Wednesday, November 07, 2012


you'll see...






river island coatigan (old)
office boots (old, but similar here)*
essie mint candy apple & models own blizzard

I've grown a bit fond of hats recently and I dug this one out of my winter wear box a few days ago and it's hardly left my head since. I paired it with this check shirt dress, I wasn't sure at first and I was going to return it as I felt it looked a little bit… errr… hill billy-ish? However I decided to give it another chance today, so tried it on with a few different outfits and I think it will work in my wardrobe! It's an unusual shape, with a high neck and a strange concealed button down front.  My boots are one of the oldest things I have in my wardrobe that still wear on a regular basis. Wayyy back when I was just starting out (well two years ago) I won the Look Magazine Look Show blogging competition and I won a £100 voucher for Office as part of my prize. I didn't spend the voucher for ages but ended up spotting these boots one day randomly, and the rest was history! I wear them all the time and love them just as much as the day I got them!

Today I've been organising my products to review as I finally got my new storage! Im a little bit nerdy when it comes to keeping things organised and filed away. I'm focusing on Christmas Gift Ideas at the moment and trying to post at least one gift guide idea a day on ETCLLYMLRS (: Let me know what you think of them!

65 comments:

  1. The check shirt dress looks fab!! I'm loving all things plaid, tartan and checked this fall/winter, you've put this outfit together perfectly! x

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  2. I think the dress looks gorgeous on you, I'm glad you didn't return it! xo

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  3. I love the dress, I'd have never looked twice at it but it makes me want to go and try it on! I hope we get it into my store!
    xx

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  4. OOOOOO I want that hat!!

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    xx

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  5. god i love your coat, regret missing it last year gahhh xo

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  6. I love this outfit so much! Love bowler hats at the moment!
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  7. love the plaid dress! so cute for every season. love how you made it wintery


    xx

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  8. yeah - you definitely used that voucher the right way! those boots just proof that office makes beautiful shoes *.* love them, what a shame they are older already and therefor harder to find...xx

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  9. Great outfit!

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  10. Gorgeous :) I love the checks!!

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  11. I really like that dress. Im thinking of buying a hat similar to that but not sure if I could pull it off x

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  12. I love your dress! I've been looking for one like it for a while and thought about just sewing my own, but this appeals to my laziness.

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  13. The coatigan (lol) is lovely! Been on the lookout for a similar style, shame it's old. X

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  14. I just love the River Island shirt-dress/tunics they've been sporting for about a year now, the cut is just so perfect and this is a great example! Fab fab outfit xo

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  15. LOVE your outfit! Especially the bag *.*

    xxx
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  16. I love the dress, the colours are gorgeous! My friend has a near identical hat and pulls it off perfectly but they just look silly on me i swear! xx

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  17. The shoes are really lovely! Like the whole outfit ♥
    Carolin

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  18. This shirt wouldn't usually catch my eye in a shop but I love how you've styled it! Such a babe :) x

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  19. Amazing outfit! Love the bowler hat on you x

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  20. Wow! Absolutely loving this outfit! Your dress is gorgeous, love it! And your hat and bag are so lovely! Its just a really lovely outfit! :) xxx

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  21. I want everything thats in your wardrobe!
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  22. Your such a babe Melrose!

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  23. After this post, I've been hesitating about buying a bowler hat but it looks great on you and I'm really trying to get into them :)

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  24. that dress is gorgeous! i love the hat too - just recently bought a bowler and i feel a bit silly wearing it but seeing you wear it so well makes me feel better haha

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  25. the coat is lovely! you have accsesorized this outfit so good! x x

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  26. Aw you look lovely! Your hair looks so nice lighter too. Ps GIMME THAT BAG! :)

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  27. i think this is one of my favourite outfits by you yet! (: the dress is perfect! & i need to get my hands on a bowler hat asap

    L x

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  28. love your super cute dress and snug coat! gorgeous as always

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    xxx

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  29. The shirt dress looks gorgeous, not hillbilly at all ;)

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  30. I love this coat and you look so cute in that hat :) x

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  31. this outfit is so cool, love the dress good choice to keep :)
    x

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  32. Looks wonderful! I especially love that coat on you - it looks quite classic but with a little twist x

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  33. I LOVE this dress! It's so grunge and it looks awesome. This is a great look for you.

    xx

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  34. I kind of knew I was going to be in love with this dress just from the thumbnail. It wouldn't suit me at all with the high waist and shape but I do love it so!

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  35. that hat is so cute! I LOVE IT! :)
    xxx
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  36. Absolutely love the hat and the bag! So cute! Your skin is such a perfect tan atm I'm jealous! Xo

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  37. i honestly love everything about this outfit! :D

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  38. Ah I haven't even started thinking about gifts yet!
    Love your dress :)

    Sarah x
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  39. Oh my gosh I love your top. :)

    Just purchased a bowler hat from Ebay & it hasn't left my head since either :) xx

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  40. Love this look!
    What denya tights do you wear and where from!

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  41. the hat looks cute!

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    adorable

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  43. i love that dress so much! xx

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  44. I really like the hat in this outfit, it looks really cute with the checked dress.
    I love the 'gift a day idea' too. I'm really struggling with gift ideas at the moment
    Daniella x

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  45. Love this whole look!xx

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  46. Love the hat! Want one.
    x
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  47. Can I just have your waredrobe please? Hah! But no seriously, I love your style! <3 xo

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  48. Like your hat!

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  49. That dress is so cool havent seen anything like it before its so i-made-this-dress-myself-chic although you didn't the high neck sets it off perfectly and the check is lovely, also very cool coatigan love the texture, also looving bowler hats atm got myself a grey one the other day cant wait to style it, Lovely post hun xox

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  50. it's so unfair how gorgeous you look in this outfit! and that bowler hat couldn't suit anyone more! i really think they're a nice addition to an outfit but unfortunately i don't think they're for me. really love the dress as well. just everything overall really! X

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  51. love your dress it's lovely ! xx
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  52. The hat suits you sooo well!! I wish I could wear ones like that but no hats suit me in the slightest:-( You look stunning, as usual!

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  53. GREAT outfit, absolutely love the hat and the shirt looks amazing on you.

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