Friday, 18 October 2013

Fading Light and Passion For Fashion Linkup!!

 SO these dark evenings make taking photos tricky when your photographer is at work till 6pm huh!
And the thing is its only going to get worse/harder when the clocks go back for us here in the UK saying good bye to british summer time and hello to long dark nights. I can't moan, i do love this time of year, the crisp fresh mornings, the first frost, the wonderful colours, it really is the stuff of poetry isn't it! The persistent rain and gale force winds however are not my favourite!

I am all about buying great block colours with lots of remixing potential lately, i'm slowly building a collection of pieces i love that are really versatile, like these boots and this new Oxblood colour dress. It makes dressing so much fun having a wardrobe thats full of remixing potential.

 Oxblood (horrible name) dress: Asos 
Boots: *Lotus
Scarf, belt, bag: New Look

And now of course:

 Fashion is for everyone. 
Whether you're single in the city or a stay at home mum from the country...
we all have a passion for fashion!
Every Friday Lena & I will be co-hosting a fashion free-for-all linkup!

Anything fashion goes!
Link up your outfit posts, a fashion recap, a fashion wishlist, get your kids or hubby in on the fun... if you've got a passion for fashion, this is the place to be!

Celebrate your style with us every Friday!
We'll be pinning our favourite looks to our Passion for Fashion boards on Pinterest!
You can find the board HERE 
Follow both hosts Lena and  Me so we can come visit you!
If you could link back to us via text link or button and help spread the 
Passion For Fashion word. 
The more ladies the merrier!

Then go visit, blog hop, follow and comment on all the fabulous ladies you are meeting!

{this linkup is very NEW we would love for you to help us spread the word! }

 Tweet us / instagram us with the hashtag #PassionForFashion
 with your outfits, 
Lets spread the Passion For Fashion word, the more the merrier!
get everyone involved!!



  1. This dress is gorgeous on you! I think this is such a perfect fall look. I love the way your boots look with this dress too. And your scarf is awesome too.
    This post just reminded me that the clocks will be turning back soon. Guess I'll have to take pictures earlier in the day!

  2. The rich colour of the dress and the printed scarf look great together. The skinny belt completes the look. And this dress does seem to be quite remix-able!

  3. the light in these pictures is so pretty and your dress is just gorgeous :) x

  4. I love that dress (but yeah, "oxblood" is such a stupid name). You paired it perfectly with the scarf and boots too!

  5. I adore this lovely ensemble!!! And, the fading light is the perfect accent! Thank you for hosting this fab link-up party!!! xo. T.

  6. So pretty!! I really like the full skirt of this dress! And shorter days make photography in winter extremely difficult!

  7. oh yes! i would have those boots on heavy rotation! great find and love them paired with the dress. enjoy your weekend:)

  8. I really like these boots! And the dress is so pretty. great color on you. Pictures taken at this time are some of my favorites. These came out great!

    Erika @

  9. Love the dress, that color looks amazing on you!

  10. love the oxford dress!! It looks super comfy!

  11. Ah nothing beats a simple dress - love the way you've accessorized it! The scarf is a nice touch.

  12. There is a lot more planning that goes into blog photos once the days get shorter! I love these with the sun flares behind you. Pretty dress!

  13. Love your scarf and your dress! The light in these pictures looks lovely but I do know what you mean about it getting dark so much earlier now!

  14. I know what you mean about finding it harder to get good light for outfit shots -- I'm running into similar problems up here in the Pacific NW. But sometimes the fading light makes for lovely, atmospheric shots, like yours here! Very nice red-and-black color combo :)

  15. Buying block colour can really open up your options. It's strange because I'm always attracted to quirky prints and patterns, but buying some basics in block colours can make you feel like you have so much more. Ah, I'm resigned to weekends for photographs...I took summer for granted! Anyhow, looking lovely as always xx

  16. perfect ensemble as always Rachel! I miss winter and long dark nights now that I live in Hawaii. I never thought I would miss it. And I keep buying "oxblood" colored clothing, but have a hard time trying to style it to fit into the tropical world I live in right now...silly name, but pretty color! take care!

  17. Love the color burgundy on you! Super cute outfit, just like something I would wear. :)

    - Sukhi

  18. love your dress, rachel! and i really like the lighting in these photos:-) xx

  19. You look gorgeous in that Burgundy Dress. Is it a Knit? I love the Scarf & cross-body with it. Great styling. The Boots are awesome, also.

    My pleasure linking up with you & Lena. Check out what I linked up. =)

  20. Love the colors. So fall worthy. Absolutely beautiful.

  21. The light certainly makes for beautiful photos. It is one of the things I am grateful for , for our own inverse clock change - getting out of the kitchen for a photo shoot every now and again!! Thanks so much for hosting again xxx

  22. I love love love this outfit, you're always such a style inspiration! Xo

  23. New follower! And this outfit is adorable!

  24. Love this look! It's getting dark early here too... boo. ;)
    Thanks again for being such a great co-host!

  25. I don't think i'll ever be able to call that color oxblood... what happened to burgundy? that's the name i always thought it was called, i'll have to hear where the oxblood word came from anyway but that's besides the point. you look gorgeous!! regardless of the name, it's a great color on you. and i love the printed scarf w/ the boots and dress. it's getting so dark early here too, but i did have a reality check last year when we visited Seattle over Thanksgiving and it was dark at 4:30, not too too bad over in sunny Phoenix : ).
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  26. Wowwwwwwwwwww dear rachel, i have found you again. You are more beautiful and thinner than EVER.
    i am definitely linking UP
    Have a fantastic Monday.

  27. You look wonderful, I love your dress ! Just linked up, thanks for the opportunity. I linked back to this post of course :) Kisses

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