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Mixed patterns and horizontal lines? Yes!

My style is pretty simple – girly and heavily influenced by vintage. I love pretty swing dresses with lots of colour and I only occasionally wear black anymore, but sometimes I wake up wanting to mix it up. I bought this awesome Miss Lacy Ltd. dress during Plus London. I had been eying it up all day Saturday before finally buying it. The owner, Erin, designs every piece and is doing an amazing job!

This dress is cut so well for someone dinky like me, it’s the perfect length and I was so grateful that this was a maxi dress I didn’t have to take-up. The material is soft and I love the horizontal lines (#effyourbeautystandards, eh?!). This could easily be dressed up or down, and as you’ll see in the below photos, it was a dress down day. This was the day I went out foundation shopping with my dear friend Shel, and I wanted to change my look slightly. Along with the chic of the dress, blazer, bag and ring, I threw a little grunge in with the boots, glittery socks and dark lipstick – plus being the geek that I am, glasses had to make an appearance too ;)
Blazer & Scarf: Marks and Spencer
Bag: Topshop (many moons ago)
Ring: Gifted by my lovely friend, Hanna
Boots: eBay
Tights: Boots
Socks: Primark
Lipstick: Rimmel, Lasting Finish (Shade: Starry-Eyed)
I found this bag in the depths of my wardrobe - it's fab!
Look without the scarf :)

I absolutely love this outfit and mix of patterns. The flowers on the blazer and the lines on the dress work really well together, and I scoff at whomever it was who said this was a no-no. I'll definitely be taking steps out of my “norm” more often.

I hope you’re all well, ‘til next time!

Love and hugs,


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