Saturday, 7 January 2012

Bright Dress vs Bleak Day



Today is bleak & chilly and I feel the need for some bright cheeriness. I found this stashed in my drafts and thought I would share...

Time travelling back, before the festivities hit us -Autumn had finally arrived. In a half hearted, feeble, stroppy "but-i-still-want-to-be-summer!!!" kind of way. The Beard and I decided to take a stroll across our local heath. 


And as it was not in the slightest bit chilly, despite the leaves upon the ground, I decided to put upon my person my newest charity shop frock. And lean up against a fence. Lazily.


I took this opportunity to give my big old chestnut satchel an outing as it had been feeling rather sorry for itself after the homecoming of my lovely tan one


I cocked about a bit, whilst the ever patient, border line saintly, Beard took some snaps. I rarely get to do outfit posts outside on account of it being dark (like my mood) when I wake up and dark ( again, like my mood, ahem) when I return home. You will notice this bloggetty holds a lots of mug shots of me in front of the fridge. Sigh.


I adore this new dress. For a hefty £4, it twins my other 400 pence dress rather nicely. I like the boldness of the colour, the simplicity of the print and the fact that it fits my bazumba's in it (a constant quest). I think it also goes rather well with anything mustard. 

Which is handy.


Ahhhh.. my brogue-shoe-type-things of browness. I picked these up from New Look last year and they have lasted me well. I spy the high street is continuing to stock this type of shoe, which makes me very happy. Retro looking, comfy and in my size. Whoot! Whoot!


Before we parted from the fence and off across the heath (always keeping an eye out for the free roaming Highland Cattle of Scary McHairy) we decided that we would very much like to live in one of the cottages that are situated nearby. 

Alas, no lottery win in the satchel, so we just gazed at them like two forlorn urchins. Weep.

But -  HURRAH for dress of four-poundess!!


22 comments:

  1. Lovely, I'm pining for green trees and warmth.I also have the boob issue, but then also the waist issue, things seem to fit one or t'other, much to my annoyance. Happy monday! xx

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  2. That dress is so pretty, I love the colour!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  3. That is one fab dress, the colour is amazing! Are these tights or stockings you are wearing?I like their colour too!

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  4. That cardigan is very pretty - lovely colour!

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  5. Lena - they be tights :) I don't do stockings.

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  6. Oh glad to hear - neither do I! Where did you get them from?

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  7. such a pretty dress, and I am amazingly jealous of your jacket xxx

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  8. Nice bright dress! I am trying to dress brightly in the dull January weather.

    New Look is great for bargain shoes, both heels and flats, and they tend to offer a good range of sizes.

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  9. Love the colors on you!! Blue, Mustard and a Tweed jacket! So Cute. I must do!!

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  10. This is a lovely dress, and your photos are always fab hunny!!! X

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  11. Pah, I wish I had lots of nice photos of me just lounging away in my drafts folder. Lovely colour frock, it does look great with the mustard.

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  12. Beautiful colour combo going on here, Charly.

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  13. dress is fabulous, and i love the colour combo to. and i still have massive eye brow envy! xx

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  14. I love the colour of your dress, beautiful! Ah I wish now for spring time stuff, I've had enough for this half hearted winter!

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  15. Oooh marvellous colour and anything you can team with mustard is a must in my book - very underrated shade in my opinion!

    Seems a while since the leaves were around doesn't it. But apparently the chill is back later this week and I'm rather looking forward ot it as I've just bought something in cord!

    Lovely lippy shade too btw. Have a super week.
    Stephx

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  16. Well done dearest, great posing methinks! You look like you might have quaffed too much gin in the one leaning against the gate xD x

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  17. Gorgeous! And I love the yellow with the amazing grey jacket! Isn't it great when shops have nice retro looking shoes, too.

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  18. I love this post - £4 dresses that fit the bazumbas in is a personal quest for me also. You've given me hope!

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  19. Love love love the colour combination. Also, I have that exact same brooch, only in green and in mirror image to yours - random

    xx Charlotte
    Tuppence Ha'penny

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