MORE sunglasses?

Now how do I justify this?

...

I just can't.

I am clearly aspiring to be the Timmy Mallett of sunglasses, with a pair for every day of the week/year.

I think I have always been like this. It came on in my early twenties when I was a terrible snob and became fixated on the tragically expensive Oliver Peoples. I bought one pair, then another etc.

These days I am more-or-less Ray-Ban loyal.

Mmm. Okay, that's a total lie. I would LOVE a pair of Dita's but I need a spare £300 so....Ray-Ban it is.

...and that's okay for now. I do love the nostalgia associated with them as a brand and I like the fact that their models come with non-ridiculous price tags. I don't think you can go wrong.

Today I wore these beauties.

I have no idea what they are actually called - the Ray-Ban site doesn't answer the question either - but they are essentially part-visor, part-Wayfarer. I love the ombre lens and the fact that they cover my face.

Sometimes it feels very nice to hide behind sunglasses :)







 Sunglasses: Link!

I should also give a little shoutout to the top I am wearing in the picture above. It's from New Look's Premium range and is a gorgeous piece. Geometric beading and a sheer corn yellow shade.

I have to admit corn yellow doesn't sound like my cup of tea but when I saw it in New Look a few weeks ago it made me feel happy and bright. It's just one of those colours and a nice way to pep up a plain outfit.



There are just two downsides to be aware of:

1) It's completely sheer - I wore a flesh bra which you can quite clearly see and which therefore meant that I wore my blazer done up when I popped out to lunch. Wear a flesh-coloured body/vest which is admittedly the most disgusting thing known to man but it will be worth it.

2) The beading is only present on the front panel. The problem with that is that it drags the light fabric down so your bra/boobs will be constantly threatened with exposure. I suppose a higher end piece would rectify this by applying the same amount of beading on the back panel of fabric but for around £30 you can't have it all!

Of course both of these things I realised once outside. *sigh*

Top: New Look - Link! (currently in the sale)
Jeans: H&M
Blazer: ASOS - Link!
Shoes: Tory Burch
Bag: Miu Miu in pale grey

A closing ramble...

A few things to note:

1) I am still obsessed with Drake's new album. I think I must have played it about 50 times so far. And repeat.

2) I have decided that I do not like Bioderma's make-up remover. I feel like I should be ashamed.  It's so damn popular. Although I think it's handy for on-the-go makeup removal (which I never do) I just prefer full-on oil-based removers. Okay, sometimes they get my fringe greasy but they truly remove every last scrap and the texture of them just feels "right".

3) I have a spot on my chin. I know. Tragedy. You no doubt saw this is my "smug bitch" photo depicting the sunglasses. I don't want to point any fingers but I am a bit scared that it might be Illamasqua Skin Bases' fault. I am going to continue to use it and see if I get any more. By the weekend we will know!

3) I got a Facebook page for this blog. I am not sure why I suddenly decided to do this but it's quite fun so far. I plan to upload little preview photos for blog posts and the like. That makes it sound all very exciting and dynamic but the reality will probably be anything but. Ah well, if you want to give it a whirl....link!

Hope you are having a good week!
x

75 comments:

  1. LOVE the sunglasses, the are perfect! Best of both worlds :) love reading your blog, you are so witty and adorable! xo

    Alyson
    www.crushingonclothes.com

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  2. Love the top, and the sunglasses are gorgeous. : )

    http://www.elle-yeah.com

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  3. @Alyson - haha thanks Alyson. Just saw your tweet too!

    @Elodie - thank you :) x

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  4. hehe I laughed when you said that you realized all of these flaws when you went outside! that happens to me all the time and in the most awkward places. I love your outfit btw!

    xoxo
    Rosie Anna

    http://rosieannax.blogspot.com

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  5. @Rosie Anna - thank goodness for the blazer. I mean SERIOUSLY! :)

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  6. The sunglasses are amazing and so is Drake! I saw an interview with him a few weeks ago and his voice is just well what can I say....me LIKEY. I could listen to him all day.

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  7. Laura! I love your sunglasses :) Ever since I started watching your videos a couple years back I've always admired your style. You look amazing as always!

    xoxo

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  8. I tweeted you but not sure if you saw it- so will type here (and it might help others too). Spots on the chin are normally hormonal, although it depends on what type of spot it is too. Some you can 'draw to the serface' easily using heat to quicken up the circulation to the outer edge of the skin- yucky for a day or so..but then fine. It might be a reaction to the product, but I would look for other spots in similar skin areas (T zone is normally equal to chin). Also (sure I dont have to tell you this- but just for others) make sure your makeup brushes/fingers are clean before apply a product, especially if you do have a break out- as it can end up transferring spot causing bacteria back on to the skin when you next use the brush, or touch your skin.

    I'm no expert, my spots just caused me to blog, research, test review yadda yadda..

    I have been using alpha h liquid gold intensive night serum on my spots/scars AH-mazing.

    That said, your skin looks amazing, and I only noticed because you tweeting about it the other day and my inner skin geek identified. Love the glasses, just wish we had more sun
    xx

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  9. I am going through a sunnies kick also! Just bought me a pair of Tory Burch sunglasses! My excuse? I had a $20 Nordstrom giftcard!

    shame...

    nonetheless, i'm happy! :)

    Happy Wednesday Laura

    My Style Snapshot

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  10. gorgeous sunglasses! if only i could afford ray bans!xo
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  11. I love the sunglasses, nice color, the top you wore show your tan ..very lovely.what oil based makeup remover you use I notice that I still cant get all my mascara with Bioderma either ! have a lovely day Laura xoxo
    P.S love that you got a FB page..& love the previews so fun :)

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  12. @Crystal - *goes to YT to find a Drake interview and listen to his voice* ah, sublime!

    @Rhonda Mae - thank you so much :) Glad to see your comment here!

    @Computergirl - now I have heard alot of good things about Alpha H....I really need to try this stuff. I heard that people buy it on ebay? Is that where you got yours? Thanks for the skin tips btw. It probably is my damn hormones!

    @MyStyleSnapshot - ooh lovely. never looked at her sunglasses but i should. Love a bit of TB!

    @Evie - ah they are well worth a save-up. You will love them :)

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  13. Buynowbloglater on facebook! J'adooore! ;)
    always loving your posts Laura!

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  14. @Mania - I recognise you :) I like both MAC's and Dermalogica's the best...They both smell nice and work fantastically.

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  15. Laura, Ur hair looks amazing.........thicker, fuller and healthier. Is there any supplements you take for your hair? I would love it if you could do a blogpost of what products you use in ur hair.

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  16. @Sabitra - hi :) I know this sounds crazy but i think it's down to a brush that i use. Since I have used that daily my hair just looks better. I also think that Phyto products help ALOT. I will do a post! :)

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  17. a. i am jealous of the phenomenal sunglasses
    b. i am seriously jealous of your need to wear them- its been overcast for DAYS and i die.
    c. your brows look fantastic...what do you have on them?

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  18. i am loving to see you on my news feed! expect to see lots from me in there! :) xxx

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  19. <3 your sunglasses! and you look stunning here...zit and all lol
    I wanted to say I am very happy how often you are posting!
    Will for sure be checking out your facebook page
    xx
    ~Bronwyn
    www.chicinvancity.com

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  20. @Aubrey - hi Aubrey! You can wear sunglasses all year round : )That's what I tell myself anyway :) haha.

    I have some MAC brow gel in them...it's tinted (was an LE colour called Mink) and about all I can be bothered with at the moment. I really need to pencil them in but....life's too short :)

    @m i s s a r c h - look forward to seeing you! x

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  21. I love those sunglasses!! Xx

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  22. nice outfit, i like the sunglasses :)

    kisses,
    Mila from Italy

    THEFASHIONCAVERN.blogspot.com

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  23. @Chic in Vancity - "zit and all" haha that made me laugh. Thanks Bronwyn!

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  24. the sunglasses are so freaking nice! The zit probably just wanted a bit of blogging action X

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  25. Lol you are so cute! Your sunglass obsession is like my shoe obsession... just cant seem to control it, but why bother right...? lol
    Congrats on the FB page will be checking it out :)
    Happy Holidays!!
    Bella xox
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  26. Hi Laura- no problem! I have had spots since my teens (feels so long ago!) and still suffer now, but the past two and half years of blogging have really helped get them in check. I bought mine off Beauty Bay, and some alpha h off Zuneta. I know that QVC have mini kits quite often, and sell larger sizes. I think (UK speaking) QVC currently have the best deal on Night Intensive serum (about £41 inc postage http://www.qvcuk.com/ukqic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.219191 ). I also have the normal liquid version. I am due to write a proper post on these babies but did a mini write up http://computergirl2007.blogspot.com/2011/11/november-favorites.html It's a glycolic treatment which helps 'eat away' skin debris and dead layers of skin, uncovering and promoting growth of new skin cells. (It's advised to wear an SPF on the skin during the day when using the product). My skin was very bad so I have seen results- softer, smoother, less grey, clearer skin. I also have the REN glycolic treatment to try and compare.

    The thing I like about the night intensive is the hygienic pump and gel like consistency. It suits my skin inner germ phobia!

    I have heard the eye treatments are good too.

    Havent bought it off ebay, but if I hear of any reputable sellers I'll let you know. xx

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  27. I LOVE that top, Laura. I'm hoping the red is as gorgeous because that is the only colour available in my size online and I think, I have to have one! Love the sunglasses too but given the weather in the Uk, I don't think I can justify them at the moment!

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  28. love the sunglasses might need to purchase for the summer! also adore your miu miu :)

    i am desperate to try bioderma! I have an evil spot on my forehead at the mo so if you find any good spot killing products please share!

    x

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  29. What's the Dermalogica makeup remover you use? Also , the bronzer or what-the-heck-ever is on your cheeks looks amazing! please tell me what's that? :) in love with you and your blog XO

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  30. Ahh those sunglasses look gorgeous on you! I wish I could afford a pair of Ray-Bans :(

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

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  31. @heavenrain - it's their Pre-Cleanse! Okay it's NARS Casino plus a new blusher - will need to double check the name but I will put it in a post for you :)

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  32. Love the sunglasses, they really suit you! That top is gorgeous too, I'd never usually go for that colour but it's lovely X

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  33. your skin looks amazing and fresh in the second picture! xx

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  34. I'm now Ray Ban loyal as well! Hiding behind sunglasses is my guilty pleasure, which is exactly why I bought the mirrored aviators!

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  35. Love the sunglasses.
    Since you're not a fan of the Bioderma, what is your current fave as an oil make-up remover?

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  36. That top is not something I would have been drawn to on the website, but I love it on! Looks amazing.
    And of course, Ray Ban all the way!

    mollyvogue.blogspot.com

    xx

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  37. I love those, they suit you so well xx

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  38. What foundation is that?!-Looks lovely

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  39. Skin base makes me break out in loads of spots and after many times of using it and then not and then using it again I have figured that it is deffo the foundation!!
    x

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  40. Aww ! I love these! ohh and I was wondering what style or your ray ban aviators as I do think they will suite me more and I wanted them for christmas !
    Thank you !

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  41. I know what you mean about the top falling forward. I have a top like that too, freaking annoying or what. Sunnies look fab on you too. My Rayban Aviators are well worn these are really cute as well.
    Kx
    http://clickyourheelswithme.blogspot.com/

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  42. love them!!!! they are perfect on you!

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  43. i love them!!! i'm addicted to sunnies too, i have quite a few pairs! don't have any raybans though!

    ps. i love your new FB page, guess you've seen me there :)

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  44. Love those sunnies! I'm a sunglasses hoarder myself - you just can't ever have too many of them. They make an outfit! ;)

    http://keepcalmandcarrylipstick.blogspot.com

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  45. The sunnies are cute but that top...wow! It is gorgeous indeed Laura!

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  46. How funny.. I just put up a blog post today saying I didn't much care for Bioderma either! I much prefer Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil. It does just feel "right" ;)

    Judy
    blog.beautybagg.com

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  47. Love them, I don't think sunnies suits me at all. You look gorgeous, love your outfit xx

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  48. I'm a BIG fan of sunlasses and I think everyone should own the classic RayBan Aviators and Wayfarers as they are uber cool and never go out of fashion. The pair you're wearing look interesting, might have to investigate further :) Your skin and hair look really good x

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  49. Do the sunglasses hit your cheeks when you smile? Just curious because I always have this problem with sunglasses.

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  50. Looking gorgeous as always! Very jealous of your one spot! I am having to cake makeup on at the moment to cover my very dry, spotty winter skin.. Bah who would have thought dry skin (which hates moisturiser) gets spotty?! Enjoy the sun!

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  51. I'm almost afraid to say this for fear of jinxing the whole thing, but I LOVE that you are blogging so much lately. It makes my day a little brighter to read one of your posts. Keep it up Laura!

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  52. I love the way those sunglasses suit your face, you look stunning as always Laura!

    Anca

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  53. A little take-in on the straps might do the trick! Such a gorgeous top! :)

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  54. Loving the rayban sunglasses! The colour of them is really flattering too! Also wanted to say thanks for recommending the Tamara Ecclestone mini documentary. Loved watching it!!

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  55. Your skin looks sooo amazing in these pictures! I just love it. So I really hope it's not the Illamasqua Skin Base, if that is what you were wearing here. Because it looks so pretty!

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  56. I LOVE these, they've just gone on my Christmas list! x

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  57. They are the perfect pair of sunglasses, wayfarers big enough to cover my face...yes please! Such a flattering colour aswell, not too harsh or anything. Top is a beauty, such a shame it's a bit of a bitch to wear

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  58. Have you tried the Shu Uemura cleansing oils for makeup removal? They are incredible! x

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  59. they are gorge!


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  60. Hey Laura, for being so damn glamourous and having such an awesome blog I present you with a best beauty award. You can finally reap the awards of your hard labour please celebrate responsibly. Much love and keep blogging - Natalie xoxo

    http://roxanneoak.blogspot.com/2011/12/getting-to-know-me-episode-3-best-blog.html

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  61. These exact shades are on my list of must purchase items. twinsies. lol. love the ombre effect and the subtle brown. will look great with lots of gold jewels and a golden fake tan in summer. can't wait to get my hands on a pair. happy holidays!

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  62. Beautiful photograph and you looking so glammorous
    and we just used brilliant night to analising our modificition.

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  63. I love these sun glasses. I am so bad at buying sunnies, I have had the same ones for over a year....

    I love the whole outfit, even the sheer top, however much of a pain they can be.

    Have a great weekend.

    Lou x
    http://thekeypieces.blogspot.com

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  65. Laura! You are KILLING us with these Come-Hither shades! Coupled with what must be the most perfect soft pink lip ever (name please?) this is undoubtedly your best Jill St John mannequin bar none!! Dare I say that these frames are indeed lovelier than Victoria Beckham’s oversized cat-eyed ones! Really stunning! Thanking you in advance for the name of that amazing lipstick – a like-minded actress from Montreal by way of Vancouver!

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  66. OH MY GOD! I don't like Bioderma's makeup remover either! And all my friends (not to mention makeup god Lisa Eldridge) love it! Thank you for sharing my shame :))

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  71. Those sunglasses are just so killer. Youre so good at picking the right sunnies!

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