Tuesday, 21 February 2012

I like to challenge myself.

You've probably noticed I enjoy a good challenge - from not being wearing the same outfit combination twice, to that mini shopping ban around Christmas, I like to set myself a difficult task and then accomplish it. There's something oh-so-satisfying about discovering the extent of your own willpower, and achieving something you weren't sure you could. Which is why, along with some of my friends, this Lent I am giving up sweets, chocolate, desserts etc. Basically anything sweet, unhealthy and delicious is off the menu for 40 days and 40 nights. I will just add that this is my first time at giving anything up for Lent, so it's going to be a tough one.. but the challenge is accepted!

That means that today, pancake day, is the last day of sweet treats for a looooong time (around 6 weeks) and so I may have gone a little crazy for chocolate. Ah well. At least I didn't wear anything body-con today..

Dress - H&M; Blazer - ASOS; Shoes & Jewellery - Topshop; Tights - Primark; Belt - Malene Birger.

I absolutely love the graphic blue poppy print of this dress, as well as the draped neckline. It's the perfect spring day dress, and if I hadn't been so desperate to wear it I would have saved it for some sunny day when I could wear it sans blazer & tights.. But I wanted to wear it now, so I layered up accordingly. Maybe soon the weather will improve.. I also adored my accessories today - quite Topshop-heavy I will admit. Those big, door knocker earrings were on their first outing, and I was pleasantly surprised by how light they were, as well as loving the mid-century modern twist they put on my dress. Another accessory being christened today was my Malene Birger belt, which is now a firm favourite for its quirky appeal. My one criticism is that there weren't enough holes to tighten it around my waist, so I had to pull it through tightly and hope for the best, but I suppose that is the trouble with being so tiny..

Love and kisses, Tara xox


  1. you looks really sweet!, loving your blog


  2. that dress is so lush! h&m have some good stuff in there atm!

  3. so chic! absolutely love it!
    p.s. love your blog maybe we can follow each other?

  4. Such a cute outfit!Want the earrings


  5. great outfit!