Thursday, 31 January 2013

Paint the town red...

...or what to wear out when the weather is rubbish! I never know what to wear when I go to the pub- I am always torn between going for extreme comfort (jeans and a jumper) and wanting to get slightly dressed up. Finding a balance can be tricky, especially if you have to spend any time outside, before or afterwards. I decided that my new lace skirt from Monki (yes Monki again!) would be the perfect way to glam up a plain top and add a bit of interest to a more practical outfit. This leather biker jacket has long been a favourite of mine and the cropped length works well with longer skirt lengths (and particularly well with black semi sheer maxi skirts it seems!)  ;) I think I was trying to pop my collar up here but I'm really not sure!

Black lace skirt, red top, leather jacket, black tights and boots 1
Leather jacket: New Look, top: Matalan, skirt: Monki, tights: Tesco, boots: c/o Spartoo, awkward pose: model's own
This top is the red version of the one I wore in this outfit which I bought as I loved the white one so much. It's impossible to get a flattering photo of but I love how it drapes and the looser sleeves are perfect for going between the blustery outdoors and the stifling heat of the pub. 

Black lace skirt, red top, black tights and boots 2

The lace detail of this skirt (I love the fact it is called Doris!) is stunning and although the length is nearing maxi rather than midi on me (I fell foul of model leg length delusions again!) I think the sheer overlay is more flattering way to wear longer lengths, for people like me who  have stumpy rather than willowy legs with a midi length.  I love the fact that the lace also seems quite versatile, I think it looks fairly elegant here but I imagine it would look equally fab, all grunged up...

Black lace skirt, red top, black tights and boots 2
Also, scalloped hems ROCK...
This red lipstick is an old favourite- seen first in this blogpost from May 2010 (!) and it is quite a bright blue-red which gives you the perfect scarlet pout. My vow to wear more of my lipsticks is definitely working! These photos were taken the day before I finally got my hair cut and I think you can tell it needs cutting here- it got so long and wispy. Luckily the 'swoosh it and pin it' method helps to disguise its less than pristine style...

Red lipstick

What do you wear to the pub? How do you disguise a bad hair day?
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17 comments

Ella said...

I know what you mean about pub appropriate dressing! I never know what to wear either. I love this outfit on you, especially with the red lip. That skirt is amazing xx

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

hehe a skirt called Doris :p love the lace detailing.. gorgeous outfit! xx

daisychain said...

I NEED that skirt. NEED I tell you xx

Sherin said...

I love wearing bright colours especially red, when the weather is dreary. I love your skirt so much! Stunning.

Shes Dressing Up said...

Oh I love this outfit, the skirt is so lovely! And I always have this dilemma going out to the pub or a more casual bar... Inevitably I end up feeling overdressed or underdressed depending on what I go for, haha. So silly, I know!

Gem said...

such a pretty skirt! I always want to try something from there but they so s/m/l etc Just make things size 10/12/14 so I know it will fit... drives me insane xx

StephDreamsBlog said...

Love this, so so so pretty. The lace skirt is stunning & I love it with the red pop x

Sophie - CGDN said...

What a skirt, love it! I usually overdress to the pub, why not? It's way more fun x

LilyLipstick said...

I love this skirt! x

Martin said...

God! Im so in love with your style and your look! Finally not another one of these skinny blogger girls :) The red tone is amazing and the lace details..oh Im in love :) For the pub: leather jacket! Bad hair day? I tell all my friends its my new look :)


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Mary Lee said...

you look so so lovely! you look amazing in that skirt

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Peacock's Hat said...

Ooh this looks lovely, red really suits you. I always mean to buy more red but it doesn't seem to pop up in the shops too often.
Also, jealous of your messy hair, I'd love to be able to do that! Damn my short fine hair.

Sarah said...

This skirt is so pretty!
x

Vintage Reflection said...

Vavooom! Looking foxy, I love this outfit. x

Winnie said...

I love Monki, I don't have many pieces from that shop but the things I do own have become real staples!

Selina said...

ooo you wear red so well, this look is divine! love the red lip too, wish i could wear scarlet x

FAIIINT said...

Looove that skirt! I would definitely grunge it up, but it looks perfect on you here, casually elegant.
PS: My vintage mannequin is called Dorris too, now I love it even more! Hah!

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