guess I'll feel the same tomorrow

Thursday, 23 October 2014

I can't believe it's already October - I've been so caught up in the novelty of starting college, having a new routine and new freedom that I've completely lost track of the weeks. To me it feels as if summer has only just ended - I am still not used to waking up in the dark most mornings, wearing coats and knitted jumpers, or spending the days inside instead of lazing around at the park in the evening sunshine. I've ended up in a bit of a rut with my clothes, as everything is too summery to wear for school, or just doesn't fit the kind of mood I'm in at the moment. The worst of it is, I only realised today that it is my birthday in just over a week, and I will actually be turning seventeen...seventeen. SEVEN. TEEN. That number just seems wholly ridiculous to my 5ft2, whimsical and often immature mind, and I am currently living in a state of complete denial.
Anyway, the lovely Amy of Mod Dolly recently asked me to be the resident blogger for the brand, which means I will be styling a Mod Dolly dress each month and writing a little bit for their blog/website, which you can find here. These are the photos from the first post, where I am wearing the Hanna Check Skater dress.

The dress itself was so perfect - made from the softest, but most hard-wearing check material, with such perfect finishes that it's almost impossible to believe it was made by hand. The colour was also a favourite with me as I am really into very 60s mod / autumnal colours at the moment, so I felt very complete and satisfied in my new baby.

Whilst shooting we found a car that matched the dress exactly, and despite it not being in the best position to photograph we couldn't help but take some anyway. I wore the dress with my Deichmann shoes, Rokit bag and coat from Topshop. I also enjoyed getting to wear a pair of super cute fox ears from Crown and Glory...I feel like our mutual hair colour means we have some form of spiritual bond, plus when I was in primary school I once told my teacher that when I grew up I wanted to be a fox. Pretty apt hairband for me, really!

The one thing I am pleased about the approaching winter is the fact I can wear my new coat out more often - I've been craving a Topshop coat for years and I finally found the perfect one. It is so cosy and I could literally stay in it forever.
Anyway, I hope you all have a good weekend!


  1. wow your atumn outfits are definitely the best, I love your dress and the socks!

  2. love the colours of your outfit!

  3. Really cute outfit, very autumnal!

  4. This is such a beautiful outfit! it really is lovely, the colours complement your hair so much!
    Bethany x

  5. I love, love, love this outfit. Especially the jacket, it looks super cozy! x

  6. Gorgeous outfit, the dress looks amazing and those fox ears are so cute! xo

    LJLV | UK Personal Style

  7. Found you blog through Moddolly and I love your quirky style! :)
    This dress is one of my favourites, and definitely on my wish list!
    Love how you styled it, the coat is fab!
    Look forward to the next installment for Moddolly! :)

  8. Stunning dress x

  9. You look incredibly cute here Ellie, the dress is such a cute colour and print and looks a bit edgy and rock chick with the dr marten sequence shoes. The photos with the car look really retro and cool and I'm also in love with the oversizedness of your coat!

  10. If you found this car by accident then it's the fa best coincidence ever! Great coat, bottle green is gorgeous with your colouring ����

  11. Such a beautiful dress! I love your fox ears too :)
    - F -

  12. Your coat!! *heart eyes emoji*

  13. Wow! Handmade? it is so beautiful!

  14. I've recently discovered your wonderful blog ! Everything is just SOOO beautiful and I love vintage clothes. But you're so lucky to live in London where you can find a lot of good 2nd hand shops ( CAMDEN = PARADISE ). As I leave in the North of France the closest cool shop is in Lille ( and it's expensive ) ! :)))))

    Thank you for such inspiration ,
    visit if you have the time :


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