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31.8.08

Mills & Swoon....


Cruising through my local op shop yesterday I came across a pile of Mills & Boon novels for sale and the titles and covers were so camp you couldn't possibly not buy them.
I spent today reading through 'Difficult Decision,' and am looking forward to 'A Treacherous Seduction' next.
I bought this dress last year, and it has never had an outing. I almost gave it away but was spurred on by some Spring sunshine yesterday to keep it. I figured there was no time like fashion week to try it out. I call it my kaleidoscope dress.

Anyhow, I trust you all had a good weekend?
LM
x
Dress: Vintage, I think it was from Savers but I can't remember!
Heels: Zola
Ring top: Chanel
Ring bottom: Mouche and Chanel.


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25 comments:

Blogette said...

I was about to comment about the lovely dress but I got distracted by those shoes! Lovely!!

Miss_Red said...

I know you love your black/white but you certainly look amazing in such vibrant colours!

Fashion Hayley said...

That dress is amazing. I went through a total Mills and Boon faze a few years ago after I found a huge pile of them in the secretaries cupboard at my old job (it was my first job actually, and it was really bizarre and old school, they were Architects and they had no computers, everything was done by hand, and for me the poor secretary I had to use a type writer! This was about 5 years ago by the way, not 20! The whole office was decked out in the original 1960's fittings and the owner wore 60's suits (he was also in his late 60's) it was so much fun to dress up for work for that job, I would go all out miss mod. I don't miss the pay though it was $12.55 an hour which apparently was legal because I was 19) Ok so that was a long story, sorry.

enc said...

That print is brilliant. I'm glad you gave it a try.

WJ said...

The colours is amazing! I'm so glad you decided to keep the dress. Plus I am really in love with the second picture, so cute...

Natalie Hughes said...

You are SO fabulous! My favourite blogger. (Sorry I am rubbish at commenting, but I read always.)

Lia said...

Fabulous dress! Kaleidoscopic indeed.

Kira Fashion said...

This dress is just fantastic and i do love the gloves, specially :)

a kiss for you my friend and thanks a lot for passing at my blog, it´s an honor!!


a kiss,
see you,
Kira

Imelda Matt said...

LOL...it's camp that you're ready a Mills and Boon. For some real skirt lifting reading material hows about I bring you my vintage Jackie Collins collection?

Skye said...

My mum wrote a Mills & Boon in the mid-80s so we had boxes and boxes of Mills & Boons around the house for research purposes. I must have read about a bazillion of them, mostly I remember the hilariously awful things the characters wore.

PS. Love those shoes particularly!

Grant said...

I went through a huge Mills & Boon phase: I have so many on my bookshelves now. I have a 'signed' Fabio one called 'The Pirate', and a really creepy X-rated one I found in a Salvos called 'A man and a maid.'

That dress is simply stunning m'lady.

Xx

esme and the lane way said...

You find the most amazing dresses at Savers, I don't know how do you do it!

Miss Karen said...

I love your dress - it's such a stunning colour!

I went wild for Mills and Boon when I was around 13. I think my sister got 5 free books for some book club promotion. Trashy novels are a great guilty pleasure :D

D.Perfecta said...

Hi!!
this week you're a candidate in my blog. If you win, you'll be the best dressed blogger!
Good luck!

Louise said...

Those books are such a good laugh! You look wonderful in blue. I think if you're going to splash out as far as colours go, it should be the colour of choice.

The Paper Doll said...

That blue is an amazing colour on you - its a good thing you didn't get rid of it with spring officially here :)

Cheryl Lynn said...

The dress is indeed beautiful, but those shoes are positively wicked!

fashionfake said...

You look amazing!

My local op shop actually has a WHOLE shelf labelled as and stocked full with mills and boon books.. there's hundreds of them!

Alicia said...

Yes it's fair to say that those shoes absolutely make your outfit. They're too fabulous!

Miss_Corrine said...

Oh how I am swooning over your dress - it is beautiful!

Girlwithshoes said...

I.MUST.HAVE.THOSE.SHOES!!!!

Are there any mills and boons that have a shoe theme?

alicia said...

Oh LM, I hope it's okay - I've used one of your pictures in a post about my favourite bloggers!

Thanks
xx

Anthea said...

The blue is stunning!

madeleinemiranda said...

Wow, lovely shoes, they look really unique... My lovely Nanny adores Mills&Boon, and every time I visit her I always read one of her books, they are so sweet...

A bientôt!

Mademoiselle M.

anemieke said...

you don't remember...? Definitely Savers. In return for a coffee ;)