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Showing posts from May, 2013

Dip-dye Swan Dress

Well, I say dip-dye, but it’s not. The pattern is an array of Blue and White flowers, which is perfect for spring days (although I wasn’t exactly blinded by the light on this particular day). I’ve had this beaut for about three years now, but this is only my second time wearing it. I was never really sure about the top half, but now I love it! It looks like gorgeous dip-dye swan wings. The fabric is so light which is lovely, although not great for the wind and proved to be quite bothersome while taking the below pictures. I kept the rest of the outfit simple with a Grey cardigan and cute ballet pumps. Floaty, feminine, and comfortable – perfect! Dress:  M&S Cardigan:  South (via Very) Tights:  Boots Ballet pumps:  Next Close-up of the pattern Struggling with the wind :/ I’m really looking forward to the Bank Holiday weekend – I intend to get up to much mischief ;) Hope you’re all well! ‘Til next time. Isha Reid xxx

I do love a quote or two

Anyone who knows me knows, I love quotes. I’m utterly unashamed in basking in other peoples’ wisdom, and this post subject will have a regular spot on my blog. I am so bad a logging into my Tumblr account, but it is wonderful for finding new quotes you may not have come across before; so I have listed some below – some are from Tumblr, some from books, and some from various other places. These resonate with me for various reasons, but in truth, I think we can all relate to a good quote. I’ve hash-tagged each one in regards to subject matter…. “ Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen

Everyone needs a makeshift ‘Carrie’ dress

No, I’m not talking about the pigs-blood soaked, prom dress Carrie, I’m talking about the column-writing, tutu wearing Carrie. This “dress” is actually a skirt and I’ve blogged about it here . One of the things I really like about myself is being pixie height. Having maxi skirts means I can make a makeshift dress out of one, and this is what I did with this outfit. A bunch of us went out last night for an all ladies dinner night. It was a dressy affair so wanted to make an impression with something fab, and this moment of genius hit me. I belted the skirt to give it shape – you all know how much I love belting my dresses, and it was definitely needed here. The affect is great and the belt gave the bottom the volume it needed to work; because of this, I kept the rest of the outfit really simple: Skirt (Dress): Joy Belt: Dorothy Perkins Shrug: eBay Tights: Boots Shoes: Dorothy Perkins There were 7 of us in total and we headed to the Lebane