Outfit: Old School


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Dress: Apricot
Necklace: Fiorelli at House of Fraser*
Earrings: Kate Rowland
Boots: Ted & Muffy*

So we're going a little old school with today's outfit post. Dingy indoor pre-going out photos, check! Terrible eyes-half-closed poses, check! Forgetting to move all the furniture out of the way, check! Let's face it, most of us don't have the time (or inclination) to get dressed up to the nines on a Monday afternoon just to go outside to a particularly pretty street and take photos of the outfit we wore on Saturday night. Whilst I do love properly shot outfit photos in a nice location, I'm only going to bother doing that if I'm outside and wearing that outfit anyway. There ain't no shame in sharing photos of what you actually wore and taking outfit photos like it's 2010, ladies. Remember the heyday of blogging when we all balanced our point-and-shoot cameras on big piles of books in our bedrooms to take photos of the clothes we'd just bought in the Topshop sale? Ahhhh, lovely.

Anyway, the main point of this post is to talk about some new accessories I've acquired lately. First up is the necklace which House of Fraser kindly sent me to get ready for the party season. I love statement jewellery which is also quite simple, so this circle necklace by Fiorelli was perfect for me - plus you can't go wrong with some gold for Christmassy outfits! House of Fraser have loads of lovely necklaces in at the moment so it's definitely worth checking them out for party bling for yourself or Christmas gifts for someone else. I also recently got these beaaaautiful leopard print Tigerlily boots from Ted & Muffy after attending an event at their Edinburgh store a few weeks ago. The used to be Duo Boots, but have recently rebranded and I am so in love with the new look. The branding and design of the store is absolutely beautiful, plus the boots are amazing for quality and comfort. Big thumbs up from me!

I wore this outfit for a night out on Saturday, so obviously I had to dig out one of my many black dresses for the occasion. This little Apricot number, which I bought from the concession in New Look about 5 years ago, is still one of my all time favourites. It's looking a bit worse for wear now (the little velvet polka dots are starting to rub off, the sleeves and hem have shrunk quite a bit, and there's definitely more than one hole in it) but I just can't bear to part with it. I think it still looks not too bad considering its age and how many nights it has accompanied me on!

What is your staple going out outfit?

Gillian x


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  2. I love this outfit, your leopard print boots are gorgeous!

    Caz | thisiscaz

  3. Those boots! I love them.
    I find something charming about rushed, imperfect photos, so no worries!

    Katie | katielikeme.com

  4. I love a black dress and this one is really nice. I really like how you have paired it with the leopard print shoes.
    Lovely Gillian x

  5. oh 2010-2012 blogging I do miss you! It seemed so easy back then, and I used everything and anything to balance my crappy point and shoot :) you look amazing, loving the shoe choice!

    Charlotte Harvs | Blog

  6. such a gorgeous look on you!


  7. Looking beaut lady! Love the necklace, its gorgeous and I love how bold but how simple it is. Also love your new boots! Li x

  8. man, my life was so much simpler back in 2010. I did have a huge pile of books and self timer back then. Love how the necklace is simple but really stands out x

  9. GORG.

    I do miss the outfit posts from blogging days of yore. The standard for outfit posts nowadays seems to be editorial-esque shoots and clothing. It seems more sterile whereas the bedroom outfit posts seem simple, warmer, and more true to the personality of the blogger.

  10. I love this outfit, that dress is so cute on you!

    Maria xxx

  11. The necklace is gorgeous - really really wish I could find the dress though!


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