Monday, 8 August 2011

Love Is A Laserquest





Top - Dorothy Perkins / Pinafore - Topshop

I've been looking for the perfect Alexa Chung style dungaree dress for a while now. I finally managed to order this one from Topshop. They only had it in Petite for ages and even though I'm only 5' 4" it was waaay too short for me. To be honest the normal size one is a bit on the short side too but its fine if you wear tights with it. This is so much nicer than any other dungaree dress I've ever seen. I love that the denim is actually made of jersey so its really comfortable to wear. This whole outfit is really comfy, perfect for lazing about in. I got this top from Dorothy Perkins, it was rather difficult to find a plain stripey top around here probably due to the lack of H&M. I'm glad I got this one though as its ridiculously soft and the arms aren't tight at all.

I also finally got around to trying out my new Illamasqua nail polishes. I bought Collide (the pink one) and Jo'mina (the purple one) last month but never got round to wearing them. The hype about Jo'mina is very much justified, its so different to pretty much every purple polish out there. Can't wait to try out Collide too, totes couldn't resist adding another neon to my collection! I also found THE perfect falsies to put it on. The Nailene petite square nails are so short, it feels like I'm not wearing any but my nails look about a million times better than normal. I can still use my laptop, phone, do the dishes etc. and they don't get in the way at all. You have to cut your own nails really short in order to wear them but I prefer having these on to having my own long nails that just split all the time. I bought mine from here.

34 comments:

  1. Love your dress! Definitely keeping an eye out for this one :)

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  2. NEON NAILS! love them. and you look lush, love the mix of denim and stripes x

    ramz and the flock

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  3. oh nice, the purple is lovely. I've been getting shellac polish done at the salon and it's great. £10 for shape and polish and it stays on for 2 weeks with no chips xx

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  4. You look stunning, that dress really suits you :) & those nail polishes look so nice! xxx

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  5. I need this dress - amazing!! Definitely one for my wish list. <3 xoxo

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  6. Lovely dress and really cute nail polish shades. :)

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  7. Love the dress, its amazing! And that nail colour is to die for! x

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  8. Love that nail colour. You pull off the dungaree look flawlessly :)

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  9. I love that the title is an Arctic Monkeys song :) & I really adore this outfit. The dungaree is so pretty.

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  10. I love the dress, I have one which I've had since I was about 11 which I can still squeeze into, I kid myself it's fashionable but it's nowhere near as nice as yours! (: x

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  11. I love your dress and it really suits you! It's good you found a top with looser sleeves, I HATE tight sleeves on stuff, it's a pet hate! (albeit a weird pet hate!)
    I'm surprised to hear you're only 5'4, you look taller from your photos.
    That's definitely a very different colour, it's gorgeous! xx
    Sirens and Bells

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  12. That purple colour is gorgeous, might have to get myself one of those polishes! And those falsies look really natural and neat, and sounds great that they don't get in the way when using your computer and phone etc.
    xxx

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  13. What a pretty color purple polish

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  14. Oh wow, what an amazing colour. I'm so behind the times with beauty trends, so hadn't heard about this at all, but gorgeous!

    Rather liking the way you're pulling off the pinafore too.

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  15. That is such a cute outfit! I love the dungaree dress and the nail colour is gorgeous! xx

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  16. the nail colours are totally gorgeous!! looking lovely! :) x

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  17. cheers for the comment caroline, your looking mighty alexaish hhahah, very cute. you downloaded cs5 yet lol xx

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  18. I love the dungarees dress! Really lovely. I'm in search of the prefect dungarees dress at the moment. The colour of the nail varnish is lush.

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  19. So pretty! going to start following your blog, it's lovely! xo

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  20. Great photos! You look lovely :) Also I love your outfit xx

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  21. Love your nails! And the overall dress is super cute.

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  22. It is so nice when you have wanted something for ages and you finally find it love how you styled it and it does not look too short at all. Love the nail polish such a cute colour xoo

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  23. i've actually been lusting over this dress recently, its gorgeous! love your nails too :) x

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  24. OH GOD those nails are amazing, I've never tried any Illamasqua nail varnish, gotta get on it. Just read back a few of your entries and we have the same birthday! August 16th FTW! I'm very pleased Claire linked to your blog, it's great reading!

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  25. your blog is lovely. i am now following. i hope you can follow back.

    www.clm-trash.blogspot.com
    love FASHIONPROJECT x

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  26. You look lovely; I've wanted that dress a while now and this post has just urged me into buying it even more (that's if I can manage to find my size)! I'd wear it like this, too. Got to love stripes. x

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  27. Hi Caroline! Just wanted to leave a random comment that I love your style and really enjoy reading your blog :) Please keep up the good work and continue to share with us bits of your life :*) xoxo

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  28. love the colours, gorgeous :) http://openboxjewels.blogspot.com/ X

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  29. I love those dungarees, look so cute, especially with the top! I'd love a dress like that!
    xxxx

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  30. Love your dress, it's really cute on you! I wouldn't have thought that it wasn't demin :)
    Love Illamasqua polish they have such gorgeous colours, Jo'mina is definitely a favourite :D xx

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  31. I have been after this dress for the LONGEST time, sadly it sold out in Oxford Circus before I bought it :( x

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  32. Ooo, I've just ordered this dress from the Topshop website. SO EXCITED. Is it really as gorgeous as it looks?

    Rosie xx
    Just Listen

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  33. nail colour is real nice and the pinafore look is sweet.

    J x

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