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Saturday, 14 May 2016

She brightens up the neighbourhood..

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Bag: Accessorize // Shoes: Marks and Spencer

The only good thing to come from the collapse of my old clothes rail a couple of weeks back is that it's really kick-started my wardrobe clearout. Kind of. I've been gradually having a ruthless sort out of things which have been resident in my wardrobe for many years without being worn. 

This dress has lived in my wardrobe for years. It was originally from H+M, but I didn't manage to find it there, not knowing of it's existence until it had been featured in Vogue magazine. It promptly sold out and became one of those things I hoped I'd track down one day. I managed to find one on eBay and loved it. It's button-front with a built in layer of yellow tulle petticoat, and when I rediscovered it last week I decided that I couldn't possibly part with it, even though it was a couple of sizes too big for me these days. 

After a little alteration on my sewing machine, I managed to take the side seams of the bodice in and add some darts to the front in order that I could wear it again. I added another layer of petticoat tulle this bright pink one - and dug out this Accesssorize basket handbag with it's sequin flamingos. The flamingo obsession continues. 

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Dress, Necklace: H+M // Shrug: George*

6 comments:

  1. I really need a sort out myself and a bootsale for some holiday spending money. Love those shoes! Nice to have an interesting pair of flats as they can be forgotten if you've got loads of fun ICs x

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    1. I think I really need to do the same, just to properly clear out some of the things I don't need any more. I am hoping to move soon, waiting to hear on a house offer, but the prospect of packing everything up fills me with dread.

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  2. Oh I love that bag and the dress is lovely.

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    1. I've had the bag for so many years but not sure I even remember using it before.

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  3. Perfection. I love those pink shoes, are they recent? Looking forward to your clear out! Mine continues (never ending!)

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    1. Not recent I'm afraid, a couple of years ago I think..

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