Labour Of Love blouse

by Franca on 9 January 2012

blue and grey
blue and grey
blue and grey
blue and grey
blue and grey
blue and grey
blue and grey
blue and grey
blue and grey

This is the Labour of Love top I picked for my review of in action! I really love it! It’s absolutely perfect for my shape with puffy shoulders AND a super-defined waist. I love that it’s both Victorian looking and totally modern! I am also quite enamoured with the hidden buttons at the front. Colour and pattern wise it’s not what I usually go for, but I am glad Dave persuaded me to pick this over my other choice, a graphic eighties looking tshirt dress, because I can wear this to work. It’s definitely coming to Brussels with me!

The pictures are from way before Christmas, the morning after my work Christmas lunch, which was quite a drunken affair. I was deathly hungover in the morning, but because I’d managed to actually get myself into bed by midnight, I perked up after lunch and managed to get myself dressed properly. I even dragged Dave out for a walk in the freezing cold with me, and he’d been in a lock in the night before (though I didn’t know that til much later. I’ve never been in a lock in!). I didn’t stretch to washing my hair, but I look alright don’t I.

Outfit stats:
* top – Labour of Love c/o * skirt – h&m * boots – random German department store * coat – found in the street * earrings – gift * bag – gift * ring – found in the street *


Kristen January 9, 2012 at 8:55 am

I have a nice wool coat that my brother found by a dumpster and gave to me, but its not nearly as cool as the one you found in the street – that’s a pretty sweet coat!
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Franca January 9, 2012 at 9:05 am

It’s missing a couple of buttons, but nothing wrong with it otherwise! I found it in an overflowing bin, I really have no idea why they didn’t just donate it!

jacqueline January 9, 2012 at 10:17 am

gorgeous! I’m not usually a ruffle fan, but i am thinking of converting because i’m seeing lotsa sweet tops like this around, and they look good!! anyway, the mushrooms are pretty awesome too!
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Franca January 10, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Aren’t they! It’s a random little park that I didn’t even know existed for ages.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys January 9, 2012 at 11:04 am

That top looks great on you! It’s the kind of thing I’d be worried about not knowing how to style and I’d end up wearing it boringly with jeans, but it looks great with that skirt. The poof factor, shape, and neutral colour scheme are all perfectly matched. Much better than an 80s t-shirt!
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Franca January 10, 2012 at 8:57 pm

The tshirt dress was pretty cool as well, but this is definitely more practical. It actually goes with more things than you’d think!

Veshoevius January 9, 2012 at 11:18 am

It’s very cute! Kind of a jaunty Jane Eyre look about it – love the location in these photos – great pics!
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Franca January 10, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Thank you!

Mathild-e January 9, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Nice top! I like the whole oufit but I would have chosen a different bag, maybe a red one?

Franca January 10, 2012 at 8:57 pm

I shall try red next time!

SACRAMENTO January 9, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Prettiest dress ever, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Franca January 10, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Thank you Sacramento!

Dora January 9, 2012 at 4:22 pm

gorgeous ruffley blouse amor! You look hermosisima.
I also in love with your stunning coat.
cute mushroom photo .

Franca January 10, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Thank you my dear!

Vix January 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Beautiful! That was a wise choice, it’s so lovely on you. x
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Franca January 10, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Thanks, it is a perfect shape for me!

Carina January 9, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Oh wow du siehst ja megasüß aus! das ist echt eines meienr liebsten Outfits von dir ever! Die Bluse ist total schön und sieht super aus mit dem schlichten Rock, sehr sehr schick! und schönes Lächeln :)
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Franca January 10, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Dankeschoen! Man sieht den Fotos gar nicht an wie muede/verkatert ich war!

Rebecca January 9, 2012 at 7:28 pm

That top is very cute. The plaid makes it look modern!
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Franca January 10, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Thank R!

Style Eyes January 9, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Great choice, it looks so pretty. I have been seeing so much amazing checked stuff around lately!
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Franca January 10, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I’m definitely coming round to tartans more recently!

Kimberlee January 10, 2012 at 1:52 am

hehe you look fabulous! The mushrooms are so cute :)
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hillary January 10, 2012 at 7:59 pm

LOVE the top! Its quite lovely on you and i Love the mix of fabrics.
As an aside. Farfetch asked me to do a review as well. It has been over a month the item hasn’t arrived and they aren’t getting back to me. grrrr.

Franca January 10, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Really? They were really good with me. I’ve never done sponsored stuff in the past and a lot of that was to do with the uselessness of PRs. They’re usually so vague and take ages to get back to me (or they don’t get back at all) that I just can’t be bothered. Or, and this happens *all the time*, they don’t look properly and think I’m in the US, and then retract everything when they work out I’m in the UK. It makes me furious! Anyway, I thought the agency that represented farfetch were really good at keeping in touch, how annoying they’re crap with you. Hope you get your thing soon!

Terri January 11, 2012 at 1:22 am

The blouse is a great fit. As I studied these photos, I was wondering why you looked so grown up to me…and I finally decided it was the earrings!
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Sara January 11, 2012 at 1:58 am

Franca that top was made for you! I love the pattern and the shape :) great photos!
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Rhianne January 12, 2012 at 8:50 am

you looked lovely, I looooove the top, it looks perfect on you! And I love your smile too.

I’ve never been to a lock in either – I can imagine its quite dangerous around Christmas though :)
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Stef January 13, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Love that blouse, you look brilliant – I’d never have guessed you’d had a long night :)
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