Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Fresh Start

Dress: River Island
Cardigan: New Look
Belt: River Island 
Shoes: Primark
Necklace: Accessorize

New year, fresh start! I am so happy to say that my blog finally has its own domain name - my web address is now and I am SO excited about it! I've wanted to get a domain name for so long, so I thought 'new year, new blog address' and finally bit the bullet. 

As well as having a new address, I've also ventured into the world of taking outfit photos.... outside. I've been inspired by lots of beautiful bloggers who take their outfit pics outdoors, and I decided I'd give it a go. I tend to struggle a lot taking my photos inside; the lighting is never right, there isn't enough room, and generally things just don't work out. It's amazing what stepping outside can do if you're not a photography whizz - it makes life so much easier. I'm really pleased with how these photos came out, so I think I'm going to stick to taking my pics outside - but I'd like your opinions first! Which do you prefer? 

Onto the outfit itself - I've had this dress for ages now but I absolutely love it. It's so unique and and I love the cute print on it - cherubs, deer, birds and roses - so sweet! It has a slightly dipped hem which I really like. I was originally going to buy the maxi version but when I saw this baby (in the sale, hoorah!) I had to have it. I wear it all the time, and think it's great to glam up with some heels, although I usually like to wear it with a snug cardigan on days like today! 

I hope everyone is having a great new year so far! 

PS: I've also changed my email address. From now on, if you need to contact me, please email 


  1. Love that dress! It's so original.

    I love outfit photos taken outside, I wish I could do it myself but I'm never home during daylight hours :(

  2. Very pretty, love your hair Hannah :)

  3. Love the dress, you look lovely as always!
    Chloe xx

  4. loving your dress & lipstick xx

  5. This dress is just gorgeous!! Congrats on your domain name as well :)

  6. Gorgeous! You look like a little china doll :) I still haven't blogged about this dress haha oops! Happy new year x

  7. These outfit photos look lovely, outside is definitely a good option!
    That dress is so lovely, almost baroque!

    I have a fledgling lingerie blog with very few followers and it would mean a lot to me if, its your sort of thing, you'd check it out at

  8. That dress is so beautiful, it really suits you :)
    Love Holly x

  9. You look gorgeous Hannah and I'd ,I've to know you do your hair!


  10. Looking lovely miss!
    On the occassion that I venture into outfit posts I prefer to do them outside, the lighting is so much better, especially at this time of the year!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  11. Gorgeous outfit, the dress is amaaaazing!xx

  12. Looking gorgeous!

    Outdoors outfit photos definitely work so much better for lighting and what not, it's just so difficult at this time of year! I'm hoping to take more photos outdoors too!

    Happy New Year :) x

  13. I really like this outfit the dress is right up my street I love the pattern :D I'm the same with my outfit photos trying to do them inside is always so difficult so I would love to do them in a new setting! xx

  14. Aw you look lovely, great outside photo! Congrats on the domain too! It is so exciting!

    Brunette in Louboutins A fashion & lifestyle blog.

  15. Gorgeous! Love the outside pictures.

  16. this dress is GORGEOUS on you! amazing colours. Loving the new photos.

    Sara x

  17. It's dress is god damn amazing!!!!!!!! Xxx

  18. The dress is simply FAB! love it that you take outdoor pics :) xxx

  19. You look beautiful Hannah! Congrats on the new domain name, i have been thinking about changing mine for a while but im too lazy hehe!:) I really love the pictures taken outside, the lighting is gorgeous! xx

  20. This is a gorgeous outfit! lovely post xx

  21. I like outfit photos outside - It makes me think that the person is actually going to wear the outfit aha! I live in student accom. so I'd be scared of looking like a muppet taking photos of myself in the grounds aha x

  22. love the outfit pics outside :)
    the natural light looks great!
    the river island dress is beautiful!



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