Sunday, 9 September 2012

"YOUR BEAUTY IS BEYOND COMPARE WITH FLAMING LOCKS OF AUBURN HAIR."

Listening to: Jolene- The White Stripes (Live)

Today me and Chris are going to enjoy a VERY lazy day at home relaxing after a hard day at work (in which I forgot to release my shifts to be paid next week- oh) and the weekend. Friday night we went out for a curry (which for the first time in my life I couldn't finish) and drinks with friends. It was a fantastic night (up until a bit of drama from an argument which I still have no real idea of what happened) but resulted in me getting home at 5am. My parents went away at 6:30am  so I stayed up and regretted it all of yesterday. I was in a bit of a mild doze all day.

After buying those wedge sneakers in my previous post which I wouldn't usually wear (but have worn pretty much all week) I felt like trying a few other items I wouldn't usually try.

I used to hate halternecks- like seriously hate them anywhere near my body. I was convinced (quite rightly too) that they emphasised my chest and as such made it look bigger and generally get oogled by men more often. I never bought or wore one since I turned 12 (which is the time i started to develop a chest and was an uncomfortable 34C). I even hated bikini tops and refused to go uncover out of the water.

I love the pin up look, and my hair/makeup is constantly influenced by it as well as my clothing choices. I love pencil skirts, and headscarves and red lipstick until the day I die! But I turned away from tops and dresses for the majority. Being mostly halternecks (they are the prettiest ones!!) I shied away from them fearing that they would once again lead me to be the shy 12 year old who would cry every evening onto her pillow begging everyone to stop my chest from growing (it finally has, at the age of 22 and now settled to a 32G/H- and I'm glad to say that other than the occasional hatred of ill fitting clothes and weekly backaches I'm finally comfortable). Strapless I can do but halternecks to me seemed to be forever banished.

This all changed meeting my new mint dress.

Floating around Camden at the weekend my boyfriend once again pointed out a beautiful array of pin-up style dresses- and in particular 3 or 4 halter necks. (Its important to note he was NOT shopping for himself and does know my fear of halternecks but also knows how I like the style). Before I could pull him away the kind stall holder had reached for the dress were were staring at most fondly (in the size I needed) and was forcing me into it. Once it was on I had to have it (and thought if i really hated the halter neck I could just remove it).



This is Chris and me- exhausted after our day trip in London- out for his  cousins birthday drinks (other than me being the sober one there was many sore heads the next day). 

Dress: Camden
Shoes: Vans
Studded bracelet and Cat ring: Topshop
Jacket: DIY
Bag: River Island
Necklace: Gift

I love the dress- the way it compliments my curves, and gingham print, and the fullness of the skirt.

Maybe I've been ever-so-slightly converted. There is something about the way pin-up clothing is cut that is almost modest across the chest. Is it possible that I might like halternecks? maybe I should branch out a bit more and try a few of these examples. Such as this leopard dress, or this tiki dress, or the red number.


If any of my family is reading this- I particularly like the blue dress.
Jodie x

50 comments:

  1. I really like this look on you, you pull it off really well dear! Great dress!

    XO, Imke

    -PS: I'm hosting a give-away on my blog, you can win ten dresses, please take a look if you like!

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  2. i love your dress!

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  3. This dress is the sweetest, you look so beautiful it in !

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  4. Ooooh gosh, that dress is way too pretty on you! So worth trying a new style out, am I right? I'm afraid to try new styles, too, so I can't blame you... but usually, things end up well! <3

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    1. well worth trying out a halterneck- i feel amazing now :)

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  5. I actually LOVE this on you - it makes your chest look smaller if anything! Seriously, it's the perfect cut and style and is SO flattering, DEFINITELY buy more!!! THAT'S AN ORDER.
    No tattoo gun yet but on payday at the end of the month we're getting one :) mega excited! Can't wait to learn :)
    xxx

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    1. i will Im stalking the ebay 'pin-up' search term staring at halternecks.

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  6. Love the mint dress, the style is retro cute and the colour is stunning on you!

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    1. Thanks for your reply, its really true! I wouldn't mind buying and wearing something similar too.

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  7. love this dress on you! --- and in answer to your post, which day will you be there?!?!?1 we clearly need to meet hahaha

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    1. thank you- ill be ther on the saturday

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  8. i love the dress!!!

    Jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com/

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  9. Wow! You look stunning dear! I really like all your outfit!
    Kisses!

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  12. Looking good girl! Glad you changed your mind on halternecks - it definitely is flattering :)

    Trendy Teal

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  13. Thank for your lovely comment, pretty woman!

    Xo, Imke

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  14. I love that dress! The color looks gorgeous on you.

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  15. You've got such a gorgeous figure and that dress really accentuates it, it looks amazing on you! x

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  16. You look amazing! I love your dress :)

    xoxo,

    Allie

    www.sparklesandstilettos.blogspot.com

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  17. Oh I adore that dress you look so stunning!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  18. ohh I love the blue dress you're wearing in here! so cute!

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  19. lovely pictures !
    xo

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  20. Ohhh the dress looks so good on you! And you should definitely give the blue floral one a go too, it would look great on =)

    Love from the NaNa girls xoxo

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    1. thank you girls- i do really want the blue one. hints are being dropped constantly in my house
      x

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  21. the blue dress looks so nice on you!
    lovely blog.

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