{Fashion Monday} New Beginnings 

New Beginnings 

New Beginnings 

New Beginnings 

New Beginnings 

New beginnings, new ambitions, new opportunities and desires but same old me. I am not one for the New You mantra, I am more New Year same old me. The past experiences, trials and tribulations have helped shape who I am today so no not new me. Same old me just new situations, new experiences both good and bad.

Fashion Monday ~ New Beginnings

The new beginnings outfit I planned a few weeks back when I went shopping with my mother. Originally I was going to pair this dress with a black coat hence the heels. But mother dearest gave my jacket to my sister and gave me the grey one instead. I wasn’t sure about the colour combo but my doubts where truly unfounded. These two colour combos work together so well. 

Even though I have said I planned this outfit a few weeks back, I didn’t actually know I would wear a dress. I had shared in my Sparkle into Christmas that I would be avoiding sparkles at all cost. That transferred over to my plans for New Year’s Eve and Day outfit to church. For New Year’s Eve I just worn my ripped jeans, boots and big scarf to church.

To enter the New Year I felt I needed to up my game from end of year and was glad I had this dress in my wardrobe. The heels I got a few years back whilst at university from a friend. She didn’t fit in them so she gifted them to me and though I love them I hardly wear them. These heels are too high for my liking but for a killer entry into the New Year I figured why not.

The jacket I believe my mother bought from with a clothes shop in Finsbury Park or Amazon. She is refusing to expose her sources to others including me lol. To finish off this outfit I paired with my African earrings and new watch from NewChic.com.

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  • Visiting from Classy Monday and I like your blog, so I will be back to read more. . .Those shooze are TDF!

    • Awww Neti, that’s lovely of you and thanks so much for stopping by. See you again soon

  • Ayesha Farhad

    aah the heels are GORGEOUS! you look fab! x

    • Aww thanks Ayesha they sure are and thanks

  • This colour looks amazing on you. Such a flattering dress too.

    • Thanks Jemma, I am in love with this colour too

  • Thanks Isaly, I am pleased with it

  • Hahahaha thanks Heather, cheers to the new year indeed

  • Baby Isabella

    Love the flash of mustard, it really brightens up the dreary weather. Lovely outfit xx

    • It sure does, thanks so much Bella

  • Annie Brooks

    What a lovely shade that dress is… shame about the terrible weather we are having! At least your dress is nice and bright! 🙂

    • Exactly and thanks. The weather is already ruining many people’s moods so I brighten my own and hopefully others too

  • Looks like a very nice outfit, I like the dress and shoes, perfect for winter

  • That coat is lovely! Your mum has great taste. Not sure I’d wear those shoes in today’s weather though xD

    • She truly has and I felt since we were opening the year why not start it with a bang hence the heels

  • Jodie Whitham

    Grey goes with lots of shades too! This is such a fab outfit 🙂 x

    • It sure does, thanks for stopping by Jodie

  • I just adore this dress shade but am in love with the bag it goes so well together

    • Thanks so much Emma

  • you are totally rocking that dress. love the colour combination

  • Anthea

    I love the mix of yellow and grey. They compliment each other beautifully and make you look really classy. A perfect splash of colour for the darker days

    • Thanks Anthea, absolutely the idea to brighten up the darker glooming days of Winter

  • Kira L Curtis

    I love the dress! The colours work really well together and make a great outfit for the new year!

  • I really like your dress and bag. You look lovely. cheers to 2017! xx

    • Thanks Anna, cheers to 2017 indeed

  • I love your shoes, they are perfect with your dress.

    • Thanks Claire, glad you like them

  • Melanie Edjourian

    That’s a gorgeous dress I love the style and cut of it, it’s very feminine and looks great on you. A nice cheery dress for he gloomy January weather.

    • Oh so true, the gloomy January weather is not winning any points thats for sure

  • everythingcurvyandchic

    love this post and that dress color is everything

  • Loving this color on you! Really brings out the sunshine on a dreary day

    • It sure does, thanks so much for stopping by

  • What a gorgeous outfit – the colour really suits you x

  • Rose Mont

    I think the whole outfit looks fine. Warm cozy winter colors with a pop of yellow. I do like the coat and purse the most.

    • Thanks Rose, definitely loved the bight mustard/yellow to rock in winter

  • Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.

    I love that dress, scarf, and skirt combo! You look so great. I love buying stuff on Amazon. Your mom’s smart! They’ve got some great deals on cute items!

    • Thanks Divya, Amazon is the best.

  • Laura

    I am loving your outfit, you look incredibly stylish and it is perfect for the winter weather xxx

    • Aww thanks Laura, i try 🙂

  • The dress was a great pick and I’m liking how it works with the jacket. It’s awesome that your friend gave you the shoes!

    • Thanks Liz, she is an amazing friend one i cherish dearly

  • Nicole Cochingco Escat

    I really love your coat and your dress you looks so gorgeous. I also love your sandals.

  • Your mother has such a great eye. She is so funny not to divulge her source! Absolutely adore those sandals (although the middle age woman in me is shouting about you have freezing cold toes!)

    • Hahahaha she is a crazy and loving lady lol. I was lucky to have only been outside for minutes at a time so my feet where ok

  • Bianca Jenson

    Your mother picked a lovely gray sweater jacket looks great with the yellow dress cute shoes.

    • She sure did, thanks Bianca

  • Briana Marie

    I think the color combo worked out well. And my Mom is the same way, she refuses to disclose where she buys our gifts. Lol. Happy New Year to you! ❤️

    • Hahahaha mothers eh! Thanks so much, I am pleased the colour combo actually worked

  • T-Nicole Johnson

    You looks amazing! You moms has great taste. Love your attire

    • Thanks, she sure does that lady lol

  • Valerie CottageMakingMommy

    You look incredible my friend. Wow. The shoes are my favorite. Happy New Year.

    • Awww thanks Valerie, I appreciate that and Happy New Year to you too

  • Those shoes are my absolute favorite part of the outfit, which is quite pretty as well, but I am a shoe junkie big time. So cute, they remind me of a white pair I used to have, but eventually wore them out and can’t seem to find anything like it.

    • Awww bless, I used to be a shoe junkie too but now I am more in moderation. My mother sells several of my old pairs weekly

  • Em

    That dress looks ridiculously beautiful on you, I adore the colour – I think because I have blonde hair and fair skin it wouldn’t suit me but I love the fit too – I would definitely buy it in another shade for me.


    • Awww thanks Em, I loved the colour the minute I saw it and the fit is just right (before food baby lol)

  • I love the dress and the colour, I love the shoes but I just would not be able to walk more than two steps in them, and your bag is gorgeous x

    • Hahahaha, I love these shoes but I respectfully keep them in the closet more than on my feet

  • What a really pretty dress! I like the color a lot. The purse is gorgeous too!

    • Thanks so much Amber

  • This is such a nice shade, and the fit is great too! 🙂

    • Thanks Milly, I love it

  • The grey and mustard really do work well together. It is nice to see some photos of you! xx

    • Aww thanks Ana, it’s my aim to feature in more of my fashion posts than just sharing ideas

  • Kacie Morgan

    That shade really suits you, and I love how you’ve teamed with neutral grey as well 🙂

    • Really? Thanks so much, I am honestly surprised the colours worked

  • Hannah Latoya Bond

    You look amazing. This outfit looks very nice and wintery and very fashioinable too x

    • Thanks so much Hannah

  • everinmay

    those shoes are absolutely gorgeous! You look beautiful and I love the bright mustard/yellow for new year, it seems like a great colour to start 2017 in! xx

    • Thanks so much, the shoes definitely helped make this outfit a stunner I think lol