Wednesday, 13 April 2011

No Time for Fever

Vest - TopShop
Skirt - Vintage
Belt - Vintage
Shoes - Urban Outfitters





Last night I was inspired to get to grips with my wardrobe, sort through everything and fall back in love with the items I ignore. I would highly recommend giving it a go.

Yesterday I touched on my obsession with compulsive buying and I was pleased to read that I wasn’t the only one with these crazy tendencies. Annebeth not only left me a comment with some handy tips but then blogged about the issue herself. Her post pretty much summed up things I could not put into words and has some really straight talking points that I am going to use, to help me next month, when I go on a SHOPPING BAN!!! Yes, that’s right I’m not buying any clothes from the 15th of April till the 15th of May (my pay day bracket.) I am going to rediscover my wardrobe and I’m actually really looking forward to it. You can read her post here.

She also inspired me with the gorgeous skirt she was wearing in the post. Instead of thinking, I need to buy a skirt just like that, I remembered this pink one I already own! I love this skirt for so many different reasons and am ashamed to say that this is only the second time I have ever worn it, despite buying it almost a year ago. To me, this skirt is all about the way I feel in it. Granted it’s not to everyone’s taste but I feel like a different person in it. I just feel so happy! Crazy / weird, I know!! Does anyone else have an item that instantly changes their mood and lifts their spirits?

I must apologise for my hair in these pics but am on a ‘save the hair’ mission. That means as little heat styling as possible and a lot of conditioner. I’m thinking of getting some Kelp tablets too, has anyone tried them? Do they work? I’m rather sceptical.

I keep forgetting about my giveaway!! Idiot, I know. But have now set a reminder in my calendar and I will choose a winner at random on Monday 18th April. So if you fancy, you can enter here.

29 comments:

  1. Loving the skirt...x

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  2. This is so pretty and I love the skirt x

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  3. I'm so inspired to just go out and find myself a maxi-midi skirt! I love how they instantly make the outfit feminine, you look very beautiful! It's amazing how much they elongate the figure too. The spending ban is a great idea, it'll put into perception how many clothes you have and I love the feeling of rewearing an item you haven't worn in years and feeling great in it!

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  4. Love the skirt! The colour, the length just everything about it is perfect.
    x

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  5. love the skirt it's so pretty :)

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  6. You look amazing as ever - that skirt is so so gorgeous, and especially with the heels.
    Yay for you doing the ban. I really should start remixing what I already have too...

    Rosie x

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  7. That is a great skirt! great outfit
    I need to learn to relove my clothes, not because I can't afford to buy anything ever, and I'm going through a complete hatred for my clothes!

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  8. That skirt is such a great piece for summer x

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  9. Such a lovely skirt! been tempted to buy one like that from urban. So buying one now. Gorgeous :)

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  10. I think your hair looks lovely. I was thinking of using hair supplements but like you not sure if they are worth it. I tell you want is good Lee Stafford hair growth treatment.

    You look awesome in that skirt what a super cute colour xoxo

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  11. Ahhhh, that skirt is lovely! The shopping ban is something I ought to really be doing as well... esssh! xxx

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  12. love this ! specially the skirt and shoes! x

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  13. Hey, I have more than a few pieces in my wardrobe that just ooze joy and happiness for me the minute I put them on, totally understand that! I'm with you on trying not to shop though, I spend way too much money. I'm excited for you re-discovering your wardrobe though :)

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  14. your skirt is fab i am obsessed with pleats these days!!

    <3 steffy
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  15. That is one gorgeous skirt! Any time I wear something floaty and light I feel great...don't get me wrong, I love my jeans but I feel so ladylike and classy in a floaty dress or skirt x

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  16. that skirt is lovely!! the color is my favorite, i'm using that tone for my wedding actually!! ;) jsut wanted to let you know that i ma hosting a great giveaway! a bikini, made by a young Mexican designer

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  17. mateeee that skirt is so nice! as if you kept it hidden away! arrrrr! what you like! im on a big fat shopping ban.. :( NOT FUNNN xxxx

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  18. Am completely in love with your shoes, theyre amazing!! The skirt is so on trend too-cant believe you've hardly worn it! Its gorgeous!xxx

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  19. hello cutie,i am visiting your blog today for the first time and i have to tell you " I LOVE IT" - i love your outfits...your hairdo is awesome and you have a great body..have a nice eve! hugs

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  20. I totally know about what you mean when you put on a certain item and it makes you feel great, I hope one day to only own things like that!

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  21. That skirt is fab! And your comment made me laugh, sure you looked fab, definitely going to wear it with denim now! Amy,x
    And hope you do well with the ban :)

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  22. you look so awesome! i love the outfit! the skirt is perfection especially with that belt. i neeed that belt!
    i am on a shopping ban right now until 27th May. its intense, reaally hard for me because, like you i am also a compulsive buyer. but its doing wonders for styling up new outfits from what i already have. its amazing! xx

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  23. Your skirt is so pretty love it <3

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  24. cute outfit! a bit like alexa chung, and she's the best!
    really like your hair too btw

    x zoé

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  25. The skirt is really pretty, this is a very romantic pink. And I love the antagonist "rock" touch added by the black top. I think the long skirts always look "too much" on me, but this is a good idea (with the top) I might steal!

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  26. how have I not noticed this post?! love it! The skirt is soso amazing, lucky you are to have found it :) I would love to join you lovely ladies in this ban... but my student loan is coming through monday and its just going to be too tempting. i will try not to do too many posts of my latest buys to tempt you :) xoxxoxox

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  27. I loove these styles of skirts! Especially that colour <3

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  28. LOOOOOOVVEEEE your skirt.

    Jen
    jjnoir.blogspot.com

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