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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Outfit Details.

Details:-
Great Plains Night Lights Sequin Skirt*
H&M Basics Lace Vest
Love Hearts & Crosses Gold Chain Bag
Love Hearts & Crosses Pyramid Triangle Necklace
Black Blazer.
Black Heels.

A few weeks ago I was gifted this truly stunning full skirt with rows of pretty sequin details from Great Plains, a store I wasn't familiar with but am currently a little bit in love with. Full skirts are my favourite kind of skirt, especially when they're knee length because my hips and thighs are where it shows that I'm a little bit too partial to a chocolate digestive biscuit or three and I just find this style to be the most flattering for my body shape. When it comes to clothes I play it very safe and I fear that my slightly boring style doesn't do this piece justice at all. The colour I gravitate towards naturally is black, not just because it's flattering, but also because it's the colour I feel most comfortable wearing.

This basic vest from H&M (please excuse the bunny and puppy hairs, it needs to see a lint roller stat!) is one I have multiples of because it's one of those really handy pieces to have. It's everything I like: it's very simple, it's black, it's quite form fitting without feeling overly tight and it has a touch of lace that just gives it something to make it a little more than just a basic vest. A nice blazer is something I always reach for too, it's a step up from a cardigan without being a chunky coat and I really like wearing them.

I would totally wear this skirt with flats, in fact I already have but I think it's that little bit more flattering with a heel and these are my only pair of heels - surprise surprise they're also black! When it's really cold I've worn this with some adorable polka dot tights but they were nigh on impossible to photograph so they're not pictured above and I do think it's a piece that looks nicest with bare legs.

Gold toned accessories are my favourite to pair with an otherwise all black outfit. I've had this bag for years and it's held up so well even with regular use and I just adore the chain detail and matte finish. This triangle necklace is also from Love Hearts & Crosses and one I wear all the time because it's statement without being too much and it just seems to go with almost everything.

This has been one of my go-to date night outfits and I have a feeling it'll stay that way for a long time. I don't tend to dress up too often, my most worn clothes are probably my pyjamas, but it's so nice to have a beautiful piece in my wardrobe that I get to bring out and wear every once in a while.

Do you have a piece of clothing in your wardrobe that you love to wear? 

Love, Jennie
xoxo

99 comments:

  1. This is such a simple but gorgeous outfit. The necklace is perfect x
    Cate x

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  2. That skirt is gorgeous, Jennie! x

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  3. I love that necklace - I am so bad for accessorizing and need to remind myself to buy pieces like that, as I think they really can pull an outfit together which you've shown there!
    xx
    Wee Bit of Rachel

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    1. I'm the same, I usually forget but a simple necklace can really make all the difference <3

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  4. You've put together a really gorgeous outfit there :) I love all my skater dresses, I must have about 10 now! x

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  5. gorgeous outfit, that skirt is so pretty!!! x

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  6. cute skirt, i love pieces like these, and i love how you styled it :) i've been on the hunt for a pair of heels like yours for a long time now! x

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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    1. They're so comfy, the chunky heel means I don't fall over too much either hehe xo

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  7. lovely outfit!the bag is gorgeous xx

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  8. I love this outfit its simple yet elegant and perfect for date nights the necklace is gorgeous. My go to outfit if I'm dressing up is a blue skater dress for asos which has some sparkle I usually pair it with tights or leggings and a cardigan but like you I don't get dressed up very often as I live in pjs or jogging bottoms xx

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  9. This outfit looks gorgeous, I thought it was a dress at first, it suits so well! The necklace is gorgeous and I adore the shoes, I bet you look amazing in this Jennie! :)

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  10. What a beautiful skirt! Great Plains have some really lovely pieces. I think my go to pieces are my oversized Wildfox sweaters! Not very glamourous but hey ho. ;)

    Tara xo

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    1. Ohh I bet they're super comfy though! <3

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  11. Gorgeous outfit! I love it! :D

    www.amiciarai.com

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  12. That skirt is absolutely beautiful - i feel you girl on a full skirt! I love wearing them!
    Sophie
    x

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  13. Simple but gorgeous! I love the skirt.
    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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  14. Love everything in this post! especially the necklace and shoes. :)

    www.thedainyduckling.blogspot.com

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  15. I think gold goes beautifully with your skin :) That skirt is ever so pretty! I seem to gravitate towards black too, although I'm slowly trying to inject some different colours into my wardrobe! xxx

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  16. I love the bag! And the entire outfit is really cute. The heels are gorgeous too and I need a pair like that, though I am not a heels-kind-of-person, way too clumsy for them.
    I have a cute red dress with geometric print and it looks so cute under fluffy jumpers!
    Andreea | http://catsfika.blogspot.ro/

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  17. This is a gorgeous outfit, I love the necklace and the sequin detailing on the skirt is super pretty!
    You can never have to many basic vest tops :)

    Jess xo

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  18. That's a lovely skirt, I love an all black outfit!!
    Raffles Bizarre Blog

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  19. Lovely outfit! I really like gold toned accessories for all black as well. I also happen to have one pair of heels that are very pretty, but I'm so clumsy when I walk in them. Sometimes I wish I was more of a heel person, I love how they make feet (legs?) look.

    xx becky / star-violet.com

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    1. Ahh I'm the same, love how they look but I'm so rubbish at walking in them! x

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  20. What a perfect outfit! Each piece fits together beautifully, and it comes together looking elegant and well-planned. I love that necklace!

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  21. Love the accessories and skirt :) really lovely outfit, I never put this much thought into them

    Katie xx | Katies World

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  22. Adorable outfit - all the little details make it so perfect! Love.

    -Elle

    https://itsaromanthing.wordpress.com/

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  23. I thought that was a dress at first haha. I really like the skirt, it's got just the right amount of detail on it.

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. A pile of gorgeous black clothes? Yes please!

    Macie,
    Amen Fashion †

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  25. I love the look of this bag, classy and chic in one!

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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  26. That bag is absolutely gorgeous!!

    Samantha xo
    sjmcdf

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  27. Awwwww<3<3I LOVE this outift!GORGEOUS!!!!

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  28. The skirt is absolutely beautiful - really very pretty! Gorgeous bag too x

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  29. what camera do you use :) http://loverofconfusion.blogspot.ie/

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  30. This is totally up my alley! Black on black on black on black <3

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  31. I love some black and gold together. The gold really lifts the black and stops it being too somber. The subtle sequins on the skirt are so very pretty too.

    Sorcha x Bright Field Notes

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    1. I agree, it's a lovely combination <3

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  32. Gorgeous bag, I've been looking for one like that xxx

    I left my heart in Miami

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  33. What a beautiful, classic yet stylish look! <3

    Those shoes are so, so pretty x

    Sophie <3 soinspo

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  34. well now, isn't this a very chic sleek and stylish outfit? i' always bee-line for the full skirts too, because that way i can eat cookies with abandon and not have my thighs judging me, haha. and vests are seriously my *life*- i think they finish off every outfit. this is lovely! :)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  35. What a pretty and classy outfit! Can't beat a bit of all black, especially when there's some sparkles involved xxx

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  36. Be still my heart, gold and black are just the classiest of classy combos. I love it all esp. that necklace and the detailing on the skirt!

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

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  37. This is such an amazing and classy outfit. Adorable.

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  38. I can imagine you looking gorgeous in this outfit! I particularly love the accessories that you've picked out - the shoes, necklace and bag - I think they really make the look :)

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  39. The skirt, top, and blazer are amazing! I absolutely love dressing up in all black!

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  40. The skirt is so precious, love how you have teamed it with a simple top and gorgeous accessories x

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  41. The skirt is just gorgeous! I love the necklace too, so simple yet pretty.

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  42. Love this outfit - especially the necklace! x

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  43. Beautiful outfit! Love the necklace and the pretty skirt - the detailing is lovely!

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  44. I love this outfit, the skirt is so pretty and the sequins make it that little bit more fancy :)
    I really like Great Plains, they're so much more affordable and have nicer prints in my opinion than FCUK. I have recently bought a few things in the sale.

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