Friday, 8 July 2011

Deja vu...

As a blogger, I think it is inevitable that you will have several items in your wardrobe that have quite a lot in common. This dress which I wore to Stow-on-the-Wold is one of those those... brown, floral, cord... sounding familiar yet? There is something so comforting and robust about cord, it reminds me of being young and carefree (which is sounding pretty good about now!) I'm applying for jobs at the moment and am desperate to find one. If you know anyone who would want to employ a recent Classics graduate, please let me know! 

Coat: Marks and Spencer, dress: River Island, belt: New Look, shoes: New Look,
This coat deserves to have praise heaped upon it. A mere £4.99 from £50 and a steal at twice the price. Stormproof and in a gorgeous bright green colour, it would have been impossible for me to leave it behind, you know how I love a good coat! It has been invaluable in this weird stormy weather we have been having and I can see it becoming a wardrobe staple very quickly. 


I think the good people of Stow were more than a little bewildered by my posing too, I got some very funny looks as they wandered around me, trying to dodge Mark as he snapped away!  This dress was perfect for a lazy OAP day and loose enough to accommodate all of the cream teas too ;) 


A close up of the print and the gorgeous bows that form the neckline. I tend to steer away from anything that has a looser A-line shape like this but hopefully the belt adds enough definition so I don't look too shapeless... 


I would normally have worn my hair up with a fancy neckline like this but I quite liked it down and I thought it made it look a bit more casual, what do you think? 

How would you have worn your hair? Do you have a fondness for certain fabrics? 
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17 comments

Hannah said...

gorgeous dress and bargain of a coat, good work finding that M!!! I don't really wear cord but that's not to say I don't like it, it's a material I'd probably save for the colder months x

xXxStundonxXx said...

I can't believe how cheap that coat was! Amazing!
I love the dress too, gorgeous outfit x

Gem said...

That coat was a great bargain!
I'm wearing the same things all the time at the moment, I only brought a small selection of clothes to my new house with me, the rest are packed at my nans boohoo.
I don't think I have any cord clothes, I had a lovely black cord skirt when I was a teenager, thought I was really cool and wore it with a Placebo tshirt haha
xx

Natasha said...

That coat is beautiful! And a right old bargain too! I've never owned any cord, but definitely want to, some lovely plum shorts or something would be perfect for autumn! It's a lovely dress :)

Angela said...

Lovely dress, and the coat was such a bargain, good find! Sounds like you had a nice day out :) Personally I love velvet, it reminds me of party dresses when I was a little girl x

Temporary:Secretary said...

You always look so beautiful! That is a lovely dress and the coat suits you so well. You wear the best colours! x

Dani said...

I'd have worn my hair down too, I think you look lovely! My sister has a very similar mac, also M&S but I think it's slightly more blue-toned :) xxx

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Jo said...

I love love love your coat! <3 The mint colour is divine!

x
Lost in the Haze

Emma said...

Cute outfit, the colours look great together. And your hair looks lovely! :) x

Sherin said...

Beautiful dress. I can see why you love it so much. the print on it is so pretty.

Pippa said...

Such a cute dress :)
Gorgeous colour!
xxx

Leia said...

That coat is so pretty!

Leia

Kat said...

Oh I have such fond memories of my cord flares from my college days :) need to bring some corduroy back in my life!! This dress is so cute, definitely a look that deserves repeating! The coat is great too, can't believe it was so cheap! Bargain!

xx

faye said...

That dress looks gorgeous on you and i love how you've teamed it with a bright coat for a flash of colour xx

dannithegirl said...

Wow, both dress and coat are fabulous! Great look : )

L said...

Love love love this outfit. I love finding great coats. I always buy my winter coats in the summer sales and my summer coats in the winter! :) People think i'm nuts! :) x

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