checkmate

14/08/2013


what i'm wearing:
french connection checked dress*
NARS 'at first sight' palette* (on cheeks and eyes)
delilah dust feather necklace*
h&m nude court heels
initial disc necklace
pandora ring

i'm going to apologise now for the next couple of outfit posts i'm probably going to put up. like i said in my last post, i got my hair done (finally) and although i am super happy with my colour i never get more than an inch cut off at a time just because i know it's a pain in the arse for it to grow back. plus nine times out of ten, i'm actually happy with how my hair looks. but this time i agreed to getting a shorter layer in and now i'm really regretting it and struggling to get used to it. to others people might be looking and thinking 'what on earth is she going on about', but to me before i'd got it cut, it was the longest it had ever been and i was so happy how it looked when i curled it; which is the only way i only ever style it. so now i've lost all my length and i feel exposed and just can't figure out how to make it look nice. this is just a hair rant so please ignore me if this has all gone over your head. i honestly think i'm going to get a packet dye for my clip in extensions* and pop them in as it took me almost an hour to get the main photo for this post because every photo i looked at all i could think was 'i hate my hair!'. all i know now is that i probably won't let anyone with scissors anywhere near my hair for about a year now. *hands together* please grow back soon.

anyway... back to the actual post. today was a minging day hence why the quality of my photos are pants (thank you lack of sun) but i really wanted to show my new dress from french connection. a lovely fitted style and a lovely material too i love that because the skirt is tuliped (?) it means i don't have to worry about my stomach overflowing when i sit down. super pretty and i only wish i'd put on my trusty red lipstick!

p.s my body is covered in a magnitude of bruises/cuts from the wonderful place i call work so that's why this post make look a little ott when it comes to the blurring.

31 comments

  1. IS VERY PRETTY,LOOK GREAT ON YOU

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  2. Your hair is always so pretty but I don't think any of us are ever happy with it after we get it cut! Hopefully you'll get used to it soon :) gorgeous dress by the way! xxx

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    1. Thank you Josie, fingers crossed it grows! X

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  3. I love that dress, it's so pretty! It looks amazing on you! xxx

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. In love with the dress, love the shape and print xxx

    Heels Forever

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  5. gorgeous outfit, the dress is stunning! I completely feel your pain about getting hair cut, even though i think yours looks lovely :) xx

    VINTAGE TEAPOT | FASHION, BEAUTY & LIFE RAMBLES

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  6. Your hair looks lovely, i always feel a bit off about mine straight after i have it cut, i think it takes a while for you to get use to it especially when you have more than normal off. Lovely outfit, ive been looking for an initial necklace for ages and yours is so dainty and nice! x

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    1. I've had it since may last year and it never comes off which is great as it hasn't rusted or anything. You definjtt get what you pay for! Thank you Zoe x

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  7. Wow wish my mingling days looked like this you look gorgeous love the dress xx

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  8. your outfit is perfect! those shoes are perfect and gorgeous, especially with that dress:)x

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  9. Tell me about it with bad hair experiences, I haven't been to a proper hairdresser in about 2 years, I get my mum to do my split ends because last time I went she hacked 4 inches off without me asking and I cried (typical girl haha). But I love this look!

    www.xdivinechaos.blogspot.co.uk
    Abbey

    X

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    1. It's horrible when you get hairdressers who don't do what you ask them to do! So annoying! I usually get my hair cut once a year (just split ends too) and I am 100% sticking that way! X

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  10. your hair looks well nice anyway but i know what you mean! i got a bad hair colour a couple of years ago and tried to repair my hair at home which resulted in a chemical hair cut, my hair went from shoulder length to chin length and no cut from day to night. i know it doesn't sound that believable but trust me, you'll get used to it soon enough :)
    and the dress is amazing, i love checkered designs and this is no exception

    from isabela at fusels.com | bloglovin

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    1. That's lovely for you to say thanks Isabela x

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  11. The dress is gorgeous and it looks perfect on you, youre so gorgeous you could pull off any hair but I think it looks lovely now :)

    xx
    www.s-t-u-d.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Love this dress it's so pretty and chic and looks lovely with the nude heels :)
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Aw babe :/ I hope your hair grows very quickly! I do really like it though. The dress is really nice too :)

    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams
    xxx

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    1. So do I, fingers crossed. Thanks Hayley! X

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  14. This dress is super gorgeous hun - you always look so classy!

    Charlie xx
    www.lurchhoundloves.com

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    1. Aw that's so sweet of you to say thanks Charlie <3 x

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  15. I love this dress!! I think it is one of my favorite outfits ever!! Its perfect on you!! I hope your hair grows fast and that it seems like this never happened! I feel your pain!
    xx

    http://the-astyle.blogspot.ca

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    1. Haha I'm glad someone feels my pain with me! That's Alex, you babe x

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  17. I was simultaneously browsing new blogs and pinterest-ing possible ways to get my hair when I came across your blog. Honestly, the first thing I thought was how much I love the cut...and then I scrolled down and read that you hate it!! I know how scary it is to get a significant amount cut off but I seriously love your hair! Hope you feel better about it soon x p.s. love the dress!

    Jodie Marie | à la Jode

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    1. Aw thank you for your comments Jodie. :) x

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  18. Love this dress, it fits you so nicely! I think your hair looks lovely but I know exactly what you mean, I'm not really liking my hair at the moment but am too scared to go to the hairdressers because they always tend to get a little too scissor happy! :) xx

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