The Breton stripes

I struck gold at the outlet mall this week.

Well, strictly speaking Teresa did because she spied a few of these Celine tops languishing on a forgotten rack. As soon as I saw it I instinctively knew I would buy it:

a) Breton stripes never go out of style
b) It has a boat neck neckline - which is very flattering
c) It is a light cotton knit that feels durable but not anywhere near as heavy as my Zara version
d) There are cute zipper details on the shoulders; and
e) It was massively reduced.

Score!

I wore it today when I popped out for brunch at Jones The Grocer (2nd week in a row...it's starting to become a habit) and I think I was aiming for Parisian chic. Well a girl can dream.... :)

And yes, the H&M denim shorts are back! It's been a few months but I am wearing them again and even daring to roll them up higher. Getting brave in my old age! :) I will say however that they do not look so good from the back as there is no structure to the soft fabric. End result? It all looks a little saggy arse. I may need to find a new more fitted pair....recommendations welcome!



Top: Celine
Shorts: H&M
Shoes: Chloe moccasins (old)
Bag: Celine
Sunglasses: Elizabeth and James

As you may notice from the impossibly smug picture above - sorry about that! - I wore my Rouge Coco Shine in Boy today. I have had it for a while.

I know for a lot of you this is one of your favourite nudes. On my zero pigmentation lips it comes out with a subdued mauve tone but...I think I like it. Not going to lie to you these Rouge Coco Shines are becoming a "thing". I looked at Monte Carlo last night and I think it's going to have to be purchased.... :)

Hope you are all having a lovely Friday!

98 comments:

  1. Sometimes I find jumpers a bit heavy and not very feminine but this one is so cute and seems to have great shape! Plus stripes always scream sea and summer to me!!

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    1. I am the same - jumpers are normally something i just slob around in but this is too nice to not wear out :)

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  2. That tops really cute, I love it. Looks even cuter with those shorts.

    lauraxamy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thanks :) Love both items lots :)

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  3. I love me some Breton stripes, agree it's one of those basic styles that is a staple in my wardrobe. I love the small detailing of this one, the way the stripes on the arms start slightly lower and the shoulder zippers. Great find Laura :) x x

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    1. Thanks Parveen. I love this so much more than the Zara one....feel all classic and chic :)

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  4. Absolutely love this look, so classic :) x

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  5. I love the top - Breton stripes are truly classic and can be paired with so many pieces.

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  6. Your skin looks so flawless in these photos!! What foundation are you wearing?? xx

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    1. its good old Chantecaille Just Skin in Glow :) Thank you :)

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  7. I love this outfit. It's simple yet chic. Love your bag as well. Super jelly ;)

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  8. sweetest face ever, such a die for smile!

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  9. that top is beautiful. I really enjoy the zipper detail, and to be honest, i cant stand an exposed zip for the most part.
    also the cotton looks amazing!
    x

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    1. ah really? I am all over an exposed zip :) haha

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  10. You make me want to head out and buy some denim shorts. Super cute:) I too racked up at the outlet mall last week. Found those white jeans I had been searching for.
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    1. I got white jeans too! For about £5! I was so excited :) You must get denim shorts - such staples!

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  11. Love the top!
    Score indeed!
    The Buckle & AE have some cute denim shorts for summer.
    xx
    http://ratedmformakeup.blogspot.com/

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    1. AE! Yessss I must remember to go in there. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  12. how gorgey the Chanel Boy looks on you and yowza I love the shirt! I feel that outlets require spending...overspending even, the savings are justified =)

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    1. Totally agree - I got some great finds and I love the idea of getting a good bargain :)

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  13. You look fantastic! The outfit is beautiful! ♥

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  14. I can never say no to stripes and shoulder detail like buttons or zips. It has gotten to the point where the boyfriend says every new shirt looks just like all my other shirts. :)

    Happy weekend!

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    1. haha i can see how it can easily become a habit :) stripes are casual but still "together" if you know what I mean.

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  15. I can never say no to stripes and shoulder detail. It has gotten to the point where the boyfriend says every new shirt looks just like all my other shirts. :)

    Happy weekend to you Laura!

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  16. I have the Rouge Coco Shine in Boy AND Monte Carlo (the only two I have!) and I love them both. Monte Carlo is a bit more "bright" than I personally thought it would be so it's not as easy to apply as Boy.

    Absolutely love the Celine top. That's something I would definitely wear - and I agree with you, it never goes out of style.

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    1. See I don't mind a bit of bright...I might give it a whirl. And I love the name. Sad but true. haha :)

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  17. I adore the Celine top! The stripes make it so classic but I also love the hint of playfulness in the zippers on the shoulders. What a great detail! :)

    xo
    Alyson
    www.crushingonclothes.com

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  18. i have a tumblr dedicated to breton stripes aha, if you fancy a look its bretonstripeblog.tumblr.com :) i think i will always love wearing them!

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  19. gorgeous!

    xo.

    gigi.

    www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  20. Love the stripes! I've made a few additions of that kind to my wardrobe recently :)
    What foundation are you wearing on those pics? Your skin looks fantastic! xx

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    1. oooh what did you get?! :) It's Chantecaille Real Skin in Glow....eeking out the last bit from the tub. Sad face!

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  21. That's gorgeous! You're right, that top will never go out of style!

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  22. Buy Monte Carlo, just do it! I have Boy, Evasion, and Monte Carlo, and the latter is my fav! You may also want to check out Evasion. It is a nice pastel peachy color!

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    1. I shall do as I am told :) haha

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  23. Investment piece alert!
    Love the look Laura!
    xx

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    1. haha great minds (and Laura's) think alike! I think I said the same thing in the store!

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  24. Love this outfit, the stripes are stunning! Xx

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  25. Loving this top, simple and chic at the same time ! xx

    clayandbeauty.blogspot.com

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  26. Can't go wrong with Breton stripes! I love your sunglasses too, they're such a lovely shape and colour :)

    Frances x
    http://francescassandra.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Frances! Highly recommend the sunnies!

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  27. This is a gorgeous outfit, I love the top xxx

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  28. Such a flawless, classic look. I love it.

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  29. Love this look Laura! Casual and simple, yet so chic. It's definitely something I could see myself wearing. I always look forward to new posts from you (:

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  30. i am loving the top, its simple and sweet :) i love rouge coco shines, my fave is in 'evasion'
    Thanks for sharing :)

    www.beautypicknmix.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Ying - I hear alot about Evasion. I think I need to try it out!

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  31. Cute! Did you find it at "The Deal"?

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    1. you know I think it was that shop yes! It was a bit of a hunt to locate it :) haha

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  32. love this outfit
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  34. I love the breton stripes and that Celine top is just perfection. Love the look, Laura!

    xo, alison*elle

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  35. I just bought monte carlo at the airport a few days ago and love it! I think you would too! x

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    1. Okay I am definitely going to get it :)

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  36. so chic :)

    http://sindy-ng.blogspot.co.uk/

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  37. love this outfit! lovely :)

    http://girls-hodgepodge.blogspot.de/

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  38. like this outfit a lot. Burberry Brit has a very similar top with zippers on the shoulders as well :)

    eriangudmunds.blogspot.com (please check out my blog, I´ve just starte :) )

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    1. Oooh really? I think the shoulder detail is sort of the best bit :)

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  39. I love a Breton stripe - its so classic
    Please check out my blog its http://louloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  40. You are completely right, they never go out of style! You look so pretty!

    http://hippiechicpao.blogspot.com

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  41. Very cute top! Investment piece :) I was just lusting over Boy today - it's such a gorgeous colour! Shame my finances got dented by the Chanel limited edition nail varnish purchase....
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  42. Love this look!!! Easy but gorgeous!! I'm in love with stripes ;-)

    Kisses

    Beatriz

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  43. Sunglasses are SO glorious. Jel.

    champagnelifestylestudentbudget.blogspot.com

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  44. I pretty much love anything with stripes and this is no exception, i love it!
    xx

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  45. aaaah glad to see you brought out Boy to play with :D looks amazing on you, woman, not dull at all!!!! have to say i looked at the pic before knowing you were wearing it and i thought "i love that lipstick, it really looks like Boy..." :D

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  46. I love your celine top and bag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  47. That Celine top is beautifully simple; and I love the zip detailing on the shoulders x

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  48. I am obsessed with stripes this season!

    I stumbled upon your blog today from Handmade Reviews!

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  49. Simply the best. I love stripes too. Nice blog= I am follow you:)

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