black bow brooch

milkmaid braid plaited hairstyle
yellow nail polish
yellow nail polish
black bow brooch
milkmaid braid hairstyle


So, we have all been waiting for the sun to shine – but June is almost over and it’s still cold and windy. Yesterday was just as dull and these quick snaps were taken just before it was about to pour down with rain. In my last post, I showed you the floral headband (which doubles up as a wrap around bracelet) so here I am wearing it both ways. I had been looking for a subtle one but after having no luck, I decided to make my own. I wanted one that I could wear without feeling a bit self conscious!

I keep forgetting to mention it but I won the Look Mag weekly style competition – here’s the link to their page. Thank you to everyone who voted for me.

How is everyone’s summer so far? Since buying the Dawson’s Creek box set three years ago, I make it an annual ritual to watch it back to back at this time of year. No particular reason, really. I just feel the need to reunite with the gang during the summer. (I talk about them as if know them!) I was obsessed with it when I was a teenager, I recorded it on VHS and watched it every day. So watching it now really takes me back!

A simpler time before DVD’s, ipods, mobile phones, texting, Facebook, and hair straighteners! Evidently, Joey Potter’s hair is mental in season one. I’m on series 3 at the moment, Joey’s hair is straight. This must have been when straighteners were invented! No more Dorito head! Huzzah!

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131 thoughts on “Outfit: Pleats And Plaits

  1. I got absolutely soaked on the way back from work today, so a dvd boxset seems very fitting right now. Those rings are fabulous and I do like your hair style – very pretty. Love from (rainy) London xo

  2. The skirt is so lovely, and the yellow nail varnish is jealousy-inducing. Might just have to go out and buy one!

    I'm a bit of a Veronica Mars junkie, that's what I turn to over and over again and watch all the way through!

  3. I love it worn as a bracelet! Looks so delicate and pretty. And your skirt is lovely too. Missguided are doing very well at the mo.

  4. Hehehe "Dorito Head"- that's so funny! I totally know what you mean though. You can tell from my school pictures the year when I got a hair straightener, because all the years before that I was definitely a dorito head. I love this post and your pretty jewelry!

  5. Loving everything about this outfit. Very pretty and feminine. From the braid and rosebud crown in your hair to the pleated skirt and peter pan collared blouse. I think it's nifty that the headband also doubles as a bracelet.

    Haven't watched Dawson's Creek in so long. Loved that show along with Felicity.

    PS- Congrats on winning the Look Mag win!

  6. Thank you so much for the comment on my blog! I love this outfit so much. Your pleated skirt looks great with the cute peter pan collared top. Awesome array of accessories too! So many pretty rings and a really fun nail color too!

  7. Love the hair-it's so cute! I'm a big fan of the pink and gold princess ring too 🙂
    Its such a shame about the weather, every year there is a big hype and its just always a bit of a chilly, cloudy let-down! Can you tell I need a holiday haha?!
    Rachelle xxx

  8. Thank-you for the comment my lovely, you are so beautiful! I love your clothing you've never thought about selling clothing on your shop have you? xx

  9. haha im having a dawsons creek moment this week too, can't wait to see the transition of joey potter's hair!
    this outfit is so beautiful and elegant on you, i am OBSESSED with black bows on shirts and the rings are beautiful xox

  10. Seriously, your braids are so cute. I love your hair colour and those nails too! I don't own an yellow polish but I feel that I must! What brand and colour is it?

  11. I've been watcing lots of Pushing Daisies – I'm on about episode 4 or 5 of season 2 – seriously need to slow down a bit otherwise there won't be any more to watch lol.

    Ned and Chuck are so cute 🙂

  12. Particularly love the floral headband come bracelet- I might try a little DIY of my own but not sure if the end result will be as cute as yours, so I might just buy yours.

  13. It is quite depressing that it's nearly the end of June and the sun still isn't shining. I can definitely relate. I love the versatility of the headband/bracelet! Great idea.

  14. Congrats on winning the competition sweetie, it couldn't happen to a nicer girl. 🙂

    And I am loving how crafty you are in making things. I am such a dud, and would probably never be able to make anything for myself to wear in this lifetime ever hehe.

    Hope you are having a good weekend!

    The Cat Hag

  15. I love your hair! It's so cute! Outfit is gorgeous too, and I am digging (for want of a better word!) the yellow nails!

    Kathryn Xx

  16. love the skirt, gorgeous with the belt! it is really the finishing touch. huge fan of your amazing hair style! when my hair would be longer, i would definitely try this out. gorgeous look girl because everything fits so well together

  17. sooo i'm jamie and im in california! and what about you miss cutie? i mean, we should have a bloggers camp or something fabulous like that. all we would do is dress up cute & take photos and shop, lol.

    anyway, hope that you had a fantastic week! i gotta start packing up my things for the move so this upcoming week is going to be like torture especially because I have school too. have a great start to your week tomorrow dear!

    xo, jamie

  18. Ah I wish I could wear my hair like this! Congrats on wearing the Look competition, it's well deserved and I love the boots you wore there and the skirt you're wearing here.
    Crazy to think Katie Holmes was once Joey Potter!

  19. This is the cutest girliest outfit. Your hair is lovely. And I love the hairband- I know what you mean about feeling self concious

  20. Okay, I'm in love with this whole thing – your hair looks beaut, and that outfit is just perfectly put together. Love your nails, love the rings, too…

    Good job, I'd say! x

  21. I really love the name of your blog, so cool! Your accessories, your nailpolish, your hair….your everything is so sweet and fantabulous. I’m following you girl!

  22. super super cute outfit!!!!! i love!!!
    and have fun watching dawson's creek!!! haha I never got on the bandwagon with that show lol!!! maybe i was too young to understand. .!!

  23. Hi dear!!!!!
    I have the TOMMY HILFIGER contest on my blog…
    you can take part in it…and tell me : what do you think about the Preppy style?;)

    we can follow each other..let me know..I like so much your blog…

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