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Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Exposed Zip Pencil Skirt / Polo Neck Top / Vintage Gold Chain


Hello all!
At the risk of sounding like I'm really bad at small talk / a pensioner / a Springwatch presenter ... how incredibly beautiful is this weather we've been having? I fully intended yesterday to comprise of nothing but sitting inside surrounded by papers, working on my university assignments - as you can see, I didn't quite succeed. This is outfit number 2 of 3 for my styling project with Voucher Codes (you can see Outfit 1 here!) As I said along with my first outfit, Voucher Codes challenged me to buy 3 items, creating an outfit around each piece - fitting under the two categories I chose; 'Modern 60s' and 'Monochrome'. 
Being a Mad Men fan, creating the 'Modern 60s' look was the one I've been the most excited about. Initially, I planned to practice some wide-eyed expressions and seek out a geometric pattern a la Twiggy but decided that the opportunity of dressing up as a modern version of Mad Men office-goddess Joan Holloway might be too fun to pass up. So, I created this outfit around this futuristic, secretarial pencil skirt with an exposed zip detail.

p.s. I've finally given in and created a Facebook page for my blog, although with Arabella being my actual name.. inviting my friends to 'please like Arabella' doesn't exactly sound great..

 Top, Belt & Skirt : River Island c/o Voucher Codes. Necklace : Vintage. Sunglasses : c/o eBay. Earrings : Topshop. Shoes : ZARA.

P.S. I'm aware the necklace is decidedly more 80s (it actually belonged to my mother!) but I couldn't resist incorporating it! I would also not recommend this belt to you... despite it's beautifulness, you can see from the photos that the size SMALL (?!) is too big for my waist by a good couple of inches so I'll have to return it, which is ridiculous and disappointing. ALSO, Beehive-making is so much harder than it looks. I definitely need some tips from beehive queen Olivia.

37 comments:

  1. You look so stunning mrs! I'm always eager to see what you're wearing next and this has to be one of my faves :D So classy and stylish.

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    xx

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  2. Arabella you are perfect! LOVE this outfit, the skirt is so modern yet wonderfully retro at the same time!

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  3. This outfit is actually one of my favourite ever outfits on your blog! Its so gorgeous and those shoes are exactly what I've been looking for!
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  4. GORGEOUS OUTFIT! It so stunning and classy and chic! I love your style so so so much. That necklace is gorgeousss!

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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  5. Most stunning ever , I adore everything about this outfit and your hair and makeup xxx

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  6. the chunky gold chain looks amazing!

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  7. Wowzers! you look absolutely beautiful! The skirt is my fav! And I love how you've styled your hair and added red lippy and nail polish :) xxx

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  8. This is so gorgeous, love the skirt & chain:) x

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  9. I love your mum's necklace :) gorgeous outfit, that skirt is so chic! xx

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  10. One of my favourite outfit posts youve done Arabella, this is SO chic and chanel, you're going to be a fab stylist, Tahmina xoxox

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  11. You look absolutely gorgeous, such a perfect outfit!

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  12. I love this look Arabella! The accessories look amazing, and I need that skirt and necklace in my wardrobe! haha. You look beautiful :)

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  13. there is nothing I don't like about this outfit! How tiny is your waist?! Teeny tiny

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  14. You look soo lush! I have a similar midi but on mine the sides are tan not white you wear yours so gorgeous styled perfectly and such a hot figure. Loove xox


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  15. This is PERFECT. You always look so chic and elegant,xx

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  16. The top and skirt look great together, what a beautiful outfit!

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  17. ~You look gorgeous - this outfit is 100% you xo

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  18. WOW, you look absolutely amazing! This outfit you've put together is so fantastic, I love it! :)

    Xx

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  19. love your outfit post! you look really elegant in gold jewellery and red lips xo
    awesome bodycon skirt too!
    A
    xx
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  20. I feel like you are such a cool person

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  21. You look absolutely amazing, super HOT figure. :)

    x Angie

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  22. OMG this outfit is absolutely stunning <3 as always


    XOXO bee

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  23. Think this is my favourite outfit of yours!
    WOW
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    S xx

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  24. This outfit is one of myfavourites from you, you look like a diva from the sixties! Perfection. OX

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  25. love your style...it's so unique! xx

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  26. This is definitely one of my favourite looks of yours too! I love the simplicity on the lines with the gorgeous detailing.

    xx Mandi
    www.findmeamuse.com

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  27. Hahahah "Please like Arabella" had me in tears.
    You look amazing, love the necklace! The pencil skirt is gorg as well. This is just an marvellous outfit xx


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  28. You look amazing, very chic!

    Maria xxx

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  29. The hair style suits you so much Arabella, you´re so pretty :)

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  30. I love this outfit so much! xx

    Chloe from http://chloescares.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. What a chic outfit, looks really beautiful on you!

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  32. What a stunning outfit, i love that skirt!! xx

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  33. Loving the outfit !

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    Verity
    x

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  34. I love that outfit!!
    Much love,
    Wengie
    http://www.wengie.com

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  35. Wow! love this outfit so much! u such an inspiration.

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