Your “Go To” Item

Well hello there lovelies, 

How the heck are you? Good? I hope so.

I have recently taken down my winter clothes from hibernation (they are still in a pile on my bedroom floor though just waiting to be put away…ugh, don’t feel like doing that, at all!!). It feels like I’ve been on a major shopping spree and have all these cool new clothes to play with without the hefty bill! SO fun. I sat on my bedroom floor knee deep in knitwear and winter goodies with a notepad and pen, listing all the combo’s I could think of. I love to make clothes lists, geeky but good! Do you make lists of you outfits? Just me? Okayyyy, moving on….

I’m yet to actually delve in to the list and wear anything just yet, but there are a whole load of outfit posts I am excited to do! I still get such a kick outta playing dress up! 

This outfit is one i have been wearing on and off for weeks! I just cant help but love how it looks (Paul hates it, he thinks the blouse looks shockingly bad underneath, but what does he know, huh?!*blows raspberry in his general direction*)

 I have discovered I own A LOT of patterned dresses in my wardrobe, which is great and all, but makes remixing an item multiple times a little more difficult. This red dress however, is soooo versatile! Some times i feel positively giddy with the amount of possibilities that this dress carries with it. I have worn it a few times on this blog and whenever I’m feeling a little low, this dress is my go to. Maybe its the bright red colour which I love so much, or maybe that its stretchy comfy-ness that makes me want to go back to it time and time again, either way, I am happy to have you in my wardrobe red dress, many thanks šŸ˜‰

Dress: Tesco (old)

Blouse: Very (last year)

Trench: Next

Cat Shoes: Ebay

Bag: New Look

Brooch: Vintage

 I wore this today (as well as twice last week, yes im stinky :-/ ) to see my amazing Sister at a craft fair she was an exhibtor at with her stall of gorgeous fabric and goodies. I’m super proud of that girl and her wonderful little business. I only hope she becomes a multi millionaire (think next Cath Kidston type lady) and she looks after her lil ol’ sis, heehee!
Then Mia, Neo and I went for a nice brunch where I had the most amazing Emmental and mushroom grilled cheese sandwich and Gingerbread Latte, sure was the taste of autumn right there! And let me tell you it was sooo bloody good!!
And now I’m off to go make Fajitas and Nachos for dinner. Weekends are allll about the food, wouldn’t you agree?

So my lovelies, wishing you a wonderful week full of happiness and yummy food;-)

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  1. October 7, 2012 / 4:57 pm

    Mmm, fajitas and nachos, yes weekends are all about food!

    Love that dress, so retro and the color is very eye-catching. Glad to have found your blog!

  2. October 7, 2012 / 5:34 pm

    Well, I LOVE that blouse underneath haha šŸ™‚ And I like printed dresses too but there's nothing like a versatile solid one šŸ™‚

  3. October 7, 2012 / 6:49 pm

    That dress is gorgeous on you. I've just realised that ALL of my dresses, bar one, are patterned. I think I'll have to go shopping soon to rectify that!

    (I don't usually sign off like this, but even though I'm signed in, it keeps calling me anonymous!)

  4. October 7, 2012 / 7:07 pm

    I really need to get myself a pair of those cat shoes! I feel like they'll complete my shoe collection haha!

  5. October 7, 2012 / 7:27 pm

    The shirt is bafulous underneath that red magic dress, Rachel.
    You look so cute in those cat shoes.

  6. October 7, 2012 / 7:51 pm

    I really love this outfit too šŸ™‚

  7. October 7, 2012 / 8:18 pm

    You look lovely in that combo- I join in the raspberry blowing! I love red dresses, can't beat them!x

  8. October 7, 2012 / 8:51 pm

    Looks great,love your shirt and your shoes šŸ™‚

  9. October 7, 2012 / 9:15 pm

    The blouse is so cute with the red…love it! I also transitioned out my clothes this week…I always find things I have forgotten about! Have a great week!!

  10. October 7, 2012 / 9:54 pm

    Rachel I think I have that same dress but in white: from Tesco a couple of years ago, yes?? It's funny I've hardly worn mine, but you look so lovely in yours I should get mine out and layer it up! I love how you've styled yours from head to toe – red, black and cream is a WINNER! You're getting Pinned in a couple of seconds lovely lady ;)))

    Have a great week, hun!

    Catherine x

  11. October 7, 2012 / 10:00 pm

    You found a beauty in your closet Rachel! And I like the blouse underneath, but I am not daring to give Paul the raspberry : > Thanks for linking up to Visible Monday.

  12. October 7, 2012 / 10:20 pm

    OMG. I make clothing list too. Glad it's not just me! That red dress is the cutest especially with that little Peter Pan color showing.

  13. October 7, 2012 / 11:19 pm

    I LOVE the blouse underneath! What do our guys know? It's so funny the things they don't like lol. Love your coat too šŸ™‚ and your belt and bag look great together!


  14. October 7, 2012 / 11:20 pm

    I love the dress with the blouse underneath! x

  15. October 7, 2012 / 11:30 pm

    Today is the first day this year that I've thought to myself 'yay sweater weather!!'

    It's officially time for me to dig out all my cold weather clothes too. šŸ™‚

  16. October 7, 2012 / 11:41 pm

    Oooh, this look is stunning!! And agreed, I too am trying to move towards more solid colours it really does make re-mixing a whole lot easier! Haha, yup, love cooking on the weekends. Enjoy!! xo V

  17. October 8, 2012 / 12:21 am

    Paul is crazy, the blouse under this dress looks AMAZING. I need a good red dress like this, it really does seem versatile. I also need to get my hands on a pair of Charlotte Olympia look-a-like flats! You look darling, as always.

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  19. October 8, 2012 / 1:59 am

    So adorable!!! I cannot wait for it to get colder so I can get out my winter clothes!!!

  20. October 8, 2012 / 11:24 am

    You are way too organised Lady! Love the dress and blouse combo, you can mix it numerous ways. Dress and leggings is my staple at the moment – well it is either that or a tent lol! Hope you are all well,

    Big hugs, Stel xx

  21. October 8, 2012 / 1:26 pm

    Love how you combined the blouse with the dress. Very cute outfit.

    Visiting from Monday Mingle!


  22. October 8, 2012 / 1:35 pm

    Awww thanks my sis. I promise if I become as rich as CK I will buy you all the dresses you want and a massive house to keep them all in šŸ˜€ (pinky promise!)

    Love that dress and to Paul šŸ˜›

    x x x x

  23. October 8, 2012 / 1:36 pm

    Oh my, gingerbread lattes and mushroom grilled cheeses most certainly sounds delicious – even for me at 9:30 in the morning..hehe. I really adore this blouse and dress combo Rachel. You've given me some ideas as how to remix one of my red dresses that is quite similar to yours šŸ™‚ Have a lovely Monday! xo Marisa

  24. October 8, 2012 / 3:34 pm

    Our weekends are always about the food, and staying up way to late eating said food, lol. I'm also crazy and love making lists, I'm glad there's other list addicts out there šŸ™‚ I think the shirt looks great underneath, a perfect layer for the cooler weather. Love the look!

  25. October 8, 2012 / 5:54 pm

    Love the red dress/black tights combo. šŸ™‚ Very mod & cute.

  26. October 8, 2012 / 8:27 pm

    Well *I* love that blouse with that dress – sometimes men know nothing about fashion šŸ˜‰

  27. October 8, 2012 / 8:54 pm

    this is absolute adorable look – love the bright red dress.

  28. October 9, 2012 / 12:34 am

    Now I see what you're saying about the remix-ability of this dress -so cute! Personally I love it with the blouse underneath, Rachel. Sometimes, the men just have to trust us and our womanly fashion instincts!!! ~Sarah

  29. October 9, 2012 / 3:09 pm

    I love that top underneath, but I've definitely confused my husband with some of my layering ideas before šŸ™‚ That red dress is perfect for remixing and you did it perfectly! I love that bag too. You are adorable as ever!

  30. October 9, 2012 / 3:52 pm

    Yes! I keep a Seasonal Fantasy Fashion List on Evernote, complete with nerdy little checkboxes in front of each item. I'm also avoiding putting all the summer things away … my excuse is that I might use them in layers this winter.
    Dress and blouse combo working for you!

  31. October 9, 2012 / 4:56 pm

    I LOVE this dress on you and the top does look cute under it so nyah! šŸ˜‰

    Maria xxx

  32. October 9, 2012 / 6:17 pm

    This outfit is FAB, ignore your hubby! šŸ˜‰ xo

  33. October 9, 2012 / 8:22 pm

    I love the bird pattern on the blouse! Such a great outfit…Thanks for linking up to Sunday Style!
    Modern Modest Beauty

  34. October 10, 2012 / 9:39 am

    Once again, you make wearing bold colors look easy! A red sundress has been on my shopping list, and though summer is over I haven't found one. It'd because I need mine to be a very particular shade of red…with a slight orange undertone. It's so tough when I'm so picky!


  35. October 10, 2012 / 11:23 am

    You look great in that outfit!! What is he thinking? I love the red/black/neutral color combo, too!

  36. October 10, 2012 / 12:48 pm

    A remixable dress is the best kind of dress! And this one is just plain adorable. I don't know what Paul's on about – your blouse looks fantastic under the dress! But I would go with the old rule that if your husband doesn't get your outfit, then it means you're doing something right šŸ˜‰


  37. October 10, 2012 / 10:07 pm

    I think the blouse looks great under the dress! You have to have at least one pattern in the outfit, right?

  38. October 11, 2012 / 3:37 am

    I own a ton of patterned dresses as well, so lately I've found myself really going towards the few solid colored dresses and changing them up a bit, too, with undershirts and whatnot. Even putting a sweater over is fun and gives it an entirely different look! This look that you created is darling and is so something I would put together/wear myself. You know it šŸ™‚

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