Slip, slap, slop

I am in Dubai! And it's bloody hot.

I can't even use my hair straighteners - I tried this afternoon and it just turned me sweaty and bitchy.

It's okay though - perfect hair is not required for a lazy day of popping to the mall and eating yummy food. So along with some hair frizz I also wore my H&M cheap-as-chips maxi dress.

I think everyone I know has one of these £12.99 jobbies loitering in their wardrobes. Sooooo easy. I just wacked on a light silk shirt, chunky belt and took my eBay bag on a little outing.

Photos taken in mall car park...I take you to all the best places :)






Dress: H&M
Belt: Hollister
Blouse: Zara
Shoes: Havianas
Bag: eBay - Link!
Bracelets: Hermes and Tiffany
Sunglasses: Gucci

PS. A purchase was made at Jo Malone yesterday and I am so excited to share it with you all. This might be my signature scent for life - I feel that passionately about it.

:)

Happy Saturday!

x

55 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see your post about a Jo Malone scent! I have four and I barely use anything else!

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  2. @crystal - i was literally in love with it as soon as I sprayed it. ah its so exciting! :)

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  3. I love maxi dresses for summer! They're so easy but with a few simple accessories, they look incredibly chic. I really love the way you styled yours!

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  4. you look great..I love those shades more with every pic I see :) Love that ebay bag too, what a find! I also really love the white shirt over top, it looks really casual chic.

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  5. You look really amazing in that maxi dress!

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  6. You look amazing. Quick question...since you're a perfume lover (and so am I), do you own any Bond No 9 fragrances? I really want to try some and wondered if you have any suggestions. :)

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  7. @peony - i am a recent convert. bought one and now i can't get enough. :)

    @Catherine - thank you girl!

    @ellamarie84 - seriously fab shades. i highly recommend them. there are a few copies out there too!

    @Rachel - thank you rachel xxx

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  8. @ansa - i don't! I saw them once in a shop in LA but was in a rush so didn't get the chance to try them out. i think they might be in harrods or something so i really need to get round to it :) lisalisad1 has me craving them!

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  9. Anxiously awaiting that Jo Malone post. I soooo love your style Laura. Cute belt!

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  10. wow you look stunning doll, so simple and effortlessly stylish! xxx
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  11. Effortlessly cool. Beautiful! x

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  12. Your skin is really lovely, and I adore your comfy outfit! :) xx

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  14. Wow you look stunning Laura, such a simple outfit and you are working it :-)

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  15. Your sunglasses looks good on you. It fits your face perfectly. I love clothes that are easily worn. Saves so much time and less effort beauty.
    xx,
    LoveSkinBest

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  16. I love the sheer blouse over the dress...very effortless but looks fantastic. x

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  17. As always! A great outfit!!

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  18. I really like the dress and love how it looks with the belt and shirt. I've made a Jo Malone purchase today, I wonder if it's we got the same fragrance - I got Dark Amber and Ginger Lily, it is the first Jo Malone fragrance I've ever bought and I love it!

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  19. @Claire - haha thank you! its nice and easy to wear!

    @Myrted - thank you! i love them so much!

    @Heather Does Make Up - thank you girl!

    @Jess - thanks Jess

    @Becky - its not that one but i think its from the same line :) I am head over heels in love with it :)

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  20. You look so beautiful sweetie :) I really want to go to Dubai, how is the shopping area there? :)

    Love Christine ♥

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  21. cuuuute :*

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  22. OMG Laura,
    I just realized you're back! How could I have missed it!!

    I miss your posts so much. I am so so so happy! You'll be seeing me around every day now. :)

    I loveee the dress and belt!

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  23. Who takes all your pictures when you're out and about?

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  24. LOVES IT! Simple, yet chic. I still don't own a maxi dress! Would LOVE to own one with an abstract print but just cannot find one that isn't.. well, tacky looking. Meh.

    I'm jetting off to Dubai in a weeks time, can't wait! Hello, Sephora! :) xo

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  25. I really like the simplicity but understated elegance of this dress! And the sunglasses are gorgeous too:) I miss Dubai! But not its weather...lol... xxx, Karine.

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  26. I wanted to buy the H&M dress but couldnt be bothered to get it altered - its far too long for me - I am only 5 ft 3 ANNOYING!

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  27. This outfit is totally something I would wear I love it! I actually just did a post on a necklace that would have looked adorable with this haha http://xoebc.blogspot.com/2011/07/bold-and-brash.html

    PS totally want to check out those sunnies I am drooling over them

    Xo

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  28. You're bag looks great, I'm definitely considering ordering one!


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  29. great outfit looks so fresh:) you look so positive person.

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  30. That looks like Ibn Batuta Mall!!!! love it :) Been there on vacation a few times, and dislike the heat as well. On the bright side, Jumierah Beach is lovely in the night!! :) Have a great time.

    Stella
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  31. you look gorgeous Laura and you do not need straighteners if that's your natural hair!

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  32. LOVEEEE IT... simple but gorgeous.
    x

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  33. i love the outfit, i think my favourite part is the belt though not sure why i just think it is a lovely colour leather.
    wishing i was somewhere as hot as dubai!

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  34. You look adorable Laura!
    And I love that hair straighteners make you bitchy in hot weather too - I thought I was the only one! My hair is a frizzy mess naturally, but I think it's ok in the Summer. At least thats what I tell myself =)

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  35. i want this maxi dress now! i love how you style it with the belt. you look fabulous in the hot weather laura. x

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  36. So happy you're back!!! I'm at the edge of my seat to hear all about the new Jo Malone scent. I love Jo Malone as well.

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  37. Damn! lol, i was hoping your *really cute* sunglasses would be one of your amazing cheap finds and i would be able to track them down! haha, well Gucci is still great!

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  38. Aftre reading many many MANY help forums, I can FINALLY comment on your blog!!! Whhhooopppiiiieee!!!!! Love you girl!! xxx

    Please check out my blog, I've only just started blogging and would love some feedback - http://thepinkmacaroon.blogspot.com

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  39. defo love the look and I must say I also own that kind of dress..It's perfect for hot summer days and it's too hot here in Japan right now.
    That ebay bag is really pretty.I also bought one when I saw it on Victoria's blog and then read about it on your blog the other day. You are such an enabler you know that :) Keep the post coming Laura.. I am always refreshing your blog to see if there are new post everyday :) xx

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  40. @luckymirai - i ordered the white version of the bag too :) haha i hope you like it! xx

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  41. You looks as beautiful as always! Hope you're having a good time in Dubai...

    xoxo

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  42. I love maxi dresses on taller women, but I'm only 5'2", so I look a bit like a child playing dress up with mummy's things if I wear one.

    Is that the Tiffany's onyx bead bracelet? It looks so delicate and classy!

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  43. welcome back! missed you!!

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  44. you look incredibly pretty in this outfit. Cheap or not, this is a winner!

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  45. mmmm I love Jo Malone, their nectarine blossom and honey cologne makes me so happy... looking beautiful as always, Laura :)

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  46. I feel the same way. Heat appliances are the devil! lol I'm just putting hair cream in my hair after I wash it and putting it in a bun. Hair just does it's own thing in the heat, and you can't fight it. I've been thinking of getting some length taken off, but Autumn will be here before we know it.

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  47. @luckymirai - i ordered the white version of the bag too :) haha i hope you like it! xx

    OMG Laura .. LOL.. You know I was looking on the white version too. I was thinking that if the black one looks and feels really nice I might try to order the white one too.I am still waiting for the bag to arrive.I will defo going to let you know. xx Again I am so happy that you are back to blogging.My internet life would never be complete without your existence :) xxx

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  48. Have been wanting to delve into the world of Jo Malone for a long time. Looking forward to hearing what fragrance you got cause I know you have fab taste in perfume.
    Long ago you vlogged that you loved Michael Williamson's Sheer. I bought it without even ever smelling it to wear as my signature sent on my wedding day. To date, it is still one of my favorite perfumes.

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  49. I need need need those sunglasses :) I've been looking online and I can't find them :( what's the product code? Xx

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  50. Love how you've layered shirt over maxi dress, ill be trying this out, such a cool relaxed look! x

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  51. That bag is amazing... I genuinely thought you'd gone and bought yourself an Alexander Wag Coco bag! I'll definitely be looking that up on eBay!

    I'm so glad you're back, I kept looking for you on lollipop and I'm very happy you're back blogging, you were missed. Just in time for some inspiration for some birthday presents for me!

    xx

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