Happy Wednesday Lovelies!
And how are you keeping? All well i hope!
Well i had some completely amazing news on Monday from Jamjar PR, i have been chosen as 1 of 3 finalists for the “Most Stylish Blogger Comp” with Radisson Blu Cardiff Hotel and St. Davids Cardiff.  I’m so excited and nervous!! The challenge is to style 3 looks that compliment the hotel which are; Chic, Fresh and Fashion. So yes, i am so, so delighted to be a part of this,i can’t wait to tell you alllllll about it! Um, did i mention, I’m SOOOO NERVOUS!!!
So today was the first day i have felt chilly. There was a definite nip in the air and i sat in work with my crochet blanket over my legs like a lil’ old lady for the majority of the day. But like the majority of bloggers out there, i super dooper totally and utterly LOVE autumn. I love layers, i love knits, i love scarves and i love tights. These things to me make Rachel a very happy girl!

Dress: Very (last year i think)
Scarf, bag & Belt: Peacocks: SALE
Cat Shoes: Ebay: oh how i love you ebay and your cheapness!

Have i mentioned that i really have true loving feelings for this dress. And before you think it, yes i know i say that a lot. i do love a lot of dresses. But i had totally forgotten about this little beaut. Hidden away so far back in my wardrobe i’m surprised it wasn’t in Narnia. It is floral, beautifully cut and has pockets and perfect sleeves. Need i say more?
And meet the girls, my new cat shoes, who i have named Lady (left) and Ruby (right) because a pair of kitties so cute deserve pretty names…tee hee!!
Are you ready for a whole array of rainbow coloured tights? Thought i’d ease you in gently with this purple pair πŸ˜‰

Ok ladies, lovely to chat
Take Care

pleated poppy


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  1. September 12, 2012 / 9:30 am

    Wow that is great well done and good luck!! Loving the outfit, purple is a great colour.
    Same here definitely the nip of Autumn in the air here too

  2. September 12, 2012 / 11:03 am

    this outfit is beyond cute! i love it!

    your hair is so sweet too. i cant wait til mine is as long as yours!


    p.s. i just added your button to my new blog.. woo woo. πŸ˜€

  3. September 12, 2012 / 11:16 am

    Loving the dress and tights so much.Such a perfect look

  4. September 12, 2012 / 11:23 am

    Cute outfit! Love the tights. Congrats on being chosen for the fashion blogger honor. That's wonderful. You deserve it! Enjoy your time there.

    Visiting from Pleated Poppy…


  5. September 12, 2012 / 12:52 pm

    Helloo, just find you via Twitter. Congrats on being a finalist and I love your dress! Where were these photos taken? I've not been in Cardiff long and need to know where I can find countryside! x

  6. September 12, 2012 / 1:55 pm

    those shoes are adorable! x

  7. September 12, 2012 / 4:20 pm

    I love the bag, it's so sad that Peacocks has closed down now (in Scotland at least)!
    Faye x

  8. September 12, 2012 / 4:56 pm

    Love the cat shoes!

  9. September 12, 2012 / 5:06 pm

    Wow, that is exciting news! Good luck – you will do fab πŸ™‚

    Hugs, Stel xx

  10. September 12, 2012 / 6:35 pm


    Have a great day! Stop by and say hello!

  11. September 12, 2012 / 7:00 pm

    I guess I am in the minority there- Autumn and me don't like each other particularly although we maintain a working relationship for the sake of civility! Kitty shoes are cute!

  12. September 12, 2012 / 8:58 pm

    I don't think you could have picked a more wonderful color palette!
    So happy to have found your blog, I'm a new follower for sure!


  13. September 12, 2012 / 9:47 pm

    Ahhh, Rachel, what a stunning backdrop for your photos, and you fit right in! Gorgeous! Well done on that blogger style challenge as well, that's fantastic!

    I'm a coloured tights girl as well. I dug out a turquoise pair today. Yay! I love Autumn πŸ™‚


  14. September 12, 2012 / 10:03 pm

    You look picture perfect. I adore this whole outfit. And your hair looks so pretty up. Love, love that dress. And just saw a pair of kitty loafers recently…love them!

  15. September 12, 2012 / 11:22 pm

    You are the cutest! I adore the fabric of that dress πŸ™‚

    Just found your blog randomly and am now following via GFC!

    Excited to read more – your style is amazing!


  16. September 12, 2012 / 11:48 pm

    Not suprised you won, you have great style πŸ™‚
    Love purple tights and they go so perfectly with this dress, the kitty shoes and bright bag finish off this outfit perfectly.

    Jo. x

  17. September 13, 2012 / 1:43 am

    You just made me realize that violet is the only color that I don't own in tights! I have a major rainbow of a collection of tights, but not purple. Hmmm…I better fix that. Moving on, your outfit is lovely and I just LOVE the woodsy location. I can't tell you enough how perfect of a backdrop it makes. Especially the one where it's taken at a distance and you look so small in the midst of all those big trees. πŸ™‚ I'll have to mimic a picture like that the next time I'm in the woods…which is like, never. haha But I want to! Also, CONGRATS on being a finalist!!! I am super duper duper keeping you in thoughts and fingers crossed so you can win!!!!! And you know I just love those kitty shoes – the fact that you named them both is the cutest, funniest thing ever! πŸ˜€

  18. September 13, 2012 / 5:27 am

    goodluck with the competition – this outfit is gorgeous!

  19. September 13, 2012 / 2:26 pm

    Hi Rachel! I am new to your blog (from Coffee & Cardigans) and let me tell you, I love your style! I am now following you on GFC πŸ™‚ Good luck with your competition! I have a style off this Saturday too. I have to walk the catwalk in front of Jeannie Mai & Nick Verrios… I get your anxiety πŸ˜‰

  20. September 13, 2012 / 2:42 pm

    Loving your purple tights and kitty loafers. So cute! Good luck with your competition L)

  21. September 13, 2012 / 4:47 pm

    Beautiful dress, I can see how you've fallen in love with it haha! And I'm never bold enough to try colored tights, I admire your courage! You pulled it off beautifully.

  22. September 13, 2012 / 5:17 pm

    what an amazing opportunity! and you look adorable in these photos… i love the purple tights with that dress! xx

  23. September 13, 2012 / 8:15 pm

    This outfit makes me so ready for fall weather! The floral dress and colored tights are such a wonderful combination. And adding the mustard scarf is super adorable! Thanks so much for linking up for Thrifter Thursday!


  24. September 14, 2012 / 6:15 pm

    I think this is my favorite outfit by you ever, which is saying alot, because I have loved a ton of them. It is floral, it has colored tights, it has CATS… what more could a gal want? I am so happy to see that you are a finalist in that competition, it sounds like so much fun! I will have to read up on it more because I don't know much about it. Anyway, happy friday and I hope you are having a wonderful day!
    xo Hannah

  25. September 15, 2012 / 10:01 pm

    Anyone who doesn't love scarves and tights is a crazy person! You look lovely by the way, what a beautiful dress!

  26. September 16, 2012 / 3:12 am

    I am in love with your super cute blog and this outfit!! And with the background of your pictures too, this forest looks so deep and mysterious!

  27. September 16, 2012 / 3:19 pm

    Oooh, I LOVE this outfit, those tights… they're absolutely super and I can't to start pulling out all of my coloured ones too. I have SO many!! Hope your weekend is super! xo V

  28. September 17, 2012 / 2:06 am

    This outfit is so cute, I absolutely love the cat shoes (awesome names by the way) and the combination of the purple tights and the mustard scarf. This outfit is so perfect for fall πŸ™‚

  29. September 17, 2012 / 5:37 pm

    LOVE your cute outfit with that scarf. SO SO CUTE AND YAY FOR NIPPY WEATHER! πŸ™‚ Congrats on the Hotel challenge. Can't wait to hear the details!

  30. September 23, 2012 / 10:49 pm

    That is AMAZING NEWS!!!!!(!!) I can't wait to hear more about it. It sounds so awesome!

    Alright, as for the outfit I'm running out of synonyms for pretty, stunning, and beautiful. So I'm just gonna go with I like you in this. A lot. The colors look SO good together and your hair is always envy-worthy. And I can't forget about those shoes – they're fantastic!!!!


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