Sunday, 7 February 2016

THAT ZARA STRIPED POCKET DRESS

Boots, Topshop. Dress, Zara. Scarf, h&m.
Zara is a babe. I was shopping on my lunch break and I fell in love with so many pieces. I walked away with about four items. Two basic t-shirts and two dresses. I could have bought a LOT more, trust me. I really do forget about Zara sometimes and I honestly don't know why I don't shop in there more. The quality and style of the clothes are 100% better compared to the likes of New Look, etc. I bought a shirt from New Look the other weekend which I liked. Then when I went into Zara I found a shirt similar but it looked incredibly nicer and well made. Gutted.

The dress I purchased here is gorgeous. I would say it is quite a transitional piece. Paired with some tights and a scarf for now and then on its own with some shades and sandals in spring/summer. Comfortable, slouchy and the perfect length. 

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

MINIMAL & BASIC - BLACK DUSTER AND BOYFRIEND SHIRT

Shirt, Asos. Coat, New Look. Jeans & shoes, Topshop. 


met up with my beautifully talented cousin, Kirsty, the other day to shoot this look. It's so refreshing having wonderfully developed photos to display on the blog from someone who knows what they are doing with a camera! If you are from the Nottinghamshire area and would like a portrait shoot or wedding photographer then I 100% recommend Kirsty. She will make you feel at ease, has a great eye for detail and has a true passion for what she does. It was great combining my love of fashion with her love of photography which made for the perfect collaboration.

I'm not one for having a shirt on with no top button done up. Something Pinterestey inspired me with this look. The oversized white boyfriend shirt, paired with ripped jeans and a black duster for a classic look. Minimal accessories and a staple watch. Add a fedora to the mix and even better. (It was slightly too windy on this occasion!)  The look would have looked great with some Stan Smiths too.

Thanks again to Kirsty for the wonderful photos!

Photos, KLR Snaps Photography.


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Monday, 25 January 2016

STAY SASS WITH COCONUT LANE LONDON


I am one sucker for wall art. Now when you throw sassy wall art into the mix then you have me hooked. If you are wanting an inspiring quote such as 'What Would Beyonce Do?' then look no further then Coconut Lane London

I purchased 'Live. Laugh. Love. Brunch' because in an ideal world that would be my life. Enjoying life and being able to lunch all the time with friends. Well brunch.. I am also eyeing up 'Coffee Contour Confidence' although I still need to master the art of contouring, but maybe that would motivate me.

It doesn't stop there. I also purchased a marble phone case (my old one was too blue). I will not get over marble any time soon so it had to be done.

Minimal and chic. If this style is your thing, then give them a browse. You can also get 20% off with the code Lauralouise20.

Enjoy!
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Saturday, 16 January 2016

DUNGAREE DAYS

 Dungarees, ASOS. Grey top, Primark. Stripe top, New Look. Shoes, Adidas Stan Smiths.

It is so deceiving being so sunny yet absolutely freezing. It's kinda soul destroying leaving the house then realising it's way too bright and you forgot to bring your sunglasses with you. Yeh that happened.

I ordered these 90's style black dungarees from ASOS the other day. I love them. They make me feel like I belong in the cast of Friends. Perfect paired with roll necks, turtle necks, baggy crops and brenton t-shirts. Great paired with trainers in the winter then maybe some sliders in the summer. A staple to any wardrobe. How has it took me so long to get hold of some? I now need them in blue denim...

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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

RECENT LOVES


So here is a summary of some bits and pieces I have collected over the past few months and a few gifts I received over the Christmas period. (I really didn't fancy bringing up the C word, it seems like a distant memory now).

I'm first going to start with my new bra set. Lace and sequins, black and no padding. I have the world's smallest boobs so I never thought I would ever go without bra padding but oh my goodness I don't think I am ever going to go back now. The comfort of this bra is unreal. I feel free (well my boobs feel free) and it looks incredibly flattering. Especially paired with the high waist knickers. Sorry I don't have a photo of the undies but honestly, together it is a dream set. Thank you ASOS.

So next we have my croc makeup bag which was purchased from Next. It's real simple, but that's my thing. I'm so not over the croc look yet. It sits perfectly on my desk and also matches my daily bag. Win.



My desk or 'dressing table' is one of my favourite parts in my room. Tucked away in the corner with some quirky bits on there I found from TK Maxx. I have my Buddha head sitting on there as my obsession with Buddha's hasn't quite faded out yet. That is also the same with marble. I love my marble box from TK Maxx and I store my lipsticks in there. To top it off my Jo Malone perfume sits perfectly on my dressing table. I was lucky enough to receive it as a gift for Christmas. I got the most popular scent of 2015 which was Wood Sage and Sea Salt. It is subtle and heavenly. I'm so glad I finally own it!

Notebooks. I am such a sucker for quirky stationery. It is essential for me at work to have a notebook to write all my style notes down and consultations. I purchased the marble notebook from Oh Deer which is amazing for unique accessories. I purchased the polka dot notebook from TK Maxx. One for everyday notes and one for my consultations with clients.




There is nothing better then having a Calvin Klein set. Honestly. I have LOVED having this is my life. Lazy Sunday morning attire or the perfect bra for me when I am having a work out. Comfy, monochrome and minimal. My cup of tea fo sure.

And lastly, I have been obsessed with my new velvet heels and faux fur clutch (ASOS). These were the perfect Christmas and New Year accessories.

Within some of the photo's you may have also spotted a marble pear (Next) and the Oils of Life cream (The Body Shop) which I only apply on my forehead at night as I don't believe in heavily using anti-aging creams at my age just yet. I use a Simple moisturiser in the day with a high SPF. I bought the Body Shop Cream as a treat for my forehead which is a problem area of mine. I have a few deep lines there which irritate me so much. I'm hoping that will help knock them away or at least postpone getting any more! (It has great reviews).

So there we have it. My most recent loves. I have so many other bits and pieces to talk about but I may save them for outfit posts - so watch this space.



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