WhatLauraWore: Birthday Cocktails

Evening All

Last Monday was my 23rd birthday (I know, lets get the anti ageing products out!) and on Saturday I went for a night out in Durham to celebrate with the girls.  It was a pretty wild night filled with many cocktails.  In all honesty, I drank far too much than I usually do on a night out so yesterday I was nursing a very sore head!  Were too bottles of champagne really necessary?  Possibly not.  I had a fantastic night and I was so pleased I wore flats as my dance moves would give Michael Flatley a run for his money.

Tonight, I thought id show you the outfit that I wore.  I picked up the dress at the Simply Be VIP store opening that I attended in Liverpool recently.  It is not a style that I would usually go for and to be honest, at £70, its not a price I would usually opt to pay either.  That’s whats so good about Simply Be opening stores.  I got to try on a long sleeved dress which I would never have ordered online, in a colour I wouldn’t have ordered as I didn’t think that I would suit the style or colour and I got to try a range of sizes.  I tried on four different sizes of this dress until I bought the one I wanted as it was a large fit.  Realistically, I would never have been able to afford to pull out £280 to buy four of the dresses online to then send three back.  I cant tell you how happy I am with the dress, I absolutely love it and it made me feel gorgeous from the inside out- it was so worth the money I paid for it.


Cornelli Tunic Dress by Frock & Frill at Simply Be

Black ankle length leggings from Evans

Pink Blush flower sandals from Primark

Black and gold bag from J by Jasper Conran at Debenhams

White gold and diamond rings

Black chandellier earrings from Next

Heart necklace from Next

Nail Polish is 3 coats of Pastel Pink by Models Own with two coats of Barry M Pink Iridescent

What outfit makes you feel beautiful? Have any of you been to the Simply Be store in Liverpool yet?  Do you prefer online shopping or going to a shopping centre?


  1. aroselikethis
    October 3, 2011 / 9:52 pm

    that dress looks lovely on you! but i knew it would as i saw you try it on too! 🙂 xx

  2. Rebecca.Ann
    October 4, 2011 / 7:39 am

    You look beautiful, this suit you so much. Hope you had a fab Birthday 🙂 x

  3. Holika
    October 4, 2011 / 10:22 am

    it's a gorgeous dress and it's cool to know simply be has stores now in uk, next time I'm uk I'll keep an eye on those!

  4. Ess-Jay24
    October 4, 2011 / 9:13 pm

    The dress is gorgeous on you, it really suits you :)xx

  5. Anonymous
    October 8, 2011 / 12:03 am

    You look gorgeous Laura. Please could you do a piece on your amazing hair do ???? I am growing my hair and would love a tutorial on using the bump its that you have mentioned and also how you achieved those lovely ringlets. You really rock that dress, so pleased you had a fantastic Birthday. I wish you a happy year. Kathy xx

  6. Anonymous
    October 9, 2011 / 5:42 am

    Hey Laura!! The whole look is gorgeous but are the ringlets real of extensions?? Please do a post on it!I love your blog, please try and post more regularly as I hate having to wait so long for my next 'What Laura Loves' fix' 🙂 xx

  7. Ellen
    October 14, 2011 / 11:14 am

    love how you have done your hair 🙂 xxx

  8. Caroline
    October 14, 2011 / 11:20 pm

    Hope you had a lovely birthday! x

  9. Tali
    October 20, 2011 / 6:57 pm

    This outfit is hot!! You looks great as always and i love the bag.. again big fan of the bag!!

  10. Elle
    October 25, 2011 / 4:05 pm

    You look gorge hun! Hope you had a good birthday x

  11. Baby Jane Hudson
    August 2, 2012 / 2:53 pm

    You look stunning! I love your hair.

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