Tuesday, 27 September 2011

brick-a-brac

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First off, the winner of the $200 value Kranich's giveaway is Leilani of Thriftaholic! Congratulations Leilani and thank you to everyone who entered.

On to this look: I spent my last few days in Canada religiously wearing things I wasn't taking with me... I kind of love having a small closet most of the time but man I hate saying goodbye to my dresses. However, I felt that I could do with a mini break from this, one of my favourites ever. The heels also stayed behind (because they are damn uncomfortable) and so did the scarf, which has been my partner in crime these many years. I look forward to seeing them all again when I'm next in town.

This was a fairly ridiculous photoshoot attempt, between the fading light, the lack of a tripod again, and my ridiculous dog running around getting underfoot and generally behaving like the world was ending because my dad had gone out for a few hours.... the last photo is pretty typical of the faces she makes in these situations. Poor Bon-bon. That picture was also taken with my new camera (eeeeeee, so excited)... there'll be more coming on that in the near future... also I have a tripod again now, phew! Aaaaand after five days without I have internet again, thank god I was going insane on my own...

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Ha, I also just realized that the only part of this outfit I actually paid for was the shoes!

dress: Pepe Jeans (gift), shoes: KG by Kurt Geiger (sale), orange silk scarf: gift, jacket: Smart Set (gift), necklace: (gift), bracelet: made by me.

28 comments:

Christianna said...

Such a darling outfit!

Ashley said...

fantastic :) I get you on how hard it is to leave dresses behind...they are my favorite piece of clothing. We need to invest in getting some kind of magical mary poppins purse! :)

Sewon said...

Ohh that's such a great color on you! I'm really excited to go home to my walk-in closet....in just a few months. I don't know how you managed to carry such a large wardrobe through Europe. Mine was/is really humble, and it still costs me extra on the plane. So I've just about given up on outfit posts until I'm state-side.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Ashley: Yeah! Or like Hermione Granger's little bag for carrying their tent and everything.

@Sewon: I have no idea. All I know is that my bag is always severely overweight but I almost always get out of paying extra by a combination of sheer trickery and the occasional crying session, hehe. Also, I always end up carrying about 15kg in my carry-on... painful but necessary.

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Natalie Suarez said...

so cute!! love it :)

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AS said...

ohh this doggy is soo cute!

Stef / Diversions said...

So I return to my computer with the reader left open after a trip to the corner shop and the first thing my husband hears me say after retrieving home-bought biscuits from the bag is "oh man that is gorgeous" followed by "oh, I know this dress. I felt the same way last time"

My life is veeeeery exciting but
your outfit is pretty darn awesome :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

what a pretty dress, shame you had to leave it behind. Your pup really is adorable. My pup goes nuts when I leave too but it only lasts for a little while and then he decides to just take a nap.

Closet Fashionista said...

I love this outfit!! :D And heee, such a cute doggy! :D
I'm not sure I'd be able to leave clothes behind...I get sad XD
http://www.closet-fashionista.com

Margaret said...

I've always had an extremely small closet so I've never had to part with clothes in particular...

but I think I can understand. We clothes lovers tend to form an emotional connection to our clothes and parting with them can be pretty tricky. It's like saying farewell to our house, knowing it will be a long time before we'll see it again.

Elyse (Give Me Bows) said...

Love the plaid dress, the colours are perfect for autumn! x

Carrie said...

The dog is beautiful and the shoes may be uncomfortable, but they are fantastic. Love!

Penny said...

tell me about uncomfortable shoes- I always end up with a really bad pair!so where are you next?

Monique said...

wow i was pretty surprised to see you in heels. you look fab...yea i hear you, i don't get too far with heels on myself. love the autumn colors!

CAITLIN said...

o la la, j'adore! this is so great. i love your hair like that, and the blazer and dress are magic together :)

Terri said...

the scarf is perfect with the plaid dress. what a wonderful idea to have a closet in every town you visit!

le sorelle said...

That dress is so pretty! And your doggie is so cute! My dog often runs into my photo shoot sessions, too! :)

-j
sorelle in style

Tammy said...

Sometimes I'm with you on leaving all the clothes behind. I get so attached to them it's hard for me to part........My Kids mess with me and call me the H word (shhh Horder)
I'm really not, just don't want to part with my pretty things!
If you have time pop over to my link up. Starts tomorrow morning.....Animal prints, I know you have some grrrrr in you!
Have a good week!

Virginie's Cinema said...

Good bye pretty clothes! See you later!

I can't wait to hear all about the new camera!!


Virginie ♥

CessOviedo said...

I see no ridiculous here at all! You look so chic with that dress, love the color of the blazer, your doggie is adorable!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

That last pic made me laugh.Love the shoes. :)

Diana said...

i love that you have closets too all over the world! you really are a traveler :) adorable outfit and i love your pup :) xo

http://dressedupallligators.blogspot.com/

dusanabotswana said...

You look really professional here, I like it! If your sister gets to raid your leftover closet while you're gone she is one lucky lady! And you're lucky to be able to go back to pretty dresses like this, on my last journeys I've had to purge nearly everything before leaving.

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Oh man, your dog's face is priceless. Whenever my brother is away his poor dog looks like she'll burst into tears. She then proceeds to curl up somewhere and let out prolonged sighs. It's ridiculous ;)

This outfit is all sorts of awesome. I especially like your blazer. It's the perfect shade to compliment your dress.

whitemaskgirl said...

Oh poor dog. When my dogs are leaving me, the dog sitter always say that they are howling, or lying there doing nothing at all. But they are always so happy when I meet them again.

Your shoes are really nice also, for being heels.

bridechic said...

I have a small closet for as many clothes as I have--it takes constant rearranging and straightening out. You look fab BTW!

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Another fantastic dress! Love the heels, too. Pity they are uncomfortable!