Saturday, 26 May 2012

May 31 Day Blogger's Challenge: Day 25- A Totally Me Outfit

Day 25: A Totally Me Outfit

Perhaps my outfits have been a bit predictable lately, but I don't think it
 takes a genius to work this one out.

My Uniform:

Take a dress.
Add a cardigan.
Add leggings or tights if leaving the house, or if cold.
Accessorize with a quirky necklace.
Add a pair of flats and a beautiful bag if required.
And done!

Extra points for polka dots and bird prints!

Introducing my first asymmetric dress.

Surprise, surprise, another bird print!

It's not as full skirted as it appears in this first photo. My ceiling fan must have created a breeze to cause this shape.

It's little different to the other dresses I own, but still very me.

I'd been admiring this dress for months, but I umm-ed and ahh-ed over it and didn't give in to temptation until it was in the sale. I bought it because I wanted a way of getting out of my comfort zone, and the hi-low hem seemed like a good way to begin baring my legs again. It reveals just a little bit of leg at the front, while hiding the backs of my legs which I hate. The skirt overlaps at the front and definitely needs sewing together so I don't flash some unsuspecting person more than they want to see. It has an elasticated waist band, but in my opinion it's too close to the hips, so I find it more comfortable arranged a little higher.

I don't like the way the full length photos came out, but these'll have to do. The camera's made the dress look shorter than it is, but it actually floats down to my feet and hides more of my horrible legs.

I'm in love with the shape of the skirt! I wish I had more asymmetric skirts and dresses.

I love to wear dresses more than any other garment. They're so effortless and easy to wear, and are usually pretty, too! Best of all, I feel comfortable and confident wearing them. I don't have to worry about pairing two or more separates together- I can just throw a dress on and I'm almost ready to go!

In typical Louise behaviour, I added a (pink) cropped cardigan to hide the bingo wings (although it only stayed on for the pictures as it was just too hot to be layering indoors).

 Don't you just love the bird print?

I've accessorized simply with my turquoise bangle and a cute necklace.

I love quirky costume jewellery. This necklace has birds in it! Birds! Anything with animals Incorporated in to it is very 'me'!

I love it so much that I've also got the same necklace in brighter, bolder colours.

Outfit Details

♥ Dress: Dorothy Perkins
♥ Cardigan: New Look
♥ Necklace: Accessorize
♥ Bangle: Topshop
♥ Nail Polish: Inglot

What outfit is very 'you'? Do you tend to stick to a certain style or do you prefer to give every trend a try?



  1. that print is so beautiful! i don't think there's anything wrong with having go-to way of choosing an outfit, i like how you dress because it seems you don't have any bad clothes days, you really seem to have figured out what works for you and i think that is just as important as experimenting and trying new things! xxx

    1. Thank you for your lovely comments. I don't actually just dress in dresses, but due to my current situation, I find them to be the most comfortable for lying around in. If I was on my feet and able to shop more you'd see a lot more variety.

      Dresses are my favourites though, and I do feel they suit me best. I do have bad clothes day, believe me! Thanks Hannah, I'm beginning to know what works for me best but I do love experimenting, too. xx

  2. Love the print on this, it's so pretty. The dress looks lovely on you by the way and your legs look great! I've been trying to get more comfortable getting my legs out in this hot weather too. That skirt is an amazing shape though xx

    1. Thank you, that's really made my day! It's horrible feeling the need to cover them up, especially when it's so hot. I'm trying to get around not caring what others may think, but it's not that easy! xx

  3. I love the dress it's so cute I've been eyeing it up on the dp website I have that sort of uniform too xx

    1. It's gorgeous, isn't it?! I thinnk we both have a very similar style- would love to raid your wardrobe! You have some amazing dresses :) xx

  4. i do like the layout- its pretty and feminine- and the dress is lovely, i think we all have a uniform-a go to easy to wear look, i am fond of a statement ring, killer shoes and fitted clothes- i look so much better in my head though ha-ha! x

    1. Thanks Maria! I'm sure you look amazing what ever you wear, even more when you feel confident!

  5. Oooh hey, new layout! I love it, very summery and fresh! Just like your outfit :) I like how your accessories match your dress, I'm all for coordinating stuff! And you can really pull that high low hem thing off, on some people it looks like an accident but you really work it.

    I have to disagree on your legs though, they aren't horrible, they are beautiful and right just the way they are imo! Sorry I can't let anyone say mean things about Louise, not even Louise herself^-^

    1. Yeah... I wasn't feeling the old one. Thanks Nita. I wasn't really trying to match; I just realised I had nothing that worked with the outfit. Aww thank you.

      I'm still learning to love them. Hopefully one day I'll get there. Haha you do make me laugh!

  6. Loving the outfit, I'm still totally obsessing over bird print too x

    1. Thank you! Bird prints are amazing!


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