What I Wore: A Little Bit Fancy

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sometimes a crappy day calls for a fancy outfit. This was one of our first really cold days in Edinburgh, but rather than root out my thermals and my lazy day jeans I decided to go completely the other way and try and find a way to wear one of my favourite evening dresses during the day. Whenever I wear this dress I feel like a lady (I'm not sure what that means, but I feel it anyway) the pattern in lovely, and the material is nice and heavy so it kept me nice and warm while I was walking around the city centre. I'm not convinced that woolie tights was the way to go with it, but, as I said, it was freaking cold.

It's kind of sad to be posting these photos too, since I took them my bright hair is gone. If you follow me on Instagram you'll already know this (shameless plug, my name is prettyconfused, come follow me!) but last week I dyed my hair dark purple and cut my fringe again. The colour is a bit darker than I was hoping for, actually much darker than the box would have had me believe, but I'm happy with it (for now). I think the coloured hair made my outfits look a lot more fun though.

Well, I'm off, this week (and especially today) already feels like it is kicking my ass. I'm going to try and be productive today so I can relax for a little while this evening. Maybe if I am lucky I will have the time and energy to make myself a special treat for dinner.

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16 comments

  1. That dress is gorgeous, you look lovely x

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  2. Oh I love that dress!! The colour is so nice, and I like the cut of it, the way it sort of gathers toward the side.  Lovely.
    And I know what you mean about the bright hair adding something, but the nice thing about a more uniform hair colour for a little change is it gives you some time to play up other features! Wear bright lipstick,  try out a bold hairstyle, something you ordinarily don't want to pair with bright hair.  A shift in focus if you will! But then I get bored easily and I think it's fun to switch things up a bit!
    --Erin

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  3. I am excited to see your new hair! I know it's hard to change from brights, I still miss my old pink hair though. I love this dress, such a gorgeous colour!!

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  4. oranges_and_apples23 October 2012 at 18:28

    I loved your pink hair too. Will find you on instagram in a minute!

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  5. I love a dressed down dressy dress! Looks great on you. Such a lovely colour.

    www.loulou.to

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  6. Great idea, to get all glammed up on a dreary day! Must try that x

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  7. Seekingstyleblog23 October 2012 at 20:28

    Pretty dress :)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  8. great dress!  love your hair, interested to see the new color, I'll look up your instagram :)

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  9. So many beautiful colors here! I love it, and sometimes I want to dress down too, but I realize those are the days I need that extra pick-me-up of a nice outfit!

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  10. i love all of your layering, and these colors look amazing on you...even with your new hair, i'm sure! that scarf is so pretty!

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  11. Sometimes dressing nicely can completely turn my day around. If I feel cute and confident, or wear something new, it makes the day seem a little brighter :) You look great in blue!!

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  12. A friend told me that your hair gets a little lighter if you wash it with Head and Shoulders shampoo. She said it worked for her, but I can't tell, because I don't dye my hair :) Anyway, I love your silky dress! x

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  13. I love everything about this outfit!

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  14. Thanks for the advice, actually used it today! I felt like something was missing from my outfit so I stuck on some lipstick I couldn't wear when my hair my bright and I loved it! I'm planning on searching out the rest of them tomorrow (I still haven't finished unpacking since we moved) xo

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  15.  I've heard that too, one of my flatmate's has some so maybe I can borrow it. I heard using using washing-up liquid can work but after bleaching my hair last month I really don't want to dry it out more.

    Oh, and if I was you I don't think I'd want to dye my hair either, yours is such a spectacular colour all on its own xo

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