Busy Lizzies






Or to give them their latin name, Impatiens Walleriana, the familiar, colourful perennial flower that the print on this H&M dress reminds me of. 
I get to this time of year and desperately miss blossoming flowers and warmth, light evenings and sitting outside. I'm trying to focus on mulled drinks, cosy evenings in slippers and blankets and pub quizzes next to a roaring fire but I always find winter hard.

I bought this dress in an attempt to wear more summery prints and colours, to try and actively push away the cold, dark days with a shop-bought busy print that reminds me of spring's garden borders.

I own two of these jersey H&M dresses now and if they release them in more colours, I'll buy more. They are £14.99, not too short, just warm enough and the easiest option to chuck on for work in the early, early mornings. 

How are you coping with this weather? Or are you suffering like me? I'd love some cold-weather tips because I currently feel like hibernating for the next four months!


29 comments:

  1. gorgeous dress, and the necklace goes so well with it! i feel like hibernating too, and wearing all black, all the time! way harder to think of colourful outfit choices when you're dreading the moment you step out of your pjs into real clothes!

    Laila x
    thekittenswhiskers

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  2. Lovely dress. I love winter! All thoes wintery clothes too wear. A tip... layers! layer on up. looks good and it's cosy too :)

    allthingscass@blogspot.com

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  3. That is such a gorgeous dress on you! I have a similar one from warehouse, and I wear it all the time so I will definitely have a look at these in H&M!

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  4. Here in Russia we have no winter yet) +3 Celsius feels like warm)) But, yes, dark evenings are depressed. Think of the holidays and future spring. It'll be great!
    By the way, the dress is super cute ;)

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  5. Here in Russia we have no winter yet) +3 Celsius feels like warm)) But, yes, dark evenings are depressed. Think of the holidays and future spring. It'll be great!
    By the way, the dress is super cute ;)

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  6. You look so, so beautiful! I just love this dress - I've not bought anything from H&M for at least 6 months (shocking as I used to LIVE there) but I may have to revisit...

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  7. Such a lovely dress! I love fall and cold weather, and knitted jackets and all that stuff, so I´m quite happy ;)

    XX http://miramodernonosoybethditto.blogspot.com.es

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  8. Oo nice find, that's always my problem with H&M, too short! Such a lovely print though especially in the drab weather!

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  9. Oh, I LOVE this dress! Gorgeous :) I may now end up taking a trip to H&M at lunchtime....! Looks lovely on you, and the colours really suit you, good buy!

    allaboutthegirlblog.blogspot.com xx

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  10. i adore this floral number! for some strange reason, your h&m link took me to the supre australia website which... *ick* (i'm australian, trust me. it's ick) so now i feel i need to rectify with an actual shop in h&m. thank you!

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  11. Love the dress, I am not a huge fan of floral on myself, although I am trying to buy more of it this year to brighten up my wardrobe. You look so lovely in this outfit.

    Hope it keeps you warm. I do to miss the light evenings but I also love Christmas and I will be spending it in Paris this year so hopefully it will be a lovely winter! xx

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  12. Dress looks lovely and so does your hair! As for the winter, I hate being cold, but I love wearing fur hats and scarfs and coats...like a big fur overload (faux I might add)...looks pretty ridiculous, but I don't care.

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  13. The dress is gorgeous. I love it so much!

    ▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

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  14. I am so on the same page with you about dressing to combat winter blues :) It totally helps! Love this look, especially the necklace (!!). Ya look beautiful, dear girl!

    http://kiddotv.blogspot.com

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  15. I've bought little reusable hand warmers for £1.49 in lidl which I snap in the morning on my commute to warm up x

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  16. You look gorgeous in this dress, and are looking teeny tiny too! Skinny Minnie!

    I love my faux fur in the winter with lots of cosy knits to keep me warm, especially snoods. Toastie! Am I showing my age now?! oops! xxx

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  17. That is such a beautiful dress! xo

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  18. what a lovely dress! such a pretty pattern xxxx

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  19. :) this would look great with a leather jacket! xx

    iampolkadots.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. This dress is beautiful, I will keep an eye out for it as I love these kind of things for work!

    Maria xxx

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  21. The dress looks lovely, I'll definitely have to check it out :)

    I know how you feel about winter too. It feels like you're leaving work at 9 at night and just want to curl up in bed. My staples for coping are boots from Clarks (amazing soles that'll come in handy when the ice descends!), hot Vimto, a Lush bath and lots of Audrey Hepburn films :)

    http://wildatheart-weirdontop.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. Just found your blog and I am loving your style! this outfit looks, great, gorgeous pattern!
    Happy to be your newest follower!! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ The Mow Way

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  23. Oh I LOVE this dress, wasn't too sure in the shop but seeing it on someone is totally different. Tempted! :)

    Ingrid

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  24. I'm impressed with the quality of H&M recently - such a great dress x

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  25. You look gorgeous! I could do with all of these for work and/or play really! Sorry you have the winter blues xx

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  26. You look stunning Ellie! The colours look gorgeous on you. For some reason I always thought I was following you but obviously not! I am now haha!
    Sophie
    x

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