Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Sheer Delight




These are my first photos taken with my new tripod. I bought this one and it does exactly what it says on the tin. Simple, lightweight and supports my SLR camera. I didn’t see any point spending a small fortune on some high-tech fandangle when all I am doing is basic outfit shots, and not hanging from a rock face or undertaking anything mildly professional. I still need to toy about with the focus of the shots and the positioning of the tripod to get the maximum out of my photos, but this is satisfactory for starters. It is nice to have the freedom to take photos at my own convenience, and not have to balance my camera precariously on a window sill or a tower of shoeboxes.

This outfit hints at my current fashion obsession of the moment. Sheer. Sheer blouses to be precise. I cannot seem to quench my love for them and am currently nesting a small collection of them, in a whole host of hues. I enjoy their floaty femininity and they are the perfect transitional piece into Spring. This particular blouse is from New Look. I love the black heart detailing and the deep V neckline, rejoiced by a sweetly-tied bow.

My skirt is from H&M, which I have to say is a store that is particularly delighting me at present. H&M can be extremely hit and miss, but at the moment it is a real treasure trove and I have rummaged and beheld some wonderful pieces. This skirt is faux-leather effect, and offers a lovely rich chocolate-brown colour. Anything high-waisted is a winner for me. I have a small (ish) waist and disproportionately big hips, so I think this combination is quite flattering. I may be lying and fooling myself…I don’t know if this is best for my shape? It has deep side pockets, as well as the zip detailing down the front. My tights, barely seen, are from H&M as well and I picked them up as I found the shade quite intriguing. A dusty purple-grey.


With this ensemble I wore my trusty brogues and toted around my Mulberry Roxanne.


What do you think? Are you revelling in sheer delight with all this season's beautiful blouses?

59 comments:

Vanity-Fashionista said...

I love the whole sheer look too, and blouses with pussybows is a huge plus for me! :)

I've recently just bought that tripod too, great price! Who needs that expensive stuff?! :P

Love the look! xx

Saskia the Style Fairy said...

Love that skirt! I think I may have the dress version of it x

Lauren said...

I'm obsessed with all things chiffon too! There's so much of it about. LOVE that skirt!
xxx.
www.the-details-in-the-fabric.blogspot.com

munashresthaa said...

wow! i'm in love with your outfit!
munashresthaa.blogspot.com
xx

spookshowbaby said...

I love these colours together! The shirt and the skirt work so well :) xx

Alex said...

love the outfit :)

Hannah said...

Gorgeous shirt, I really love it! New Look have some brilliant sheer shirts at the moment, it is rare that they are this bang on trend. xx

Kerrymarie said...

wow, i loooove this outfit!!

Tor said...

I was just about to do an outfit post on my blog wearing the same skirt!
I'll save it for another day and put some different pics up now hehe!
You look beautiful as always xx

http://thatspeachy.blogspot.com

Beatrice said...

Haven't been in H&M for a while. That skirt does suit your figure. Love the whole outfit.

I have never seen that bag before, I think I like it better than the Alexa Mulberry... The Alexa bag gets a LOT of hype but this one is really cute!

LilyLipstick said...

Love this outfit. Sheer blouses are so pretty for spring. I have that H&M skirt in denim, love your leather version. x

Steph0188 said...

so so pretty lovely lady :)
The sheer blouse is gorgeous, you look great in it. I love the whole colour 'scheme' of it. The tights look cute, and with the yummy brogue boots it is just a great outfit!!!!
I agree with h&m, I think it also depends what store I'm at. When I go to Sams, the Wycombe one is great- I know where everything is etc. But at home, it's all over the place, and I just get confused- bored of looking & walk out.

FromGemWithLove said...

Oh wow this is lovely Mil, really like the detailing and it goes wonderfully with that skirt! I do love sheers, always have, great tripod shots, I still can't get my full body shot right with my tripod as my wall is blank and my auto focus wont focus on anything, I need a remote, I'm a flippin photographer and I can't do it haha xxx

Ess-Jay24 said...

I love the blouse, its so pretty and you look lovely in it too :)
xx

AgataP said...

this blouse is so cute and girly , looks perfect with leather look skirt <3

http://laughing-in-the-purple-rain.blogspot.com/

Laila said...

Wow! Love it so much <3 By the way, can you make a hair-video or something like that? I love your hair at this photos!

Lulu said...

that skirt looks soo yummmy and really expensive, wouldn't have thought h&m at all! might have to pop in :)

Kelly said...

Gorgeous lovely! Loving the hair! Very glam.
I'm into my sheer blouses, you can change how you wear them which is perfect. I wore mine the other night with ripped up jeans, perfect mix of glam and grunge.

xx

Carina said...

love your skirt! really pretty colour

i love anything highwaist too <3

Dreams That Glitter xoxo said...

Absolutely gorgeous, wish I had this shirt now, sold out in my size :(.

xoxo

Steph x said...

A couple of my friends got this skirt, I have to say I am now deffo considering getting it now! it looks stunning on you. loving the whole outfit combo :-)

Sionz said...

I am absolutely loving this look, I'm gonna search for this skirt in my local H&M!! :) xxx

Sia said...

You look so pretty! Love Sia x

EllysMakeupbag said...

I adore the outfit, very 70s chic !

Kelly said...

ahh Milly I absolutely love this! I have this blouse too and i absolutely love it! :) xxx

THIS.IS.WHAT.I.DO said...

oooo this outfit is gorgeous

you look great :)

kate
xx

Charlotte said...

Milly I have that blouse! I seem to be going through an obsession with them too and new look have plenty of fabulous ones! I adore you roxanne, so fabulous xx

Sarah, Sequin This said...

I'm so rubbish at taking outfit photos with my tripod, have to rope my boyfriend in to take them! Love the blouse, polka dot gorgeousness ♥ xx

Ansa said...

So beautiful. Very feminine and pretty. You have amazing taste :)

Georgina said...

I love it Milly! The bag has to be my favourite aspect - I'm a sucker for a Mulberry! xx

StyleFrost said...

This is a great look, love bow blouses so much! I bought the same tripod but in a different size, havent used it yet, I'm also tired of waiting to ask the mr! x

Gem said...

You look great in these photos Milly. I've been meaning to ask you - do you have a post or video anywhere about how to do your lovely up-dos? I really want to have a try but make a mess of it, so I'm obviously missing the secret! Gem xx

Phoebe said...

I have spent loads of time in H&M recently. It has some really good stuff in.

ELLI DUVOLLE said...

totally with you on the sheer blouses. i saw one a few weeks ago that i LOVED but didnt take it and now im regreting it, badly.
but i love your top! ( :

Tiffany said...

This is one of my favorite outfits I've seen on you! I love everything about it, especially the color of the skirt and I'm in love with your Mulberry too :)

Melanie said...

That skirt is booooodiful. Totally know what you mean about the sheer look, cant get enough of it at the moment xxx

Courtney said...

You look beautiful, so classy! All the colours really compliment eachother well, and that blouse is lovely! xx

Courtney said...

You look beautiful, so classy! All the colours really compliment eachother well, and that blouse is lovely! xx

Milly said...

thank you for your comments girls. <3
For those who have kindly asked, i havent got a post about my up do, but do plan to do one as it has been much requested...so watch this space.
Thanks again xoxo

Rebecca said...

I love that blouse, it catches my eye every time I go into new look. You look great!

Beth ⚓ Anchor of Roses said...

aaw I love it! is the skirt comfy? it's a lovely colour. I'm loving sheer things and shirts at the moment too! xx

mw said...

u look fab!- i love it <3

LJC said...

Wow you look stunning. I want that blouse and those tights! I work at H&M and you're so right about things being hit and miss. I sometimes open and the delivery crates and go ew lol. I'm still trying to find the best position for my tripod as I want my pics to look better. Yours look really good. Lovely hair too x

Laurs said...

I adore this outfit. And sheer blouses.

Sophie - Alexis said...

Love love LOVE that blouse - will add it to my wish list :)

Sophie @labeauteecossaise.blogspot.com
xxx

The Fashion Teller said...

Love this look! The contrast of the leather look skirt with the sheer pretty blouse is so on trend at mo.
Working the Roxanne too! ;)

You look fab huni!! xxx

Michelle said...

Really gorgeous outfit! Your hair is amazing, and you look absolutely classy.

Steph xox said...

love love love the skirt!!

Kelly Jones said...

You look great, really classy and elegant xo.

Sarah said...

You look great and I think the skirt is the perfect shape for you xx

Solveig Emilie said...

I looooove this outfit!
And you look amazing.
Specially the hair ..

Check my blog out if u want :)

xoxo

Charl said...

That skirt is gorgeous xxxx

Jennifer said...

Love the look! especially the skirt!!

www.sugarspiceallthingsfabulous.com

Marilou said...

The sheer blouse is to die for and I love how you're wearing it. Cute comfy with a bit of sexy sheer but staying glamorous and classy! yay milly!

Danni and Maria said...

I have SO many sheer blouses, I think it was 13 at the last count?! They are just so flattering and versatile :) I love this outfit on you, very classy :) I also go for high waisted things because my waist is MUCH smaller than my hips...

Maria xxx

Miss EBlog said...

Lovely outfit, really love the blouse :) xx

Miss Lucy said...

Love it! The Roxanne looks so fab with that blouse. Bought the same tripod just after Christmas and love it. It's lightweight but what more does a girl need for a quick outfit shot!? X

kt_gray_3 said...

Sheer blouses are fantastic! I had to run to New Look after reading this post and picked one up in Grey for myself! I'm starting a new job soon and this is exactly the kind of thing I'd like wear!

While I'm here... as silly as it sounds... I wanted to let you know that you've been mentioned in my "Blog Awards" post! I love your writing and you genuinely cheer me up when I'm feeling a bit floopy!

Have a goosey gander if you're interested at all: www.blueberriesnstrawberries.blogspot.com.

Katie x

alliejayne said...

At the moment i am also having a love affair with anything sheer. Gorgeous outfit! x

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