Floral Dresses and Biker Jackets (& Passion4Fashion LinkUp!)

When i walked down in to the living room and husband saw me in this outfit his words to me were:
“Wow, you look really pretty today, its like your old style”
to which i replied
“So you prefer how i used to dress?
Aaand then he made a remark about how i over think things and can’t i just accept a compliment.
But by that point I kinda felt like it was a back handed compliment. Old style vs New Style, hhhmm.
What i think he meant was that it reminded him of when i used to where floral dresses all.the.time.
Which it would now appear he liked.
And apparently i still can’t totally walk past a pretty floral dress as this one jumped in to my trolley at Tesco when it was on super sale for just £7.00. With its long but light sleeves and pretty pink and purple print its been making a great transitional dress. I kinda think i’ve brought it into a more ‘Current me’ style with the biker jacket (which is my beloved item that the wonderful Erica posted back to me super swiftly after it did the rounds for #frockswapuk).
The canvas tote bag is a £1 special from Primark emblazoned with the letter R, i just couldn’t refuse an initialled bag.
Apparently i can’t refuse much lately… I guess old habits do die hard 😉

Dress & Scarf: F&F Tesco

Jackt: c/o George at Asda

Shoes: Matalan

Bag: Primark

So tell me, is there a ‘thing’ you just can’t quit, whether it’s florals, or scarves or bags or shoes..

or all of the above (like me, again apparently;)

Just a wee sidenote from me, i’m currently away in Cornwall on a family holiday completely without wifi or any internet, which i’m either probably loving or running around  like a mad woman, climbing the walls holding my phone to the sky to just get one bar of signal/3g/any internet at all.
 Either way i hope you’re having a lovely week and i really really look forward to coming back to you as soon as i’m home.

On Apr 24, 2014 12:00 PM, “



  1. May 2, 2014 / 6:26 am

    Bah ha! I do this to my other half all the time 😀

    I love a floral print as well, there are so many lovely dresses in Primark at the moment it's hard to resist!

    Chloe x

  2. May 2, 2014 / 7:31 am

    It was such a surprise that the sleeves were long! A great surprise. UHHH I can't refuse anything. lately: shoes, and always food. 😉

  3. May 2, 2014 / 7:59 am

    I love it when our men give us a backhanded compliment or something that suggests something else… I love winding them up and saying "oh you liked the way I USED to look, then?" and they try and backtrack, hehe. I guess it is a little more like your old style, but that's good – it's all about mixing it up, isn't it? You've got the colours spot-on, they work sooo beautifully with your hair.

    And I want a "C" bag like yours! Must get one!! Enjoy the rest of your hols hun, hope the weather holds out :))

    Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb

  4. May 2, 2014 / 9:41 am

    Love your dress Rachel,and how you have styled it 🙂

    I have on simerla in green, I need to lose a few inches yet to get in mine, hehe..

    Thanks for hosting …

  5. May 2, 2014 / 10:22 am

    Rach, that dress is so sweet. I love the Tassel Cap-toe Flats and Monogram Tote, also. I always love mixing something soft like you did with your floral with something touch like you did with your leather jacket. I also mixed something soft and something tough on the outfit I linked up. You are looking EVER SO GORGEOUS!!

    Enjoy your weekend my friend. <3 Ada.

  6. May 2, 2014 / 11:23 am

    I tell myself I need plain things, to step away from the same old, same old printed items, but I don't seem to be able to step away from my comfort zone, as it were.
    I have to admit, when I clicked onto this post, I did think this outfit was very YOU. In that I like it, it suits you and it's reminiscent of the sorts of outfits I associate with your posts. That's supposed to be a good thing, not a bad one, but sorry if it came across a little wrong.

  7. May 2, 2014 / 11:34 am

    I'm the same way I just can't walk by a pretty floral dress!! Loving the one your are wearing & I just did a post on floral dresses if you get a chance to check it out. First time joining your link party and I'm now following you and Lena on Bloglovin. Thanks for hosting.
    Marta xo

  8. May 2, 2014 / 11:58 am

    I love a pretty dress with a leather jacket, it's always a good look! For me, my unresistables are stripes and spots. I'm obsessed with them. Have a great weekend! x

  9. May 2, 2014 / 12:59 pm

    Great ensemble and dress, Rachel! Take er easy and I know you'll be back. I love how your stilled this with deep pink and black. awesome.

  10. May 2, 2014 / 1:14 pm

    Love this tough-meets-feminine look, and there are too many things I can't quit. Jackets (moto jackets especially), low heeled sandals, and everything black…just to name a few!
    Gina — On the Daily Express

  11. May 2, 2014 / 2:59 pm

    Loving that dress and scarf combo!!! You look so darling!

  12. May 2, 2014 / 3:04 pm

    that pink is amazing with your colouring, you look great. love the look with the biker jacket ( and sorry you are still wearing tights, mans it is chilly)

  13. May 2, 2014 / 5:26 pm

    I love this outfit, and those shoes are adorable! I sometimes accept compliments like that too… Haha

  14. May 2, 2014 / 6:44 pm

    I love your floral dresses! For me, I just can't quit wearing my Doc Martens. I am really trying to get out of wearing black but the Doc's, I think I will always love to wear them. 🙂

    Erika @ http://www.rejoicefortheday.com

  15. May 2, 2014 / 9:43 pm

    oh you look especially beautiful here! i love the pink lips and the pink scarf!

  16. May 3, 2014 / 9:38 am

    My boyfriend said, ' You look juicy, have you lost weight?' There it was, that double handed compliment. However, I'll take it. Really love this scarf, I agree it really goes well with ur colouring. F&F have some wonderful clothes atm, Im such a fan. I can't quit polka dots…especially in monochrome! <3 x

  17. May 3, 2014 / 7:34 pm

    I just can't quit brightly colored tights. I admit I have a problem (and a drawer full of them), but I have no desire to change that! That floral dress is super cute AND such a good deal. I probably wouldn't have passed it up either 🙂


  18. May 4, 2014 / 2:50 pm

    I like the dress!

    I can't quit shoes and handbags. No matter how hard I try, I keep buying more.

  19. May 4, 2014 / 3:15 pm

    You look gorgeous here, I love stripes, I can't get enough!

    Maria xxx

  20. May 5, 2014 / 4:04 am

    I love your floral dress, and you styled it perfectly. such a great mix of edgy and girly.

  21. April 15, 2016 / 8:18 am

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