Another day, another collar

Talk about a lack of inspiration?! :) Yes, its another top with a collar detail.

But in my defence - and the shirt's - there is more!

This is a double layered sheer number and it's all kinds of comfortable.

I wore it by itself today but in colder climes I would be itching to put a nice fine knit over the top. Of course the fact that it is double-layered does not mean that it's not transparent - wear it without a body or vest top at your peril! 

NB: My face has been quite deliberately cropped out of these photos. I think I was going for "non-plussed" but instead came across as moody cow. I must have been disturbed by what looks like - and what in fact is - a dead bird in the background. High five to those who spotted it immediately because I sure as hell didn't. 


Shirt: Zara - Link!
Vest top (underneath): Topshop
Jeans: Cheap Monday
Shoes: Zara
Bag: Celine Mini Phantom (a recent gift :D and my new BFF. I think this is more dribbly robot than sad robot?)
Nails: Orly Hot Shot

I am absolutely in LOVE with the nail polish. I had every intention to get a neutral/boring/safe/lovely manicure this weekend but instead chose the wild card and reached for Hot Shot. It's so hard to capture the brightness but it is a fluorescent coral. I don't think I own many bright/bright nail polishes so this could be the start of something.... :)

Hope you all have a great Monday!

127 comments:

  1. Zara comes up trumps again! Love the collar and the nail polish screams summer!

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  2. I love love the Celine Mini Phantom! Looking good Laura! as always ;)

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  3. Love that top! Looks fab on you. Might need to go snag one, but my girlfriend and I are actually launching our own line this Summer hopefully and we're planning to make 6 collars to choose from! I'll announce it on my blog when it launches. We're lusting over them and want to make them affordable! x

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    1. Do please let me know when it's live! Would love to check it out :)

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  4. Love the handbag it's beautiful

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  5. so gorgeous, even though it is so simple. I love the elegance and the sequins add so much fun! :)

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    1. I love these sort of tops and I sort of buy them because they go with so many different things. Definitely recommending this one! :)

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  6. Every time I read your blog I think "I simply must get to Zara tomorrow!"

    http://www.the-clothes-minded.blogspot.com

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  7. Again, another very well put together outfit. Is the bag from a new season? Very, very nice. Weird question, but who takes your photos? Do you just ask random people to take shots of you? ha ha ha Or do you have a constant photographer buddy in tow. :p

    mrsvanity11.blogspot.com

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  8. I love these sort of collared tops, so pretty! xx


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    1. I am literally taken over by them. I even want some of those collar necklaces :)

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    1. Agreed! It's so easy to wear - recommend!

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  10. That collar is amazing, I love embellished collars
    xxxx
    Charlotte Couture Blog

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  11. Beautiful, Laura :) I love Zara's shirts...they always hang "just so" and give that put-together look without sacrificing comfort. And I do like the nail color; it's a nice accent to an otherwise neutral outfit.

    Just curious, what do you think of nude-colored nails? I've been addicted to a shade that is almost the same color as my skin, what are your two cents on the trend?

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    1. Mannequin hands? I think it can look great - it's all about finding the right nude. I am not sure I have got there yet - I tend to like a really pale pink or pearl but I am always on the hunt for a good nude :)

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  12. Love this and the nail polish loks great too :D x

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  13. Awesome collar and great nail color!

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    1. the ole' kitten heels are holding up well :)

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  15. Beautiful Laura! You're such a style inspiration<333

    http://tailoredseams.blogspot.com/

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    1. wow! thanks so much! I don't think of myself as stylish at all haha

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  16. Amazing shirt! Lately Zara makes me happy =)

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    1. ...and that makes two of us :) I love it but it can be toooo tempting most of the time :)

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  17. Nice shirt! Totally love the details on the collar.

    You nailed it by cropping out the face. =) It's looks like those runway ads in magazines for Chanel.

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    1. ...and my face would have really ruined it as i looked like such a misery guts :)

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  18. Laura, you look so lovely as always. Serious Zara inspo here, I'm looking for this when I go to Uni today. And that Orly Polish as well. I have a love hate relationship with your posts, LOVE because they are just fantastic and you are beautiful but HATE because I always have to buy everything I see and I am a student! Wahhhh! xxxx

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    1. haha well i would definitely say that the way to cheer your self is with an obnoxiously bright nail polish so start with that first :) Trips to Zara are so dangerous aren't they? They nearly always tempt me with things that I know I want to wear immediately :)

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  19. Love the collar detail, and your bag is too stunning for words!:) xx

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  20. Amazing outfit! The collar has so much detail!

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    1. Love it :) I am all about the collars :)

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  21. Hope you don't mind but I nominated you for the Vesatile Blogger Award which you can find here:

    http://confessionsofasecretshopper.blogspot.com/2012/02/my-first-blogger-award-versatile.html

    xx

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    1. Of course I don't mind! I am honoured :) thanks Louise! x

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  22. Ok I seriously need that Celine bag in my life! Perfect size and colour, it's now on my to wish list for 2012! I love this outit so understatedly chic! I'm planning on ordering that 'Jules' ring in the next week. Has it fallen off your finger at all? I need to work out my ring size! :) x

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    1. I can honestly say that it's the best bag shape and quality I have ever had. I am a huge slouchy bag lover (Balenciaga/Miu Miu/Focco etc...) but some structure makes a HUGE difference. The Celine is such a boring bag in some ways but I am head over heels in love with it :)

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  23. I want a Celine bag sooo badly! Yours are amazing xx

    http://beautyandablogger.blogspot.com/

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    1. thank you Abby! I highly recommend them. I absolutely love the structure and quality. This one has suede lining "swoon"... :)

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  24. The collar is definitely lovely <3 The nail polish is gorgeous too :) x

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    1. Thank you! LOVE the polish! Need to buy more brights I think :) It makes me happy to see it on my nails.

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  25. That's a gorgeous shirt!! And I want that bag so much aha:')
    whatrebeccasaid.blogspot.com xxxxxx

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    1. thanks Rebecca - highly recommend the shirt for Spring/Summer! :)

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  26. Gorgeous shirt. Shame about the poor bird....!

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  27. Thats a gorgeous shirt and I love your nail polish colour too x

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    1. The nail colour? I am OBSESSED! If you have any recommendations for super bright polishes do let me know :)

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  28. love the rolled up jeans. This looks new yet classic at the same time.

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    1. I decided to do it one day and now I can't get away from rolling them up :) LOVE! :)

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  29. i envy that bag so much!
    and surprisingly i love the collar detail. it looks "heavy", which i like.
    x

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    1. it's actually super light but i like that it's deceptive :) lets see how it washes :)

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  30. LOVE this outfit ! xx

    clayandbeauty.blogspot.com

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  31. You're lucky, I have to crop my jowls out!

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  32. Love everything about this outfit, ab fab darling!!!

    Esther xx

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    1. ooh i like the use of ab fab :) Thanks darling Esther! x

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  33. The shirt looks fun! It's in my favorite color or should I say none color. Ha ha. Great outfit hope you have a wonderful Monday too!

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    1. haha yes...no colour is my favourite colour :) x

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  34. Deffently following you now as your blogs are enjoyable please would you follow mine in return it would mean alot.
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    Love from Birmingham

    Beckyann

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    1. Will definitely check it out :) Thank you!

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  35. That nail polish is beautiful! xx

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    1. I highly recommend it! It's lovely and bright and when wearing simple colours really contrasts nicely!

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  36. Love Orly polishes. They stay on my nails longer than any other brand. I also like the viscosity of the formula and you get so much in one bottle. :) My recent polish purchases include Orly Ma Cherie, Zoya LC and Ali. Ma Cherie is a jelly red, not unique but I still like it a lot. Waiting for the Zoya package to arrive. Ali is suppose to be florescent pink. Most excited about that one.

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    1. Will have to check out that pink one...flourescents may be my new love :)

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  37. I love that shirt - so pretty! x

    glitterfingerprints.blogspot.com

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  38. It is totally inspired! I love the simplicity and clean lines!

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    1. thank you so much - it's super simple but thats me :) simple! x

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  39. Loving this simplicity a lot. Such a good thing to wear for casual day wear :)

    mollyvogue.blogspot.com

    xx

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    1. thank you :) can't beat jeans on any day of the week :)

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  40. Lovely outfit and the bag is gorgeous! xxx

    www.misslv.com

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  41. Beautiful shirt, can't see myself tiring of collar details anytime soon! Completely lusting over your bag as well

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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    1. Me either. I feel like they have taken over my wardrobe and I am okay with that :)

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  42. What a fun detail on the collar, I love it! :) Also the phantom is GORGEOUS! Love the style and the color, lucky you! Also I have been loving wearing bright corals and neons even though it still feels like winter where I live. Love that Orly polish!

    I didn't even notice the bird in the background--gross! :p

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    www.crushingonclothes.com

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    1. I know :( poor thing.... I think I am going to be hoarding some super bright polishes very soon so if you have recommendations I would love to know! x

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    2. A great bright neon pink is Ali from Zoya (I've featured it in a Mani Monday post on my blog) as well as Essie "Really Red", "Pansy" or "Bachelorette Bash". I saw Betsy Johnson is doing a collab with Sephora for OPI called "It's My Pink" and it smells like her perfume as it dries :)

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  43. Swooning over your beautiful shirt... And your Celine handbag. I want to die!

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    1. don't do that :) haha. Do love both pieces lots :)

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    1. haha i know. i may have cried upon seeing it :)

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  45. i am addicted to you're blog!!! amazing bag!!

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    1. thank you so much! I hope you like :)

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  46. Gorgeous collars, love the mini celine, perfect colour! x

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    1. Thanks so much :) Highly recommend a little trip to Zara for their new season collection :)

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  47. LOVE the entire look!

    http://genantrends.blogspot.com/

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  48. I'm on a super bright nail varnish quest at the moment! I've ordered some American Apparel nail lacquers online, I've not tried them before. Love the outfit! I saw your new bag on Facebook last week it looks just as gorge put together with an outfit! Hx

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  49. LOVE LOVE LOVE EVERYTHING!!

    I can't click on a new post of yours quick enough! Looking lovely!

    Amy xxx

    www.serendipitybeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  50. really obsessed with sheer blouses lately, have bought 3 this season lol! looking good as always, this outfit is really nice :)

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  51. i love that bright coral- it is my fave colour and I have yet to see someone who doesn't suit it. if you're tanned or dark skinned, it just makes you glow, and it if you're pale it makes you look romantically flushed. it suits dark hair, light hair- I pretty much think it is a super-colour. Plus, it reeks of summer, which is never a bad thing. LOVE!

    next2mee.blogspot.com xxx

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  52. I love the shirt and your bag is just beautiful! Celine handbags are heaven! <3

    Gem x
    www.feminine-edge.com

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  53. Wow, great outfit, i realy like it. ;)

    http://jeckamakeupbeautyandfashionpalace.blogspot.com/

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  54. I had my manicure today went for Essie's Flirt and I love it! I usually go for the dark murky colors and this is a fun change!

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  55. omg another celine?! so jealoussss!!

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  56. you are my style icon. I want this outfit.
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  57. This blose is just my style. Beautiful outfit!

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  60. I am in love with your shirt and bag <3

    kunjal xx

    http://sugarcoateddumbbells.blogspot.com/

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  61. You look amazing - the outfit is stunning and so are its details (collar, rings, nail polish)! <3 :) x

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  62. Hey, I found out how to win a Free Rimmel Lip Gloss You can get yours here:
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  63. ohh Laura, you just made me buy this shirt! i love how it fits!! great choice

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  64. Love love LOVE your style!!!

    p.s. I would really appreciate it if you could check out my YouTube channel :)

    http://www.youtube.com/user/StyleEmphasis

    xoxo

    ~Myrto

    www.StyleEmphasis.blogspot.com

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  65. That shirt is beautiful and the whole outfit looks so chic!

    I just finished reading Olives based on your recommendation. Really enjoyed it! Thank you for the recommendation and please let us know other books you're enjoying!

    Mary

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  66. Love this shirts it's absolutely amazing xx got a big blog sale on at the moment xx check it out if you get the chance xx

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  67. Love the shirt! Looks amazing!

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  68. I bought this polish and received many compliments! Thanks, Laura!

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  69. cute shirT!! Stop by my blog sometime hun:


    http://www.shellzdoll.com/

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  70. That outfit is stunning, love everything about it. Guess what I'll be ordering from Zara. . .
    xo

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  71. That blouse totally says Zara all over it! Love it! I think I need to start a new DIY project with embellished colours, HOT! :)

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