Saturday, 30 March 2013

Channel Orange

dress: river island
boots: h&m
necklace: topshop
watch: michael kors
bracelet: marc by marc jacobs
nails: & other stories 'moire green'
lips: yves saint laurent 'rouge volupté 30'

I gave my wardrobe a massive clear out yesterday and managed to get rid of around 50% of my clothes which I have hoarded over the years. I always think 'Ooo but I'll wear that when it gets warm' but I never do, by that time I've got something new and completely forgotten about it! When I move back home after London, I realised I would have a struggle trying to fit all my clothes back into one place so this was necessary. I am also putting a load of clothing on my Ebay site including loads of French Connection sample dresses I got whilst working there. I've realised that I'd much rather have the money to buy new clothes than watch old ones sit in my wardrobe! I'll post a link over the next few days once they are all uploaded and ready to sell.

I attended a lovely family meal last night and wore this simple contrast panel dress I bought a while ago from River Island. The black contrast panels make it quite flattering on the figure and I love the grey marl fabric of the body. I wore it with some thick black tights due to this ridiculously freezing weather and my lace-up boots which I can't take off at the moment! I don't think they have many left in store but they are still available on line. I really cannot recommend a pair of shoes more, they are so comfortable and can be worn with so many different styles. I also wore this statement necklace which for some reason has been sat in my jewellery box for the past few weeks. I don't usually wear silver so this was quite a risk by me, but I love the neon orange chain combined with the crystals. I do think it sits quite funny on the necklace as it doesn't lie flat, but nevertheless it really stands out and makes the outfit.

Since using my new camera, I have been featuring some closer photographs of my make-up and hair as usually I can't do this as my previous camera wasn't great quality. I just want to say thank you for all the lovely comments about my make-up! I do get asked so frequently about what products I use, especially my highlighter (which is Mac 'Whisper of Gilt' if anybody wants to know!) so I am considering a new make-up post soon featuring my daily make-up and tools. Is this something you would be interested in reading? Let me know!


  1. Absolutely love this outfit, the necklace is to die for!


  2. Gorgeous outfit, that necklace completes the look perfectly xx

  3. love the necklace and the dress! x

  4. Hi Lydia doll :-) Your photos are so beautiful, great quality! Plus I love your necklace... Fab post! I'm loving your blog...

    Lots of love ❤