stole my thunder


I feel let down by these photos as I don’t feel they truly represent the rich, earthy, burnt umber hue of my H&M top. This colour really is splashed all over the high street at the moment. It feels slightly fraudulent, as I think of it more as an Autumnal accent. Still love it nonetheless.

My faux fur stole is another H&M purchase. I don’t know whether I just really love H&M at the moment, or if I am just biased due to its more favourable distant from my office compared to the other shops. It was less than a tenner and I would be tempted to acquire another one and maybe sew it onto the neckline of a cardigan or jumper. As for my headband, this was a New Look number and it is threaded with a wire so you can twist and bend it until your heart’s content. They also have a pretty floral one which I may also have bought, as I am a sucker for hair apparel. As I very infrequently wear my hair down, I feel an added pressure to do something notable with it, rather than pop it in a ponytail everyday. Hence a plethora of hair adornments litter my room.

I hope you are all having a good week, and have taken note of my newly-fashioned ‘pages’ at the top of my blog? There was so much I wanted to add to Pearls & Poodles, but was nervous to over-cluttered the home page, so I felt pages were the way forward! They are still under construction, and I hope to create a blog roll page soon, but for the time being, I am pleased with them.

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  1. 25th January 2011 / 11:31 pm

    Lovely outfit. 🙂 Your hair looks amazing.

  2. 25th January 2011 / 11:35 pm

    Great outfit!
    Love this burnt orange colour at the moment too, looks great on you with your lovely tanned skin!
    I some times love my H&M, sometimes hate it- guess that's like any shop really though.
    I have to wear my hair up to work- I would do even if I didn't have too. I feel so lazy in the week, the animals truly do not care how I look. Some times I wish I could wear what I like, have a office wardrobe and look lovely every day. But then other times I'm glad I can just throw on my (stunning) green trousers & stripey tunic, get on with the day & actual let myself 'out' at the weekend.

  3. 25th January 2011 / 11:39 pm

    I adore how you did your makeup here, very soft and natural yet beautiful. Please do a tutorial or tell us what you used.

  4. 25th January 2011 / 11:40 pm

    You look amazing! I absolutely love the colour of your top, it really suits you.

    I'm the same as you with H&M, sometimes I love it, sometimes I don't. But right now I'm loving it, they have some lovely pieces in at the moment.

    Hope you're having a fab week xo

  5. 25th January 2011 / 11:42 pm

    You look amazing Milly. I really love that color and must find something in that hue! I am also saving for my own speedy 😉 Do you love yours?

  6. 25th January 2011 / 11:45 pm

    ur so pretty!!! love ur outfit as always.

  7. 26th January 2011 / 12:02 am

    You look simply stunning Milly! I really like that rust, burnt orange colour at the moment, and the faux fur really dresses it all up (: I adore the way you write sweet, have just read through your pages, what a joy to read! xxxx

  8. 26th January 2011 / 12:06 am

    Oh you look amazing as always Milly, truly adore your style 🙂 I think I deffo need some faux fur in my life, really makes a simple outfit stand out stunningly! And I'm loving your hair! Hair accessories are deffo the way to go 🙂 Would so love a tutorial on how to create?

    Love Aysh xoxo

  9. 26th January 2011 / 12:14 am

    BEAUTIFUL;love your hair <3 xx

  10. 26th January 2011 / 12:15 am

    you look stunning in this hun 🙂 I love all aspects of this outfit x x

  11. 26th January 2011 / 1:41 am

    I think the shade or this tops looks stunning! It goes lovely with your complexion and how you have your makeup done!

  12. 26th January 2011 / 7:15 am

    you're so pretty, i love the stole xo.

  13. 26th January 2011 / 7:36 am

    This is such a nice outfit I love everything about it… xxx

  14. 26th January 2011 / 8:13 am

    They had a similar headband in H & M, only £2 aswell.
    The tops a lovely colour

  15. 26th January 2011 / 8:27 am

    this outfit is gorgeous milly! 🙂 i love it! the brown fur and burnt orange is definitely a great look!

  16. 26th January 2011 / 9:08 am

    You look gorgeous! I can't get enough of that 'rust' colour 🙂 the New Look headbands are really nifty! I might have to invest in the floral one soon 🙂

  17. 26th January 2011 / 1:18 pm

    I really really love this look


  18. 26th January 2011 / 5:32 pm

    thank you for the comments girls;

    @Ellysmakeupbag – thank you for your comment. my makeup here is very simple. Estee Lauder foundation, MAC MSFN powder, hoola bronzer by benefit, mascara and i *think* apple blossom lipstick by natural collection. 🙂

    @beautygirl24 – YES i love my speedy. it is the 35 and is just perfect!

    @Michelle – thank you Michelle, just wish i had gotten a pic of you and me at Eyeko so i could add it to my page. 🙁

    @Aysh – thanks Aysh for the lovely comment. My hair was simply bundled on top of my head, and pinned with grips, and then loose pieces pulled down to soften it. 🙂

    @KK's expressions – YES, got it last week in fact!


  19. 26th January 2011 / 6:32 pm

    cute outfit, loving the bold colour and the headband, super cute!
    Krissy xoxo

  20. 26th January 2011 / 6:48 pm

    <3 gorgeous colour, want want want!

  21. 26th January 2011 / 7:01 pm

    I really like your blog!:) From now on I'll follow you 🙂

  22. 26th January 2011 / 7:44 pm

    I love your outfit! Espeically the faux fur and the headband 🙂 i must pop into newlook and try and get my hands on some of them!
    Your skin is so flawless as well!


  23. 26th January 2011 / 8:00 pm

    I really like the headband. Actually, I like anything with leopard print ;).

  24. 26th January 2011 / 8:03 pm

    aww the leopard print headband is so cute,

    love the bag – classic.

  25. 26th January 2011 / 8:44 pm

    Thank you so much for your comment, you're really nice 🙂
    I love your blog. It's a lot of inspiration for me 🙂

  26. 26th January 2011 / 9:17 pm

    Oooh I love that the headband has a wire… must get/make one asap!! 🙂 xx

  27. 27th January 2011 / 6:31 pm

    Great outfit gorge!! Lovin the fake fur stole and of course Mr Speedy 35 😉
    The headscarf looks super cute too and is a look I enjoy to wear too-espec come Spring! xxx

  28. 27th January 2011 / 7:23 pm

    ohh lovely outfit as usual! Just wondering what shoes did you wear with that? xxx

  29. 28th January 2011 / 12:06 am

    just discovered your blog … and i LOVE it !!

  30. 28th January 2011 / 1:38 am

    I don't do the "hair-pull-up" look very well but I love it on you, especially with the headband/scarf!

  31. 28th January 2011 / 4:37 pm

    thank you for the lovely comments:
    @abira – with this i wore my 'workman' boots from River Island. x

  32. 28th January 2011 / 6:21 pm

    Late to the party as ever, I've been awol as I tend to skip some of the beauty product posts unless I feel I can bring some value in the comment.

    I love the overall look and although the colour didn't come out as you had intended it's still a fab colour. Was it meant to be brighter? As there a lot of tangerine tones coming out for spring summer. The faux fur scarf is a really nice touch as well.

    I picked up some sewing skills a couple of weeks ago at a style event I attended so I need to remind myself I can now do the odd customisation to clothes. It's a great idea sewing in the scarf to a jumper or cardigan you should definitely give it a go.

    I love the new pages you've added especially the joys of blogging page. This year I intend to attend at least one blogging meet up.


  33. 29th January 2011 / 6:33 pm

    That top is gorgeous 🙂 xo

  34. 29th January 2011 / 10:10 pm

    You look gorgeous as always, love the headband 🙂 xx