Sunday, 28 February 2010

Shell Pink

Shell pink... neither pink, beige or cream but a beautiful pastel hue that is a combination of all three. Delighted I was to find not only a dress but also some of-the-moment platform shoes to compliment it with.

I bought the dress a couple of weeks ago where it has hung ever since on my bedroom wall while I deliberated over whether or not to keep it. It reminded me a little too much of that TBA dress, which in truth I would have preferred had it not been for the significant price difference.

But the cute details won me over - the black collar, delicate covered buttons running down the back... and it's beautiful pastel colour of course.

I had planned on taking some photographs outside, the light is so much better. But due to a typical British downpour, I had to make do with my bedroom and the beautiful sounds of Serge Gainsbourg for company.




















Top Shop dress & platform shoes ❖ Tabio heart tights ❖ Ragtrader at Etsy rings ❖ Astley Clarke ear-rings

66 comments:

The Brunette said...

Lovely dress xx

Luana said...

Very dainty and beautiful, I like it! I don't think I could pull it off though. Also those shoes...just fell in love with them!

E is for Eleanor said...

That dress is beautiful, the colour of a piece of abalone shell. And the rings and the polkadot lace. Lovely!

ANGELICA! said...

oh. my. goodness. that dress is absolutely EXQUISITE in every single one of it's details!
how lovely ♥

angelica
x

Leah said...

The dress is so pretty snd the shoes is so fabulous. Love the shots here especially the detail shots. xoxo

Lilly Marshmallow said...

that dress is so beautiful and so are you!

Madison. said...

love the whole look - glad you kept the dress!

beautiful photos...

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janettaylor said...

I'm crazy for these Topshop shoes. Lucky U. Hungary hasn't got a TOPSHOP boutique... :(

K.Line said...

Shell pink is one of the most beautiful colours out there!

OneCraftyFox said...

Those shoes and tights are perfect with your gorgeous new dress!

Sher said...

Your style is always so romantic, exactly what I love too! I really adore the shoes too! Actually every single thing in this post:)

xx

Rosie Unknown said...

It looks amazing on you! Those shoes are pretty much perfection too.

nookie said...

omg,love your shoes:)

Becky said...

Such a pretty outfit, I love the buttons at the back of the dress. I saw a girl wearing those shoes last night, I love them but they're seriously high!

AlicePleasance said...

I'm in love with the shoes too!!

Lets_go_find_a_Rain_beau! said...

I love EVERYTHING about this outfit.

xx
S*

Aury said...

Oh darling! I can totally see what you mean about the details. So beautiful:)

Latoya said...

I am loving the details of the dress, stockings, and shoes. They compliment eachother so well! Great post and great picture. Definitely an add to my blog reader:-)

daisychain said...

I'm in love with everything about this post.

BardotinBlue said...

i wearing these tights right now!

Amazing new shoes and amazing style as always!

xoxo BardotinBlue

Winnie said...

I am so in love with all your shots, so so beautiful. I love those TS shoes on you!

Jen said...

You look so ethereal. I love the muted tones and soft, delicate fabrics. So romantic, so pretty!

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Lucie said...

Absolutely delightful dress! You are beautiful.

Lucie.
tasteslikevogue.blogspot.com
x

Hillary said...

So very beautiful!

mlle.amandine said...

waoW!! I love your shoes! And your dress is really beautiful too. In fact I can say I love everything!! xx

Kristin said...

That dress is so so lovely. And I'm diggin' the lipstick color too!

StuddedLilly said...

very pretty! love the dress and those heart-dots tights..im in search for a pair of nice platform too for spring.

xxjessi

Jen said...

these are beautiful photographs as usual and that dress is like a dream. my favorite part, besides the color, is the buttons running down the back. great styling as well :)

Elaine said...

You look amazing! I love the shoes.

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trishie said...

Gorgeous dress! such beautiful colour and details.

emma wallace said...

Oh, that dress is exquisite! So, so pretty.

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Diana said...

I know if I saw this dress on the rack, I wouldn't love it as much as your view of it and how it looks on you!

Being Brazen said...

I absolutely love that outfit. The dress is adorable on you :)

*Valentine* said...

Ces photos sont ravissantes!!


You're so chic & girly my dear!

Schnappy said...

so cute! First sandal is beautiful! jewelry wow! :)

Eva Internazionale said...

I really like these photos, they're very dreamy. Also, pretty lipstick!

Airam said...

What a fantastic dress! I love the back, the details are perfectly done. And the rings are very pretty, too.

Maria Ana said...

I wish I looked so good in a pastel colour as you do!

perfectionishuman said...

that is a gorgeous dress.. I love the cut of it.

Dotti said...

You're the queen of outfit posts, dear!

Dotti said...

You're the queen of outfit posts!

the style crusader said...

i love these photos. this dress is so gorgeous. the details at the back are gorgeous! also love all the little accessories. lovely finds! xx

Carmen said...

I love the ring, its so pretty.

Carmen.xx.

Retro Chick said...

Oooh, i love that dress. I've had my eye on it, but I know what you mean about the TBA one as well.

I think those shoes were the ones the models were wearing at the Orla Kiely presentation at LFW. They wore them with ankle socks, which is possibly a look reserved for leggy models I think?!

Madalena Soares said...

Gorgeous! I adore all the pieces! :)
PS: It's also pouring here in Lisbon........ For 3 months...

Jen Kim said...

wow, i was looking at your blog while you were commenting on mine! small blogging world :-) love all of these choices, it's time for spring shopping!

Kashaya said...

I really love the colour of that dress, so beautiful and feminine without being too sweet.=)

katrina said...

delicate and delightful -- your is dress is soooooo pretty.

Erin said...

Beautiful photography ... my dear I do love your dress! And may I ask how you get your fringe to sit so perfectly...? Adore your blog...will definitly be back...

Love love love,

Erin

xx

Kate said...

Gorgeous dress and shoes - I love that colour! xx

Sarah said...

Hi, I discovered your blog last week and have just spent about 2 hours reading absolutely everything. It's amazing. You're such a talented photographer, and we own a lot of the same dresses!

Sarah x

Laura said...

I just love how these pics and colors have a vintage and calming feel. You have a lovely blog sweetie. Come stop by for a slice of San Francisco...

Victoria-H said...

Stunning !!
Hihi, I'm catching myself smiling and going "awwoo" every time I visit your blog- I just love your header (*Ive said it before, but it's just awesome :P )

Giovanna ♥ said...

So dreamy! I love your pictures!!
xoxo
Giovanna
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S. Bernstein said...

You have really great taste, I love the dress and the shoes so much, the detailing on both are lovely!

WendyB said...

Fabulous shoes!

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June Paski said...

love ur dress and shoes, they're very beautiful and sweet!

xxx

Jolly Josi said...

Love every piece especially the shoes !

Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

What a beautiful dress, glad you decided to keep it!

Margarette said...

Wow awesome ! :) I love your outfit !

sharonlei said...

Gosh this dress is so romantic! I love all the details.. and the back, ahhh lovely! I heart your heart tights too.. and the shoes are amazing. :) HUGS.

xx Love & Aloha

summer dresses said...

Shoes are amazing, have sooo many summer dresses the would be devine with!

Caroline♥ said...

Hi,
I hope you don't mind me asking, but what are the quality of your Tabio heart tights like? I bought some cheap ones and they've laddered as the material is so sheer.
Thank you :)

PinkBow said...

caroline - they are sheer still so won't last as long as opaques but i really think the overall quality of tabio is so much better than any other brand i've used. i think it's worth paying the little extra.