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12 Dec 2012

Stud overload

There is no doubt that I went overboard with the stud and spike detailing in this one. It started with the jeans and spread from there to all accessories. My only saving grace is that, if I am completely honest, the shoes were not worn all day and were replaced with simple satin flats from Primark, a look I actually sort of preferred.

So anyway, as you may know, I have a big thing for dark grey/soft black denim. I just think they work so well and are easy to smarten up - all jeans are I suppose but soft black works particularly fantastically. I am always on the hunt for this perfect charcoal shade and came across these in Topshop at Dubai Mall. The colour alone would have sent me to the checkout but the stud detail on the pockets sealed the deal.

They are the high waisted Jamie style. They feel like they are made of "proper" tough denim but still feel comfortable and give good stretch.

Here they are in action...

Jeans: Topshop - Link!
Shirt: Zara
Blazer: Topshop - Link!
Bag: Alexander Wang - Link!
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Sunglasses: House of Harlow

Other than these jeans some other bits of news to share include:

* I found the PERFECT Christmas day dress. Well I say perfect but I ordered it on Topshop online and when I go back to the UK I will get to try it on. It's a gorgeous satin maxi and looks simple and chic in a bright cobalt blue - Link! And yes, I am one of those people that thinks about what she is going to wear on Christmas Day.

* My latest read has been Boo Hoo: A Dot Com Story - Link! I have wanted to read this for a long time because everyone in my industry either knows of/remembers/knew people who were part of boo.com. I finished it in 2 days because it was so fast-paced. You know what happens - boo.com crashes spectacularly due to foolish dot com spending - but it's fascinating to see how the disaster unfolds. If you are at all interested in digital marketing then it's a must....I realise that makes it sound really boring but honestly, it's a good read.

* My mind is blown by the Selfridges advent calendar. I really enjoy opening this every day and have discovered some nice little products as a result. Currently experiencing a love affair with Lancome Hypnose Star mascara. Lancome is a brand that never really excites me but with this product sample the opposite is true.

* Back to the UK tomorrow for a few days. I have ordered a fur collar in anticipation of the cold weather. I realise I will need more than that to keep me warm but I am so excited about being cold! :) The way I look at it, the colder it is the more mulled wine you can drink! :)

See you soon!


  1. Loads of detail but doesn't look over the top at all, gorgeous!

  2. I've seen this bag a million times by now, but still it stuns me everytime again. The rose gold studs are amazing! x

    Raves 'nd Ramblings

  3. these heels are so cool!!love the whole look!!
    kisses from Milano

  4. Ohhh I love the Jamie jeans!Might have to grab these! Also that blue dress wowza! xx

  5. Love this look! Your style is perfect! The shoes are gorgeous! :) ♥

  6. absolutely love the outfit! and who cares about all the studs? i love them :) i'm still yet to find a pair of jeans that i like and actually suit them but these seem really nice so i'll have to go and check them out i think... and i am also one of those people who is concerned about what to wear on christmas day so absolutely LOVE seeing what others wear! :) X


  7. Very nice outfit and the Louboutin are gorgeus but like you said you can wore them every day...

  8. I always think about what I'm going to wear on Xmas Day! The dress you've ordered is gorgeous.
    your Louboutins have attitude!
    Happy Wednesday Hun xoxo

  9. I'm sorry I cannot find fault with this outfit. It is beyond perfect. Love it.

  10. Oooh loving those Loubs Laura! :) where did you find the fur collar? I just asked a few days ago on Twitter if anyone knew of any shops who had them right now. Ps loving your hair color and your Christmas Day dress!


  11. Perfect .. i love the shoes .. are wonderful

  12. Those jeans are so brill, Topshop Jamie's are my true loves at the minute and I'm a complete melt for anything studded!


  13. You look great, Laura! And thank you for the book recommendation... Boo Hoo looks fascinating. I'd never heard of the whole boo.com debacle before actually but I really want to read that book now!

    xo, alison*elle

  14. I love the details and how they are carried out so freaking well!

  15. Oh, man... those pumps rock! I must find similar heels.

    I recently discovered that I need to wear heels with skinny leg jeans, otherwise, my legs are too short and I look a bit 'chunky'.


  16. those SHOES!!! stop it! amazing! xxxx

  17. Those shoes.....Oh my gosh those shoes! Absolutely love the jeans to. Beautiful outfit, love your style!x


  18. I just fell in love with your shoes ! x


  19. love this look.totally agree that dark denim is easy to dress up.I'm kind of over louboutins but those shoes are amazing x

  20. I am the same with lancome but that mascara is amazing. You will be sick of the cold after one day I'm sure. lol. x

  21. Love your Christmas Day dress, so elegant! Enjoy your time back in the UK, think you're going to need that collar, it's cold!

  22. I'm loving studs right now! And those rose gold ones on your bag get me every time!


  23. Can't go wrong with studs! Stunning outfit.


  24. Love the jeans, can't ever get enough studs!


  25. Im thinking of buying the black one. Im Inbetween an 8 and 10, what size did you get? X

  26. Gorg christmas day dress!
    I love lancome mascaras, definitely worth paying extra money for over a drug store mascara!


  27. Really nice otfit! Wish i cold walk in your loubotims. They seem impossible to stamd i, not to memtion the walking!
    Anywaus, kist passing by to say wick hello

  28. That dress = wow! I never get dressed up on Xmas day and now I wonder if I should!

    Love the jeans and the stud detail.x

  29. so chic xx


  30. Amazing, love it all! This is exactly why I read your blog... for classic but stylish fashion inspiration! Enjoy being at home xx

  31. There is no such thing as too many studs..you look wonderful. XO


  32. Stunning! Even though theres lots of studs you still look simple and chic! Perfect! Xx.

  33. love love love the bag:)


  34. You know what, though? The studs are in such subtle places that it doesn't overdo the look. It looks great!

  35. ahhh so happy I have found a dubai/uk based blogger like myself! love this post xx

  36. love the pant, blazer and shoe.
    You look classy.


  37. im obssesed with studs atm! lovely outfit!!



  38. Je suis fan de ce look ! Le sac est juste magnifique.
    A Bientôt.

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