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My working week is done and as always I am living for the weekend!

I thought I would post a quick outfit post from earlier in the week. I had some internal debate as to whether this was "blog worthy" or not but I have put up some pedestrian crap before so why not now?! :)

All jokes aside this dress is one of my favourite "work-conservative" numbers. It's a rich taupe colour, made of a lovely fabric that glides over the body and has gorgeous chiffon detailing that cuts across to create a bit of interest. I will also admit that I love the length - just below the knee - as it makes me feel ladylike.

Obviously I would like to wear this with skyscraper shoes (and I have done that before) but as I spent most of the day at a networking even with lots of standing involved I went for the safe Zara kitten heel option. Glamorous they may not be but they are certainly sensible - *sigh* - and by the end of the day it was just my smile/game face waining away.



Dress: Reiss (last season but they often reuse fabrics...Reiss is great for workwear)
Jacket: Topshop (I think they still sell this tuxedo jacket. No regrets splurging on this)
Shoes: Zara
Bag: Celine

As you may have noticed I also wore an absolutely endless amount of blush. I am going through one of my phases and this is called the MAC Stunner phase. It came out in the MAC Make Me Over Collection last year and I have only just decided that I really like it. It's a light coral pink and make me feel fresh.

Talking of makeup I tried out a foundation today from Rimmel and whilst its not always wise to give a premature declaration of love I can't help myself. I am RAVING about this stuff. I think a review might be forthcoming this weekend...provided I don't wake up in a rash tomorrow that is :)

Hope you are all well!

69 comments:

  1. Gorgeous outfit, taupe looks great on you and I'm definately eyeballing that bag!!

    Esther xx

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  2. Gorgeous dress! Totally my work style (although I hate to wear below the knees but sometimes it just isn't as pretty if it's shorter).
    Can't wait for the Rimmel review, I recently got Maybelline Fit Me and am totally disappointed. I need some novelty!

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  3. you look so cute in the first photo! happiness is just all over your face :)
    love that dress, purple in any shade is my favorite colour and the fit is pretty amazing too.
    xx

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  4. The colours really suit you! the dress is so flattering
    xxx

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  5. Looks great, your cheeks have a nice glow!

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  6. Love the first photo! You have such a gorgeous smile!
    Your dress is pretty, you look lovely!

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  7. The dress really suit you. Your so stunning X

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  8. I am loving your bag, the colour is so nice X

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  9. That dress looks gorgeous on you! x

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  10. Gorgeous work outfit :)

    Is that Rimmel foundation Wake Me Up by any chance? I tried a sample from Elle and I was so, so surprised because I really liked it! Next time I'm in Boots I think I'll pick it up :)

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    xxx

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  11. Awww i love the over done blush! Cute dress!

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  12. I LOVE Stunner. Save to say I wear it most days of the week since it came out. I recently picked up Equilibrium and they are great together. Equilibrium reminds me of Avon Earthen Rose. Never thought I would like browny blushes this much! Mac did a great job with these colors. Lovely outfit as always. Happy weekend to you!

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  13. Gorgeous dress- very Victoria Beckham esque! :)

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  14. I think this is one your prettiest looks, I really love that dress and it suits you to a "T"!

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  15. Laura! You have TWO Celine bags! sigh

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  16. Beautiful dress!!! and I didn't even notice the amount of blusher, you just look glowy and happy

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  17. Love the blush on you :) x

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  18. My god Laura you look absolutely stunning! You are glowing!
    Gorge outfit as always :) x

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  19. ooh tres gorgeous outfit, I tried in those Zara kitten heels but ouchie, you must have feet of iron!

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  20. Gorgeous dress, I love Reiss! Plus you look absolutely glowing and gorgeous so I definitely think this is blog worthy :) xoxo

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  21. This is soo cute! definitely blog worthy:) Love!

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  22. You look so beautiful! ♥
    The bag is amazing.

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  23. Ooh I have that dress in blue and wore it this week :). It's lovely on you! xxx

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  24. Looking lovely as always my friend. The bag - I die :) You beaut xx

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  25. That dress is gorgeous, you look amazing! xx

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  26. Looks gorgeous! I wish i didn't have to wear a work shirt for work. =(
    xx

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  27. Gorgeous dress, i love Reiss items!

    If the Rimmel foundation is the Wake me up one, I'm in love with it too! It's amazing, does last quite a while and makes me look like I actually slept properly the night before!

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  28. Fab dress, looks very flattering!
    It took a long time for me to bag the Top Shop jacket but I have no regrets. It is my MOST worn item so far this year :)

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    i'll begin to be your follower :)
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  30. Lovely as always :) looking forward to this Rimmel Review, guessing it's the Wake Me Up?? So need to try that xx

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  31. Beautiful dress, very flattering on you! You look great!

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  32. Love that dress! You look absolutely gorgeous!

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  33. Love that dress!

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  34. Love the dress. The outfit is absolutely blog worthy :)
    Happy weekend!
    xoxo,
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  35. I have that blush and I freaking love it! :)

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  36. What colour is your dress? Looks a bit grayish and beige. Beautiful.

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  37. "Sensible" is the way to handle a work day with a lot of running around! I always see bloggers wear really high stilettos on their blogs and I love to look at the pictures, but I know that for myself, most of the time, I have to keep it real, or I'll be hot but miserable!

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  38. oh dear you look so cute, i like how you wear knee-legth dresses and skirts, not only minis. this outfit looks classy

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  39. You look splendid! I love the dress, I am envious of how well you pull it off! You go girl! Love you! Thanks for sharing and I will be looking forward to your review on the Rimmel foundation you have dabbed around with. thanks again! Isa

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  40. Laura...

    I enjoy your blog soooo much. It is so nice to see things that most of us women love so much. I had such a busy month that I didn't know what to do first and in my little breaks I would check your blog just to improve my mood... Thank you for that. Now, I am a bit jelaous that your weekend starts on Thursday :)..... This look is well put together as anything that you do. Well done! Have an amazing weekend!!!

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  41. I absolutely love that jacket! I'm also loving the blazers and jackets that Miss Selfridge has in this season - so many cute pastels as well as your standard black. There's an amazing selection.

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  42. All gorgeous!!

    I esp have bag envy!!! your tan looks devine as well!!

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  43. I adore Reiss and Whistles, for the workwear, though in France it is very difficult to find them, you Brits guys are lucky, they aren't great formal workwear French stores - thank god for the e-shop

    Anyhow, Laura, if you are in search of the perfect fondation, try the Guerlain "Lingerie de Peau" (I use the colour named rose naturel, colour #13 - gorgeous) : it is non greasy, stays put all day, it has this natural look and glow which I really like (almost unoticeable), and application is very easy with a brush.
    Last but non least, you won't shine as it has a powder finish.

    It has been my saviour for weeks now to light up my complexion in the drairy winter mornings.

    Tell me what you think about it,

    Best,

    Capucine

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  44. I really love the shape of those shoes!

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  45. The dress is stunning. It would completely swamp me with the length though.

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  46. Love this dress its beauiful xx im a big fan of reiss x

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  47. I love love your fashion BUT my first love is makeup!
    When you speak it, I die! :-))
    Looking forward to more!

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  48. aahhh you got another celine! you look lovely :D as always!

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  49. That taupe dress is my ideal taupe colour, love!

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  54. Your outfit is so sleek and streamlined! Looks wonderful =)

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  55. Love the handbag!! Celine seems to be handbag brand of the moment! x

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    1. I noticed the same thing. Most of the top bloggers are sporting the same bag. I guess I have alot of work to do before I get one;)

      I do have a celine jst not that one....worth the investment!!!

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  56. The style looks great!
    This Zara handbag would fit perfectly to the shoes.

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  57. When did you get your new celine??!! It is absolutely stunning! :) Navy and now gray! Perfect!

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  58. The dress looks hella good on you! love the bag as well!


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  59. I've just been checking up on your blog, you've got a Celine now?! Aaaaah, mega jeals. You look gorgeous too love, hope you are well xxx

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  60. I have a collection of the same here too drug store finds that I force to work. I hate washing down the drain my hard earned cash on the fancy packaged make-up lines. Although I do splurge sometimes;)

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