Denim + Lace

I have worn a variation on this outfit before - the only thing that is new is the shirt. It's another Primark special and just like the jacket, the shade of blue is perfect and the stud detailing sucked me in at first sight. It's a nice texture clash that dresses down the skirt a little.

I wore this yesterday to Dubai mall. I was on the hunt for a dehumidifier, Nespresso capsules and an Apple TV - exciting times :)






Shirt: Primark
Skirt: Zara
Bracelets: Hermes and Galleries Lafayette
Boots: Isabel Marant Dicker boots
Bag: Celine

Now a word on the boots. I have had a few questions about these - namely are they worth the price?

I am biased. I hunted the taupe version of these boots for two years and when I finally spotted them in Harvey Nichols a few months ago I pounced. For me they are well worth the wait and I really love them. They are cool and comfortable....but are they unique? Well maybe they were at one time but not anymore.  Every shop and brand the world over has a version of these boots and my personal recommendations would be to look at the ones churned out by:

* ASH Jalouse - Link! - I got these for my mum and they are lovely. I would like a pair of this style of boot in black and I will be buying the ASH version because the only real difference between this and the Dicker is that they don't have a zip and have a slightly different detail on the actual boot. Otherwise, toe tapering, the cut bove the ankle and heel height is almost exactly the same and these are the elements that other brands tend to get wrong when they go for the rip off.
* Same Edelman Lisle - Link! - I haven't seen these in person but I know that they get great reviews and looks pretty close!
* New Look - Link! - this version reminds me of the one that Target have also produced. The  ankle line is cut straight and not tapered like Marant's  but come on, pretty similar right?

Before I go I am going to share some candle love for Diptyque. I got this beautiful Tubereuse  Rouge candle this week and it is AMAZING!



I like candles that really fill a home with fragrance. My favourites are the Slatkin & Co brand (B&BW - I am waiting for your candle sale!),  Jo Malone (Amber and Sweet Orange) and NARS (Acapulco). I have tried Diptyque before - Feu de Bois to be exact - and I thought it was absolute crap. I could barely smell anything and I was living in a tiny flat. This one has given a totally different experience - even the box alone make a room smell of tuberose. <3

I am such a candle-nerd. I love the way the look, the atmosphere they give and the smell. Give me your favourite candle recommendations so I can go hunt out some more!

81 comments:

  1. Gorgeous :) Love the skirt xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Amie! Its good old Zara from last season :)

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  2. Love the lace skirt. Wish they made it for tall girls!

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    1. Just got Apple TV. To be honest not sure why, my husband said it would change my life. Here's hoping.

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  3. Great outfit! Candles are a weakness of mine as well. I tend to go for the scents of amber and fire this time of year. XX

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  4. Candle rec - Glasshouse candles in Tahaa. Going to also try Coney Island.

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  5. Ooh is that a different scent to the regular Tubereuse? Or just a different colour? Those candles are luuuuuush!

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  6. I love how you manage to mix high end and low end and still look amazingly stylish!

    -Elodie x

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  7. I really like the New York candle, a white floral with jasmine and orange blossom from the Next Home Range. I was so excited about the pretty fragrance when I first started burning it that I blogged it and now weeks later, I can say, the more it burns down, the more beautiful it gets. Talking denim, I've been trying to hunt down your gorgeous denim jacket with the studded shoulders over the last couple of weeks but my local Primark has yet to deliver :(

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  8. stunning outfit! can't believe that shirt's from primark!

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  9. My favourite candels are from Geodesis they smell wonderful.

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  10. I always love your posts so much :) I am a candle nerd too lol xx

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  11. I love the pretty detail of this outfit: the lace skirt and studded collar, very cute!xo

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  12. Great outfit! Love the combo of materials x

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  13. This skirt is adorable and I love how the shirt contrasts! I've never tried Dipytique but always assumed they were like the God father of candles but now I think my money might be better spent elsewhere if they're a bit hit and miss! xx

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  14. O my God, neeeed that bracelet!

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  15. I love Diptyque 'Figuier' and 'Baies' candles.

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  16. I love the For Every Body candles, they make my whole house smell amazing! My favourite has to be Lemon Tree xxx

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  17. Wish I had your legs to rock that beautiful skirt....my favorite candle is black forest from archipelago.

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  18. I know exactly what you mean about candles filling your whole room with their scent. Have to say Anthropologie Capri blue in Volcano is amazing, love it! Also Cowshed the knackered cow or grumpy cow maybe its both, are gorgeous!

    Xx

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  19. wow love the shirt the stud detail is really pretty x

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  20. Gorgeous look. I really love that skirt - can't believe I've been looking for a lacy skirt & it was in Zara all along lol.

    NLxx
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  22. Love this outfit, beautiful xxx

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  23. I'm obsessed with candles too, probably because my mom never let me have them while I lived in her house, so paranoid lol. Leaves from bath and body works is my favorite for fall!

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  24. The shirt is lovely and I love the candle:)!

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  25. You have to try the Henri Bendel Candles! They are a bit cheaper than Dyptique but the fragrance they give is amazing and they have loads of scents!

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  26. Yiu can find really gorgeous and seriously cheap candles in TX Maxx! I have one that is Sugar Cookie fragranced and it's so sweet and really fills the room :) I love your outfit combo! xxx

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  27. Henri Bendel candles are my favorite!!

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  28. Oh wow! I LOVE the Zara skirt and every time I see a blog post with your Celine bag I remember how much I want one! Also, I have my eye on that Diptyque candle. Excellent post! xx

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  29. Have you tried Voluspa candles? They are my absolute favourite. I highly recommend the Goji & Tarocco Orange and the Santiago Huckleberry.

    xo, alison*elle

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  30. Loving this combo - chic and casual!

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  31. Love the lace with denim, it's very airy and romantic...
    Chloé.

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  32. Try the NOËL candle by Annick Goutal. It is the best

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  33. That skirt is absolutely gorgeous, Zara is so great for simple but beautiful pieces! xo

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  34. I love BBW candles, they are some of my favourite


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  35. Beautiful outfit and pictures! So great blue colours! Greetings from Munich :)

    Vanessa - PureGlam.tv

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  36. I am addicted to candles. They make your house, apartment, condo feel like a home. The flicker of the flame when it's dark is also quite appealing. Some of my favorites for cheap and cheerful candles are definitely the Bath & Body Works range. I also only buy them when on sale, but love them. I tend to gravitate to the sweet/gourmand scents. Some pricier ones that are great are from Henri Bendel. I've only actually had one, but they are amazing. If I had more cash to splash out, I would definitely get more of them.

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  37. love the stud detailling on the shirt, primark really upped their game recently ! xx
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  38. I started burning the White Barn No.2 from BABW today and it is amazing! I also really like Winter and Cinnamon Frosting (also from BABW)!

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  39. kurt geiger also make a similar pair of boots, but i think nothing comes close to the original one. speaking of candles, have you ever tried the Rodial ones, i am absolutely in love with socialite by rodial. have a sniff if you can, it is really great and honestly i don't even need to light it to smell it, it is really strong. xoxo

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  40. I love this outfit! I got some similarish ones from ASOS, which I prefered on me because (apart from the difference in price!) the heel was a little chunkier. x

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  41. The skirt and the boots are fabulous!

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  42. Love Bath and Body Works candles, they are having the 2 for $20, 3-wick candle sale right now - in the USA, at least. Ecoya is a nice higher end brand, I had the scent Pink Champagne and it filled the room it was lit in. Loved it.

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  43. Love the outfit! Simple and lovely. xx
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  44. Love love Tuberose by Diptyque! You could try burning Lilier (also by Diptyque) with Tuberose. Another candle I love is Baies which has tuberose, blackberry leaves and the scent is amazing

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  45. I love Dyptique candles....my fave is Cypress

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  46. Love the outfit! The background is beautiful too! You can pull anything off! xo

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  47. I love your bracelets! I wish we had bath and body works in Australia.

    Laura
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  48. Really perfect combo!

    Lots of kisses, Elena

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  49. I can't express how much I love the BBW marshmallow fireside candle... simply amazing! Give it a go if you get the chance:)

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  50. I love the combination of denim and lace :) You look very pretty :)

    A new follower! Hope you have time to visit me :)

    Kisses from Poland!

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  51. I Love the ASH 'interpretation' of the Marant Dicker boots so much that I bought them in all the available colours in the last year, except the navy blue ones which have now sold out :( Im glad you say that you found them similar to the Dicker version, I can cross them off my wish list :)

    ASH have been great at reinterpreting Marant's shoe designs. In particular, I've been loving the wedge trainers by the brand which though not quite the same as the Marant version still make a great interpretation! Oh and not to mention the sheer comfort... Love your outfit, the perfect smart/ cas/ girly/chic look x

    p.s. I think Aldo do a version of the Dicker boots too

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  52. I love this denim shirt and the detail on it.
    I wish I was in the sunshine.

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  53. I second the Glasshouse candle recommend; Glasshouse candles are amazing. My favourite is Montego Bay but I'm currently burning Tahaa :)

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  54. I'm in love with your style always perfect <3
    Bacio

    Carolina

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  55. I knew the skirt was Zara before I even looked, once again confirming that I have a Zara obsession! Love this outfit!x

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  56. Oh candles in winter :) this is a good thing in the freezing UK :) love this look x

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  57. I'm in love with that shirt! Looking fabulous as always Laura.
    Must say, after smelling that Diptyque candle in Space.NK though, I might just have to splurge!!

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    x

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  58. Love love LOVE your skirt!!! :)

    xoxo

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  59. I love this outfit! You always look gorgeous!

    x

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  60. Gorgeous skirt xx

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  61. As a huge fan of Dubai (the boyfriend and I come over a couple of times a year). We purchased the Diptyque Ambre candle as for some reason we feel it smells of "Dubai"!

    Have a sniff and see if you agree?

    Sam

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  62. beautiful! gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigkkitchen.blogspot.com

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  63. the whole outfit looks great! love the Primark shirt.

    Chloe x http://journalofashopaholic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  64. Cute outfit combo- love the studs! and the shirt is from Primark...can't be beat :)

    xo Jenny
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  65. You look gorgeous as ever- I love the skirt. & I NEED to get my hands on a Celine bag after envying yours for so long! X

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  66. Loving this look...and I ADORE the candles. x

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  67. wow! your skirt is brilliant! all is amazing!

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  68. really nice outfit. like the denim with the lace!

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  69. Hi Laura
    U might like Brooke & Shoals products especially their grapefruit and geranium body cream. They have beautiful candles also, since you like candles.
    I just did a review on a white lily & Ylang Ylang candle and grapefruit and geranium body cream.
    J
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  70. I love the studded shirt with the pretty lace skirt! And that bracelet... swoon. You have such a lovely sense of style!


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