The system might fail you, but don't fail yourself.

autumn 2013 trends
boohoo smock dress
essex fashion blog
velvet smock dress
marks and spencer leather bag
casual autumn ootd
oxblood and velvet outfit
Verity velvet smock dress: c/o Boohoo. Leather jacket: The Kooples. Leather bowling bag: £43, Marks and Spencer. Anna boots: Topshop (old). Watch: gift, Rotary. Necklace: vintage. Polkadot tights: free, American Apparel. Lipstick: Topshop "Really Ruby". Nails: Deborah Lipmann "Razzle Dazzle" on Natural Collection "Black Cherry".


I am forever moaning about my lack of goth phase. I tried to convince myself that I was a scene kid in year ten, but realistically I went as far as neon eyeshadow and that was it (fortunately). Recently however I find myself being drawn to black clothing, and it doesn't look like this chapter is ending any time soon, particularly when Hallowe'en is only a couple of weeks away. That, or I'm spending too much time reading Camilla's blog, you pick. Last August I went along to boohoo's christmas preview and I've somehow only just got around to spending the voucher that I was kindly treated to on the day. I'm not the world's biggest fan of online shopping as I rarely know what I want specifically and find the pages of stock overwhelming (give me a rail to sift through any day!), so I narrowed things down to a much more manageable "black velvet" selection and came up trumps with this bad boy. Add a leather jacket, my new day bag (which my camera fits in, can I get a hell yeah?), and a slick of red lipstick on an abnormally good make-up day and I was ready to face the world, even if it were a only a trip to town with Danielle for wetherspoons burgers and window shopping - it's the small things.

30 comments:

  1. Those are possibly the best boots ever. They remind me of these:

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_tF1nD45xeSk/TPb07dI7I5I/AAAAAAAABlU/38CcnI0uIC4/s1600/vivienne+westwood+flats.jpg

    but much better!

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    1. But much, much cheaper! I wish I could afford the Westwood ones, but if you think these are better then I'll feel better about having the high street version :)

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  2. You my dear are absoultely beautiful! Love this outfit and your hair is gorgeous!! x

    www.heldtogetherbypins.blogspot.com

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  3. Ah love the bag. In fact I think I need to have it!
    Sophie
    x

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  4. No one pulls off all black like Camilla (although you look pretty amazing...love your leather!) Love the title too, massive Scroobius Pip fan! xxx

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  5. You look gorgeous Rebecca! I love that dress, and your bag too! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I love everything about this x

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  7. Gorgeous outfit! That dress is seriously pretty and the pop of colour from your bag is so lovely! Your shoes are amazing! xo

    afashionation.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. love that velvet baby doll dress!! need : )

    www.laceeswan.com

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  9. I really love your style and i have a similar body shape to you so its nice to see what I can pull off before the investment! I'd say now is a good time to get into the goth, I would have cringed to see what 13 year old me would have looked like if I had tried it then! haha

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  10. Your leather jacket is absolutely divine! I'm in love with it! You look amazing in all black - I'm always in goth mode!
    xo

    iamlaurenpotts.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Your boots are beautiful x

    http://crystalcosmicchic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. I've said it before but that is a top leather jacket

    Buckets & Spades

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  13. yes, that's why i thought about making more photobombs, as i really love getting a more private insight on bloggers' lives :) are you originally from Brighton?

    i looooooooooove your shoes here btw!

    www.paleshadows.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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  14. ahh i see :) i'm really liking it here too but i never have the time or money to actually go to the city on a regular basis haha :p

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  15. I love those boots and the dress looks so cosy and wintery! What camera do you use by the way? The shots are so good! xx

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  16. I'm such a bad influence! haha, this look is rad though, you know I approve of anything with the words 'smock' and 'velvet' in the same sentence.

    x Camilla
    www.intothefoldfashion.com

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  17. So in love with this outfit. Im really into collecting some more black outfits lately. I never use to wear much black as always loved lots of colour. I feel like with lots of different textures and fabrics in black can be just as interesting without the colour.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Folllowing you now
    Lucy
    elizakklozet.blogspot.com xxx

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  18. I love this chic, all-black ensemble with the pop of color in your bag. You're gorgeous!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  19. Great leather jacket and the bag is fab! Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. Cohen you look stunning here, I love the velvet dress and that bag is gorgeous!

    Maria xxx

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  21. You look stunning, I love your bag and dress! Such a babe x http://britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. Thank You for your lovely comment on my blog! :)
    I've had a look through your blog and I love your style. I particularly like this all black outfit with a pop of colour in the bag.
    Kelly
    Kelly's Journal

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  23. Velvet is definitely something I relate to Autumn/Winter and you look a picture! You can't beat a good ole spoons burger either, hope you had fun!

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  24. Nice outfit !

    http://fruityandpassion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. Loving this look! What a great colour for that bag and the shoes are the cutest!
    x

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  26. Your hair is amazing
    http://youmeandthekingdom.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. Your hair is amazing & also jacket & you...yes, that's why i thought about making more photobombs, as i really love getting a more private insight on bloggers' lives!!!
    stylofashions leather Jackets

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