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16 Mar 2014

Don Johnson, is that you?



I think I was channelling some Miami Vice today. Not the Colin-used-to-be-sexy-Farrell Miami Vice but the old school Don Johnson era.  It's the white blazer I think - does it every time!

When I took my cheesy Instagram picture this morning I realised that nearly everything I am wearing is Topshop. Sadly I am not sponsored by them so I spend my own money to look like a walking advert and I think this is going to be the case for some time. There are some sensational things on the website at the moment. Beautiful lace pencil dresses,  scallop edged trousers and sky blue skirts to name just three.

Most of the time I think Topshop quality falls into the "good" category. I have had some pieces for years. The cut and choice of fabric is often what does it for me though - sometimes it's great and other times just plain odd. Take this top I am wearing today. It's all very nice and everything - an icy grey shade - but the weight of the fabric is all in the front and you know what that means don't you? A boob reveal every 2 minutes. I literally spent the entire day looking at my boobs and making sure they weren't out. #traumatic

The trousers - or joggers as Topshop calls them - are new-ish. They are that faux silk material that feels light and lovely to wear. Casual enough to be comfy but still capable of being dressed up. They have a lovely drape to them. Now heels would be great with these but I couldn't be bothered with that today and just wore my cheap F21 flats.




Top: Topshop - last season
Jacket: Topshop - a couple of seasons ago
Trousers: Topshop - current season :) Link!
Flats: Forever 21 - Link!
Bag: Givenchy Antigona (Small) in a colour I refer to as "Mod About You" - Link!
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban - Link!

I think a make up post is next up, don't you? I want to share my love for the Hourglass Opaque Rouge lipsticks, the Kevyn Aucoin Celestial highlighter and most exciting of all, tomorrow I get my hands on Burberry Pale Barley, having ordered it from net-a-porter and I cannot wait to see if it lives up to the hype! Fingers crossed!

36 comments

  1. The colour of this bag makes me SO HAPPY. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Kevyn Aucoin celestial, do you have any other recommendations from that line? I love the bits I've tried so far and want to try MORE! xx

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    1. Same - I literally look at it every day and smile. How tragic am I? :)

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  2. Topshop are pretty much on fire at the mo! I must have completely by-passed those trousers, they look perfect for in-between seasons - love the whole outfit! x

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    1. They are exactly that - and great if you are sitting down all day at work/travelling - as they are so comfortable.

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  3. Hi Laura

    Yet another gorgeous outfit! Loving the colour combo and those trousers look great! not something I'd normally pick up but I'm definitely going on a little mini-mission to Topshop this week to try them on to see if they suit me!

    You're going to LOVE Pale Barley :) Almond and Gold Trench are also lovely if you're looking to purchase some more Burberry (I love these eyeshadows, can you tell?!) I bought MAC Mythology on your recommendation last week and I adore it!

    Lis x

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  4. You look lovely, and it definitely is a Mod about you colour xx

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  5. Loooove the bag!

    www.girlonthemoon.co.uk

    X

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  6. I love your outfits, but I must say this is one of the best ones! I love everything about it! especially the bag♥

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  7. Love this look, I would love a white blazer, I also wear too much topshop, mainly because they have an amazing petite range, I'm obsessed with their cigarette trousers at the moment! Gorgeous bag too

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  8. would you recommend Antigona? I'm thinking about it but what's more exciting that I am going to buy my first disigner bag, I want to choose well as I can't see the next one coming lol

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  9. loving the slouchier pants with the tailored blazer!

    Annie
    A College Confession

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  10. I hate it when the weight of a top is all in the front. It always looks like I'm really proud of my boobs (I'm not) as I'm constantly staring at them whenever wearing front heavy tops. People must think I love perving on myself.
    I love white blazers. I only managed to find the perfect one in December last year after months of searching. I think I need to purchase a few more so I don't have withdrawals whenever I wash the one I have now.

    Raise The Waves

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  11. Love the tones in this outfit! C x

    http://letmeseeyourwears.com/

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  12. That bag is to die for!

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  13. Omg i love this bag! And the blazer! Xx alessia

    http://lashesandblushes.blogspot.com

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  14. looooooooove the nails and the bag!

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  15. I love this outfit! It is the perfect balance of chic and casual, and I am in love with the white top. Unfortunate that you had to keep watching it, but it does look beautiful on!

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  16. Love s throw back to your old handbags, do you still have the miumiu one? Also nails are amazing, what polish are you rockin'? x

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  17. have you heard of the brand wilfred, exclusive to aritzia? I just got these silk pants from there, and they are fab!

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  18. Absolutely love this outfit!! Perfect for those hot Dubai days!

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  19. I couldn't be more in love with the colour of your Antigona. D

    on Johnson totally put sunnies and Miami on the cool-map...I couldn't believe he married Melanie at that time but now I can see she's actually a cool, gorgeous girl, but hey :)

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  20. I adore everything about this look, including the nod to Miami Vice!!!!! Gorgeous colour Antigona.
    Hugs xoxo
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  21. laura, could you please reveal name of the ebay seller, from which you bought your "feline meow" sweatshirt? i seriously need it in my life:)

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  22. I agree with you on Topshop.. It is kinda hit and miss with them - more of a hit though! Fab trousers.

    Anneli x
    www.owlinvogue.com

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  23. Love it! I just bought some very similar pants but mine are more capris on me especially since I'm so tall haha

    xx
    www.thestyleduckling.blogspot.com

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  24. LOVE your Givenchy!!!!! 3

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  25. this is such a gorgeous, simple yet sophisticated outfit! if i had both the effort and the right clothes i think i would wear something similar to this every time i wanted to look a bit more dressy during the day! i love the colour of your nail varnish too! it's the perfect pastel/spring blue! and i am so totally in love with your givenchy! one day i will own an expensive handbag! ;) X

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  27. This bag is to die for pretty! And you have beautiful nails too!

    ELAtitude
    www.elatitude.si

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  28. I think we can all agree that that Givenchy bag is beautiful! Thinking of adding style/make to the blog. Kind of a makeup junkie I absolutely love it. Cute outfit too. xo

    xoxoallison.com

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  29. I spotted this bag the other day in Harrods and it was love at first sight :) Your outfit is amazing and the bag goes perfectly with it!

    chrissabella.blogspot.com

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  30. Absolutely in love with your bag. The color and size are perfection.

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    stop by :)

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