Thursday, 28 July 2011

Missoni and a whole new set of rules

The sun shone on Sunday (wahey blighty - where is the summer??!!) and i got to wear my super duper serious sale bargain 80% off Missoni dress which i looove.  I adored this dress when i first saw it but i had made a new fashion rule - no more mini dresses - you can wear the old ones but do not buy anymore - god i hate fashion rules - self-imposed or not!  Well when it came up at the end of sale bargain basement knockdown at Matches i made a new rule - if a total bargain all previous rules become null and void - i like the new rule! Pity the sales are over i could have applied it more liberally I am sure (weekend's nearly here!!) xx






Isn't this shirt fab - short at the back so you can wear tied like this or as a normal shirt tucked in - so clever - love 2 in 1's - i might just make a new fashion rule about them - ie 2 for the price of one instantly becomes half price ???  serious fashion habit justification anyone ?? x

72 comments:

  1. I adore the bunch of colours of the dress. And that shirt is indeed very fab. Must confess I love those sunshades, too;-)

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  2. That is a gorgeous dress, I'm with you on the mini rule, I too have vowed only to wear out those I have and not buy any new ones but then...can that be broken if it's winter and opaques are involved? We need a whole fashion judicial team!

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  3. Lovely shirt indeed! I also love your red cat's eyes sunnies and the open toes platform wedges :)
    xoxoxo

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  4. Looking stunning! I'm so glad you broke your rule and bought this skirt... It would be such a shame if you didn't, considering how gorgeous it looks on you...

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  5. thanks streetfashion5xpro - great compliment - i love your shots! x

    Arent they fab fashion art and other fancies

    Thats what i thought Tabitha and then i broke it in summer - i think we should just get out there and do it - after all we are just being ageist???! x

    Thanks Tassos - the sunnies are fab x

    Neris that is really kind thank you x

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  6. Wow me encanta el vestido!!! cuando quieras, me lo prestas, jajaja!!!
    Besos, desde España, Marcela

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  7. definitely yes marcella?? besos to you too x

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  8. Gorgeous dress - love the outfit!

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  9. Stunning! i too hate fashion rules (especially self imposed), but without them my spending would well outweigh my income!
    x

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  10. Girl next door - actually i hear you! x

    Thank you Victoria x

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  11. Ah, Missoni prints: love them! The dress is beautiful, Claire. And I love changing the rules, if you feel good in what you wear that's what matters! Have I told you that you have an amazing wardrobe? Yep, I guess I have. xoxo
    Ada

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  12. Firstly Ada i agree actually and 2ndly thanks i am very lucky x

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  13. Just wait until you're over 40 Claire, the list of rules gets even longer. Apparently I can't wear skirts/dresses above the knee, can't wear black, can't wear spaghetti straps, can't wear skinnies etc.etc. cos none of that is 'age appropriate'! PAH! Wear what looks good on you is what I say, whatever your age - and you certainly look good in that dress :) All the best from sunny Portugal, Jennifer

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  14. You know what Jennifer you are so right - have to admit i have had that birthday and my list should include all of the above!! Frank sends a doggy high five to your boys x

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  15. Jealous about your shoes! Love them.
    Your dog is so cool:) I bet you have lots of fun playing with him!
    Kisses & hugs
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  16. hahaha loved your fashion rules, the last one is my favorite, if it has two ways of using it, its have price, imagine if is three! :)
    Love how you look in that dress, mini dresses definitely suit you!
    xx
    My Fashion Bug

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  17. Thanks Maryusa he is such fun (most of the time!) x

    Mariale now that is a challenge - i might actually set myself this very valid fashion challenge - 3 in 1 how can you say no! x

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  18. Cute outfit =)

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  19. Okay Let Me Just Say This: Everything About This Outfit Is Perfect. PERIOD.

    Love It. xx
    http://www.fashioninfactuation.com
    a;

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  20. Oh my gosh, I think I may adopt your rule! That is, only if I come across a dress as amazing as this one! I LOVE it! And you've styled it perfectly! :)

    -j
    sorelle in style

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  21. You're so colorful! I love it! I also hate fashion rules or bans. This shopping ban is killing me. Luckily only 3 more days! :)

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  22. love your skirt... it so colourful!

    Enter to win one of three giveaways!

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  23. L - sincere fashion condolences!! x

    Thanks La Sorelle - i think it is a new rather top rule - you adopt it x

    AnneBallo - gee thanks x

    marama thank you x

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  24. 80% off???????????????? That's a real bargain!!
    This dress is fabulous and you look stunning!!!
    xx
    http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com

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  25. Perfect Missoni dress, this is the kind of piece I am missing in my closet!!
    Happy to hear you're finally getting some sun, even if it's just a bit - I would love to donate some of the sun we are getting here to you, it's just way too hot xx

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  26. the missoni dress looks amazing on you, i always love a woman who can wear missoni! i am not a huge fan, but this dress is awesome because of the bright colors; how perfect that you have kept the rest of the accessories pretty basic qua colors! oh and frank is enjoying the sunshine

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  27. gorgeous as always and i simply just love your shoes!

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  28. Thank you Diana x

    Mrs K - i know what you mean missoni is a very tricky one - i absolutely love it when i do but not always - this dress loooove x

    Topcoat - i wish you could too! x

    Francesca i know - i never normally get anything at the end but i got this and a MJ maroon bag 70% off - cool huh? x

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  29. Cute dress babe, love the pink sunnies!

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  30. That skirt is incredible! The prints and colours are so fab

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  31. Hello Frank! He's so cute! Love your dress the print is stunning, and what an amazing deal you got!

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  32. you find the best things on sale - this dress is stunning you lucky lucky girl xx

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  33. We love the whole outfit, these pics are gorgeous!!

    Please check out our latest blog post :)

    T & J

    www.thestylerawr.com

    XoX

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  34. I love you new rule:-) I am going to adapt it too:-) I dont think that you need a rule for a mini because you look great in it. And I really like your dress.
    hugs,
    xx
    Ask Erena
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  35. Love this look!

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  36. Great find!! ;)

    You look lovely :)

    Kiss,
    sara

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  37. hahaha self imposed shopping bans rarely work :) but you definitely don't need to justify this purchase.. the dress is absolutely gorgeous! SOO unique. love the shirt too :)

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  38. I love that dress! Missoni is amazing. <3

    xox Courtney Michele
    Breakfast in Wonderland

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  39. did i hear you correctly when you said 80% off for a missoni? that is the bargain of the century! you look absolutely sensational in it.

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  40. omg i love your headline! awsome!!
    you look so crazy fantastic in this! i love this outfit and i love the dog ! <3 soo cool !

    ps: i know that my english is bad ;DD
    xoxo

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  41. that's an amazing outfit!


    Love,
    www.chicksinfeathers.co.cc

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  42. LOL! I love the way you write!!! You should ban all the fashion rules that could possibly be on the way between you and wonderful Missonis dresses like this one!!!

    And YES! This shirt is even a greater bargain!! Hahahaha! I will try to explain this logic to my "mari"...

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  43. Hehe, well aren't you glad that you didn't abide by The Rule for this one?! I love the dress as well, looks amazing on you (and made me want to take out of the closet a mini Missoni I bought with 70% off aaaages ago! ) ;)

    xx PvdH
    www.ThePvdHJournal.com

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  44. Paola - get it out - i know i was way pleased x

    Mari's now that is hard!! Change we all have a 'Mari" xx

    Thanks Natalia - great comment looking forward to it x

    David i know bargain!!! xx

    Blacks and brights i did so well this season - the erdem skirt, all the lanvin from the other day 50% off this 80 a MJ bag 70 - chloe half price- i do a lot of my shopping in the sales - vast majority of my clothes xx

    Erena - thanks so much its all about the new rules xx

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  45. My jaw dropped when you said 80% off. Now that is what I call savvy shopping. I LOVE Missoni and you wear it so well. Xxxx

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  46. I am so jealous! I've been coveting all things Missoni this summer--why didn't I see this sale. And yes, new rules always apply if there is an amazing dress to be had, especially on sale!

    xo Mary Jo

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  47. Dvora - i know matches end of line - one weekend they add 20% for one weekend only - unbelievably good discount you just need it to be your size - sooo lucky x

    They do Mary Jo they do x

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  48. With legs like that girl, minis are a must. Toss that rule out I say. You hit my weak spot with Missoni. Especially Missoni + Sale...wowza! Tell Frank I love him.
    xo
    Sada
    Dressology HQ

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  49. Love your oufit! What a great skirt! You look so pretty with that dog :)
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  50. Hello, sweetie.
    Thanks for your comment! LOVE your outfit, and your dog is sooo cute *.*


    xx
    http://girls-and-life.blogspot.com

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  51. I am so glad you broke your rule; that dress is insanely gorgeous. And you look great in it! You have an awesome pair of legs. Don't be afraid to show them off!

    xoxo
    Em

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  52. I'm definitely a fan of your new rule...

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  53. love he outfit!! beautiful!

    ontheothersidebyjr.blogspot.com

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  54. Great outfil... Shoes... ;)

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  55. wow this dress is so to die for, i love the colours, perfect dress for summer. your cateye glasses are also hot!

    love and kiss,mary

    http://maryloucinnamon.blogspot.com/

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  56. I hate those fashion rules! I am close to 40 and people are so generous at reminding me of all the rules. You look amazing in that dress. Love Missoni!!

    xx
    Heel in Mint

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  57. I love your look and that Missoni dress is just fabulous!

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  58. great outfit
    Wonderful blog

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  59. I love this missoni print..u are very beautiful in this outfit!

    I'll wait in my blog again

    www.myfreechoice.net
    Erika

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  60. 80% off your Missoni Dress!?!?! When I got mine it was 65% off so you did even better! Love all of the colours and the shirt you paired with it. Throw the mini-dress rule out the window...you look fabulous in mini-dresses and you can wear it until you decide you no longer want to!

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  61. Oooh, I super duper love this! ;o) xx from Soleil

    http://sharpthreads.blogspot.com

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  62. Totally agree with the new rule. And, by the look of Frank, I think he does too:)

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  63. beautiful skirt! wow
    x

    Kavita

    www.truehaven.co.uk

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  64. you're beautiful... love the outfit...and your dog is so cute :)


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  65. AMAZING! Love your style! you look fantastic :D
    your new folower ;)
    xx

    http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

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  66. Just found your blog and love it!! Must know who the shoes are made by...Celine?

    Cheers!

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  67. Thank you so much Katie they are Celine x

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