Friday, 12 September 2014

OWOP: My Week With Lilou

I had a good think about what pattern to choose for OWOP (One Week, One Pattern) - my Emery dresses and Hollyburn skirts were both strong candidates, but in the end I opted for my Lilou dresses from Love At First Stitch because I thought they might provide more different styling options so be a little more interesting to look at together. Here's what I've been wearing for the last week....


Day 1: Berry print Lilou with soon-to-be-blogged Cria cardigan (carefully not showing you the trainers I'm wearing at this point - a bit ugly but much better for walking through a muddy wood than pretty shoes!). This was meant to be my outfit for the Outfit Along this summer but I didn't get my knitting finished in time. I got there in the end though, and I'm really pleased with how the two of them look together.


Day 2: Floral Lilou with RTW cardigan (which I didn't need for a large part of the day because it was so lovely and sunny!) and pretty beads. I love this dress - just putting it on makes me feel good! It features some of my favourite colours, so it's no surprise that when I made it I already had a couple of things in my wardrobe that look like they were made to go with it. I wore this for a day out with a friend, and it felt great all day.


Day 3: Denim Lilou with RTW t-shirt and me-made belt (tutorial here). Today was a work day, but I don't need to be smart for work and comfort it much more important! This outfit is so comfy, but still looks nice and presentable. I've worn my denim Lilou a couple of times already, and I like the fact that it's a bit of a blank canvas for combining with different colours and accessories.


Day 4: Berry print Lilou with RTW cardigan. I've had this cardi for ages but don't wear it very much. I dug it out of the back of my wardrobe because I thought it would work well with this Lilou and I'm really like how they look together so the cardigan might be getting more wear now!


Day 5: Denim Lilou worn under my Capital Chic Bellini Blouse in a (not very) cunning attempt to mix things up a bit and make it look like I'm actually wearing a top and skirt instead of variations on the same dress all week.


Day 6: Floral Lilou with RTW cardigan and leggings. As I said above, the number of cardigans in my wardrobe that I could wear with this Lilou is probably a good indication of how much I like all the colours in this fabric! This outfit felt a bit dressy for a day sat in front of the computer, but it's still really comfy and it's nice to be a bit smarter every now and then so it's all good!


Day 7 (today!): Denim Lilou with RTW t-shirt & leggings and me-made belt. Possibly my favourite outfit of the week! The more I wear my denim Lilou, the more I love it - the weight of the denim gives the skirt a lovely swish when I walk, which is always fun. I also really like wearing my fabric belts with this dress, and the t-shirt was a charity shop bargain the other week - it looks like it's never been worn, is great quality material and was only £1. So this outfit is a bit of a winner as far as I'm concerned.

I've really enjoyed wearing my different Lilou dresses this week for OWOP, so a big thank you to Jane for organising it! Although I won't miss taking the daily photos - I usually take blog photos in places where there aren't many people around, but I can't really do that on a daily basis and I've been getting some very odd looks from my neighbours as I've been prancing around the car park this week! Has anyone else had the same problem?!

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  1. What a great week! I love how you've achieved such different looks with the same pattern. The day 7 outfit is my favourite too! x

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    1. Thank you Jane! It was a fun challenge, although it's also nice to wear something different again now!

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  2. Great idea to wear your top over the dress to change the look. Cheeky. I like it!

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    1. As for the taking photos - I had to take mine in the underground station safety mirrors due to major house refurbishment and having no full length mirror in the house. Luckily Londoners don't seem to give two hoots about people taking selfies in weird places so I luckily didn't feel too self-conscious!
      http://carolinejoynson.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/this-week-ive-mostly-been-wearing-or.html

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    2. Thank you! Haha, I'm glad I didn't have to resort to using safety mirrors like you did - although I used to live in London so I can imagine that nobody would have thought there was anything weird about you doing it! Just going to pop over to your blog to look at your post now!

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  3. Really enjoyed your OWOP, especially seeing you layering lilou

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    1. Thank you! I do like a bit of layering sometimes!

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  4. I had to bully my eldest int taking photos so they are not great quality. But never mind. My favourite is the denim with the bellini blouse.

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    1. Thanks Louise! Taking the photos is half of the challenge isn't it?!

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  5. I haven't seen all your lilo us yet due to my online absence. But I love them all! And I love how you styled them! I wouldn't have thought that one pattern can be so versatile. Your knitted cardigan looks super cute and I'm looking forward to your post about it. Actually it is a great idea to wear a long sleeved jumper under the dress, this might be perfect for winter layered with a cardigan :)

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    1. Thank you! I was a bit unsure about how versatile one dress would be too, but I think having it in different fabrics really helps - and I really like wearing the denim one with tops under it. The cardigan post should be up in the next day or 2!

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  6. I've still not made a Lilou, and you've just convinced me to make a start. I need some of that denim fabric in my life, I'd not thought about a denim version, I love your day 7 outfit x

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    1. Glad I've helped to convince you - it's a great pattern! The denim is lovely too, so they're a good combination. Day 7 was definitely my favourite, I can see that outfit being repeated a lot!

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