Peach walls and shopping malls

I have filed this under outfit post but truly the outfit is all a bit blah. I went for "loose layers" that would generously accommodate a food baby (it was a big eating out day) and stuck myself in front of a vibrant wall to add some much needed interest.

Still, there is one thing I really like from the below - other than the wall - and that's the shirt.  It's from Zara. I got it a couple of weeks ago and despite my reservations about cobalt blue I actually really like it. I always thought that it would be too cold tonally but it's kind of fresh. The deep V and the gold shoulder detail also help warm it up slightly.

A word of warning about the deep V...I have hardly any boobage and yet I found myself looking down quite a lot to see if I was over-exposing myself, it's deeeeep. So if you have a good size chest and don't want people to perve...well, don't say I didn't warn you!

The skirt and everything else worn here is either old or very much been seen before. It's also very, very Zara.





Shirt: Zara - Link! (couldn't find the same colour on the site but it's probably still in store.)
Skirt: Zara (last season)
Shoes: Tory Burch "Caroline'...the perfect nude flats I think - Link!
Sunglasses: Celine
Bag: Celine
Necklace: Max & Chloe - Link!
Glimpse of nail polish: Barry M Blue Moon

In between the eating out I did manage to squeeze in some shopping. This time though it was of the bargain variety and I headed over to Dubai Outlet Mall with Teresa. A couple of hours of rummaging later and I walked out with two things I actually love from the Boutique 1 store:

1) A richly coloured Missoni cardigan that I cannot wait to wear, perhaps even slung over the shoulders for a touch of pretention? :)




2) A Proenza Schouler PS1 Small Zip wallet in Citron. This is BRIGHT, fits everything I need and is currently sold on the Barneys website for 5 times the price. This a massive score. And the colour is shockingly bright in a way that makes me very happy...



See what I mean about the colour? Woah!

There is something about buying a new wallet that feels like a fresh start, like turning over a new leaf and promising to never cram in random receipts, chewing gum wrappers and too much change ever again. Let's see how long that lasts... :)

It was a lovely day and here's a sunset shot snapped on the drive back to Jumeirah....not the best shot as it was out of a car window but I love how the skyline looks like a cardboard cutout.




I hope you had a good couple of days. Now I am off to swap my cards and money over from old wallet to new wallet, eat nachos and start Homeland Season 2. I know that sounds a bit dull but I can't wait :) 

52 comments:

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    1. Stunning Look!! superb dress and matching bag...its best matching i saw first time...
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  2. You look great Laura :) I love that shade of blue, but unfortunately I have a bit of boobage so I couldn't wear it without feeling a bit exposed. Love the Celine too :) xx

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  3. Homeland is fab to the max, ginger rules!

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  4. love your bag and the shot of the sunset is beautiful
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    x

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  5. Loving the colour combo of your outfit!

    :: LUCYSLUXE ::

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  6. Oooh your new wallet is gorgeous! I know what you mean about it feeling like a fresh start - here's to hoping!

    xo, alison*elle

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  7. You look gorgeous, love your outfit! And I adore the Proenza Shouler wallet!
    X Rose
    http://rose-libertine.blogspot.com

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  8. OoOoOo that missoni cardi looks fab! excited to see what you'll pair it with :) skyline looks amazing xx

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  9. that shade of blue is my absolute favourite colour, it makes reddish brown hair like ours "pop" (i know you hate that word, lol, but it really is flattering)

    xx

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  10. Great bargain! I really like the blue colour of the shirt. Xx

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  11. love that handbag! x

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  12. You look great and I am in love with that purse!! Xx.

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  13. You look fabulous, love the outfit! ♥
    xx

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  14. Is that a wedding ring on your finger Miss Laura?

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    1. Lol! I was trying to guess to! Im using my ipad to view this page and even by zooming in on her finger i cant quite make out if its a wedding band, engagement ring or just a regular ring;( lets hope Laura replies;)

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  15. I want a wallet in this colour
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  16. I really like that shirt, and i LOVE the wallet. Just looking at it made me smile. And it reminds med that I do need a new one :)
    Have a great weekend.

    xx,
    http://www.icouldlivehere.org

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  17. Your hair is so beautiful, I like the longer length. Still love Celine!

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  18. LOVE the missoni cardigan! Love that brand! x

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  19. Gret look!
    xoxo
    Stacy

    http://tastyrumors.blogspot.com/

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  20. Lovely shirt and beautiful skyline! Greetings from snowy Munich!

    Vanessa - PureGlam.tv

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  21. love the wallet and the zara shirt....lovely
    J
    http://www.lifelovesand.blogspot.ie/

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  22. i love your bag!!!
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  23. Am totally in love with your Celine bag! x

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  24. Ohhh I love that wallet! Your hair is getting really long, it's nice!

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  25. I love that outfit! You look really great :)

    Would you like to follow each other at GFC and bloglovin?

    Love, Anja
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  26. I've seen it a lot in your posts but the Celine bag is just perfect! Loving the Missoni cardi aswell.

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    xx

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  27. LOVE this outfit, so glam x

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  28. Lovely outfit! I like the shirt! I ADORE your bag, I was hoping it was a fake so I could find out where you got it and buy one for myself, but unfortunately you're not a cheap skate like me and can afford the real thing! It's such a nice bag :(

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  29. Great photos! I love the colour of your shirt, very pretty. And wow, that wallet! So bright/awesome!

    xx
    just-another-day1.blogspot.ca

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  30. the neon purse is beautiful ! xx
    thebeautyheroes.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. I really like the girly outfit but the wall...omg! Simply love it.
    Great pics!

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  32. I don't know why you would dislike cobalt blue; it's such a lovely colour!


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  33. Your bag is my favourite part of this outfit.

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  34. great outfit! love the purse and the shoes and some really great finds there from your shopping trip! gigi. food and beauty blogger @ http://www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com//

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  35. The royal blue blouse looks great on you .. !

    That bag is huge .. what are you lugging around in that thing ;-)

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  36. cute blog! seems like we share a common interest for the love of shopping and fashion!!!

    nicole
    madeoutofrealthings.com

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  37. Oh I just love that bag, Laura! Looks like it could go with any outfit- pure perfection!

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  38. LOVE your blog & style!!!

    xoxo

    ~Style Emphasis ♥

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  39. The Celine bag and the neon wallet! Wow! *drools* x

    http://luxenoirbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  40. love that cardi you picked up! can't wait to see it in an outfit post :)

    xx
    Jen
    www.jennyscribbles.com

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  41. I love the citrus wallet! I've been looking for one for ages! It's really cute! :) I can't wait to get my hands on one of these bad boys!

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  43. This is simply fabulous. That top was simple gorgeous and glad I came across here. I will recommend this to my friend abroad. Thank you.


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