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28 Apr 2013

Brunching!

So the original plan this weekend was for Zara and I to stay at the St Regis Saadiyat Island and enjoy sunbathing/dinner/breakfast/sunbathing.

This almost went as scheduled - until the rain started coming down. It's a bit tragic to be at a lovely beach resort in the rain but on the plus side we replaced sunbathing with lots of eating and laughing at a hotel brunch.

...and this is what I wore.

Now the skirt is short. It's a length that requires careful maneuvering when reaching for something on the floor. And it's a length that only works when worn within a beach resort.

I would never, ever, ever wear this in a mall in Dubai/Abu Dhabi...it's just wouldn't feel right and if I did I think I would almost certainly get the red card (yes, there is an actual red card and they are dispensed by security staff apparently!)

Still the print and texture is lovely. It feels weighty and high quality.

I paired with white shirt and a soft blue Topshop blazer. The colour of this is just.....perfect. I love wearing soft, light blues because:

a) It's such a flattering tone that works when I am pale/tanned and
b) Goes with everything. This looks great with light pastels and dark khakis and blues.

To avoid fading into a light colour/pastel blur I wore a bold-ish raspberry red lip. I will do a separate post about this lip product because I L-O-V-E it - it reminds me of my Revlon Cherries in the Snow days :)




Shirt: Zara (old)
Skirt: Zara - Link!
Blazer: Topshop - Link!
Shoes: Zara - Link!
Bag: Celine
Sunglasses: Celine
Nail polish: Dior Diablotine

71 comments

  1. Love the bright yellow and baby blue colour combination, unusual but it looks gorgeous! Praying that we get some nice weather in England so I can wear skirts and blazers soon :) And the nail colour is lovely too! x

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  2. i love the lip colour, spill the beans!!!

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  3. I'm so jealous of your brunch visit even if it did rain (but in the Middle East that's kind of a fun novelty anyway!). I love this outfit you've put it together perfectly! The bag looks amazing with that skirt so very jealous!
    xxx
    Nina from little nomad

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  4. Very nearly bought that skirt last week! I love the shape of it, how it puffs out slightly. Looks great with the pastel blue blazer. Sounds like you had a great weekend! :) xx

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  5. Love this bag, your posts make me want to go on holiday so much! xx

    http://lhdc.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. You're looking so lovely Laura. These colors would look awful on me, sadly, but you really rock them!

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  7. Love this. Haven't seen the blazer in store but was looking at it online but wasn't sure, sold now :)

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  8. That skirt is divine, I love these outfit posts.

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  9. I live the bag you have the bright yellow is prefect for summer xxx

    mrsbeautyjunkie83.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Oh Laura, you look so pretty! I love that skirt and nearly bought it but then thought "it's a bit short, would I be able to wear it after I move to Dubai in a few weeks?!" and stopped myself! This post has twisted my arm so I guess I might just have to buy it now! ;-) xx

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  11. Love Cherries in the Snow, the only red I have ever felt 'safe' wearing and I found out about it through you! Can't wait to hear what this new one is you've found :) Lovely outfit, weather looks fantastic!
    xo.

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  12. You look lovely, the skirt is very pretty. I am actually in love with your Celine sunglasses <3

    Gillian from Glam Up Everyday x

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  13. The skirt is beautiful - looks such an expensive quality fabric!
    And yellow always makes me smile :-)

    Anneli x
    www.owlinvogue.com

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  14. Laura this whole outfit looks amazing! When I drop by Zara, I'm going to hunt for that shirt and sandals!

    xo runbarbierun.com

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  15. You look awesome Laura! Love the combo of lilac and yellow!
    Happy Sunday ♥
    xx

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  16. I love this outfit, it's perfect and the colours are just lovely xx

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  17. Such a lovely outfit and the blue blazer is gorgeous!

    Sarah x

    Smaz Says

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  18. Loving the yellow and blue together, looks beautiful on you, especially with your yellow celine!

    Sorry to hear you didn't get sun, although if you're anything like me, you probably had just as much fun at brunch! I looooove a good hotel brunch, especially if cocktails/mimosas are involved!


    Amelia @ Ducklingtoswan.com! :) xxx

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  19. Love the skirt, really suits you but can't believe they have actual red cards!

    Paula ♥ | http://www.la-vida-fresa.com xo

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  20. Gorgeous outfit! These colours work so nicely together. xx

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  21. This outfit is lovely. The skirt is fabulous. Definitely an item that a neutrals wearer could wear which is odd for saying it is bright yellow!
    Rachel x

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  22. Loving this outfit. The yellow is a fab pop of colour!!

    Laura xx

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  23. GORGEOUS outfit, Love the skirt such a stunning pattern an colour

    ♥ Filthy Fashion ♥

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  24. I love your skirt. It has such a pretty pattern! Glad to hear that you had a nice time anyway, regardless of the weather.

    Lucy x

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  25. I love how you put together all your outfits, so gorgeous!

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  26. Love the skirt! I'm looking for some yellow pieces at the moment, so might take a look at that :) xx

    Lifestyle blog by Ang

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  27. This Outfit looks AMAZING. Really fresh and new but also classic.
    Greetings from Germany!

    lullaby
    lullabysfacets.blogspot.de

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  28. Love the colour scheme! I skirt is gorgeous! :) ♥

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. cute skirt! I managed to escape the rain this weekend by escaping home to Scotland lol x

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  30. Wow stunning!! I love baby blue & yellow mixed <3

    Robyn The Chic Image xox
    http://thechicimage.blogspot.com

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  31. Oh god I need this outfit, all of it. Pure perfection! X

    Thegirlwithtoomanyclothes.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. Those lips!! You look stunning as always! X

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  33. I just love how you dress- so smart, but always gorgeous and feminine. I'm not sure many people could pull it off so well ! x

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  34. i LOVE your skirt!

    http://iamturquoise.com

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  35. Obsessed with your celine bag Laura, love it!

    http://georgiamonroe.blogspot.co.uk
    xxx

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  36. Where do you get your inspiration from for you outfits?

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  37. LOVING the mix of pastels, you look so pretty.

    www.tinytwisst.com

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  38. I love this outfit! You look amazing, so beautiful for the spring xx

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  39. love that bag
    http://exitwonds.blogspot.co.uk/

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  40. Darline outfit! I love how the little diamond shapes on your skirt matches your light blue blazer :-)

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  41. Lovely! That skirt, although I don't think I would ever pick it off the rack, looks so good on you! I love it :))

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  42. I just love your outfit!!

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  43. I am in love with the powder blue blazer! I just bought a bubble necklace from Charming Charlies here in the States and I think it would look wonderful with this jacket...hmmm... may need to make a shopping trip tomorrow!

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  44. Great outfit. Love the skirt and bag. Yellow is such a great colour for spring.
    Adela x

    misspinkstyle.net

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  45. You look great. Love the colour combos.. Skirt is deffo not a length I could pull off, but the print/quality/material is gorgeous!
    Looked at that blazer so many times before.. may need to take the plunge!lol
    Caroline.x

    notesfromcaroline.com

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  46. The entire outfit is just too lovely! And that bag is just perfect

    www.coldcoffeemornings.blogspot.co.uk

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  47. i need that skirt in my life! x

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  48. awesome outfit! love the combo of the yellow skirt and the white blouse. xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  49. gorgeous outfit, love the yellow. That skirt is so cute! there are no red cards here in Canada but I still cannot wear skirt that short only because with my luck I know I will have a marilyn monroe moment! haha although never say never right? maybe one day because that skirt is waaaay cute.
    xo

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  50. Such a beautiful skirt... the Celine isn't bad either!! :)
    I am still obsessed with Cherries in the Snow. My go to night out lipstick of choice!

    Ekaete xx

    www.redlipsandroses.blogspot.com

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  51. such a gorgeous outfit and i think it looks like such a wonderful one for brunch! i can't wait for the sun to fully hit us over here in england but i know that when it does i'll be wearing something similar to this! i also really like the mixtures of colours you have created in this outfit - they look amazing! but this is so bad for my purse! i want, no make that NEED, this blazer! it's such a beautiful colour and i never would have thought it would work as a blazer colour! the skirt is gorgeous too and perfect for the bright and sunny weather! oh and i guess the bag is pretty beautiful too ;) X

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

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  52. you look so chic !

    http://blueeyedb.blogspot.co.uk/

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  53. THOSE GLASSSES *drooling* ah girl! Amazing outfit, per usual :)

    xo
    Alyson
    www.crushingonclothes.com

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  54. ooh this is beautiful for spring x

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  55. aswesome look!
    would you girls also take a look at my blog too:) I'm a newbie I follow back all my followers, thanks ;)
    http://ninasamarguliani.blogspot.com/

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  56. GREAT outfit!!! LOVE it!! :)

    Do you want to follow each other? Let me know!! I always follow back!!

    Kisses from Italy!

    Babi
    www.voguebuster.net

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  57. Love it! <3

    http://ohadiccion.blogspot.mx/

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  58. Love this outfit! Amazing pictures as always too!

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  59. Love your outfit ! nive hairstyle too
    Naima
    so-glamaddict.blogspot.fr

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  60. beautiful skirt - yellow sunshine! love your style, love your blog xx

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