he loves me, he loves me not…

Crochet dress – H&M
Daisy headband – Primark
Brogues – River Island
Lace socks – Miss Selfridge
Bangles/earrings – Accessorize
Turquoise ring – Spitalfields Market

Today I finally got my hair recoloured after seven weeks worth of roots and faded ends. I think this will be my final flourish with the red. I love the colour dearly, probably ranking numbero uno of all the colours I’ve been, but the maintenance is beyond belief and I cannot justify the upkeep. Colour care products can and do work; but sadly, red will inevitably always fade. I am already planning what colour to toy with next and it shall either be a rich coppery-ginger or white blonde with peachy sections weaved through. My hairdresser will probably refuse to pacify me with either for fear of my hair falling out!

I bought this dress last weekend, but today was its first outing, as I had to track down a suitable under-layer for fear of exposing myself to the world. I used a simple slip I had from another dress and it seemed to do the job. I really love the flair 70’s sleeves and the detailing around the hem. I wore it quite casually today but feel you could also dress this up for an evening soiree with some heels and a skinny belt perhaps. I don’t feel I really need to justify the headband – I love daisies and for a £1 from Primark, it was a no brainer. I also feel very proud that I took my first steps today in the shoes and socks combo, something I’ve wanted to embrace for ages now, but never found the right outfit to do so with. 

I hope you are all enjoying the extended weekend. I am venturing to London tomorrow after my morning Zumba class. I need to return a few items of clothing and then pick up some ‘essentials’ from MAC, ie: foundation and powder. I am also hoping they have Candy Yum-Yum lipstick in stock there too as I have concluded that yes, I really do need another pink lippie!

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50 Comments

  1. 30th April 2011 / 10:50 pm

    Oh I have this exact same dress! And you look fab in it πŸ™‚ I'm still looking for the perfect thing to wear underneath it, so I haven't rocked it yet, but you look awesome xx

  2. 30th April 2011 / 10:52 pm

    i love this, you look so pretty and fresh <3

  3. 30th April 2011 / 10:53 pm

    This is my favourite outfit post of yours xx

  4. 30th April 2011 / 10:57 pm

    wow, this dress is lovely. The brogues and lacey socks combination is genious as well, so are the daisies. Very well put together, looks really springy. Fan!

  5. 30th April 2011 / 10:58 pm

    this dress is gorgeous!
    Krissy xoxo

  6. 30th April 2011 / 11:04 pm

    Gorgeous dress – would look nice with a coloured bodycon dress underneath.

    Ooo i'm voting for the white blonde as i'm interested in seeing how that'd look with the peach!

    xoxo

  7. 30th April 2011 / 11:09 pm

    That dress is really gorgeous and love the hair too!

  8. 30th April 2011 / 11:15 pm

    You look absolutely gorgeous! I love white for Spring πŸ™‚ x

  9. 30th April 2011 / 11:44 pm

    Thnk this might be my favourite outfit from this blog EVER! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

    The headband is adorable – gotta love a bit of Primark πŸ˜‰

    Much Love
    Roisin Elizabeth
    xoxox

  10. 30th April 2011 / 11:45 pm

    Your dress is perfect! I can't find any other word to say:)
    I know that it's hard to keep red hair but you look really great with it:)
    http://www.pelininstyle.com

  11. 1st May 2011 / 12:19 am

    I love crocheted & lace dresses. You look beautiful. πŸ™‚

  12. 1st May 2011 / 4:28 am

    These photos are gorgeous and I love the outfit πŸ™‚

    Gem x

  13. 1st May 2011 / 7:23 am

    oooh! look at you! what a trendy little get up!! smashing πŸ˜€ xxx

  14. 1st May 2011 / 7:42 am

    the dress is GORGEOUS! Im currently loving the whole crochet trend and you do it beautifully πŸ™‚

    sharlxo.blogspot.com

  15. 1st May 2011 / 8:53 am

    This is my fav outfit of yours ever!!!!

    You look absolutely beautiful <3

    Lisa x

  16. 1st May 2011 / 8:59 am

    Very cute outift, this looks so cute on you! Cant wait to see your next hair colour, but definately sad to see the red go, xx :o)

  17. 1st May 2011 / 9:12 am

    telllll me about ittt. red does not last. went copper for all of what felt like 2 weeks…
    totally working the shoes and sock combo! i haven't braved it yet…x

  18. 1st May 2011 / 9:28 am

    You look great, love the dress and headband πŸ™‚

  19. 1st May 2011 / 9:32 am

    That dress is gorgeous, you look wonderful! I love the cute headband too, what a bargain for only Β£1!

  20. 1st May 2011 / 10:31 am

    That outfit is amazing and your hair looks stunning. The two together are a perfect combo.

    You've got to love Primark bargains.

    Peg x

  21. 1st May 2011 / 10:42 am

    You look stunning sweetie! Loving the lace and headband πŸ™‚

  22. 1st May 2011 / 12:12 pm

    Love the headband. So cute! πŸ™‚
    Candy Yum-Yum is amazing πŸ™‚

  23. 1st May 2011 / 12:25 pm

    Aww You Look DROP DEAD GORGEOUS! So elegant yet chicc, I love lovee lovee it! πŸ™‚ xx

  24. 1st May 2011 / 1:05 pm

    Love it! Always love your style πŸ™‚
    xx

  25. 1st May 2011 / 1:43 pm

    that dress is stunning, it looks amazing with your hair! and i love the floral headband too, so pretty! x

  26. 1st May 2011 / 3:43 pm

    Oh Milly! Is it sad that I get excited when I see new outfit posts up from you. I love seeing what any one/everyone wears in general. But you always have GORGEOUS photos, and your outfit always has something slightly extra or different.
    I'm sad for the red hair to leave you, it is a pain is the bottom though, isn't it.
    Hope you're having a lovely weekend
    <3

  27. 1st May 2011 / 4:01 pm

    Ahhh love this whole look! So pretty! The brightness of your hair and the while pallet looks so Spring like and girly πŸ™‚ You look gorge xx

  28. 1st May 2011 / 5:59 pm

    I am so loving your hair colour Milly! It really suits you…you look stunning!

    I have been wanting a dress alike this one for ages, looks so lovely on you!

    http://www.stephaniejays.blogspot.com

    xx

  29. 2nd May 2011 / 8:59 am

    thank you all so much for the comments πŸ™‚ x

  30. 2nd May 2011 / 10:29 am

    I love this outfit, its beautiful!
    xx

  31. 2nd May 2011 / 10:33 am

    Fab outfit, love the headband, might have to snap one up!

    Emily xx

  32. 2nd May 2011 / 12:23 pm

    Definitely feeling the Rihanna vibes. You look lovely and summery πŸ™‚

  33. 2nd May 2011 / 10:44 pm

    love the outfit and hair!

    could you do a blog post on ZUMBA!? x

  34. 4th May 2011 / 3:58 pm

    I just completely adore this look πŸ™‚
    the white looks beautiful with your tan and red hair!! x

  35. 4th May 2011 / 4:23 pm

    Stunning dress Milly, it looks so lovely on you! Ibought the same primark headband the other day, but havnen't been able to make it look quite right just yet. It goes fabulously with your hair colour!
    Claire
    xox
    sittingprettyatmydesk.com

  36. 4th May 2011 / 6:04 pm

    Lovely dress and your hair is absolutely stunning! Beautiful colour but I'm sure your next colour will be as beautiful.

  37. 4th May 2011 / 7:12 pm

    This outfit is gorgeous… I especially love the tiny bit of sock peeping out of your shoe, very cool! And the sleeves on that dress are marvellous!

    R – hello scrapbook

  38. 23rd May 2011 / 6:50 pm

    absolutely love this look <3

  39. 29th May 2011 / 11:25 pm

    Hi Lovely, You Look Beautiful In These Pics πŸ™‚ Was Just Browsing Ebay For The Daisy Chain Headband As My Local Primark Doesnt Do It, And I Noticed Somebody (An Ebay Seller) Has Used A Photo Of You As Their Photo To Advertise The Headband, I Think Its Someone Else As Their Location Is Bedford And Your From Essex Arent You? Just Thought Id Let You Know I Saw You Rocking This Look Over Ebay Too Lol xox

  40. 30th May 2011 / 7:38 am

    @Nicole
    Hello, thank you for your comment and letting me know. No this isn't me, but unfortunately I don't think I can do anything about it.
    Thank you though. x

  41. 7th July 2011 / 8:03 pm

    Hi Milly,

    Your hair is so beautiful! How do you get this look? Do you use curling tongs or rollers? Gorgeous outfit too! πŸ™‚

  42. 11th July 2011 / 8:39 pm

    hi Laurenheartsbeauty – I actually had just got back from the hairdressers. They blow dried my hair using large barrel brushes to achieve this look. Thank you for commenting xx

  43. 19th August 2011 / 1:35 pm

    LOVE the dresss….!

  44. 29th November 2012 / 7:29 am

    Loove your look, where can i get the daisy headband from? you look gorgeous. x