Friday, January 25, 2013


3 ways to wear - little black dress

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Outfit One:
River Island Jacket-
H&M Hat (similar)
Topshop Socks
Office* Boots
Forever 21 Ring

what i wore today

Outfit Two:
River Island Blazer
Primark Necklace
Michael Kors MK128 Watch
Office Flatforms (similar)

how to wear a little black dress

Outfit Three:
Primark Bag (similar)
Zara Shoes (similar)

I guess this a fairly different type of post for me. However in the interest of bringing something a bit different new to the blog, a few weeks ago I set about filming this ways to wear video. I've always shyed away from the idea of showing people how to dress. Even in real life I'm terrible to shop with as I hate commenting on other people's fashion choices. Lets face it, if you like that neon pink jumpsuit then you go Glen Coco! I don't know why, but the idea of telling people what to do or how to wear something just isn't my cuppa tea. Mainly because quite frankly if someone told me what to wear I'd tell them to naff off. I know I'm not literally telling people this is what you should wear, but I've always wanted to blog my outfits with the mentality of this is what I wear and what I like and you like that and it inspires you then brilliant. None the less, like everything I seem to say, I've backtracked and here's my attempt of showing you how I'd wear a simple black dress three ways. Cringe voice over aside, I hope you enjoy the video. If you're not that way inclined I've summarised the outfits below!

LBD's are my favourite thing to wear, and this one from Monki is no acceptation. It's a beautiful simple A line shape which is super flattering. I'm not the biggest fan of my arms so the three quarter length sleeves are just perfect for covering up my least favourite area. I wear this dress quite a lot because it's just so basic and can be worn in literally so many ways!

Outfit one is a cute casual, shopping or running errands. It's the kind of thing that can be worn all the time and just chucked on and go. I choose the leather sleeved and boucle jacket because I liked the way they added texture into a simple look. I added the hat as I felt it need something a little bit extra, and lets face it I love a good hat!

Second outfit is more of a date or drinks outfit. It's charming and sweet without being too much, the perfect mix between casual and dressy. I've actually worn this exact outfit on a date before (and I think my housemate has as well) because it's something thats just fool proof. The blazer gives the look a touch of colour and a feminine touch and the colours compliment the neon pop of the Primark necklace.  I personally have no qualms with wearing all black, but a statement or patterned blazer is a great way too add a little bit of interest to a look.

The third outfit is something I've already featured on this blog, but I wore in on a night out when I went to a posher place than our local pub! Kitten heels are something I never thought I'd get into but I have to admit they have really grown on me. I really like the pointed toe as it elongates the leg and makes me feel much slimmer than I am. I kept the look monochrome, as it's a huge for S/S. Im pretending I'm fashion forward as I've been doing it for years.

50 comments:

  1. I love that river island blazer!
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  2. the dress and blazer are amazingggg

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  3. love the 2nd & 3rd outfits!! latest GFC follower!!

    kisses,
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  4. love this! I'm always wounding the best way to style a little black dress with out it looking too much
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  5. Love all three, but the first one is def my favorite.

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  6. I really like all three but I think the tapestry blazer looks great xx

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  7. couldn't agree more when it comes to shopping with other people! love all the outfits but the third is definitely my favourite! x

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  8. You're such a cutie! Love your blog and really enjoyed your 50 facts video :)

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    x

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  9. I think this is probably my favourite video of yours, you should definitely do more! Particularly with accessories because you accessorise outfits amazingly!

    xxx

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  10. Really like this post :) lovely to see something to see some variety and it's pretty useful! X

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  11. I love the video, the format was lovely and it's great to see you doing something different (:

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  12. Love outfit 2 and 3. Especially 3, it's gorgeous. xo

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  13. Love all these looks! I know what you mean about 'how to wear' posts, I feel strange doing them but I do think it's great to see other peoples xo

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  14. They're so different yet all three are lovely, its given me some great ideas!

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  15. Love this type of post! You look gorgeous, I'm dying to get my hands on that RI jacket, so sad its sold out! I agree monochrome is a must

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    x

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  16. I love the tapestry blazer xxx
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  17. love your river island blazer! x
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  18. Such a great post :) I love the white blazer best!!

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    <3

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  19. lovelovelove the second and third outfits x

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  20. I'm inlove with your Riverisland floral blazer. It's so pretty! x

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  21. Outfit three is my favourite. Love those shoes :)

    Michelle xo
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  22. Lovely video! My favorite is the last one :) I wear my black dress with low chucks and some statement necklace.
    Carolin ♥

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  23. I love your blog, new follower! :)
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  24. Gorgeous - I adore the blazer in outfit two!

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  25. I loveeee outfit one :) x

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  26. Love outfit two! That blazer is perfect with the dress!

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  27. great job! its such a transformation in each one



    xx

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  28. The first one of my favorite because that coat is just phenomenal!

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  29. Love the second and third look! Would love to wear something similar, but I feel like it would just look oh so wrong on me! x

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  30. I love all three of these looks but that River Island blazer in look 2 is just gorgeous!! xx

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  31. The River Island blazer is so cute! Love all the outfits :)

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  32. That blazer is gorgeous, such a shame it's not current!

    Laura xx - Black & Gold

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  33. Just beautiful.

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

    Florian LM
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  34. I really love the third look !!
    xx

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  35. Perfect black dress! Especially love the 3rd outfit :) x

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  36. I love the 2nd and 3rd outfit!

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  37. you've made me want to buy this dress even more now lily, love the styling :) X

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  38. Love all of the outfits! I love the dress too I really want to buy it but i'm a bit unsure if it will be too short :/

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  39. great post xx

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  40. Found this amazing LBD on ebay but not my size (*cries inside*). Have you heard of the label before?! I don't recognise it? Such an amazing dress! Anyone know ehre I can find the brand or similar dress?? XX

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