Oranjeboom

Thursday, 10 November 2011

No, not the drink. My legs!



Here's what I love about autumn: COLOURS! I am officially obsessed with autumnal tones. Everything I'm buying at the moment is orange, green, rust, berry or burgundy. Can't get enough.

Here's what I don't love about autumn: piles of leaves in my usual posing spot. How rude! Especially when I had suede shoes on.


The frock was a complete impulse purchase. I ventured outside my usual shopping haunts and went to Belle Vale after A Thrifty Mrs tipped me off about cat print shoes on sale in Store 21. For non-Scousers, Belle Vale sounds lovely, doesn't it? All pretty fields and picturesque animals? Yeah, it's nothing like that. At all. It does have a Store 21 though and I really wanted those cat shoes. I got them, and whilst wandering to the till, spotted this beauty, marked up at 25% off. Did I mention I was mildly in love with orangey stuff right now? I appear to have hidden most of the panels of that colour with my cardi and/or jacket but trust me, they're there.



Dress - Store 21
Cardi - Gap sale
Jacket - vintage St Michaels, via charity shop
Tights - Dorothy Perkins
Shoes - Kurt Geiger, via charity shop
Necklace - vintage, present from lovely Zoe

37 comments:

  1. Your dress looks beautiful as do the tights, the colours really suit you :) x

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  2. Ah it's so pretty! I love your description of Belle Vale!

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  3. You really suit all those autumnal colours. Gorgeous!

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  4. I'm loving autumnal colours too, never really worn orange with my hair but I have some similar coloured tights.
    My sister used to work in store 21 and she got some gorgeous stuff (even cheaper with staff discount) I very rarely see anything though, definetely not come across this beauty or I would have snapped it up xxx

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  5. Hello! I've been reading your blog for a few weeks now and love it. Your outfits are always so stylish! I used to teach in Toxteth and Childwall! I found a fab blog this week that gives the best tutorials on how to style your hair and having read your last post thought I'd mention it. I have long fine hair that I haven't been able to tame and ss far as I'm concerned the lovely lady that writes the blog I found has done a public service as I can leave the house with a seriously stylish "do" now! I'm posting a blog post about it tomorrow so pop by if you get chance. Em x

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  6. I love bright tights. Just got rid of all my old bobbly opaques and will be stocking up on nice textures and patterns forthwith!

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  7. Yay for orangey colours! I too love Autumnal tones.You look rather lucious in them;that frock is splendid!Beer is a bit cold for cool weather.I suggest a nice warming whiskey mac!
    LOVE! XXX

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  8. I love that dress! Looks great on you :)

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  9. Yes! I love the colour palette you mentioned- that's exactly what I'm going for at the moment

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  10. Oh Belle Vale...you brave thing ;-) I suppose it was worth it for those amazing cat print shoes and this dress though! My autumn palette always has lots of mustard yellow in it, I'm not a fan of orange on my own skin tone but it suits you :)

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  11. Beautiful dress missy! And I don't know, I quite like the leaves in your pictures - it adds a nice effect (affect? I always get those two mixed up!) xx

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  12. your jacket and dress with those bold tights. I swear I cannot find any thick coloured tights in anything other than black, navy and burgandy in my town. There is a conspiracy!
    Oh and suede shoes are a pain to wear aren't they? I have to triple check the forecast before leavin the house in mine :s

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  13. I love how the orange stripe at your waist matches the tights! yay :)

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  14. The cat shoes make me sad, because they were oh so rudely out of my size.

    Loving the dress you picked up though and looking gorgeousness with the jacket-dress-tights combo. Your hair looks lovely in these piccies also queridita.

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  15. I'm loving the dress in all it's stripy loveliness.

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  16. Woah. You just casually mention that you have cat print shoes and then neglect to show us a picture of them?! Horrible woman!!

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  17. You look seriously chic! The dress is perfect with the orange tights. And yes, where's the photo of cat print shoes?! We want to see! xx

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  18. Love your jacket! I'm wearing my vintage St Michaels charity shop bargain today too :) x

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  19. um yeah, where are the cat print shoes alex!?!

    i love the dress though, really drawn to autumnal colours as well at the moment, like the (possibly imaginary) orange cord shorts i need in my life.

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  20. p.s what on earth is an oranjeboom?

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  21. Great dress - looks fab with orange tights. My favourite dress is orange (currently sitting in the mend pile though...) and purchased on a whim - they're definitely the best kind.

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  22. I've never heard of store 21 but I'm going to have a look! The dress looks lovely on you :)

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  23. I love the whole get up of this outfit, chic and flattering with a great colour palette too.

    X x

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  24. Me & a pal checked out F21 when we were out charity shopping and stocked up on lots of sweets for the menfolk. I admired those cat shoes and that dress when we looked around. it looks fab with those glorious tights. x

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  25. Dammit, I was in both Primark and H&M today and noticed their orange tights and thought "must buy" and then completely forgot until I've seen yours. Boo hoo.

    Love the outfit. xx

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  26. I love this dress and jacket, and the orange tights, of course! Autumn colours are great, and they really suit you.
    Looking forward to seeing your cat shoes. xxxx

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  27. Love this ensemble - I wouldn't consider orange tights usually, but these look so amazing on! Love all the colours together, in fact, the dress and the green cardi. Most foxy.

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  28. Definitely good colours on you. But where are these cat shows of which you speak?

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  29. I love your outfit with the blazer on top.
    The colours are lovely... orange tights are something I never thought I'd like, but they work in this context :)

    I'm also intrigued by cat shoes... o_0

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  30. Lovely and autumnal! I like orange but it's REALLY not my colour - ginger and all that...

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  31. Ooh I’m a bit of Store 21 junky, I got a pretty brolly from there for £1.99 a couple of weeks ago. The cat print shoes sound very enticing indeed! Great dress and great colours xxx

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  32. Excellent dress! We got one of those stores recently, I went in and straight back out, reminded me too much of Primark! May have to take another look tho... :)

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  33. That dress is lovely - Store 21 is not somewhere I ever really look, but I may have to now..!

    & I'm sorry, did you say CAT-PRINT SHOES!? Yes please. Do share Alex, do share! (please?)

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  34. Ha that's so true about place names - Meadow Well and Roseworth round here to name two!

    I love that dress - it's the kind of thing I'd walk past in a shop but it looks fab on :)xx

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  35. Cute outfit! Loving the colours!

    Sal xXx

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