The Sturdy Skirt

I got this skirt from H&M at the weekend. It was one of those "walk-into-the-shop-and-immediately-zone-in-at-the-prize-moments" that makes me a little bit giddy. I consider it a top find for a few reasons:

a) The material is of such fantastic quality - stretchy but also sturdy. It has a gratifying weight to it that belies the price tag - which in the UK is just £29.99.
b) It's a really flattering fit - it hugs and sucks up the body in all the right places and most pleasingly of all
c) It's not transparent. White can be tricky but this is a thick material and that means that you can wear pants without paranoia. I love white though - it's such a fantastic shade to wear...I predict wearing lots of it, combined with metallics, for my autumn/winter :)

Needless to say I highly recommend and you can find it here:


H&M Skirt link!





Shirt: H&M
Jacket: Topshop
Shoes: Kurt Geiger
Bag: Miu Miu

I wore this today to a tech convention show and whilst the show was so-so, the highlight was seeing Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice- President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, up close and personal.

There were hundreds of us trying to take pictures but yet everyone was so respectful and nobody pushed and shoved....almost strange. Do you think people would behave like this for David Cameron....or do you think nobody would bother in the first place? :)

PS. Before I go I have to admit to buying two things at the Giorgio Armani counter this weekend...Eyes to Kill shadow and mascara. I am in LOVE - its so nice to be excited about make up products again :)

Have a great Sunday all. I am off to catch up on Coronation Street and farm my potatoes (yes, the Smurfs app has got me good!)

46 comments:

  1. I like how the skirt has the pleat at the front. Lovely colour!

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  2. @essjay23x - yes me too :) another reason i should add to the list :) heehee

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  3. gorgeous skirt! and the sheikh has a really good looking son or grandson im not sure but his picture was all over billboards in dubai, do you know who im talking about or am i being a loon? xx

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  4. Such a classy outfit, the skirt is so lovely and flattering.
    theimportantceofbeingperfect

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  5. @bahrainbeauty - i think thats the Crown Prince. Whoever it is I know exactly who you are talking about because he is GORGEOUS :) haha He was there also and a gaggle of schoolgirls got their photo taken with him. Jealous. :)

    @Hannah Harvey - thank you :)

    @Hair and Beautylicious - love the skirt too - thanks girl!

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  6. Love this, I've been looking for a skirt like this since I watched the film Hitch with Will Smith & Eva Mendes!(so yeah were talking a while ago)! she wears a gorgeous cream pencil skirt, cream silk shirt and a cute cashmere pullover vest!
    Ooh I'm gonna rummage through my H&M now! :) x

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  7. Armani Eyes to Kill is in my September favourites! Love no. 8! Love the skirt too x

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  8. That's such a sophisticated skirt, I can imagine it transforming any outfit into something a little more classy :) That's fab that the material isnt see through at all too! I hate that with white clothes usually!

    Gem x
    www.twinklebug.com

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  9. @glamour rouge - i remember that skirt! bloody hell! yes this is easier to wear in a way because it's more A-line but go for it. it's fantastic quality!

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  10. @elle - i got number 6 and i adore it. at first I wasn't sure at all but when you wear it, everything changes :)

    @Gem - its a really nice thick material that feels extremely well made...like a Joseph piece or something but cheap as chips :)

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  11. Ooh great find! The skirt looks so sophisticated and expensive =)

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  12. The skirt looks gorgeous on you, I love the centre pleat.x

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  13. Love the pleat in the skirt and the buckles on your shoes!

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  14. @Vida - would definitely recommend. I was shocked by the quality in the best possible sense.

    @Emily has Dimples x - love your username! :)

    @Mary - indeed - H&M saves the day again! I love that store so much!

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  15. @PinkGlitter - thank you :) they are a couple of years old but still going strong!

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  16. you styled it so much better than h&m too

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  17. Love the skirt, you look so classy! :)

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  18. This skirt really does compliment your body! xx

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  19. The skirt is beautiful and I love those shoes! I know what you mean about getting excited about makeup again...I have definitely been more on a clothing binge lately, but I recently purchased two nude LM lip glaces and they are dee-vine! =)

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  20. That looks so lovely on you :) xx

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  21. I love it - such a classic!

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  22. i love the blazer! the cut is so so so flattering!
    x

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  23. Wow, you look amazing in that skirt and you make me want it too! I really need to stop by H&M on my way home from work tomorrow. Also just want to say that I found your new blog a couple of days ago and I am so excited that you're back again! You are such an inspiration! Keep up the good work girl! /N

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  24. The skirt is beautiful, a real classic piece.
    The first photograph is very Middleton-esque! xx

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  25. armani eyes to kill intense shadows totally blew me away too (once I got over the gross testers haha)... have yet to try the mascara!! beautiful outfit as always ;)

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  26. love LOVE the skirt! Very Kate Middleton-esque! What a steal! :)

    www.mystylesnapshot.com

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  27. That skirt is almost the image of one I bought from Karen Millen years ago. I still have it and love it xx

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  28. mobs of people and no shoving? *twilight zone music* i love the skirt and i loved the giorgio armani mascara too! and on the topic of loving things...i always love your posts too! lol

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  29. I love that skirt!!!! is it machine washable? Did they sell it in other colours?

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  30. The skirt = total awesomeness. I need.

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  31. that is one beautiful and crisp skirt you have on! love it.

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  32. You wear that so well! I'm so short, it'll probably drown me but I love both white and the yellow too. I remember that Kurt Geiger post when you first got it.

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  33. love the skirt!! doesn't look like its rom H&M.. more like reiss, karen millen!
    Great Find!
    www.styledecorum.com/

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  34. i love the skirt... it looks amazing on you, although at 5ft i think it might look a tad long on me :(

    www.missmathful.blogspot.com

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  35. lovely outfit <3 i love your skirt.

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  36. I love the skirt, as well as the shoes!

    - Kim from KIMBERLYMAI.COM

    ^^^

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  37. The skirt fits so well and looks amazing, wow you really did get close! x

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  38. Simple and pretty outfit. Still lusting after that bag...

    www.thisis-splendid.blogspot.com

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  39. saw him upclose too many moons ago through the Ex :)

    love the skirt Laura!


    xoxo
    MsChikee
    www.mschikee.com

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  40. Lovely look! It looks professional yet cute!

    Kindness is the best accessory,
    Rebecca

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  41. Loved seeing this post! I used to live in Abu Dhabi and spent a lot of time in Dubai as well! Very cool and you look beautiful, as always! Love you bag!

    Liesl :)

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  42. There are a variety of different color whites, ivories, champagnes, and other karen millen uk dress colors?

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