Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Indian summer...

After a summer of pretty rubbish weather, October has dawned bright and sunny. Unfortunately I have packed away all of my summer clothes (into vacuum pack bags nonetheless!) and was stuck on what to wear when it hit the mid twenties this weekend. 

Slip dress: Boux Avenue, belt: vintage Laura Ashley, shorts (not seen): New Look, shoes: Topshop, cardigan: Tesco, bag: Fiorelli (gift) , sunglasses(!):  Accessorize
My slip dress from Boux Avenue (yes I still love this brand!) was perfectly light and floaty and with a cardigan on, I'm sure no-one even realised that it was supposed to be underwear!   I loved the design of this and as ever, the detailing is what really sets it apart. I can't wait to wear this as an extra layer in winter with the cute lace detailing poking out under the hem of my dresses and I think it will look as equally cute as it does in the sunshine... you have to love a versatile piece of clothing!

To avoid it looking too shapeless I cinched it in with my favourite belt and threw on this coral cardigan to give it a bit of colour. With my untanned limbs, I needed a colour pop to avoid looking like Casper! 

This was also the reasoning for wearing this pop of coral lipstick. I had just finished a really busy week at work and this Rimmel lipstick in 'Tell No-one' was the perfect colour to brighten up my tired skin and even put a smile on my face!

Recently I seem to be wearing styles and colours of things that I loved 2 years ago but haven't worn for a while and this lipstick is one such thing. For a while I avoided wearing bright lipsticks but recently I have come back round to them ... I guess fashion and style really is cyclical! 

Do you think style is cyclical? Are your clothes practical or just adorable? 


Elizabeth@rosalilium said...

Totally. That's why I hate to throw clothes away, because I know that at some point in the future I will probably want to wear them again.

dinoprincesschar said...

I am so lacking in storage space, i really need to take a leaf from your book and vacuum pack my summer clothes..i'm not good at getting rid of things!

dinoprincesschar said...

I am so lacking in storage space, i really need to take a leaf from your book and vacuum pack my summer clothes..i'm not good at getting rid of things!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that is a slip dress, it's so pretty. I'm jealous!

Alice, Pretty Confused said...

That dress is so lovely, and so versatile, such a good buy! You look absolutely stunning, so summery! I hate getting rid of clothes for this very reason, you never know when you are going to want to wear something again xo

daisychain said...

I have a whole lotta love for that dress x

Sherin said...

I loved the weather these last few days! So sad it's over.

Absolutely loving the dress. It's so pretty, especially with a bit of colour from the cardigan.

Gem said...

I HATE warm weather, can't wear black tights boohoo. I think I'm the only one who feels that way though.
You totally rock the bright lipstick

VeRo! said...

beautiful! :D


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Caroline said...

The warm weather threw me too, I'd only just bought some new knitwear and it was time to get the summer dresses back out! The coral coloured cardigan looks lovely with your dress. x


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