Monday, 21 May 2012

Playing Dress Up

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dress courtesy motel, cardi - topshop, belt - h&m, shoes courtesy bertie, ring - vintage

This is what I wore to the Wish Magazine Launch (don't forget the magazine is out to buy today!) last Sunday. I wanted something bright and perfect for a tea party, but as I've shown you my motel heidi dress before (and it's still cold!) I added a cardigan to make it look slightly different. I find dresses can be quite difficult to wear in multiple ways - I am good at mixing and matching with separates, but usually I tend to wear dresses the same way each time I get them out, so there's never much variety. I love people who can wear a dress as a skirt or top with other things and make it look good - but that's never me!

The vintage ring used to belong to the mother of my godmother. When she died and they were clearing out her house my godmother offered me some of her jewellery, and because I clearly have no shame I said yes! I like to think of it as her jewellery living on, just, on my finger...

23 comments:

tumbleweed•twine said...

Ooh, I love the colours in this outfit (and your shoes are adorable)! Plus, that's really sweet about the whole jewellery-living-on thing :) ♥

Sarah ^.^

LilyLipstick said...

I love the Heidi dress, it looks just as good with the cardi over it. I'm not very good at wearing my dresses differently either - I need to be more experimentive with them. x

Agnes Deer said...

I want to steal your shoes! They are lovely! Love your ring and it's nice that it has a beautiful story behind it!

Gemma Satire said...

I love how you have put a belt over the cardigan! Looks so chic and retro! And the shoes are just so dainty and cute! Gotta love nude heels! Sometimes its hard to wear dresses differently because on their own they convey just one message!

Gemma x

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Alice, Pretty Confused said...

I love this outfit, the pattern on that cardigan is adorable. You look fantastic xo

Heidi-likes said...

You look amazing, I want that dress as it shares my name :)

http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

ThePixie said...

The color of that dress is beyond fantastic! I want it.

Style Eyes Ethical Fashion Blog said...

Such a pretty outfit. I really love the shoes and the cardigan. I heard about Wish Magazine, thanks for the link, I am definitely going to check it out.

Sherin said...

That's such a gorgeous dress! I love that colour on you.
And the ring is so pretty!

─░pek said...

This color looks so lovely on you, wear it at all times. Heidi dresses ftw! xx

Marta said...

You look so lovely! :)xx

Hazel said...

This cardy and dress were made to be together! I have the same issue when it comes to dresses, I always wear them in the same way...

Alice said...

I love the way you've worn the cardigan over the dress and the belt adds an interesting element also xxx

daisychain said...

The heidi dress is such a lovely style and that colour is perfect on you xo

SabinePsynopsis said...

The cardi is a great addition - love how you pulled it all together with the belt. Receiving family jewellery is a wonderful thing... it's like passing on stories. xoxo

Kate said...

I so love this, Harriet! The jewel tones of the dress make it look really dressy, but so down-to-earth with the cardigan.

Kylie said...

This is such a sweet outfit. Its not shameless at all :) It couldn't of gone to anyone better, someone that lives and breaths fashion x

Maria said...

You look gorgeous, I love those shoes more and more every time I see them!

Maria xxx

Penny said...

ooh the cardigan is so cute!
ps) btw, I am tempted to order this magazine since everyone is saying the best things about it!do let us know once you read it :)

thetravelingheart said...

With the style of the dress and belt you've done a modern take on the 50's - I like that :D
I got my Wish Magazine order in - so excited :)

My Hideaway said...

You look adorable! I love your shoes!

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LaaFemmeNIKIta said...

love this look lady! So cute

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Niki