A few weeks ago I placed quite a large order at New Look online. They were mostly items in the sale, so I snapped them up quickly in case they went out of stock. (Hah, some of them are still being sold now (; ). I didn't keep all (many) of the items I ordered, but the ones I did I am really loving.
Ditsy Lace Tunic
It's a very, very pretty dress. I was actually really surprised by how lovely it is! It doesn't really look anything like the New Look photo, so I may upload one of my own sometime. The only fault I can find with it is that it is quite heavy. Not unbearably so, but I'm not sure it will be the comfiest dress to wear on a hot, summer day (;
Heart Back Jersey Dress
I really love this dress. It comes in 5 different colours (Black, navy, fuchsia, grey and 'prawn cocktail'). I have it in navy, and I love love love it!!! It fits really well, is really comfortable (it's not very cool because it's quite tight). I feel a bit like Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) in Breakfast at Tiffanys when I wear it. In all honesty, it doesn't really look anything like the particular dress I'm thinking of, but it makes me feel stylish...and I like that!
The dress in question is the dress Holly wears when she's going to visit Sally Tomato in Sing Sing. I adore Breakfast at Tiffanys, and this is possibly one of my favourite scenes. She suddenly realises it's almost time to catch her train to Sing Sing, and in a flurry of clothes, shoes, and cigarette lighters, she transforms herself from this:
Gorgeoous, no? I want that amazing hat!
But, as I said, Holly's dress is much more stylish and wonderful than mine! I think, maybe it's the body of the dress that makes me feel Holly Golightly-ish. Anyway, I really love my dress...Holly-like or not!
This dress is the Border Print Crochet Dress in black. I couldn't find it on their website, so I presume it must have sold out now. It's really floaty and light, and very cool (I wore it on the hottest day, so far, this year...). The lace is really delicate and pretty, and the quite intricate details of the flowers and little butterflies is really lovely!
Cardigan: £8 from Ethel Austin (my Mum bought it, and I'm surprised how nice it is - I never usually shop at EA because their quality is a bit naff for the prices, in my opinion)
Leggings: £8 from New Look
Flats: I can't remember wear I got them...they're old and worn out now (;
Sunglasses: My cousin gave me them, I think she got them free with something! I actually quite like them, but, as I use them a lot, they are very scratched and battered. I have new ones on the way! (:
Dog: 99p off Ebay (;
My Rose Print Sweater. It's a lovely top, a bit on the thin side, but it's ideal for summer. I'm wearing it over my Breakfast at Tiffanys dress from above as I was a bit cold. I had to get it a size too big as they didn't have my size but I really wanted it. One of my friends thinks it's very "Bree Van de Kamp" - I don't necessarily think that's a bad thing! (; Oh, and once again, it's sold out - I couldn't find it on the New Look website.
Leggings: £8 New Look
Flats: £10 New Look
Pocket Watch Necklace (which you can't really see): I think it was £1/£2 from Ebay.
I think I'll wrap up this enormously long ramble of a post by posting some cute summery photos that I love.