Fashion, Interiors And Beauty. A weekly Edit

I felt like I had a slow start to the year but January seems to have flown by. It was nice to have a rest from builders but now it’s full steam ahead again. As far as interiors go, our bedroom I think has and will be the hardest room of the renovation. The room has been very problematic, to say the least.

Other than that, what with our dreary January weather I’m sharing some bits and pieces that have brightened my days throughout January.

What I’ve been wearing

Cosy jumpers, outfits in my favourite neutral tones. I was really pleased with the super-soft leather courts gifted from Sargasso And Grey. Makers of wide fitting shoes.

I’ve given up cleaning the plant pots by the way! As fast as you wipe them down and it rains they just get splattered again.

I have small feet but they are nearly as wide as they are long! I knew as soon as my eyes clapped on these and I felt how lovely they were on that these are going to be one of those pairs of shoes that you want to wear on a daily basis. We all have our daily regular comfortable favourites don’t we!

Accessories maketh the outfit. It’s just a plain polo neck jumper and jeans but add the right accessories to make it a little more interesting. I wear my Baukjen belt so much, the tan shopper is a good few years old now. It’s not leather and I’m surprised at how well it’s stood up to my daily batterings.

I’ve added my Nordgreen watch with the interchangeable strap in Tan to tie the look together.

The best every day easy to wear trouser

More cosy jumpers! I’ve worn this a lot but it’s never made an appearance on the blog before. It’s the trousers I want to shout about! These are the Roman Originals stretch slim trousers. The first appearance on the blog a few weeks back here with that lovely black and white coat.

A basic essential for the wardrobe. I’ve spoken about these trousers on the blog before. I’m gradually collecting these in different colours. So easy to wear and great value for money. Like a smart legging/jegging I would say and worth having a look at. No zips fasteners or pockets, just a smooth line pair of trousers.

Can we just have a moment for the boots? I’m going to say bargain of the year even though it’s only January! But these were such a good buy I think it’s going to be hard to beat.

The softest leather, perfect height heel for a mere £25.00. I’m already wishing I bought a reserve pair but my size is already sold out. These boots are on the Peacocks website originally £35.00 but now reduced to £25.00. You could easily pair £80.00 plus from any high street store and I love them.

My days are filled with easy to wear cosy jumpers and easy comfortable trousers. I count the minutes each day that it gets light in the mornings and when the night time comes. I can’t wait to wear lighter clothing and not need a coat!

Room two is well underway I spend hours on Pinterest looking at interiors!

2. Amazon Basics Bedding
Feels like silk! Amazing quality
3. Selby Wall Light
I love these wall lights from Laura Ashley. They’re a great price on sale too
4. Chest Of Drawers
Bargain hunting. There are still some good sales out there. I was surprised at the price of this for M&S

Our bedroom is nearly finally finished. It seems to have taken forever. Having to wait thirteen weeks for wardrobes didn’t help. I’m just finishing off the little interior details and I look forward to sharing with you. It’s actually very similar to the last room that we did. You can see that here.

One thing I was surprised about was the bedding I bought from Amazon pictured above. My daughter Sara recommended it to me, it’s just the basics range but there’s nothing basic about it. Cheap as chips and it feels beautiful.

I’m currently hunting items for the bathroom and you can easily loose a couple of hours on Pinterest. I find it hard making decisions too. Knowing that choices made have to last so many years.

New beauty items to try

I have recently been gifted some items from a new makeup brand (new to me. Have you heard of it?

Real Her is the name and I’ve not had a proper play with it yet but look at the packaging. Very Insta worthy! I love the lipstick packageing in the rose gold. I’ve tried the lipstick and the liner. I love nude shades. If you follow me on YouTube I’m sure you will see a rundown of my thoughts on the brand there.

I’m a huge fan of Caudalie. Their Exfoliator is the best I’ve come across, it works perfectly for me and leaves my skin feeling great. My daily perfume is the Desvignes nourishing hair and body oil.

I can remember my first smell of this oil and it was love from day one. I always get complimented on the scent too. I rub this on my neck, so I smell good plus it’s like a little neck moisturiser though the day.

I wish you could smell it too! It’s hard to describe perfumes by just writing about them I think. I’m tempted to buy all the travel minis. A box of four items for £15.00 will be handy for my nights over in London.

I’m into week two of using the Resveratatrol face lifting cream. I’ve not noticed any lifting as of yet but my skin feels really good in the mornings. You can tell when creams doing something can’t you? It feels really nourished in the mornings. Caudalie has a secret patent ingredient

” An exclusive anti-wrinkle patent: Our Vine Resveratrol has been combined with Micro Hyaluronic Acid to increase the natural Hyaluronic Acid production of the skin’s cells”

Back on film

It was my resolution to get my YouTube chanel under way this year. Failing miserably due to all the work on the house still being done. I have managed to get a couple of films out though. I hope you will pop over for a look. I would love that.

And if you want to see me at my utmost worst take a look at the Room Renovation. When I was editing I had to literally shut my eyes when I published! But it’s real and proves that we can’t look our best all of the time. It’s real life.

That’s it from me. Some sad news to tell. I’m at a double funeral today. It’s true that you can die from a broken heart.

My aunt broke her hip and had to have a hip replacement. Making a good recovery, my uncle was driving to the hospital to see her and suffered a heart attack and died at the wheel. It was a huge shock to us all but two days later my aunt died too. So sad and I will miss them both.


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30 Comments

  1. February 5, 2020 / 11:17 am

    So sorry to read about you aunt and uncle. You are beyond being busy with all you have going on. Look after yourself xx

    • laurie
      Author
      February 9, 2020 / 7:52 pm

      Yes. Busy is definitely the right word Hilda! I will be ok xx

  2. February 2, 2020 / 7:12 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about your aunt and uncle, Laurie. The only comforting thing is that now they are together again.

    Anna

  3. February 1, 2020 / 10:01 pm

    You’ve had some very stylish outfits – you wear neutrals so well! But I’m so sorry to hear about your family, what a painful start to the year.

    • laurie
      Author
      February 9, 2020 / 7:52 pm

      Thanks Anna xx

  4. February 1, 2020 / 5:03 pm

    So sorry to hear about your Aunt and Uncle, Laurie. Loving that chunky jumper. Good to hear you’re making progress with your room renovations, but I’m sure it’s utterly exhausting. I don’t really envy you! xxx

    • laurie
      Author
      February 9, 2020 / 7:53 pm

      Thanks Ann. We’ve just had the hall and landing plastered and I have about an inch of dust everywhere! xx

  5. January 30, 2020 / 1:29 pm

    Oh my, Laurie, so sorry to hear your sad new :(:( Thanks so much for sharing your post with us xx

    • laurie
      Author
      January 31, 2020 / 11:48 pm

      Thanks Claire xx

      • February 10, 2020 / 9:54 am

        Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays and all the support Laurie x

  6. January 30, 2020 / 2:08 am

    I’m so glad to see that I’m not the only one that seems that January flew by kinda fast. Everyone seems to be complaining about it dragging, but not for this Birthday Month Girl! I love your neutral style! So glad you linked up with us on The Style Six!

    • laurie
      Author
      January 31, 2020 / 11:49 pm

      Thanks Laura. It seems to be flying. Have a great birthday xx

  7. January 29, 2020 / 6:24 pm

    Laurie, I am so sorry to hear about your aunt and uncle. That really does happen more frequently than we hear about. It is so very sad, but they will be together for eternity. Sending you lots of healing thoughts, my friend. On a lighter note, I am loving both of these outfits. You can never go wrong with neutral pairings. That chunky ivory sweater is so gorgeous. And your nude court shoes really are quite fabulous! I am glad that you are making lots of progress on your home renovations. Soon you will be able to relax. Thanks for linking up.

    Shelbee

    • laurie
      Author
      January 31, 2020 / 11:50 pm

      Thanks Shelbee. I will be the happiest when it’s all done. I’m having great difficulty keeping up with work! But it will be worth it in the end xx

  8. January 29, 2020 / 9:42 am

    Wow, you have been busy, Laurie. Love your collection of casual comfortable and stylish outfits. I totally understand how frustrating you must feel for waiting for so long to finish your new home. Sometimes I find quite overwhelmed by the sheer number of options to choose, whether you are shopping for clothes or for your home. Hope, your bedroom will be completed soon and look fabulous

    • laurie
      Author
      January 31, 2020 / 11:52 pm

      I need two of me at the moment Anna! It will be worth it in the end though xx

  9. January 28, 2020 / 7:17 pm

    Sorry to hear about your aunt.
    Lovely selection of outfits X #dreamteam

    • laurie
      Author
      January 31, 2020 / 11:52 pm

      Thanks Sam. Thank you for stopping by xx

  10. January 28, 2020 / 5:40 pm

    So sad about your aunt and uncle. If she hadn’t had the hip replacement!
    Love your outfits and room decor. You really do have similar style to me .

    Thanks for linking to Muttonstyle Monday

    • laurie
      Author
      January 31, 2020 / 11:53 pm

      Thanks so much Anna. We like our classics don’t we xx

  11. January 28, 2020 / 3:27 pm

    That second jumper looks so so warm and cozy! Love both looks with their timeless quality and what a bargain on those boots!

  12. January 28, 2020 / 10:10 am

    Oh Laurie, how incredibly sad. I’m so sorry for your loss. They must’ve been very much in love, so it’s almost a blessing that they went (almost) together.
    Sending huge hugs
    Suzy xx

    • laurie
      Author
      January 28, 2020 / 10:09 am

      Yes. Sad to loose them both xx

  13. Joanne
    January 27, 2020 / 7:34 pm

    I just ordered those same sheets yesterday! We got a new mattress and I needed new sheets and a waterproof mattress pad to go with it. I am so so so sorry to hear about the double funeral; you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    • laurie
      Author
      January 28, 2020 / 10:10 am

      I’m so happy with the bedding. I think it’s amazing quality for the price and it feels lovely. Would be good to hear your thoughts. Come back to me if you can xx

  14. January 27, 2020 / 4:53 pm

    How sad! I have heard couples pass away like this – I dread to think what I’d do without David. Love your style Laurie, I try to wear similar but not sure it suits my colouring. Vlogs are good too. Have a good week Hun. Jacqui x

    • laurie
      Author
      January 28, 2020 / 10:11 am

      Thanks so much Jacqui xx

  15. January 27, 2020 / 2:16 pm

    Oh my goodness! How terribly sad that is! But also that Dee had a heart attack. Gosh. I hope she is recovering good. Wish you all the strength today!

    • laurie
      Author
      January 28, 2020 / 10:11 am

      Thanks Nancy. Dee is actually quite well considering xx

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