Topshop crop jacket...again

I can't get enough of this crop jacket. I bought it back in August-time but it remains a staple and something that I literally pair with anything...today I slung it on over a maxi dress - chiefly to preserve modesty and body temperature when hitting air-conditioning.

It has a pretty satin collar detail, is true to size (I wear the 8) and literally goes with everything - as a black jacket would and should! It's a nice departure from the traditional blazer - which we all know I am a big fan of - giving you some coverage but with a more interesting shape.

I have had email from some of you asking whether this available on the Topshop site and yes it is - Link!





The ubiquitous sunglasses shot :)


Hello tired end-of-the-week eyes :)


PS. How red toned does my hair look? The only answer to that is very. This always happens and I am beginning to think that the words spoken by my good friend Gavin are true: "you can't fight the ginge, Ginge." :) 

Jacket: Topshop
Dress: Young, Broke & Fabulous
Sandals: KG
Sunglasses: Raybans
Watch and bracelet: Rolex and Hermes
Bag: Miu Miu

Can we also take a moment and pay homage to La Roche Posay Effaclar K



*Takes a moment* 

This is, I believe, the stuff of miracles.

Once a month I would always get some wicked spots setting up shop on my chin. These were the bastard spots - the deep, tender ones that remind you of cystic acne. Well, since consistently and religiously using this I have more or less said bye bye to bastard spots! It costs £13 for a tube from Boots and out of all the skin care products I have tried (Liz Earle and Sarah Chapman serum excluded) this is one of the best.

Of course what are the chances that now I have written this post I will now erupt in zits?

Other things I am adoring right this very moment...

1) Coldplay's new album - I know they often polarize opinion, with some hating and some loving but I love the new record. I pre-ordered it from itunes and got a nice surprise in my downloads tab when I saw it waiting for me on release date. Favourite tracks? There are quite a few Paradise, Major Minus, Up in Flames, Hurts like Heaven....yep quite a few :)

2) The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills - enough said. How fabulously ridiculous is this show? Of course there is a serious tragedy attached to this series that will no doubt be documented on tape soon but this current series was filmed before Russell's suicide and so focuses on the Housewives fodder that we know so well - bitchy back-biting, copious drinking of wine at all opportunities and holding parties for no apparent reason.

3) The X Factor USA - I don't have easy access to the UK X Factor (other than what the Daily Mail report about that Kitty girl) so I have made do with the USA version. And I think it might be better. a) It has Simon and b) It has Drew, whose voice is absolutey incredible and haunting. Drew to win!

Hope you all had a good week! x

73 comments:

  1. I really do love your style! so 'Audrey Hepburn' :) so pretty! xx

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  2. Strange, just tweeted you with a book rec (Beautiful by Katie Piper, my read of the year) and then a post popped up from you. I nearly brought this jacket, the last time that you posted it, but the price stopped me. However, it is gorgeous and I love anything cropped plus it could be worn all year round. I think I might be about to break and buy it!

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  3. Ahh Laura you look lovely, I have wanted a Hermes wrap bracelet for yonks and I love your eye make-up here.Do you put anything in the inner corners to make them stand out?

    I have those bastard chin spots right now, evil, will be trying this to get rid, thanks!

    xx

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  4. Absolutely lovely, and what a pretty blazer!
    Love the makeup too :)

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  5. sounds like i need to give La Roche Posay Effaclar K a go. i recently bought the effaclar duo, and it didnt cut it :-)
    love the jacket by the way, i think the cut is fab! and im very jealous of the fab weather of your posts!
    x

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  6. love this and you and la roche posay effaclar K

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  7. I too, incline towards the ginge at times. My hairdresser very politely calls it "warmth" as in "you have a lot of warmth in your hair" Bahahhaa! Mind you she also calls my greys "your natural highlights" :D

    p.s where is your teeny tiny necklace from? :) xx

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  8. So classy, like usual!! I really love the look of crop jackets but I'm on the shorter side and haven't found one that really works well with my frame. Also love your bag!

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  9. Hmm, I am really interested in trying La Roche Posay! I know it is sold at Shoppers here in Canada. :) And your skin looks flawless in these pics!
    xx Veronica

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  10. I love your hair here Laura. I think I need to buy that jacket, my wardrobe is lacking a black blazer/jacket and they're an essential item! x

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  11. laura plz tell us what do u have on ur eyes they r gourious.is that an engagement ring??? if so Congratesssssssssssssssss

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  12. i cannot get over how gorgeous this outfit is laura! so classy and absolutely stunning! i also think you suit the red tones in your hair so i wouldn't worry about it :) X

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  13. PS. I too have a permanent reddish tinge to my hair, my husband loves teasing me about it and calling me a ginge! Auburn is how I like to view it :)

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  14. I love the jacket! What camera do you use for your pictures? They always turn out so well :) xx

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  15. You look absolutely beautiful in the third photo! xx

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  16. The full length shot is beautiful!
    You always get me craving Ray Bans and Miu Miu

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  17. La Roche Posay is incredible - Effaclar K is a fab fab fab product, my favourite of the Effaclar range and I wouldn't be without it. You also look beautiful and happy, as always - I'm lusting after that Miu Miu bag now :) x

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  18. lovely outfit =)

    i'm here in the UK and love x factor =) it has not been as good this year though... also rooting for drew on x factor usa ^_^ xx

    www.pebbzblog.blogspot.com

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  19. You look stunning in that dress and crop jacket! I agree its a must have, I have one from H&M which I've had for about 6 years! love it! x

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  20. You certainly know how to rock a crop jacket:-)...

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  21. any man could kill for that 'tired end-of-the-week eyes' :) you look absolutely stunning, you should do more of those 'front face' shots! i loved that dress before,and still loving it!

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  22. Oh your skin looks delightful in that last shot! What foundation are you using at the moment? I really need a new one and your skin looks great!
    Melissa xx

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  23. You look lovely Laura! Fave outfit of yours!
    I love when I buy something and actually wear it often... Which is rare for me!

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  24. Love posts with this particular jacket. It's like seeing a friend that always makes you smile. Lovely portrait in the end there. :)

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  25. That last picture of you is stunning Laura xox

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  26. You look so pretty in the last picture and I've been looking for a jacket like that for ages. Too bad it's almost November and I live in Scotland. Wonder if I can escape frostbite while rocking it? Worth a shot I guess.

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  27. Thanks for the heads up on the cream. As someone with misbehaving skin, I think I'll give it a try.

    I followed your old blog and videos and am delighted to see you back.

    Cheers,
    Lauren
    www.thefabulousmission.blogspot.com
    P.S. Your dress is very pretty too.

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  28. love the jacket, the dress looks amazing too :D

    www.missmathful.blogspot.com

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  29. You look absolutely beautiful. The whole outfit is gorgeous! And I've got serious bag jealousy :) x

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  30. another lovely outfit, I don't think I have ever seen an outfit post from you that I didn't like. want the blazer now. damn it! ;)

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  31. Love your blazer


    Check out my blog

    http://bargainfashionhunter.blogspot.com/

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  32. You look great! I love your hair it's a beautiful tone. Real Housewives of BH is something else. I love Lisa most of all. That lady has taste-her jewelry sends me into a lustful place.

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  33. friggin LOVE the real housewives of beverly hills!!!
    my guilty pleasure of monday nights!!

    withloveshmon.wordpress.com

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  34. Ooo I will have to look for this product. I suffer too. Any chance of an updated skin routine? xx

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  35. Laura your skin and make-up look amazing here, what are foundation are you wearing? Plus loving the eye make-up.xx

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  36. When you want to receive a brown without the red, you have to bleach your hair and recolor it with an ashtone brown.
    my best friend who is a hairstylist has done it ones to me, I'm now back to the red hinge.

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  37. Laura, what everyone wants to know is ....Are you or aren't you? (engaged)

    You look beautiful btw and your hair has grown!! :)

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  38. You look so pretty L!! I love the last two pictures best!

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  39. Gorgeous! I'm liking the red tinge :)
    And I will be purchasing the Effaclar K next time I'm in Boots!xx

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  40. You look so put together, very beautiful! And this is the second time today that effaclar k product has been mentioned so I may have to get it!

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  41. I love my crop jacket too, it looks so good with your maxi dress ( well here is officially winter so I can't try that ). love love your hair color and your makeup looks really good here love it :)happy that I am not the only one can't get enough of cold play new album, have a lovely weekend xx

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  42. I read about Effclar K on your blog before and i have to say i am in love, a definite favourite beauty purchase :)
    Love the outfit, jacket is gorgeous :)
    xx

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  43. Ah Laura, you look like a doll:)
    Have a great weekend dear!

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  44. This is beautiful! I love the whole outfit choice. Just wish it was still summer in the UK!

    But still. Get to get the scarves out so not all is bad:)


    http://www.glitterstick.blogspot.com
    x

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  45. Love your hair with the side plait, very pretty :)
    I got into Real housewives of New York! It was so bitchy..yet I couldn't stop watching! lol x

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  46. Beautiful!

    Where's your necklace from? It's so pretty

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  47. I love the La Roche-Posay Effaclar M Sebo-regulating Mattifying Moisturiser so much I have 6 on standby, I always stock up when Botts do 3 for 2.

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  48. Hi Laura, you look fabulous as always. Will you be able to tell me which camera you use or recommend I'm thinking of switching. Thanks and lots of love

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  49. So beautiful! It makes me miss summer :(

    www.monochromemagpie.com

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  50. the final picture of you is so very lovely!

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  51. Looking gorgeous Laura, love the material of your maxi dress!xx

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  52. cute dress Laura'

    http://www.shellzdoll.com/

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  53. Great look Laura, makes me miss summer over here in London! Your jewellery is so to die for :) x

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  54. Laura- what foundation are you wearing? It looks incredible! Is it still Studio Fix or the Chantecaille. I must purchase!

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  55. You look SO gorgeous without sunglasses :) pretty pictures!

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  56. My hair has exactly the same natural red tinge so you're not alone! I am mixed race but my grandparents were gingers, so I reckon that's where it comes from.

    Lovely outfit :) Once again I am "ooh-ing" and "ahh-ing" over that bag!

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  57. Love this outfit! Your miu miu bag is amazing :)

    Check out my blog if you like:

    http://fashionflirtblog.blogspot.com/

    xoxo, Jasmin

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  58. Your makeup looks stunning in this picture. flawless. Love the outfit.

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  59. DO not jinx it! When talking about a clear face is when it actually happens....... La Roche Posay is by far the best products I have ever used.. Fact :)

    http://prettyaesthetics.blogspot.com/

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  60. love the outfit- tres chic, but looks effortless. i'm sporting the effortless look right now, by spending the day in my pjs!

    http://whattheshoe.blogspot.com

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  61. Laura, u look absolutely stunning :):):)

    www.nkazalbash.blogspot.com

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  62. What size is your Tiffany necklace? I've been thinking of getting one but can't gauge the size properly online.

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  63. I love your blog posts! That is a really pretty dress.

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  64. my hair is also very red toned without being proper ginger, it's annoying when you're trying to dye your hair a different colour. when i was a blonde it always ended up looking orange no matter whgat i did... so yeah, i feel you lol

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  65. your dress is beautiful. especially the colours. you look gorgeous x

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  66. Love this outfit and your hair is a great colour and style. I will be checking out the blazer now.

    http://thekeypieces.blogspot.com

    @thekeypieces

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  67. Gorgeous as per usual!!
    Love your makeup here

    Love from Canada
    ~Bronwyn
    www.chicinvancity.com

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  68. I love the miu miu bag! :)

    P.s. U are welcome to check out my fashion blog anytime! Thecabinetoffashion.blogspot.com

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