Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Outfit Post: Seeing Skyfall & A Fairground Dress Giveaway

As classes were cancelled on Monday because of Veterans Day here in the USA, my friend Katie and I decided to go and see Skyfall; I had been getting frustrated by the fact it had already been out a week or so in England, and it only opened a few days ago here. Thank you to all my friends and family, in spite of threatening to, for not ruining it by telling me what happens! We were lucky enough to see it in the historic Fox theatre in Westwood (they have a lot of film premiers and red carpets there), but the real highlight of it all for me was the Britishness of it all. I'm not going to ruin anything, but I feel sorry for the people who saw it in London, and had to ride the District Line between Embankment and Temple on the way home after seeing the film!
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Black Dress: c/o Fairground, Grey Tee: BDG, Ankle Boots: J.Crew, Military Jacket: H&M, Sunglasses: Breo, Nail Polish: Essie 'Where's My Chauffeur'

This casual afternoon look is really a mixture of new and old. First, it is an opportunity to unveil my brand new J.Crew boots that I am totally in love with, an early Christmas present from my parents. The nail polish I'm wearing is also new, from Essie's brand new Holiday 2012 collection. It is called 'Where's My Chauffeur' and I am going to feature it on The Glossy Guide soon; it excites me because it is an exact Tiffany blue. The real oldie in this look is this cotton cargo jacket I picked up in the H&M sale two Summers ago for only £10. 
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This dress, which was sent to me by the guys at Fairground (which I have layered over a plain grey BDG tee), and it is perfect the the chilled, laid back vibes that have been creeping their way into my wardrobe since I moved out here. Having a tan, especially on my legs must be changing me, as I usually would not wear something this short in England (it might also be a temperature thing, it is November after all!)  
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The guys at Fairground have been kind enough to offer one of my readers the chance to choose anything they want from their lookbook! This giveaway is open worldwide, and I will announce the winner on my Twitter page on December 1st. I've decided to try and start using Rafflecopter to host giveaways, so check the box on how to enter! Leaving a comment on this post letting me know what you would choose if you won is mandatory, as is following Life Lasting PR (the guys who rep Fairground) on Facebook, but there are also a couple more things you can do to get a few extra entries!
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Good luck everyone, and I just wanted to leave you with a little outtake from this outfit shoot, hopefully sharing a little bit of the beautiful Californian sunshine I am so lucky to be able to enjoy here, with all of you!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
For those of you who have already seen it, what did you think of Skyfall? I think my favourite part were the words 'Bond will be back' at the end of the film, it means we get another film to enjoy!

49 comments:

  1. What a lovely outfit!! I wish it was still warm enough for dresses like this in Europe, but we've had to pull out our winter coats already. :)
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  2. really gorgeous and simple outfit :) definitely something i'd wear myself!
    hurrafordeg.blogspot.com

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  3. oh! I would choose the "long tea dress nebula"!

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  4. I'd choose the buck tee in candy capsules, I think it's so different and fun!

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  5. I'd choose the Holy Moly tee! I love slogan tees and this one is just perfect!

    Ellie, Pretty Much Penniless

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  6. You look KICK ASS hot here. LA air is doing you well. Love that dress too. You definitely have the legs to pull it off! Now, to enter the giveaway.

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  7. I would totally pick this if I won: http://www.welovefairground.com/shop/marcia-peplum-dress-black I need some peplum in my life.

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  8. you look so Californian in these photos! I love it - the dress/tee combination looks great.

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  9. Ahhhh I have boot envy! You can never get enough flat boots and the tan goes with *almost* everything..As for FairGround..I would go with 'The Librarian Dress Black' :) x

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  10. Love it! You're ready to come hit the French Riviera with me next summer!!!

    - Elodie x

    http://www.elle-yeah.com

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  11. I would choose the Librarian Dress in Black :)
    Thanks for the chance!

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  12. I love the photos and you look so happy. I am still yet to see Skyfall I am a little behind everyone else.

    Lou

    www.thekeypieces.co.uk

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  13. Romila Marie Santos13 November 2012 at 13:43

    I love your jacket! Pairs really well with your dress!
    Fairground's Jive Shorties is super nice!

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  14. Cute look! Loving your boots! Cannot wait to see Skyfall!!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  15. LOVE this look on you, very LA, it definitely suits you!


    Maria xxx

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  16. Loving that jacket! I heard Skyfall is the best Bond film yet... can't wait to check it out!


    http://perpetuallycaroline.blogspot.com

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  17. I love the apple tee daphnee shirt

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  18. Aah I'd definitely go for the Librarian Dress in Red to cheer up the winter days over on this side of the Atlantic...

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  19. If I won, I'd get the Apple Tee Daphne Printed. I love Daphne!

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  20. I think it is up there with Casino Royal, it is not better or worse, I think it is just different.

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  21. This outfit is super cute. Just found your blog through IFB :)


    Georgi
    www.addressbookblog.com

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  22. I would choose the Librarian dress in black. Very classic looking!

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  23. I'd choose the Singlet Dress Gold Lion

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  24. I'd choose Scuba Party Dress - it's so bright!

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  25. I would choose the dress you have on. I LOVE that you've paired it with a grey t-shirt. It looks amazing. I was a bit confused by the last picture as I didn't recognise you at first and thought it was a shot from their lookbook!
    x

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  26. I would choose








    Marcia Peplum Dress Black :)<3

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  27. I love the dress and it goes perfect with the jacket. The last two pictures are my favorite.
    XO,
    Zhanna
    www.lifeandbows.com

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  28. I still haven't seen Skyfall - trying to avoid any spoilers but its proving difficult! Love this shade of nail polish and very envious of the sunny weather in these pictures! x

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  29. katrina day-reilly14 November 2012 at 21:51

    http://www.welovefairground.com/shop/cha-cha-dress-red-lace

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  30. Javier Bardem was definitely the best thing about Skyfall!!

    Maria xx
    www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

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  31. I'm having a major movie weekend here in London. Skyfall and Twilight sooo freaking excited!!

    I would definitely buy the Flowers in Bloom dress, I need that for Christmas partying!

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  32. I'm not really a Twilight person, but I've heard it is really good, and Skyfall is incredible - have fun!

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  33. I would choose this! :) http://www.welovefairground.com/shop/scuba-party-dress-0
    darleensy@yahoo.com.ph

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  34. Just seen Skyfall with my thirteen year old sister, she didn't like it, but i LOVED it. Typically English!

    I actually jut purchased my first ever fairground piece! Deserate to start a collection as i love EVERYTHING. But i would definitely choose the candy capsules Buck Tee if i hapened to win!!! Something i would work with EVERYTHING in my wardrobe. Over leggings, tucked into high waisted jeans/shorts, over a dress with lots of gold bling...endless...love it!

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  35. I would choose Cha Cha Bow Dress Pink. So nice :)

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  36. the Librarian Dress in Red!

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  37. I'd choose the Librarian dress

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  38. I love the jive shortie dress!

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  39. i would buy this dress http://www.welovefairground.com/shop/librarian-dress-red

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  40. awesome giveaway, I'm lucky I have a chance to participate <33 Best for me is Ready or Not dress. Amazing!

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  41. Ready or not dress :)

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  42. I would love, love, love to win the 'ready or not' dress!

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  43. Thanks for this lovely giveaway Rachel!

    I had not previously heard of Fairground before so I'm really glad you introduced me to them. They have some really cute clothing and I would love to win one of their pretty dresses. My favorite would have to be the Flowers in Bloom dress. How cool would that be for holiday parties paired with some sparkles?!

    I must admit though, I'm curious as to which dress you're wearing. The simplicity is gorgeous and I would love something like that but I didn't see any dress resembling yours on the Fairground website.

    Hope you're having a lovely week! <3

    ~Alice
    Ainfinitaire

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  44. I can't actually remember what the dress is called, it is from the Summer collection.

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