Friday, 9 September 2011

Rusty florals...

 Since I first wore this dress I have been counting down the days until I can wear it all layered up. I am definitely the kind of person to wear the majority of my clothes all year round and I was desperate to find some nice t-shirts to help me layer things up.  Last pay-day I bought some basic tees from ASOS in the sale and they have been invaluable in these past few weeks. I have always shied away from long sleeves because I get so warm but these are thin enough that I don't boil but keep my arms nice and warm.  Autumn is definitely my favourite season and this dress was crying out for some rich rusty orange to lift the floral print. 

Dress: River Island, t-shirt: ASOS, belt: vintage Laura Ashley, bag: Fiorelli (gift), shoeboots: Office
I also really love the colour, rusty orange is a definite favourite of mine and it picked up the floral print in the dress nicely too. 


I found this belt underneath my brother's bed and when I saw the gorgeously worn leather I just had to pair it with this outfit. I love the abundance of rich brown tones around at this time of year and the belt ensured that I didn't look too young in a rather cutesy looking dress. 


Recently I have been described as dressing like a 5 year old and whilst I don't mind being described as "cute", people always presume that I am about 16 and being ID'd is getting embarrassing! My beloved shoeboots gave me a bit of height and hopefully convinced people that I am actually old enough to be allowed out of the house on my own. 


I can see this becoming my favourite outfit this A/W as it is just so easy and comfy and I can imagine it looking even better with my boots in a few weeks! I also got the bottle green version of this t-shiort too so expect to see me wearing that very soon!

Which is your favourite season? How do you remix outfits for the colder seasons? 

24 comments:

Stacey Joanne Marie said...

I love the addition of the rusty top, it really makes the outfit pop! xx

ScienceGeek said...

Oooh the orange rust looks lovely with the dress :) xx

dinoprincesschar said...

oh it's lovely! i love layering up in autumn ! xx

Winnie said...

Oh Maria, you look gorgeous in this outfit. Love the warm brown hues!

Harriet said...

Oh wow, one of my favourite outfits of yours ever I think! The colours are perfect!

I definitely feel like my 5 year old self would approve of the way I dress - I'm still in peterpan collars and pinafore dresses nearly 20 years later! As long as you have ID when you need it I figure better to look younger than your age than older!

Vintage Reflection said...

The ruffle collar on that dress is de-vine and the colour pallet is my fav. I totally get what you mean, because I like prim / preppy style clothing people always think I'm 16-18 when in fact I'm 24.. It's very irritating but I try to laugh and think when i get older it'll be nice to look younger! ha ha xx

claire (jazzpad.) said...

LOVE this Maria, the colour is so wonderfully seasonal. I can't wait until the colder months, layer up with knitwear and get the sparklers out!! It'll be mulled wine season before you know it ;) ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

Caroline said...

Great idea layering the top underneath so you can still wear the dress when it's not so warm! I love the orange rust shade against the colour of the dress! x

SophieDusting said...

Ah I love, love, love this outfit - creates the perfect hourglass figure - makes your bust look bigger too!!!
What size is the dress - may have to nick it at some point!

xxxxxx

Danielle - theoxfordcomma said...

I'm guilty of dressing like a toddler at a tea party on occasion too.
This outfit is lovely! The first photo of you is fabulous.

xXxStundonxXx said...

I absolutely love this outfit, the dress is gorgeous x

Victoria said...

Lovely outfit x

Sherin said...

I love layering long sleeved top with shorter sleeves in the winter as well. It's such a gorgeous dress. I love the colour.

Llara is the Little Scribbler said...

Loving the super cute corduroy! Can't beat a bit of cord when autum kicks in. Plus, it won't be long before you're glad to be ID-ed! Revel in it! x

Danni said...

I do love me a bit of rust, that top is such a perfect colour for autumn. LARVVLY :) x

Rachel said...

I love the dress, it's such an interesting fabric!
I completely understand getting called a three year old, the running joke in our house is that i either dress as an eleven year old girl or a thirty year old woman!

Rachel
xoxo
http://procrastinatingrachel.blogspot.com/

styleroulette said...

The dress is adorable! And loving the shoes, so vintage feeling!

xoxo
style roulette

maria said...

lovely! Those colours are just perfect together, I love that rust colour.

Lizzy Lips said...

Love that rusty tee with the dress, great colour combo :)

Rachel said...

Love the autumnal colours and your legs look fab! This dress seems very versatile. I can imagine it with a chunky knit, thick tights and boots as well x

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Ummm, you look awesome. Seriously, you look fricking amazing here.

Eloise said...

Maria you look amazing! I want your legs please! Ah I wish I was brave enough to get my pins out.
Everythings just right here though, all the colours "just go" and it's ridic flattering.

I completly understand about the age thing, I don't mind it though as I'm another year older this month and don't want to look frail.

xx

Lil said...

You look gorgeous! These colours really work on you. Autumn is definitely my favourite season too, I love it when the trees turn and the nights start getting colder. I love being able to layer up my clothes too. Love what you've done here! Xx

Chloe Likes To Talk said...

OUCH- whoever said you dressed like a 3 year old was a bit mean- for the record I think you're gorgeous and you look fab.

I love the ASOS basic tees too, they're lightweight which I love layering and they're a long length, which I prefer. H&M sometimes have really good lightweight longsleeved and 3/4 sleeve (my personal preference) tees for good prices.

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