Friday, 4 January 2013

No more ruddy owls!

 DRESS FROM YUMI | STUDDED JUMPER FROM MARY JANE FASHION* | HEELS FROM H&M

I know, I know. Owls have been done to death. It began with those articulated necklaces, and before we knew it the high street was saturated with the creatures. On earrings, jumpers, cutesy printed dresses. Owls, owls, owls and yet more owls.

So perhaps when I picked up this dress in the Yumi sale (reduced from £45 to £30) I wasn't being hugely creative, but just look at it. The contrast collar, the pleated skirt, the fit... Maybe I did resort to a fashion cliche, but even so, I could have done a lot worse! It's everything I look for in a day-to-day dress, and without a doubt I'll be wearing it until it starts to fall apart at the seams. It looks adorable right now paired with black tights and little lace up boots, however it should also carry nicely into spring. I haven't been particularly innovative or daring, but I have invested in a charming piece that I'll get a lot of wear out of.

I bought it yesterday on a spontaneous day trip to St Ives. We ate at one of my favourite restaurants on the sea front, Onshore, and proceeded to meander the streets, peering through shop windows, pretending we were on holiday again. I still had some vouchers to spend at Yumi, and whilst I was rooting through the rails upstairs I noticed a big photo canvas from the Christmas lookbook! It's always surreal seeing my photos in store - I don't think it's something you could ever get used to. After trying on armfuls of dresses I ended up spending my vouchers on this dress and a black and gold number I'll be sharing with you soon enough.

If you haven't already, take a peek at my shoot with Elisa Berger. The photos came through on Wednesday and I love them!

28 comments:

  1. you look so cute aww! I have that postcardwallet, love it. <3 x

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  2. lovely post & outfit!
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  3. The dress is really cute. I like the jumper over the top! And now I want to go eat cupcakes..

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  4. Beautiful as always! I love the dress :)

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  5. you look lovely, that dress is adorable!

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  6. That dress is so super cute!x

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  7. This dress is gorgeous, I've been checking out owl print stuff for ages but couldn't find anything this perfect. You look beautiful xo

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  8. Lovely dress Megan, what a pretty print & style :) Lovely with that jumper too, just so gorgeous <3
    xxx

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  9. Awww, such yummy piccies and an adorable dress. Those pictures with Elisa Berger are just...WOW.

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    xoxo

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  10. I love owls. At the risk of sounding like a hipster - I've always loved owls. Haha. I adore that dress!

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  11. Love this dress, beautiful shape! Very flattering on your gorgeous figure! :)

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  12. I LOVE this dress.
    I have the same dress, but with all sorts of sweets on it.
    I love the way it fits and it is made really well.
    You are lucky you snagged one for so cheap!

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  13. Yeah I feel like owls have been way overdone too, but I only feel like that when I realise it's an owl pattern if that makes sense? If you just look at it as a pretty dress and don't think about it too much then you almost forget its an owl, and so you can convince yourself you're not being a copy cat! Haha

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  14. amazing dress- I think the print is so pretty that you almost ignore that its owl print (if that makes sense)
    x

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  15. You know, I sometimes think I like your hair more when it up in that cute little bun then down and wavy!! I may be the only one but I think it makes you look like such a doll, and shows more of your pretty face, lovely :) xxx

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  16. cute outfit! you have a lovely smile too :) xx

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  17. What a lovely dress! <3

    Regards from Iceland x

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  18. Sounds like you had a wonderful day! You look amazing as always! Your jumper is lovely, and that dress is incredible! Such an awesome pattern even if owls are overdone, and I'm loving the HP reference too! xxx

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  19. Ah, St Ives is one of my favourite places! The dress looks lovely, particularly with the jumper : )

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  20. Great look. Love the tights.
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  21. Ha ha love your take on this post. It's right about owls.....they're just bloomin' everywhere now aren't they. But sometime I just can't help myself ;)

    This dress looks gorgeous on you and I am loving the beautiful pics from Elisa Berger. So cute, kitsch and vintage looking.

    Hope you stop by sometime and say hi on my blog!
    Mags xxx

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  22. Oh, this dress is so adorable <3 You look amazing<3

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  23. Such a cute dress! I love the photos too

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  24. Your owl dress is adorable - you look lovely! :-D And I can't say which I love more: all that fudge or those gorgeous orange spotted satchels!

    Em
    x

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  25. Oh I love that owl dress! Owl are everywhere but I enjoy the way their heads are cocked to the side - super cute! X

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