Monday, 10 November 2014

Purple Pleats and Gold Details

This pretty purple dress caught my eye in Outfit and i picked it up and then put it back. When i was back in there again this weekend, i saw the dress on one of the mannequins dressed to perfection and i decided that it was a sign, the dress needed to come home with me. I don't often take inspiration from mannequins, but sometimes those big dollies get it spot on. The dress is made of a light jersey fabric and is just so very comfy and a great length. I opted for my knee high boots for a boots-meet-pleats option. Plus, its cold and i'm wearing tights and socks under there, but nobody knows (apart from you guys obvs). Again i feel like a deserve a pat on the back for this dress as i can see lots of great options for its future. Next up i'm thinking with a chunky knitted sweater over the top which will show off the pleated skirt part wonderfully and some ankle boots.. 
It's quit nice to be able to find nice dresses again. I've been going through a real jeans/trousers phase, which i have to admit, i'm not completely out of yet. I just keep turning back to tried and tested jeans and a nice sweater formula of late. Its just easy. But Needless to say i really do love this dress, which excites me. Oh i do love having possibilities with a new addition to the wardrobe, it makes me happy to get dressed in the morning..does that make me quite pathetic? ah well, its the truth, i can't help it! I get excited about getting dressed, especially if i have upcoming events.. there is nothing i love more than outfit planning. This time of year is the best, what with all the Christmas doo's and my birthday (eeekk!), I've also just been eyeing up Alt-J Tickets for hubs Christmas present, which i think this outfit would also work quite nicely for, the concerts not until Janruary, but i do like to be prepared with my clothes at least ;)

 Dress: Topshop
Boots: Clarks c/o Shoetique
Jacket: c/o George
Necklace: Yosa
Clutch: Peacocks
Belt: Not sure.. from another dress i think.
Do you ever outfit plan way in advance? 
Or do you just grab what suits on the day? 



  1. Love the dress with the boots! The pop of leopard looks great too!!


  2. What a beatiful dress and with those is just a perfect combo! And the belt adds that little "sparkle"

  3. Love this dress! You styled it perfectly!


  4. What a fab autumnal look. Purple really suits you.

  5. LOVE this dress! I'm a little obsessed with purple and that is the perfect shade, so pretty! I love the pleats and how you paired it with the leather jacket and boots

  6. Love the deep purple, this dress is simply stunning on you!!

  7. Wow Rachel, amazing dress and such great color. Great styling with leather jacket, love it :) Mel

  8. Love that dress! I am also guilty of being sucked in by a perfectly dressed mannequin.
    Penniless Socialite

  9. the dress is amazing, and looks so good on you! i also love the way you've accessorized:-) i've been on a trousers phase as well, and it's been so strange haha! i do plan outfits in advance sometimes, but often end up wearing something else in the end, it depends i suppose:-) xx

  10. I adore this purple color and would wear this in a heartbeat. I love it with the boots and the leather jacket for edge. It is a great color on you
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    please stop by, jess xx

  11. I said it earlier but I love this outfit. You look amazing! Hope you had a great Monday xo


  12. Oooh, the depth of that purple is just stunning!
    I tend to plan outfits in advance...I don't like rushing around late because I can't find the perfect top or something like that.


  13. You look amazing in this color Rachel! And not to mention how nice this dress looks on you. GORGEOUS!

  14. That color looks beautiful on you!

  15. What a lovely dress, you look gorgeous! x

    East 8

  16. This is so beautiful on you, you look so elegant!

    Maria xxx

  17. Gorgeous purple pleated dress. Totally your color.

  18. that purple dress looks like it was made for you!!! you're stunning!
    wonderful outfit...really love the boots!

  19. Beautiful and elegant in the rain, wowwwwwwwwwwwww
    Thank you for being part of the Share-in-Style family.

  20. Gorgeous dress! Love the purple with gold.


  21. That is definitely your color. Such a stunning dress!


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