Friday, 25 October 2013

Day 947 - Even Judas Knew He Had Lied


Shoes: Red 'Flashing Lights' Irregular Choice 

I've got 7 blog posts in differing stages of completion (kid you not) and am so looking forward to sharing them all with you. However, I'm clearly getting stressed with the workload as I've taken to writing a 'list'. This only happens when I have a ton of things to do, purely so I can get that huge wave of satisfaction at ticking or scoring it out as completed. Haha! This outfit is from Wednesday and includes a new dress which features in a haul post (on my to-do list)! I first saw the black-watch tartan one and instantly fell in love with it despite not being a big tartan wearer and feeling a little blase at the vast punk/tartan themed things out there just now. This dress had a collar though and a bow, which we all know I love and it took the dress into my territory. I told myself I need to break free from florals on occasion. My sister however, thinks I look like a mix of ginger Annie, Parisian school girl Madeline, a Scottish 'French maid' (!) or a school pupil from Neighbours or Home & Away. I'm seeing a theme there and it's not entirely good for a 33 year old! That said, I always kinda loved the school uniforms on Australian soaps! The dress is Saint Laurent inspired (and mine 'only' £2530 cheaper than the real deal), so I followed the grungy theme of teaming it with tights and boots as seen on the catwalk. It's a little shorter than I'd usually wear without leggings, but the tights were really opaque. It was super windy when I was out for my walk, so I chose to protect my modesty rather than attempt a shot of my shoes outdoors!  Even the top photo isn't too great, but I liked the reflection of the boots in the door!  Then today I discover this image (bottom) and realise my style hasn't changed one bit since 1984!

Wearing:  Tartan collar dress and tights Primark.  
Fit: True to size, lace up front. 4 1/2" heel and 1 1/2" platform.
Comfort: No issues with comfort, just takes a while to get used to the curved sole (similar to Long(er) Lashes boots) and they are quite heavy to lift.

7 comments :

  1. Awww, how cute that you had a similar dress back when you were younger!
    I haven't seen this dress, but I already have a couple of tartan ones from Primark a few years ago, so I might just bring those out of the wardrobe instead.

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    1. Scary how quickly fashion trends rotate these days!

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  2. Lovely outfit (I love the boots and the dress and I love them together!). I think this is one of my favorite outfits of yours and I would totally recreate it for myself (sadly, no Primark here :(((((( )

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    1. Wow, thank you! Mum spotted another different tartan one when she was in Edinburgh this week, but didn't get it, kinda wished she had now!

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  3. Totally get the Summer Bay High uniform vibe! We had the same SBH check for our school summer uniforms & the senior girls all handed down older styles dresses with peter-pan collars & nicer flared skirts... So this is a very nostalgic post for me :)

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    1. Aw how cool! I used to love when I got to wear a wee gingham dress to school in warmer weather, but that was only at primary school. High school was a boring tie which I HATED and jumper and shirt, eugh!

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  4. Totally get the Summer Bay High uniform vibe! We had the same SBH check for our school summer uniforms & the senior girls all handed down older styles dresses with peter-pan collars & nicer flared skirts... So this is a very nostalgic post for me :)

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