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13 Jun 2013

New Look haulage

I haven't been in New Look for months. Well that's a total and utter lie.

What I should say is that I have been in store but haven't uncovered any gems in recent months.

Sometimes I walk in and it's a polyester factory and sometimes I come across beautiful pieces.   I got lucky yesterday and found a lovely casual maxi dress and a fantastic maxi skirt. Both are super comfortable to wear and affordable to buy.

It's always a good sign when you immediately want to wear items purchased and in 24 hours I have worn them both :)

Last night it was the maxi dress.

The colour of this is mink and I liked both the gathering and the split hem design. New Look refer to this as a "summer staple". That's about right. You can wear this in the cliched dressed up/dressed down way. It's one of those easy, breezy dresses that makes you feel relaxed when you wear it. I love things like that. Comfort is key in this weather.




Dress: New Look - Link!
Sandals: Nicoli - a shop in Dubai that specialises in sparkly shoes which I am obviously obsessed with.
Sunglasses: House of Harlow "Chelsea".
Bag: Celine

Today, I wore the maxi skirt.

I LOVE this. It's that perfect nude/blush colour with a good drape to it. It just falls so nicely and although there is a little floor sweep-age when I move it's not ridiculously long.

Colours like this are always so appealing but tricky because they can be completely transparent. I would describe this as possibly revealing a whisper of underwear but nothing that a nude knicker couldn't fix.

I have a skirt very similar to this from American Apparel (AA). I definitely like this more and I will tell you why.

The AA version has an elasticated waistband and it's thick. You have to wear a belt or a top that hides it because it's damn ugly. The New Look skirt has a soft fabric waistband, thin, far more comfortable to wear and oh...it's less than half the price of the AA.

I wore it today with a simple white shell top but next outing will definitely involve a strappy black top with a low back.

Skirt: New Look (the colour is Nude) - Link!
Top: H&M
Bag: Celine
Sunglasses: Rayban
Necklace: Tiffany & Co - finally unravelled the knot in the chain and can wear this again!

Isn't it beautiful how the sun illuminates the humidity frizz in my hair? :)





Have you picked up anything in New Look lately?

If you have found any gems link them below and show me the way - hopefully I can also find them here!

53 comments

  1. the last pic is so beautiful <3

    love everything you bought, wish we had a new look here! x

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  2. Oooh. Love the minky shade of #1, and the key necklace!

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    1. I have no idea what is up with that link. Google just did that autonomously?! That is kind of disturbing.

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  3. Ooh love the maxi! I bought a blue maxi from New Look last year and wear it to death. That is when the sun decides to shine in the UK...

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  5. I adore this maxi skirt...and it on my way to me now :)

    Do you ever look back over your old videos (that's if you still have them)..I often think about your videos and how much I miss them!

    :) x

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  6. You look stunning as always! I wish I could find such gems when I visit New Look x

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  7. I completely agree with you about the annoyance of the waist band of the AA skirt. The New Look skirt is beautiful and looks amazing with your complexion.

    xx Jasmine
    superficialthingsss.blogspot.com

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  8. Love the look but love the lipstick even more.... What is it???

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  9. I love the maxi dress. Maxi dresses are my go to pieces in summer as they are so easy to wear and you look so stylish in them! :) x

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  10. These are lovely, I've seen some gorgeous things in new look that will be mine on payday :) x

    Thegirlwithtoomanyclothes.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Love every single piece you are sporting !

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  12. That dress is so pretty! Will definitely have to see if I can find it in my local store, would be perfect for my holiday :) You look lovely Laura! xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. These are beautiful outfits, I can never find anything in New Look :( xx

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  14. Love both pieces - both are perfect and easy for the summer months.

    Megan
    budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

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  15. both the skirt and the dress are gorgeous. I picked up a really nice midi skirt and crop top from there today! Loving some of the stuff in at the moment.

    www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. I love maxi dresses and skirts, but the first (and last time) I bought one, I had to bring it back to the shop because I find them really hard to combine (for me). You look amazing though :)

    Valérie ♥ scribblesofvalerie.com

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  17. I love these outfits...they're gorgeous!

    Summer is all about being casual in the warm and I'm loving maxi skirts and maxi dresses..teamed with the right accessories and shoes it's beautiful!

    Hopefully more sunshine will come to the UK! :)

    Layla xx

    http://www.layladbeauty.co.uk

    http://www.laylasmakeup.com

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  18. Both of these outfits are beautiful! You have the best style Laura!! :) x

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  19. I absolutely love both pieces. I am a huge fan of maxi dresses and skirts both. the colors are so summery too! thanks for sharing the looks you put together. xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  20. Great buys! I love New Look for their jewellery and not so long ago I picked up an amazing White blazer there.
    Adela x

    Misspinkstyle.net

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  21. Lovely Outfits
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  22. I need to check new look asap since i love that shop too.

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  23. Love these looks! Quick question. Do you know how long the chain is on your Tiffany's necklace? I've been looking to get some longer chains - mine are all 16 and 18 inches

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  24. both gorgeous items and gorgeous outfits! xo

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  25. hey where did you get your celine bag from? the solid black one you have in this photo, because where i live, singapore, the ngee ann city outlet doesn't always carry the black ones and its really hard to find in stores!

    http://flylikeacg.blogspot.com
    beauty, lifestyle, reviews, hauls

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  26. Gorgeous outfit! The quality of your photos are amazing :)

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  27. new look is one of those shops... You can pick up some amazing things yet see a lot of things that aren't so great! I love the maxi skirt, so gorgeous
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    x

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  28. I just love all your looks because they're so simple yet so classy. Definitely taking inspiration from that maxi skirt. Adorable.

    Hugs,
    Kimberly


    http://www.thekimmydiaries.com

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  29. i used to shop in new look all the time in my 'younger teen' years but slowly went off it when i discovered the likes of zara and topshop and i always forget that it does have some gems in it. i have a similar maxi dress to this one but in bright blue and i don't wear it nearly enough. i think they're just lovely and simple and perfect for the warmer weather! i really like the maxi dress as well! i have a black one but i think a nude/blush one would be a welcome addition to my wardrobe! :) X

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

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  30. All I want is the amazing Celine bag! X

    Olivia - cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. You look amazing! I love that maxi skirt- I'm too short to pull them off!
    xxx

    www.glamorousgirl2014.blogspot.com

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  32. Awe I totally love the nude skirt, I've wanted one for ages! And the Celine bag is so pretty wow xx

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  33. I never think to go into New Look but love the maxi skirt!

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  34. love love love the maxi dress!!!

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  35. Love the maxi dress. You pull off the look so well!

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  36. Love both items. So simple. Sometimes the simple items are the best. :)
    I have a couple of maxi skirts from New Look and love them.
    Might have a look for that maxi dress...
    Caroline.x

    notesfromcaroline.com

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  37. Such pretty colours for summer. Wish we had New Look in Australia, my wallet however is pleased we don't

    Jess x
    http://aroseandapeony.blogspot.com.au/

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  38. I love the dress! I agree New Look can be hit and miss..but they sell wide feet shoes that aren't totally ugly so I tend to go there when I'm looking for stuff for my feet!

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  40. I love the skirt, I find New Look the same and sometimes I love it and other times I hate it.

    Love the items you found and how you have paired them up.

    Lou

    www.thekeypieces.co.uk

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  41. Love these outfits. I wish it was warm enough to wear anything like this in the UK, but unfortunately summer has yet to arrive!

    classybirdy.blogspot.co.uk

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  42. I haven't found anything at New Look lately that is worth shipping to the USA- but that maxi dress just might be! x

    www.carefulfeet.me

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  43. You look great!
    Love New Look, can't wait to get back to the UAE
    pretty-vegan.blogspot.com

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  44. The color of that skirt looks amazing on you!
    Maxi's are always great.
    Love your blog!

    xx
    Vestiaire Collective

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  45. Wow you look absolutely stunning! I love the soft pink maxi skirt so much. Defiantly your newest fan! Xx http://heroineinheels.blogspot.co.uk/

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  46. love this post!!

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