Sunday, 21 July 2013

Stepping Out in Style in London!

Hi! I know that I haven't posted in a veeeery long time, but I got very busy with exams and school, so life hasn't been very exciting!  However, I recently went on holiday to London with my lovely (at least until you spend two weeks straight with them, haha!) family, and so now I have outfits to post!  Unfortunately, I wasn't thinking about uploading on my blog when I was taking the pictures, so sorry, no close-ups, but these are items that I wear all the time, so they'll probably (i.e. definitely) crop up again!  This particular outfit was worn on an evening when I went to see a play with my mum and sister - we went to see 'The Cripple of Inishmaan' (starring Daniel Radcliffe!) which you should definitely go and see if you're in London, its hilarious and happy and heartbreaking all at the same time!  (but enough of that, onto the outfit!!)

My dress is from H&M (can't quite remember the price, but something like a tenner!) last summer, the lighting in the photo above is a little odd, but you can see the colours more clearly below! I love it because you can dress it up a bit for night, but it also makes a very comfy day dress on a hot day, which you can wear with trainers or flats.  It looks very short, and I can tell you that it is - I'm not sure what it would be like on anyone taller than me, and I'm only about 5"3!  My black blazer is from Zara, also bought last summer (around £50), but they do the same one in the same cut every year, just with a different lining and button!  This blazer is worn to death by the way - it works all year round and can be smart or casual, and it goes with everything!

Here's what the dress looks like without the blazer, and I teamed it with high-heeled pumps which are a kind of nude-pink, the same colour as the dress, but you could also go for black or hot pink to pull out  the colours in the print - if there's a colour that you want to stand out in a print, match your shoes to it!  The shoes are just heeled pumps with ribbon ties from Miss Selfridge, and I also like that they have a platform - so whilst making me look taller, they also don't kill my feet!  These shoes are also a very well-loved piece - originally bought for my cousin's wedding, they have also appeared at my prom (at which they survived continuous Ceilidh dancing!) , parties and trips into town, so I've got a lot of wear out of them!

I finished the look with a little silver necklace, and a baby-pink bracelet, just to bring everything together.  I even managed to achieve a hairstyle that wasn't just a ponytail!  Thanks for reading, and have a fantabulous day!  xxx  Bexx


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  4. Lovely dress! I like the side swept hair too :)
    Going to the theatre is one of my favourite things to do in London and I really want to see The Cripple of Inishmaan. Sounds like you had a great time

    1. thank you, glad you like the post! :) the play was really great, I was lucky to go, I'd totally recommend it! :) xx