Red is the New Black

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The little red dress – the new LBD! A little bit too festive maybe, but red shouldn’t just be for Christmas.

I’ve styled this bold dress simply because that’s all it needs. Just black tights, black boots from New Look and a long, gold, pointed pendant from Accessorize.

I always wear some sort of jewellery – I feel a bit naked without any! I blame working in Monsoon and the focus on accessorising… It’s true that good accessories can totally bring an outfit together though. Jewellery is one of my (many) shopping weaknesses. Not too expensive and can always be justified…

Sunday Styling

photo 1 (15)One of the first times I’ve managed to wear a fully handmade outfit!

Details…

The skirt is actually my Clover Dress in paisley polyester – pattern review and styling posts coming soon…

My lovely Gran knitted me the pretty, cropped, pastel blue jumper. It was just meant to be a tester piece as she didn’t have much of the wool left, but I loved the colour so much I asked if she could just do me a cropped version. I love it!

Finally, I made the coat using Burda pattern 6844. I think it’s one of the best things I’ve made, mostly because I challenged myself with something that wasn’t a dress! A full blog post will be coming soon on this one – just as soon as I brave the buttons…

So it’s all handmade apart from the leggings – but plain black leggings? They don’t really count. I’m still after an overlocker to make my own of those. And they wouldn’t be black. These are £3 Primark beauties!

All styled with a necklace and bag from Accessorize, and Topshop boots. I love a good statement necklace and Accessorize never disappoints. I’ve also found that although Topshop boots are a little bit more pricey, they’re always the nicest and good quality.