(Little) Girl Next Door

White knee socks and black Mary Janes make me look about 5 years old. In fact, I bought these white socks as part of my Halloween costume to be Alice from Alice in Wonderland last year!

This morning I had the biggest of morning catastrophes- the broken hairdryer.I plugged it in, nothing. I tried the plug socket in the living room, nothing. I am not ashamed to admit that I am one of those girls who will not leave the house without my hair and makeup being done. Luckily, my housemates were up early so I could borrow Lauren's, but I then panicked about how I was going to cope. Fortunately, I had a class cancelled today and was meeting with my presentation group. While moaning about the hairdrier drama, a girl in my class offered to take me to Target. Jill, you are a lifesaver!!

This outfit went through several revision which I hope I have sufficiently captured through my photos. The original idea was the lace top under the black dress. Then I struggled to find a cardigan which worked, so I grabbed this red one just to get me through class, threw on my leopard coat and red scarf. When I got home and took off my coat, everything just came together. I am so obsessed with adding red to my outfits at the moment!! It really brightened up what would gave been a black and white outfit.

Did you guys see my feature over at the Delightful Dozen? I emailed in about the reader spotlight a few weeks ago so I was really excited to find out I was going to be featured today!! Hi to all my new readers who found my blog from there too :]] I'm also featured on Emma's Looks of the Week today in my outfit from Friday :]]

black dress- forever 21
lace top- pilot
shoes- new look
cardigan- ebay
snood- forever 21

That's all from me!! I'll be back soon :]]

Charlotte xxx


  1. Love it! Red and black is my fave <3


  2. Cute pictures! :) I love the red cardigan!

  3. This is great! I love the two reds together. And the lace top is so sweet!
    "Little girl" looks are fun ;)
    M xo

  4. love the big splash of red. Great pictures!

  5. great look! I love the red - I, too, am obsessed with adding red to outfits, especially in the winter!

  6. I have this dress! I just did an outfit of the day on it yesterday!
    Love your look!



  7. I saw your remixed outfit today on the delightful dozen and wanted to stop by and say how cute you looked and now I get awarded with another great outfit. I really like the white knee socks, very school girl chic

    stop by and enter my giveaway

  8. you look so beautiful in this look.
    the red looks amazing on you.
    i have been searching for the perfect red cardigan for forever.

  9. Ooh, love this look! At first I was confused scrolling down, because it kind of looked like you were wearing multiple different outfits! haha. But I really like all of them. :)

    I love it when you can reuse items from halloween costumes! :D


  10. Yay, congrats on getting featured. I saw the post and it's so lovely. Great to see your having fun with the new lens, I love the out of focus background, beautiful! xx veronika

  11. So CUTE!! I always feel like a little girl/Alice in Wonderland whenever I wear mary janes. But I still love them!
    Omg, I'm the same way! I'd be dying if my hair dryer broke too! Haha.
    Congrats on the features!! :)
    I'm now following!!

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  12. The red adds such a lovely element to this look! I really love red too, I need more in my wardrobe. The lace top under the dress looks wonderful too.
    I love your blog :) Thank you for the comment on mine, it was funny that we both wore yellow and red on the same day. Great minds think alike?

  13. ugh, there's no hair dryer here. i showered the other day and had to let my hair dry au natural outside. not like you could do that there! ;)

    i like the red sweater with the red snood combo. almost looks like a cool coat in the first pic!

  14. you definitely look super cute!! and im the same (sort of) with hair and makeup, not so much hair as mines long and i can get away with doing it only slightly (mostly my fringe) but yeh, we girls are a funny lot

  15. i love this look and all he photos. you look adorable. <3

    - myrrh goldframe -

  16. This is soo lovely, cute, and girly. I love this! It's hard to rock tall white socks/tights, but you do it so well :)


  17. i won't leave my house without hair & makeup done! except for exercising...but i'll have on my huge dark sunglasses!


  18. love how that red just pops. very cute:)

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