On a grey day…

I always like to inject a bit of colour…

The temperatures have taken a plumet and its a lot a colder here compared to the mild autumn we’d been having. I dont mind the cold as long as its dry )my god, i sound like an old lady!) But today was not.. wet soaking rain..no fun! So we stayed in and had a DVD day. I introduced Neo to The Lion King and sang all the songs, each and every word. It used to be one of my favourites. I have seen the show live in New York and a small production of it in Disney too. I hope to take Neo one day. Would be lovely to have that mother son moment with him.

 I was inspired to mix these colours from seeing Sandy Al A Mode‘s post. Blogging is such a great inspiration, you ladies are all wonderful and totally keep me in fresh ideas to mix up my wardrobe.
Wine (that sounds far better than oxblood, yuck!), orange, purple and raspberry. It may not be for everyone but i just loved the cheery colourfulness of this outfit. Plus i was snuggly warm in my big thick sweater which is about 4 years old. My collection of knitwear has grown over the years and now i have so many i literally have no where to put them. A pile of knitwear is currently on my bedroom floor waiting to be homed. I’m thinking under-bed storage…stat!
I also very nearly got rid of these shoes a couple of weeks ago. Kinda glad i didn’t now!
And the skirt here is actually a dress of which i have many a plan for! It’s a little light weight (helloo Marilyn Monroe moments a leetle too often!), super stretchy, super comfy and also a bargain at £13.00.

Sweater: French Connection (at least 4 years ago)

Dress worn as skirt: New Look

Shoes: Next (last year)

 Stay tuned this week ladies i have some big news, an amazing GIVE -AWAY(this Wednesday) and something new and super fun towards the weekend! So excited!!!
Have a wonderful week!

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  1. October 28, 2012 / 8:12 pm

    You look brilliant in that clash of colours, Rachel. It is fabulous to inspired and be inspired by bloggers.

  2. October 28, 2012 / 9:10 pm

    I love these colours, such a cheerful outfit so a rainy day! I love the Lion King, it still makes me cry every time! I think sharing my favourite kids films and books is one of the part of mothering I am really looking forward to xo

  3. October 28, 2012 / 9:56 pm

    Tell us the big news!! : > You look great in this outfit — love the cozy sweater and I am so happy you kept the shoes – perfect! Thanks for linking up to Visible Monday.

  4. October 28, 2012 / 11:27 pm

    Brilliant colour combo! Another inspirational outfit 🙂

  5. October 29, 2012 / 12:14 am

    Oh, I'm the same Rachel. A grey day = a bright me!! You look beautiful. Those colours are gorgeous on you and I love the shoes! Are they comfy? It was soaking here as well today. We went out in the afternoon but were sodden by the time we got home. Ick. Bring back the dry weather! xx

  6. October 29, 2012 / 12:24 am

    Beautiful color and great outfit like the shoes!


  7. October 29, 2012 / 12:54 am

    Love your sweater! The color combo is really pretty 🙂

  8. October 29, 2012 / 2:52 am

    I love the tights and also your sweater–super cute.

  9. October 29, 2012 / 7:11 am

    I am loving the colours in this, and those shoes <3

  10. October 29, 2012 / 7:36 am

    Looks lovely! Spookily we are having a DVD day today as Elijah has been up with a sickness bug in the night, first DVD of choice……the lion king! Ahhhh half term joys!

  11. Sarah van Holland
    October 29, 2012 / 8:26 am

    Great color combination,you look fabulous!

  12. October 29, 2012 / 12:56 pm

    Love that jumper, so bright and snuggly!

    Keep warm, Stel xx

  13. October 29, 2012 / 1:57 pm

    I am in love with your wardrobe. Like the whole of your wardrobe – in a non creepy way. 🙂


  14. October 29, 2012 / 4:31 pm

    I love the color combination here, stunning!
    The red shoes and purple tights are brilliant!
    Remind me to do this as well

    Ariane xxxx

  15. October 29, 2012 / 5:07 pm

    Rachel- this is my favorite! What an absolutely amazing color combo, I am already scheming ways I can try it out! As someone who tends to lean towards blues and greens and earthy colors, this is something I would really like to try! Stay warm and dry girl, happy monday!
    xo Hannah
    p.s. I too can sing every word of the lion king 🙂

  16. October 29, 2012 / 6:47 pm

    Oooh, what a nice combination of colours! Beautiful!

  17. October 29, 2012 / 9:08 pm

    I'm hopping over here for some #YOLO madness. I'm loving the red and purple (especially the purple, my favorite color.) I'm a new GFC follower and looking to read some more from you in the future! Esther Norine Designs

  18. October 30, 2012 / 12:14 am

    With all the wine, orange, raspberry, I'd say this outfit is just delicious! I love that would let the color do the talking and take center stage. I don't think it's too much, I think it's really beautifully put together! Happy Monday, Rachel!!! ~Sarah

  19. October 30, 2012 / 1:39 pm

    I love the colours in this ensemble, not too much at all 🙂

  20. October 30, 2012 / 5:12 pm

    Looking lovely. What great color aginst the grey skys. I often think bright hues are wasted on the summer months. I'ts now that we need them!

  21. October 31, 2012 / 3:53 pm

    You are absolutely adorable, girl! And I love this idea of wearing cozy bright clothes on those grey days. Can't wait to hear what your big news is!! 🙂
    xo TJ

  22. October 31, 2012 / 6:09 pm

    LOVE these shoes, I'm glad you didn't get rid of them!

    Maria xxx

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