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9 Aug 2013

The Lace Waist Maxi Dress

This is one of those easy breezy dresses that could take you anywhere. That's what I thought when I bought it in Topshop the other day. I am a sucker for that sneaky lattice cut out action and I quite like giving the world a view of my ribs (or fat roll when sitting down :)

It's 100% viscose so creases like a mother if you get hot and bothered but on the plus side has a nice weight to it that makes it feel like a good value purchase.

It might look overcast in these pictures but its about 40 degrees and seriously sticky. Yuck. I am just longing for winter so that I can finally wear jeans again. I have started seeing those Autumn/Winter collections come into the shops and am salivating at the knits, leather boots and military coats. No fair!





Dress: Topshop - Link!
Shoes: Forever 21 wedges...still going strong - Link!
Clutch: Alexander Wang
Sunglasses: Celine

By the way, on my nails is the Dior Mystic Magnetics polish.





I have never tried that magnetic nail polish trend and Dior sent this to me after seeing my post the other day.

If I am completely honest I don't love the effect. It was easy to do - the polish dries incredibly quickly, you only need two coats, and as soon as you slap on coat number two you hover the dinky Dior magnet over the top to create the magnetic look. You know the drill.

However, I am not convinced...maybe it's too funky for a fuddy duddy like me who is getting another year older this month :) We will see....I think maybe this is one of those effects/shades that needs cold weather.

How do you feel about magnetic nails?

183 comments

  1. What a gorgeous maxi dress! Looks lovely on you. I can't wait for winter either Xx

    Olivia - cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. all those deep maroons and ivy green shades....ah i am desperate to wear them :) Thanks Olivia

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  2. fabulous look, particularly love the hair! Like you're about to step on or off a lux yatch. :) As a lover of dainty jewelry, have you purchased from Louun before? Anything thoughts on quality?

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    1. Hi Rachel - I have never heard of Louun...off to have a look now! :)

      This is the first day in weeks that I have bothered curling my hair so I am very happy to hear this :) haha

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    2. They have all things small and dainty. Her instagram is great also. Would love to hear your thoughts if you ever purchase! http://www.shoplouun.com/

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  3. Lovely outfit as always! I find magnetic nails a bit of a faff to do - the effect is nice but I usually paint my nails in a hurry so I don't have time to carefully hover a magnet over my nails!

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    1. Hi izzi - I know what you mean. I sat down in front of an episode of Luther and did this....took me about 15 minutes longer than I would normally spend. Not sure if it was worth it yet... :)

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    1. Thanks Laura :) That's my favourite bit too!

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  5. What a beautiful dress/nail combo.

    Lovely colours!

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  6. I love this dress! Ahh the sidebar wishlist kills me every time! We have very similar tastes. :)

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  7. This is fab, looks so effortless. I love your style!

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  8. love it, cute detailing
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  9. the dress is simply gorgeous! and im dying for that nail varnish! great look laura!!! x x

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  10. I am like you when I am in Spain- just waiting for Winter ;-)
    I love the look you've pulled together and I think your nails look fab against the dress.
    Have a lovely weekend x

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  11. Dress is beautiful! Ooo whens your birthday? Mines on wednesday! My 21st :) xxx

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  12. Looks so good on you! I'm not brave enough for a cutout, but I love it on you. I haven't gotten into the magnetic polish but I might try it out this fall.

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  13. I have always turned my nose up at the magnetic nail polish but when I saw this post I thought "Oh that looks nice" then I read the end of your post lol

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  14. If I think about ripples of water, then I like the effect. Otherwise, I prefer a regular ol' solid color. How boring...er..."classic"!

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  15. I love the magnetic effect in the winter and fall, but am not a fan of it for summer and spring. However I love this dress for all seasons.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  16. I admire it on other but I've not taken the leap to try. It does look really nice on you though, perhaps I'll give it a try.


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  17. The lace on that dress is just lovely, you look gorgeous! In love with your nails as well x

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  18. i love that maxi dress :)
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  19. I love the lace cut out detail on this dress, it's so pretty! The Dior polish is a lovely colour too :) x

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  20. I have this dress and i'm glad i'm not the only one with the 'fat roll' situation! ;) love the nails!
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  21. I'm with you... I am loving all the Fall clothes but can't bring myself to even try them on because it's sweltering. That dress looks great for beating the heat! And I feel the same about magnetic nails... kind of a cool effect but definitely not something I'd wear regularly.

    xo, alison*elle

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  22. Great look ;)
    Amazing!

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  23. I've never been particularly tempted by the magnetic nail polish trend before, but I really love the look of this one. Maybe the magnet is a different shape / size to the other ones I have seen and so that's why it creates a slightly unique pattern?

    Lucy x

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  24. I've also never been a big fan of the magnetic polish...but that dress! It's amazing :)

    Also, I was in a store today lusting over a pair of boots. It's much too hot where I am to even consider buying them though!

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  25. Been missing your posts, Laura! I have been wanting to try out the whole magnetic polish trend, but I was afraid of the potential of a very crummy manicure. It looks good though. I might just give it a shot.

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  27. Lovely dress! I love the cut out part :) beautiful nail polish aswell!

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  28. I love your dress but unfortunately it would be no good for my ever growing bump! I know what you mean about magnetic nails. My teenage self rushed straight to boots 17 when they first came out and part of me loves the effect but part of me just feels a bit too old! I used to paint and decorate my nails like crazy as a teenager and I sometimes feel like I've been there, done that! X

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  29. Love this! I do enjoy using magnetic polishes but there is no way I'll wear it at work, or in front of my tutors (I am currently doing my masters at Saint Martins - needless to say, they wouldn't be impressed!)

    -Elodie x

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  30. Love the maxi dress. Looks lovely on you. xx


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  31. Really not a fan of the metallic nail varnish thing. Maybe it's a bit too trendy for a 30 year old like me. Haha! Love the dress!! You look so pretty with the dress and curled hair. Lovely! xx

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  32. The dress is lovely, the subtle lace detailing makes a plain black dress a bit more interesting which I love!

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  33. I bought a similar dress in topshop a couple of months ago - its been my go to over the last few weeks. I'm afraid I feel the same as you about magnetic nails - I think for me, I just can't see myself wearing it to the office so it passes me by - sign of old age I guess :-). Happy birthday for later this month x

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  34. I think magnet polishes are - ok. Nothing amazing. Fun to play with, but mostly I just like to paint my nails and go. I don't really want to play with the magnet thingy.

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  35. Dress is amazing! Love the cut-out detail.
    I've never tried magnetic nails, not crazy about them but I really like the shade you've got on!

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  36. I think your nails look mesmerizing. And I love the lattice in the dress.

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  37. The dress is lovely and you look amazing!!

    xx

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  38. Love that dress and pretty lace detail, gorgeous x

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  39. I'm surprised at how much I love the nail polish :p didn't think I would be bothered about the magnetic nail effect, lovely dress btw will have to check it out when I next pop into topshop :p xx Emmi

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  40. Nice dress! Love the cut out detail.

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  41. Very pretty dress!

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  43. The nail polish was WOW! x

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  44. I've wanted to try the magnetic nail trend for awhile but I'm worried it'll look too 'reptile-like' on me haha. Love the maxi and the lace waist detail in particular xo

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  45. Your nails are amazing xxx

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  46. I love this dress however, I cannot wait for winter!

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  47. That dress is beautiful! A girl I knew wore this for her graduation and I was insanely jealous.

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