Thursday, 1 March 2012

"Are you going to a party instead of college?"

Those were the words my mum greeted me with as I emerged from my room in my usual haze of lipstick, perfume and sleep, dragging my college bag behind me. And to be fair, I did then look in the mirror and realise I looked more like a Saturday night than a Thursday morning.. But there was no way I was changing! For no apparent reason, other than it being the first of the month, I decided to dress up, up, up today. Oh, and first of March? Someone please tell me where on Earth 2012 is going. I seem to have barely any time left in college before exam season, then it is off to the big wide world.. Since that thought is causing me no end of mini heart attacks (so much work to do, so little time!), I am thinking that maybe I channelled my feelings into looking as good as possible..

Blazer & Ring - ASOS; Skirt - H&M; Top, Tights & Shoes - New Look; Bracelet - Pandora; Earrings - present from a friend.

I saw this orange top in the back of my drawer a few days ago, and realised I hadn't worn it in a good while.. So of course when dreaming up today's outfit it leaped to the forefront of my mind. Super-brights are a vital part of my Spring wardrobe, so this top is making a welcome reappearance. Since it is quite loosely cut though, I styled it up by tucking it in to my sequin skirt, then added a cute print with my starry tights and topped it all off with my much-worn, much-abused blazer & a slick of popping pink lipstick. There is a part of me that feels too overdressed for college, but a larger part of me just does not care. For me, fashion right now is all about bending the rules, whether it be clashing your prints, working the old faux pas colour combinations (red and pink, black and navy.. all totally cool at the moment) or simply making party-wear work for day.

Love and kisses, Tara xox


  1. You look gorgeous, I love your star print tights and the blazer. I love dressing up sometimes, even if it's in the day time, it just makes me feel good :), and with the warm weather I feel more inclined to :) xx

  2. woo, its finally spring, and finally beginning to feel like it, eh? great outfit, love the tights! I am a new follower :)

  3. you look fantastic! love your skirt!

  4. great outfit! love the skirt :)


  5. I like wearing bright colored outfits in Spring, too
    and summer as well.
    I like the details on the skirt.

    P.S. Thanks darling!
    I'm now following back in GFC.'See you around!

  6. I love the colour of that top! xo

  7. beautiful outfit :) yes, let's follow each other.. follow you now!

  8. you look lovely

  9. cute outfit. :) you look adorable!

  10. P.S. Thanks my dear.
    By the way, I still haven't see you on my GFC dashboard.
    If you don't mind, would you please follow me back again.

  11. That skirt is amazing, I love it, dear! <3