Sunday, 31 January 2016

My Style Diary - Feeling Feminine in Floral and Chatting About Personal Style


So these photos are a little late (they were taken on Christmas day!) but I just had to share them as I am super in love with this gorgeous dress! I absolutely love the beautiful floral pattern, the colours (which are so very "Lauren") and the cut, with the fitted bodice and full skirt (and there's even a bow on the back!). It's just one of those dresses that makes you feel so feminine and pretty (and it's perfect for twirling around in!)

Since I've been experimenting with capsule wardrobes, I've realised that there seem to be two distinct sides to my style.
One is the super girlie side that you see in these photos (pretty floral dresses with a slight 50's feel are my faves), but then I also love the really laid back, relaxed look of a t-shirt and jeans or denim shorts. Two very different looks, but both are still very "me".

I guess that's the fun thing about fashion - you can play a little, chop and change and experiment until you find what works for you, and that doesn't just have to be one specific style. 

It's fun to be able to show a little bit of your personality through the way you dress, and there are so many different aspects to our personalities, so  our "personal style" doesn't just have to be one defined look. It's whatever you feel fab in, whatever makes you feel your best!
For me, sometimes that means dressing up and wearing a beautiful dress, but other times it means a t-shirt and a pair of ripped jeans.

I've always admired how some people can have a very well defined style that's consistent and just completely "them", Ally from The Vintage Valley is specifically who I'm thinking about right now (You should check her out if you haven't before - I absolutely adore her vintage style!) but I've finally realised that for me that's never going to be the case. I need a bit more variety, and that's ok!

What are your thoughts on "personal style"? Do you have a specific kind of "look" or is yours a bit more of a mix of different styles?

Anyway, I rambled for a bit longer there than I thought I would:)
Hope you're having a great Sunday!


Dress - Princess Highway from Dangerfield
Wedges - Aldo
Bag - Jigsaw
Watch - Calvin Klein

 PS - Just had to share a pic of us together - it was the first Christmas in our new place so a pretty special time!


  1. Cute Christmas photos! Capsule wardrobes can definitely get you thinking about your personal style. I go between laid back classics & funky fresh patterns. :]

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    1. Thanks Carmen! Yup they definitely do - and that's just one of the reasons I've been loving the capsule wardrobe so much!
      Always good to have your classics with some fun patterns thrown in! xx

  2. Lovely pictures; that's a beautiful dress. Congrats on the first Christmas in your own home! I have 0 personal style and usually look like a bag lady but am learning to embrace it.

    1. Thanks so much Rachel :)
      - and I'm sure you do have your own "personal style", it might just be a little different to what you'd call "mainstream" I guess? (and bag lady could totally be a style - as long as you embrace it! hehe ;)


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