Monday, 3 September 2012

I'm spinning around...

This outfit I actually meant to share the other week, but totally forgot.  I'm amazed really, because this ensemble made me so happy! I am a big fan of dresses and skirts which lend themselves to twirling and spinning around, and this skater dress from Room31 definitely does that.

 
When it first arrived after ordering, I was a bit concerned it was too big, but with a belt (which it does come with!) it was perfect.  It's actually a really nice fit.  The quality is excellent, it was a bargain in their sale, reduced from £15 (still a steal!) to £10.  It feels like it cost way more than that.  I wore one of my net skirts underneath to pad it out.  It worked brilliantly!  Room31 had this in navy as well... wish I'd bought it.  Both are out of stock now. They do have some other prints still available though, and for £10 still!  I teamed my dress with a cropped cardigan also from Room31 and also in the sale.. I think it was a fiver.. Another bargain, I really love it.  A cropped cardi is an essential in my wardrobe I think, it's a useful coverup but without being too bulky.  They are great with dresses because they look neat and smart.


I know, I'm shoe-less... excuse me.  I wore it out with my clarks flats which I often wear because they are smart yet comfy.



I'm rocking some Stella & Dot bling, the Olivia Bib necklace which I adore and some bangles (which are mixed in with a job lot from New Look and my charm bracelets).


What do you think?  This was a really fun outfit, I thought!

Dress - Room31
Cardi - Room31
Bracelets - charms, newlook & Stella & Dot
Necklace - Stella & Dot
Ring - Local boutique
Nails - Collection 2000

20 comments:

  1. It's a charming dress, Alex, and you styled it wonderfully with the cardi and bracelets. I am a sucker for stripes, so I loved it at first glance : > Thanks so much for sharing with Visible Monday.

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  2. I love skirts and dresses too.
    You look so lovely and happy.
    Definitely following and adding you to my blogroll.

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  3. You look great in the dress and your legs looks amazing! I also think that if you're happy in something you should go with that look more.

    Love the details in your photos. I can tell you allow your son to express himself, and he's also learning it from you. Love the little action figures on the clock. We have that sort of thing lined up around my house too. ;)

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    1. Thank you Joni, those are such lovely things to say!! I think Ethan is perhaps a little too expressive at the moment. He knows his own mind, that's for sure! The figures on the clock are from my childhood, I love having things like that around!

      Oh, and thank you r.e. the leg comment!! X

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  4. Love that dress! So cute and fun! ;)

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  5. SO cute! I love how you added a cropped sweater....Great color combo!

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  6. That dress is so pretty and sweet. Love the necklace with it and your haircut is awesome by the way!

    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh thank you Jessi!! It's getting a bit wild at the moment, it needs a trim!

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  7. Loving the look, really like the fact that you put the netting underneath too for a bit of volume
    Thanks for featuring Room31.co.uk
    Ruth x

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    1. That;s ok! I can't wait to buy more from you! x

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  8. That striped dress is so cute! And I love that yellow nail polish, where is it from? I would love for you to come link up to my Sunday Style linky party :)

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    1. Hi Jenny! Oh, I'll remember to link up with you! The nail varnish is collection 2000 - are you UK or US? I think collection 2000 is only in the UK but I could be wrong.. x

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  9. So cute! I love a bold stripe and these are so flattering on you. That first shot -woo! What a hot Mama!!! ;) ~Sarah

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  10. this is absolutely stunning. and it fits you and suits you so well!! it is totally something i would buy! and that last photo of you, you look so so so pretty!!!xxxx

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    1. You are too, too kind Rachel!! I must admit, this dress makes me think of you, I always feel it's something you'd like! xx

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