Mellow Yellow

Monday, 25 July 2011

Oh I was having woes trying to work out an outfit last night. Does anyone else find it hard to get dressed sometimes? I wonder if I'm thinking about it too much or if my clothing choice really is that limited. I tried on about 60% of my wardrobe and nothing looked right, so I went to bed in a huff and chucked this on this morning instead. It was discarded last night due to the shirt being far too long and looking weird but it turns out all I needed to do was knot it up a bit.


Ponytail attempts to take over my face...



Shorts - H&M (less glamorous version of my red pair)
Shirt - Matalan, courtesy of a giftcard won on Jen's blog
Shoes - Next (glad I used a voucher on them as the exact same shoes are now in Primark for about 1/3 of the price!)
Ring - New Look
Necklace - H&M, present from Char


It might have been hastily chucked together but it's nice and summery and, I think, a good alternative to floaty frocks in the sunny but slightly windy weather we're enjoying at the moment. I braved the breeze to have a blissful half hour tea break outside today. Book, homemade apple flapjack and sunshine - a little slice of morning perfection.



32 comments:

  1. ooh i like it!! the shirt is great with a knot in it, and those shorts are still great, be they the 'less-glam cousin of the reds' or not!

    how frustrating abouyt the shoes, i hate that alsmot as much as when you see something in the sale which you bought full price and still haven't worn :( doom!

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  2. great outfit. I had trouble getting dressed this morning, I don't know how it happens!

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  3. Rocking the shorts again - you do it so well!

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  4. What a fabulous look, Alex! You really do have killer legs and I adore Char's necklace so much.
    I cannot get an outfit ready the night before, it only takes a song I've heard on the radio or a weird dream to have feeling in a completely different mood. x

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  5. A fabulous look. Love the necklace and owl ring lots. Like Vix, I couldn't possibly get my act together to sort out an outfit the night before. I always have to do it in a last minute rush in the morning (sigh...).

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  6. Another fabulous outfit. That book looks quite good, I really should read more history things x

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  7. Lovely outfit, your legs look amazing! :) And the book definitely looks interesting, another to add to my never ending list of books to read.. xx

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  8. Love the outfit but the accessories do it for me, lovely ring and necklace and fab shoes xx

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  9. That necklace is amazing! And I love the shoes.
    You pull off shorts so well, and I love the navy and yellow together.

    xx

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  10. Looking good, hun! You 'do' shorts so well. And how beautiful are your nails? (Well, the pinkie one in the ring photo!)
    I love lemony colours tho' I'm not sure if they love me...but those brilliant 'banana' shoes of dinoprincesschar, ooo, I could wear those every day!
    Will try and get those bits in the post this week!
    Z xx

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  11. really cute outfit- very summer.

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  12. I adore those shoes - love love love!

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  13. Gorgeous Alex ! Love the outfit, and those sexy pins are out again :0) xx

    The ring is fab ! xx

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  14. What stunning legs you ave Alex. You should show them off more.

    Loving the yellow blouse too.

    I never have any idea what I'm going to wear unless it's a special occasion, even then it's been known to change at the last minute!

    X x

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  15. Ah but the Primark shoes would probably last half the time! V cute, loving the tied shirt look right now :)

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  16. Looks great. I think it's harder to dress for work when it's sunny. Hard to be summery but still office appropriate. xx

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  17. The horse necklace is awesome!!! x

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  18. YES! I posted today about having that kind of thing going on, mainly due to being in a rush, but gah sometimes the clothes just play tricks on you!!

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  19. Lovely yellow shirt, it looks great knotted and paired with those shorts. I get so frustrated with my wardrobe that I can't bear to put anything on. Nothing of mine ever seems to look right with anything else. Most outfits are usually what I throw on in a hissy.
    Flapjack and a book in the sunshine sounds perfect!

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  20. You look lovely, I really like your hair in a ponytail.

    That ring looks like it's made out of white chocolate!

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  21. I find it nigh on impossible to get dressed MOST days. Literally. I do try & consider the evening before what I'm going to wear, & sometimes this helps me a little bit, sometimes it doesn't help in the slightest - it just means that my stressed-out-ness is extended from that point, instead of just limited to the morning!

    You look bloody lovely Alex :) I remember the days when you insisted you couldn't/wouldn't wear shorts - I'm glad you reevaluated!

    Thanks for your comment btw - I seriously wish I would stop seeing things I'm tempted by in the sales.. It's getting a bit ridiculous now :/

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  22. High heel walking skills! Don't we need them all? :D This summery outfit is perfect and the reading material even better! Going to check my local for a copy now.

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  23. I struggle with outfits all the time! I do wish i had better legs so I could wear cute shorts!

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  24. I take your point entirely.. I actually have 0.2 days of holidays until September, which is quite ridiculous (we only have 20 days a year which include bank holidays and Xmas break) and my boss is likely to get pissy with all my pretend doctor's visits and things. I do think this job isn't doing me too many favours as there's no progression and it's not the sector I want to be in, so people might question why I'm still there. =\ xx

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  25. Ah pretty yellow, and I love the ponytail on you, even if it does have a life of its own!

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  26. Yellow is absolutey my favourite colour, yet I own hardly any items of yellow clothing. This must be remedied forthwith.
    I LOVE those shoes- I saw them in primark this morning actually but I wimped out as they looked very high- I'm like Bambi on ice in anything over 2ins!

    xxx Maddie

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  27. WOW Alex i love this outfit especially the necklace.
    I have days where none of my clothes are right, i think it stems from having too much choice xx

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  28. Oooh cool look! Yep, have hundreds of clothes but sometimes not the right thing available!

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  29. I love the shirt and shorts on you. The shoes are lovely too.

    I can never sort out an outfit the night before and I still have trouble even though I have so much stuff. Probably because I can't see most of it! xx

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  30. I really wish I could pull shorts off the way you do, my legs are helplessly short and stumpy in the worst way possible x

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