Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Fairytale Endings


When I was growing up Princess Di was the Grace Kelly of my age.
A relative "ugly duckling" plucked from what appeared to be relative obscurity and transformed into a fairytale princess.
What teenage girl could resist that fantasy?
As her career as an icon grew I kept a scrapbook of all the clothes she wore (that I loved).
My favourite look was always the chinos and chambray shirt she wore along with the flak jacket to raise the profile of landmine victims.
As I would only come up to Princess Di's waist I never felt I could emulate that long legged look.
Until I walked into New Look the other day and saw these chinos.
I never thought they would suit me but I bought them to try on in the privacy of my home.
Bloggers, I was shocked.
I could wear them with flats, with ankle boots, rolled up with sandals and skyscraper heels.
And all for the not so Princely sum of £20.
Who says you can't have a fairytale ending?

I wore:
Boots - Clarks
Chinos - New Look
Body - Dorothy Perkins
Cardigan - Tesco
Belt - Asda

13 comments:

  1. We adored Princess Di in Italy and I used to have a pair like that as well and they were exactly like Princess Di's, Armani, a present from my parents for my birthday. I lilerally worn them out. I will check New Look and 'copycat' you, thanks!

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  2. Really cute. I love how long your cardigan is, I want one like that so bad. I like your stone red necklace, very unique.

    my blog: ♥La Stylin Girraffe♥

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  3. Well, I never was sure about Princess Di but I can really follow you on the Chinos! Will try to find some, as well as the straight black jeans tomorrow - THANKS!

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  4. The chinos look fab! It's so satisfying when something you weren't sure would work on you turns out to work really well, isn't it?

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  5. Great pants!

    I'd love to see you Princess Di scrapbook!

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  6. Princess Di as a style icon is a great plan - those chinos look fantastic.

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  7. Beautiful pants! I also am hesitant to wear pants (being short myself) but these are so casual-chic. I adore them!

    xx

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  8. Awesome! They do look great!

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  9. Oh Yes, you look sooooo good ...love Jan xx,

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  10. I'm loving chinos at the moment! I keep getting various style emails featuring them so I may have to do a post! x

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  11. Just don't try to dodge paparazzi with a drunk driver at the wheel.

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  12. Awesome pants! I loved Princess Di!

    Wonderful blog!!

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  13. Oh as you described what Di wore to visit the land mine sites it was as if I could see her... I remember those pictures vividly.
    I always liked her grace and the dignity she carried herself with...
    I am sorry to hear about that cloud over your head... ruining your plans.

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