Hastily Flung On

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

This is not what I had planned to wear. I pulled an outfit together before bed last night but had extreme thigh dramas this morning - no idea what changed in the space of 6 hours! So my new jeans were left in a heap on the bedroom floor and I flung on an assortment of random things instead. I feel prim and proper on top and slightly crazy on my lower half. I'm embracing it.






Jumper - Dorothy Perkins
Skirt - vintage, made in West Germany
Tights - Tesco, I think
Shoes - Irregular Choice via ebay
Pearls - BoBijou
Coat - H&M via ebay



I love my new coat. I had a sudden urge to buy spring jackets on ebay last week and the ebay iphone app is a terrible enabler. This was fairly cheap and doesn't look like it's ever been worn so I was super chuffed with it. I sense perhaps the sizing came up a little small for the original owner as it's labelled a 14 but fits my size 10 friend really nicely too. I will admit that it looks better with straighter line skirts and jeans than it does with today's outfit but it was the closest thing to hand today so on it went.

33 comments:

  1. I love those days when you throw an outfit togeher and it just...works!
    Sadly happens but rarely for me.
    I really love that jumper- such a simple desing but really pretty. The skirt is lovely too.
    I must admit I do find H&M sizing a little on the small side- I always opt for a size bugger than my usual in there.
    I've yet to but any irregular choice but am loving them from everyone else's posts!


    xxx Maddie

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  2. Looks lovely. I especially like your sweater, its great how some days things just click!

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  3. Ahh spring jackets - I have my winter coat on today still but was feeling rather warm in it earlier (might be because I'd been on the treadmill though...)

    Really love those tights and the skirt ( I comment on it every time I think) and hurrah for outside pics by the wall! :)

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  4. LOVE those shoes. Are they comfy? I have a pair of IC flats and they are so flat they press on the top of my toes. Ouch.

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  5. That skirt is gorge, I wonder what sort of life it had before in West Germany? Your shoes are mad, love em! xx

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  6. You look great! Random and kooky in a very cool way. I love that jumper. I'm wearing my spring coat for the first time today too : ) xx

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  7. Wow, for an unplanned outfit, I Likeeeee!
    Especially the skirt, I want it. And maroon tights are my favourite kind of tights at the momeent. You look great! :)
    Sarah x

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  8. Thrown together beautifully! Sometimes the best outfits happen by accident. That skirt is gorgeous, that was from that vintage fair you went to before Christmas? The pattern is so pretty. xxx

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  9. I have those same tights... i think they are from Sainsburys! Great throw together outfit :)

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  10. I'm with Vix, the best outfits often happen by accident. Those shoes are pretty crazy but in the best way and the skirt is fabulous too x

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  11. Embrace the craziness, i love the print on that skirt.
    Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog hun xxx

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  12. Beautiful outfit, love the coat! I also love that bird detail on the sweater, so gorgeous!

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  13. I love the whole thing, the tights are fab, and the skirt, bird detail and the shoes - i don't tink i have this pair and i'm wondering why not?! :)

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  14. I love the jumper, it's absolutely gorgeous. Don't you hate it when you have clothes ready and then wake up and think NONONONONONO! So frustrating.

    Liking the coat too, I have to stop myself buying any more jackets or coats now, but they're just so tempting...

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  15. love your new spring coat and your shoes, they're so much fun! great outfit full of summer you, definitely puts a smile on my face =)


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  16. Oh Alex,
    I love this outfit, that skirt is beautiful x

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  17. Ooh love this outfit, mad shoes! Sometimes flung together just works, even when it shouldn't! :)

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  18. Nice hasty outfit Alex, it really works. That skirt is fab and love those tights and shoes. The coat was a great find :)
    http://cgdn.blogspot.com

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  19. My outfits never look that good when planned let alone thrown together.

    Looking luck Alex.

    X x x
    Ps still want those shoes.

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  20. those tights are lovely and they match the skirt so well! Love your blog. followin' for sure ;D

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  21. Your outfit looks fantastic :) xo

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  22. Love the jumper, I think you are rocking this hastily put together outfit, it doesn't look hasty, it looks deliberate.

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  23. I have to say this outfit is awesome! (I don't normally use that word, but this outfit deserves it.) I love the shoes and the skirt and the jumper, they all go together really well in fact and you look very pretty here too. Thanks for the lovely comment as well, roll on cloudless skies! xxx

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  24. Ooh Alex, I love love love that skirt! What gorgeous colours, bet it looks lovely with boots too xx

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  25. That is such a gorgeous coat! Absolutely love your outfit, & that is such a beautiful skirt!

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  26. i really want a spring jacket too! and your shoes are just lovely lovely lovely xx

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  27. your skirt is so pretty!

    http://fashioneggplant.blogspot.com

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  28. Those tights are so adorable! I love the pattern and the color to them- they look wonderful with your skirt. I love the length to it- it looks amazing on you!

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  29. I really like your outfit. It's lovely. The tights are great and the jumper is so sweet. X

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  30. I love the pearl detail! And thanks for helping me out with England tour tips. :P

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  31. Dear Alex, I like all the different patterns and textures. Love the coat, and it's green! And Irregular Choice do some great stuff xx

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