Being An Instagran – The Weekly Post


My week started off with a bit of excitement. I featured in the weekly Woman’s Own Magazine. It’s available to buy until Tuesday if you would like to have a nose? Being labeled an Instagran isn’t the most flattering of titles! but hey, I was still really happy to get featured there. As far as blogging goes Instagram has to be my least loved platform. Having said that I’ve met some really lovely people from all parts of the world and I love that you can chat online to anyone anywhere at any time.


Instagram has to be my least loved platform. Having said that I've met some really lovely people from all parts of the world


I’m surprised they chose me actually considering my account is quite small! If you want to take a look at my Instagram grid and stories, you can find me here. It was lovely to see Nikki Redcliff featured too. Nikki’s account is amazing, full of vintage beauty. I did a photo shoot with Nikki a couple of years ago and she is soo beautiful and a lovely lady.


Not many ootd Instagram shots were taken this week!


Instagram has to be my least loved platform. Having said that I've met some really lovely people from all parts of the world


It’s been so wet and windy here in London! ni-on impossible to take any outdoor shots for Instagram! I recently spotted some snakeskin trousers that I fell in love with and then I remembered that I had these ones that are very similar that I’ve had for years.



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A wish list. Dreaming of sunny days



There are so many lovely pink colours in the shops. I nearly bought the tailored shorts from Reiss last year. They are still calling me! I must prefer a good pair of tailored cut shorts over casual.

The pink patterned bag ( mother’s day if any of the children are reading!) It’s very similar to the new Dior collection and will go great with the new Pink Blazer that I plan on wearing a lot.

I also really like the satin skirts that are on trend at the moment. They look great with a jumper and I really like the wrap design on this one over the bias cut styles that show every lump and bump!


New skincare to try and a skincare hero to replace



I have recently been gifted the new Caudalie Resveratrol Lifting Cream. I have just replaced my Premier Cru Serum and I’m soon to replace my favourite exfoliator. It took me a long time to find the perfect exfoliator and this one is amazing. Totally recommend! I’m looking forward to trying out the cream. I need all the lift I can get!




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A long-awaited arrival for the new room



Finally, my new guest bed arrived. The final piece to finish off the first room. A bed in a box, a clever idea indeed. You lift the flap and hey presto a proper little single bed pops out!

I’m adding in my latest film that gives you a room tour of the finished room. I would love to hear your views on my ideas. Our bedroom is very nearly finished and we have progressed into the hallway adding new doors and frames. It’s been so messy, I can’t tell you! But I’m looking forward to sharing with you.



  1. March 18, 2019 / 10:25 pm

    Laurie, you are the most stylish and glam Intagran I can think of! You always look amazing, congratulations on the article. I will pop across and have a look at the room reveal, Im sure it will look fabulous

  2. March 18, 2019 / 6:55 pm

    Congratulations and mazel tov to you on this esteemed selection! Wow! #mixitup xoxo

  3. March 18, 2019 / 12:20 pm

    Love the outfit, and the feature in the magazine – wonderful! I can see you in the pink shorts – i can see them being very popular this year. Have a super week Laurie – my internet has been down since last week, so resorting to using my hotspot – once i worked out how to use it! x Jacqui Mummabstylish

  4. March 18, 2019 / 10:24 am

    Well done on being featured! 8 grandchildren is wonderful, they must give you a lot of pleasure #creativemondays

  5. March 18, 2019 / 10:08 am

    Congratulations on your achievement, being featured in a well known magazine is fantastic, I have made the local paper a few times #anythinggoes@_karendennis

  6. March 18, 2019 / 8:50 am

    Oh WOW Laurie!! That’s amazing – congratulations. You look fantastic in the article! I can’t believe your trousers are only £16! You make them look so expensive – you are so stylish my lovely! xx

  7. March 17, 2019 / 9:35 am

    Congretulations!! And what a organised room! Especially the shoes! You should see how I storage my shoes…..pretty embarrissing. Enjoy your Sunday! Perhaps there will be a bit sun, so shootings it will be!

  8. March 16, 2019 / 6:41 pm

    Fantastic! Great write up in the ‘womens Own’ Lorie. Also, love the video – you have made me realise my wardrobe needs a good clear out and some order restored.

    • laurie
      March 16, 2019 / 10:56 pm

      Aw, Thank you. Glad you enjoyed. You should see the rest of the lace though! xx

  9. March 16, 2019 / 12:40 pm


    Congratulations on the InstaGran write up!
    You represent us so beautifully!
    Love the video of your guest room!

    Have a lovely weekend!

    • laurie
      March 16, 2019 / 10:56 pm

      Thank you so much Robin. That is so lovely of you to say that. Just doing the best I can xx

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