The H&M Mesh Skirt

Apologies for the lack of posts this week - but here I am, back in Dubai and sweating like anything in the name of an Outfit of the Day photo :)

I wore my H&M mesh skirt for the first time ever today. £19.99 of girly goodness that feels surprisingly light and easy to wear. There are probably about 5 layers to this skirt, which lends a slightly 50's/60's vibe to it.

I did wonder what to wear this with. I tried it with a fitted shirt on top and it was all a little bit "Happy Days", with the 50's/60's theme taken to fancy dress status. So I did what I always do and played it very safe. Black body from Topshop and Tory Burch flats.

NOTE: The jacket stayed on only in air conditioned environments and for the seconds it took to take these photos. It is bloomin' humid today!




Excuse the sand at the tips of the shoe :) 


Yes, I was quite tempted to just dive into that fountain.


Skirt: H&M (current season and here is the link! Link!)
Top: Body from Topshop (which actually has poppers on the crotch area...ewww)
Jacket: Topshop (current season)
Belt: Hollister
Shoes: Tory Burch (a recent Outnet acquisition and boy do I love the gold hardware. I was always a bit skeptical of the Reva's and their puckering at the back of the shoe but I think that's what helps them keep their shape for a long time. I highly recommend!)
Bag: Chanel
Necklace: Tiffany & Co
Sunglasses: Gucci (someone asked for the code for these and it's GG 3155/S D28JJ 62 13 135!)

Book update!

First things first, I got a cheap but effective cover for my Kindle. After my What's in my bag post alot of you out there made me nervous about the fact I didn't have one. It's now safely resting inside a gaudy pink cover :) Phew!

Also I recently finished 2 books:

1) The Radleys by Matt Haig - if you are a fan of the vampire genre in any way, then I would recommend it. You will devour it (is that a pun...? :) within hours. It's an easy and humorous read that's neither as innocent as Twilight et al, nor as sexy-time focussed as True Blood. It actually presents quite an interesting take on the genre, with the story centered around a family of vampires in suburban England.
2) Grace Williams Says It Loud by Emma Henderson - I have to say this was a quite a difficult read. This is a no holds barred account of life in an institution and the narrator is Grace herself, a young girl who is physically and mentally impaired. The narrative is factual and unsentimental but the casual way she describes life in the institution just fills the reader with horror.

In light of the last book I have read I am lightening the load and focussing on trash. For example, I am currently reading about life inside the Playboy mansion by a disgruntled ex-Bunny. It's badly edited but salacious :) 

What are you reading at the moment? And glad to be writing this post - I missed it :)

Happy Friday!!

L
x

84 comments:

  1. Love this outfit! Although I fear it may be a bit late to wear this in England at the moment. It is currently blowing a gale and throwing it down where I am so enjoy the sunshine.I am not envious one little bit.... x

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  2. This outfit is gorgeous Laura :-)

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  3. aww you look beautiful and I love your outfit! xoxo

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  4. @Charlotte's Obsessions - yes definitely not fit for the UK :) I am loving the sunshine :)

    @Claire @Julia - thank you guys - I love this skirt!

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  5. The skirt is lovely and feminine without being too saccharine!
    Have you read "Sister" by Rosamund Lupton? Great book :) x

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  6. you look gorgeous, i am loving the bag plus the watch is it MK? :D

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  7. love your outfit, and everything you wear you always look amazing

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  8. I adore this skirt, and the bag, the bag! *faints*.

    xoxo

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  9. I think this is my favourite of all the outfits you've posted so far. I adore th skirt and you just look so effortlessly stylish. It's also, dare I say it, just a little bit Carrie Bradshaw, which I LOVE!

    Loveaudrey xXx

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  10. Oh my! I just love this outfit! I've been looking for a skirt like this for ages - I guess I just needed to take a trip to h&m ;) Love the Chanel bad as well - amazing! :D
    I am reading the 4th book from the House of Night series at the moment. it's an easy read - high school level I would say, but I don't care, it's quite interesting. Bit different than all the other vampire books I've read so far :D

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  11. @ThePampered Sparrow - no i haven't so that's another one to add to the list :) thank you!

    @MissMathful - thank you girl!

    @nathashaib - heehee not always but thank you :)

    @Dreams That Glitter - :)

    @loveaudrey - haha i did think that when i tried it on in the store :)

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  12. Lovely outfit! You look so good, very glad you're back blogging. Have a good weekend x

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  13. Ahh so chic! I love the sunglasses and jacket especially.The Radleys sounds like it will have to be my next book for sure. Also I think the playboy bunny book sounds like it could make for a fun read! I'm currently reading Pride and prejudice.Love it. :) xxx

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  14. I've wanted every bit of clothes you've blogged on since you started back. Terrible. Also, I saw that H&M coat you have in real life - you are tall!! The thing was down to my ankles.

    I'm on a auto/biography kick and Dietrich's is my current favourite. x

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  15. The jacket is lovely. Your love of jackets is inspiring me to give them a go. I've tried to add them to outfits before but always end up taking them off!

    Just picked up Room and The Night Circus yesterday. Debating which one to start first...

    @arachelsays

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  16. Love the cropped jacket! The outfit is girly and fun. :D Aww, I remember Dubai Summer months where your skin can't literally breathe because of the thick humid in the air. Haha. Very icky. :))

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  17. Happy Friday Laura! Love the outfit! At the moment I am finishing Sophie Kinsella's 20s girl, then on the In her Shoes (have the film and love it- hope the book is better! xx

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  18. You look as per usual Laura! Love the skirt :)

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  19. @lorraine - the camel coloured one? :)

    @Rachel - ooh i dont think i have looked into The Night Circus. Must have a nosey on Amazon :)

    @Myrted - i walked for about 15 minutes today and i nearly died. sooo humid. can't even sit on the beach in this weather. too icky.

    @Computergirl - oh my gosh that film has me in tears everytime i watch it. love it!

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  20. absolutely gorgeous outfit! so jealous of you being in dubai - i've never been before and would kill to go! i'm currently reading frankenstien by mary shelley for my english literature a-level. hard read but hoping it'll be worth it! X

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  21. ahhh.. JBR. Think I need to pay another visit back to Dubai where my bro lives. Hes currently planning a move from JLT back to the marina so I can't wait to be able to walk to JBR once again, when the weathers a little cooler.

    Great outfit as always. I'm contemplating buying a pair of Tory Burch. xx

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  22. Yes, the camel one. I remember you posted you height and I thought you we're adding a few inches for luck but no! My sister could have sat on my shoulders in it. I will never doubt again :L

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  23. Gorgeous outfit! So jealous of the sunshine :)

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  24. I absolutely adore this outfit! Not sure if I could pull of this skirt despite how much I love it, might have to go try it on in store xx

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  25. you look so nice i like it :*

    http://beautypinklove.blogspot.com/

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  26. Can you put a link to the jacket? i love it but can't find it on the topshop site (unless it's sold out :( ) xxShivvyxx

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  27. cute. i love how you mixed black and brown, i always love wearing both shades together. i wonder who ever made that "no black/brown" rule. they clearly had no imaginiation. ;)

    love how you post your thoughts on recent books. i have recently read "room" and "uglies". i thought room was a pretty easy read as well as "uglies". uglies is teen fiction, but im not ashamed, i like dabbling in that section sometimes :)

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  29. @Small time queen - i know! i hate wearing this without a belt to hide the elastication :) Good after a big lunch though. heehee

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  30. Love the skirt - but I think it is a shame when they have elasticated waists.

    Currently ploughing through 'Game of Thrones'- 'Language of Flowers' is next. Very much looking forward to that one!

    http://smalltimequeen.blogspot.com

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  31. OMGosh!
    you have the CUTEST smile, totally likeable!
    beautiful outfit, beautiful fountain ;)

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  32. Love the outfit!!
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    Mary
    xx

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  33. I always look forward to your Reading Updates!!!!!! I just ordered The Radley's and am excited to read it :D I am currently reading the last book of the Millenium trilogy by Stieg Larsson!

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  34. @kellyyes - okay i will admit that i was a bit reticent but this is the only suitable belt that I have to hand :) and you know what? I think it works okay ;) sod the no brown/black people!

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  35. @pinky_mesha - haha thank you :)

    @Mary Kapsi - thank you so much Mary!

    @MissExpensivePink - such fantastic books! i love the films too!

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  36. Super cute outfit Laura! I love your blog!

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  37. I love that skirt but not sure if my legs are long enough to carry it off:/ Have just finished reading The Truth About Melody Browne but I think, my book of the year is Beautiful by Katie Piper. If you haven't read it, I can not recommend it enough.

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  38. Oh boy are you talking about Bunny Tales, I read that! What can I say I wanted to "know" what the heck is going on in that house. The authors law degree and how she insisted she was better than the other girls at the mansion was entertaining.

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  39. Hi Laura, gorgeous outfit! I was thinking of buying the Reva's too but was wondering about the sizing in them? I usually wear a UK size 5 :)

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  40. I LOVE those shoes. Oh my goodness. BTW - If it's too hot for OOTD posts, I'd love to see your favorite makeup items of the moment! I've always loved anything you've recommended!

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  41. I have this skirt nag love love love it! Wear it mega high tan sandals and grey loose tank and get sooo many compliments on it. Sadly prov won't get much opportunity to wear in blustery Ireland for s while :(

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  42. You look gorgeous! One of your best outfits yet x

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  43. Wow, this outfit is so lovely! I have to get to H&M, they've been coming out with so many pretty pieces.

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  44. Outfit is beautiful as per! You know, i've NEVER wanted the amazon kindle before, because I like the idea of reading a proper book and I still do, but your posts always make me want one, and I may have to make a sneaky purchase! (it IS my 21st at the end of this month after all, who knows what money i'll get!) I like the idea that you can download a book anytime anywhere :) Are they cheaper then places like waterstones etc? xx

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  45. You look beautiful Laura! Where is your watch from? xx

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  46. arrgghhhh...I dislike it when I am on the very bottom of the commenter :D
    Seriously, I love everything as in the whole package es. the Chanel bag and the TB flat.After seeing this I want to buy the same color..Is that a red one ?
    OMG Laura, I hope you are still reading last comments LOL. I have been refreshing your page for the past few days hoping for a new post you know :) I do see ala Carrie Bradshaw on the last photo xx

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  47. Absolutely LOVE this outfit!!! I want to re create it... Now I just need to find a skirt as gorgeous as yours!

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  48. And we missed you! Love your outfit, i have that skirt just sitting in my closet because i had no idea what to pair it with! I think your combination was perfect! I am currently reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett and so far i would recommend it :) btw: have just ordered the grey Focco, so excited :)

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  49. 'The hand hat first held mine' by M. O'Farrelll - unputdownable :)you look gorgeous, as usual!!!

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  50. You look simply stunning, Laura! So classy and feminine:) Love the skirt and your Tiffany's necklace so much!
    xx

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  51. Another new chanel? It looks bigger than your other one? Its alright for some isnt it? :)

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  52. Great outfit, i love how you have styled it, so pretty :)
    I'm currently reading the Harry Potter books as i've never read them, but i think i'm gonna have to check out The Radleys :)
    xx

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  53. I Love that bag! You look so cute, the skirt is gorgeous!!
    xo

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  54. Lovely outfit! i reallly love that skirt!! I'm desperate for some tory burch shoes! xo

    http://rachh90210.blogspot.com/

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  55. Terrific outfit! One of my favourites. Thanks for your great blog, too. I've been reading it for awhile, but this is my first post.

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  56. You look gorgeous in this post! I love the outfit.

    Have you tried the Philipa Gregory books, I've read the white queen few weeks ago & couldn't put it down. Reading the red queen now. x

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  57. you're so adorable... you are my favorite blogger!... you're wearing a different watch, do you mind sharing what brand it is?.. :))

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  58. this is a beautiful, beautiful outfit on you, i think that skirt is just gorgeous! love how you've accessorised it too, very jealous of you in dubai!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  59. Love your outfit, so pretty :).

    Sadie x

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  60. Laura its beautiful! I'd love to see how you wear it/if you wear it back in the UK in this chilly weather.
    I have a few knee/midi skirts that I want actually get some wear out of but bare legs seem to be a no-go
    xx

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  61. ah, your style always seems so effortless! you look lovely in pale colours like this skirt. xx

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  62. I like it a lot, you styled it a lot better then ppl at H&M ;)

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  63. Love this outfit. This skirt is so feminine. Love it.

    5inchheel.blogspot.com

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  64. Love this outfit, definitely my fave of yours so far!!

    Hannah xoxo

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  65. This is so cute! I want to indulge in an adorable 50's/60's skirt =) love all your entries, Laura!

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  66. I'm so jealous both of the skirt AND of the fact you are in Dubai!

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  67. You look gorgeous. It's such a pretty skirt and you've teamed it with other things so well. x

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  68. Im about 2 start one day (bit l8 on that one i know!) have you read it? x

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  69. This is such an effortlessly chic look.
    When the weather gets cooler (not that it will in Dubai) you could wear the skirt with a great jumper and some ankle boots.

    xx

    jadedanielle-fashionbeforefood.blogspot.com

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  70. Gorgeous outfit as always!

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  71. We have the same pumps :) - love this look but you'll need to get out of monochrome if NYFW is anything to go by!

    Anna
    www.southmoltonststyle.com x

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  72. Wow your pictures are really stunning. what type of camera do you use if you don't mind me asking? :) x

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  73. lAURA DID YOU GET THESE SHOES IN DUBAI? IF SO WHERE DID YOU GET THEM. THANKS.

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  74. I am absolutely in love with that skirt! Gorgeously put together xx

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  75. the smile is killer <3 , and i love this outfit.

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  76. This is probably my favourite outfit I've seen you wear, Laura! Absolutely stunning :)

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  77. it was love at first sight when i saw this post. rushed to my nearest h&m to grab it, last one! success. blog post about a few different ways to style it!
    http://bobblesandlace.blogspot.com/2011/09/i-feel-pretty-oh-so-pretty.html

    <3 marissa

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  78. I adore this outfit. The skirt and bag are such classic pieces. I'm so inspired by this!

    <3 Kathleen

    http://www.mcmarmalade.blogspot.com/

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  79. I love that skirt and would love to buy it but it's not in stores here in the US and the UK's H&M site will hot ship to the states. :(

    I wish someone in the UK can order this and ship it to me..

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