Love or Loathe….

Do you like or dislike them. I find, in the UK if you want to wear dresses with our crappidy-crap weather, leggings help. It enables me to still wear dresses even when its chucking down with rain and autumnal temperatures.  It also means i can wear cutie dresses whilst keeping my dignity in tact, as i am one hellova clumsy gal. Take last Wednesday, i was rushing through Marks & Spencers to get my lunch and slipped head over heals, straight slap bang on to my arse. It just so happened to be extra busy with sales shoppers too and 3 little old ladies helped pick me up off the floor. Oh the shame! Bless them, they kept asking if i was alright as if i were one of their fellow OAP buddies, but in truth it was more my dignity that had been dented, rather than my backside (my bum has LOTS of cushioning;)

Bow Trench and “hold you in” leggings : Next
Dress: Sale River Island
Wedge Shoe& bag: New Look
Belt: Peacocks

Forecast for the following few days: DRY!!!! WOHHOOOO! please pray to the weatherman that this is true! I’m feeling like i need to invest in flippers at the rate we’re having rain 🙁
Also update on the sewing: i have been practicing and i have got the bug. all i can think of right now is what to sew next. I’ve made one rather dashing apron and one pretty make up case, which was supposed to be an ipad case but my measurements were wrong, so now its a beautiful make up holder, which works out better anyways!!! 😉 Are you a sewer/ crafter? Any tips or projects you suggest for a complete novice?

pleated poppy


  1. July 18, 2012 / 10:14 am

    I love leggings (though not to be worn as a replacement for trousers) but more importantly I adore your dress!! It's gorgeous 🙂 xx

  2. July 18, 2012 / 11:03 am

    Omg! Love love love your outfit! I'm a leggings wearer too. I tend to get cold quickly, so I need the cover. And glad you didn't hurt yourself.

  3. July 18, 2012 / 11:28 am

    You look gorgeous and SO skinny, the shoes look really lovely with the leggings, like a ballerina 🙂 I'm mega impressed you've managed to sew an apron and a make up case already, I'm rubbish with a sewing machine but thankfully my mum is pretty handy! I'd love to be able to make some sort of bag organiser in pretty material, maybe one day 🙂 xx

  4. July 18, 2012 / 11:52 am

    Love this dress with the leggings! I used to be opposed to them until I tried them once – love them now!
    Still don't agree with them being worn as pants – but they are fab under dresses and skirts! 🙂

  5. July 18, 2012 / 11:58 am

    I love love your pretty dress legginds or not.
    We are coming over to England next week, and bringging plenty good weather, you will see.

  6. July 18, 2012 / 12:01 pm

    uhmmm…I need those shoes to make their way over into my closet! Stopping by from WIWW and love the outfit!


  7. July 18, 2012 / 12:42 pm

    Love that trench!!! So cute!

  8. July 18, 2012 / 1:04 pm

    I never wore leggings before I moved to the UK but they are a must on our crappy weather. I've totally fallen and been helped up by an OAP before–I think it makes you feel worse when it is an elderly person helping you up somehow!

  9. July 18, 2012 / 1:26 pm

    Love leggings! They're a must for this mama 🙂 I only get to wear them about 4 months out of the year though…way too hot the rest of the year!
    xo Dawn

  10. July 18, 2012 / 1:32 pm

    Ouchies! That's happened to me before, your pride deffo suffers more haha! I used to live in leggings… Then I saw my mother in law in leggings. NO NO NO NO WRONG. Especially when nothing covers your bum. It's wrong. Under dresses, ok, alone or on m-i-l? No. Scarred for life!!!
    I love your outfit – thi is a case where leggings are OK. The belt is super cute too! Xo

  11. July 18, 2012 / 1:38 pm

    Super great outfit! The jacket, vintage, style dress, shoes…wonderful! And the color of the dress is really great! Stopping over from WIWW w/The Pleated Poppy.

  12. July 18, 2012 / 2:08 pm

    Great snaps and so sad that we need leggings at this time of year x

  13. July 18, 2012 / 2:15 pm

    Ouch! Hope you're all better now! I only wear leggings under maxi dresses for for exercise but they look great on you. x

  14. July 18, 2012 / 3:03 pm

    Rachel I don't know why I hadn't thought to wear my summer dresses with leggings… as you say this is the perfect way to still wear them in this awful weather! (Though I had heard it's gonna be as warm as 28 degrees next week!!!)

    LOVE this dress with the trench and leggings… they're just the right length for the shoes, makes you look like you're on your way to ballet practice – gorgeous!!

    Catherine x

  15. July 18, 2012 / 3:17 pm

    Love your trench soon we are wearing that here too. I do have leggings and I like it very much!

    Kim, USA

  16. July 18, 2012 / 3:26 pm

    Oh no, I hate falling over in public, I think in a way it's even worse when everyone rushes over to help you! I almost always wear tights or leggings with my dresses, Scotland is almost always too cold or rainy not to. 🙁 The only time I dislike leggings is when people wear them as trousers, it's not usually the best look!
    Faye x

  17. July 18, 2012 / 3:28 pm

    I love leggings !! But they must be under something as don't have the type posteria that should be on show. Loving your outfit and those shoes

  18. July 18, 2012 / 3:29 pm

    I think your leggings look great, especially with the cross over shoes!
    I am just getting back into leggings again. I went off them but they are working back into my wardrobe – they're just so practical!

    As long as they are NEVER worn as trousers. Wrong.

    I love that your ipad case turned into a makeup case XD I hope you post a picture, I am sure it's lovely!

  19. July 18, 2012 / 4:25 pm

    I like leggings in this combination 🙂

  20. July 18, 2012 / 4:45 pm

    i love them, wear them all the time, love them! i am also clumsy, and i also love wearing dresses all year long! i love your outfit, and i think i need to buy these "hold me in" leggings!!

  21. July 18, 2012 / 6:23 pm

    I couldn't survive without leggings. They keep my legs warm, and I have quite a few dresses I probably couldn't get away with wearing tights! x

  22. July 18, 2012 / 7:30 pm

    I'm more of an opaque tights girl, but they are lovely on you! I love the whole outfit, you've got me dreaming of a trench coat now! XO.

  23. July 18, 2012 / 10:44 pm

    Love this dress, I wear leggings under dresses too.. especially in winter. 🙂
    Yeah apparently the gulf stream is changing its course, so better weather is on its way 🙂 (hopefully)

    Jo. x

  24. July 19, 2012 / 1:00 am

    I usually despise leggings, but I really love them here! This is definitely the right way to style them. Girls who wear them as pants should take some tips from you 😉 And I just adore this dress and coat!

  25. July 19, 2012 / 3:26 am

    Leggings with dresses are my favorite, especially in the fall. But I agree with previous commenters! Leggings are not pants!
    peace&love, Jill
    Favor the Brave

  26. July 19, 2012 / 8:43 am

    That coat looks perfect on you. It makes me want it, really bad! 🙂

  27. July 19, 2012 / 12:56 pm

    I loooooooooove leggings… They look superduper on you 🙂 xx

  28. July 19, 2012 / 1:05 pm

    I too am a legging-lover 🙂 I have many in different colours!

    Hope your pride has recovered, bless the ladies for helping you up!

    Well done on your sewing – I really need to practice more, my sewing is not the best 🙁

    Take care, Stel xx

  29. July 20, 2012 / 3:20 am

    I usually only have use for leggings in the winter, and even then, I only usually wear them when traveling. I love your dress!
    xo Jac

  30. July 20, 2012 / 3:30 am

    I LOVE leggings. They're kind of a staple for me. And you look amazing in them. Love this dress and that coat is too cute!!


  31. July 20, 2012 / 4:19 am

    I was going to say that I personally don't wear leggings but I do wear any color of opaque tights and socks. The fact that I shun leggings makes no sense whatsoever! But then I saw your outfit! Perfection! I think I've only seen the cropped ones worn with dresses in the US. I think you just changed my mind…. Adorable outfit. Love the bow detail on your coat. OUtfit is all around a winner 🙂

  32. July 21, 2012 / 8:32 am

    I have a bit of a love hate relationship with leggings! You manage to make them look great but I often don't like how they look on me. However I love cute dresses and it really is the only way to wear them in summer in the uk! I can't bear to wear tights in summer so really it's my only option! Also I have so many dresses with full skirts which just aren't a good idea when there's even a touch of wind in the air! At least leggings protect my modesty! They have to be ankle length though. I hate cropped ones! X

  33. July 21, 2012 / 10:03 pm

    I love leggings and I never thought I would say that as I remember them the 1st time around in the 80's lol. I love them now though I wear mine with short dresses but I never wear them with tops as trousers lol.

    I adore your coat I love it so much I want it..its stunning and that drss is divine. You look lovely x

  34. July 22, 2012 / 6:40 pm

    I love this whole look! I like leggings, especially when they are longer like the ones you're wearing. They also help out since so many dresses are made uber short… I was so excited to see you in BUST magazine! It's one of my favorite reads and so cool to see some favorite bloggers. You looked really cute in there 🙂 Sorry about your spill- I do that a lot too, I guess some of us are just born clumsy!

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