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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  1. 18 February 2013 / 19:57

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

  2. 18 February 2013 / 20:04

    Looking beautiful!

    Keep it up for the world of redheads!!

    Mwah x Bundana

  3. 18 February 2013 / 20:37

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

  4. 18 February 2013 / 20:44

    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

  5. 18 February 2013 / 21:01

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

  6. 18 February 2013 / 22:19

    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

  7. 19 February 2013 / 01:01

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

  8. 19 February 2013 / 01:54

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


  9. 19 February 2013 / 02:18

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

    xoxo, Julie @ OBSESSED

  10. 19 February 2013 / 03:20

    Oh sweetie really cute dress.


  11. 19 February 2013 / 04:31

    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

  12. 19 February 2013 / 05:50

    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

  13. 19 February 2013 / 08:46

    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 🙂

  14. 19 February 2013 / 13:14

    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!


  15. 19 February 2013 / 17:40

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

  16. 19 February 2013 / 19:46

    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

  17. 19 February 2013 / 23:50

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

  18. 20 February 2013 / 01:57

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

  19. 20 February 2013 / 03:30

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

  20. 20 February 2013 / 05:13

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

  21. 21 February 2013 / 05:52

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

  22. 22 February 2013 / 20:26

    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

  23. 23 February 2013 / 00:24

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

  24. 23 February 2013 / 02:23

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

  25. 23 February 2013 / 13:55

    Tof, dat roze en grijs samen!

  26. 27 February 2013 / 00:31

    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

  27. 28 February 2013 / 20:26

    definitely loving ur dress!

  28. 1 March 2013 / 15:27

    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 ♥

  29. 1 March 2013 / 15:47

    Dat kleedje is zo zo zo cute!!!!

  30. 3 March 2013 / 14:11

    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 🙂


  31. 3 March 2013 / 21:37

    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

  32. 9 March 2013 / 16:09

    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.

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