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Dress, Miss Selfridge; Cardigan, Bess Clothing; Tights, Topshop; Necklace, Urban Outfitters.

I'm not sure why on one of the rare hot/warm days left in the summer, I decide to pick an almost entirely black outfit. And then a cardigan on top of that. Give me the autumn pleaseeee, preferably with minimal rain and maximum crunchy leaves! This is my favourite dress at the moment: panelled black and from Miss Selfridge, and is my favourite length! I paired it with a floral insert cardigan from Bess Clothing in Hong Kong, and a pair of patterned tights. Not sure how well floral and bows go but I like it. :)

Thought I'd also display my colourful matte nails ;) I'm really into my matte nails at the moment, and as Sarah (I think!) said, they chip a lot less than glossy nails, which is good because I'm the biggest klutz ever, and always chip my nails. I'm wearing (L-R):

  • Topshop Matte Nail Varnish
  • Barry M NP in Berry 308
  • Butter London Nail Lacquer in Yummy Mummy
  • Barry M NP in Blueberry 306
  • Barry M NP in Mulberry Pink
  • Topshop in Gone Fishing

Finally, I've been published over on Style Sample Magazine! I wrote an article about internships and helping to get into the industry. I'm hoping to contribute a lot more to other blogs, publications, etc. soon, so watch this space. I am absolutely loving Style Sample, they have some great reads, blogging tips, How-To's and more, so stop by and have a read if you have some time. I particularly liked this post about how to photograph certain objects!

27 comments

  1. ooh i so wanna do multicoloured nails too now! i heart your cardi :)

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  2. you look gorgeous!
    congrats on getting yourself published im off to looksie now xxxx

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  3. Oh, this is lovely. I always have admired your tights. :D

    I really must get some of this nail stuff. You're always talking about it. haha

    You got published?? That is such exciting news! I'm so happy for you!

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  4. i'm obsessed with this dress! i may just finally have to cave in and buy it as miss selfridge have free shipping all this week. how does it run? i'm usually a size 8.

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  5. Well done on getting published, that's fantastic! Thanks for the tip about Style Sample as well.
    xxx
    P.S. Do you have a close-up of the tights? They look so cute!

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  6. well done, michelle, thats brilliant! : )

    and wow, your nails look darling!
    i've only just gotten back into painting my nails, but i deffo need to get some matte paints.. all mine are glossy, and just a bit too.. flaashy, haha.

    xxxx

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  7. i love those tights, i had them and ruined them :(
    the topshop nail polish is super cute

    Eliza xxx

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  8. Cute outfit and nails. Thanks a lot for doing that button for me :D
    Maddy xo

    http://madisonsassortment.blogspot.com/

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  9. emma: i love multicoloured nails, especially when i'm feeling indecisive! thank you sweet (:

    belle: thank you love! xxxx

    genny: thank you! i need to stock up tights, this pair are laddered at the back but i risked wearing them out anyway haha.

    sofia: free shipping?! *rushes off to shop* i wear a size 8/10, and this dress was an 8 and fits me really well! i'm about 5"1 though, so the dress may be on the short side for people taller than me!

    sanchia: thank you so much! ;D erm, i don't actually, i didn't take any close up shots today, sorry! ): i will probably post another outfit wearing them and will definitely shoot a close up for you!

    chloe: thank you! i go through phases with the finish of my nails, and just thought 5 colours as well as glossy was a tad ott!

    eliza: aw no ): this is probably my 3rd pair? i'm awful at keeping tights in good condition! primark have these for £2 a pair though which i've been buying and stocking up on!

    maddy: thank you doll! you're welcome, wasn't a problem at all! (:

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  10. I have those tights!!! :)I love them so much. I really like this outfit and you have the cutest hair ever and you're so pretty :)

    I've never seen that Barry M Mulberry Pink shade before but it looks amazing!!!

    http://gemmaantonia.blogspot.com/

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  11. gem: so do i! i love patterned tights to jazz up a plain outfit! awee thank you so much, that's made me smile (:

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  12. oh my, you are just the cutest! ♥
    i love your room! xxx

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  13. gorgeous outfit!!! love your tights and dress, nice blog :) xoxo

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  14. your look very chic and your nails make me wants sweets !
    http://seraluxe.blogspot.com

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  15. the nails are lovely + congrats on being published.
    but what i'm really loving is your room! i have an obsession with decor right now as i'm moving house next week, and your room is beautiful! xoxo

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  16. claudia: thank you! am just about to nosey around on your blog (:

    sara louise: thank you! haha they do really look like pick 'n mix!

    avs: thank you! aah where are you moving?! or this for uni?

    xxxxxxx

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  17. so cute, & i love your polish! especially mulberry pink and yummy mummy ^-^

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  18. Hey lady,
    I found your blog through your story about interning in fashion in Style Sample & I'm so glad I did. Your style is so cute! I love that black dress.

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  19. shelrose: thank you so much! am really loving butter london nail lacquers recently (:

    erica lee: thanks! glad you enjoyed the article, thank you for stopping by!

    xxxxxxxxxx

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  20. very cute outfit! I love Bess clothing :) everytime I go back to Hong Kong I make sure I save a few pennies to spend there haha!

    emmapei-yen.blogspot.com

    xx

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  21. emma: they have really nice clothes! i do also love going to all the side shops and getting the cheap $50 clothes too though! (:

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  22. 3ate4: thank you hun! am following your blogs btw, really inspirational photos and beauty posts (:

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  23. ooohh...I fell in love with this outfit! Your tights are so cute! great nails (:

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