Most days…

 This is exactly how you will find me; dress+ cardi + tight & socks + boots. 

Not a lot to say on that really other than this is definitely my comfort zone. It’s strange really, as a “style blogger” and i use that term loosely, i often feel the need to mix it up and make things different for the sake of being different. When in actual fact, this is my favourite kind of outfit and i would happily wear this 90% of the time. No bells or ribbons, nothing extreme. Just a dress and cardi combo. And being my go to type outfit, it makes me happy. I know my style better than ever as i am growing older, i know i love to dress Pretty and Practical! Simple πŸ™‚

This Joules dress seriously makes me smile, I have been in a good mood all day wearing this. The bright and beautiful red floral print  on this dress makes it such a cheery little number and the comfort of its light lovely fabric makes it so easy to wear. Plus, stretchy waistband…need i say more? 

Do you have a comfort zone when it comes to dressing? 

Joules Dress: actual dress

Cardi: Gift from Paul and kids for my Birthday

Boots: Next

The weather has been atrocious here, constant rain makes it real hard to take photos.  This is the first dry day in a while and the forecast is rain again for the rest of the week! Oh to have a white Christmas, wouldn’t that be amazing!! 

I’m super busy trying to get everything ready this week, tying up loose ends and just trying to go with the flow (easier said than done sometimes.. :-/ ) 

This afternoon i have my step daughters Christmas play which i can’t wait to see! My christmassy mood is now in full swing!! Bring on the turkey and pressies!!

 Have Yourself a very lovely day!!!

pleated poppy


  1. December 18, 2012 / 1:03 pm

    Exactly my go-to look for comfort and happiness πŸ™‚

  2. December 18, 2012 / 1:40 pm

    Ahh pretty. My comfort outfit is jeans and wolly jumper. Booooring! Hx

  3. December 18, 2012 / 2:09 pm

    So pretty! That dress is gorgeous on you πŸ™‚

  4. December 18, 2012 / 7:07 pm

    My comfort zone alters with the season, but it tends to be a couple of dresses along with whatever cardigan and tights I pull out of the drawer first. It's easy, but I still feel put together. This dress is gorgeous, the colour looks fantastic on you xo

  5. December 18, 2012 / 9:02 pm

    Those socks+boots+cardigan = adorable and best combination πŸ™‚

  6. December 19, 2012 / 5:48 am

    Rachel, I'm just loving the cheerful florals against the rustic backdrop! I can see why this dress makes you so happy. My go-to is very similar, tough I tend to fall back on black n white with gold accessories. Happy Christmas to you and your family!!! ~Sarah

    • December 19, 2012 / 9:40 pm

      Yes i'm definitly a skirts and dresses kind of girl, when im on doubt out they come πŸ˜€
      You look great!

      Sal x

  7. December 19, 2012 / 10:46 pm

    Hey we're wearing similar dresses today! Love the bold pretty floral. It looks super cute with the boots and socks and that cardi looks so cozy and warm! This is totally my go-to outfit too, and I do wear it 90% of the time haha!
    The weather is awful here as well…lots of snow and today the wind is bitter and biting cold! Ugh.

  8. December 19, 2012 / 11:47 pm

    I'm the same really chicken.. love the dress/cardi/tights/boots combo, it's my staple. Your dress is gorgeous πŸ™‚ xx

  9. December 20, 2012 / 7:08 am

    Dresses with cardigans are definitely a go-to outfit for me too. They're so easy and tend to be quite comfy too. I really love your pretty red floral dress. There's just something about a favorite dress that makes a girl feel so good all day! You look wonderful in yours and the stretchy waistband is definitely a plus with all kinds of holiday treats around.

  10. December 20, 2012 / 4:05 pm

    Your family member sure know how to shop for you! The amazing dress from your sister and this beautiful cardi from Paul are both so perfectly you! Looking beautiful in the chilly weather, as per usual πŸ™‚
    How was the Christmas play??


  11. December 20, 2012 / 5:43 pm

    This is such a great combo! And love love love the print of that dress…you look so cute πŸ™‚

    The Other Side of Gray

  12. December 20, 2012 / 9:46 pm

    This is a great combo – this style is you, you look radiant if it makes happy stick with it!

    Ariane xxx

  13. December 21, 2012 / 1:10 am

    This is exactly like me lately too! Sweater, dress/skirt, tights, socks, boots…haha. I really love how cozy and absolutely darling this outfit is Rachel! You always mix and match colors so brilliantly πŸ™‚ xoxo Marisa

  14. December 21, 2012 / 1:29 am

    Love your dress so fun and bright and I totally agree better to stick with what you know works for you.

  15. December 21, 2012 / 9:55 am

    You look gorgeous, I wish I looked as good in my comfort zone!

    Maria xxx

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