Sunday, 5 April 2009

Escaping the madhouse

Having spent yesterday morning wishing I could be out in the sunshine, despairing about work, and watching two of my great mates do the "£10 buttery challenge" - buy £10 worth of cooked breakfast at our canteen and eat it all... involving about 8 sausages, 8 pieces of bacon, mounds of eggs, etc etc... Ick. I could barely eat my 1x baked beans, 1x sausage, 1x bacon, 1x fried egg, 1x orange juice, let alone the two trays full of food the boys forced down lol! 

...I cracked.

Yesterday evening, I decided I needed to get away and have some me time, so I went back to London for the evening. Not to do much, just to mooch...

So, in (what was supposed to be) a short post, here are the collages of the two outfits I wore yesterday, and the one I'm wearing today:
*you should be able to click on them to see the collages bigger...*

- Worn to brunch. (So so so so so scared about getting baked beans down myself!) I love this dress but it is TEENY-TINY! Normally I belt up loose dresses but I think that'd make this one truly indecent lol. 
Wearing a See by Chloe grey t-shirt dress from Net-a-Porter, Rokit black studded cuff, Hush Puppy sheer ribbon lace up oxfords and my ToyWatch.

- Poseeeeeeeeeeeeer! Got to love strange self timer photos... L + R are both somewhere on Park Lane... The middle two were taken in Curzon Square which is just off it. I love that square for its bright flowers and dark architecture. That bit of London is so wierd and a bit of a wasteland people-wise, unless you're in the park or hanging around the Clubs (home-from-home type - like the Carlton, RAF, University Women's (mine) etc, not the dancing type hehe) and the sillily-swanky hotels...
- Wearing Gap dress, Jaeger Blazer - bought for £3 in Canterbury charity shop and has one of the very old labels that are older than me! plus Kate Kuba shoes, Reiss blue belt, vintage scarf and two brooches - one - a leaf, studded with pearls - was my grandma's, the other - a colourful bird in flight - was bought in Canterbury in a weird, cash only hippy shop! 

- This, as well as the above GAP dress, is one of my fail-safes. I love it for its simplicity, and for the lovely neckline. It's getting a little well worn now, as both myself and my best friend, who I share a flat with in college, wear it all the time! *Note to self - check rhubarb I chucked on myself earlier hasn't stained!*
- Wearing TopShop dress, Jaeger blazer, Kate Kuba shoes, brooches.

... Oh, and when I was wondering around Brompton Cross at 8.30 this morning (don't ask... Sunday morning wandering is a habit of mine ;-D), I came upon this darling window display:

Not sure what the shop was, but it's somewhere between Brompton Cross and Knightsbridge, and their display seemed to be about making paper wearable! I love those neckpieces... I especially loved the little touches like the fact that the fashion-drawing tracings were attached to the backing paper by little tiny red stiches, and the paper-skirt has little pieces of origami on it! Such a nice thing to see on a Palm Sunday morning! (Have to admit to have skipped out on the service I was supposed to be going to at St Lukes, because they were processing to Christ Church and my shoes were rubbing haha. Great Lenten atoner I am! ;-D)

Right. Back to work. Or maybe I'll stew some more rhubarb first... Yummy!

Xxxc

38 comments:

AsiaValentina said...

I love your style! I don't think the dress is too tiny I think it fits great :)

Rand said...

love the blazer and pics
x

clairegrenade said...

i do love that first dress a whole ton...

Fashionology said...

I really love your outfits! The second one is my favourite! <3

DaisyChain said...

If you ever ever tire of the grey dress, I want!

Anna said...

I love the combination of the dress and the jacket, it really looks good on you.

coco said...

I nearly brought that dress on net-a-porter (the Chloe) now I wish I had.

The Stiletto Effect said...

I really like the first dress!
Love
Su

captivateme said...

I'm loving these looks but I'm especially drooling over that dress with the ankle boots--so chic!

Emz said...

Oh I love your dresses! They look great paired with the blazers =)

Lobelia said...

I love your brunch-outfit:)

frances said...

Mmmm, rhubarb. Love the dress! x

She's Dressing Up said...

The See by Chloe tee dress is lovely =]

Victoria C said...

gorgeous photos, i love all your outfits! that breakfast sounds amazing, i could totally go for some eggs and sausage right now mm xx

Dane said...

Love the blazer & striped dress. Nice blog! =)

Lily said...

LOVE the See by Chloe dress. Is gorgeous and looks great on you!

hehe I'm a massive closet rhubarb fan. It's extremely uncool in Australia so I usually keep my love for it on the DL. I like mine best stewed in orange juice and raw sugar.

Pretty Little Pictures said...

I love your stripey dress :)

The Clothes Horse said...

Love the striped dress and blazer combo--very nautical.

pangea said...

legs, legs, legs

indigotangerine said...

that striped dress is very sweet, and the first one is so cute, with the pattern on the t-shirt. I always feel so akward wearing something mildly short, i'm always feel too visible. Maybe wallflowers like me shouldn't like to make fashion statements.
-indigo

K @ Blog Goggles said...

That blazer is gorgeous!

And I agree about the short dress. I have so many that I want to belt but worry about flashing strangers. Sigh!

Lindsay said...

I love the See by Chloe dress. You def. don't need a belt, it looks fabulous as is!

Ambroisine said...

The stripped dress is lovely with the blazer ! I like the last picture wih those neckpieces !

diamondsinchampagne said...

Love both the see by chloe dress and the GAP dress. Love the print on the first and the stripes on the latter

stine said...

love your blog, think we have a bit of the same fashion ideas
http://photoinsideout.blogspot.com/

Winnie said...

That dress is so gorgeous on you!

modern antoinette said...

I really love the first dress...the details on the chest area is so interesting.

xoxo
Stephanie
www.modernantoinette.blogspot.com

Julia mode said...

love ur style !! =)

xx

gennie said...

ooh I remember this dress!! This whole collection had the funniest shirt prints hehe.

I studied piano performance at Juilliard :)

Wanderlusting said...

Love the detailed bust on that first dress :)

*Lusty*

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PHOTOG said...

In the second set of pictures -

Great scarf with the blazer - Cute dresses.

The Cherry Blog said...

great outfits girl! man - i used to love my uni buttery. legendary! x

molly said...

love your style lady :)

miky said...

nice style!!!


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Elle said...

stumbled across you blog and i love your style!!

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Maria said...

Oh love the first outfit. Absolutely adorable. *

Rachael said...

I love THE BLAZER! You've got cool eclectic style. Check out my blog entry on blazers. see below

http://desserted-sweetindulge.blogspot.com/

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

oh wow i love that stripe dress!! gorgeous :D