Outfit: Frontier

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Dress: Primark
Belt: H&M
Boots: New Look
Necklace: Bad Passion
Rings: Primark
Lipstick: MAC Russian Red

Well, I definitely should have ironed this dress before putting it on and taking photos of myself, eh? I don’t think I’ve ironed a single item of clothing since I moved out of home 5 years ago – either I’m really good at picking clothes that don’t need ironing, or I just don’t care that much if I look a little wrinkly. I’m definitely leaning towards the latter explanation. This denim-look dress is a recent purchase from Primark, and I thought it would be a nice springy/summery dress to add to my wardrobe. I think it was quite cheap too, I want to say £10 but I could just be making that up. I really like shirt dresses as they’re easy to wear and usually pretty flattering, although I still can’t decide how I feel about buttoning them all the way to the top. On other people it looks nice, but shirts always tend to be a bit gapey on me, so I think I’ll be wearing it with a couple of buttons undone from now on.

Not sure why, but this outfit really makes me think of cowboys and the American frontier. I think it’s probably because of all the denim and animal skulls and big boots. I do actually have a pair of cowboy boots, but they’re no longer usable as I wore them to death when I was in first year of university. Seriously, what was I thinking? I wore them every single day, and occasionally on nights out too. WHAT?! Why did no one stop me? Anyway, these boots are marginally less embarrassing, and are another recent purchase, this time from New Look. I really like the little studs on them, they’re not too over the top and so look quite normal but also a little bit different. Oh man, I’m on fire with the excellent descriptions today.

Jewellery wise, I’ve dug out an old favourite necklace from Bad Passion which I haven’t worn for ages. I love the little bird skull, it really appeals to my love of all things a bit morbid. The rings are both from Primark; they came in a set of 4 for £2 so were a bit of a bargain, even by Primark standards. I really like turquoise jewellery, especially in the summer, so I will definitely be stocking up over the next few months.

Gillian x

Gillian

Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.

19 Comments

  • EilidhPie says:

    I'm not much of an ironer either – I own one… But I've never used it! Haha. I think the dress buttoned right up suits you. I love your rings, the colours are fab. Xo

  • laurenmaria says:

    I am the same, I hate ironing! I have actually not purchased things because I know they'll need ironing lol I'm the same with buttons, I can't get into the buttoning all the way up, need to have a few open.
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

  • Ooh I saw this dress in Primark and I was debating whether to buy it as I didn't know how it would look but it looks amazing on you! Love your accessories too 🙂

    Much love,
    Jennifer x

    Artstylelove.com

  • Hayley says:

    Lovely outfit as per usual Gillian! Lovely style x

  • This shirt dress is so flattering on you! xxx

  • Kirsty M says:

    Irons are the devil!! Anyone who enjoys ironing needs to have a word with themselves. Love the outfit! I love a good shirt dress too but they've popped open over my boobs too many times whilst teaching that I now have to keep the Danger Dresses for Danger Weekends. Pretty rock and roll, me xx

  • I love everything about this outfit especially the necklace! I hate ironing, I just refuse to do it and if I get desperate I use my hair straighteners to do it 😉 I am seriously contemplating buying a steamer though.

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

  • annikaherz says:

    such a lovely outfit!

  • Gabriele says:

    love this dress so much! xx

  • Justine says:

    Cute shirt dress, it looks lovely on you! can't believe it's from Primark as well, what a steal! Justine xx
    http://www.fashionmixbag.blogspot.com

  • Lauren says:

    I almost bought that dress the other day! <3

  • mel davies says:

    that lipstick looks incredible on you! i love it! xx

  • I'm with you when it comes to ironing, I seriously can't stand ironing, I don't even own an iron lol I just let things wrinkle. I love your jewelry here, I love the color of the stones in the ring (my mind is blank at the moment to which stone that would be). You have such fantastic hair too.

    <3Honeysuckelle

  • Lisa Jay says:

    I have those Primark rings they were such a good find 🙂

  • Toni says:

    You're so pretty, I wish I could pull off red lipstick! xx

    http://www.fashionyourseatbelts.net/

  • Maria Fallon says:

    Love this outfit, that dress is so pretty!

    Maria xxx

  • I can't believe how gorgeous your hair is Gillian. I'm totally in awe of it!
    I love the colour of those rings too, that duck egg blue(pastel teal?!? made that colour up I think) is one of my favorite shades.
    x

  • I don't even own an iron! Your dress is lovely – I can't believe it's Primark 🙂
    http://elettravelle.blogspot.co.uk

  • katymitten says:

    This dress is gorgeous Gillian.. It really suits you (and who needs an iron anyway!)
    SERIOUSLY YOUR HAIR! It's gotten so long.. I have huge hair envy right now. xx

    The Little's.

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