Sunday, 22 September 2013

Pulling an outfit together

Take one top that caught my eye in Primark this week. These marl tops are a lovely loose fit, mid-weight soft fabric and come in a few great colours. They were well picked over when I was in so I ended up buying a 14 as it was the smallest size left.
It's nice but a bit plain. Let's add a scarf - from my shop. A favourite one that I immediately claimed for myself when it came in...
Now I posted the pictures of this outfit on Avenue 57 and on the School Gate Style Facebook page on Saturday and within a couple of hours, the scarf sold out. Sorry :( but I will try to pick up a few more next time I'm ordering from that wholesaler....oh and I've ordered some gorgeous new scarves today from my other wholesaler that will arrive in a few days. They are stunning - watch this space!
Back to my outfit..next step, let's smarten up and add a jacket from Dunnes (an oldie)...
Last step...needs a little bit of red somewhere so I'll add a coloured bag from Zara..
Voila! Now, on looking at the photos, I think black ankle boots would look better but it was such a nice day, I had to take the opportunity to get the ankles out.

So there you go - the outfit that took me from shops to drop offs to the out of hours doctors at 8.30pm on a Saturday night. Everything is ok now with the poorly wee one but I missed XFactor and the ironing. Thank goodness for catch up today (not on the ironing front...)

Ok - back to Downton now...one of the best bits about the winter drawing in. Hope you've had a good weekend!

Ax

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24 comments

  1. Blow the boots - make the most of the sunshine while you can.
    This is a great look.

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  2. Lovely outfit Avril....the heat has thrown me this weekend clothes wise!! Hope your little one is better:)
    ~Anne xx

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    1. I know Anne - such a mixture of cold and warmth. So tricky to get right and thanks, the little one is fine now. They get ill so quickly but get better fast also, Ax

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  3. Hi Avril! Oh snap! I bought the grey marl and beige marl and wore my grey one under my thrifted Chanel jacket when I went to London last week- I've been buying a few key pieces from Primark lately, these tops are so good value for money! Love how you've styled yours, you look lovely!! xx

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    1. Aha - great minds! Must check out your blog to see if you've been modelling them. Thanks for dropping by Sharon, Ax

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  4. Hi Avril, I love this outfit you have put together the colours are lovely on you. Nikki x

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  5. I love this post... the outfit looks 'ordinary' at first and yet so stylish with just a few steps - great way for others to learn from the skills that are second nature to you.

    Nic xx
    ps you look lovely!

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    1. What a lovely comment Nic - thank you. It's been a popular post - I will definitely do it again, Ax

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  6. Love the look Avril and really hope the little one is better now - thank goodness for the out of hours doctor service - although over here we have to take ourselves down to our local Walk in' surgery and see the triage nurse. Loving the scarves - after my purchase in the charity shop the other week, we now have a scarf and handbag stand in our local shopping mall.... Not good when I walk that way to and from our local Asda and one can't help but be tempted.... especially when they are meant to be £5 each or 3 for £10... Thought I might buy a few on the pretence of putting them away for Christmas presents....!

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    1. Sounds good....at least scarves are an inexpensive way to dress up an outfit. That's what I love about them..and thank you - the little one is back to her usual cheerful self again. Ax

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  7. I really like your step by step photos. Great idea. The top is a total bargain. Looks really comfy :)

    Lou xx

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    1. Thanks Louise - it's a fab top. Perfect for layering! Hope you're well, Ax

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  8. Love this - it's amazing how a scarf can transform an outfit! You demonstrate it perfectly here! xx

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  9. I'm not surprised that scarf sold out, it's gorgeous. x

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    1. Thanks Natalie - have tried to get it again but they are all gone :( Ax

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  10. Gorgeous scarf! I'm in the boots/shoes dilemma at the moment. Gone back to being hot and sunny here again :) X

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    1. It's a funny one - I feel like it's shoe weather still but it's quite chilly then when you're out for a while! First world problems, eh?! Ax

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  11. Great outfit Avril and that scarf is just gorgeous x

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    1. Thank you Jane - so glad I managed to snaffle one of them before it sold out! Ax

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  12. I bought that same top in blue! I love how you have accessorised it with the lovely scarf and jacket. Looks lovely :-)

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    1. Yay - great minds! I wish I picked up a couple of other colours too...might have to take a look on Saturday x

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