20101218

When we collide we lose ourselves.


Maroon Dress - Topshop . . . Black Cardigan - H&M . . . Blue Blazer - Debenhams . . . Cream Shirt + Tapestry Bag - thrifted.



Hah, I think I look a bit like an air-hostess in this outfit, ahh well that's my tragic attempt at sophistication over then... please excuse my cliche 'panic posing' too. When the self timer starts flashing I'm like a deer in headlights - pretty much stunned and clueless.
I bought that dress last weekend; the colour was irresistible, and the simple cut makes me feel rather reminiscent of Holly Golightly's little black number in "Breakfast at Tiffany's", oh how I love that film...

Speaking of filming, Wednesday's video shoot went well, it was freezing but I think we've got all the footage we need. Argh, I've got so much coursework to do over Christmas it's unbelievable! But I suppose whilst every one's stressing about their January exams I'll be locked up in the library lumbered with a ridiculous pile of essays and sketchbooks to complete. I've also got to compose a portfolio for an interview I'm yet to apply for, not because I'm incredibly organised, the total opposite in fact. All other people I'm aware of applying for this course handed in their application's weeks ago and are now calmly awaiting their interviews. The longer I leave this the riskier it gets, but worse case scenario I end up with a gap year. I like to imagine I'd travel and have wild adventures and end up in Swedish tea rooms with bizarre men named Sven and go cliff diving and eat snails, as all the best nomads do... hah, if my imaginary gap year was made into a TV show I like to think it'd be something like "An Idiot Abroad" crossed with "Skins". Oh yessss, I assume you'd all be watching intently? Or not. Most of the shots would just be me harassing strangers, asking random (all be it vaguely inappropriate) questions, and basically making a total idiot out of myself.... so no different from usual then.

(p.s. sorry about not being able to comment on my last post, I turned the comments off by mistake but thanks so much for your lovely messages, you're all adorable! ;) Truth is I've been feeling a little unconfident about my blog recently, I wish I had time to do more outfit posts but my style's all over the place so you're not missing out on much, I've got a few other posts ready in my drafts folder so brace yourselves for whatever randomness makes 'the final cut'... I swear I agonise over what to post or what to say waaaay too much, eurgh I really gota snap outa this...)

(p.p.s you're totally epic if you got through all of that, sorry that I've babbled so much but my mind's in a minor state of chaos.)

Ciao ciao.
x x x

69 comments:

  1. I've got that exact bag! It's so nice, a true Mary Poppins bag, it seems to fit everything inside it! x

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  2. Love your outfit and bag! And your right, the colour of your dress is just perfect! x

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  3. going to sweden for a year genuinely sounds like a plan to me! what kind of course are you applying for, anyway? and i think you look lovely, i hope the holidays and finishing of coursework cheers you up, chuck (: xo

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  4. Hey!!! Thanks for the visit on my blog!!!
    Nice blog , I am a followers, !!!
    I love your lipstick in this post ;)
    xx
    Olivia
    http://olivialovesfashion.blogspot.com/

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  5. oooh i can't wait to see the final cut.
    the maroon skirt is divine!

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  6. thank you! I love this color so much right now, and I adore how your wore it with the button up over it. Your hair is so pretty :)


    Brittany
    http://ittybittybomb.blogspot.com/

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  7. I'd love to just go through with a gap year, travelling the world seeing things I wouldn't have in my humble home. But I rely too heavily on the youth allowance I'm given.

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  8. lovely outfit, and i'm new to your blog, but i must say i love it!

    ps-i've posted a leather jacket giveaway on my blog, and would love for you to enter!

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  9. Hahaha, your gap year scenario made me laugh :) You're funny! (+ I would totally watch it)

    So you asked if my exams were mock exams or something? If that means trial exams, than they're not. I'm still in high chool and our school year is seperated in 2 parts. And in December & Juni we have exams and in the end of the year those points are counted together!

    PS: You once tagged me to do th e 10 thing i like post right? Well, I haven't forgot cause I'm making a draft :)

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  10. You bag is lovely and your look also.

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  11. Love your jacket! xx




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  12. helloooooooooooooo gorgeous one! loving this, you and your blog
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    www.suyinsays-suyinloves.blogspot.com

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  13. such an awesome bag! and i LOVE your outfit in this one. :)
    thanks for commenting on my blog!
    i really appreciate that!
    i follow you now :)

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  14. Haha. You don't look like an air hostess! You look lovely. Sounds like the perfect gap year by the way ;) Have a lovely weekend and good luck with getting everything sorted.

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  15. aw you look amazing :) love the colours and your hair

    BM,

    thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

    xxx

    merry christmas

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  16. great outfi! especially with that bag (which is awesome!!) I totally love burgundy so your skirt is something I wanna steal haha:) Love your blog by the way! Im happy i ran into it! Its a great read, your posts and style is amazing:) So 'm gonna follow you from now!
    Hope you visit and follow me back! that would be amazing!

    Love, fashionfabrice

    Have a fabulous day!

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  17. lorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrna i want your shirt :(
    x

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  18. super pretttty! and i love the shot with your purse. it is extremely dynamic b/c of the blue carpet :) and your skills (y)well the panic posing looks good!

    gap years can be good and can be bad, if you return to school to take serious courses then it's worthwhile, otherwise you will regret it (i'm a returning student right now)

    xo.
    f ashioncont a gious

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  19. I think you look great, I know what you mean with the self timer though, I always end up looking totally gormless and stupid! Good luck with the portfolio... gap years are big learning curves so even if you do that you'll be fine :) Swedish fun times could be good, I ended up in Ecuador taking spanish classes with a bible bashing Nacho. xx

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  20. You look beautiful! That bag is gorgeous too - I really want a tapestry-style bag :)

    Rosie x

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  21. Love your skirt :>
    Nice blog! Follow you..

    Love Lola

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  22. Thank you so much : D
    Your blazer is really pretty!

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  23. I am green like the cypress,
    Come, speak, I know your voice.
    You call to the rose, I call to the beloved.
    You are crying, I will also cry.

    Thanks.

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  24. I love everything about this outfit! The bag is gorgeous :)

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  25. Love this look! That maroon colour is gorgeous on you.

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  26. aww the dress looks gorgeous on you and you are so amazing and beautiful...

    Kisses
    Sweet
    PensandLens

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  27. Love the colour of that dress it's gorgeous, and the simple white shirt looks perfect. :)

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  28. I absolutely love your cream shirt! you are so stunning and your blog is great! i'm putting you on my sidebar :)

    hope you'll visit/follow
    www.marylee31.blogspot.com

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  29. love the outfit!! the burgundy skirt is my fave! and the floral bag is super cute!
    x
    thatgirlfromhk.blogspot.com

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  30. very nice outfit!looks great on you!

    xx, Sabinna and David

    http://broken-cookies.blogspot.com/

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  31. Love the first picture! Check my blog out sometime :)

    http://fashionbabesfashiondaydream.blogspot.com

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  32. You look so wonderful! I love all clothes! I love your cream shirt, skirt and jacket! It's so amazing!

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  33. Ahh I love the colour of the dress! And the bag is cute!

    Ooh good luck for the interview (when you apply for it hah :) I think that sounds like it would be an amazing gap year if you had to go on one! If i had to take one, mine would be filled with work :(

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  34. oh i love that dress (especially the colour) & how youve paired it with that blazer.
    for some reason you really remind me of amy adams.. i dont know why but you do!x

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  35. loove your bag!!xx

    www.zscloset.blogspot.com

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  36. Beautiful dress... I love its colour... I bought a plain black one yesterday which I love because it can be combined with many many other clothes and this is something I really love... Thank you for your comment... Fortunately, I feel much better now... The feeling of loneliness is still here but I am less depressed... :)

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  37. Your black cardigan is to.die.for. and that dress is amaze-balls.

    xoxo.
    http://glamkittenslitterbox.blogspot.com/

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  38. Wow, you look so pretty. Love the outfit, especially love your makeup.

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  39. what a great, sophisticated outfit! love the dark lips with that burgundy skirt. wonderful

    xx

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  40. i love all things floral and thrifted!!! super awesome bag!

    xoxo
    jO
    http://fashionbyjo.blogspot.com/

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  41. this suits you so well, love your outfit!

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  42. beautiful pictures!
    so lovely ♥

    kisses;
    /FASHION BOWIE

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  43. Love your outfit! I am drooling for your jacket! You are very pretty! Your hair look like silk!
    <3
    katerina
    fashionalgorithms.blogspot.com

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  44. Love your cardigan in the first picture. The sleeves are fantastic

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  45. Aaaw hope you're feeling a little more confident in the style stakes love! You really shouldn't worry, this ensemble is perfect. If it's any consolation I struggle every day and then I think to myself, why am I stressing out over having to look 'put together?' And then I throw random shizz on and I'm not stark naked so it can't be that bad jazzy ♥... if you haven't already, get your skates on with my Vintage Tapestry Bag giveaway! :)

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  46. Love that outfit; the colours and styling work brilliantly! Love burgundy right now. x

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  47. very stylish darling, love the maroon color!
    thanks for your sweet comment, Im hosting a giveaway right now would love for you to enter!!

    fashionableroad.blogspot.com

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  48. lovely! that bag is too cute!(:

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  49. love your blog and style!! i am following!!

    xx

    fashionbit

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  50. I really like your outfit! I think it's great, I love the color combinations and I don't think it looks like a stewardess at all!

    Good luck with everything...I always wanted to take a gap year but never did. It can't be the worst thing in the world if you do, though! I imagine myself going to Ireland with men named someone O' something.

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  51. You are so pretty! I love the color of that skirt and the jacket is gorgeous. This is a great outfit, air hostess-like or not!

    xx

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  52. beautiful tapestry bag! and your outfit is divine :) love the jacket


    love and merry christmas from australia!

    <3

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  53. You look so fierce. I love how your lips match your dress. It's awesome. As is that bag! And ahh, I know - I HATE how teachers assign homework over the break. Um, it's called a BREAK for a reason. Ohhh, so silly!

    QUIRKYEXPLOSION.blogspot.com

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  54. your post is beautiful...

    come visit my blog & we can follow each other :)

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  55. great outfits!!

    <3 mvv

    Expedition of a Modern Viking Vixen

    p.s. i invite you to enter my giveaway :)

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  56. Loove your hair!
    And the outfit is perfect*

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  57. I love breakfast at tiffanys! best movie ever..and i love your lipstick:) xx

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  58. oooh that bag I reallyreallyreallyreally like for some reason. and yes don't you look all gorgeous and sofisticated in the best way ;) x

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  59. Really love the rusty colour... great outfit!

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  60. I really like that bag -- i actually saw one like it some weeks ago when i was thrifting, but didn't buy it. kinda bummed about that now.

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  61. tried to comment on the post below but couldnt so ill do it here ..
    liking the sound of your film, id love to see it and hope you liked mine (where i wore those dresses you liked) i didnt want to give them back!!
    love your collection of pictures, very dreamy!
    xxx

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  62. Oh, thanks for your lovely comment. Such a lovely blog you have, and I realllyyy like your look, very chic! I'm now following :) xoxo

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  63. OMG what a lovely bag it is!
    And this outfit looks great on you,
    you're a beautiful girl :)

    &Thanks for your comment,
    hm yeah well, I think I can better start with a easier one, if you get what I mean...
    Though your pics are fantastic, and the quality is fantastic indeed!

    Merry Christmas btw :)

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  64. Oh I love this oufit it's adorable and it's perfect for smart occasions or interviews. And I think it's a great idea that you're doubling up the dress as a skirt as well - lovely x

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  65. Oh now this is a gorgeous outfit! That maroon is to die for! I love it!

    Shy

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