I have professed many times before about my tendency to dress like a basic b*tch, and that’s definitely not something that will be changing throughout 2016. You see, despite being Primark’s biggest fan girl – more brutally known as a bit of a tight arse – I have decided that this year’s fashion resolution won’t be to invest in outlandish, rainbow coloured, more “out there” items; but to focus on beautiful quality pieces that work with everything and can be worn over and over again. And that’s exactly what I’ll be showing you today.

Said beautiful quality piece that goes with everything is the incredibly gorgeous Boden Annabel fit and flare dress*. It’s black – no sh*t sherlock – it is made of the thickest, stretchiest most stunning material which just makes it feel so luxurious. Quality aside, I adore how this looks on. The fit and flare shape is so flattering on so many body shapes and it’s just become one of those pieces that I refer to as “the perfect base” – you know, because I’m cool like that… – because it looks fab alone, but particularly lovely with items layered over the top. A firm favourite in my wardrobe and one that I definitely rely on very often (probably far too often but hey, if Kate Middleton can recycle outfits then why can’t I, huh?). Because you’re not a princess twat face
Next up we have a piece that “stole” my heart. *Tumbleweed…. * Let’s just take a moment to appreciate just how awful that joke was. This faux fur stole was a piece that I found in the Dorothy Perkins sale and it’s safe to say that I have fallen head over heels in love with. The gorgeous two tone burgundy – and err… lighter burgundy? – tones just bring such a richness to any outfit. It really is such a stunning piece to add a little somethin somethin to what would be a particularly boring AFbeige, vanilla neutral outfit. An absolute winter staple for sure.
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Finally, the shoes that were christened BAE’s at first sight (subsequently making me want to punch myself in the face for using the most annoying term in existence). This style of boot is definitely not new to me, in fact I own a pretty much identical pair from Linzi in brown and absolutely wear them to death… so when I saw these – in my favourite colour, no less – I knew they had to be mine. An absolutely gorgeous, shiny mock croc print in a warm, rich burgundy tone… I really hope you like them too because they will not be leaving my feet for the foreseeable future.

So that’s it for my first OOTD/”Guys I’m in love with every single item and will bore you to death about them” post of 2016. I hope you are all having the most amazing start to the year. The work emails are slowly – well, actually quite rapidly – flowing back in after the Christmas break and whilst I know I need to be a bit kinder to myself and not take on too much, I have to say I am extremely excited for 2016. I think it’s gonna be a gooden 🙂

As always, thanks so much for reading!

70 responses to “ACCENTS OF BURGUNDY”

  1. Liz Tarran says:

    That scarf is to die for! 😮

    Liz | LotsofLoveLiz

  2. I have NO words for how beautiful these boots are! So stunning! I'm a huge fan of burgundy (any red shade) so this is right up my street!

  3. I totally need to start doing this resolution too – I haven't spent as much as I usually do on clothes recently but when I do, it's never 'classic' pieces! I love this outfit though (And the photos themselves), it really is timeless! Plus, I love your new header!! xxxx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  4. Gorgeous outfit! Burgundy is one of my favourite shades for this time of the year x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  5. Angie Silver says:

    Love the dress! Fit / flare is such a flattering look 🙂

  6. Trang Do says:

    You are so beautiful!! Love your shoes and hair!!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  7. Rosy Flynn says:

    Love your scarf so much, and I agree, if Kate Middleton recycles outfits then there's hope for all of us 🙂

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

  8. Bash Harry says:

    It's okay…I dress like a basic b*tch too. But I guess that's more likely because I like black and whites more than anything else! Hahaha! Love the accents of Burgundy with the shoes and faux fur! Gorgeous <3

    xx Bash | H E Y   B A S H | bloglovin'

  9. Those boots are just gorgeous!! I love the fur scarf paired with it too! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  10. May Cho says:

    I am definitely ALL for pieces which can be reused over and over again. I've got a pretty big of a problem with basic bitch syndrome, but we can do this, Ellie! Hahaha, loving the look and your boots! <3

    May | THE MAYDEN | bloglovin'

  11. I love how the background fits your outfit too!
    Gorgeous shoes!

  12. Obsessed with everything about this! The pops of burgundy against the black is gorgeous and I love that scarf!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  13. very elegant outfit dear , Love your shoes soo much

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  14. Anonymous says:

    Love how simple yet bold this whole outfit is! That scarf is such a stunning color and the same goes for those amazing boots!! I cannot get enough of their deep red and incredible texture!! Very pretty!!

  15. R Burden says:

    I love burgundy but feel like I don't wear it enough (not sure why). You made me want to go shopping for some pieces. haha The boots are lovely and so eye catching. You look great! xx

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  16. Rubi Ani says:

    I love your dress, the shape is perfect.
    Rubi | Instagram | The Den |

  17. ►Nadush says:

    I love burgundy colour 🙂 you look amazing 🙂
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  18. - Karen says:

    I've been seeing fluffy stoles/scarves like this everywhere at the moment, and I LOVE them! Burgundy remains one of my fave colours, this outfit is flawless girl!

    Style Sunrise☀


  19. Kim Petersen says:

    I definitely like a basic outfit with some great accessories and you definitely hit the nail on the head! That faux fur is perfect and I love a good bootie. This is definitely a timeless look with a little extra oomph, you look amazing! XO -Kim

  20. Meg Siobhan says:

    Those boots are b e a uuuuuuuutiful. Kind of a little (okay, VERY) in love with them.

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  21. Alina Bostan says:

    I'm definitely with you on buying key outfit pieces that will last and you can wear over and over again. This dress is perfect, such a beautiful fit and I love it even more that it's black & simple x

    Beauty with charm

  22. Josie says:

    I always try to buy key pieces but then buying a hundred grey jumpers isn't really a capsule wardrobe haha. You look gorgeous, the dress is such a classic and the stole – what a good find! x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

  23. I adore these boots. They aren't something I'd usually think to buy for myself, but I'm reconsidering now! x

    Martha Jane |

  24. Burgundy&black combination is really pretty and I've been wearing it quite a lot. Everything looks gorgeous and so elegant! xx

  25. Your scarf is amazing, I love it with the matching boots

  26. Call Me Amy says:

    Boden is quite expensive but the quality is absolutely insane and they do such classic pieces that you can just wear again and again! I love the burgundy with the black and those boots are just amazing! Xx
    Call Me Amy

  27. The color of your outfit and the background looks perfect.
    Lovin the fur details too

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

  28. I am totally obsessed with burgundy lately and that stole/scarf is stunning, but the winner for me is the boots er ma gawd they are gorgeous xx


  29. I'm so glad to see that it's faux fur you're wearing. I keep coming across real fur in stores and I hate it!

  30. Sarah Modeee says:


    Beautiful pics ! 😀


  31. crafty-zone says:

    Totally agree with you that it's good to invest in clothes/accessories which are in great quality and which you can wear over and over again. I'm so in love with your shoes, they're stunning 🙂

  32. Art Adorned says:

    The scarf and boots look amazing, you put this outfit together perfectly love it! you look great.

  33. LBG says:

    I love every piece here, the scarf especially! Gorgeous color, what an amazing find! You look fantastic

  34. Laura Scott says:

    I love your Burgundy shoes here! They are so beautiful and you look wonderful. Laura xx

  35. Caroline says:

    I'm 100% with you on wanting to invest in more quality, transitional and basic items this year. my wardrobe was ridiculous last year and I have so much to charity/throw/sell it makes me cry!
    Burgundy is a great colour on you. I love the stole.


  36. Jordan says:

    This outfit is perfect! Just adore those boots so much <3 Burgundy love is real right now <3 xx

  37. Great outfit. Love the burgundy touches!
    Obsessed Fashion Blog

  38. Dianna says:

    Burgundy such a great winter colour, loving your boots. Great outfit altogether.

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