In The News – A Weekly Edit


Here’s the news on what I’ve been trying, buying and generally other bits and pieces. The end to my week was a little different to normal though I must say.

I had an email from the Telegraph asking to film and have a chat about blogging in your fifties. Super excited about this, a date was planned and of course, I was jittery. Deciding what to wear, what to say etc. I started to feel pretty nervous about it. I travelled down to Essex for my regular family visit a little earlier than usual because the children are on their school holidays.

I get an email that the filming date had to be brought forward, could we film in the next couple of days? so outfit planning went out of the window! Luckily I had a few smart pieces packed. I look forward to sharing with you when the film is online.



I think everyone must have been wondering who the woman was sitting in the middle of the lawn! But I hope I came across ok talking about us over 50 women who like to blog about fashion.


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What I Wore


in the news


My favourite Baukjen blazer (on sale) A new pair of trousers and top from Reiss. Definitely, a brand to look at for SS19 I love everything Reiss have in store at the moment! The Tyne Moss Skinny trousers are amazing and the best quality. A side zip and flat across the front for a slimming effect, slim fit and a near neutral colour


Hopefully the last winter OOTD!




When you find a floral wall. I just had to take a quick shot. Or should I say Sara my daughter had to while we were out shopping.  It’s so much nicer to see empty buildings brightening up the place instead of looking derelict. Seems to be becoming the norm and I like it. I also think it brightens up my all black look.

I’m fed up with wearing dark colours now. We’re promised a good weather week this week in the Uk fingers crossed. I’m looking forward to wearing the spring summer items more.


New in the wardrobe



there are a couple of new Items in my wardrobe and I’m pleased to say that my mother’s day wish list post paid off! I fell in love with this bag from Next. It looks a lot more expensive than it actually is. The pattern caught my eye and it will be used a lot this summer. I’m drawn to pink for some reason this year!

The blouse is also new from Asos. I’m late to the Asos party but there are so many things on there I’d like to buy. I have to keep reining myself in.

I’m drawn to puffy, balloon statement sleeves at the moment and I thought it was time for a new basic white top to pair with everything. An absolute bargain at £15   And here’s a closer look at the Tyne Moss trousers pictured first in this post.


Someone else wants to be in the news


In the news. Here's what I got up to the last week or so


A blurry photo but I just had to add this photo of Sara’s puppy who promptly decided he wanted his photo taken too.


Shop the looks




Buckley London is worth looking at



I was going through my bits and pieces in my PR box and had totally forgotten about this bracelet that I was gifted last year just before Christmas. Worn alongside my watch that I wear daily, I really like it. After looking online at the Buckley London site I’m impressed with their prices and they have some lovely jewellery so thought I would share.


A very Pink wish list

Like I said I’m very into anything Pink at the moment.  I’m on the search for some good comfortable blush pink court shoes and the ones pictured below look perfect. Not too high or low, plain and will work with everything.


1. Dorothy Flex Pump
MICHAEL Michael Kors breathes new life into a timeless silhouette with Dorothy Flex Pump
3. Silk T-Shirt
PREMIUM QUALITY. Short-sleeved top in an airy mulberry silk weave with a round neckline and an opening and button at the back of the neck.
4. Elegant iPhone Case
Elegant print on its magnetic cover, while its interior mirror makes it perfect for touch-ups on the go.
5. Pink Silk Top
PREMIUM QUALITY. Short-sleeved top in an airy mulberry silk weave with a round neckline and an opening and button at the back of the neck.


News update on the Optimum Range



You may remember a while back when I received the Optimum Range by Superdrug? This range of skin care is super affordable, not one of the items is over £10 at the moment.

So far I’ve tried and shared the results on the face mask. All good. The last couple of weeks I’ve been using the Serum in the morning and night and twice weekly I’ve used the facial oil.

I’m really pleased with the results. The oil is by far my favourite so far. None of the range is over perfumed. The optimum Phyto Sleep oil is not too heavy and it left my skin feeling really lovely in the mornings.

The Serum is hydrating. great if you’ve got a very dry skin to apply before creams. I’m pretty impressed with both. I’m testing one or two items out of the box each couple of weeks to get a true effect rather than use it all together and not know what’s working and what isn’t if you get my drift.

The Optimum range is designed for the more mature skin and I think for a budget collection of potion to help our skin it’s really good.

That’s it from me. Let’s hope that sun starts shining!


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  1. May 5, 2019 / 11:34 pm

    So exciting you were filmed! Your outfit looks great too, love that pink blazer! 🙂

    Thank you so much for joining the #weekdayWearLinkUp 🙂

    Hope that you have had a wonderful weekend! We went to a wedding, it was so much fun 🙂

  2. May 2, 2019 / 10:30 pm

    How fab, look forward to seeing the full film. And looking as great as ever X Thanks for sharing with #PoColo

  3. May 1, 2019 / 9:03 am

    Love the ‘new in the wardrobe’ clothing, especially the bag. Look forward to reading the article when it’s out #alittlebitofeverything

  4. April 26, 2019 / 2:52 pm

    How fun that you were interviewed–looking forward to seeing that. Sometimes, I think it’s almost better to have plans fly out the window, so you don’t have to spend time over-thinking. I’m in the mood for pink, too! I hope you get your sunny weather.

  5. April 26, 2019 / 1:28 pm

    The Tyne Moss trousers are absolutely gorgeous, such a stunning colour! The bag from Next is super cute and complements perfectly! We just all need a cute dog as an accessory now, love him! 🙂 Sim x #FancyFriday

  6. April 25, 2019 / 12:30 pm

    There you go in the news again! Your children must be very proud. Thank you for telling us about it. I wear a lot of pink too actually. Yes its a non harsh colour isn’t it.

    Thanks for linking to muttonstyle monday.

  7. Tracey Abrahams
    April 24, 2019 / 5:36 pm

    Congratulations on the film, it all sounds very exciting. I love your white puffy sleeved blouse, I can picture that working well in a steampunk outfit, with long tiered skirt and a corset over the top.


  8. April 24, 2019 / 9:34 am

    How exciting to be interviewed about blogging! I ‘d be a nervous wreck deciding what to wear but you looked fabulous and chic! I love your new Asos blouse. I’m always about pink, so I am loving seeing your pink wishes!

  9. April 24, 2019 / 3:09 am

    This must so exciting! Congratulations! I would be very nervous, to be honest. You looked beautiful, Laurie.

  10. April 23, 2019 / 10:49 am

    Interview sounds fun! I found myself on the radio last week too, us 50+ bloggers should be proud. Pleased to see you in your biker jacket too, my husband laughs at mine calling me a “biker chic” but being 50 doesn’t mean giving everything up, it just means being careful how you wear things! Yes to some summer colours, this weekend has been fab. #DreamTeam

  11. April 22, 2019 / 6:13 pm

    How exciting Laurie! Your outfit for filming was just perfect! Loving the floral wall which sets off your all black outfit perfectly. The Next bag and Asos blouse are gorgeous additions to your wardrobe. xxx

    • laurie
      April 23, 2019 / 7:56 am

      Thanks Ann. I’m really pleased with my new purchases! xx

  12. April 22, 2019 / 6:22 am

    How exciting that you were interviewed and that puppy is so adorable! I think you should add a Frenchie to every shoot, just for a bit of squish factor 😉 #AnythingGoes

    • laurie
      April 23, 2019 / 7:57 am

      So tempted to do that! He’s such a little rascal xx

  13. April 21, 2019 / 11:33 am

    Whoo how exciting Laurie, can’t wait to see the piece 🙂 Love your watch set, it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday Blog Hop 🙂

    • laurie
      April 23, 2019 / 8:07 am

      Thanks, Claire. I hope it’s share-worthy when it’s published! xx

  14. April 20, 2019 / 10:34 pm

    Ohhh I am so chuffed for you with the filming, I cant wait to see it. Well done you! I love that Asos top, the sleeves are right up my street. Im also loving that bracelet, what a great value company they are. I had a little look around their site, good find Laurie!

    • laurie
      April 23, 2019 / 8:08 am

      Thanks Kerry. Yes Buckley will be great for any gift ideas I think xx

  15. April 19, 2019 / 4:18 am

    Congrats on being on the News! That’s awesome. Thanks for joining the party despite your are now a VIP. Great outfits as usual.

    • laurie
      April 23, 2019 / 8:08 am

      Never a VIP Nicole! Just one of the gang xx

  16. April 18, 2019 / 7:53 pm

    Awww. look at the puppy! SOrry, so easily distracted when pups are around! LOVE that white blouse with belt. I have been looking for something similar, so I need to pop over to ASOS. It looks so classy withthe skinnies and pink. Love the bag too, the color and floral print are perfect for Spring!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    • laurie
      April 23, 2019 / 8:10 am

      Glad you like it, Jess. An easy to wear piece too xx

  17. April 18, 2019 / 5:50 pm

    I would have been nervous, too! Sounds like you did awesome though and you looked great, I love that pink jacket you wore. I also love that bag in your second outfit, so many delightful pinks!


    • laurie
      April 23, 2019 / 8:11 am

      Thanks so much Carrie. I’m going big on the Pinks this year xx

  18. April 17, 2019 / 9:26 pm

    The pup is adorable! I love how we are seeing more painted murals here too. I spent some time taking pictures while visiting a friend and a town nearby and this summer, I would like to discover some of Atlanta’s murals. Love that white blouse: it makes quite a statement and your new purse is lovely.

    • laurie
      April 18, 2019 / 7:41 am

      Thanks so much Mireille. Good to see you backe here again xx

  19. April 17, 2019 / 11:26 am

    Great roundup! Loving all the pink. Congrats on the Telegraph interview.

    Gemma x

    • laurie
      April 18, 2019 / 7:42 am

      Thanks Gemma. I can’t get enough Pink right now! xx

    • laurie
      April 18, 2019 / 7:43 am

      Thanks, Karen. It is comfortable and not at all restricting. Winner! xx

  20. April 16, 2019 / 8:37 pm

    How lovely, I look forward to hearing and seeing this. Thanks for letting us see your latest outfit, love a little baby pink too. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • laurie
      April 18, 2019 / 7:44 am

      Thanks Jacqui, An update in about a months time xx

  21. April 16, 2019 / 7:44 pm

    That is fantastic Laurie! Congratulations. What a fabulous blouse, the white one, gorgeous sleeves.

    • laurie
      April 18, 2019 / 7:45 am

      Thanks Nancy. I hope I’m feeling good about sharing later and I don’t come across too windswept! xx

  22. April 16, 2019 / 6:39 pm

    Congratulations Laurie. That sounds fab if not a tad daunting! Hope you enjoyed it and looking forward to seeing the results.
    Love the handbag and white blouse, very pretty & looks lovely on you.

    • laurie
      April 18, 2019 / 7:55 am

      Congratulate me after you’ve seen the film! I hope I did us more mature women justice. Biting my nails over it! xx

  23. April 16, 2019 / 6:15 pm

    I’m feeling it for pink too – just bought a pink jacket and have a pink skirt coming tomorrow! Look forward to seeing the article.

    • laurie
      April 18, 2019 / 7:55 am

      It’s a kind colour to our mature skin I think Gail. Look forward to seeing your pink choices xx

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