Wear It Red

Friday, 18 March 2011

I feel great today. The sun is shining, it's Friday, I lost another half a pound this week and I am off on a jaunt to London tomorrow. All is well in my world.



It's a shoe print dress. The label should say "made of pure win".


Dress - Uttam London @ Dorothy Perkins
Shoes - Irregular Choice
Cardi - Gap sale
Ring - Primark
Earrings - Dorothy Perkins sale
Necklace - Market stall in Dubrovnik
Lippy - Boots Natural Collection in Cherry Red


I need to wear red more often. It seems to instantly make me feel more sassy. And it may sound a bit vain to say this but I really love today's photos. Look, I'll even give you a slight close-up and that hardly ever happens (ignore the fact my shoes look hugely too big here please)


The frock was an entirely frivolous purchase earlier this week. I went into Dorothy Perkins solely to take advantage of their £10 jeans offer but Sharron found this tucked away at the back of a rail in the Uttam section and FORCED me to try it on ( it didn't take that much persuasion really). I think it's the first thing I've bought at full price in absolutely ages and I did feel mildly guilty, even though it was only £28. I'm very glad I did buy it though as I sense it will become a wardrobe favourite.

The main point of all this redness is to take part in Hazel's Wear It Red idea to raise a bit of extra dosh for Comic Relief. And to get in the silly mood, here I am larking around:


45 comments:

  1. looooove this! everything about it - the shoes, the print of the dress, the bows, and most of all the cheerful mood!!! much love xxxxx

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  2. love everything about this outfit. the print on your dress is lovely! hope you have a fabulous time in london xx

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  3. oh yes and i have tagged you to do the handwriting challeneg on my post today, if you like ;)

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  4. I think that dress was made for you Alex. Sometimes it's nice to treat yourself once in while and with a print as fabulous as that you simply couldn't have left it behind! Red really suits you x

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  5. GORGEOUS! You look great in Red. Those shoes are amazing.
    Also, I'm sorting your email, promise. :)

    xx

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  6. You look fab honey! Thanks so much for getting involved with #wearitred. You really went all out on the red theme - red really suits you and I love those shoes!

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  7. Alex you look lovely, red is definitely the colour for you, have a fabulous time in London.
    XXX

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  8. Look at you twirling! (Is that what you're doing?) So good to see you feeling happier - you look brilliant today - love the bows! Have a fab weekend xx

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  9. Excellent dress! I'm weraing red today too, and loving it.

    Amy (new reader - hi!)
    Narrowboat Lucky Duck
    www.nbluckyduck.blogspot.com

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  10. You look gorgeous Alex! Red definitely suits you! It always makes me feel quite sassy when I wear it too. Have a great day/weekend xxx

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  11. This is ace! You should definitely wear more red!

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  12. I will admit to being a little jelous of how you look in that dress!! I knew you would ROCK it, and red is so YOUR colour, the lippy looks fab too.Enjoy your trip to London, speak soon. Car boot season is almost upon us.....
    Sharron xx

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  13. Ha I totally saw this dress the other day - liking quite a bit of the stuff in Dorothy Perkins at the moment, it's a bit of a revelation to me, I haven't been in there for years!

    Have fun in London, I'm going to be there myself!

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  14. Red is definately your colour and the cut of that dress is perfect on you, you look so slender.
    Love those shoes and the crazy posing. Have a fab weekend. xxxxxxxxx

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  15. You look fabulous- very elegant indeed. LOVE those shoes especially.

    Looking good! Glad everything is going well in odd-sock land, enjoy your weekend!

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  16. Ooh prettiness! Great dress, plus the weather looks lovely where you are! :)

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  17. OHMYGOD, i need that dress in my life, its amazing. You look lovely in red Alex you should wear it more. Have a fabby weekend x

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  18. Yes you should wear red more often, you look incredible. Especially the red lips, va voom! Would you ever consider cutting a fringe into your hair? Your hair seems just the type that it would look amazing on you. Looking forward to meeting you tomorrow, I hope we like each other IRL! (obviously I am sure we will) xx

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  19. I agree, red is very becoming on you! :) I love the whole outfit. Before I even read a word of your post, my first reaction was that you have been losing more weight. Your face is much slimmer. I know you have been working hard.

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  20. ok so i'm pretty sure this dress should belong to me :P although i can't deny that it looks gorgeous on you - red is definitely your colour and the shoes are amazing!
    have fun in london tomorrow, any specific reason why you're visiting? x

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  21. Swit swoo! You look gorgeous. Dress is fab, shoes are fab, red lips are fab. Hope you have a lovely time in London! x

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  22. I love everything about this outfit and you certainly suit red - the lipstick looks great on you.
    At first glance I wondered what the cute little earring was. I thought it was the front of a flesh coloured shoe with a bow on!

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  23. Stunning. Definitely. Love it all especially those earrings and the shooooooes are to die for.

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  24. that dress really IS made of win,
    you look utterly gorgeous Alex, utterly gorgeous x

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  25. You look amazing in the red dress with the lippie and accessories. Love it! Have a fab time in Londontown. xx

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  26. Red looks wonderful on you!! Love the outfit and well done on the 1/2 lb - I'm on the fighting the flab too so it is hard work. It will be sunny in London tomorrow esp for you !

    xx

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  27. I think red is your colour! You look great in it.

    The dress is fab as are the shoes. Welldone on your weight loss.(I think I've gained it this week.)

    Have a great day in London. Look forward to hearing about your adventures.

    X x

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  28. 1. You look GREAT in red! Do wear it more often Alex. 2. I was gonna say 'it's topical' with red nose day , and then you said it haha, stole my line! Anyhoo, it is topical, and great on giving back even by reminding people that it's happening :) 3. I love your twirrling face- you have almost a luna lovegood's expression :)

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  29. i love this! not usually a fan of irregular choice shoes but those look so good on you xo

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  30. adore your shoe print dress and I agree you look gorgeous today! Sassy in red :)
    Well done on your weight loss x
    http://cgdn.blogspot.com/

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  31. You look absolutely fantastic in this outfit - the red seems to give you so much more confidence, it's definately the colour for you. Enjoy your London trip and have a great weekend. xxx

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  32. Ohhhh that dress is really pretty and red does really suit you. Hope you have a fab time in London dear! xxx

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  33. You are so entitled to be vain when you look fabulous; and you do! You really do suit that colour lots, and those shoes are cute as butter. Have a wonderful trip too.
    Kandi x

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  34. Loving the dress, nice purchase, Loving the SHOES (always loving the shoes, you always have amazing shoes!) and adorable earings.

    Re my "dress" you should see it now I've washed it and put it through a tumble dryer!!!

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  35. Dearest Alex, red is amazing on you! I always feel better wearing it. It's definitely your colour.

    I love everything about your outfit and you look great with lipstick.

    Go and have a brilliant time in London. You'll have to come and see me one of these days! Love, C xx

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  36. You've made me want to wear red! If only I owned some!

    K xx

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  37. You look stunning in red Alex! Have fun in London.

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  38. Cute outfit, really love the dress.
    Great blog too, i'm following :)
    Kisses from the Netherlands.

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  39. this outfit is lovely, you should definitely wear red more often!! where did you go in london and did you have a super fun time =)


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  40. Nothing I own is red so I think I should wear it more often too! lovely blog :)

    http://opinionslave.blogspot.com x

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  41. Beautiful outfit! I love the red and black combination! And those earrings are just so lovely ;)

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  42. You look gorgeous! You definitely should wear red more, it really suits you. x

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  43. Well done on the weight loss, I love your outfit, red is so uplifting- I find yellow to have a similar effect!

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  44. You look fantastique! The dress was definitely worth that money & I say you should treat yourself every so often. Glad everything is good with you! :)

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  45. You look drop dead gorgeous. And so confident lady! You should wear red every day! I love all the details and those shoes are TO DIE FOR. *wolf whistles*

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