Dresses to wear every day. Dressing room diaries

A very late post from me this week. Apologies. I lost my lovely fur baby Chuzzle last week and it affected me way more than I thought it would. I’m talking mainly about dresses today.

Now, many of you have been visiting my little blog for some time and will know that I’m a trousers girl through and through. But there’s been a shift in my wardrobe this last few months and I seem to be wearing dresses far more than normal!

The bargain find one piece outfit that keeps giving

This dress kept coming up on my Instagram feed and it got stuck firmly in my head. I kept wondering how it would fit on my small, lumpy at present frame. I decided to purchase the dress a size larger than normal because of the rib knit.

I love the colour and it’s so comfortable to wear around the house, and it looks great with a jacket or coat over. HM have just launched another version of the dress in Pink, Grey and Khaki Green. I’m tempted to buy the Pink too, easing into those springtime colours.

I found wearing a full slip underneath is the key to skimming over any lumps and bumps as I explained on Instagram. In fact, I’ve worn full slips under most of my dresses through the winter months to keep warmer too. Change the look with different accessories, this dress is an absolute bargain. A whole outfit for £25.00!

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Going off the subject of outfits I just had to enter this Aquis Towel into my post. Who enjoyed “And Just Like That”? I absolutely loved it and didn’t want it to end. There’s been a lot of bad press about the SATC revival but I’m praying that there will be a second series. I’d love to hear your thoughts? Did you watch it?

The Pr for Aquis towels emailed asking if I had spotted the Aquis Towel on Carrie Bradshaw’s head? WHAT? How’d I miss that? frantically searching through my recorded series. And there it was, just like that on Carrie’s head. An English brand sitting on Carrie’s head.

Aquis hair towels are the best. The one I’m wearing in the photo is over six years old now, so exceptional quality. I chatted about it over on my YouTube to my followers. This towel will soak up double the amount of water from your hair as a normal towel would.

No need for rubbing towel dry, that’s the idea. Over rubbing your hair will cause cuticle damage and more frizz. I use it all the time and totally recommend it. So I thought I’d take a very tongue in cheek photo copying Carrie’s look. The towel comes in a long flat shape or a turban style. I have the long flat one and prefer that. It’s not bulky on your head either.

Getting back to dresses

This dress from Roman Originals has been worn over and over. I have two shirt dresses that I’ve reached for time and time again, the other is the Damart shirt dress. shown in the shop below. As I said this is unusual for me as I normally go for trousers and a nice top or jumper but like this dress, above it’s so easy to wear, and doesn’t crease A one-piece wonder.

A shirt dress with soft pleats at the bottom I like the print and colour It works well with the Damart Biker jacket and also looks good with my oatmeal coloured blazer that I wear a lot.

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Like wearing loungewear!

There’s one pair of trousers that definitely deserve a mention These 7/8 jersey trousers. Again, they don’t crease and have a soft elasticated waist with a tie belt to the front. I was wary of wearing cropped trousers but found them ok with knee-high boots. I featured these just heading into winter featuring some favourite choices from Damart on the blog here. A brand that really surprised me in 2021 I love every single item I received from the brand.

I treated myself to the top during the Reiss sale. It has a lining like a thermal vest underneath. An elevated style of a sweatshirt. Of course, these sold like hotcakes. I always purchase my items from Reiss during sale time You have to be quick though!

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Accessories to finish off the looks

I was recently gifted a new watch from Nordgreen. I’ve been gifted a fair few watches in my blogging career but Nordgreen is the best. I’ve never had a problem with any of them. No tarnishing or losing time. I already have a silver Native watch and a Rose Gold Philosopher. This time I chose a gold Native. What I like about the Nordgreen brand is that I can change the watch strap in a jiffy. I have a few coloured leather straps to change the look of the watch. I love the five-link design on this new one.

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  1. April 3, 2022 / 2:36 pm

    Great outfits, Laurie. I have a jumper dress on today that is very similar to yours but in Burgandy. Love it 🙂

  2. March 8, 2022 / 12:30 pm

    There is so much great stuff in this post! Love the olive green outfit on you! Super cute! And the rib knit dress is fabulous too!

  3. March 4, 2022 / 2:29 am

    It’s so hard to lose our pets and I’m very sorry for your loss. Your knit dress is fabulous and so flattering! Love Aquis hair towels too!

    Jill –

    • laurie
      March 6, 2022 / 9:56 am

      Thanks Jill. It’s surprising how many Aquis users have popped up since I published this post. Such a great brand xx

  4. February 27, 2022 / 3:50 pm

    Beautiful looks. I adore your closet. Dresses are so comfy. You are styling my dear. So basically the shopping is not in the USA?

    • laurie
      March 6, 2022 / 9:57 am

      Hi Linda. Yes, some of this is available in the USA

  5. February 27, 2022 / 10:53 am

    I love these dresses on you – especially the burgundy one! I really like that first knit dress too, I always like them on others but any ones I’ve bought never get worn enough – it just doesn’t get that cold here! I can’t imagine needing to layer under it to keep warm too, haha!

    Thank you for joining the Weekday Wear Link Up! Hope you are having a good weekend 🙂 We are having a quiet one at home as we are flooded in with all the rain!

    • laurie
      March 6, 2022 / 9:58 am

      Lots of rain here too Mica. I’m glad we haven’t had as much as you though. Hope it recedes for you soon xx

  6. February 24, 2022 / 10:13 pm

    Sorry to hear of your loss – they become such a big part of our lives that it’s natural they leave a big gap. Take care #PoCoLo

    • laurie
      March 6, 2022 / 9:59 am

      Thanks, Stephanie. It’s really taken its toll on the household. Beau misses her terribly xx

  7. February 22, 2022 / 7:08 am

    Fabulous looks! The ribbed dress is beautiful and looks flattering on you.
    I’m sorry to hear about Chuzzle. Thinking of you and sending a big virtual hug.

    • laurie
      March 6, 2022 / 9:59 am

      Thanks for the love xx

  8. February 21, 2022 / 5:54 am

    I prefer to go for warmth over style every day, but I keep saying I’ll try and make an effort. The ribbed dress looks amazing, a slip and thick tights would help me keep warm.
    Thanks for linking with #pocolo. Please take the time to leave a comment on either of the hosts blog posts

    • laurie
      February 21, 2022 / 3:58 pm

      Thanks Suzanne xx

  9. February 19, 2022 / 6:57 pm

    This is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing on Fabulous Friday Link Party. We sure appreciate you. Hugs and blessings to you.

    • laurie
      February 21, 2022 / 3:59 pm

      Thank you Renae xx

  10. February 18, 2022 / 2:01 pm

    That first dress was a really good buy. I also tend to wear slips under skirts and dresses in the winter as it adds a layer of warmth.

    • laurie
      February 21, 2022 / 3:59 pm

      I think they’re so helpful Mireille. Stops the tights sticking too! xx

  11. February 18, 2022 / 1:27 pm

    So sorry to hear about dear Chuzzle! We said goodbye to our Tucker last week as well, so I am well acquainted with your grieving process. SO HARD!

    • laurie
      February 21, 2022 / 4:00 pm

      Sorry to hear this Michele. It’s tough when they go. A lot of pets just don’t have enough life span xx

  12. jodie filogomo
    February 17, 2022 / 8:53 pm

    Lots of hugs and love about your Chuzzle. It’s the only bad thing about having pets.
    I’m loving the fact you’ve been wearing dresses more. I do think they are a wonderful option for us for so many reasons.

    • laurie
      February 21, 2022 / 4:01 pm

      Thanks so much Jodie. I’ve just found dresses so easy at the moment.xx

  13. February 17, 2022 / 8:38 pm

    I’ve finally taken your advice and bought the ribbed dress, Laurie!! I ummed and aahed for so long, but after seeing your comment, yes to the dress, I decided to go for it! And guess what? I received a 20% off voucher so I got it even cheaper! I just need to get myself a slip to wear underneath. I’ll keep you posted how it goes!
    I’m so sorry about Chuzzle. It’s absolutely heartbreaking, especially when it’s so unexpected. Sending big hugs
    Suzy xxx

    • laurie
      February 21, 2022 / 4:02 pm

      I look forward to seeing you in it Suzy. I hope you like the slip idea too. You will be wondering why you’ve never had one in your wardrobe before! xx

  14. February 17, 2022 / 6:26 pm

    You always seem to find perfect items from h&m. I never do, lol. That looks like a great dress. And you remind me that I should wear, buy, a slip!

    • laurie
      February 21, 2022 / 4:04 pm

      Oh I could shop there all day long Nancy! Yes to slips under dresses and skirts! xx

  15. February 17, 2022 / 6:08 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your fur baby, Laurie. We’ve lost our cat Phoebe almost exactly a year ago, and I do remember how affected I was by this.
    I’m loving a ribbed knit dress, and I’m loving the sound of an olive one very much. I’m a big fan of wearing full slips under my dresses for all kinds of reasons 🙂
    My favourite is the dress from Roman Originals! xxx

    • laurie
      February 21, 2022 / 4:05 pm

      I remember when you lost the cat Ann. Our pets just don’t have a long enough life span do they! xx

  16. Fran
    February 17, 2022 / 6:02 pm

    Please tell me Laurie, when wearing longer dresses at home what do you wear on your feet? Slippers just ruin the look and my outdoor shoes spoil the wooden floors. I’m looking for rubber soled wedges. I tend to change back into trousers when I get back home but would rather not.

    • laurie
      February 21, 2022 / 4:07 pm

      Hi Fran. if I’m in the house and people are over I would opt for ballet shoes/flats I’ve just featured some that I bought from Primark for four pounds! xx

  17. February 17, 2022 / 4:48 pm

    I am SO sorry you lost your precious Chuzzle. I know how painful those losses are and how difficult it is to miss them and to let go. Please know I am praying for you today.

    • laurie
      February 21, 2022 / 4:07 pm

      Thanks so much Cheryl xx

  18. February 17, 2022 / 3:05 pm

    I like the midi-length dresses in this article. Add a jacket, and you instantly have a slenderizing, vertical column of color. The outfits look chic and lovely.

    • laurie
      February 21, 2022 / 4:08 pm

      Exactly Carol. You can do a lot with this dress xx

  19. February 17, 2022 / 2:33 pm

    Such beautiful outfits Laurie! YOu know I am a dress girl! Love the knit and of course the burgundy dress with that fab moto! When I saw that sage blouse though, I was ready to purchase! I really love this elegant look.
    I am so sorry about your loss. It is the hardest thing I think about owning a pet.
    jess xx

    • laurie
      February 21, 2022 / 4:08 pm

      Thanks so much Jess. You are the queen of dresses! xx

  20. February 17, 2022 / 12:41 pm


    I love the dress❣️
    Now that Spring is on its way, I plan to wear more dresses.
    I’ve been in a winter time pants rut.


    • laurie
      February 21, 2022 / 4:10 pm

      Hi Rosemary. That’s normally the rut I’m in. For some reason this year turned out differently. I’m certainly making a note of the types of dresses that worked for me this year xx

  21. February 16, 2022 / 10:03 pm

    Love this dress Laurie, not sure it would suit my really bumpy body! Also the rust dress is cute, I adore wearing dresses and although I’ve been in jeans a lot recently I think my return to dresses will take up again. Jacqui x