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Thursday, 8 January 2015

Layer up, it's good for you..

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Dress: Sugarhill Boutique // Tights, boots, collar: Primark
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Jacket, Headband: H+M

Feeling under the weather today but aside from that the week has picked up a lot since Monday morning, where I felt like having a little cry on my desk. Here's hoping the rest of the month, and maybe even the year, follows suit...

Given that I've been full of cold and feeling generally rotten, comfort was key over style, which to me means thick knit tights, flat boots and lots of layers. I went for this Sugarhill Boutique bike dress which has been a firm favourite of mine since I got it last year, despite the fact that I'd usually not favour oversized smocks, nor such a short hemline.

I always forget about this leather jacket. I rediscovered it recently and, same as every time I do, wondered if I'd actually wear it. For some reason, in my head, leather jackets go best with jeans, which are just not me. But then, I threw it on over this lot and added the fur collar which I think provides a nice contrast, and figured it should retain it's spot in my wardrobe for at least a little longer.

Do you ever find items that you like, even though precedent suggests they're just not your usual cup of tea?

14 comments:

  1. I Love that dress! saw it on sale a while back and gutted I didn't pick it up at the time! You look gorgeous as usual, hope you feel better soon! xx

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    1. It's such a pretty dress, I remember being so taken with the print that I overlooked the other things i'd not usually favour.

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  2. I love this outfit, I really wanted this dress when it first came out and you aren't helping me forget about it!

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  3. I also loved that dress and contemplated it on several occasions- very nice it looks on you too and goes well with the fur collar and jacket. That leather one is nice- I can't really reconcile myself to liking leather for myself, I always think of it being cold and inflexible but apparently, I am wrong about that, according to leather fans. Also, I can't reconcile leather to my girly style but you do it so well.x
    Hope you feel better soon
    xx

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    1. This one is faux leather, I love the colour.

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  4. Loving the collar!
    So envious of your bike in the backdrop too haha xx

    www.thegarlandgirl.com

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  5. Sending hugs! I hope you're feeling much better soon. Sometimes you just can't beat flat boots and cosy tights! I really love the jacket, and the whole look really suits you. I got myself a leather biker jacket in October, and I always wear it over dresses. I think the two can go so well together. If I saved my biker jacket for jeans, I'd never get to wear it! xx

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    1. True, I just tend to feel so under-dressed in casual boots and such.

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  6. That massive furry collar is gorgeous! x

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    1. Thanks - I've been trying to mkae the effort to wear some more of my accessories lately.

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  7. Love this outfit, layering up is the perfect thing when you're feeling a bit under the weather. If I'm having a bad day the first thing I do is wear a snood so I can be all snuggly into it.
    I always wear my leather jackets with dresses, I think they look best over something a bit girly to toughen it up, as with jeans it's just a bit predictable.

    Rachel x
    The Inelegant Wench

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