WhatLauraWore: Getting Dressed Quickly

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I really hate the feeling of oversleeping and literally jumping out of bed and being in a mad rush to get ready.  While I’ve never particularly been a morning person, I like to wake up and give myself enough time to get ready calmly!  However those days where I miss my alarm… or press snooze and snooze and snooze… well, they still happen and for those days, I have my getting ready quickly routine down to a fine art.  I’ve built up a wardrobe of staple pieces that I can just pull on and head straight out the door in at a moments notice.

My black Pull On Jeggings are so comfortable and one of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe.  They work equally as well when worn during the day or for an evening out and I really should invest in a couple more pairs as I will have worn these out before the year is out with the amount of times I wear them!  These are great for those with a large stomach and slender legs as the legs are very slim fitting.  I always have trouble finding skinny jeans to fit because by the time I’ve bought them to fit my stomach they’re more like bell bottoms on the legs but not with these ones.

When I do order some more, I’ll be getting them in the next size down as these are getting a little big for me now but I’ll tell you more about that in a later post.

Another item I am going to be repurchasing is this black Swing Vest as I’ve worn this one so often since I bought it last summer.  It is a basic, soft jersey with a scoop neckline and a relaxed fit.  What I love the most about it is that it is lower at the back than at the front which means that I can wear it comfortably with leggings.  I am longer in the body than I am in my legs so it is rare for me to find a top long enough and now that I have found such a top, I don’t want to be without it!

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I like to wear an all black outfit, especially when I’m in a rush because I feel as though it instantly looks put together and anything goes with it.

To keep warm, I popped on my new So Fabulous Back Lace Insert Cardigan.  This is a large fitting cardigan with a relaxed fit.  It is so super soft and surprisingly warm despite being lightweight.  It has full length sleeves making this a great cover up for short or sleeveless tops.  It is a style that is to be worn open which is really flattering especially if you’re wearing a block colour underneath.  I love the lace detailing at the back as it is so feminine and delicate.

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Wearing black and creamy white is a great blank canvas upon which to add a pop of colour and my choice was red.  Its all about small pops of colour that really help you to look put together and as though you’ve really thought about your outfit when in actually fact you pressed snooze one too many times on your alarm and didn’t have time to iron the outfit you’d intended to wear.

When I’m in a rush, I like to scrape my hair to one side and braid my hair loosely.  It is a quick and easy hair style that looks good whether you’ve plaited it tightly or gone for the messy look like I have.  To pull in the red theme, I used one of my red and white headbands and tied it at the end as a bobble.

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The necklace I’m wearing is the Swarovski Crystal Heart Pendant by Vivienne Westwood that I received for my 21st Birthday.  It is a beautiful necklace but one that I don’t get too much wear out of as it has a large red heart in the centre and I don’t often wear red so I am trying to make a concious effort to wear more red so that I can pop it on.  The VW jewellery is so beautiful.

I am also wearing a red lip with my new Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Lost Cherry.  I have a full review of this lipstick coming very soon but from the outset, I have to say that I am SO impressed with the Matte Revolution lipsticks.  I bought two of them and they are absolutely incredible.  Lost Cherry is a beautiful bright yet muted red that is comfortable to wear and so long lasting.  I am hoping to get some other shades and try out other products from Charlotte Tilbury very soon.  They have some gorgeous gift sets available here that I think would be great for Christmas, especially the mini lipstick trio.

You might remember the bag that I’m carrying as one of the Michael Kors that I picked up on my honeymoon.  You can see my Michael Kors haul here.  I bought it from the outlet store and I can’t seem to find it online, at least not in this colour which is labelled as Mandarin; a gorgeous orange toned red that adds a great pop of colour to an otherwise plain outfit like this one.  This is a Michael Kors Saffiano Satchel and I believe this is the middle of three sizes.  It has top handles as well as a long strap making it a really easy to carry bag for everyday use.  It fits all of my essentials in, although I must admit, my essentials don’t really stretch to much.

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So Fabulous Back Lace Insert Cardigan from Very

Swing vest in black from ASOS Curve

Pull on Jeggings in Black from ASOS Curve

Michael Kors Saffiano Satchel in Mandarin from Cruise

Pandora A Love Story Heart Ring from House of Fraser

Vivienne Westwood Swarovski Crystal Red Heart Necklace from Cruise
Ted Baker Pearl Bow Bracelet from House of Fraser
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Lost Cherry from Selfridges

Steve Madden Graanite SM Studded Slipper Loafer Shoes in Black from Dune
Red and white shabby headband (worn as a bobble) from The Bow Boutique
S Locks by Sinead Hair Extensions fitted at Refine Spa in Whitburn

What do you wear when you’re in a rush to get out of the door?


  1. Linda
    November 25, 2014 / 6:45 pm

    oh this cardigan look fab! 🙂

  2. Call Me Kim
    November 25, 2014 / 10:28 pm

    I love your casual posts the most I think, you look as beaut as always hun!Kim xxwww.callmekim.net

  3. Charlotte Flynn
    December 12, 2014 / 1:23 pm

    The bag is amazing and I love how it adds the pop of colour xxadiaryofacurvygirly.blogspot.co.uk/xx

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