The Northern Diaries: Day 3

So here is the outfit I wore on my last day in Manchester, very simple and very me, I think. Black is very predominant in my wardrobe and it is one of my favourite colours when it comes to dressing. But I probably rely on it a little too much sometimes and have therefore been trying to wear lots more colour (see previous post); I’ve convinced myself that wearing bright colours definitely has a mood-enhancing effect. Still, there’s nothing like an LBD with a little white thrown in for a pretty monochrome effect (Was anyone else surprised when they found out that monochrome in fact does not mean one colour but black and white?).

I don’t know why but I decided to take the Peter Pan collar trend with caution, and unsurprisingly I’ve grown to love these kinds of collars. They’re very sweet and pretty, perfect for my girlish necessities. I’ve bought a few tops which will be ideal for summer, this piece however is the only dress I’ve got with such a collar.

I’d like to think that Alexa Chung would approve of this dress, – which is from ASOS btw – and it sort of reminds me of the Carven dress she wore in an editorial for UK ELLE in November 2010 (speaking of Carven, now that’s a brand that I would love to invest in when/if I ever have a good income)…

Alexa Chung photographed by David Vasiljevic, ELLE UK, November 2010.

This garden was just perfect for the dress’s fairy tale connotations…

Here’s a big fat close-up of one of my earrings from Primark. Another of my many obsessions, what I love about these earrings is that they seem to go almost all of my clothes and outfits.

Excuse the unintentional sulky look in this picture, but I just had to include my satchel one last time. I also thought I’d play around a little with the pics on Photoshop and see what they would look like in black and white (I haven’t figured out yet whether there’s a black and white option on my camera)…

I love black and white photography and this is something I might try again in the future – I guess it makes sense to try it with monochrome outfits, right? 

So that’s the end of my Northern posts, and although I shamefully haven’t actually spoken about Manchester, I promise to do more cultural posts as soon as I go back… can’t wait! 




  1. 20th March 2011 / 5:33 pm

    Again, amazing outfit and amazing photos! this dress suits you a lot, I love the whole blackness and out of the blue (black this time )a cute white collar.

    I do love the B&W touch! Well Done.


  2. 20th March 2011 / 7:41 pm

    fantastic use of the scenery V. I Very much like the outfit, obvious being up north made them twice as cool 😉 x

  3. 20th March 2011 / 11:02 pm

    OOOOOHHHH I LOVE these pics!!! the background/garden/pond bit is really cool 😀 p.s. peter pan collars rule

  4. 21st March 2011 / 6:25 am

    I just bought that dress– I can't wait for it to arrive tomorrow! It looks awesome on you– somehow you manage to not make the dress too saccharine. So pretty!

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