China blue florals

Karen Walker dress (similar), Pointer x KW loafers (similar), Proenza Schouler PS11 bag, Marc by Marc Jacobs katie bracelet, Karen Walker botanicals ring, SGC bow ring, H&M necklace

This feels like all the usuals – same or similar jewellery, same shoes, same bag – the things that I just can’t help but put on as I’m getting ready. I guess I can’t help it. As a creature of habit, I get stuck into my routines – I like to eat the same foods every week, go for my ‘scheduled’ runs, and watch the same shows as I’m relaxing in bed. Quite obviously this extends to my wardrobe as well, the one place where I try to reach for something new, something that I haven’t worn in a while, although what inevitably ends up happening is that I pull out the same dress I was wearing a couple of days ago. You’d probably never know it, but over the last year I’ve become more and more comfortable of repeating outfits, rather than seeming intent on finding or discovering a new way to wear something, which at times seems draining when you start to feel like you have nothing to wear while staring at a full closet of clothing. So comfortable in fact, that this is pretty much what I wore about a year ago – except with an (unpictured) paler blue blazer.


  1. Closet Fashionista February 4, 2013 / 3:33 pm

    Obsessed with the print of that dress! And yep, I’m a pretty routine person too, makes life easier, haha. I need to work that idea into my wardrobe too, would definitely save a lot of time, haha…but I am too willy nilly and change my style based on mood XD

  2. Marlen February 4, 2013 / 3:42 pm

    i looove china blue florals! they’re so dainty and feminine and easy to layer. you look adorable in yours 🙂

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  3. elle [wonderfelle world] February 4, 2013 / 3:43 pm

    Adore the print of your dress – so fun and feminine! I am soo a creature of habit as well – I like the idea of having somewhat of a style “uniform” – it makes things easier since i am NOT a morning person!

  4. Azu February 4, 2013 / 4:40 pm

    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with repeating outfits 🙂 I do that a lot but unfortunately I don’t get pictures of myself when I do. You look very pretty in this dress! I love the print on it.

    xo Azu

  5. soph (owl vs. dove) February 4, 2013 / 5:07 pm

    That is such a beautiful dress. I’m a notorious outfit repeater – if it ain’t broke etc etc.

  6. steph February 4, 2013 / 4:16 pm

    the dress is gorgeous jamie-lee – it’s a beautiful print and i can totally see why you keep wearing it. have a few things in my closet that i repeat on a regular basis too. love the chunky ID bracelet!

  7. Vulette February 4, 2013 / 5:43 pm

    Totally the same, I get the same meals continually at the same restaurants too. I like what I like and often I’m uninterested in trying something new because I’ve found what I love. I have a wardrobe full of clothes yet I can’t help but live in only a small selection of items day in day out. I also love that I don’t feel like I have to justify my enjoyment of routine to anyone. We’re creatures of habit so they say…

  8. Sue February 4, 2013 / 8:37 pm

    There’s something very comforting about something familar – and if the formula is not broke, why try to fix it. In this instance, the dress looks as lovely now as it did a year ago. I’m dragging out my clothes from last year and the year before and hardly changing the mix. You get to know your own style – just go with it – it’s not a bad thing.

  9. indi February 4, 2013 / 11:06 pm

    Such a pretty dress, very interested in the floral thing at the moment.

  10. Louise February 5, 2013 / 1:44 am

    You look stunning. And I a a creature of habit to, except when it comes to clothing. I like to express myself and the way I feel by the way I’m dressed. And yes I am a very emotional person with a lot of feelings so there is a lot of variation 😉 But by all means. Do the things that make you happy, rund the runs you want eat the foods you want and well wear stunning dresses like these as if there is no tomorrow (btw I really like the look with the blazer as well :p)


  11. Sparksinspring February 5, 2013 / 4:11 am

    This dress is a keeper, just so much to look at! i would have worn the same necklace with it too, so versatile. 🙂

    x Sparks In Spring

  12. mystyle February 5, 2013 / 6:27 am

    Hi there! Happy belated birthday wishes and I love your dress, it really is gorgeous and has inspired me to find some china blue florals for this summer!

  13. Maria February 5, 2013 / 8:18 am

    I adore this dress, the print is so pretty!

    Maria xxx

  14. indie by heart February 5, 2013 / 9:47 am

    🙂 I’m pretty similar to you. And because of that it’s actually a good thing that I don’t get my outfit pictures taken everyday; there would be lots of same outfits !
    I really love the dress, pattern is truly adorable. Blue is definitely one of your colours.

    Indie by heart

  15. Madryt February 5, 2013 / 1:05 pm

    I truly appreciate this post. I have been looking all over for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You have made my day! Thanks again

  16. Christine February 5, 2013 / 6:32 pm

    Love your dress & accessories! And I can totally relate with you; I always end up sticking to what I know and what I’m comfortable with. I always order the same things whenever I go out and I repeat outfits as well 🙂

    P.S. — Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog.

    The Style Chapters

  17. B. February 5, 2013 / 8:34 pm

    This dress has such a lovely print & looks great on you both last year and now:) Girl, I feel ya, I’ve been in some kind of rut, lately, and I keep reaching for the same pieces. Thanks so much for dropping by my blog! Hope you enjoyed the weekend!

  18. Stacy February 5, 2013 / 10:55 pm

    Ah I love all your jewellery !! So pretty, and that dress really suits you too. 🙂

    x Stace

  19. rachel February 6, 2013 / 12:22 am

    that dress is such a gorgeous print! love the jewellery too. don’t worry I’m exactly like that too, right down to eating the same foods and watching the same TV shows! haha. also happy birthday for the other day <3 xx

  20. SilkPathDiary February 6, 2013 / 12:57 am

    I really love your dress, it’s stunning and suits you so well!

  21. Christina February 6, 2013 / 1:53 am

    Gorgeous outfit! Love the dress!

  22. Stephanie / FAIIINT February 6, 2013 / 5:08 am

    I know exactly what you mean, I’m the same too, especially with food (my weekly meals are like: pasta, pasta, pizza, pasta, noodles! Hah) but I think I prefer routine, I know what I like & I stick to it. I’m also one for having a wardrobe full of things & yet always wearing the same favourite pieces.
    The dress is beautiful though, one of those pieces that no matter how many times you wear it people will still say how lovely it is, the print & the cut make it really special. Love the shot of all the jewellery too, I really need some chunky bracelets!

  23. Ashley February 6, 2013 / 5:45 am

    There’s nothing wrong with a bit of routine- especially when the result is so chic. Love your accessories!


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