I think it’s fair to say, that I’m a little bit obsessed with the colour blue, it’s been reappearing in my blog posts quite a lot lately. Today I decided to wear one of my Bardot Style Dresses which I bought from New Look last year. I hadn’t worn it in a while and I thought it would go great with my new butterfly cardigan. It has a lovely vintage feel, its tight around the bust and waist and goes out at the hips.
One of my Dorothy Perkins dresses that I bought a couple of weeks ago is covered in butterflies, I will write a post on it asap, however, my mum saw this cardigan in Marks and Spencer and thought it would go well with this particular dress. Sadly, when I tried them both on together, I felt they clashed too much, although the cardigan was too beautiful to return so I decided to keep it and try it with something else.
Although this dress is pretty simple, the details it has, such as the Bardot neckline, the ruching on the bust and the neon blue colour really make the outfit. Plus, with the dress not being too detailed, it goes perfectly well with the butterfly cardigan and the top compliment one another perfectly.
I adore detailed cardigans, the only problem with them is I feel as they stand out so much, it’s better to wear something less out there so the look isn’t too overwhelming. Luckily, this dress is nice and simple and perfect for the cardigan. It’s so summery and has tiny diamantes all over it, such beautiful details! Also, the buttons are absolutely adorable, I love how simple buttons are, yet they can come in so many variations! They’re almost an opal colour and just blend wonderfully, the cardigan has such a vintage feel and is cotton too!
I decided to braid my hair into one plait and to make it slightly messy by pulling each section of the hair to give the illusion of my hair being thicker. I was going to braid a fish plait but thought that would look too contrived and not subtle enough. I then added some pastel coloured flowers into sections of my plait to create a Summery vibe and what goes better with Butterflies than flowers?
I also chose some Butterfly earrings to complete the look, the good thing about them is they’re silver, so they are subtle and don’t overload the outfit. I think I bought these from Accessorize years ago, definitely my favourite store for earrings.
For my makeup I created my usual look, however, this time I decided to wear a Plum Lipstick. I love purple colours, however I find them pretty hard to wear all of the time, so only put them on every once and a while. I think plum colours can give you a vampy look and are better for a night out and Autumn and Winter Seasonsa, however I thought I’d take a risk. I have two plum colours from MAC; Violetta and Up The Amp, this time I chose Up The Amp as I found it to be more subtle and thought it would blend better with my outfit. I wore my Magenta Mac Lip Pencil for the base of my lips and then put Up The Amp over it. It has such a lovely feel, the filter is Amplified Creme and it feels so smooth on your lips. I’m usually quite weary of wearing darker lipsticks as I feel they usually look so much better on Brunettes, but I’ve decided it’s good to vary your lipsticks and try new colours!
Here is the complete look, I took inspirations from the 1960s and Elsa from Frozen for the hair – who else?! I wanted to create an understated vintage chic look and try something a bit different.
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