Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Outfit: perfect plaid

You know how I was just banging on about how one of the only things I enjoy about autumn (apart from berets), is plaid? Surprise! More plaid. 

More green-based plaid in fact, but this pattern from Collectif's new range is pretty different to Hell Bunny's, necessitating getting them both. No really, they're pretty different - this green is brighter and the check is in a more 'grid like' style I rather like. This skirt is another Jasmine style and that makes it my third one of these - and there's a reason for that. They're full (I'm not wearing a petticoat here), they have pockets, and they aren't too long for the short-legged among us. This is the first one I have that is a different kind of material - my other two are cotton/elastane types, but this fabric is soft and more of a woven type suited to colder weather. I rather like it! The only thing I'll add about this skirt is I found it came up half a size smaller than my others - you may need to size up if you're between sizes in Collectif.

Of course, it dawned on me after I took these pictures that I'd styled this skirt in almost the exact same way as the previous dress with a black high-neck top. How's that for originality?! But if you can forgive me the fashion faux pas, I need to tell you about this polo-neck, which is from Collectif's Bright & Beautiful brand, because I've been searching for it for ages. Yes, it's just a black turtleneck jumper, but do you know how long it's taken me to find a fitted one of these that doesn't itch the heck out of me? About three years. And finally, this jumper comes along. It's warm, super stretchy for a great fit (and pulling on over hair and makeup!) and best of all it's soft and not remotely scratchy. I definitely want to nab it in the other colours too now!

Bright & Beautiful Tova Turtle Neck and Collectif Jasmine Evergreen Check Skirt review

Bright & Beautiful Tova Turtle Neck and Collectif Jasmine Evergreen Check Skirt review

Bright & Beautiful Tova Turtle Neck and Collectif Jasmine Evergreen Check Skirt review

Bright & Beautiful Tova Turtle Neck review

Bright & Beautiful Tova Turtle Neck and Collectif Jasmine Evergreen Check Skirt review

Collectif Jasmine Evergreen Check Skirt review

Bright & Beautiful Tova Turtle Neck review

Bright & Beautiful Tova Turtle Neck and Collectif Jasmine Evergreen Check Skirt review
Beret: ASOS (old)
Shoes: Lindy Bop (old)

And now for some bonus pictures of B's parents' dog, Teddy! We snapped these on our village green, and a bit mortifyingly I was mid pose as B's mum stopped by, out on a walk with Teddy. Teddy was super excited to see us - see if you can tell from these photos... (in the second one, he is mid 'pirouette of excitement', not leaping away from me in fear, promise!!)

Jack Russell in autumn leaves

CiCi Marie with a dog

CiCi Marie with a dog

Teddy the Jack Russell

A dog and autumn leaves, what's not to love...


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9 comments:

  1. Ha, I'm loving Teddy's 'pirouette of excitement'! He was trying to upstage you I think, but you still win because of that fab skirt. It's quite different from the other one, I don't think you need to justify it, though I am the last person to advise on buying less... I like the sound of the super-stretchy jumper, it's a pain when you've just done your hair and makeup and then realise that you've got a really tight neckhole to get over your head. I do that too many times, I never learn!

    The village green looks really pretty for a walk, look at all those leaves on the ground. You're inspiring me to actually venture out and take some autumn outfit photos, I've been such a slacker recently!

    xx

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  2. I absolutely adore your skirt! I would totally wear that! And I love the color of your purse! It's adorable! :)
    ~ Megan Joy

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  3. What a simple outfit - but so so very elegant! Kx

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  4. Very pretty outfit here. I love a good plaid (although, weirdly, I don't know if I actually own any plaid - I just like seeing other people wear them, I guess), and the elegant simplicity of this outfit puts it in center stage. Love the gray beret and heels, they really make the accent color in the skirt pop.

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  5. Such a perfect Autumn look, that skirt is beautiful and that looks like such a warm top! Thank you for the bonus dog photos, so cute!!!!!! x

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  6. Lovely photos, that skirt is much more gorgeous in your photos than in the product pictures. Is it the same kind oh heavy material as that Hell Bunny dress of yours or some lightweight woven material? I have one mustard plaid skirt that I adore but it's so lightweight it's not really suitable for winter unless worn with a very poofy petticoat so I'm up for something a little heavier.

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    1. Oh yeah, Teddy is super cute also! I love dogs' pirouette of excitements :) Our dog wants to get between everyone's legs so she can get her butt/hips scratched. That's like the best thing in life for her :D

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    2. I'd say it's not quite as heavy as the Hell Bunny dress, but it is that kind of soft/warm wintry fabric and not a fabric I've ever had from Collectif before...

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  7. Heh, Teddy is really sweet. And as for repeating styling - as the saying goes, 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it'. A good look is a good look.

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