Get off the bandwagon and put down the handbook

Cream jersey camisole - Primark
Blue jacquard midi skirt - Asos
Dove blue lady dragons - Vivienne Westwood
Red lips - Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer Big Bang

This skirt is by far the most beautiful, luxurious item of clothing I own. It's just so pretty and ladylike - I can pretend I'm not a gobby Essex bird for a few minutes. It literally only lasted a few minutes too before I got my heel caught in the decking and tumbled down the stairs in front of our guests. I had to sit through the reminder of my mother's garden party with a plaster on my grazed knee like a five year old. Ladylike can't be used to describe me just yet... Maybe one day!

I wouldn't be British if I didn't mention the glorious weather we seem to be having. Long may it continue!  All I seem to want to do is sit in the garden with a good book and a pitcher of Pimms. How are you spending the sunny days? Although the underground is sweltering at the moment, it's not one aspect of Summer I'm enjoying!

You might be seeing a lot of Arctic Monkeys lyrics as blog post names in the future as my boyfriend managed to get tickets for us to see them at Earls Court in October. Their first album has been making my daily commute a little easier - I feel like i've gone back to being 18 again aka the best years of my life. I'm so excited to finally see them as it's been a long time coming! If I'm honest, I'm probably just paying £40 to hear I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor live. Excited isn't even the word to describe it.

Have you got any gigs lined up in the future? Or did you manage to get Arctic Monkeys tickets too?


  1. Aww, you look so lovely in this skirt and the shoes are cute - I'm still undecided on the Lady Dragon thing.
    I haven't been to a gig in way too long. x

  2. You look fabulous. Oh us Essex girls are all the same ;) We will have to do coffee sometime if you fancy? x

  3. Fitty! Adore this skirt on you!

  4. I LOOVE the new Arctic Monkeys song, listened to it on repeat with the new Manics track yesterday and R U Mine is an amazing track too. Looking very lady like xx

  5. Great outfit - I love the skirt!! :)

  6. That skirt is so beautiful! It's very elegant, goes so nice with that top :) xx

  7. Tumbling down sounds like something I would exactly do as well! I may never be quite lady like haha
    That skirt is sooo beautiful! Im obsessed! I love skirts that length!

  8. Oh, so sorry you tumbled! Your outfit is beautiful, though! It's always hot where I live, so I kind of take warmth for granted.

    I haven't been to a concert in ages. I'd like to see Jimmy Eat World!

    Life of Mabel

  9. Ahh your skirt & those shoes!! So so beautiful! <3

    Jennie xo |

  10. Ahh sounds a little embarassing but at least you look amazing! The skirt goes so well with the Vivienne Westwood shoes. I've been after a pair that colour for ages!
    I'm so jelous about the Arctic Monkeys, sadly I couldn't afford it. I saw them at Brixton in 2009 and they were amazing! Hope you have a lovely time!

    Emma xx

  11. wow, just wow! I love the skirt so so much, you look totally gorgeous and it looks amazing <3


  12. I am forever falling base over apex, d'oh! That skirt is gorgeous x

  13. You look Stunning, am loving that skirt ;)

  14. great skirt!! and i just adore your flats!! :D cutie!

    Animated Confessions!

  15. How exciting! I love the Arctic Monkeys! That is one fabulous skirt Sophie! The paisley print is beautiful:)!

  16. This skirt is beautiful and matches your shoes perfectly!

    Maria xxx

  17. weren't arctic monkeys awesome at glastonbury? i have rewatched it at least 20 times, so lucky u got tickets! love the dress and the shoes are so pretty!!

  18. Girl, you just reminded me of my obsession with those shoes - I really do need them in my life! :D

  19. Ohh love the pattern of the skirt! :)

    Jade xx


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