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Sunday, 16 August 2015

Pussy bow blouse, Mary Janes and a fun bag!

Lightweight layering for Fall / Autumn.

Geek chic for real life.
I felt in the mood for blue again today....I seem to be wearing a lot of blue recently!
HERE, HERE and HERE.

Maybe it's my new brown hair?...or maybe I just love the warm tone of this blouse?
Whatever the reason, my blue obsession continues..

Pussy bow blouse, Mary janes and a leopard bag. Geek Chic.

I have been really inspired by the full-on Geek chic look of the Gucci AW15 collection, and I am keen to try and see if I can translate this look into 'real life'.


I love the berets, metallic midi-skirts, bobble hats and the huge dark rimmed glasses but I think these touches are a little too much for my daily life (although, I do like a beret and a bobble hat in winter).

The outfit I have chosen today is really easy to wear, nothing too off-the-wall but still a nod towards the new trends.

I decided to take the pussy-bow blouse and waistcoat (vest) elements and work from there.

Pussy bow blouse and a leopard bag.

My neighbour has very kindly loaned me one of his fantastic 'old' Canon cameras...which is superb and lots of fun. 
The picture above was a 'test shot'...as we get used to using it.
Not great but shows potential.

I have taken some pictures of our dog and the children, they look great!
There are manual settings for me to fiddle with and a 50mm f1.4 lens BUT, trying to pin my husband down to take some photographs of me with it seems to be impossible. 
He is always so busy and not used to a Canon, so our first attempt at a shoot went quite badly!
All of the photos were binned. :-(

The rest of the photographs here, were taken with the the old Nikon we have....top shot by hubby and the others by my budding photographer daughter (she is only 8 and is doing a great job).

Hopefully next time?

Layered delicate necklaces.


Leopard head bag

This Leopard bag actually belongs to my middle girl and she happily (albeit, temporarily) donated it to the blog.
She was pleased that I wanted to take it in to my work for a trial run too (it is really well made and roomy). I may 'forget' to hand it back for a few days, so I can use it again!

I enjoyed wearing it. 
It is lots of fun, and made me smile every time I needed to get something.
Those ears are so cute!
Okay, so it is not Chic or classy, BUT perfect for brightening up a plain outfit with a sense of humour.



Petrol blue Clarks Mar-Jane shoes and socks.

I do love a Mary Jane shoe...especially worn with socks.
I just think it looks so quirky.

This is one of those looks that I think really confuses men... like smart joggers or polo necks (I'm not sure why, but men hate polo necks).

I know my husband was confused by the whole sock/heels/rolled up trousers concept.
His expression was so funny but he is used to years of my crazy combinations so he takes it all in his stride.

All I know is that I love the look of socks and girly shoes.
I can't explain why, I just do!

Socks in a heeled shoe serves two main purposes for me; 
Extra comfort and extra warmth.
(Being a little quirky is just a bonus)

My blouse is a lovely warm blue colour but, as it is just a cheap one (and made from polyester), a camisole is essential for me.
I don't like the feeling of polyester on my skin. 
I last wore it HERE...all in blue again!

The waistcoat (vest) is made of merino wool and is so versatile, I do wear it a lot.
It is also handy to roll up and pop into a bag for an extra layer of warmth, if needed.

The chino trousers are very old but there are similar styles all over the shops just now.

The patent Mary Jane shoes are a delicious petrol blue colour with a brown heel and strap.
They are a tad too high for me to walk all day comfortably (flats went into the bag) but the silver-grey socks helped.

My Perspex buckle belt and little cluster of necklaces finished things off nicely.

Do you get excited about the new Autumn / Fall clothes? Have you bought any yet?
Do you like to try and copy new trends into your real-life wardrobe?

Blouse: Primark
Trousers: Gap 
Shoes: Clarks (from Ebay) but I love these
Socks: COS
Bag: MIWO x-dolls
Knitted Vest / Waistcoat: White company
Belt: Boden



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18 comments

  1. That's a very adorable Mary Jane. You paired it well with the socks =)

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate your comment.
      XXX
      Samantha

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  2. I love the The 70s flair with a touch of Japannese in the bag.
    Really great Samantha.
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    1. Thank you Sacramento,
      The bag was such fun to wear.
      XXX

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  3. You have such a great sense of style. Love your hair! The color of that top looks great on you! Fabulous bag! Love your shoes and socks too!

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    1. Thank you so much Amy for such lovely compliments.
      The bag is such a fun item...I did smile a lot. I will definitely be using it again.
      XXX
      Samantha

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  4. I love your outfit, those mary janes with socks look great on you!
    x,Abril

    The Color Palette

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  5. Love the monochrome look. The pussy bow blouse is lovely and I love how you're wearing heeled shoes with socks - very quirky.

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  6. Hi Samantha, loving how you turned such a simple outfit into your very own style thanks to that oh so cute bag and the sock/shoe combo! Keep doing what you're doing girl xxx

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    1. Hi Anna, Thank you so much for your comment.
      Sometimes I need to look more subtle, depending on where I'm going or who I'm going to see... but I still feel the need to keep in touch with myself, and try and remember that bright orange tights are not for every occasion!
      XXX
      Samantha

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  7. I love the shot taken with the borrowed camera, or borrowed photographer which ever and what a grand outfit too. I love blue on anyone, such a bold yet refreshing color.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who have Inspired Me" yesterday.
    Rachel xo
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  8. Just a borrowed camera Rachel...my photos would be EPIC if my neighbour was taking them...but it's too much to ask I think.
    Thank you for your comment.
    XXX
    Samantha

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  9. You look Gorgeous XO!! And Congratulations YOU ARE THIS WEEKS MOST VIEWED BEAUTIFUL BLOGGER!!! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing look with #LINKUPWITHLISA
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    1. Thank you so much Lisa! That means a lot.
      XXX
      Samantha

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  10. I need those shoes in my life! Great outfit!

    Thanks for linking up Beauty by Miss L Weekly Fashion Link Up!

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