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purple tartan tea dress and patent cut out boots - River Island
lipstick - Revlon "Black Cherry"

Since seeing Hedi Slimane's A/W13 collection for Saint Laurent, I have been coveting a tartan dress to be worn with a pair of tights and patent chunky boots. River Island has made this fantasy come alive for me by releasing this tea dress under their Chelsea Girl line. I've never really looked at the CG pieces before but this dress caught my eye and I knew that I absolutely had to have it - it's the stuff of dreams. You'll all know my love of a good collar and the Peter Pan detail at the neck is a cute - and very Saint Laurent - detail. The fact that the plaid pattern is deep aubergine and green is a nice change from the conventional red-and-black we are used to seeing. A la Slimane, I decided to pair the dress with a pair of clunky patent boots - no styles marry up better in my opinion than girly and grunge. The cut out sections at the side of the boots adds a modern twist to the early 90s aesthetic.

Today was my first day back at sixth form and it was a day of mixed emotions. Joy, when I found out my friend Sarah was still in my media class so we could spend all lesson being ghetto fabulous together. Love, when I was reunited with my home girl as of 12 years, Aimee who is also this blog's biggest fan (mwah x). And annoyance when my timetable was mucked around by the school. OH, TO BE A STUDENT. *dramatically sighs*

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61 comments

  1. Love your shoes! <3

    www.blond-yasmin.blogspot.com

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  2. love the dress!

    www.dreampuddleoflove.blogspot.com x

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  3. PERFECT! love everything about this look. so in love with your dress <3

    x
    http://1finedai.blogspot.com/

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  4. I've fallen in love with that dress, I need it in my life!x

    Silver Electrons

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  5. Agh this is so perfect, I NEED that dress!
    You look gorge as always m'dear!xx

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  6. Super cute dress, looks amazing with the boots too!

    Hannah x
    www.hannahlouisef.com

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  7. Such a lovely dress, I do love the Chelsea Girl collections they do some lovely prints! x

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    1. I need to look at their stuff more! x

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  8. Such a gorgeous dress, love it! And the shoes are amazing too
    xx

    FASHIONARTED
    http://www.fashionarted.blogspot.com

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  9. Wow, such a cool outfit <3 You look really lovely!

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  10. such a cute outfit :) you look lovely!

    http://prowsed.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Dramatic sighs! He he...I remember those days very well! What can I say about this incredible tartan dress!! gorgeous, gorgeous, triple gorgeous! Your hair, bright red lips, clunky boots~love it all! Thank you so much for all the blog love, babe!

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    Lauren at adorn la femme

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    1. thank you so much lovely! I adore your blog. <3 xo

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  12. Hi, dear!
    Thanks for visiting my blog!
    Love your dress and boots! So cute.
    Let me know if you want to follow each other on gfc :)

    http://kinssy.blogspot.com

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  13. I still in love with your shoes! Also that lipstick color is pretty nice, love the color like that <3

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  14. Love your hair and the whole outfit is so cute! It suits you perfectly x

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  15. love your tartan dress! i've been look for a nice tartan dress/Skirt to but I'm yet to find one that fits me nicely!

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    x

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    1. thank you! there's loads coming out at the moment but you should look in vintage shops - loads of unique ones there! x

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  16. That dress is fab! I love the colours; it's a nice twist on the usual tartan colours!!

    xx

    www.salted-roses.blogspot.com

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  17. This dress is so cute, I loooove tartan. Ah timetable problems, hashtag Stud3ntLyf, I feel for you x

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    1. thanks! haha it's a hard life!! x

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  18. Love everything about this outfit! it's perfect!
    xx Ayesha

    http://ayeshaalimfashion.blogspot.com/

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  19. I've been debating buying this dress, it's so pretty on you, I've been persuaded. Fingers crossed it looks as good as it does on you!

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    1. you won't regret it, it's gorgeous in person and so soft and comfy! it'll look stunning on you xo

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  20. Love the dress!! xx

    http://www.whatsnewpusssycat.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. Your dress is gorgeous, the collar is such a nice touch. I am obsessed with cut out boots at the moment and am loving yours x

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I'm obsessed with them too, my collection just keeps expanding haha oops! x

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  22. I love those boots, I keeping eyeing them up in river island every time I go but I can't bring myself to buy them.
    xxx

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    1. you should get them, they'd look lovely on you! way cheaper than other Balenciaga/JC dupes too! xx

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  23. I FREAKING LOVE TARTAN! Whoops bit over the top there. Think this may be on my shopping list! New follower :)

    Lorin // Curiously Lorin

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  24. I loved that Saint Laurent collection too. Can't get enough of tartan. Love your dress and combo with the booties!!

    xx glamdevils

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  25. Looks great!
    I love that schoolgirl style paired with a little bit of punk attitude :)

    Spark&Bark

    xx

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  26. Love the tartan dress with cut out boots. Saint Laurent is really inspiring me for Autumn too. x

    Nerve Wires

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  27. your style is incredible omg! i saw this dress in river island a few days ago and i was literally so close to buying it but i refrained as i really need to save my money haha! i absolutely adore your blog and style especially, it's right up my street
    www.marylee31.blogspot.com
    x

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    1. this is so sweet, thank you muchly! xo

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  28. Eeeep, I absolutely love this dress! Tempted to go buy it...I have the non-patent version of these boots. LOVE. :)

    Tara xo

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  29. those shoes <333333

    http://sarahlikesfashion.blogspot.com.au/

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  30. you're such a little beaut, love your style! xo

    www.hifreckles.com

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