Wednesday, 4 September 2013

OOTD: Highland Fling

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September is my favourite month, I love the start of a new school term (second year of university for me- scary stuff!), the Autumnal clothes in the shops, and the fact that it's my birthday in less than 2 weeks. This year I can't wait to embrace Autumn by layering up and toning down the colour palette of my wardrobe. The first trend I will be championing is definitely the tartan trend. I'm sure many of you have noticed the tartan trend creeping slowly into the high street this season- I certainly have, and I couldn't wait to get my hands on some tartan myself!

This dress is from River Island and is only £25 so if you love it then make sure you get it before it sells out! At first I wasn't sure if I could work it, as I wanted to keep the dress preppy, rather than look like a 6-year old or too punky, and I think I've got it just right. The preppy 'geek chic' look is definitely making a come back this season and this dress captures both dress perfectly. I paired it with my Zara studded ankle boots from last year, a pair of frilly socks from Topshop and my beloved Cambridge Satchel. I think the accessories really pull the look together and I can't wait to wear this dress to my university lectures. A chunky cream cardigan would be the perfect addition to this outfit for when the weather gets a bit chillier! 

Will you be embracing tartan this season? I have a few more tartan purchases that will be making their way onto my blog soon so look out for them! 

xxx

Dress- River Island (link)
Boots- Zara
Socks- Topshop
Satchel- Cambridge Satchel Company
Watch- River Island
Screw Detail Bangle- Bought on Holiday
'Love' Bangle- River Island
Midi Ring- River Island
Thumb Ring- River Island
Pearl Earrings- Forever 21




22 comments:

  1. Love this dress. It's such a good price!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  2. Love this outfit, tartan always makes me think of autumn :)

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  3. this is such a wonderful outfit, i love it! i completely agree about loving september! most people usually hate it but i'm about to start university so it's all very exciting and like you, it's my birthday in a couple of weeks so i'm very much looking forward to it! i think this whole outfit is spot on for autumn dressing. i can't wait to start layering up and choosing some darker colours for my wardrobe. i also think this outfit is perfect for university, it's casual but not too laid back. those boots are really lovely as well! i can't wait to try and recreate this wonderful look! :) X

    http://theenglishgirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Love this look, you're gorgeous!
    Your blog is great too, going back to check out past posts now!

    Kendra
    xx

    Blog: Stolen Inspiration
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  5. You look gorgeous. I love this dress, especially the collar detail. So pretty x

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Love the look so on trend
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  8. LOVE this Phoebes. Would look cute with tights & black loafers when we're back at uni too!! xxx

    www.evafelicityblogs.wordpress.com

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  9. You look so lovely in this! I really think i'm going to have to get that dress! xo

    http://prettypetticoats.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. Oh wow, such a beautiful dress & you look so lovely <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  11. Graet blog Phoebe- I love the layout! :) x

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  12. you're such a cutie! love your curls ;)

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  13. oh wow love the dress

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  14. You look amazing dear and I looove the dress!

    Btw, I'm following you on Bloglovin now! Hope you'll follow me back! <3

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  15. I love your dress...its so unique. Hope we can follow each other at http://aeroplaneandapparel.blogspot.com or http://www.facebook.com/aeroplaneandapparel

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  16. Love love love the dress! It is adorable!

    elinorelizabeth.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  17. Love love love the dress! It is adorable!

    elinorelizabeth.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  18. Gorgeous outfit. You have incredible style and your hair is literally perfect!

    Katie <3

    I'm having a re-design on my blog and would love for you to stop by and let me know what you think and where I could make improvements!

    www.desperatelyseekingfreedom.blogspot.com

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  19. This dress might be the cutest thing I've ever seen, love it you look stunning!
    x

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  20. You look so pretty!

    This dress is amazing, love all the different colors of tartan around at the moment as well

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  21. beautiful!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  22. This dress! Oh my goodness, it is the cutest thing ever!

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