OOTD: In bloom

August 17, 2010

Some of you may remember I mentioned back in June that Forever 21 are opening their first European store here this fall. You can probably tell how much I love their clothes and accessories since I mention them quite often!
Since then I have been searching the internet every morning to see if they were hiring and this morning I got lucky! They aren't hiring sales assistants yet (just senior staff/managers) but I called the agency who are recruiting for them and the lovely lady agreed to forward my resume to F21. Fingers crossed that I at least get an interview!

Today was a really nice day, not typical August weather but still much better than all of the rain we have been getting this summer so I decided to wear my favorite spring/summer dress.

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(click pictures to enlarge on Flickr)

Dress: Topshop *** Cardigan: Primark *** Shoes: Topshop *** Necklace: Forever 21 *** Bracelet: Primark

Picture overload today, I had some extra time to take pictures! This dress is from Topshop a couple of seasons ago. The largest size they stock is a size UK 16 (US12) and it's rare that you can find it in their stores so I felt very lucky to find this dress in my size! I don't always fit into their dresses because of my large belly, hips, and bum area but this dress fits perfectly. The lower back has a small zipper and the rest is free size so it is fine for my size 16-18 body! I think the cut of this dress is one of the most flattering styles that I own.
I usually wear an off-white cardigan with this dress but I think the pink looks much better! I picked up the pink cardigan in Primark a couple of weeks back. Again, its rare that they have size 16's or 18's in stock in my local store but they had a whole rack of these in every color, I just wish I had snagged some of the others! The bow detail on the pockets is what sold me on it. I sometimes feel like my blog should be called pearlslacerufflesandbows, maybe even pearlslacerufflesbowsfloralprintandnude ...or not! :)

Also thank you for all of the lovely comments on my last entry, it looks like quite a few of us fancy a little change in our looks for A/W!

xoxo

53 comments:

  1. Love your outfits. So glad I found your site.

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  2. Love this outfit :)

    The dress looks gorgeous on you & I love the cardigan - definitely going to have to keep an eye out for those babies in store!

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  3. Very cute outfit! You wear it well!

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  4. oh i love this! it's so ladylike and pretty. i have a similar dress from topshop in blue and floral. does this have a bow that ties at the back? i like the shape because it's flattering on my hips and bum!

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  5. That dress is such a lovely print! Love all the bright colours you're wearing (: I've never bought from Forever 21 but keep hearing good things about it! x

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  6. I love your blog name and header its very cute. im also very jealous of this dress! i loved it when i first saw it in topshop but they never had my size. you look very colourful, i like it x

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  7. This dress looks great on you. Topshop is too short for me as I'm not blessed in the leg department

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  8. Very cute dress, love the bow detail on the cardigan!

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  9. I want a forever 21 in Portugal!!
    Love your outfit,all the colors and how it looks so fresh!!!
    Wishing we had some rain and colder weather here.

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  10. awww que monaaa! me encanto! sos re linda! y tierna!

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  11. I love,love,love your dress! x

    http://thepublisheddiary.blogspot.com/

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  12. i love your blog ! thank you for the comment.
    great outfit, love the dress !
    i am now following :)
    love FASHION PROJECT x

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  13. I love this look! Perfect mix of old and new :)
    And thanks for the comment on my blog and for letting me know about yours. You're doing an amazing job - fashion isn't only for some skinny girls out there! There's so much positivity coming from your looks, I will step by more often :)
    And you're from Ireland..I've spent the last year in Dublin and I totally love this country. Now I'm hoping to return after my studies or so!

    Love, Diana
    Songs and Fairy Tales

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  14. Can you look any cuter! Love the color of the flats and the floral print of the dress is perfect. Here's hoping you land that interview!

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  15. I love this!! Girl, embrace your curves!!
    xoxo Debby

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  16. Simply lovely! Great dress!
    xoxo
    Stiletto
    http://mylipstickonhercollar.com

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  17. You are so unbelievably cute! I love everything you wear :)

    Sofia x

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  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog!! I heard that F21 is going to be opening up a new store closer to my house and to top it off it will have the Faith 21 collection in it!!!!!! I am so EXCITED!!! By husband is not! LOL!

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  19. cute look.
    your cardi blends in with your walls haha

    xo

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  20. you look like a doll !

    wish u Luck ! i hope you get call for the interview ♥

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  21. The color palette here is lovely and I love those shoes and dress. Best wishes on applying for the Forever21 job:)

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  22. you're so adorably coordinated! it's really lovely

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  23. Very cute, very girly, very fun, very beautiful! It may be Summer here in the States, but it's still Spring because you blossom with beauty with all of these floral prints and accents. The green flats adds some extra loveliness to your look. You look absolutely beautiful from top to bottom.

    johnbmarine.blogspot.com (John's Blog Space)

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  24. I love how the pink cardy and green shoes work with this dress - you look so ladylike!

    I really really hope you manage to get a job at Forever 21! I have never been to one myself (we don't have them in NZ - there is one here in Korea but I generally do all my shopping online here because so little fits me!) but I hear so many bloggers talking about it has to be super!

    www.adventuresofagirlfromthenaki.blogspot.com

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  25. You look lovley in this- I wish I could pull of pink, but being blonde it looks too barbie on me :( . I'm also a size 16 and have only just found your blog today, but it's inspirational. I'll be reading daily from now on!

    xxx

    Maddie

    http://thirtysomethingskellum.blogspot.com

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  26. I remember that dress from Topshop, such a beautiful one! You look lovely, so pretty in pink :) Good luck with F21!!! :)

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  27. I just discovered your blog and I love your outfits, you look amazing!

    xx fesi-fashion

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  28. good look with F21.
    i hope one comes to england too
    http://seraluxe.blogspot.com

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  29. Gorgeous like always! and good luck, hope they call you!! xo

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  30. Your outfit is so cute- I love it :]

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  31. I love your blog and I love you!!
    what a beautiful surprise has just been to find your blog!!!(is my english right??!)


    please visit my blog and follow me if you like!
    surely I'll follow you back
    http://obsessedwithglamour.blogspot.com/

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  32. Good luck on snagging that interview! I know how hard waiting can be :P Anyway this dress is so pretty. I feel like I am the last one to climb unto the floral bandwagon! :)

    Bea from A plus B

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  33. Loving the mix of pink and green, you've poved wrong whoever said "pink and green must never be seen" :) Lovely to see your signature pearls creeping in there too! xx

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  34. Ee! Those little bow pockets are adorable!

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  35. I love your blog. You look soooo fabulous in everything! You'll get an interview - and you'll rock it, girl. Thanks for sharing!

    www.goodjeansgoodsole.com

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  36. beautiful outfit! love the pockets on the cardigan! I am following, nao! Do the same? :D

    love, polly !

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  37. I was going to get a job at forever21 when I was in college but I was way to lazy to fold clothes all day!!! But I really hope you get it! I am loooooving this outfit!!! That dress shape and colors are beautiful! U look amazing!! Xoxo

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  38. Gorgeous outfit! I love your bracelet xx

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  39. I just discovered your blog and I love your outfits! You are very beautiful :)

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  40. So cute! I love the colour of your cardigan and the sweet bows <3

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  41. Love this blog :) !! you are so pretty :D follow you !!

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  42. this dress is adorable! and i love your flats!

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  43. Gorgeous outfit, you look so pretty!! :)

    Thanks for checking out my blog, I've joined your followers so will come back and read more soon xxx

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  44. thanks for visiting my blog! I love yours its so pretty and pink! and also I know what you mean about finding dresses that fit in topshop. The size 16 rarely fits me because of the problems you mentioned. yay for dress size twins.

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  45. This outfit looks cute! I really like the colour palette, well matched x

    http://pagesixxx.blogspot.com

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  46. what a gorgeous outfit!
    you look stunning!

    xoxo natalie

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