Navy and Lace

Well i’m back with an outfit post, and it’s an outfit i actually quite like.
I think the problem of sometimes going through a wardrobe transition, you can feel like you know what you want to look like and what to wear but you have a huge wardrobe already of things that have nothing wrong with them really, but yet they just don’t feel like you any more. I’ve decided to try and make my wardrobe work with my growth and change and this is what i came up with for a little date day with the hubbster.

I donned a dress for the first time in a wee while to go on a little day date with hubby to see Iron Man 3 whilst all the kiddos were at nursery/school. It was a nice rarity to have some time together, Paul has been working so hard lately, 6 days a week, and with the move that took way longer than we anticipated, it was just lovely to have some down time together, oh and Iron Man 3… Awesome.. Robert Downey Jr… um, amazing!!

 I know this may seem like nothing different to my ‘normal’ blogging style, but i guess its more a feeling, like a place you want to be. Like i mentioned recently, i have been wearing lots of jeans lately and i’ve been really happy with that, but putting on a dress felt kinda nice too. I guess it made me realise that even though i want to look a certain way in my mind i dont have to rule everything out, thats just narrow mindedness on my behalf. I figure this probably sounds like babbling,haha! Babbling is all part of my processing process,lol!

If you’re wondering what the heck i’m talking about in regards to where i want to go clothing wise, i have been dreaming of less colours and more pretty fabrics. 

Things like this tunic top,

 drapey cardigans in greys and nuetralsmaxi dresses with broderie anglaise, and boots with simple dresses.

I guess in a nutshell i am wearing less bright colours, which to me is a little different.

 I hope you stick around to see the changes, i am yet to get back in to a good blogging rythmn, but blogging a bit ad hoc has felt rather freeing and less pressure.. im all about the stress free life right now!

Have you ever been in a transitional phase with your style?

Dress: Tesco

Lacey tunic/vest: River Island (last year)

Boots: c/o Matalan

Necklace & Bag: Next

PS theres still time to vote for meeee in the matalan style project, all you have to do is comment on the matalan blog here saying rachel to win… SUPER THANKS IN ADVANCE!!



  1. May 4, 2013 / 10:08 pm

    love the lacey vest! and i really need to see iron man 3 soon! x

  2. May 5, 2013 / 12:26 am

    Iron Man 3 is SO GOOD! Love this outfit, the lace vest is awesome, as will be quite versatile I should think? Xo

  3. May 5, 2013 / 2:57 am

    SO so cute!! I seriously thought the vest was part of the dress. Good idea! I haven't seen Iron Man 3 yet but I loooove RDJ, I can't wait 🙂


  4. May 5, 2013 / 7:52 am

    This outfit is cute =)

    I voted for you in the contest!

  5. May 5, 2013 / 2:09 pm

    It's pretty! I like very much!x

  6. May 5, 2013 / 4:46 pm

    This look is so sweet! Totally something I would wear… I'm not great at layering though… 'sigh'

    Thanks for linking up for Passion For Fashion!

    Hope to see you again next week!

  7. May 5, 2013 / 7:35 pm

    I really like your outfit here, the lace vest is just adorable! Perfect to wear over anything, basically. And your hair looks so lovely!

    Have a great week,

  8. May 5, 2013 / 10:31 pm

    I am loving this look, Rachel – the feminine vest is such a great piece. We just saw Iron Man too, and I couldn't take my eyes off that fine RD Jr : > Thanks for linking up to VisMonday xoxo

  9. May 6, 2013 / 1:51 am

    I LOVE this look on you, Rachel– and I so get the whole wardrobe transition thing. Also, so glad to see you back & blogging again 🙂

  10. May 6, 2013 / 5:27 am

    Great outfit, love your hair Rachel, whoo I have the same boots :)going to vote for you now ….

  11. May 6, 2013 / 11:27 am

    I love the lace + boots. You'd fit in perfectly here in GA!

    I actually just launched my blog TODAY. I'd really love it if you'd check it out!

    xo Molly

  12. May 6, 2013 / 1:32 pm

    Your look is one of my favorites and I'm so glad you linked up friend! Seriously I'm loving your blog and this outfit is perfect! xoxo

  13. May 6, 2013 / 2:12 pm

    The lace tunic is lovely, and the outfit works really well together as a whole. I know exactly what you mean about transition. Since I've been reading blogs I've starting getting new ideas, and they're finally coalescing into a style I can plan, rather than just buying things that look interesting at the time. Good luck with your transition – you have so many colorful clothes, but you look good in these neutrals, too!

  14. May 8, 2013 / 3:46 am

    I'm sure whatever you decide to wear, it'll look great! I really love this lace vest and how it looks with your boots. So cute!

  15. May 8, 2013 / 9:05 pm

    I think everyone kind of goes through transitions in their style once in a while. Sometimes I just like everything all at once too! Haha. I liked your style before and I like where you're heading so no complaints here! I think you should always do what makes you happy! And yes, sometimes a break from the blog or just slowing down is just what you need. It can be very stressful. I really love this lace tunic! This outfit kind of has a rustic/country/bohemian vibe, I really like it! You look pretty as always 🙂
    P.S. I posted my clogs I won from your giveaway today! I'm kind of obsessed with them!! 🙂

  16. May 8, 2013 / 11:02 pm

    Well as I already saw the sneak peak of this outfit, you already know how I feel. You're beautiful. End of story. Now I must go and catch up on the rest of your posts that I missed due to J's cousin staying with us for the past week.

  17. May 10, 2013 / 6:40 am

    Hi Rachel, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  18. May 16, 2013 / 3:59 pm

    The lace tunic looks so good on you! super cute and perfect for sunny days outside 🙂

  19. May 23, 2013 / 2:43 am

    I know how u feel – there have been a lot of changes here too and I've kind of lost my a bit clothes wise – I keep going to the same outfits & not really mixing it up anymore!

    I like the relaxed "country" look you've got going on tho – have you watched any ifthe tv show Nashville?

    Oh and I LOVE RDJ – just thought i'd add that ;D

    CC x

  20. May 24, 2013 / 7:30 am

    Wow, you are looking pretty and the dressing style is prefect. I love your handbag and the boots both are lovely.

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