Gonna walk right up to him, give him a great big kiss

cat eye sunglasses
madewell stripe dress
madewell stripe dress
hobbs nw3
Stucco stripe Songbird dress: Madewell, via Shopbop. Denim Jacket: £63, NW3 by Hobbs. Leather Bag: £3, vintage. Necklace: £9, elsie belle. Spotty sunglasses: £1, Primark. Leather and wood heels: £70, Marni x h+m. Lipstick: MAC Cockney. Bruised leg: c/o rum punch.

I think I have an inability to buy "normal" sunglasses. I tried these ones on when I met up with everyone a couple of weeks ago, and then creeped back a few day later to purchase them, they're a little Liv, no?

Typing up the details of what I'm wearing, I notice this outfit is probably one of the most expensive I've ever worn. I'm normally quite cheap with clothing, and was so proud when I managed to get my whole outfit for the year 13 charity ball for less than £30, but when it comes to "investment pieces" I guess it's okay to splurge a little. This dress is my new favourite. Clearly I've developed a new thing for stripes, and this fits right in. Quite a while ago I won Ines's giveaway, which entitled me to a $100 Shopbop gift voucher. This lead to spending hours (no exaggeration) on their website, before settling on the Songbird dress by Madewell, knowing that the likelihood of ever being able to purchase from them ever again would be very low. Madewell has always been one of those aspirational brands for me - look but don't touch! After their collaboration with Alexa Chung, and seeing Rhiannon pull off their looks perfectly, I didn't really want to pass up this chance. The rest, as they say, is history. A word of warning about Shopbop: although they have free shipping worldwide, don't forget about customs charges. Seriously.

I bought the jacket in Hobbs last week when they hosted an event for their customers that I'd seen advertised in store. I've never bought from them before either, but a lovely 20% discount definitely helped matters. It's nice to be able to just walk home with it immediately, instead of being hit with ridiculous postage fees. I don't think I'll ever be fully converted to online shopping; I much prefer the whole process of going through the rails and trying things on. Maybe that's just me? Still, I love wearing this as it says "NW3" on the buttons, and that's where I'll be living next week. I will be ridiculously upset when my friend moves from her flat there, but she is headed to Paris next year... It would be rude not to visit!

Until then, I will be eating soup, drinking tea (I've become accustomed to Sunshine Grey), and reading poetry - I can almost taste summer, or maybe I'm getting it confused with the tang of blueberries...

xxx

Rebecca Cohen | Rebecca Cohen

43 comments:

  1. That dress is lovely! and your necklace is so pretty x

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  2. you are so cute you turn me green ( with jealousy, not illness ) x

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    1. hahaha, don't be silly, you have the best style ever! I hope you're coming to Birmingham this Summer :) xx

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  3. you're such a cutie! lovely outfit and the jacket really suits you well! xx

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  4. I love your dress, really suits you. You look so lovely.

    Would really love it if you checked my blog out and follow if you like it enough:
    http://welcometocharlotteswardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. This outfit is gorgeous! I'm the same with cheap clothing as I'm on a student budget but I agree it's ok to splurge on investment pieces & the jacket is amazing.
    I feel the same way about online shopping! I actually hate it & I much prefer buying things that I can actually see first & without p&p costs!
    Rebecca x

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  6. The dress is so beautiful! YES sometimes it's good to splurge :-) love the jacket too xx

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  7. Okay seriously, I'm so jealous of this dress. It's perfect! When it comes to cheap clothes I'm the annoying person that goes around forcing people to guess how much my outfit cost (note to self this backfires when you're friends actually think your expensive clothes came from the carboot haha)

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  8. such a beautiful outfit!
    you look stunning :)
    xxx

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  9. the dress is lovely, would be wrong to pass it :D and you look so pretty xx

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  10. I wore an outfit quite similar to this yesterday. I love that dress though, such a gorgeous fabric.

    e x

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  11. Ooh, Madewell. Fun. I always admire it on the internetz but I don't think they have any UK retailers (?). What is the quality like? The fabric looks lovely.

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    1. I don't think they sell in shops, but I bought it from shopbop, which is like an online department store that ships worldwide. It seems to be good quality, but I've only worn it twice so don't really feel like I can judge yet! x

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  12. This is so lovely, love your dress and glasses, they're pretty amazing! xx

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  13. Great outfit, the dress is just beautiful & it looks like such lovely fabric too! I have been stung by the dreaded customs charge too many times to mention, some of them are just ridiculous, it's such a pain!

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  14. Such a gorgeous outfit! The stripes are amazing! You have such perfect porcelain skin too!

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  15. That dress is BEAUT. So's the necklace. I'm jealous!

    You're not on your own about online shopping; I've never bought much online, it's almost always a hassle in the end. xxx

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  16. oooh Rebecca I can hardly remember the days of your indoor photos anymore! Looking lovely though, and we have matching bruises - cool.

    xx

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  17. thanks for the tea advice, i'm wrote it down in my travel pad. i haven't been to liverpool for about a year or so but hopefully soon anyway. bold street's a big one ain;t it? rings a bell. nice choice on the dress

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  18. Tell him that I love him, tell him that I care, tell him that I'll always be there!! You should wear that dress to B'ham and we can find some Miles and Alex lookalikes to dance with ;) xx

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  19. Love your outfit. Beautiful pictures.

    A very interesting post.

    Lots of love, xoxo

    Joann

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  20. your outfit is SO cute! i love how your paired the dress with the jacket! you look fantastic!

    http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com/

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  21. That dress is gorgeous! I like the jacket with it as well.
    I love online shopping but generally I still prefer to buy in shops, so I can try things on and such. Only it's so much cheaper to buy online than instore here, even with the ridiculous shipping prices to Australia!

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  22. I have those heels - comfiest shoes ever!

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  23. Love this outfit. That dress looks so good with the jacket. I love Madewell clothes, just a shame they don't have a shop in Liverpool, mind you, then i'd be even poorer than I am now! x

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  24. I love these sunglasses!!!

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  25. wow loveeeeee the dress!! it looks so classy! and the necklace is amazing, i saw something similar to that on Etsy!

    ah yes it's okay to splurge a little :)

    alex @ carouselstreet.com

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  26. That dress is seriously stunning, your hours of browsing paid off! And it suits you so perfectly, it's amazing. Lucky girl, a $100 giftvoucher.

    Anyhow, I love the whole outfit, and you can pull off un-normal sunglasses, they're great on you! :D

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  27. I love that dress, it is so classic - it can be worn all year round.
    You look gorge!

    Gems x

    Fashion, Well Done

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  28. I want to walk right up to you and give you a big kiss in this beautiful ensemble. I love love LOVE the dress, especially the vintage twist on it.. and the style is so beautiful. They're my favourite kinda dresses, and you look like my favourite kinda gal ;-)

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  29. I absolutely love this dress. It fits like a dream and I love that you paired it with a jean jacket. It looks incredible and it's the perfect balance of fancy and casual.

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  30. congratulations on winning! and i lvoe the dress you chose :3

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  31. i really like your shades. btw, I'm having a 100+ Follower Urban Decay Giveaway! I hope you enter :)♥

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  32. GAH - I am so jealous of your Madewell dress, love that store. WHEN will it come to the UK? Tell me when!? Haha. Love this look - very 50s cool. xx

    South Molton St Style

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  33. I love this dress so much. Mainly because of the shape. I wish there were more clothes around that had such a lovely shape.

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  34. That dress is stunning.


    Thank-you for your comment on my blog!
    Little Miss Sunshine
    A Great British Style Blog

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  35. love your dress, looks so unique <333

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  36. This dress is wonderful. And I love the overall washed out feel of the image.

    Grace.

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  37. lovely outfir and I eyeing your bag :)

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  38. wow, you're extremely pretty! and love your blog btw, gorgeous.
    would you like to follow each other on bloglovin? let me know. xo

    www.monikamustafa.dk

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