The Oxford Diaries

I’m having a busy week and sadly no time for any fun picture sessions. But I really felt like doing an outfit post, so after a little digging up I managed to find these pictures. I guess in the blogging world they’d be considered ‘vintage’ – they were taken last summer, and for some reason I just never got around to posting them. Me and a few friends spent a lovely weekend in a quiet town near Oxford… overdressed, anybody? Even though it was summer I remember feeling a tad chilly wearing just the blazer…

Wow, I look worryingly ecstatic in the second photograph… This blazer is a treasure that I found online, I bought it from one of my favourite blogs’ shop, The Haute Pursuit! What can I say, a white blazer with black detailing gets me every time. The dress was probably one of my top 2010 bargains – I got it in Primark for something ridiculously cheap, like 6 or 8 pounds. Ah, the wonders of that shop… I love the cut-out heart back and its overall excessive girlishness, it feels like a prom dress that I can wear during the day. The back detail is a nice reminder of Luella’s last collection (Spring 2010), which sadly never even went into production…

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Here are some other pictures I found (again, from the summer), in which I matched the blazer with my pink dress from ASOS, also very girlie in its own way. Looking back (which makes it sound like it was decades ago), I don’t think I’d match this blazer with these sorts of dresses again, I’d probably stick to something safer and more androgynous, like denim shorts and a pocket tee (yawn)… but hey, try everything once, right?

Just looking at these pictures makes me crave for blazer weather – as much as I love my coats, there’s nothing as effortless as just throwing on a blazer and going straight out the door. Please Spring, come back soon – we miss you.




  1. 21st January 2011 / 12:27 am

    gorgeous spotty dress, I love the monochrome and hearts! Love the telescope necklace too =)

    Hannah xx

  2. 21st January 2011 / 8:43 pm

    you look so cute in that dress!

  3. 21st January 2011 / 9:10 pm

    I wish we were having blazer weather, as well. I love the polka dots, though! So cute!!

  4. 22nd January 2011 / 1:39 pm

    so beautiful!

  5. 22nd January 2011 / 11:17 pm

    Beautiful blazer and I definitely love the heart back! It looks so sweet!! xoxoxoo

  6. 23rd January 2011 / 8:06 pm

    cool blazer!!! im seeing it with a fitting black dress or even skinny jeans and heels!!! xxx

  7. 24th January 2011 / 12:48 am

    i love that dress, so cute and the blazer too! i love blazer weather too and can't wait till it's time:))

  8. 26th January 2011 / 1:09 pm

    i've just found your blog and i love it, especially your sense of style! definitely hitting the follow button. i also love how happy you look your photos – not miserable like some other bloggers do!

    ♥ elle

    elle & the fashion folk

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