Thursday, 3 December 2015

Outfit post: an under-appreciated old dress

So hopefully I can commit myself now to an outfit post each week. I didn't manage to post my face of the day last week because my plans went kind of wrong. It was my little sister's fifth birthday on Friday, so we went up to my mum's house to stay with them that night. We went out for a nice family meal and spent Saturday morning playing with her new toys. For her birthday I gave her a face painting set and thought it would be a great activity for us to do together and would make for a cute FOTD post, so I sat down and let her paint my face ENTIRELY pink.


After a few minutes it started to feel itchy and crusty so I had to wash it off. It turns out that my skin didn't agree with the face painting and I ended up with a splotchy red face for the rest of the day.

So onto my outfit, the main piece of which is a little skater dress that I got from Primark three or four years ago, and I have swung back and forth on liking/disliking it and actually almost threw it out on more than one occasion. I recently just started wearing it again and have fallen back in love with it. I think it definitely had something to do with one or two compliments that I got wearing it.


I wore this outfit (minus the nbc socks) to an appointment with the dressmaker who is making my wedding dress, she is wonderful at her job and I have known her for six years now, so I trust her opinions when it comes to fashion. She complimented me on the outfit and it really boosted how great I feel wearing this dress, and I wear it a lot more than I used to. When you feel comfortable and confident in what you wear it makes such a big difference. I actually love the silhouette so much that I'm planning on using this dress to make a pattern for another one.



I'm also wearing a crushed velvet bolero with bell sleeves, the cuffs featuring laser cut velvet and lace trim, floral patterned fishnet tights and a black belt. I'm not wearing shoes because they are not allowed in the upstairs of the house, especially not on the precious black bedroom carpet! But I was wearing my patent black docs.

Who else has varied relationships with old items of clothing?

11 comments:

  1. I have a love hate relationship with all my clothing! I go through phases of wearing the same things over and over again then when I re organise my clothes suddenly go back to things I haven't worn in years. If only I had more money to re-buy the things I threw away years ago that I now miss....

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    1. This is exactly how I am right now! I just went through three boxed of clothes and I'm throwing out almost none of it in the hopes that either a) I might learn to love it again or b) I can pass them on to reegan when she is older... if she would have them!

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  2. I love finding old clothes in my closet and falling in love with them again!

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    1. More economical than buying new ones ;) lol

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  3. I love how the bolero dresses things up! You look really cute in that dress! I have really sensitive skin too!

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    1. Yeah it's a pretty casual dress otherwise! Sensitive skin is such a minefield!

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  4. Crushed velvet is such a wonderfully gothy but also 90's throw-back material. I recently bought a pair of tights in back crushed velvet.

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    1. It is very 90's I agree. When I was younger my cousin and I had matching crushed velvet dresses made by our gran, they were royal purple with pink feather trim cuffs and neckline. It was my favourite outfit ever lol

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  5. Hey girl! You follow my old blog that I just changed the URL to. I was going through my blog followers so I could make sure I followed whomever was following me. It is strange because you were always in my blog feed but when I looked to see if I was following you it says I wasn't. I have even see your new posts which makes no sense why it didn't show I was following you unless I was following you privately instead of publicly. Then it makes sense. Well I am for a fact now a part of your followers. My new blog URL is brujaa666.blogspot.com you may have to unfollow my "Decayla" blog and re follow on that new URL if you would like to still follow. Some people may not have gotten the message I posted on my old blog about the new URL. I do appreciate you following the old blog and look forward to seeing your new posts. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks for letting me know! I'll add the new blog to my follow list and hopefully it will all be fine because I have had problems before with some blogs not displaying on my feed when they post. Thanks!

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    2. Thanks for letting me know! I'll add the new blog to my follow list and hopefully it will all be fine because I have had problems before with some blogs not displaying on my feed when they post. Thanks!

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