Wednesday, 27 March 2013

As Chic As It Gets

Hello lovelies, and how is this week treating you so far? All well i hope! I am finding I have alone time on  my hands for the first time in years. Its c-razy.. You may be thinking, what is this crazy hat wearing lady talking about, well, i have literally been flying by the seat of my pants, moment to moment for as long as i can remember now really. Always on the go, always pretty stressed and always super busy. Things are calming down this week for me and i can't even tell you how nice it is to have free time, a concept i had long since forgotten!


 I was literally wandering round the house this morning not knowing what to do.. overwhelmed with the possibilities of things i could do with my wonderful free time. And so, feeling quite uneasy, i made myself a cup of tea and browsed pintrest and instagram for waaaay to long and killed an appropriate amount of time before i had to go pick up my beautiful son. Time wasted yes, but with that came a realisation that maybe just maybe i have time to start a new project.. something for me.. Again the mind is whirling with the endless possibilities but i am excited!:-)


 Well i felt decidedly chic in this ensemble.. I'm not normally chic, never have been really. I was always the cute one of the sweet one, which i was totally fine with. But today, i felt like a laaddyy :) This stripy fine knit dress is just wonderful on, and with my (miracle invention)  fleece lined tights, i was toasty warm and good to go.
The dress is a recent Ebay thrift for less than a fiver! Do you shop Ebay? I have to say i am a definite fan! This is an Oasis dress and for £4.20 it is in great condition and i love it even more for its bargainous price.

Hat: Tesco
Dress: Oasis via Ebay
Bag, tights & jewellery: Primark
Pumps: Next


So tell me, do you get a lot of free time and what do you do with it when you do?

 Ps:
3 Years ago today i was doing this....
I was starting my happily ever after.....
3 years on and i could not be happier.



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29 comments

  1. Lovely photos and styling, beautiful blog! Inspiring, I'm a new blogger.

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  2. Love this outfit, with the pop of red! Yes it is very chic as well, but on the cute side of chic :)

    Flounces & Hubbub

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  3. gorgeous purse and i love your sweet dress
    kw, http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

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  4. Love your red accents and your hair curled today!
    http://teapotsandbelles.blogspot.com/

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  5. love your dress - so pretty! and happy anniversary :).

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  6. I just found your blog via Delightfully Tacky! I am really enjoying your posts and pictures. And your hats, of course.
    Very fun look. I especially love your bangle party. ;)

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  7. I love this outfit! The red hat is just perfect. Whenever I get free time, sadly, I nap...haha.
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite
    March Group Giveaway!

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  8. Aw happy anniversary!
    I think you look awesome in this outfit! Black, white, and red is a favorite combination of mine.Your leopard print shoes are the cutest addition to this outfit. That dress was such a bargain too! You can't beat that price.
    Also, hooray for free time! When I have free time I end up wasting time on the internet and reading blogs. Good times.

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  9. aww Rachel you look so beautiful, and happiest of anniversaries to you!!
    I hope you enjoy the time you have to relax :)
    I haven't found myself with much of that lately, but I definitely enjoy sitting down with a good book and a cup of tea when I do!
    Have a beautiful evening!
    -Carley
    xx

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  10. If i had time to relax, I think id like to get lost in a good book. Haven't done that in so long!! Very excited to hear what new projects you have in mind!! Such exciting times :-)

    The sweet photo of you and Paul brought a tear to my eye :-)

    Love the other photos too ;-)

    x x x x x x x

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  11. Oh look at you with your gorgeousness! Chic is exactly what I thought when the page first popped up. Chic in a totally classic retro beauty type of way. The red hat is lovely and so flattering, as are the matching red lips & nails.
    And, yeah, I can't believe you got that dress for under $5! (<--insert GBP sign there; I don't have it on my keyboard ;) How do you know the clothing is going to fit? Do most sellers accept returns if it doesn't? I've thought of shopping ebay for clothes, but I'm always nervous when I can't bring something back.

    Anyway, I hope the move is going well (or at least happening?). Big hugs! Happy Anniversary!!!
    xoxoxo
    Kym

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  12. That hat is awesome!! I don't have much free time at the moment with Audrey being at home full time -though she does still have a lunch time nap which is great but I usually end up doing housework or checking emails! It's my evenings that I tend to use for working...would be nice to have a day off just to be me on my own! x

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  13. ...and a very Happy Anniversary!
    xx

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  14. Happy anniversary!
    You are definitely looking super chic today, love the black and white with the red! I am so happy you are getting some much deserved "me" time in!
    xo Hannah

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  15. Happy, happy Anniversary to you both - here's to many more to come! Your wedding was such a beautiful day, glad we were able to be a part of it.

    Enjoy your precious free time, it is few and far between! I totally love that outfit, what a bargain find was that dress! Oh and I totally think you are always chic, lady - no one pulls off a hat like you :)

    Take care and hopefully see you soon, hugs, Estelle xx

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  16. I just cannot take my eyes off of your photos, you look stunning :-)

    Love the dress, and I have never shopped on Ebay, what a great price for your fabulous dress!

    If I have extra time on my hands, I enjoy reading or watching a movie.

    xo Dinah @ sunshine super glam

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  17. I love the red hat! I am on my Easter break from school, and one day in I got bored and started redecorating! I am either really productive, or I procrastinate like you've never seen! x

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  18. What do I do when I have time!? I read, I make cards, I procrastinate on the computer, I go for a walk, I chat on the phone, I shop, I compose music, practice my flute or sing! Always something to do!
    Happy Anniversary, lovely!x

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  19. Loving the touches of red against the black 'n' white, Rachel! It's so classic. Congrats on your anniversary. Lovely Lady!!! ~Sarah

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  20. What a cute outfit, love the red hat! Happy anniversary too!
    Lish @ Imprintalish

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  21. Oh what a fun outfit!! That hat seriously is amazing!!!! I recently had that same sensation of not know what to do with the endless possibility... then I just sit and waste time doing nothing thinking of all the things I could be doing. Usually I end up frustrated with myself by the end of it all though haha Oh well!

    Happy Anniversary!!! and thanks for linking up with us again!
    xo
    Dawnelle
    Just Dawnelle

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  22. That dress is just a dream! I love the texture, the pleats, the stripes! Ooh, I can see why you fell in love with it, it looks exquisite on you too. Happy anniversary! Hope you got to do something quite fun :) Our three years is coming up soon too! Can't believe it's been that long.

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  23. Love your hat!! You're so gorgeous!
    ~Callie
    www.creationsbycallie.com

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  24. Great Outfit. And I like you sometimes spend some time on social media- when I should be doing a project. ugh. But thanks for linking up!

    shelby
    http://brandonandshelby.blogspot.com/

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  25. LOVE this outfit, very French and very chic, as you said. Beautiful coat. Happy anniversary! x x

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  26. You look beautiful here, I love that dress and it looks lovely with the hat!

    Maria xxx

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  27. Happy anniversary!
    You look very chic indeed! That dress was such a bargain too - I bet it cost a Fair bit more in the shop! Xo

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  28. OOO! I love your dress! It is so simple, yet insanely chic. And that pop of red is just perfect.

    Also, congrats on your anniversary! That is so exciting!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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