Friday, 4 November 2011

Cafe latte...

Certain colour combinations always look great together and I think brown, caramel and cream will always look luxe. The wonderful Islabell (whose blog is a constant source of inspiration) inspired me with this colour combination and I couldn't wait to replicate it with pieces from my own wardrobe... 

Coat: Dannimac (stolen from Mum), dress: Topshop, belt: vintage Laura Ashley, boots: Carvela via John Lewis, fur stole: H&M
 I am always wary of this dress looking too bridal so the brown accessories toned it down and  provided a nice contrast against the bright white lace.  As ever, I have my favourite accessories combination topped with my favourite coat which has barely left my side. The cashmere and angora mix is perfect for keeping me all snuggly and warm!


The dress originally came with an under-slip but it was SO short that it was indecent so I bought a replacement from good old M&S to keep my dignity intact.... unfortunately it is longer than the dress in all of these photos, DOH! 


Pretty lace and a full skirt make Maria a very happy girl indeed...


I loved the mix of textures that the accessories provided and  I can't wait to add longer socks and taller boots as the nights draw in! This faux fur stole is becoming another blogger favourite (remember that cranberry Topshop skirt?) but it's easy to see why- it keeps me super cosy whilst adding a sense of slapdash elegance to any outfit. 



How would you 'de-bridal' this dress? Would you wear faux fur?

P.S. Apologies for my continued absence from blogging, I have been so busy but I cannot wait to catch up on all your fab posts! <3 
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21 comments

Celia said...

You look beautiful - hope you had a fab birthday! I don't think the dress looks too bridal, well, unless you stuck a veil on, then it might!! I'd definitely team it with faux fur, a leather jacket, thick black tights & shoe boots xx

Elizabeth said...

I love little white lace dresses. they are so feminine and cute. I would probably throw a leather jacket over the top to make a sharp contrast.

ella belle said...

i love faux fur and love how you have paired it with the lacy kinda dress xx

Caroline said...

I agree these colours together look really chic and elegant! I love the faux fur stole too! x

Danni said...

Loove these coffee colours, if only cos it reminds me of Starbucks!! Yumm. Also major hair envy. Major. x

Gem said...

Love that stole, reminds me of Game of Thrones!
I would wear this with a black studded belt, tights and biker boots xx

Stephie said...

This dress is absolutely adorable, and works so well with the fur stole. I actually think the slip being a bit longer is quite pretty as it adds different lengths to the outfit. Looking lovely as always :) xxx

dinoprincesschar said...

oh i love the fur, i thought it was part of the coat - i have my eye on a coat with a fur collar from tesco :)
love this dress too, don't tink it's too weddingy at all!

islabell said...

can i steal your moms coat away? that color is just perfect. I love how you styled this dress. I have a little white dress of my own I always have trouble stying, perhaps I'll break it out today!!

Sherin said...

I love that dress on you Maria. It's so pretty. I would definitely walk around London, pretending to be a bride.

Tilly said...

Ohh my your hair is amazing! It's soooo thick O_O I like this dress on you it looks so 50's! Hmm i'd say wear tights with it! But that's my answer to most fashion conundrums! Tights are my safety blanket O_o xxx

misspond said...

Looking lovely as ever! The colours really suit you :) x

Gillian said...

I love how you've styled this outfit, cream and brown look so good together! One of my favourite dresses is a cream lace one and I always seem to end up pairing it with brown or dark green accessories.

Hazzelnut said...

I absolutely love this look!

Lil said...

This is so cute!
I think I'd tone down the bridal doing exactly what you're already doing - keeping accessories dark. I'd also wear a darker lipstick to give it an edgier feel.
That dress is absolutely fairytale to-die-for though! x

Harriet said...

That is a gorgeous colour combination! I am wary of white, as like you say it can look a bit bridal, but this is perfect, and doesn't seem that way to me at all.

iris said...

found your blog through Vintage Reflection and it's lovely!
love the colour combi!
xx

Vintage Reflection said...

I love that dress, I'm going to look for it in my topshop and try get it on uniform! So pretty! I love how you've styled the coat with the fur collar, the little boots too! Such a pretty look! Also your hair looks great!! x

Christina said...

that coat is beautiful - a good steal! x

Kirstin@CrimsonRosella said...

I love the lace, fur and booties. Such a perfect outfit!

claire (jazzpad.) said...

Aaaah I always worry about white dresses on me too, because I've got dark hair at the moment and pasty skin it makes me look either really flushed (not good) or corpse like (again, not good). I might be tempted to throw on a tshirt on a dress like this, or a jumper... or maybe even a long sleeved coloured tee underneath? ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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