The leather shorts

I found them! After months of anxious shop and website hunts, I found the leather shorts of my dreams.

 This pair was seen resting The Outlet - where the unsold clothes from Boutique 1 get laid to rest.

They were less than a quarter of the original price and the brand is Doma. All of this is a bit irrelevent though because the most important point is that they are tailored. I wanted to don a perceived "edgy" fabric that had been cut to look very safe. For someone who dresses as conventionally as myself, this is key!

I wore them to the mywardrobe.com Middle East launch that was held this week at the Ritz-Carlton. It was a lovely event with cakes, cocktails and, as you would expect, clothes!

I *almost* wore a blouse from H&M with a peter pan collar necklace but wimped out at the last minute and just went for simple basics.

As we all know, simple is what I do best :)

Apologies to my Facebook followers who have already seen this pic! 


Shorts: DomaShirt: Zara
Blazer: ASOS
Shoes: Zara
Bag: Celine

And here are some random snaps from the event.....



It was a good night and now I am thinking of going one step further in the leather league and getting my hands on some trousers...:) 

Before I go I have had a few questions from people asking what to wear in Dubai and what is considered acceptable. Some of you wondered whether the Zara skirt I featured last week for example would be considered too short. 

Quick answer would be abso-bloody-lutely. But it's important to note that the rules differ depending on where you go. 

In a Westernised hotel setting you can wear whatever you like. If you are travelling on the metro or hitting a mall? Cover yourself up and be mindful of the fact that legs on display borders on disrespectful. I suppose it's just commone sense and as long as you avoid dressing like a hoe-bag in public places you will probably be alright :) 

Hope you are all well!!!

PS. Went to MAC today and ALMOST bought Innocence, Beware before realising that I truly do not need another lipstick in an identical shade. I am quite proud of my self-restraint.  Quick Sizzle on the other hand is still on my mind :) Should I? :)

48 comments:

  1. LOve the shorts on you. My legs can't get away with anything like that!

    Yeah, buy the lipstick, why not I say!!

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING x

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    1. Thanks Amelia! Think i might take your advice :)

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  2. The shorts look great on you!

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  3. The shorts look fabulous on you! Whenever I think I leather trousers, I automatically think of that episode of Friends with Ross and his leather trews hehe So just keep lotion and baby powder on hand and you'll be sorted ;)

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    1. haha i think the same thing everytime i even see leather trousers! Poor Ross!

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  4. Love the black and white color scheme. You are the queen of subtle chic. Love that. Thanks for talking about dressing in Dubai. :)

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  5. Quick Sizzle would look lovely on you :)

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    1. I keep thinking about it...matte brightness....i should just go for it! x

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  6. Looooove your outfit Laura! And thanks for explaining the dress code in Dubai! I was one of the ones who asked that... I'd like to visit Dubai someday... :)

    XX

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    1. let me know when you do! :) x

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  7. Looks a fab night. Your outfit looks great. I never think to wear shorts. I brought a leather skirt from Top Shop recently but haven't found the guts to wear it out and about yet . . !

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    1. Thank you - it was fab :) Love the sound of a leather skirt - wear with tights and booties!

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  8. Amazing legs! Love the entire outfit, you can never go wrong with the classic basics :) xxxxxx

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  9. Gorgeous shorts! looks like an amazing night hope you enjoyed :)

    Beautiful Dreams

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  10. What an amazing outfit. Love those leather shorts with a very tailored look!

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  11. Absolutely LOVE your blog! Quick Sizzle is definitely a must!

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  12. Cute, and this looks like fun times.

    // S //
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  13. Love the shorts on you. I have the same problem with nail vanishes, went to buy a coral colour in MAC, then realised I had one already! So silly

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  14. Love this outfit. I actually just bought a pair of shorts from Zara last night. Black too, not leather though. Got a lovely basic white t-shirt that is has a scooped hem and is longer at teh back. It's nice. ok, ok, i bought the black one too! Now all i need is for the sun to shine to wear the little outfit.
    Love your blog, i don't comment that often but i read all the time! :)

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  15. Those shorts are fabulous! I'm always wanting to buy leather trousers, but it's quite hard to find nice ones! My friend has the most beautiful leather pencil skirt I keep trying to steal - shame we aren't the same size!

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  16. The shorts look amazing on you, absolutely in love with your Celine!:) Xx

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  17. YES YES YES! to quick sizzle :)

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  18. They are the perfect leather shorts!
    Have a great weekend xoxo
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  19. wow i would've never had the guts to wear leather shorts to an event like that but you looked great - both professional and fun!

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  20. Wow you look beautiful xxx I love you style you are so elegant xxx I really want to buy some wet look leggings but have not found the courage yet. I am not sure I ever will :) xxx

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  21. Only you, Laura, can get away with Leather Shorts. :)
    So beautiful.

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  22. love it, i don't know how you do it, but you make wearing leather shorts look so easy! x

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  23. lovely outfit! x

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  24. Cute outfit!

    xxx
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  25. Hoe-bag! haha! Yup I'd agree with the advice, cover up in public places and you should be ok, no skinny dipping and nude tanning! Love the leather shorts, dont know if I could pull them off (Partly meant in the literal sense too!) Love the idea of leather trousers! hmmm I think i'm off to do some internet hunting of my own! Great post as always! :D

    xoxox

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    1. Love the whole outfit! well put together!

      And a definitely YES! on the lipstick!

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  26. Love your shorts , pics are beautiful :)

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  27. Love the outfit !
    By the way Laura... when I wear shoes like you do on this shot, it strongly irritates the skin on my feet just where the material cut on the upper part of the foot... especially if I'm tights-less and that my feet are naked inside the flats. Do you have a trick to avoid that ? Thank you !

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  28. You have the perfect style. This is a great outfit!

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  29. Hey Laura, thanks for the advice on Dubai. I'm flying out there tonight, so excited. Please let me know of any must do's for the trip.
    The shorts look great!

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  30. Those shorts are an amazing find! And I LOVE your bag. xxx

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  31. Love the shorts, wish I had the legs to pull them off. Event sounds fun too x

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  32. I never know how to feel about leather shorts. On the one hand I like them but I'm too attached to my denim ones to stray into unfamiliar territory. And you should definitely get the lipstick!

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  33. You look great!!:D Love your outfit! The shorts are great!!:D

    Stop by some time:D

    xxx

    Mia's Little Corner

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  34. great look! love that outfit :)

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  35. that celine bag was made for you! x

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  36. Stunning - love the complete outfit!! P.S. Love the bag...

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  37. Sizzling Collection of leather shorts surely will follow your blogs and its lovely outfit design.

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