Monday, 10 January 2011

Velvet Dreams

Dress Primark
Gilet Mum's
Short Necklace Vintage
Long Necklace Low Luv
Bracelets Some Seedy Shop in London

The holidays are over, today I attempted to go back to college, unluckily we had a car crash, everyone is ok (except the car sadly it has been written off)  but it definitely shook me up a little bit!
Anyway on to happier things.... yesterday the sun emerged from behind the clouds, it was lovely so my boyfriend and I went for a walk in the Ashdown Forest. These are a few snaps from our walk, I looked very overdressed next to all the dog walkers but it was a great afternoon.
This dress is from Primark, ive cut the bottom of it off, I’m 5’2 so if anything is slightly the wrong length it can make me look very short indeed. The faux fur gilet is my mum’s but I always steal it!
Do you ever find dresses look ten times better if there a slightly different length? Have you ever had things altered to fit you?
Ashley x


  1. Lovely dress, great for Primark too.
    I often find longer dresses in charity shops, that I know I can shorten and will look great.

  2. I agree with you, many times I find dresses with the wrong your velvet dress, the color is beautiful, very chic ;) Filipa

  3. Great outfit, and I'm the same height as you- altering things to fit properly can change the whole outfit completely and make it look sharper :)

  4. I remember seeing that dress in Primark, it didn't look very inspiring on the hanger.
    It's amazing what a little styling can do.

  5. your velvet dress is AMAZING. and thank you so much lovely for visiting my blog! :) i'm now following yours too! :) and it's almost back to school for me as well, and i hope you're okay after the accident!

    <3, Kathleen.

  6. Hey girl! First off, I LOVE that fur vest. I honestly don't wear mine enough! I feel like it gets neglected!!
    I am sorry I am just getting back to you about the set up of your blog! I would love to help, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to email me!
    I actually love your layout though. It is nice, clean, fresh and super easy to read. And since it is so simple, your pictures really stand out!
    I love it!!


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  7. Wow, I've not really been into the velvet thing but this dress looks amazing. Love it with the fur.
    I recently bought a dress and only tried it on yesterday and its all wrong so I think ill have it taken up :) but often i just belt things up or tuck them or something weird lol. lovely blog too
    Scrapbook de la Emma

  8. Love your dress and the vest. The lengh of the dress is perfect! Sorry for the car crash, I hope everything is ok.

  9. oh, I love this outfit!! Sorry about your car though!

  10. first of all sorry to hear about your car crash! Still another lovely outfit there, I love the gilet!
    I've done the first couple of outfit posts, please come and take a look if you have a min!
    Bea x

  11. you look so cute!

    and yes, I always get things tailored. such a small price to pay to have something you really love fit/look lovely.

    great post!

  12. A car crash is definitely that would wake me up from my slumber. Oh my, good thing you are all fine!

    I like the dress, a bit grudgy. As for the gilet, I personally don't like it with the dress.

  13. Thanks for the lovely comment ! and I think you blog is wonderful ! You have a great sense of style darling I don't think it gets much better than velvet and fur xx

  14. i think the way you paired your outfit... is just brilliant...


  15. Love this whole look & your blog. Welcome aboard. x

  16. This is so so pretty! i love the details on it.

  17. that velvet dress looks fabulous on you! x


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