Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Leopard print dress with a classic trench and red accents


I picked up this dress when i was recently doing my usual never ending food shop 
(3 kids and a husband all home in the holidays = lots of food shopping:(( ) so as a treat to myself for always being in Tesco doing the relentless food shopping, i picked up this cute little leopard print dress.
I thought it would make a lovely transitional piece through in to winter. Add in some thick black tights, boots and a biker jacket and i have another look with this piece. 
I've said it before, but i am all about pieces that will be re-mixable and items i really want to grab and wear time and time again. The soft jersey material and cut of this dress made it ever so comfy and lovely to wear, which backs up my thoughts that i shall be able to get a lot of wear out of it through the coming months.
Perfect for a laid back Saturday or even out for a meal, it seems to me a nice little all rounder.
The trench coat here is SO old.. i really need an upgrade but am yet to find one i love (any suggestions?) I live in this jacket in the cool months (before it gets too cold) as the neutral colour just goes so well with everything.. its also a sweatshirt material making it super comfy. Its getting a bit scraggly around the edges so really need to invest in a good one this autumn, but for now my trusty one will do.
The other day i mentioned i have a thing for khaki lately(still true), well i also have a thing for red....infact its a non-stop red loving. I think my love affair with red as never actually ended, and is not so much an affair but a true life commitment. I will happily wear it all year round, weather that me accents or full outfits. I guess red is just my groove, a colour i will gravitate to year after year. 









 I swear, everytime i head outside to do photos Lucky wants in... i can't stop him lately he just wants in on the blogging action.
When i was stood here with my hubby taking the photos, my neighbour (that i don't really know that well) walked past and look so bemused. When you look at it from an outsiders point of view, its a really weird thing we do isn't it!haha!
Dress: F&F Tesco
Shoes: New Look
Bag: c/o Marks and Spencer
Tench coat: Next (old)
Chain Necklace: coming soon to  Yosa


So ladies tell me, is there a colour that you gravitate towards, one that will grab you every time?

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    1. Thanks Donna.. its my all time favourite colour combination :)

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  2. Love the red accessories with it, plus your cat :)

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    1. haha, yeh Lucky always steals the limelight, the cheeky lil chap ;)XX

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  3. Red is it for me too! It just works with everything, it's like it's actually a neutral. Lovely dress, I purposefully avoid the clothes section now whilst food shopping, as it was getting too much of a habit...! P x

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    1. I totally agree, i have actually developed a terrible supermarket clothing habit! when i do my shop on line with tesco it actually saves me money as i don't buy the vlothes, just food haha!!
      Red is such a great classic colour isn't it!
      xx

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  4. I love this dress. I find that I buy more clothes than food from the supermarkets, if I'm honest.

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    1. haha i know! i have actually developed quite the habit!XX

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  5. Purrfect! I love this outfit, top marks to your cat for coordinating so well ;-) Tesco clothing is just so great, I have my eyes on polka dot pants at the moment. Transitional dressing is totally where it's at for me at the moment. Great inspiration! xx

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    1. yay! thanks lovely donna.. tesco clothing can do no wrong in my eyes right now. Just doubled up my vouchers too and bought a gorgeous blue blazer and bejewelled sweater!XX Ps so lovely to have you back! email to come to you soon!!!XX

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  6. This outfit is so perfect I can't stand it! Love the leopard with the pops of red, and the cat was made for this photo shoot.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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    1. aw thank you! and yes lucky blends in well doesn;t he haha!XX

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  7. I love this leopard dress! You are right, it will be the perfect transition piece. The pops of red are great.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. Thanks Amy Ann.. hope you're having a wonderful week so far sweetie xx

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  8. Everything you are wearing here is a Classic: Dress, Trench. Shoes & Bag. You look beautiful and I love that last pose of you smiling sideways. Gorgeous Lady!

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    1. aw thank you sweet ada! hope you and the family are having a lovely week so farXX

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  9. I love colorful accessories but the kind I gravitate towards to most is GLITTER! At one point I think I owned 10 pairs of glitter shoes and I don't know how many bags. Your cat is just darling and is the the purrfect accessory for that lovely outfit.

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    1. glitter hey? well thats absolutely awesome! i think i need more glitter in my life, especially glitter shoes!i bet they are amazing!XX

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  10. Can’t believe you got that at Tesco! It looks so lovely. Love this classic, pretty look xx

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    1. Tesco can do know wrong in my clothes loving heart haha! thanks sweet katie, hope you and the family are all well xx

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  11. Must have . That. Dress. Love it on you, and such a great way to style with the trench and the pops of red. Fab as always
    from the link up
    please stop by, jess
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. thanks sweet lady! hope you are having a wonderful week so far xx

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  12. Love the leopard with pops of red! Looks great on you! And how adorable is your little kitty?!?! haha! Lucky is a natural model too.

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    1. thanks so much Julie, and you're right, lucky was surprisingly a natural haha!XX

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  13. That dress is gorgeous & very classic! x

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  14. My go to seems to be yellow this year, loving the look and that Lucky is a star

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    1. yellow is such a great colour on you Linda, i love yellow too, its such a happy colour!XX

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  15. That dress is so cute! I love the zipper detailing. My go to this year has been my chambray shirt. I don't know how I ever lived without one!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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    1. thanks Nicole, i think thats what caught my eye too! the chambray shirt is such a great timeless piece, i need to dig mine out ad give it some more wear i think xx

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  16. I love this dress! The zipper pockets are awesome! And the way you pulled your lipstick in with the shoes? fantastically adorable!

    Clare
    Understated Classics

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    1. aw thank you clare, nothing like matching your lips to your shoes, right?! lol!XX

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  17. Fab dress on you and I can see why you love that trench coat - it's gorgeous! Love the pop of red too. Perfect as always! Lynne xx

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    1. Thanks Dorothy, hope you and the family had a lovely holiday!XX

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  18. Very cute dress! I love the pops of red :).

    Tamara
    www.trulytamara.com

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    1. Thanks Tamara! i just cant resist red ;)XX

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  19. You suit these colours. I have a colour business so I show clients how great they look in certain colours or shades of colours. You have a Winter skin tone which means you carry off black and white so well plus red is also a great colour for your skin tone. I love how you've got this dress in Tesco, it looks so classy and expensive. Your trench doesn't look old so why replace it at all? I gravitate to coral or peach as my skin is warm and I suit these colours the best.

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    1. oh wow, a colour business, i have a huge interest in this its lovely to hear what my colours would be. the camera hides a multitude of scraggyness on the trench front, because of its sweatshirt like material its kind of bobbly in places, but still i just love its cosiness!
      Coral and peach sounds like beautiful colours to gravitate towards. i will be popping by your blog for sure as i would love to see more xx

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  20. Oh my goodness I love everything about this! It all pairs perfectly together! Stopping by from Shanna's link up : )
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. thanks so much Darcy, i kinda felt awesome in it too, thats always a good sign right? ;)
      XX

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  21. You look great. Three kids? You? What a gorgeous person you must be. Neighbors and other people must be wondering what we are doing..."take the detail of the necklace and the handbag" "did you get the whole body?"

    Have a lovely day!

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    1. aw thanks Martina,what a lovely compliment. I actually have 1 son and 2 step children who live with us half a week, who are like my own :)
      and yes exactly! shouting to hubby "did you get a shot of my shoes>Q" must sound so very bizarre!XX

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  22. Orange! :o)

    I love that trench soooo much! It even has a bow on the back!!! I wonder if you could find a "new" one same brand on ebay?

    JJ
    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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    1. ooo orange is awesome JJ! i love orange its a great alternative to red for me. totally worth looking for it on ebay! Next Bow back trench :)
      xx

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  23. Love this look. I am such a sucker for red accents with black and white outfits.

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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    1. me too alex, i just cant resist this combo!XX thanks so much

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  24. I love your outfit ! It's really pretty !

    The shoes are amazing !

    www.pinkqueen.com

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    1. thank you! i sure felt pretty in it, and thats always a good thing isn;t it! hope you're having a lovely week so far xx

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  25. Love the matching cat Rach! Seriously though, that look really suits you and I always love that coat, the bow detail is lovely!

    Hope you are well xx

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    1. Hi Stel! lovely to hear from you! we must must must all meet up soon!! after years of wear i just can't quit this coat.. even if it is getting a little worn xx love to you all xx

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  26. This outfit is lovely, just what I would go for, especially with those gorgeous red accents!

    Maria xxx

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    1. thanks Maria, i can actually totally see you in an outfit just like this! its so YOU! :)XX

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  27. could you be more gorgeous..I think NOT! Love the pops of red..and that dress fits like a glove. C

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  28. Red is so your colour Rachel & I love your dress & accessories! Ax

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  29. That last photo is adorable! Such a chic outfit. ♥

    Tara x

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