Subtle As A Brick

Tuesday, 24 May 2011


My natural inclination was to put on a big black jumper or a baggy tshirt today. I still don't feel entirely comfortable with tucking tops in. But really, I've got bright red shorts on. What is the point of trying to tone them down? They're never going to look subtle so I might as well embrace it, shove on some red lippy and just let them stand out.


No-one has told me I look a show yet, despite the fact the top is quite sheer at the back and I have a bright red bra on. Told you I wasn't doing subtle today.


One of the blokes I work with came in the office and said "You look very red today. You're like something out of a video about..." He then got totally sidetracked by a greenhouses catalogue and never did finish his sentence. I'm intrigued to know what type of video he was thinking of. Answers on a postcard please.


Blouse & shoes - Dorothy Perkins
Shorts - H&M
Ring - Primark
Disc necklace - Next clearance
Oddsocks necklace - Tatty Devine, a present from a lovely pal

28 comments:

  1. that necklace is freaking awesome! and you look bloody amazing in those shorts!

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  2. LOVE that necklace!!!
    And you look really slim in that outfit, the shorts are amaaaazing.

    Sarah x

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  3. Ah, I LOVE this outfit so much! That necklace is absolutely lovely, too! I bought some dark red scalloped shorts last week and love them- this is the kind of look I had in mind but unfortunately can't quite pull it off as well as you!

    Xxx Maddie

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  4. um...a video about...?? i'm not sure..but i'm not impressed tht it was less interesting than greehouses! i love this outfit!!
    i'm doign the exclamation mark thing again!! :/

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  5. A video of really stunning people enjoying summer? I'm seeing picnic blankets, trees, boys (with oddly big hair) throwing frisbees, and you lounging with other appropriately amazing people :) wishing my legs were in sufficient shape to wear tailored shorts!

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  6. Fabulous necklace. And great shorts. I love all things red (who says gingers can't wear red?) and those are brilliant.

    Amy
    NB Lucky Duck

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  7. What a great necklace!
    I think he was thinking about the Virgin Airline advert, you know.... the 'I've got to change my airline,... I've got to change my ticket' one
    Love the outfit
    x

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  8. love this outfit, you definitely need to wear red shorts more often and they look really fab with the white sheer shirt!! kinda amusing comment from that man haha especially since he never finished his sentence. men can be odd....


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  9. Yup, the shorts look fabulous and as a rule, I'm not keen on tucking in but the tucked in blouse looks fabulous. Love, love, love the necklace. A lot.

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  10. You look lovely :) Those shorts are brilliant! xx

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  11. Such a chic look Alex, I adore it. Iwould like to do a take on this, will link back to you obvs. My fave look on you so far, love it!!!

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  12. That's how my mum used to describe me! I love those shorts on you, they look brilliant with the blouse tucked in and that sexy red lipstick.
    How dare that man be distracted by greenhouses. I think he was about to say that you reminded him of the Addicted To Love video by Robert Palmer. Tres sexy. xxx

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  13. You look fabulous Alex, you just keep putting on better and better outfits. The red lippy looks fab on you, and the shirt looks great tucked in. I always feel odd about tucking shirts in too even though it looks better, I think it is a leftover school days thing. Only dorky kids tucked their shirts in! The necklace is also fantastic. You just rock all round xx

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  14. i love the shirt tucked into the shorts - looks fab on you. that necklace is incredible im off to browse to find my own now! xx
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

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  15. hot - sexy - hot - sexy! You look gorgeous! My daughter loves Tatty Divine Jewels too - the necklace is fab!

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  16. I immediately thought the same as Vix, the Robert Palmer hotties (one of them went to my school).
    You look fan~bloody~tastic lady!
    Kandi x

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  17. The Oddsocks necklace is beyond amazing. Loving the red shorts also. Would love to hear what your colleague was about to say. My dad often goes to comment on what I'm wearing or what my dad is wearing, then stops himself, because over the years he has learned that he's probably going to say something less than complementary or odd and earn himself a glare!

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  18. This is the very best outfit I've seen on you - the cream blouse is ace and the red shorts are phenomenal. Oh, and the necklace - perfection! xx

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  19. This is a really cool outfit and thanks for the gardening tips. Mum and I were outside a few days ago and were both considering doing some pruning so hopefully it should pick up, say thanks to your Mum for me too! xxx

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  20. Ditto Vix, I knew she'd get it too. It's definitely Robert Palmer's Addicted to Love video.

    Love the outfit and you look gorgeous in red lippy. The Oddsocks necklace is brilliant! Love, C xx

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  21. Looking mega sexy in that 3rd pic!! Oooolalala!
    Love the red and cream,total hotness!And your darling new necklace!Sweet!!!
    XXX

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  22. You are looking blooming foxy!!!

    Caroline
    xxx

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  23. I love that necklace! You are completely rocking those shorts too

    And I have been searching high and low for a shirt like that - good ol'Dotty P's eh? Who'd a thunk it.

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  24. Been trying to comment on this for ages, not have much fun with Blogger at the mo! Anyway - you look absolutely amazing!!! You've styled the shorts brilliantly, I wouldn't have known where to start!

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  25. Gorgeous outfit! A video about red shorts perhaps?!

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  26. Your legs look incredible Alex! Love the necklace and the whole outfit :)

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  27. Wonderful- top to toe! Red is definately a good colour for you, Very envious of your confidence and red lips too. Love the necklace. xxx

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