Wednesday, 6 June 2012

(An Honest) Outfit Of The Week

I decided to make my first fashion post an 'outfit of the week' rather than day because lets be honest, in reality I do *not* dress like this on a daily basis! I wore this outfit to travel to Birmingham and go to a concert earlier this week (which by the way was amazing - although I fear I'll get unfollowed if I tell you who I went to see! *hangs head in shame*!!). 


Blouse: River Island £30★ High-waisted jeans: Republic £29.99★ Slouch bag: Fiorelli £50 ★ Studded dolly shoes: ASOS £30.  

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The blue blouse is actually a utility shirt dress, but is so versatile that it can easily be worn as a dress or tucked in to transform it into a blouse. I'd had this piece on my wishlist forever, and was lucky enough to receive it as a gift for my birthday as I probably wouldn't have spent £30 on it myself, but definitely get a lot of wear out of it now that its in my wardrobe! It is 100% polyester but has a satin-esque feel, and I would imagine it to be non-iron (I've not washed it yet to find out).



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These high-waisted jeans were a great buy. I don't wear jeans all that often - in fact I only own 2 pairs because I don't like my legs feeling restricted; I'd much rather wear a pair of leggings or a skirt. I was a bit sceptical about whether I'd like these when I bought them but they're made out of such a stretchy material that I can comfortably wear them all day. And the high-waisted is very flattering (as they all are) so these are perfect in my eyes!
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I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with these shoes, I love the gold studs against the black suede as they're perfect for a more dressed up outfit when I don't want to wear heels, but they just rub my feet so much! If you prefer beauty over pain then these are perfect - I just always seem to find myself torn over whether I should commit and wear them, but then after 2 hours of walking in them I will definitely be regretting my decision. I bought them a couple of years ago now so I don't think this particular design is stocked at ASOS any more, but it seems to be a somewhat staple piece so every year they bring out variations of this design. 


As long as my life permits and I have interesting events to go to I'll do my best to do an OOTW post every week. So what do you think, beauty over pain? Let me know what you've  been wearing this week .








16 comments:

  1. You look lovely, would have never have guessed that the shirt was actually a dress! Would love to hear who you went to see? :P

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.com
    xx

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    1. Thank you! :) People have been asking me that over on HelloCotton as well aha it's such a guilty pleasure! Think 90's boybands!
      Xx

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  2. Helloooo! lovely look...very late here...will be back tomorrow for more

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  3. Thanks for your comment! Love this outfit, especially the shoes- I love studs!

    Rosie
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    therunwayrose.blogspot.com

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  4. the blouse is gorgeous... outfit is lovely!!
    following you, would love if you follow back *.*
    do visit me sometime...


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    1. Thank you :) and thanks for following!

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  5. Love those shoes! Shame they rub though! X

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  6. I love how you lay your posts out - especially this one, with the stock photos. I never thought to do that. I'm tempted by the jeans, I love high-waist stuff but I haven't worn jeans in a couple of years! They almost scare me, I wear skirts (sometimes shorts) all the time.

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  7. Absolutely love this outfit! and i've been wanting some studded shoes for ages, thank you for the comment on my blog :D I'm now a new follower!
    x

    http://pjcfreckles.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Very cute so chic!
    xo,
    http://missmelissafashionandbeautyblog.blogspot.com/

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  9. Very nice outfit! Your so pretty! XO

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  10. I love your outfits!!Please upload many outfits of yours!!:):)

    mariaheartsswag.blogpsot.com

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  11. Love your outfit! ♥
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