Quick OOTD...and Zoya giveaway winners!

What a slacker I have been about announcing the winners for this contest! I do apologise and if I could pluck out an excuse it's that I like to try and draw the winners fairly, deleting dupes from an entry list list and then using a tool like random.org to select a number that then coincides with the list.....etc.

Anyway, the delay is over and the three winners are:

1) livingchel
2) alice657
3) MessyHairxoxo

Email me your details ladies - buynowbloglater@gmail.com - and I will get the sets out to you!

Of course, thank you for everyone that did enter. I think the most common nail effect that we liked was the glitter nail - a look that has high impact and feels fun. I did also like the mention of studs on nails, made by a couple of you. If I had a steady hand and some patience I would definitely give that a go :)

Now onto the OOTD! This was not worn today but earlier this week at an event held by theoutnet.com.  It was actually "cold" in Dubai terms and there was talk about needing a hot chocolate to warm up. To be clear it was about 18 degrees celsius outside - ie, not cold.

I wore my very favourite top from ASOS and if you can keep a secret...I have worn it three times this week.

You have seen this on the blog before but I cannot emphasise enough how much I love it. Peplum tops can sometimes be very structured and create a cartoonish shape. That's great - but sometimes you want to feel softer and this has a nice romantic flow to it. ASOS did a great job and for that reason I recently hauled more tops...including this one - Link! - a possible new favourite? :) I get the parcel on Friday and I am already chomping at the bit to try it on :)






Top: ASOS - Link!
Blazer: Zara (old)
Jeans: Current/Elliott
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bag: Celine

It was not a good idea to pair the bag with this outfit. I knew in advance that I would need to hold it away from my jeans at all time in order to prevent denim transfer. Keeping a 2 inch minimum space between bag and jean makes you look stupid and feel awkward.

I do however now feel completely justified in looking for the perfect pair of white jeans...any ideas on where I should start that search? :) 

43 comments:

  1. Love how flowy the ASOS top is! I love the look of dark denim but it's such a pain to have to worry about color transfer! Whenever I use my Balenciaga first bag in Sahara, I always have to double check my outfit to make sure no transfer will occur. I usually end up substituting my olive skinnies for dark denim as its color doesn't rub off so far (fingers crossed!).


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  2. Love your bag still. So sunny and summery! :) xx

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  3. Haha, actually LOL'ed when I read it was 18 degrees there!
    Love the simplicity of this outfit... Beautiful :)
    Xx

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  4. Mmh.. 18 degrees.. If we could just have 15 degrees in Germany now I'd be forever grateful! I'm sick of snow and the cold!! Lovely to see your fotos though, always gives me this little summery feeling :) Thanks!

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  5. Haha, I can't even imagine drinking a hot chocolate in 18 degree weather... way too warm for that! Last season Siwy had some super cute white jeans that I'm majorly regretting not picking up. Maybe they have a similar pair now?

    xo, alison*elle

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  6. Try the GAP Skimmer... great fit xx

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  7. your hair is looking amazing!

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  8. Pics are lovely
    J
    http://lifelovesand.blogspot.ie/

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  9. I do love that top! It always looks different when you wear it

    Monica
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  10. hehe we are all guilty of re-wearing an item of clothing over and over in a short space of time - it looks fabulous on you!
    xxx

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  11. You look wonderful, beautiful color bags!Welcome to yourself!

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  12. Not sure if they have J.Crew in Dubai, but J.Crew makes some of my favorite jeans of all time. I have 3 pairs from them (coral, mint, and white) and am currently on the hunt for a black pair.

    Love the yellow Celine, but know exactly how you feel with holding the bag away from your jeans. I still do this with my mint Balenciaga, and it's about 5 years old :p

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  13. This top is gorgeous! So lovely for spring x

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  14. I love the bag, and your hair is getting so long now, It looks stunning. xx
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  15. Love your bag so much! xxx
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  16. Start your white jeans search in Zara- cheap, loads of different finishes and they wear vvvv well!

    LizFish1 xxx

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  17. cute outfit! love the bag! xx

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  18. I love how simple but sophisticated this outfit is. :)

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  19. Omg I LOVE this outfit Laura! The top is gorgeous! :)

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  20. I love the pop of colour with your yellow Celine, so gorgeous!!!

    Gem x
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  21. Flawless, as always, Laura. Beautiful post!

    xoxo
    Tailored Seams

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  22. You should look into Massimo Dutti for the perfect white jeans.

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  23. I love the blazer and the handbag! So amazing.

    Great post!

    XO
    scribblesofvalerie.blogspot.com

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  24. i love the colour of your bag!



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  25. Love the looser peplum shape so much, I'm going to have to check ASOS out because I've been looking for something exactly like this! Your bag is perfect, I'd be so extremely careful with it too if I owned a Celine. Try Zara for white jeans, I find they always fit really well.

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    xxx

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  26. Great look! The colour of the bag is lovely! :) ♥
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  27. i got a great pair of white jeans from H&M
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  28. You are gorgeous, I love the asos top!

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    x

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  29. Oh god don't get the jean dye on your lovely bag
    J
    http://lifelovesand.blogspot.ie/

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  30. 7 for All Mankind do great jeans, flattering, comfy. The only downpoint is that I'd have to save up to get a new pair. But they are worth every penny! ;-) x

    Raves 'nd Ramblings

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  31. I love the look! the asos top is gorgeous off to go check their site for some cool Spring finds. xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  32. The outfit is gorgeous- and your bag is, oh my... so beautiful!
    I'm not sure about white jeans, but I's love a pair of beige skinny jeans. Something extremely flattering about the colour... it's just so hard to find! xo

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  33. your celine bag is completely gorgeous especially for spring!

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  34. Damn son, that top you are wearing is amazing. I'm going to have to order it now....

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  35. Supercute outfit, love the layered cream top and blazer xx

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  36. simply love your style!

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    xx

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  37. love your outfitt so pretty!!! that bags to die for!!
    any chance you could check out mine its a pretty new blog:)
    thankyou so much

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    xxxx

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