Winter White (& #Passion4Fashion linkup!)

 I am really loving whites, creams and camel colours this winter. Usually by this time in the festive season i am all about the reds and tartans, but taking a small break from everything christmas decoration coloured and trying out some winter nuetrals.
I had my eye on this dress for weeks and finally caved and bought it for myself as a birthday treat at the beginning of the month. I’ve worn it every week since as its just so damn comfy. good news is its gone on sale, which is a definte bummer for me seeing as i paid full bloomin’ price! But hey, i’ve enjoyed it and will continue to do so.
A good day dress in winter is one of my favourite pieces to style. The creamy hue of this fine knit dress will lend itself well to so many other colours which in my remixing book makes it a great piece regardless of price (justification for myself right there..) I love the contrast of the white and black but i may have some rather lovely tan boots for Christmas that would work equally well and and chunky brown cardigan also.

In other news.. how do you like my rather snazzy, simplistic new blog design?
I love it! Its simple, clean and exactly what i was looking for (thanks Catherine for the recommendation sweetie!) If you scroll to the bottom my IG feed is there, which i love, plus a new shop link at the top which will take you to Yosa.
It also has social share buttons at the bottom of each post, which i had been asked for by some lovely readers. i am now fully shareable and all my Youtube/IG/FB icons are just to the left, you know.. just in-case you loose me.. Plenty of places you can now find me 😀

So yes. Nearly a new year, and a lovely new fresh blog design. Happy days!


The Jane Clutch Bag
Scarf(only £9!)
Steve Madden Boots (also on sale and SO worth the money)
Dress (half price)
Quilted Biker Jacket

This will be the last Passion4Fashion this year! Can you believe it?
The next Passion4Fashion linkup will now be on January 1st 2016!!
I’m going to hopefully get a post up on New Years day but shall keep you all posted otherwise!

Are you all ready for Christmas?

An InLinkz Link-up


  1. December 18, 2015 / 6:10 am

    Love your new blog design, it looks great! 🙂 And I like your dress too, lovely with the leopard print scarf! White is always a colour I admire on others, too clumsy to wear much of it myself haha!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. December 18, 2015 / 8:18 am

    Very tempted to looking into a new blog design. Yours looks great as does Catherines. I had so many problems when I had my last design done, things that were agreed on not added,there was a lot of tampering involved and even my photos wouldn't load up right. Of course, every time I spoke to the designer the reply was, that will be another £££ to put that right! Being an absolute newbie, I was totally taken advantage of!
    Sorry for that little rant! Thank you for hosting
    Laurie x

    • December 18, 2015 / 8:47 am

      Oh nooo thats terrible Laurie! I can honestly my experience with Pipdig has been amazing. All done for me, no problems, and very very budget friendly. You can just email them for support too if you should need it and they were super quick in replying, even on a weekend!
      Wishing you a lovely christmas Laurie xx

  3. December 18, 2015 / 12:00 pm

    i don't know why, but I never really think to pair white with pops of black. thanks for the inspo!
    Southern Elle Style

  4. December 18, 2015 / 12:28 pm

    I like how you combined it! Good job! I have a very similar sweater dress so I put it in the link up. Have a lovely advent weekend, Rachel!

    Greetings from Elegant 40!

  5. December 18, 2015 / 1:04 pm

    Great new look for the blog! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful Christmas/Holidays.

    Alex – Funky Jungle

  6. December 18, 2015 / 1:37 pm

    Love your black and white outfit and new blog look!

  7. December 18, 2015 / 2:09 pm

    Beautiful new blog design and even prettier look today Rachel. I love the way you styled that dress. Your straightened hair looks gorgeous as well.
    Rachel xo

  8. December 18, 2015 / 3:28 pm

    Love the contrast of the black and cream. Oh my gosh, can we talk about that quilted jacket?! That is a show stopper. You look great! Your new website design is, indeed, very clean and chic. 😉 Nice way to start of a new year. Happy to have found you through the Fab Favorites Link Up!

  9. December 18, 2015 / 6:05 pm

    Your blog – and outfit – both look beautiful! I love the winter white dress paired with the black tights and boots. Such a great outfit!

  10. December 18, 2015 / 7:44 pm

    This is such a gorgeous outfit on you and I LOVE that dress!

    Maria xxx

  11. December 19, 2015 / 5:16 pm

    Love the winter white Rachael! I shared a ww outfit this week too. The jacket and boots look great with it, love the quilted detail on the jacket. I have more black boots too and have been looking and looking for taupe with a low heel and i swear it took me forever to find a pair! looking to add to my boot collection with more tan as well.
    Merry Christmas!
    jess xx

  12. December 20, 2015 / 12:16 pm

    Rachel I'm starting to see this combo of black, white and leopard as a signature Rachel the Hat look… Whenever I see it on someone else I always think of you!! Plus HOW do you look so cool in a skirt and short biker boots, I'd love to be able to pull that off!!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend and a lovely Christmas break too, only 5 sleeps to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Catherine x
    Not Dressed As Lamb

    P.S. I know I commented already about the new design but must say again it's so clean and fresh, and I'm glad the recommendation was a good one!
    P.P.S. You said about the dress going down in price, did you buy it online? If so you should do I what I do: As long as you're still within the returns period (usually 28 days) then you just order another one at the lower price, then send back the newly delivered one, unwrapped, on the original order. You get a refund for the full price and the second order is charged at the sale price! I do it all the time, especially if the retailer offers a voucher after I placed an order (about to do it with my ASOS order, they just gave me a 30% off voucher). That means you get wear out of it and still get it at the sale price…!

  13. December 21, 2015 / 11:34 pm

    I love the black and white with a little bit of leopard print. I'd never dare wear white – there'd be sticky little fingers all over it in no time! The new blog look is fab 🙂

    Emma xxx

  14. December 21, 2015 / 11:35 pm

    I love the black and white with a little bit of leopard print. I'd never dare wear white – there'd be sticky little fingers all over it in no time! The new blog look is fab 🙂

    Emma xxx

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