Monday, 28 February 2011

unintentional colour blocking




cardigan - boyfriends, top & skirt - topshop

i actually really, really don't like the colour blocking trend that's so crazy huge right now. i dislike bright colours and i really don't like wearing them unless the colour is really special. so you can imagine how shocked i was to be wearing this outfit! i'd wanted something red for ages, ideally in the form of a blouse, but this skirt caught my eye. it also happens to be a-line, which is something i really wasn't sure about, but i'm glad i went for it.

this blouse actually has scalloped sleeves and hem and the collar is scalloped too (although it's not as obvious), i can't wait to wear it without layers to really show it off. i seemed to really want to wear red, black and white this day... i'm even wearing red lipstick! i think this is quite an officey outfit and is a lot more formal than what i usually wear. (oh and just to mention, someone asked me whether i wear my blog outfits to work and i can sadly say no, i don't. i have to wear horrible smart things to work.)

44 comments:

  1. I love that skirt so much, it suits you xx

    intothefoldfashion.blogspot.com

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  2. Love the blouse and the shirt! You can never go wrong with red, white and black! You look lovely xxx

    londonscloset.blogspot.com

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  3. that blouse is really cute!

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  4. I love the colors of this outfit. Very classic. The blouse is amazing.

    xL

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  5. lovely outfit! totally like it <3

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  6. Beautiful outfit! Love your hair aswell!
    Immie x
    http://ihlittlewhirlsofskirts.blogspot.com/

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  7. i'm really curious to see a horrible smart work outfit. please show us one!
    nice outfit :)

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  8. That isn't too good, Because I've just said on my bog how I love Colour Blocking! Haha!
    It won't be for everyone will it?
    But I do love your outfit, especially the skirt!

    xo
    F

    www.wearitwithflair.blogspot.com

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  9. Very lovely! Love these great colors together!

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  10. Your hair looks so lovely when its blown about by the wind, I love the block colours today, they look really effective, tehe.

    http://coughmedicineandshortbangs.blogspot.com/

    x

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  11. suuuch a cute outfit. love it. The belt is just adorable. ck :) x

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  12. Ah thats a shame you can't wear the outfit to work. The blouse is very sweet, I love scalloped edges.

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  13. Amazing!
    The way you wear red is very nice!
    I love it!
    :)
    Eugénie
    http://www.inblogwitheugeniebaby.blogspot.com/

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  14. Wow! Absolutely love your skirt! I've been after one similar for ages x

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  15. i loving that skirt! im really feeling the red colour for this s/s seasons!
    :D beautiful!
    Krissy xoxo

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  16. Thanks for answering my question :) I actually have a dress-down day tomorrow at the office, yay! cos I can't bear the thought of work trousers :S

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  17. Ooooh that skirt is such a gorgeous colour! The collar looks so cute on the shirt!
    Sophie
    x

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  18. I saw that skirt in topshop and fell in love with it, I may have to purchase it :) x

    http://how-to-smell-the-couture.blogspot.com/

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  19. I really like color blocking trend but I did'n't tried it yet, but I really like your red skirt!

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  20. I love this! :)

    http://commonsenseandstilettos.blogspot.com/

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  21. I love the blouse, especially the peter pan collars.

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  22. oooo I am loving the bright and bold colours coming out this spring! red looks great on you. you have such dark hair, the colour trend will look awesome on you!

    Hattitude Artistic Style Blog

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  23. i would have liked a cropped cardigan or jacket to that skirt, so one could see the a-line. but the outfit is super cute. i love the colours and i can't wait to see the scalloped sleeves and hem of the blouse!

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  24. this is classic perfection sarah! your style just gets better and better <3

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  25. Love that first windswept pic, it is so quirky! And I adore that blouse, I have been thinking about buying it too and it looks so wonderful on.

    x

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  26. really like that blouse xx

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  27. like the first photo, where the wind blows through your hair!
    and ofcourse loving the outfit!

    x.

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  28. damn girl. i have had my eye on this skirt for so long<3. It is soo lush. I decided to go for it and try it on but i couldn't risk having to face the disappointment of it not fitting or something. so i had been putting it off for a while, i tried it on recently. It didn't fit:'( When seeing you in this, it made me fall in love with it over again and want me to try it on again, however it obviously wouldn't fit;) Thank you;) these pictures are stunning.

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  29. This is such a great look. You have something really special, you're very lovely and different :) xxx

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  30. this is so lovely, i love the blouse.

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  31. Love love love the collar on that blouse. Actually I love the whole look, but the collar is definitely my favorite part.

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  32. I really love the way your were rather low profile with your color blocking. And that bluse is amazing!

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  33. Gorgeous shade of red for the skirt:)

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  34. wow i've just come across your blog! you are really beautiful and have a great taste in clothes! sad to hear you are not in the fashion industry! their loss! shame you can't wear your beautiful outfits to work.

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  35. I adore your skirt, it has the perfect fit :) x

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