tangled in tassels

This was my outfit from Saturday night. A rather baron, short-lived Saturday night at that! It transpires no one goes out on New Year’s Day where I live, and bars call last orders and turf you out onto the streets at 10.30pm. I think because I hadn’t done anything supposedly epic for New Year’s Eve, I had an irrepressible urge to go out the following night, only for that desire to be cruelly quashed.

My tunic/dress is from River Island. I purchased this maybe a year ago and was part of the Pixie Lott range that was launched. I love the shoulder studded detail and the web of tassels. I just wore it with tights (evidently) and my Topshop biker boots.

I wish I could detail where my earrings came from, but they were gifted to me by ‘Secret Santa’ two years ago. I liked the injection of colour they added to an otherwise rather sombre outfit.

In regards to my makeup, I am wearing, and particularly loving, my Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation which fortunately doesn’t make me look like a ghost when photographed, as rumour did suggest. On my lips I opted for MAC’s Violetta which I obtained from the Venomous Villains collection. It is such a bright, vivid violet shade. It does, however, linger on your lips a little longer than you may wish. The next day you are stained with the suspicion of some secret berry eating!

Let me know what you think?
I hope you have all had a lovely, restful Bank Holiday today (if applicable!)
Back to work tomorrow…le sigh.

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  1. 3rd January 2011 / 5:45 pm

    The lipstick looks fantastic!

  2. 3rd January 2011 / 5:45 pm

    massive hair envy!
    now following 🙂 xxx

  3. 3rd January 2011 / 5:47 pm

    Aww, Milly, how do you always look so beautiful? It's really not fair hehe.

    Those earrings are amazing and the dress suits you soso well

  4. 3rd January 2011 / 5:48 pm

    You must've been the spectacle of NYE! Forget the fireworks and the countdown haha 🙂 And the dress is pretty on Pixie, but I think you look nicer in it!x

  5. 3rd January 2011 / 5:49 pm

    Looking stunning as always Milly! I love that lipstick on you, looks amazing with those earrings! xx

  6. 3rd January 2011 / 5:51 pm

    So pretty! I wore a similar dress out for NYE that has tassels attached along the edge of both long sleeves from Topshop, I spent the countdown to new year attached to my friends watch! Great! Hope you didn't have as much trouble with your tassels! xx

  7. 3rd January 2011 / 5:52 pm

    You look gorgeous! the earrings add a splash of colour.
    I can't wear tassels, honestly the most clumsy person ever, I'd be caught in doors, tangled with people etc. 🙂


  8. 3rd January 2011 / 5:56 pm

    You look so pretty! I love the dress and the lipstick is to die for!

  9. 3rd January 2011 / 5:57 pm

    Then earrings make me wish I had my ears peirced, they are lovely 🙂

  10. 3rd January 2011 / 5:59 pm

    You look gorgeous. That dress is fab! x

  11. 3rd January 2011 / 6:02 pm

    Violetta is so pretty, but I know that I could never pull it off as well as you do! xoxo

  12. 3rd January 2011 / 6:10 pm

    oh Milly.. stop being so damn hot / stylish and all the rest of it would you! Gotta give the rest of us a chance 😉

    Mwah <3

  13. 3rd January 2011 / 6:12 pm

    You look lovely, I especially love the lipstick- it looks gorgeous on you! x

  14. 3rd January 2011 / 6:25 pm

    You look beautiful and the dress is stunning on you 🙂 That lipstick is lovely too, I never managed to buy anything from that collection! x

  15. 3rd January 2011 / 6:55 pm

    You looked FAB hun!! Thanks for shearing,love Sia x

  16. 3rd January 2011 / 6:55 pm

    Stunning as always darlin 🙂 Dress looks amazing on you xox

  17. 3rd January 2011 / 7:03 pm

    I love the dress, I'm always looking for things with shoulder patterns. I hope you had a nice evening! I too missed the hype on new years eve, just went for a quiet gathering that the boyfriend's neighbours were hosting and ended up going to bed at about 10 past 12! Joelle xx

  18. 3rd January 2011 / 7:07 pm

    Loving that the lips match the earrings – cute! You look lovely hun xx

  19. 3rd January 2011 / 7:32 pm

    Love the black dress with pink lippy!

  20. 3rd January 2011 / 7:35 pm

    The earrings are lovely, and you look gorgeous! I was back at work today 🙁 Hope work is okay for you tomorrow! xoxo

  21. 3rd January 2011 / 7:53 pm

    I love the whole look although I wish we could see the boots too 🙂 xx

  22. 3rd January 2011 / 7:56 pm

    You look well & truly beautiful, jealous of your hair! xx

  23. 3rd January 2011 / 8:05 pm

    Loved the lipstick!!

  24. 3rd January 2011 / 8:43 pm

    You look beautiful 🙂
    I've been missing your outfit posts! Hope your feeling better

  25. 3rd January 2011 / 9:43 pm

    This is stunning- you look totally glamorous & gorgeous 🙂
    I went on last night for my Birthday, and BH's are usually ramo but last night was so quiet (compared anyway) and a lot of places were shut.
    I hope you still had a good time.
    The earings are lovely xxx

  26. 3rd January 2011 / 10:24 pm

    <3 it all milly, gorgeous outfit!!!!

  27. 3rd January 2011 / 10:25 pm

    I adore this outfit! The earrings just finish it off nicely! And I want your hair colour! 🙂 What a disappointment that the night was a bit of a non starter!

  28. 3rd January 2011 / 10:57 pm

    This outfit is so pretty and loving the earrings 🙂

  29. 3rd January 2011 / 10:57 pm

    That's a really great dress, a real statement without trying too hard.

  30. 3rd January 2011 / 11:42 pm

    Stunning. Love the hair too.

  31. 4th January 2011 / 2:37 am

    Love love the dress/tunic! I haven't been able to get over studs for the longest time now!

  32. 4th January 2011 / 5:43 pm

    You look gorgeous Milly! I love your dress and your earrings are really pretty 🙂 x

  33. 4th January 2011 / 6:45 pm

    those earings are to die for! xxx

  34. 4th January 2011 / 8:05 pm

    Love the dress! 🙂
    Stunning as always! 🙂

  35. 4th January 2011 / 10:44 pm

    You look stunning Milly! And that lippie is just gorguz on you. My aim this year is to be more bold with my lips 🙂 I've been playing it too safe!lol

    Aysh xoxo


  36. 5th January 2011 / 12:19 am

    *sings* "ohhhh milly, why are you so beautiful? la la la, i am enviooousss!" feel free to make up the tune. your hair is absolutely stunning and you are looking so well and beautiful these days! hope to see you soon xxx

  37. 5th January 2011 / 2:24 am

    I'm loving your dress and loving your blog! I didn't have time to explore it till yesterday! 😛 Keep up the good posting and the perfect hair! 😛

    Kisses, Lena!


  38. 6th January 2011 / 8:27 pm

    As ever I'm late to the party but anywhoooo. I was in a similar boat as you I chose to stay in on New Years Eve. I hear shouts of boring I know but I was at my girlfriend's family's house in the midlands so we just had a chilled out one.

    I didn't attempt to go out on New Years Day though. I thought it tends to be a day when bar staff all go out as they don't really get to party when working on new year's eve. It's a shame though that you got kicked out at 10:30pm that's well early!

    I'm feeling the dress, loving the details on the shoulders. I didn't realise Pixie Lott did a collection for RI.

    The holographic nail varnish in the previous post was kinda cool as well.

    You should have put up a pic of your shoes too.


  39. 4th May 2012 / 6:35 pm

    OMG… The dress <3