Winter pastels & mixing textures

Primark Dress // H&M Cardigan // Boo shoes // watch: Christmas gift

When we went to the pressdays showcasing the SS’13 collections in December, I fell in love with this beautiful, textured dress from Vila. The open back, the silver lining, the tweed-y texture, the soft colours, … everything about it was just perfect! But, coming with a pricetage of €50 and me not having a payed job at that moment (dang you, internships!)made it clear that this dress was not coming home with me any time soon. I bet you can imagine my excitement when I found this one at Primark for a mere €17. I grabbed it, and then ran to the registers as if my life depended on it. Shopping the Primark in Oxford Street does feel much like walking straight into a death trap. I think I’ll get a lot of wear from this gorgeous this spring! Though, it does not seem to be that versatile. 

How was your weekend? I spent mine exactly the way I predicted. On the couch and sleeping. K dug up his old Game Cube and we played an old 007 game and Mario Karts. I suck at Mario Karts. I always bump into things and I have no clue how to properly use the power-ups, haha. This slow weekend was perfect for re-charging my batteries and start the new work week with a happy and clear mind. I’m not really finding my words today. So I’ll just leave it at this today. Hope to be back on Wednesday! 

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  • okay i LOVE the bows on the back nikki! so so cute 🙂

  • that is such a pretty dress! love this outfit! x

  • Looking beautiful!

    Keep it up for the world of redheads!!

    Mwah x Bundana

  • Leuke outfit! Dat is een super leuk kleedje 🙂 en je slow-weekend klinkt heel leuk!

  • Nikki, that dress is soooo darling!! I love the beautiful bow detailing at the back. I have been weirdly obsessed with bows lately, so this dress is no exception. I want it hehe xo

  • Oh de rug van dat kleedje! :O Leuk dat je pastel met zwarte kousen/schoenen combineert!

  • such a pretty dress!:D

  • ah you look so adorable!! and that sounds like my kind of weekend 🙂

    your bf is sooo lucky you play video games with him! my husband tries to get me to do it but i dont haha. i play mario kart though 🙂

    ps your photos are so gorgeous as always!

    The DayLee Journal

  • LOVE that dress, and how you styled it. so chic!

  • this dress is perfect.
    you are adorable.
    love everything about this outfit.


  • Love this! I adore the little details of the dress, the bows are darling on you!

    xoxo, Julie @ OBSESSED

  • I love everything about this dress – it looks like the most comfortable sweater material, but in the cutest cut, and those BOWS – I die!

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  • Oh sweetie really cute dress.


  • awww, the bow detailing on the back is just the cutest thing ever! It will be so nice to get to show it off when the weather is warmer.
    Chic on the Cheap

  • You are so cute! I love the soft colors of the dress and cardigan with the black tights! And the back of the dress is just so cute!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  • Such a simple but beautiful outfit!

  • love the dress. the bows are so cute. i had a lazy weekend too 🙂 x

  • Such a lovely dress! I really like the bows on the back too, and it goes nicely with the pastel cardi 🙂

    Glad you had such a relaxing fun weekend 🙂

  • Oh, I love these colors! They're so fresh and smooth.
    I spent my weekend about the same way you did. A lot of not doing much, and it was definitely needed!


  • Oh echt een leuk kleedje! 🙂

  • Ooh leuk kleedje! 🙂 staat je goed!

  • You got that dress for a steal! Congratulations, hehe. I love the textural combination, here, and the colors are soft but strong.

  • I am LOVING that dress Nikki! The back is SO cute and I love the pink cardi and black tights with it 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

  • Such a sweet dress. The pastels go really well with the black tights too!

  • beautiful dress and cardi, love how you've paired it with black!

  • How lucky you found one so like it at a better price! The bows in back make it rather special.

  • So you look totally gorgeous my friend! That dress is so stunning on you! Wow.

  • Mooie combinatie van pastel kleurtjes! 🙂

    The White Studio

  • Love This!

    I'd love for you to check out my blog!

  • the bows on the back of your dress are so pretty!

  • This dress is so sweet on you! I love the pastel colour with your skin tone. You look amazing!

    xoxo Alison

  • Zo dapper om je cardigan buitenshuis uit te doen! 😉 Maar het was wel de moeite waard, mooie details op de rug. Ik zou net zeggen dat het jurkje bij heel veel materialen en kleuren past, doe eens zot 😀
    Naomi, x

  • I can absolutely see how you fell in love with this dress. Absolutely stunning. 🙂

  • I love the dress! It has a certain daintiness to it that I love. You look ready for a wintertime adventure 😛

  • Tof, dat roze en grijs samen!

  • Ah your ring! lovely.

  • Mooie outfit! Love the dress!

  • That dress is so cute-especially the bows on the back! It's such a perfect touch! I've been to that Primark at Oxford St, and was way too baffled by how cheap everything was to even buy much. I wish I had one close to me here!

    Sophisticated Lace

  • definitely loving ur dress!

  • Nikki, you read my mind girl! i was on a supreme online shopping mission last night for some more pastels to incorporate into the "wears" this spring/summer. when it finally arrives that is 😉

    you've put the cutest look together, as usual! plus, it's winterized, so i love it all the more!! the back detailing on your dress is darling – i do adore a good bow placement. glad you found it again at such a great price point. that kind of score is the BEST! happy to hear you had a recharging kinda weekend too, we did also. burnt out from the week prior and just sofa surfed most of the time. so awesome! have a fab Friday lades!! xo ♥

  • Dat kleedje is zo zo zo cute!!!!

  • Lovely post and beautiful blog!


  • That's so exciting! I love happy shopping stories like this haha 🙂 I really wish we had an equivalent to Primark in Canada, it seems like an awesome store. This outfit is adorable by the way 🙂


  • This dress is really pretty…so glad you snagged it! The bows and open back are super fabulous, and the pale blue looks beautiful on you 🙂

    <3 Cambria

  • Looking goooood! I have the same cardigan in grey, new inspiration alert 😀


  • OMG you look so pretty! xD

  • Ah hou van deze look! Alleen ik zou het zelf met een doorzichtige panty dragen. Maar kan begrijpen dat het daar nog wat koud voor is, haha.