Thursday, 23 February 2012

Parma Violet

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Coat: c/o Motel//Dress: H&M//Tights, Hat and Boots: Topshop//Necklace: RubyRaeLove//Rings: H&M, Topshop and RubyRaeLove//Bag: Mulberry//Nail Wraps: Meadham Kirchhoff for Nail Rock

Here I am again going OTT on pastels, and yet again I had a fair few disapproving looks because of these tights. I wore these yesterday when me and D went to see my friend Amber's fashion show at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout location (D's dad is a former mason so he was more interested in the fact it is the Free Mason Hall..).
Anyway, the show was gorgeous, how could it not be with inspiration from 1970s cinema and the Cadbury's Milk Tray Man. Basically, it would be awfully nice if D could wear some of this on a regular basis. Talking of D, he managed to get himself street style snapped three times and was given an invite to a VIP closing party. Obviously I put together his outfit of the day, so it was probably all down to the Zara turtle neck which I bought him.
Little old me wasn't going to get a look in, but I thought I'd show off my first attempt at nail wraps (though these photos are a few days after application)..

60 comments:

  1. I always find myself coveting your nails even though I'm not a massively nail-y person! So, so cute!

    Jem xXx

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    1. hehe, thanks! I'm not usually nail-y either, I make an effort every now and then! xx

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  2. Those tights are amazing! I love your coat, too.

    Catherine, XO.

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  3. I love that coat, and necklace. And the nails. Basically everything! xoxo

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  4. Lovely outfit! Your nails look amazing, so cute! xx

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  6. Purple wall! I want it in my living room! Don't think the landlord would be too happy though...

    Your nail wraps are so cute - whenever I've tried them they've ended up all bumpy :( The show looked awesome! x

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    1. hehe it was quite the lovely wall! I reapplied several times to get them smooth-ish! xo

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  7. The nails are so so cute! Love the fun purple in this outfit :)

    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.com/

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  8. Can't believe you've got the MK nails! They look awesome. Hadn't realised the latest OC had made it into shops yet - exciting! x

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    1. thanks :) I bought it in Magma in London which maybe gets it early, I thought it was next week too x

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  9. I love your nails, especially the bear (although it looks a bit like a baby with furry animal ears) :P but you did a good job with applying them! Congratulations to D for being street style snapped three times! He sounds good letting you choose his outfit, I don't think my boyfriend would allow me to pick out clothes for him, haha! :) I love your dress, I need to get myself to H&M! :) xx

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    1. thanks :) it took me all of Monday evening, hah! I only picked the roll neck really which is awesome enough I think. x

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  10. Aw you look awesome. The Meadham Kirchoff nails are so amazing! I totally want some!

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  11. The tights look nice! Don't mind the disapproving looks. You look lovely, and your nails are cute!


    LOVE!

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  12. You look great! I've never been to a fashion show. To be honest, I'd probably be more interested in the Free Mason's hall as well. I'm just so fascinated by them. I adore your nails!!!!!!!

    Mabel
    Mabel Time

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  13. Ooooh those nail wraps are so pretty! Do they say how long they're supposed to last? I'm loving your tights, I wouldn't give you any strange looks, they look great with your dress! IMAGINE IF YOUR TRUE CALLING IN LIFE IS TO BE A STYLIST. xxxxx

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    1. They're supposed to last 10 days, it's now 4 days, and I don't see them outlasting the weekend really! haha being a stylist would be rather awesome. xx

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  14. Thanks for following my blog - yours is called cold knees! I get cold knees! I thought it was just me! I thought I was just this cold knee'd freak but I've found a kindred.
    Okay, on to business. I love that outfit, love the mixing of fabrics on that H&M dress (I'm not gonna lie, I'm totally stealing this look). And that jewellery is fab!
    Okay I'm rambling, so to conclude: Fabulous.

    Drea xo

    dreasjunkyard.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks for your lovely comment <3 hehe I always have cold knees. I love this pleather dress! x

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  15. Love the coat and hat, and the nail wraps are so cute :) xx

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  16. Nice blog and your photos too!:)
    Have a nice weekend,
    Simona
    www.simimaus.blogspot.com

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  17. Wonderful nails, qué paciencia!!!
    Siempre guapísima.
    Best coat everrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  18. Oh I want your new tights!
    And your nail wraps.

    Rosie x

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  19. Your rings are very pretty! I wish I had these tights -- they go with a lot.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  20. Great fingernails...love the cute designs, how fun! I have tights that colour and wear them all the time lately, they just make outfits so much more enjoyable and brighten my day. Like the way you styled them.

    <3 cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  21. J'adore ta manucure, super originale ! ^^
    J'aime bien l'endroit ou tu as prise tes photos, on voit bien ta tenue. J'adore ton blouson !

    Mais dis moi, tu es française ou tout simplement bilingue ? ^^

    A bientôt !

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  22. I used to HATE lilac but recently I've been rather charmed by it. I even have 2 lilac lipsticks eek!

    Definitely do NOT go and see TWIB if you don't do jumpy, you will have the most stressful time of your life. Maybe get a copy of the book instead haha

    Molly xo

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  23. LOVE the nail wraps, i am tempted to buy them too but i need to practise with putting nail wraps on - it is more difficult than I initially expected! I love pastels and lilac is a pretty colour. I just bought some lilac ballet flats from topshop this week. x

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  24. Your nails look soo cute! :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

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  25. super cute look I love your nails!!
    XX Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

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  26. way to much that i'm crushing on in this post! love the nails wraps and all your jewellery plus the dress is amazing....i seem to be craving leather recently! x

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    1. pleather if you please! <3 see you on Saturday! xx

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  27. Those nail wraps are the most darling thing Rachel! Again, you continue to hit it out of the park with all your gorgeous outfits. I love the violet tights...I have a similar pair and have never worn them with all black & grey. Now I want to after seeing this! Such a perfect combination. Looks like a delightfully fun day and beautiful show:) xx Marisa

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  28. gahh i love your coat! and your nails are super cute!
    xx

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  29. Love your jacket and necklace!

    If you have a chance, enter my diamond earring giveaway :)

    http://brileeo.blogspot.com/2012/02/alexis-russell-is-new-york-jewelry.html

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  30. your nails are amazing! and all your jewelery, just fab xo

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  31. nice outfit. i love your coat and nails. have a nice week :)) xx

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  32. Love the tights, lilac is my favourite colour at the moment!
    The nail wraps are so cute too, I've never tried them but they look quite difficult to apply! xo

    www.seekmyscribbles.blogspot.com

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  33. Oooh, tes ongles sont vraiment trop chouettes !!

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  34. my sister just bought me those nail wraps and i am so excited to try them! i love your tights too, pastel shades forever <3

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  35. I've just found your blog and I must say that you have a lovely style ! The coat is so pretty and I really like your nails :x Not to mention how cool your dress is :)


    PS: I invite you to join my international giveaway on my blog, featuring Vedette Shapewear pieces :)

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  36. O_O i sqealed a little at your nails! They look so cutee! I've never seen tights that colour, they look great on you :D I'm so very envious of your clothes! I want to live in your wardrobe! (it'd be cool and not creepy cos i'd re-organise it and everything for you)

    Have a lovely sunday Rachel! <3 <3 xxxx

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  37. Your nails!!!
    Haha, I scrolled through your pictures, was admiring your lilac tights and background, the amazing rings, and then the closeup of your nails appeared...and sirens went off in my head screaming "Those are amazing!!!"
    Haha, great outfit :) Love your style <3

    http://www.trendyteal.blogspot.com

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  38. Awww my grandad was a major mason :( they were all so lovely to me at the funeral!! anyway I love them nails every time I seee them I am like I WANT them now!! Tooo excited to meet you <3

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  39. You look so beautiful, the outfit is adorable. Also, parma violets are beyond fabulous, so credit to the title.
    www.theorangewalls.blogspot.com

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  40. So you are actually wearing lavander tights!? I loveee them!! :) when I was younger I used to love wearing tights from different colours... then I stopped for about 3 or 4 years and now is back again! because I bought a mint colour tights the other day and I know what you mean about the disapproving looks! I felt some people looking me funny maybe is just my own paranoia but honestly people should mine their own business! colourful tights to the end! xx

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    1. yess <3 I love coloured tights now. I had some when I was little too :)

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  41. Those nails are insane, Love them, want them Xx

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  42. Wow! Your nails are so cute!x

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  43. your nails look incredible! I have some nail wraps which I really need to use but I'm too nervous I'm going to do them wrong :/
    <3 Holz oxo

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  44. hey, i have the same ring with yours (the gold one in ur middle finger :))

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  45. Your nails are amazing!!!

    http://www.afrenchinlosangeles.com/

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