September 28, 2011

Somebody That I Used To Know

Somebody That I Used To Know- Gotye (how gooood is this song?!)
So it's finally here, the end of my early twenties. 
My poor Hundred list- I'm definitely leaving it all to crunch time! Looks like I'll be taking 2015 off and just globe trotting the entire time. Aww shucks, sounds rough, right? 

And even though I wore this outfit a full week before my birthday I felt that the sparkle and slight "dance costume" feel of it was appropriate for my birthday post! Unless you really don't give a hoot, your birthday is one of the few times you can get away with wearing sequins before 10 am...

ah, who am I kidding? Sequins are too much fun to be left only for after brunch. Introduce them to your croissants tomorrow! 
Navy Wool Cardigan- Gap, Black Lace Blouse- Wilfred (similar), Sequin Shorts- Borrowed from Cee (similar), Mauve Tights- Marks & Spencer, Grey Suede Heels- Nine West (similar)
I'm still on the fence about the mixing of textures in this outfit- sequin shorts, lace top, wool sweater. When the idea popped in my head it was immediate love, however, looking at the photos I think the lace and sequins are too similarly busy, hmm... back to the drawing board I guess!

I'm an avid believer in the Live and Learn motto, naturally! 
love & birthday kisses


  1. i just want to say those shorts are amazing, i would probably wear them every day! haha
    so cute, happy birthday!

    kaitlin xo

  2. How can you be on the fence about this look? Seeing your black lace top paired with my shorts made me want to go out and buy the black version of this top just so I could recreate the look myself when my shorts come home! I love the combination, the the gray suede heels are a gorgeous finishing touch :)

  3. Don't have any doubts, this outfit looks amazing and I love all the textures in it. Such a great look, you look beautiful!

    Alex xoxo

  4. those shorts are SO amazing! This would have been the perfect birthday outfit! Kudos to you for wearing them without the "itsmy birthday!" excuse!

  5. I LOVE it! This outfit is amazing...and I totally love the texture mixing!

    Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

  6. Louise, you are more dazzling than any disco dance ball ever created! agreed about the sparkle factor before 10am and your intro to the croissants thing was awesome!! Cee's shorts are certainly a splendid b-day precursor but girl i don't think that texture mix is too much, i really dig this style. plus those tights seem to bring the glittery effect out even more. xo ♥

  7. I loke the mixed textures...those shorts are beautiful, love the way they sparkle in the photos. Great call with the tights too, you look lovely!
    xo Cara

  8. Happy birthday lovely! I love the pop of purple and I have to say I think the combination of textures is actually so perfect. And Sequins are never more appropriate than on a birthday! Hope your day is amazing!

    xoxo danni

  9. your sequin shorts are to die for... i love them!!! <3shelby

  10. I'm still learning from you but I'm improving myself i absolutely liked reading everything that is posted on your blog keep the posts coming. I enjoyed it.

  11. Happy birthday dollface! Hope it's blooming with belly laughs.

    You are full of whimsy in this outfit! I love the sparkles. So fun!

    hugs (^.^) hope to hear from you *

  12. Hello Louise! Sending birthday hugs to you & wishing a fabulous b-day!! And I'm with Cee on this one, no sitting on the fence here I'm loving the lace paired with the sequin shorts & I love, love that you added those gorgeous jewel toned tights too. Enjoy your weekend. xo veronika

  13. Happy birthday!! I'm a September baby as well! Your outfit is adorable, and I am thoroughly obsessed with that song.

    Xo Chelle

  14. Amazing outfit !! Love your shorts !!

  15. um i'm pretty much in love with this outfit!! sparkles are amazing. especially for your birthday!! Happy Birthday!!!


  16. Happy belated sweetness! I KNOW your bday this year is much better than the one we spent together last year- Even though Starbucks pumpkin spiced lattes are the ISH! Remember how cold it was last year? lol Miss you and lets have a Skype sesh soon. XO LOVE FROM HOME!

  17. <3 those sequined shorts!!!
    xo Bronwyn

  18. Oh mygosh!!! I actually just came across your blog today, but I love your outfit posts. This one especially. I really like the deep purple tights with the glittery shorts! Where are the shorts from if you don't mind me asking :*

    I'll follow your page! Will you check out and follow mine?

    xxoo Ainsley


Thanks for all your lovely comments, they never fail to make my day! xx


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