Sunday, 10 July 2011

Girl in burgundy

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Dress as skirt: Primark// Top: H n M// Shoes: Primark

Things have been a little chaotic lately- moving back in with my mother in her super tiny flat means my old bedroom just about fits a mattress, and all my stuff. Other bags (of clothes naturally) are stuffed in the fireplace area and behind the sofa. Luckily it is only for a matter of weeks. I've now visited the new flat and it's definitely bigger than I thought- we have our own original staircase, a big landing area, and a pretty good sized living room/kitchen (these photos are actually taken
there). But we do need to lay some floors down, so there's work to be done!

The cat is settling in nicely here as well, bar the obligatory nine hours under my mother's bed on the first day. And I'm looking forward to Latitude on Thursday (praying it doesn't rain..).

My mum's computer, though a flat screened one dating back to "only" 2004, is absolutely terrible. It takes me about 10 or 15 minutes from when I switch on to get online, and it freezes all the time! So blogging/commenting will be sporadic apart from when I'm at work :)

86 comments:

  1. Good luck with the flat move! It's all very exciting! :) X

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  2. i love this outfit! i never find anything this gorgeous in primark.. x

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  3. Oh that's good news about the new flat being fairly spacious. And fun to be able to personalise it a bit yourself :)

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  4. Love the outfit, interested to see what the dress is like underneath there xxx

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  5. Good luck with the move, the dress is cute!

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  6. I'm so looking forward to seeing other photos of your new flat, especially when it's all done up and the flooring is down. Best of luck staying with your mum with limited space, although it's only for a few weeks, If it were me the most annoying thing would be trying to find clothes which are in bags; I'd end up tipping them all out and probably not putting them back again.

    Anyway, I do love your outfit, Stripes are a personal favourite of mine, and the colour of your dress is gorgeous, It looks really great as a skirt too :-).

    Sarah
    x

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  7. I love your outfit! These stripes work perfectly with the wine coloured skirt. I love it!
    xoxo
    www.avenuemaria.blogspot.com

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  8. Sounds like exciting times, nonetheless! And the new flat sounds really nice. Poor little cat, though. ; )

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  9. Stripes! How I love them and it looks wonderful on you! Oh and that skirt...must be so gorgeous to wear. Best of luck with everything!

    xx Carina

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  10. This outfit is gorgeous. I love the colour of the skirt and the midi length is great - I nned to get to Primark and source it out.
    Your new flat sounds lovely, good luck with the move there. Hope you have a fab time at lattitude too. xx

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  11. Your new camera takes really good shots! I have to say I quite like the floors as they are!

    Laura
    whitewinters.blogspot.com

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  12. love the outfit!
    Good luck with the flat move, I hope that it works out! :)
    and enjoy lattitude!
    Julia @ Retro Jules

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  13. I love how the stripes & the burgundy skirt go so well together!

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  14. poor you, crappy pc's are the worst! you look amazing though, I would totally wear this outfit in a heartbeat.

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  15. Love this skirt / dress. :)

    Bless your cat, mine always hides when she gets to a new place! xx

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  16. Cute outfit!! Thank you for commenting on my blog. Come back and visit soon, following!

    xx
    rebelrousher.blogspot.com

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  17. Good luck with your move and all else my dear dove, I know things can be chaotic but eventually the dust shall settle and you will be happy. Lovely skirt as well, I've been wishing for a long skirt such as that for awhile, but for now I shall collect all of the stars in jars and send them your way on this languid summer breeze.

    xx and hugs

    Jhordyn

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  18. Lovely outfit, I love the colour of your skrit. Good luck with the move, and I hope your little cat settles in ok! xx

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  19. This look is very nice! The skirt is so fabulous! Love it :)

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  20. i'm digging your outfit. lovely styling.

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  21. Love your skirt, very sweet! Hope the moving about settles down and gets easier soon! x

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  22. i adore that midi dress, its stunning!
    xx

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  23. Good luck with the move! Also gorgeous skirt, this makes me jealous that there isn't a Primark in Edinburgh -x-

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  24. Ahh, I'm in love with that colour right now - and can't believe it's from Primark! Just found your blog, love it! Good luck with your move :)

    xx

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  25. I love the colour of your dress :) wonderful with the stripes :)

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  26. Love the skirt. It is a beautiful colour. I aodre stripes also.

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  27. Your outfit is so pretty! That maroon color looks great with black and white. :)

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth
    http://www.organizedxxmess.blogspot.com

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  28. Love the outfit sweet! We're in the process of moving too, it's such a faff isn't it? Look forward to seeing more pics of your new place, it sounds gorgeous. Sx

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  29. rachel I agree with all the girls above!this outfit is so so gorgeous!and the dress- I dont remember if I ve seen it as a dress but as a skirt is a gem!this deep red colour is amazing!and I like the shoes and the way you paired the skirt with a slouchy tshirt!
    good luck with the move! :)

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  30. Using a dress a skirt or a skirt as a dress is loved by me! You look gorgeous and the colour burgundy really suits you! Btw, thank you for visiting my blog :)
    Xo

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  31. wonderful x

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  32. Oh Rachel! I love this look. The deep wine colored skirt is divine on you. Best wishes with the move. I'm in the middle of one myself and it can be so bothersome...but sounds like a quite lovely flat:)

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  33. that skirt looks amazing xxx

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  34. Ooh, nice photo space! I'm sure this new home is going to look fab :)
    Beautiful skirt,

    Rosie x

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  35. oh, you look lovely, I like how you've turned the dress into a skirt - you must give us a tour of your new flat - it sounds lush!

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    xxx

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  36. Hey there! Thanks for dropping by :) Nice outfit!
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  37. your skirt is lovely. been looking for one.

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  38. Lovely outfit, love the stripes against the sheer skirt! Hope your week has calmed down a bit. x

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  40. Love the red with the stripes! Very cute.

    xo,
    Cortnie
    http://stylelustpages.com

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  41. i love the color fo the skirt, and the idea of clothes in the fireplace:)

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  43. That burgandy is such a lovely colour

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  44. i loe your skirt! and i don't know if it's intended, but the floorboards are pretty cool too. hope things calm down soon! and i'm so, so slow at replying to comments, but i get lula as a subscription, but the last time i was in london (a couple of weeks ago) i noticed they had a few copies in the whsmiths in selfridges - hope it's not too late!

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  45. I love this look! I really enjoy how you used your new place as the backdrop. It looks great, especially with the paint on the floor. :)

    I tagged you in my "Lovely Blog Award" if you wanna fill it out. :)

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  46. Love the combination of the stripes with the red skirt! =)

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  47. You look so classic! I love it!

    xo, Strawberry Moth

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  48. simple, chic, and you look like a doll :)

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  49. So beautiful! Love your style.

    Come visit me
    Karoline Kalvo

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  50. Love this outfit!!! The skirt is gorgeous - can't believe it's a dress!

    xxx
    www.rosie-glow.blogspot.com

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  51. Adore the skirt, love that youve layered it perfectly!
    xxx

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  52. I love the stripes! You are gorgeous!!


    LOVE!

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  54. Lovely photos, that's such a great color on you!

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  55. I love that skirt! Amazing amazing! PLus you are sucha a cutie!

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  56. The new flat sounds terrific!! And these photos look nearly professional, I especially love the skirt, so creative how you used a dress to become something else. Good luck with your mom's computer and moving! http://thearcenciel.blogspot.com/

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  57. Can't wait to see photos of your new flat!

    wow, the whole time I was thinking 'that is such a fabulous skirt!' but I would so love to see that dress of yours, the color is so appealing!

    xo
    http://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

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  58. lovely chiffon skirt!

    Kristina
    http://spottedappeal.blogspot.com/

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  59. Great that you found a nice flat. Your outfit looks lovely, I like the length of the skirt!

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  60. i just love that flowy skirt! :D

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  61. Primark is just amazing- love the skirt! Sorry that I haven't been able to visit back, but school has been and still is so busy-not that that's an excuse. I've got a giveaway up now, hope you visit back :)
    Izzy xo

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  63. such a beautiful skirt!!

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  64. Your skirt is so pretty, I'm in need of a maxi skirt and the perfect wedges! I'm in awe. Yeah, I'm shy about my blog too, I don't like the idea of everyone knowing so I might just tell a select few.

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  65. a) These photos look amazing and I love the outfit. Very classic.

    b) How exciting about the move!

    c) Like your new header picture - cuteness.

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  66. Loving that you've turned the dress into a skirt - and the colour's divine! xx

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  67. I love the chiffon skirt! And congratulations on the new flat.

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  68. girl you look sooo gorgeous! I love how you styled this look. the shoes are too cute! great photos :)

    xoxo

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  69. Cute top and beautiful blog! I'm now following :)

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  70. That skirt is really pretty, looks lovely with that top too :D
    xxx

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  71. Good luck with the move! Only you would look so beautifully calm and collected during such a hectic time.

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  72. This is gorgeous! I love that skirt!

    xo Maddy
    http://madelinerouton.blogspot.com

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  73. Good luck moving into your new flat! I'm looking forward to seeing photos once you decorate; I'm sure it will be beautiful. :)

    And your outfit combines two of my favorite things: striped shirts (one can never have too many!) and rich, autumnal colors. You look just lovely!

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  74. I love this outfit :)

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  75. I really love your skirt, the colour is the loveliest, and that stripy shirt looks great with it!

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