All Black

I will start this post with the following picture...



...because it's all downhill after that. Black skirt. Black body. And after I put on those two items, I called it a day.

This is the epitome of lazy dressing but I don't mind. All black outfits are a God-send on those days when you are too busy and stressed to even think about putting more than one colour on. The best bit of course is that black is one of those shades that will look good - no matter what the price tag may be. This skirt was £7.99 for goodness sake but I think it looks okay! It's lined, fits well and is machine washable. A practical thumbs up!

Skirt: H&M - Link!
Body: Topshop
Shoes: Christian Louboutin (toying/dreaming about another pair of these - despite the odd foot pain pang I will never get over the red sole)
Sunglasses: Rayban

Apologies for such a crap outfit of the day but hey, this is what I wore and we can't always be exciting. I am so busy with work meetings, project work and presentations this week, it's going to be a joyful relief to welcome in the weekend. Bring me Real Housewives, a Tom Ford make up exploration, a gin and tonic and lots of lovely sleep. Oh and Christmas!

A light book wouldn't go amiss either...finished Mindy Kaling's so if you have any recommendations for easy, fun reads do share them below!

I will leave you with a picture of my favourite chocolate bar - possibly ever. I typically like cheap chocolate. Give me Dairy Milk and I will be happy. This is my nod to the posher stuff and whilst it's not as pure as a 70% cocoa variety, I cannot resist the indulgence. This my friends is Lindt Tiramisu.


I try and follow the lead of Audrey Hepburn, who supposedly had a square of chocolate a day, but....hey, it's Christmas! :) 

74 comments:

  1. Tiramisu choc looks yummy!! Loving the red soles, next on my list after I treat myself to a nice wallet if Santa doesn't bring me one x x

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  2. i actually love its simplicity, it's something i would totally wear and gives you a great figure.
    must try and find that choc!

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  3. I love the red sole of the Louboutin! Simple but gorgeous outfit.

    http://zozeze.blogspot.com/xo

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  4. this is so cute! I love the skirt! Everyone's got to indulge during the holidays . . . they only come once a year!!! :D

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  5. @Holly - thanks Holly! The red soles make these shoes. If they weren't Louboutin I would be slagging them off as they are not massively comfortable. Such a trendy wendy :) haha

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  6. Really much like Audrey Hepburn!!! All Black ensemble is her forte. :) I imagine her movie, Breakfast at Tiffany's where she was eating croissant while staring at the display at Tiffany's. Haha. :)

    Love an all black outfit. THUMB UP FOR THAT! :D

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  7. Oh wow I never knew Lindt made a Tiramisu chocolate. LOVE your red soles too. Lusting for a pair myself. xo

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  8. Love all black outfits..minimal effort, always a great outcome :) especially when its accompanied by chocolate Mmmmmm. I just have to say, you always have the most amazing backgrounds for your ootd photos :)

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  9. I will say right now- I am not Audrey Hepburn. 1 square a day :/ sometimes I eat none, but to then just eat one square.... No! Looks fab! I am having a procrastination day, lots of twitter, facebok and blogger!! As I said on facebook, each time you post a picture of your loubs it makes me die a little in side that I sold my black pair. Cant beat a good pencil skirt and black stillettos! I cant fit into mine at the moment so am on a mission.

    Books... I just finished reading The Medici Secret, it's a crime/mystery book. I dont know if that is your sort of thing. I was given it and quite enjoyed it. I really enjoyed The Black Magician Trilogy (Trudi Cavan?) Which I read back to back recently. Total escapism, a little bit fantasy but magical and had me gripped!
    Emma xx

    P.s. Alpha H review is up with before and after pictures- just in case anyone else wants to see what it did to my skin xx

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  10. My goodness that chocolate looks AMAZING. Lovely shoes too though :)

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  11. Mindy Kaling's book is on my Christmas wishlist. I recommend any of David Sedaris' short essay collections (Naked; Me Talk Pretty One Day; When You Are Engulfed in Flames; Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim). They are laugh out loud funny. I also enjoyed Chelsea Handler's books which are A LOT raunchier. The only one I did not like that much was Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me because it was from the point of view of her friends/coworkers.

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  12. @Jen - ah I am glad that other people agree with me :) Good old Dubai backgrounds - the only awkward part is when people walk past :) haha

    @Computer girl - the more I have to do, the more I procrastinate. :) Thanks for the review - hope everyone checks it out as it sounds like a great product. Also thank you for the recommendations on books!

    @Highland Honey - the chocolate is sooooo good :)

    @musingsofacitygirl - ah a girl after my own heard. I LOVE Sedaris. Have read everything he has done. I forgot about Chelsea Handler though - read one book and enjoyed it so I will get on that. Thanks!

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  13. I love black outfits, but then I always feel compelled to add color in some ways, and actually often go for red shoes. But the Louboutins are even better!

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  14. omg laura the chocolate bar looks like a dream! where do u get it in dubai? please share since I make stops at the city all the time.. i live in the neighboring country of qatar and we just don;t have these cool stuff here :)

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  15. With a pair of shoes like that any boring outfit looks glam - love this look :) x

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  16. Tina Fey - Bossypants or Sarah Silverman -The Bedwetter are both brilliant x

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  17. The red sole heels are always a winner! Lindt chocolate is just heaven! mmmmm x

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  18. Yum, that choc looks good.
    And sometimes a simple black outfit is a winner. LOVE the shoes.
    x

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  19. I wear black way too much but make no apologies cause I love it. You look gorgeous as ever. I was watching some of your old YouTube videos the other day...I do miss you on there - you were brilliant to watch :)

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  20. Oh Laura, I would die (...well just short of) for them thur red soles. I have triiiied and triiiied to squeeze my ungainly broad size 8's into designer brands and its just a match made in hell. I feel like one of Cinderella's sisters. So until I bite the bullet and have me some amputations and geisha style foot bindings, I shall live vicariously through you. Sigh.

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  21. Amazing outfit! All black always looks so classy and elegant and uber sophisticated

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  22. I love all black, they say that black is elegant and you prove your such an elegant beauty...


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  23. Black on black on black is the best kind of outfit! Apologies not accepted! =) And just seeing that piece of chocolate makes me drool...mmmm

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  24. You look beautiful!I love your figure :)

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  25. Sometimes its great to go all black! But little details like the red soles and diamond necklace make up for it!

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  26. Off to Waitrose to get some of that chocolate!

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  27. In love with the shoes!! I am going to have to try some of that chocolate, looks delicious. xx

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  28. The shoes are lovely, so classic. Everyone needs some like that!

    As for the square of chocolate a day, I have no chance. I just put a recipe on my blog actually for some white chocolate and candy cane chocolate bark and also a pistachio and cranberry one. I've almost eaten all the stuff I made. If you see how much there is in the picture you'll realise how bad that is!!



    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING x

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  29. I'm loving wearing all black at the mo & posted on it yesterday! My friend bought me some Lindt Choc with a Creme Brulee centre....so yummy!
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  30. All black is my style. I often pull out the "ninja" look :)
    Love Lindt Chocolate although I haven't tried that one. Gonna have to :)

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  31. Definitely cannot go wrong with black! I am so jealous of your Louboutins, one day I will own a pair of those red soled shoes!

    Frances x
    http://francescassandra.blogspot.com
    Twitter: @Francesss__

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  32. very jealous of the red soles! X

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  33. It's a classy outfit topped off with beautiful shoes :)
    OH! And book recommendations, "The curious incident of the dog in the night-time" by Mark Haddon. A strange but sweet book.

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  34. There is nothing wrong about an all-black outfit! And you are absolutely right..black looks always good! AND you can pair it with any color!! And I thing you look great in that outfit (loving the skirt!)

    xoxo Rose

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  35. Aaargh totally freaked out that you have the EXACT same favorite chocolate as I do. (Since it is not an all that frequent one...)! I love the outfit despite the boredom :) Boring rocks sometimes!

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  36. looks so nice and so not like christmas, do they have christmas palm trees in dubai? just wondering ;)

    HometownSnapshot

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  37. Craving chocolate now. I've been dying for a pair of Louboutins for ages and I've finally decided to get them. Just have to wait till Christmas is over so I'm not drooling over them when I'm supposed to be giving people their presents.

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  38. Need that chocolate in my life, you look classically fantastic & enjoy your relaxing weekend

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  39. Well lazy or not you look fabulous! Very classy!
    Happy Holidays!!
    Bella xox
    http://www.chicinvancity.com/

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  40. Have you read the "magic" books written by Christina Jones? I already read four out of five and I love them.

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  41. Love the chic all black outfit. You need another pair of CLs I must say that mine are incredibly comfy but they are a different style to yours. Gorgeous Chanel I see peeking at me, what size/style is it?

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  42. I love your outfit today; you really can't go wrong with all black and Louboutins!

    If you liked Mindy Kaling's book, then you might like "I Was Told There'd Be Cake" by Sloane Crosley. It is a hilarious book of essays- so funny yet thought provoking!

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  43. totally classic styling and gorgeous

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  44. It's so chic and classy. Nothing boring here! And the shoes?? A-MA-ZING!!

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  45. I love all black outfits - they always look classy and put together. And I loveeee Lindt chocolate; never seen the Tiramisu kind before. It looks delicious!

    xo, alison*elle

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  46. Can't really beat all black sometimes though can you, it will be chic no matter what the price tag! Amazed that your skirt was only £7.99. Amazinngg chocolate

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  47. I'm a huge fan of black, and you look great in that outfit! That chocolate bar looks amazing, I'm gonna have to try it!

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  48. such a simple but classy outfit =) the shoes are the best part!

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  49. Cant go wrong with black! cute!

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  50. You look gorgeous! and chocolate has a lot of magnesium in it so it is actually good to eat a bit every day, especially if one drinks a lot of coffee (aka me lol)

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  51. All black is always chic and in style! Great outfit!!

    xoxo
    http://beautyandababy.blogspot.com/

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  52. there is nothing wrong with black, you look fantastic!! that chocolate looks amazing, I wonder if it is out in Aus yet, I haven't seen it :(

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  53. Black is my best friend :) Being 7mons pregnant, not many clothes can make me feel chic or sexy, but when I wear all black with popping jewelry or colorful makeup, I instantly feel peppier that day. I love your look, and those shoes (tdf!) oxoxo

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  54. All black is really chic. I should know, I'm French after all. ; )

    -Elodie
    http://www.elle-yeah.com

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  55. I love this outfit, you really can't go wrong wearing all black and the red soles.... to die for!

    Lou x

    http://thekeypieces.blogspot.com

    @thekeypieces

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  56. I love the outfit, very chic :) x

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  57. Those shoes are just beautiful, I adore them! xx

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  58. boring? that's a very sexy outfit you got on there girrrlll :p
    perfect shoes <3

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  59. All black is slimming too!!

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  60. Tres Chic! Classic but beautiful outfit.

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  61. Lovely outfit!! I wish my lazy dressing epitome would be like that! LOL
    and Lindt is really beyond delicious! My favorite is creme brûlée ^^

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  62. the pics look amazing, i like the first with the red soles showing :D x

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  63. those CL shoes are aaaaaamazing!!! :"> yes, a girl can never have enough of CL so go get urself more ;) it's Christmas!!

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  64. I have been looking for this Lindt bar EVERYWHERE and can't find it sold in the US. :( I am so bummed about it.

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  65. Those shoes n that Purse can make anything look AWESOME! With Black one can never go wrong!

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  66. Need to try that chocolate.. wow!

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  68. OMG that chocolate looks amazing! and you too Laura!:)

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