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12 Oct 2014

Awkward pleats

Another day, another midi. In this case however I wouldn’t advise rushing out to buy the skirt. It’s “aight” – a nice light scuba material that somehow manages not to be transparent. However, the front pleat at the front is rather fortunate, occasionally looking like it emanates near vagina level. I swear it looked different on the ASOS model. These, my friends, are the risks we take.

Thankfully the cropped striped top makes up for it. This is exactly what I want from a cropped top – a light tee that hits belly button level and does not therefore overly expose. It’s a subtle nod to the trend without being tacky. It came in one of those value packs, with a reversed striped version that I will probably wear on here very soon with some more high-waisted skirts/trousers.

Skirt: ASOS – Link!
Top: ASOS – Link!
Shoes: Christian Louboutin (the SoSo and still my favourites)
Bag: Givenchy - Link!
Sunglasses: House of Harlow

In think the stripes bought out my cliched inner Francophile and I decided that I was going to be very “French” in my makeup: light skin base, a touch of blusher, a slick of eyeliner, mascara and a red lip from Clarins.

This is from the Rouge Eclat line and is called Red Fuschia. Those of you a bit scared of red lips should look closely at this one. It has a hint of a raspberry to it, making it a little bit warm and a lot easier to carry off. I love the formula– creamy and well pigmented when applied but weightless and moisturizing when worn. Isn’t it amazing how a lipstick can be so transformative in terms of look and mood? This is why I love makeup.

See you tomorrow!


  1. I really love the SoSo's-I wish I had bought them. Ridiculously about two years ago I treated myself to some Louboutins but chose sparkly ones and consequently they have sat in the box in my wardrobe ever since as I have nowhere to wear them!!

    Absolutely love that top too-am looking for some stripy ones for the upcoming 'colder' times in Dubai!!

    1. I don't even touch my others...only the SoSo's - I would buy another pair without hesitation. I have seen the black ones online so it's never too late to splurge Stacey :)

    2. Oh don't tempt me Laura, my wishlist is literally longer than my arm at the moment!!!

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  3. I love your T! I agree the overly "cropped" isn't a good look especially when your abs are little blobby! :P The description for the skirt was hilarious! Win some lose some! :-)


  4. loving this outfit! you look great


  5. Lovely! http://meowemily.blogspot.com

  6. Love the makeup today! I have those stripy tee's in my saved items. Should really get them ;)

    Honey Go-Lightly

  7. OMG laura I need this top in my life! i've been searching for a crop top that will hide my angry belly button and still be crop top! the outfit and red lips look gorgeous on you as usual. The SoSo's are soooooooo pretty!! xx


  8. Adore your make up & your hair looks fab too Laura!
    Hugs xoxo

  9. You are not helping my self-ban on stripes one bit with this post!
    Madeleine, The Daily Mark

  10. I have that same value pack and I really love the lipstick!!

  11. like this lipstck on you, I have the clarins magnolia :)

    ♥ themarthalist.blogspot.com ♥

  12. Totally agree with you on the lippie, it absolutely transforms my mood! Fab shade :)

  13. oh i do love stripes & red lips. what a combo :)


  14. Love the outfit and the makeup. The lipstick is gorgeous!


  15. I wish I could wear Midi-skirts but they just make me look far too short :(


  16. That top is perfect. Love it with the sunglasses and the red lips. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  17. Could you look more stunning, the last picture is make-up perfection. Spot on as always Laura!

  18. Great sharing
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  19. That make up is just perfect for that outfit !! Amazing choice :)

    Alana and Kyra



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