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Back to school

Sometimes when packages turn up at work and the ladies in the Support Office have a nose at what's arrived it generates confusion and, sometimes, amusement as to why I would order something of that nature. This happened when my Jeffrey Campbell studded heels turned up and they had clearly never seen anything like sky high heels covered in studs and spikes and I think then became slightly dubious about elements of my private life.  Yesterday when Mr Postman brought a small dress-shaped package and it was brought into the lunch-room, my exclamations of "Ooh, my pinafore has arrived", were met with some slightly unconvinced looks, with pinafores generally believed to be the attire of young schoolgirls and not 28-year-old office workers.  (They were further unconvinced when I revealed that I'd also ordered some dungarees, though not for officewear of course.  I think they think I am regressing back to being around 12-years-old).

Actually, I am slightly unconvinced by the pinafore itself as it's not really a great fit - the 'straps' keep sliding off my shoulders and the top section is really baggy.  I think if I bought another I would try one on in the shop to ensure the fit and shape are right for me (I wonder if they are more an item for non shorty-bums? Any thoughts?)

One thing I am convinced about however is my utterly beautiful new Brit Stitch satchel.  Brit Stitch are rather causing waves in the blogosphere with their luxury, leather bags and I have falled head over heels for mine.  They are truly a thing of beauty and feel much more quality than their sub-£100 price tag - immaculately crafted and available in an array of colours.  I chose a half-pint shoulder bag in 'Melon', which I thought would jazz up monochrome outfits.  Brit Stitch's own website is not quite up and running yet but their bags are available on The Hut and Kuji Shop.

I thought, as I'm clearly now embracing schoolgirl style, that you can't be a schoolgirl without a smart satchel, and so my Brit Stitch beauty had its first outing.

shirt: ebay £6.36 | pinafore dress: ebay £16.99
satchel*: brit-stitch £70 | shoes: asos [old]


Are you a fan of the pinafore dress? Or do you think that trend's best left to Ms Chung?

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28 comments

  1. Gorgeous, I love pinafore dresses and the schoolgirl style, your shirt is so cute! xx

    http://rainingcakeandcookies.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Ohh dear.. I now really want that shirt haha! I love the print, looks really Zara-esque! The pinafore is dead cute - shame about the straps! The style really suits you though :)
    xx

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    1. Funnily enough Robyn, when it came it had Zara labels in it even though it didn't state that in the listing! Even more bargainous! xo

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  3. Love the brit stitch bag, the colour is gorgeous as well!!

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  4. Never mind the satchel and the dress - you have TIGERS ON YOUR SHIRT.

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  5. I love this! You look gorgeous and I am so obsessed with that bag xo

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  6. You look gorgeous! I bloomin' love a good pinafore, and the colour of that dress is so pretty! xo

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  7. Looks like I need to start shopping on eBay Rosie! Amazing bargains you seem to have! This outfit gets a thumbs up from me!
    Sophie
    X

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  8. Pinnies are the best, I loved them at the age of five and I love them now. It's a shame yours doesn't quite fit, but rest assured it looks lovely! I love outfits with a schoolgirl vibe, strange considering how much I hated my school uniform.

    x

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  9. The pinafore looks lovely on you, mine is like a sack! I will get it to work somehow!
    Loving the Brit Stitch bags that I'm seeing lately. Xx

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  10. Oooooh I like how you worked the shirt with it, I have a pinafore that I brought from Primark years ago & I have it just encase...I think its time to cause some amusement&wear it to the office. Xo
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  11. The pinafore looks great on you! Works really well with the shirt! Great look :-) x

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  12. Love this Rosie, that pinafore looks gorgeous, although I have the same top-half-and-straps problem whenever I wear mine. I guess I should count myself lucky(?) that my Miss Selfridge one shrunk in the wash a little? xx

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  13. I think you look super cute, it really suits you. I loooove the shirt you have underneath!! The bag is a fab colour too.

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  14. You look fab! I recently bought a pinafore too after being a little worried that it would make me look like I was more 12 than 20, but I love it! No one said how comfortable they are, I literally live in it now. I can just imagine your co-workers faces seeing those JC's!

    louisejoyb x

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  15. I love the pinafore dress, I'm not sure if it suits me though. The brit stitch satchel is beautiful xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  16. You look lovely! But if it's annoying you because the straps keep falling off your shoulders then it's probably always going to annoy you. Unless you've got a handy nan who could shorten them a bit for you?
    Love the satchel too
    x

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  17. I love the pinafore dress trend, this one looks so cute with the shirt. I love the tiger print too, I have such an obsession with tiger prints at the moment!

    Rosie
    x
    therunwayrose.blogspot.com

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  18. I love the colour of your Brit Stitch bag, I predict big things for this brand! x

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  19. Love everything about this outfit Rosie especially the unusual colour of the bag. I can shorten the straps for you which will get rid of the bagginess too. xx

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  20. I love the shirt and pinafore combination, wish i had the body type for pinafores. Alas top heavy is not the one!
    x

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  21. You look awesome, I LOVE the pinafore and the bag is awesome!

    Maria xxx

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  22. You look very nice in that pinafore dress.

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  23. Really like the angular cut out on the pinafore, and your printed shirt underneath. Also supremely jealous of all your girls with Britstitch satchels, and as they are absolutely lovely. The flash of colour in yours is awesome.

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  24. I love your pinafore! I've been meaning to try one, but I don't think I could pull it off with my body shape. You look lovely :)
    http://elettravelle.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. love this i wish i could pull it off, your have such effortless style xx

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  26. I like pinafore's but I agree when you say that this one doesn't fit you right. It may be because you are busty. That is my problem most of the time. Although I think it might look better if it didn't get smaller where it connects to the waist. Just a couple of theories for ya.

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