9 March 2015

Vintage Florals

Floral Dress - Ark
Black Leggings - Topshop
Cream Socks - M&S
Doc-Marten-Style Boots - Topshop
Leather Jacket - Vintage
Shopper Tote Bag - Fossil
White-Leather-Band Watch - D&G
Gold Necklace - Vintage
Midi Rings - Miscellaneous

Hi, everyone!

It’s been a long time since I posted something fashion or beauty related, so I thought I’d give you a little break from the constant stream of travel posts and throw in a good ol’ OOTD (that’s Outfit of the Day to all you non-bloggers).

I’ve been back in England for a good couple of weeks now and forced to get back used to the unpredictability of the infamous British weather, which always makes day-to-day dressing difficult! I’ve been a resident of this country for 24 years and it still amazes me how you can get a show of all four seasons in the space of one day.

On this particular day, I had my own personal battle with the wind going on. There’s nothing more annoying than spending the time and effort getting ready for an outing and the wind messes up all your hard work in the space of a few minutes.

I had just washed my hair and it ended up all over my face in a frizzy mess which was then captured by my photographer in a way that resulted in me looking like a psychotic male lion. However, I did manage to get a couple of half-decent shots in the breaks between angry gusts.

This beautiful vintage-looking floral dress with the cutesy Peter Pan collar is from Ark. It had a fair few outings in America and I got several compliments from strangers on it. An American guy even went so far to shout how much he loved it one night over a live rock band playing in a bar in North Carolina, much to my surprise. Thanks very much, mate – but why are you more interested in my dress than the band?!

Anyway the point is - this dress always seems to go down a winner. The day I shot it I chose to team it with all black as I was feeling rather grungy (as I often am). The chilly weather meant that leggings were needed with thick cream socks and Doc-Marten-style boots. I then threw on my leather jacket with the faux fur lining and grabbed my classic shopper tote from Fossil.

In order to let the dress do the talking, I decided to accessorise simplistically in the form of classic gold hoop earrings, a long gold necklace and a designer watch with a white leather band.

After that it was just a case of leaving my naturally wavy hair to dry and applying gold eyeshadow, liquid liner and a slick of plum lipstick to highlight the plum tones in the dress. Then I was good to go!

Unfortunately I didn’t receive any compliments on the dress that day, much to my dismay. I don’t know whether it was just because British people aren’t quite as forthcoming as Americans or because nobody in England likes the dress. I’d like to believe it’s the former. Oh, America – how I miss you!

(What do you think to my Vintage Florals OOTD? What would you team this dress with? Thanks so much for reading this post!

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  1. Such a lovely dress hun! I just got a similar one but with a square collar in the zara sale. You look absolutely gorgeous x

    1. Aww thanks so much, Anita! You're too kind! Xo

  2. I love that dress, Peter Pan collars are so cute! I've never heard of Ark before but i'll be definitely be checking them out :)

    Roxie ♥

    1. Thank you, Roxie! Yeah Ark are great - they sell online and they have stores in major UK cities :) xo

  3. Your dress is so cute. The wind is a nightmare, worse for trying to get photos

    1. Haha thanks, Lauren! I'm glad you agree with me about the wind :P xo

  4. This wind is always a bug bear of mine when doing outfit posts. You look lovely though, that dress is gorgeous! :D xx


    1. Thank you so much, Kirsty! I don't usually struggle so much with the wind but this time it was ridiculous! :) xo

  5. This dress looks so awesome on you - love how you've teamed it with those boots and the leather jacket to amp up it's 'badass' look!!

    Steph xx
    Lay It Bare

    1. Aww thanks, Steph! That was totally the look I was going for, I appreciate you noticing! Haha :) xo


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