Marilyn Moment

I had some meetings today so decided to sport one of my favourite Zara dresses. Deep v at the front, an appropriate knee length and made of the lightest fabric that dances as you move.

The latter point is all very well and good in light to no breeze - but if the wind picks up you will be fighting a losing battle against pants exposure. I rushed inside before things got indecent :)







Dress: Zara (I think last season)
Jacket: Topshop (This season - but I haven't been able to find this on the website so fingers crossed it is in stores)
Shoes: Kurt Geiger (A couple of years old and still going strong :)

I have to continue my rave about Studio Fix Fluid. It's doing it for me people, it really is. The coverage is superb and there is something about it that seems to work for my skin in this kind of weather.



This, NARS Casino Bronzer, MAC Peachstock lipstick with Sleek's Peach Perfection Pout Polish, hot weather, Pepsi Max, my new 50mm Canon prime lens, Bose headphones, Bon Iver and strong cappuccinos are the things that are currently making me very happy.

:)

See you soon everyone

x

57 comments:

  1. Laura, U look absolutely beautiful in the last pic. Your smokey eye makeup looks great on you. You look tan and your skin is glowing. What's the secret? and not to mention ur Zara dress is amazing too :)

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  2. Love the last pic - you look like you're in a Chanel Ad!

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  3. The dress looks really lovely! :) xxx

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  4. I fall in love with your blog a little more each time you post. Gorgeous outfit, especially the shoes.

    Loveaudrey xxx

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  5. @Sabitra Limbu - :) thank you. I think its lots and lots of makeup :)

    @Ella Pretty Blog - wow! that would be dreamy :)

    @Phoebe - thank you! it's lovely to wear (when not windy outside!)

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  6. GORGEOUS! I'm loving your photography.. xx

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  7. You look fab, the dress is great.

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  8. you look lovely.the Chanel handbag is breathtaking :)Now I like the shoes that you have but I would love to see you pair this dress with a different heels..Maybe not this shoes for this ensemble.. Don't know just my two cents :)
    xx

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  9. These photos are brilliant, does someone take them for you or do you use a tripod? Love the bag but who wouldn't?!

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  10. I love the shoes! Great outfit!

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  11. I love this look on you Laura. Very sophisticated but feminine and the Chanel... well that's just the icing on the cake. Gorgeous!

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  12. Gorgeous pictures and a great dress. England is v cold and rainy, so seeing your pictures are literally a ray of sunshine! xx

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  13. Another lovely picture. The last one in this post and the first one in the last might be my favorite shots of your adventures of late. xx

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  14. You look great! And the shoes are amazing! I love shoes that are always stylish! :)

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  15. Such a lovely outfit! I love how one day you're pulling off the laid back thing and the next, dressed up to the nines. That last image looks like it belongs to an ad in Vogue! Your posts are so inspiring:)

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  16. That dress is so pretty. Love the shoes too!

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  17. Love the dress, I have full understanding about the Marilyn moment. Happens to me know for two weeks with my traditional Dirndl at the Octoberfest. I am fighting a loosing battle with very unflattering boy shorts as the only weapon.

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  18. love the dress Laura :) very chic as always.special love for your last picture you look great , have a lovely week xoxo

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  19. @luckymirai - no worries. i love the funkyness of them :) I also like this with TB flats.

    @Becky - no tripod but it's more down to the new lens I got for the camera. the 50mm prime lens is all i ever wanted from a DSLR camera and I am kicking myself that I didn't get it sooner. It literally changes EVERYTHING in pictures. Nice depth of field...aaahhh i love it :)

    @Aysha Frost - I love em too...they are sort of funky and yet super comfy. A good combo :)

    @Arlene - thank you Arlene :)

    @La Petite Olga - thank you so much!

    @Computergirl - not missing the weather I have to say :) Although I am very much missing the X factor :)

    @Rachel - thank you Rachel. That is very kind of you to say :)

    @modniza - wow thanks :)

    @Kasia M - I love these shoes. I know they are not to everyone's tastes but they always seem to look amazing - at least to me :)

    @Essjay23x - wow a massive compliment! haha :) I am happiest super casual to be honest but I love a good dress :)

    @PinkGlitter - thank you :)

    @Tine_77 - ooh I would love Octoberfest :) And I think boy shorts can be very cute!

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  20. Love the last pic of you! Looking very beautiful :) x

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  21. And the bag! You forgot the bag in your "making me happy' list!! :)
    Gorgeous dress!

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  22. i love your pics! they're so natural, fresh, and unfussy :) and love, love, love that dress of yours! i think i need to purchase more dresses for work mtgs ;)

    xo

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  23. Absolutely stunning! LOOOVE the dress!

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  24. Zara always rocks in my book.

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  25. I love this blog. I love that you are showing your style as I've always loved it. Been following you since 09. :)
    You are seriously beautiful and I always enjoy reading your posts.

    I'm thinking of trying SFluid for the winter as my nose and chin gets crazy redness. That;s really the only place I'd apply it.

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  26. lovely dress! you look so sophisticated and gorgeous!
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    would mean a lot x

    following and loving your blog as ever! Bex X

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  27. Gorgeous dress, love the style and bag just makes the outfit perfect! Great pictures! x

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  28. i love this post! the pictures, especially the first one, are amazing!
    I wish studio fix wouldnt smell like.. well studio fix fluid, but i love the coverage and just all over feel of that foundation.
    x

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  29. @nana - i know! seriously everytime i open the bottle i think "my god, this stuff is going on my face"...it absolutely reeks, especially in comparison to chanel or FACE Atelier (which doesn't smell of anything at all) but ughhhh its sooo good! :)

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  30. I had this problem for months now... I love the ladylike midi-length skirt for work, but they're so lightweight that literally, each day is a battle to keep my bridget jones from being exposed to the world. Everywhere I go I swear that gale force wind follows me and my skirt, whilst people comment "ooh, just like Marilyn" and I'm thinking "yeah right, if Marilyn had turned an attractive shade of puce, whilst trying fruitlessly to prevent the world from seeing her J-Lo!" x

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  31. Knowing my luck if I bought that dress it would windy for the rest of my life and I'd either have to expose my underwear to everyone or just let it sit gathering dust in the wardrobe. Gutting because it's really pretty :(

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  32. I think I repeat myself but...These pictures are soooo gorgeous!!!
    I liked your old blog but I love this one :)
    Do you have the pics taken with self-timer?

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  33. You look absolutely stunning in that last photo! Love it! :) X

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  34. Beautiful photos, you look so chic, I love it!

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  35. OMG Laura.. did you just say Bon Iver?! i think you did! I LOVE Bon Iver. I seriously would fly anywhere in australia if he ever comes here..
    PS. "but if the wind picks up you will be fighting a losing battle against pants exposure." --> For the win!!!
    love the new lens too! i want me some DSLR too!

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  36. ps. if you like Bon Iver.. check out (if you haven't yet) Andrew Belle, James Vincent McMorrow and The Civil Wars :)

    xoxo
    MsChikee
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  37. I love your watch! What is the brand?

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  38. YOU LOOK VERY CUTE. I pointed this blog to my namur bet she'll like it.

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  39. i love the shoes, they are so interesting but i do have a big soft spot for KG they are the brand of shoes i have msot of :D


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  40. Beautiful! That last one belongs in a magazine, you are model material Laura! xx

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  41. This is sooo beautiful!
    Really simple yet classic.
    :)

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    xx

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  42. my goodness you look amazing here! loving you blogging again. you may not be setting out to be one, but you're really an inspiration for me :)

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  43. Love the shoes. I need to buy some new shoes, it has been too long.... x

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  44. you've done marilyn proud! So gorgeous! xox

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  45. loving the blog, lovely laura :)
    gorgeous dress- its movement is captured beautifully in your pictures. in Australia, warm breezes in the mornings, crickets in the evenings, but still a while to wait for that early summer scorching heat to kick in.... your posts are making me impatient! :D

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  46. Wow I'm so glad I found you again. I've missed your blog as it was quite informative, honest, and entertaining! You're looking gorgeous btw! Anywho, can't wait to read your previous posts!!

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  47. Gorgeous dress. Looks like lovely fabric, perfect for a M.Monroe moment! Love your blog.

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  48. I love the Chanel Laura! It is such a beautiful, classic piece. Looks great with the dress. Cute outfit!

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  49. LOVE the new hair laura!
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    xo

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  51. Really that's loving photo. Thanks for share.

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