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Outfit 27.12.10: primary colours, styled by Dave

primary colours, styled by dave!

new shoes

Another pre-snow outfit, or at least pre-proper snow. When I went out, I changed the shoes to boots though, even slightly heely mary janes weren’t really outside world appropriate I’m afraid! But I did wear the proper shoes inside for a bit.

Anyway, more importantly, this outfit was styled by Dave! I was inspired by this article in the guardian, where some of the fashion desk staff got styled by their partners. The results, which you can see below were pretty mixed – some people looked pretty much the same, some looked very different, some looked better, some looked worse (I’ll leave it to you to decide which is which for you – new new outfits are on the right).

Because I wanted to know what would happen if I had that to me, and I’m always up for a challenge, I asked Dave to pick out stuff for me (unlike the thing in the guardian, he was limited to what’s in my wardrobe of course). I was half expecting him to come up with something completely different, given that he occasionally makes noises about some of my clothes being frumpy (like this skirt, where admittedly I see what he’s getting at). But he was keen to point that he just means some of my clothes, and he correctly identified my style as ‘colourful and vintage’! In the end picked out something I might have chosen myself, and doesn’t it look great? Well done Dave!

dress worn as top – craft market off brick lane
top under – uniqlo
skirt – zara
shoes – clarks
earings – gift

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  • Sal 7 December 2010, 4:37 pm

    Dave rules. I ADORE this outfit! Colors, proportions, everything.

  • Lemondrop Marie 7 December 2010, 4:54 pm

    Love the outfit, very waist flattering and the shoes are perfect.

    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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  • Ashe Mischief 7 December 2010, 5:10 pm

    Maybe I should give G this challenge… but then, I think I did once and his choice was so off and so bad, I refused to wear it.

    But maybe for a weekend…

  • Helga! 7 December 2010, 6:10 pm

    THAT is a fantastic outfit!! Awesome colour combination!Dave's got it! I'm a sucker for a sweet Mary Jane,and those are a fab shade of red!

  • Shallow Mallow 7 December 2010, 6:36 pm

    Looking great!

    Now I am wondering what my other half would dress me in… maybe I should find out 🙂

  • sacramento 7 December 2010, 6:41 pm

    If I may say so, this is one of your best outfits. The colours of the top, the high waisted red skirt, plus playing with the yellow and blue tights.Brilliant!!!!
    If I ask my husbad to pick something for me, I would end up dress like her mum or her auntie hehhehe. Well, He is more traditional than me.

  • Style Eyes 7 December 2010, 9:36 pm

    You look beautiful!

  • Katie, Interrobangs Anonymous 7 December 2010, 10:18 pm

    Dave has excellent taste – well done!

  • Melissa 7 December 2010, 10:27 pm

    I LOVE those shoes! I have some black ones that are similar that I'm wearing today. SO comfy!

  • Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller 7 December 2010, 10:29 pm

    It looks excellent! An outfit after my own heart! I read the same piece in the Guardian and thought it was quite entertaining, though I liked when one woman's husband said of his handy work, "I guess this proves that both she and I should stick to what we're good at." Wonderful shoes by the way! : )

  • northwest is best 8 December 2010, 9:48 am

    Nice work, Dave! Not sure I'd allow my boyfriend to style me.

  • WendyB 8 December 2010, 5:08 pm

    I love this outfit!

  • Emily, Resplendent Tranquility 9 December 2010, 8:58 pm

    Well done, indeed! The primary colors make for such a happy combination, don't they? Excellent all around 🙂

    This is such an interesting concept. I just might have to follow the link you provided and read the entire article.

  • Megan Mae 10 December 2010, 11:17 pm

    Gorgeous! One of my all time favorite color combinations. Those mary janes are just darling.

  • Jules 11 December 2010, 12:58 am

    I love it! Those tights are shoes are awesome.

  • Misfits Vintage 13 December 2010, 12:54 am

    You look so good, this makes me want to get a boyfriend, just to see how he would dress me!

    Sarah xxx