27.5.11

buttoned up shirt & a pleated dress.

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PhotobucketHat, c/o Next - Shirt, Asos, £9 - Belt, charity shop, 50p - Briefcase, car boot sale, £1.
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Dress, charity shop, £6 - Vintage slip, car boot sale, 50p - Brogues, Debenhams, £18 - Sunglasses, charity shop, 50p.
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I do apologize for the photograph overload, but I honestly adore this outfit so I just couldn't narrow down the pictures my mum took of me. I wore this to attend a Next event on Wednesday (Sophie recently posted a lovely little post on the day!), and recieved quite a few compliments, which was rather nice to say the least. The dress is one of my more recent charity shop finds, which I of course purchased from my favourite charity shop. I spied it in the window one evening after the shop had shut for the day, so literally ran into the shop as soon as it opened the next morning to claim it as my own. The top section of the dress is quite unflattering and looks rather cheap, hence why I teamed it with a shirt, but the sheer quality of the fabric and perfect midi length make up for that fact, plus at six pounds I can't complain! I hope you are all grand, have any of you found any bargains recently? Love, Jazzabelle.

68 comments

  1. You look beautiful and you wear a pleated midi better than anyone else I know!

    Maria xxx

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  2. so pleased you managed to get your pics done :-) you look stunning, this outfit is perfect!

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  3. I would fall in the love with that pleated dress, too! The midi length is perfect on you. You look like an absolute doll.

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  4. you look gorgeous! love the idea of putting a shirt over the top of a dress, may have to try this one out:) I nabbed a pair of Clark's loafers from a charity shop today for just £5 xx

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  5. this outfit is stunning, you look lovely.
    i have worn a hat today, inspired by you - it will be on my blog tomorrow, i hope it's ok that i linked to your blog as my hat inspiration!

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  6. I love this shirt! Such a good look :)

    xx

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  7. Maria got it right, you do rock midi better than anyone. You look beautiful AS ALWAYS. Glad you had fun at Next. xxx

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  8. So jealous of that find! It looks so nice on you, it's a really lovely outfit.

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  9. Pretty outfit!

    Random fact for you - I found out you were my friend Char's cousin the other day! Small world! I was like "I read her blog!" :)

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  10. Without hyperbole - this outfit is perfection! ck :) x

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  11. as i thought on the day - i absolutely adore this outfit, loving the sheer of the skirt part xx

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  12. I know! Such a small world.

    Yes it's from Ikea, I love it! And weirdly enough, Char has it too!

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  13. I love your little socks, so adorable.

    Helen, X
    http://areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com

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  14. this outfit is adorable. I just love everything about it.
    x

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  15. The skirt / dress is lovely and I especailly like how you've put that shirt over the top. Loving black sheer skirts at the minute. Not really any bargains to boost about but topshop does have 20% student discount this weekend which is always a bonus and ASOS have an all right sale on. I want to get down to Battersea car boot soon


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  16. Oh hey there dream outfit xo

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  17. i know you wont belive this but you are so bloody gorgeous and your style is amazing! You put yourself down a bit about loads of little things before but i dont think you realise how pretty you are o m g and how much you have going for you, just felt i had to tell you this as you really are! X

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  18. I love your style so much! the skirt suits you really really well and so does the floppy hat!
    I just recognized that I really like the "NO PARKING"-sign , it gives your photos kind of a "special"-note , something at which you look twice ;)

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  19. i too adore this outfit! god it is my dream outfit i so wish i could pull it off but i just...couldn't!! you look amzing
    xxxx

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  20. You look beautiful, such a lovely outfit!x

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  21. you literally look perfect.

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  22. just so you know, i just came across your blog & I'm more than impressed by how you are rocking this retro style!! truely inspiring!!

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  23. You look so lovely! I love the dress. Maybe you could cut it off above the waist and add an elasticated waistband to make it more versatile so you can wear it with tops that wouldn't cover the top half of the dress?

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  24. Love this outfit!!!! I am in London visiting my sister next weekend - might have to pay your charity shop a visit!!

    That pleased dress looks fabulous as a skirt. You wear the brogues and socks so well :)

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  25. I loved this outfit! So nice to see you! let's hang out again soon! xx

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  26. You look just lovely Jazmine. I always want to buy a midi skirt/dress or twenty after reading your blog posts (: Hope the Next event went well sweet. xx

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  27. this is looovely.i really like your style, very classic :] xx

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  28. Beautiful outfit Jazza, that dress looks perfect on you, it's such a brilliant find. Hope you've had a lovely week m'dear!
    x

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  29. I love this outfit, you always create such stylish looks with your vintage finds. You look amazing too :) Have a great weekend xxx

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  30. Looking lovely, great find and I adore you photography x

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  31. Jazmine, you look absolutely beautiful! I love the idea of putting the shirt over the dress, you really couldn't tell and it looks gorgeous! Such a great idea to mix up your wardrobe a bit :) xoxo

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  32. This looks great!
    I had some good second hand finds today - a friend was having a yard sale and apart from what I found there I also made stops at other yard sales and a vintage store or two on my walk home.

    I ended up with a wool sweater ($4), Jean Jacket ($2), an american apparel baseball style shirt ($2), and a few books and magazines. My biggest Splurge was on a pair of vintage beige ballet flats with eyelet details, and by splurge I mean $18 dollars (which was pricey if you compare it to the rest of my purchases - haha)
    Whenever I get good finds like these I always think of you

    cheers!
    Mollie, Halifax, Canada

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  33. You look stunning, you really do. You just seem to ooze elegance :)
    Sophie
    x

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  34. I was thinking, "wow there are a lot of snaps on this one especially" but you're right, it's hard to pick between! Love the second to last one with that flick of the skirt :) ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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  35. love the hat! i just got a big floppy pink hat for laying out.. they're so cute in the sunshine! <3

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  36. Your skirts so pretty love it <3

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  37. i love your elegant hat and skirt!

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  38. This is such an amazing outfit!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  39. love this outfit hun!! you look fabulous! :) xo

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  40. I often wear tops over dresses due to a nasty top half or just plain beautiful skirt.. you'd never tell with this outfit though!
    No one can pull off a midi like you do :)

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  41. Nice work on transforming the top half of your dress - the effect is very flattering and looks gorgeous! Inspired by you I have become a serious thrifting fanatic :). x

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  42. You look so wonderfully sophisticated and elegant! Apology for photo overhaul accepted :) The photos are too lovely
    It would be mine

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  43. I adore everything about this outfit! I can't get over how inexpensive it all was too, especially the bag!

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  44. No need to apologize jazz! They're beautiful

    xxx

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  45. I love this outfit Jazz!! So pretty - the skirt and hat are devine!

    Little Rachael
    Little Rachael
    Little Rachael

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  46. Cute skirt, love the satchel too
    L x

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  47. Jazz, you looked gorgeous in this outfit. I can confirm it looked even better in real life than it does in these fabulous photos! Love the knotted top. x

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  48. An amazing look!!! Hello by the way from a new visitor! Can't wait to see what other charity shop bargains you find!

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  49. I've been wearing this look a lot too, with my yellow pleated midi skirt and my great granny's white sleeveless button-up. Absolutely divine.

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  50. Such stunning outfit, love the skirt.
    love love love your blog.

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  51. I found some coral hoop earrings the other day for 2.5 pounds and I'm in love with them!! You look lovely. I really like the bag! xxx

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  52. What a brilliant outfit (: I love it!

    Annah xx

    girlandbird.blogspot.com

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  53. waauw so ladylike!! This outfit is gorgeous, I love how you combine that shirt :) Your blog is amazing, I'll be back :)

    xxxx

    lifeisroyalty.blogspot.com

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  54. You look great in this outfit and the third pic is just superb!

    Hope you're having a nice week! ;)

    Miki.

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  55. These pictures show off the wonderful movement of the skirt - I can see why you had a hard time choosing between them.

    Inspired by you, I now spend a large chunk of my weekends poking about in charity shops. Next stop, a car boot sale! x

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  56. Such a beautiful outfit. Effortless!

    Just saw your photo's from the press day on facebook, hope you had a great day :) x

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  57. Such a beautiful outfit. Effortless!

    Just saw your photo's from the press day on facebook, hope you had a great day :) x

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  58. you are really just darling!

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  59. Gah you look absolutly stunning, I love your hait!

    xx

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  60. You look adorable hun, love a good charity shop find! Picked up a cute shirt the other day for £4 - just chopped the sleeves of to make it more 50s in style! xx

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  61. You look simply stunning! So elegant and summery and I adore the pleated skirt and hat, I'm quite small so I don't think I could really get away with midi or maxi skirts, which is a pity as I love them. My recent bargain is a sweet little cream lace camisole for £2.99 from a charity shop, which will be fab for the summer :) x

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  62. Gorgeous as always ! Everything is perfect, from hat to brogues.

    http://gourmandisesettalonshauts.blogspot.com/

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