Sheer Delight

These are my first photos taken with my new tripod. I bought this one and it does exactly what it says on the tin. Simple, lightweight and supports my SLR camera. I didn’t see any point spending a small fortune on some high-tech fandangle when all I am doing is basic outfit shots, and not hanging from a rock face or undertaking anything mildly professional. I still need to toy about with the focus of the shots and the positioning of the tripod to get the maximum out of my photos, but this is satisfactory for starters. It is nice to have the freedom to take photos at my own convenience, and not have to balance my camera precariously on a window sill or a tower of shoeboxes.

This outfit hints at my current fashion obsession of the moment. Sheer. Sheer blouses to be precise. I cannot seem to quench my love for them and am currently nesting a small collection of them, in a whole host of hues. I enjoy their floaty femininity and they are the perfect transitional piece into Spring. This particular blouse is from New Look. I love the black heart detailing and the deep V neckline, rejoiced by a sweetly-tied bow.

My skirt is from H&M, which I have to say is a store that is particularly delighting me at present. H&M can be extremely hit and miss, but at the moment it is a real treasure trove and I have rummaged and beheld some wonderful pieces. This skirt is faux-leather effect, and offers a lovely rich chocolate-brown colour. Anything high-waisted is a winner for me. I have a small (ish) waist and disproportionately big hips, so I think this combination is quite flattering. I may be lying and fooling myself…I don’t know if this is best for my shape? It has deep side pockets, as well as the zip detailing down the front. My tights, barely seen, are from H&M as well and I picked them up as I found the shade quite intriguing. A dusty purple-grey.

With this ensemble I wore my trusty brogues and toted around my Mulberry Roxanne.

What do you think? Are you revelling in sheer delight with all this season’s beautiful blouses?

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  1. 19th January 2011 / 7:57 pm

    I love the whole sheer look too, and blouses with pussybows is a huge plus for me! 🙂

    I've recently just bought that tripod too, great price! Who needs that expensive stuff?! 😛

    Love the look! xx

  2. 19th January 2011 / 7:58 pm

    Love that skirt! I think I may have the dress version of it x

  3. 19th January 2011 / 8:04 pm

    wow! i'm in love with your outfit!

  4. 19th January 2011 / 8:06 pm

    I love these colours together! The shirt and the skirt work so well 🙂 xx

  5. 19th January 2011 / 8:07 pm

    love the outfit 🙂

  6. 19th January 2011 / 8:08 pm

    Gorgeous shirt, I really love it! New Look have some brilliant sheer shirts at the moment, it is rare that they are this bang on trend. xx

  7. 19th January 2011 / 8:09 pm

    wow, i loooove this outfit!!

  8. 19th January 2011 / 8:10 pm

    I was just about to do an outfit post on my blog wearing the same skirt!
    I'll save it for another day and put some different pics up now hehe!
    You look beautiful as always xx

  9. 19th January 2011 / 8:14 pm

    Haven't been in H&M for a while. That skirt does suit your figure. Love the whole outfit.

    I have never seen that bag before, I think I like it better than the Alexa Mulberry… The Alexa bag gets a LOT of hype but this one is really cute!

  10. 19th January 2011 / 8:16 pm

    Love this outfit. Sheer blouses are so pretty for spring. I have that H&M skirt in denim, love your leather version. x

  11. 19th January 2011 / 8:29 pm

    so so pretty lovely lady 🙂
    The sheer blouse is gorgeous, you look great in it. I love the whole colour 'scheme' of it. The tights look cute, and with the yummy brogue boots it is just a great outfit!!!!
    I agree with h&m, I think it also depends what store I'm at. When I go to Sams, the Wycombe one is great- I know where everything is etc. But at home, it's all over the place, and I just get confused- bored of looking & walk out.

  12. 19th January 2011 / 8:31 pm

    Oh wow this is lovely Mil, really like the detailing and it goes wonderfully with that skirt! I do love sheers, always have, great tripod shots, I still can't get my full body shot right with my tripod as my wall is blank and my auto focus wont focus on anything, I need a remote, I'm a flippin photographer and I can't do it haha xxx

  13. 19th January 2011 / 8:46 pm

    I love the blouse, its so pretty and you look lovely in it too 🙂

  14. 19th January 2011 / 8:58 pm

    Wow! Love it so much <3 By the way, can you make a hair-video or something like that? I love your hair at this photos!

  15. 19th January 2011 / 9:05 pm

    that skirt looks soo yummmy and really expensive, wouldn't have thought h&m at all! might have to pop in 🙂

  16. 19th January 2011 / 9:08 pm

    Gorgeous lovely! Loving the hair! Very glam.
    I'm into my sheer blouses, you can change how you wear them which is perfect. I wore mine the other night with ripped up jeans, perfect mix of glam and grunge.


  17. 19th January 2011 / 9:19 pm

    love your skirt! really pretty colour

    i love anything highwaist too <3

  18. 19th January 2011 / 9:30 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous, wish I had this shirt now, sold out in my size :(.


  19. 19th January 2011 / 9:39 pm

    A couple of my friends got this skirt, I have to say I am now deffo considering getting it now! it looks stunning on you. loving the whole outfit combo 🙂

  20. 19th January 2011 / 9:43 pm

    I am absolutely loving this look, I'm gonna search for this skirt in my local H&M!! 🙂 xxx

  21. 19th January 2011 / 10:04 pm

    You look so pretty! Love Sia x

  22. 19th January 2011 / 10:09 pm

    I adore the outfit, very 70s chic !

  23. 19th January 2011 / 10:11 pm

    ahh Milly I absolutely love this! I have this blouse too and i absolutely love it! 🙂 xxx

  24. 19th January 2011 / 10:19 pm

    oooo this outfit is gorgeous

    you look great 🙂


  25. 19th January 2011 / 10:32 pm

    Milly I have that blouse! I seem to be going through an obsession with them too and new look have plenty of fabulous ones! I adore you roxanne, so fabulous xx

  26. 19th January 2011 / 10:51 pm

    I'm so rubbish at taking outfit photos with my tripod, have to rope my boyfriend in to take them! Love the blouse, polka dot gorgeousness ♥ xx

  27. 19th January 2011 / 10:58 pm

    So beautiful. Very feminine and pretty. You have amazing taste 🙂

  28. 19th January 2011 / 10:58 pm

    I love it Milly! The bag has to be my favourite aspect – I'm a sucker for a Mulberry! xx

  29. 19th January 2011 / 11:43 pm

    This is a great look, love bow blouses so much! I bought the same tripod but in a different size, havent used it yet, I'm also tired of waiting to ask the mr! x

  30. 19th January 2011 / 11:56 pm

    You look great in these photos Milly. I've been meaning to ask you – do you have a post or video anywhere about how to do your lovely up-dos? I really want to have a try but make a mess of it, so I'm obviously missing the secret! Gem xx

  31. 20th January 2011 / 12:00 am

    I have spent loads of time in H&M recently. It has some really good stuff in.

  32. 20th January 2011 / 1:08 am

    totally with you on the sheer blouses. i saw one a few weeks ago that i LOVED but didnt take it and now im regreting it, badly.
    but i love your top! ( :

  33. 20th January 2011 / 1:36 am

    This is one of my favorite outfits I've seen on you! I love everything about it, especially the color of the skirt and I'm in love with your Mulberry too 🙂

  34. 20th January 2011 / 1:54 am

    That skirt is booooodiful. Totally know what you mean about the sheer look, cant get enough of it at the moment xxx

  35. 20th January 2011 / 8:37 am

    You look beautiful, so classy! All the colours really compliment eachother well, and that blouse is lovely! xx

  36. 20th January 2011 / 8:37 am

    You look beautiful, so classy! All the colours really compliment eachother well, and that blouse is lovely! xx

  37. 20th January 2011 / 9:19 am

    thank you for your comments girls. <3
    For those who have kindly asked, i havent got a post about my up do, but do plan to do one as it has been much requested…so watch this space.
    Thanks again xoxo

  38. 20th January 2011 / 9:50 am

    I love that blouse, it catches my eye every time I go into new look. You look great!

  39. 20th January 2011 / 10:45 am

    aaw I love it! is the skirt comfy? it's a lovely colour. I'm loving sheer things and shirts at the moment too! xx

  40. 20th January 2011 / 11:01 am

    u look fab!- i love it <3

  41. 20th January 2011 / 11:08 am

    Wow you look stunning. I want that blouse and those tights! I work at H&M and you're so right about things being hit and miss. I sometimes open and the delivery crates and go ew lol. I'm still trying to find the best position for my tripod as I want my pics to look better. Yours look really good. Lovely hair too x

  42. 20th January 2011 / 12:51 pm

    I adore this outfit. And sheer blouses.

  43. 20th January 2011 / 1:24 pm

    Love love LOVE that blouse – will add it to my wish list 🙂


  44. 20th January 2011 / 1:44 pm

    Love this look! The contrast of the leather look skirt with the sheer pretty blouse is so on trend at mo.
    Working the Roxanne too! 😉

    You look fab huni!! xxx

  45. 20th January 2011 / 4:38 pm

    Really gorgeous outfit! Your hair is amazing, and you look absolutely classy.

  46. 20th January 2011 / 4:46 pm

    love love love the skirt!!

  47. 21st January 2011 / 8:30 am

    You look great, really classy and elegant xo.

  48. 21st January 2011 / 10:53 am

    You look great and I think the skirt is the perfect shape for you xx

  49. 21st January 2011 / 1:38 pm

    I looooove this outfit!
    And you look amazing.
    Specially the hair ..

    Check my blog out if u want 🙂


  50. 21st January 2011 / 7:29 pm

    That skirt is gorgeous xxxx

  51. 21st January 2011 / 8:43 pm

    The sheer blouse is to die for and I love how you're wearing it. Cute comfy with a bit of sexy sheer but staying glamorous and classy! yay milly!

  52. 22nd January 2011 / 9:32 am

    I have SO many sheer blouses, I think it was 13 at the last count?! They are just so flattering and versatile 🙂 I love this outfit on you, very classy 🙂 I also go for high waisted things because my waist is MUCH smaller than my hips…

    Maria xxx

  53. 22nd January 2011 / 1:47 pm

    Lovely outfit, really love the blouse 🙂 xx

  54. 22nd January 2011 / 7:19 pm

    Love it! The Roxanne looks so fab with that blouse. Bought the same tripod just after Christmas and love it. It's lightweight but what more does a girl need for a quick outfit shot!? X

  55. 23rd January 2011 / 6:54 pm

    Sheer blouses are fantastic! I had to run to New Look after reading this post and picked one up in Grey for myself! I'm starting a new job soon and this is exactly the kind of thing I'd like wear!

    While I'm here… as silly as it sounds… I wanted to let you know that you've been mentioned in my "Blog Awards" post! I love your writing and you genuinely cheer me up when I'm feeling a bit floopy!

    Have a goosey gander if you're interested at all:

    Katie x

  56. 31st January 2011 / 8:28 pm

    At the moment i am also having a love affair with anything sheer. Gorgeous outfit! x