Friday, 1 February 2013



You have an occasion coming up... let's say you're going to your favourite Pakistani restaurant at the weekend with your boyfriend's parents. You spend all week imagining your outfit: inside your head you're laying dresses and blouses to create a quirky 90s-esque going out look that will impress both your fella and his family.

Disaster strikes. You get dressed in your fantasy outfit and not only does it not look like it did inside your head, it just looks plain weird. Maybe like a bad 90s throwback anime fancy dress character.. but I'm just throwing an example in here, of course. You have half an hour before you're due to leave and meet up with your (very timely) in-laws-to-be: cue your entire wardrobe being thrown all over the bed in a fit to find a new outfit.

OK this may shock you but this is actually a TRUE STORY. Seriously! I leave everything else in life to chance but I'm an outfit planner so this situation is an absolute nightmare to me, as such I normally leave wearing an absolute nightmare of an outfit. Surprisingly this episode of wardrobe-flinging served to unearth a dress I haven't worn for quite some time - dare I say had forgotten about? - which I teamed with a fringed jacket from a car boot sale. Shop my own wardrobe, indeed!

FYI Akbar's was as delicious as ever with the most fantastic service, atmosphere, and naan bread bigger than your own head. It's my favourite curry joint in Manchester and I thoroughly recommend.

I'm wearing:
Ted Baker dress
Car boot jacket
Vintage bag (my mum's..?)
H&M coat

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket It was a pretty windy night.


  1. Mmhmmm totally get you, that happens to me all the time - mental dressing gone bad! Usually because I fail to account for the fact that I'm not 5'10 like Cindy Crawford!

    You look so cute, love that little jacket!
    And that naan - NOM.

    J xxx

  2. ahhh that dress & those flatforms! you fitty! love how you always have a few other lifestyle pictures.. I wish I had nice bits like that to pop in my posts ha I'm tooo boring! xx

  3. Love love the dress you gorgeous thing xx

  4. Gah, I have those wardrobe moments all the time, but usually without the good ending! That dress is so good, love the print. And I'm stillllll trying to hunt those shoes out. You look utterly ace

  5. I hate it when I have something in mind and then I put it on and it doesn't work. For me, my most difficult task is meeting clients. I want to look professional, yet creative. It's not easy.
    Personally I love your big white shoes with the black tights and black and white dress. It looks great! Makes me want to don some white platforms and black tights too.

  6. Those JC shoes are gorgeous!!

  7. Them shoes are amazing xx

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  8. Haha story of my life! For a last minute outfit you did very well indeed, those shoes are amaze. I am now craving naan bread too, haven't ate that for like a year! xxx

  9. ah these pictures are so so nice! your bag is so nice

    hope you'll visit back

  10. Your shoes are amazing! x

  11. Well, it was certainly a successful last minute outfit! I love your dress, and I'm glad you re-found that jacket (but you could always send it my way if you think you can live without it again...) xx

  12. wow your flats are amazing, so elegant and eyecatchy <3

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  13. Haha, I hate it when an outfit looks different on than it does in your head! J is also an outfit planner. How cute is this dress/shoe combo though!? With a splash of animal print too - perfection, take that wind! ;)

    The Style Rawr!

  14. Akbar's is the best restaurant ever! I also love what you are wearing :)

  15. I lurve Akbars- you could've worn some kind of chic turban or a cape fashioned from chapatis!? xx


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