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Monday, 26 September 2016

The Classic Black Dress Revamped


So I'm really excited to be featuring more Fashion on here, continuing on from my summer wardrobe here. First of all, I wanted to show you a really easy go to look when you want to dress up a little but still be ready for whatever the weather throws at you.


The main item in this look is a black dress, which we all probably have tucked away somewhere in the wardrobe. Any will do, seriously, the thing with wearing black is that it all merges into one anyway! I'm wearing one from H&M which I picked up a few years ago.

I then teamed this with a black jacket. The duster coat trend was going around last year when l I picked up one from Primark but I rarely wore it because it just looked strange with jeans.It works perfectly with the dress though, and at £17 it's a really affordable trendy piece.


Then, to pull this look together you'll need some ankle boots. This time I opted for ones that had a block heel, as I think it looks rather nice with a dress. I received these Madisyn ankle boots* from Brantano here. Brantano have many other ladies ankles boots too, if you wanted to browse some more styles.



I just have to add how much I love these boots! It takes me ages to normally break into a pair of boots, but these are some of the most comfortable boots ever! Also, I CANNOT for the life of me walk in heels, but with these boots I really forgot that they even had a heel! So if you're like me, a block heel is the way to go! The suede detailing also gives them a lovely look. As for sizing, I'm somewhere weird between a 4 and a half and a 5, so I went for a 5. These are quite spacious size wise, but it's just right for me as it means I have plenty of room. Best of all, they actually have some grip! I mean, I can go through the entire boot collection in department stores and not find one pair of boots with some decent grip, which isn't ideal for the icy weather here!


I added a necklace for a touch of sparkle. I'm pretty sure I got this years ago from an Argos catalogue, of all places! I just wish I had the matching earrings, but unfortunately one of them went down the plughole (long hair problems!).

Lastly, when it's chilly or you want to protect your hair from the rainstorms, I'd add a scarf. I brought this from Zara last year for £20. I love the colour, but unfortunately on certain clothes (like soft coats) it sheds, so you end up covered with orange fur. It didn't stick to this dress or jacket, but I would still say it's overpriced because you can't wear it with everything.

I hope you enjoyed this post!
What do you think of more fashion posts, please let me know your thoughts?

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55 comments:

  1. I love the long jacket!! And the boots are super cute too!

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  2. I love ankle boots! I bought a pair yesterday and I cannot wait to wear them! :)

    Yiota
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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  3. I love ankle boots! I bought a pair yesterday and I cannot wait to wear them! :)

    Yiota
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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  4. I love this so much! This is such an amazing look girl! I'm going to try this out!
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  5. I love that you're doing fashion posts now and maybe one day you'll show yourself too. :-) I am looking for a good pair of ankle boots and love the one that you received.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Hahaha I like the anonymous aspect a bit too much for now ;) I can see myself getting so much wear from them!

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  6. I love how you've styled this little black dress, it certainly revamps the look :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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  7. those shoe such beautiful shoes! XO, Ellese

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  8. Love how you've styled this dress and the scarf is super cute too! It's such a shame that it leaves fluff behind though!


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    Anjelique

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    1. It does make it difficult to wear in Winter because you can't wear it with most coats as the scarf sticks to the soft material :)

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  9. Your outfit is so cute and I absolutely love your black boots!

    Stephanie | www.stephykeung.com

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  10. I'm loving your finds, girlie! The duster jacket looks so good paired with the dress and I think it would look cute with jeans, too, perhaps with high heeled ankle booties?! The color of the scarf is so pretty for fall, such a great find! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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    1. Thank you, I'll give that a try! Aww thanks :) xx

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  11. This is such a great idea! I love your outfit :) Those boots are so cool! x

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  12. The post is so great! I love it:)

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  13. I have really been enjoying your fashion posts and I love this look :) I need to invest in some new boots this year and I really like the ones you have featured here. The suede detail just adds something extra and the heel is a good height for every day wear too :) x

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    1. Thank you! The boots are a really versatile piece, perfect for teaming with dresses! :)

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  14. Personally I like such fashion posts and love how you styled the pieces here!
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    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  15. You can never go wrong with a LBD - its so easy to dress up or dress down!! Fab post :)

    Charlotte x

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  16. Love how you styled this!!! And those boots are so amazing!!!
    xoxo

    Ileana

    Novelstyle Blog

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  17. What chic looks! This is giving me a lot of ideas hehhe

    Stacey + thebambieyes.com

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  18. I love how you styled the dress. It's a great look. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  19. Since Black is a universal colour,it needs a clever mix of things to stand out in the crowd,which you have been able to do with panache. Pairing with these fantastic shoes ,gives a natural flip to your personlity. Yes you are right, once the base canvas is set, then the whole rainbow is there to experiment
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  20. I love the boots, perfect for this horrible weather and I also love that it has a good chunk heel :)

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  21. Great way to wear a classic little black dress :) I like the colourful scarf with it!

    I really enjoy ankle boots with dresses too!

    Hope you're having a wonderful week :)

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  22. Loving how you styled this black dress, you put together some gorgeous outfits for colder months! <3 I agree with you that those ankle boots are absolutely stunning and work so well with the dress. :) The coat is amazing and I'm surprised by how cheap it is, it definitely looks a lot more expensive than £17! Thank you for sharing hun, you should definitely do more fashion posts - you rock at it! :) <3

    Kay
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    1. Thank you! I wasn't too sure about the coat at first but I think it goes so well with dresses, aww thank you :) xx

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  23. Loved the outfit, specially the boots! :)

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  24. You did a wonderful job styling this black dress. Love your boots.
    Beautetude

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  25. fab post, you look great! Love the boots xx
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