Week 4 Ashley and Laurie linkup

Week 4 of the Ashley and Laurie linkup. Already? So does that mean another month is coming to an end? Surely not! Can I press the pause button whilst I catch my breath for just a moment ?

Hello week 4

How was your week? Mine went like a little this…

The Good:

  • The bushes at work are still full of blooming pink Hydrangeas.


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  • I chose ‘slate grey’ ( a new colour for me) for my latest manicure, what do you think? I like to try new colours…


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  • Fantasie lingerie sent me some very pretty underwear, that I styled as a flatlay and shared on my instagram account.


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The sun shone again, Autumn is here at last and I was able to get out and take photos of my new lotus shoes and bag

You can read more about them here on this post


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The Bad:

Laurie’s (from Vanity and me ) dog passed away last week, I felt heart broken for her. I cannot begin to imagine how she felt, but I do know that all her lovely online followers and virtual friends were a great comfort to her. Isnt it lovely when the online community come together in kindness?

I am a newbie to the world of dogs and I had not realised how they become part of your life in a way that cats do not. Dogs are dependant and cats are independent simple as that!

The Ugly:

The News on the tv: it is so full of sadness, wars and natural disasters, I can hardly watch anymore.


“Isnt it lovely when the online community come together in kindness?”


So enough about me, how are you this week?

My chosen featured bloggers from last week are:


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Jodie from a Touch of style blog.  I love that Jodie features 3 generations on her blog!


Cute capsule life because I love the idea of a ‘closet card’ dont you?

Pop over to Laurie’s Blog to see who she chose to feature this week?


Come and Join us for Week 4 of the #AshleyandLaurieLinkup ?


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

When and where:

Every Thursday launching 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, anything goes… 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?

Love to know what you have been up to this week! so do leave me a comment?

bestest to you and yours


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  1. 07/10/2017 / 17:01

    Hi there Ashley, I found you through Laurie’s blog 🙂 that lingerie set is positively divine.

  2. 06/10/2017 / 02:51

    Thank you for the Link-up, Ashley. Have a terrific week.

  3. jess
    29/09/2017 / 18:49

    What lovely lingirie! Love the lace and color. i mentioned last week how much i love your red shoes, such a pretty design too! Yes, where did this week go/
    Have a nice weekend!
    jess xx

    • 29/09/2017 / 18:55

      Thank you Jess, you too, wishing you a relaxed weekend !
      best Ashley x

  4. Hilda Smith
    29/09/2017 / 10:38

    I wish I had your eye for photos and colour..or maybe I wish my husband had it..Love the shoes and lingerie is divine…

    • 29/09/2017 / 18:56

      Hi Hilda, thank you I do love colour and all the contrasts you could say i am a huge colour fan?
      Ashley x

  5. 28/09/2017 / 21:27

    Just had to say congratulations on the new advert for JD Williams! You ladies are all going to have such fun with this new collaboration – well done!
    I’m loving these lacy undies Ashley, they look like the perfect set for a weekend away…

    Thanks for the link up!
    Anna x

    • 29/09/2017 / 10:09

      Thank you Anna. A weekend away sounds perfect right now, we may even hop over to you one day and suprise you !
      best wishes
      Ashley x

  6. 28/09/2017 / 14:26

    Such pretty hydrangeas, and I love the lingerie! Thanks for hosting!

    • 29/09/2017 / 10:07

      Thank you Amy and you are very welcome!
      best Ashley x

  7. jodie
    28/09/2017 / 13:20

    Ashley—what a nice surprise to be featured…thank you, thank you, thank you!!
    And I’m heading over to check out those shoes—they are so hot to trot!!

    • 28/09/2017 / 13:53

      Hi Jodie
      you are so welcome I love your blog!
      thank you for joining the linkup!
      best ashley

  8. 28/09/2017 / 13:06

    You have some beautiful pieces today especially – I L-O-V-E those red shoes. Thank you for featuring me also (I did a happy dance this morning!!)

    • 28/09/2017 / 13:52

      You are welcome I love your closet card idea, wish I could have a capsule wardrobe too!Thank you for joining the linkup!
      best ashley

  9. 28/09/2017 / 12:23

    Ashley, these photos are spectacular. I love the gray manicure. And that lingerie is just gorgeous. And then the bag and shoes made me swoon!


    • 28/09/2017 / 13:51

      Hi Shelbee
      Thank you so much! I love shoes don’t you!
      thanks for joining the linkup!
      best Ashley x

  10. 28/09/2017 / 12:03

    I’m just admiring the photography! Vibrant gorgeous and interesting photos. The lingerie is gorgeous xx

    • 28/09/2017 / 13:50

      Thanks Laurie, Im trying to learn more about my camera these days!
      Ash x

  11. 28/09/2017 / 08:16

    Lovely pieces Ashley, thanks for hosting the link-up too. x Jacqui

    • 28/09/2017 / 13:50

      Thanks Jaqui, thank you for joining in!
      best ashley

  12. 28/09/2017 / 06:59

    Wow, the vah and the shoes are quite something! Will we see them as part of an outfit soon?

    • 28/09/2017 / 13:49

      Hi Tiina Thank you and yes I did post an outfit with them last week but I want to wear them with a dress next! thank you for joining the linkup!
      best ashley x