Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Outfit Post: Layer Cake

I'm not really jaundiced, I swear.

This maxi dress is the most comfortable item of clothing. Ever. I fear I look like I have no waist here though. I blame the cardigan. I wore this on Saturday to go and watch the football in Levenshulme (my new soon-to-be manor, fact fans) with E and J. Apparently I looked 'very Topshop'. I'm taking that as a compliment. Also, I think Saturday was only the second time a girl had worn a maxi dress to the pub we went to. The first time? My friend E wore one a while ago. Someone took a photo of her. Levenshulme, not so much with the fashion then.

I understand the Topshop comment. Snood! Headband! Cardigan! Dress! Plus leather jacket (not pictured). Layered to the max. This is the same nail varnish as in this post but I actually managed to capture the green, hologram-type effect this time.

Now, just like Carrie Bradshaw doesn't like to play favourites with her shoes, I don't like to play favourites with my jewellery. However, when it comes to this little beauty I just might make an exception. It's by Swank and I am completely smitten with it. In fact, I'm quite smitten with a lot of their jewellery. I think this Rock Lobster is next on my list.

Dress, Cardigan & Headband - H&M
Snood - New Look
Boots - The usual Docs
Necklace - Swank
Nail Varnish - OPI's Go on Green


Rhamnousia @ Desi Girl Does Makeup said...

I found your blog the other day and left a comment on one post, since then I've gone back and read everything you have written and I absolutely love every post.

I don't mean for this to sound like a suckup fest..your style of writing is really inviting and it's clear that what you write comes from the heart :)

Re. this post, I'm too scared to wear maxi dresses because they make me look really shapeless and I do need to up my accessories game because I wear the same things day in, day out.

Teacups and Buttondrops said...

That is a really lovely outfit :)


El :) said...

I'm LOVING this whole winter maxi dress thing... and your take on it is no exception! Long dresses, cardigans and boots... how cozy :) I have the same cardigan as you... so now I want to go and buy that dress... was it in h&m recently??


Love Cat said...

Don't you look just gorg!

I love this look and the layering is brilliant. I've not managed to layer well at all - I always end up looking like a hobo! x

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

nice color nailpolish and I really like maxi dresses. Like your blog, hope you'll become a follower of my blog too?


Kate said...

I love the shade of that nail varnish! & I always look forward to your new posts :)

Rapunzel said...

Where did you get that necklace from?! It's fab!

And talking of fab...the Christmas markets are coming! We should really do a gluhwein and catch up.

Rapunzel x

Helen said...

Rhamnousia - Thankyou so much! What a lovely thing to say! I was always terrified of maxi dresses too but now I just wear them regardless x

Teacups - Thankyou! x

El - Yep, I got it last week! I think they had it in nude/black too. x

Love Cat - Mwah! I was always too afraid to layer when I was bigger, for fear of making myself look even bulkier! x

Theonlyfashionprincess - Thankyou!

Kate - Aww you little treasure, you! Thankyou x

Rapunzel - Read the post :p Gluhwein sounds good to me! x

Rapunzel said...

I did you cheeky devil and I'd looked on the website but still can't find where I can purchase this natty number?!x

Helen said...

Where it says shop on the website! x

Rapunzel said...

Officially a numpty! I've been looking at stockists and thinking Leeds is to far!x