Long skirts and Converse

I bought this skirt from West LA boutique in Sunset Mall, Dubai the other night. I loved the floral print, the way it flowed and the fact that it was one size fits all - gotta love that! I didn't even know who it was by until I got home and saw the Brandy Melville tag. Then I got a bit excited because it's one of those "YouTube" brands that I hear North American girls talk so much about - including Tricia...check out her video here - Link! :)

I love the whole look of maxi skirts with Converse so decided on a dressed down affair when I went to dinner in Jumeirah. It was also an outing for my birthday present - AKA the Alexander Wang Rocco in black with rose gold hardware.

I have to say that this bag is quality...the metal detail, the feel of the leather...it's just special.

Before seeing it in real life in Seattle, I had only ever spied it on blogs and honestly, photos just don't do it justice. When I saw it in Barney's, on display, the striking hardware hit me and I absolutely fell in love. I fell in love with a bag. Cue lots of umming and aahing about buying it - in the end I didn't because I didn't feel that I deserved it. You can imagine then how I felt opening up a massive shopbop parcel on my birthday :)

Yes it is about 100 times heavier than a Focco and one arm may end up over-developed but it's a beauty.

Now of course I am perving over other Rocco's...the Mercury with silver hardware? Swoon! Link!




Skirt: Brandy Melville (cannot find this on the website so I think it's an old summer number)
Tshirt: T by Alexander Wang
Sunglasses: RayBan
Shoes: Converse
Bag: Alexander Wang - Link!

Apologies that the pictures are so dark - this was just before the sun went down! Here are some other pictures of me wearing it at an event the other night for the shop Rivaage! And PS. the love affair with the feather printed Topshop trousers continues :)


I hope you are having a lovely week :) 

123 comments:

  1. the bag is absolutely stunning! love! xxx

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  2. Gah I should hate you (but don't!). You look amazing :) x

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    1. Thank you :) I may have shed a tear when I saw it :)

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  4. I just love the bag (&the skirt) but can't believe you've betrayed me and the Focco's - I thought we were in this together - it looks divine! Want want want! It's my 30th this year so maybe the boy will be generous xx

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    1. I still love have all my Focco's but I can't ignore this beauty :) Fingers crossed that the boy does well :) haha

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  5. 1. I have so much love for those printed pants.
    2. Brandy Melville! I always hear Lorraine mentioning that brand in her vlogs.
    3. The bag. I have no words for how beautiful it is. Swoon!

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    1. Thank you :) And yes to Lorraine and Brandy Melville - it makes me so intrigued to find out more about the brand and I was pretty excited to see that this was one of their pieces...haha sad!

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  6. Dayum that Focco is a beauty!
    On a side note... I need to get myself a maxi skirt after seeing this :)

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    1. :) and the good news on the maxi skirt front is that loads will be in the sale right now :)

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  7. Ha I had been after a Mulberry and at almost half the price - I might be in luck ;-)

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    1. Drop subtle hints for the Mercury bag - I will be super jealous :)

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  8. love the skirt, i really wanna find a maxi skirt that i like!

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    1. I seriously love them - and great for when you have a big lunch :) haha

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  9. Just bought a lovely maxi from topshop and converse from office...i ahall now combined the two together! looks lovely xx

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    1. perfect! would love to see the OOTD!

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  10. That bag is to die for! Great outfit. :)

    I was wondering how the trousers fit? Should I get my usual size or do they run bigger (as most joggers do) so I should rather size down?

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    1. I got my regular size. The legs have a bit of give - the only tight bit is the waistband that I prize over my bum when I put them on...other than that they are perfect :)

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  11. I love it! Casual but the Converse and skirt so well together. And you manage to make even the most comfortable/casual of outfit combos look so high end x

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    1. Thank you so much :) It must be a trick of the photos that makes you think that :)

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    1. I know - it's heavy but it's a beauty :)

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  13. Ahh, the bags ace, love the rose gold studs. I like the combination of the converse with the maxi but somehow I never feel like it works on me. Don't know why. Actually converse or even just converse style shoes just don't look great on me.

    Have a lovely weekend hun!

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING xxx

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    1. I have had Converse for about 15 years so I am used to them on my feet - sometimes I feel like they make my size 5's look MAHOOSIVE but they are so comfy and relaxed. Give them a go :)

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  14. Such a beautiful bag :) Happy weekend!

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  15. love your topshop trousers!! just bought them for my upcoming trip to florida - flight outfit sorted :)

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    1. yay! I love them so much - enjoy your hols!

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  16. May I ask what lipstick you're wearing? =)

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    1. It's a dab of Tom Ford Black Orchid - I need to do a blogpost on it. Such an amazing lipstick!

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  17. I'm adoring the rose gold hardware on your shiny new bag Laura! Love the maxi paired with the chucks also.
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
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  18. For me, this post is all about the shoes. Louboutin = my dream pair of shoes! x

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    1. the most uncomfortable shoes ever but they look good so that's all that matters :)

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  19. love long skirts! and the bag is just dreamy. have a beautiful weekend gigi. food and beauty blogger @ http://www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much - have a great weekend too!

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  20. daring match... i always pair my maxi dresses/skirts with sandals. somehow the converse adds a bit of playfulness and daringness to the combo... love it!!
    also loving the print on the skirt, and how its not exactly floor length... lovely look Laura :)

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    1. Wore the skirt with sandals yesterday and it felt right :) I like it both ways :) Thanks Rachel!

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  21. You look so chic and beautiful, thanks for sharing Laura!

    xx Veronica

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  22. Cool! I love your style!

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  23. The bag is amazing. I have only ever held in once irl, in Brown Thomas, Dublin and I could not BELIEVE the weight of that thing. Pure quality. Also loving the maxi skirt, very Winona Ryder circa Reality Bites era <3

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    1. There was a moment yesterday when I was out and my shoulder aches but I like to think that it is helping develop my arm muscles :) And yes to Reality Bites - ah that brings me back! :)

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  24. Laura, are your Louboutins 120mm or 100mm? I've been wanting to order some but not being able to see them in person I'm not sure which to get!!

    If anyone else knows please comment too! =)

    Thanks!
    Bethany

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    1. I tried to find the original email from netaporter in my inbox - I bought them a couple of years ago. Now I think these are the 100mm....my only advice would be to size up if you get them in the patent leather....cos these are tight on my feet and not the most comfortable shoes I have ever walked in :)

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  25. congrats on the new bag:) i still love those fearthered pants as well:) might have to see if i can get my paws on them:)

    Mehreen
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    1. I can totally see you in them - needs to be done! :) PS. Jealous of your daughter's Burberry!

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    2. hahah...that makes two of us :)

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  26. I don't think I have the guts to pull off maxi skirt and converse but you look great! :)

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    1. do it! :) It will feel comfortable and cool :)

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  27. love your whole entire outfit! it's perfection<3 please check out my bag www.ajsdreamality.blogspot.ca xo

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  28. such a pretty look! i love the converse and skirt together!

    -ariel* xoxo
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  29. I really love the first outfit, I love maxi skirt and converse combos too and your skirt is lovely :) So jealous of the bag too, I would love to have a Rocco in my life! A Focco will have to do for now :(

    Frances xx

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    1. The Focco's are fab. Still use my grey one on a regular basis because the colour is so unique and lovely. :)

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  30. Love the maxi with the converse - very laid back California vibe :) and obvi the Rocco looks GORGEOUS!

    Are you ever going to put up the photos I took of you in Seattle? :p

    xo
    Alyson

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    1. haha yes I really should but I blame my face in them :) I definitely posting this week about the lipstick that we bought - and wil feature your good self and your lovely outfit/bag :)

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    1. Are you encouraging me to buy a blue one Anna? Naughty! :) haha

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  32. LOVE this outfit - I am also loving converse with long skirts at the moment, such a great look! xx

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    1. thanks Laura :) It's so easy and comfy :)

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  33. Those feather trousers are amazing! and I need some converse!

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    1. Emily - converse will be the best investment ever made. I still have a pair I bought ten years ago and then are still in full working order :)

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  34. i'm loving wearing long skirts and maxi skirts with Converse lately, so easy but stylish. And i'm in love with your Rocco so jealous i need to get a real one!x

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    1. Thanks Ashley - you are right: it's such an easy combination but feels good :)

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  35. I love converse and a maxi skirt for sunday afternoons. You look amazing at the Rivaage event! xx

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  36. Serious bag envy going on over here :P I don't think I have ever seen maxi skirts worn with converse. What rock I have been living under I do not know, but I like it!

    Lovely post as always:)

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    xx

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    1. You should give it a go - sort of looks like an understated effort when you really haven't bothered at all. I love that sort of look :) haha

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  37. I think this is the first time I have seen a photo of the Rocco and actually liked it. I fear I may make an impulse purchase over the weekend....

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    1. well you know I am not going to stop you.... :) Try it on in person and see what you think :)

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  38. beautiful outfits :) did you consider the Wang Darcy? would be different and gorgeous too :))

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    1. this was all i had eyes for but he has so many lovely bags :)

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  39. i love maxi skirt/dress and converse!

    xxx
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  40. that skirt takes me back to first year uni 1993.
    don't ever lose the exclamation mark in Link!

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    1. I shall remain loyal to it's format :) I have actually thought of taking it away but it's how I started and how I must continue :) haha

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  41. I love this outfit, it looks great and the print is lovely.

    Lou
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  42. LOVE your style up!
    I've gone for a long skirt and hi tops to create the same vibe!

    I've just finished a post on prints
    -confession slight addicted.


    Muchos Smiles,
    bb, xoxo

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  43. Love this look and in particular your hair is looking fab atm!
    The bag is to die for! I keep thinking about getting one but I am a total wuss when it comes to heavy bags. I dont think I have the energy to carry it especially not once its loaded with all my stuff!! xx

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  44. Love this bag...it was so nice that you received it for your birthday, enjoy!

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  45. I love the bag, I have resisted the Focco as I saw the real thing and nothing could compare. Even in the pictures you can tell how amazing it is. xx

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  46. Happy BELATED birthday Laura. I'm so glad you received such a magnificent gift! i wonder who snaps your blog photos for you. They must be so patient and wonderful :)

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  47. Wow, what an amazing birthday present! And love your outfit!

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  48. These pants looked nice with sandals, but they were made for simple black heels!! Amazing outfits!

    Xxx

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  49. It was your birthday recently?! Mine was one August 14th! That bag is stunning, love rose gold. The maxi looks gorgeous on you, I feel like I'm too short to pull them off..haha oh well. Love the outfits! B x

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  50. Love the outfit. The bag is to die for :)

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  51. I love the whole outfit, such a pretty skirt and oh my life the bag is a beaut!!

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  52. These outfits are ridiculously beautiful! I really enjoy looking at all your pictures. :)

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  53. Love the bag, love the skirt! x

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  54. your skirt looks great and i bet it's versatile! ;)

    p.s. i love the name of your blog! :D

    <3, Mimi
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  55. I absolutely adore your effortless style!

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  56. The Pedigreed Chic of the Converse/skirt ensemble is very early-Carly-Simon-pretty! Great Look!
    Laura do you recall the name of the lavender-pink lipstick you wore in your "Back to Brown" post last Sunday Aug. 12? I have been on the hunt and -despite many tempting overtures- remain on the prowl. The color was haplessly fetching and perfection on you!
    Thanks!

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  57. love the bag and shoes...:)

    check out my blog: www.uniquebyneha.co.uk
    beauty and fashion x

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  58. Oh I love love love this post! I love your skirt with Converse....I often wear this look these days only to be put off by my Nana who says I look like I got dressed in the dark! haha. xx

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  59. PS Oh my goodness, the sole reason for my non purchase of this bag was because I couldn't carry it!! but it looks so amazing on!

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  60. Lovely outfit! I really want to try the converse/maxi combo
    x

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  61. love the pants and bag!!


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  62. I love this look ! Its great
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    xx

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  63. Gorgeous!!! I love it!!!!! x

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  64. gorgeous bag and loving the print of the skirt, very refreshing x
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  65. Have to say you look particularly beautiful in this!! keep smiling :)

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  66. hello Laura!
    I've got a question about those pants,I wanna but then online and was wondering if they run big or small in you oppinion? I'm usually between sizes 8-10. best regards
    Ksenia

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  67. I can never in my dreams think of wearing converse with long skirt ! But nowI have to give it a try :)

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  68. super cute blog! i have a love for the maxi skirt. my favorite place to get my unique bohemian outfits is mogulinterior.com. they have so many interesting things for super good prices. i totally would suggest it to anyone!:)

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  69. Love those Louboutins Laura! Wish I would have gone for those instead of the giant platform one's I have... much more wearable and chic (to use the cliched terms of the century.) Love the Converse too... you pull it off well. I'm afraid I may look too hipsterish and my friends will turn against me. On you though, perf!!

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  70. I love the bag and the skirt, the outfits look so chic.

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  71. I looked into the belt sizing mystery - apparently xs is "unavailable" and I wonder if it exists? I might get it to belt a coat with.

    Otherwise after you recommendation of the l'oreal lovely rose (rouge caresse) it is now my honeymoon lipstick (squeal!). THANKS!!

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  72. I want your wardrobe please! X

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  73. You look so beautiful, thanks for sharing this post!

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