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12 Oct 2013

Work appropriate

This doesn't look like a very wintery outfit but the skirt and shirt are both from Zara's new season collection.

I had a speed shop in there the other day for work appropriate wear and came up with this.

The white skirt is similar to one I already own from ASOS - with one big difference. The ASOS one has a questionably slutty slit up the side (good for evening) and this one errs on the side of Conservative with a capital C. I sort of like that though. I don't want to be constantly pulling down my skirt at work - and I don't want to sit down in a meeting and see an acre of my thigh on show. Come to think of it, I doubt anyone else would want to either!

I loved the colour of the blouse and the deep v-neck so decided to grab that as well. It's perfect...well almost. In my store rush I picked up the one that came with some selfish cow's lipstick smear on it.  Nothing a wash won't sort but why o why does this always happen in Zara? Whoever that lady is, I wish she would remove her gloss/lipstick before trying on my stuff! :)

Skirt: Zara - Link!
Blouse: Zara - Link!
Necklace: Zara - Link!
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Soso in nude
Bag: Givenchy



The nails are perhaps slightly less work appropriate but I got them applied at the Missoni store in Dubai Mall as part of the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience. If you are in Dubai you can also get the same ones this weekend. The Minx specialist that applied them did a fantastic job - no lifting or bubbling even after copious hand washes.

By the way, thank you for all the entries into my mini Charlotte Olympia giveaway - we have a winner! Rubee is the lucky recipient so send me an email Rubee and we will get your nail stickers over to you.

Now I am going to get back to Breaking Bad season 3 for the rest of the weekend. I started watching this series about 10 days ago, maybe less, and it's taken over my life! Consider me addicted!

65 comments

  1. SO BEAUTIFUL, LOVE IT ! <3



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  2. Lovely outfit! I can't wait to shop the new Zara collection :) Also I'm in love with your nails, they look fabulous!

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    1. I love them too :) A bit of fun for the end of the week - perfect :)

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  3. Zara always comes up trumps for work wear at affordable prices………hence after yesterday's shop the phrase I have nothing to wear wont be leaving my mouth for a while for maybe the first time ever!

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    1. I love all their knits and coats at the moment...autumn is the best season for a real splurge. Enjoy wearing your new purchases!

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  4. Ah loving the outfit. That bag is calling my name!
    Sophie
    X

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    1. Thanks Sophie - I do love the bag but petrified of getting it dirty...baby pink isn't the most practical colour :)

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  5. Glad you're addicted! I finished 5 series in over a week! xx

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  6. I love your nails, the design is gorgeous. I also love the beautiful necklace, think I need to get my hands on one of those.
    I haven't even started watching Breaking Bad...I'm starting to feel like I should to see what all this fuss is about! haha.

    Hannah x
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  7. what a chic look and I love the mani!!
    kisses from Milano
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  8. Your nails look lovely! I have a similar NOTD post: http://berrybloomxo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/nail-of-day-blue-bling-geometrics.html

    Love the skirt too - it looks great on you!
    xoxo

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  9. the new do is a winner, laura! you look so modern and fresh!

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  10. I dont know if you watch the show 'suits' but this outfit looks like something Donna or Rachel would wear. x

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  11. Love :) stupid selfish cow ! Lol lol

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  12. Flawless. I especially love the top!

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  13. What a gorgeous combo & adore the Missoni nails.
    Happy Saturday Laura xoxo
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  14. Absolutely adorable from head to toe!

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  15. That blouse is so adorable! There are so many things I want from Zara right now. I may have to pay a cheeky visit!

    Lucy x

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  16. This is such a lovely outfit, Zara can do no wrong!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  18. Hi - this is the oddest request, but I've been following u for so long...that I dare ask. We are planning a trip to Dubai, to meet our extended family in Iran...and we are having the hardest time acquiring accommodation for all of us - mainly b/c we don't know who to trust when inquiring. I've made several inquiries through airbnb for example but they will come back with private contact information. You are right there and may have a suggestion or a referral for me to follow up on. There are about 10-12 of us depending, most of us are traveling from Canada, and of course would like to be well located. Do you have any contacts at all? A villa or house is what we are looking for in Jan. 2014 How do I leave my contact info I wonder - my email is poppygirl.47@gmail.com Just a shot in the dark:) Sorry in advance if this is just too gauche for words. Some of my family have never met some of the family in Tehran, so we are trying to get the entire family together.

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  19. I absolutely love the Missoni manicure! And the outfit, bien sûr!

    - Elodie x

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  20. So beautiful Laura, I love how you dress it's summery but still classy. I can never seem to hit that mark. Your hair is looking amazing too!
    xxx
    Nina from little nomad

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  21. Love the skirt and the nails! And people who smear their make up over stuff in shops need to be rounded up and only allowed to shop in designated shops just for them, so they can have all the marked stuff and leave the clean stuff for the people with some consideration!

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  22. selfish cow! hahahah! you are the best Laura! have you watched Fringe? it is hands down the best series i have ever watched in my entire life! not in the same category as breaking bad (which i also love) , i strongly recommend it if you havent already ;)

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  23. i love the nails
    <3<3<3
    Sasha
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  24. could you tell us about your lip filler ,which one do you prefer ?
    thanks ,tamilla

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  25. Gorgeous look and love the nails lovely :)

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  26. Wow! I can't believe I won the nail stickers. I'm emailing you right now! Thank you xx

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  27. This outfit is absolutely stunning, very Jackie O! I have serious skirt envy! xx

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  28. Simply love that skirt. So elegant, and chic.

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  29. I love this outfit. It is something I would definitely want to wear. And are you doing something different? You're looking so slim.

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  30. such a gorgeous outfit! you looks so sophisticated and elegant which is perfect for work attire! unfortunately as i am now a university student, comfort is what i look for most in an outfit and this usually comes down to leggings/jeans and a baggy top (not quite the style shown in this post...). however, when i do finally get myself a 'grown up' job in an office or something, this is what i wish to look like! the skirt just looks so gorgeous and i love the bow detailing on the shirt! last night i also watched the first episode of breaking bad and i'm already so into it! i can't wait to get going with the next episode! :) X

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  31. love the nails! amazing look. thanks for sharing it. great bag too. xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

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  32. I have to admit I'm so jealous of your handbag collection.. Your hair also looks gorgeous a shorter length, so flattering!Xx

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  33. You look stunning, love your hair, makeup, outfit, everything!!!

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  34. Very nice! It happened to me too at ZAra.. So sad...

    Will you be doing a post with some tips for all us fashionistas that are planning to visit Dubai but don't know what to wear and what we shouldn't be wearing?

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  35. Your nails are actually so fantastic, I'm tempted to jump on a plane to Dubai! fun and fashionable post as always x

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  36. I am a breaking bad addict as well! Almost done the series! It keeps getting better. PS. Those nails are beautiful!

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  37. The nails are awesome! Such a fun mani, and they're work appropriate enough ;) I love the outfit too, the blouse is beautiful!

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  38. Hi, i discover your blog today in Instagram, i am beauty blogger from Argentina, so i love your blog!
    You have style, aand your looks are amazing!

    Kisses

    Mayra

    Farahgroup BLOG

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  39. Oh my god that Givenchy is perfect in pink!!

    Also, Breaking Bad is the bombdotcom. No show will ever compare.

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  40. Ack! I HATE it when I find the last piece of clothing and it has a lipstick smear on it. D: Yikes! Glad you picked it up still; it's quite lovely. :)

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  41. this skirt length suits your leg shape so much better. It is a very sexy and classy length imho, jcrew has has some fab ones called the telegraph pencil skirt. Ihave a few that I love.

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  42. Wow i absolutely love that skirt- Zara is without a doubt my favourite shop!
    Love the outfit you've styled together, you look amazing! :)

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    xx

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  43. Just beautiful, love the skirt and the top together looks really pretty and the necklace is gorgeous.

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  44. Any one can just forget about challenging and also unreliable online job look for that could get any person angry.

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  45. This is one of my fav outfits I have ever seen you wear. You look lovely in baby blue.

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  46. I really love the skirt and top combination.

    xo
    Maggie A
    LOVE MAVIN

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  47. Amazing look and really loving the shirt! Perfect colors mix!

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  48. omg love this outfit! xo
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  49. Another gorgeous mani!! And I love how soft & flowy that blouse looks.

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