Thursday, May 31, 2012

50 Shades

I have actually just started reading the book for which this post is named, but it's not the only reason I used the title. I wear a lot of grey. It has a but of a bad rep for being boring, but I love it as a base colour because it goes with so much. I can wear it with black, with navy, with green, with nude or pale pink, the list goes on. I really liked the Topshop grey t-shirt dress that everyone has been so hyped about, but whilst I don't think £25 is outrageous for it, given that my experience with Topshop jersey tells me that it might actually last more than 4 wears, I wasn't bothered enough to spend £25.

Imagine my delight when I spotted the Primark version... not the stripey version (which looks so lovely on everyone else, but vile on me), the GREY one. At £8 it would have been a good buy, even if it only last for a few months of summer. But on sale for £3? I wish they'd had more than one in my size, because I would happily have had a back up sitting in my wardrobe! The only slight snag is that it's a touch shorter than I'd like, but I can live with that, particularly where it's been so warm.

Meet my current favourite dress, and bargain of last week.

Dress, Primark £3
Watch, Emporio Armani
Glasses, Prada
Necklace, Spanish Craft Market

If you follow me on Instagram (chloelikestotalk) you might also remember this ring that my parents bought me when in Spain, as a thank you gift for business sitting.

Well they also bough me this necklace from the same stall at a craft market nearby to their apartment.

I love that it's a bit bold, and a bit different. I like an owl, a fox, a cat or a teacup as much as the next blogger, but it's nice to have something else for a change.

All finished off with some awesome shoes, still loving that these Clarks shoes are super sturdy and comfortable but actually quite ladylike.

Shoes, Clarks £39.99

I wore this for my very last lecture, as my exams start next week. It sounds a bit odd perhaps, but I wish my exams would just get started so I can get them over with. I have 7 CPE's to sit, and you only get one shot to get these well and truly right. This being my 5th consecutive year in higher ed, I'd also quite like to get finished and rounded up too, particularly given that my 23rd birthday has crept right up on me, and I'm still yet to have a 'proper job' much to the dismay of many of the older generation of my family!



Lauren said...

That necklace is just pure amazing! x

Adaisychaindream said...

I wish I lived close enough to Primark to pop in for one of these!

Milly said...

I saw that dress in Primark the other day, but they didn't have it in my size! Such a shame, as it's lovely and simple, made for accessorizing! x

Roisin Elizabeth Keats said...

LOVE! I wear grey a lot too, so this would be perfect for me. May need a trip to town tomorrow! Shoes are so gorgeous - Clarks definitely have some gorgeous shoes on offer, and they don't wreck your feet :L

Maria Fallon said...

Simple but oh so amazing! 

Maria xxx

Lauren Caton said...

I picked the grey one up ages back when it was £8 and got the purple version for £3 the other day. I love them xx

Hong kong Property said...

that is really a lovely dress!<3

Chloe said...

Thanks. A bit in love with it myself. Quite heavy though.

Chloe said...

I only get to pop in because it's nearby uni, now I'm done, there shall be no more weekly 'just popping in' for which my bank balance will probably thank me!

Chloe said...

I hate that so much, so frustrating, I had this problem with everything I actually liked the look of in Topshop recently.

Chloe said...

Definitely a Clarks convert after years of wearing cheap flats. My feet seem eternally grateful. My newest pair have just arrived too!

Chloe said...

Thank you. So pleased with this as a find!

Chloe said...

Ooooh, didn't realise there was a purple one, or I would definitely have snapped that right up!

Chloe said...

Thank you.