The Lace Skirt

I was meant to post this far earlier today but I got a bit sidetracked by the Man City match. Apologies!

This is my new favourite item from Zara.



Surely that is the phrase to describe anything from that store?

We have all said it - Zara is the sh*t this season.

Onto the item - I love this skirt for a few different reasons:

a) White is always a great shade to wear in the summer - it's fresh, light and makes me want to wear Marc Jacobs Daisy.
b) The lace print further compounds my desire to wear Daisy and skip around innocently.
c) It's the perfect length - not too short to be tarty, not too long to be plebby.

It's a little bit A-line on me and I know some people have a mortal fear of that shape but it's only very gentle curve outwards at the hip in this number - nothing to be afraid of.

All in all, you cannot ask for more from a skirt. And since buying it I have worn it about 3 times (in less than 10 days). In fact, I know for certain I will also wear it tomorrow.

I typically pair it with shirts in a pastel colour. It feels all preppy and comfortable and the cotton combo fights summer sweat. Yes, sorry to burst the bubble of "glorious warm days enjoyed in Dubai" - this is the reality of summer of round here. Sweat and crap hair.

PS. These pictures were taken at the St Regis Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. I went for a mini-mini-break this weekend and I absolutely LOVED the entire experience. It is one of those hotels built for luxury but in a completely unpretentious way. I will post one other outfit post from the weekend and here's the sneaky Instagram preview - link!




Shirt: Zara - Link!
Skirt: Zara - Link!
Bag: Celine

Getting my hair done tomorrow - exciting! At this moment in time I am dipping into more balayage. Looking forward to the outcome from the colour and the loss of some pesky split ends from a much needed cut!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

76 comments:

  1. absolutely adorable
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  2. Ooh luff it with the shirt and a line is a plus for my ageing squelchiness.

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    1. haha :) it's the PERFECT length :)

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  3. Gorgeous, I wish my big bum could pull this off! flutterandsparkle.com

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    1. go for it! of course it absolutely could :)

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  4. Ah, so pretty! The skirt is amazing and it looks really nice with the white shirt!

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  5. I soooo love this outfit. So fresh.
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  6. I love how dainty this skirt looks, perfect for sunshine.

    Getting really excited for shopping my summer wardrobe :)

    Verni Noir x


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  7. Love the outfit, didn't think a white lacey skirt could look that good on ! xx

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  8. The skirt is lovely! One of my best friends comes from Abu Dhabi and has said it's much nicer than Dubai x

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  9. Ohh this is gorgeous. You're right, Zara is amazing this season!

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    1. I am looking on the website....eeek!

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  10. I love it, it's the perfect length! Glad you were able to get a little break over the weekend :)

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. Thank you Alison - it was BLISS. Back to work now :)

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  11. That's such a beautiful skirt, perfect for a sunny day out in the country. Unfortunately I don't trust myself with white clothes- I'm a one-woman dirt magnet! But it looks fab on you :-)

    Nat x

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    1. Dont be scared of it. I am Mrs Muck - white is scared of me - but for some reason this hardy lace material copes well :)

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  12. Love the feminine look of lace, so pretty in a skirt!

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    1. agreed! its a highly recommend!

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  13. amazing skirt! so romantic!



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  14. Such a gorgeous skirt! White lace is a great look for summer! xxx

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  15. Stop it stop it stop it! I am trying so hard to conquer the urge to spend every penny I have in Zara at the moment and seeing you always look so gorgeous in their things doesn't help my resolve! Adore this skirt. Sounds like you had a fab break, looking forward to hearing about it!
    P.S- I'm in Manchester. Not going to the pub tonight! It'll be a noisy one!
    xxx

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  16. You & I have identical Zara wardrobes!!!! they have amazing tulip dresses at the moment, have u tried??

    xx

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    1. haha katie - i was just looking at a white one online :)

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    2. buy it!! the white one with vibrant colour prints- so fab, purchased for a May wedding teamed with their yellow suede clutch!
      All i need now is the sun (its raining in Ireland , Booo)
      xx

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  17. I have this baby in yellow, or with a larger flower but it's gorgeous

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  18. Zara is so the shit this season - my Santander card just took a bit of a battering earlier today. The skirt looks absolutely lovely on you :) xx

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  19. Beautiful as always. Have a lovely evening x

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  20. I am soo bad when I wear white I end up so filthy! x
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  21. I have a dress from H&M that I bought a few weeks ago with the same lace pattern and I LOVE it! I think I'll have to pick this up for the office though, a perfect summer skirt! I love the combo you have of the button up with the lace. Overall, great look (per usual!)

    xo
    Alyson
    www.crushingonclothes.com

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  22. I was in Zara earlier today with my sister and we picked up a shirt and the two of us said at the same time "Oh that's so Buy Now Blog Later" hehe Loving your style missus :)

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  23. I want a skirt like this! Your wardrobe always makes me jealous...thanks for posting though...;)

    xx Veronica

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  24. Zara just are not going to get it wrong this season are they? Beautiful skirt, I love the length of it - just right!

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  25. Cute outfit, love the skirt so much! xo

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  26. its gorgeous - want it x

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  27. I've been lusting after this skirt for weeks now, this post is doing nothing to steer me away from it! You look absolutely lovely x

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  28. Beautiful skirt! I've been eyeing the yellow version as it's such a happy colour, but haven't gotten around to trying either yet.

    By the way, I spy a ring on your left finger... especially in the last photo, where you seem to be sneakily showing it to the camera. Not to pry into your personal life, but are congratulations in order? :)

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  29. Such a feminine outfit, love your Zara posts this season - can't wait to seek some bargains out myself.

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    x

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  30. That skirt is definitely beautiful! Zara knows what they're doing! xx

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  31. I love that skirt! So beautiful. I wish lace looked good one...I think I'm a bit too 'hippy' for white lace skirts :)

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    1. Correction: I wish lace looked good on me...

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  32. That skirt is absolutely the cutest thing I have ever seen!

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  33. Zara is indeed the sh*t right now !!! Love your post
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  34. I have the same skirt in yellow and every time I wear it I get compliments from people. So yeah, it is the sh*t! :-)

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  35. yes, love everything from Zara. I'd happy purchase my entire wardrobe there, too bad I can't! haha. but really love that lace skirt it's such a sweet item :)
    can't wait to see your new hair!
    xx

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  36. Adore the skirt.
    Feeling pretty jealous of the lovely weather, we're coming into winter in Australia!

    - Kristy

    http://summerxmermaids.blogspot.com.au

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  37. The first thing I noticed was how perfect the length was. Zara is going to be the death of my bank account very soon. I love everything I buy from Zara, my husband loves everything I buy from Zara, and I'm positive my dogs love everything I buy from there, too.

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  38. Love the lace skirt, looks great on you!! Definitely jealous of the weather there, it's starting to get cold in Aus!

    Sharleena xx

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  39. Love this! I still need to properly go into Zara and find some lovely bits :) can't wait to do that in the summer ( I don't live near a Zara!) xxx

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  40. You look very Kate Middleton in these pictures, look great :)

    I am absolutely loving everything in Zara at the moment, I have to avoid going in because I know I won't come out empty handed!!

    allaboutthegirlblog.blogspot.com xx

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  41. I saw this skirt in Zara this weekend but they didn't have my size! It's beautiful, I really wanted it. Seemingly XS and S are the only sizes everyone here in Korea needs though :'(

    I'm off for a mini-break to Hong Kong in a few days though so I'm hoping to get in my fair of shopping then and maybe pick up this skirt if I can find it!

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING xxx

    Come say hey at Ducklingtoswan.com! :)

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  42. i love the skirt! i recently bought a mint lace top.... loving lace:)You bankrupt me laura!....sigh.... lol

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    Mehreen

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  43. That skirt is "totes amaze." LOL :) You look beautiful as always.

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  44. Okay, I want this skirt. Its beautiful, I love something with detail.

    Jess x

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  45. SUCH a pretty skirt! So feminine and can be dressed up or down. Will need to check Zara out asap :)

    Sarah
    smalltowncatwalk.blogspot.ca

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  46. LOVE that skirt, would look gorgeous with pastels.

    Little Miss Sunshine Style

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  47. Hello!!!
    I just found your blog!
    I love it!!!

    I made a blog recently too!
    I would really appreciate it if you could check it out and follow if you like it!
    Thank you!

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  48. This skirt is just perfect definatly need to purchase! xxxx

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  49. High five for use of the word pleb. Made my day :)

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  50. GREAT skirt, love it with the colour of the top to. Perfect.

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  52. Oh god!! Not good not good..now I have to have that skirt..it's so beautiful. Seriously Laura..more than Zara ..you are killing me this season. I had seen this skirt before on the website and had skipped it..but now after looking at it in this post I think I ll have to buy it ...not good for my wallet I guess..too much shopping is goin on these days!! :)

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  53. hey sweety
    I love your blog!Nice post!
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    Kissses

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  54. I am in love with this outfit and am thinking of purchasing both pieces but the shirt is sold out! boo!! I'm curious what shoes you wore with it?

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  55. You look awesome as usual, Laura!
    I tried this in turquoise in Zara a few weeks ago. It did NOT go well. It hugged me in all the WRONG places.
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  56. looks super cute on you! very ladylike!

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  57. I just got a lace skirt from The Loft!! I am in love with lace at the moment!

    Have a great weekend!!

    ♥ Shia

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  58. What a beautiful skirt, I'm loving the lace!! Great style and blog!:)
    xoxo
    Jelena
    glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com

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  59. This is a gorgeous summer outfit! Loving it :D

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  60. what is`t the price of this bag in uk ?

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  61. Hey Honey!!! you're so stylish! love your blog!
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