Inspired and Passion For Fashion Link up

 Each week Lena and myself host Passion For Fashion, and each week i profess how inspired i am by all your wonderful outfits. And today the proof is in the pudding, or outfit post as it were.
I fell in love with this whole outfit when Catherine posted it, i gushed over it and pinned it. The lovely Catherine herself actually mentioned in the post that her outfit reminded her of me (such a lovely compliment) which is so funny as i totally loved her whole outfit and knew i had to re create, perhaps that wonderful lady knows me extremely well!! So here i am re creating an outfit that was inspired by one of our wonderful Passion For Fashion link ups (and a gorgeous lady she is too!)

I bought this dress when hubs and i went to cardiff one sunday. I had been cyber stalking it and then convinced hubs to buy it for me whilst we were there (plus Dotty P’s had 20% off that weekend) and i have worn it  A LOT ever since. I like it thrown over leggings with black pumps as its quite short, and look forward t wearing it with boots and thick black tights come winter. 

As for this weekend im working (bleugh) then treating myself to a little Outlet Shopping which i can not wait for!(I am in desperate need of some new jeans, i think i may try Gap)You all know me well enough to know i love a good bargain, and outlet shopping provides me with juuust that. I get my shopping fix, my bank balance doesn’t suffer (as much) haha!(as you can see the no-spend is going real well…pahahah)

 Dress: Dorothy Perkins

Jeans &Hat: Next (old)

Boots: Very (old)

 Fashion is for everyone. 

Whether you’re single in the city or a stay at home mum from the country…
we all have a passion for fashion!

Every Friday Lena & I will be co-hosting a fashion free-for-all linkup!

Anything fashion goes!

Link up your outfit posts, a fashion recap, a fashion wishlist, get your kids or hubby in on the fun… if you’ve got a passion for fashion, this is the place to be!

Celebrate your style with us every Friday!

We’ll be pinning our favourite looks to our Passion for Fashion boards on Pinterest!
You can find the board HERE 

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Passion For Fashion word. 
The more ladies the merrier!

Then go visit, blog hop, follow and comment on all the fabulous ladies you are meeting!

{this linkup is very NEW we would love for you to help us spread the word! }

 Tweet us / instagram us with the hashtag #PassionForFashion

 with your outfits, 

Lets spread the Passion For Fashion word, the more the merrier!

get everyone involved!!


  1. September 27, 2013 / 5:52 am

    Love this's supercute! It would great with leggings too! Sorry no Passion for Fashion Link up from me today as I'm unwell and can't be bothered taking outfit photo's…but I'm gonna have a look at the post by the lovely ladies above xx

  2. September 27, 2013 / 6:28 am

    This is lovely. I must steal this idea for my shorter dresses!

  3. September 27, 2013 / 6:50 am

    I never would think to layer jeans underneath a dress, but I love this! What a super cute outfit! I love this dress so much. The color looks gorgeous on you. Such a cute hat too.

  4. September 27, 2013 / 11:07 am

    I LOVE the look with the dress over leggins' – and so glad it is in style now – sure can't wear the short dresses by themselves any more! lol

  5. September 27, 2013 / 12:05 pm

    Catherine is such an inspiration to me as well! You look fantastic, and I can totally see why she would say that dress reminded her of you. It looks perfect on you. And I'm so glad the dress over pants/leggings look is back. I loved it back in the early 2000s when Trinny and Susannah started styling them that way. It's a great idea for transition seasons! Thanks for hosting again, lovely lady!

  6. September 27, 2013 / 12:52 pm

    That is a beautiful dress! I really like the way you styled it also.

  7. September 27, 2013 / 2:26 pm

    Super cute look! I love it. May have to pin & copycat it myself. 🙂

  8. September 27, 2013 / 4:12 pm

    I love this outfit on you Rachel. You look very pretty. Thx for hosting a link-up-party.

    have a lovely weekend

  9. September 27, 2013 / 4:15 pm

    Very cute Rachel! I love how you styled this entire ensemble. and …I may like to wear hats with some of your inspiration. I may not, tho, because I don't like things on my head. hmmmmmmm

    Have a grand weekend and wear that outfit. It is very cool!

  10. September 27, 2013 / 5:08 pm

    Great outfit. I love the print. Hope the weekend's not too painful if you have to work (going in sunday myself, bleugh too!!) Thanks so much for hosting!!

  11. September 27, 2013 / 6:43 pm

    girl, i love your hat! i'm going to join the linkup too… super fun! xxo

  12. September 27, 2013 / 7:59 pm

    You remind me that I need more hats in my life! Love this look- a dress over jeans can be so cute. I joined the linkup- thanks for hosting! 🙂

  13. September 27, 2013 / 9:31 pm

    I love this. Your dress is lovely. Such a beautiful print. It really suits you x

  14. September 28, 2013 / 1:26 am

    Love the jeans and dress. I do it too but with flares, I need to try it with skinnies

  15. September 28, 2013 / 8:50 am

    I really like the bohemian vibe of this outfit, Rachel! The hat adds interest and fun.

  16. September 28, 2013 / 1:27 pm

    Rachel don't you look like perfection – and I really can't take the credit!! It was your style that influenced me in the first place… it did make me laugh when you gushed over my outfit and you hadn't seen that I'd credited you, bless you! I may have have to pinch of your idea of brown booties with cuffed skinnies – we could see how many times we continue with each other outfits?!!!!

    Have a fab weekend my little lammie 🙂

    Catherine x

    P.S. Been meaning to say for a while how slim you're looking, your face looks really chiselled and beautiful <3

    • September 28, 2013 / 1:28 pm

      PPS excuse the typos. "have have to pinch of your idea"?? Dear oh dear.

  17. December 7, 2015 / 1:42 am

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