Black & Gold. And Pink

tba birthday frock

Finally, my shiny new tba birthday dress. It was my present to myself and I've been dragging my heels instead of taking outfit pictures. All because I didn't like my fringe but after two weeks its grown in or at very least...its grown on me.
I wore this dress for my birthday drinks, with a beret (to push the fringe down) and different shoes because the hooks & eyes reminded me of something a dominatrix would wear.
Teamed with this fringe? I don't think so.


All it well, I love my hair now and this is what I really wanted to wear, anyway.

Felt Boater - Topshop
Dress - tba excusive colour for Urban Outfitters
Lace ups - Miss Selfridge

I think this outfit sums up my complete aversion from colour. Frankly, during the winter months wearing colourful clothes terrifies me. Infact, it just terrifies me in general.
Well... unless you count navy blue, white or red and (since that's playing it so safe) I don't.

I had the most lovely night out with some of my favorite people drinking red wine in a tiny bar that sells cocktails in teapots but I learned my lesson with that last year.
I was given the most thoughtful presents - A stack of gorgeous books (I wish our flat would magically expand to house them all), literally hundreds of pretty paper cupcake cases, the UO bag from a few posts ago. and lots of other lovely things which I won't list because lists are boring.

Ad suprised me with this Roberts radio for listening to listen to classic fm while I bake or sew or hang around the kitchen while he washed the dishes.


I've swooned over it forever and I know...I know...I just said I hated colour but that's only to wear. When it comes to furnishing my home I totally make up for it.
I LOVE PINK! Pink wool sofa, pink all over the kitchen, pink stripy bed sheets. The only reason my Kitchenaid isn't pink is that I intend on painting my kitchen pale pink one day and I didn't want them to clash.
Don't get me wrong, my house isn't like Barbie's but I do love it.


  1. That TBA dress completly suits, lovely lovely lovely!

  2. oh dear, i'm coveting your dress in the worst way. it's so incredibly gorgeous! ive seen it in nude somewhere before, but didn't know where it came from. peter pan collar, beaded, and doesn't get any better! i looked in the American UO store with no luck, and i can't afford to pay the euro. :( you look stunning though. the shoes with it are absolutely perfect.

  3. aw did you go to bramble? its like a wonderland in there xx

  4. you look fab - i love the hat with it!

  5. goodness! that dress, the collar is so cute, the styling it perfection! i am so happy to have found your blog, you're gorgeous!!

  6. That dress is gorgeous, and it looks amazing on you! I am definitely not a colour wearing girl, but I think you can get a lot of variation and interest from cream, navy blue, black and grey personally. Though I do try and add my red beret every so often to stop me blending in too much with the grey sky!

  7. that dress is beautiful. Tba do such lovely dresses - I was admiring the other tba dress you are wearing on another of your blog posts.
    I love your blog.

    Christina xox

  8. you dress is so cute! and i love love the hat!

  9. Gosh I love that TBA dress - I may have to get one of those! :) you look so so lovely! x

  10. Love your blog and your style so much hon! Would you be interested in exchanging blog links? x Sushi

  11. Oh this looks great on you! I ordered this dress and it just looked so bad on me, you look super cute! xx

  12. where's the coat from? beautiful look! so lucky!