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Wednesday 24 April 2013

Dungarees / Paisley Print Shirt with White Collar / Pointed Shoes

Hello all!
I must admit, I found the whole pinafore/dungaree thing that has been making the rounds on blogs quite relentless and so, I vowed to myself that I would not hitch my cart to that bandwagon, yet here I am, quite late - sheepishly chasing after said wagon. I don't mind telling you what changed my mind; it was after seeing Millie Mackintosh (I don't actually watch Made in Chelsea but I'm an admirer of her style) wear these exact Warehouse dungarees. She made them look so 'chic' but cute and I was fully swayed! Although I feel I look significantly more like an 8 year old than she did with these chubby cheeks I've been cursed with. Let me know what you think about dungarees/pinafores!

 Dungarees : Warehouse. Shirt : Urban Outfitters. Shoes : ASOS. 

Sunday 21 April 2013

Cropped Kimono Jacket / Wide Brim Hat / Black Gem Necklace

Hello all!
On Friday I spent the day in London with my mother. We were aiming primarily to return the unwanted items we had been accumulating, but unsurprisingly ended up doing considerably more shopping than un-shopping. (We'd also planned to go to The National Portrait Gallery but she forgot her glasses, so that plan failed spectacularly!) Also, I hope you'll be able to tell that I have a new camera (yay!) which is supposedly 3x the image quality and I'm so happy with how my first round of outfit pictures have turned out. Usually if I take photographs on dull, overcast days I feel like I have to fiddle with the lighting to capture the colours accurately, but no more!
I also cannot fully explain to you the joy I felt whilst I was perusing H&M's 'The New Icons' collection and noticed this hat - sold out in all sizes but LARGE. Cue choirs of angels. For once I do not have to sob over a beautiful hat which only comes in 'One Size Fits All'.

Jacket, Necklace & Shoes : ZARA. Sheer Long Jacket : River Island. Trousers & Top : Topshop. Hat : H&M. Bag : Chanel.

Saturday 13 April 2013

Sheer Floral Maxi Dress / Wide Brim Hat / Gold Belt

Hello all!
 A floral dress is the absolute epitome of spring/summer, so I didn't need any persuading to put on this beautiful sheer skirted, floral maxi dress that I've been longing to wear since I acquired it several weeks ago. I particularly love the dainty, elegant sleeves and the beautiful movement in the skirt as you walk. Of course, the need for a big hat goes without saying. I feel the neckline is perhaps a little daring for me, but I like to think the length of the skirt helps me just about get away with it without looking a bit... overly cheeky for the daytime. Let me know what you think - not cheeky at all? Far too cheeky? Perfect balance of cheekiness? (As of now, cheeky is my word of the day.)

Dress : ASOS. Belt : Urban Outfitters. Shoes : Office. Hat : ZARA. Sunglasses : Miu Miu.

Thursday 4 April 2013

Off-The-Shoulder Paisley Print Dress / Miu Miu Sunglasses

Hello all!
I'm sure you'll have noticed that this sweet little piece by Motel is quite the lookalike for a rather more pricey Topshop dress I wore a few weeks ago (you can see me wearing it here). Who's version came first? - perhaps we shall never know. All I can say is, being the happy owner of them both, I can honestly tell you that they are both as beautiful and enjoyable to wear in their own ways. For me, this Motel dress is incredibly wearable and day-appropriate, and at less than half the price of Topshop's version it's quite hard to resist! As well as being exquisitely patterned, it's also very easy to move about in (which is a lot to say for an off the shoulder number, as they can be quite restrictive and cause me to lose the use of my arms in the style of a Tyrannosaurus rex... so elegant.) So, to summarise, I love it.

Dress : c/o Motel. Sunglasses : Miu Miu. Shoes : Office. Ring : Granny's. Nails : Maybelline Colour Show in 'Pow Green'. Lips : Revlon Lip Butter in 'Wild Watermelon' (lol)