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16 Mar 2013

The Reiss Maxi Skirt

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend!

It's been a while since I wore a maxi skirt but when I went into Reiss and saw this one, with it's gradient colouring, I gravitated towards it immediately.

I did try it on - something I never normally do (living on the edge people!) - because I was concerned that I would end up sweeping Dubai's floors with all the fabric but the length is actually perfect. It does hit the floor in flats but it doesn't drag around. I think the high-waist-to-floor length also make me look a little bit taller and I am all about that!

In the ideal world I would wear this with a white/pearl coloured silk top. I don't own one of those yet so I played it safe with my white Zara shirt. It sort of works.





Skirt: Reiss (not yet online but in stores)
Shirt: Zara
Bag: Phillip Lim Pashli in Ink - Link!
Sunglasses: House of Harlow "Chelsea"

After I picked up this skirt I went into Harvey Nichols for a little browse. One thing led to another and I decided to get my face matched at the MAC counter. I haven't tanned for months and the fake tan has been scrubbed off for a couple of weeks so I was interested to see what shade they thought my skin was. I was only wearing concealer (Armani Maestro - AMAZING) so now was as good a time as any.

And the result? Apparently I am an NC20 - with a possibility to also sport NC15. NC15!

The make up artist applied the NC20 on my face and she was right - it did sort of work....the rest of the makeup she applied afterwards? Not so much....

I do have an annoying skin tone that changes constantly - a weekend in the sun and this won't work at all - but for now it's good to have a head and body that match! Hurray! :) 

70 comments

  1. You look lovely Laura :) Your clothes are always amazing! That bag is gorgeous too! xxx

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  2. Stunning Laura! Love to see you mixing it up a bit. :)

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  3. Your style is so beautiful Laura! This outfit is so beautiful that is actually made me smile :)
    xx
    www.zdevania.blogspot.com

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  4. That skirt is incredible!! At 5'2 it's a no hope for me but you look brilliant in it, a perfect find. x

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  5. I always end up arguing with the MAC artists about my shade and in the end they actually agree with the shade I asked for! I'm using Laura Mercier Silk Creme at the moment and I love it! Love your outfit and the bag is gorgeous! Can't wait for this English weather to improve so I don't have to go out in a coat all the time!! x

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  6. I love the skirt! Perfect for summer! x

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  7. I think it works great with the white shirt, keeps it nice and casual! Sure the white/pearl silk top will work equally well too though.The skirts beautiful!

    I know how you feel about the mac matching thing, I was horrified when I went from NC35 in England to NC25 after a year in Korea and far less sunshine that usual! Like you though, a few days in the sun and I need to pull out 30 or 35 again.


    Amelia @ Ducklingtoswan.com! :) xxx

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  8. Gorgeous skirt!! Feel I'm too short to pull off a maxi skirt :-(

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  9. Lovely skirt Laura, so beautiful!

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  10. Gorgeous skirt, so perfect for Dubai! I've never really heard anything good about MAC foundations being matched I swear by my Bobbi Brown foundation which is a perfect match.
    xxx
    Nina from little nomad

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  11. Stunning as always! Mac counter assistants are from another planet sometimes in terms of what make up they'll put on you! X

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  12. This skirt is absolutely beautiful!

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  13. You look great ! The last time I let a MAC MUA do my makeup.... I was too empbarrrased to walk through the mall to my car! I ran !!!

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  14. I love this and I love the pink belt,fab
    J
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  15. You look amazing Laura, wish I could pull off this look. Unfortunately I haven't got the figure to tuck a shirt in but I adore this look!

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  16. The colour of that Reiss skirt is gorgeous! And I think it works well with the Zara shirt:)

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  17. I really like the skirt on you - it seems like quite a different look on the blog but it definitely works.

    Also so nice to see a blogger having a good ol' grin! Too many fall for the model grimace.

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  18. OoOoO nice ombre skirt! so femme and lovely xx

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  19. Wow I love the skirt! Maxi skirts always make people look taller and elegant.

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  20. That skirt is beautiful! I love the way you've styled it too :) I really want to get it now but I'm so short I don't think I could pull it off..

    Louisa's Notebook

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  21. Love this look. You look amazing.

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  22. Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the colour of the skirt and the way you styled it. : )

    Jessy Dust: Toronto Style & Fashion Blog

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  23. Very nice skirt. I don't feel comfy in maxi skirts but you look good in it.
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  24. Love the skirt, perfect for Summer :)

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  25. Welcome to the NC20-but not for long club!
    I hover somewhere between NC20-25-27-30 depending entirely on the season, which is quite odd as I live in South Wales and our season is pretty much rain-snow-rain-snow-few days of sun!
    xx

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  26. lovely skirt! xx

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  27. It's beautiful! I love the whole outfit.x

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  28. You look lovely as always and your bag is so nice too x

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  29. I think you look even more polished without any fake tan xx

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  30. loving the ombre maxi!

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  31. oh my goodness I love it so much!!!

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  32. i loved this outfit so much! it's awesome!
    xoxo

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  33. The nicest outfit i've seen u wear in ages

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  34. That outfit is amazing and the skirt is stunning, it's like a princess skirt :-)
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  35. Such a pretty skirt! I love the gradient color.

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  36. This is the most amazing skirt! Would be perfect if it was in a teal fade!
    Abigail xx

    http://www.flawsandceilings.blogspot.com

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  37. Love that gradient of the skirt - beautiful!
    I think a pink top in the deep pink color at the bottom of the skirt would work a treat too!

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  38. I'm in love with the skirt have to go get myself one ! #lifeofashoppaholic <3 Joues Rosees.

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  39. I love that outfit!!
    Much love,
    Wengie
    http://www.wengie.com

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  40. The dip dye on this skirt is amazingly gradiated, I love it! I often have to switch up to NC30 in MAC with a tan, I recommend a try!
    Have a lovely weekend Hun xoxo
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  41. such a great colour, looks great on you

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  42. I really love your outfit! So pretty.

    LUXESSED

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  43. I love maxi skirts!
    This one looks great on you Laura! It works really well with the white shirt, very smart casual!
    I can't wait to wear summery clothes again! It actually is snowing here in Switzerland today... Booh!
    Have a lovely Sunday Laura, although it's technically Monday for you... :-)
    Gros bisou! ❤

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  44. Wow that skirt is amazing, so pretty and Spring-like, thanks for posting!

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  45. Great skirt and love how you styled it. Top marks.
    Adela x

    misspinkstyle.net

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  46. I love maxi skirts and this one is absolutely amazing :)

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  47. Charming Karen millen dresses are great as you can dress them along. You can wear these to the beach or from a first date. Women's skirts are great as they are lightweight and easy that will put on.

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  49. Stunning outfit! You look beautiful and super chic!! The maxi skirt is such an eyecatcher! Just can say: woow!

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  50. This skirt is lovely, the colours are so pretty. Great find!

    Gillian from glamupeveryday.com x

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  51. This skirt is absolutely gorgeous!!

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  52. awesome outfit! the skirt is stunning and it looks alot like a dress the way you put it together so fantastic hope you are having a lovely start to your week! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  53. Hi I just discovered your blog and love it! so I'm following you!, good luck! I hope you get your projects! many kisses, I leave my blog in case you want to follow me!
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  54. I love so much your skirt!!!!

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  55. You look stunning - love your philip lim bag!!

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  56. Aww!! You look sweet and stunning at the same time :)

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  57. Oh, that skirt is divine and you're doing a great job wearing it, as that kind of length and that much cloth can easily make anyone look smothered. It looks so nice paired with that shirt in the same shade of pale pink and I can't see it matched with anything else, so I am curious as to what other ensembles you have in mind for it.

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  58. cutest maxi skirt ever!

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  59. love this outfit.

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  60. this is such a gorgeous outfit! the skirt is just amazing! and together with the shirt and bag, i think it's just a lovely, spring/summer outfit that would be perfect to wear in the day that's just a bit more than casual! still so jealous of your bag collection as well! ;) X

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  61. This dress is too gorgeous!!X

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