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The Outfit

Dress – Next // Bag – Next // Shoes – Topshop

So by the time this post goes live on the 23rd November 2016, I would have been back in the UK for 34 days [and counting] and the weather is probably just getting colder and colder and all I can think about is booking another holiday with Nick for next year already. [South of France, Los Angeles, Mexico, Hawaii, Florida…oh the list goes on and on…where to go next?]

So onto the blog post now, we shot this outfit look at Disney’s Boardwalk. I absolutely love it there, its peaceful and so pretty to explore. This day was particularly hot and it was a struggle to even shoot this look as my makeup was slowly melting up off my face [not even Urban Decay was helping this time!]  and I was very getting restless in the heat especially in a silk blend dress! I just didn’t know what to do with myself.

I had my eye on this dress as soon as I saw it advertised in a magazine back a few months ago. I think it was in the ‘You’ magazine that comes with the paper on a Sunday. As soon as I realised it was from Next and not a fancy fashion house like ‘Prada’ or ‘Dior’ that I wouldn’t be able to justify to spend thousands on at this point in my life [even though I would love to own one], my eyes immeaditley lit up when I realised it was only £35.99! As per usually you all should know by now what I’m going to write next…yes I waited till the big Next summer sale. [which usually falls on my birthday – as I did work there for eight years of my life]. I waited for the sale and managed to get it online for £17.00, half price always feels better. I loved the ruffling detail that carried on through to the off-the-shoulder.

I decided to give this look a little more edge and go for darker accessories and silver hardware to give it a more rock ‘n’ roll vibe. I fell in love with these black studded ‘Venus’ shoes which I actually first saw on Youtuber ‘Ashely Brooke’s’ how to style video [totally obsessed with her style!] I was very pleased to see they were from Topshop and obviously more affordable at £55.00. I finished off the look with a small chain bag from Next from a few years back, but thought it was ‘dainty’ enough to not look too heavy next to the light weight dress, but just enough ‘edge’ to balance out the look.

I hope you enjoyed this post, Do you like pairing rock ‘n’ roll items with  dresses?


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