Stripy Flamingoes

Howdy Ladies!

Paul and i took a 10 minute drive to the top of the mountain(thats not reeaallyy a mountain) after work in our little town. It truly is a beautiful spot with stunning views across the district. It was like the perfect autumnal day too, the sun was setting after a day of glorious weather and it was actually quite chilly! Autumn has most definitely arrived here!

Dress: Modcloth: Sale!

Booties: Very: 2 years ago

Jacket: Asos: at least 3-4 years ago (it has a whole in the arm, but i cant bare to throw it away)

Stripes under Dress: Dorothy Perkins: Old

I’ve been so good at finally getting round to wearing things in my wardrobe, that i just couldn’t help but treat myself when Modcloth had their sale about a month ago. This dress was $14 which is about Β£8, which in my books is a complete bargain!

And with the chillier weather, the layers are back. Oh yes indeedy! Stripes met flamingos. They seemed to get on well πŸ™‚

I’m also trying hard not to hit the 120 denier tights straight away, i figure i’m really going to need the extra warmth come the cold hard winter, so easing my way in with a 60d pair. 

Ahaha! what a bizarre conversation im having with myself about tights!

I’m hoping to remix this dress through winter. I see mustard in its not so distant future, with knee boots and socks, scarf and duffel coats. Welcome to the family flamingos, you’ll fit right in.

It was the most amazing sky we had both seen in a really long time. And after that idyllic setting we went and got a bucket of chicken… classy aren’t we… A couple that shares chicken together, stays together πŸ˜‰

Dont worry i havent forgotten the pinky promise of a giveaway. Its-a-coming!

Take care xxx

pleated poppy


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  1. September 19, 2012 / 7:19 am

    WOW! Gorgeous spot, gorgeous dress, gorgeous girl!! Love the layering, those stripes really add something great! Loving the booties too and that great green belt.


  2. September 19, 2012 / 9:44 am

    Gorgeous layering going on here I love it! I'm also loving your boots – so cute. I am definitely going to invest in some ankle boots this Autumn.

  3. September 19, 2012 / 11:14 am

    What a gorgeous location, how lovely to have something close by you can escape to after work. That dress is beautiful and adding the striped top is sheer genius. x

  4. September 19, 2012 / 11:28 am

    I love the mixing of patterns, colors, and layering that you've got going on in that outfit. It looks great!

  5. September 19, 2012 / 1:01 pm

    Ah, these photos are so lovely – what a breathtaking spot!! And I LOVE everything about this outfit, the booties are so lovely & that dress is the prettiest! Can't wait to see it paired with mustard too. xo V

  6. September 19, 2012 / 1:34 pm

    Beautiful outfit and yet more stunning photos! I love the colour of that dress, it suits you! I really REALLY need to check out modcloth.. xx

  7. September 19, 2012 / 1:35 pm

    Oh, meant to say I finally got round to adding your badge/button on my blog. I thought I'd done it ages ago, but obviously it was all in my head… xx

  8. September 19, 2012 / 1:50 pm

    How cute is this print on your dress <3

  9. September 19, 2012 / 2:11 pm

    Pretty look! love the boots πŸ™‚

  10. September 19, 2012 / 3:18 pm

    I got that dress at the modcloth sale too! (I actually did outfit shoot photos with it that will be up next week). I really like what you are doing with the layering. I thought I would have to pack it away for winter. Perhaps not!

  11. September 19, 2012 / 3:21 pm

    Proof that the Goddess truly lives in Wales. Love you Rachel and love the clothes!

  12. September 19, 2012 / 3:53 pm

    Lovely mix of prints and great fall layering. Thanks a bunch for stopping by and commenting, Rachel. I already follow your lovely blog on GFC!
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

  13. September 19, 2012 / 4:10 pm

    ok LOVE your boots! tights, dress and booties – my favorite fall outfit

  14. September 19, 2012 / 7:47 pm

    LOVE your pics – what a peaceful place, and so close to home – you're lucky! I have city noise all around everywhere I go.

    LOVE your dress, and those booties are too FAB!
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  15. September 19, 2012 / 8:21 pm

    I love this outfit, the srtipes with the flamingos definitely looks adorable. I think mustard with this dress is going to look really beautiful too. I think i'll try a similar outfit soon!

  16. September 19, 2012 / 9:20 pm

    I love that dress and it sure was a bargain! I also love the backlighting in those pictures. Your hubby is getting quite good at that photography thing πŸ˜‰

  17. September 19, 2012 / 9:39 pm

    What a gorgeous location! And I'm so jealous of everyone that got something out of that sale haha πŸ™‚ I love your booties πŸ™‚ xo

  18. September 19, 2012 / 10:10 pm

    What gorgeous photos Rachel – it looks beautiful there! And that is the perfect fall outfit πŸ™‚

    The Other Side of Gray

  19. September 20, 2012 / 1:11 am

    I want a flamingo dress!!!!!!!! And now I have inspiration for sporting booties!!!

  20. September 20, 2012 / 5:13 am

    Aw, I've been so busy, it's been too long since I've visited your blog! It's like visiting an old friend! A very stylish, cheerful friend, I might add. Your outfits always make me so happy. That Modcloth sale was the best, it looks like you scored big with this dress, which is seriously amazing. Can't wait to see how you style it in the winter!

  21. September 20, 2012 / 5:18 am

    YES, i got a couple $14 dresses from the modcloth sale too!! this one looks awesome, and the flamingoes are just darling. girl, i'd totally wear this dress in winter. the booties are wicked cute, too. xx

  22. September 20, 2012 / 8:55 am

    Love the way you have styled this gorgeous dress. You look stunning in it – you are so pretty!! Thanks for joining in with WW.

  23. September 21, 2012 / 3:31 am

    OMG did someone say "bucket of chicken"?! Haha Are you sure you aren't American? πŸ˜‰
    You look lovely Rachel and that baby mountain (haha) looks so wonderful and the view is beautiful! What a perfect day.

  24. September 21, 2012 / 11:57 am

    I LOVE this outfit on you, thew mix of colour and pattern is lovely!

    Maria xxx

  25. September 21, 2012 / 7:16 pm

    Im in awe of your beautiful surroundings! And how clever to use a shirt under a sleeveless dress, love your layering style πŸ™‚

  26. September 22, 2012 / 8:17 am

    That's a gorgeous dress! Flamingoes are such a cool print. Love the boots too! Xo

  27. September 23, 2012 / 10:28 pm

    Oh my god Rachel, the flamingos, the stripes, the jacket, your hair, those booties, the tights…all work so well together. I've been lamenting the passing of summer, but seeing you in these photos just gives me a cozy, autumnal feeling and suddenly I'm feeling much better about busting out the sweaters & boots.
    And the location! I'm amazed that you get to live near something so absolutely beautiful.


  28. September 24, 2012 / 1:39 am

    Absolutely love the combination of print & stripes! Looks great and fabulous with that jacket, too. Thanks for linking up to Real Girl Style!

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