Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Saccharine Sweetness.

DRESS (WORN AS TOP) FROM LOVESTRUCK* | PETTICOAT SKIRT FROM AMERICAN APPAREL
BOATER HAT FROM NEXT | SUNGLASSES FROM SIREN LONDON* | HEELS FROM H&M

Yesterday the sun put in an appearance, and it almost felt - dare I say it - warm. After bundling up in our layers this weekend, watching ice cracking on the lake at Longleat, it was very surreal to find myself taking photos without a jumper, and feeling perfectly comfortable doing so. Naturally I celebrated the promise of milder climes by digging out some of my old summer favourites, including my trusty boater hat! This will be it's third year in action, and it's showing no signs of defeat.

This dress from Lovestruck is so sweetly retro. Unfortunately, the generous waist and pencil skirt were doing nothing for my figure, so I mixed things up a bit with my favourite petticoat. I love the shape of the top, with it's adorable buttons and sleeves, so I simply hid away away the fitted skirt and added the more frivolous American Apparel number.

I kept accessories simple; heart sunglasses, black heels, boater hat and a slick of sheer red lipstick (Revlon Lip Butter in 'Candy Apple', my favourite summer shade of 2012). It's a very lighthearted outfit, so I just had fun with the photos. Sometimes I look at other bloggers and wonder if I need to stop flashing my toothy grin in every shot, but then I realise I'm being silly. There's absolutely nothing wrong with smiling, in fact the world needs more smiles! This Cheshire Cat is going nowhere.

31 comments:

  1. You always manage to look so incredibly ace. All the colours compliment each other greatly. The suns been out here but it's still been feeling rather chilly outside for me. It'll be nice not to have to carry a coat round with me.

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  2. This is so cute - love the vintage element of the dress/top :)

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  3. And I'm glad it's going nowhere - because that smile can light up even a dull day! I love that you grin and look happy and have fun with your posts! This is gorgeous, the colour is great on you. The photograph of your hands really struck me as quite beautiful - I'm not sure why that one in particular, it just did! I adore this Megan, you always know how to brighten someone's day! xx

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  4. I absolutely love that you smile in your posts - I would do it all the time but I'm very self-conscious about my mouth!

    Anyway, such a sweet outfit! <3

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  5. Dear sweet Megan, I totally agree with you about the grin. You have no reason to hide it, it makes your photos look happier and bright. I love it and I guess everyone else does. :) Keep it that way!

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  6. Love this outfit. I always seem to fail at things like wearing a dress as a top and manage to end up with a kind of bulky bulge or something. Other people always seem to manage it so well.

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  7. your style is incredible! xo

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  8. Super adorable!!!! <3

    Gem
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  9. You look absolutely incredible! Love those sunglasses! xxx

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  10. Love the way you wore this dress as a top! The colour goes really nicely with your hair :)

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  11. You look absolutely lovely! I'm slightly in love with the colour of that dress (: xx

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  12. I'm also excited about the warm weather, spring may have come. But I'm afraid it won't last xD
    Lovely outfit! ♥

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  13. lovely pictures, nice top!

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  14. makes me excited for summer :)

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    xxx

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  15. The photos are absolutely adorable, love your outfit!

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  16. Keep up the smiling, Megan! It's lovely to see :)
    This outfit is also making me very excited for Summer, yay!
    <3

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  17. I am always jealous of people that can do a smile on queue and it looks really natural. I can't do that at all probably due to never really having liked my teeth even after having braces :( I say keep up the smiling as it always looks like you're having a blast :)

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  18. Your outfit is just so sweet!

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  19. The sweetest!! I love your american apparel petticoat skirt - I've never been able to find a petticoat skirt that's as nice!

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  20. Your so cute, that skirt is so pretty too !

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  21. You look ridiculously lovely. <3

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  22. gorgeous cute outfit! The first photo is so stunningly adorable! I love your style it is so girly and feminine :)

    Hayley xx
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  23. Aw, I see not only me is happy about sun ! <3 But here is super cool tho :(.
    Anyway, you look amazing. Something like: "Megan on holiday's time" <3. I love it.
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