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19 Oct 2013

Casual Saturday

I have fully embraced Autumn/Winter.

a) I can't stop looking at knits and
b) I made my boot purchase this week (Shopbop sale I love you) - something I hope to share tomorrow :)

Today I wore another new item for the season - a light knit from Mango with teeny gold eyelet detail. It's a beauty that stopped me in my tracks when I saw it in store.

It's funny, Mango used to be one of those brands that I could easily pass by. I never found anything and it always seemed like Zara's rubbish cousin, offering lots of stock but zero stand out items. Judging by the amount of time I have recently spent perving over chunky jumpers, military coats and blouses I think I have changed my tune!

I wore this with an old H&M shirt on underneath, black skinny jeans and flats. The jumper is nicely oversized (I got a medium) and hangs at just the right bum-skimming length. This sloppy ensemble was worn to breakfast at Ya Kun Coffee and Tea at IBN Battuta mall. Simone has been harping on about this Singaporean place all week and she drove me there, promising simple, hearty food. She was right. It was delicious and best of all, dirt cheap.







Jumper: Mango (I cannot find this online anywhere but I got it this weekend so it is likely to be in stores near you)
Shirt: H&M (old....very, very old)
Jeans: Current/Elliott
Bag: 3.1 Philip Lim Pashli
Sunglasses: House of Harlow

After breakfast I went for a much needed manicure and true to form, opted for a pastel shade - Essie's Borrowed and Blue. I loved it so much I bought the bottle.



This is my kind of blue! It's absolutely stunning on and even though I am not tanned at the moment, the colour refreshes/lifts the skin. I cannot recommend it enough.

In other news:

* I am obsessed with Bath and Body Works Nutmeg & Spice candle. I may have about 8 in my cupboard....*whistles innocently*

* I saw Candy Yum Yum at the MAC counter yesterday and need to get it in my life. Predictably they were out of stock but it will be mine - a mission has been set. To console myself I got Chatterbox which is a lovely, richly pigmented pink....because I need more colours like that.

* Breaking Bad has taken over my life. I am determined to finish season 5 in the next couple of days. I have been very diligent with my viewing and less diligent about almost everything else.

* I downloaded VSCOcam app onto my phone. This is the most comprehensive photo editing app I have used so far. There are no "you're so bloody lovely" slogan add ons (I exaggerate) but seeing as they have been done to death that's probably not a bad thing!

* I am delighted that Made in Chelsea is back on TV.  Binky's hair extensions might be taking over her body and Louise's crying is still as predictable as ever but "Spenny" remains gorgeous and is the key motivator for my viewing. Sorry I'm not sorry! :)

See you soon! :) 

83 comments

  1. Laura you always dress so immaculately well, serious envy whenever I look at your blog!

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    1. thanks lou but so far from the truth! :) That's why I don't post every day right? :)

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  2. I need that nail polish in my life - it looks amazing!

    Also totally agreed about Mr Matthews... he is a d**k but it's part of his charm.. :)

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    1. haha he is firmly in wanka territory isn't he but that's why we love to watch :)

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  3. I love the sweater, it looks really interesting.
    PS. Confession - I have not seen not even one episode of BB. Am I missing much?

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    1. yes! it's fantastic and will keep you busy for weeks :)

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  4. Love this outfit so much, perfect for the rainy days! This might sound silly but does it get cold enough in Dubai to wear sweaters?
    and I've had my eye out for Candy yum yum as well, looks gorgeous!
    xo

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    1. mmmm...well there are normally some chilly ish days in December/January. The thing is when you live here you think 30 degrees is cool! :) haha

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  5. Ah I'm really feeling the need to watch Breaking Bad but I just know it will take over my life when I do! Loving your hair at the mo - I'm going for something similar next week!

    Rebecca x

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  6. You always look so pretty. Love everything about this outfit. :)
    Take care

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  7. I've never really bought from Mango! Love the new hair btw :)

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  8. The nail polish looks lovely! :) x

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  9. Beautiful sweater!

    divosdiva.WordPress.com

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  10. i love your outfit and your nails look so pretty :) i'm definitely ready for autumn/winter too! it's my favourite time of year :D

    alice
    xo

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  11. I love your style!!!

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  12. I didn't like mango at first either but they have some gorgeous pieces lately :)

    xx Vivi
    http://frostedpearl.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh, how funny that there is a Ya Kun Coffee there! I used to go all the time when my parents lived in Singapore because it was just across the street. Looking lovely as always, Laura!

    xo, alison*elle

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  14. Suc a wonderful blogpost, and then you end it all with an awfully correct and funny comment on Made in Chelsea! I just love your blog, Laura, so perfect.

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  15. I love your blog! It's so perfect for me :)

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  16. That is such a lovely outfit! Your hair looks gorgeous too!

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    xx

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  17. 'Zara's rubbish cousin' ....lol! I always found it difficult to describe Mango. thanks, u helped me big time. love the jumper though and the polish
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  18. Gorgeous as always! I love that Essie polish, they always have the best colours. I have After School Boy Blazer on my nails now, the perfect autumn colour!

    Breaking Bad has also taken over my life - late to the game but I'm finding it hard to tear myself away!

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  19. I love this jumper!
    I really want Candy Yum Yum, too, it looks stunning!

    Jess xo

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  20. i absolutely love this jumper and i think it's because of the way you've styled it - it looks amazing! it looks so cool and feminine, i just love it! i like the little gold details as well, they just add a little something extra to the jumper and i think it'll be so nice to wear in this upcoming cold weather. that polish is gorgeous as well! i am yet to try an essie nail polish but this is definitely going in my list of ones to try! :) X

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  21. Hi there, I hope you are well, I really like the casual look and the ombre tone off your hair :)

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  22. I love your house of Harlow sunglasses and that nail polish is e cutest. For some reason I always reach for a pink - need to explore more with pastels!

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  23. Haha I too spend a considerable amount of time perving pver chunky knits :-) outfit is beautifully pulled together and adore that Essie polish!

    Becky
    www.pinkelephantbloggin.com

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  24. I absolutely love mango!! and that essie color is adorable

    Annie
    A College Confession

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  25. You reminded me to go to the Ya Kun place! Been a while since I went there!
    Love the mango jumper!

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  26. You look so pretty Laura. I have the nail polish as well and love the color! ♥
    Happy Sunday ☼

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  27. I could IMMEDIATELY tell this was Dubai from the garden design of the wall. Growing up there you can spot these things so quickly! Love the blog :)

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  28. absolutely love this casual outfit and is definitely one I gravitate towards a lot when I have an "i don't know what to wear day". The nail polish looks amazing too xo Jess
    Your Daily Break

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  29. Love the nail polish shade. I really like VSCOcam too, so useful for editing photos on the go. x

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  30. Love the jumper!

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  31. Yakun is amazeballs.. Did you get the toast with kaya? xx

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  32. Sweater <3 Where is the Casual shoes ? on Saturday ? :D
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  33. you prob don't want to hear this but have you tried pure zen or japanese maple by mac? i think they might be righ up your alley x

    p.s. i love mango, i think i've bought more from them than any other shop in the last couple of years. sadly the design has gone up but the quality of the materials/sewing has gone down a lot... many times the clothes look lovely but they don't fit well :(

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  34. Adore your sweater & the length of your hair! xx

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  35. Love your new haircut, it really suits you! Also love the sweater & shirt combo.

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    Sarah x

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  36. haha I love your breaking bad comment, I've been the exact same way!
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  37. Um, your eyes look GORGEOUS with the new hair color!

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  38. Looks perfect. The color is also super flattering on you! :)

    xo
    Maggie A
    LOVE MAVIN

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  39. I love the nail polish!

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  40. love the new sweater and polish both! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

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  41. Hey dear...I love your vintage look:)Great photos:)
    We should may be follow each other-if you have time check out my blog:)
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  42. another lovely casual outfit, your hair looks uberrrr voluminous today! :)

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    xx

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  43. Olá!!!, Deus seja contigo boa tarde, amiga look, esmalte maravilhoso amei, SUCESSO AMIGA.
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  44. oh that nail polish is gorgeous! thanks for reminding me to watch MIC.. had totally forgotten it was back! Also, definitely agree that Mango is full of surprises! x

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  45. Oh my goodness, I agree with the nail polish! It's looking beautiful ! Also I love the light sweater on top!

    Stay lovely,

    Mel from Silk And Chai

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    Follow me on Bloglovin'

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  46. I bought the Nutmeg and Spice candle after your recommendation! I think I have already burned through half of it. I love burning it alongside the Chesnut & Clove. They are my 2 favorites! Love that blue polish as well.
    Caitlin Confidential

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  47. In the mean time, Maybelline makes a great drugstore dupe for Candy Yum Yum... FUCHSIA FLASH in their ColourSensational Vivid line.

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  48. Absolutely loving the nails shade, it's gorgeous!

    hayfa
    http://www.londonloafers.com

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  49. lovely outfit! the nail polish is such a gorgeous shade! x
    http://itsclaireslife.blogspot.co.uk

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  50. beautiful! your hair looks awesome! please do some youtube again!?

    Rara from RepeatPiece

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  52. I love your 2 tops together in this outfit and that Borrowed and Blue! Also, I'll have to check out that Bath and Body Works scent :)

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  53. This jumper is gorgeous and I love the essie polish!

    Claudia xx

    Beauty and the Chic

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