Monday, 31 January 2011

OOTD: Love Layering


I've decided not to do a 'my week in pictures' post this week, mainly as I haven't done anything worth photographing, well that's a lie actually, I've done lots of interesting things I just didn't photograph any of them, but I did finally get round to doing some outfit shots (Yay!).


I wore this outfit to a nearby village to check out their famous (among my friends) array of charity shops and I certainly wasn't disappointed. I picked up lots of vintage treasures including a tweed suitcase and a gorgeous camel coloured wool trench coat that I'm just in the process of changing the buttons to some dark brown leather look ones I've been waiting to use for a while.

I've taken lots of pictures of my purchases that I'll be sure to post later this week.


I really love this outfit, even if I do say so myself, not that it's particularly inspiring, but it's so cosy and comfortable, which is exactly what you need for a day shopping in this freezing cold weather.


I wanted to take pictures of this outfit from the starting point of the dress and show how I'd layered it, rather than just giving you a glimpse of what the dress looks like through the multiple layers. I have a real addiction to floral dresses at the moment and love wearing them under chunky jumpers and cardigans, something I also purchased a few of this weekend.


I basically live in these brogues at the moment, well these and my tan chelsea boots. I honestly have no idea how I used to walk in 6 inch heels just a couple of years ago.



~ Outfit details ~
Floral skater dress - Matalan - £7 (Sale)
Cardigan - Primark - £11
Tan Belt - Primark - £1
Teapot necklace - Miss Selfridge - £6
Navy Trench Coat - Primark - £19
Brogues - New Look - £16
Navy Satchel - Vintage Thrifted - £5

Total Outfit Cost - £65

I hope you're all having a great start to the week.

xxx

p.s I'd really love it, if you get chance to check out Define Elephants Jewellery on Folksy. My dear mother has opened an online handmade jewellery shop, and it would mean the world to her if you were able to drop by and have a look.

I've also created an advert link in my sidebar (I'm a good little daughter).

p.p.s You may also notice that I've also updated my blog layout and page links. What do you think?
 x

52 comments:

avs: said...

i absolutely adore this outfit! i said in a post the other day that when i do layering i look so mish-mash but this is perfect! Love those rings as well :) xoxo avs

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link Vik :-)

Love Mummy :-) xxxxxxxxx

spookshowbaby said...

This outfit is gorgeous! :) The layering works so well. Off to have a look at your mum's jewellery shop ^_^ xx

Sarah said...

Love the new layout! Can't wait to see your charity shop finds (the coat sounds amazing!)
x

Lizzy said...

gorgeous! i really like your brogues x

The Girlie Blog said...

You layered very well. Looks lovely!

Laura said...

I love how sweet and girly your outfit is, so perfectly layered and cozy!!!!!

Kimia Kline said...

those shoes are to die for!

Trendy Feeling said...

I love how you put all the pieces together, the sweater, dress, belt, socks and oxfords!
XOXO

Erin said...

That dress is sooooo pretty. I want it. :) Love that fern leaf ring too. So stunning.

Carla said...

This outfit is really nice and looks so cosy. I checked out your mum's etsy shop I'm loving the charm bracelets! xxx

Lee Oliveira said...

What a cute dress and your brogues are to die for
lee x

Jem said...

Victoria, thank you for the lovely comment on my blog - yours is just gorgeous and I adore this outfit! :-) I'm not one for tottering on heels any more either - have become far too comfortable in my ballet flats, converse or brogues!

Jem xXx

Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE that outfit!! Great layering, I love all the pieces :D
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Alex said...

Oh that's lovely. I really like layers and it's nice to see the separate stages of the outfit.

You absolutely must share some pics of the tweed suitcase. It sounds amazing!!

Melanie said...

This layered look is perfection. And those are some insanely cool rings!


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Hazel said...

you're so beautiful! and i love how you layered your outfit! =)

The doll on fashion said...

I like how you've layered your outfit for the pictures and what a bargain outfit! Looks nice and cosy! x

The doll on fashion

THE CHEAP said...

The outfit is beautiful! You're so pretty to doll. Thanks for you lovely comment. I'll be sure to visit soon!

xx THE CHEAP

Looking Fab in your forties said...

Blog looks great, as do you!

Sophie said...

I love the one by one photos. Such a good idea so you can see all the items of clothing!
I have a thing for floral dresses too, I love the way the can be transfered over the seasons!
Thanks for the blog comment :)
Sophie
x

Vanilla said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog :) I love your jewelry! I have a floral dress obsession too :)

Love, Vanilla

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DilaanD said...

OH lovely! I love your cardigan and dress,really sweet! :)

thanks cutie :*

Jane said...

i've got to get my hands on those brogues!

Anna Katrina said...

you look super cute - love all the layers !!



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Wildswan said...

Wooow, gorgeous dress, shoes and rings! :)

Design Elements said...

my fav re the dress and the Cardigan. lovely greetings

CCH said...

love your blog girly!!

Jan said...

I love the layers! I've been freeeezing all week and this is good inspiration for keeping warm :)

ohyouprettythings said...

I adore your floral dress! you are so pretty!! :]

Izzy said...

Wow your hair is stunning, and the rings :O gorgeous! Thanks for the lovely comment, new post up!
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Diya said...

you're totally a pro at layering! love the belt+cardi+dress combo.

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Chelsea Lane said...

ohh I totally love this outfit, it's stunning! <3

xoxo

Emma (Scrapbook de la Emma) said...

beautiful dress, also really loving your shoes and fab rings! very chic my dear
Scrapbook de la Emma

Angela said...

Love those rings!

Gertrude said...

Love the outfit and how you layered everything! The dress is so cute! x

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Louder than Silence said...

Such a gorgeous outfit Victoria, those rings are gorgeous too. Look forward to seeing your charity shop finds! Sally x

Style and coffee said...

Love the dress and your rings! I'm trying soo hard to find good rings but it's so difficult!

ola appletea said...

layers are so cool! Love them too! :)

You are so beautiful :)

Joni said...

love the shoes. xox

Madeline Weber said...

love the outfit!

xx

"this fashion lark." said...

Adore this look, those rings are fabulous x

Annebeth said...

lovely outfit, I love your shoes and your accessories!

Emma Jade said...

Love your layering! I'm so bad at it!
That coat is gorgeous!

Victoria said...
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Life's a shoe said...

gorgeous rings!

Jess said...

Love all the layering! Beautiful look!

xo
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agnes said...

super look, j'adore ton manteau, ta robe et ton gilet.
T'est superbe

Sanny said...

Check out the store, love every single accessory in your mom's store! And you've always done an amazing job with layering, that long cardigan is so fab! (:

Sanny's Head to Heart

Joni said...

thank you for your lovely comment.

love the blog-xo visit any time

laura said...

love that dress! and those shoes are super adorable.

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