Sunday lunch

Here's the story.

This leather jacket haunted me for the best part of 3 months.

I kept seeing it on the Topshop website, embedded within a promo for their Snow Queen lookbook...and  yet it was never on-site or in-store. That infuriated me and I became (just) a little obsessed by the blush colour and the combination of tailored versus bomber style finishing.

Well hurrah! It did surface during a shopping trip in Manchester (with @kelanjo19, @gemsmaquillage and @nicolavc86). I bought it immediately and yet - this sounds silly - I have never found the right time to wear it. It's either been too hot or too cold and so it has languished in my wardrobe, occasionally fondled but never worn. 

Well I finally got round to it. And I love everything about it. The colour, the fit, the zips at the cuff, the braiding at the shoulders....I love it all. :)











Jacket: Topshop (last season)
Top: Urban Outfitters (current season and a lovely top to wear. I am not massively into prints but I was immediately attracted to this...as picture show above it is double layered with jersey and chiffon).
Jeans: Hollister (these are on there last legs....it's time to officially start the hunt for new jeans)
Jewellery: CC Skye double wrap bracelet, Sideways cross necklace.
Bag: Black Focco with a random River Island scarf tied round the handle.
Makeup: Chanel Orchidee rouge coco lipstick mixed with GOSH Darling (love this combo!), Liz Earle skin tint (which is probably why I am McShiny), Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Illuminating Fluid (this stuff is AMAZING in photos...adds radiance/shine and colour in one), Brash shadow by MAC on eyes.

On another note

I wore my hair up pretty much the entire weekend. And I loved it. I got inspired by the tutorial you will find on the link below.

It's the easiest and yet the prettiest look I have come across. What I like the most? The messier it gets during the day, the better it looks.

I need some practice to get it looking as good as My's version but I will continue to try. Such a good option for those "no heat" days. 

NB: You don't need to speak Swedish to understand what she is doing... :) 


Hope you are all very safe and well. 9/11 is sad every year, isn't it? Any documentary or news item will always make me cry. 

x

L

77 comments:

  1. Love the jacket. You always seem to pull off so many different looks.

    A random question, is your grey miu miu bag the regular size or the mini size? It just seemed to me that the pink one looks so much bigger than the grey.

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  2. @Luthers - they are both the same size :) the pink might look bigger because i haven't folded down the top yet....which you should do so that the logo isn't upside down....but i am loathe to crease it. haha i am so precious :)

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  3. You look Abasolutely gorgeous. The color of that jacket is so youu! So glad u are blogging again xxx

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  4. great blog .. check out mine and if u like follow :) xoxox

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  5. @Nida K - :) thank you so much. love this jacket :)

    @Fashionmix - of course! :)

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  6. I totally fell in love with that jacket! It's amazing. Fits really well with the top (also amazing!) :D

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  7. That jacket is amazing. Love the color. and it fits so well.

    xo-allthingssgirly.blogspot.com

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  8. That jacket is perfect in every way! I want one :( x

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  9. @Kasia @michelle - thank you guys :) i am so pleased to finally wear it :)

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  10. Stunning!! Now i need a pink leather jacket in my life, damn you Laura! :P

    rachinald.blogspot.com :)

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  11. @rachinald - i feel like i am Mrs Pink with the bag and the jacket..i wouldn't even say pink is my favourite colour but its ending up every bloody where :) haha

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  12. That leather jacket looks very much like the one Elena wears in the Vampire Diaries (in black however)

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  13. You look so much like Nikki Reed in the second picture, with that hair and make-up - stunning :)

    xx

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  14. @Habiba - i think i know the one you mean :)

    @Sophia - oh wow! she's farrrrr more gorgeous. :)

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  15. love the jacket & top combo,very chic ...& your jacket is matched with your new bag ;)
    your hair up looks so nice I don't remember seeing your up before , nice
    have a lovely week Laura x
    Oh PS nice eyebrows ;)

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  16. I love the colour of the jacket so much, looks lovely. Also I need that cross necklace, I've wanted it for so long now I might just have to get it! x

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  17. @Mania - heehee thank you :) trying to maintain the brows!

    @Phoebe - me too....the colour is pretty unusual for a leather jacket which is why I obsessed sooo much :) You NEED the cross necklace. It remains one of my favourite all time pieces - 2 yrs later :)

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  18. What a beautiful jacket, and your hair looks gorgeous up :)! xxx

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  19. I love the everything about your jacket, especially the color. Beautiful! It sort of reminds me of your new miu miu purse.

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  20. That jacket is gorgeouss, I don't think a blush leather jacket would fit very well into my wardrobe but you wear it very well with that top (which I am also loving, and your bag for that matter). I'm also on the hunt for new jeans, such a nightmare. I stumbled across my current ones by accident, I think they were more high wasited than they should have been and I cannot find that perfect waist height again! I love having my hair up for a change from day to day hair!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  21. Love this lip combo, it looks lovely on you! I really like the jacket, unusual but such a pretty colour xx

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  22. So pretty <3
    Love it!
    http://maryfashionlove.blogspot.com/
    Mary
    xx

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  23. That hair bun utterly sounded good to do! :D Thanks for sharing that one. Will definitely try that out. :)

    The blush jacket fits you well! Good find. :)

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  24. Yehey !! I love your whole outfit, the look on your face, the makeup and the hair do !!! total package a winner !!! Also,I'm happy to say that I own a similar color of the rider's jacket you have right now:) I also want them in red and black !! It is so in this fall.
    Love the focco bag with the random animal print scarf.AAA :)

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  25. P.S.
    thanks for sharing the Hairdo video/blog. I'll try it today :Dxx

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  26. The jacket looks amazing! I love the style and colour and your makeup looks gorgeous :)

    Gem x
    www.twinklebug.com

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  27. I love the jacket, the color is unique and pretty!

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  28. Do you have a link to the UO top?

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  29. Your jacket and outfit is so casually glam, love it!

    That hair style is also so cute! I wil be trying it tomorrow.

    Kindness is the best accessory,
    Rebecca

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  30. absolutely love it! and that floral top is so pretty - I'm not really into florals but it's so cute! :) x

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  31. The whole outfit is beautiful! I like the top a lot! Could you give us more details on how you use the Soleil Tan fluid? I'm curious :)

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  32. when i first clicked on the link i thought you had cut all your hair off into a little bob... hehe :D

    www.missmathful.blogspot.com

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  33. The jacket is gorgeous and you look stunning as always x

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  34. This is random but its good to see your head again!!

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  35. you look gorgeous here, love your makeup :)

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  36. Aww have I missed something? The link takes me to a blog site where I can see pictures but no tutorial...

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  37. @claralarala - yes i think you have :) haha scroll past the four pictures, the paragraph of text and it's there.

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  38. Haha I was hoping it wouldn't be that simple! Nothing there for me though... Wonder if my iPhone's blocking something...do you know if it's on Youtube? Something new for my work hair repertoire ;)

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  39. You look lovely here Laura as per :) This jacket is gorgeous!!!

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  40. This jacket is GORGEOUS, and totally goes with your top. Simple and not over done, love it. :) xo

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  41. This jacket is so nice! I'm so glad you post regularly, it makes my day reading them! xox

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  42. Fabulous jacket and such a pretty colour, it looks great x x

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  43. I bought the illuminating fluid in duty free the other day - still confused as to how to use it. How do you do about slapping it on?!

    Love the top too :)

    Sophie

    stripesdotsandsecondhandshops

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  44. I love your jacket, you look so beautiful :)

    Love Christine ♥

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  45. Love the jacket! Really like the outfit.

    http://victoriasprocrastinationproject.blogspot.com/

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  46. For once I've looked at a jacket without thinking "that would look better in black". I love the colour and the style of it!!

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  47. What a gorrrrrrrrrrrgeous jacket! Serious envy right now! I spy a similar colour to one's gorgeous bag too..!

    If you get any time at all, I'd love you to check my blog out: www.alltheshallowthings.blogspot.com

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  48. I love the jacket! it was definietly worth the wait! xx

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  49. The jacket is gorgeous but I've an inkling that top will be mine!

    Your blog costs me a frickin' fortune :D

    Loving your work <3

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  50. gorgeous! the tutorial link is really good too! x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.com/

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  51. Wowww I'm in love with this jacket, what a stunning colour!
    faye xo

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  52. I have this jacket and in addition to the colour i find that the leather is amazingly soft as butter and the jacket itself if feather light. In fact wen thenparcel arrived I thought before the opening that there must be a mistake since no leather jacket could bpe this light. More like a soft cardigan than a leather jacket.

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  53. Hi!
    Love the look! I have the chanel fluid it too
    but a bit confused how to use it, do you mix with your foundation or use it as a highlighter or..?
    thanks xo:)

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  54. Love the outfit and the hair!

    Also I warn you, I have been looking for the perfect skinny jeans and it has been so difficult, in and out of changing rooms pulling on one after the other!

    I hope you have more luck than I am having..the hunt is still on :) x

    http://kerriemc.blogspot.com/

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  55. The jacket is gorgeous. Love the colour, it looks great on you!

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  56. Love this jacket, it looks so soft and a great colour.

    http://thekeypieces.blogspot.com

    @thekeypieces

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  57. The quality of the these photos are awesome! the jacket really suits you, and I like how you styled it :)

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  58. I liked the tutorial a lot but.......I don't have that much hair, cause I just cut it today....Sigh......

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  59. Hey :)
    dein blog ist wirklich super schön!! macht spaß sich durch die bilder zu klicken - man merkt dass du freude am schreiben und posten hast. weiter so! :)

    würde mich freuen wenn du auch mal bei mir vorbei schaust

    www.lebensgefuehle.blogspot.com

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  60. I love that hairstyle! I'll definitely give it a try the next time I'm stuck in a ponytail rut.

    Is Brash discontinued? I couldn't find it on the MAC site and a Google search turned up a lot of different colored shadows. Is it a coppery color?

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  61. I love the jacket! Nice color!
    xoxo
    http://melminho.blogspot.com/

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  62. I just wanna say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for linking that hair tut! I read this post about 10 mins ago, watched the tutorial once, then went and tried it on my hair, expecting to do a horrid rendition. BUT, it turned out perfect! I'm a complete hair style idiot (straight/down, curly/down, ponytail, and bun are about all I can do)...and I did this hairstyle and it turned out amazing. If I can do it, anyone can :)

    Thanks again for sharing Laura! I'm so happy!

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  63. Love the outfit and the handbag...FAB!!

    ♥ Shia

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  64. You should check out the denim brand DL1961. They are extremely high quality and will fit basically every body type. I ordered mine online without even trying them on (in my normal size) and they are the best fitting jeans I have ever had! (I already bought another pair!) I don't know if they ship to the UK, but bought mine at shopbop . com.

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  65. I LOVEEEEEEEEE this look!!! It looks so sweet, simple and pretty!!!!

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  66. Is it rude to ask how much the jacket was?

    So glad to read your blogging again, I've missed it!

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  67. thats so infuriating when that happens!! they taunt you with something for months but never give you opportunity to buy it. but yay for you finding it! it looks lovely on you :)

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  68. the bag really looks like a Alexander Wang rip-off.
    what i mean is if you wouldn't have told us,we wouldnt know
    http://lila.pixavue.com

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  69. You look great! <3

    Would the focco fit a 15 in macbook pro?

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  70. That jacket is absolutely gorgeous, as are you! Do you model?

    Just in case you're interested, I'm giving away a Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 bag on my blog. Details here: http://www.beautynotbull.com/2011/09/giveaway-monogram.html

    :)

    Laura x

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  71. I love your outfit! Amazing jacket! you have a wonderful smile!

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  72. absolutely love this jacket, since seeing these pics i have not rested in my search for the perfect leather jacket for fall.

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  73. WHY am i the only one who can't do that hairstyle?? i'm fine with it until the last step, which is to roll the hair and putting the pins. My hair is more or less the same length than hers, i don't know what's wrong with me, the hair 'ball' always stays too low or too protruding so you can see all the hair beneath, it's just awful.. it feels like my hair is too long to roll it the right way, but i think it's even shorter than Laura's! It's such a pity 'cause i really like that style and i need it to avoid my usual frizzy and shapeless hair :(

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  74. Another new Chanel? It looks bigger than your other one! It's alright for some isn't it :)

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