It’s too hot to decide…

It’s too hot to decide…

There is such a thing as too much choice.  I like to pick and choose from a conveyor belt instead of having a big fat main course.  Some people have THAT dress for every party occasion that they can fall back.  I prefer piecing together separates as opposed to relying on the sole power of a dress.  More to the point, I don’t have the luxury of having one stunner of a dress.  For the On/Off party tomorrow night I have devised outfits that will hopefully

a) Not make me look like a fool

b) Not make me feel like a fool

Quite a simple objective really as I’m in no danger of falling into trap b).  a) might be a little trickier to conquer so I have some strategies…

"Girls just wanna have fun" – A whole lotta pink that is hopefully more sharp than sickly seeing as I’ve paired the vintage shirt and PVC flared skirt with some inky black tights and vintage bustier top.  The cape also takes the heat off the skirt as well…. 

"Gwyneth-chic millennium" – Got the phrase from the pilot episode of that show Popular (was I the only one who watched that bit of naffness?  The Roland Mouret dress would look a little ‘corporate lunch’ were it not for the leggings and the Zara boots were a 0.99p eBay find

"Casual Sunshine" – This really is like a beach outfit shot with some literal sunshine yellow.  The Unconditional skirt is about the dressiest thing about the outfit even though it’s really quite casual and plus, I should get more wear out of these perspex wedges.   

"Caught in a Net" – I was unsure about the Ann Sofie Back fishnet body stocking but when worn over things, it works.  For some reason, my legs are reminding me of Gwen Stefan circa ‘What you waiting for’.  Not sure whether that is a good thing or not. 

"I made this myself" – Not sure if I want to be parading around my botched up DIY projects but here is a black trench I customised with an old gold lame dress worn over a H&M brocade dress. 

Me personally?  I’m veering towards having fun (my choice) or being caught in a net (the boyf’s choice) but you may think otherwise.  There’s about 9 hours before I leave the house again and I have never implored for comments on the blog before but for a better mathematical accuracy, the more votes the better!  Of course, you could just turn around and say ‘Ick’ to all of them…..


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  1. e

    2007-07-31 at 11:23 PM

    I vote for the first or last outfit!! I don’t think it’s too much pink at all, it looks very tasteful. And the miu miu shoes are to die for of course.
    As for the last outfit- I am simply in love with that dress :]

  2. Astrid

    2007-07-31 at 11:29 PM

    French advice? You’re gorgeous in Roland Mouret.

  3. Ellen

    2007-07-31 at 11:48 PM

    The net one 🙂 That¬¥s my favorite (yellow one the least favorite)

  4. S.C.

    2007-07-31 at 11:57 PM

    Go for the last one it’s amazing!

  5. Grace

    2007-08-01 at 12:07 AM

    I vote for the last hands down!

  6. Andrea

    2007-08-01 at 12:11 AM

    I say go with Caught In a Net, but tone down the footwear or else you’ll veer into OTT regions. If this is a more classy party you’re talking about, I really like your last outfit choice.

  7. Stef

    2007-08-01 at 12:13 AM

    last last last!

  8. lady coveted

    2007-08-01 at 12:28 AM

    i’m caught between the net and the made it myself ones! also, i like the gywnnychic one, but you can file that one away for another time. i really love the chains!

  9. Natt

    2007-08-01 at 12:33 AM

    The last outfit worn with the trench is killer – everything is really well pulled together. The winner hands down. Where did you get that coat? – stunning!

  10. Mimi

    2007-08-01 at 12:37 AM

    the last is lovely! i would kill for that dress, and you should be proud of your trench. the rest seem a bit forced and awkward.

  11. Anonymous

    2007-08-01 at 12:39 AM

    Caught in a Net. But I agree with toning down the shoes.

  12. Tui

    2007-08-01 at 12:39 AM

    i LOVE the last one! the dress is adorable!

  13. jess

    2007-08-01 at 12:54 AM

    i love the last one. !!!!

  14. eims

    2007-08-01 at 1:00 AM

    the last one is amazing!
    envy inducing 😉

  15. dreamecho

    2007-08-01 at 1:22 AM

    …and you were not the only one who watched Popular. i also remember the frequent references to ‘Gwynnie’.

  16. dreamecho

    2007-08-01 at 1:24 AM

    oops! forgot to cast my vote. i like casual sunshine the most, but Gwyneth-chic millennium rocks my world as well (and is a little more festive).

  17. Heather

    2007-08-01 at 1:39 AM

    go with the ‘Gwyneth’ one!! the ‘net’ one’s all right too. i am envying those zara boots you have by the way…..:P

  18. Eternity

    2007-08-01 at 2:11 AM

    I agree with e, first or last! And I too watched Popular…they were obsessed with “Gwyneth” for a good few episodes (or maybe even a whole series, I fail to remember!). Very strange.

  19. Tamara

    2007-08-01 at 2:18 AM

    I like the last one

  20. yulanda

    2007-08-01 at 3:11 AM

    I like the last one. I like the first one too, but I’m not sold on the shininess in the pvc skirt. Maybe it looks different in person.

  21. alexoor

    2007-08-01 at 3:15 AM

    I love the first outfit! but I like the last one too…it would be hard for me to choose. =]

  22. Minty

    2007-08-01 at 3:37 AM

    I like the last one. You look v chic

  23. j

    2007-08-01 at 3:52 AM

    “I made it myself”…yes, tres chic.

  24. Lauren

    2007-08-01 at 4:07 AM

    i absolutely love the last one. Besides that one i like the yellow one for some quirky reason, probably because yellow is my fav color.

  25. animal

    2007-08-01 at 4:08 AM

    I like 1) the last outfit (brocade + trench) 2) the gwyneth-chic millenium 3) the first one with the hot pink miu mius
    ps. I watched Popular too and own season 2 on dvd. embarassing yet true

  26. meg

    2007-08-01 at 4:22 AM

    I like the last one or caught in a net but remove the net. Perhaps I just come from the ‘look in the mirror and remove one item’ school of thought but for me it’s just a bit MUCH when you have the wedges AND the leggings AND the chain. Let the chain speak for itself. I don’t know. Maybe thats me putting my style onto you! Unfair! I also like the yellow one. I don’t think this post has helped anything! Wear what encourages fun!

  27. olivia

    2007-08-01 at 4:35 AM

    the gwenny!

  28. jae

    2007-08-01 at 4:44 AM

    i like the second outfit and the fishnet ensemble. that scarf is super

  29. daniel

    2007-08-01 at 4:46 AM

    i should go for the mouret!!! lovely

  30. Caitlin

    2007-08-01 at 4:49 AM

    I vote for the last one

  31. Caitlin

    2007-08-01 at 4:50 AM

    … or the first one actually
    Can’t decide

  32. a.

    2007-08-01 at 4:57 AM


  33. fiona

    2007-08-01 at 5:11 AM

    Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!
    I love the simple yet elegant vintage bustier top.

  34. Shez

    2007-08-01 at 5:31 AM

    caught in a net! i’d lose the white stockings though, so it looks a bit.. sleeker?

  35. Anonymous

    2007-08-01 at 6:17 AM

    caught in a net! the chain is the best accessory ever

  36. sophie

    2007-08-01 at 6:47 AM

    hello there susie. my vote is for caught in a net! or d.i.y! but i love the sunshine one too… perhaps for another day though.
    so basically i’m over-extending my democratic right and voting for just about everything! lo ve, LOVE yr blog.

  37. rosie

    2007-08-01 at 6:54 AM

    Definitely the last one! Gorgeous!

  38. illy

    2007-08-01 at 6:55 AM

    i think if you put the silver casual sunshine skirt over the caught in the net fishnet bodysuit and navy dress combination it would look rather cool otherwise the first outfit it my fav

  39. Anonymous

    2007-08-01 at 7:08 AM

    net is my #1 choice… but I’m also loving the shot of sunshine – but definitely WITH the belt!! hope you have an amazing time at the party!

  40. susie_bubble

    2007-08-01 at 7:22 AM

    Wow…. I am leaving in about 45 minutes and I’m absolutely torn…
    The last outfit….is great….but I realise, this shindig is in the stuffiest clubs around….. and I t don’t think the trench and dress together would bode well…
    I absolutely have to wear hoisery though as I got burnt by the iron on my calf…it ain’t pretty.
    Seriously – 39 votes? That is a substantial number…. so thank you all for making this a safely mathematical experiment….
    I’m still torn between the net and the pink…

  41. Daniella

    2007-08-01 at 7:39 AM

    for what my vote is worth, even though you’ve probably already gone, I VOTE THE ROLAND MOURET ONE!! you look stunning in that.

  42. Becky

    2007-08-01 at 8:03 AM

    Second! Second!

  43. chloe

    2007-08-01 at 8:45 AM

    the last one (but perhaps without the coat) or the sunshine one (without the belt)
    cool have fun!

  44. diana

    2007-08-01 at 9:02 AM

    I would personally wear the first one (am I the only one???) but the net one works better on you! An I love the shoes with the white tights!

  45. meli

    2007-08-01 at 9:09 AM

    Please wear the net outfit! And don’t change the shoes. It’s perfect exactly as is!

  46. Saskia

    2007-08-01 at 9:40 AM

    last one! looks cute

  47. susie_bubble

    2007-08-01 at 9:55 AM

    I’m so sorry that I totally went against public opinion and opted for the pink…. the last outfit did get the most votes evidently but somehow, on this particular day, I really want to channel Danielle Scutt AW07-8….
    Thanks for all the input otherwise though…gives me ideas to modify outfits and wear them to other things!

  48. mia`

    2007-08-01 at 9:55 AM

    i think i may be a bit late, what with the time difference…but i vote 2nd or last! with the last being my favourite! keep us posted on the final choice!

  49. Lucy-Jane

    2007-08-01 at 9:57 AM

    “I made this myself”
    Dress is gorgeous.
    I watched Popular too and loved it.

  50. SwanDiamondRose

    2007-08-01 at 10:19 AM


  51. Drusilla

    2007-08-01 at 10:22 AM

    I was about to vote for the first, so good job you picked it- and I hope you had fun, Susie.

  52. Drusilla

    2007-08-01 at 10:25 AM

    And how did you get burned? By a fabric-ironing iron (sorry to sound idiotic, but it’s slightly mind-boggling to think of an iron burning, of all places, your leg!)

  53. susie_bubble

    2007-08-01 at 10:31 AM

    Drusilla: I have no ironing board (yes….that is pretty dumb…) so I was irnoning on the floor and left the iron there and my leg brushed past it…. it’s pretty icky at the moment….

  54. amy may

    2007-08-01 at 10:42 AM

    yey! you went with my favourite. 🙂 i really love the pink. i also love the last & ‘caught in a net’ too, though.

  55. Amerie

    2007-08-01 at 10:51 AM

    Gwyneth-chic millennium! so pretty

  56. jessica

    2007-08-01 at 11:06 AM

    love seeing you in yellow susie!
    i like that one, and the last outfit

  57. cordelia

    2007-08-01 at 11:21 AM

    The last one is the best. Hands down! 🙂 xoxo

  58. Anonymous

    2007-08-01 at 12:07 PM

    The last one is too safe, go for either the net or pink as you said. Personally I prefer the net. x x x

  59. Ally

    2007-08-01 at 12:08 PM

    last one, no contest! “ick” to the rest. too bad you chose the first one

  60. Andrea

    2007-08-01 at 12:28 PM

    With absolutely no doubt: the last one.

  61. susie_bubble

    2007-08-01 at 12:30 PM

    The last one is for me the safe option…something to wear at a show perhaps….but to have fun in? I’m not so sure…
    Sorry, I let you guys down but I have opted for the pink and I’m sticking to it…. what can I say, I’m the queen of supremely bad taste….

  62. Meg

    2007-08-01 at 12:40 PM

    I’m digging the Gwenyth look because I love my shades of grey, but Casual Sunshine is pretty snidge too. I can’t decide, perhaps you can play it completely stylistic and wear both. Half-point outfit change? Little bit high maintainance perhaps. Anyway, you’re lucky enough to be able to wear both, I have coveted your style since the Fashion Spot days.

  63. Candice

    2007-08-01 at 1:47 PM

    awww well dun i luv the gwyneth one ur very creative, btw i luv ur site and i think u hav really great ideas. iv jst started my own blog to do with fashion but also personal stuff if anyone wants to check it out its..
    lots of luv!

  64. Leonie

    2007-08-01 at 2:02 PM

    “Gwyneth-chic millennium” or “I made this myself”
    Have fun partying Susie!

  65. maddiejaynesfashionworld

    2007-08-01 at 4:17 PM

    Go with “I Made This Myself”! It looks fabulous!

  66. Kendall

    2007-08-01 at 4:28 PM

    the D.I.Y H&M dress & trench .
    classic – but you bring something new to the outfit. I have that dress to, love it ! but with the trench it looks completly chic !

  67. susie_bubble

    2007-08-01 at 4:30 PM

    I find it a tad strange how everyone is loving the last outfit…. I dunno…it’s like something I would wear during the day anyway…especially with the trench….

  68. Erika

    2007-08-01 at 4:40 PM

    I definetly like the last one with out the black bit on it!
    i feel as though some other ones are reaching into the land of ‘ no she didnt?! oh yes she did!’ type matieral
    your gorgeous and i love your blog

  69. Saskia

    2007-08-01 at 5:01 PM

    @ Susie
    Maybe cause we are all too shy to wear any of those outfits except the last one (as you said, it’s the most regular one). 😉

  70. sara

    2007-08-01 at 5:53 PM

    last one gorgeous coat beautiful dress keep up the good work chuck

  71. e

    2007-08-01 at 6:04 PM

    hurrah you chose the pink!

  72. monika

    2007-08-01 at 6:33 PM

    “caught in a net” and gwyneth are the best!
    i think the first outfit is ugly 🙁

  73. Michelle

    2007-08-01 at 6:34 PM

    id say go with the first or last one!
    the first one looks really edgy but still really classy.. i like that you incorporated the neon trend into pre-fall styles.
    and the last one is just awesome! i cant believe you made that dress! and details are hot in fall!

  74. SwanDiamondRose

    2007-08-01 at 7:22 PM

    i suggested that last because i do like all the outfits but that one seemed to flatter your body the most. the other outfits seemed to have slight proportional imbalances? not you, the clothes. but i do love all the colours and the elements in them.

  75. Cameron

    2007-08-01 at 8:04 PM

    I’m terribly late, but just in case you wanted an extra comment to read…
    Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! I don’t even like hot pink, and with the PVC it should remind me of my Barbie miniskirt with the ill-fastening Velcro. But amazingly, it just looks like “Fun.” With or without the cape.

  76. Stylefinder

    2007-08-01 at 9:59 PM

    I vote for the first outfit. Or the yellow one. 🙂

  77. Margie

    2007-08-01 at 10:19 PM

    The first one or the last one.
    The first one isn’t too pink, it looks awesome =).

  78. Lucy

    2007-08-01 at 10:20 PM

    looks cute

  79. teri

    2007-08-01 at 11:26 PM

    the first one and the last one

  80. Ky

    2007-08-01 at 11:38 PM

    Gwyneth-chic millennium!

  81. carleigh

    2007-08-02 at 1:23 AM

    DIY dress for sure

  82. Lindsi

    2007-08-02 at 5:18 AM

    the last one.
    i have that dress as well.
    love it.
    and so does everyone else.


    2007-08-02 at 7:45 AM


  84. faux faux real

    2007-08-02 at 9:22 AM

    i am kind of frou frou in my tastes so i really like the last outfit. you look super sweet but tough and chic cause of the colors… 🙂 it’s interesting but i notice that people’s comments about clothing is usually more about what they would wear than about the wearer…..anyways. 😉 hope you had a fun night.

  85. Gloria

    2007-08-02 at 8:11 PM

    if you’re going for the most fail-safe look it would definitely be the 2nd! classy but unique

  86. Kate

    2007-08-04 at 5:55 AM

    I like casual sunshine and the diy outfit especially.

  87. rose

    2007-08-07 at 6:00 PM

    I vote for “myself”. I think it looks way cuter than the outher oufits and flatters you more. Althrough the first one is pretty too.

  88. aubrey.

    2007-08-08 at 7:01 PM

    casual sunshine sans belt. booya.

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