I’m Just A Girl Who Likes Clothes – Weekly Edit

 

Well, it’s the 6th of July as I write this. A bit late for an end of month post! But Sometimes this little blog takes me places and I get to do different things. This past month has certainly been busy in that respect.

 

Let’s start with the clothes that I’ve been wearing

 

I'm just a girl who likes clothes. Sometimes this little blog takes me places and I get to do different things. This past month has certainly been a little different!

 

At last, the weather warmed up. We’ve had some glorious days. This floral print dress is really lightweight and easy to wear. A button through dress that’s not fitted with a wide gathered hem. I love this new on-trend floral design. So many brands have a floral design like this in their collection. Very similar to the Dior Toile De Jouy print.

The white mules have been worn several times. These mix with anything in my wardrobe. I find them to be a good deceiver when I’m wearing white jeans too. They make my legs look longer!

 

 

I'm just a girl who likes clothes. Sometimes this little blog takes me places and I get to do different things. This past month has certainly been a little different!

 

The pink Linen shirt has been a favourite. Who cares about the creases? It’s just so comfortable and casual.  Pink has been very much a go-to colour for me this year so far.

I paired the shirt with floral straight legged trousers. You can wear so many colours on your top half with these trousers. I’ve paired them with cream, pink, green and lemon.

I bought the Geox sandals on sale last year. They have their own technology that goes into making their shoes very comfortable and after having a couple of pairs I can vouch for that. Their summer sale has started too, just click on the box below to go there.

 

 

I'm just a girl who likes clothes. Sometimes this little blog takes me places and I get to do different things. This past month has certainly been a little different!

 

An evening event on a very warm and muggy night, I decided to go smart casual with the satin pink top and jeans. I’ve worn this top a lot and Looking at Marks and Spencer online I don’t think it’s available now but I did find something very similar. I find tops like this work perfectly day or night, plus I like the high neckline.

The bag I have loved, there’s that popular floral print again! It works well with all the pink items I’ve collected. I just realised that the trousers in the last photo are a similar print too. I’m obviously drawn in!

 

 

An evening with Trinny

 

 

I had the pleasure of going to the launch party for Trinny Woodall’s new premises “Trinnys HQ” I enjoyed browsing all the new products, there are so many different shades of everything now, something to suit everyone. It’s amazing how fast the Trinny London brand has rocketed to one of the top selling makeup brands.

 

 

Trinny’s BFF is still my “Best Forever Friend” I wear this base/foundation on a daily basis and love it. You can read my post about it here. Worn on its own or like I do mix it with my foundation it makes my skin look the best it’s looked for ages and I like the high SPF content.

 

 

I always like someone showing me ways t0 wear eye make up. I really like the new shades used but I always revert back to my natural colour palettes. I only tend to wear dark colour on my eyes on a night out.

 

A day trip into the Kings Road

 

there's been lots going on that I want to share with you, so better late than never! As the title says I'm just a girl who likes clothes.

 

I just had to take a quick snap of this Gallery window. I had a browse inside actually and it was really lovely. There are some really good prints and artwork. You can have a little browse here to see inside. They have some good events coming up too.

I wore clothes that were smart yet comfortable for my trip into the king’s road. My timeless Baukjen Blazer is working hard for me. You can’t beat a classic blazer to create a smart look I think.

 

My first time at Peggy Porschen’s

 

 

I live in London yet I’ve not visited Peggy Porschen’s before! I was invited for tea with the lovely Pr ladies from Marks And Spencer for the afternoon to chat about what they have coming into store, clothes and beauty.

I left with some of the items from the beauty box that’s currently available. £120.00 worth of beauty for a mere £15.00 when you spend £40.00 or more. I’m really enjoying the Rosie illuminator that’s included. You can find the beauty box here

 

I'm just a girl who likes clothes. Sometimes this little blog takes me places and I get to do different things. This past month has certainly been a little different!

 

Peggy Porschen’s is really a very pretty, floral place. I enjoyed browsing all the stunning looking cakes and enjoyed having a browse around. I did a little bit of filming there, so there’s more to be seen on my Youtube channel.

 

Another gallery opening

 

 

Quite a while back I was invited on a photo shoot at the V&A in London to be included in an exhibition by Rachel Vogeleisen A portraits photographer. Rachel has been working a long time on this exhibition about women in their 50’s and reinventing themselves.

Rachel contacted me to chat about me, a woman in her 50’s that decided to start blogging. There are a few women showcased in this exhibition that I already know. Tricia who created Look Fabulous Forever who has done remarkably well designing and creating make up for women in their mature stage of life. I feel honoured to have been asked to take part in this exhibition. It feels strange to know I’m on a gallery wall!

 

Telegraph feature

You may remember a while back about my interview with the Telegraph? I’m leaving the short film below for you. You can tell that I’m the Essex girl living in London in the film! My Essex drawl used to worry me lots but I’ve learned to shrug it off. I am who I am.

The cover photo is bloody awful!

 

 

I remember the day well. Sitting in huge gardens and it blowing a gale! They wanted to film at home but I was staying with friends in Essex at the time because one of the grandchildren was unwell.

I remember thinking about what clothes to wear for the shoot, and after all that worry you barely get to see that anyway. I’m not overly happy with the film but I’m very grateful for the coverage.

As I said, I’m just a girl who loves clothes and started this blog as a little hobby. What’s age got to do with it? Just browsing through this post I have to think “how did I get here”?! Galleries, and being filmed etc. Who’d have thought? One of the best things about blogging for me has been the new friends I’ve made and the places it’s taken me.

There’s not enough of us over 50 bloggers out there, and if I can do it then anyone can! If you have any questions or are thinking about blogging please send me a message and I will help any way that I can.

 

One skincare review finishes and another starts

 

Prai skincare review

 

You may have seen my review on the Espa skincare last week? I was delighted to be invited to trial the Prai skincare range. I’ve heard a lot about this range and the rumours are very good. Aimed at helping the eye, throat and bust area, if you’re a regular reader here you will already know how I hate my neck. I hope this is the miracle product that I need!

I’ve already tried the Ageless Lip Line Filler and was wowed! I will be filming for stories on Instagram how this works, so do look out for that. You can find the Prai range in Marks And Spencers here. The price point is very good and I’m looking forward to trying this range.

 

Other beauty news

 

Look Fabulous Forever Launches New Items

 

One of my favourite make up brands has launched a new eye make up remover formulated for our older skin that will condition lashes while removing your eye make up. I’m looking forward to trying this along with the new eye shades I’ve been sent to try.

I like neutral shades and I already know that the Taupe and the pink colour will be my favourites. One thing I like about the Look Fabulous Forever Eye shadows is that they are completely matt and this helps disguise crepey eyes.

I have a discount offer of 15% for my readers. I will leave the code below for you. If you want to take a look at the Look Fabulous Forever range.

Code: Vanity15
Offer: 15% next order
T&Cs: Excludes collections, gift vouchers, Tricia’s book, makeovers
Available online only – 1st to 31st July 2019

So my June was a busy month! Just before I go, I’m leaving a link to my ladies day at Royal Ascot, another highlight of June. Just listen to the excited Essex girl! Haha!

 

 

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50 Comments

  1. July 18, 2019 / 10:53 pm

    I wish I was more of a jacket person, they really do smarten an outfit. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

    • laurie
      Author
      July 20, 2019 / 7:45 am

      A jacket transcends an outfit in seconds I think Stephanie. xx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 18, 2019 / 1:18 am

      Hi! It was an unusually busy month! xx

  2. July 17, 2019 / 8:02 am

    The blue floral midi dress looks so cute. I checked the next.sg online shop if I could still buy it, but it is already sold in my size. Pity. I watched your interview for the Telegraph. How amazing! Love it.

    Anna

    • laurie
      Author
      July 18, 2019 / 1:31 am

      Thanks Anna! Do keep a check online because they re-stock xx

  3. July 16, 2019 / 7:50 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. While I never think about being a girl that loves clothes, that is me. At 77 I can dress in blue jeans or in summer white and still feel great about myself. I love beautiful clothes and think that I often buy them just so I can look at them in my closet. 🙂 Have a wonderful day. Found you on Women of Midlife.

    b+ (Barbara Torris)

    ps: I do need to pay closer attention to my Instagram account…it is looking pretty sad.

    • laurie
      Author
      July 20, 2019 / 7:46 am

      Hi Barbara! Nice to E meet you! I’m so glad you enjoyed finding me. I hope you enjoy watching my journey of midlife xx

  4. July 15, 2019 / 5:49 pm

    Adorable outfits. I like the blush top with bootcut jeans and blue printed dress + white accessories. Both are feminine and classy.

    Please link up this post on What I Wore Sunday at disisd.com and share your style to my readers. 🙂

    • laurie
      Author
      July 20, 2019 / 7:48 am

      Hi Sarah. I will pop by at some point. Thanks for the invite xx

  5. July 15, 2019 / 4:27 pm

    Love your outfits, Laurie. You dress is beautiful. Oh wow, you look like you have had a busy and exciting time. Thanks for sharing at the Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop.

    • laurie
      Author
      July 20, 2019 / 7:49 am

      Thanks Claire. Super busy, I’m only just starting to catch up xx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 20, 2019 / 7:50 am

      Thanks so much Tamar. Good to see you here xx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 20, 2019 / 7:51 am

      Thanks so much Karen. And thank you for always supporting my little blog xx

  6. July 12, 2019 / 6:15 pm

    The dress in the first picture is gorgeous and what a lovely looking cafe X #pocolo

    • laurie
      Author
      July 15, 2019 / 12:22 am

      Hi Sam. Thank you. The dress is perfect for the warm weather, not restrictive and super lightweight xx

  7. July 12, 2019 / 12:14 pm

    What a busy month! Peggy Porschen looks amazing! I picked up the M&S beauty box last week – I don’t think it’s as good value as previous ones but still definitely worth buying for £15. I love your blue and white Summer dress, and the pink M&S blouse is fabulous – I love big sleeves. Congrats on the Telegraph feature!

    Emma xxx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 15, 2019 / 12:24 am

      Thanks, Emma. Flying the flag for us old gals! xx

  8. July 12, 2019 / 3:06 am

    Goodness! You have been busy, but all fun, fun, fun stuff! That blue/white dress is so pretty on you! I’m jealous of the tea time at Peggy Porschen! How lovely! 🙂 I guess with you being in London, you get a lot of fun tea times! 🙂

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • laurie
      Author
      July 15, 2019 / 12:25 am

      Thanks Carrie. No, not nearly as much fancy tea times as I would like! I’m slowly working my way through a list xx

  9. July 11, 2019 / 10:07 pm

    Loving the neutrals and light colours. And those H&M trousers. And the films. And your glam life with all those invites ! Oh, so many Ands!
    Hugs, have a fab weekend, Mary x.
    thepoutingpensioner.blogspot.com

    • laurie
      Author
      July 15, 2019 / 12:27 am

      Oh Mary! An unusual month for me! It’s not glam all the time you know! And I’m quite pleased because I would never keep up! xx

  10. July 10, 2019 / 6:50 pm

    So much loveliness to choose from, Laurie! I especially love the blue and white floral dress, which I’m sure is the perfect Summer dress. The pink satin blouse worn with jeans is a gorgeous combo too! Oh, and I do agree with the others that you’re the most fabulous “instagran” in that video! Well done, fabulous you! xxx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 15, 2019 / 12:29 am

      Thanks so much Ann. I really do wonder how ? xx

  11. jodie filogomo
    July 10, 2019 / 3:48 pm

    How wonderful to be featured on Telegraph…congrats!! I think it’s wonderful when normal, older women get some attention!!
    You have such fabulous style Laurie!!
    XOXO
    Jodie

    • laurie
      Author
      July 15, 2019 / 12:30 am

      Thanks so much Jodie. If only there were more of us over 50’s blogging in the UK. xx

  12. July 10, 2019 / 10:13 am

    I love the ‘instagrans’ video, Laurie! I think you look and sound fab! Your accent is just you and I love that about you <3
    I had been noticing that my neck was starting to look a little wrinkly and so a friend of mine gave me a sample of Prai a few months ago. I was amazed at how well it worked! I need to get some more because it ran out pretty quickly lol.
    Hugs
    Suzy xxx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 15, 2019 / 12:31 am

      Good to hear that about the Prai brand Suzy. As I said, I’ve heard nothing but good about this brand xx

  13. July 10, 2019 / 8:51 am

    The Peggy Porschen cafe looks gorgeous, no wonder it’s featured on Instagram so often! I shouldn’t worry about the Essex accent – I have a Devon accent even though I haven’t lived there since the early 80s! It used to bother me but now I just think it’s one of my quirks. Thanks for joining #WowOnWednesday!

    • laurie
      Author
      July 15, 2019 / 12:32 am

      Reassuring words Gail! I’m coming to terms with the fact that people will have to take me or leave me! I really want to get into the filming and you have to talk on there! xx

  14. July 9, 2019 / 9:32 pm

    How busy has your month been! Nice to read about what you’ve been doing. good to see you found the F & F dress in Next, alas I returned it as it just didn’t look right on me. Thanks for sharing Laurie. x Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • laurie
      Author
      July 15, 2019 / 12:34 am

      I’m surprised, Jacqui. I would have thought you would love it. Yes, super busy, and it’s all just calming down now. I need a rest! xx

  15. July 9, 2019 / 6:46 pm

    Your blue print dress is just gorgeous! Looks like you’ve been busy!

  16. July 9, 2019 / 6:38 pm

    I seriously love that blue dress! You look amazing and it sounds like you’ve been busy!

    • laurie
      Author
      July 15, 2019 / 12:36 am

      Thanks Ruth. It’s been a whirlwind month alright xx

  17. July 9, 2019 / 1:05 pm

    Such a great post Laurie! Loved all the outfits and especially love the video about Instagram. Wow you were amazing!

    Have a great week.

    Gemma x

    • laurie
      Author
      July 15, 2019 / 12:38 am

      Thanks so much Gemma. I was dreading what that film was going to turn out like! xx

  18. July 9, 2019 / 7:29 am

    Hi Laurie,

    I haven’t been able to stop by for ages. Sorry about that! You still look amazing and I live your tips on clothes and make up. I particularly love the blue floral dress at the beginning of this post.
    Congratulations on all your success. Keep posting
    #dreamteam

    • laurie
      Author
      July 15, 2019 / 12:39 am

      Hi Sophie. It’s lovely to hear from you again. Thanks for the encouraging words. Believe it or not, I need encouragement often xx

  19. July 8, 2019 / 10:50 pm

    Well havent you had the best month, looked amazing! You look fabulous in whatever you wear, you know I think that as I always tell you. I only wish I could wear clothes as stylish as you make everything look! Being a fellow Essex girl, I totally get how you feel. I always think I sound so blooming common, but we are what we are doll, no heirs and graces with us haha!

  20. Pamela
    July 8, 2019 / 2:32 pm

    Hi Laurie,
    You look fabulous, and I must say you look very worthy of being in the Royal box at Wimbledon in that pretty blue summery dress, give Kate and Meghan a run for their money for sure,
    You dress so appropriate for your petite height, I too am 5ft 2 but 9st 10lbs, I want to get to 9st which is a nice weight for me. Any dietary tips Laurie as I remember you are 9st? I am 65 and too much weight loss can make an older women look scrawny, you look just right.
    Keep up the blog/vlog it’s great.
    Love Pamela from Wales UK x

  21. Mother of 3
    July 8, 2019 / 12:41 pm

    What a fabulous month! You have some really beautiful outfits too.

  22. July 8, 2019 / 6:22 am

    Oh Laurie, what a wonderful post! I’m so happy for you. What a great time you’re having and you are indeed one of the forerunners of women forging the way for our generation today. These are exciting times and I’m so proud of you and all that you’re achieving. Hurrah for you darling xxx

  23. Anonymous
    July 8, 2019 / 12:53 am

    All of your outfits were adorable and you seem to have a great eye for the colours and shapes to show yourself off to best effect! I couldn’t seem to find those instagrammers but they certainly nail my thoughts on ageing, fashion and social media. You always sound great, Laurie and I love your warmth and authenticity!! As always, thank you for sharing, Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏 donnadoesdresses.com

  24. July 8, 2019 / 12:15 am

    You look gorgeous in whatever you wear!! Congratulations on all the great experiences you are enjoying as a blogger!

  25. July 7, 2019 / 10:11 pm

    I agree withNancy you look natural and beautiful not (funky or quirky ) I want to be like you when I grow up! Xxxx

  26. July 7, 2019 / 8:55 pm

    Oh come on Laurie, don’t be so hard on yourself! You’re the most beautiful gran in that video! You had a very interesting month! Fabulous.

  27. July 7, 2019 / 8:14 pm

    What fun. So many goodies. I loved the video because I discovered other women of a certain age to follow on Instagram. We women need to stick together and support one another. I must look into Trinny’s site and see her goodies. I’ll also go back and watch some of your YouTube videos. It’s nice getting to know you. I didn’t know there was an Essex accent. I’m from the USA. So of course I wouldn’t know. But I do love your Royals and love Brits!

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