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19 Jun 2016

Dulling my hate fire


I have a little hate fire burning for Dubai's H&M's. The merchandising is depressing and the stock selection is poor. I can't ditch it though. Every now and then, in a dusty dark corner, hidden by piles of polyester, rests a total gem that temporarily dulls the hate fire. This straight cut t-shirt dress is one such item.

So there I was, free for a few hours after literally slaving behind my laptop all week, deciding to invest some time in the mall. It's Ramadan right now so quite frankly, with most restaurants and cafes shut until sundown, there is bugger all else to do other than shop.

I did my little round - COS, Reiss, Sephora, Zara, Topshop and begrudgingly H&M - in the usual haunts. I got some snazzy trousers and tops in Zara and when I hit H&M I spotted this simple dress in a back corner of the Mall of the Emirates store. Within seconds I snapped up my size. This is perfect summer day time wear.

  • It's straight cut and the lack of body cling makes it feel light and comfortable
  • It ends above the knee which counteracts any potential to look wide and frumpy
  • The flounced sleeves add some interest; and
  • It's striped. 

You could wear it with heels, as the model has done on the site, but I just don't think the material is "dressy" enough for that. My bright white Adidas Vantage it is then!





Dress: H&M - Link!
Trainers: Adidas - Link!
Bag: Chanel
Sunglasses: Celine

These pictures were taken in a odd corner of a development called City Walk. It's gives me major St Christopher's Place/Shepherd's Market vibes and as artificial as it plainly is, made me feel oddly happy. I do get homesick and this time of year can be very testing due to the unbearable heat during the day. The sight of a red phone box and some faux-Euro architecture was just what I needed.

See you soon!

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  1. It's gorgeous on you Laura! Love the juxtaposition of the runners and Chanel - stunning xx
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    1. Thanks so much Siobhan xx

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  2. what a little gem! Just shows you it's worth persevering! Funnily enough, there is a huge H&M in my local shopping mall which is horribly laid out and I never find anything in there, yet I do much better in the smaller one closer to town where they actually make an effort to put things in some sort of order. x

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  3. Such a lovely find! I'm totally with you - my local H&M is an abomination! All the clothes are jammed onto rails so its impossible to see or sift through anything, I'm definitely preferring shopping online for their stuff now :)

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    1. In a way I like the hunt but then I go the High Street Ken branch and wonder why all H&M's don't have stock like that! Here it's a total mess.

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  4. This is a really cute dress! I totally feel you on the H&M struggles; every time I go in I wander around completely deflated at the lack of decent options.

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  5. The dress is a great choice and goes well with your gorgeous maxi flap. Recently started running with the Nike+ app inspired by you so thanks. Enjoying it loads! x

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  6. Your Chanel! The sleeves on the dress are a nice detail, and City Walk seems like a cute little area. Hope you aren't too homesick and hope kitty is adjusting well! x

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  7. You look lovely and that bag is so dreamy!
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  8. The dress looks great on with your sneakers Laura. I think you've just described H&M in general. My local store is abysmal. I tend to find the odd gem online occasionally.
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  9. This dress is such a great find! I'm a sucker for stripes too. I also find H&M can be so hit and miss, my local store is a bit of a mess, although I'm obsessed with their Home section. Also that little corner really does look so much like London!
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  10. I can't get over that bag and that little dress is really cute as well.

    xo
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  11. Love this dress and definitely going to head here next time I'm in Dubai - it's crazy how fast new things pop-up... x

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  12. Very nice, Laura! Have you had hair extensions? Angharad x

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  17. i am obviously binge reading your blog and just commenting way like no other LOL

    Believe it or not, we only have one H&M store where I live.. just one and it's a hit and miss. I seriously can't find anything that tickles my fancy or if I do then it's in the smallest size possibly. I do however love the kids section and often times find myself overspending for a pair of jeans for my toddler.

    i feel your sentiment and i do hope to find this dress in our store come spring or summer. (aussie you see).

    xox
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