Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Secret Garden

Bows have been a big love of mine for about two years now, I just can't get enough of them whether it's on clothes, shoes or accessories. I've got quite a few shoes with bows at the front as well as tons of bow headbands and bow brooches. They're just so girly and magical ♥ So here is one of my favourite dresses, which does not only have the detail mentioned before, but also is in my favourite colour palette:)
It's dark, cloudy and rainy today so I guess I'll just stay in read The White Masai by Corinne Hoffman, maybe watch some movie and eat something sweet;D



Dress and Clutch - Primark
Shoes - Peacocks



Also here is an article that I was asked to present to you. I really love the ideas and tips given in it, there is just so much useful information included! Enjoy:)
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Eco-Chic Fun And Fashion
Recycling isn't just for trash anymore. Even treasures can be recycled, particularly jewelry that may be outdated, old, or in need of a new setting. Even fashion designers are starting to be bitten by the ecological bug. Some are choosing to showcase raw diamonds, in their natural state, rather than cut. Others, are creating clothing from cast-off designs like worn jeans that have been cut and recycled into a new dress. Today's consumers can take a hint from that and think about ways to be more eco-friendly with their jewelry and fashion choices.

Buying Old Jewelry
Family heritage or vintage pieces are making a comeback as a form of recycling. Buying a diamond ring from a flea market, though, comes with it's own inherent risks. If you don't have any ideas on jewelery on the market, you can easily buy a ring for far more than it is worth. While recycling is an honorable intent, doing so at a hefty personal price would defeat the purpose of making a social statement that is of benefit to everyone, even you. Learn about the many ways to identify a glass, cubic zirconium, or genuine diamond ring using a newspaper print test or a quick breath test, before you lay down your money.

Re-Working Or Re-Using New Jewelry
If you have some pieces of jewelry that need a new setting, there are places that will buy back a gold setting and you can use that money to recycle it to a newer setting with a less expensive metal. Try using your brooches as hat pins or to decorate a pair of pumps. Charms are a great way to re-use jewelry in different ways by moving it from a charm bracelet to a coat pin, and onto a necklace.

104 comments:

  1. you look so so lovely as always :) i love the setting of the photo too, it's so dreamy and magical ♥

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  2. I saw a secret garden when I was in New York. I've wanted my own since I saw that movie when I was a child. There's just something magical about them...

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  3. Great outfit girl!

    - Please check out my new blog and follow me with bloglovin'.

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  4. a mówłam już że Twój styl jest genialny?
    :DD uwielbiam Twoje zestawy! oczywiście dodaję do obserwowanych blogów :)

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  5. piekna sukienka, slicznie wygladasz :*

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  6. swietna sukienka, ta kokarda dodaje jej uroku';]

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  7. Oooh yeah : this dress is fabulous, and so do you!!!

    I love the photos, near the secret garden gate...very mysterious!


    mwah*

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  8. I love those tips!

    you look amazing, I am in love with that dress!!!

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  9. such a pretty look on you. i can never get enough of bows:)

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  10. wyglądasz pięknie jak zawsze ;)
    strasznie podoba mi się Twoja sukieneczka ..

    co za zgrabne noogi !

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  11. Sweety, this really does look magical and suits you so well!!!! Love it! Great look and nice pictures <3

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  12. Lubię tu zaglądać...Sukienka rewelacyjna, niezaprzeczalnie.

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  13. czarodziejka z Wenus ;> ogród również robi wrażenie.

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  14. bardzo stylowo zreszta jak nie raz na twoim blogu :) ta kokardka na sukience jest ciekawa :)

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  15. Nie lubię połączenia czarni bieli i brązu, jakos mi się źle kojarzy.. ;) Sukienka śliczna!

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  16. You can be a model! You are so gorgeous <3 Love the bow on the top.

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  17. Gia Illusion: to nie biel, to taki kremowy kolor;)

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  18. yiqin;: Thank you so much! That's so sweet of you to say! :***

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  19. So pretty! I can't believe that dress is from Primark!

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  20. Love your dress!! It looks very much like Marc Jacobs. I also love the brown clutch against the black and white. You look great!! clothedmuch.blogspot.com

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  21. Very lovely. You always look so cute!

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  22. uroczo:) świetna kopertówka!

    http://mypointmystyle.blogspot.com/

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  23. very pretty black and white outfit. it really amazed me how you can rock a simple outfit (without putting to many complicated layers) so well.

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  24. I've got almost the same dress from primark :)

    great look.

    hey, can u ad me to your links ?

    http://walkonthepavements.blogspot.com/

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  25. Bardzo mi się podoba ta sukienka i przełamanie całego outfitu brązową kopertówką:)

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  26. aww, so adorable!
    you always have the sweetest cutest outfits ever

    those tips/ideas are awesome!
    ill keep reading and inform me more

    xo
    isquisofrenia!

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  27. często zachwycałam się tą sukienką na allegro. wygląda idealnie z tymi czarnymi rajstopami. prosto i bez udziwień, a efekt świetny.

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  28. Pięknie wyglądasz. Śliczna sukienka!!

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  29. Cute dress

    and grandmothers closet is a treasury! and she is happy to gife it.

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  30. kocham na ciebie patrzec... sukienka przecudo, ach miec taki primark..

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  31. EEEEEEK LOVE THIS DRESS.



    XX


    THE CRUMPET GIRLS

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  32. Kolejna piękna sukienka i znowu ten Primark. I takie masz dłuuuugie nogi :D Przepięknie!

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  33. i'm not such a big bow fan, but they look really cute on you. i love the black and white. your hair looks especially good. the brown clutch is so pretty and really pops against the black.

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  34. How pretty that dress is on you! I love bows too, but sometimes I think that I might be too old for them.

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  35. I love your dress! I'm in looove with bows too :]

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  36. This dress is extraordinary.
    You look very good in it :)

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  37. The dress is so cute - very pretty
    x

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  38. omg, your outfits are so nice! i love all of them!

    :*

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  39. Your dress is adorable and I loved those tips! I definitely love older jewelry - most of mine belonged to someone else before me, whether it was my mom, grandmom, or someone who sold it to an antique store.

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  40. Beautiful.

    Hey, what did you think of Placebo's newest album?

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  41. How do you get your bangs to stay so straight? They're incredible!
    x

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  42. przeurocza sukieneczka.
    wyglądasz strasznie słodko i niewinnie :)

    cudo! <3

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  43. I love upcycled jewelry and that dress!

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  44. i love ur bow dress, it's sooo cutee

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  45. You looks great like always!!
    that dress is so cute!

    xx

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  46. I love bows too! I seriously buy everything with bows on, I can't get enough of them! I bought a waistcoat the other day that doesn't fit me just because it had a bow on it, lets hope I can take it in, alot. :D I love this dress! I don't know why I didn't buy this dress from primark when I had the chance!

    xxxx

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  47. This is gorgeous!! I adore bows too.
    btw your previous outfit in the other post was also just stunning!!

    xxx

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  48. you look so gorgeous! oh i really love that dress! :) your hair really makes me think of Alice ♥

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  49. you look so much like alice in wonderland! BEAUTIFUL!! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  50. No piękna jest ta sukienka! Chcąc, nie chcąc, muszę dołączyć do szeregu zachwyconych!:)

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  51. I also love bows and that dress is especially beautiful! it's looks so good in you!
    oh and good tips darling!
    xx

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  52. Hello!

    Just to let you that the post Bloggers in Wonderland went up today and that your picture is in the collage! Hope you enjoy it. Check out the post at the link below.

    Polly x

    http://pollyfarthing.blogspot.com/2009/08/bloggers-in-wonderland.html

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  53. Hello!

    Just to let you that the post Bloggers in Wonderland went up today and that your picture is in the collage! Hope you enjoy it. Check out the post at the link below.

    Polly x

    http://pollyfarthing.blogspot.com/2009/08/bloggers-in-wonderland.html

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  54. Ooh you make a primark dress look amazing! Love the photos!

    Y
    (stop by if you have time!) :)

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  55. Black and white, nothing could be better. And that dress is to die for, litteraly <3

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  56. already commented on Chictopia but you look truly adorable

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  57. The dress is gorgeous and you are you.




    www.trustme-itsparadise.blogspot.com

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  58. You look so pretty! A natural beauty.

    I have the same dress, but in dark orange! =)

    C.Elizabeth

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  59. i too looooove bows
    mucho mucho
    this dress is great too, cant wait to see you remix it with color!!!

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  60. Sukienka jest śliczna i bardzo podoba mi się ta brązowa kopertówka, tak lekko przełamuje biało-czarną kolorystykę ;)

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  61. I'm loving the bows too, very cute dress! :)

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  62. This dress is really lovely.

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  63. Great! Love it all !

    Love Miiicha

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  64. these photos are stunning. I love your dress, and the whole ensemble - perfection!

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  65. Oh your too fantastic. This dress is too lovely. I'm smitten as you can tell!

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  66. I love the dress too! And the pictures are also gorgeous..

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  67. sweet jeasus girl, you look stunning...this primark dress reminds me of alexa chung and the adams girl (kinda...) ...I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!! ;)

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  68. przepiękna sukienka, marze o takiej

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  69. Uwielbiam Twoje zdjęcia. Mają niepowtarzalny urok:)

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  70. as always you look so cute. no wonder you love bows. they look lovely on you!

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  71. You always find the most amazing places to take photos. And your outfits never seem to amaze me, lovely! <3

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  72. like a scene from an alice & wonderland movie! nize!

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  73. bardzo często tu zaglądam, ale nigdy nie wiem co napisać....bo zdjęcia , ciuchy , włsy-wszystko jest tak idealne ,że nie chcę za każdym razem"wazeliny wciskać"...no ale tym razem muszę bo jest cudownie...cała Ty jesteś taka magiczna;)...

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  74. Great tips- especially the one about re-working jewlery. You always have the most beautiful photo taking spots.

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  75. Jak ja kocham te Twoje sukienki :)!

    p.s masz noooogi do nieba *_*!

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  76. So so pretty :) Great dress, and the setting is really magical. Oh, and thanks for the tips, espesh the one about re making jewlery - i'll keep it in mind!

    Panda xxx

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  77. Lovely dress! :-)

    Have a great weekend!
    XoXo

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  78. Dobrze pamietam tą sukienke i wszelakie zestawienie z nią zawsze ci swietnie wychodza:)

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  79. You wear bows better than anyone. I love the idea of buying vintage as recycling ;)

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  80. i always like your black and white style :) and i think those articles are genius . wish i can make like DIY necklaces with recycled items . lol .

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  81. i really love bows everywhere :)
    xx

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  82. beautiful dress as always. you look really chic and pretty in this outfit. i esp like the detailing bow like in front, made this dress more interesting. you really know what works for you! looking great as usual!

    the secret garden shots is very nice too! :)

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  83. This look is amazing!!! Miss u on CHictopia, chat to u soon xxx

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  84. Hey Nat! You look so pretty. Love the bow detail and how you added a brown clutch!

    xo, Becs

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  85. Stunning photos,dear!
    Perfect dress!
    xoxo

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  86. Sooo gorgeous! I always love your girly style :)

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  87. I love your dress! Bows are one of my favorite things too, they're just so fun and girly! I hope you had a fun rainy day.

    www.fashioneye.typepad.com

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  88. tez uwielbiam kokardki, kupilabym z nimi prawie wszystko;D!


    http://jeadorefashion.blogspot.com

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  89. wkreciłam cie do zabawy ;) (wiecej u mnie)

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  90. You Are My One And Only Honey Bunny...Keep On Flying...XoXo

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  91. gorgeous dress and stunning shoes !!
    love your style <3

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  92. WONDERFULL, i will inserta link on Mítica about your blog!!

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