Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Crème caramel (or dressing like a Mad Men secretary)...

This dress was an impulse purchase a little while ago but I have only just got round to wearing it. I wore it on my last day at work before I was off for my birthday and felt like a 1960s secretary for the whole day (although thankfully without the institutionalised sexism!) I really like the camel/caramel colour with the cream- it felt like a really classic combination but the cut of the dress helps it to feel more modern. I look weirdly tanned in all of these pictures, I guess I chose the wrong shade of nude tights! ;)

Dress: ASOS, necklace: Miss Selfridge, shoes: Office
 I have been trying to experiment more with my make up recently (you saw how much I love my new liquid eyeliner!) and I have been trying to wear more neutral make-up recently. I haven't quite mastered that 'no make-up, make-up' yet but once my skin clears up, I am hoping to wheel out my Nars Sheer Matte foundation again. 


The best bit about this dress is how it looks like a skirt and a top. This more generous cut also allows for wriggle room when eating tons of birthday food (ahem). I love fitted dresses for work and it is so nice to have one that works better with flats than heels! I imagine this will be my go to dress for when I have meetings in London, you can't wear heels when running across the city!


However many tutorials I watch, I will never be able to master the art of a beehive but tumbling curls and some volume at the crown is my (much easier) version, no backcombing required here!


Do you know of any good YouTube hair tutorials?

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13 comments

Sophie in the Sticks said...

this is such a lovely dress, I thought it was a top and skirt at first :) x

The Style Rawr said...

Oh wow, such a beautiful look Maria! I also thought it was a two piece at first. It's so flattering and I really like your necklace too.

As for the hair tutorials, I wish I could do something different with my hair, I just don't have the skills. I often watch YT videos and then get depressed because my hair won't do what I want it to. SOB.

Tara xo

Chloe Martin-Brown said...

Hotness as ever! Love this on you, how do you pull of such sophistication whilst people are still mistaking me for one of the students on site? HOW?

Gem said...

Love this dress, so chic and perfect for work. I can't do anything with my hair. It's so thick and heavy it just falls down :(

Sarah said...

This is such a lovely dress!
x

RL said...

You're so cute :) Love the colours and simple accessory

Ruth x


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Sherin said...

Absolutely love the dress. The white and caramel shade are so perfect together.

FASHIONCONTAINER said...

The shoes are awesome <3

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daniela kate morosini said...

this is cute as heck! looking lovely. xx

Helen said...

So retro looking! I am so unadventurous with my hair, I'm simply either a tied back or down kinda gal.

Temporary:Secretary said...

Another pretty outfit, Maria. I think more people should dress like this, very chic and demure! I've got a little email winging it's way to you in a bit, have got some good news to tell you :-) x

Sophie said...

Ah Maris I adore the outfit on you! You look gorgeous!
Sophie
X

Harriet said...

This is such a lovely dress! I love how smart but easy to wear it looks - perfect for days when I'm late for work!

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