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Wednesday, 6 April 2011

coming out of my cage..


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this is a quick outfit catch up from a couple of weekends ago, so not part of the shoe challenge, (which i plan to extend into next month to make up for the days i will miss by being away next week)..
after being on the "to look out for" list for a while, i finally spotted the seashell print dress on a speedy trip through primark..i wasn't as impressed with it to begin with as i had been from the pictures..for some reason i had it in my mind that it would be a much more substantial dress, not one of the cheapy sundress ones which they have every year in a million different fabrics..a little frustrated, i added it to my basket and at £9 figured i would give it a try at home and see what i thought..it sat around miserably for a little while until i needed a quick outfit for an impromptu invite to a friends' for tea to cheer me up, and chucked it on with a pair of topshop sale leggings and this giant oatmealy cardigan from primark..the colour is a kind of orangey coral, which i  figured gave me a chance to wear this bird necklace..i managed to pick this up in matalan a little while back for £4, which amused me as i know there was a very similar, if not identical one, in the freedom section at topshop section for about £12!
after wearing the dress, i'm not as disappointed as i had expected to be with the shape or the fit..the only thing i don't like is the ridiculous ruffle which goes all the way around the top of the dress..it hangs funny at the bakc and even after ironing it stuck out and made me feel like a hunchback, so the dress is now in my alterations pile..which i will make some progress with one day when i have tidied the flat, which is currently trashed :( and also found time to write all the letters, make all the clothes and send all the parcels i have been meaning to, as well as the things i want to make for myself..oh for another day in the week !! i did get around to making a few cards the other day, although not as many as i need over the next few wks! here are the ones i made at the weekend - in a rush!

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13 comments:

  1. I SO agree, I want to cut off the ruffles at the back; I hate the little 'hump' they give me under cardis, grr!

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  2. that dress is beautiful Char, you pull off so many colours x

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    Love that dress by the way!

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  4. Ooh love that cardie :) SUCH a fetish for cardies at the mo!!

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  5. lovely dress <3 love the color on you!! and adorable necklace!!

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  6. The dress is so pretty. Adoration, sweet girl x

    kisses,
    amy !
    www.amyflyingakite.com

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  7. that dress looks such a pretty pattern and colour. you look fab, especially with that cardi. I'm struggling to find the right cardis at the moment.
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  8. I neeeeeed that cardi, it looks so comfy! And that peacock card is frikkin adorable!!

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  9. So pretty again. You have lovely taste in clothes Char. The necklace is fab. And very nice cards, the peacock is awesome.x

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  10. I often find that Matalan and Tophop jewellery is very similar, maybe they have the same suppliers or something... Love that feathery Mother's Day card, so cute! :)

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  11. Gorgeous dress Char. I think this is one of my favourites so far xx

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