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29 Mar 2013

The Helmut Lang Skirt

This is all a bit "Single White Female" because I saw my friend Teresa wear Helmut Lang skirts and decided that I would copy.

Harvey Nichols had this black style on offer - complete with dramatic exposed split - and after trying it on I knew I had to have it. 

There is just something about the cut that works better than the skirts I have got from other stores (namely Brandy Melville). It's so flattering and easy to wear. The fact that it is also double lined for half the skirt length helps a lot - no sunlight-illuminating-the-privates scenarios round here....and yes, I have experienced that before and have been suitably mortified.

I wore it out today for a lazy lunch in old Jumeirah and to keep things relaxed, retrieved an old American Eagle top from my wardrobe. I do like a bit of American Eagle and its worth popping in every now and then to see what tops and denim they have on offer. They are well priced and of a good quality.

It's starting to get very hot in Dubai again so having flowing light fabrics felt right. 








Skirt: Helmut by Helmut Lang - Link!
Top: American Eagle
Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti - scored from thoutnet.com for next to nothing.
Sunglasses: Celine
Neclace: Tiffany and Co and River Island (from last year)
Bag: Alexander Wang - Link!

I hope you have had a great week. I can't believe it's Easter! I need to buy a bag of mini eggs and demolish them in order to get into the spirit...not that chocolate is what it's all about but you know what I mean... 

See you tomorrow!

(Insert non-essential picture of Roger :) 

93 comments

  1. Roger's little grin!! :D Your skirt is gorgeous too, haha! x

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    1. :) He smiles for the camera...even sits down. haha

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  2. gorgeous, i need a maxi skirt!

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    1. they are so handy Patricia! You need :)

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    1. ah me too :) how can you not love roger? :)

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  4. I can never wear skirts like that (pear shaped here!), but it looks really lovely on you!
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    1. Thanks Romila - I am sure that's not true! It's a super flattering skirt which is why I got it :) haha

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  5. Love this skirt! Roger is too cute :)

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    1. :) he's the best part of the post :)

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  6. Beautiful outfit, casual and chic :)
    Holly xo

    hollslucy.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. The outfit looks very cool and relaxed. I'm going to Dubai in June and taking outfit inspiration from you!!

    Please take the time to look at my blog, I'm just starting.

    www.withlovekw.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Will do! Excited to hear what you think about Dubai :)

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  8. Your man obviously has style as well haha :)

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  9. This skirt is gorgeous, I love it so much :)

    www.littlebird07.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Caroline! I have worn it three days in a row --- sssshhh! :)

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  10. words cannot describe how perfect this outfit is!
    absolutely love it! and the skirt is way cute!
    :)
    http://theeoptimist.blogspot.com

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  11. I live it! lovely maxi skirt! I want the same ;)
    http://fashonika.blogspot.com/

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  12. I'm obsessed with this bag for so long time!
    xoxo
    Stacy

    http://tastyrumors.blogspot.com/

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    1. I really love it. It's a good size and fits quite a lot of stuff!

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  13. HA look how big Roger is getting! :) adorable! Love the all black, looks great on you! Did you re-ombre your hair?! I love the natural beachy waves!

    xo
    Alyson
    www.crushingonclothes.com

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    1. Thanks Alyson. I did do my roots - decided thats all I am doing from now on and will wait for my hair to grow out :) Roger is a big boy now - he has grown so much since the day we got him :)

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  14. Love the skirt.....and yes the tempreture is getting back to its usual degree now in Dubai! Time to store away all those lovely jumpers back into the closet

    http://fatzee.blogspot.com

    xx

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    1. I am looking forward to the summer in a way but....how to dress for it? I struggle every year!

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  15. Determined to live in warmer climate, I think Dubai calls for me!

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    1. It's a great place! Come over :)

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  16. ahh if only my hips would allow me to wear such skirts lol.Damn.Cute outfit for lazy friday tho :-)
    Roger is looking unbelievably cute!!x

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    1. not true! you could definitely wear it :) Simone and I were saying how you must come on our next night out. Dubai dog lovers unite! :) haha

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  17. Perfect! Simple and chic.

    x


    http://whyilovejuly.blogspot.com/

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  18. Love the curved split Laura & I totally get what you mean - Easter isn't Easter without Mini Eggs!
    Trench coat Giveaway on my blog!
    Wishing you a Happy Easter Hun xoxo
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    1. You just reminded me to go and get some...although I have just demollished a Lindt egg today :)

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  19. Love it! I wish it would finally get warm here!!

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    1. :) Only a few months to go :) I wish it would get cold!

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  20. Great skirt. I love Helmut Lang!
    Adela x

    Misspinkstyle.net

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    1. It's my first piece. I have another friend who only wear Helmut...I can see why :)

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  21. What a cutie! Roger looks like a happy, healthy, boy.

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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    1. Thanks Monica - he tends to pose for the camera :) haha

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  22. That was a really nice skirt! Looks perfect for hot summer days.. I have a similar one with the same split - love it! xx

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    1. Thank you :) it's going to come in really useful in the next few months I think :)

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  23. Roger is lovely!!! And the skirt is very beautiful. Happy Easter!!
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    1. :) Thanks so much and Happy Easter to you too!

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  24. Such a gorgeous skirt, I love Helmut Lang! Roger looks so cute!

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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  25. Love the skirt, really chic! And Roger's such a cutie! :)

    Keep calm and carry lipstick.

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    1. Thanks Sarah :) Love the blog name!

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  26. I love how flattering Helmut Lang's designs - even the plain jeans are!

    -Elodie x

    http://www.elle-yeah.com

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    1. I was just saying in another comment how I have a friend that only wears HL....and she says the same thing about the jeans. I might investigate... :_

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  27. oh my god, this is just like my dream easy outfit to wear on those hot days that make you feel uncomfortable in anything else but flowing, light fabric! the skirt looks so flattering as well! never in my life would i consider buying a skirt with a daring slit that exposes the thighs (let's just say i'm not too keen on my legs) but this looks like something i could look into! gorgeous laura! :) X

    http://theenglishgirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Exactly - I love flowing fabrics, especially when it's warm weather. And the skirt is so easy to wear I bet you could put it on and it would look fantastic!

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  28. Love the skirt... your blog always makes me want to shop lol! Fortunately I don't have the legs to pull this one off. Wish it would get warmer in the UK soon! x

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    1. :) I am coming back to the UK in May for a few days and can't wait. Hope it's chilly then :) haha

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  29. omg the high slit detail in this maxi dress looks super amazing! love! <3
    would you like to follow each other on bloglovin'?
    A
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    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks Anthea! So happy to have found your blog - fab pictures!

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  30. i love the skirt, the style is soo cool! i hope it starts to warm up here in england so i can start wearing things like this xxx
    mollyox.blogspot.com

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    1. I miss the cold weather! Its starting to get really really hot here...it will be awful in about a month.

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  31. Love the asymmetric high slit and adore the alexander wang studded bag :D I've just post up my first ever LAYERING post with step-by-step images of provoking layers! I credit the provocation to the Stella McCartney SS13 Perspex Sandals but still, do tell me what you think! ;)

    xx The Provoker
    http://www.the-provoker.com/2013/03/assemble-ensemble.html

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    1. Will definitely check it out Nathan!

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  32. love your necklace! ♥
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  33. You look amazing, love your effortlessly cool style, its actually so hard to achieve, you do it perfectly.

    www.tinytwisst.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Laura! That's an amazing compliment xx

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  34. OMG. A GLIMPSE of your fiance!!!! Hahahahaha

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    1. haha :) he is wearing ASOS chinos and navy Sperry's :)

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  35. eeee love this and your bllog please check out mine xxx
    http://hughesingg.blogspot.co.uk

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  36. Great outfit... Gutted I missed out on that RI necklace last year. What an absolute beauty! Hope they release something similar this year as it is still so current!
    Laura xxx
    www.whatlauralovesuk.com

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    1. I am sure they will do something similar. It's different for me - I normally keep things dainty but a statement necklace is fun :)

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  37. What do you mean non-essential?! Look at that handsome face... it's most definitely essential :)

    Loving the all-black :) definitely feeling the AE love, I always make sure to stock up whenever I'm in Dubai :) it's great quality for the price!

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    1. haha thanks Asmaa. If I could I would add a picture of him to every post :)

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  38. Ah I've been looking for a maxi skirt or dress for ages but i never have the guts to buy as i'm so short, don't want it to make me look even smaller! :(
    But this piece with the high split is perfect, shame its not perfect for my bank balance!

    suedeandink.blogspot.com

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  39. I think I've read every article within two days - I love, love, looove your blog! :)
    I have a question though (it might have already been asked sorry), some of the clothes you wear (and also your friend Teresa at styledrifter.com) seem 'short' by UAE standard. I was in Abu Dhabi 3 months ago and everyone seemed to dress conservatively. Is it the same in Dubai? Or is there more leeway? I'm planning a move to the UAE soon so it would just be nice to know if I could get away with wearing my normal clothes or will I have to suffer and cover up. :P

    Heather x

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  40. That outfit is so cute!!
    Much love,
    Wengie
    http://www.wengie.com

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  41. Lovely outfit! www.stylelovechild.com

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