Burgundy obsession | Ruffle tide & Lace-up Boots

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“Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.” — Sir Francis Bacon


Happy Tuesday Everyone. Fashion like music and art is a form of creative self-expression, a vehicle to experiment with shapes, colours and textures in order to uncover our personal styles. This is the journey I’m taking with you today. One dress styled two ways!  Solo, taking me back to my wonderful playful childhood days, and as a skirt, creating a more casual yet elegant look perfect for the city. I love finding pieces with unexpected textures and shapes to help create visual interest. Today’s outfit is the perfect example of that!

Soft ruffles against tie knee high boots, a mix of sweetness with a hint of toughness today.  SS17 obsession with ruffles is taking its toll on my wardrobe that has been recently refreshed with delicate lace, romantic ruffles, and feminine florals.  This TED BAKER dress has so much movement and is such a graceful piece for this season.  Can be worn as a dress or as you can style your own personalized outfit by throwing a cold shoulder top on to add more movement. I personally love experimenting with my wardrobe and it was so much fun seeing this dress transitioning so effortlessly. This little darling is great for spring and beyond.

Even though it’s warm during the day, the evenings can be get quite cool in London. British weather is a bit (huge understatement!) unpredictable with significant changes in temperature and that’s why this outfit is such a great little number with its transitional quality. The booties are just another great transeasonal beauties as the weather starts to drop while this ruffled lace dress embodies the essence of summer.

You may remember from one of my first posts the “Embracing summer look, mini off-shoulder ruffle swing dress with a hint of toughness” featuring my very first pair of Kendall + Kylie (design the Medow Stiletto Shoe) Boots. I still remember how surprised I was with the comfort of the booties. I have now treated myself to another pair of Emma Ghillie Tie Knee High Boots and these are a pure delight to wear. I just can’t get enough of K+K shoes, they are not only stylish, cat walk designs but also so comfortable to wear. Their suede upper lends a luxe finish to your mini skirt and gypsy blouses, while the lace up front flashes a little of your perfectly polished pins!

Kendall + Kylie Jenner, since they made their mark on the fashion scene, have become unquestionable forces in the style stakes and icons in their own right! Their latest collection brings pap-worthy pieces to your new season shoe-drobe and just in case you enjoy this styling, I found a few more shoe options at ASOS

Gorgeous ruffle top from J.O.A. featuring a cold shoulder style, long sleeves and ruffle detailing looks is super cute and playful. It would also look great with a pair of J.O.A’s matching shorts that I  badly wanted to purchase but it proved to be a mission impossible to find those in the UK.

Ruffles act as their own accessory, so there’s no need to cover yourself with jewels.

I only added a pair of PRADA Catwalk Minimal Baroque Oversized Sunglasses with beautifuly unique Baroque-style swirly arms and a Ted Baker leather small zipped tote bag.

For warmer days I paired this TED BAKER and J.O.A  number with True Decadence Velvet tie-up Sandals with triple strap detailing to toe, and a gold metal tip embellishment to tie.

This look is simply sweet and oh-so cute! Let me know what you think about these pairings. I can overthink when it comes to picking out an outfit. We all want to be trendy, but classic. Put together, but effortless… it’s exhausting! I hope you enjoyed this post.

Hope you’re having a great week so far and thank you so much for reading!

GET THE LOOK

Dress: TED BAKER Bradia Pleated Ruffle Dress

Top: J.O.A Long Sleeve Cold Shoulder Ruffle Top. It’s currently unavailable but keep an eye on this beauty!

Shoes 1:  KENDALL + KYLIE Emma Ghillie Tie Knee High Boots

Shoes 2: True Decadence Velvet Strappy Sandals

Bag: TED BAKER Leather Curved Bow Small Zipped Tote

Accessories: PRADA Minimal Baroque Round Sunglasses – Tortoiseshell | LOUBOUTIN Velvet Matte So Tango Lip | LOUBOUTIN Khol Vinyle Luminous Ink Liner | LOUBOUTIN Khol Les Yeux Noirs Amplifying Lacquer Mascara

 

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53 Comments

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    R. ChamberofBeauty
    July 24, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Wow, I love your entire outfit! You look so pretty <3
    http://www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com

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    kali1103
    July 23, 2017 at 11:30 am

    those shoes are so fabulous
    Xx
    Kali
    http://www.lovelaughexplore.com

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    Jane | Daily life talk
    July 21, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Loved everything about this post, you look good. 🙂

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 22, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      Thank you xo

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    therealpinkblogger
    July 21, 2017 at 7:55 am

    WOW, your outfit looks beyond beautiful! Love the burgundy on you!
    Have an amazing day!
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 22, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      Thank you Kris. Love you last post, you look so cute in that red dress xx

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    Kendall
    July 20, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Love those boots!

    Kendall
    http://www.weekendall.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 22, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      Thank you. I tried to make a comment on your blog but for some reason I got blocked 🙂

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    Taylor Johnson
    July 20, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Nice outfit, not sure I could ever pull it off though.

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    Pam
    July 20, 2017 at 2:49 am

    IN LOVE with this outfit♥
    Perfect shades of red xx

    http://www.pamelayaquelin.com

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    gloryofthesnowblog
    July 20, 2017 at 2:23 am

    This Ted Baker dress is gorgeous, love both versions of this look and your sunglasses are just perfect!

    http://www.gloryofthesnow.com

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    March
    July 20, 2017 at 1:07 am

    Love your top 😉

    https://marchhappythoughts.blogspot.com/?m=1

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    Ellese
    July 19, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    Oh you totally shocked me when you removed the burgundy blouse and showed the full Ted Baker dress!! That was so cleaver of you!! A great way to dress for the weather but also to go from day into night look. I love both pair of heels you paired. The boots are super fun and cute with the lace up details. I really love the burgundy velvet of the strappy heels. Amazing job styling this look! Xo, Ellese

    Rock.Paper.Glam.

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    goingwithhappy
    July 19, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Those boots are FIERCE. Love em.

    – Shannon | http://www.goingwithhappy.com

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    Pilar Bernal Maya
    July 19, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    a wonderful look for sure dear
    kss
    =)
    New post in my Lifestyle Blog

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    Olga
    July 19, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Girl first outfit’s shoes look sooo cool and the other ones are so pretty. Great taste in shoes!

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 19, 2017 at 8:27 pm

      thank you 🙂

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    Tay Tay Rosé
    July 19, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Such a cool outfit!

    http://www.taytayrose.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 19, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      thank you lovely xx

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    Yana
    July 19, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Love the ruffles! So cute. The shoes are gorgeous!

    http://www.lifeofardor.com

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    the pink pineapple
    July 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Ilove the look
    kisses
    The pink pineapple
    http://thepinkpineappleblog.blogspot.com/2017/07/miu-miu-crucero-2018.html

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    Rach
    July 19, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    I am loving the ruffling and tiered style! So gorgeous!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 19, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      ah thank you so much !! xo

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    Ewa
    July 19, 2017 at 11:35 am

    you look great! super boots 🙂

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    Ifti
    July 19, 2017 at 11:27 am

    You look great! Love the boots!

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    caroline
    July 19, 2017 at 11:22 am

    This look is truly perfect ! Love the colors and patterns !!

    http://www.pardonmyobsession.com/

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 19, 2017 at 4:03 pm

      thank you hun xx

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    R. ChamberofBeauty
    July 19, 2017 at 5:50 am

    In love with that dress, you look gorgeous, honey!!!

    http://www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 19, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      thank you lovely 🙂

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    Doreen's Style Diary
    July 19, 2017 at 5:22 am

    Love how you styled both looks. You look fabulous.
    http://doreensstylediary.com/

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 19, 2017 at 4:03 pm

      thank you! lovely tunic dress in your last post! xx

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    www.bunnybernice.com
    July 19, 2017 at 5:20 am

    The layered ruffles makes this blouse stand out!

    https://www.bunnybernice.com/single-post/2017/07/18/Colette-Click-Frenzy-Sale-Wishlist

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 19, 2017 at 3:59 pm

      thank you 🙂

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    Vivian
    July 19, 2017 at 3:18 am

    You are rocking these ruffles! Burgundy is such a beautiful colour~

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE
    IG | @viviyunn_

    ~

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 19, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      thank you lovely, love your blog! xx

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    wtfab1
    July 19, 2017 at 2:36 am

    This color scheme is so good on you! Such a beauty.

    Xo,
    Elise
    http://www.w-t-fab.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 19, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      thank you lovely! xx

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    Haute Spark By Adela
    July 19, 2017 at 12:33 am

    So beautiful and classy! I love your style darling!

    Adela
    http://www.hautespark.com/

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 19, 2017 at 3:56 pm

      thank you lovely! really good post about Argan oil xx

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    Kiri
    July 18, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Those boots are super lovely! I want some boots for winter – it’s winter here.
    I love the colour and the ruffles of this outfit. Really easy to wear.
    I think it would be good dressed up or down.
    Kiri
    Set to Glow
    http://www.settoglow.com.au

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 19, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      thank you!! i really like your post on the nail vanishes. makes you think.. xo

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    Christine Kong
    July 18, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    This is such a statement dress! I love the ombre color and it is perfect to wear into the fall season as well. Both looks are incredible! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 19, 2017 at 3:46 pm

      thank you. i really like you afternoon tea post 🙂

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    violettedaily
    July 18, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    I love both outfits! You look so chic!

    http://violettedaily.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 19, 2017 at 3:46 pm

      thank you hun xx

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    Radi
    July 18, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    I’m in love with the second dress. It’s so classy and chic at the same time and the burgundy color is fabulous.

    http://www.fashionradi.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 19, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      thank you lovely xx

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    Brenda Fuggle
    July 18, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    I love the way you can mix and match the outfits.
    My favourite is the ruffle dress with the beautiful shoes.

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 19, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      thank you 🙂 trying to be a bit more creative

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    jenniferpickering22gmailcom
    July 18, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Stunning outfit!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 19, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      thank you lovely. I really enjoyed your post about make up 🙂

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    Maria
    July 18, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Poprostu ślicznie.

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    La Bijoux Bella| by mia
    July 18, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Bonjour Beautiful … I love these fun and girly beautiful looks. The lace up shoes are so charming and sexy. Absolutely fabulous as always! 🙂
    Have yourself a pleasant day out there.

    🌸LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

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