2016-07-20

Add a little rouge


Hello all!
Hope you are doing great!

I am wonderful, mostly because I have spent the majority of my time curled up with a book in my armchair. Or listening to music, watching old films and baking. Ah heaven!
And in case you were wondering; Yes, I have always been a grandmother.



I got this lovely blouse (that ties in the back, photo of that will come) at sale from ModCloth. I love the little collar it has, and you can never go wrong with polka dots, can you?

Initially I had planned to wear this blouse with these trusty trousers, pedal pushers, from Vivien of Holloway. These trousers run quite long, I had to roll up mine several times before they were the "intended" length, but I suppose there's not much to do about that when you don't even reach 1.60 m.  Then I added my plain old black flats and hoop earrings, but I felt something was missing to the outfit.



Before heading out the door I put on some red lipstick, and saw that it was quite nice with the monochrome outfit. So I quickly added some blusher (because I've learnt not to wear red lips on their own - it drains the face) and concluded that the red indeed was a success. So I grabbed my new belt from Vivien of Holloway that gives a lovely little cinch to the waistline as well (I'm in love with small waists). And then I was actually really happy with this happenstance outfit!

I only wish I'd put on some more makeup... My eyes look so bare.



Blouse: ModCloth (here)
Flats: Asos (here)
Lipstick: Bésame Cosmetics (here)
Earrings: Aquanetta (here)


Have a great rest of the week!
Much love,

22 comments:

  1. So pretty! It also looks elegant, very nice :)

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  2. Adore this outfit, the blouse and trousers are a match made in heaven and the belt is such a fun pop of colour! My hobbies are super similar so I'm joining the granny club (definitely the cool club) though I'll leave the baking to you <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile 

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    1. Thank you so much beautiful lady.
      Haha! That's perfect! Join the granny club!! We're sooo cool.
      Much love

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  3. Such a fun, elegant look - that channels such a charming Audrey vibe, IMO. Love the red stretch belt as a jolt of colour between the neutral top and bottoms.

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you so much lovely. Oh you're very sweet. I didn't even think about that, but I suppose I look at so many Audrey photos that my subconscious takes inspiration from her.
      Ah, yes the belt is awesome. I want one in every colour!
      Much love

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  4. GORGEOUS! I love this look on you, Mona! You are always so beautiful, but this just might be my favorite outfit of yours. Polka dots and a pop of red just can't be beat. :)

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    1. Thank you so much darling Lindsey! Oh wow really? Thank you sooo much my friend! I agree, polka dots are the best!
      Much love

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  5. You always look so fun and gorgeous! <3
    www.britishmermaid.com

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    1. Thank you so much sweet Cara. So do you!
      Much love

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  6. The cut of those trousers is lovely! I love this whole outfit on you. I usually wear dresses myself so I always think experimenting with different types of trousers and pants is fun.

    Rebecca

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    1. Yeah, I love the high waist, but I must be honest, I thought they'd be tighter. But it's fine this way as well. I'm a dress girl too, you're right, it is fun! Thank you!
      Much love

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  7. So classy Mona, love this outfit on you! Glad to hear you're enjoying yoursel.. Haha if those are considered granny-style indulgences then I'm proud to say that I'm old beyond my years too! As a fellow munchkin who shares your struggles, I salute you!
    Vintagonist- Sumeyye

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    1. Thank you so much dear Sumeyye! Those are indeed things that make you a granny!! :D haha Welcome to the club.
      Aww, thanks sweetie. It's difficult with trousers! The legs are always so looooong.
      Much love

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  8. Pretty in polka dots! And there's no way your eyes could ever look "bare"! They're way too expressive and beautifully big! XO
    Lauren-Blair
    www.prefertobedemure.com

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    1. Oh gosh! Thank you darling! You are too kind. I just meant that a winged liner would lend itself quite well to this sort of outfit. But anyway, you made me blush. <3
      Much love

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  9. Being a grandmother is definitely cool :D This blouse is so cute, and the little red touches add a rather sophisticated vibe to the outfit! I love wearing belts to enhance the waist :D

    Julia xx

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    1. Haha, indeed Julia dear! It is so cool!
      Thank you so much sweetie. I love belts too!
      Much love

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  10. This is such a cute outfit, I love your shirt ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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    1. Thank you so much darling Amy!
      Much love

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  11. I didn't realize you were so tiny!!! It's impossible to tell from pictures online how petite or tall someone is. You really are a magical creature.

    xoxoxox

    Patty

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    1. Haha! I'm not that tiny! I'm the tallest in my family! :D hehe
      So are you :*
      Much love

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