Mink Tulle & Velvet 50’s Dress

leather jacket over dress

Little Mistress Mink Tulle & Velvet Dress With A Suede Jacket

Despite it being absolutely freezing outside, I’ve been bored of layering up with a million pieces and only shooting winter appropriate outfits, so this weekend I braved the cold for a while to show you a look I love, which we did outside a local farm house. I got this gorgeous Little Mistress Tulle & Velvet Dress in Mink from ASOS after falling in love with it. Isn’t it beautiful? It combines my love of velvet, pastel purple, tulle, and dresses in one! I thought styling it with my ALLSAINTS Plait Balfern Suede Jacket in Grey was a good idea, to match the RAYE Grey Heels. It’s sort of a very modern and edgy twist on a 50’s party dress and I like that.

I kept it classy with my beloved BVLGARI LVCEA Watch and jewellery though as I wore my new Kyoto Pearls (bracelets, necklace & earrings) to glam it up a lot. I have loved pearl jewellery for years and finding suitable pieces was always hard, but here are my ideal items. The double pearl earrings are my favourite, they remind me of the famous Chanel ones from a few seasons ago, but in a subtle version. You will be seeing these a lot more as I’m still wearing them now! The double twisted necklace is really nice too, I like how posh and chic it looks at the same time, plus I love beaded bracelets, so what’s better than pearl beaded bracelets? I also have them in grey which match my watch perfectly. Do you like pearl jewellery? I’d love to know what you think of my Little Mistress Tulle & Velvet Dress outfit!

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Also, I wanted to share with you this cool video below. I collaborated with Clothes2Order on celebrity slogans as they have put quite a few famous ones (and not so famous ones) on their t-shirts. I was guessing a lot of them in their quiz (click here for the quiz) and I actually got most of them right! I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing, ha ha. Anyway, I was thinking about a celebrity quote that I love and has made an impression on me, and it’s probably not what you think…

I know you know I’m a huge fan of Captain America and the quote that resonates with me is ‘I Could Do This All Day’ which he says in Civil War. It’s stayed strong with me as it reminds me to truly stay grounded and fight your way through life, no matter what it throws at you. I met this little kid on Twitter too, called Damon, and he’s a huge fan of Captain America as well. He’s battling cancer for the third time at the moment and his response was also ‘I Could Do This All Day’ so if he can fight and live by that quote, everyone can. What are some famous or celebrity quotes that mean something to you?

What I Was Wearing:
Dress – Little Mistress
Jacket – ALLSAINTS (similar & similar)
Shoes – RAYE (similar)
Jewellery – Kyoto Pearls



  1. Ali
    January 24, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    You look amazing, the background looks stunning. Really pretty Lorna x

    • January 25, 2017 / 8:46 pm

      Thank you so much, Ali!

  2. January 24, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    So gorgeous Lorna, you look so beautiful! 💕

    • January 25, 2017 / 8:46 pm

      Thank you, John!

  3. January 25, 2017 / 1:44 am

    Okay Lorna, these pictures are stunning and this is one of my favourite outfits/colour combo’s I’ve seen you pull out since I started following you. Absolutely beautiful. Also, I love that you tied your hair back, it just seems like perfect balance and shows off your jewelry gorgeously!

    • January 25, 2017 / 8:46 pm

      Thank you! I thought I would do something different and since it was elegant, I needed an up hairdo of some sorts. I like how it turned out!

    • January 25, 2017 / 8:47 pm

      Thank you, Amy!

    • January 25, 2017 / 8:47 pm

      Thank you 🙂

    • January 25, 2017 / 8:47 pm

      Thank you!

    • January 25, 2017 / 8:48 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m really glad you like it!

  4. January 25, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    Such a lovely dress, the dove color is a gorgeous combo with the tulle! Love the mix with grey too, it’s a lovely color combination and has a winter vibe to it!

    Hope you’re having a lovely week! Xx

    • January 25, 2017 / 8:48 pm

      Thank you so much! Glad you like it!

  5. January 25, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    Loooved your tulle velvet dress, and the shoes are really perfect for the outfit, as well as the lovely jacket. I think it’s a great look, looking retro, but still modern, a great combination. I like pearls a lot, and I loved your necklace and earrings. You are always so gorgeous! I watched the video and it is funny! I could never guess things right 🙂 Hope you have a very nice day, despite the cold weather!

    • January 25, 2017 / 8:48 pm

      Thank you, Denise! I’m really happy you like the whole combination of everything. Pearls are definitely pretty 🙂

  6. January 25, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    This photo shoot, to me, has the feel of being two outfits for the price of one. I’m very struck by the huge difference between the photos in which you are wearing the jacket and the photos in which you are holding it. I like both looks… but I think the shots in which you are wearing the jacket have the edge. 🙂

    The dress is lovely. It’s a beautiful style and gorgeous colours and I think, even if you’d not said anything about the 1950, I’d have mentally made the 50s connection. With the jacket added I think the outfit becomes something that’s much harder to define – past, present, future? I just can’t decide – but it’s an intriguing look and absolutely a winning one. 😀 I think, your imagination and creativity both seem to be set to maximum this year. 🙂

    Oh, and I think there’s just enough clear skies and green grass in the background of these shots for this to pass as summer! Though I’m sure it didn’t feel that way. 😉

    • January 25, 2017 / 7:53 pm

      Oh, and I forgot… My favourite quote is (surprise…) from Doctor Who. It’s a line spoken by the Doctor in a 1964 episode of the show: ” As we learn about each other, so we learn about ourselves.” 🙂

      • January 25, 2017 / 8:54 pm

        That’s actually a really good quote. I like that one. It’s very true as often the things we notice in others are what we end up seeing in ourselves, or conversations/interactions with others can have a profound change on us in seconds, meaning we learn more about ourselves every single day 🙂 Very good!

    • January 25, 2017 / 8:52 pm

      Thank you, Steven! I was lucky that day as it was sunny and clear, but oh so bitter! I think it was one of the coldest days of the weekend, typically, ha ha. The car was parked about 10 steps from where we shot them so I could dive back in and dust off the ice that grew on my skin, ha ha! 😀 You’re right though, it would pass for Summer to anyone not reading the text.

      There is such a contrast with the jacket on and off though isn’t there? that’s why I wanted to show both ways in the photos as one way is very feminine and elegant, but the other is edgy and more casual. It’s surprising what one jacket can do to an entire outfit. It made me smile though when you said my imagination and creativity is on maximum, thank you! 😀

    • January 26, 2017 / 12:13 am

      Thank you!

  7. January 26, 2017 / 2:34 am

    Lorna, you look gorgeous… this dress is extremely pretty, I can see why you wanted it… I feel like it is a dress that will last for years and be worn for many special occasions.. I absolutely love it xox

    I will be writing back to you tomorrow, I wanted to write a little more than a paragraph and I have got so far behind with my blog that tonight was the night to catch up. I look forward to getting to know you more xox

    • January 26, 2017 / 3:05 pm

      Thank you so much, Launna! And that’s not a problem at all, I will look forward to it!

  8. Dmitriy Krasnov
    January 26, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    Lorna, what a nice girl you are! Really marvelous! Really gorgeous! Cute hairstyle, nice and luxurious dress, I like the colors, watch and jewelry. You’re perfect in everything!

  9. trulymadlydeeplyfashion
    January 27, 2017 / 11:33 pm

    Oh my gosh Lorna you look stunning! I actually gasped in delight when I saw these images, and that dress is heavenly! I haven’t seen you styled quite this way before, and you remind me of a leading lady from a Hitchcock film. It’s such a glamorous look and you seem to be channeling Grace Kelly! It was brave of you to do this photo shoot with the cold temperatures. I do hope you were able to get yourself warmed up immediately afterwards, and didn’t catch a cold.

    I like the quote you included at the end of the post, and the meaning behind it.

    I hope you have a lovely weekend and manage to escape the cold!

    Lots of love Saba xx


    • January 30, 2017 / 3:34 pm

      Thank you, Saba! I really am glad you love it! I didn’t catch a cold and I was warm after, so I was all good! But so happy you truly like the look. Is it one of your favourites?

      • trulymadlydeeplyfashion
        February 2, 2017 / 12:17 am

        Hi Lorna! I’m relieved to hear you got warmed up after the photo shoot and didn’t catch a cold. I adore this look on you. I love all the outfits you share on the blog, but this one is definitely one of my all-time favourites and is extra lovely. xx

        • February 2, 2017 / 12:26 pm

          Thank you so much, Saba! I am really happy you love it that much!

  10. January 28, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    Very pretty and elegant. This dress is wonderful. Kisses 🙂

    • January 30, 2017 / 3:36 pm

      Thank you 🙂

    • January 30, 2017 / 3:40 pm

      Thank you so much!

  11. January 29, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    Looking very picturesque hon, this would be a great look for a wedding. I know what you mean about being tired of shooting winter clothes, sometimes you just want to summer up in pastels, show a bit of skin tsigh… ( :

    • January 30, 2017 / 3:42 pm

      Thank you so much ( : I’m really glad you like it so much! But it’s nice to be able to have a change every now and then.

  12. January 30, 2017 / 6:12 am

    Don’t get this the wrong way, you look very pretty in that dress and jacket but i don’t get attracted towards any of it except your eyes .

  13. January 31, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    Your dress is so pretty! It looks lovely on you! 🙂 xx

    • January 31, 2017 / 10:01 pm

      Thank you 🙂

    • February 4, 2017 / 1:12 am

      Thank you!

    • February 4, 2017 / 1:12 am

      Thank you!

  14. February 3, 2017 / 11:25 am

    Dear Lorna,have a nice week end!

    • February 4, 2017 / 1:12 am

      Thank you!

    • February 4, 2017 / 1:15 am

      Thank you!

  15. July 30, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    OMG I’m done!! Your too much your outfits and poses and the confidence !! Love it !! And you have such beautiful eyes. LOL NO HOMO OMG.

    • July 30, 2017 / 1:14 pm

      Thank you so much! Really glad you like my blog!

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