|OOTD : Neutral Tartan|

 

DSCN1333.JPGDress: Zara
Tights: Primark
Watch: Red Herring
Boots: Dune 

I bought this dress last Winter & at the time it was a pricey purchase at £60 but I just had to buy it. I absolutely loved it then & I still love it now.

I absolutely love a bit of tartan. I think that comes from both my Scottish heritage, my love of the country & also because I lived there for 3 years. Tartan is always a winter essential in my wardrobe!

This dress is super cosy as it is made up of 36% wool which will be the reason for the slightly hefty price tag. I am actually intolerant to wool & I can usually tell when a garment contains wool as my skin begins to itch almost instantly, but with this dress I feel no irritation whatsoever and I think that’s because the fabric on the inside is soft & doesn’t have that rough wool texture.

This dress just hugs my body so perfectly & looks so elegant paired with boots & a long coat. It also keeps me so snug & warm in the winter time although I’m sad to say I don’t get as much wear out of it as Johannesburg winters don’t get too cold very often compared to the Irish weathers I’ve been used to.

|OOTD | Floral With a Pop of Green |

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Dress: Warehouse
Tights: Primark
Shoes: Dune 
Silver watch: Red Herring
Clutch: Primark

It has been really quite chilly in Johannesburg this past couple of days so I’ve found myself reaching for my tights & dresses to keep me nice & cosy without being too heavy. South African winters are possibly the hardest season to dress for!

I don’t usually go for dresses this short as I find that dresses tend to look even shorter against my long legs but I do love a shift dress as they are effortless yet chic & I find that you can get away with them even if they’re shorter in length.

You all know that I am a lover of the colour black but I do try to add colours (that I feel comfortable with) where I can & I just love this little black floral dress paired with a colourful green clutch for an extra pop of colour.

Who said bright colours shouldn’t be worn in winter?!

 

|OOTD : Black on Black with a POP |

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Blazer : Zara 
Top : ASOS
Jeans : ASOS
Boots : Dune 

I am such a fan of wearing lots of neutral colours & then adding pops of colour or pattern in the form of my accessories. There’s just something so chic about it & it makes those unique accessories really stand out against an otherwise simple outfit.

I had a business meeting this day & wanted to look trendy yet professional without looking boring – hence the pop of personality with the leopard print boots. I LOVE these boots – comfortable yet full of attitude!

I’d also like to mention that if, like me, you’re a lady with hella’ long legs (I have a 34″ inside leg and I’m only 5ft8!) then ASOS is a fantastic place to buy your jeans. Many of their styles offer longer leg lengths which is an absolute heaven send as buying jeans when your legs are longer than average is still so difficult. Let me hear an AMEN!