06/01/2016

keeping it simple | thigh high boots & polo neck dress

06/01/2016




Dress: Primark
Boots: River Island
Necklace: Urban Outfitters

I'm kicking off 2016 with a VERY minimalist outfit for me - there's not a print in sight!

It seems I do occasionally like to keep it simple, especially when a tricky statement item like thigh high boots are involved. I've decided that a knitted, polo neck dress like this is the perfect way to tone down the thigh highs, and I just couldn't resist the gorgeous wine red colour of this one. 

I actually wore this outfit for a meal on New Year's Day. Now's probably a good time to mention that I spent New Year at my parents' cottage in Snowdonia, which is a rural, mountainous area of Wales. It was beautiful and so much fun, but very cold. This outfit, therefore, seemed like an ideal compromise between dressing up a bit and staying cosy. I also opted to wear tights, as it really was freezing outside, but with a dress this demure you could probably get away with flashing a bit of flesh above the boots. 

Matching wine red lips were a no-brainer, but I've been keeping the rest of my make up fairly simple recently, sticking to nude-toned eyeshadows and/or a light flick of eyeliner. I have, however, been switching up my skincare routine a bit - more info on that in some posts coming soon!





14 comments :

  1. Gorgeous outfit, love the dress! <3

    I have a new post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

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    x

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    1. Thanks lovely! Off to check out your post now :) xx

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  2. Super gorgeous - and so different from your usual style! I like the simplicity of it and the gorgeous burgundy color! You look beautiful!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. Aw thanks Deborah! I know, it is a bit of a change for me - I think 2016 is the year to shake up my look a bit! Xx

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  3. So simple and chic! Sometimes I find a minimalist looks can be a refreshing change. Those boots are amazing! Very pretty :)

    Laura

    http://www.foxtrailsblog.com

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    1. Thanks Laura! Glad you like the look! Xx

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  4. Wow your parents cottage sounds incredible! The views must be amazing :) p.s love this outfit and how you've styled it with the dress, so subtle but chic xx


    Jenny | Krystel Couture

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    1. The views are pretty special, we were really lucky to have found this place! Thank you :) xx

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  5. Nice dress ;)

    The Cutielicious
    http://www.thecutielicious.com
    Federica

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  6. Those boots are to die for! i literally have't taken my long boots off over the past month or 2! Minimal is always best in my opinion, you look lovely. Glad I've found your blog :)

    Made In The 1990s

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    1. Thanks Kathleen! Ah I need to start wearing mine more, I always worry they're a little too risque for everyday wear, but actually they're really comfy and who cares what people think haha! xx

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  7. You look so nice! Love the rich and strong burgundy colour of our dress and thigh - highs - we'd NEVER be able to pull them off :)
    Feel free to check out our latest post x
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    1. Aw thanks lovely! I'm sure you'd definitely be able to pull them off :) xx

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