Hey Hey chickies! Half way through the week, and ugh I have this stupid icky head cold thats making life all blurry and not in a good way! I’m struggling to complete sentences and cant stop sneezing. Hopefully today will be the last day of it and a good night sleep tonight will ward it off. Anybody got any good cold remedies? At this point in time i will give anything a go! 

Least the sun has showed itself today!Hurrah!!

And don’t hate me, but i already fell off the no spend wagon. I know, i know! Bloomin’ useless aren’t i! But when i saw this cute orange dress with cute little zebra’s all over it, it was love at first sight! I mean teeny tiny zebras, how could i resist? (back on it starting now!!)

Dress & green shoes &necklace: Peacocks
Belt: Dorothy Perkins
Sunglasses: River Island
Wicker bag: Vintage

So feeling icky buying a dress for myself makes me happy. It’s my cold medicine, its my cheer up remedy!
Let me tell you, its nice to not be wearing red, white, blue &mustard. I wear those colours a lot of late, they’re my no brainers. So orange and green is a nice welcome change for me! I wish i had an up-close of those cutie zebras for you all, but we kinda rushed these pics. Paul is in agony (back again) and i had no makeup on hence the sunglasses staying well and truly put on my face (it was quite scary beneath them)
Ok, i’ve moaned enough! You go have yourselves a lovely day!
Take care and see you soon

Ps the lovely people at Sainsburys Bank, Money Matters blog gave me a lovely little write up here! How nice!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


pleated poppy


  1. June 20, 2012 / 1:35 pm

    love the color of the dress – it looks great with the green cardi

  2. June 20, 2012 / 2:16 pm

    You get a pass for spending since you bought this adorable dress ๐Ÿ™‚ I love it! Hope you get better soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. June 20, 2012 / 2:17 pm

    You are killing me, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh that zebra dress i love, ahhhhhhhhhhhh.
    Well, I love, love every single dress or attire you wear.
    You are magic, Rachel.

  4. June 20, 2012 / 2:30 pm

    That dress is SO worth falling off the wagon for, it's adorable! Really love it with the bright green, I wouldn't have thought to put those colours together and they look fab!

  5. June 20, 2012 / 2:43 pm

    Wow, the dress is so cute! I thought peacocks went into administration?! The one on my town centre shut down ๐Ÿ™
    I hope you feel better soon! Head colds suck ๐Ÿ™ xo

  6. June 20, 2012 / 3:04 pm

    Such bright, pretty colors! And I love the extra pop of color on your toenails. ๐Ÿ™‚ I always seem to click your thumbnail on the weekly link-ups (like on Rolled Up Pretty's Whatever Whenever Wednesdays), so I'm now finally following your blog via Bloglovin' ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jen @ Librarian for Life Style, http://librarianforlifestyle.wordpress.com

  7. June 20, 2012 / 3:20 pm

    Love your colors, they are so cheery! A very cute dress and the blue belt pops in more color. I love green right now, I must get a pair of green shoes!

  8. June 20, 2012 / 3:21 pm

    VERY cute! I love the bright color combo!

  9. June 20, 2012 / 3:56 pm

    You look so lovely i love the combination of bright orange and bright green…totally works!!

  10. June 20, 2012 / 4:04 pm

    it's perfect. you had to get it! i hope you start feeling better soon!

  11. June 20, 2012 / 4:32 pm

    I so need that dress in my life!

  12. June 20, 2012 / 5:41 pm

    In love with your zebra dress, I 100% understand why you broke your no spending rule! I love how you paired it with green too, its bright and happy but still really cohesive.
    I hope you feel better soon! Drink LOTS of water and fluids!
    x Hannah

  13. June 20, 2012 / 5:50 pm

    I love zebras! I don't think I'd be able to pass up this dress either. For your cold, eat lots of garlic! It really helps! Minced garlic with butter on toast is pretty good. You can also make a tea of sorts with lemon, honey, and garlic, but strain the garlic before drinking it. I think it truly helps! Hope you feel better very soon!

  14. June 20, 2012 / 6:27 pm

    Hope you feel better soon lovely Rachel… your dress is just adorable – mini zebras: aaaagh that is just too cute, no wonder you fell off the no spend bandwagon!!! Hmm and I think orange and green is your new go-to colour combo. Gorgeous as always :))

    Catherine x

  15. June 20, 2012 / 7:16 pm

    Hope you feel better soon!
    Yours is the second blog I've seen this dress on and I need it!!! Hope it's still in stock after pay day xxx

  16. June 20, 2012 / 7:52 pm

    this entire look is just too cute for words! I would have fallen off the shopping ban as well fo this look lol. Hope you start feeling well ๐Ÿ™‚


  17. June 20, 2012 / 8:06 pm

    I love the outfit!

    If you want to start to feel better quicker then you can take tablets that will boost your immune sytem which I'm sure you can get in Boots!

    Hope this helps xx

  18. June 20, 2012 / 8:14 pm

    How gorgeous is your print on dress? :))

  19. June 20, 2012 / 8:36 pm

    Lol dang that non-existent will-power!! I wouldn't have lasted long either. And your dress is SO adorable!! Sorry about the cold. I know how that goes. I've been sick 3 times in the last 5 months since I started working at a bank handling money all day. My colds always seem to last forever. Hope you feel better soon!


  20. June 20, 2012 / 9:53 pm

    the colours are very fun together, seen this dress before and LOVED it, such a great print.

  21. June 20, 2012 / 10:04 pm

    Wow, such a playful outfit!
    I would never have combined orange and green, but you look amazing!

  22. June 20, 2012 / 10:48 pm

    Girl, I tried the spending freeze too…worthless. I only lasted three days!! That dress is adorable and I love how you added the green to it! You have a fab style! New friend!! And I hope you feel better!!

  23. June 21, 2012 / 1:09 am

    WOW, Rachel! First the Bust magazine and now this little blurb on Money Matters?! I'm SO happy for you! It's just awesome! I'd say that's a great little get well remedy, wouldn't you?
    Feel better, lovely girl.

  24. June 21, 2012 / 7:34 am

    That dress is fabulous paired with the green accessories, I'd never have guessed you were under the weather! Off to check out your write-up, well done!! x

  25. June 21, 2012 / 11:32 am

    OMG, Zebras!!! "squeeeals" I badly want one!! Too bad I live in the wrong country clothingwise. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  26. June 21, 2012 / 5:52 pm

    What original print. And that mix of colors…so bold. I really donยดt know

  27. June 21, 2012 / 10:35 pm

    Love the colour combo, with the pop of blue.


  28. June 22, 2012 / 3:38 am

    okay, more than a little obsessed with this dress. i mean, seriously, how could you resist the zebras!? too fabulous!
    xo TJ

  29. June 22, 2012 / 7:37 am

    love the green and orange! amazing look from head to toe!

  30. June 22, 2012 / 10:11 am

    Love this outfit so much! The orange and green make a lovely change ๐Ÿ™‚ and I love the blue toe nails with the green shoes!

    Sophie xx

  31. June 26, 2012 / 6:59 pm

    The green cardi and matching shoes are perfect ๐Ÿ™‚ Lovely orange and green combo. I'm new and you have an adorable blog!

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