Day To Night

Wednesday, 6 October 2010


or two ways to wear a H&M skater dress...

For work:
Dress - H&M
Cardi - Matalan (think this needs to go as it's not doing anything for me - didn't realise it was so shapeless)
Pumps - New Look (not as baggy as they seem to look here)
Scarf - vintage, very beautiful, and courtesy of the wonderful
Vix

Then cardi off, scarf off (didn't want to spill dinner on it!), hair up, makeup on, different jewellery and I was good to go for dinner with some pals.



I may have no neck but I've got collarbones now, woo hoo!



Dress & pumps - as before
Ring - Primark
Necklace - present from the fabulous
Char

A little bit plain for dinner perhaps but it wasn't a grand sort of dinner party, just a lovely chatty evening with friends. Heels aren't really appropriate as the host & hostess live in the place where I work and stilettos aren't allowed for conservation reasons. Good view from the spare bedroom though!

30 comments:

  1. No neck?! Dork!!! That is a lovely LBD-perfect for any and all occasions! Nice to see the different ways to dress it up or down!Loving that ring!!And I like the updo,doll!!
    xxx

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  2. What you on about no neck?! Silly! You look great xo

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  3. It's like the perfect dress! So versatile. I'm very jealous. Do they have other colours? How much is it? How tall are you? (I'm thinking length-wise on me - because that length is perfect really - long enough for work but short enough to not feel frumpy) How many more questions can I ask?!

    I LOVE your New Look shoes - gorgeous colour. And I love the way the necklace ties in with the colour :) I am a fan of co-ordinating details like that. Sad that I am!

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  4. What a fabulous dress, perfect for any occasion, as you've just proved. No neck? Getaway with you! Loving the snake rings and the scarf does look rater wonderful. xxx

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  5. You look absolutely beautiful! What a versatile dress. I love your jewellery in the night look, but I actually really like your cardi (have you thought about belting it if you think it is shapeless - not that I agree with you though?) and scarf too. Lush all round

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  6. That dress is a great shape on you. Gorgeous scarf - lucky girl! xx
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  7. PS. I've just checked the post box!! Eeeeeee! Thank you! A proper thank you will be on the way tomorrow x

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  8. The dress and shoes are gorgeous! And I have that very same necklace!

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  9. Ps: I used this recipe for my jam, it's pretty pretty tasty - http://www.suite101.com/content/easy-recipe-for-grown-up-vanilla-and-blackberry-jam-a276034

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  10. You look fantastic in that dress!

    And am loving that ring - it looks v expensive - can't believe it was primark - fabulous!!!

    Sal xXx

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  11. Ooh love the ring! And your neck is def fine - we used to call one of our teachers 'no-neck' (charming little buggers :)) and you are nothing like her haha!

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  12. Very nice day and night look! I like it. And collar bones? Very sexy.
    I like that necklace in the second look. It is very nice.

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  13. Thanks for getting back to me :)

    We are well & truly jumper twins then, because I also have the blue & the 'neutral' - they're great, such a good buy! I'm slightly obsessed with the Tesco site at the moment - placed ANOTHER order with them at the weekend :/ But their stuff's so lovely, & such good prices, I just cannot resist!

    I am now highly disappointed, as your dress that I was so excited about, would be too short for me :(
    Well, when I say too short - I'd still wear it. And to be honest, I may still have to get it anyway.. But it'd be too short for work. So wouldn't be as versatile as I first thought.. Oh well!

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  14. Absolutely top notch styling there Alex! I adore skater dresses but they are a bit little girl on my 5'11". The scarf (so pretty) looks great, I'd never have thought to put it with that outfit but it's perfect =)

    xx

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  15. you look so elegant. black is the new black. i love the green beads on the necklace. the crenellation detail on that gate is enough to salavate over too.

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  16. Dear Alex, I've often had my picture taken in something I'm comfortable in, seen them, then binned it. Some things only work from one angle.

    The black dress looks gorgeous on you. Loving the collarbones, the ring, and the view xx

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  17. Both looks are adorable and who said you had no neck!?

    xo
    Sophie

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  18. I'm all in favour of places that specifically require you NOT to wear heels.

    Also. Hurray for seeing collarbones!! I thought mine had disappeared for good but they're just making a reappearance now.

    Love that ring, need to get my arse back to Primark, haven't been in ages.

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  19. Love the ways you've styled the dress :) and the scarf is fab!! xx

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  20. Get you with your collarbones! :)

    Love the ring, and thos pumps are a lovely colour.
    Great to see a dress worn two ways, I have one of these but rarely wear it during the day as thought it was too dressy. No more!

    xx

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  22. *Deleted above - too mnay typos!*

    Ooh love the dress! I need to not read blogs when I'm skint though, dying to rush to the shops now! :(

    I was about to comment on your skinny collarbones even before I scrolled down and saw you'd mentioned them! You look brill! xx

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  23. Looking good Alex! I really love the evening outfit. Where do you work? And thanks for the comment on my last post, I was surprised I could draw anything other than a stick figure without a base to start an outline from. xxx

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  24. Love the scarf, and I wouldn't ditch the cardi just yet as it is a great colour on you - just make sure you wear it open rather than done up. I always find that cardigans look weird on me if I do up the buttons. Seems beside the point I know, but if you have two bits draping down the side it is nice and slimming. And you can always chuck a belt around it if you want to emphasise your waist.

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  25. Love it both ways :) Gorgeous Primark ring!

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  26. Don't bin the cardi just have a play around with it-all the ideas already written above-I think the colour looks fab on you.
    Snake ring...ooo, don't like the real thing but that's cute. We occasionally see Alan Moore, (author of V for Vendetta and Swampthing), in town, and he has some serious snake stuff; rings and a silver top on his walking cane. But then he does worship a snake-god!
    Eregon is on TV again, and also Kiss of the Dragon!!
    Z xx

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  27. I LOVE skater dresses, they're so flattering on the boobs (nip me in and create a waste, man I'm starting to sound like Gok!) The autumnal shoe picture made me smile, I'm so happy it's getting chillier! jazzy ♥

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  28. You do so have a neck, a very pretty one! That dress really suits you you look great both night and day. xxx

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  29. I think both outfits are stunning and it just shows how versatile that dress really is. I love the jewellery too, especially the snake ring, I am always admiring these rings x

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  30. Gorgeous dress! The scarf and necklace really dress up the simple outfit!

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