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Labour Of Love blouse

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This is the Labour of Love top I picked for my review of FarFetch.com 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 farfetch.com * skirt – h&m * boots – random German department store * coat – found in the street * earrings – gift * bag – gift * ring – found in the street *

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  • Kristen 9 January 2012, 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 9 January 2012, 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 9 January 2012, 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 10 January 2012, 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 9 January 2012, 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 10 January 2012, 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 9 January 2012, 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 10 January 2012, 8:57 pm

      Thank you!

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

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

    • Franca 10 January 2012, 8:57 pm

      I shall try red next time!

  • SACRAMENTO 9 January 2012, 1:02 pm

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

      Thank you Sacramento!

  • Dora 9 January 2012, 4:22 pm

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

    • Franca 10 January 2012, 8:58 pm

      Thank you my dear!

  • Vix 9 January 2012, 4:46 pm

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

      Thanks, it is a perfect shape for me!

  • Carina 9 January 2012, 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 10 January 2012, 8:59 pm

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

  • Rebecca 9 January 2012, 7:28 pm

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

      Thank R!

  • Style Eyes 9 January 2012, 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 10 January 2012, 8:59 pm

      I’m definitely coming round to tartans more recently!

  • Kimberlee 10 January 2012, 1:52 am

    hehe you look fabulous! The mushrooms are so cute 🙂
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  • hillary 10 January 2012, 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 10 January 2012, 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 11 January 2012, 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 11 January 2012, 1:58 am

    Franca that top was made for you! I love the pattern and the shape 🙂 great photos!
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  • Rhianne 12 January 2012, 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 13 January 2012, 6:18 pm

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