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Belfast-based, clothes-loving, shopping-obsessed, mum of 3. Wearable fashion on a budget for busy women

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Navy Dress & My Mixed Up Scarf!

Today's outfit was a bit of a mixture of old and new and as the day went on, it changed a little. It started out in the charity shop, where I wore this navy wool dress with long leather boots..
Navy Wool Dress - Benetton (old)
Cropped Cardigan - H&M
Scarf - M&S (from this last post)
Thermal Tights (it gets cold in the shop!) - Primark
Long Brown Riding Boots - Hobbs (old)
You might recognise the scarf from earlier this week. I had been concerned about working with the different colours and patterns but I think it goes well with this dress (last worn here). Later on in the day, I remembered I had a navy belt from Topshop (old) so I added it and I changed into my Mango boots because it stopped raining. I think the tan ankle boots make the dress look less formal. I also took photos showing how the scarf can be worn to show off the red check or the beige/cream animal print. It's actually quite a versatile scarf so I'm pleased with my £7 bargain from M&S.
Before I sign off, have you sent me a picture with you wearing something red yet? You can check out all the great entries so far on this link. Some gorgeous outfits, cute kids and fab manicures - thank you if you've already entered!
Remember, you have until the 18th January to email me a picture to schoolgatestyle@yahoo.co.uk. It puts you in the draw to win the Radley red handbag pictured at the top of this page! More information on this link. Good luck and thank you for supporting The British Heart Foundation's Rock Up In Red fundraiser! 
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  1. I'm loving those brown boots Avril, just bought some in the TK sale (next blog!). Where are your's from? x

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    1. Thanks! The long ones are Hobbs (old ones) and the ankle ones are from Mango - there is a link in the post to them (I think…off to check!). My colour isn't left anymore but there is a chestnut colour in limited sizes. Avril x

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  2. Just had a look at the Rock up in Red link. Some brilliant pics. Fingers crossed I'll be able to send you something tomorrow.

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    1. Thank you for your photo Helen - I'll pop it up later tonight! Avril x

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  3. I love the scarves on you and how you've worn two together in the first photo.


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    1. Aw, thank you! It's just one scarf in fact Carol! Just looks totally different depending on how you tie it - genius! Avril x

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  4. Hi Avril! This scarf was a really stylish bargain and it certainly makes and transforms your outfit by showing the 2 different patterns.Your dress looks great with the tan boots too! Sharon x

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    1. Thank you Sharon, was unsure about it but love it now! Avril x

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  5. Lovely scarf darling!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  6. Two scarves in one... Genius! Love the red painted baby and the stunning rings in the first manicure!!!

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    1. Thanks for checking out the pictures Claire - the baby is hilarious! Avril x

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  7. Great Scarf Avril, but in love with your belt!
    J
    http://lifelovesand.blogspot.ie/

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    1. It's lovely isn't it? It's from the charity shop also! That dress is quite plain so it gives it a bit of a lift and it's wide enough it acts like a sucky in belt too! lol x

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  8. Love the scarf and those Mango boots are awesome! You look teeny tiny...how did you stay so slim after Xmas? xx

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    1. Aw, thanks Joanna - I didn't go too mad at Christmas really…and I think a dress always hides it best! Still got serious boot love after your post today…want them all!! xx

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  9. Looking great as always Avril- I do love that scarf! I'm off to have a root through m&S tomorrow- who knows what I might pick up! Ps you do look super slim after Christmas- I'm well jell!

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    1. Good luck with that Emma - I'm hoping to pop into Sprucefield also tomorrow…might see you there? Thanks for your lovely comment - my weight goes on my rear so I can hide it well in dresses - lol…climbed Cavehill today so that's the start of getting back in shape! xx

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  10. Such cute accessories! Love that scarf, and really LOVE those ankle boots! I've really been into ankle boots lately, and you are right, they add a more casual yet chic vibe to outfits!

    xo Jenny
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  11. That certainly was a great buy from M&S. Love the outfit with the belt and ankle boots x

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  12. Great outfit, I need to get myself a scarf for next week,heard its going to be cold, love yours :)

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  13. I love that belt hun and i so want those boots!!!! scoping ebay now lol..

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  14. A great go to outfit. Love the red gallery.

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  15. Love how you have worn the dress different ways, as I bought new ankle boots in Reiss sale in London and haven't worn them as I was unsure what they would go with. After seeing your fab Mango boots worn with your dress and black tights, think I will get mine out of their bag! Thanks for all your fab tips on mixing up what we already have in our wardrobes and wearing them in different ways to create more outfits, especially for work wear. Definitely must call in to Action Cancer shop, loving your blog pics. Gina x

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  16. Ohhh that's a lovely scarf! Loving your specs too missy xx

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