Weather diaries, what to wear in this heat? A weekly edit

The title “Weather Diaries” has been listed here on the blog for a reason. When it’s freezing cold in the next few months I will look back on this post and never complain about being cold again!

How have you coped my UK readers? I know a lot of you will have enjoyed the high temperatures, but me? Once it hits to 25 degrees that’s it. Enough. I feel that I have really suffered from this hot weather. Not slept, too hot to do anything, sweating at the slightest move.

I’m waiting on storms to come that are pounding the country but merely missing my home town. I struggled with what to wear. Shorts and T-shirts just felt too clingy but I did find a bargain of a dress.


I found wearing Kaftans and anything loose-fitting best. I only have three Kaftans and searched online for some other items. I found this beauty on the H&M website and the dress pictured above was found at TK Maxx

There are some fantastic sales out there at the moment. I bought one strappy loose dress from H&M for £6.00! No photos have been taken of the two from H&M. I’m sure you will spot them on my stories at some time.


I’m really pleased with this dress from TK Maxx. The label reads size xs but it would fit a size 10-12 easily. It looks heavier than it is. really cool to wear considering and I’m all for these ruched tops, so you don’t have to wear a bra. At £5.00 online too! I’m listing a few others that caught my eye below.

Most worn in this hot weather


The dress under the cashmere robe is by far my most worn this month. I’m not sure if they’re sold out now but H&M was selling this dress off at £12.99 (available in mustard) I purposefully purchased this to just wear indoors. The white is slightly see-through but oh so comfortable.

This is how I ended up on the hunt for some more ruched topped dresses. Knowing how comfortable they are. The cashmere robe was perfect to wear and have my morning cuppa in the garden.(yep, this is me first thing. Look at the hair!) Woolovers have just released this years lounge-wear and its so reasonably priced compared to other brands. It sold out really quickly last year, so I’m giving you the heads up if you want to treat yourself.

Beauty/skincare Haul And Discount Code

Strawberrynet special offer code

I was recently invited to share a brand called Strawberry.Net with you. I was very impressed with the website, selling all the famous brands at discounted prices. Above is what I decided on ordering. All items that I use frquently apart fom the St Tropez Tan. I’m really getting into tanning and wanted to give this already famous and highly recommended brand a try.

I was also surprised to see Estee Lauder at sale prices on the website too, so I snapped up one of my favourite cleansers, perfect for the hot weather to stop my pores from getting clogged up.

If you would like to take a look and see if you can find your regular beauty/skincare brands at a discounted price and get an extra 10% off then the offer code at the till at Strawberry.Net is…


A welcomed feature!

A feature in Yours magazine! Talking about Instagram of all things. My pet hate social platform. The magazine is available all of August if you fancy a read. It’s actually got a lot of articles in this mag. This is the first time I’ve purchased it and I’m quite impressed.

On Film

I’d love you to join me over on YouTube. You can see all my latest outfits as I try them on. The channel is growing steadily and I’m really enjoying it.

Also. Just a quick reminder that you can still get 20% off at Baukjen with the code VM20 (full priced items)

Keep you and yours safe and well xx

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  1. August 25, 2020 / 2:16 pm

    Lovely dresses! The ruched one was a fab bargain! I don’t mind the hot weather too much, as long as I don’t have to drive anywhere because I don’t have air con in my car. It does make me a bit lethargic though so the cooler temps we have now are probably a good thing or I’d never get anything done! Congrats on the magazine feature – I’ll look out for a copy when I go shopping. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • laurie
      September 7, 2020 / 8:11 pm

      Thanks Emma. It feels good to be flying the flag for us over 50 women xx

  2. August 19, 2020 / 4:06 pm

    That hot period was unbearable! Those dresses are a good idea for keeping cool. I was wearing shorts mainly. Thank goodness I had a fan which I kept on all night.

    Congrats on the appearance in Yours!

    I used to buy from Strawberry several years ago – yes they had some good brands.

    Great to see you as always at #WowOnWednesday.

    • laurie
      August 21, 2020 / 7:10 am

      I’m really impressed with Strawberry Gail. New to me and a handy website to have in your address book.

  3. August 18, 2020 / 1:39 pm

    Laurie, both of these summer dresses are so amazing! I really love the printed one, but the white one with your cashmere robe is totally my style, too. I am with you, as soon as temperatures hit right around that 25 degree mark, I am much too hot. But then once it drops below 15, I am much too cold! Haha. I guess I will never be pleased with the temperature except for a few short weeks every year! Congratulations on that fun feature in Yours magazine! Thanks for linking up.


    • laurie
      August 21, 2020 / 7:12 am

      Thanks, Shelbee. We should call ourselves the 21 degree’s girls. That’s perfect temperature for me! Keep cool my friend xx

  4. Jenna
    August 18, 2020 / 12:47 pm

    Love those two dresses! I used to never wear white, but have been wanting to buy a few more white pieces for my closet. 🙂 That white dress is adorable!
    Jenna ♥
    Stay in touch?

    • laurie
      August 21, 2020 / 7:13 am

      Hi Jenna. Same here. I usually go for cream over white but I’m going to collect some more white pieces for my wardrobe I think xx

  5. August 16, 2020 / 6:10 pm

    Hi, Laurie-wonderful post and I just put your link on the Bloggers group On Facebook for a “post a different blogger” day. Terri Gardner

    • laurie
      August 21, 2020 / 7:14 am

      Hi Terri! Thank you so much. I will check that out. Lovely to see you here xx

  6. August 14, 2020 / 6:33 pm

    We too have had high temperatures here in Belgium, and I do not copy with them very well either. When it gets freezing cold next Winter, these kind of temperatures will be hard to fathom, I’m sure. As it does the other way around. That maxi dress from TK Maxx is a dream and utterly gorgeous! I really must look out for a dress with a rushed top. Anything to avoid having to wear a bra in this heat! xxx

    • laurie
      August 21, 2020 / 7:17 am

      And do you know what Ann? That ruching is surprisingly supportive and flattering. I wish I had mentioned that above. xx

  7. August 14, 2020 / 5:45 pm

    I really love that first top, especially the skirt part of it. The ruched top is not my most flattering because it just makes my chest look bigger. The pattern and color is to beautiful!

    • laurie
      August 21, 2020 / 7:21 am

      I find the opposite Mirielle. The ruching is quite supportive while not wearing a bra. I’m pleased I found this dress, ready for the next heatwave! xx

  8. August 14, 2020 / 5:08 pm

    laurie, its way too hot! even here in California! where it’s 41.67C!!!! all week long!
    i love your dress! I’ve been wanting to upcycle something similar to it!….i think you just gave me the push to do it!
    xo eva

    • laurie
      August 21, 2020 / 7:22 am

      I’m glad I left you feeling inspired Eva! xx

  9. August 14, 2020 / 4:25 pm

    Congratulations on the feature! What a treat! I live in hot and sticky 9 months of the year, and love a great airy dress. My godmother used to say “If you can’t give it sun, give it air…” Dresses are the best for that!

    • laurie
      August 21, 2020 / 7:23 am

      Hi Liz. Thank you! It’s good to feel like I’m flying the flag for us older girls xx

  10. August 14, 2020 / 3:14 pm

    Love your florals Laurie, you are managing to look cool as a raindrop even in this heat.
    Well done on the magazine feature too! love it!

    • laurie
      August 21, 2020 / 7:24 am

      You should have seen me on other days! No bathroom during a heatwave did not bode well! xx

  11. August 13, 2020 / 8:00 pm

    What an easy to wear and style dress! Love the mix of patterns. Well done on your feature – I’ll be checking it out. Sweltering hot isn’t it! I’m just about over it too, need to be by a pool somewhere exotic to enjoy. x Jacqui x

    • laurie
      August 21, 2020 / 7:25 am

      Thanks Jacqui. Any extra exposure is helpful xx

  12. August 13, 2020 / 7:56 pm

    That TKMaxx dress is gorgeous! Slak what a handy belt! Two colors for one! Akways love your videos!

    • laurie
      August 21, 2020 / 7:26 am

      Thanks so much Nancy. It’s lovely to know you’re watching the YouTube films xx

  13. August 13, 2020 / 7:27 pm

    It is hard dealing with hot weather, when you’re not used to it. As someone who lives where it’s over 37 for several months of the year, you are dressing exactly as I would recommend. I wear a lot of flowy dresses In the summer. The red dress looks lovely on you as does the white. I hope you don’t have to contend with the heat for too long.


    • laurie
      August 21, 2020 / 7:27 am

      Thanks so much Michelle. I couldn’t bear temperatures so high for that long! I’d be okay with air-con! xx