Wednesday, 9 March 2011

(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

21 comments:

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

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

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

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  4. love the big splash of red. Great pictures!
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  5. great look! I love the red - I, too, am obsessed with adding red to outfits, especially in the winter!

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  6. great color combination - it's very "you" I think!!!

    I don't blow dry my hair, but I do straighten it once it air dries - and I will admit, I would probably cry a bit if my straightener - or really any of my hair products! - stopped working.

    I love the color red, but I realized I almost never buy anything red. Spring goal: buy lots of red things! :]

    XO Michelle
    http://lockedoutfashion.blogspot.com

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

    http://glamorousgirl2014.blogspot.com/

    xx

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  8. 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

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

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  10. 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

    -Evelina

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  11. 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

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  12. 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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  13. 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?
    xJennaD

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  14. 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!

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  15. 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

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

    - myrrh goldframe -

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  17. 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 :)

    Margaret
    http://myvisionsfugitives.tumblr.com/

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

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  19. love how that red just pops. very cute:)
    YOURS, MINE AND OURS

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