Pleather and jersey

It's still very windy in Dubai and I really couldn't submit myself to the trauma of a short skirt again so I went with a much more practical pair of leggings.

I bought these in H&M last summer because their panel pleather detail was a nod to the slick-look trend without being too overwhelming. It's been such a long time since I wore simple leggings that I forgot how comfortable they truly were.

I paired them with another H&M staple vest top and whilst I considered Tory Burch flats I thought of the video I posted yesterday and the fact that the he/she spitefully says: "she was wearing....Tory Burch flats" :p

So I wore my £15 New Look boots that have seriously become one of my favourite pairs of shoes. A little turn up on the leggings and they worked well.

I think I am ready to take the step and indulge in a pair of full on pleather bottoms...the key I think is a top that covers arse. If you wear something like that - a cosy knit is even better - then it works well.






Top: H&M
Leggings: H&M
Boots: New Look
Bag: Balenciaga

I need some guidance!

I am about to place a Selfridges order. The reason why it's Selfridges is because I like the fact I can order MAC and NARS and Tom Ford in one - there is no other website that offers that.

In my basket so far is:
  • Tom Ford Blush Nude lipstick (have sought this out in Dubai and they are PERMANENTLY out of stock...it has not become embarrassing to ask the SA in Harvey Nichols)
  • Tom Ford liquid foundation; and
  • NARS Douceur blush (heard it's quite like Tarte Exposed and it looks like that kind of smouldering and sculpting colour that I adore)
Now tell me, looking at the site, what else would you get?

Link!

I am thinking about that Suqqu brow pen but is there anything else that you would splurge on ?

Oh decisions....! :p

96 comments:

  1. Love your shoes :)

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  2. I cannot get away with pleather, no way! But your legs look just lovely in them, I envy you!

    As for Selfridges shopping I cannot help you because if I go on that site I WILL buy something! And I should definitely not be spending any more money right now! haha!

    Why don't you buy some perfume.... just a thought :P

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING x

    I WAS AN UGLY DUCKLING BLOG!

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  3. H&M had a pair of all pleather leggings that I tried on this weekend. I didn't like how they fit me, but they look so flattering on you!

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  4. Lhasa eyeshadow from the new NARS collection? It might not be on the Selfridges site though...xx

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  5. This brow pen is amazing!
    Apparently it's better than the Suqqu one.
    http://www.cosmeticsalacarte.com/product/_/137/brow-ink/?cid=48
    They don't sell it in Selfridges though. :-(

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  6. This outfit looks fab, you've styled the edginess of those leggings well and those New Look boots look so 'cool' and a lot more expensive then £15!

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  7. I love the look of the leggings! I don't know about douceur but I LOVE exposed, I'm wearing it right now :)

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  8. I envy your legs! You look fab! It's really bad asking my opinion on what to buy from MAC or Nars, I'd put EVERRRRYTHING in there!!! xxxxx

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  9. I love your outfit! Those pleather leggings are perfect. I keep buying leather and pleather pieces but I'm findi them increasing difficult to get hold off due to the fact we are getting bombarded by pastels and spring colours already! (not that I mind, but I don't think the english weather is ready for spring yet). And I never really thought about selfridges when ordering my makeup, I'd love some Tom Ford goodies though! xx

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  10. I love this outfit, i wear black most of the time. It's a safe choice always! What I really want now is Bvlgar Jasmin noir and Dior amber diamonds.

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  11. Aww you're a day ahead of me on outfits. I plan on wearing something like this tomorrow for a night out. Slightly miffed at the fact I've bought loads of dresses but can't wear them thanks to Scotland being ridiculously cold all year round. Leggings are always the way to go though.

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  12. I really want some pleather panel leggings, I love the way they look. I love your boots too :)

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

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  13. Love the leggings, definitely go for the full blown leather ones, your legs look amazing in them! :) as for what else to get on selfridges, try one of the new Tom Ford nail polishes I've heard they are amaaaaaazing!!

    xo
    Alyson
    www.crushingonclothes.com

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  14. Really like these leggings on you! Estée from essiebutton did a comparison post recently on Nars Douceur and Tarte Exposed, here's the link: http://essiebutton.blogspot.com/2012/01/battle-of-blushes-nars-douceur-vs-tarte_09.html

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  15. you look amazing, i love the leggins! i love how you can pull of wearing all black, it really flatters you :D xxxx

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  16. looks great on you :)

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  17. Love the look of pleather-y pants! They would indeed look fab with a big cozy knit :)

    Hmm...well currently on my wishlist is Balenciaga's Paris perfume and my first Chanel polish :) Just have to decide which colour first haha

    xo

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  18. Love Love the look as usual. If it was not for my mediterranean jumbo thighs I so would copy:-)

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  19. u have a prefect body laura..n i have that leggings!!!yey

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  20. goregous outfit Laura!
    i'm so envious of your bag! :)
    it's perfect

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  22. Would highly recommend douceur blush it's a go with every look type of blush.
    If u putting in order consider Sisley black Rose mask it's pricey but worth it ;)

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  23. I love these leggings! Awesome :)

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  24. Amazing as always xx

    Im off to London Selfridges next week, the new Chanel Foundation is on the list as well as Jo Malone Wild Bluebell Cologne :)

    Would love to see if you have any must have buys for a trip to Selfridges? x

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  25. hahaha when that man/woman said about tory burch flats I thought of you! Such a funny video! The leggings look so cute, I have some full on pleather trousers/leggings and love them! need to wear them more before it gets too hot and sweaty and the risk of a Ross from friends episode occurs! :)

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  26. Really want a pair of leggings like this, everytime i go in H&M i can't find any! They look amazing! xo

    http://unicorn-hearts.blogspot.com/

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  27. i have the same leggings and i find it really hard to style it with boots or flats but the roll up is a good tip! can you suggest me on non high heeled boots please
    x

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  28. It's one hell of a splurge, but I'll take one of these http://m.selfridges.com/mt/www.selfridges.com/en/Accessories/Categories/Handbags/Kirsten-clutch_485-3001093-206005/
    ((sigh))

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  29. Tom Ford Blush Nude is one of my favourite lipsticks EVER. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do :)

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  30. aaaah i love your leggins, but not sure myt thighs could get away with it...

    i have nars douceur and i recommend it!

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  31. The leggings are brilliant ! Love the outfit !!

    clayandbeauty.blogspot.com

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  32. love those leggings! x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.com/

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  33. Get the brow pen! I've had my eye on it ever since Lisa Eldridge recommended it in her video. Still debating due to the price. Would LOVE to know what you think of it.

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  34. Get some Dior Addict Lipsticks! I think something like Bobo would be right up your alley :)

    Love your style by the way. Always classic!

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  35. Love this!
    Don't forget to check out my nail polish giveaway.
    http://www.allthingsbeautymake-upandshopping.blogspot.com

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  36. The suquu brow pen is amazing! I would defos recommend!

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  37. So fabulous, as always.

    ww.grace-and-beauty.com

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  38. AAArgh you wrote in the video i posted yesterday!! i got so excited but then i realised you meant blog :( please start making videos again! xoxo

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  39. NARS zulu nail polish, it's been a while since you last bought some. Besides, nail polish never disappoints :]

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  40. i got a pair of leather trousers from h&m right before christmas, and worn them countless times, they are definitely winner! and for the product recommendation, Nars LUSTER, that's my all time fav, nothing can beat it!
    xxx

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  41. I have been looking for leggings like this forever but they never seem to be in my local h&m :( they look so good on you!

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  42. You *need* to get the Tom Ford Burnished Amber Quad, it's stunning on green / hazel eyes and the texture of the shadows is really lovely and if you think about it you're paying 62 GBP for 10g of eyeshadow which is slightly more expensive than MAC. See, it makes perfect sense! :)
    Also, Rouge d'Armani lipsticks are amazing - very pigmented and the most long-lasting and non-drying lippie I've tried. The Tom Ford lipsticks are supposed to be great as well but I haven't tried them yet. Also, Illamasqua's liquid liner and NARS' sheer lipstick in Damage (sheer plumy colour) are my favourites at the moment. I'll shut up now, but please do share what you end up getting :)

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  43. Tom ford blush nude is so pretty, one of my favorites :) did you look at Dior New make up stuff I love their blushes!
    you look fab like always ,have a great day x

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  44. Love the outfit..I love pleather but always feel odd about wearing it to work or during the day...need to get some guts
    xxx
    www.miabellaluna.blogspot.com

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  45. You do simplicity so well. I love your silhouettes.

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  46. I have those boots too!They are such a bargain. Love the leggings too xx

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  47. everything! but in reality a couple of new mac eye shaddows and lipsticks. a dior lip gloss and maybe try out a chanel foundation.

    http://whattheshoe.blogspot.com/

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  48. Yes to this! So chic, fab leggings and gorgeous boots

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  49. Oh I'm dying to read a review on the Tom Ford foundation - git it!

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  50. Love the leggings !! Ive just seen a great pair of jeans very similar on Karen Milan i think you would look great in them !! If its a Splurge at Selfridges then pop a Tom Ford Blusher in the basket the colour Love Lust is really great my Mum has it and i keep finding myself borrowing it !!! and while your looking at Suqqu i would def get the pen and also add on a blusher brush and checkout as quick as poss !!! Love your Blog ! Love Claudia XOX

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  51. LOVE this kind of outfit! so chic and so comfy :)
    I really want a tom ford lipstick in vanilla nude but it's so expensive :( oh well!
    xx

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  52. The only thing I can sudgest you pick up is the Illamasqua Shimmer Blusher in Ambition, it is so nice!

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  53. Blush nude is one of my all time favourite lipsticks, I love it (and am now on second tube
    Douceur looked muddy and dirty on me.
    Also on my second suqqu brown pen - simply the best I have tried!
    I would pick up a bottle of Acqua Di Parma perfume - Iris Nobile is one of my favourites

    Happy Shopping!
    xx

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  54. Ah I've been wanting a pair of leggings like that! And those shoes go great with them

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  55. Douceur is amazing, good choice! Perfect for a nude bit defined face. (General consensus is that it's similar to MAC Blushbaby if you know that one?)

    And I'm totally getting the Suqqu brow pen too when I'm next in the UK :-)

    Tom Ford Oud Wood is effing amazing if you feel like taking an expensive gamble ;-)
    Have you tried a Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet?
    L'Exuberante is gorgeous - hot medium pink, not blue and not coral, I love it.. Let us know what you get x

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  56. Love the leggings on you! i have a similar pair from h&m myself and they are super comfy and chic!

    http://atrueladiesindulgence.blogspot.com/

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  57. LOVE how you've made black look different by using different textures! Now I just need to find me some boots like that, that don't make my feet want to fall off!

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  58. Love the leggings with the boots! X

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  59. Hi Laura, I hope you dont mind if I post my new blog hier.. (I just try but totally understand if you hate it when thousands of people do that all day) <3
    http://yogibeeaars-blog.blogspot.com/

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  60. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojnnSZcQEpc

    second part to the video "shit fashion girls say". totes amaze :D

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  61. @Patricia - as he/she would say: I am totally tweeting that :) haha thankyou!!!!!

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  62. the nars blush is definitely a brownish-pink, giving a more natural look than a "hey im wearing pink on my face!" type of blush. it is quite similiar to tarte's exposed. although i will say that the tarte one gives more colour payoff imo than the nars one. if you are realllly fair then it'll show up on you.

    check out my blog too? :D
    http://coolstuffcoolbeans.blogspot.com/

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  63. Arrrgh I want those leggings! The topshop ones I got are rubbish!

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  64. ps. Did you try the Tom Ford vanilla suede lipstick? I love nudes but I could have sworn I read a negative review of it somewhere!

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  65. Love the leggings have a similar ponti/pleather skirt and haven't a clue what to pair it with any ideas? On the Selfridges question I was going to suggest one of the YSL perfume re-releases but they're blooming expensive!

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  66. Hello !
    http://www.selfridges.com/en/Beauty/Brand-rooms/Luxury/JO-MALONE/Fragrances/Dark-Amber-Ginger-Lily-cologne-100ml_701-10020-PRODL2KR01/.... I LOVE this in the winter !
    http://www.selfridges.com/en/Beauty/Brand-rooms/Designer/DIOR/Makeup/Face/Diorskin-Bronze-Original-Tan-bronzing-powder_359-84011246-F071722/... this is my favourite bronzer right now !!!
    http://www.selfridges.com/en/Beauty/Brand-rooms/Designer/ORIGINS/Skincare/VitaZing-trade-SPF-15-Energy-Boosting-Moisturizer-with-Mangosteen_332-85076694-OHJX01/... I love this for day this i have to put make up on and can't be Ar**ed( though I have a feeling that you already have this ? )
    http://www.selfridges.com/en/Beauty/Categories/Skincare/Cleansing-oil-classic-150ml_255-2001548-70094400/...I have learnt that this removes my make up like no other !
    http://www.selfridges.com/en/Beauty/Categories/Make-up-colour/Blend-Color-eyeshadow_396-3000994-BLENDCOLOUREYESHADOW/... I personally have shade 2&3 and I love them !
    Also this chanel highlighter... but I can't seem to find it !
    Hope this helpedd !!! :D) x

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  67. I like these photos so much! This is such a cool post!

    Take a look and if you want we can follow each others: Cosa mi metto???
    Win an amazing dress of your choice up to £200, enter the Zeleb giveaway

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  68. MAC chatterbox lipstick would really suit you! It looks a little scary, but is a really beautiful, creamy pink that brightens up your whole face :) Trust me ;) x x

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  69. Get the dior rosy glow blush for spring! i bought one a few days ago and LOVE IT. its rose scented, and the colour adapts on your cheeks to suit your skintone like smashbox oglow and other stuff like that. its so fine and blendable and in a gorgeous silver compact too!!

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  70. I want your wardrobe soooo bad! xx

    http://beautyandablogger.blogspot.com/

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  71. hey Laura, whats the style code of your balenciaga bag?...

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  72. Oh my goodness Laura! I spent an entire day reading your blog and I feel like your blog speaks only to me! How amazing to stumble upon a place on the internet that feels it's been made specifically for you. I'm gonna visit daily :) Please keep on blogging you gorgeous girl.

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  73. I think the look is nice and casual yet very stylish in black.It is important to keep changing and recreating looks with the clothes that you have mixing and matching them.mineral lipstick

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  74. Any way you could do a bag post? You have the nicest taste :-)

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  75. love the pleather leggings, i have some high waisted ones quite like them
    great post :)
    http://charlottec0uture.blogspot.com/
    xxx

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  76. loving the leggings and boots! how cold is it out here right now??!!

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  77. nice leggings

    http://loveforfashion11.blogspot.com/

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  78. hey laura!

    I LOVE your blog; been a follower for quite some time. I have been born and brought up in Dubai, so I especially love that you're here! At the beginning I thought you were here for a vacation but glad that you live here now ;)

    I previously tried ordering on selfridges, but as I recall, they don't deliver here? Also, can you please suggest some good mattifying powders?

    xx

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  79. Hi Laura, i dont now when was the last time u checked in Harvey nichols Dubai but thankfully they finally launched tom ford cosmetics (the full range) on the 15th of Jan. Just an fyi :)
    Hana

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  80. I'm really pale with freckles and Nars Douceur barely shows up on me. It's not as pigmented as my other Nars blushers. I'd go for Sin instead.

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  81. Love the look of the boots with your leggings! I can't wait for winter to roll around over in my neck of the woods so I can give pleather panelled leggings a whirl!

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  82. Lovely outfit :) I REALLY like your boots!!!
    It's my first time on your blog... Congratulations, it is great! :)

    x Raquel
    @BeingRaquel

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  83. Great leggings! I started this new blog today, check it out! :) http://www.theblondescrapbook.blogspot.com/

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  84. Loving the leggings- seen some in topshop like this except twice the price! Xx http://nicsnutrition.com

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  86. Lovely and simple! I think this is a great outfit :)

    -josie, 8bitgrayscale

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  87. Ohhh I have never hard of that site. Checking it out right now and already love it. So many great stuff on there. Thanks for sharing this. Keep us updated with what you end up getting.

    http://myminibag.blogspot.com/

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  88. I was wondering where you've been! Can't believe it took me so long to find your new blog, love it!

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  89. I wish I could pull of pleather leggings like you, but unfortunately I have stumps where legs should be. Just recently bought a pair of pleather shorts from Warehouse & love them. But when I wore them out my friends kept spilling things on them to show strangers that I was wipe clean! x

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  90. ahhh, this outfit is so gorgeous. i really wish i could pull of such simple outfits without them looking like i haven't tried and can't be bothered whereas you look brilliant in them! LOVE the shoes as well! and thanks for the link to the selfridge's advert, i'd never thought about buying mac products on there before! X

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