Monday, April 02, 2012


just watch me go









dress: monki
clutch: topshop
necklace: river island*
watch: swatch
bracelet: black-tied
shoes: new look (old)
rings: love hearts and crosses*, forever 21, jwlry
nails: models own x hed kandi hedonist*
lips: illamasqua cream pigment in androgen (review here)
hair: enrapture totem styler 1-3-1 (review here)*

Picked this dress up from Monki a few days ago, it was in the sale as well so I thought why not. Its very Alexa Chung from "back in the day" and pretty much the sort of thing I'll be wearing everyday going forward into summer. Just a simple, easy to wear, fuss free dress. Like I said a before, Monki is an amazing place to shop, their pieces are so simple and quirky. Best of all they are reasonably priced, sort of like a higher end H&M sort of vibe, That "Scandinavian cool" thing thats so hard to get completely right. I'd highly recommend checking out the brand if you're not familiar with them! Now they have their first UK store in London I can see myself spending alot of money in there. I'm wearing the Models Own polish I mentioned a few posts ago called Hedonist. It is a bright bright neon coral pink, which I cant even capture on camera properly as its just SO neon! I cant stop staring at my finger nails!

The weather has started to turn so going without tights was probably a silly idea. I didn't leave the house apart from to go to the post box and a obligatory Sainsbury's trip for chocolate! I ended up staying up till 4am watching Wrestlemania so it took me ages to get out of bed this morning. I then HAD to watch the new episode of A Game of Thrones (which was pretty good!), so I've spent most of the day procrastinating and catching up on TV!

72 comments:

  1. I really like your blusher in this post! What is it?
    Also the more I see people blogging about Monki, the more interested I become :) x

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    1. look beauty blush in flirt and collection 2000 shimmer shades to highlight

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    2. Brilliant! Thanks very much :)

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  2. love that dress! I'd never heard of Monki before I saw on your blog about the neon clutch you wore to fashion week. Have since saw so many lush things from there on other blogs.
    Your hair looks lush like this. Also, really love your lipstick xx

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  3. Ah the shoes! I love them. This dress really suits you xo

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  4. Beautiful x

    famekills.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. such a cute dress ♥

    http://evictedbyfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I am in love with this dress! so cute! and your blush looks lovely xx

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  7. Love that dress! Your right, it's very Alexa from her T4 days!

    Sarah xx
    www.thegirlabouttown.co.uk

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  8. I love the blush and nail polish coordination going on! :)

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  9. So cute! The dress looks lovely with the loafers. I love Monki, they have so many effortless cool pieces.

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  10. H&M own Monki which is why it has a similair vibe! I know this cause I work for H&M :)

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    1. i know (: i was just making the comparison!

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  11. The heart motifs and tangerine hued nail lacquer are super cute!

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  12. I just checked out Monki. I love it; will have to visit the London store. I found your dress in the sale on the website. Very tempted to buy it but I think I'll wait until I next go shopping in London and check out what they have in store.

    http://thechicmuse000.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. This outfit looks really cute! I love the polka dots with the hearts.

    Laila x

    thekittenswhiskers.blogspot.com

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  14. That dress is really pretty, I can't wait to visit Monki when I'm next in London!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  15. Love the sleeves and print on this dress, great sale buy x

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  16. I love your rings! Perfect day outfit <3

    www.coralblush.co.uk

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  17. I love this dress it's so cute :)

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  18. You look gorgeous, I love your hair and makeup! Great print on the dress and I love the shoes xx

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  19. What a cute dress!And the rings I´ve orderd are beautiful.I am so pleased with the random mix!Thanks.
    xoxo
    Sabrina

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  20. NICE DRESS!
    PERFECT HAIR AND NAILS AS WELL!
    XXX

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  21. Working just off Carnaby St did some serious damage to my bank account now Monki opened... Hahaha!

    Love the look!

    -Elodie x
    http://www.elle-yeah.com

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    1. haha i can imagine! working around there would be bad for my bank balance too!

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  22. Definetly going to be needing some of these simple style dresses for the summer and this one sits so nicely I'll be checking this brand out!
    Cara x

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  23. I love the dress, have to check the Monki store asap!

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  24. Love monki! They have great clothing for a nice price :) really cute dressy, nice it was in sale!
    The weather was nice too in holland until yesterday! Its really cold again here boo
    I watch series too online during the day but now im in the middle of my exams blugh, cant wait to catch up x

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  25. Your hair looks gorge and I love your dress xoxo

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  26. love the clutch!!

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  27. I love how it's pol a dots but with little love hearts, so cute! Also love your cheeks, such a lovely colour! I hate when the camera doesn't capture the correct colour, I had gel nail polish on last month and it was neon pink and didn't photograph the same!

    Jade x

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    1. neon pink is SO hard to photograph! normally it comes up a light pink colour when i take them on my camera! so awkward\!

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  28. such a cute dress, I love the colour of your nails and the rings xx

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  29. Adorable outfit, I really love this dress! But, how cute is this nail polish? *_*
    xoxo

    http://sparklyfashion.blogspot.it

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  30. I can't wait till I'm next in London to have a look in Monki, I've been super excited to go since I read about in it Drapers. I love this outfit, especially all your rings :)

    http://alicesstylenotes.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. id highly recommend checking them out!

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  31. Not related to this post but I've read you mentioning that your hair has dry ends due to bleaching/ombre...I've had the same problem but today found THE BEST cure! Not sure if you have heard of it as it's new...it's a liquid silk hair repair spray thing and its AMAZING - used it once and my ends are perfect! got it for under 2 pounds as its half price in Superdrug - perfect..! Don't have it on the website at the moment but this is it if you are interested: http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/hair-care/schwarzkopf-gliss-liquid-silk-gloss-express-repair-conditioner/
    Give it a try! Amy :)

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  32. Love this dress, I've not looked at Monki much, but I'm a big fan of H&M so I shall definitely be giving it a look! xx
    Sirens and Bells

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  33. I love this dress! So simple yet stylish :) Xxxxx


    sweetlittleramblings.blogspot.com

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  34. I love the way you do your makeup, and your nails look so nice with it and the dress, perfect!
    Izzy xo

    http://www.izzymelhuish.blogspot.com

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  35. I adore your makeup and hair. So consistent! And with the dress, very lovely and fuss-free <3

    supernovachick.com

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  36. loving the heart print! it reminds me of my heart print romper i jsut posted about too!!



    xx



    http://spoonfulofdiamonds.blogspot.com/

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  37. Love the color of your nailsxo

    Socialsexystyle.blogspot.com

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  38. Aw your dress is so adorable! Love the fit and print:) Xx

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  39. You know, I reeeallly wasn't too sure about this dress when I saw the thumbnail in my newsfeed.
    But the sweet little polka-heart print has won me over.

    I love you rings, as usual. I must go jewellery shopping.

    xoxo

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  40. Cute little heart print!
    Happy Tuesday hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  41. Lily this is gorgeous!

    www.littlemisssunshinestyle.com
    www.jimmyandhisgirl.com

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  42. i like your blush color :)

    http://munchmecat.blogspot.com/

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  43. This outfit looks fab, I love the dress :-) The rings and nail combo looks great too xxx

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  44. I've got this dress! Love it! And so cheap in the sale - you look fab x

    http://themusingsofflorence.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. yup! was only £12 which i just couldn't pass up on!

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  45. Love the dress, Monki have some really great clothes!

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  46. I adore that nail varnish, it's beautiful xx

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  47. this dress is gorg! I've been looking for a really nice polka-dot esque dress for ages thanks for sharing!



    http://charlottemmas.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. its actually heart print up close! its really cute though (:

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  48. You look beautiful. I love the clutch, your nails and your curls. xo

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  49. This is such a pretty dress! I hadn't realised Monki had a London shop now, exciting!

    Pip x

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    1. yup its on carnaby street & there is a concessions store in selfridges!

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  50. i love this dress! it looks so lovely on you. What size did you get it in? I have never shopped in Monki before so I don't know how their sizes come up!

    cocooceanfashion.blogspot.com xxx

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    1. Mines a XS, I normally wear small in monk but some of their stuff comes up quit big (as in oversized fit not in sizing)!

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    2. ahhh no! I didn't see this and ordered it in a size small, I'm so short so it's probably gonna be huge on me!xx

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  51. I love this outfit ! The dress is stunning and really suits you. Loving the nail colour too, the coral really adds extra depth to a monochrome look (;

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  52. i love the dress and your hair looks lovely!

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