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19 May 2013

The Reiss Sahara Print Dress

I have been buying a lot of Reiss recently because:

a) Their Spring/Summer collection is lovely; and
b) I am very lucky/grateful to have a discount card.

This dress was used in one of the main season advertising campaigns and the model wore it with a low ponytail and some seriously strappy nude sandals.

I decided to rip that look off completely (bar the hair...which I didn't put any effort at all in judging from the photos below..I blame the heat!) and wore it out on Friday for sundowner's on the Palm with some very nice heels/booties from BCBG.

These are SO comfortable. And I hardly ever say that about heels. I walked in these very easily - no rubbing or irritation - and even looked normal whilst doing so. No staggering.

They come in black but I went for the nude after seeing them on my friend Teresa. Plus they make your legs look long...something my stumps really appreciate! I will wear these a lot - they are the perfect way to balance out a super feminine dress or skirt.

I love the background of these photos. If you are in Dubai get a taxi/car to drive you to the end of the Palm near the One and Only or Jumeirah Zabeel Saray hotels. You get an amazing view of the Marina and the added bonus of being able to pop into the hotels for a drink...or two!










Dress: Reiss - Link!
Shoes: BCBG - Link!
Bag: Givenchy Antigona in a colour I call "Mod About You" :)
Sunglasses: House of Harlow

FYI: I am going through a "let's not wear a lot of makeup" phase.

Obviously the natural look isn't obtained by going natural - if only it were that easy - but for a week now I have massively paired down what I use on my face.

I will post about this tomorrow because coupled into that are some skincare items (cue dramatic statement) I simply couldn't live without :) 

55 comments

  1. MOD ABOUT YOU! You look amaze as always ;) x

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  2. I really love your outfit and I think I've just fallen in love with the shoes!! Great post!

    X Valérie
    scribblesofvalerie.com

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  3. I really love those boots, they look great.

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  4. You look gorgeous as always Laura! I love your style!
    I went to Dubaï a couple of months ago and your pics always put the biggest smile on my face!
    I can't wait to read your makeup/skincare post tomorrow, like the good old days!
    Have a lovely Sunday... although it's 'Monday' for you... :-)
    Gros bisou!

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  5. THAT bag!! You're like my bag enabler ;)
    Also looking forward to the skincare post :)
    Have a lovely week Laura xx

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  6. I love the dress Laura! It's quite funny really because I live in the same area as you but I have never ever bumped into you!! Anyways, hope to see you one day soon!
    Hannah xx

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  7. The print is stunning, love this! X

    Thegirlwithtoomanyclothes.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Simply Gorg ! That Antigona......Swoon :) Congrats xxx

    K
    www.lapizofluxury.com

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  9. So pretty. I like reiss, they have some really noce pieces this season :) xx

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  10. I love that whole outfit, it's so gorgeous! I'm going to be in Dubai in a few weeks time so I'm definitely going to take your advice and go and see that view! xx

    D Is For...

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  12. Good God I miss Dubai. That place just makes me buzz. And need I say anything but give praise to Reiss? Their collections at the moment are so beautiful.

    LittleGlitter.org

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  13. Wow the background is completely stunning! I need to come visit. I love the print and the cut of this dress.

    Also, hello gorgeous bag!! :)

    xo
    Alyson
    www.crushingonclothes.com

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  14. the bag is to die for as well!

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  15. Love this! Excited for the skincare you can't live without ;)

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  16. Laura, that print is something else! I would probably look at it in store and give it a miss but it looks great on you!

    Also, loving that Givenchy bag!

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  17. Absolutely adore this dress, looks great on you! Probably for the best that I don't have a discount code...

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  18. Every single thing you wear looks amazing! x

    http://anotherbritishblogger.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. That dress is absolutely stunning!

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  20. I love this dress, the print is gorgeous, so summery :)
    xx

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  21. Gorgeous dress! I love Reiss too :)

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  22. This looks lovely! I wish I could pull something like this off.

    I am a bit too busty ;)

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  23. Love it! That bag is amazing :O

    I've just posted a spring fashion haul on my blog, would love it if you guys could check it out! :)

    Laura xx - Black & Gold

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  24. the dress is amazing! x
    http://clairexbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. lovely bag
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  26. loving the print on that dress! perfect for S/S!

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  27. Great heels. Cool pictures! Dubai is on my list of places to visit. Also love the bag.
    Adela x

    Misspinkstyle.net

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  28. Oh my... that handbag!!!

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  29. Adorable outfit! I love the ventilation of the boots .. perhaps that's why they are so comfortable.

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  30. Totally in love with this look Laura!
    Have a fab week Hun xoxo
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  31. that bag is calling me .. "take me home". really enjoying your blog lately, you come across a super down to earth xx

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  32. oh my gosh tht bag is to die for! the pink is so gorgeous for the warm weather - do you think that it scratches easily? the leather looks so delicate!

    http://www.bethni.com
    http://www.youtube.com/bethni

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  33. OMG!!! I finally found your blog!! I used to watch you on YouTube and then I think you stopped filming so i was sad, but recently a youtuber mentioned you and I was like WHAAA I remember Laura!!! =) Fab blog sista!! I will def be reading it religiously. Check out mine at moonorchids.com and my youtube moonorchids1 if you get a minute. Thanks and YAY for blogging!! xx

    http://www.moonorchids.com
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  35. Love the shoes and the bag

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  37. Your shoes are so cute! Are they comfortable?

    -Jenn.
    SnappyLemon.com

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  38. The dress is great!!!
    Also asked myself if the shoes are comfy haha

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  39. I totally understand what you're saying about the shoes! I have a pair of Badgley Mischka sandals that I seriously don't want to take off and it is so rare that I say that about a pair of shoes.

    You look amazing Laura :)
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  40. This has made me miss Dubai so much! My favourite place in the world! If you get the chance, go to the Burj Al-Arab for dinner or lunch. Go to the top floor restaurant, the views are breathtaking!

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  41. The backdrop to these photos makes me want to cry with jealousy! Doesn't help you looking so pretty either! *weeps*

    Sara - Pretty In Pink

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  42. this is such a wonderfully happy and summery dress! reiss isn't a brand that i usually look into but when i do see an item of their clothing i always admire how sophisticated it looks! i think it's time i ventured into some reiss clothing. LOVE the shoes as well! when i first saw a similar pair on the catwalk/celebrities i wasn't too keen but seeing them in this outfit and worn more casually has convinced me that i need a pair! :) X

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  43. The print on this dress is just gorgeous! Love it!
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  44. levely picture good job capturing the background and u do have beautiful legs sweetie not stumps!!

    a beautiful maison

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  45. In this blog we are chose the weather collection like as and it doesn't offend anyone at work. Though my hands always look red when I wear neutral polishes. But I would definitely purchase this polish. I never thought to put a nice stenciling around my nail when I paint it a more nude color- although that's definitely something I do from time to time as it lasts longer.
    Thanks.................///
    AMC Admission
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  46. Love everything in this post, the dress the shoes, the bag! its all perfect. Love it!

    www.alittlejournalcalledstyle.blogspot.com

    Deepti. x

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