It Looks Rosie 25/1/11

Here’s what I wore today, fairly simple but I think it looks quite sophisticated because of this. I wanted an outfit that would make me feel and look serious as I had an appointment at the bank. I have this dress in a burgundy colour and they are both my absolute wardrobe staples. They’re so easy to dress up and down. The stream-lined shape is actually really flattering, and I like the way the jersey material hangs. The high neckline is balanced out by the low back and the figure-skimming nature of the dress.

I paired the dress with my tweed cropped jacket, which is really Chanel-esque. The metallic threads and exposed zip detail really give it an edge, ladylike but rocky at the same time. The cropped length and belt draw attention to the waist. As the dress and jacket were quite simple I added interest with accessories, my chunky cuff from UO and the statement studded necklace from Primark. This necklace was an absolute bargain and really dresses up any outfit in an instant.

To ease myself into the S/S brights trend, I added a pop of fuschia lipstick. I love this shade, I can’t remember what it’s called but it’s Barry M and stays on really well with fixer. Even if you had no other make-up on it really completes the look.

I’ve also mastered the fishtail plait! It really is much easier than it looks. Basically: put your hair in a side ponytail and tie, then separate it into two. Take a strand from one side, and pull it over to the other. Repeat with the opposite side and pull tightly. As you repeat this for each side alternately, it will begin to form a plait, continue until the end then add a clear hair tie. Remove hair tie at the top of the plait. It’s a little hard to explain as a video would be better, but there are plenty on YouTube that explain it much better! If you have layers, you will get lots of flyaways but just use hairspray. Backcomb at the top for a bit of volume or it will look really flat.

Jacket- H&M
Dress- Topshop
Heels- Topshop
Necklace- Primark
Cuff- UO

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