I Can Do Colour Too! – A Blogversary

 

I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for five years! So here’s a colourful outfit for you today. A rarity for me.

I was chatting with my daughter Sara about this the other day. I did say that I don’t know how much longer I will blog for. Who wants to see someone nearing there sixties prancing about in fashions?

But we came to the conclusion that my readers will be growing older with me. Time moves for us all. And I’d love to grow older with you lovely lot. My statistics will tell I guess!

 

Colour – A very unlike me outfit

 

 

I’m a neutrals girl at heart but every now and then I crave colour. I normally go for a block of bright colour but this floral patterned shirt screamed at me on the Hawes Curtis website. One of my favourite brands for women (and men) shirts.

 

 

I initially chose the shirt (gifted)  to wear with jeans and I would probably go with white but I paired my last Hawes Curtis shirt post with jeans and I wanted to switch it up a bit. The beauty of the shirts is that they are great for work, but they work just as well worn casual.

And being as it’s my blogversary I decided to wear a pair of trousers that I wore for one of my very first blogposts. These trousers were from Next and I love the colour.I found some near-identical trousers from Marks And Spencer that I’ve listed in the “shop the look” below for you.

 

 

This is a fitted shirt with stretch added to the material. The sleeves are long with a smart stiff cuff but it’s way to warm to wear them down, so I folded them. I also like the larger collar on this shirt. It has a seventies vibe to it.

One of the things I like about the Hawes Curtis brand is that they have the most unusual patterns. You will always find something different. Shirts are very reasonable too, starting at £17.99

 

 

Celebrating my fifth year I treated myself!

 

 

I have long been a huge fan of the Monica Vinader brand. It’s pricey for accessories but the designs are so beautiful.

I waited for the sale, signed up to emails for an added extra 10% off and hit the buy button. I felt guilty for the first half-hour but then thought about how hard I’ve worked on this little blog. I deserve it.

 

 

It’s a friendship style bracelet. Gold colour vermeil on silver and the toggle is embedded with diamond chips. I love it! I was tempted to have the date of my first published post engraved on it. They provide free engraving, but I decided not to.

I’m really happy with the quality and I hope to collect more from the Monica Vinader brand. The rings are beautiful and I love the new Alta Capture range. Very cleverly thought out. I know what to add to my birthday and Christmas list now!

 

 

So. I’m a happy bunny. I made it to five years. The time has absolutely flown by and  I still have a lot to learn, I don’t think you ever stop learning new things blog-wise. I’m amazed at the opportunities that I’ve had, the different things I’ve done.

And most of all, the fact that my little blog actually gets read! I want to say the hugest of thank you’s to my readers. I wouldn’t be carrying on if it weren’t for you.

 

 

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74 Comments

  1. August 19, 2019 / 9:44 am

    Colour really suits you Laurie! I love a splash of colour too.
    Thanks for sharing with #pocolo

  2. August 11, 2019 / 9:29 pm

    Five amazing years Laurie, and look at all of these wonderful readers applauding you! Well done sweetie for this wonderful achievement. You’re not just a successful blogger, but you’re a great ambassador for women of our age and what they can do if they set their mind to it. Bravo xxx

    • laurie
      Author
      August 12, 2019 / 3:09 am

      Thanks so much Anna. This post has made me feel so humble! It’s not all about the money, clothes etc but comments from readers like this are the real deal. Approval and encouragement is the cherry on the top xx

  3. August 11, 2019 / 5:38 pm

    I love this outfit Laurie, bright and beautiful 🙂 Such great colours on you. Thanks for sharing at The Summer Holiday Link Up 🙂

    • laurie
      Author
      August 12, 2019 / 3:09 am

      Thanks Claire xx

  4. August 7, 2019 / 4:29 am

    Beautiful outfit, I love the pretty colors! Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothetsLinkParty

    • laurie
      Author
      August 12, 2019 / 3:10 am

      Thank you xx

  5. Lori Hill
    August 7, 2019 / 4:27 am

    Beautiful outfit, love the pretty colors! Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

  6. August 4, 2019 / 2:35 am

    Happy Blogversary! I’ve had the same discussion about when I’ll close up my blog, but – like you said – my readers are aging with me so…. I love the pattern on that shirt. It’s so happy and that larger collar is everything.

    • laurie
      Author
      August 12, 2019 / 3:11 am

      Hi Danel. Yes, the collar has a real seventies vibe! xx

  7. August 2, 2019 / 6:17 pm

    Happy blog anniversary. You will always be younger than me and yes your readers will grow older with you. I do love the outfit. You should wear bright colours more.

    • laurie
      Author
      August 12, 2019 / 3:11 am

      Thanks Anne. I’m taking note! xx

  8. August 2, 2019 / 5:15 am

    Happy Anniversary, Laurie. I like to see you in colors. It suits you. But I know that you prefer more neutrals. It is good to break the routine sometimes. o)

    Anna

    • laurie
      Author
      August 12, 2019 / 3:13 am

      Yes, I agree with you Anna. xx

  9. August 2, 2019 / 2:22 am

    Happy 5th year!! We’re glad to have found you in this big blogosphere!! The outfit is nice and summery!! xo

  10. July 31, 2019 / 1:58 pm

    Happy blogaversary! you look lovely in these fun colors and the bracelet you gifted yourself is lovely too. Hugs!

  11. July 30, 2019 / 11:27 pm

    Happy 5 years! That is fantastic! You have done so much with your blog and opportunities!

    • laurie
      Author
      August 12, 2019 / 3:14 am

      Thanks so much Laura xx

  12. July 30, 2019 / 6:29 pm

    Gorgeous color on you. Happy blogversay. I hadn’t heard of the Monica Vinader line of jewelry; such cute pieces.

    • laurie
      Author
      August 12, 2019 / 3:15 am

      Hi Pamela. I’m totally hooked on the Monica Vinader brand. It’s pricey but oh so gorgeous! xx

  13. July 30, 2019 / 5:13 pm

    I love wearing colour, it always lifts my mood. Brights look lovely on you, Laurie! Congratulations on 5 years of blogging! I’m celebrating the 17th anniversary of my website/blog in October – I hope you will enjoy blogging for at least as long as I have!

    • laurie
      Author
      August 12, 2019 / 3:17 am

      Hi April. That’s amazing! 17 years must have been around abouts when it all began. I bet you have seen some changes in that time. I will be well into my seventies in seventeen years time but who knows? xx

  14. July 30, 2019 / 10:21 am

    I do like a splash of colour in summer, it makes life feel sunny even when it rains! Lovely outfit. #DreamTeam

  15. July 27, 2019 / 11:29 pm

    I love this colorful outfit! So pretty!

    • laurie
      Author
      July 29, 2019 / 3:12 pm

      Thanks, Amy xx

  16. July 27, 2019 / 3:47 pm

    Sorry it took me a while to comment, but better late than never I guess. First of all, happy blogiversary! 5 years, what an achievement, although it feels to me that you have been blogging for much longer than that. Not surprisingly, I love your colourful outfit. That blouse would be so me, and how cute are those pink trousers. Nearing 60 (same here!) doesn’t mean you cannot be fashionable, as your many followers will keep on proving! xxx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 29, 2019 / 3:13 pm

      Thanks, Ann. Your kind support is what spurns me on! xx

  17. July 27, 2019 / 1:13 pm

    Look at You!!! So colourful. I love this outfit. Which you could guess having seen my last outdit. Oh if we were to walk into a pub, you dressed like this and me with my lemon trousers, we would get noticed haha. What a blast of colour would walk in.
    Just kidding. I think we have better impact if we are the only one dressed like this. Right?
    Happy blog anniversary. You have years to go. I started blogging when I was 58 and I am 65 now. I don’t think of stopping. There is an audience for everyone.
    Greetje

    • laurie
      Author
      July 29, 2019 / 3:21 pm

      Thanks so much, Greetje. I loved your colourful outfit, and yes, we would certainly get noticed! xx

  18. July 27, 2019 / 11:02 am

    Hi Laurie,

    I started my blog at the age of 63, and there are plenty of women out there who are interested in what we have to say in our 60’s…and wear…so I would keep the momentum going. You have a wonderful, unique style. We all do. That’s what makes blogging so interesting. Congrats on 5 years!

    • laurie
      Author
      July 29, 2019 / 3:22 pm

      Hi Candi. Thanks for stopping by with good encouragement xx

  19. July 27, 2019 / 7:19 am

    Your post reached so many women facing similar dilemma, blog or not to blog as we are getting older. You gave us all a perfect answer, Laurie, the show must go on. I love that you stepped away from your usual neutral palette and went for the bright print, you look fabulous in this outfit. Happy blogversary!!!

    • laurie
      Author
      July 29, 2019 / 3:24 pm

      Thanks Anna. And yes, it seems the show must go on like you say. I’m feeling really happy and more confident now after these comments xx

  20. July 26, 2019 / 8:01 pm

    Like you, I’m just starting to wear color and am loving it. I turned 70 this summer and my readers are growing old with me and having the same problems and concerns, so don’t let age be the deciding factor on how long you blog… about anything! Brenda

    • laurie
      Author
      July 29, 2019 / 3:26 pm

      Thanks so much, Brenda. The jury’s out I think about the ageing. xx

  21. Mother of 3
    July 26, 2019 / 7:11 pm

    Happy anniversary! I love these bright and bolder colors for summer.

    • laurie
      Author
      July 29, 2019 / 3:27 pm

      Thanks so much! Thanks for stopping by xx

  22. jodie filogomo
    July 26, 2019 / 5:35 pm

    Happy anniversary Laurie. I just adore you in color (of course, I’m biased because I just love color)!!
    I think we all need to see older women prancing around. Heck, my mom’s still doing it. So I hope you don’t think about stopping!!
    XOXO
    Jodie

    • laurie
      Author
      July 29, 2019 / 3:29 pm

      Good point Jodie. The evidence here is clearly stating that my older age makes no difference. I get a blip sometimes and feel so un-confident xx

  23. July 26, 2019 / 5:48 am

    Even as you are more into neutrals colors, it was nice to see more colors on you. Thank you for sharing this look with My Red Carpet.

    Anna

    • laurie
      Author
      July 29, 2019 / 3:31 pm

      Thanks Anna xx

  24. July 26, 2019 / 1:48 am

    Ah keep blogging! People of all ages should be able to go online and find someone their own age sharing their outfits. I don’t think age matters! I hope I’ll be blogging through all my decades!

    • laurie
      Author
      July 29, 2019 / 3:31 pm

      Great encouragement Ruth. Thank you xx

  25. July 26, 2019 / 1:32 am

    Happy Blogversary! You have a wonderful blog so don’t ever stop! This colorful look is so pretty on you!

    • laurie
      Author
      July 29, 2019 / 3:32 pm

      Hi Jill. That’s so lovely of you to say that. xx

  26. July 25, 2019 / 9:48 pm

    Congratulations, Laurie! You definitely need to keep it up, because we all love to see what you are up to. This outfit is fabulous and I do love color. Those shirts are so pretty with all their different patterns! Hope you are having a great day. – Amy

    • laurie
      Author
      July 29, 2019 / 3:33 pm

      Thanks Amy. That’s an interesting comment too. I often wonder if I should share more about my life rather than just fashion and beauty sometimes. xx

  27. July 25, 2019 / 8:55 pm

    Happy Blog Anniversary! I love this colorful outfit on you! I tend to go with more neutrals, too, but I will surprise others with a colorful outfit occasionally! 🙂 I say go for it… there are actually a lot of bloggers in their 60’s!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • laurie
      Author
      July 29, 2019 / 3:34 pm

      Thanks Carrie. Yes, there are on your side of the pond I know. Encouraging I guess xx

  28. July 25, 2019 / 10:22 am

    I love this outfit on you. Yes you can wear colour and happy blogversary to you. And yes you need to continue when you reach your 60s. I will be 63 this year and I am still at it…

    • laurie
      Author
      July 25, 2019 / 5:10 pm

      Hi Hilda! Thank you! And yes, you’re doing very well at it too xx

  29. July 24, 2019 / 8:00 pm

    Forgive me if I’ve already sent a comment Laurie. These trousers are wonderful and bright, it seems really odd to see you in colour, but you really suit it. Hope to see more of it as well as your ageless classical neutral shades. Happy fifth birthday to you! Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • laurie
      Author
      July 25, 2019 / 8:51 pm

      Thanks Jacqui. xx

  30. July 24, 2019 / 5:19 pm

    Love the shirt Laurie and happy Blogging for the next five years!
    Ash x

    • laurie
      Author
      July 25, 2019 / 8:51 pm

      I wonder what I will look like in five years! Thank you Ashley xx

  31. July 24, 2019 / 1:06 pm

    Congratulations Laurie. I love the outfit… the colours really suit you!

    Gemma x

    • laurie
      Author
      July 25, 2019 / 8:51 pm

      Thanks Gemma xx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 25, 2019 / 8:53 pm

      Thanks so much, Karen. I think loud colour attracts attention and I’m pretty shy xx

  32. Angela Thompsoon
    July 24, 2019 / 9:21 am

    Happy anniversary… I only found your blog a few months ago but I love it don’t stop…love the summer vibe in your colourful outfit. Angela xx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 25, 2019 / 8:54 pm

      Hi Angela. That’s so lovely to hear. Thank you so much xx

  33. July 24, 2019 / 8:43 am

    It’s good to see you in bright colours although your signature neutrals suit you so well Laurie. The trousers are really fab! Congrats on your fifth anniversary. You deserve that bracelet and very pretty it is too – love Monica Vinader.

    • laurie
      Author
      July 25, 2019 / 8:55 pm

      Thanks Gail. I’m hooked on this brand! I hope to try more. I have a long wishlist! xx

  34. July 23, 2019 / 11:05 pm

    I love to wear colour and I think you look soo gorgeous in it!! Happy Blogversary and please keep going as you were the inspiration for me to write and I’m approaching sixty but still like the idea of style, glamour and fun with fashion and beauty!! Thank you for sharing a different look and enjoy the rest of your week!! Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏 donnadoesdresses.com

    • laurie
      Author
      July 25, 2019 / 8:56 pm

      Really Donna? Did I inspire you to write? That makes me really happy xx

  35. July 23, 2019 / 10:32 pm

    Laurie, you really should wear colours more. I love those trousers and shirt, they really suit you. The photographs are gorgeous. Happy blog anniversary. Your blog and you are so inspiring to me, being fairly new to this. I still have so much to learn, especially the IT which I find mind boggling.
    Alison
    xx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 25, 2019 / 8:58 pm

      Thanks so much Alison. And like I’ve said before, please remember what I said. I’m here for you. Always willing to help. Just inbox me xx

  36. July 23, 2019 / 9:11 pm

    Happy blogversary! That shirt is a perfect color for you! Very pretty and keep on blogging!

    • laurie
      Author
      July 25, 2019 / 8:58 pm

      Thanks so much Mireille xx

  37. July 23, 2019 / 8:07 pm

    Happy blog anniversary! Thinking of stopping??? What were you thinking!

    Those prints are very very nice, and lovely colors too. And those colored trousers look fantastic on you. I also love the bracelets of that new line.

    • laurie
      Author
      July 25, 2019 / 9:00 pm

      Thanks Nancy. The bracelets from the new collection are great aren’t they? xx

  38. July 23, 2019 / 7:41 pm

    OMG Laurie, you look freaking gorgeous in all that colour!!! Who’da thought you could wear so much colour and still look as amazing as you do in neutrals?? You really need to wear colour more often!! And please DO NOT talk about giving up blogging because we ALL love you and want to read your posts and see your photos until you’re ninety!! You’re such an inspiration so keep it up!!
    Huge hugs, and a very happy blogaversary,
    Suzy xxx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 25, 2019 / 9:02 pm

      Oh Suzy! Thank you so much for this lovely comment. This is what I need to spur me on. Much appreciated xx

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