Sunday, 27 February 2011

a bolt of cobalt




On Friday just gone, myself and my dear friend Claire decided to go to London Fashion Weekend at Somerset House. We have attended for the past umpteen seasons, and it is always such a fun day out. I know I was lucky enough to gain access to London Fashion Week, which is the more exclusive offering before it is unveiled to the public, but this did not detract from my excitement and enjoyment of the day.


The day was spent weaving our way around the maze of our grandiose surroundings, marvelling at some gorgeous designer pieces and enjoying a catwalk show parading some wonderful collections, as well as a few questionable garments. More shopping ensued on Oxford Street where I bought this mustard pleated dress which I am really excited about wearing. Undoubtedly this excitement will exude in a future outfit post. The day was scrumptiously topped off with burritos and drinks at Las Iguanas.


This outing and the recent mild weather gave me the perfect excuse to wear my new cobalt blue sheer blouse from New Look. I love this colour so much, and the gold button detailing. My green-splashed jacket is from H&M, which I actually wore to LFW last season...oh what a fashion faux pas! My tube skirt is courtesy of Topshop, gold-plaited belt is from H&M again and my jewellery is from Accessorize. My wonderful, and much complimented, velvet turban is from Crown & Glory, which I have featured previously here.


(15% discount from Crown & Glory until the end of Feb...just enter PEARLS at the checkout)


I hope you have all had wonderful weekends.

37 comments:

Kristina said...

loooooooooove blue <3

xx
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Steph0188 said...

This blue is just lovely :) You look totally beautiful, as always! The blue looks great on you, I love them with body cons.
Looking forward to seeing your new dress in a post, very pretty, and very you indeed.
So glad you & Claire had a lovely day. I thought about going, but all a bit too late, so I think I may actually try & sort it for next season
xx

Charlotte said...

Ooo that blouse is beautiful - in fact, the whole outfit is! and love your new hair by the way :) x

Caz said...

Your blouse is gorgeous Milly! I love the colour and it really suits you :) x

Belinda :) said...

Wow I love the blue! So bright :)

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Sheps said...

I bought that shirt friday - I can't wait to wear it, the colour is just gorgeous!

N. xox
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Beatrice said...

Love the outfit.
The shirt is such a nice colour. I love the jacket, looks really unique.

Jasmin said...

such a gorgeous outfit. that shirt is stunning! x

EllysMakeupbag said...

I love the blue as well! This blouse is lovely.

Kelly said...

Gorgeous colour, I tried the blouse on in NL but found the pocket sat really funny and just didn't flatter me, you on the other hand look gorgeous!
Turban looks lovely on you to, glad you and Claire had fun.

xx

Carly-Anne said...

I'm loving the sheer blouses in New Look at the moment, great outfit x

DMAY said...

you really can pull anything off Milly! ♥

Tamara said...

That blue shirt is pure love...looks amazing!!! Love the whole look <3

kay eh tea ei. said...

you are one handsome girl! ;) love this post, definitely going to be hitting up C&G with your discount. thankies! xo.
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Jay Fletch said...

You are gorgeous. The cobalt blue looks amazing on you! I love the necklace.

That’s So Fletch
xo, Jay

Michelle said...

Gorgey outfit missy, the amber tones and colbat blue look so nice. Those tones actually form part of the inspiration for my current styling project at Uni! Glad you had a lovely time at London Fashion Weekend, I didn't go this season as its been so hectic this month for me! xx

Helena (XOXO Parisky) said...

Love the combo! Everything works so well together!

Laura said...

The cobalt is gorgeous and I love the way you've styled it xx

PeaceeLoveeMakeup said...

ahhh ive fallen for the blue shirt! can i steal it out of your wardrobe xx

oh so petite said...

ohh my.. Milly that shirt colour really suits you, you look beautiful. love the whole outfit.
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Courtney said...

What a bright beautiful outfit! That blue really suits you and looks great! Amazing otufit xx

Ess-Jay24 said...

I've been eyeing up the blue blouse recently, but i bought the coral one instead, may have to get the blue one too haha!
Love the outfit, the blouse looks great on you :)
xx

Joey said...

The colour of that shirt is so vibrant! I love it! Major envy that you got in to LFW, but glad you had a good time :)

Steph xox said...

Gorgeous as always Milly!! xox

Emma (Scrapbook de la Emma) said...

amazing blue shirt and i love your headband

Filipa said...

Ok, might come across as ignorant or stupid, but what do you do at a fashion weekend? How is it different from the LFW? You look stunning, I love black skirts, they literally go with anything and everything! :)

Milly said...

thank you for all your lovely comments girls :)

Milly said...

@filipa - no no, not ignorant or stupid at all. London Fashion Weekend is a chance for the public to see a catwalk and experience the atmosphere of London Fashion Week. There are lots of lovely eateries and a load of designers, recognised and new, showcasing their collections. All garments are on sale, often for a good %off price. There is hair and make up stands, and a champagne bar. :) x

Lena said...

Blue looks so HOT combined with the colour of your hair! Beautiful!

Love, Lena!

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Arash Mazinani said...

Loving the green splash jacket from H&M and the cobalt blue very fashion forward ;-)

I wanted to visit London Fashion Weekend. In fact you actually explained how the whole thing works. I didn't realise fashion week was basically invite only then the weekend at the end was open up to the public.

I was actually in London this weekend just gone I went down with some friends but I didn't get chance to check it out and my friends aren't really into fashion.

I get lost in London too easily, I was constantly on google maps lol.

Jess said...

You look absolutely beautiful! I saw this blouse in New Look the other week but was a little scared to buy it as I thought it seemed a little too bright for me, but you're making me want to buy it even more now, it looks gorgeous on you! xo

BeyondTheBolt said...

I love this look and all the bold colors and prints! :)

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Lola Starr said...

I have that blouse too, I love the gold buttons! I love the way you have styled it.

Jemma Page said...

love the blouse x

ivanova.katrina said...

red hair + blue shirt = STUNNING! :) Love the hair color! Could you please tell me what hair color did you use?

Milly said...

@ivanova.katrina - thanks for your comment. You will see a few posts back, I got my hair dyed at the hairdressers, so I don't know what shade it was i'm afraid.
x

Stephen Dunlap said...

Really looking awesome, blue is always attractive. want to follow up you.

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