The InLovewithfashion Beige Lurex Twist Back Dress

I am disappointed in myself. These photos didn't come out very well and it's all my fault. I was in a champagne coma and missed the sunset so all you get is a soft gauze effect, lacking focus and giving you just a basic idea of the dress.

To provide you with a bit more detail this is from InLovewithfashion and I selected it myself from their website.

I liked the back (which I didn't capture - fail part 2) and the ethereal finish. Its a pretty light beige fabric littered with gold threads and therefore perfect for summer evening wear.

One thing to note however, the material is rail thin.

You know that episode of Sex and the City when Carrie wears The Naked Dress (as declared by Charlotte)...well that's how i felt in this.

It might not be a super seductive shape but it's that kind of fabric that makes you audit your underwear drawer in order to find something that is going to work underneath. Forget anything lace or coloured - it will show.

I semi-dread to think what came through with flash photography but thankfully I never went there!






Dress: (S/M) InLovewithfashion - Link!
Shoes: Alexander Wang (most comfortable heels everrrr!)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff - Link!

I thought I would also slam in some pictures taken during my break/1 night away.

Bab al Shams - translated as Gateway to the Sun - is tucked away in the desert and dunes of Dubai. It's design is intended to mimic an Arabian fort and this means hidden courtyards, walkways and lanterns.

It has a special ambience and whilst the service wasn't consistently amazing it's a great place to visit - should you find yourself in Dubai :)

I will admit that it was lovely to get out of my area and drive out to a part of the country I rarely even see. My love for the minibreak lives on :) 







Okay so you have now reviewed pictures of walls....

Just to let you know that I downloaded a controversial book today - Fifty Shades of Grey. I just saw a news feature on the TV about the controversy surrounding this raunchy prose and obviously I went straight to Amazon and purchased it.

Anyone else read this? As soon as Alan Carr's autobiography is done I am on it :)

Happy Tuesday all x


74 comments:

  1. I love your rebecca mink off bag! It's so cute!

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  2. Such a pretty dress, looks lovely on you x

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  3. The dress is gorgeous! I love that its at the bottom, it looks really lovely :) x

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  4. Lovely outfit, looks very flowy and feminine - perfect for the warmer weather x

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  5. Gorgeous photos and I want that bag!! The dress looks very sophisticated, champagne comas ovbiously suit you ;)

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  6. really pretty dress. i love your alexander wang heels! xo

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  7. fifty shades of grey is very....interesting. haha you will soon see what all of the controversy is about. im curious to see what you think of it!

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  8. I love that outfit :)

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    xxx

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  9. The dress, the clutch, the heels...perfect! Great photos too!

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  10. you really suit nude shades :) i love the pop of turquoise with the dress x

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  11. Those shoes are beautiful. Are they rose gold?

    The doll on fashion

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  12. love details of dress!

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  13. I love the dress AND Bab al Shams! I visited that resort when I was living in Dubai 6 years ago and completely forgot about until I saw your post :)

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  14. Love the dress and Dubai looks amazing!

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  15. This dress is stunning on you xxx


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  16. It's very sophisticated and pretty. Just like you! x

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  17. I really like that blue bag!

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  18. Pictures look gorgeous! Was going to download that book yesterday but feel a bit broke at the moment - would be interested to hear what you think of it, heard some....interesting things!

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  19. Dress is beautiful on you and the shoes... stunning! I loved the Alan Carr book. I used to find myself in fits of laughter on the train. People would always ask "what are you reading?" I may take a look at the other book. Just finished When God was a rabbit - which was quite good. Need a new read!

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  20. The heels should get a post of their own! They are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you! I did take some pics of the box opening when i got them - i was that excited :) I will do a separate post :)

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    2. They are gorgeous, what is the style? I'm dying for them!

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  21. those shoes n bag r out-of-the world...

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  22. Dubai looks like such a beautiful place!

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  23. Love the dress! Now..going to look into that book!

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  24. The dress looks lovely! I'm so jealous of you getting to stay in Dubai. I'm just going to look at the sheep frolocking in that rather smelly field near me. Yey for the Scottish sights and smells...

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  25. What a beautiful outfit. Those heals!!!

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  26. You never fail to make me chuckle Laura :)xxx

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  27. I am really loving your heels!xx

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  28. Love the dress! I visited the link that you gave... But one question: Can you wear such a sheer dress in Dubai? I asked myself the same question when I see your Zara's skirt post (which I love too!), because of the length. I thought Dubai was more conservative...

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    1. It is and it isn't. Certain places I would never wear this or the skirt - but i wore both in the grounds of a hotel full of western guests so it worked out :)

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  29. Wow that's beautiful! I won a giveaway the other day for a love dress and i was going to pick a wrap dress but that's a contender now. You look so elegant.
    x

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  30. Stunning look. Wish i wasn't so pale so i could attempt to pull this look off :)

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  31. I love the shape of the dress on you, it looks so classical and elegant. The colour is beautiful too and I love that you've paired it with that cute turquoise clutch.

    I totally know what you mean about sheer material and having to select your underwear very carefully. I hate that so much though!! Although I'm living abroad and could really do with making use of internet shopping Ive found myself doing it less and less because half of the items Ive got have been see-through and pretty much unwearable *cough* *ASOS* *cough*

    Loving the pictures of the walls too btw ;)

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING x

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  32. Love those shoes! You look stunning!

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  33. what a super pretty outfit and yes I remember that scene and that dress from SATC.. I just love that show !!

    Laura, that is so nice that we have a new "something in common"..I own the same bag, just got it 3 weeks ago..Yahooo..We are bag sisters !!!! What 's your next bag purchase ?? :D xx

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  34. Oh my god, I love your shoes!!! Can you please tell me where you bought it? I've been searching for them like crazy!!

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    1. ah i am not sure if they are still available as I got them at the beginning of the year in a sale... :(

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  35. Beautiful dress!! Too bad it is so sheer! Love your bag!

    And I just heard about this book! I'm tempted to try it out also :)

    -Josie
    8bitgrayscale

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    1. You HAVE to! Lets read it together :)

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  36. An absolutely gorgeous dress and the colour of your bag is beautiful and makes the whole look even more pretty!

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  37. I really love how you weave in little "what I'm reading" and book rec tid bits into your blog. I read One Day after coming across it on your blog and loved it! I've been sucked into The Hunger Games trilogy for the moment but Fifty Shades of Grey will be my more 'adult' read next up. :)

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    1. The Hunger Games is a good trilogy! I thought it lost its way in some parts but its well worth getting stuck into :) Enjoy!

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  38. gorgeous dress, the colour really suits you!

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  39. so gorgeous! i want this dress and your book recommendation! x

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  40. Absolutely love the dress! Looked on the website to see the back aswell and it is gorgous x

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    1. glad you checked it out :) the back is pretty but it makes bra wearing a no-no :) haha

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  41. I've seen this dress on a couple of people and loved it so much, the back is such a pretty detail! I actually quite like the soft focus/sunset effect photos. Your shoes are so beautiful as well!

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    1. thank you :) The shoes are probably my favourite part :)

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  42. I love that website! I haven't bought anything yet though simply because I cannot make my mind up! The dress looks gorgeous though!!

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    1. Have you seen their wrap dresses? I think they look amazing....might have to make a sneaky purchase :)

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  43. gorgeous dress! it does feel very naked hehe

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    1. the lightness of the fabric is pretty scary i have to admit :)

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  44. yes, a book mention. ill have to check it out. i love a scandal haha.

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    1. Anything scandalous has me heading straight to purchase :) haha can't wait to start it!

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  45. So, I'm not sure if you know this, but Fifty Shades of Grey actually started at as a Twilight fanfiction. It was originally called Master of the Universe and the main characters are Bella and Edward. I promise you I am not making this up. It was taken off of fanfiction.net when it was published. Obviously, the names Edward and Bella were replaced and I'm sure there are some other differences, but I don't know because I haven't actually read the book. It's embarrassing to admit, but I have read the fanfiction and it was incredible! Obviously there is a lot of good, fun smut, but there is actually some great plot too. Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Nothing to be ashamed of there and I am massively excited to start reading it this weekend now! I will absolutely let you know what it's like :)

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  46. Beyond lovely!


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  47. Those shoes are beyond beautiful x

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  48. I, of course, went right to Amazon and downloaded Fifty Shades of Gray. A controvesial book?? How can one resist? Any ways I read the first one then promplty went and downloaded the other two. I did squirm a few times uncomfortably however, I was not able to put it down. I have read some of the reviews and I am not sure I agree with most of them ... Call me weird but I am on the edge of my seat to see if he will let her touch him inside the lipstick boundary. This keeps me turning the pages ... ah clicking my turn thingy. :)

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  49. You look fabulous. Loved your handbag and shoes with heel! They really look comfortable.

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  50. just read all three books by EL James and wow ... i hope you are enjoying it - I couldn't put it down !! Great story line, leaves you thinking about it for days
    x

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  51. Those collection is really too good. i like it. buy online punjabi bridal drees materials from G3 fashions surat.

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  52. Hi ! Where'd you buy the bag in UAE ?

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