new in: cold shoulder jumper dress

21 January 2018

Talking about outfits isn’t something I’ve done in a long time, since deciding last year that outfit photos weren’t for me or my blog I’ve avoided writing about clothes in this way and instead focussed on collages of items I want or outfits I’d wear but having recently added a number of great pieces to my wardrobe I’m finding my way back (see my previous blog post for another new in item). I’m rediscovering my style so I want to talk about it again and whilst I won’t be taking traditional outfit photos, as I did before, I’m going to try a few different ways to present outfits; starting with a flat lay.


Pink of any shade isn’t something that I reach for very often, it’s just never really been my bag. I think that because we’ve always been conditioned that girls should wear pink from a young age I’ve chosen to rebel against that wherever possible over the years. Even now it’s not easy to buy non-pink items for a baby girl as generally the choice is either a type of pink or white. I remember in my early teens my Nan always commented on me wearing blue far too often because I was avoiding pink but she knew better than to force pink upon me and wasn’t a fan of the colour either and so she encouraged me to wear other colours buy pushing me toward them which I’m very grateful for as I can attribute my love of reds to her style advise. Nowadays I’m still not drawn to pink but neither do I shy away from it. I’ve actually introduced blush pink to my lounge decor alongside rose gold/copper, different toned greys and lots of white so to me it made sense to wear this dusky rose jumper from Tobi with gold tone accessories and a bit of white if possible (repping your living room is a trend that could catch on).

The cold shoulder and high neck detail of this jumper dress makes it one of those diverse pieces that can be dressed up in a number of ways for a night out, evening dinner or casual brunch (have you ever noticed that my mind is always on my stomach even when thinking about clothes?! Oh well). On this occasion I chose to wear it sans-bottoms to a friends birthday meal, accessorising with rose gold and champagne gold tone accessories to glam the outfit up a little (but not too much).

The clutch is one of my favourites because white and gold together is a dream. Add geometric clean lines to this and I’m in love. Complimenting this I opted for my Michael Kors chronograph watch, rose gold pointed flats, gold toned rings (not pictured) and 3 sets of simple gold studs (also not pictured because they’re too teeny tiny).

I also like to wear complimentary nail polish where possible so a couple of pink-y shades by essie, that I happened to be wearing already, were finished off with a shimmering champagne index nail that perfectly worked with the jumper and accessories.

shop the look
Tobi dusky rose jumper
Aldo geometric box clutch (similar here)
Michael Kors rose gold watch
asos rose gold pointed flats (similar here and here)
essie ladylike nail polish
essie spin the bottle nail polish
Julep champagne nail polish


♥ abby