16.8.10

Wardrobe wake up: Day 1!


If you caught my post yesterday, you'll have witnessed the exact moment I decided to challenge myself to make more of an effort with my outfits. Every day this week, I'm going to dress in a different style, using only the clothes I currently have. I feel like I wear the same type outfits, day in day out, so I really want to wake up my wardrobe and start wearing more of it! I think this will be quite a hard challenge because very recently I chucked loads of clothes away or up in the loft. So I don't actually have many clothes to hand! But I'm going to give it a go anyway :)

Today I went for a flirty 50's look. It put such a spring in my step at work being all dressed up, and I had a really nice day as a result!



(playsuit - miss selfridge, belt - new look, cardi - primark, pumps - primark)

Im trying to think of what to wear tomorrow... perhaps sporty... but I really would be scraping the barrel, wardrobe-wise! Do comment me any style suggestions and I will raid the wardrobe and see what I can create!



PS - Just noticed I'm a kitten's whisker away from 600 followers! Bloody heck! Thanks so much to all of you that follow the blog. I think you're quite literally the shit... Just realised that's actually an insult. You're just awesome, okay? x

56 comments:

  1. Perhaps a tribal or folk-inspired look? The playsuit is lush!
    xxx

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  2. You look beautiful! I would wear this outfit in a heartbeat! :) Do you find though that the Miss Selfridge playsuits are really short in the body or is that just me?! :)

    Maria xxx

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  3. Look gorgeous today, love this outfit so much and your hair! I want my hair cut like yours!!!! Nautical is a great look, as is spotty (I did that recently)!! Or you could just clothes your eyes point to some clothes and see what happens lol!!! Good luck x

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  4. beautiful playsuit, I think the 50's look really suits you! x

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  5. sweet lord, this outfit is absolutely beautiful. this look really suits your figure (: gah, im jealous!

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  6. looks lovely!:),i like these kindof posts,i think i wear too much of the same thing day in day out too! D: xx

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  7. This is cute and really suits you. Always good to have a bit of a wardrobe shake up!

    ▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

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  8. the playsuit suits your figure so perfectly, you should definately introduce more 50s inspired pieces into your wardrobe!

    perhaps you could try a more grunge/indie look for your challenge?

    love, jazzabelle. x

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  9. that playsuit is adorable! and it fits you so well

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  10. this is really cuuuute! I love it.

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  11. You really suit the 50's style, I think your hair updates the style and makes it look more contemporary!

    How about a 90's grungy look or a city look? :) Grace x

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  12. How about... gothic twist? You're such a colourful character with your outfits I can imagine you might find it a bit of a challenge sticking to black?

    ♥ www.thejazzpad.com

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  13. Absolutely loved this outfit Gem! I love the bow belt with the playsuit, and your shoes put a lovely edge to the whole outfit (: Congrats on all the followers as well! I'd love to see a folksy, tribal/traveller inspired outfit.

    x

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  14. That playsuit looks fab. I love the 50's look, especially 50's style make up. Can't wait to see what you wear throughout the week :-)

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  15. What you wear definitely makes a huge difference to how you feel! And you look great (especially with that enviable bustline!)
    :) Well done!

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  16. oo the playsuit is such a gem, this should be your style all the time because you look so great!! hmmm i might be biased but a swedish look could work as all you need is a stripy top and denim, but maybe that's me being biased! could you do 70's to prepare for this a/w?

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  17. love this! you look absolutely fab! the red really suits you! and that cardigan is just too cute! i think the 50's look really works for you!

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  18. Oh you look so cute! I love this! Suits you!

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  19. This is such a great idea! And i love your first outfit, the playsuit is so cute! Maybe a tribal look tomorrow?

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  20. Love the whole look :) especially the cardy, very cute.

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  21. Your outfit looks beautiful, it really suits you.I wish i had a job where i could wear what i want (work uniforms suck) because when im working i never get to wear half of my clothes.Glad you had a nice day at work.i always like tryin new onsombles it cheers me up experimenting with clothes.What about Romantic look,or a kitsch katy perry look,or a 60s look im thinking penny lane out of Almost famous (love that film), little dresses with knee socks. Really love your blog.Iv only just started reading blogs (im always behind the times with these things), surprisingly has i am mad about fashion and very interested in other people style ideas and choices, well out of all the ones iv seen yours is the very best. Gems xx

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  22. Your looking Gorgeous Gem! Im a total perv, but phwooarrr at your boobies here haha! Love the playsuit!

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  23. LOVE this, especially the feet! xx

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  24. You look absolutely gorgeous! Love that playsuit! x

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  25. This is so cute, and you look amazing in that playsuit! x

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  26. Thanks for all your delightful comments, gang!!

    And thanks to those of you that praised the cleavage. Haha. I don't often show them off but I like this playsuit too much, so I can't not!

    City girl - Now there's a look I can do!

    Danni - Yes, I have to be careful if I want to raise my arms or anything. Ha!

    Loving all the trend ideas... Not sure I can do folk or tribal, I don't really have the ingredients!

    Nautical, goth, grunge are all on the list... Hmm! x

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  27. this outfit is gorgeous,
    your legs are so slim-im jealous!
    xx

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  28. Maybe you could do some looks inspired by telly shows? (The City, Ugly Betty, even The Simpsons etc etc)
    Love your playsuit and cute cardigan <3
    x x x x

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  29. You look adorable! Love the red and the bow and the leopard - such cute kitschness!

    I'd love to see you in something really feminine - florals and heels. I loved that pink wrap dress you wore the other day! xx

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  30. Absolutely love that playsuit! You look lovely as always ;)

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  31. I love this look, you look amazing in the playsuit!

    X

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  32. Ohh, foxy lady! ;) Haha you look gorgeous missus. Red really suits you :) I know its a bit late on in the summer now but I'd love to see your perfect festival look! I never managed to nail at properly all the years I went to T in the park :( xx

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  33. Luuurve the playsuit - so pretty on you.

    How about an androgynus look? that way you could raid your fella's wardrobe too!

    x♥x

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  34. Hi again i just wanted to say you need inspiration for a wardrobe update, well like i say iv been readin your previous posts from a while ago and i really like your shoe choices,they were unique and they have inspired me too try sum more bolder footwear.Been searching for some like mens brougues or like that sorta style shoes at the bootsale,havnt found any yet.I really liked your blue jazz shoes, i had the idea of wearin ballet shoes has shoes and from sum1 at a festival, tap shoes with little ribbons has laces has shoes but i had never thought about jazz shoes has shoes,thats a great idea they look so cute.Looking out for some right away.i love your style ideas.xx

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  35. That's a good idea, trying out different looks with the clothes one already owns. I have such a variety of styles of clothes that I can't really nail down my style! I should definitely try this, thanks for the idea.

    Cute dot cardi by the way! I have never seen a polka dot cardigan.

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  36. That play suit looks amazing on you! You def have the body to pull of the 50's look! Great style for you!
    ♥ Jess x

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  37. Love this look, Really bold which suits your colouring so well. Amazing cardigan.

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  38. You look amazing! *o*
    I love your super polka dotty cardigan. Too cute! <3

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  39. i have that cardigan but never ever thought to pair it with red (which looks amazing on you btw!) i love your wardrobe shake up! i think it's so easy to get stuck in a rut! now hurry up and post some more (:

    ps your hair looks amazing!

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  40. You look really good in this style. Very pretty (:
    x

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  41. you are so pretty and that red makes your complexion pop

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  42. Love it! :)
    Rebecca-ox
    http://gingerecstasy.blogspot.com/

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  43. Ooh Gem I'm loving this outfit! And it's so true that being dressed up can make you have a really good day, I always feel better and more positive when I've made an effort!

    Leia

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  44. You look gorgeous! I love this look on you! x

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  45. i love that look on you! adorable!
    how about a childhood-themed look? it's a bit vague but depending on how you interpret it it could be really cute/unique!
    (and just by the way, i just became your 586th follower :D)

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  46. Oh you look lovely. The playsuit is to die for and check out how cracking your figure looks in it!

    No idea what looks to suggest as it's so hard without knowing the content of your wardrobe, but I'm looking forward to what you come up with.

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  47. oh love it! the cardigan really makes it. this has 2 of my favourite things ever, the colour red and polka dots.

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  48. My friend and I were in Topshop yesterday and after she left she spent ages talking about how cool and stylish "this girl with short dark hair wearing a totally awesome red playsuit" was.
    This is such a gorgeous outfit!

    www.florencekatharine.blogspot.com

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  49. I'm digging the playsuit - your expression makes me giggle.

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