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26 Apr 2014

Mon Belle

Finally a bit of greenery in my background! I am in the UK for a whirlwind weekend (fly back to Dubai tomorrow) and as I packed light I have resorted to wearing this exact same outfit two days in a row. No shame there - except the jeans are white and definitely have a few iddy biddy stains on them by this point :)

I did carry my silver heels from ASOS in my bag but I just couldn't do the shoe changeover for these pictures. It was a bit muddy and come on....heels/rural country are not a match made in heaven.

I wore this yesterday to meet up with my beloved Zara - AKA Mouldyfruit - in London (for a 5+ hour food and catch up session)

...and then today for lunching and slobbing around at home. It's one of those easy/casual outfits I suppose...nothing groundbreaking but comfy to wear. And I love the tee so much - a bargain sale purchase from River Island in Dubai.

Tee: River Island (I think this is long gone now)
Jeans: French Connection (white boyfriend style with rips in the knees that confuse my parents/remind me of Bananarama) - Link!
Mac: Zara - Link!
Shoes: ASOS - Link!
Bag: 3.1 Philip Lim - Link!

I know I have only been here for a few days but whenever I come back I am reminded of how fantastic the shopping is here. Seriously, do not take your high street for granted! I visited Superdrug and Selfridges and came up with this loot below for me and my friends:

One of the things I am excited to try is the brush that sits at the bottom of the picture. This is the Louise Young foundation brush. It's is a huge work of art - the dome shape will probably get my slap on in just a few swipes. I'll pair it tomorrow with the Collection Lasting Perfection foundation and will let you know how I get on :)

Hope you are well :) 


  1. I miss Boots and Superdrug sooooo much, I totally know what you mean. I think British girls take for granted the variety and the incredible offers they have there!

  2. By the why, how freaking stunning do you look as a blonde, Laura??? I think this is the first time I actually like light hair on you! This Anthony is a genius!

    p.s. Loved your cheeky cameo on Simone's vlog. Would you please consider a doing a video some time, even if it's just a one off, like a little faves of the season or something like that? pretty please? xxx

    1. Ah I loved her vlog - glad you did too! I will definitely consider it :) xx

  3. Loving your new hair colour! Really suits you xx


  4. Great combo, love the top! ♥

  5. looking HOT as a blonde Laura!! Tempting me to go back to the light side again....

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  6. Now that's what I call a haul! Cannot wait to hear your thoughts on the Louise Young brush. Looks great! I'm all in favour of something to pack on my foundation quickly and seamlessly :) Enjoy the rest of your trip Blondy :)


  7. Ahh I'm debating that LY brush so will be interested in your thoughts ;)

  8. Cute lax combo xx


  9. (I've been reading your blog for a while and I think it's finally time to comment...) I live in the States, so Sleek is a novelty to me, and I finally bought some a while back when they were having free international shipping. I use the face contour kit ALL THE TIME. I have very fair skin and it's incredibly flattering. Love the new hair!

  10. Love your jeans! the hunt begins! :P

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  11. I also have the Mon Belle tee, I bought mine at full price when they 1st came out & have worn it loads, looks great with your casual mac!
    Hugs xoxo

  12. Love the tee and mac combo! Hair looks fabulous too. x

  13. Your bag is just a dream.

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  14. Please feedback on the LY brush Laura!

    Ps. I managed to snag the last Topshop Textured Blue Midi Skirt in a size 6 at my local store! Thank you for the recommendation, it's beautiful!


  15. Quick hair/brow question: are you thinking about lightening ur brows to match ur lighter hair? I am also en route to becoming a blonde but not sure if I'm brave enough to change my brow colour but also really don't want to look like Grimace

  16. Great post
    L x

  17. Love this look, it's so comfortable but stylish!! Perfect!! :)

    Your hair is looking great too - love the colour xxx

    Layla xx


  18. You're going to be so popular with your friends with that loot :-D. You're making me homesick, glad I am going back soon

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict xx

  19. These are such pretty pictures :) I love your blog :)


  20. I spot a Shisha! :) Hope you had a fab time on your whirlwind trip back Laura!

    As someone who only fairly recently discovered your amazing blog and didn't get to see any of your youtube vids, it would be great to have a little monthly fix, perhaps you and Simone could do one together? :)

    Lis x

    ps. You're going to adore that brush!


  21. Gorgeous Laura, the outfit is beautiful and you look so stylish even in casual!

    Beth @ BethBlogsBeauty

  22. The combination of white jeans and that long coat look super chic! I can just imagine it with your silver heels :)


  23. i'm loving you as a blonde!!!!


  24. Mon Belle? That's kind of funny as far as t-shirt grammar goes...