The excuse is: "it's Sunday"

A very laid back/dragged out the wardrobe/no thought required ensemble today. It's a shirt and jeans. Very "out there" ;)

This is my cupcake recovery outfit. My birthday was yesterday (yay me!) and I had 5 cupcakes and a bottle of champagne....amongst other things. Today was all about comfort :)





Top: GAP (over a year old but I think of this quite fondly...I like the colour scheme)
Jeans: Hollister Oceanside Super Skinny (this is the model I always wear and as you can see, this is a slightly different wash. I love these jeans but I am ready to look for something new...specifically a brand that has no external signage or gubbins on the pockets...I want plain and I don't care whether it's H&M or J Brand.)

Also...

Necklace: Tiffany & Co - you know me and dainty, tiny charms/stones....this is very simple and looks incredible with a strapless top.



<3


A beauty update:

I acquired some new goodies this weekend - and started using an old favourite.



Liz Earle Skin Tint - there was hyperventilating when I opened the package for this. This is Liz's tinted moisturiser product which I think is out in September? I cannot wait to see how this compares to the Chantecaille Just Skin.
Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes mascara - I don't think I have ever tried any of the Hypnose family but with a name like that I knew I wouldn't be able to resist buying for long. Looking forward to trying it tomorrow - especially as I HATE the mascara I have on today: Isadora's Super Heavy lashes. What a crappy brush and formulation. I thought the marketing campaign was fun when I saw it in April - so I bought it....bloody bloody awful! Applied 6 hours ago and I think my lashes are still sticky. Plus I have a smudge halo on my brow bone. Cheers Isadora!
MAC Coppering - I think I have owned this before but some recent promotion on YouTube has seen me crave it. I love Mythology and I love super warm colours on my eyes...surely I will love this too? What shall I blend it with tomorrow?
OPI Lincoln Park After Dark - I am one of those weirdos that likes to wear black in the summer - and that goes for nail polish too. Wearing on fingers and toes and it was a joy to apply. So opaque and rich with a hint of deep purple/aubergine (or eggplant if that's how you say it where you are :)

So that was me....can't wait till next weekend: mini-breaking in Stockholm again which will definitely mean trips to Weekday, Monki and Whyred. I am OBSESSED (yes, it needs caps) by Swedish designers and I love the way they integrate great fabrics and interesting shapes.

So this time next week we should have some more interesting outfit background shots...although I can't promise any more interesting outfits :)

Good weekend? 

75 comments:

  1. Oh first comment me!I looove coppering find it makes my supe dark eyes more sultry you will love this..if too scared to apply all over lid, just place it on the lower lid and blend with mythology or woodwinked on the crease..Lancome makes the best mascaras along with YSL so you re bound to love doll eyes, and black nail polish is great-tho i dont have this OPI one yet !great haul enjoy and update on liz earle tinted moisturizer!

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  2. @Evie - thank you! can't wait to try coppering and the mascara :) You NEED the OPI :)

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  3. Happy Belated birthday! You look gorgeous simple today.
    Mini-breaks are the bestm especially when you're going interesting places.
    I love Lancome mascara so I really need to try this one out!
    xx

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  4. Belated Birthday Greetings Laura x love the necklace

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  5. Happy Belated - fellow Leo! I love Doll Eyes, it's fab.

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  6. Happy belated birthday! :)

    Pretty necklace. I am in love with dainty necklaces as well.

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  7. At the risk of sounding like a perv, that shirt makes you look so curvy! (I meant that in a nice way but I think it came out all wrong....oh dear)

    Moving swiftly on! my LE skin tint arrived yesterday and I'm really looking forward to using it this week. I've heard good stuff about it so I have my fingers crossed that the colour will work for me,

    Happy belated bday x

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  8. Belated birthday wishes, hope you had a nice day, I like the casual outfit and especially that necklace. Look forward to see what goodies you haul in Stockholm x

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  9. happy belated birthday!! <3 I am a big J Brand fangirl and cannot recommend their jeans enough, sometimes a plain pocket is the best pocket :) sadly h&m jeans just don't suit me and are quite uncomfortable no matter which kind or size I try. also, you are not alone with the dark polish thing, my summer pedicure this year has mainly consisted of either a bright red, or Lincoln Park After Dark.

    can't wait to see how the liz earle TM works out for you!! xoxox

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  10. @Rachel - i do love a mini break :) haha

    @Louise - thank you so much! I love it too...expect to see me wear it...well in every post from now :)

    @Vex - thank you! can't wait to try it..brush looks pretty amazing!

    @ShopPinkGlitter - they are the perfect accessory...just enough to catch the light. :)

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  11. @Sandra - ooh you will have to tell me what model you like? I was thinking seriously about J Brand...they seem so expensive but if they are flattering then I don't really care what they cost! :)

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  12. I love that top! totally has me rethinking plaid :)

    Xo

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  14. Happy belated Birthday, i hope you had a lovely day... although the 5 cupcakes and champagne sound rather lovely indeed ;).

    I have the Liz Earle Sheer Tint and i really, really like it. I really need to try the Dolls Eyes Mascara too, love the name.

    Sadie xx

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  15. Happy belated birthday, hope you had a lovely day! I'm starting to love Mythology so I'm tempted to try Coppering now.. also can't wait to read your thoughts on the Skin Tint! x

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  16. The colors in the top are gorgeous, and I finally got my hands on a couple hollister jeans, they fit so nicely!

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  17. Happy Birthday for yesterday! August babies are the best :)

    Sticking with the Hollister-esque vibe - have you tried Jack Wills? Their jeans are super skinny and have very little to identify themselves :)

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  18. Happy belated birthday, Laura!

    I'm a big fan of the original lancome Hypnose mascara, not too keen on the new ones out though, like Hypnose drama, talk about clumpiness! Eurgh. Flextencils was pretty good too but heard it's been discontinued :( xo

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  19. good weekend-my best friend's wedding, tear !
    I'm a wierdo too and like black and grey in summer, my mum after 25 years still don't get it and said she won't stop to talk about it till I wear something summery :) Thumbs up for mum :)

    What's on your wrist apart form Tiffany's bead bracelet?
    Thanks for sharing :) XO

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  20. @MaviDeniz - this is the only plaid top I have ever liked :) i think it's all about finding the right fit and colour :)

    @Sadie - ooh can't wait to try. had a little play and it seems like a nice texture :)

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  21. @Charlotte - thanks charlotte :)

    @ambernicolee - glad you liked them :) they are my go-to jeans and have been for years!

    @Jen - ooh there is a Jack Wills right by me. I confess i have never been inside an actual store...I should at least check them out in the next few weeks!

    @Halima - thank you :) x

    @Heavenrain - haha i love black: you stand out more because everyone is in lighter colour clothes! :) Well spotted - I wrapped by sideways cross necklace around my write three times :)

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  22. Happy (belated) birthday!
    I'm on the hunt for exactly the same type of jean - River Island fit me perfectly in the jean department, although I hate it all the gold zips and bits n bobs, along with massive R I V E R I S L A N D written everywhere which puts me off half of them..lol or maybe I'm just too fussy?! :) xx

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  23. Happy birthday laura :-)
    I'm a big fan of dark colour in "summer", i think anything goes as long as youre confident in it, no matter what colour. Have fun in stockholm. Im so jealous, id love to get my hands on some weekday items.
    x

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  24. happy belated bday :) looking forward to your review on liz earle's skin tint xx

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  25. Happy Birthday, five cupcakes sound yummy. Love the outfit and the top is cute pretty and girly:) Love. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the Doll Eyes mascara.

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  26. Oooh Happy Birthday!! Hope you had a wonderful day! Lovely presents, I'd like to try that mascara and I love wearing black in the summer too!

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  27. Hope you had a fab birthday!!! :D your outfit looks so nice! And i'm in my joggers atm so comfort over anything :D have a lovely time in sweden! xox

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  28. Happy belated birthday!! You look great, i love casual outfits like that that still look cool without too much effort!


    OMG cannot wait to hear about the liz earle tint... neeeeed to get my hands on that if the reviews are good!! Will keep my eyes peeled!

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  29. Happy Birthday for yesterday. Love the jeans also, you look tiny in them

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  30. happy rather belated birthday! i love your outfit - the simplicity of it works to great effect!
    i was wondering whether you'd have a look at my blog? i'm a bit new to blogger! i would really appreciate it www.rebeccamarywatson.blogspot.com Bex xxx

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  31. Happy Belated :) All the best people I know where born in August. My best friend and most of my other friends and my grandma :) Love August bdays :)

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  32. Happy Belated Birthday!! Loving your outfit :) xx

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  33. happy birthday!!! (beleted!)
    i love love LOVE Coppering, such a gorgeous color! blend it with a gold shadow!

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  34. happy belated birthday, laura! i hope it was a good one. i like wearing blackish nail polishes year round, but i try to mix in some lighter colors in the warm months.

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  35. Happy Birthday for yesterday hunni! Cant wait to see how you get on with Doll eyes! My LE skint tint is currently being held hostage at the post office depot, cant wait to pick it up tomorrow!! :D xxx

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  36. Hope you had a fantastic birthday, Laura! I too love wearing dark polishes in summer - heck, I love them all year round but this summer I've managed to refrain.. so far. Your post might make me break out Lincoln Park After Dark now! xxx

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  37. This MAC shadow looks utterly gorgeous!! x

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  38. Happy birthday for yesterday Laura!!! I want 5 cupcakes...slightly jealous! Lol :P

    I absolutely adore Mac's Coppering eyeshadow, my favourite way to wear it is with Woodwinked - either Woodwinked on the lid and Coppering in the crease or Woodwinked on the inner corners of your lid and Coppering on the outer corners (trust me, it looks gorgeous!!). I also like to wear it with Ricepaper (or any light creamy champagne colour) on the lid and then Coppering in the crease.

    Gem x
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  39. Happy Birthday Laura! Hope you had a good day! x

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  40. HAU‘OLI LA HANAU E LAURA!!! (happy birthday laura in Hawaiian)

    Yay for August babies, my birthday was on the 12th!

    I can't wait to hear how you like the Liz Earle Skin Tint, I've been wanting to try Chantecaille as well... I finally ordered some Hollister jeans per your raves about them! A&F jeans also, the fit is amazing :)

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  41. Even if you've worn that jeans for the many times, it's still adoring and very classic just the right fit of pants that you'd want from it. anyways, love plaids! always comfy and stylish :)
    xoxo,
    LoveSkinBest

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  42. Happy Birthday! Enjoy the cupcakes and the DBTY! :)

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  43. 1st. Happy birthday! 2nd. Can't wait to hear the verdict on the mascara... Doll eyes? Yes please! And 3rd.. No more hiding your left hand from the pictures ;)
    I've never commented before... But I was an avid follower of your old blog... So much that I kept checking it since November until it lead me here :) So when you post all the details I will gush because it feels like I know you! (in a non creepy way of course)

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  44. Hope you had a lovely birthday, great casual look! I have to try that doll eye mascara, the bigger the better! I'm currently loving Chanel intense inimitable, makes my lashes look like false lashes! x

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  45. happy belated birthday! :) and i love that gap top...love the colors!

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  46. awww Happy Belated Birthday Laura. I'm sure you had a wonderful birthday. I love the rugged outfit and the dainty Tiffany necklace. It looks pretty on you as always..Best wishes <3

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  47. Happy Birthday Laura!!!!
    u r such a typical Leo :)

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  48. you look amazing, i am considering the mascara so will be interested in whether you like it, i like the original hypnose alot :D

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  49. That OPI polish sounds lush! Happy belated birthday, too!

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  50. Happy Belated Birthday! Love this polish. You are rocking some tan there hun, watch mark and everything! You look lovely and super slim xx

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  51. On Stockholm & dining: Eat sushi at "East". Located nearby Stureplan. (You know you're there when you notice guys wearing to much hairproducts and a tan that only Pamela Anderson can do justice).

    Enjoy your trip ;)

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  52. @jamman - slicked back hair right? :) i went to the stureplan last trip and wow...they are all at it!

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  53. The shirt is gorgeous!! Really pretty colours - perfect sunday outfit!
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  54. I love the shirt, and I also love that you post realistic ootd's - because they look as good in real life as they do in pics. I've seen "fashion victims" in real life - might photograph amazing but they look silly in reality.

    I also have lincoln park after dark and can agree - GORGEOUS!

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  55. cupcakes and champagne is my favorite meal. Happy birthday! great post, blog and outfit!

    xoxo navy & orange
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  56. happy Birthday Laura xoxo, I love love J Brand, never liked h&m though they are not comfortable enough for me, I did my nails 2 days ago dark too,don't know why but kinda was in the mood for that dark navy on toes and nails and I love them I think I retire my pinkish corals for a while now ;)wish you all the best dear xoxo

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  57. A belated happy birthday, I'd love to hear what you think of the mascara as I'm definitely tempted by it too.

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  58. I love the necklace - so pretty!

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  59. I cant believe no ones mentioned the topshop jeans, I used to be obsessed with the Gap jeggings but they stopped selling them in the UK and I cant find them in dubai either, so I tried out the topshop "leigh" jeans, super comfy and so flattering on the behind (I have quite a small one). I bought them for 320 dirhams but i think they'll be cheaper in the UK. xx :)

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  60. I have been missing your videos, but I am really enjoying your blog!! Love your outfits and great purchases :). I have a similar necklace from Tiffany, but in yellow gold, and I absolutely agree that it looks stunning with anything strapless! So simple and chic :).

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  61. Happy belated birthday! :D The necklace is adorable! xo

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  62. Happy belated birthday!
    Love that little Tiffany necklace and the Hollister jeans look like they are a really good fit.

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  63. Glad to have found your blog today. Welcome back!! Are you back on YouTube?

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  64. hope you have a lovely birthday! I love Doll eyes, you have to really build it up but it makes your lashes really long and separated. I think Lancome mascaras are amazing though, my all time favourite is Hypnose Drama, thats major lashes in a tube!

    x

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  65. @Laura: Haha, yeah..slick:P never the less- I was impressed by the city, and understand why you'd want to go back:)

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  66. Love your necklace, So pretty!
    Really like the shirt too, nice summery colours x

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  67. jeans looks that gorgeous make you so outfit.


    EZBEAUTIFULSKIN

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  69. Hi Laura, is that a silver or white gold necklace? It looks amazing!!!

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