The Zara Printed Skirt

I am sorry for not posting this week. I levy all blame at work and to be honest I wore absolutely nothing of interest.

Not that today is any different of course but there is one item of clothing that I have recently fallen in love with. Introducing the Zara printed skirt!

This is a tulip shaped frenzy of blurred colour. It almost looks like a moving image, animated with neon, and sometimes even just looking at it makes me feel a bit motion sick.

I interpreted this as a good sign and so snapped it up. It's also part of the TRF range and therefore a little less expensive than the main Zara offering...even more of a reason to push me to checkout.

I "prepped" this up today with a shirt and the ubiquitous blazer (which honestly I only wore when in air-conditioning).

This whole ensemble made me realise how much I love skirts and stark white shirts....expect more of this kind of thing in the coming weeks.







Skirt: Zara - Link!
Shirt: Zara
Blazer: ASOS
Shoes: Tory Burch
Bag: Celine
Sunglasses: Elizabeth and James
Watch: Rolex
Smile: Fake :)

I hope these photos show up the hair colour dye job that I had last weekend. The hairdresser didn't use bleach but rather a tinting cream that lightens and tones in one step - I didn't even know that existed! She painted it on to look more haphazard and "grown out" so yes, the ombre adoration lives on. I don't even care that it's been "done". It's the perfect way to bring a bit of colour to my dark hair without the dreaded responsibility of roots. I like it and am naughtily anticipating the sun lightening it even more :)

Photos taken at Bab al Shams resort!

How have you all been this week? :) 

86 comments:

  1. you look great :) i'm also tempted to try ombre again this spring, it'll be a sloppy DIY job though, need to find the time and inspiration!

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    1. do it! :) always fun for summer :)

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  2. How gorgeous!!! You like absolutely stunning Laura !! I'm sure I say this on behalf of all your followers "we missed you: ahhaha . Hope your weekend is going great xx

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    1. thanks Nida :) hope you have a good one!

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  3. I get what you mean about motion sickness with the pattern but it's delightful xx

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    1. exactly! love your handle by the way :)

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  4. The skirt looks great on you. Looking gorgeous as always :)

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    1. ah thanks so much for reading :)

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  5. Lovely outfit and your hair looks so nice too! xx

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  6. You look absolutely gorgeous! Have to say I'm a little jealous of your desert/hot/sandy pics which I say as I sit here with my heater on, woolies and hot mug of coffee! :( Can't wait for British sun! Love the hair and the outfit! Totally something I would wear

    xoxox

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    1. see i love the sound of being cosy with hot coffee :) lets swap :)

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    1. i highly recommend! Thanks Olga. x

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  8. Love the colors on the skirt. I discovered a couple weeks ago that Zara US offers free shipping and returns. This post just gave me another reason to have a look around. :)

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  9. Love that skirt! It's summer in an outfit! xx

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    1. thanks ;) love your Monki haul!

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  10. That skirt screams summer and goes well with the lightened locks. I want to go to the beach now :)

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    1. its a great piece to buy! i think it would also look good with tights...nice bit of colour :)

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  11. Love love love this outfit, I loved the way you describe the skirt--it does look a little blurry! It is gorgeous though, and love the contrast of the bright color against the stark white dress shirt. Great outfit, and your hair is gorgeous! Love the sun kissed look on the ends :)

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    Alyson
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  12. Love the skirt and little pumps, adorable! Close up of the hair please? :) x

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    1. thanks and of course! will try and do that this week :)

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  13. Gorgeous skirt and love how you've officised it (do you like my new word?) hehe

    Esther xx

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  14. Your hair looks beautiful Laura, definitely want to see a close up!

    x D

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  15. V. cute! Too cold for bare legs in NY right now, so I've been doing the skirt + black tights look :)

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  16. Lovely outfit and beautiful hair :)

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    1. thanks x i really like your tumblr btw...lovely makeup pics!

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  17. I really love that skirt. I was wondering though, how tall are you? I'm not really tall at 5'7 but I don't like my skirts too short.

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    1. I am 5ft 7 so it's not a length you can wear everywhere :)

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  18. This skirt is so lovely, it reminds me of a Topshop one I bought last year. Happy that these seem to be floating around the shops again. Goes nicely with the blazer!

    Also the Tory Burch flats are to die for. Such a bright lovely colour, really brings out the colours in the skirt.

    And your hair looks so beautiful lighter Laura! I bet you're relieved not having to worry about those dang roots. xxxx

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    1. thanks so much Hannah! I really like the ombre look and feel all ready for summer now :)

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  19. The skirt looks great! Most skirts end up looking a tad bit short on me.. I'm 5'9 and a half and have to be uber careful!

    You look gorgeous

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    1. yep, no bending over for me :) haha

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  20. Lovely outfit! Love the skirt and blazer!

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  21. The first photo I had to look at a few times and compare to the others because it is taken so well that I thought it was from the website!!!! Amazing photo and you look great in skirts, especially pink!!!!!

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    1. I changed locations for the full length :) haha thanks!

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  22. I love the shoes, I love the bag, I love the skirt, I love the top..Guess what I love everything I see here and that includes the Smile :)
    *Hope this comment shows up now xx

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    1. it made it! :) and good to see you in the comments xx

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  23. i love the splash of colours this skirt gives to your outfit! how are you getting on with the naked palette?? x

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  24. I really adore the print of this skirt, so pretty! I have you asos blazer and I'm glad to see that it will work into the spring with skirts and shirts!

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  25. Love the skirt, and your hair looks lovely:) Xx

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  26. Wow the print of this skirt is beautiful! I love how it's slightly blurred and not crisp :)

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  27. love the pattern of the skirt, everything you wear you rock it all the time!
    x

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  28. Absolutely love the skirt! And your hair looks beautiful!

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  29. laura what camera you are using for your fashion pics??
    lovely skirt

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    1. always the 550D by Canon with a 50mm lens most of the time :)

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  30. Gorgeous! Amazing skirt I love it!

    Jazz xo

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  31. Wow that skirt is gorgeous, you look lovely with it on. xxx

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  32. I love this skirt!! I agree there is something lovely about sharp white shirt and a colourful skirt xxx Beautiful as usual xxx I have been lusting after those Tory Burch flats for ages now ;) and every time I see you in them it reminds me of how much I NEED them :) xxx

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  33. I picked this up as part of my birthday outfit! I love that I've found something I can dress up for a night out or down for a daytime look xx

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  34. Beautiful skirt! perfect length to show off your amazing legs! I'm somewhat surprised wearing a skirt of that length isn't too frowned upon in a conservative country like Dubai. Last time I was there, I stuck with pants and knee-length pencil skirts lol

    And is that a wedding band I see? If so, congratulations! I'm sure you looked stunning on the big day. If not, then I apologize for the intrusion. Two overly-personal comments in one post! haha

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    1. No way would i wear this to the mall but alright in touristy areas or by the beach :)

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  35. Love your ballerina flats :)

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    1. thanks :) they were an outnet.com bargain a couple of years ago :)

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  36. Very cute skirt! I have one like that from Topshop and you've inspired me to try it with a (Topshop) white shirt! Sadly it's not very warm here, so there's also some leggings going on - so jealous! Very lovely outfit :)

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  37. your hair is gorgeous!! love how you have styled the skirt. Fabulous:)

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  38. Lovely skirt ! And your hair looks fab ! xx

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  39. Is that a wedding band on your finger Laura....?? :) xx

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  40. I love it! Looking for something like this myself :D

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  41. Could you look anymore gorgeous! You always look so great x

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  42. someday i will move to a place where the weather is always nice and i can wear skirts like that :).. so so sick of the gray dutch skies :(

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  43. i love that skirt! i want to have it, too!

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  44. you look amazing, I love bab al shams! Such an amazing place x

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  45. The ombre looks good on you because it's very subtle! Love the skirt
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  46. Perhaps my fave outfit of your yet! Bab al shams is great too, did you stay for the heritage show?

    Sarah

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  47. Very nice outfit!

    i always like your outfits and the fact that you live in EUA makes me love you even more.
    I like your style and your make up passion .


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  48. love this! you always look so elegant and chic xx

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  49. It's a lovely skirt but woah motion sickness haha. If I was to wear it I'd have to sit down whenever I looked at it. 7

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  50. your work outfits are such classics! me love.....

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  51. This outfit is super cute! I guess i need to make a quick run to Zara and get me a nice skirt to match up with my blazer that i have that's been sitting in my closet waiting patiently to be paired up with something nice and sophisticated. Check me out @http://shopwithkaren.blogspot.com/

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  52. The lady looks gorgeous in that red printed skirt. I love the design!!
    wrap around dresses

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