Fashion | The Red Dress, belted at the waist

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Jacket: Zara, old, Red Dress: H&M SS2016, Boots: New Look (old) Belted Dress: Fat Face

Did you know that belting your clothes at the waist might be coming back into fashion? Tell me this a year back and I would probably have bolted a mile but today? Today I am all over belting, whether its my dress, a coat, a fitted skirt and top I don’t care! I’m just loving the chance to give myself a waist for starters!

This time though I intend to belt more responsibly. Before it was custom to wear massive belts which were the size of the current crop top trend and to do so over every outfit regardless, but not this time my friends, not this time . . .

No, this time I am keeping it to skinny belts over longline silhouettes, to dresses that could do with some shape and to jackets to give them something a little more interesting and to detract from the straight up and down style which seems to be everywhere!

Now I need your thoughts, are you up for belting? Or still thinking, hell no!

Therealjlow Shops | Christmas Fashion Buys

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Zara, Black Velvet Bag, George Asda, Jumping Stags jumper, Next, Red Dress, Zara, dancing shoes.

So I always have these ideas about a Christmas outfit, that I will buy one, photograph it on the blog, that it will look fabulous! The truth however is I never find anything I really love for the price I’d like it at.

This year however, things are going to be different.

We have decided to have a ‘friends Christmas’ this year where our nearby friends get together, with each person making a different dish and of course that will be all done in a Christmas jumper.

Now this will be held at my own house so I don’t really need a bag and shoes and probably not a floor length dress but who said you have to need something to want it? No one at all.

Fall Capsule: Outfit 4: Little Red Riding hood style.

Red Dress: H&M Basics, in store, Red belt: Next, 2009, Red heels, Clarks January 2014 Sale, Burgundy Bag: Accessorize, White Blazer: Topshop 2012?

If little red riding hood grew up, I think she’d wear this number to her Birthday dinner. Swap out the red cape (because obviously the blue nordic number of last week is so much more ‘in’) and put in a great pair of red heels and I think she would feel right at home at the party.

The amount of red going on in this outfit was actually unintentional. I’d first planned to finally introduce you all to the waterfall coat but lets be honest, it is still too warm for full on winter wear and why should I wish away the good weather when we have so many months of cold to come? Instead, I switched that out for the white Topshop blazer and at the last minute belted the dress with a red belt from back in 2009. Although the tones of red all slightly differ, I still feel like they go together enough to be passable. Then by adding a hint of more Autumnal Burgundy I felt that this outfit was just perfect for a fancy dinner out with my fiancée.

p.s. Second day curls? So not cute. This’ll teach me for waiting until it was too late to get ready and having to take the outfit photo the next day!