Saturday, 16 January 2010

Rose Print & Sequins




Apologies if the pictures aren't too great today. I haven't been feeling well ever since I got back to London: I've been feeling dizzy, nauseous, and just ill overall. I'm not used to being sick and am not sure what's wrong with me - I think it's either low blood pressure, low blood sugar, or iron deficiency. Hope it doesn't show through too much in the pictures!








Why yes, I do love the rose print + sequins + pink combination (as seen here). I still can't believe I bought a skirt in the exact same print as the tunic top, but I just love this print so much and I think a skirt is more wearable than that body-con top! I'm not sure if the shape is very flattering, though; it puffs a bit too much at the hip...





This massive sequin bag is from Blue Inc. You know how much I love sequins, and I think this bag is going to become a firm favorite! It's big and roomy - perfect for all the books and papers I carry around with me much of the time. Plus, it has three inner pockets which is great - I always lose little items like keys in my bag and this will help me keep organised! What do you think, is it okay to use this sequin bag for uni, or is it a bit too over the top?





Mmm, sparkles. I love.


Also, I won this gorgeous locket necklace from I Love Cutie Pie.








Before I left the house, I added my OTKs and a massive bright pink coat.





I love the way the fur from my cardigan pokes out above my coat, making it sort of look like the coat has a fur collar. I have lots of faux fur cardigans and do this all the time - it works on jackets, too!





I think coats are just universally unflattering, though. I always feel like a massive round gumdrop when I'm wearing a winter coat!





Outfit details:
Motel rose print skirt
Asos pink top
Mango faux fur cardigan
Blue Inc handbag
Topshop coat


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And before I leave today, I just wanted to say a word about Haiti. I'm sure you are all aware of the devastation that the earthquake caused earlier this week. If you would like to donate, there's a comprehensive list here on all the organisations providing relief in Haiti. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has highlighted the urgent need for tents, so at this point I would recommend that you donate to one of the organisations providing shelter. I donated to the International Medical Corps a few days ago; apparently more than 92% of the proceeds go directly to the people who need it, and they also try to hire local staff whenever possible. Please do help, in whatever way you can.


xx Leia

48 comments:

Claire said...

Love love LOVE what you're wearing, that skirt is very pretty (I'd never wear it myself, I'm just not floral!). I think the bag is great too - sod the university, if you like it AND it's useful, then you should use it!! I'm saying that and I'm at law school, which is not the most fashion-forward of places!

Aury said...

I love your outfit! It's soo gorgeous! But I love your necklace even more its adorable!

Leah said...

Such a fabulous color to brighten your day. Hope you're feeling better Leia.

I'm obsessed with your sequin bag. xoxo

PinkBow said...

i love the print on the skirt. & the bag is fabulous, definitely not too over the top.

beingdena said...

fab outfits. Congrats to winning the gorgeous necklace x

CC said...

That skirt is just the adorablest! And the bag is very drool-worthy. ;)
Xx

Amy said...

wow, i'm in love with that necklace, stunning!
the coat works very well with the outfit and the bag adds a bit of dazzlement, wonderful :)

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous skirt, darling L!
Love your whole look!

xoxox,
CC

Sher said...

I love rose prints, your skirt is so gorgeous!! And the necklace you won is so sweet too!

Hope you're feeling much better today!

Sending my prayers to Haiti...

Tiffany said...

Nice jacket.

Cheryl said...

I love your pink coat, Leia! The other day I tried on a skirt like that but with purple floral prints but it sort of bunched around my bum so I didn't buy it. That skirt you're wearing looks good on you.

Although I'm not a fan of sequins,I think it's okay to use that bag in uni. It's roomy and versatile.

Have a nice weekend!

PS: Lots of walking and climbing hilly places during the trip, no rice and eating a little made me lose weight, now that I'm back home, I've become a bum again and so the weight's coming back. Bad!

Cheryl said...

Oh and congratulations on the new necklace and locket! Never mind that it's broken, I'm sure it can be repaired. ;)

Kait said...

Wow. Just wow. What wonderful pieces. That skirt and coat are so such classic shapes and they work wonderfully on you. (Then again a paper bag would probably look fabulous on you.) Beautiful hair. I am trying to grow mine out and locks like yours keep me inspired. Love that locket. Lucky you!

Luinae said...

I love your coat Leia!

Claire xx said...

FABULOUS OUTFIT!! I love it - I would never have thought to mix floral with sequins.
Claire xx

Zanah said...

OMG I had the same issue with low blood sugar last yr while working in China but almost died! I had that bc I got food poisoning and kept vomiting. Anyway, I saw a doctor and she injected me a high does of glucose sugar. Did you see a doctor about it bc it can get very serious!! :) Mon Mode Blog

Retro Chick said...

That necklace in particular I LOVE, but the whole outfit is gorgeous.

I hope you feel better soon.

Jenny said...

That skirt is gorgeous! And I love that locket necklace!
Cute blog!

Hope you'll visit mine!
http://jennysopencloset.blogspot.com/

F i K a said...

I do really love the skirt soo much!! and the bright pink coat is just soo lovely!! love them!! :)

oooohh..that necklace is just sooo awesome!!! hope you can fix it soon!! :)

xAZD said...

great blog! love the post... also your blog header :)

xAZD

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

love the Motel skirt and the coat, fabulous!!
Thanks for posting also about Haiti! We can all do our little bit :) Get better soon
Thanks for coming over x

The Trendy Fashionista said...

I really love the necklace!!! This outfit is fabulous :)

-The Trendy Fashionista
http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

betz said...

You look so stunning darling! your skirt is so pretty. plus that sparkly sequined bag? how great is that!!!!

xx,
betz
http://herarmoire.blogspot.com

mariska said...

oh my goshhhhhh..!!

i love the necklace!!
such a cute necklace!

^.^

xoxo

www.greatmariska.blogspot.com

Nubiasnonsense said...

I love the skirt in your first outfit and thats a really pretty necklace.

all about the style said...

oee I Love that rose skirt !! That coat looks amazing on you ! great color.
x

M. said...

cute outfit, i hope you feel better!!

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

the style crusader said...

it's not showing through at all that you don't feel well! you look fab! love the skirt! xx

Cafe Fashionista said...

Leia you pull off pink, black, rose print, and sequins like no other - your style is just mind-blowingly feminine and divine! Absolutely adoring these pictures of you! And congratulations on winning such a stunning necklace!! :)

Gizelle said...

i say wear the sequin bag everyday...it's good for standing out! fashion is all about that..right?hehe.

ps. love ur skirt!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Gorgeous skirt!! You look fantastic. :) I hope you feel better soon!!

Hannah @ LONDON--ROSE ♥ said...

love your skirt, and WOW at that bag! gorgeous :)
hope you feel better soon sweetie x

♥ Hannah

((LONDON--ROSE.BLOGSPOT.COM))

xx

Rachel said...

Even when you're feeling sick, you still look gorgeous, Leia! The skirt and sequin bag are fabulous! I would definitely take that bag to classes. It will surely stand out. :)

Hope you're feeling better soon, dear!

Harriet said...

You look great, I love that sparkly bag! Sorry you aren't well though, I hope you feel better soon. xx

MJ said...

I love the necklace - super awesome!

http://dreamingspiresandoldcartyres.blogspot.com

clarewbrown said...

You are so cute! I seriously love everything about this look! Soooo cute :)

S.Elisabeth said...

So cute! I love the print & the skirt looks just fine. The purse is definitely not over the top, and the locket is adorable. Hope you feel better!!

E said...

That skirt is so pretty! I love the florals and stripes together!

joei said...

oh! that's a cute necklace to win. you're lucky! ;) love the skirt, too!

xo
joei

MissNeira said...

Amazing girl! love the rose print skirt and that locket!

L.P said...

Love the skirt on you'r first pic. And btw, you have a really nice blog. Hugs, hope youll have a great day.

Graham I. Haynes said...

The sequin bag is not over the top, no. And the floral print is really creative. Love it :)

Graham I. Haynes said...

P.S. Get well soon!

Cutie Pie Jewellery said...

Hi,

Just wanted to say thankyou for all the lovely comments about the necklace, they made me smile x

http://www.ilovecutiepie.com

Brandy Shaloo said...

nice skirt, I like the rose print

~kristie~ said...

that skirt is so pretty!

OceanDreams said...

You look pretty as always and that skirt and locket are so unique! :)

The Owl's Closet said...

i just love the first skirt! too cute:D

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