OOTD: Early summer

May 14, 2011

OOTD / 14 May 2011 OOTD / 14 May 2011
OOTD / 14 May 2011
OOTD / 14 May 2011
OOTD / 14 May 2011
OOTD / 14 May 2011
(my legs look like the got ombre-d, thanks lighting!)

Dress: Dunnes *** Sandals: Topshop *** Jewelery: Primark

Hey folks! It looks like I took a little break from blogging this week, and I kind of did..but not really. I logged in a couple of nights ago to make a post but blogger was down, and it was down the next day too for maintenance or something. I'm sure the whole blogging world (myself included) were freaking out! I know a couple of gals lost some of their entries, thankfully I didn't, but I did (unfortunately) lose a few of the most recent comments. I had read all of them though and appreciate them!

The outfit I wore today was basic and really didn't match with the weather. Our weather has been kind of crazy lately, raining one minute and sunshine the next. That said, this is the first "paperbag" style dress that I own and I couldn't wait any longer to wear it. If i'm honest, I don't really like how it looks on me. I have an odd body shape - wide upper body and my tiny/almost invisible waist hits all of a sudden like BAM, plus my hips are also wide. I feel like this dress made my awkward body shape look even more awkward if that's possible! I think it shows in my pictures that I wasn't comfortable but I didn't have time to re-take them! I do love the chambray skirt on the dress, and the material is very soft and easy to wear so i'm hoping I can find a wide tan belt that will cover the "paperbag" part of the dress. The belt was a little tight which is a shame because I bought the dress in size UK 18 so you would think they would give a large belt, but the belt on all of the dresses is the same length. So my conclusion...I love the dress, hate the waist!
If any Irish gals are looking for this dress, its on sale right now in Dunnes! For some reason they aren't including the belts with the dresses on sale but skinny tan belts are cheap and in most high street stores at the minute.

I began level 3 of the "30 day shred" today. I think you're supposed to do each level for ten days but I get so bored once I reach day 5 or 6! I feel a little bit crazy when I realize that I know all of the words and say "I just saw you sink down! What are you doing back here?!" with Jillian. I had to move to the next level (both times) on day 8. There hasn't been a change in my arms (yet) which is slightly disappointing because that's my main reason for doing the shred! I have noticed a small difference in my mid/lower back and also my upper stomach/abs area which is better than nothing! I'll continue to do it until day 30 anyways, just because I don't want to give up when I have come this far! If anyone has any tips on toning upper arms I would really appreciate it! I don't want big muscles like Madonna and I don't mind if my arms are still "big" - but firmer and less flabby would be nice.

Also good luck to Jedward who are representing Ireland in the Eurovision song contest as I write this. I know they're like marmite - you love 'em or hate 'em but you can't deny that they're pretty entertaining. I met them back in January and they were lovely guys, really not as "dumb blonde" as they portray themselves in the media!

If you're watching the Eurovision song contest, who do you want to win?

xoxo

55 comments:

  1. I love the Chambray skirting too, it looks lovely and summery, especially paired with a tan sandal. Definitely want to get a 30 Day Shred DVD... I keep forgetting to order one, eep! And I totes want Jedward to win, they're so adorable and energetic! xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. You look gorgeous, I don't think your body looks awkward at all! Even though I'm English and should be supporting blue, I'd love Jedward to win! I saw them live on the X Factor tour but lucky you for actually meeting them, there so fun! Love them :').
    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love your outfits, they ae so cute!
    xoxo

    www.najaolesen.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. Greetings! You deliver another lovely look. The sandals look very nice to me along with the top and skirt. You also have beautiful hair, a cute face, and a sweet smile in your pictures here. Very lovely!

    johnbmarine.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I really love those sandals!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great outfit, I'm planning to start work out before summer need to lose few pounds.
    peachandpearls.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love this outfit especially your shoes xx

    http://princesspancake.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  8. lovely outfit - yours shoes are gorgeous!
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. I really like the dress, and I don't think the paperbag style looks bad on you, but ultimately it's your decision.
    I'm actually cheering on Ireland and Sweeden, I loke Jedward! But as usual Eurovision is all about sharing the love with the neighboring countries, and to hell with the songs.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I think you look great in this outfit sometimes something simple is all you need I love th shoes.

    ReplyDelete
  11. You look lovely as always in that outfit. I've heard about that challenge don't have the will power to do it, nor wear something as cute and girly in all the rain and thunder storms we have been getting. I'm super dissapointed with how everyone voted for jedward! i'm not a fan but i thought they did great x

    ReplyDelete
  12. Lovely outfit my lovely!

    Oh, I was SO upset with the Eurovision, they may as well scrap it as no one votes on talent, it's all political and they all vote for their neighbouring countries, urgh :S xo

    ReplyDelete
  13. I always seem to tone parts of my body I don't want too. Been going to the gym for a while now and it seems my legs just get more muscular and my arms aren't changing that much. Which is annoying because I want to tone my arms!

    I do love your sandals!

    ReplyDelete
  14. love the whole outfit~ it looks so fresh and young :)


    http//carizzachua.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love your gladiator sandals :)
    -Jaz
    http://www.fluffyfashoincents.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. What an adorable outfit, you look absolutely darling. Your necklace is so cute. XX

    ReplyDelete
  17. Ah, I´ve got problems with my arms as well. I managed to get quite big muscles when I was gym obssessed a couple of years ago and for some reason my arm muscles remembered it and any time I exercise them now, they grow like crazy. I´m trying to do light weights and just the easier pushups but still feel like my muscles are growing rather than just getting kinda long and firm.
    However, I would recommend keeping up with the shred and maybe concentrating a bit more on your arms - just doing a couple more arm exercises with light weights on top of the shred, that should help.
    I really like your sandals btw, they look great on you! x

    ReplyDelete
  18. Call me crazy.. but push ups !
    Or gym for half an hour to do arm exercises..

    I love the outfit, I don't think it looks awkward on you at all !

    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  19. Lovely :D

    I didn't watch Eurovision Song Contest because I knew that Spain sent an awful song, so... LOL

    xoxo <3

    ReplyDelete
  20. i love your outfit, it's so cute :P

    http://makeupclothesandme.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  21. You should try Davina McCall's 'High energy five' DVD. If you do the Boxing & Arms sections regularly you really do notice a difference. They only take about 15mins each so its just half an hour every two days or so. The rest of the sections are quite good to!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Love those sandals!
    I love Jedward, they love Britney even more than I do. I voted for them, I thought they did a great job. Also a few of the lads from Denmark were easy on the eye!

    ReplyDelete
  23. you look so cute in that outfit !

    ReplyDelete
  24. i LOVE those shoes. And Jedward <3

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love your dress :)
    I tried to avoid Eurovision, but it was impossible with Twitter talking about it!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I love those sandals!
    I want to tone my arms as well and doing reps with weights is supposed to really help. xx

    ReplyDelete
  27. I have the 30 Day Shred DVD as well, but have never been as far as Level 3, I think I'm a bit scared lol..! I missed Eurovsion, will have to check out Jedwards performance on YouTube! :) x

    ReplyDelete
  28. I want I want I want those sandals :(
    there beautiful!

    ellie oxoxox
    http://obsessedwithfashionx.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  29. Great outfit, I love the skirt!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Really nice sandals!

    I've heard about this 30 day shred around the blogosphere. May have to try this out for myself!

    ReplyDelete
  31. nice outfit
    i like your skirt and your necklace !!!!

    ReplyDelete
  32. the dress looks great on you, i think a different belt would make all the difference! I love your sandals too

    sunshinepearls.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  33. Hi, I’ve just post on my blog an article with my favorite outfits for May, you’re in, if you don’t want I can deleted the pictures and off course I’ve linked to your blog. Thanks Leah.

    http://hapiness-love-music.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  34. Oh wow, you look absolutely gorgeous! :)

    best,
    Kerti.

    http://kertiii.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  35. such a great summer look! its casual but looks so lovely on you. plus, the sandals are amazing. so jealous about not having a topshop in the USA.

    great photos, great post!

    ReplyDelete
  36. you're extremely pretty! this outfit is gorgeous I wish i had it :)

    ReplyDelete
  37. Love those shoes!!

    Besos,
    Denise

    ReplyDelete
  38. Aww, I think you look great!! I love the dress too.
    www.pastelsandpirouettes.com

    ReplyDelete
  39. Dee, I found your blog today for the firt time while surfing around because I am ill in bed in my pyjamas. And I have to admit: You're absolutely and without any quetions GORGEOUS! I really like your way of sharing you life, ideas, thoughts and of course outfit with the world. I read about 25 post now and I can't help it. I HAVE TO follow you :) Pretty happy I found your blog.
    Keep rocking! xx

    ReplyDelete
  40. superbe tenue, j'adore, et cela te vas vraiment très bien

    ReplyDelete
  41. I love this post and your blog in general, you really inspire me to experiment with clothes.

    Laura xoxo
    http://thewhatlauralovesblog.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  42. You have a real cute style of dressing, now following.

    Amy xxx

    ReplyDelete
  43. Love this outfit, the skirt is just perfect !

    xx, Leah.

    http://hapiness-love-music.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  44. gorg outfit!

    jessicaaasx.blogspot.com
    skinny-tastes-good.blogspot.com

    xx

    ReplyDelete
  45. Hi there! I just found your blog from Wikifashion. And... I really love Pearl Lace and Ruffles!! I think that you are one of my fav blogs.
    Lovely outfit and i'm in love with your shoes. Great styling dear.
    Anyway, I have to follow your blog! It's a must! :) Have a great day!

    http://keziiaiueo.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  46. hello!I will follow you from Italy kisses!

    ReplyDelete
  47. absoloutley love these sandals!! xx

    ReplyDelete
  48. Its very bad to give such collection for fashion on sites.
    Freshwater Pearls

    ReplyDelete