Thursday, 28 September 2017

Outfit: a very pretty pinny

As promised, I'm going to flit about the seasons now and head into autumn... Thanks for all the love on my bikini post by the way - you guys are the best :) I don't get as excited about the autumn/winter ranges as I know a lot of my fellow fashion enthusiasts do - I just can't get enthused about all those dark colours. Or knitwear. Or coats. Just not for me. Pretty much the only thing I look forward to wearing is berets because they are the ultimate lazy-vintage-girl's answer to fast hair in the cold weather. And you all know when the weather turns here because suddenly I'm wearing one in every post :D

Whether I like it or not though, I live in a country that sees a lot more cold than hot weather, so there's nothing for it but to try to get on board and, not gonna lie, this dress is really helping. While I'll always choose cheerful summer colours and prints every time, I do have a firm fondness for plaid. You can pretty much rely on a lot of it being around this time of year and I look forward to seeing the colourways my favourite brands bring out. There seems to be a nice amount of rich green-based plaids around this year and the Slytherin in me is quite ok with that. I particularly like Hell Bunny's new Peebles fabric (code CICIM20!% for 20% off) and knew I had to get my hands on something from the range. Choosing was tricky though - but finally after much deliberation I thought I'd try something a bit different and opted for the pinafore dress.

I'm so glad I did, it's such a cute style! I love the cross-straps (which are adjustable, win), the square neckline at the front and the waistband and most of all I love how full the skirt is. The plaid itself has a stripe of burgundy running through it, so I chose to pick that out in my styling. It feels like such a standout piece, but it's easy to wear and not too 'dressed up' for daytime.

The 40s style green plaid Peebles pinafore dress by Hell Bunny review

The 40s style green plaid Peebles pinafore dress by Hell Bunny review

The 40s style green plaid Peebles pinafore dress by Hell Bunny review

The 40s style green plaid Peebles pinafore dress by Hell Bunny review

The 40s style green plaid Peebles pinafore dress by Hell Bunny review

The 40s style green plaid Peebles pinafore dress by Hell Bunny review

The 40s style green plaid Peebles pinafore dress by Hell Bunny review

The 40s style green plaid Peebles pinafore dress by Hell Bunny review

The 40s style green plaid Peebles pinafore dress by Hell Bunny review
Beret: can't remember! 
Top: New Look (old)
Dress: Peebles Pinafore c/o Hell Bunny (get it here)
Shoes: ASOS (old)
Bag: Lulu Guiness (old)


Unusually for me, I'm wearing a berry lip in these pictures, which is thanks to the people at Influenster and Bourjois for sending me the entire range of their new Rouge Velvet The Lipstick collection (complimentary, in exchange for reviews)! I wanted to give this lipstick a special mention because it's really very good - it applies very buttery and then dries down to a matte finish. Bourjois say it has up to 24 hours wear - I wouldn't go that far, but I do put it on in the morning at 5:15am for work (I know) and when I return at 7pm (I know) it's still 90% there with no touching up (I'm too lazy at work). It's also super comfortable to wear and doesn't dry my lips out and the shade range is great, so really, check these out if you get chance. 

I'm wearing shade 11 Berry Formidable here :)


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7 comments:

  1. Bring on the berets! And the berry?

    Now that's a really nice pinafore. Like you say, it's not too dressy, and I like the muted colours because that means it's going to be really versatile. I could see this with a white peasant blouse underneath (hello Heidi!), or with a little velvet jacket for when the temperature really does dip.

    5:15am, blimey. I wait until I'm on the train/at my desk before applying lipstick, as every moment more in bed is precious time (I get up at 6:30, that still seems horrendous to me). I'm still in love with the Bourjois rouge edition lippies, that are liquidy, but I might have to try one of these new stick ones if they're really as good as you say they are.

    It's been almost summery this afternoon here in Cardiff, lovely and warm in the sunshine! xx

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  2. I am one of those that loves autumn dressing much more than summer! And therefore it goes without saying that I am in love with this look - it is so adorable, and so you. Welcome back from your honeymoon! Kx

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  4. Berry tones with forest green are gorgeous!! And that pinafore dress is adorable! You do autumn so well, especially since you don't love the season!

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  5. Very pretty! I love a good pinafore dress - great for popping a simple blouse underneath and being good to go for the day. And, of course, how could you go wrong with a beret? Loving the berry lip as well, it goes so perfectly with the burgundy accents in the look.

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  6. Oh I have this pinafore too, I absolutely adore how you have styled it! Matching beret and lippy = amazing! I love your Autumn looks x

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  7. I have the other dress in this print and I love it to death :) This dress looks gorgeous too, it's the perfect length for you and looks so cute! Berry lipstick also suits you. I didn't use to wear berry/wine red lipstick either, but this year I've worn it most out of all my lipsticks and I have managed to get quite a few.

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