Colour therapy

Last night I wore some serious colour. And not just on my body but also on my lips.

I know - hold the front page!

First - the dress. This is one of my Zara sale bargains. Reduced from something like £60 to £16 (equivalent) and for that I was quite happy! It's that shot of bright coral that makes every skin tone look good - even the ones with mere office tans! :) 

It's a little big in size but nothing a belt won't fix so out comes my always faithful American Apparel grey number. 

Now the lips. Yes, it's all a bit matchy-matchy but I couldn't help myself. This By Terry product - I got in my Space NK makeover a few weeks ago - would achieve "rave" status for a few reasons:

a) It's a lip tint that won't dry out your lips - it basically feels like you have applied water.
c) It lasts a good amount of time.
b) It's a beautiful bright fluoro coral/pink that looks great on it's own or as a base for layering. Try it with Hue lipstick by MAC and you have a gorgeous and unique bright pink/nude lip - if such a thing is possible!
c) It's called Dancefloor Flirt :) 

The colour and the lips made me feel just a teeny bit retro so out came my sunglasses by Elizabeth and James. I really do love these. The angle of the lens and the metal arm is just perfect. I think of them as part Wayfarer/part cat eye and for that reason I think they are pretty flattering. Highly recommend - says the sunglasses addict :) 






Dress: Zara (I would link but I can't find it on the site so it might be in stores on the sale racks)
Belt: American Apparel
Bag: Celine
Lips: By Terry Aqualip jelly tint in Dancefloor Flirt
Sunglasses: Elizabeth and James - Link!
Hair: some sort of haphazard tie-back do because it was far too frizzy and hideous to wear down.

Hope you are all having a lovely Thursday! End of the week for me - not to rub it in or anything - and this weekend I am going to avoid having to do any work. Hallelujah! :) 

Speak soon!

70 comments:

  1. Looking stunning as always Laura :) I love the dress too. Gem xx

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  2. The lip colour looks lovely and the dress is seriously wow! What a colour and what a bargain :) xx

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    1. yes the dress is a great bargain. They do it in a lovely lemon colour too :)

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  3. I think you can make a potato sack look chic. Gorgeous ensemble as always! :)

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    1. haha thanks. i think that would be a challenge ;)

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  4. You pull off this colour so well! I love the back of this dress too! Effortlessly gorgeous... as usual. xx

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  5. Hey Laura. You look beautiful! Absolutely stunning! Colour definitely looks good on you, especially on the lips. :)

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    1. thanks! it does make a nice change ;)

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  6. I must have those sunnies, they need to be added to my collection of fabulousness!

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    1. haha yesss! the gradient on the lens is also lovely - kind of dark brown/purple :)

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  7. Love love love this dress! Always jealous of a sale bargain :P and can't believe how well that gloss matches! Must be good shopping karma for you!
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    1. :) definitely hunt it out if you can :) ps. your profile pic is EPIC :)

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  8. Beautiful lip colour and dress. If you love orange-toned lippies, have you tried MAC's Ravishing - such a lovely colour, especiallu for summer x

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    1. orange tones are new territory for me but I think i am going to go there....i can't really do red or coral but raspberry and orange might be right for me :) Will check out Ravishing!

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  9. Your style is FLAWLESS! I adore your bag :)x

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    1. ah thank you so much for reading!

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  10. Красивый образ!

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  11. You look so glamourous! I've always wondered, who takes the photos for you?

    xx Veronica

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    1. sometimes the boy, sometimes a friend - whoever I can rope in to do the job! These were taken by styledrifter.com :)

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  12. I love that dress! It is so simple and bright and fun. Absolutely lovely!

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  13. That dress is gorgeous!! I love co-ordinating lips with outfits.
    I love your bag too, very chic. :]

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    1. thank you Kerry! i am literally glued to the bag :) haha

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  14. you look so pretty
    kisses from Prague
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  15. i heart ever outfit of yours... i'm going to search this dress too. let's hope i'm lucky!


    btw i love ur blog, i always get happy to see u have published something new.

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    1. fingers crossed for you! :) x

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  16. Love your bag and the color of you dress!!

    xoxo

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  18. Cute dress, i love the Zara sale!
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    1. thanks Lauren - did you get any good bargains?

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  19. Love this color! I always thought because I was a redhead I couldn't wear a color like this, but I have dabbled into them more and more this summer and am OBSESSED! It does indeed look good on practically every coloring, which is amazing. I've heard great things about By Terry, maybe I'll have to try this lip product! Love the neon jelly color :)

    Have a beautiful weekend (jealous you're starting a day early!), hope the weather is amazing! It's FINALLY turned summer here in Seattle!

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  20. Beautiful, beautiful dress. Colour suits you pretty well, Laura! And I guess you haven't fixed the open-back-dress-bra-problem? :-)
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  21. Love the sunglasses as always, I aspire for your sunglasses and bag collection! :) Laura x

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  22. You should do colour more often, you suit it really well!
    Your sunglasses are gorgeous!

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  23. I love dress especially the back of it =)

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  24. love the jelly tint!

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  25. I think the matching looks refreshing! Now I have to go buy me some By Terry jelly tints ...

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  26. I love the lip and dress combo. Very pretty!

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  27. This is such a gorgeous colour on you! And hey, sometimes a bit of matching is a good thing :) x

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    1. thank you Aisling! xx I need to give matchy matchy another go I think :)

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  28. Matchy matchy = Likey likey!!! xxx

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  29. don't think i could love this look any more. need that by terry product!

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    1. It's the perfect base product for lips! <3

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  30. Adore this colour on you & love the styling of the dress too!
    Happy weekend Hun xoxo
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  31. i think in some cases the matchy-matchy-ness is allowed :) this is one of them! you look lovely as usual xx

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  32. I love the back detailing of the dress x

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  33. Good thing I am getting brunch in Knightsbridge tomorrow, because there is no way I can start another week without this dress and lip stain in my life!

    -Elodie x
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    1. that sounds BLISSFUL! I am jealous - would love to be there with you :) Good luck hunting them down!

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  34. LOVE that dress---how perfect for summer! Love that gorgeous bag too!

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  35. This dress is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! Too bad there's no Zara where I live! I think I NEED that dress :)

    xoxo

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  36. Gorgeous dress! Can't believe the price you got it for!

    Sarah
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  37. Love the dress! Looks lovely on you, I love coral clothes and lip products :) xx

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  38. color looks good on you.

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  39. I love this dress!!! So beautiful. I love the detail in the back. As always, you look gorgeous!

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  40. Gorgeous! I need that dress and those sunnies in my life! x

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  41. Ooh I love the dress you're wearing, and the lip colour looks amazing! The quality of it sounds amazing as well. xx

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  42. Laura you should wear colour more often it's beautiful on you!

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  43. right now my eyes are on the dress!!! =))

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