What I Wore: Jacquard and Polka Dots

How to wear monochrome for Spring
monochrome trend for SS14

Dress* Persunmall / Shirt F&F (old) / Bag* Brit-stitch / Sunglasses* Rayban via Pretavoir / Shoes Kurt Geiger
Another monochrome outfit here with a pop of colour coming from my red leather bag. It isn’t a pinafore dress, you can wear on it’s own but I hate my arms and I try not to wear anything sleeveless so I’ve layered with an old F&F shirt that I got last year. 
Do you ever have those moments where you get the urge to get rid of everything in your wardrobe and replace it all with brand new clothes? I’ve been having one of those weeks where I’ve looked for something to wear and NOTHING seems right. I don’t actually buy clothes that often and I seem to just wear the same thing all the time and I’m pretty bored of it now. Ultimately, the reason for this is that the clothes I’ve got (which I’ve kept for years) are just out of fashion. Plain and simple. Fashion is moving quicker than ever and I actually hate that! Well, I don’t exactly hate it – but it’s a bit of an inconvenience when you don’t have spare money to spend on all the pretty things! I mean, I for one, don’t have the money to splash out on clothes all the time so when I do, I’ll buy plain items, or something which will last longer than three months. For instance, that’s probably why I’ve not bought a pastel coloured coat, I don’t want to spend lots of money on one item only to jump on a trend that will be out in three months time! In the grand scheme of things, it isn’t important and it doesn’t really matter but lately, I’ve been feeling like I’m a bad fashion blogger or I’ve let you guys down because I don’t blog about new clothes or hauls. Since moving in to my own place, I have been a lot more careful with how I spend my money. Boo to being a grown up and a boring old biddy! I’ve always tried to offer outfit ideas on how to wear staple items but I don’t push my blog further enough, it doesn’t feel fresh or new. I mean, if I’m feeling bored with my clothes then you guys must be sick to death of seeing the same items all the time! I’ll work on that…!
A quick side note: I’ve joined Tumblr (Again) Here’s the link http://tempsecblog.tumblr.com/. This is my third go, and I think I’m finally starting to understand how to use it but I find it difficult to find “real’ people on there. Whenever I click on the recommended blogs, it shows up with lots of brands and celebrities but I am not interested in them whatsoever. I want to follow real people, you guys are the ones that I can relate to! So, if you have a tumblr, let me know what your link is and I’ll follow you! 
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49 Comments

  1. 9th March 2014 / 4:40 pm

    I love this, so beautiful and effortless. Love the top x

    leannewinters.blogspot.co.uk

  2. 9th March 2014 / 5:35 pm

    Loving this look Missy! The bag with the monochrome is just gorgeous. Such a pretty thing <3 xx

  3. 9th March 2014 / 6:08 pm

    You look so pretty Sarah. I love that shirt, I've been looking for one like this for ages…. shame it's old! xx

  4. 9th March 2014 / 6:59 pm

    Love the shirt and the flash of red from the bag.

  5. 9th March 2014 / 7:10 pm

    I love this dress styled with a blouse underneath. It really works. I hate all my clothes right now. Having just had a baby most of my maternity stuff is too big and I'm sick of the sight of it and my regular stuff is too tight and just seems so old. I have been doing a bit of shopping but I need to remember I'm on maternity pay now! X

  6. 9th March 2014 / 7:49 pm

    The look is soo cuteee *__*
    And I totally understand what you say about tumblr…I used to love it, but nowadays I don't go there like I used to. And I hate the spam e-mails I get T__T
    Take care, have a nice day!*

  7. 9th March 2014 / 8:11 pm

    Love the pop of red in this outfit πŸ™‚ I buy things that probably 'go out of fashion' but normally I like them too much to not wear them anymore so who cares if something is or isn't in fashion if you like it then keep on wearing it. I followed you on tumblr mine is http://glittergulch.tumblr.com/

  8. 9th March 2014 / 8:51 pm

    I won't get tired if you show same clothes, because you show different outfit with it and it helps me to try improvise with my clothes πŸ˜‰
    Muilo Burbulai

  9. 9th March 2014 / 9:44 pm

    So utterly sophisticated Sarah! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

  10. 9th March 2014 / 9:59 pm

    You read my mind! I'm the same always to skint to buy the massively high fashion items that don't last so trying to create 'fashionable' outfits from clothes I already have. I never have links on my blog as I've usually had the items for years. I wouldn't worry chick, I think your style is great and it's much better to show you can use your imagination than just stick on the fav pieces from Zara, Primark or Topshop.
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

  11. 9th March 2014 / 11:48 pm

    Don't feel bad about not buying the latest trends πŸ™‚ I hardly ever buy clothes and when I do I'm a bit like yourself where I buy basic stuff, white tops, black tops, black skirts etc that will go with anything.

    You look super lovely here πŸ™‚

    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  12. 10th March 2014 / 5:30 am

    Ummm, yes. YES. I am aware that I have a lot of clothes, but when I go to my wardrobe I just think "ugghh what can I DO WITH THESE??!" and then rush to my computer and consult my good friend ASOS. I do not feel as though this is a healthy thing to do. But like you, I too have been trying to be more careful with my spending!

    Beautiful outfit as always, you are such a cutie patootie pie.

    Kirsten
    Kirsten Learns

  13. 10th March 2014 / 9:28 am

    Your outfit is effortless – something I never seem able to achieve – and it's even better for digging out an old shirt! I often have the urge to purge everything from my wardrobe, which usually results in a trip to the Capital Car Boot – it feels good to start afresh sometimes. But you shouldn't feel bad about not sharing your latest "haul" – in fact, I personally hate that about some bloggers; it's consumerist and frivolous and I can read magazines if I want to see the latest fashions that I can't afford. As I've gotten older, I find myself buying less – I think partly because I'm starting to discover "my" style and partly because when you're spending your own hard-earned cash (rather than your student loan) you're right to be more careful and sensible. So don't feel like you're letting anyone down – in fact, quite the opposite! πŸ™‚ xx

  14. 10th March 2014 / 11:26 am

    I get that all the time where I want to throw all of my clothes away!
    Love this outfit. Can't beat a good monochrome outfit.

    DarlingSophie

  15. 10th March 2014 / 12:26 pm

    I've only just recently started wearing blouses under my dresses again–I think it's really refreshing to mix up a plain dress with something underneath that has a collar or contrasting sleeves. I know what you mean about owning a whole bunch of stuff that you just don't love anymore. I have been meaning to do a wardrobe cleanout but I'm too attached to my material items.. terrible, I know.

    (As for getting a pastel coat, as a huge fan of pastels, I totally support that movement because the pastel trend seems to come around every Spring in Australia, no joke!)

    Demi
    http://carbonchic.com.au

  16. 10th March 2014 / 1:03 pm

    Love this Sarah, and there's such pretty light too! I often get the same feeling towards clothes and shopping – I'm having a pastels love affair at the moment and almost feel like getting rid of all of my staple blacks and dark greys. Almost. πŸ˜‰ xx

  17. 10th March 2014 / 1:26 pm

    Love this outfit!! Beautiful dress.

    – Keyta

  18. 10th March 2014 / 2:29 pm

    That's such a cute and classy outfit; I love it!!

    I think everyone goes through those "I have nothing to wear. I hate my clothes" moments. I follow a good many fashion blogs, and I must admit that, for me as a reader, it can get very tiring to read blogs that feature every new trend or style as they come out. I've actually stopped following a lot of blogs because of the fashion overload. Personally, I have nothing against buying clothes because they are trendy or in stye, but I believe that the majority of your clothes should be staples that can be staples or basics that stand the test of time and go with any new trend.

  19. 10th March 2014 / 10:52 pm

    I think everyone feels that way about their wardrobe. A lot of people don't get as much shopping done as they would like, myself included. The key is digging through your wardrobe to find that long forgotten item that can make old outfit feel brand new again. That and charity shops are your friend if you're on a budget. I need to find some decent ones near me. Love your outfit πŸ™‚ x

  20. 11th March 2014 / 11:48 am

    This is such a lovely outfit Sarah! I love the polka dot shirt, it's so cute! You're a fantastic fashion blogger Sarah and your blog posts on how to wear staple items are some of my favourites πŸ™‚ My Tumblr is http://smile-files.tumblr.com/ πŸ™‚ xx

  21. 11th March 2014 / 2:03 pm

    This is another beautiful outfit post, you definitely have a flare for this. I think it's far better to show people how you can put together a stylish look without resorting to a whole new wardrobe to achieve the same result. x
    Deborah
    moonstoneandmay.blogspot.co.uk

  22. 11th March 2014 / 2:56 pm

    I don't think there is anything in your wardrobe that I don't want… that dress is gorgeous! It's added with the shorts to my post giving up shopping Lent shopping list! (if that made any sense…!)

    Lisa
    http://www.topazandmay.com

  23. 12th March 2014 / 2:54 am

    Love seeing someone actually wearing an F&F clothing, I work on a clothing department that sells F&F <3 some of their clothing is not that bad. (:

  24. Anonymous
    12th March 2014 / 7:38 am

    I've been having one of those "wanting to get rid of everything in my closet and buying it all new" moods recently too but I feel guilty for getting rid of so many clothes! I've been cleaning out my closet lately, so many unworn clothes. Making it my resolution from now onwards to only buy clothes which I know I'll love for years to come.

    Tumblr is so much fun, I find a lot of inspiration on here — mainly fashion and places I want to travel to! My link is http://cloudfloating.tumblr.com πŸ™‚

    β™₯ Michelle/MICHALOGY

  25. 12th March 2014 / 1:32 pm

    You look absolutely lovely in this outfit <3 xx

  26. 13th March 2014 / 2:17 am

    I adoooorrreee this whole look! I love the jacquard with the polka dots. I hear you about wanting to get rid of everything in your closet and replace it. I'm trying to sell stuff so that I can get rid of things and make money. It's a slow process….lol

    <3
    heather
    fashionistanygirl.com

  27. 16th March 2014 / 7:02 pm

    This is one of my most favourite outfits of yours – LOVE IT! the flash of red is so cute too xxx

  28. 20th March 2014 / 12:21 pm

    Looking lovely as ever! I also always have the urge to just start new with my wardrobe, but if only I had the money ha!

    The Little Things x

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