Thursday, 29 November 2012

You'll find a way to make your natural tendencies pay...

No, your eyes aren't deceiving you; this is in fact an outfit post. Yep. Really!

I'm just as shocked as you are! 

I had an early appointment at the House of Torture- (read: Dentist)- this morning, so I was actually awake during daylight hours for a change, and out of the pyjamas for the first time in a week.  My appointment came at the end of a trying week, but after ignoring my dental discomfort for a few months because my disc injuries make travelling, sitting, and lying on my back unbearable, I just had to give in and grin and bare that necessary root canal. I got through it, but man alive, root canals are nasty! I hope I never have to go through one of those again. 

So how does one dress for such an occasion?

Like it's Summer outside, instead of the three degrees it actually was! 

Some would call me insane for wearing a cropped cardigan over a dress at this time of year, but I didn't want to over heat in the chair. I really didn't feel that cold either.

[Please excuse my face in these photos. My mouth and cheek were still numb from the anaesthetic.]

 So, I think I've shared all parts of this outfit in previous OOTD's but not together. It's been a while since I last wore this beautiful brown bird print dress, but it's one of my favourites. I bought this one back in the Spring from Dorothy Perkins, after falling in love with the black version I bought before it. I love the shape of it. The skirt is perfectly flared and great for swishing around; the fabric has a good weight to it, and the bird print is adorable. It's so comfortable, so was perfect for today's ordeal. I wore it with purple leggings, and an off white shrug, studded slippers, a quilted heart shaped bag, a polka dot snood, a patent black belt, a couple of beaded bracelets, and a heart shaped ring.

The birds have little blue feet!

The two bracelets were given to me last Christmas by my best friend. I've worn them so much this year, so she chose really well.

Last night I decided to try something new with my nails. I'll go in to that in a separate post, though.

The heart shaped ring was part of a set I bought from ASOS earlier this year.

I have a soft spot for quilted bags with chain straps, and just had to have this beautiful heart shaped Topshop one when I spotted it in their Oxford Street store a couple of years ago. It's cute without being too girlie.

My lovely new New Look wide fit slippers got a debut today. These slippers are so comfortable. They're also really generously sized in width and length. I have really wide feet and there's still room  for my feet to breathe, and  I'd recommend sizing down as they come up huge.

And I went with the polka dot Topshop snood today. I love this aubergine colour with the brown of the dress. I think it, along with the clashing pattern, adds a bit of fun to a traditionally boring colour, and brightens the earthy tones up, too. I really like wearing brown with a bit of colour instead of just sticking to neutrals or black. Purple and dusky pinks compliment most brown shades really well.

Outfit Details
Dress: Dorothy Perkins
Cardigan: Lovedrobe at New Look
Leggings: Evans
Ring: ASOS
Bag: Topshop
Snood: Topshop
Belt: Dorothy Perkins
Bracelets: A gift from my best friend

Sorry for the quality of the outfit photos. The camera obviously doesn't like me...

I also hope you don't mind seeing remixed outfits from me on this blog. I want to show that there's nothing wrong with wearing pieces in our wardrobes over and over again. I was always quite the frivolous spender, but I've always shopped with the intention of getting my money's worth, too. I rarely buy clothes that I intend to wear just once. If I buy a piece of clothing I love, I will wear it regularly, otherwise it just seems like a waste of money,  and time and effort pursuing that 'must have' dress or top. I've definitely changed how I shop over this last year; I'm much less frivolous then I used to be, and I'm loving building up a wardrobe full of clothes I actually wear.

Do you wear clothes in your wardrobes again and again, or do you only wear your outfits once or twice?

I promise I won't leave it so long until the next outfit post!


  1. Love the outfit :) nothing wrong with wearing the same thing twice at all. Owchies for the dentist hope your mouth is feeling better now. I love your nails I'm deff copying ! Xx

    1. Thanks hun! I agree, there's just no fun in wearing something just once. My mouth is still aching like mad, but I'm okay! Thank you! Post a photo if you do! xx

  2. Love the outfit. You always do such great posts with detailed shots of everything you wear. What camera do you use?

    1. Thanks for the lovely comments, Becky. I use a Canon Powershot SX210 IS. It's far from a proffessional camera, but it does have quite a lot of functions. The video quality is amazing!

  3. Looking good lady! Hope the dentist wasn't too hideous x

    1. Thanks Linz :). It wasn't a pleasant experience, let's just say that! xx

  4. yay louise so glad to see an outfit post again! :) there's definitely merit in wearing things multiple times, the only thing i'm really bad for is only wearing going-out dresses a few times and i'm trying really hard to stop that! i should photograph remixed outfits more often too as when you do it always inspires me to mix and match my own things in different ways. hope your root canal wasn't too rubbish! xxx

    1. Thanks Hannah. Sorry it's been so long. I think realistically most of us normal girls have to wear our clothes more than once since we're not all millionaires, but going out is different. I always felt the need for something new for nights out. Your outfits always look amazing; whether they're brand new or remixed I love to see them! Aw thank you. :). The root canal didn't hurt, but it was horrible. It may give me nightmares! xx

  5. I LOVE IT!!! I love your blog and now following via GFC and email xxx Rose from Milkymoles Makeup & Plus Size Musings

    1. Thank you, Rosemary, and thank you for the follow. I'm following you, too :)

  6. Love this this dress! Its a great length too!

    1. Thanks, Lisa! I think I love dresses that sit close to the knee like this one best!

  7. Cute bag xx


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