Another rule broken

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

I'm still on my quest to break those fashion rules one by one. The chubby girls/vertical stripes one has been well and truly smashed as I'm now in love with stripy tshirts and here's another that I've kicked into touch. You know that they (who are the mystical "they"??) say you should never buy clothes that don't fit because you'll always fail to slim into them and end up with a wardrobe full of depressingly lovely stuff that's too small for you? I say HA to them!

I bought this dress in the Dorothy Perkins sale just after Christmas last year. I am very partial to the Uttam London brand but it can sometimes be priced a little higher than I'd like. This was reduced to £10 in the sale and although I was still way too big to fit into it at that point, I loved it and so I bought it.

And now it fits. Again, I say HA! Perfect for a meal out with the gang from work and to prove that I can scrub up well when I try.

Dress - Uttam London at Dorothy Perkins
Cardi - Primark
Shoes - Irregular Choice via ebay
Bangle - Shared Earth

18 comments:

  1. Very pretty!!

    I've always thought that it's something to inspire you to fit into, if that's your choice. :)

    I got a Uttam dress/tunic from DP's, poppy one, it's pretty but wool so it's a pain in the ass to clean!
    X x

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  2. Oooohhh that dress is beautiful, great price too!
    Kandi x

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  3. So pretty!!Love the look!Those shoes are fab,I've only recently found out about that brand.
    Well,you are great inspiration for me-I have 2 frocks I want to fit into for our cruise in January.....both require losing back fat!UGH!!!Wish me luck!
    x

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  4. You do look gorgeous in that outfit, Alex!
    Who cares what "they" tell us, they always get it wrong.

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  5. Gorgeous, you look stunning in that dress and the clashing shoes really add a twist. Hurrah (again) for your weightloss :D

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  6. That dress is amazing - you look gorgeous. In fact, can I have that dress please? I would take good care of it & enjoy wearing it a lot :)

    Huge congratulations in achieving the weight loss goal - it's great when you can actually see/feel something tangible - like fitting in this dress for example, rather than just a figure on scales or whatever.

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  7. I totally support your quest to break the fashion rules!! They were made to be broken ;) I love your dress btw!

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  8. Love the shoes darling! I want to wear Irregular choice on my graduation :) ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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  9. I've always thought that it is a bit weird how 'they' tell you it's a bad vibe to have clothes too small in your wardrobe, when really often a time it's an incentive.
    Well done for proving them wrong :)

    I love the detailing on the dress, so gorgeous. Uttam are a great brand, fun, quirky and well made. x

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  10. That dress is absolutely gorgeous, i love it. Looks fanstastic with the shoes too x

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  11. Fab bargain and well done you for spotting it. You're looking so slim in this pic, you've done so so well. xx

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  12. i love the pattern on the dress--super pretty!

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  13. This dress is beautiful!!! What a find! Aren't you glad you are spiting those theys??

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  14. Clearly 'they' suck! Such a gorgeous dress! Well worth breaking a rule for! :D

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  15. Very cute dress!

    Love the way you have styled it too!

    Sal xXx

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  16. Hi - new follower here!
    gorgeous dress, absolutely love it! wish it was me that found it!
    And as for the shoooooooooooooes.

    so glad to have found your blog :) love your outfits!

    x

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  17. Ooh, I have those shoes - love 'em! I am also a huge fan of the smashing of the fashion rules and, as a full on pear shape, reagularly wear t shirt dresses that are too short and tight and, yes, sometimes stripey too! Here's to breaking the rules!

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