Friday, 25 November 2011

Red gold and green, red gold and green.



Now I have two-tone hair, I was looking forward to doing milkmaid braids to show off the contrast, as the underneath of my hair is sooo much darker than the top. Turns out it’s pretty subtle, but I still like it. Although I’m having to be way more careful about hiding hairgrips now – darker hair hides a multitude of sins!

I’ve had this dress a few weeks now, and although I really like it, I’ve still been surprised at how many comments it has received. It’s quite demure, so a good style for work and has quickly become part of my work week rotation. I love the soft, floaty fabric and the print – my boss pointed out when I wore it last that I look like Christmas, all in red and green!

I bought it at Boohoo with a voucher they kindly sent me. I always think of Boohoo as more of a party dress shop, but shame on me for labelling them without investigating properly, as they have an amazing array of all sorts of dresses. No sequin prom dresses, though. Can you sort that out, please, Boohoo? Oh, and a red coat like this please thankyou.


Dress & Shoes c/o Boohoo
Necklace - Benita Blue
Coat - H&M
Belt - Topshop
Nails - Vintage Pink by Models Own

I also got these amazing wedges with my voucher! I showed them briefly the other week, but it was dark, you couldn’t really see them. They’re awesome though, aren’t they? I love how high they are. They’re just like a pair I was eyeing in Topshop, but were half the price and JUST as nice. And surprisingly comfortable – because they’re laced all the way up they’re really secure. I always find what makes high heels kill my feet is when they don’t fit right and move around, I tense my feet up to keep them on. Ouch. But not with these! I love themmm.

Just so this doesn’t turn entirely into a post about how much I'm loving Boohoo right now, isn’t my necklace nice? It’s from this awesome Etsy shop that is run by an incredible blogger who has lots and lots of dresses. OH RIGHT IT’S ME. Go and buy all your Christmas presents! From me! If you’re really, really nice, I’ll even give you 10% off for the next 2 weeks if you use the voucher code MODESTY. Go aheaaad.

OH YEAH AND I HAVE A NEW COAT!! Isn’t it nice? It is, right. Yes. It is the coat I posted about the other day, which I wasn’t sure about, but then I got lots of comments going ‘Ooooh’ and it made me suddenly realise how much I liked it. I thought it was going to be impossible to get the rust version as it was sold out online and I hadn’t seen it anywhere for ages apart from in size 6s and then I popped into H&M on Saturday and found it in rust AND black, both in my size. And rust had to win – it’s such a stunning colour (a lot more brown in tone than is in these pictures). I love the fur collar – it feels a bit showy, but it’s so waaaarm. I don’t mind looking ostentatious if I’m warm. Warm people are ALLOWED to be ostentatious, because they’re so smug that they’re warm. YEAH.

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22 comments

  1. You're so pwetty! :)

    Love your coat-fur collars are LUSH

    xxx

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  2. I must have this dress. The colours and style are gorgeous xx

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  3. Your hair looks lovely like this. & great picks from Boohoo, they're both gorgeous!

    xoxo.

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  4. Such a pretty dress, I must give Boohoo a second chance !

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  5. Your coat is great-love the fluffy collar :D
    xxx

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  6. shame on me for having ignored boohoo lately, love that dress.

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  7. Your new hair colour looks absolutely stunning and so so cute in the fishtail braid! Sweet Jesus and the orphans, that coat is AMAZING!!! I need it...yes, need!


    P.S Have you seen that we've organised a Christmas blogger meet? It'd be lovely to meet you! Details here: http://mystreetchicchristmas.eventbrite.com/

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  8. Love it all!! I've never been on boohoo but now I'm less of a fatty I'm going to check it out because the dresses might fit me now. Hurrah!
    I'm pretty jealous of those boots xx

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  9. Great outfit! You look ever so slightly ethereal, it's lovely.

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  10. Everything about that outfit is just perfect! That coat is amazing and I love that dress! :) x

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  11. I love the coat! I've just bought myself a fur stole collar to go over my coat, it looks lovely.

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  12. You look so lovely, the shoe's, the dress, the amaaaaaazing coat, love it all! And I so wish I knew how to braid my hair like that as I love that hairstyle, but every time I try it comes out as an epic FAIL! :-/

    Love Aysh xoxo

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  13. This dress is just beautiful, I love all the colors, the colors are really flattering with your hair and skintone. I wish I didn't look so silly with milkmaid braids because it is such a cute look!

    I love the jacket too, you are rocking the fabulous colors this post. I don't think I could walk in those boots if I tried but love the blue velvet look they seem to have.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  14. Your Heidi braids are so darling! <3 And I love love love your boots!

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  15. Ahhhh the dress! Ahhh the boots! Ahhh thev coat! Can you tell I love everything about this outfit! Its gorgeous!
    Sophie
    x

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  16. This dress is beautiful and the colour looks amazing with your hair. I wish I could master milkmaid braids - I'm terrible at doing up-dos. x

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  17. The heidi plaits show off that lovely new 'do to perfection....and its not that subtle because I could notice the difference....but then I do tend to notice things like that....

    The dress and shoes are lovely, and I'd dismissed Boohoo altogether before, so definitely going to wander over and have a nosy.

    But the coat.....ohhh the coat.....that is so lovely on you, and its just a gorgeous coat full stop....its making me want a fur collared coat, stat!

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  18. Wow, your coat is amazing! It really suits you!

    Victoria - VIPXO - http://www.vipxo.co.uk

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  19. Now we're coat twins! It really suits you. Prepare to be bombarded with compliments, I get told all the time how fabulous the coat is

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  20. I love everything about this post! Hair? Gorgeous. Dress? Gorgeous. Shoes? Gorgeous. Coat? Double gorgeous!

    *steals everything, even the hair*

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  21. Can we take a moment to discuss what frickin' amazing legs you have? Wow!

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  22. A Thrifty Mrs, can we take another moment to discuss what an amazing figure she has? Seriously, wow.

    I would never have guessed that dress was Boohoo! It is so (ahem) nice!!! I ordered a dress from there years ago and it was very disappointing. I like that they have reviews now, and they have lots of skater dresses that look nice. Hmm.... your blog makes me spend a lot of money! x

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