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6 May 2013

Airport OOTD!

My weekend in the UK is over. It was a whirlwind of family lunches/dinners, lie-ins and of course, shopping.

Dubai is always touted as this amazing place to shop and yes, there is plenty of shopping to be done there but if I talk generally:

a) It's expensive - don't be fooled by the notion of "duty free"....prices are raised to account for the cost of shipping. Those £40 Topshop Jamie jeans are more likely to be near the £60 equivalent in Dubai.
b) Stock takes a long time to hit the shelves - case in point, Harvey Nichols' Tom Ford stand was still advertising the Christmas make up collection...in April.
c) They don't have the same drugstore experience - high end makeup is a bit boring after a while...I love the goodies that you can pick up in Boots/Superdrug and whilst they try and mimic that, it's not the same.

Any expats will agree with me here!

So yes, I definitely hauled. And it was fantastic :) Makeup, skincare and of course, clothes...

I am wearing a couple of the newbie's today...this would be my airport OOTD and what I will be slobbing around in for the 7 hour plane journey that awaits.

It's all high street with a bit of ASOS thrown in via the grey tee.

ASOS has been such a huge miss for me lately but with this order everything met/exceeded expectations. This top was one of them. It's one of those ultra fine knits that feels lovely to wear with a price that belies the quality.

The blazer is from Topshop and is the same material as my light blue one. Yes, I liked the texture/fit that much! :) It is white - never a great idea with someone as clumsy as myself who tends to see food dribble onto fabric - but I promise to be careful!

By the way, the jeans are Zara and are soft and comfy. They are a boyfriend fit but are honestly far more flattering than my Current/Elliott ones. Definitely recommend!






Boyfriend Jeans: Zara - Link!
Top: ASOS - Link!
Blazer: Topshop - Link!
Bag: 3.1 Philip Lim Pashli - Link!   ....gave up trying to close the clasp - packed way too much in here.
Shoes: Zara
Sunglasses: Dior (reclaimed from a drawer in my old bedroom and perfect for hiding a makeup free face behind!)

I am writing this from the lounge so boarding will happen very soon. I really hate night flights and hate even more the "straight into the office" scenario that will greet me tomorrow morning but I will just watch Les Miserables (again) and suck it up!

See you tomorrow!

55 comments

  1. You always know how to look so polished yet casual, I envy that! :) Love the Ink Pashli. And I totally agree about "duty free" prices - they're outrage sly expensive! I hardly ever buy anything in there unless it's an item I cannot find back home.

    Hope your trip home to the UK was relaxing and fun :)

    xoxo
    Alyson
    www.crushingonclothes.com

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    1. Thanks so much Alyson! A blazer makes everything look good! :)

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  2. *Sigh* The Pashli is just gorgeous! x

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    1. It's a fab bag...really durable as well so perfect for travelling :)

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  3. haha totally agree with the Dubai shopping experience, I was in UK last week and went crazy in Boots/Superdrug and also watched Les Mis on flight back to Dubai haha...great minds! Safe flight back! Hope Roger is doing okay :-) x

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    1. Thanks Steph. He has been staying with the owner of the kennels and has been treated very well. I get multiple photos a day and he has apparently been a very good boy :) Cannot WAIT to see him tomorrow though....I may cry! :)

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    1. Thank you so much! Easy jeans, soft tee and a blazer....will always be my favourite :)

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  5. Love the navy Pashli with the gold HW.

    Can't wait to see your UK haul - nothing beats browsing the aisles of boots. I always have such a shopping list for hubby when he goes to London!

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  6. Christmas stock still be sold in April? That is crazy! I can imagine how frustrating it must be! If you ever need anything from the UK, I'll be happy to ship them over to you, ha!

    You look lovely as per. Topshop blazers are the best! TI find the fit to be perfect, espesh with me being such a short arse, ha!

    Halima

    xx

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  7. I wish I could look so nice when travelling! I love those jeans.

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  8. You look so pretty! I look awful when I travel! I hope you had a lovely trip ♥ shanmurray.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. love the outfit, have a safe flight

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  10. Ahhh, best of luck at work tomorrow! If it's any consolation, you look amazing :)

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  11. Oh, I ..l o v e.. those Zara boyfriend jeans. Sadly they didn't fit me and I had to return them .. sniff.

    Monica
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  12. I love this outfit! Casual but chic and really put together!

    Annie XX

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  13. Hope you have a nice safe journey back to Dubai. I do agree, I love a good bargain in boots/superdrug. I love those Zara jeans, will have to try them on to see if they are mega baggy. Ha

    Rachel x

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  14. looks lovely :)

    xoxo rorolovesbeauty.blogspot.com

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  15. Love this outfit, Laura! The colour of your Pashli is just gorgeous.

    xo, alison*elle

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  16. Oh!!!! I love the blazer and handbag....I actually love the whole outfit!!! It's really simple, casual yet really, really fashionable and chic!!

    Gorgeous!! :)

    Layla xx

    www.laylasmakeup.com

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  17. that's just so true! Dubai's supposed to be the shopping paradise and I actually much prefer shopping in Germany..

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  18. I love how you put your pieces together :) It´s totally up my alley!

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  19. I love this look. It's well put together and stylish, but casual enough for a flight, love it. I wish I put this much thought into my airport outfit, I'm usually chucking on anything that looks comfortable at 4am in the morning, only to find I'm completely inappropriately dressed for the climate I'm heading to. This look is perfect, I especially love the blazer it really completes the outfit. x

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  20. really cute. x
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  21. I'm very much loving those jeans, Laura. Surprise surprise, you look fantastic, per usual :)

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  22. Perfect pulled together airport look that is great for any day! Pretty sure I need to add a white blazer and this grey tee to my closet!

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  23. ASOS has been amazing this season! Perfect airport look!
    Have a fab Tuesday Hun xoxo
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  24. Love your airport look. I'm definitely going to copy you shamelessly next time I fly. X

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  25. Hello lovely, I just did exactly the same, flew into London last Thursday, went to a wedding on Friday and came back yesterday to Dubai. I shopped like a crazy person because you have hit the nail on the head about why shopping in Dubai is not the best! I might link in your post to my 'uk haul' post on my blog if that's ok?? Hope you weren't too tired this morning-I seem to be holding up ok so far!! Xxx

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  26. Great look! I love the bag, perfect size for a carry on :) ♥

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  27. Not an expat but as a former UK resident I can totally agree with you, I miss Boots and Superdrug SO SO much!!!

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  28. great outfit; love the blazer x

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  29. perfect comfy airport outfit! love the bag so much! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  30. Great look ;)
    I lova that bag!

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  31. that bag is a dream!!love it
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  32. I love this look - I never look that sophisticated when I fly! And somehow you're making me lust over what would otherwise be 'just' a grey t-shirt!

    Gem xx

    flutter and sparkle

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  33. i hate how you can make such a simple and casual outfit look so good! when i'm on a plane i go into full on 'slob' mode and my appearance tends to suffer (something that needs changing ay-sap!) but this has given me some inspiration of what i can wear when i go away this summer! and as always, i am forever jealous of your bag collection! why do you do this to us laura?! ;) X

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  34. Love the pashli! Have been wanting to ask the size of your pashli. :)

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  35. Love the outfit! :)
    Kelly xo

    http://thebellelavieproject.blogspot.co.uk/

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  36. I like how simple yet put together this outfit is :) And your bag is beautiful...Can't wait to see more stuff about Dubai, if you plan to post it!

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  37. This is the most perfect outfit, looks so effortless yet flawless, the jeans are fantastic.

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  39. Always so jealous of all your outfits! Dont think I'll ever look that good in the airport haha :)

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    xo

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  41. lovely outfit, I've been on the look-out for the perfect white blazer, this one's perfect!
    xo, Elien
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  42. You always look so gorgeous. I hope you had a really lovely time in the UK!

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