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Day 18: Marvellous Maria!

In case you hadn’t noticed I have a *slight* love of Collectif clothing.  And this is another reason why!

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Last September they released a number of dresses in a print called Autumn Leaves.  I was seriously tempted by getting this in the Caterina Swing dress style but then realised that maybe 3 of the same dress style might be a little excessive! So when in Spitalfields Market I tried on and fell in love with the Maria style dress.  The v neckline is incredibly flattering; normally if it is this low I can look a bit too busty but this seems to reduce my chest!

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It is still pretty blustery and cold in the North West, so tights are a necessity.  But as I was going with a paler look then I decided on these biscuit coloured tights.  Warm and snuggly! And the shoes? My urban shoe myth Manolo Blahniks “campari”.

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My trench is a very old Debenhams purchase from about 2 years ago.  They are always a good bet for a decent trench at not excessive prices and tend to have a couple in store each season. I liked that the black trim went with the black fern pattern on the dress! I also added some glass beads I picked up at a flea market in a dark grey/black and a matching pair of earrings from Primark.

Bright, breezy and cheerful!

 

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