Outfit: Luella & Chanel Pretty in Pink

563588_646210228752366_679418915_nToday I’m Wearing: Luella dress from TK Maxx, Luella t-shirt, vintage Chanel fantasy tweed jacket, Michael Perry Cherry shoes from Spartoo Luxury, vintage faux snakeskin bag, John Greed ‘Midnight Orchid’ necklace*.

Is it just me or are these so many Social Media options these days! I have been fully immersed in Instagram since getting my iPhone (and super grateful for its share to Twitter & Facebook function), but I keep getting told off by those of you who shun all forms of Social Media. So I decided I would keep on sharing just my very favourite Instagram snaps on the blog to try and make it fair to those of you without Instagram / those who see the same snap on all my channels! It is hard to please everyone I know, but I do try. Big thanks for all the lovely feedback on my Inspirations series, I hope to make it regular.

This pretty pink outfit is what I wore to see the Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty last week at the Lowry. A lovely treat from my gorgeous friends┬á Z & A who spoil me and Mother of Pearl far too much. It was the first night off we had both taken in a long time so it was nice to get dressed up and get swept away for the night. I adore the ballet, the dancing, the costumes, the incredible orchestra, everything about it. It has been many years since I donned a tutu and leotard (must dig out those photos for you) but I did feel a little princess-like in this poufy Luella dress.

You might remember the agonising I did over it when I first found it in TK Maxx reduced from ┬ú600 to around ┬ú200. I didn’t wear pink, certainly didn’t do girly and really couldn’t afford to buy a dress I might never wear. But it had pockets and I love pockets. It also made a rather satisfying swishy sound when I walked. I made myself put it back on the rail and that was that. I went home and thought about it. Thought about it a bit more. Went back for it and alas it was gone.

A few weeks later, I was back in the store and there it was, magically it appeared on the sale rail. I figured that was fate and took it home with me. Some how I now find myself with the exact same dress in orange and  a skirt version of this dress too. Obsessively addictive personality, me? I paired it with other fanciful things and off I went, a fairytale night in a fairytale outfit.

11 thoughts on “Outfit: Luella & Chanel Pretty in Pink

  1. I have one Luella dress too. You can’t really find them at TK Maxx anymore can you? This dress looks lovely on you. Of course, you can’t really go wrong with a good Chanel jacket. I’d love to have something from the days she was around especially earlier in her career, but of course, this is all in museums now and much too expensive for an everyday gal:)

  2. I LOVED that Luella collection, would’ve given my right arm for the pretty heart shoes! I’m not on Instagram (can’t afford an i-phone nor justify buying one when I rarely use my mobile), but have my blog FB and a personal FB account and am getting better on Tumblr. I considered Pinterest and Twitter, but not sure I could keep up with them all and my two blogs!

    • You amaze me how you do two blogs! I think Pinterest is easier as it’s something you can pick up every now and again, you don’t have to regularly up date it. I have to say since getting an iphone it’s taken over my life, I find myself checking the thing constantly so now I mute it when I’m at home or I literally spend the entire day on social media!!

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