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I went for a Starbucks date, gossip and window shop with my friend Alana today; it was refreshing just to get out and about on a day I'd usually have spent reading, writing essays and tearing my hair out on occasion. She only lives around the corner from me, so we also took some outfit photos before she left to go home for the weekend. Sometimes a few hours of frivolity is what you need to get yourself back on track and motivated. Textual review, I'm ready for you!


(Jacket, Warehouse;
Chiffon shirt dress, H&M;
Tights, H&M;
Belt, Primark;
Aggie boots, ASOS;
Faux fur stole, H&M;
Bag, Topshop;
Necklace, c/o Gogo Philip;
Ring, Dolly Bow Bow.)

I went to the ELLE and H&M Fashion Network event on Wednesday with the lovely Sabrina. It was quite a good evening, with an interesting talk about the industry and tips to "get in" to the fashion industry, which is perfect for a final year student like me: overall, I'm pleased I went, enjoyed some cocktails and music, and a generous discount in H&M (where the event was held). The chiffon dress and faux fur stole are both pieces I picked up on the night, although I've included a gratuitous photo of all of my H&M buys. I'm really impressed with H&M's current stock at the moment, I'd probably have bought more if they had stocked more pieces in my size. So glad I bought the faux fur stole too, it adds so much drama to a simple outfit!

Gogo Philip got in contact with me a week or so ago about their new collection, which will also be available through the ASOS Outlet. I always make a point of looking at their pieces in the Topshop Oxford Street branch when I'm in London, so it's great that they are expanding to make the range available online. I absolutely adore my little wooden heart necklace, the turquoise/duck-egg blue adds a gorgeous hint of colour to an outfit, and at £8, it doesn't break the bank either!

I'm going out to get Mexican food for dinner tonight, with an old flatmate from first year. Can't wait to get some good food in me and have a catch-up! I really must get some work done before I go, but everything is just so distracting when you're on a time constraint and can't stop thinking about food. xo

46 comments

  1. Wow I really like this outfit! That's awesome that you're planning on working in the fashion industry. I plan on working in the music industry so I definitely need a lot of inside scoop type of things! Great post!
    -Farrah
    Farrah's Muse

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  2. I really love this outfit, the dress, the boots, the faux fur it's all so perfect! Hope you manage to get some work done, in fact I should be doing some myself right now... haha x

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  3. YOU LOOK SO CUTE!! I want a fur stole too, so gorgeous. I want to see you soon xx

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  4. oh my god i love this outfit, i'm actually thinking off stealing it from you.
    one of the best outfits by far! love how fur can just change an outfit instantly! I was going to buy that dress from H&M but it didn't fit me properly and hung like a paper bag on me hahah! looks gorg on you
    love the shoes too
    mmmm mexican! have a lovely time
    xxx

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  5. I love the outfit and the fur stole!

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  6. great outfit! absolutely love it.

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  7. In love with the whole outfit♥

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  8. I love the faux fur stole! H&M are getting some good stuff in at the moment but I wish I could get my hands on/in (!) their fur mittens. I can't get them in my local. I'm checking all the time :( xx

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  9. i love this outfit, casual but still looks lovely! im in love with your boots too, they're super cute :') xx

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  10. I love this whole outfit! The dress is absolutely perfect! I have a giftcard for H&M so I'll have to have a look next time I'm in Soton/Birmingham!
    Ooh are you going to Chiquito? I'm desperate to try there after looking at the menu online!!
    Have a good weekend lovely :) x

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  11. You stunner!! I reckon this is my fave outfit of yours Michelle, the stole looks fab with that jacket :) Plus the shoes are amazing. Me and my overly-tall self are well jealous! x

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  12. I really love that outfit - especially the fur!

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  13. Ooh great post! I tried that stole on today but didn't think it suited me but I might go back and get it now as it looks lovely in your post! I am too loving the faux fur, adds so much to an outfit! x

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  14. Might have to invest in that stole!
    x x x

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  15. I love this outfit, especially your boots! I'm excited to see the new GoGo Philip collection as they don't sell it in Topshop anywhere near me!
    xxx

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  16. You look absolutely gorgeous Michelle. And yet so warm, but still looking stylish! I love your fur stole(I must get one) and your dress looks lovely on! And I want the boots!
    Yay to seeing friends, always so nice, enjoy your eveninggggg! :-)x

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  17. Farrah: Aw thanks lovely! Yup, always wanted to work in the industry, and it's what I'm studying and working towards (:

    Elise: Thank you Elise! I owe you a Boutique Spotlight post still, got it Post-it noted on my wall, I'm going to try and get round to it in November, perfect for X'mas shoppers. Eeep, I'm finding it so hard to get motivated tonight for some reason ): x

    Emma: THX BBYGAL. I miss you! Need to see you soon for drinks, shopping and a gossip session!

    Rose: Aweee thank ya Rose! Honestly one of my favourite outfits that I've worn, I feel so glam and still "me" in it (: Oh that's so annoying, I sized down because I had the same problem, don't know if I've fit into a UK6 in a LONG time :P x

    Peaches: Thanks lovely!

    Zoe: Oh thank you Zoe (:

    Hannah: Thank you!

    The Pampered Sparrow: Thanks lovely! I saw some of their fur mittens in the Southampton branch today, I think they're quite an acquired taste so are probably only available in larger stores? Good luck with your hunt for them! x

    Gem: Thank you! I love my boots, the heel on them makes everything feel a little bit more dressy! x

    Hayley: Aw thank you so much! The Soton store is also quite well stocked at the moment (: Loving it in there! We were going to another Mexican restaurant in Soton, called Cantina? But it's actually fully booked so we're getting food in and eating at home instead! Have a lovely weekend too Hayley! x

    Danni: Thanks Danni! Think it miiight just be my favourite as well y'know (:

    Rachel: Aw thanks Rachel :D

    Corrie: I absolutely love my stole, best purchase ever (: You should definitely get one! I was in H&M today too! We may have crossed paths and just about missed each other haha. x

    Fiona: Ooh I'd definitely recommend it! x

    Caz: Thank you Caz! Hope Uni life is treating you well! x

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  18. Katy: Aw thanks lovely! I was warm until I decided to snap jacket-less photos ;) x

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  19. Great outfit! I keep eyeing up that stole in H&M but can't bring myself to buy it! Love your black dress though
    x

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  20. Love the outfit! I really want that stole!

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  21. Love ur ring! And the dress is cute :) The event sounds fun, wish I went now lol xx

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  22. It's always good to take some time out to chill, think it definitely re-focuses you! The Elle & H&M event sounds like fun, have a nice evening! x

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  23. Loved the coat! And the colour of the belt looks amazing over the black dress.

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  24. You look super lovely, I'm glad you got some shots of the dress because i was wondering what it looked in the first few pics. I love LBD like that, really floaty but can still be worn during the day. Really pretty x

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  25. You look gorgeous, I adore the dress & the faux fur stole!x

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  26. Loving the new outfit post setting!

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  27. H&M have some lovely stuff in now, I agree :)
    x

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  28. Absolutely love the stole! Gorgeous as always =]

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  29. Love the outfit! I really wanted to go to this H&M x Elle Event, but didn't manage to get an invite... Such a poor excuse for a blogger!

    http://www.elle-yeah.com

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  30. Thank you for the lovely comments girls, seriously made me smile so much! xo

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  31. i adore your dress and faux fur stole! lookin' lovely.

    i'm in desperate need of a starbucks date! i haven't been out for coffee in ages, which is pretty shocking for me. i'm trying to save money so i'm trying not to go to starbucks practically every other day. haha. xx

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  32. The dress is lovely! it is casual and classy at the same time. really suits you!

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  33. Such a lovely outfit, looks really nice and cosy with the fur collar too :)!

    Louisejoyb xo | Bits&Bobs

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  34. wahhh wish you hadnt said h&m stock was good at the minute michelle! loving that faux fur stole, really adds something to an outfit! actually, im just loving this outfit as a whole! xxx

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  35. gorgeous photos Michelle, you look lovely. I am all over the faux fur stoles from H&M this season - I am just blogging about my recent purchase of one at the moment actually! :) Have a lovely weekend. Wrap up warm :) x

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  36. I LOVE that stole, I might have to get one for myself!! You look fabulous!! xxxx

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  37. Jazz: Thanks sweetness! This outfit really reminded me of you actually Jazz, in a non-creepy way (: I hadn't been for a Starbucks in ages either, I really need to cut down on spending money eating/drinking out too haha. xx

    Suzie: Aw thank you (: I hoped it wouldn't look too "evening", but the shirt detailing keeps it casual enough for the day!

    Louise: Thank you Louise! It was so nice and cosy, bar the photos where I wasn't wearing my jacket. SO COLD hahaha! x

    Victoria: Really think you should go and have a look ;) Their jumpers and dresses are absolute perfection atm! My wardrobe is probs about 70% H&M right now? xxx

    Milly: Awee thank you Milly! Always enjoy seeing a comment from you, really puts a smile on my face (: Excited to go over and read your post, you always work the faux fur so well. Hope you have a lovely weekend too sweet. xx

    Kitty: It's so gorgeous, isn't it?! Love the colours of it so much! xxx

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  38. Gorgeous outfit missy, although I am immensely shocked that you managed to brave the cold and take your coat off for pictures! Hardcore :P Hope you have a lovely weekend :)

    L x

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  39. The faux fur really does add that jist to your outfit, very nice :) I imagine it would be nice to have on a winter day too. Glad you enjoyed the Elle and H&M event!xx

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  40. Looking amazing as ever, loving the fur stole with this, you're (obviously) right, it does indeed add some drama.

    I remember this time last year too, don't stress too much queridita, you'll be just fine, and sometimes you need to take a couple of hours out to re-find your motivation to bring some fresh eyes to whatever you're working on!

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  41. This is one of my favourite outfits of yours ever! Looks so cute, need a fur stole in my life.

    Enjoy the Mexican and catch-up

    www.beth-the-bunhead.blogspot.com
    xx

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  42. I love your faux fur stole, I think I'm gonna have to get me one of those! xx


    http://pearlsandtears.blogspot.com/

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  43. I never thought I would like fur at all, much less a fur stole...but I like this! And this dress is so fab...

    http://howficklemyheart.wordpress.com

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  44. Michelle-LOVE this look on you! So chic and effortless and the contrast between the fur and simple, classic black dress is the perfect day-time to evening look. Just throw on some heels for dancing and your ready! ;) Ha!
    Thanks for sharing xoxo

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  45. I adore this outfit bb, you look fabulous!

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