As Seen on TV

I recently started watching The Newsroom and I enjoy it. It's good TV. Not as good as Homeland mind you and that Maggie character quickly jumps from charming to annoying but, still, I watch. The story lines are good and the cast strong.

But there is another, rather more shallow reason for tuning in. I mainly watch because of one of the props that features prominently on the neck of Emily Mortimer. Yes *hangs head* I am obsessed by a necklace.



This 5 disc number has me fixated. An even sadder fact that I really shouldn't reveal (but will) is that it reminds me of something Janine from Eastenders wore circa 2009 - a beautiful disc necklace that shone under the studio lights. I am seriously sad I know...a lost cause...but humour me by reading on.

Well, the Emily Mortimer version is priced over the $1000 mark so that is not destined to be mine. But I will happily take an inspired version that does the same job and I made my first purchase on Max and Chloe for the necklace below. It cost about £50 and whilst they said it would take up to 4 weeks to get to Dubai, arrived within 10. 

I absolutely love it. Just like the more expensive version it feels impossibly light and shines, catching the light in the best possible way. There is something alluring about jewelry this simple - it's just works so well. This version has 9 discs - more the merrier hey! - but if you want to stick closer to the 5 disc approach then hit up Etsy because there are lots of versions/rip-offs. Here's just one that Google gave me - Link!

Another part of this outfit I must comment on is the dress. This is a peplum number from Dorothy Perkins - that every single person thinks is from Reiss. It's amazing quality, very flattering and reasonably priced. I love it so much I got it in two colours - this bright currant shade and a lovely blackberry/navy.

For work dresses I HIGHLY recommend you check out Dorothy Perkins - I haven't shopped there in years but have noticed a subtle shift in the designs they have churned out in recent seasons so a big round of applause to their design team that are taking some not so subtle clues from the likes of Roland Mouret. Next on my hitlist is this red dress - I need to be brave to wear it but love how striking both the colour and shape is.

Anyway....




Necklace: Max and Chloe/Evelyn Knight - Link!
Dress: Dorothy Perkins or Dotty P's :) - Link! (navy colour) and similar here
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bag: Celine

I ordered two other items from Max and Chloe and can't wait to show you - dainty rings anyone? I know I know but I have no shame :)

Hope you had a great weekend all :) 

67 comments:

  1. You are so rocking this dress, Laura! Stunning!

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  2. Both the dress and necklace look beautiful and dress-wise, nice colour choice.xx

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  3. It looks so pretty on you!

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  4. very stylish! love this look!
    xoxo
    ewa

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  5. love your whole outfit! that dress looks gorgeous on you and I see you got the Celine sunnies! They're totally on my wishlist! :)

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  6. Love it! Gorgeous colours and nicely styled :)xx

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  7. amaaaaaaaaaaazing dress!!! looks lovely with your hair colour. now you got me wanting the navy one, damn you!!! x

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  8. Beautiful outfit, you look fabulous! ♥
    xx

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  9. Holy crap! You look AMAZING! That dress was made for you!

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  10. The peplum dress is so elegant and stunning and looks wonderful on you! xo

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  11. you look like a princess in that dress! i REALLY mean it!

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  12. this dress is so lovely, can't believe it's from dorothy perkins ! xx
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  13. Haha, never mind, it certainly is a lovely necklace...

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  14. Love your outfit and the necklace is beautiful!
    X

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  15. Love the gold/red combo. The necklace is absolutely gorgeous. xx

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  16. Laura, this colour is fab on you, I really like it on you especially with you tan and necklace is lovely! Dorothy Perkins is great and if you sign up to their newsletter, there isn't a day that goes by that they have 20% off or free shipping or some equally enticing offer to get you to pull our your credit card. Love DP
    J
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  17. Loveeee the necklace! Goes so perfectly with the colour of your dress too x

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  18. Looks so sophisticated! The colour of the dress goes with that of the necklace perfectly.

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    xo

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  19. Just beautiful! Enough to say! :)

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  20. you always look so perfect and classy :)
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  21. That feverish dress is from one of our concession brands!!! If u are looking for high quality, beautiful cut work dresses like the one you're wearing check out closet ( that is also a dp concession brand)!

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  22. I, too have obsessed over that necklace. Adore this outfit- will definitely be purchasing those pieces!

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  23. Your hair is looking lovely lately! Not that it looked bad before, it just looks extra lovely now :)

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  24. Your dress is gorgeous. I agree Dorothy Perkins always has really nice work dresses.

    G x x x

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  25. That is such a pretty necklace! x

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  26. You make that dress look fabulous!

    NLxx
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  27. love love your dress! really suits you! and you always have a good eye for dainty necklaces :)

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  28. Wow - absolutely love your dress! Amazing color! Greetings from Munich!

    Vanessa - PureGlam.tv

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  29. How funny, I remember Janine's necklace!! I absolutely loved it (obviously didn't tell anybody) and scoured the net for one similar- I had to settle for a cheapie that didn't last long :-(. Loving the dress, it's so flattering- fab colour too.
    I think this is the first comment I've written on your blog in years, but I read all of your posts :-) that Zara bomber jacket is now hanging in my wardrobe.
    Alexis. xx

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  30. Laura the peplum dress is absolutely beautiful! You look stunning!

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  31. Stunning! I wish I had the tall, slim figure - but sadly no. I must wear "A" line dresses for the bottom half. Oh, well .. such is life.

    And yes, do buy that red dress!!

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  32. Looking great, Laura!! the colour of the dress is stunning!! xx

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  33. amazingly cute dress!

    xoxo Shauna

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  34. Gorgeous, I love that necklace! And that dress looks stunning on you. :)

    Keep calm and carry lipstick.

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  35. SUCH a gorgeous dress! X

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  36. This necklace suits you and this dress very well. Very well put together!

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  37. Go for the red dress Laura! : )

    I just bought one, I love it!
    http://www.monshowroom.com/en/sessun/robe-en-laine-lucky-guy/87893

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  38. The red dress is stunning, I would never have assumed it was a Dorothy Perkins number but it looks fab. And that bag....

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    xx

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  39. looks so elegant!

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  40. Hi Laura, love the dress! Can I ask what lippy you are wearing, the colour looks beautiful? Xx

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  41. The color looks GORGEOUS on your skin, and of course the shape flatters your body to a t :) Love this look, the necklace compliments it wonderfully.

    xo
    Alyson
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  42. This dress is gorgeous. The colour is perfect.

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  43. Beautiful dress! Have the etsy version of the necklace- Big fan of the Newsroom. Going to check out Homeland though-your recommendations never disappoint! :)

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  44. absolutely gorgeous dress! you look beautiful in it and the peplum trend is something i really wish i could pull off but doubt it would do anything positive for my already quite large hips. ah well... X

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  45. I just started following your blog & its awesome.
    Follow back please & thank you :)
    xoxo

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  46. Such pretty necklace x

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  47. from where are the sunglusses?

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  48. I love Max & Chloe jewellery!!

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  49. really pretty dress.i especially love the color
    so in for fall!
    how often do you wear dresses?
    are you more of a pants person?
    I love pants, but its just so much easier to put on a dress, as it's a whole ouftif:-)

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  50. That dress is just darling.

    I just love it!

    Txx

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  51. I agree, i love that dress too! Very beautiful!

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  52. that dress looks amazing on you

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  53. Once again, you look stunning, such a simple dress but yet looks classy and stylish on you, and the colour is perfect!

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  54. gorgeous dress, you look amazing in it :)

    xx
    Jen
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  55. That necklace is stunning - it's a real standout piece.

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  56. You are so beautiful with your dress, I also want to beautiful like you one day. I like scan omega speedmaster watches
    online, Just prepare for my wedding.

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