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 Dress: Urban Outfitters         Bracelets: gifts

Another outfit post! I'm bombarding you with them at the moment! Thought I might as well take every opportunity I have to blog while I've got the time. Once again, I was taking these photos after dark, so I had a bit of trouble with lighting! Sadly, they've turned out rather noisy, so apologies.

I've also been taking every chance I get to catch up with my home friends before I go back to uni, we all lead such busy lives when we're away! Tonight, a few of us went out for a drink in a very cute village nearby. Seriously, this place is about as chocolate-box sweet as you can get. Sometimes I forget how pretty Cheshire can be when I'm at uni in the city!

Later, we went back to my friend Frankie's house for a film and some nibbles - Great Gatsby and cookie dough, yes please!! We did talk through a lot of the film, though... we're awful. Once we get chatting, we can't shut up, which just means that every time we see each other time passes so quickly.

When I first saw this dress, I fell for it's flattering shape (can't beat a good skater skirt!) and its lovely, rich colours. Deep, dark florals are perfect for winter. I find that it works well for all sorts of occasions, too; in the past, I've both paired it with heels and lots of jewellery for a night out and appropriated it for smart-daywear with a loose blazer. Tonight, I wanted to look nice for drinks, but not too OTT, so I kept it fairly casual with a denim jacket.

Denim jacket: Topshop

Admittedly, the jacket didn't stay on for long as it was nice and toasty in the pub and in Frankie's house, so I may have looked a tad over dressed, but never mind! I liked what I was wearing and that's all that matters. My friends had dressed up a bit, too, so it's not like I was the odd one out.

This jacket has been a bit of a hero this winter. It's even warmer than it looks, and it goes with almost everything! It definitely saved me from a frozen fate on many a chilly walk to uni last term, and I'm sure it'll continue to do so when I'm back in January.

I keep forgetting that it's New Year's Eve tomorrow - or, technically, today as I'm posting this! Hope you all have a great New Year's, my plans for tomorrow aren't set in stone yet but I'm sure I'll be able to rustle up another post at some point ;)

Helen xx


  1. You're so pretty!!

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  2. Perfect jean jacket. Love the fur inside.
    Peace, Love, & Good Chocolate,

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  3. Such a pretty dress!! :) I LOVE TGG. <3

    Tara x

  4. I love that dress, so classy yet the V neck is a little sexy too, I don't think I could pull it off (If only I had a little more chest!)
    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

  5. This dress looks amazing on you!! We love the dark florals. They red makes it perfect for the festive season. We're trying to catch up with all our friends too, before uni starts. It's still 2 months away, but we don't get to see each other much during the semester so there is a lot to catch up on!


  6. I love the jacket! is it still in Topshop? ps. happy new year

    1. Thanks! :) it might be, I got it at the start of September but I think they've been restocking it quite a lot xx

  7. Happy New Year!


  8. I love skater dresses! I think this one is so pretty. I've been struggling with getting my pictures taken in good lighting lately. I need to figure out how to do them inside because when it's freezing outside I will not be taking pictures out there, haha!

  9. What a beautiful outfit! The print of the dress is so pretty!
    It's been so hard to take photos outside lately because it's cold and I'm a total wimp against freezing temperatures. Your indoor photos look perfect though - need to take some lighting cues from you :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  10. this dress looks so gorgeous on you and i love love love that jacket! hope you have a lovely new year :)

    xo Sarah

  11. Happy New Year! Wish you all the best.
    Love that look :)


  12. The dress is so beautiful and you look gorgeous! <3
    Happy new year! :)

    Picture Me

  13. What a beautiful dress! I absolutely love your hair too!! Happy New Year xo

  14. I love the way you paired denim with the dress. I recently purchased my own shearling lined denim bomber and I pretty much live in it!


  15. What a beautiful dress omg!! and that jacket... Great style! ;)


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