Tuesday, 19 October 2010

All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey

Green Wrap Around Dress - Love Label £38
Black Blazer - Topshop £60
Imogen Necklace - Wallpaper Rose Jewellery £12
Iron and Wine Bobby Pin set - Crown and Glory £6
Golden Drew Drops - Crown and Glory £8
Cherry Pie Nail Polish - Models Own £5
Black Suedette Bow Platforms - Miss Selfridge £45

I'm still internally debating as to whether I'm allow a new new dress for the wedding I'm going to at the end of the month. I know realistically the answer is no, however it doesn't appear to have stopped me looking! I have pretty much given up of the lovely Pearl Lowe dress I showed you in my last post - I don't seem to be able to find a large enough Peacocks anywhere. 

Anyway - technically, I wasn't actually looking for a new dress to become attached to. However, when reading Llymlrs's blog, I found she had created a really lovely outfit with a simple yet classic playsuit. (I still find that the jury is out on playsuits - I like them on other people, but I can't help but feel I would look dreadful in one.) So I followed the link to 'In love with fashion' which I soon realised was a featured brand in Topshop, Love Label. I've looked at many of their items, but I don't think I've ever actually tried anything on. Anyway, low and behold I discovered this beautiful dress. It's a very similar shape to Lily's playsuit, but in dress format. The colour is simply perfect for the time of year, to which I have fully embraced with accessories! (Have you seen Crown and Glory's new pieces?? They've hit the top of my wish list) The berry florals and burnt-orange leaves perfectly compliment the dark sage green of the dress, which I've further enhanced with the Imogen Wallpaper Rose necklace - in varying green tones.

I then teamed this with a blazer, as it's going to be cold and I don't think a baggy cardigan will quite cut it in the elegant/appropriateness stakes. I'm starting to think realistically, I'll probably have to wear a dress I already own (boo) and perhaps invest in a blazer. I only have a grey one from Primark, which fits me quite badly. I don't suppose anyone has suggestions for places to find blazers that are nice, but without the Topshop price tag? I'm having no ebay joy! x


  1. Do you have any good vintage shops near you? They usually have a good supply. I love that dress. I have never really looked at Love Label stuff but will have to pay attention next time im in topshop

  2. Sadly I don't - I'd absolutely kill for a decent vintage shop (or any vintage shop for that matter!) From what I've seen, Love Label have had some really pretty floral prints in the past, but their website is definitely worth a look - they have some lovely stuff at the moment!


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