Saturday, 14 March 2009

I don't do florals

saturday

Yesterday I realised I just don't do florals. I admire them from afar, even lust after them, but then when I think about it logically, they just don't go with my wardrobe. I must prefer hearts, polka dots and stripes. After dragging Scott into h&m in a last ditch attempt to find some that would go in my wardrobe, I bought this vest top. I had been eyeing up this dress from topshop, but didn't really think it was worth £40 when it just looks like a vest tucked into a skirt. So I got this vest which was £5.99, and paired it with my AA skirt, which was £22. I got my own version of the dress for £28 and the best thing is that I can wear the vest with other things! I wore it with a blue skirt last night which also looked great, very nautical. It makes me want it to be summer already!

I spent yesterday in Manchester with Scott and had further evidence that it always rains in Manchester, or at least whenever I visit. Manchester is so big and daunting compared to Liverpool, but it does have some good shops that Liverpool lacks, such as Selfridges. I could spend forever in Selfridges, window shopping, especially in the food hall. Sadly, it's all out of my budget.

peveril of the peak

arthur kay

scott

30 comments:

  1. Well done at copying the dress! I desperately want the eiffel tower print dress in topshop, but when I was there they had my size and *drum roll* for the first time in my entire life my size was too big around my boobs! And they didnt have a smaller size :(

    I don't do florals either, but my mum bought me a really nice floral bag that I've been wearing a lot lately AND I saw a reaaaally cute floral dress in Blanco that I really want. The shape is like the black and white one you have from H&M but brown and with a flower print. Megacute.

    I also want this wallet http://www.blancoint.com/uploads/77920-3301.jpg

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  2. oh your version looks the same and it's so much cheaper and versatile!
    I do florals, and polkadots and stripes :)
    oh and you should definitely visit Barcelona! I loved it and want to get back soon!
    xx

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  3. Me neither!! I do not do florals, I can count the floral things I own on one hand. As far as florals go, I only really like modernist florals (see Lanvin). Noooo.

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  4. It always rains when I go to Manchester too! Maybe it just always rains in Manchester... :)

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  5. thanks for your comment honey :)
    and yayyy, for liverpool haha.

    love your outfit! and I love both Liverpool and Manchester for shopping too :D

    xx

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  6. When's the trip? I visited some AMAZING vintage shops that I think you'll love, as well as the best library I've ever seen (there's a photo on my flickr). I can give you addresses if you want.

    Also, some of those Paris films I've been watching were pretty average, but I'm still posting them to show my dedication haha.

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  7. Oh those buildings are beautiful!

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  8. Manchester is my home town, it is far superior to Liverpool or Leeds for shopping.

    Some gems you might have missed and NEED to visit;

    http://www.americangraffitti.co.uk/
    (Not the one in Afflecks)

    http://www.rags-to-bitches.co.uk/

    http://www.qype.co.uk/place/78805-Oklahoma-Manchester
    (seriously!! best shop ever)

    https://www.thunderegg.co.uk/

    http://www.kikuboutique.co.uk/

    I find it quite sad that people miss out on some amazing shops in Manchester, prefering to go to shops you can find in any city. Selfridges food hall is a gem though, I can never resist anything in there.

    PS. If you want help finding these places, I can never resist a shopping trip to Manc!

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  9. Great outfit! I love the red and white combo.
    I just find that a lot of those top-and-skirt dresses simply take away the fun of dressing up, AND they're so often overpriced.

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  10. Hi, its my first time on your fab blog today! I thought that was the Topshop dress at first, it looks great. Is that vest from H&M? I think its the same one i got a couple of weeks ago. Em x

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  11. I know what you mean about florals. I have one floral skirt that I just cannot seem to style at all. I think I'm just going to have to get rid of it, since I don't have enough hangers in my closet.

    Your remake of the dress is really nice and those pictures are gorgeous!

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  12. Aw, your photos are so nice! Do I not have you added on flickr? I will add you post-haste!

    Also: I adore that outfit.

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  13. i think you can do florals if you want =) they will look nice combined with polkadots or stripes.. just depends i guess.

    ❤sb

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  14. What a bargain on the H&M vest & AA skirt!
    Whenever I drive to Manchester it starts raining as soon as I get off the motorway, further testament that it's always raining in Manchester!

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  15. Hi!!
    I discovered your blog and flickr yesterday and I've really loved them :D I went through all your pics on flickr hahaha
    I really liked the Liverpool pics because I'm moving to Liverpool in September and from what I've seen in the pics it's very beautiful :)

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  16. wow you did a great job! i was eyeing up that Topshop dress too and was thining it's cute but a little simple for that much! :)

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  17. But you have that lovely topshop floral dress that you pull off so well!

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  18. I adore this outfit, especially with the white tights!

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  19. I love your outfit, it always feels good to get one over Topshop, haha. x

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  20. lovely outfit you looks so cute! ;3

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  21. I love your interpretation! It looks great, and is much, much better value for money especially as you can wear the pieces seperatly too.

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  22. beautiful version! i like that dress too, but its definitely not worth the full price - so well done! x

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  23. my i love the british:) i love your little outfit, good job on doing that eh! cute belt too.

    alicexinwonderland.blogspot.com

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  24. You are adorable! I love the outfit. I wish I could pull of white tights like you can! I do love florals though...im a sucker for them...and I too love stripes. Thanks for visiting my blog...I'm glad to have found yours!

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  25. I have a similar belt to the one you are wearing. I never knew quite how to style an outfit with it. You've done it quite perfectly though I think! Thanks for the inspiration. You're an absolute doll. :)

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  26. You're right, it always rain in Manchester! In the entire UK as far as I know though... haha

    Lovely skirt!

    C.Elizabeth

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  27. i have never been to manchester, i would really like to go there. meanwhile, your photos are fantastic!!

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