Wednesday, 18 January 2012

we all dance a jingo cabaret




leopard print midi dress; topshop / twig cross necklace; fashionology / fluffy cape cardigan; staple / hilda shoes; miista.


I know right, a midi? On me? My 5"3(ish) frame?! My scandalously short skirt loving self? I honestly don't know what got into me. Well, I do. My beautiful sister tried this on in Topshop just before she left me to go back to London (sobsob) and it looked so gorgeous I had to try it for myself. I wish I'd tried this with my leather jacket now, but maybe I'll try that in future - would that be too samey to repeat it on here? Probably...

I've never worn a midi before but envied those who could. This type of dress definitely calls for heels as the helpful people of twitter instructed! And what better heels than my beautiful new Hildas?! Unfortunately I can't see myself wearing this to uni as I'm not as taken by it in flat shoes, nor can I see it on a night out, but it is perfect for a meal as Lauren pointed out. I actually wore this when I popped to see my Mum before I came back to uni (yes, here's another image I prepared earlier, see how prepared I was with my blog before my exams?!) I knew she'd love the 90s grunginess of it all. I'll definitely be experimenting with this length again.

And queue huge sigh of relief; MY EXAMS ARE OVER! I know I won't do nearly as well in them as I wanted to, I've really struggled with anxiety this semester which was definitely enhanced with some personal stresses recently. As soon as I sat down in the exam my mind went completely blank, don't you just hate that? I also know that I didn't revise enough due to personal stuff so I'll have to try much harder this semester to make up for it. I'm doing a French cinema module which I'm so excited to start because I love Jean-Luc Godard, and a photography module which I can't wait for because I enjoyed the one I did last year so much. If you are a french cinema/photography fan please pop any recommendations in the comments, I'd really appreciate it :)

And...I JUST GOT THRICE TICKETS! That's all I need to say on that :)

32 comments:

  1. I love it! Super cool look, especially with that lipstick!
    xxx

    London Last Night

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  2. the liptick and the heels really make the look!

    www.gembear.com

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  3. You look amazing! I love the print and the shoes and the cardigan and the lipstick....so basically everything!

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  4. Love the outfit! What lipstick are you wearing? It's lovely! x

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  5. I brought this yesterdayyy.. I love ittt so much, looks stunning on you sweet xxx

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  6. Incredible outfit! I love midi dresses and this really suits you :)

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  7. You look amazing! Ahh, I know what you mean about your mind going blank in exams. Horrible, horrible feeling. xx

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  8. I love your outfits, you always look so lovely :) I recently bought a midi dress myself from topshop so i'm experimenting with that :) xox

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  9. Def one of my favourite outfits of yours! It looks great!

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  10. This looks amazing! I'm quite nervous to try out a midi dress, don't think they'll suit me at all. But this one looks really great on you! Also loving your shoes! xx

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  11. OH hello how amazing do you look! LOVE this midi dress.. And now it makes me want to go out and buy one (as I certainly cannot pull them off!)x

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  12. I really like how simple this dress is but how it also makes a statement with the leopard print. I know what you mean about not wearring it out, but would look great for birthday meals and friendly gatherings :) Could team up well with some lace-up black boots too xo

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  13. Wish I could pull a dress like that off! I love it and you do it so well xo

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  14. You look great! I love the print of your dress and your shoes are gorgeous

    www.fashionisintheb.blogspot.com

    xo

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  15. Love the lipstick! Gorgeous outfit :) xxxxxxxxxx

    blog.kukee.co.uk

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  16. You look fabulous, you're so cool & hot it's just no words for it :)
    yay for your exams being over xx

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  17. love love love the leopard print and those bargainous miista heels! looking fly - you should definitely go for midi lengths more often! also what lipstick are you wearing? it always looks so good on you!
    FASHION JUNKIE
    xoxo

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  18. I'm just in love with the jersey Topshop midis and this is firmly on my birthday list (if I had the money spare I would buy it in a heart beat but my student house needs heat booo). I love how you've worn it, absolutely perfect, and I can totally see this as a spring/summer piece as well! Still suffering very bad bag envy

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  19. this looks great!! i love leopard prints (:

    Christal,
    fashion-forthesoul.blogspot.com

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  20. I'm only little too, but oh my I absolutely love this dress!
    I put myself on a spending ban for January, but you've just made me break it.. damn.
    Love the grunge look xx

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  21. If its leopard thats an automatic thumbs up

    http://mybwd.blogspot.com

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  22. omg need that dress! looks really nice on you aswell <3

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  23. I love this outfit looks really nice and comfy too. You look gorgeous :)

    Just wanted to let you know that I have given you an award on my blog too :) xx

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  24. You look great in the midi, would not have guessed you were 5ft3 had you not said! I am 5ft and wouldn't think to even try a midi skirt/dress but i will try one on next time i'm out shopping as you look lovely in yours! x

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  25. I love Thrice! Love your blog, I'm following now :) Feel free to check out mine!

    Laura x
    Petit Chatons

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  26. love the dress! want so bad!

    http://champagnediamondx.blogspot.com/

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  27. So pretty! Looooooove that cardi!

    ox,
    -davie+erica

    http://www.lpfashionphilosophy.blogspot.com

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  28. jesus wept you look INCREDIBLE in midi! amazing.

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  29. You look gorgeous in a longer dress, you would never know you were 5ft3!
    I love the shoes too; gorgeous :) xo

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  30. You look amazing :) this dress was made for you! x

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