Friday, 15 October 2010

What I Wore: In this perfect weather, we'll find a place together.


I'm 99% sure I start off the majority of my blog posts by saying 'this dress is one of my absolute favourites' but I'm going to say it again! This beauty has been in my possession for a good few years now and I always dig it out when the weather starts getting colder. The colour palette just screams autumn to me with the deep teal green and splashes of yellow-orange, red & blue. It reminds me of stepping outside on a cold morning in the middle of November, crunching through crisp golden leaves on the ground and looking up at a bright blue sky scattered with fluffy white cotton-wool clouds. Days like that are my idea of absolute heaven.

Dress: Joe Browns.
Cardigan: Shrinking Violet from TK Maxx. 
Tights: Asda.
Necklace: Asos.
Nail Polish: Illamasqua Caress. 
Although it was amazing I took the peacock feather off my asos necklace because it was just so massive and unpractical & I really only bought the necklace for the huge peace symbol. I am in love with anchors and peace signs, so much so I can't stop thinking about getting them as tattoos. I've been thinking about getting a tiny anchor on the side of my wrist for about a year now, I figured I should really think about it for a long time since it will be there forever!

I promised pictures of Illamasqua tweak blush on my fair skintone yonks ago & I've finally managed to get photographs where I don't look like a total idiot, I don't seem to have much control over my face when I'm in pictures!


Base: Bourjois Healthy Mix, Benefit Boi-ing, Benefit Erase Paste & ELF Under eye concealer. 
Eyes: The Body Shop Big & Curvy mascara. 
Face: Illamasqua Tweak powder blush. 
Lips: Illamasqua Liar lipstick & Revlon Wild about Violet lipgloss. 
Nail Polish: Illamasqua Caress. 
Although tweak looks so bright in the pan, with a really light hand, it gives a really pretty natural flush on the cheeks, yes, even on my ghost-like complexion!
Although I look a bit very strange in this picture I thought I'd include it because you can actually see my pink ombre! I'm so in love with it & I actually think I'd like it to be a little bit more intense but a big part of me likes the softness and subtlety of it. Oh decisions! On a side note, how pretty is Liar lipstick from Illamasqua?! It's a shimmer finish and one I definitely recommend.

What did you wear today? Do you have any favourite Illamasqua products that I need to check out?
xoxo

25 comments:

  1. That dress is amazing and the accesories look great with the outfit. Just perfect!
    The blush looks so natural on you. :)

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  2. I love this dress!! You're right it's colours are perfect for autumn!! I LOVE the weather just now it's so clear but crisp - it's making me very cheery!!!! xx

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  3. Ha! You don't look "very strange" at all, you look honest-to-god beautiful! :) You should post more pictures of your pretty face! You have a killer eye-colour!! Jealous :) <3

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  4. You look absolutely gorgeous! I adore this outfit, can i steal that dress please? :) And i agree, days like that are absolute heaven ♥ x

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  5. @Shopperita - Thank you lovely! Definitely an easy outfit to wear!
    @Nic - Me too, this is the best time of the year! <3
    @Anna - Aww thank you sweets!
    @Laura - Haha yes you can! Best time of the year for sureee!

    xoxo

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  6. you look beautiful. and yes, the dress is absolutely amazing :D such an enchanting color palette.


    <3 dennica pearl
    - through the eyes of a pearl
    - vintage shop

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  7. The dress is gorgeous and I love the Illamasqua lipstick! x

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  8. you look so pretty! in love with the dress and tights. x

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  9. you are seriously too pretty!! :)
    You've made me want that lipstick too, what a nice color

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  10. your eyes are so beautiful Jennie!
    that dress looks very Autumn, you are lovely x

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  11. Love the necklace!
    Just wanted to say the mascara you like from the Body Shop is £7 now!
    xxx

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  12. Love this dress so much. You have the perfect collection of dresses, I have never seen so many beautiful ones x

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  13. Such a gorgeous dress, I completely agree with you about the Autumnal colours! You have such a beautiful collection of dresses Jennie :O xx

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  14. @denicapearl - thank youu!
    @rachel - it's a gorgeous lipstick, one of my new favourites!
    @lizzy - thank you!
    @jennifer - Definitely recommend it!
    @chantele - :)
    @tennille - Aww <3
    @m - Thank you! Ahh yes, I've stocked up :D
    @alice - Aww thank you so much! I love dresses, can't help but buy them all the time hehe.

    xoxo

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  15. You pick the most eclectic and beautiful dresses!

    I wish I owned Illamasqua products. I can only buy them online in The States. Boo!

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  16. You are beautiful,
    and so it that dress. I love Joe Browns

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  17. i love this look! and i think it's more bohemian than the last! x

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  18. I absolutely love this...possibly my fav OOTD so far. The dress is beautiful and your makeup is always so light and angelic :)
    xxx

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  19. I think this maybe my favorite of your OOTD's thus far! This dress is so gorgeous & I love your necklace :o) Your hair looks great with the pink! I'm blonde too and adore the ombre look but can't do it, haha. I never thought of doing it with a color, great idea.

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  20. @alyse - Ahh I can only buy online too. I wish they had more counters!
    @Laura - Thank you! Joe Browns is amazing!
    @annabelle - thank you!
    @Milly - Aww thank you beautiful!
    @cait - Thank youu! :)

    xoxo

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  21. Aah I've read one post and I already know I'm in love with your blog :)
    That dress is so cute! I love Asda for tights, I bought about 10 pairs today, yours are great!
    You have the bluest eyes ever, they're gorgeous! I love the make up!
    xxx

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  22. @Emma Jade - Aww that's exactly what I thought when I found yours! Can't beat asda tights, soso cheap! :D

    xoxo

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  23. You my dear are gorgeous oh & I loveee the fact that we have the same name except I spell mine Jenny May ;-)

    xo

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  24. I like how you pieced your outfit together from the clothing to the accessories. You look lovely! :)

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