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Friday 19 September 2014

London Fashion Week Day 2 Outfit - Waistcoat & Printed Culottes

Click to items still in stock; Culottes: Topshop. Waistcoat: Topshop. Shoes: c/o Dorothy Perkins. Bag: c/o Dorothy Perkins. Shirt: Zara. Sunglasses: Miu Miu. Earrings: J.Crew c/o ASAP.

Hello all!
My penchant for midi skirts and all things ladylike is no secret online (and in that thing we internet people refer to as 'the real life' too) and because of this, I sometimes feel I can be a bit predictable. So, as London Fashion Week is THE place of all places to experiment with something that's perhaps a little out of your comfort zone. When dressing myself (as opposed to when.. others dress me? lol) I try to always ask myself the same question, especially if I'm feeling a little doubtful about my choices; 'if you saw someone else wearing this, would you think they looked good?' I feel it's quite an insightful question to ask, as we're always more critical of ourselves than we are of others. It's a way to try and see yourself from someone else's perspective.

 I asked myself that same question when styling this outfit for day 2. It's true, shirts, waistcoats and tailored things are very what I'd call 'me', and if this was teamed with a pair of leather trousers I'd be happy as a clam. However, it was just the culottes that I was apprehensive about. But, I asked myself again and again, would I think someone else looked good if I saw them in this? Not to blow my own trumpet, but yes, yes I would. So I did it, I took the plunge and felt good about it. Culottes are certainly something different for me - but since wearing this outfit I've worn them again with a white ruffled bralet on an exceedingly warm day and felt perfectly happy!

Also, you know that rule that says you can't wear blue and black? Well, bugger that rule. The culottes are dark grey/almost black and the shoes and bag are navy. I'm a mad, mad woman. A rule breaking beast who cannot be tamed. I wanted to try and incorporate the cute little satchel and intricately detailed shoes (which I received many compliments on!) somewhere into my outfit choices for the week, so I did. And you know what? I'm delighted with the outcome.

(& Thanks to Holly McGlynn for some of the photographs!)


  1. The best thing about culottes I find is the practicality! When it's windy I don't have to worry! you look perfectly poised! beautiful make up too xo

  2. WOW! Such a cool outfit! I love how you styled the culotte!

  3. Lovely outfit! I adore the jacket! <3


  4. Such a beautiful look as always! Ive loved watching your youtube videos, so happy you started a channel on there!


  5. Culottes are something I would never be daring enough to wear, but I love how you styled these! The pop of blue just completes the look.


  6. Love your blog, and your culotte trousers in this post!!!
    Hope you have some time to check my blog out, and let me know what you think about my last post!!


    x, Val.

  7. Oh I wish I'd seen you in this outfit! You look incredible. And I love how you are peering down at your photographer in that last shot hahaha x

  8. Gorgeous blue heels! Such a fabulous combo and you look super fierce and beautiful. Love it!

  9. The coat is beautiful! I also love the shoes, they go so well with the rest of the outfit


  10. you always look so pretty and confident in the things you wear, you really rock it

  11. I LOVE your culottes!
    Tiana x

  12. Gorgeous outfit! Love the heels :)


  13. Such a cool outfit- I think the culottes are my fav part!
    Daniella x


  14. I'm so in love
    S xx

  15. im a big fan of culottes and they look really good on your! love all the patent blue!

  16. Love the entire class <3



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