If I Can Win – Anyone Can! A Gift From Amanda Wakeley


I rarely win anything. I did win an item of clothing from Wallis once around five years ago via Twitter and that surprised me greatly. I remember being over the moon with that.

If you’re a regular visitor to Instagram (who isn’t?) you often see these “tag” competitions and if it’s something you like, tag someone else you know and you might, just might be in the chance of a win.



On this particular occasion, it was one of my favourite young influencers Josie Fear of Fashion Mumblr that was running a competition for Amanda Wakeley.


 I actually won! You never think it’s going to happen




When I received the message from Josie that I had actually won you could have blown me over! Available to win was these stunning Portabello Amanda Wakeley sunglasses.

I liked them as soon as I saw them because they aren’t overly large, I love the colour (a light tortoiseshell rim) and light coloured lenses. Rose gold hardware to finish, They have a lux look all over them.


Double win!



I rarely win a competition. I entered a tagged Instagram prize and actually won! Take a look at these beautiful sunglasses and bag from Amanda Wakeley


On receiving the email from the Amanda Wakeley team regarding my win, I was also given a code for a two hundred pound voucher. Now I didn’t realise that this was part of the winnings and you can imagine how excited I was at this point!

I scoured the Amanda Wakeley site for a while. I wanted to spend my voucher wisely. I’ve always been a huge fan of Amanda’s classic clean-lined style and it wasn’t long before I was literally dribbling over my PC!




I chose the Redmayne handbag. This is from The Loft. An outlet store on the website. Things were a little out of my price bracket! But I will say, there are some beautiful items on The Loft page. I very nearly went for this gorgeous watch and I thought the price was very good.




The leather is butter soft and I love the gold hardware. All the quality that you would expect from this famous brand. It’s got the feet on the bottom for protection and the bag inside is actually very roomy.

The Redmayne handbag was a very good price at £235.00 You could pay that for an unknown bag in many a store nowadays. I think I chose well and I’m so pleased with it. I’ve needed a good looking Black bag for some time.



I rarely win a competition. I entered a tagged Instagram prize and actually won! Take a look at these beautiful sunglasses and bag from Amanda Wakeley


So the sunglasses and handbag cost me just £35.00 I’m very happy! So next time you spot that competition on Instagram and it’s something that you really like, it might just be worth getting involved rather than scrolling through like I normally do.



The outfit details – The top I bought in the F&F sale for £7 I wanted to try out this square neckline with the puff sleeves. I’ve linked similar below and I know I will wear this again next year. Have you found some bargains in the sales?

The trousers I bought a while ago from H&M at £12.00 They come in so many different colours and I will be buying more of these. I did size up one size as I found they came up very small. The mules were a sale find from River island. The wide fit is sooo comfortable. I’ve linked what’s available below.


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Shop The Look


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  1. September 26, 2019 / 10:42 pm

    Fab prize, well done! Thanks for joining us at #PoCoLo

  2. September 23, 2019 / 1:56 pm

    How exciting! I have won a few blogger giveaways in the past 4 years and I am always so blown away when I win, too. Because, like you, I never win anything! It is definitely worth entering the giveaways though if it is something you love. Why not give it a shot. These sunglasses are really quite stunning and very you! And what a great bag. You can see how buttery the leather is in the photos. I am also really loving your shoes!


  3. September 21, 2019 / 12:59 pm

    Congratulations on the win. The bag is lovely X #pocolo

  4. September 20, 2019 / 10:08 pm

    Congrats to you! It’s always fun and exciting when you win something! Those shades are really chic and timeless!


  5. September 20, 2019 / 9:08 am

    Yay YOU!!! I mostly scroll through too so there is a lesson to be learned here. Your choices are fabulous (no surprise!). The Next sale yielded me some fab print midi dresses.
    Hugs, Mary.
    thepoutingpensioner.blogspot com

  6. Andrea Nine
    September 18, 2019 / 1:43 pm

    Love the sunnies! And the blouse is my fav. Thanks so much for thinking up with our new link up!

  7. September 17, 2019 / 5:53 pm

    How wonderful a prize Laurie! I love the shape of your white blouse and the neutral look. Your glasses really have me interested! I love those on you and I too, need a petite frame for a smaller face. More companies need to make narrow frames for us gals! Beautiful bag!
    jess xx

  8. September 13, 2019 / 12:18 pm

    Congrats on you win! And I do love those sunglasses! #anythinggoes

    • laurie
      September 14, 2019 / 11:24 pm

      Thanks Michelle. I’m super chuffed about it! xx

  9. September 13, 2019 / 11:13 am

    Congrats on the win Laurie! I’m always a bit dubious about those competitions but it sounds like you had a great win this time!
    Thanks for sharing with #pocolo

    • laurie
      September 14, 2019 / 11:25 pm

      Just goes to show it is possible. I’ve always been dubious too Morgan xx

  10. September 10, 2019 / 7:20 pm

    Congratulations on winning those Amanda Wakeley sunglasses. They’re absolutely gorgeous. I once won a € 100 voucher for a Belgian fashion brand on Facebook, and that same year, also via Facebook, I won a voucher for £ 50 from the holiday cottage rental agency we usually book with. Just a few weeks later, my husband won one too. It seems my luck has run out now 😉 xxx

    • laurie
      September 14, 2019 / 11:26 pm

      Your time will come around again Ann I’m sure. I’m going to enter more after this I think. It’s great to win xx

  11. September 7, 2019 / 12:04 am

    Congratulations Laurie. I love those sunglasses (very cool) and the bag. It looks expensive and gorgeous quality. You’ve inspired me to try a few competitions, if I see something I fancy. I’ve entered a few, but never win, so stopped entering to be honest.
    Alison xx

    • laurie
      September 14, 2019 / 11:28 pm

      We never know our luck do we, Alison? I’m certainly pleased I entered this competition xx

  12. September 6, 2019 / 2:50 pm

    That is so awesome – Congrats! Those sunglasses are so cute!

    • laurie
      September 14, 2019 / 11:29 pm

      Thanks Grace. I’m really pleased with them xx

  13. jodie filogomo
    September 6, 2019 / 2:42 pm

    That’s the best feeling ever Laurie!! And you did choose wisely. How fabulous!!

    • laurie
      September 14, 2019 / 11:29 pm

      Thanks Jodie. What a surprise! xx

  14. September 6, 2019 / 12:06 pm

    What a fantastic win – the glasses are fabulous, but the voucher was an added bonus! Definitely a great choice, the outfit is stunning and really suits you! Sim #PoCoLo

    • laurie
      September 14, 2019 / 11:31 pm

      Thank you. The outfit is cheap as chips! I love mixing fashion like this. High-end accessories with bargain finds xx

    • laurie
      September 6, 2019 / 12:34 am

      Hi Dana! Thank you, I love them xx

  15. September 5, 2019 / 1:55 pm

    Congrats Laurie, I never win anything but need to start entering a few comps again. Love your sunglasses. Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday Blog Hop.

    • laurie
      September 6, 2019 / 12:35 am

      Thanks Claire xx

      • September 7, 2019 / 1:57 pm

        Hope your move is going well, Laurie? Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at The Weekend Blog Hop.

  16. September 5, 2019 / 1:47 pm

    Oh what a wonderful prize! Love the glasses and bag, you’ll get so much use from both of these pieces. Jacqui x

    • laurie
      September 6, 2019 / 12:39 am

      Thanks Jacqui. I’m so pleased with them xx

  17. September 5, 2019 / 3:18 am

    Laurie, I love this whole look. The top is very flattering. Congratulations on your win. That bag is very nice and I’m sure you’ll use it frequently. – Amy

    • laurie
      September 6, 2019 / 12:46 am

      Thanks Amy. I’ve been needing a decent black bag for some time xx

  18. September 4, 2019 / 8:20 pm

    Good for you, Laurie!! I don’t really understand how some of the competitions work but I’m so glad it worked for you and that you won such fabby sunnies!! I love all the photos of your lovely outfit today, it’s just totally chic and elegant! Thank you for sharing!
    Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏

    • laurie
      September 6, 2019 / 12:47 am

      Thanks so much, Donna xx

  19. September 4, 2019 / 1:14 pm

    That’s wonderful Laurie. I absolutely love the bag. It is so stylish and you can see the quality!

    Have a great week.

    Gemma x

    • laurie
      September 6, 2019 / 12:48 am

      Thanks Gemma. I hope your week is going well xx

  20. September 4, 2019 / 10:23 am

    Gorgeous glasses L, and I like that watch too!
    Congrats on actually winning!
    Ash xx

  21. September 4, 2019 / 9:35 am

    I once won a washing machine from my ex husband’s brother’s company, don’t think he knew it was me until I collected my prize as I had changed my surname #bloggerclubuk@_karendennis

  22. September 4, 2019 / 8:39 am

    I’ve often wondered if anyone ever wins those Instagam promotions! Good to hear, and what a super brand – you did so well with those stylish sunglasses and the smart bag! I’ve only ever won two things in my whole life – a glass trifle set when I was about 13 and a transistor radio a couple of years later!