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Finally got round to wearing a double buttonthrough look today, and it's probably one of my favourite looks so far this season. I really want a sleeveless, slightly sheer, shirt dress a la Katie, so perfect with brogues, ankle socks and a cute box bag! While I'm on the subject, I also want a Tatty Devine lace necklace in white, as worn by Katie, but no more spending for me this month.


(Sheer peach blouse, New Look;
Buttonthrough Chambray skirt, H&M;
Bow brooch, Taken from an old bag;
Swallow brooch pinned on top, Primark;
Rings, Miss Selfridge and Dainty Roses;
Mini satchel, Luella.)

I've always really wanted to wear a double buttonthrough look: I've featured similar buttonthrough looks in my Ways to Wear series, but have only just got round to wearing it myself. I'm still in love with my Chambray skirt, so lightweight and easy to throw on with just about anything. I popped this double brooch on today, I decided to layer two of my favourite "casual" brooches over the weekend, and just can't stop wearing it with everything. It adds a sweet, almost androgynous (I hate that phrase and look, sorry!) touch to the outfit, and really pulls everything together, as black always does. I look so summery in these photos, but the reality is I'll be pulling on the tights and cardigan to leave the house later - summer sun, please come back?

Today I'm popping to town to "run some errands". For me, that just involves going to the bank, and coming straight back, what a waste of an afternoon! I never know what the phrase "run some errands" actually involves for other people, I clearly have an empty life. Tonight I'm going out for a meal with some friends from school, I haven't seen them in what feels like years! Well, it has been a few months now, damn Uni! We're going to Nando's and I'm slightly excited - I tend to go for weeks without Nando's, and then suddenly I practically live there. Hope I'm home in time to catch the Comedy Gala on Channel 4, I need some laughs in my life today!

PS. I've been interviewed over at Smashion today!

58 comments

  1. I saw this and out aloud went 'aww'. I love the boe, they are really in fashion in the UK right now!

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  2. this outfit is so lovely michelle! I love the double buttonthrough look and the bow definitely does add a nice touch to the outfit! i hate the fact that our summer has been almost non-existant this year, bring back the sun! xx

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  3. Ah Michelle you look beautiful! Especially love the bow-tie style brooch :) Also, I know it's not quite long enough to be a shirt dress but I've got this sleeveless sheer top from Yayer and it's pretty nom [http://www.yayer.co.uk/product/cream-sheer-tail-shirt] aaand I know primark have some sheer shirt dresses in atm too :) x

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  4. Ahh I love this outfit Michelle, the colours really compliment each other + the brooch's make a nice change to a necklace, lovely!
    Nic x

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  5. This look it's just so adorable, I love the blouse, the colour is lovely.
    Run some errands to me means, basically going grocery shopping or buying art supplies for class, now tham I'm on vacation it's basically just grocery shopping xD

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  6. Love this look, you look lovely. Yey another Dainty Roses fan :):) x

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  7. I think i have to say this is one of my fav outfits you've ever featured on this blog! VERY lovely.
    Love the shirt it's a great colour
    xxxx

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  8. This is the most lovely outfit ever! You put things together so well - I love the broach aswell :)

    www.bethscircus.blogspot.com
    x

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  9. I love this outfit so much, you look beautiful. And I'm very jealous of all your Nandos trips, we don't have one near where I live so it's a proper little mission to go to one :( x

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  10. Holly: Haha thank you, I often do that when reading blogs, I've been known to wave at YouTubers as well ha! :D I can't stop wearing it, I'd love a skinny version of it though, if that makes sense? Need to pop to a haberdashery soon! Also, how bloody cute is your blog layout?! xx

    Charlene: Thank you so much Char (: Ugh I know, I think we've had our summer, we're destined for rain now. I can't wait til the Autumn! xx

    Danni: Owww thanks sweet, you're too lovely! Oh I've seen the Yayer one, I really want it too, might have a shop around, I'm sure Primark, H&M or Miss Selfridge have them too! xx

    Nic: Thanks honey (: I really like the colours too, so summery! x

    Khaz: Thank you! Aw nice, I don't food shop anymore now that I'm home for the summer... I don't do much at all to be honest :-P xx

    Sarah: Thanks lovely!

    Jemma: Thank you doll! Oh I love Dainty Roses, such adorable pieces!

    Rose: Awh you're so lovely Rose! Thank you so much :D Hope you're well! xxxx

    Beth: Aw thanks so much Beth! xx

    Jasmin: Thanks lovely (: Oh no, that's crap hahaha, although I guess it makes it more "special" when you do go? x

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  11. Love the button-down look! And the bow makes it really cool too.
    Ha, my errand-running is the same as yours!

    Rosie x

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  12. This is soooo cute I love the double button through look but something always moves around on me so it never looks like this. Enjoy your nandos I must say I'm jealous of it, wish I was going, haha. xx

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  13. Such a cute look! The shirt and skirt together almost look like they could be a dress! So pretty! I love Tatty Devine jewlery too but similarly, I am trying not to spend... It's only a matter of time until I give in!
    xoxo

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  14. Rosie: Thanks sweetie! I think the bow just pulls everything together (: Owww we have such fun lives ;) x

    Chlo: Aw thank you! My skirt kept moving around when I was out earlier, so blimmin' annoying. Thanks lovely. xx

    Danielle: Haha thanks lovely! It's so expensive, but so adorable. I might just treat myself on my next payday. xo

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  15. This is such a cute outfit! ^_^
    I love your purse!

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  16. Cute outfit, you look lovely :) x

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  17. SO cute!! I LOVE the top!

    www.themoptop.com

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  18. The button through looks great and I love the contrast of the sheer and the denim.
    The satchel's really beautiful too :D xoxo

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  19. oo I adore the colours and the skirt is adorable.

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  20. aww this is such a sweet outfit. i'm deffo loving the double buttonthrough look too! and how adorable is your bow?! you look so pretty mish xx

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  21. Wow... This outfit is so adorable! I want it! Even though I feel like I wouldn't be able to pull it off as well as you do! Haha

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  22. Ria: Thank you so much lovely! xo

    Stephanie: Thank you!

    Caroline: Thanks Caroline (: I can't stop wearing my bow hahaha. Hope you're all good! xx

    Ann: Aw thank you (:

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  23. That is SUCH a cute outfit; I love love love the bow brooch - really makes the whole outfit imho. :) x

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  24. super cute, michelle! i love your little bow:)
    i keep meaning to buy a button-y skirt like that, (fashion lingo fail) although i'm thinking i'll probably just sew a couple in kooky patterns. x)
    xx

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  25. Those colours instantly work so well together, jealous of your top as I'm on the look out for that very colour at the moment. You look so sweet. I've never been to Nando's but friends always rave about it! Thanks for reminding me about the gala, always a good laugh.

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  26. This outfit is really cute, it suits you perfectly!

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  27. i love the button overload! x

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  28. ahh so your the reason i've finally manage to reach 500 followers today. thank you so much michelle <3
    love this outfit. i literally put a bow tie with every outfit, or sometimes a little bit of black ribbon as my bow is pretty big.
    love this shirt as well, has it got a dipped back? definitely another item on my wish list x

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  29. This outfit is so cute!
    £96 for that tatty devine necklace?! It's nice, but not THAT nice! Wowza!
    Enjoy your nando's [not jealous at all..nope..!]
    xx

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  30. This outfit is really fantastic! the color of your top is just so lovely and I love how added the bow brooch. I love it! :)

    x, I

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  31. Emma: Thanks sweet! Glad you liked the brooch eeep :D x

    Chloe: Aw thanks Chloe (: Oh I'd imagine they're super easy to make actually, especially with your crafty skills. Hope you're keeping well lovely! xx

    Katie: Thanks Katie! I'm surprised you don't have one already, you have such a lovely collection of blouses! Ah I really hope I make it home in time for it, so many great comedians are going to be there. xx

    Cherry: Thanks lovely!

    Elise: Hehe thank you! x

    Katie: Ahhh yay I'm glad I helped out :D I do so love your blog. I really want to get to a haberdashery and buy some black ribbon actually, a daintier bow would look nice with dresses (: Yesss it has got a dipped back, crucial for wearing with leggings! xxxx

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  32. this outfit is too cute!
    love the bow, so adorable ^^

    Krissy xoxo

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  33. I love the double buttoned up look, I must try it! The brooches really finish off the look beautifully! Hope you had a nice meal at Nandos, I go for ages without it and then remember how good it was too xx

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  34. Love this outfit Michelle, it really suits you! Loving the shirt especially :)

    Stacey xx

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  35. Love this outfit! And that brooch is so cute :)
    Running errands seems to take up an entire afternoon for me too, although I also don't know what most normal people call it - for it usually ends up with an impromptu shopping trip...
    I have only been to Nando's once, but I completely fell in love! It's so good! Hope you had a nice meal :)
    Sirens and Bells xxx

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  36. Looks great, love the brooches! I'm getting so annoyed with the weather, lovely sunshine one minute, terrential rain the next! x

    justa-thought.co.uk

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  37. This outfit is so lovely, Mish. I went through all your Ways to Wear tonight for holiday shopping inspo (: So thanks sweetie.

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  38. Krissy: Aw thanks sweet! x

    Rachel: Thank you! I think it's really cute, makes it look like you've really thought out your look when it's just so simple to throw together (: Had a lovely time at Nando's thanks hun, it was such a good night, stayed there for a good 4 hours hahaha. xx

    Stacey: Cheers lovely! Will have to meet up for a coffee and chitchat in the Summer y'know! xx

    Katy: Thank you love! Gosh my "running errands" always ends with me coming out with a Topshop carrier bag, lots of new goodies and sat in Starbucks, with no recollection of a to-do list ;) Had a lovely meal thanks sweet, hope you had a nice Friday night. xx

    Natalie: Thank you :D Haha I know, I went out in a playsuit and cardigan this evening... Got in the car and it poured down with rain, blaaa! x

    Bee: Thank you Bee (: Hope you're feeling better now sweet <3 Aw I'm glad, can't believe I'll be without Vivatramp posts when you're away! Pls schedule me some doses of happy! xx

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  39. this outfit is just so cute michelle, love the colours/shades.

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  40. I saw that skirt at H&M today! It's seriously so lovely on you. I wish I had the spare pennies to buy it for myself, haha. You must've come back from Nando's by now, hope you had a great time. Their chicken is so, so good. Mmm, and their mint peas. I'm hungry now.

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  41. Aw, I love this!
    -Jaz
    http://www.fluffyfashioncents.blogspot.com

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  42. Loving this outfit Michelle! Too cute!
    So jealous of your Nando's, hope you have a lovely catch-up with your buddies. <3

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  43. You look so cute! I love anything sheer so if you find anything, PLEASE pass it on :) Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    Maria xxx

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  44. That top is so adorable and i love your bag! x

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  45. This is such a sweet outfit. The added touch of the bow and swallow brooches, plus the bag, is perfect!

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  46. Emma: Thanks sweet! Hope you're all good Em. x

    Michelle: Aaah you should have bought it, would look so nice on you. I had a lovely time at Nando's thank you! I always love their food and it was nice to have a huge catch-up and a few laughs (:

    Jazmine: Thank you (:

    Gem: Oww thanks Gem! Had a lovely time at the ol' Nando's as always! Hope you're doing well lovely! xx

    Victoria: Thanking ya! xx

    Sarah: Thank you!

    Maria: Aw thanks! Of course I will, I'm still on the lookout but might be heading to Southampton and London next week so fingers crossed! Hope you're having a nice weekend! xxx

    Kate: Thank you!

    Harriet: Thank you Harriet! xx

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  47. Super super cute look! Enjoy Nandos you make me hungry just mentioning it :p

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  48. I LOVE this outfit Michelle! You've made me want one of those skirts, they're probably all sold out now though tbh.
    Jealous of the Nandos, hope you had fun :) xx

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  49. I really love the double button look! I've not actually seen it before, its great :)
    The little black bow tops it off nicely!

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  50. Sarah: Thank you so much (: I had a lovely time at Nando's, a tad dramatic though, one of the waitresses set something alight at the counter towards the end of the night hahaha. Hope you're well! xx

    Hayley: Aw thanks lovely! I bought it about two or three weeks ago now, I'm sure they'll restock if they've sold out, and there are similar ones in New Look (: I had a really good night actually, was so nice just to get out and catch up with old friends. xx

    Carina: Thanks honey! I think it's such an adorable look, just had to try it out for myself :-P I can imagine you wearing the double buttonthrough look as well! Hope you're well Carina! xx

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  51. this skirt is soo adorable! love how you've styled it. your hair is so cute!

    xoxo

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  52. this outfit is just too lovely ! X

    cocoandgarcon.blogspot.com

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  53. Chelsea: Thank you sweety! Oh my hair is awful atm, but thank you anyway ^____^ xo

    Kathleen: Aw thank you hun! (:

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