Monday, 9 August 2010

dress - topshop
shoes - topshop
necklace - gift
cardi - m&s

I love this dress. It makes me feel French and feminine and fifties-ish. I think it makes me feel French mainly because I remember wearing it on Bastille Day in Paris last year. Isn't it strange how clothes have such sentiment? I always remember in college I had a pair of hounds-tooth leggings that I wore with doc marten boots, denim skirt and sparkly turquoise jumper. (I was quite the eccentric photography student back then) I could NOT for the life of me throw away those leggings, not even when they were falling apart. Do you have any items of clothing that you cherish for sentimental reasons? I'm sure we all do!

I have been so busy this week, because I became an Auntie! My sister gave birth to her little daughter on Tuesday morning and named her Sophia Elizabeth. She is absolutely gorgeous. I know everyone says that about babies in their family, but she really is! She has lots of black hair and a squishy nose and everyone says she looks just like her Auntie Helen. I'm really looking forward to spoiling her once she gets a bit older, but for now all she does is eat or sleep ha! But I've been helping my sister by making meals on wheels and sorting out all of the gifts she has been given. For a little baby she has more clothes than I do! 

I feel fully settled in at work now also, as I enter my 4th week. Everyone is so lovely there, but of course working full time has meant that my blogging is rather sporadic now! I have so many exciting things to blog about though, from crochet to whoopie pies to work clothes! I WILL make time for it all, promise! 


  1. I always love your shoes! Especially these ones, and the red ones in your previous post :)

    xx Vanessa

  2. You look lovely, Helen! And congrats on becoming an auntie!


  3. looking lovely as per usual!

    Oh congrats on being an aunty! sophia is absolutly precious! my sister had a baby boy last week, and i cant wait to spoil him with tons of clothes and toys!

  4. Congrats on auntiehood!

    Looking delightfully stylish as always in today's pics :)

  5. Congratulations, you new auntie, you!

    Urgh, well this is slightly weird, but I can't for the life of me throw away my first ever pair of skinny jeans. IT SOUNDS SO RIDICULOUS, because I barely ever, ever wear them but every time I try to get rid of them, I don't know, they just remind me of when I started to get to grips with fashion & I feel like those jeans were a turning point for me. It's not as if they're of any value or anything, just some prize Denim Co. from Primark jeans!

    I also have a blue jacket - which I've been trying to write a whole post dedicated to - from H&M in 2005, it's like a big shiny bowler jacket & it's so unhip but I love it so much, it's my quintessential piece & I used to wear it so much, that it was MY thing & all my college pals knew me for it. That's slightly less freaky than a pair of jeans, haha.

  6. You look so pretty in blue!!!
    I gave you an award in my blog!!


  7. You look lovely on that dress...
    I know what you mean... it's difficult to work and have a life...

  8. OHHHHH i always love your posts :). Lovely dress and outfit as usual :). What a gorgeous neice you have there!


  9. I love both your dress and shoes!
    Congratulations on being an auntie!!!

  10. Congrats on becoming an Auntie!
    For some reason, I can't throw away an old pair of baggy jeans that I got during my 'pop-punk' phase around 1999... apart from the fact that they don't fit, and the bottoms are all scuffed (being so short, jeans always trail!), I'd never dream of wearing them now, but when I think of all the gigs I traipsed to in them, and the exams I sat in them, I just can't let go!
    Look forward to hearing about the whoopie pies, they've been on my 'to-do' list for a while :)

  11. Congrats to your sister! Hope you're enjoying your auntie duties so far! I really love your dress, and the shoes are gorgeous!

  12. Congratualtions! I'm been enjoying your tweets about all the cute little clothes.
    Another classic look, I love that dress so much, saw it on carrie from wishwishwish too and I really wish I had one. Need more dresses in this shape. you look beautiful.

  13. that dress is gorgeous...i love how you have the confidence to wear such bright colours!

    I dont really keep clothes for too long..they either go on ebay or in the loft haha!

    thank you for the comment by the way, i do love the whole of that john lewis range...i could buy every piece!

    can't wait for the whoopie pies post :)

    Looby xx

  14. beautiful dreas ! i need someone like this, i am going to have fun on wadding party ! :)

  15. That dress is such a pretty colour! Congrats on becoming an auntie, your niece is beautiful xXx

  16. Sophia is STUNNINGLY beautiful. What a gorgeous baby!

    Clothing has sentimental value for me too. I could never throw away the dress I was wearing when the Mr proposed! :) x

  17. I just discovered your blog and I felt in love with it. Your looks are adorable and I love the way you mix those colors! Lovely lovely and lovely *-*

    By the way, congratulations on becoming an auntie :D

  18. Love the colour & shape of that dress. And I can't imagine you in your college clothes, so far from what you wear now (:
    Your niece is so cute! And Sophia is a lovely name. You totally need to spoil her!
    kyrie x

  19. AHH I love the color of your dress! It is seriously the best color in the world! <3 super cute look, and I also love your long hair. (:

  20. Primary colours! Love it, as do I love all of your silhouettes and style on this blog, I think you are well worth a-followin' ;)

    I don't have too many sentimental clothes left, all the ones I loved are long gone because I wore them under 10 y.o. haha.

  21. Congrats on becoming an auntie!

    This dress looks gorgeous on you - I love the blue!

    Lou x -

  22. Congratulation on becoming an aunt! Your niece is gorgeous and you look lovely as always. I adore blue and red together.

  23. I don't remember seeing this in the shop! If I had I would have definitely bought the blue dress. Rats!

    I want to be an auntie too, but since I'm the eldest of six, everyone expects me to be the first in the, er, family way. Heck no! And double rats!

    A from A + B in the Sea

  24. that dress is gorgeous! that blue looks lovely on you :)

  25. the blue dress is lovely, a gorgeous cut & colour. congratulations on being an auntie!

  26. Yay! welcome to our world Sophia!♥ you will be eternally loved by those who love you! ___________and you Darling look so Classy and lady-like extremely chic and adorable I love the color of the blue dress!!! XOXO

  27. I love that dress! The shape is so perfect and I love this bright color combination. I'll have to think about that sentimental value question. I can't think of anything off the top of my head that I'm really attached to.

  28. Congratulations on being a new aunt! With your description of you old style I think you definetly need to show us some pictures of you a few years back. i've said it before and I'll say it again, your aptitude for color is top notch.

  29. so beautifull dress! love the colour

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  30. You look beautiful! And congratulations to the new addition to your family! She is gorgeous.

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  32. This dress is gorgeous on you! Such a flattering cut!

    I was in paris on july 14th too! We could have passed on the street :P

    congratulations on your news! you're going to be one of those cool aunts!

  33. great shoes! love the style and design of them.
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  34. Arrgh - I need this dress in my life!! Gorgeous! :) x



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