Tuesday, 20 August 2013

mirrored

 
MONKI DRESS // LINZI HEELS* // OASAP NECKLACE* // MISS SELFRIDGE BELT // CASIO WATCH
I bought this dress from Monki just before I went away on holiday, and absolutely adore it. It's actually very long and sack-like without the belt, but the print is to die for and and the colours are perfect for the awkward summer-to-autumn transition that is fast approaching. I was reading a blog post on Frankie's blog (check her out her style is amazing) last night where she mentioned how it's annoying when bloggers wear outrageous 'hypothetical' outfits with killer heels and act like it's what they wear on a daily basis (read it here); I was literally reading it thinking "AMEN TO THAT", and then today I completely contradicted myself by wearing these badass platforms in this post! Needless to say I would not be wearing these heels for a trip down to the Post Office (to be honest I rarely wear heels even if I'm going 'out out'); realistically I'd team this dress with a pair of creepers or my platform Converse, but I just really wanted to show you all these shoes because I think they're fab. In general I don't think I do a bad job of showing you all what I actually wear on a daily basis, as I do try my best to take photos of outfits on the days I'm actually wearing them, rather than just playing dress up and putting together things that I would never really wear in public! Having said that, it is fun to throw on some heels and post some more dressed up ensembles every once in a while. What are your opinions on the subject? Do you like reading blogs showing genuine, day to day style, or do you find that slightly dull, and prefer to read the more outrageous, editorial, magazine-shoot-esque posts? I'd be interested to know!

xoxo

24 comments:

Hollie Ryan said...

Love the dress!

Jayne said...

I adore this outfit, the print on the dress is amazing!x

Electra Violet

Olivia Law said...

You look really stunning, I love your belt and shoes xo

shona rose said...

them shoes are soo amazing ahhh, they look perfect with the dress & leather belt!

Amy-Lee Haynes said...

Your shoes are amazing but I would never be able to walk in them! x

The Robyn Diaries said...

Those heels are bloody amazing, definitely worth a few outtings, maybe not the post office though ;) x

Anna Hope said...

Love your dress, the print is amazing! + I've been prone to changing my shoes after taking blog pictures simply for the reason they're not practical; but I would wear them if I could!

Anna xx
earth-to-brint.blogspot.com

Chloe Taylor said...

Perfect outfit again, love the chunky heeled boots!

Frankie said...

Monki is full of absolute gold - love your dress ! You look gorgeous as ever! Thanks for the mention lovely, those heels look banging even if you didn't wear them to the post office ;)

<3 <3 <3

x

Amy Simmons said...

The dress is goregous!

http://www.secretsofaprgirl.blogspot.co.uk/

AlittlebitUnique // UK blog said...

That dress is amazing! I need to check out monki more

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xx

Bethany said...

I need those shoes in my life!

Daria said...

I'm in LOVE with that dress, it's gorgeous! And I completely agree with Frankie, bloggers should be honestly put themselves on their blogs not a 'more dressed up' version ;) xx

Alice said...

That dress is absolutely stunning! I need it in my life. Great outfit :)

Alice x
http://alicepalacee.blogspot.co.uk

laurensibs said...

I completely agree with you. I don't tend to read the more... editorial blogs just because I can't relate to them as I would never go out in the day wearing those outfits are anything like it. So I much rather prefer street style and clothes people generally would wear just to pop into town or whatever. But saying that, if that day I want to wear something really comfy but a pair of heels look so much better, I would take the outfit photos wearing the heels, but probably still mention in the post what shoes I'll end up wearing.

www.laurensibs.blogspot.co.uk

Heather said...

uhhh i NEED that dress! crying that the only monki shop is in london and it's £6 delivery from their site.

i love a bit of both - the day to day style is great for inspiration and to find things to actually buy and then the editorial ones are good to just drool over and wish you had their wardrobe!

High Society // highsocietyfashion.blogspot.co.uk

ClothesDrawer said...

Love this dress, and the shoes are a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!! A lot of the time I will blog an outfit I'm wearing that night or wore the night before so I generally do wear heels in my blog posts, but I can assure people that I actually do wear those heels all the time! I love to see a variety of different styles, I like to see casual ootd posts but I also like to see more dressy posts! Oh god, I've written an essay hahaha! You are for sure in my 5 fav bloggers, I do enjoy seeing your genuin ootd posts! Over and out xxxx

Charmaine Cowland said...

such a pretty print!

elizabethlola said...

The dress is gorgeous, I love the print! And I actually like when people pair outrageous heels with their outfits just for the blog. It may not be realistic but I always think it looks fab, especially the ones your wearing!

www.elizabethlola.blogspot.com

Ambika K said...

Love the dress, and obsessed with your heels xx

http://cuero-head-to-toe.blogspot.co.uk/

Purple Ivy said...

In love with this whole look. The prints are stunning and my oh my those boots.

xoxo
Ivy
http://www.purrpleivy.com/

Cat said...

This dress is stunning babe & I love your shoes :)

Cat xx
One hand in my pocket

Sophie Castillo said...

I think day to day style blogs are really interesting because they give people great ideas for outfits that they'll actually wear. I think they inspire new outfits for people. I definitely find them useful and your blog is great! Your outfits have really inspired new outfits that I've put together. :)

GrandyXO said...

Omgg i literally just did that in my latest outfit post showing my new choies dress here Ass iff but it was only because i think everyones bored of seing my platformed trainers all the time which is how i would have actually styled it aha but mostly Im the same as i only take pictures after ive worn an outfit. Maybe its what closet fashionistas do like they have crazy style but are afraid to wear their outfis in public in case of flooring people with their awesomeness ah but oh myy your heels are absolutely bangin so so gorgeous and your dress is is so lovely the print is just amazing beaut postt X