Sunday, March 10, 2013

FROM DUNGAREES TO PINAFORES

I could get used to this kinda style (and the rustic setting!)










Pinafore Dress  Miss Selfridge
Blouse  Boohoo.com
Booties  Kurt Geiger
Hat Topshop
Messenger/Lunch Bag  Zara

It’s been a good five years since I last bought something in Miss Selfridge. For some reason I've developed this notion that once we ladies reach a particular age, there’s a list of shops that we should self-proclaim to be banned from; Tammy Girl is one, Forever 21 is another (the clue is in the name!) and I've actually categorized Miss Selfridge in the same circle - I think with Miss Selfridge it’s something to do with the fact that I bought a dress from there when I was 9!

Anyway, am I wrong in my thinking? Does anyone else share this same thought process whereby you avoid going in to certain shops because you think you are either too old or too young to shop in there?

I spotted this pinafore dress in a Cosmo magazine and loved it and ended up not caring where it was from. Maybe I’m too old for wearing pinafores, but ultimately who gives a……I have to also credit the bag to Beeswonderland’s blog because it was one of her posts that inspired me to buy it.

Later x


50 comments:

  1. The skirt looks perfect with the lovely blouse. I great outfits.
    Love your hat

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  2. I love the bag!!!

    xx

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  3. Wow you look so pretty!! I love your dress!!! nice boots and bag!
    Have a good week! and my g+ for you...

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  4. WOW! I am inlove with the denim dress.. Looking for one myself! Your's is perfect! LOVE that you paired it with the polka dot blouse:)

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  5. I didn't know these were called pinafores! (BAD blogger!) But I kind of know what you mean about self-banning - but for me it's more because I associate places I shopped when I was younger (JC Penney's, Macy's) with being kind of trashy for some strange reason. Forever 21 though - you just don't get better prices than that. (Although the quality is questionable.)

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  6. Love your new purchase... you look gorgeous! I buy from those shops.. I like the fresh youthful style. Your Zara bag is amazing!
    Thank you for you lovely comment. Would you like to follow each other through bloglovin?
    xxx
    Nina
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  7. I like this look very much, you look fabulous!

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  8. You look delicious!! love the bag!!!
    Kisses
    Francy&Stef
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  9. Hi Colleen! Love your lunch bag and the heels! You look very cool! Nice pics too:) Kisses and happy Monday! xo

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  10. you look super chic colleen, brilliant!!! i wanna rock like that :)
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  11. Oh you look so ssweet there! Absolutely love that bag,I am always so amazed what great finds one can make at Zara!
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  12. I shared your post on g+! hope you like....thank you so much for your friendship!!!
    Have a good week!!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  13. girl you're hot!! love the bag :)
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  14. thank you so much love! means a lot :) glad you like it!

    love your bag & boots btw! xx

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  15. Love your outfit! You look fabulous!!

    NEW POST!

    Babi
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  16. Like your blouse, my dear <3 ... And I especially like your happy and positive attitude! Would appreciate to have you on my fashion blog! Kisses from Vienna, Katja

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  17. I love this look! Super cute n Super chic!
    Would do a copyright of dis outfit soon! :D

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  18. Hi girl! thanks for your comment! I love your outfit and the bag is amazing! I'm following you now via facebook! :)
    Hope you can follow me back <3

    xoxo!!

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  19. Hi. Thank you for your comment on my blog. Lovely outfit...I love the KG boots I am huge fan of KG shoes...

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  20. Similar but not the same...this works as well darling...you look so good on it!
    Kisses

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  21. Liking your accessories...shoes and bag right up my alley!

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  22. I am absolutely in love with this outfit, everything from the pinafore to the shoes to the shirt, you look lovely :)

    A little bit Unique

    x

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  23. haha, yes, i question myself everytime i go into F21, but i try to be selective in what i purchase! i used to love overalls. i think you've worn it in a very grown up way here!!

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  24. I actually kind of feel the same way :P I used to shop at F21 a lot more. Charlotte Russe is way off my list, same with Delia's and Wet Seal. They're both very tween-teen oriented haha. Miss Selfridge I actually like! They have some very unique designs. I remember seeing a pair of studded gloves on there that I really loved...I couldn't find a similar design anywhere else.

    Yasmeen
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  25. actually i do agree with that sentiment...there are some stores i think im too young for and some i thinl i will eventually outgrow..im still in my 20s..though not 21..lol..but there are still some things i would buy from forever 21..anywaythank yu for visiting and following my blog..i would love to follow you as well but i cannot find your gfc badge..please leave me a comment indicating where you want me to follow ..and i most def will :)

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  26. hi doll, no i do not have a facebook page i know i know im weird but for personal reasons i hopped off facebook a long long time ago..i will keep the link to your blog though to keep checking your looks..i love that bag!

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  27. :O you bought he miss Selfridges pinny!!! It looks amazing on you :)I have that notion about Next- I always feel to young until I go in there with my dad and something catches my eye
    Thank you for the kind comment on my blog.

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  28. Nice, love how you styled this outfit! I totally want that bag *_*

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  29. Such an original look, love it!!--Chess and Crop Top on my blog http://www.urbanfashionstylee.blogspot.mx

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  30. I'm obsessed with this look,love!Wow!
    xx
    B.
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  31. I want a bag like that!! I think Jil Sander came up with a cool concept.:) And that blouse is too adorable for words!!
    I actually do that - I tend to not shop in certain stores because of some predisposition in my head. But when my mum says she's too old to shop at xy I get all worked up and tell her that she should buy clothes that she likes period. Talk about being a hypocrite.:)
    Following via GFC and Twitter, babe.;)

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  32. You look very beautiful as usual!
    I love your messenger bag and pinafore!

    Please feel free to give me your wardrobe/clothes once you're done with them haha!

    Cute hat <3

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    xoxo

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  33. Love the mix of the dress with the polkadot shirt!

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  34. I loved the dress and the hat! Really cute! :)

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  35. What a charming look! I love all the garments you're wearing, so casual and classy!

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  36. simply lovely

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  37. To be honest yes...I've felt the same many times!!!
    But when I was in London last month I bought a dress in Miss Selfridge too!! ;-)
    xoxo
    Patricia

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  38. Awesome outfit! So chic:)

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  39. lovely outfit, love the shirt x

    carol
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  40. Thank you for all of your lovely interesting comments girlies - I've enjoyed reading them as always x

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  41. I think that dress is so fun! I love it! Super cute styling! I have a few stores that I don't go into anymore as I feel to old! :) But I still do like forever 21, sometimes I find the most amazing blouses there!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  42. Can't find my comment! This has been happening quite a few times... Must be overseas Internet or something. Anyway just wanted to say lovin the look...you are starting something aintcha! Xx

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  43. Thats a very pretty pinafore. Makes me feel like buying one now : )
    i love the way you have styled your outfit. Great going Gal.


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  44. Love the look colleen. You look wonderful as always :)

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  45. Lovely! You have made a simple pinafore look awesome!

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  46. I love love how you've styled it :) The shirt adds a great finish!!

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