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Simple, Girly OOTD

I love the skirt that I'm wearing today, so much. The pattern, the colour, the shape. It's just so pretty! Of course when wearing a bright, bold pattern on the bottom, I always like to go simple with the top - so a plain black crop top and comfy grey cardigan are a perfect combination...… Continue reading Simple, Girly OOTD

Kitten Heels - Affordably Fashionable - Rachel Oates
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Kitten Heels: The Good, The Fad or The Ugly?

Kitten heels are back this year in a big way but apparently this has been a bit controversial... I mean, at a glance they're more practical and comfier than regular heels or stilettos, so what's the problem?! Well the problem is, I've heard them called granny shoes. I've heard people say they're 'so 2002 /… Continue reading Kitten Heels: The Good, The Fad or The Ugly?

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Outfit of the Day: A Dress Like Fire

One of my favourite dresses is this gorgeous, floaty orange-red strapless dress. It's so pretty and feminine. I love how it flows and moves and makes me feel like a princess! Me and Dan spent far too long earlier playing around; I was continually spinning round in circles while Dan took photos. I had too… Continue reading Outfit of the Day: A Dress Like Fire

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Date Night OOTD

Me and Dan headed out to dinner tonight. Nothing big or fancy; just some nice food and a glass of wine. It was absolutely lovely... and a nice excuse to put some pretty makeup on and do my hair 😉 Here's what I wore: Where food's involved tights tops are never the best idea, so… Continue reading Date Night OOTD

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3 Ways To Wear A Floral Mini Skirt

In this post I take one of my favourite items of clothing - an adorable little floral-print mini skirt - and show 3 ways you can style it. 1) Girly Jewelry & A Strapless Top For this first look I decided to go for something cute and girly by pairing the skirt with a plain… Continue reading 3 Ways To Wear A Floral Mini Skirt

fashion style and makeup by rachel oates - affordably fashionable - tutorial banana republic dress
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Purple OOTD – A Pop of Colour in Winter

Today I was feeling a little down but there's nothing to cheer you up like putting on one of your favourite dresses and eating lots of sweets, so that's exactly what I did! I guess Dan helped too... 😉 This beauty is my gorgeous purple, patterned Banana Republic dress which I managed to get from… Continue reading Purple OOTD – A Pop of Colour in Winter

affordably fashionable by rachel oates black heels and jeans
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3 Shoes to Wear with Metallic Jeans

Since I quit my job I've not really been able to buy new clothes (sniff!) but my wishlist is forever growing. That said, today I decided to go for it and buy a pair of Primark Metalic Jeans.  I saw them a couple of weeks ago and couldn't decide whether I loved them or hated… Continue reading 3 Shoes to Wear with Metallic Jeans