Thursday, 19 June 2014


I'm not a girly kind of girl - I mean I wore tracksuits and football shirts until I was 18, come to think of it, I didn't get my first boyfriend until I was18 too, do you think the two might be related. So still having a hefty dose of tom boy running through my veins, I just can't go to girly, it just isn't me no matter how beautiful pinks and pretty flowers look on other people. I would just feel like a man in a dress - not even a drag queen because they at least have some glamour.

I still do like floral prints, but they can't be to floaty, frilly or fussy - the girlier they are, the more manly I'd feel. So I was delighted when I saw this lovely retro floral dress in a charity shop a few months ago (it was the last thing I actually bought myself - how bad is that for a fashion blogger?). It has a slight 50's feel to it, with the button down style and contrasting sleeves.

To add a bit of edge, I teamed it with my spiked boots (which have a strange rattle in the heel - what the hell is that?) and my faux fur beauty as it was still a little but chilly...

Floral Dress, Primark via Charity Shop.
Studded Bag - Gift

Boots - Discount Shoe Store.

Are you girly, or do you have a more tom boy style?

Gems x
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  1. I really like how you've styled this dress! I think my style changes to suit my mood ha, so it's a great dress in that you can make it girly or more tom boy! xx

  2. Love love love this outfit on you xx

  3. That's pretty. You don't look like a man in drag at all!

    I'm definitely more comfortable in a tom boy style. My formative years were styled on jeans, leggings, band tshirts and army boots/DM's. My going out outfits are usually styled around black jeans/trousers even now.

  4. I am sooo not a girly girl too! I wore baggy t-shirts with "Linkin Park" written on them and huge overalls that made me even flatter than I already was, lol :D
    Love this girly dress on you though, the flowers are so dreamy!

  5. This dress is so cute, what a bargain! I love wearing florals but I also like looking grungey...It's good to mix things up! ;)

    Tara x

  6. So beautiful, I adore your dress! I'm all about comfort, which for me is usually leggings and a smock dress at the moment! <3

    Jennie xo |

  7. I like how you styled this dress. I usually prefer to go with casual and comfy outfits :) Your studded bag is adorable too!

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  8. I'm the same, can't wear anything too girly...tomboy4lyf! I really like this dress though, you look lovely! x

    Josie’s Journal

  9. You look so pretty Gem, the dress is a real treasured find <3

    I agree about dresses; I find the fussier they are the more I'm put off, I can't stand frills or extreme bows or anything like that, I think less is definitely more for me!

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  10. I love your thought and your outfit dear! And i love floral print too :)) Nice post!

  11. Ow wow. I love your dress and coat! Amazing.

  12. Love your dress and how you paired it with studded boots, looks amazing :)

    Steph xo | Influence Blog

  13. Oh my god! I dig the floral dress! it looks so cute and the coat too. You look amazing Gem! Stay awesome!! xx

    Intan Thalia
    The Wishing Dust

  14. I love this dress, totally my style! Loving floral prints right now too! x

    JustJulie | Beauty Blog

  15. I love the cute sleeves on it! I love girly clothes but I have to add some edge and rock n roll too them to suit my style more!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  16. Love the dress! It's something I would totally wear! I definitely have more of a girly girl style :D
    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

  17. You know florals are my favourite! Wow. You should wear them more often because you look amazing.


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