OOTD: Midweek slump!

March 9, 2011

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OOTD / 9 March 2011
Cardigan: Savida *** Top: Primark *** Skirt aka. dress: Primark *** Shoes: Dunnes *** Accessories: Primark

I have been feeling a little under the weather the past few days so I decided to scare off my "midweek slump" with a colorful spring outfit! We had lovely weather for the past week but as of yesterday the rain is back and I now have a cold. It probably doesn't help that i'm wearing a lot of dresses without tights and its still early March (Ireland doesn't get warm until at least May) but I can't help myself. I long for the kind of days where I sit out drinking cold juice, reading a good book with my garden full of daisies and sunshine hitting my skin. So yes, I didn't let my cold stop me from wearing a dress today. I say dress because the "skirt" above is actually a dress folded to make a skirt. I don't know if I pull it off or not! Could you tell? I think a belt would have helped but none of mine matched unfortunately.
I bought the dress on sale in Primark a couple of weeks ago, it was marked down to €3 and the print was too pretty to pass up. Unfortunately its very unflattering and the crissed crossed straps remind me of being 9 years old, so this was the best I could do with it. I may cut it up and work some magic with my sewing machine some day. It wasn't too fun looking down at my waist all day to make sure it was still "in place".

I still haven't moved to my new house! I feel like I have been packing for far too long, but I finally finished this morning and my house is now in a box. I had to order my flooring as its not commonly used here, it will be arriving tomorrow evening and my new landlord is having one of his staff install it for me Friday (free of charge, huzzah!) so once that's done I will be moving. I discovered that there is a little creek in the back garden, two pretty horses in the field behind it and the locals are building a playground directly across from the house.. my inner child is beyond happy!

After much consideration, I have decided to change my blog a little. I will still be posting outfits as often as I currently do, but I feel like i'm restricting myself by considering my blog to be a "fashion blog". Especially when I don't have the time to post outfits every day. I enjoy fashion and have a great interest in it, but I am not a fashionable person. I have my own style which I would consider somewhat unique but I don't care about looking "on trend", I just dress for me. Fashion is not my first love, or my second, its actually probably my third. Whereas most "fashion bloggers" would considering it their main interest/passion.
What do I plan to do with my blog? Nothing drastic, don't worry! Aside from my usual outfit, inspiration and wishlist posts I plan to include some of my other interests. Maybe posts about musicians who I think deserve a new fan or two, inspiring quotes and photography, advice/confidence tips, etc. Maybe even some beauty and makeup related posts. I haven't planned any topics as such, but if I think of something that I would like to blog about, I will. Until now I would have an idea but later think "well, that won't really fit into a fashion blog..". So - as of today Pearls, Lace and Ruffles is more of an "everything" blog rather than a fatshion/fashion blog.

Thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway, I will be announcing the winners in the coming days!

xoxo

38 comments:

  1. I hope you feel a little brighter towards the weekend.
    I really love this outfit and I think I may have said this before but I've got serious eyebrow envy - yours are perfect! x

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  2. Thanks Zoe but I can't take the credit i'm afraid! My left brow is really short (even though I don't pluck it) and they're completely different shapes so I use a brow pencil on them to make them longer/darker/more "alike". Hehe.

    xoxo

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  3. Well I am looking forward to your new posts :) I love a good random mixture of posts and topics :). I agree that print is gorgeous. As soon as I popped onto this post I was like preeetty, my eyes went straight to it x

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  4. Aw I do the same when I'm feeling a bit down, colours always help! Hope you cheer up a little :) I like the idea of expanding the topics you blog about, although I do love your outfit posts! xx

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  5. Ugh I have a cold too and also can't wait for warmer weather :(

    P.S I gave you an award on my blog xx

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  6. Oh, it's a shame the dress isn't the way you wanted it to be. But you really rocked it as a skirt!

    I'm looking forward to your new posts, especially the ones about photography and beauty related ones! I think it's great you're going to broaden the field of your blog as it's YOUR blog after all and you shouldn't restrict yourself on fashion only if there are other things you have something to tell about :) xx

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  7. Good post - I've only just started my blog but I'm going for a general theme too. I love fashion and clothes but I really haven't got enough to write about and I'm not the most stylish person. I intend to blog about cakes, beauty, fashion and my general life really so similar to you :)
    I think you've definitely pulled off the dress as a skirt - I love the idea of using clothes abit differently - very Gok!

    http://emilyaliceswonderland.blogspot.com/

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  8. it's funny, i'm the same as you on fashion not being my main interest. It's just something I enjoy (and wouldn't mind working in at all, if someone offered me a job lol!) but it's not my driving force and passion.
    I think beauty tips and quotes would fit in well with your blog. :)

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  9. First off, I hope you get well soon. Second, this look is an amazing one. You are lovely in these pictures. As for trying new things for your blog, do whatever your heart desires. Take some inspiration from me- my blog was supposed to be about just the Gran Turismo game series (before making a separate blog), but I've long tried to blog about anything and everything. So we need to try new things to keep blogs fresh and interesting. So best of luck to you in all of your work!

    johnbmarine.blogspot.com

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  10. This is the cutest outfit ever, you remind me of one of the lovely 1950s girls in the pastel colours. I feel the same about my own blog, I think of it more as personal style than fashion. I also think personal style is way more interesting than fashion. Hope you're feeling better soon dearie x

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  11. I absolutely LOVE this outfit and it looks absolutely fantastic on you... gorgeous! :)

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  12. I love this outfit, very spring like and pretty!
    I would love to see things about bands on your blog. I don't shut up about Frankie and the Heartstrings on my blog, my fave new band at the moment. Do whatever makes you happy :) xx

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  13. Super super super cute outfit! You are one of the fashion bloggers that inspired me to start my own and I love that you've decided to mix it up to make YOU happy:) I'll always be a fan<3
    -Jaz
    http://www.fluffyfashioncents.blogspot.com

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  14. Looking forward to reading to new posts - but I do really like your OOTD posts too. Being in fashion is highly overrated, having your own personal style is the important thing and you have that in buckets.

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  15. Very cute and adorable!!!
    LOVE YOUR STYLE girl!! <33

    xoxo,
    Ivânia Diamond

    Portuguese Fashion Blogger*

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  16. Lovely colour, so pretty!! I really like the colour of the cardy.
    x x

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  17. this is adorable! very spring-y! i love it. and you definitely pulled off the dress as a skirt! i didn't even know until you said so, haha. love your style <3 <3

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  18. The peachy colour looks amazing on you, gorgeous!

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  19. Well someone is looking pretty in the spring colours and I think it's alright not to post only outfits with your blog, i actually like a combination of outfit posts and thoughts and stuff :)

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  20. i love ur eye liner . which brand u use?

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  21. beautiful print, you're definitely one of the sweetest dressed bloggers i know

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  22. I hope you feel better soon :) Your skirt is adorable, actually I love the whole outfit on you.
    And I wouldn't worry about your blog, whatever the title you should be able to blog about what you want, it is YOUR blog afterall, noone elses...

    xx

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  23. Really cute outfit, you look lovely! The skirt is absolutely adorable:)

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  24. Love the outfit - looking forward to new posts :) x

    http://cocktailscupcakescouture-laura.blogspot.com/

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  25. Such a pretty outfit - just perfect for springtime, and I really couldn't tell about the dress. Looks fab hun! <3

    Your new back garden sounds lovely too - I'm totally jealous! Even though I already love your blog, I'm excited to see the new additions! x x

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  26. I love everything about your outfit you look so pretty :) I actually thought it was a dress lol, until you mentioned it was a skirt and a top! Hope you feel better towards the weekend (only two days left :D) X

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  27. to change your blog more towards a lifestyle blog is a good thing. I am looking forward to these posts already!!
    Love your outfit, it just brightens up my gray day.

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  28. that 'dress' is a gorgeous print, the whole outfit is so cute, i love it and you definitely pull it off!
    i am having the same mid-week slump i think, feel dead crappy with a cold as well, but i did the same as you and tried to 'dress my way better' this morning, and it has cheered me up a little bit! :)

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  29. As much as I love seeing outfit posts on blogs, I also love reading about people's everyday lives so I'm looking forward to your new posts.

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  30. This outfit is perfect for spring time! I live in Canada, so it doesn't get much warmer for a while, but once it does, the dresses ad tights are coming out.
    I like bloggers who post different topics, and their own style. It's much more interesting.

    M.

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  31. hello there,

    i thought i would stop by && first say i love the outfit.. you always look stunning in everything you buy! also i love you blog, its inspired me to start blogging myself, though mines not a fashion blog, but a bit of everything. So i think its great you want to expand the ideas of your blog. if you ever have the time, help a new blogger out and check out mine. abeariliciousblog.blogspot.com

    thanks <3

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  32. Die top heb ik ook, die is zo lief!

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  33. Oh I'm sorry for the dutch comment, I love your top!

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  34. oh you're so lovely in this outfit!
    the color of the cardi really suits you!
    Have a nice sunday :)
    -Nico-

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  35. I really love you blog, colors are nice and I don't know what camera do you use but it's wonderful !
    BRAVO !
    Virginie.

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  36. I love the peaches and pinks!!! That top is REALLY cute!

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