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Look of the Day| The Dressing Room St Albans| Unreal Fur | American Vintage Tees|

I have just been checking the new look website by The Dressing Room and it looks great. If you haven’t already seen it then you need to take a look. This boutique is based in St Alban’s and it is well worth a visit if you live close by, the staff are great and make you feel welcome.

As always when I start checking any website I suddenly have a new virtual outfit and this one was built around the cape that I have had my eye on for quite awhile now.

American Vintage Wapping V Knit in Sunflower £95 here 

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Paige Denim Edgemont Ultra Skinny Jeans £285 here

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Unreal Fur Northern Aurora Faux Fur Cape £135 here

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Lola Cruz Suede Wedge Ankle Boots £205 here

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ChloBo Cloud 9 Ball Chain Necklace £175 hereScreen Shot 2013-10-31 at 10.26.59

ChloBo Cloud 9 Gold Peace Charm £150 here 

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Deryane Tadd The Dressing Room|Every woman retail ambassador 2013|The Dressing Room St Albans|

I was very pleased to hear that Deryane Tadd the director of The Dressing Room in St Albans, was voted the Everywomans Retail Ambassador of 2013. The Dressing Room is one of my favourite independent boutiques, they have an excellent edit and the staff are wonderful.

I live nowhere near St Albans but the shop certainly left an impression on me and they certainly couldn’t be more helpful. Deryane has always offered help and advice and I can imagine that she is a constant source of inspiration to those around her.

If you have never been to The Dressing Room check out their website, it is well worth the effort www.the-dressingroom.com

The event was held last week at The Waldorf Hilton in London, here a few photos of the event.

Deryane with her Award
The Award
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Deryane Tadd

Unreal Fur Faux Fur Cape|New Season Coats|Faux Fur Coats|Where can i buy faux fur|

My obsession with capes and poncho’s never really wanes from year to year, I really don’t like wearing a coats at all. I have quite a collection of capes, last years wonder buy was Sessun burgundy cape and I still love it.

Imagine my excitement when I spotted this one today at The Dressing Room.

Unreal Fur Northern Aurora Faux Fur Cape £135 www.the-dressingroom.com


Last Minute Carnival & Festival Pieces|Carnival Dressing|Festival Fashion|

With Notting Hill Carnival, Festivals and a Bank Holiday here with promised sunshine I thought I would pick out a few last minute pieces to brighten up your wardrobe.

Printed Mini Skirt £39.99 www.zara.com


Hale Bob Retro Blouse £115 www.the-dressingroom.com


American Vintage Jacksonville Tee in Sunflower £45 www.the-dressingroom.com


Chlobo Neon Lights Cross Bracelet Orange £40


Chlobo Dreamlands Aventurine Wide Evil Eye £100 www.the-dressingroom.com


John & Pearl Lily Necklace Lemon £81 www.austique.co.uk


Parker Dimension Maui Shorts £190 www.austique.co.uk


Monrow Classic V Tee Neon Orange £45 www.austique.co.uk


Yosi Samia SS13 Yellow Pumps £59.50 www.austique.co.uk


Aztec Embroidered Shorts £30 www.topshop.com


Fevola Embellished Sandals £30 www.topshop.com


Look of the day

I had a browse on the website  of The Dressing Room tonight and I have chosen tomorrow’s outfit even if it is only in photo’s.

Star Mela Ula Embroidered Top £55

Current Elliot The Beatnik-Superloved Jeans £160

Ash Virgo Nappa Trainer £105

All available www.the-dressingroom.com

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Star Mela Ula Embroidered Top
Current Elliott The Beatnik-Superloved
Ash Virgo Nappa Trainer

Look of the Day

After my visit to The Dressing Room Boutique the other day, I keep checking their website, so there is no better place to choose my Look of the Day. All items are available at www.the-dressingroom.com.

My Picks from The Dressing Room

Current Elliott The Beatnik-Superloved jeans £229 here
American Vintage Jacksonville Tee in Azure £45 (lucky me has this) here
Ash Bowie Wedge Trainers in Navy £149 here
ChloBO Bracelet with dream ball £140 here
American Vintage Paradis Scarf in Pineapple £58 here

The Dressing Room

I had a mini adventure today; I was invited to The Dressing Room Boutique in St Albans and so feeling very intrepid I set off for St Pancras Station. I have never passed through this station before and was amazed that it doesn’t look anything like another train station in this country. There are a huge amount of shops and cafes and its light and airy, very impressed. I want to use the Eurostar now, next stop Paris.

Only 20 minutes out of London is St Albans and The Dressing Room and I must say it is a boutique well worth visiting. It was established in 2005 and has won many industry awards for both the shop and the website. Deryane Tadd owns the boutique; she exudes a laid back chic vibe and is totally charming. Deryane does all of the buying and she has an amazing eye, which you will realise after a visit.

The boutique stocks some amazing brands with excellent price points, there are certainly a lot of my favourites in there, American Vintage, Antik Batik, Star Mela, Maison Scotch, J Brand, Current Elliott, Ash… and many more. I have to add to this that The Dressing Room is a major American Vintage stockist, look at the rainbow of colours on display.

A Rainbow of American Vintage Tees

The shop is laid out on a curve, this allows more combinations of colour/styles to be seen and feeds the customer ideas without anyone speaking.

Layout of the Boutique

Boutique Layout

The sense of space and colour is everywhere; there are pots of nail polish next to clothes and jewellery.

Pastel Nail Polishes

My Favourite Bag

There is no end to what they offer; you have found you dress, now let’s find the jewellery, the shoes and maybe a scarf.

Lots of Shoes

ChloBo Jewellery

Beautiful Scarves

If you cast your eyes up you will see the gorgeous photos on the wall, Audrey has pride of place amongst many others.

Style Icons

Last but most certainly not least, the staff at The Dressing Room are utterly charming, incredibly helpful and make you feel most welcome for the duration of your visit.

View The Dressing Room Boutique’s gorgeous collections at www.the-dressingroom.com