AW19 Working With AW18 – The Capsule Collection


I had a quick visit to London to see family the other day and I felt so lucky that it didn’t rain. I actually spotted the sun for a while! A quick visit to my favourite park to shoot this outfit that’s working out perfectly for me. I’m absolutely over the moon with the two new AW19 items from my love label Baukjen.





As soon as I spotted the Alanah skirt I knew it would work so well paired with my Ashcroft Blazer from last year’s AW18 collection. That blazer is still available on sale btw. I know I keep banging on about it, but everything I have from this brand all works so well together.

The  Burgundy within the leopard print just mixes so well with the Burgundy blazer, plus, look at the other colours in that skirt to play with. The Alanah skirt will look great with my Safari shirt too


The Hard Working Accessory For AW19



Instead of leaving the jacket loose as I did in this post I decided to wear it closed and added the new Baukjen reversible belt that I featured in last weeks post. The black working perfectly for this outfit but I love the caramel shade on the other side that’s more in keeping with my everyday neutral style of creams and browns.

The bag is last year from Mango but I noticed there is another similar available for this AW19 they obviously just tweek it with different finishes and re-launch each year.



I’m intent on getting my price per wear out of my boots! If you’re going to wear a premium brand you’ve got to have the accessories to match right? (that’s my excuse)



Under the blazer is the Constance Top. This is an absolute dream to wear. I love the floaty puff sleeve and the colour will work again, with everything. You can really feel this is a quality top, the material is quite weighty and it drapes beautifully.



I love a high collar of any sort to cover the wrinkles of course. This is a very popular style of blouse for AW19 I’ve seen so many of them online and in the shops. It’s such a flattering style I think.



This Constance top is also available in other colours on the Baukjen site and it’s also available in the same print as the Alanah skirt too. I really like the button detailing on the back. I keep meaning to mention (I always forget)  that the Baukjen brand is available to my American readers too. The link to the site is here


A skirt with magical slimming power?



I debated on how to introduce the Alanah skirt. Sitting here for a while I said to myself, just say what came into my head at the first try on. And that is, “Oh I look super slim in this” The way the skirt is designed with the flat stitched front and the soft pleating starting lower really flattens your tummy area!

An elasticated waistline in premium jersey, this skirt doesn’t crease at all. I can vouch for that, but I’m annoyed with myself for not showing that it has pockets either side. this will look great with my Biscuit coloured jumper too. Or black if I dare to wear.


I may have stayed dry but it was godamn windy!



And a reader mentioned that I don’t smile enough? So here’s a bit of a blooper but I’m smiling!




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  1. November 3, 2019 / 6:39 am

    Hello Laurie,
    this look is stunning! I would like to wear it 1:1. The color of the blazer ist perfect for fall. Have a great Sunday!
    XO Martina from Munich

  2. October 30, 2019 / 11:16 pm

    Looks a great skirt, and outfit too. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

    • laurie
      November 3, 2019 / 10:32 am

      I love it, Stephanie. No crease factor is a huge bonus. A great outfit for travel too I found out xx

  3. October 30, 2019 / 2:45 am

    That blazer is such a beautiful color! I love the way you belted it! This is such a great look!

    • laurie
      November 3, 2019 / 10:32 am

      Thanks Laura. I love it too xx

  4. October 29, 2019 / 5:09 pm

    Lovely outfit Laurie, I love these colours together 🙂 Looks like a beautiful day too.

    Thanks so much for stopping by the linky party #TheWeeklyLinkUp

  5. October 26, 2019 / 5:51 am

    That’s a fabulous outfit. I love the burgundy jacket and the flecks of red in the skirt. The top is gorgeous too.

  6. October 25, 2019 / 10:10 pm

    Laurie, I adore this outfit. The skirt is amazing and the colors are so perfect. The burgundy blazer is spot on, too. You made me chuckle with your blooper photo and that a reader said you didn’t smile enough! I honestly never noticed, but I do always admire your photographs. Thanks for linking up with me this week.


  7. October 24, 2019 / 8:00 pm

    That’s a lovely outfit dear – making me look forward to Winter even 😉

    xx Yvonne

  8. October 23, 2019 / 9:46 am

    Absolutely gorgeous, Laurie! I love the entire outfit, and the smile at the end!! Do you not smile enough? I can always see the smile underneath in all your pics 😉
    Suzy xx

  9. October 23, 2019 / 8:12 am

    Absolutely love the berry coloured jacket. It looks fab belted with the midi skirt. Thanks for joining #WowOnWednesday Laurie.

  10. October 22, 2019 / 6:23 pm

    What a gorgeous outfit, and styled to perfection as well. I’m loving the skirt and belting that berry jacket is a stroke of genius. This could almost be a vintage outfit, and I’d wear it in a heartbeat.

  11. October 22, 2019 / 4:44 pm

    HI Laurie
    I can see why you went after this skirt! Perfect with neutral looks and here with your gorgeous burgundy blazer. I love the reversible belt! and yes, good to see you smile 🙂
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  12. October 22, 2019 / 3:08 pm

    What a beautiful smile! Very classy once again! I really like your style! And those boots are beautiful!

  13. October 21, 2019 / 6:02 pm

    These work together so well, I love that blouse and have just bought a leopard print pleated skirt. Your boots are so fabulous, I love them. Thanks for sharing and I hope you are well. Jacqui xx

  14. October 20, 2019 / 9:05 am

    Oh what a beautiful elegant outfit! The belted blazer looks so perfect on that gorgeous skirt! And those boots are the perfect ones!

  15. October 20, 2019 / 8:32 am

    Very beautiful outfit, Laurie! Love the colour combo here – and the fit of the skirt is very pretty and flattering. I finally was able to get out today and picked up a jacket that I thought would be perfect belted in a similar way to yours – thank you for the inspiration!! Hope you have a great week!
    Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

  16. October 20, 2019 / 2:18 am

    This is such a beautiful look! I’m loving everything leopard this season and the color of your blazer is so pretty!

    Jill –

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