Dressing room diaries. What’s new and a special offer code

Here we go again. Another lockdown edit I guess? There will be lots more edits from the dressing room and I’m not going to moan about it, it’s freezing here in Essex at the moment and it’s lovely just staying indoors!

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Now is the time for some good loungewear. If the heating’s not cranked up I wear my cashmere robe over these gorgeous pyjamas from Figleaves They look so lovely together but I wanted you to see the full impact of the gorgeous print and the mustard piping.

You might remember I had a pink pair from Figleaves earlier in the year? The brand is Cyberjammies and they are so comfortable to wear and I can while away a good few hours in comfort at my desk in my dressing room editing my blogposts and films for YouTube.

Having nice loungewear makes me smile. And looking this smart doesn’t make me feel so guilty if I don’t get dressed until late!

Umbrellas up in the dressing room?

I posted this umbrella on my weekly wish list a couple of weeks ago and it created a lot of interest. We’ve had so much rain this past few weeks! I nearly took photos of this in my dressing room too. I could see mum staring out from that picture frame saying “Don’t you dare”! Are you superstitious? Luckily I was spared half an hour rain-free and headed out to the garden

I’m so pleased with my posh umbrella. I purchased this umbrella from Amazon and when it arrived I was worried about the thickness of the plastic but on a trip to Bond Street London, it withheld very well against the wind and the rain. I love all the gold hardware on it and that the dome is completely see-through.

New autumn/winter shoes and accessories

dressing room diaries

The only good thing about our Essex weather was that the temperatures were very mild. I didn’t even bother with the hair, a complete waste of time in the damp air. I have my trusty umbrella on standby!

I’m having a little play with black here, a colour I don’t often wear. A compliment from Dee and Sara has got me thinking maybe I should experiment with black a little more. The light jacket (now reduced) helps I think and it’s perfect with a jumper under.

The outfit. The black trousers from H&M that are amazing and I highly recommend them. £17.99 for tailored trousers in many different colours and materials, they are tailored so well for the price.

There are two reasons I’m out taking these photos and one of those reasons are my new AW20 Vionic Uk shoes. How smart are they? I can’t help thinking how great these would be for any office/city worker.

You must know by now how much of a fan I am of Vionic shoes. You can read what they’re all about here. So much more than just a shoe! Vionic shoes/boots are what I reach for out of my dressing room shoe cabinet if I’m going to be doing a lot of walking.

These are called the Linda Shootie and I’m so pleased with them. I like the patterned heel that’s just the perfect height.

I’m over the moon with this new accessory!

I was offered a gift from Ideal Of Sweden to share with you along with a discount code. I’m so happy with what I chose, this little phone bag. I think it’s such a handy little piece.

The phone case inside the bag is a strong magnet. And you can clip it away from the bag whenever you like. I’m always carrying my phone in my hand when pushing the trolley in the super market and now this is a way to be hands free knowing my phone is a lot more secure in this little bag rather than my hand. I always have my shopping lists in my phone!

It’s also good that it’s just to hand even if I am carrying a bag. No more rummaging for it. It comes with a wrist strap but you can but the crossbody strap separately. The bag comes in all different patterns or plain coloured.

Ideal Of Sweden cater for all your phones needs, there are covers, protector screens and they also have matching earpod sets too. Well worth a look and there’s a 15% discount code below for you.

Use the code vanityandmestyle15 to get 15% off

Shop The Look

More new shoes to add to the dressing room shoe cabinet!

How gorgeous are these Chanel dupes? I was contacted by Susan that is the creator of Olive Aubrey Shoes. I actually had a summer pair of bright yellow sling backs similar to this style a good few years ago when I first started blogging. I still have them and wear them from time to time but they are bright yellow.

But these beauties are going to go with so much aren’t they? They feel like slippers on and are crafted from the finest leather. There are some gorgeous styles over on the Olive Aubrey site. Again, worth a look.

Shop The Look

I have so much more to tell you about. I have some new beauty items to share with you but I realise this post will be a mile long! I will make a new in beauty post in the next week or so.

This week’s wish list

Thoughts of adding some black items to my wardrobe is where this week’s wish list came from. I really like the ankle boots! I’m so tempted to buy them!

On film

A try on of what’s new in my wardrobe

I love unboxing surprises!

Keep you and yours safe and well xx

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  1. November 25, 2020 / 10:22 pm

    I really need to up my pajama game! Love the print of yours! I’m also loving your slingbacks!

    Jill –

    • laurie
      November 28, 2020 / 10:09 pm

      It’s good to have some nice loungewear being as we’re staying indoors so much! xx

  2. November 17, 2020 / 8:53 pm

    Love those pyjamas. Gorgeous.

    • laurie
      November 28, 2020 / 10:10 pm

      Thanks Hilda xx

  3. November 12, 2020 / 8:33 pm

    I love your pajamas, Laurie! And that phone bag is so cute. I have been considering one of those mostly for around the house when I am not wearing pockets! I always carry my phone with me everywhere because I will misplace it if I don’t. And your umbrella is adorable. I used to have a clear dome umbrella that I absolutely loved but it broke a few years ago and I never got around to replacing it. Thanks for sharing all your fun new things!


    • laurie
      November 28, 2020 / 10:11 pm

      I think it’s a brilliant idea Shelbee. I love using the phone bag when I’m shopping xx

  4. November 11, 2020 / 2:27 pm

    Some nice things Laurie and on your wish list! I like the black lace collar. The patterned heel is very attractive on the Vionic shoes. You know the Queen always carries an umbrella like yours? She has a coloured trim added for each outfit. Thanks for joining #WowOnWednesday x

    • laurie
      November 28, 2020 / 10:13 pm

      Thanks, Gail. Yes, I know about the queen’s umbrellas. My daughter uses the brand all the time. I nearly bought one because it’s always windy in Essex and I need something sturdy. This one seems to be fairing well though xx

  5. November 11, 2020 / 6:50 am

    I love your pajamas! I like everything in your Wishlist and those phone case looks amazing.

    • laurie
      November 28, 2020 / 10:14 pm

      Thank you so much. The phone cases are half price at the moment. I might have to get another one! x

  6. November 11, 2020 / 3:48 am

    These pajamas look so, so comfy and how about those Chanel dupe slingbacks? What a great find!

    I hope you are having a great week!


    • laurie
      November 28, 2020 / 10:14 pm

      Thanks Amber. Yes loving these shoes! xx

  7. November 11, 2020 / 1:58 am

    This post is so full of great things! I love those shoes and your pajamas! Gorgeous!

    • laurie
      November 28, 2020 / 10:14 pm

      Hi Laura. Thank you so much xx

  8. November 10, 2020 / 2:46 am

    So many lovely things you are sharing with us Laurie, that I don’t know where to begin. The loungewear is sublime, the umbrella is a lot of fun. Love the mix of textures on your short black boots, they look elegant and comfy and the dark tan turtleneck is perfect for winter. Pity that you are in lockdown again as here in OZ the restrictions are getting lighter and lighter.

    • laurie
      November 28, 2020 / 10:16 pm

      Hi Anna. It’s been a long month. I can’t wait for restrictions to be lifted! Thank you for stopping by xx

  9. mireille
    November 10, 2020 / 1:49 am

    Such great shares: I really love the pajamas: they look so silky and comfortable. The slingbacks are beautiful. I need to take a look at that umbrella: I used to have a similar one that I loved.

    • laurie
      November 28, 2020 / 10:17 pm

      Thanks, Mireille. I’m really enjoying having some good loungewear xx

  10. jodie filogomo
    November 10, 2020 / 12:18 am

    I definitely need to up my loungewear game Laurie!! Seeing you in yours is a good reminder.

    • laurie
      November 28, 2020 / 10:18 pm

      Thanks, Jodie. It’s nice to feel good while lounging around xx

    • laurie
      November 28, 2020 / 10:18 pm

      Thanks Ashley. More to come xx

  11. November 8, 2020 / 1:49 pm

    You look just amazing on the first photo! Great outfit!

    • laurie
      November 28, 2020 / 10:19 pm

      Hi Cleo! Thank you. Thanks for stopping by xx

  12. November 7, 2020 / 4:41 pm

    Those pyjamas are gorgeous, Laurie. I could actually do with another pair, so this is one to look out for. Love the umbrella too! As for the Vionic UK boots: they are simply stunning! xxx

    • laurie
      November 8, 2020 / 5:49 am

      Thanks Ann. I’m happy with all of these items. Vionic are just so comfortable to wear. I totally recommend xx

  13. November 6, 2020 / 8:54 pm

    All such fab looks – love the black on you, really suits you!! That camel jumper is sweet too, especially with the cute shoes!
    Such a shame about the lockdown but try to stay positive, as it has worked well here.
    Have a relaxing weekend, Laurie – and yes I was brought up by a superstitious Scottish Mum so I know what you mean about the brolly!

    Donna W 🙏❤️🐝

    • laurie
      November 7, 2020 / 10:09 am

      Ah, thanks Donna. I’m still unsure about the black! xx

  14. November 6, 2020 / 2:48 pm

    I enjoyed your unboxing! Lovely coat! And that umbrella! I love the golden details. Gerben received a umbrella last week and I asked him to show me. He said, no not inside and I was like, what is that all about! Ha ha, never heard of that! Have a great weekend. Hope Dee is okay?

    • laurie
      November 7, 2020 / 10:11 am

      Oh, Mum wouldn’t have been impressed with me, Nancy! Dee is as good as can be expected. Thank you for asking xx