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22 Oct 2015

The Structured Bardot Top


What a lovely pair of clavicles.

I'm so excited about this top.

I don't know if it's the colour, the exposed shoulders or the unusual billowing shape….something about it got me going as soon as I saw it on the website.


The only seed of doubt was regarding the length as this sits just past waist height - not cropped per se but not my usual long length either.

Having worn this a couple of times the length is actually a good call. It's quite a voluminous top and so having it any longer would only serve to make me look round - having it a little shorter balances the proportions out. It does however mean that high waisted jeans or soft trousers are the safe option - nobody needs to see my muffin top in the area of real estate between the meeting of top and bottom.

I like to wear it with more casual bottoms/shoes. You could dress it up and march around in heels but it's such an intensely feminine and exposed neckline that I just don't feel comfortable going all the way.

I am quite tempted to get the navy but also trying to be sensible and just enjoy this one…yes, I'm really trying to be sensible these days!

I wore this out to breakfast with Simone this morning. We like to try new spots and today it was Park House in Jumeirah. The interior ticks all the Instagram-worthy boxes, the coffee was good, service relaxed and friendly but the food ranked as "just okay". It's a pet peeve when a dish is marketed as coming with turkey and yet what turns up looks like it's from a processed packet. Still the location is fantastic - right on the beach and with the weather starting to cool down, I'll definitely head back and try something else on the menu.



Top: Topshop  - Link! / US Link!
Trousers: so-old-they're-vintage from Zara
Shoes: Miu Miu
Bag: Celine
Sunglasses: Celine

Have a lovely Thursday all!

35 comments

  1. Oh I love love love this top! I think the combination of your dark hair and this colour looks just perfect together...on me I fear it may wash me out a bit :( boooo for (fake!) blonde hair!! and oh what a very Instagramworthy venue indeed!

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  2. I love this top as it's more structured than lots of *Bardot tops that I've seen. I also love the more generous sleeves..;)


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  3. Loveee this top! It would look amazing in navy too - good restraint! haha x

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  4. I wish I could pull this off! IT looks awesome on you!

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  5. Hi Laura, looking lovely as usual and the top is ultra-gorgeous, especially dressed down in your lovely fashion.
    I wanted to ask what you use to house your phone in. Do you have a very thin and transparent case or is it just bare? Is it still looking good?

    Still love your blog the best out of all the fashion/beauty/shopping blogs out there!

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  6. I love these kind of tops, but I never found the right bra to wear with them.

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  7. I have this top as well and I love it! I got so many compliments when I wore it as well, it is so classy and flattering to wear!

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  8. Such a great outfit!
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  9. The top is lovely you look really pretty.
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  10. Gorgeous as always!

    I'm a longtime reader and admirer, and I know you've been working out a lot recently - would love a post on your tips and habits and how you motivate yourself! Trying to get into it but finding it so hard.

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  11. Where did you get your get necklace?
    Beautiful as always :)

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  12. That top is gorgeous Laura & you're so right about the length. Love your sparkly Miu Miu's too!
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  13. Super flattering top! I love how you've styled it too - sort of unexpected if you know what I mean but it works beautifully. x

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  14. I was so tempted to order this when I spotted it on the website but the fact it's so voluminous made me think I'd end up looking like a marshmallow so it quickly got removed from the basket but now I'm tempted again as I love the way you've styled this! x

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  15. This outfit is so cute and that top looks AMAZING on you! I love how it looks against your darker hair.m

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  16. haha, like you said, what a lovely pair of clavicles! lol love this outfit!

    and love the blog btw! if you get the chance i would really love it if you could take the time to check out mine and let me know what you think! (or maybe even follow? no pressure though!)

    have a great week, girl!

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