Monday, July 14, 2008

Into the New...

I was meant to go down to the high street today to see if I could hunt out some good charity shop finds seeing as I live near a high street which have about 10 charity shops all close together. I guess that will have to wait another day as I was busy helping my aunt this afternoon.

As I am lacking spending money for new clothes I have been rummaging through my wardrobe and seeing what I could give new life, much like that old denim blazer I found a month or so ago. I found this silk shrug which I have never worn out the house before. Mainly because it was bought as a uniform for work a couple of years ago and as most of you will probably understand, work clothes just tend to stay as work clothes, destined never to be worn on any other occasion. Having said that, it's actually quite a pretty thing and I decided to wear it today and try and get out of that frame of mind seeing as it was bought a few years ago.

I'm wearing...
Silk Shrug (Principles)
Dress (French Connection)
Leggings (TopShop)
Shoes (Oasis)
Necklaces (Vintage)
Belt (Vintage)

For those in the UK, I work for House of Fraser on the Principles concession which started out as a part time job during my A levels. I think I am due for a change of scene so I am looking for a new job as soon as I am back from my holiday.

I have also been tagged by the fab Unwise Pedestrian for this blog award.

Here are the rules!
  1. When received, you may post the premio to your blog.
  2. Link to the blogger you received it from.
  3. Give it to 7 blogs
  4. … link to those 7 blogs
  5. …and leave those seven bloggers a comment about receiving the brilliant premio.
The 7 blogs I'm linking are...

Strawberry Kitten
Sharon Rose




  1. This outfit is so pretty! The blue dress and the shrug are lovely! Oh and the pink belt is awesome! I don't usually like gold jewelry but how you've worn it here looks really reminds me of the Givenchy gold chains.

    Thanks for your comments and the award. I hope you don't mind me skipping this tag since I did it a few days ago. Thanks so much for considering me anyway! :D

    Take care and enjoy the rest of your day!

  2. Wow, thank you for the award!!! :) & I like how you layered the shrug over. Fantastic! Another awesome belt of yours too :)

  3. I have never seen such a special pink belt and I really believe it ties all the colour together and gives a clear outline of this layer look! You are very stylish, girl :)

  4. Oh I love all of the lovely colors in your outfit, you definitely have a great way of coordinating your style :)

    Im also with a lot of other bloggers here, I love your pink belt :D

  5. The silk shrug is amazing and it goes so well with the blue dress!

  6. Hi Winnie-thanks so much for the award-I will do a post this week!! I love your outfit and the gold chains like this are bang on trend-you're looking great !!

  7. Your accessories are fascinating )))

    Hugs from Angel.

  8. cutie pie colours...I was thinking poor Danz she's just done this tag and then i read her

  9. This belt is awesome and the golden necklace looks great with it. I love the whole outfit.

  10. pretty outfit, love how you've loaded yourself up with gold.
    new york looks like it was amazing and congratulations on graduating!

  11. How nice! I love that shrug! You have such a great way with colors, and combining them. I wish I was that brave!

  12. Yay! So happy to see someone wearing those Givenchy-inspired necklaces so beautifully!

  13. so cool and congratulations about your graduation!!!

    a kiss!!

  14. Cupcakes and Cashmere15 July 2008 at 20:08

    very pretty and i love french connection's dresses, they lay so nicely!

  15. ooh i love your outfit.the shrugs lovly,esp with the bright blue dress.loving all your necklaces tooxx

  16. 10 charity shops all close together? i would have loved to go there. and your outfit is ay-mayyy-zingg.

  17. just very, very pretty! i love that shrug, and i love how you combine it with the dark blue. well done!

  18. it actually looked pretty good! :)

    i nver had an office uniform.. that well, yes.. worn other than in the office! :)

    nice mix! and thanks for the TAG! :):)

  19. oe, I like the belt, and the dress.. and.. actually i like the whole outfit!

  20. I love finding stuff you had ages ago and realising it actually looks damn good! Really like the belt too. In fact I like the whole outfit.

  21. I love that necklace, and your outfit is so pretty and feminine!



© DIAMONDCANOPY | All rights reserved.
Blogger Template Created by pipdig