OOTN | Dressy Casual


Top - River Island | Leggings - Topshop | Shoes - Primark | Blazer - Primark
 Bag - H&M | Ear Cuff - River Island | Bracelet/Rings - Primark

Hi Ladies! I hope you are all well and I'd just quickly like to say thank you very much for all of your comments on my 'What I got for Christmas' post - it's been one of my most viewed posts in a while so I'm glad you enjoyed it. 

Today I want to share an outfit I wore on Saturday to a family party at my Nannas house. Does anyone else ever find it awkward choosing an outfit that isn't too dressed up but isn't too casual at the same time? I'm sure its a fashion all of us girls face at some point but I quite liked this outfit I put together. I got this beautiful charcoal grey top from my boyfriend for Christmas and I absolutely adore it. I chose it myself after spotting it on their website as I thought it was a perfect 'dressy but not too dressy' item of clothing. Its a lovely sheer, chiffon material that drapes in the most flattering shape. I also like how it's a little bit tighter around the waist to cynch me in. It also crosses over at the back which is a nice touch (sorry for no the lack of photo!). I popped my burgandy blazer from Primark over the top too which was such a bargin at £19.00. I want it in every single colour.

I decided to pair it with my trusty wet look leggings from Topshop and plain black heels from Primark. As it was a fairly simple outfit, I decided to jazz it up a little bit with my new ear cuff from River Island (another Christmas present from my boyfriend!). I absolutely love it and I can definitely see myself getting a few more in different styles. A few years ago I had a bit of a fiasco with earrings that were too heavy for my poor little ears to handle and ended up ripping my right ear lobe in half (totally GROSS!), so I can no longer wear earrings in that ear *sob*. That's why ear cuffs are so great as I only need one, yey! I also wore my new fave lipstick MACs 'Lady Danger' to add some colour to an otherwise dark outfit. LOVE!

I've also been using my new studded bag from H&M these past few days and I love, love, love it. I am totally obsessed with the stud trend so this bag is perfect for me to throw all my essentials in. It's a great size and will go with almost all of the items in my wardrobe. I also popped on my new jewellery from Primark and I am obsessed with this charm bracelet. It has peace signs, wings, beads locks and spikes dangling from it, how cool? I'm also really into wearing lots of individual rings at the moment on a few of my fingers and I love these ones from Primark. If you hadn't already guessed, I love a bargain.

I'd also like to quickly say ... HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE! I can't believe it's New Years Eve already, where has this week gone? It only feels like two minutes ago it was Christmas. I hope you all have an amazing night and are celebrating in style. I'm going to the comedy club in Newcastle with my boyfriend, his brother and his parents so that should be a good laugh. I'm sure it will involve lots of champagne and yummy food too!

I'm hoping to post my New Years Resolutions tomorrow as I have SO many this year!

Do you have any exciting plans for tonight?

Lots of Love,

52 comments

  1. Happy New Year Kayleigh! This lipstick looks great on you and I adore that top! I bought a really nice ear cuff from Primark but it just doesn't look right on me :( x

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    1. Happy New Year to you too! Aw that's a shame the ear cuff doesn't you :( xxx.

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  2. You look lovely! I always struggle with dressy casual outfits as well haa :) xx

    http://hellotashaa.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you :) it is always a tough one to get right isn't it!! Xx.

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  3. I love that top and blazer, looks great! Hope you have a fab NYE!

    Sophierosehearts x

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  4. you looks pretty and gorgeous with those red lips <3

    beautyfoodlife.blogspot.com
    xx

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  5. This look is lovely! I really like that River Island Top :)

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  6. You look lovely, very sophisticated! I thought you had disco pants on at first - you would suit them! and I am loving that primark bracelet!! :) xxx

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    1. Thanks lovely!! I would love a pair of disco pants, I might have to invest in the new year!! I love the bracelet too, such a bargain!! Xx.

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  7. I agree, I find it so hard finding a dressy yet casual outfit for a family get together! You got it spot on though, love this outfit, and love the lip colour, you look gorgeous xx

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    1. Thanks Abi, it is always a tough one finding a happy medium!! Xx.

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  8. You look absolutely stunning, do you use a tripod to take your photos or does someone take them for you! x

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    1. Thank you Hayley!! No I don't use a tripod, I usually just get my boyfriend to take them for me but I do want to get a tripod next year!! Xx.

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  9. You look lovely :) I know what you mean about finding the right dressy/casual outfit! Especially for family parties!!
    I love that lipstick as well :) HAPPY NEW YEAR! XX

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  10. Love this outfit Kayleigh! That top is so so pretty and I'm in love with your bag. Happy new year lovely :) xx

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  11. I'm absolutely in love with that top, it's gorgeous! Happy New Years Eve!!!

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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  12. I love the pairing of the grey with the wine blazer, compliment each other so well. At least you've dressed weather appropriate as it's been super windy in newcastle for us this week, so you don't have to worry about your dress/skirt blowing up and threatening your decency! Great outfit doll, happy new year aswell :) xx

    www.charissarae.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Love the outfit! AND the makeup!
    Have a fab new year, always enjoy your blog posts!
    Chloe xx
    http://twinklespoon.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Loving the outfit! and the makeup... the red lippy is so classy!
    Happy New Year to you too :)
    xxx Marina
    beautiful me plus you by Marina Bergmann

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  15. You makeup is stunning!

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  16. Kayleigh you gorgeous woman! haha - you always do the most wonderfully set up OOTD's. I really need to grab myself 'Lady Danger' - ive had my eye on it for ages and i think your recent posts have convinced me to treat myself :) I have so many blue-toned reds but actually realised i down own an orangey/coral reds!

    hope you have a wonderful night tonight - i wont be doing much apart from consuming copious amounts of wine in the local with my best friend.

    Happy new year beauty <3

    xx

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  17. As always you look stunning and i love the bracelet x

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  18. You look incredible as ever! Your face always looks so flawless pleaseee do a make up tutorial :) happy new year sweetie xxx

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  19. Wow I adore this outfit, the top is gorgeous and works really well with the blazer. Have a fab new year hun :)

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.com
    xxxx

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  20. LOVE the top kay, you look gorgeous! have a wonerful time tonight, happy new year :) x

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  21. You look beautiful. I always struggle finding stuff that's in between dressy and casual.
    Happy New Year lovely. Love the funky bracelet too!

    xx

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  22. oh my gosh! your ear ripped right through???????? what earrings were you wearing??? thats intense! im so sorry that happened to you! but that lipstick looks totally fab youre rocking it and your outfit!

    have a happy new year!
    stephanieslook.blogspot.com

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  23. Love the leggings and the blazer. I love Topshop, you look gorgeous as always!

    Xoxo

    Janelle @ GlamorousMama

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  24. Love your outfit - the top is so pretty! Just having a browse on River island to find it now. xx

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  25. You look amazing!!!!xxx

    ravingbeautyx.blogspot.com

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  26. You look so pretty - I love the bracelet and the rings! And wow, I can't believe it's time for 2013 either! xx

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  27. Oh that blazer is gorgeous and I love the bag too! Happy New Year!x

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  28. love your ear cuff! and happy new year! :)
    xxx
    http://eleanorcos.blogspot.com/

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  29. I love your bracelet it's so pretty. xxx

    www.simplybeauty123.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. wow i love your blog!! is the blazer new- havent seen that yet in primarni and i want!! xxx

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  31. This outfit is so pretty! Love it! Happy New Year!

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  32. You look stunning!! I have a ear cuff but it keeps falling off my ear haha my ears must be the thinnest part of me!! haha
    xxx

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  33. i love that bracelet, going to have to check if they have it in my local store x

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  34. Really love this outfit. The grey & red go so well together!
    And I may have to steal your bag...

    Beki x
    (www.smocktofrock.co.uk)

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  35. Love this outfit. You never look bad x

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  36. absolutely love this outfit- that top is gorgeous x

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  37. Ahhh I've been looking for a top like this for ages!!!

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  38. Stunning dresses, beautiful detailing. Great post and I think your dresses are fabulous.
    Dressy Tops UK

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  39. Cool style. So stylish!

    http://the-renaissance-of-inner-fashion.blogspot.co.uk

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