Friday, 9 December 2011

All over me like a polka dot, you treat me like someone I'm not.

Some days I get ready for work, glance in the mirror on my way out the door and think ‘You know what? I look okay today.’ And then on these days something generally HAPPENS. Considering I drive to work and park over the road from the office, it's quite impressive how terrible my hair and makeup always look by lunchtime. Especially having a fringe – the slightest bit of wind and rain and it’s a write-off for the rest of the day (or until I can get my hands on a pair of GHDs). Being a girl, eh? It’s a constant struggle.

But but but! The other day, I got ready and thought, ‘I feel quite nice today!’ And then I got to work, and my colleagues said, ‘You look nice today!’ And then I got to lunchtime, looked in the mirror and thought ‘I look okay!’ And then I got home and thought ‘You do not look half bad, Sarah.’ So, cursing the terrible lighting in my room (damn you, winter!) I took some photos.

Dress - New Look

Tights - Tabio
Hairband - H&M
Necklace - Benita Blue
Boots - Primark



I’ve always really loved the contrast of black with fair hair. I think a black alice band on blonde hair looks effortlessly chic. So when I came over all ginger, I decided to see if redheads could rock this look too. And they can! This little wire hairband from H&M goes really nicely, and because it's a tie, rather than a bow, it doesn't look too 'little-girl'. Mega comfy, too.

I got the dress in the New Look sale a couple of months back. It's a weird colour - I'd call it black, but it doesn't really LOOK black. But I think it is. And it's another dress that's all baggy on top which I think is kind of unflattering, but I really like it so I have decided not to care. Also, it was NINE POUNDS. Accessorised with thick blue tights and my favourite, rapidly falling apart boots, it wasn't a bad outfit for work, all told. Plus, magnetised nails! I don't care if it's trendy but think they look SO awesome.

I'm off to my work Christmas do tonight - just putting the finishing touches to my hair. I'm sure I'll have a few lovely party dresses to show you over the next few Fridays - I'm off to another do tomorrow! Ah, I love this time of year.
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16 comments

  1. That's quite a bag collection! :-p

    Lovely dress Sarah, I am also completely bemused by how somedays I can look quite nice ALL DAY and then other days, I can't even make the slightest thing look "right" before I even leave the house looking awful!

    Dayner x my blog - mozzypop.com

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  2. You look lovely :) That dress is so pretty, what a good find for £9, I love the pleats! I like how you've styled your hair with the headband too, I wish mine would stay like that! x

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  3. I've got this dress and it's like a brown/purple/black! never know what to put with it but I end up wearing it with my mustard belt x

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  4. You look gorgeous Sarah :) but OH MY GOD is that a bag shaped like an owl?!

    xxx

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  5. LOVE the dress, boots and tights combo!

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  6. That dress is lovely! And you fringe looks pretty damn good to me!
    Good fringe work Sarah, I applaud your fringe. :)
    Also that owl bag is amazing.

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  7. Very pretty dress, tights, and shoes. You look stunning.

    I know exactly what you mean about feeling as if you need a touch up mid work day. I use to never go straight out after work because I felt like I looked like total boo-hoo. I remember once I got off work and then drove to a guys house (this was years ago), I changed my outfit and put on perfume in a rest room bathroom along the way and he told me I looked gorgeous that day and I remember thinking "What a liar!".

    I love your purses too btw, they are all so colorful, all of mine are mostly black.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  8. Love the dress and your hairband. I've not worn a hairband for a while but I feel inspired to dig one out today! Hope you had a good time at your work Christmas do. x

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  9. great inspiration! love the first pic!
    thanks for sharing!

    if you like we can follow each other on bloglovin :)
    let me know!
    STYLE DECORUM

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  10. You look awesome and I am still loving your amazing new hair :)

    Maria xxx

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  11. Lovely dress. It looks purple in the pictures but maybe that's just the lighting.
    Also, Take A Bite is such an amazing song. Love love love Nicola Roberts. Good choice!

    Rosie xx
    Just Listen

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  12. Dear Sarah,

    I love your hair.

    Love Harriet xx

    ps the rest of you is pretty too!

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  13. I completely get why this outfit got you so many compliments....you look fantastic! I love the headband, the pattern and colour of the dress, the boots toughing it up a little rather than being ultra girly....you've outshone yourself!

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  14. You look cute but really I am just like I LOVE YOUR HAIR COLOUR. Beautiful!


    ▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

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  15. Such a cute outfit, and despite what you say, the dress IS flattering, especially with the belt cinching in your waist!

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