Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Tall tales and tapestries.

DRESS FROM RIVER ISLAND | LOCKET FROM RIVER ISLAND | HEELS FROM H&M
HAT FROM URBAN OUTFITTERS | TIGHTS FROM NEXT*

May I introduce you to the dress that stole my heart. I first saw it on Dolls are United, and despite trying to resist, telling myself that I had to wait until it went into the sales, in the end I crumpled and ended up treating myself. I don't think I pull it off quite as well as Amy did, with her immaculate black hair and red lips, but I still had fun styling it.

I've been after nice hat for a while, however all those that I liked were a tad overpriced. Thankfully I came across this pretty piece of headwear for £10 in the Urban Outfitters sale. I know they're a bit of a fashion blogging cliche, but they're endearingly playful and I completely understand why they're so popular! Next on my list is a pork pie hat - original, I know!

Whilst I was in River Island treating myself to my dream dress, I also picked up this heart locket. It's rather simple, but it's very sweet, and at £5 a lovely finishing touch for understated outfits. It's not often I stray from my safe, black tights at this time of year, however I got these red ones in my goodie bag from the Company Blogging Forum and thought they would nicely set off the reds in the tapestry fabric. They don't look nearly as gaudy as I thought they would! I'd definitely consider wearing coloured tights again.

Since I don't have my usual creative writing seminar on Thursday I'm now facing a five day weekend - a very strange feeling indeed! I've got plenty of work to be doing, but it also means you can expect a few more outfit posts before the weekend.

36 comments:

  1. You look lovely Megan! The dress is gorgeous and the tights really pick out the colours in both the dress and your hair - I'd say go for colours more often: if anyone can pull it off it's you!
    Have a lovely, relaxing weekend!

    Sophie x

    www.tenantofwildfellhall.blogspot.com

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  2. I adore the dress, the fabric looks nice and cosy too! xx

    www.charissarae.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I love red tights, I wear them a lot! They really suit this dress since they bring out all the little reddish colours in it :)

    http://annettibus.blogspot.ie/

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  4. This dress is absolutely beautiful! It suits you fantastically :)

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  5. Great dress, you look beautiful! :)

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  6. I think this is one of my favorite outfits of yours yet!! You look absolutely stunning, and the colors are so lovely.

    xo sageandspice.com

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  7. Beautiful dress, the tights work really well too :) x

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  8. Oh my goodness I love your dress! And how you matched your tights with your hair aahh xo

    jodieolivia.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. You look wonderful! And the detailing on your dress is gorgeous! Love it! xxx

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  10. Beautiful as always! I love everything about you. Wish I had your style :)x

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  11. "Isn't she lovely/Isn't she wonderful" - it may sound so fishy but this lyrics came immediately to my mind when I saw the dress <3 Love at first sign, what more can I say xD

    Have a nice day,
    allthatglittersnotgold.blogspot.com

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  12. this dress is amazing, love it with the maroon tights! x

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  13. That necklace is so gorgeous and I love the tights xo

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  14. gorgeous outfit! that dress is amazing! There was a gorgeous baroque one like that from topshop but it sold out quickly and when i seen it in last chance to buy in Edinburgh i was pretty skint so couldnt get it :(

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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  15. i love it!! :) you look amazing .. and i still wish i had your hair !! :D they're just perefct :P

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  16. Gorgeous outfit! I really like tapestry style pattern, sometime it is a bit granny-chic but it looks lovely with the tights & the bowler!
    Rachelle x
    inspiredbytheretired.blogspot.com

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  17. Ooh you lucky devil - having a five day weekend : ) That colour combination looks lovely on you x

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  18. So lovely! I love how your tights match your hair <3

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  19. SUCH A LOVELY DRESS! Can't get over it. I love the style of it, and I love the material, makes me think of old ladies bags- haha, is that weird?
    You're rocking the hat too, making me want to get mine out! I just ordered a green one too.
    SO PRETTY, YOU BEAUT XO

    Stephanie

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  20. The colours in the dress suit you so well!! Also, the fabric is fabulous!

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  21. so pretty. i like your dress.

    oliveneedspopeye.blogspot.com

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  22. Hi Megan,

    Your colors blend so beautifully in this outfit. I especially love those tights - what a brilliant color!

    You're always lovely.

    Warmly,
    Amy
    amyflyingakite.com
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  23. This is one of the best outfit posts I've seen.<3<3<3 I love the dress, the necklace, the tights, it all goes so well together. Your hair is perfect, and the hat. I could die looking at it. Gorgeous.<3
    XOXO, Aspen

    ilovelittleheart.blogspot.com

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  24. Such a great dress. It goes so perfectly with those tights.
    xo, Tori
    http://generationscollective.blogspot.com/

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  25. I absolutely love that dress, it looks wonderful on you! And pairs together with those tights lovely :)

    xxxx

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  26. love the tights with this dress!:)
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

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  27. This really is stunning, one of my favourite outfits on you. I like it with the tights, they are the perfect twist to it, and not the obvious choice which keeps the outfit very 'you' xxx

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  28. Your dress looks beautiful on you, I don't usually shop in River Island but I will definitely have to start doing so!

    Fashion-makes-the-heart-grow-fonder.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. That is such a gorgeous dress!

    http://shannisideup.blogspot.com/

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  30. The last photo is my favourite :)
    Your hat is the cutest! <3

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  31. Love your hair color! Stunning collar and lovely dress:D Have a look on our vintage mood xoxo

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  32. Sooooo beautiful! <3

    Gem
    gemnikkaonthego.blogspot.com

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  33. oh, my, this is THE DRESS! I love it, and you did well treating yourself :)

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  34. Absolutely beautiful dress, plus those tights just look PERFECT with that colour way - and of course your hair! Such a gorgeous lady xxx

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