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10 July 2011

Sunday Best: Nice and Easy

The Glasshouse
The Glasshouse
This weekend Adam and I went to stay at The Glasshouse. Staying in a hotel in my home town felt a little surreal, I couldn't help but feel like a tourist but it was great to see Edinburgh from a different vantage point. On the roof of the hotel is huge terrace over looking the old observatory on Calton Hill and down over the Firth of Forth. Right before we checked out we went to take in the view and in my case, peer tentatively over the edge.

I didn't realise at the time but this outfit is 110% influenced by Alexa Chung's collection for Madewell. The Asos dress is just a sleeveless take on one of her designs and everything else could have been lifted from the lookbook. At first I was mentally congratulating myself for finally pulling together a 'causal' ouftit but once again it has eluded me and all credit must go to Miss Chung. I guess that I just have that collection tattooed on my brain. Thank you, Alexa.

Edit: I've received a few of emails and questions about this dress so I thought it was best to answer them all together. The dress is from Asos Petite, I'm 5'6 so I don't fall into the 'petite' category but I bought one size up and it fits fine. Although it is ivory, its lined in the skirt so no need to worry about showing off your unmentionables, however it isn't lined in the bodice so a white bra is a necessity. The skirt falls a couple of inches above my knee and even with bare legs I wasn't worried about flashing my kickers. If anything, I think it would be quite long on petite girls. If you would like to know anything else, just ask.


The Glasshouse
Sweater - Thrifted, Dress - Asos, Key on necklace - Vintage, Bag & Sunglasses - H&M,
Loafers - New Look.


The Glasshouse
The Glasshouse


The Glasshouse
The Glasshouse

31 comments:

  1. This dress made me think of Alexa's Madewell collection as well!! there was a very dolly one just like this haha

    it looks lovely on you! :)

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  2. Oh the Madewell collection, how lovely it was, this is a perfect interpretation. Love the little key too. x

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  3. Love the Alexa Chung inspired attire. You look darling!

    ♥, Jamie
    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  4. Love the little necklace, so cute x

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  5. Lovely set of photos. perfect summer sunday outfit

    - Ani x

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  6. I'm loving the loafers :-)

    Nat x

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  7. Loving the loafers and the bag!

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  8. I actually bought this dress, it's amazing!

    Sadly it wouldn't fit over my head (oops... embarrassing!) but it looks lovely on you!

    xxxx

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  9. Luh-huh-Love it Miss Harrington. Another win to add to your best dressed chart. Keep on stylin' lady xx

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  10. i love staying in motels, its so fun and i always feel excited lol!! you look beautiful

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  11. I love how simple this outfit is!

    Julia @ Retro Jules

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  12. The jumper definitely makes it very Chung, love the simple colours, and your key necklace is adorable. x

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  13. Alexa inspired or not, your outfit is seriously gorgeous! And I particularly love the key necklace, it's so quirky but pretty at the same time <3 x

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  14. Well, I love love love it with the grey pullover. It makes me think that something like that could casualize all my dresses. You look gorgeous. : )

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  15. Gorgeous outfit - Miss Chung has an awful lot to answer for when it comes to being amazing inspiration!

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  16. i don't comment nearly as often as I should, but just know, I adore you. This outfit is perfect! Appreciate the lip advice; adding it to my list now. After that I'm off to hunt down that ASOS dress! xo.

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  17. amazing accessories! Love the simplicity of this look.

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  18. that dress is gorgeous! love it the collar...

    Annah xx

    girlandbird.blogspot.com

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  19. your dress is soo cute! http://lucylocketinyourpocket.blogspot.com/

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  20. Your hair looks so lovely here Cait. I have been very into loafers lately, they go lovely with this dress!

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  21. Did you get the purse from H&M recently? It's awesome.

    Thanks,
    E

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  22. I love the collar on your dress.

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  23. You look so beautiful! xx

    http://www.thelondoner.me/

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  24. i just love that dress sooo much.

    http://asimplefate.blogspot.com/

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  25. I love this!

    http://fashionista-marika.blogspot.com/

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  26. Oooh I miss Edinburgh! I can't wait to come home in August. You need to check out Tigerlily if you want OTT girlie glamour. I love it!

    And the dress is divine. Cute without being twee and plain without being boring.

    xx

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  27. I love your sweater! It's my dream to find one like that, thrifted too, of course. xx

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  28. that necklace is ridiculously cute. and there's nothing wrong with being influenced by alexa, her outfits are always spot on!

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  29. Hi E, I bought it a couple of weeks ago so you should still be able to find it.

    Cait x

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  30. This is such an easy, effortless outfit! Love it!! You're adorable :)

    xx Aliya

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