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Thursday, 25 June 2015

Bardot Stripe Top / Organza Panel Midi Skirt

Top: River Island (old - similar here). Skirt: Topshop (old - similar-ish here, could be worn with the same top) Bag: c/o Davidoff. Shoes: Kurt Geiger (super old - similar here). Sunglasses: Miu Miu.

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Hello internet friends.

Scrolling back through my last few posts, it's occurred to me that I've been wearing a hell of a lot of black and white recently. It's not even a decision that I've been actively making. I think when I consider whether or not to purchase an item, I ask myself 'how useful will this be?' and 'how many things can this be paired with?' - I suppose with more colourful pieces, the answer is usually; no, it isn't really that versatile. I find in the winter it's a lot easier to just throw a red coat, for example, over a monochrome outfit, whereas in the summer months I'll look at a bright red skirt and see it as too much of a risky commitment. How often would I wear a bright red skirt in comparison to how often I'd wear a black skirt, which'll go with everything. Do you get what I'm saying? I'm rambling on a bit I know. Perhaps I'm becoming boring and predictable. Maybe I should make a resolution to add more colour to my summer wardrobe! 

I'm a big fan of mixing prints in subtle ways, so I really liked the contrast of the vertical stripes with the criss-cross pattern on the skirt's organza panelling. I just think it makes what would've been a rather simple outfit more unique. A few people even told me they liked my dress - I then had to point out they were two separate pieces, and felt ever so slightly smug that I'd sort of 'fooled' people into thinking my two-piece looked so 'meant to be' that it got away with being a dress. The room I was having drinks in was quite dark when people made this observation though... I'll still take the compliment. 

Do you find yourself consistently wearing a certain style because it feels 'safe'? As always, I'd love to hear!



19 comments:

  1. I used to stick to a certain style because it's safe and I didn't have to think to much and just throw it on. But now as I started blogging(fashion), I have the chance or more so an excuse to play with different styles more! It's always fun to push myself a little; because chances are we can all surprise ourselves when we are more adventurous!

    Love your style as always, you are one blogger who has the most varieties of black & white outfits! Love all the look you put together.


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  2. You look fabulous, adore the mix-match of prints, they look great together! I find monochrome a safe kind of go-to outfit if i'm ever having some sort of dilema and can't decide what to wear.

    Courtney | http://courtzmelv.com

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  3. I feel the same Arabella, sometimes just reverting back to what you know will look good and not too daring just like a black skirt instead of a red and anyway, black goes with so many more than a daring bold colour :)
    anyway, you look as chic as always and the pieces do look like they're made for each other <3 perfect combination

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  4. What a pretty outfit Arabella and I'm not much for the black and white and wear too much color but you make me want to try less color. I love the mixing print you did too.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  5. That top <3 <3 <3 monochrome is always a winner in my books! xx

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  6. You look gorgeous, this is such a classic, effortless outfit <3

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  7. Black is not my colour but you style it sooo beautifully! When I have a monochrome day I always stick on my trusted navy blue!

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  8. Such a gorgeous outfit - loving that skirt!

    Drea xo
    Drea's Junkyard

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  9. This is gorgeous everything just flows so beautiful, love the mix of prints and colours! x

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  10. Your blog is definitely my favourite! So inspiring for my own :)

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  11. Obsessed with this top. You look gorgeous and perfectly on point for summer!
    <3
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  12. I totally understand you. I also tend yo wear same things over an over! Great look btw!
    X
    Miri

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  13. You look fantastic. Love the stripe top.

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  14. oh, your photos and outfits and blog and just you generally are so beautiful! Always love your posts :)

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  15. Lovely look you've put together, Arabella. I especially love that skirt; it's so, so pretty. And the bright red lip is such a lovely, chic touch x

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