Of Cabbages and Kings



"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things
Of shoes, and ships and sealing-wax,
Of cabbages and kings..." 
- Lewis Carroll

Theres nothing like the whimsical and witty words of Sir Lewis Carroll to whisk us away from our mundane lives into wonderland. I've always found the book so full of beautifully matched words and intricately married phrases. It's a gem of inspiration.

Today is one of those dreamy days when I want nothing more than to slip into a charming little dress and a pair of pretty heels...



For this lovely Spring morning (which turned horrendously chilly at night, hahah be careful girls!), I paired one of my old lace dresses from Zara with my new Kookai Hunter Green coat for a kind of whimsical lovely outfit. 

The key thing about showing off a bit of leg is keeping it modest up top, its all about being sexy and classy. Mystique is that little bit of glamour that makes everything so much more magical. This dress was perfect with its demure neckline, long sleeves and slightly dipped back. Paired with the collar of pearls, the whole look was instantly delicate. 

There is nothing I love more than lace paired with pearls.














Dress: Zara
Coat: Kookai
Heels: Millies
Collar: Top Shop
Tote: Michael Kors

52 comments:

  1. Wow! I love that dress! And that collar goes so perfectly with it <3

    Love
    Sehar

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  2. Adorable necklace and dress. I really like your blog. Wanna follow each other?

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  3. Follow you now sweetie!
    xoxo,
    Fashionhypnotised girl

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  4. It's fantastic baby...
    Xoxo
    A_C'est moi

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  5. très jolie tenue, ta robe, tes chaussures j'aime tout

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  6. that is a really gorgeous necklace you've got there!
    x
    claude//imaginetheswallows.blogspot.com

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  7. Love the necklace!
    XO

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  8. Your dress is very adorable!
    Love it!
    Xx
    Margot.

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  9. Very creative and chic. Your style is great.

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  10. Thanks so much for your sweet comment :)

    Love your lace dress! It looks so pretty on you :)

    Lubna
    ELLE VOX

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  11. Steph - thanks for the recommendation - I have heard great things about KA too - maybe the next time I am there :) Thanks for stopping by my blog

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  12. love lace
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  13. Lovely post :) x

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  14. I'm glad I found your blog! It's lovely! Following you :)) stop by sometimes :)

    xx Ingrid

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  15. Aw I love your dress!
    Lace is one of my favorite prints, it abound in my closet and every time I go shopping I find myself drawn to more lace dresses! hehe
    Great outfit.

    Following you ;)
    XOXO

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  16. You look so beautiful, I love the dress and the details of your outfit are amazing.

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  17. Beautiful pictures.

    Love Meroda
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    P.S great blog +1 new Google and Bloglovin Follower

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  18. would you be freaked out if i said that Lewis Caroll (real name Charles L Dodgeson) attended the school that i went to? (obviously not at the same time - that would make me 180 years old!) My secondary school is a very old building, it was an old boys grammer school back in the 1800's and there's a table which lewis Caroll carved his name in to, i have some pics of it which i've been meaning to blog about for months. The school closed down last summer and it is now being renovated in to offices :( That's my little lewis caroll anecdote! :) xxx

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  19. beautiful photos. I love lace.

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  20. Love your lace dress and the pearly collar- very whimsical indeed! Thank you for sharing!
    Come follow my blog darling! xx

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  21. hey, i discovered ur blog yesterday and just wanted to say - i realy like it. I saw you are an intern in Prestige HK. I once had a photoshoot for them and those photos are one of the best in my portfolio, this magazine is really great. Good look with your career :)
    And HK is officialy my fave city.

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  22. such a gorgeous lace dress

    TheRiotine.com

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  23. thanks for the comment Steph~
    that is a superbly pretty as lace dress btw :D the details are great. and I like how you wear it with those killer heels =)

    xoxo
    Style Hostess

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  24. Would you like to follow me back? X

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  25. wonderful i love this outfite! especially your lace dress and your lecklace !! <3

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  26. Thanks for a comment! :*
    You look fantastic, amazing dress! <3

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  27. You look lovely! I love the combination with the dress and pearl collar =)

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  28. Thanks for your lovely comment! Follow you now! Great to meet you too!

    Kisses,
    Nicole

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  29. It's a lovely outfit :) I adore your dress, actually i love everything, it was a great purchase this green coat. Spring is coming yay! they said it was the last cold night (last night ) :))

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  30. that is one gorgeous dress! you look great!

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  31. Such a beautiful dress! I love lace! Great shoes.

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  32. Love the grey lace!! So girly and sexy at the same time!!
    Adore it!!
    xoxo,
    Aphrodite

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  33. Very pretty dress!

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  34. Wow I absolutely love your coat! Lace and pearls are just made for each other!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  35. Gorgeous dress! Your newest follower <3 Sarah

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  36. I love these amazing close up shots of the necklace and lace. Great blog! check mine out and let me know if you would like to follow eachother!

    xo
    ejc

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  37. nice pics!!!


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  38. Such lovely photos, that lace dress is so pretty on you!
    xx

    Be Frassy

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  39. love the lace!
    following:)

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    follow my blog if you like it :)

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    xoxo

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  40. love the dress!!!

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  41. this is so beautiful, i'm speechless! the dress is gorgeous <3

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