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A russet red pinafore dress with chunky trainers

mori girl autumn style

Just a brief post from me today because it’s R’s birthday and I’ve lost one of her presents! So I need to keep turning the house up-side-down until I find it! Anyway, I thought I’d share this outfit of a russet red pinafore dress that I’ve had for YEARS, and bought from a stall at Glastonbury Festival…

mori girl style pinafore dress

The dress is made in a lovely thick linen and is quite Mori Girl, almost Lolita in style, with a short bust bodice and then flaring out. I’ll be honest, I haven’t really shown off the dress particularly well here as I’ve kept my cardigan on and buttoned up – it must have been a little chilly from the sea breeze. And actually, although that style suits slim figures, on me it’s quite unflattering, so the done-up cardigan just makes the outfit look better. By the way, it’s from New Look and is about ten years old, so doing well as I wear it a lot!

Styling a red pinafore dress with a cardigan

It’s funny, in a recent clothing clear-out video I posted on my YouTube channel, I considered getting rid of these leggings as they were so old and worn, and I thought that no-one wears lace bottomed leggings any more. I had several comments from people contradicting me, even if they aren’t fashionable any more. So I decided to keep them, as I like lace edged leggings, even if they are looking a bit worse for wear – no-one looks that closely, do they?!

an autumn mori girl style outfit

art company shoes

I bought my shoes second hand from ebay, and they’re by The Art Company. Buying shoes online without trying them on first is always a risk, but sometimes worth taking if you’re getting a bargain; and this one paid off. These are really comfortable chunky trainer-style leather shoes, and I love them. Although I’m wearing them here with trainer socks, lately I’ve been wearing them with thick knitted socks, again for a Mori Girl style and it makes my outfit look a bit quirky and different.

autumn style

autumn outfit

I confess – this is one of those blog posts I mentioned at the beginning of the year that I took the photos for quite a while ago – two and a half years in fact! I think, considering the dusky red colour of the dress, I was saving them up for autumn, and then either forgot or was too busy each time the season passed. I’m not letting that happen again! We took the photos on a family day-trip to Corfe Castle in Dorset, and this was just round the corner from nearby Lulworth Cove.

The picture where I’m ready for a nap:

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