Sunday, 27 February 2011

meat is murder



cardigan - new look, smiths t-shirt - ebay, lace dress & coat - topshop

i initially planned to wear this outfit without the t-shirt, and just wear the lace dress and cardigan, but i felt the urge to wear this top. it's super old and i actually wear it to sleep in usually, but i wanted to show my love for morrissey this day. i like how i could just about manage to peek the little peterpan collar of my dress over the top of it.

pictures 1 & 2 demonstrate the annoyingness of the sleeve length of this coat. it'll be fine in spring when i'm wearing short sleeves underneath but when it's still pretty damn cold and i want to wear a cardigan, there's some severe overlapping. oh well, i'll pretend i did it on purpose, like some kind of mega cool layer-er.

these woolen tights kept falling down allll day and frustrated me beyond words. i hate tights that fall down over your arse and you have to keep yanking them up and flashing your bum at people all day!

42 comments:

  1. smiths tee is awesome and love your bag

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  2. such a cute outift :) love the peekaboo collar!

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  3. This outfit is amazing. I love the tshirt with the more feminine lace dress as a bottom!

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  4. I adore this outfit, so very chic! I love the peek of the collar and the layering looks lovely. I have a pair of tights just like that, even in that colour and knit, and they do the exact same thing. Wool tights just aren't stretchy enough! x

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  5. know what you mean about the layering-coat-thingy it kinda freaks me out sometimes too and about the tights: also true!
    anyway,nice outfit, love the lace dress.

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  6. I love this outfit, especially the top, an the sleeves look great, not daft ^__^
    My tights always do that, but I found a pack of three little black lycra shorts in Primark's underwear section for like £4 so now I wear those over my tights and they don't fall down anymore :)

    Jess xx

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  7. Love the whole look & that cardigan!
    Seeing your hair makes me want a pony real bad! xx

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  8. Random question - do you wear your blog outfits to work? I've recently started a new job in an office and need work outfit inspiration!
    Btw, yesterday I saw a Meat is murder tee at Urban Outfitters, but it's not quite this one...
    x

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  9. That topshop coat is fab...I have that problem with sleeves all the time as I have abnormally long arms! Great smiths tee too, I've got a 'theres a light that never goes out' one :) Tights wise, I got a tip from Gem Fatale's blog that works quite well...get an old pair of tights & cut the legs off (so they're like cycling short length) & wear over the top of your tights. It never fails me! :)

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  10. Fantastic outfit. I especially adore it with the morrissey tee, it's a nice twist. And even though the tights super annoying (hehe) love the shade of grey. xx veronika

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  11. tights (and too short sleeves) are super-annoying. But with the tights, if you wear bikini bottoms or underwear over them they'll stay up. Definitely worth it. ; )

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  12. i love your lace skirt! and i really like your layering of the cardigan and coat!

    thestyle-child.blogspot.com

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  13. I think that the sleeves peaking out from under the coat look really cute, haha. For me I find that coats are just big on me in general and so the sleeves go to my hands. But then again I don't usually need gloves.
    The outfit is great overall and I love how casual it is despite the lace dress. :)

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  14. I want that tshirt so bad, Morissey was actually at the night club I was at the other day, missed him by five minutes apparently (my friend was beside him) I was so upset!

    Lovely outfit as always x

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  15. LOVE the smiths so I love this t-shirt! I had a 'meat is murder' t-shirt once of the album cover but it was a men's size so I readjusted it then it said 'eat is murder' heheh

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  16. ohh I love the little collar peeking out under a tee. x.x.x
    Casie

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  17. Haha, love the last sentence!

    But I love your outfit even more!
    I actually like the way your coat's sleeve allowed for the cardi's sleeves to peek through, it looks good!
    I love your tee, it's awesome, and your shoes too - very sophisticate!

    xoxo
    F

    www.wearitwithflair.blogspot.com

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  18. I love this outfit, like all your outfits.
    So gorgerous.

    http://dassida.blogspot.com/

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  19. I think every coat I own has a cropped sleeve. I know it's not practical but I think they're lovely and instantly make a coat look more chic. But it may also be something to do with my slight Jackie O obsession... Anyway, lovely outfit, your hair always looks fab.

    Penny x

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  20. Amazing outfit! Much love for The Smiths.
    X

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  21. I have that coat too, and I totally get what you mean about the sleeves, I had to buy arm warmers but it's worth it, I love the coat and the shoes xx

    http://intothefoldfashion.blogspot.com

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  22. i love this outfit! i quite like the overlapping of the sleeves. i definitely wouldn't have thought it was awkward or anything unless you had mentioned it :) xx

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  23. Very sweet outfit! Oh beautiful mozza!
    Immie x
    http://ihlittlewhirlsofskirts.blogspot.com/

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  24. love your cardigan ! great outfit ! :)

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  25. love the coat! so simple but cute with the leopard print collar x

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  26. Loooove The Smiths and Morrissey!
    Love your outfit and your blog!
    Have a good week

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  27. I'm seriously in love with this whole outfit, especially the skirt it's so dainty! The layering is great!
    xoxo

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  28. One of my fave outfits!

    http://stylishoverflows.blogspot.com/

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  29. the shirt makes the outfit for sure :)

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  30. cute outfit.
    I love this white skirt.

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  31. can anyone tell me what sarah's ebay account is? I want to buy stuff from it(: x

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  32. Just came across your blog and I´m truly amazed! Your style is so adorable and british (that´s a compliment)!

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  33. Super cute! I love The Smiths too.
    XOXO

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  36. I have this coat. I waited til the sales and got it for £30! Soo happy! I can see what you mean about the sleeves. I'm very short so my arms are quite short too. I find them to be a little on the short size so I have no idea how an incredibly tall person could wear this comfortabley. It looks lovely on you though! I actually quite like how the cardigan juts out.

    I saw that they had this coat in red too. I'm currently trying to resist buying it!!

    Love your blog. Your outfit posts are pristine!

    - Bryden

    PS. Got there in the end! I kept leaving off that it was me (Bryden) posting and not Claire. I think I need an early night tonight!!

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thank you so much for all your comments! you're wonderful.