Dresses at Dusk

Happy Monday Folks!

Did you have a nice weekend? I do hope so!
I have been in a bit of a rut lately. I was standing in front of my wardrobe staring blankly in complaining to Hub’s that i had nothing to wear (to which he did the husband eye roll thing, you know?) Maybe its the lack of shopping and that i’m feeling a little uninspired with what i have, i don’t know.
So, after a mammoth trying on sesh where i was being a complete diva/spoilt brat and didn’t like any of it (picture me throwing stuff on the bed in a huff like a child throwing its rattle out of the pram) i just picked up my favvvee dress. Knowing I’d already asked Paul if we could do blog photos today he responded to my dress choice with “didn’t you do that one recently?” Gold star for observation hubby, gold star. But that wasn’t really what i needed to hear at that (stroppy) moment in time. You see sometimes i just want to wear my favourite dress. Full stop. No need to worry that i’ve “blogged” it before and even worse, very recently. No worries that it’s not remixed much differently than the last time i wore it. I just wanted some uncomplicated fave dress time. You get me?
And what resulted in this action? Well it made me do lots of this:


Sometimes you just gotta do what you want to do i reckon. Do what makes you happy, go with what feels right. I think i often over think things and make them more complicated than they need to be, and thats not just with my wardrobe. There’s a life lesson to be learnt here me thinks…

Do you blog your outfits? 

Do you ever get weighed down with the worry of repeat outfits? 

It sounds so silly really, in real life (as opposed to blogasphere life) we all wear repeat outfits all the time, heck its not like we’re Victoria Beckham and have a different outfit every freaking day, we’re real life women. 

So therefore ladies I stand up!

 I am a repeat wearer of the same outfit…and sometimes two days on the trot!

(Sshh don’t tell anyone that bit!)

It feels good to just grab a dress and go and not worry. 

Anndd i think maybe i need a little shopping to get the creative juices flowing again,hahaha! 

I feel like the dress is such a statement piece in itself that there’s not a lot of re mix options, a jumper over it maybe? But i kinda like  love it just as it is.
If you’re curious, this is when i last wore it here.

Dress: Joules

Shoes: Seychelles via Modcloth

Hat: Next

Scarf: Peacocks

We stopped at this viewing point on our way home from our lovely friends house on Sunday. 

We had spent the day watching the kids play wonderfully and i had baby cuddles with their gorgeous 10 week old baby… hello broodiness (which then dissipated quite quickly as Neo had a tantrum as he couldn’t take the toy trains home with him!)

So anyway, in other news ladies, the nights are drawing out ever so slightly and it means we have around an extra 40 minutes of light at the end of the day. Paul did say we probably wouldn’t have enough light to take these photos, so apologise if these are a little dark, but i was ever so slightly excited that it was 4.30pm and still not dark! Springs-a-coming people! 

 So then ladies, you go forth and repeat those outfits!

And have yourself a very happy week!


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  1. January 28, 2013 / 11:59 am

    You look fabulous as always – red suits you really well!


  2. January 28, 2013 / 12:29 pm

    Oh yes, I am a big fan of the repeats! And why not, when you look as fabulous as you do here? Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday xoxoxo

  3. January 28, 2013 / 1:04 pm

    Love this dress on you, definitely worth repeating!

    Maria xxx

  4. January 28, 2013 / 1:45 pm

    I like to see items repeated. I like to see how people style items differently. I have to wonder, when I read about a blogger's 'new favourite thing', why it's never seen on the blog again…?
    We all wear things more than once, it's real and lovely to see.

  5. January 28, 2013 / 2:33 pm

    I get you! Forget the repeats you look great, I love the relaxed 70s vibe to it and putting it with brown

  6. January 28, 2013 / 2:57 pm

    You look stunning! I'm a big fan of repeat outfits. Please don't feel under any pressure to keep coming up with new stuff, your pretty face is enough to keep us coming back! x

  7. January 28, 2013 / 2:59 pm

    Love the combination of bright colors! The weather has been so dreary that it's a refreshing sight.
    Heather @ Friendshiplifeandstyle.blogspot.com

  8. January 28, 2013 / 4:45 pm

    I am seriously in love with your style x

  9. January 28, 2013 / 7:44 pm

    This is a beautiful dress and it really suits you! I am really happy to have found your blog, it is lovely!

  10. January 28, 2013 / 8:19 pm

    Hell to the yes to reblogging your fave outfits – they're your favourites for a reason. I have so many clothes (like a seriously hideous amount) but I find I often go back to a few choice favourites or go through a 'phase' of dressing. Right now that's printed trousers and chunky knit jumpers, but who knows what it'll be next week : )

  11. January 28, 2013 / 8:51 pm

    I love this dress and I am totally in the same skirt and sweater right now tha t I wore yesterday, whatever. Digging your honestly. It is however, 3:45PM and already getting dark in NYC. wah.


  12. January 28, 2013 / 9:19 pm

    It's very unrealistic to think you can wear a different outfit everyday. I quite often wear the same outfit twice, mainly because if I didn't the washing basket would always be full and I can do without that! Xxx

  13. January 28, 2013 / 9:36 pm

    Remix options:

    wear with denim jacket/vest, cardigan, or crew neck sweater, different color tights and boots, large belt, or tucked into a skirt to wear as top…

    Thats all my ideas!

    Tiff Ima

  14. January 28, 2013 / 10:13 pm

    I think you ended up getting the perfect lighting in these photos, it's gorgeous! I love the slight sunset and I don't blame you for this dress being your favorite, it's stunning! I want it! I totally repeat outfits, who doesn't? And you're right, we shouldn't worry about if we've blogged it yet (I totally do it too) I know for a fact that I over-think EVERYTHING! Lol.

  15. January 28, 2013 / 10:35 pm

    That dress SHOULD be your favorite– the color is amazing on you and I love that you found a lipstick that goes so well with it.

  16. January 29, 2013 / 1:59 am

    i want to say that I'm normal.. so yes, i do repeat my clothes.. maybe i try to pair them differently each time just so i can achieve a different look for it. 🙂

    anyway, you look amazing! love how that hat really just tops off this wonderful ensemble! 😀

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  17. January 29, 2013 / 12:38 pm

    I actually think it looks really different to the last time you wore it, before it had a more relaxed and slouchy feel and the way you have worn it here looks much more dressy and ladylike (I love it both ways)

    And yes I am the same as you about these things and yes I also wear outfits two days in a row. Although for the whole of Dressember I wore a unique and completely different outfit every day for 31 days. It got some very mixed reactions let me tell you, some people thought it was fab and some people got a bit bitchy. I totally forgot I am working in a company where a lot of the staff have just been forced to take a pay cut or their jobs have been deleted, so I got some snide comments that quite upset me. But I don't think these people realised I have been 'collecting' those dresses for about 4 years and most of them cost about £15, I am a cheap skate. Oh well never mind. But yes real women do repeats and I am most certainly a real woman. I think it's funny that your husband remembered which outfit you did and how recently. Mr Bertie wouldn't notice anything like this even though he is the one taking the photos lol.

    Anyway, lets get to the point, you look wonderful 🙂

    Janine xx
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  18. January 29, 2013 / 1:31 pm

    Thanks for commenting on my blog! I'm following your blog now, your outfits look so retro and well put together! I love the dress, the print is amazing X Owlsinglasses.blogspot.com

  19. January 29, 2013 / 6:50 pm

    Remixing and rewearing are what makes real-girl style blogging so interesting. I learn a lot from how other women keep their wardrobes fresh. How can anyone expect us to buy clothes we love then wear them only once?! This is your favorite dress for a good reason … you look beautiful when you wear it!

  20. January 30, 2013 / 12:45 am

    You look beautiful as always 🙂 I often wear the same jeans for a couple of weeks on the trot, now that really is shameful, 2 days is nothing 😉 I'm a little bit in love with your hat, do you get a lot of wear out of it? I'm toying with buying one but reckon it might become a hat I dress up in and prance about my room in rather than actually wearing outside, convince me otherwise?!xx

  21. February 2, 2013 / 2:46 pm

    Such a lovely print! I'm still trying to lose the baby weight, so I tend to wear the same things over and over again. Le sigh.

  22. February 9, 2013 / 7:45 am

    This dress is gorgeous and so are these pictures! I think red looks really wonderful on you. I love how perfectly your lipstick and scarf match the dress too.

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