WhatLauraWore: Hotel California

Well close, but not quite Hotel California, more like the Roker Hotel along Sunderland’s sea front.  I went to a function there recently with some work colleagues for a three course meal, show and all inclusive bar; it was bound to get messy!


Inspire Ponte Belted Dress from NewLook

Leopard print clutch from Primark

Earrings from NewLook

Bracelets from New Look

Rose Gold watch from DKNY

White gold and diamond rings

Leopard print sandals from New Look

Hair Extensions from Foxy Locks

Nail Polish in Mint Green from Barry M

I wore the green version of what I call my Kate Middleton dress.  When I first bought the navy version, I loved the colour of the green dress but thought I wouldn’t suit it.  After wearing the navy one out, I loved the shape and feel of the dress so I was eager to purchase the green too; after wearing it out, I’m really happy with it.  The only downside to the green dress is that if you spill anything on it then it is very visible until it dries unlike the navy dress which is a fool proof addition to any socialites wardrobe.  Having spent the evening carefully sipping my Malibu and coke and leaning so far over my plate, I successfully avoided any spillages… only for my efforts to be ruined when I went outside to get in Mr WLL car and it was raining heavily.  Obviously by this point I was far too focused on going home to bed and concerned that my mouth tasted as though I’d eaten all of the coconuts on a small Maldivian island to care what my dress looked like.

Where do you buy your dresses from?  When you find a style you like do you tend to buy the same dress in different colours?  Whats your staple style?


  1. TraceyB
    February 6, 2012 / 8:45 pm

    love those dresses – have you seen the leopard print one they have now too? It's gorgeous. x

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 6, 2012 / 10:26 pm

      No! Never! They do a leopard print one?! I've gotta get it!!! xxx

  2. Fabulous Forever in Bows
    February 6, 2012 / 9:02 pm

    That colour is gorgeous on you! Love the leopard print accessories 🙂 x

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 6, 2012 / 10:27 pm

      Thanks honey, I adore leopard print… as you can probably tell by my background! xxx

    • Laura Darby
      February 6, 2012 / 10:37 pm

      I love that dress! You always get the nicest dresses! Xxhttp://jellybellyfrocks.blogspot.com

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 7, 2012 / 10:45 pm

      Thanks Laura, I do try! I was always a jeans and pretty top girl until a few years ago, now I cant get out of dresses! xxx

  3. charmed-chick
    February 7, 2012 / 9:34 pm

    loving the color of your dress :)xcharmed-chickx.blogspot.com

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 7, 2012 / 10:44 pm

      Thanks honey, i really like it too xxx

  4. Thick Threads
    February 7, 2012 / 9:41 pm

    sooo pretty! love the color of the dress and i love that you paired it up with the leopard 🙂 looks gorgeousxoA_Riot

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 7, 2012 / 10:44 pm

      Thanks hun. Wearing a block colour and adding leopard print accessories is a really easy way to add a print to an outfit without feeling concious of it… if that makes any sense!! xxx

  5. Laura On Life
    February 8, 2012 / 5:50 pm

    Hey Laura. Didn't realise this was the New Look dress when I saw it on Facebook. I have the navy one aswell and the black and white stripe one. I wore the navy one last night to my boyfriends 30th. Now I've seen you in the green one I really want that colour aswell lol. Very beautiful as always. Oh and loving the extensions xx

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 8, 2012 / 7:22 pm

      Aw theyre gorgeous dresses arent they, not surprised you want all the colours! Theyre very flattering too I find. xxx

  6. Anonymous
    February 14, 2012 / 2:14 am

    I saw this dress in New Look the other day and didn't like it as much on the hanger as I did online. Now I've seen you modelling it I'm regretting not trying it on – You look awesome!Hello New Look, Goodbye wages…

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 17, 2012 / 9:40 pm

      Lol I always find that with dresses and it often tends to be the case that the ones that I hate online, I love when I try them on! xxx

  7. Ray
    February 17, 2012 / 4:01 pm

    SEXY <3 xxxxxxxxxx

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 17, 2012 / 9:29 pm

      Thanks Hottie 🙂 xxx

  8. cheetah print dress
    April 22, 2012 / 4:43 pm

    Gorgeous! Love the leopard print accessories <3

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