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My Style 2.7.10: Feminine

I rarely shop at teen orientated shops like, Supré, Fashion Fair and Valley Girl. I’m sure this will change once my girls are older.  There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, the sizes are so small, they make me feel depressed.  Secondly, I do love great quality clothes when I can afford them.  Thirdly, I try to ‘dress my age’ and the worst thing, well maybe not the worst, is a 30-year-old dressing in teenage clothing.  However, when I walked past Fashion Fair at the start of winter, I spotted this dress in the window and I knew it would go with a lot from my wardrobe.  I love wearing it.

Dress: Fashion Fair

Belt: Fashion Fair

Jacket: Purchased 5 years ago for $19 from Katies

Boots: Half price from Mika Boutique on Main Street Caloundra.

Earrings: They were my Mums.

Tip: If you are wearing a patterned or floral dress, pick one or two complimentary colours for accessories.  If you’ve chosen two, for example, I’ve picked two colours from the dress, brown and beige, to wear, balanced it out by having the same number of accessories for each colour. 

I wore beige tights and jacket with brown boots and belt (2 beige/2 brown).  Insead I could have worn my brown jacket and boots with black tights and belt (2 brown/2 black). The combinations are endless!  

It’s safe to go with one complimentary colour. I could have chosen to wear black jacket boots, tights and belt, thus creating an entirely different look.

By mixing and matching complimentary colours, you can create a slightly different look so it feels like you are wearing a different outfit.

What I love most: The dress; it’s feminine and pretty.

Relevant Be A Fun Mum Links:

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Lilian
    July 7, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    The ensemble definitely works for you. I’m especially fond of the boots.

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    Sarah
    July 7, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Yep, still loving your boots!! But the dress is cute too! I enjoy reading your ‘My Style’ series, you might get me out of my jeans, one day…

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    Christine Bunn
    July 7, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    You look gorgeous. You have lost a lot of weight!

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    Ash
    July 8, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Just gorgeous! I agree with Sarah, you might get me out of my jeans soon, with all these inspiring outfits!

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    Nicole
    July 8, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    I think I need boots Im 5″11 How tall are you?

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    Janet
    July 8, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    The dress looks gorgeous on you!!! And p’shaw – 30 is still a spring chicken – you can still get away with heaps of the young fashions. 43 however … well let’s just say a lot of stuff looks better on my 13 year old daughter than on me these days. And you’re right, I’ve starting looking in shops like Valley Girl, Fashion Fair, and Supre with her and have actually BOUGHT a couple of really nice things – so what if I’m an XL – if I cut the tag off who’s gonna notice!!!! It’s better than the Philippines anyway – I tried on some stuff there last year in XXL and it was STILL a bit snug on my bum – now THAT was depressing!!!!

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    Janet
    July 8, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    PS I had a very similar dress back in about 1993 and felt like that ant’s pants in it!!!!

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    Ella
    July 8, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Cute outfit! I bought myself some boots the other day but unfortuantely they were not half price! Supre is great for basics and its so cheap. Im really enjoying these posts on your style and how you put it all together.

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    Annette
    July 10, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    I’ve made some great finds in Fashion Fair – they sometimes have some really lovely Maxi dresses in summer – keep your eyes peeled then!

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    Kathleen
    July 12, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Lovely dress! I like that large pattern.

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    deanna
    July 19, 2010 at 5:08 am

    love those boots. thanks for the blogfrog add. I added you GFC, new friend.
    xoxoxo

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      deanna
      July 19, 2010 at 5:10 am

      and by GFC I meant google reader.
      xoxoxo

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      July 19, 2010 at 7:25 am

      Thanks Deanna

      I’m coming over now to say HI!

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