...from the archives

Yesterday I wore one of my favourite skirts of all time. I have had this for at least 4 years and it's from Reiss.

Reiss is one of those brands I really like - but rarely buy from. I always find the fit of their clothes a bit odd (sometimes vanity sized and sometimes tight in weird places - might just be my body of course!) and the prices too high.

At sale time though I am all over it - and I remember buying this skirt for less than a third of the original price. I loved the colour - a blue that manages to be bright and soft at the same time - and the delicate frills that cover it. 

I wore this out for lunch/coffee and just paired it simply with white tee, sandals and of course, the grey Focco - which by the way remains one of my favourite bags :)





Tee: Forever 21Skirt: Reiss
Bag: Focco!!! :)
Shoes: (out of shot but Kurt Geiger)
Bracelets: Forever 21 and one vintage (ie, pilfered from mother's jewellery collection - 'ave it!)

Also the perfume I wore yesterday was...



This was in the bargain bin section of BABW - which is generally the land of yucky, seasonal scents that have not sold well. I suppose not everyone would like this but to me its so fresh and light and perfect for hot, summer days.  

Cue me spraying it every 5 minutes.

I think I need to get my hands on the Sensual Amber body splash....in fact I want everything Sensual Amber :) That and Twilight Woods (especially the men''s version) are my favourite BABW scents.

Final thoughts

a) This is what I made for breakfast yesterday - completely pointless to include but just looking (and eating) it makes me happy.

Pancakes + blueberres + syrup + cream + the Jamie Oliver style to presentation (ie, pile that shizz on a plate!)

b) I am busy contemplating a manicure and wondering:

Regular manicure or Gelish manicure

Gelish is what they do in the salon nearest me and I do like it - I have had it many times...but after a while it's as bad for your nails as anything artificial....but the trouble is it looks sooooo good.

What do you think?

75 comments:

  1. oh those pancakes look amazing... pancakes and lemon curd though is probably my favourite x

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  2. oh my god those pancakes, if i wasn't lazy i would go make myself some! they look so so good. And so does your outfit! xx

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  3. I love the skirt! So different than anything else I've seen! :)

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  4. Lovely outfit Laura. Where is your watch from? I think you should go for a regular manicure, we have to be nice to our nails sometimes :D Have a great day x

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  5. I love the skirt! Its such a lovely colour and the frill detailing is beautiful xoxo

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  6. I like the outfit and the skirt, but the Jamie O style pancakes appeal to me even more ;-)
    The thing with Gelish is that as easy it is for going on vacation or that kind of stuff, I get quickly tired of wearing the same color for 2 weeks in a row!

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  7. I would say regular manicure, but as I am currently (all the time) obsessed with acrylics... I would say go get the gel!

    Also, I love the outfit and the pancakes made me so, so hungry! :)

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  8. Be a rebel and get Gelish - you can be good to your nails next time! :) x x x

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  9. what a beautiful skirt! I havnt got anything that colour and I love the style of it!

    Joselin
    xxx

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  10. your outfit looks so simple yet so amazing! still loving the bag as well! X

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  11. That skirt is gorgeous, love the colour & ruffles! also your pancakes are making me drool, my toast & tea doesn't compare!xxx

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  12. walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

    Regards,
    http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

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  13. Every time you post about a Focco I feel I need one! Lovely outfit and that breakfast looks delicious! xxx

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  14. I love that skirt!! I got it in black a few years back too, but there was no way I could of afforded it if it wasn't in the sale. I ADORE Reiss' accessories but agree that the sizing is slightly off.
    Looking beautiful as always Laura :o) x

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  15. I ADORE THE BAG!!This colour is much better than the black one. Great outfit Laura(:

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  16. This skirt looks great!! Yummy pancakes

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

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  17. Delish ! Try pancakes with nutella and little banana slices. ;)

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  18. Gelish - you can't beat the look. Love your blog Laura and missing you so much on youtube. XB

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  19. As for the nails...natural is always best. xx

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  20. if possible i would love to see a post about your favourite places in dubai. my mum and i went in easter this year but found everything very expensive and honestly didn't know where to go! would love to see what your favourite places to eat, shop, salons etc are =) xxx

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  21. Pretty Laura!
    I love your pancake shot, not pointless at all ^^

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  22. Laura this outfit is PERFECTION. It represents you perfectly, polished yet casual. LOVEEE X

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  23. that skirt is so very feminine and pretty, I love it. Sensual Amber is THE most amazing scent ever I have the candle and love burning it all the time. That photo of the pancakes is so amazing and now I'm severely craving them lol.
    xx
    Naghmeh

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  24. its a shame you feel that overlays cause damage..the product just sitting their on top of your nails doesn't cause any damage..its how the product is put on and more importantly how its removed that causes any damage...love the skirt x

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  25. that skirt is amazing, i have never seen anything like it! LOVE. i love twilight woods, now i have to find sensual amber to see if its good-thats gonna be fun!

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  26. I really love the ruffles in that skirt!

    I can't comment on the nails as I've never tried gel nails. If I'm thinking of the same process, you have to pick from their special polish. I own quite a few (okay, a lot of) polishes and like bringing my own when I get a manicure so I don't think I'd like gel for that reason. My friend gets gel nails and her nails do look pretty though.

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  27. I've always wanted to try Reiss (their dresses look so lovely on Kate Middleton). Also, your breakfast looks devine!

    Kindness is the best accessory,
    Rebecca
    rebeccakelsey.com

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  28. Laura, I think we may be on the same BABW scent wave length. Completely love and white tea and ginger-they discontinued it stateside :( sensual amber (but who doesn't?), and twilight woods. So I highly, highly reccommend their new scent Acorn and Fig, I picked up the candles and it is to die for. It's such a smooth woodsy/sandalwood scent that doesn't overwhelm your senses! Check it out, if you can!

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  29. By far the best outfit you have ever posted! That skirt is simply stunning.

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  30. please take a look at my blog :) www.fashioneverests.blogspot.com

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  31. You ALWAYS look so perfectly put together. I envy that.

    Gorgeous skirt.... x

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  32. Great outfit!! The skirt is super cute and I think it looks more expensive that it is!! ;)

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  33. The skirt is lovely, a good piece to edge an outfit! Argh that breakfast look delish, i love the feeling of making a satisfiying breakfast, it just makes my day haha!

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  34. Jealous in every way! Pancakes look gorgeous too!

    http://megandvs.blogspot.com/
    MeganDvs x

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  35. I have this skirt! I bought it when it was in the sale..but still paid about £60 for it I think! My friend has it in grey and because we are the same size we alternate who has each colour! x

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  36. Im really actually considering getting a focco bag! However I think I want this one I saw at topshop a little more! I featured it in a recent blog post - black furry bag for winter.. maybe tacky by definitely a guilty pleasure
    xo
    http://vogueinstinct.blogspot.com/

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  37. I have this skirt... it looks better on you, mind. ;0)

    My little sister and I are both addicted to Gelish at the moment. The finish is immaculate.

    Sarah x

    http://stylesouk.wordpress.com

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  38. I so do love your skirt and the look of the blueberries piled atop the pancakes.

    As for the manicure, my advice is to do the regular manicure. It's such a pain to grow healthy nails again.

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  39. I love the skirt! Gorgeous colour and I love the frilly bits! So gorge with the white tee.

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  40. I feel slightly stalkerish saying this, but I remember that skirt from your old blog.

    And I now own a grey Focco, which I love. Again, feeling slightly stalkerish. :/

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  41. i love your focco. it looks surprisingly real. i really want one but i cant dish out on it, thinking, well no, knowing that il grow out of loving it. so maybe a focco is the right way to go!
    love the entire post :-)
    x

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  42. i have the same problem with Reiss, you worded it perfectly. I also think their clothes can look a bit dull and dated, and must be combined the way you did- with different, casual things. I LOVE that skirt and i'm kicking myself for not seeing it.

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  43. omg loving the pancakes!! can you come to mine and make me some? lol really cute skirt xx

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  44. That must be the prettiest skirt I've seen in a while! The colour and the ruffles just makes it perfect! I agree about Reiss, so long on the body and weird shapes! Food pics are never random, yum! x

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  45. Somehow you still manage to keep that skirt from looking too feminine ... must be the Focco ;) Love this look & immediately am craving pancakes ... thanks! Ha Ha! x

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  46. I remember wanting that skirt when it was in Reiss but debating over it for so long that it ended up sold out before I had finally deciding that I was just going to go for it - so sad! This post makes me want it all over again!!
    Much Love
    Roisin Elizabeth
    xoxox

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  47. Laura have you ever tried Shellac? I absolutely love it and it is really kind to my nails, in fact they have sprouted since the beginning of the year when I started having it done. I've recently done a review on them on my blog http://shoptodayblogtomorrow.blogspot.com/2011_09_01_archive.html

    Kate x

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  48. the pancakes look gorgeous! And I love the skirt, I have not even considered wearing a skirt since my preteen years....must reconsider now!

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  49. hey Laura,
    love your style, absolutely chic and very cute.
    Thanks to you I came across this brand REISS and I love it.

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  50. Love this post, was wondering what happened to you???!!! That skirt is amaaaazing!!! Looks great on you as always...I just received my grey focco!!! I LOVE it!!! It gives off the greatest vibe when carrying it!!! Thanks for that post too!!!

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  51. Love the skirt, so pretty:) I like gelish manicure but my nails grow so fast so after about a week or so they kinda show so I get the natural manicure instead of gelish ones
    have a great week Laura xx

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  52. uuuuuhhhhhh I LOVE THAT SKIRT. Gosh.

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  53. the skirt looks lovely, its a beautiful colour, the pancakes look amazing also :D

    www.missmathful.blogspot.com

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  54. oh that skirt is beaaautiful! <3

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  55. gorgeous skirt..love the color, details and silhouette...its perfect!

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  56. that skirt is just TO DIE FOR!

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  57. Ya, the skirt is beautiful:)

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  58. Love the color of the skirt. Really Beautiful

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  59. Love the skirt--and possibly the pancakes more. Pastries of any kind are a weakness I refuse to deny myself! That shade of blue looks great on you, and as always, effortlessly put together!

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  60. Beautiful skirt!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  61. Ooooh I have this skirt and had totally forgotten about it! Thanks for reminding me! xxx

    www.southmoltonststyle.com xx

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  62. those pancakes look delicious! making me hungry just looking at them :) you look amazing in that skirt, think it would be hard for just anyone to pull off though x

    Elle,
    http://www.pebblescross.blogspot.com/

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  63. Laura, I loved the quality/effect of those outfits pics! So soft and warm..and that SKIRT!

    AMAZING =)

    Cheers!

    Yaya,
    http://www.atelier630.com

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  64. Beautiful post and that little skirt is just adorable.
    Nic x

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  65. V. nice skirt Laura :)

    Z x

    http://prettyaesthetics.blogspot.com/

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  66. just got the grey focco. love it!

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  67. I am simply loving your skirt...so fun and flirty and the color is beautiful! I don't know how I only now am discovering your lovely blog, but I suppose it is better late than never! :) Love it...oh and your breakfast looks delish!

    Liesl :)

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  68. Laura,

    I've just noticed that you've been shortlisted for best NEW FASHION BLOG in the COSMOPOLITAN BLOG AWARDS!

    Everyone can vote for your blog here:

    http://www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/blog-awards-2011-vote

    You should announce that you've been shortlisted on your blog - it's such an AMAZING achievement and I'm sure we'd all love to vote for you.

    Congratulations, lovely! :0)

    Sarah x

    http://stylesouk.wordpress.com

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  69. I want those pancakes! The skirt's really pretty, love the softness of the colour xx

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  70. I adoooore your skirt! and everything about the outfit of course :) your sunny dubai background always makes me jealous xx

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  71. That skirt is AMAZING!!! as for nails: I had gel for years and years and gash they destroy your nails!!!! if you have super strong nails then go for it (as when they grow out it won't be a pain) otherwise id say al' la natural ~ so much more fun painting them colours all the time!!! xoxox

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  72. I LOVE THE SKIRT!!!!

    ♥ Shia

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  73. I love your skirt!!

    xoxo


    http://floortjeloves.blogspot.com/

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  74. love the style and the colour of this skirt... so cute.

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  75. beautiful skirt gal!



    http://www.shellzdoll.com/

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