Are you ready for the Ashley and Laurie link-up?

Ashley and Laurie have created a new link-up for you. Well it couldn’t be the other way around now could it? That would be too close to the name of one of our well loved British retailers (think about it, you’ll get there)


Ashley and Laurie Link up


Ashley and Laurie Link-up

So what is it and how did it come to be? To answer that question I will have to take you back to May when I first met Laurie from ‘Vanity and Me style’ blog.


We were in London having photographs taken for the Sun Newspaper (now there’s a story that deserves a post of its own)


We were in London to have our photographs taken for the Sun Newspaper (now that’s a story that deserves a post of its own) We spent the day in a london Studio having our hair and makeup done with lots of laughter and plenty of chat in between shots.

Laurie and I, to coin a well used cliche got on ‘like a house on fire’ You see we are from the same generation and  remember the same things, we have similar opinions on subjects close to our hearts and we both love to blog! (Its great to have a blogger friend)

The pic above of the two of us, was taken at our request as a souvenir of our superb day.


Ashley and Laurie Link-up


We have also both been a part of the 5 Over 50 outfit challenge, so plenty of reasons then to continue our conversations over the phone. During one of these conversations we talked about a collaboration and the ‘Ashley and Laurie Link-up’ was born.


So will you join us for the #Ashley&LaurieLinkup ?


ashley and laurie link up badge


I am sure you know how a link up works, but if not a quick recap for you…

When and where:

Every Thursday from 7am, on both our blogs.


Any post on any subject you like from the last week. Instagram pics welcome too! (Please note your links are added are in random order.)


  1. You will discover new blogs to read and other people can discover your blog too. Win win!
  2. Laurie and I will each pick someone to feature each week from the week before, on both our blogs.
  3. It’s going to be lots of fun.

Link-up Etiquette

“We dont like rules, so anything goes…so play nice and be polite” 

However, because you are getting two links for the price of one, all we ask is that you leave a comment on both our blogs?  Afterall you wouldn’t go to a party and ignore the host now would you?

(We may choose to remove your link if you haven’t done this!)


If you like a pretty badge (who doesn’t?) then we would love you to use this one and spread the news.

Remember to copy all the code to add it to your blog post or sidebar.


.lazy daisy jones


Week Two of the Ashley and Laurie Link up

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  1. 13/09/2017 / 21:29

    Good luck with the new link up and yes, I’ve voted for you too my lovely! My computer seems to be a bit slow and won’t load the link up, but I’ll come back and try again later.

    Have a great week.

    PS I do hope you can come to the meet up with the 5Over50’s when we catch up in London in October x

    • 13/09/2017 / 22:26

      Hi Anna, you gorgeous creature you!
      New link up tomorrow? might be easier to link up to?
      I really would love to meet you too, hopefully something can be arranged?
      bestest wishes
      Ashley x

    • 13/09/2017 / 22:27

      Ps thank you so much for voting too! xxxxxxx

  2. 10/09/2017 / 21:46

    Thanks for this opportunity- I’m such a newbie blogger so great to connect!!

    • 11/09/2017 / 13:40

      Hi Dora,
      You are so welcome its lovely to meet new bloggers
      Ashley x

  3. Hilda Smith
    09/09/2017 / 09:28

    Thank you..not sure why but I find link ups too complicated normally. This was easy.
    Lovely pic of you both.

    • 09/09/2017 / 13:10

      Thanks Hilda great to see you on our link-up
      Ps thanks for voting too!

  4. Jessica
    08/09/2017 / 15:56

    Hi Ashley!
    I know you mostly through the 50s series and IG. Good to get to know you as well.
    Best on the linkup!
    jess xx

    • 08/09/2017 / 19:59

      Hi Jessica
      This is a first for me, (all the fashion bloggers do link ups I see) but its a whole new world for me!
      thank you for joining in, I mostly know you from instagram!

  5. 08/09/2017 / 13:32

    What a nice collaboration! I look forward to visiting!

    • 08/09/2017 / 20:02

      Hi Lynda, thanks for visiting its great to have you join in!

  6. 08/09/2017 / 06:03

    It’s nice to meet you, Ashley. I’ve been following Laurie’s blog for a while now and it’s always great to be introduced to other bloggers, especially those that live in another part of the world. Your link up seems to be off to a fine start and good luck on winning the award.


    • 08/09/2017 / 18:54

      Hi Rena
      Great to meet you too, thank you for linking up
      best Ashley x

  7. 07/09/2017 / 22:10

    Hi Ashley, so nice to take part in your lovely linkup! I’ve followed the stunning Laurie for some time now, and it’s always fun being introduced to new blogs/bloggers. Your keepsake photo with Laurie is gorgeous! What a great memento! Thanks so much for co-hosting. Looking forward to taking a closer look around your beautiful site.


    • 07/09/2017 / 22:22

      She is a stunner isn’t she? and such a lovely person too!
      so pleased you are joining in with us both

  8. 07/09/2017 / 20:01

    Thanks for hosting, & good luck with this new venture. x

  9. 07/09/2017 / 19:04

    Very nice to meet you Ashley! Hope you visit my Fancy Friday linkup too!

    • 07/09/2017 / 21:12

      Hi Nancy I will pop over tomorrow! sounds like fun!
      best wishes

  10. Maria
    07/09/2017 / 18:04

    Came to check out the Linky but am happy to have found your blogs. I’m undergoing a life makeover right now, so in desperate need of fashion tips as I go 🙂

    • 07/09/2017 / 18:16

      Hi Maria
      Well I think you have come to the right place? I will be 54 in a few weeks so I have had a little longer to work it out, thank you for joining the Link-up!
      Best wishes
      Ashley x

  11. 07/09/2017 / 16:35

    Hi Ashley, lovely to meet you via Laurie. Laurie is one of my favourite bloggers too. I started blogging nearly 7 years ago as I tried a challenge called The Six Items Or Less and I read about this in The Sun, ha!! So in a round about way I have The Sun to thank for me starting a blog and recording my life. Your blog looks beautiful, I will take a look trough now and follow you on social media 🙂 Thanks for hosting.

    • 07/09/2017 / 16:36

      Forgot to say, you both look great. Love your dresses and the colour 🙂 x

      • 07/09/2017 / 17:00

        Thanks again, we liked these too but they belonged to the stylist who had to return them !
        Ashley x

    • 07/09/2017 / 16:58

      Hi Claire Wow thats a brilliant story, gotta love The Sun eh?
      I will seek you out and follow elsewhere online too!

  12. Andrea Nine
    07/09/2017 / 11:38

    Congrats on your new link-up with Laurie!! So exciting!! LOVE your style!!

    • 07/09/2017 / 13:15

      Andrea hello! nice to ‘meet’ you yes it is exciting thank you and welcome!
      best Ashley x

  13. 07/09/2017 / 11:03

    Ashley, what a fabulous link up and how exciting for you and Laurie! You both look stunning in that photo! I just voted for you and I wish you much luck! Thanks for the fun new link up and have a fabulous day!


    • 07/09/2017 / 11:29

      Hi Shelby, link-ups are very new to me but what fun they are I’ve already found so many new blogs so Im enjoying it today!
      best wishes
      Ps thank you for the vote it is very much appreciated!