Friday, 23 September 2011

It's in the photograph of love, 'cause everybody wants a dream.

It's so hard to know what to wear for something so ~fashiony~ as LFW. There are so many beautiful, stylish people milling around the courtyard of Somerset House that it's difficult not to feel intimidated. If your outfit is good, people will photograph it - so the pressure is on.

Well, sort of. I'm under no allusions - I'm not very modelly, so I didn't really expect to get papped - although I did get my photo taken on the way in, I think by some students, which was flattering! I spent a lot of the day with Susie and Jazmine though, both of whom looked gorgeous - everyone else seemed to agree and they were constantly being approached by photographers. Jazmine even got featured on the Vogue website!

I love the light/dark contrast of their outfits, isn't it cool?


I went for black in the end - simple, reliable, stylish black. I bought this New Look dress about a week ago and really like it - it's super comfortable and I think I'll absolutely live in it. So versatile!

I added some turquoise tights (I know they look blue in the photos, but I swear they were the same colour as my belt!), my favourite shoeboots, layered on some quirky charm necklaces and semi-successfully beehive-ponytailed my hair. Why does no one ever talk about 'beehive burn'? My arms were killing me after all that backcombing! I felt quite nice though - not very 'high fashion' but I didn't feel like I stuck out like a sore thumb as a total fashion n00b!


Dress - New Look
Boots & Tights - Dorothy Perkins
Belt & Jacket - Primark
Necklaces - Accessorize, Topshop, Ebay
Bracelet - Handmade
Nails - Vintage Pink by Models Own with nail pen

Also, you know what? I really love this jacket. I wanted a jacket exactly like it, and I found it in Primark last year. But no one ever comments on it. And it's such a nice jacket! (Show of hands for the jacket?)

The lovely Jazmine took some photos for me - it was hilarious, there were four of us all taking outfit photos of each other in a quiet part of Somerset House. I love bloggers. They get it.

After I'd had my fill of fashion, I took a stroll over the River Thames (stopping to take some pics of that awesome view) to meet my friends for a yummy dinner at Polpo. Mmmm. Meatballs.

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16 comments

  1. It IS a lovely black jacket. The dress is also a really nice shape.
    Love the picture of the London landscape. Glad you had a lovely day :) xx

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  2. oh you are such a sweetie, sarah! what a lovely photograph of susie and i, thank-you! i'm glad you liked the photographs i took of you, you looked as lovely as ever. i adore your polka dot nails, plus i still have such hair envy - your hair always looks perfect!

    xxx

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  3. Oh my God that sequin dress is so amazing, wish I had the figure for that kind of thing. LFW makes me so jealous of other people's style, I wish I could put outfits together like some of the ones I saw.

    I love the 3 lengths of necklaces together!

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  4. You looked gorgeous, black is gorgeous- I also opted for black (apart from my cream jumper that I had to take off any way because it was sooo bloody hot-anyway....)
    I love the tights, and the dress is gorgeous. The jacket is also fab, well done Primark!

    I think you either are fashion, or you're not. I certainly am not, however I enjoy it, and I like to share my outfits. Theres nothing wrong with that, I think it's the people that really ARE NOT but try so so hard, they are the LFW fails, lol x

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  5. I was gonna say, I LOVE that jacket! xxx

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  6. I wouldn't have a clue what to wear! You look great, love the coloured tights with that dress x

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  7. You look gorgeous Sarah - such a good outfit!

    Laura
    x

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  8. You look so lovely. The nails are so cool too. x

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  9. Pretty outfit and I love the nails!

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  10. Can't go wrong with a bit of black. And definite thumbs up for the jacket - it looks great!

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  11. very chic and simple, defo the right way to go! you look lovely, very slim.

    http://thewoollenmitten.blogspot.com/

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  12. Your hair looks lovely! I also love your nails too, so pretty. I can never get the polka dots evenly sized and evenly dispersed for my liking!

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  13. I love what you wore and Susie and Jazmine look gorgeous as always! I think I have the same belt but mine is forest green!

    Maria xxx

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  14. Backcomb burn, ha - I feel you Sarah! You look lovely as per, I always think that you can't go wrong with a chic black dress. Sally x

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  15. I love your outfit! If I had been there, I would have photographed you.
    xx

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