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Thursday, 30 January 2014

What I Wore | Dressing Down

Hat: Topshop. Jumper: Stone Union via Brit Fash. Dress: Chi Chi*. Belt: Vintage. Bag: Nica Handbags*. Boots: Kurt Geiger via ASOS.
Sometimes, I will find the prettiest dresses that I look at and think to myself ‘when will I ever wear it?’. I’m not one for dressing up too often, heels are a rarity and beautiful dresses are saved for special occasions or the odd night out. But I suddenly came to the realisation that some pretty dresses can be dressed down. Why shouldn’t we make the purchase just because it’s seen as a ‘going out’ dress? Instead, I opted for this dress, something I’d usually pick up and put back down again, teamed it with a baggy jumper, boots and my floppy hat and I think the mix of casual and pretty actually work quite well.

It's also no secret that I love my handbags (obviously, I don’t have a wardrobe full...ahem), but I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect tan bag to add to my collection since, well, probably birth. I’m not one for teeny tiny bags, I like something large that’s sturdy and going to fit all my crap in it but look cute whilst doing so. And then I found this beauty...The floral embossed detail sets it apart from most on the high-street and the detachable strap means I can take it from practical to chic in seconds. The most brilliant part though is that it is extra secure, with the satchel flap fastening and a zip closure under the tab. I’m forever having things fall out of my bag because it seems that no-one wants to put zips on anything anymore! Anyway, I’m waffling, but to be frank I really, really ruddy love it.

Also - hello new Kurt Geiger booties, I love you, with every inch of my feet & more.

Do you ever dress down party dresses? What do you think of this look?


charlotte said...

you look absolutely stunning! i love the way you've dressed down the dress, it looks amazing! the hat is soo cool too, which i could pull it off for every day wear! xx

Laura said...

That dress is lovely, looks vintage and suits your style perfectly!

Laura x

Sara Chergui said...

That skirt is really cute !

Julia Henderson said...

Ah lovely outfit, that dress is so pretty! Love the boots too

Julia x

Rosie W said...

I love how you've dressed it down, it's so pretty :) x

Holl JC said...

That dress is just so pretty, and I love your bag too! x


Catherine said...

You look so pretty! I absolutely love the print on your dress, I love all the colours you've paired it with too.

Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor Vintage

becky smith said...

I love your unique style x

Christine from The Hitchcockian Cockatoo said...

WOW! I just love how you styled that dress. So gorgeous.

char said...

Love this dress and the bag is so cute!

Emma Something said...

When I saw the title and then your photo I was like "that's dressing down?!", then I read the post and it all made sense!! Looks fab!

Tayler Worrell said...

This color story is MY FAVORITE. I'm dying over that detialed skirt with the big chunky knit. Beautiful :)


Jessicalaar said...

Great outfit, i love the skirt.

Jess x

Sophie Ruffell said...

Really lovely outfit.
Love the skirt.


elizabethlola said...

That's such a good idea for the dress! I love the red and navy together!


Grace said...

So much love for the satchel! Been looking for a uni bag for what feels like forever and I think this is it!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!


Elizabeth Daisy. said...

So so pretty lady, I love your skirt x

Elizabeth Daisy | Candyfloss Curls, Cupcakes & Couture

Anthea Lau said...

you look super sweet in this outfit! your wavy hair is absolutely perfect and love those suede leather booties!
Check out my latest Throwback post in Sydney! :)
AL xx
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Shereeeen ♥ said...

Love the detailing of your dress. Also, I cannot get enough of your hair. It's so vibrant and cool X


Emily Bodo said...

You look great, as always(: that dress makes for an amazing skirt! And that bag is amazing as well! I want it! The little patterns and the color and the size make it look so lovely!


great blog! :)

Love if you looked out my fashion magazine :)

Emma said...

Oh this bag is just heaven! <3



Megan Baker said...

this outfit suits you so well! Beautiful!


Rebekah Jessop said...

Adore the hat!



Beeta said...

Crikey that dress is so beautiful :) really like how you have styled it casually too. I am in search of a jumper like this actually. Lovely!

going out dresses said...

you have such an amazing sense of style I love the way you put this outfit together! This entire look is perfection. Seriously, all of it….just works. just gorgeous.

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