What I Wore: Stripes, Spots & Old Favourites

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

I think for the first time in my life I am glad the weekend is totally over, my face has stopped looking puffy and a couple of days being incredibly lazy sorted my cold right out. Thanks for all your sweet comments, and an extra thanks to all my new followers. I hit 100 on GFC on Saturday and did a wee happy dance around the room. I've always said I would keep blogging even if no body read, but I've got to admit it does feel nice to know that people want to come back and find out what is going on in my life. 

I was still feeling a little bit tender yesterday, so I didn't so much other than some grocery shopping and taking the dogs for a long walk. I think they were getting cabin fever in the house this weekend, well, Mania at least. Scally has spent the past three evenings hiding under the bed shaking because of the fireworks. We had this problem over Summer too, but after seeing how unhappy she was the past few days I am definitely planning on being out of the city for New Year. You know something is wrong when your perpetually hungry dog has no interest in bacon. At least it is all over for now. 
This outfit is a nice mix of old and new items, the dress and cardigan are both purchases from this year,but I have had the scarf and shoes for quite a while. I actually thought Mania had totally destroyed these shoes during her chewing phase, but I took a second look at them recently and buying a pair of insoles has totally saved them. There is a little bit at the back that has obviously been chewed, but I'm hoping no one will look at the back of my feet for too long. I love the colour, and they are surprisingly comfortable and good quality for Primark shoes. 

I've been really bad lately for ignoring the older items in my closet, so I'm trying to go to the effort of including at least one item I have had for over a year in each of my outfits. It's proving surprisingly difficult, seeing as I go with the same formula of dress, cardigan and tights most days. You would think that blogging about my style would encourage me to expand my style horizons a bit, but other than teaching me a lot about my body shape, it seems to have cemented whatever style I already had. I suppose that is a good thing though, at least I haven't fall down the hole of buying things purely for the sake of blogging. I've actually never been happier with my wardrobe than I am at the moment. Have any of you guys ever tried out a trend you weren't particularly keen on just so you could blog about it? 
Dress: Zara // Cardigan: Thrifted // Shoes: Primark // Belt: No Idea // Scarf: Tammy at BHS about 6 years ago

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  1. That's so awesome you're happy with your wardrobe, I'm pretty content at the moment, but that totally varies from day to day. I love this lace dress it's awesome with the polka dot cardigan and that cozy scarf!

    Blogging for me has definitely got me to expand my style and try things that are outside my comfort zone, sometimes they end up being things i don't like and sometimes it's things i love that I never thought i would 

  2. I love this outfit - a snuggly scarf, polka dots and a lace dress is a treble win in my eyes! The colours also lend themselves nicely to the American elections :) I don't think I've ever bought anything that I wouldn't have otherwise just for the blog but I definitely feel there are a handful of outfits I may not otherwise have worn - outfits that stretched the boundaries of my style. Congrats on hitting 100...the only way is up! Oh and thanks for the mention of my wedding pics last week :)

  3. Seekingstyleblog8 November 2012 at 22:48

    cute shoes!

    xo Jennifer


  4. This dress is lovely! I do try different things and experiment but generally stick to similar things/colours/shapes!

    Maria xxx

  5. I do hope that you feel all better soon!  I love re-visiting old faves in my closet!  This polka dot cardigan is just terrific!

  6. Thanks for checking out my blog! Super cute scarfs! I am so happy that it is finally scarf season. Congrats on hitting 100 GFC followers!

  7. Hi Alice!

    Glad to hear that you are feeling better! And congrats on reaching 100 followers! That's great :) I love your outfit. The dress is so so sweet. I've never really tried a trend I didn't like. It actually takes me a really long time to warm up to most new trends.  I'm pretty happy with my wardrobe, but it is really really small right now... I literally only have 2 pairs of jeans that I'm living in, and no clothes for winter except one cashmere sweater, lol. I don't know, I don't really like shopping. I like having nice clothes, but I'm really picky! 

    Anyway, it was really nice discovering your blog :) Hope you're having a good week, dear.
    xox, amber

  8. Oh my goodness I LOVE your hair!  Your outfit looks so cosy, I keep forgetting that it is turning into winter on the other side of the world!
    Congrats on your 100 followers, I'm following you too now ^_^

  9. Go you 100 followers! Such a cute cardy and red shoes cant go wrong! hehe x

  10. We're lucky that the cats (all the cats I've ever had) are indifferent to fireworks, but my workmate gets sedatives for her dog specifically for Bonfire Night. Not sure if that appeals to you, but thought I'd mention it!

    Also, even as a non-fashion blogger, sticking pictures of myself all over the internet does make me pay more attention to my shape and style, and blog projects have encouraged me to push myself to try things I otherwise wouldn't have. Hurrah for blogging! And congratulations on 100 GFC followers.

  11. What a cute polka-dot cardigan! I am guilty of ignoring older items in my closet as well... I need to get better about that. 

  12. Another perfect outfit Alice!  I always loving rediscovering pieces that I haven't worn in a year or so.  I agree that they can definitely be difficult to style though as taste does change.  You look so cozy and cute here and so glad you are feeling much better!

    xo Marisa

  13. Oh my goodness I love this outfit, so cute! And that dress is absolutely adorable!  Also glad to hear you are feeling better.

  14. I love your polka dot cardigan! I don't think I've ever tried a trend just to blog about it. I don't really follow trends too much (at least not knowingly). :)
    Visiting from the awesome blog hop.
    xo, Mary

  15. i have shoes like that & i love 'em :)  i also love that cardigan, and congrats on 100 followers!!  xox


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