Something Old, Something (Kinda) New

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velvet two piece - Motel Rocks
denim jacket - Rokit Vintage
hat and silver backpack - Topshop
choker - Etsy
platform creepers - Underground
lipstick - MAC "Velvet Teddy"

This outfit gives me so many feels, you guys. It reminds me a lot of something I would've put together back when I started blogging in 2012, what with the creepers and the wide brim hat which I've had for years now. As a fashion blogger, I know there's always pressure (mostly self inflicted) to constantly put out new content which often means new clothes and while it's always fun to update your wardrobe and share this with your readers I love to go through what I already have and mix some old familar pieces in with my more recent purchases (Two of my absolute favourite blogger babes Alice and Andini have also posted outfits recently featuring some of their old faves so this is probably subconciously inspired by them, haha <3). I bought this gorgeous velvet two piece from Motel a few months ago but have only been able to wear it during the last few weeks due to England being the absolute queen of changeable weather. Luckily it seems to be brightening up so all my favourite spring pieces are being aired and I couldn't be happier! I think it looks perfect with the wide brim hat and the creepers. As it was still pretty chilly I decided to layer with my trusty denim jacket that I've been wearing constantly since I bought it in Brick Lane during the summer, it adds a bit more casualness to the bodycon fit of the two piece which I really like. 

These photos were actually shot on a beautiful spring day at the Tower of London which me and my dad decided to spontaneously visit earlier this week (fun fact: I'm a huge history buff and I adore any place with a rich story behind it). It was a great day and it was amazing seeing the site again as I hadn't visited since I was very young. A word of advice though - don't wear a hat/mini combination on a windy day where you'll be climbing a lot of stairs. You may look sassy as hell but you'll also spend your entire day with one hand on your head and the other on your skirt hem trying not to flash the entire tourist population of Tower Hill, something that I learnt the hard way - classic.


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132 comments

  1. In love with this outfit!! x
    Morgan | www.justmorgs.com

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  2. I feel you on the pressure to always wear new clothes. It's something I've tried not to let dictact my blogging, partly because it's unrealistic and also because I can't afford to and don't want to constantly be buying new things!

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

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  3. I love your outfit! Not the best for climbing stairs, haha, but for a walk in town it should be perfect! Or a festival for some sorts :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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  4. Beautiful outfit! Nice style you have!
    xx


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  5. Love the two piece it looks amazing on you! Xx

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  6. Velvet teddy goes so well with that look :) x
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  7. This dress has such a wonderful print, it melts my heart!
    xo Anastasia
    Natbee’s Fashion, UK Travel Blog

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  8. Love your outfits so much!! x Melle

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  9. Yes, I can feel the pressure sometimes, though people assume being a blogger is fun. I love your look, especially the combo of denim and Motel Rocks dress!

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    1. It's definitely fun but having to constantly come up with new outfits with new pieces can be a bit stressful! Thanks love <3

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  10. I love this look so much! Btw, so great to know a blogger that's a history buff as well! I went to the Tower of London last year and my was it amazing. x

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    1. Yaaaaassss girl! I could spend hours in museums and galleries and castles x

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  11. You are adorable! this outfit is so cute!

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  12. Motel always make the cutest clothes, the coord set looks lovely on you!Hope you’re having a great week,
    Bethany xx

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  13. This is such a great look! It's always good to go back through old pieces, even as a blogger. You're so right!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

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  14. Obsessed with this outfit! I totally agree, it's always nice to mix and match with old pieces, you can totally reinvent your look. Sounds like you had an amazing day, it's made me want to visit the Tower of London again and I can totally relate with the hat + wind problems aha. Thanks for the little shout too, I'm always being inspired by your style <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile 

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    1. Thank you my lovely! <3 definitely go there soon, it's gorgeous at this time of year!

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  15. you look absolutely gorgeous, this is 100% my style! BUT I can't wear such skirts because of my non-proportional figure ;(
    I love every single piece of this outfit, really. And I kinda know what you mean with this windy weather, I experienced the same few days ago, I was afraid my hat will end up in a river!
    I also like to wear my old clothes, but to be honest I don't have any new ones, I buy something just few times a year when I really really need it... My boyfriend gets more and more irritated by the amount of clothes I was buying in second hand stores, so I had to quit!

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    1. Girl I have a super out of proportion body too, don't worry! I'm sure you'd look stunning <3 haha I feel you, second hand stores can be addictive cos they're so cheap!

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  16. Aww, this outfit is adorable! I love the dress and the chunk on them shoes, love it ♥

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  17. This outfit is so cute! I'm loving the hat with the creepers and the rest.
    You look adorable!
    Much love,
    Mona

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  18. I adore your jeans jacket and the choker! Great style honey! :) xxx Bianca
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    1. Thank you lovely! <3
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  19. ohhh you look so pretty <3 those creepers are so cute!

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  20. Love your style, the skirt and top set is such a great set. Gemma x
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  21. Big fan of those creepers, Cara!!!

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  22. Loooooove the denim jacket!!!

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  23. Love this look! The print on that two piece is very unique and pretty.

    Hannah | Whoops It's Hannah

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  24. Lovely outfit, love the denim jacket <3
    xx
    Julie
    The Lady Fairer

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  25. that two piece is crazy good

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  26. I love this outfit! I adore your blog and I've only read one post! Cannot wait to read more! :)
    x Kenzie
    Kenzieblogslife.blogspot.com

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  27. Love this look, that jacket is perfect

    Hope your having an amazing week!

    Filipa xxx
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  28. love the mac velvet teddy

    jess x | wellwellgirls.blogspot.com

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  29. You have great style. I love
    Denim coats. They add such a casual vibe!

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  30. I love your entire outfit, especially your hat and platform shoes which really finished the look. Girl, I wish I had your legs! You look fabulous! X

    Sally - DiagonSally

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  31. I love going through old clothes that remind you of your style a couple of years ago!!! Personally, it's a hit or miss for me, either I'm super embarrassed of what I wore or I just want to wear it all the time again!! This is such a cute outfit!!!

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    1. I'm exactly the same! Some of the stuff I wonder why I never wear it and some I'm just like "...really?" haha. Thanks girl <3

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  32. This is so cute, I love your dress
    xo
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  33. Awww, what a nice throwback to your old style. Personally, I try not to do so many style posts but it's nice to see how much style can evolve. I think you should keep the wide brim hat though! I love the jacket too <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

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  34. I love your street style, it suits you very well Cara :)
    That platform creepers tho <3

    xoxo,

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  35. i love your outfit! creepers are such a throwback haha but i still love how they look. definitely agree that your old wardrobe pieces should be given just as much love and attention

    xo Sarah
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    1. Thanks girl! I know right? I feel so nostalgic wearing them!

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  36. Such a cute outfit x

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  37. I love your blog!
    Do you want to support each other's blog by following each other?:) Please let me know if you do so I can follow you right back x

    xoxo, Nastya

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  38. Love your blog! I am a new follower <3

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  39. Cute outfit! You've styled it so well. I love the jacket x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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  40. So lovely! I like this outfit so much!
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  41. Love the outfit. The two piece looks great on you!

    Luxessed

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  42. Loook maravilhosos amei as imagens blog lindo sucesso
    e super escrita , bom final de semana.
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  43. Love the denim with this. Such a cool look.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  44. Great look!! You pull it off so well :)

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  45. Nice to know someone else is a history buff haha, England has so much to offer on that front! I hadn't realised this two-piece was velvet at first, so lovely :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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  46. This is a super cute outfit, I love the print on the top and skirt...gorgeous doll. Have a great weekend x p.s. you should totally dye your hair again ;) I can't wait to do mine :) xx

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  47. love the vibe of this look, the print is so cool and the jacket is perfect!

    danielle | avec danielle

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  48. wow, very nice photos :D
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  49. Ah I love Motel Rocks and I also love two pieces a lot :) I'd actually wear it just like you!

    Malin | Spark&Bark

    xx

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  50. That's a nice outfit, I love the denim jacket!!! I cannot wait for warmer days so I can wear mine, at the moment I am wearing my thick coat (sad face).. :)

    Yiota
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  51. Hello from Spain: great dress. I just discovered your blog and I like the variety of topics that you write. Fashion and beauty are my hobbies with my Barbie doll collection. Right now I have a blog dedicated to those dolls that I invite you to visit: http://all4barbie.blogspot.com.es/ If you want we keep in touch. I already made me a follower of your blog.

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  52. Wow, you styled the top and skirt perfectly with the cool denim jacket!
    Many thanks for your kind comment on my blog. Do you want to follow each other?
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  53. I absolutely adore the way you've styled your matching set here, girlie! It has that edgy, grunge look, which I LOVE! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  54. SOOOOOOO cute, love it!!!

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  55. You look very cool! I just adore the dress with the hat and jacket! So creative and edgy

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  56. I am loving this outfit! It's so 90s!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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  57. cute look! love the denim jacket and hat!
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  58. You look amazing! And I actually prefer and follow fashion bloggers who recycles their clothes instead of showing new ones again and again. It shows how creative they are with their wardrobe and are more relatable.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  59. Such a cute outfit :) love the look of the denim jacket !! Have a nice weekend dear :) xx
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  60. i love the dress! thanks for sharing
    have a great weekend
    cheers,
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  61. Lovely Post! Thanks for sharing! I just updated my blog, you should check it out! xx
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  62. AAA this is my favourite post I've read so far today:) thanks for sharing. Do you want to support each others blog by following each other? Please let me know so I can follow you right back:)

    xoxo
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  63. Nice outfit!

    Xx,

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  64. Oh I love this look! Your style is always amazing. The two piece looks great and I love it paired with a cool hat and oversized casual denim jacket, the perfect combination. I always enjoy finding old pieces I'd forgot about and breathing some new life into them. It sounds like you had a great day too at the Tower of London. I have to say I seem to permanently be having one hand holding down a skirt hem and the other holding my hair back from blowing all over, so I really feel for you having to work stairs at the same time. By the way I wanted to thank you for the lovely blog comment and also to let you know I found you on Bloglovin and followed your blog. Katie xx

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  65. You look amazing and so unique and individual, I love going to the Tower of London I am a big fan of Tudor History.

    Meme xx

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  66. That is a pretty two piece yo have adorn here sweetie. As always you are so cool & stylish. Have a great weekend love <3

    xoxo Eva | www.evakindles.com

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  67. I would totally rock this outfit if I could! You're so adorable!

    xx,
    Abby
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  68. This is such a gorgeous coord set! I love how you've grunged it up with a big denim jacket and the creepers. I never used to be one for jackets but an oversized denim one is high on my list - it looks so cute with everything!

    Amanda Jayne | beauty, style, life

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  69. Your denim jackets looks so cool. I have a shirt that looks exactly like this. It's in washed denim.

    Noor | Noor's Place

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  70. Super cute outfit! Great photos <33

    Blessings,
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  71. Great outfit! I love your outfit and style! you look gorgeous :) Such a great outfit inspiration :)

    xx Jamie| With Love, Jamie

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  72. cute look! it looks great on you :)

    xx Sera | STARDUSTBOHEMIAN.COM

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  73. I'm always paranoid that my readers will get bored of my wearing the same items but then again that's what people do in real life, anyway this is a gorgeous outfit!
    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe

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  74. You absolutely rock this outfit! Love the two-piece. It's fun to mix old pieces with new pieces. :)
    ♥NY
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  75. You've reminded me that I have a similar denim jacket! Totally need to dig it out and start wearing it again. Love this outfit! x

    VanessaVonJames | Fashion Blog

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  76. Absolutely adore this look. Such a cute set xx

    Jac Fleurant
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  77. nice outfit and style!

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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  78. Gorgeous! I miss my creepers, i need to get some more!

    Love Vicki | victoriajanex.co.uk

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  79. Wow, this look is georgous! I'm totally in love with your hat! x

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