Monday, 23 April 2012

With Black Birds Following Me...

The bird-print dress I ordered from Dorothy Perkins was delivered today, and instantly put a smile on my face. Trust me when I say it was a much needed smile. I've not really been myself lately. But I promise you, dresses can make anything better! Well, they do in my world, anyway!



The dress is gorgeous. The fabric is soft, with a lovely floaty skirt- yet the fabric is heavy enough to stay in place. (Hopefully it won't create any Marilyn moments on a breezy day!) There's a zip to the back and it comes with a skinny black belt with a pale gold buckle. The quirky bird print is also very ''me''.

I really can't fault this dress, except that it's a little baggy around the sleeves, as you can see. I can already tell it's going to get a lot of wear.


I've dressed it with a pair of dark purple tights, bright red nail polish and a pearl flower bracelet. I've kept it simple so you can see the dress clearly, but I think it has endless outfit possibilities. I'd probably start by changing the belt for one of a brighter colour, throw on a coloured cardigan and perhaps add a few bracelets or a funky ring. I really need to go shopping for accessories.


I'm sorry for these awful photos, yet again. It was raining outside, so the camera wasn't responding well to the dim light in my room, and my body wasn't pleased with standing up. I had to give up and make do. I'm hoping the little collages will make up for them in appearance.


Outfit Details

Dress- Dorothy Perkins.
Belt:- Dorothy Perkins (came with the dress).
Nail Polish- Barry M 262 Bright Red and Inglot Techno UV Coat Topcoat
Bracelet- either from Dorothy Perkins or New Look, I think, but I can't quite remember.
Tights- Evans.

The dress also comes in brown. I hope they still have it in my size when I can next afford to shop!



26 comments:

  1. You look lovely! :) Love that dress xox

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  2. I'm glad to hear you like your new dress sweetie ♥
    You look amazing in it! And your accessories and the nail polish are ON POINT! I love this color theme, the black and white with a hint of red, it's very classic. This whole retro style really suits you :D

    I'll keep my fingers crossed they still have the dress in stock for you later :)

    Hope you had a nice weekend (or rather, as nice as possible under the circumstances) and enjoyed your ~adventures with the Handsome Bread Prince (Mr. Mellark) ;)

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    1. Thanks lovely :) I was being lazy with my accessorizing, but i do love a red nail. Matches my hair. Haha!

      I really hope that i can get the brown one too, cause i love the style.

      Hope you had a good one yourself.

      Everyday is like groundhog day for me, but i have been enjoying Catching Fire. Am off to read some more now xx

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  3. That's a pretty dress!

    ~Sherine
    Check out my blog, comment, and follow if you like!
    Confessions Of A City Girl

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    1. Thank you! You've got a great blog. I've followed :)

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  4. Amazing dress - how did I miss this on the Dorothy Perkins website?? Looking good x

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    1. Thank you! I'd recommend you get yourself one. It's one of the nicest dresses i've bought this year x

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  5. amazing post :)
    I love this dress!
    It is super cute and vintage!!

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  6. Love this dress and it suits you perfectly, one day I will be able to resist clothes with animals on. Maybe.

    Caz x
    www.mystylisms.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Carol! I think i have the same problem as you. The last three dresses i've bought have birds on them! Oops. xx

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  7. Hey, I just found your blog!! :)
    You look absolutely amazing, love your dress!!
    Maybe you'll have time to visit my blog and follow if you like!!
    Kisses,
    Chiara

    Books in my bags

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    1. Thank you so much! You have a lovely blog, have given you a follow :)

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  8. ooh i likey your dress- it is super gorgeous, you look so good in it - the birds are calling me now! i have picked up and put down several bird print outfits recently and after you and your beautiful frock i haven't a clue why!! x

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm loving bird prints for some reason right now. You should give them a go! x

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  9. Hello !! nice post ! :)
    I invited to known my blog and follow
    Kiss from Spain :)


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    1. Thank you! You have a lovely blog.

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  10. ooohh I want this dress!
    You look beautiful!

    Olivia :) x
    Wait Until The Sunset

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    1. I think it would look great on you Olivia! Thank you :) x

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    1. Thank you! It really is gorgeous :) x

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  12. SO CUTE!! I love the belt- I have such a hard time finding belts. Nothing like a cute and feminine dress.
    xx-
    sabrina
    www.samplesize16.com

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    1. Thank you! I have the same problem, but Dorothy Perkins ones fit perfectly. I think they go up to an XL, if that helps xx

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  13. Cute cherry earrings!!

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    1. Thank you. The photo doesn't do them justice!

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