Autumn Fashion – Too Early To Be Thinking About That Yet?


It always amazes me how brands get their seasonal collections out at the wrong times. Autumn fashion for 2019 is arriving fast in the shops already. I know this sounds like a moan but it really isn’t.

While they are making way for those new Autumn fashions we can grab the most incredible bargains when we need them most! Good for us, but wouldn’t brands fair better if they changed their clocks a little.


One item that will see me into Autumn – What I’ve been wearing



Visiting Essex so much this year my garden has turned into a jungle! Luckily I have someone come in daily to water it when I’m away but my! I have my work cut out before I leave. Packing is well underway now but I must try and pinch some time to get the garden done.

My new garden is a mere smidgen of the size of my garden and I’m quite looking forward to having something a lot less maintenance.




As soon as I spotted this Top Handle bag (there is a strap to use as cross-body) it was love! My favourite Tan colour but with the Black & Snakeskin added it’s going to feature well with my Autumn wardrobe too.

I ordered the bag straight away because I know how Top-Shop stock doesn’t hang around for long. It works perfectly with this year’s favourite Tan sandals too.



Linen is always a favourite of mine. I don’t care about the creases!




Another downer on the switch between Summer and Autumn collections is that when items go into sale they sell very quickly! I was only recently gifted this skirt from Bonmarche and it’s already sold out!I’m always so pleased with linen items that I receive from Bonmarche too. It’s really good quality




I like everything about this skirt. It’s comfortable, it has pockets and I like the colour tones in the stripes. There is a pair of culottes available in the same material available and I’m listing below their linen trousers. I have two pairs in different colours and I really think they are worth a look. All are on sale too.



What’s new – Beauty




The Superdrug Revolution Pro range was launched a while ago and it’s just had a revamp with new items and very posh packaging! I’ve been gifted this beauty bundle above and can’t wait to give it all a try. I feel a new makeup film will be coming!

The range is very well priced at a starting point of just £4.00 and the highest price is £12.00. I’ve just been browsing online and I fancy trying the Blur Stick. I really like all these Blur creams that are around and I would like to see if this stands up to my favourite from this post. If they help disguise the wrinkles well, it gets my vote! You can find all the Revolution Pro at your local Superdrug.



I actually tried this face mask today to report a little bit about it. I have filmed my thoughts, so look out on the Instagram stories for that. The pores around and on my nose seem to be getting larger and I’m hoping a good deep cleansing mask like this will help.

It goes on really smooth and dries really quickly. It smells good enough to eat and my skin really did feel deep cleaned after. My skin felt quite tight after though and I slathered on the moisturiser after.

I will report back and let you know if I get any difference in the size of my pores! I’m going to use it once a week. Also gifted from Superdrug this Pink Clay Mask. I can only find it in a sachet form here


On Film



I did a little filming while at the two exhibitions a while ago. You might like to see more by way of film. I’m slowly building my channel and I’d love you to pop over and take a look.



There’s also a film about what I’ve been wearing. I’m wearing the Bonmarche linen trousers on this actually. A lot of the items are currently on sale that are featured in this film too.


That’s it from me. Best I get back to my packing! I feel very relaxed about moving and you can guarantee soon I will be running around like a headless chicken!


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  1. September 13, 2019 / 10:54 am

    Great dress Laurie – you always look so great.
    Thanks for sharing with €pocolo

  2. September 13, 2019 / 8:36 am

    So good to read this great round-up feature Laurie. I’ve been out of the loop for a while (see my most recent blog post) but am happy to say that things will be getting back to normal now. That beauty bundle looks fab my dear and I love that long linen skirt too. Great to catch up with you and good luck with the packing!
    Anna xxx

  3. September 10, 2019 / 4:56 am

    I so want to try that face cream. You have such a classic style and I love how easy it is to take those pieces and bring them into fall!

  4. September 7, 2019 / 4:51 pm

    Your new bag is darling and so perfect for fall! That mask sounds amazing!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  5. September 5, 2019 / 10:48 pm

    It does suddenly feel quite autumnal at each ends of the day though, sadly. let’s hope there’s an warm end to the month. Thanks for joining us at #PoCoLo

  6. September 3, 2019 / 1:51 pm

    The revolution pro makeup is all so pretty! I love that palette! Great prices too! You look lovely in that skirt!

  7. September 3, 2019 / 5:59 am

    I am a big fan of linen and that skirt is fabulous!


    • laurie
      September 3, 2019 / 9:06 am

      Hi Veronica. I love it. It will be great for a good few years yet too xx

  8. September 2, 2019 / 10:02 pm

    I’m not much of a follower of fashion trends but i do love your linen skirt.
    Also, i don’t mind seeing the Autumn collections out in the shops. I’m already thinking about swapping my summer stuff for the warmer gear.

    • laurie
      September 3, 2019 / 9:08 am

      Hi Alex
      Glad you like the skirt. I just can’t bring myself to swap yet. And I hate our yoyo weather between September and October. Especially when we have been known to have mini heatwaves in October. Thanks for stopping by xx

  9. September 1, 2019 / 8:25 pm

    Lovely dress Laurie. I work in clothing now and loving all the Autumn collections that are coming in. Trouble is I have no spare money with doing up my bedroom!! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Creative Mondays. Hope to see you Tomorrow.

    • laurie
      September 3, 2019 / 9:09 am

      Oh, that’s a dangerous job to have Claire! I used to work for a brand and have no wages left at the end of the month! xx

  10. August 31, 2019 / 5:45 am

    it’s still pretty hot here but the linin skirt is gorgeous. The snakeskin bag is cool too and just the right size.

    • laurie
      September 3, 2019 / 9:10 am

      I’m envious of your weather Rebecca! I love the bag too. It’s going to work it’s way well into the autumn trends xx

  11. August 30, 2019 / 7:45 pm

    Autumn is my favourite season, but it still rankles me that the shops are already full of Autums clothes. I’m greatly admiring that little bag though. What a beauty! I know all about jungle gardens, by the way. xxx

    • laurie
      September 3, 2019 / 9:12 am

      Glad you like the bag, Ann. I love it xx

  12. Karen
    August 28, 2019 / 2:20 pm

    Lovely post and always enjoy your videos ….love how you always show clothes for all budgets. Like you I am trying to buy less but better, yet some of the cheaper things I have bought recently have been suprisingly good quality !!!
    Good luck with the packing x

    • laurie
      August 30, 2019 / 3:21 pm

      Sometimes cheaper items can be just as good quality too I think Karen. It’s just finding those little gems xx

  13. August 28, 2019 / 9:47 am

    I don’t think it is too early to be thinking of Autumn fashion, I have noticed that the early mornings are starting to feel autumnal #bloggerclubuk@_karendennis

    • laurie
      August 30, 2019 / 3:22 pm

      I agree with the nippy mornings. I do wish they would just move seasons along a bit though xx

  14. August 28, 2019 / 9:10 am

    I don’t mind seeing the autumn styles now – I tend to get a bit bored towards the end of each season and while I like snaffling a bargain, I hate it when the stores look like jumble sales with their sale merchandise. That bag is super gorgeous and the skirt looks lovely on you, very classy! Thanks for linking up at#WowOnWednesday.

    • laurie
      August 30, 2019 / 3:23 pm

      You can find some good gems in those jumble sale looks though! Thanks, Gail xx

  15. August 27, 2019 / 2:29 pm

    Ok, I think it’s official. You have the best style Laurie! Loving these looks as always!

    • laurie
      August 30, 2019 / 3:23 pm

      Aw, you are just too kind Grace! xx

  16. August 27, 2019 / 8:16 am

    I’m totally with you on this Laurie – I hate seeing Autumn clothing so early! We used to holiday with the kids at this time of the year, so would be looking for summer pieces now and finding them in the sale – good side was they were bargains, down side the sizes were naff! Thanks for sharing, love both the pieces. x Jacqui

    • laurie
      August 30, 2019 / 3:24 pm

      My thoughts exactly Jacqui. You really have to hunt through xx

  17. Mother of 3
    August 26, 2019 / 9:17 pm

    I thought it was a bit early for fall fashions too and then I woke up to some pretty chilly weather these past few days and I’m kind of wishing I had bought a few more fall outfits already. I’m sure we’ll get some warmer weather again but in the meantime I am enjoying my jeans and sweaters.

    • laurie
      August 30, 2019 / 3:25 pm

      Chilly in the mornings yes, but the days still seem pretty warm to me xx

  18. August 26, 2019 / 3:32 pm

    That skirt is amazing! No wonder you like it so much. Love the muted colors in it! Always classy!

    • laurie
      August 26, 2019 / 4:21 pm

      Oh, I love it, Mireille. This will come out for a good few summertimes yet I think xx

  19. August 26, 2019 / 11:24 am

    That linen skirt is absolutely gorgeous, Laurie! I do like to wear linen too… it’s usually so good in this heat! I used to hate wearing it because of the creases but now, like you, I couldn’t care less lol!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Suzy xx

    • laurie
      August 26, 2019 / 4:22 pm

      Thanks Suzy. It’s my favourite material to wear in high temps. The way things are going here in the Uk I’m going to stock up on some more. xx

  20. August 26, 2019 / 8:16 am

    I love the Autumn collections! But enjoying a heatwave at the moment in the Netherlands!

    • laurie
      August 26, 2019 / 4:23 pm

      We’re having the same weather I think Nancy. It’s boiling here the last few days xx

  21. Donna Walmsley
    August 26, 2019 / 7:28 am

    Oh my!! I love the rich caramel dress and that gorgeous skirt too!! You’ve styled it just right and you look cute and comfortable – total effortless chic!! Thank you for sharing – I’m soo looking forward to wearing some warmer clothes now that we are heading into spring and summer here in Australia!!
    Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏

    • laurie
      August 26, 2019 / 4:24 pm

      I love watching our styles change in the opposite seasons Donna! xx

  22. August 26, 2019 / 3:24 am

    I also like lined, Laurie, this is something about it that reminds me of summer holidays in Europe. It will go well with short boots and soft warm jumper for sure
    Have a great week

    • laurie
      August 26, 2019 / 4:24 pm

      Thanks Anna. And yes, what a good idea xx

  23. August 25, 2019 / 11:30 pm

    It is hard to keep up with the seasonal changes in the fashion world. You know how I always do a series on the Pantone colors? I’m just gearing up to take photos for the fall colors and they already have the spring colors out for next year. Yikes! That linen skirt looks very pretty. I love the colors. Your garden is lovely. I didn’t work on mine at all this year, but maybe I will get a few mums in for fall. Have a great week. – Amy

    • laurie
      August 25, 2019 / 11:42 pm

      I have a jumper waiting to be photographed Amy. But I just can’t bring myself to photograph in 30 degrees! Have a great week xx

  24. Dawn
    August 25, 2019 / 1:09 pm

    Your brown dress looks like what my Brownie Troop Leader wore when I was a kid. Brings back fond memories.

    • laurie
      August 25, 2019 / 11:42 pm

      Haha! I am the old wise owl Dawn! xx

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