Sunday, 28 September 2014

Made By Me #35

This dress never fails to put a smile on my face.  From a distance it looks perfectly normal but when you get up close those little back bits are ANTS!  I first saw this fabric on Modcloth, they use quite a bit of quilting fabric in their dresses so I went on the hunt to see if I could find it.  I managed to get it from Frumble but they have now sold out, I have found it elsewhere though - link under photos. 

I am slowly working my way through some of my older makes but just wanna get on and share my newer ones.  Oh the dilemma! Not sure I can let myself go out of order or skip dresses.  Sometimes it would be much easier if I was a bit less regimented.  I need to get on and get photos taken of them, I have been feeling much better since I have been able to wear my contacts again but now I am finding that I am just way too tired for all of that.  I think it shows on some of my recent outfit photos.  If it's not one thing it's another.  Booooooo!

Dress: Made by me using Gingham Ants Fabric
Shoes: M&S

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Wednesday Wants

I have some crackers for you this week!  I feel like I am holding on to the dregs of summer with the first, moving through to autumn with the second and getting ready for party season with the third.  Sorted til Christmas!  Oh gosh, I said the C word.

The colour palette on this Oasis number is just stunning.  I have bought a few pink and purple mix fabrics recently but none of them are a patch on this print.  I love the addition of peach, really unusual but it works so well.   The base colour is navy so it would give me an excuse to wear my current favourite Clarks.  Not that I need an excuse!

 Dress: Oasis

I've seen a lot of people throw around the phrase 'autumnal hues' recently and it totally describes this next dress.  I can almost see the leaves turning these colours.  Not the black obvs.   I have the perfect russet coloured scarf to wear with this dress and I really need to dig my black ankle boots out, this is defo an ankle boots kinda dress.

 Dress: Topshop

Hello my pretty!  This beautiful, beautiful striped number is a bolder version of my favourite dress.  I am totally swooning over here.  I love the neckline on this one and the way it has been shaped to add volume without adding bulk.  It's far too similar to my dress but that doesn't mean I want it any less!

Dress: Coast

Don't forget you can save 10% at Aspire using the code million10  I really need to go try this coat on!


Friday, 19 September 2014

Yours Truly

Happy Friday!  It may be a dull and gloomy day but I am all sunshine inside as it is almost the weekend.  The lovely folk at Aspire Style have kindly sent me an Emily and Fin from the new collection and have given me a 10% discount code to share with you guys!  The code is million10 and is valid til 15th October.  The second wave of the Emily and Fin Autumn/Winter collection is about to arrive along with this scrummy winter floral longer length Lucy dress, exclusive to Aspire.  All styles are available to pre-order but you won't have to wait very long as they are due in any day now.  I was torn between the yours truly Lucy I opted for and this beautifully retro Abigail dress.  In the end I went for yours truly partly because I am a sucker for an adorable print but mostly because it is navy and I get another excuse to wear my new shoes!  Even my watch is navy this season!!  I dug out my Miss Selfridge cardigan as I think it compliments the letter print perfectly.

Cardigan: Miss Selfridge 

I absolutely adore my new Clarks x Orla Kiely shoes, just look at the cuteness!   You can see by the sole they have already become a firm favourite, I haven't even had them a week yet and have worn them every day.  I decided to go for the navy ones as I prefered the contrast of colours to the all black ones and wasn't as keen on the t-bars in real life.  The shape of the t-bars isn't quite as expected and I also didn't expect pony skin.  Not a big fan of hairy shoes though I may still have to purchase them as they are still lovely - I just prefered the shape and look of the navy ones.  They felt a bit tight across my foot so I went up half a size.  I am technically a 4.5 but wear a 5 in most shoes and got these in a 5.5, Maria also found she needed to go up half a size with her black ones. I have been after a pair of navy shoes for a while but not found any I really liked though I am currently wearing them with black tights and trying to get over my hatred of black and navy together.  It's not been as hard as I thought it would be! Haha. 

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