Tuesday, 22 October 2013

What I Wore Wednesday: Black and Gold

So I have this really bad habit. I buy clothes on sale and then leave them in the bags and don't wear them. Part of it is I think I might return it and the other that they won't look right or will fit funny and then I'll be late for work because I have to find something else to wear so I might as well wear something I've already worn. It makes absolutely no sense because I've tried everything on before I bought it. I'm trying to break this habit and force myself to wear all the dresses I have because honestly I'm past the 28 day return period on them all!

The weather is definitely starting to get colder in Glasgow. This past week we've had torrential rain every day, all day and I'm getting to the point where I'm going to need to suck it up and buy a new winter coat. However since I bought a super cute new mid-weight coat when I was home in Ohio I want to make it last as long as I can. 

I originally took my semi-traditional bathroom selfie for this post but umm it was a hot mess. I looked back and there is an air-freshener hanging off the wall, paper towels tumbling out of the dispenser and it just looked tragic. Luckily my colleague Steph, who is 1/3 of a new blog we're about to launch (watch this space!), stepped up and snapped a photo for me as we walked back from grabbing lunch.




Black and Gold Skater Dress- Cynthia Rowley, TK Maxx
Black Hoops- Target
Black and Blonde Glasses- Vivienne Westwood, Costco
Black Layering Leggings, Marks and Spencer
Black Studded Pumps- New Look

I don't normally wear a lot of patterned dresses but there was something about this dress I really liked. I really don't have anything else like it so I think that helps. I'm absolutely in love with my asymmetrical zip jacket; I found it on sale at the Target by my Dad's house but not in my size so I drove to the next Target to find it. I might need to layer a cardigan under it to make it last longer in this colder weather. I went for simple black hoops and gold nails since the pattern was fairly loud on its own and I wear the same flats every day at work--boring but comfy!

Do you ever buy things and let them waste away in the bag before you break them out or do you have to wear new outfits right away?





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53 comments:

Melaina25 said...

Ooo that patterned dress looks gorgeous and so luxe! Looking forward to hearing more about this new blog too! Keep us posted on that for sure xx

Melaina25 said...

Looking good.x

Melaina25 said...

I love black and gold together... you look beautiful!


Thank you for hosting!


Lauren xx
www.stylelixir.com

Melaina25 said...

Dress is beautiful. Plus, I have the very same habits! =D

Melaina25 said...

that Cynthia Rowley dress is such a great find, love love love!

Melaina25 said...

Love the patterned dress with all black accessories. Very chic!

Melaina25 said...

Woot woo x

Melaina25 said...

Sorry Melaina but no I don't leave things in the bag. I want to wear everything immediately. In fact I'm in such a hurry, I'll go home and put 'it' on straight away. Tragic I know :)

Melaina25 said...

That always happens to me! I literally just found a bag in the back of my car the other day, I guess I had completely forgot about it.

//Birdie Shoots//

Melaina25 said...

I am loving your dress..black and gold is beautiful...:)

Melaina25 said...

LOVE the dress!! Seriously its gorgeous!

Melaina25 said...

This dress is gorgeous, I am glad it's not still in the shopping bag. I am so guilty of debating about purchases I've made and keeping in the bag then forgetting about it. I am trying to better about it.


Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Melaina25 said...

hey hey mama! It's BEEN AGES but I got my act together and did a proper style post. Woooo hoooo! And I want your DRESS....hot hot hot! xo

Melaina25 said...

I like the print on your dress! I don't leave my stuff in the bag. Instead I put them away and leave them in the drawer until I find a special something to wear it to. Everyday and everywhere should be special though. :-)

Melaina25 said...

Such a pleasure to join you another week.
I do hope you can join me in Share-in-Style on the 1rst of November.
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Melaina25 said...

I can't believe that this gorgeous dress has been hidden away in a carrier bag somewhere tut tut! It is gorgeous! I love the colour on you and the little jacket is perfect.

Melaina25 said...

Ooooo you look lovely!! I love that dress!

Melaina25 said...

Such a nice printed dress, and I like your coat too! :)

Away From The Blue

Melaina25 said...

LOve the dress. Gorgeous. Thank you for hosting the link up. Hope to see you tomorrow for my weekly tres-chic fashion thursday link up.

Agi:)

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Melaina25 said...

Love that dress! gold is another good colour on you.

Melaina25 said...

Great dress!

xo

Deanne Castro

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Melaina25 said...

I have a really similar habit - I buy clothes and put them away, but I leave the tags on in case I change my mind. Of course, when they're hidden in the closet I forget all about them until it's way too late to return...There really is no point in it at all, but isn't it nice knowing you're not the only one doing stuff like that? :)
xo
Kym
bitty.and.bunny

Melaina25 said...

So glad to know it is not just me!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Katie! I'm such a sucker for Cynthia Rowley :)

Melaina25 said...

I will try and remember! I'm such a scatter brain :)

Melaina25 said...

Thank you! I'm gutted I won't be able to wear it longer

Melaina25 said...

Thank you!

Melaina25 said...

If you only knew what else was lurking in bags lol

Melaina25 said...

I will do my best to remember :)

Melaina25 said...

I just get horrible cold feet/buyer's remorse with most things!

Melaina25 said...

Go you! You know it's our fave TK Maxx :)

Melaina25 said...

Glad it isn't just me! I get buyer's remorse so often!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Dawnelle!

Melaina25 said...

Thank you x

Melaina25 said...

I hope it was something good :)

Melaina25 said...

Not tragic at all! Just polar opposite of me :)

Melaina25 said...

MWAH x

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Kate!

Melaina25 said...

TK Maxx seems to have tons of Cynthia Rowley stuff again!

Melaina25 said...

Glad it isn't just me :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Lauren!

Melaina25 said...

Thank you Sus x

Melaina25 said...

We are about 95% ready to go! It is going to be a group food blog :)

Melaina25 said...

Oh that dress is gorgeous!! You're so pretty!
~Callie
www.creationsbycallie.com

Melaina25 said...

The dress is very flattering to your figure and the leggings are perfect.

Melaina25 said...

The dress is so nice on you x

Melaina25 said...

Love black and gold- cute dress!

Melaina25 said...

Well, you didn't get that trait from your mother. I can't wait to wear things once I purchased them. And as a matter of fact I hardly ever take anything back. You look so lovely and I think it looks wonderful on you!

Melaina25 said...

I think I have the opposite problem. I will wear something I've purchased as soon as it's humanly possible! Great outfit!

Melaina25 said...

What a cute dress! I am actually trying to figure out a black and gold outfit or dress to wear to a Centre football game next weekend -- I should check out TJ Maxx! I alternate on the stuff I buy. I either wear it immediately or let it sit in the bag for ages. And I totally have things that I meant to return ages ago and are now way past their return-by date. So annoying.

Melaina25 said...

I thought I was the only one guilty of that! I have long been notorious for keeping bags filled with new clothes in the floor of closet "just in case" I need to return it. I also hang some things with tags intact up the closet never to be worn before meeting their fate at the local Goodwill or Civitan. Sad.

Melaina25 said...

oops, missed the link up and added it to today's blog - thanks for the footless tights inspiration!

Melaina25 said...

That dress is rad! Love that you got it from TJ Maxx! xo Andrea

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