coming soon! xx

  6. February 8, 2019 / 3:15 pm

    January always feels so long to me too Laurie! But it does sound like you had a busy one and a nice one! Love the camel skirt and the look with camel black so classic! The grey faux fur looks wonderful too!
    So terrible IG doesn’t help people!
    Jess xx

    • laurie
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 6:53 am

      IG is really bad I think Jess. Imagine all that hard work going down the drain xx

  7. February 8, 2019 / 11:07 am

    ‘Hopping over from #pocolo. Your camel skirt is gorgeous! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    • laurie
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 6:54 am

      Thanks Marci. Good to see you return xx

  8. February 7, 2019 / 12:23 am

    The camel dress is a showstopper on you! Thanks for linking up with Ageless Style!

    Shelly

    • laurie
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 6:55 am

      Thank you! xx

  9. February 6, 2019 / 4:53 pm

    The camel and black is such a classy outfit Laurie. Look forward to seeing the home makeover!
    Pamela x

    • laurie
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 6:56 am

      Thanks Pamela. One room is nearly ready to show! xx

  10. February 6, 2019 / 11:10 am

    Hi darl!
    Love your Pandora Necklace and earrings!
    What a fun time you had in January I hope feb is even better for you!
    Ashley x

    • laurie
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 6:57 am

      Thanks Matey xx

    • laurie
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 6:57 am

      Hi! xx

  11. February 5, 2019 / 12:20 pm

    I really like your skirt I. The first picture, lovely outfit X #anythinggoes

    • laurie
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 6:58 am

      Thank you xx

  12. February 5, 2019 / 11:24 am

    You’ve certainly had a great and busy month, Laurie!
    I absolutely adore Caudalie products. I actually stayed at their spa hotel a few years ago in France and it was AMAZING!!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

    • laurie
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 6:58 am

      I would love that Suzy! xx

  13. February 5, 2019 / 8:50 am

    I love your good old faithful fur jacket, these are bang on trend right now, always good to discover you have the in thing already. #DreamTeam

    • laurie
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 6:59 am

      It sure is an old faithful! xx

    • laurie
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 6:59 am

      Thank you so much Tracy xx

  14. February 4, 2019 / 2:19 pm

    This January has been the longest of my life! I’m truly happy for you though that 2019 has started well for you. You must be the most gorgeous and glamorous Nan ever!! xx

    • laurie
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 7:00 am

      Thanks Maria. xx

  15. February 4, 2019 / 10:19 am

    January for once seemed to go quickly Christmas seems like it was last year! It will soon come around again #anythinggoes@_karendennis

    • laurie
      Author
      February 19, 2019 / 11:26 pm

      The time does pass way too quickly, doesn’t it? Wait till your my age! xx

  16. February 4, 2019 / 2:23 am

    You have been busy! I agree, it seems that Christmas was forever ago! – Amy

    • laurie
      Author
      February 19, 2019 / 11:27 pm

      Times flying already! xx

  17. February 3, 2019 / 5:37 pm

    I also found January much better this year, had plenty to keep me busy! Pretty necklace – I was in the Pandora shop yesterday!

    • laurie
      Author
      February 19, 2019 / 11:27 pm

      Thanks Gail. I try and swerve! It’s all so beautiful xx

  18. February 3, 2019 / 9:36 am

    Blimey yes where did January go! I had so much to do with the family, blogging was left in the distance. Thanks for sharing your busy January too. Have an amazing February. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • laurie
      Author
      February 19, 2019 / 11:28 pm

      Thanks Jacqui xx

  19. February 2, 2019 / 9:03 pm

    I’m glad January flew by. Can’t wait for February to go even faster! Ha ha, I’m waiting for spring to come!

    • laurie
      Author
      February 19, 2019 / 11:28 pm

      Ditto to that Nancy xx

  20. February 2, 2019 / 8:47 pm

    I’m getting tired just st looking at your January!! So much achieved!! Those long, cold days must be challenging and draining so it’s good that it’s getting lighter for a bit longer! I loved the camel coloured outfit … Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏 donnadoesdresses.com

  21. February 2, 2019 / 8:47 pm

    I’m getting tired just st looking at your January!! So much achieved!! Those long, cold days must be challenging and draining so it’s good that it’s getting lighter for a bit longer! I loved the camel coloured outfit … Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏 donnadoesdresses.com

    • laurie
      Author
      February 19, 2019 / 11:28 pm

      Thanks so much Donna xx

    • laurie
      Author
      February 19, 2019 / 11:29 pm

      Thank you! xx

  22. February 2, 2019 / 1:13 pm

    Laurie, yes! January flew by! I’m going to try to have a little more control over February! Thought of you when I was working on my closet the first half of the month. 😀 #BloggingGmothers

    • laurie
      Author
      February 19, 2019 / 11:29 pm

      Aw, I hope I’m helping! xx

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