22.01 metal mouth

Wow, Friday has rolled round again, how fast has this week flown by? What are your weekend plans everyone? I’m off work tomorrow and will be hopefully catching up with a cousin who is down for the day. Sunday is my Grandad’s birthday, so it is going to be a family filled weekend.

Thanks for the good wishes about the braces, the uncomfortable-ness is easing at last and I don’t feel as insecure as I thought I would about having one at the age of almost 23…I guess I’m kind of used to it now, and fingers crossed the end result will be worth the discomfort!


Outfit wise, I ordered this dress from ASOS only to discover it is incredibly short. I’m in love with the shape and pattern though, so it’s a keeper, to be worn with jeggings for now.
Do we think I could get away with thick tights though?



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90 comments for “22.01 metal mouth

  1. I think you can get away with thick tights, I don’t know whether it’s even warm enough to wear thick tights outside!

    Hope the braces are going well!


  2. I know! I cant believe it’s weekend AGAIN! tsk.. Anyway..am glad you’re doing alright with the braces. πŸ™‚

    That dress is fab! the length is just fine I guess.. πŸ™‚

  3. It’s a lovely dress, but to me it is a bit short to be worn with tights.. However with very opaque tights it could be just fine =)
    You’re right not to be embarassed about your braces, first a lot of people of our age have them (and even “older” people) and second they are hardly noticeable!
    Have a lovely weekend

  4. love it! and yep I think thick tights would look beautiful πŸ™‚

    glad youre feeling good about the braces, they look great and yes the end result will be worth it!


    ps, i know someone who had braces in their 40s… so youve got one up on them!

  5. Jo

    Dress gorge, would be fab with thick tights.
    Glad your braces are feeling more comfortable, the end result will be worth it.

    I also have a family fulled weekend, hope you have a great time. Happy Birthday to Grandad.

    Jo x

  6. I’m feeling the same way about how fast this week has gone by!

    Hope you’re adjusting well to the metal in your mouth!

    That’s a lovely dress, I’m sure you could get away with wearing thick leggings instead:)


  7. I think thick leggings would do πŸ™‚

  8. This is lovely, I hope the braces aren’t too bad! I remember when I first got mine and we went to a really posh restaurant the day after..I couldn’t eat anything but the soup for starters πŸ™ I feel your pain!

  9. you have the figure to get away with thick tights and a short dress. you could wear anything and still be cute!
    I hope the braces aren’t too bad! you are looking great.
    have a sweet day, darling, xoxo

  10. hey, just dropped by and i’m loving the blog. just starting out myself and would love to know what you think. take it easy.

    p.s the Wickadelic tights from the other day are pretty cool, have you checked out Bebaroque tights? they are fantastiche. ” )

  11. Yep I think it’d definately look nice with thick tights! I think ASOS dresses are always too short, and I’m only 5ft1″!!


  12. braces are okay. After that you’ll have the best smile of your life. hihihi.

    love the dress. And the layers here are to die for. Am sometimes very ambitious for layered dressing. It’s hot here all the time. Though now it’s a bit cold, so am wearing jackets as long as i can before summer some.

    have a great weekend gorgeous.

    I am Denise Katipunera

  13. your braces are so tiny! also you could absolutely wear that with thick tights. I find that if something feels very short, flat shoes help tone it down πŸ™‚

  14. I’m one of the few lucky ones that never had to wear braces (even though i have a slight overbite) so i’ve no idea what they feel like! You could definitely wear tights with the dress!

  15. You look gorgeous! I’m glad the braced aren’t bothering you too much πŸ™‚

  16. Hi! About the outfit, in my opinion it would be perfect with tights or leggins, and i also love the pattern. About the size, i think it suits you nicely like that!
    I hope the braces are a good investment for you (my doctor is thinking about one for me too, and i’m 22 as well…bah – we’ll see)
    This weekend is going to be a very regular one – I’m going to the antiques market, to be with my B, cause we can’t be together during the week, to shere some time with the family too! Hope everything goes well with you these days and have a nice family weekend!

  17. Oh, just to tell that the necklace you’re wearing is fabulous!I’ve just noticed it

  18. I love that dress and those shoes πŸ™‚ Good luck with the braces xx

  19. Lovin’ your braces – you look like a chick with attitude! The dress is so pretty and a lovely print and wouldn’t be too short if you teamed it with 100 denier knitted tights and flat boots.

  20. you look so cute with braces! def pull them off better than i did. and imagine how beautiful your grin will be for the rest of your life, pearly whites!

  21. The dress is short, that’s true, but I am sure it would still look perfect with some nice tights! It never hurts to try anyway πŸ™‚

    Hope you get used to braces real soon and stop thinking about it, I do think you look cute with braces!

  22. I had braces for four years, wasn’t too fun of a time, but two perks:

    – amazingly straight teeth now
    -brushing is so challenging with braces that I am now an expert in dental hygenine haha

  23. Dress is lovely Im sure you ciould get away with thick tights.
    Your braces look fine, lots of people get them in at an older age. Plus it will definitely be worth it! Im considering getting some.

  24. The colours on that dress are beautiful!
    Have a brill weekend hun πŸ™‚
    prettyneons xXx

  25. i think you can get away with anything babe. πŸ™‚

    Mode Junkie

  26. Sweets you are going to get the perfect smile and everyone including me will be so jealous. xxxxxxx

  27. you look great! I’m nervous because I need to get looked at for some on my bottom teeth πŸ™

  28. The dress is sooo cute. You should definately wear it with tights. Go on, do it, haha.

    PP x

  29. This dress is absolutely wonderful. And I think you could of course wear it with thick tights. And about the braces: it will definitly be worse going through. Good luck to you πŸ™‚

  30. braces will be worth it in the end! I had them for 3 years. They were annoying and painful but I love my straight teeth!

    The dress is so cute!


  31. don’t worry, it’ll be definitely worth it! plus, the feeling of getting it off is amazing πŸ™‚ love your outfit!


  32. I Love the outfit. I would wear it with thick, opaque tights, maybe even a couple pair, instead of the jeggins. As for the braces, you go for it girl. We all have to do what we have to do. You will be glad you did it when you get them off and see that beautiful smile.

  33. Iva

    cute!! have a great weekend!!

  34. Cute outfit, and don’t worry I have braces , they are a pain but they will give you lovely teeth, oh yeah and happy Birthday to your grandad xxx

  35. that dress is so cute and thanks for visiting my blog!


  36. I think it might on the tad ‘exposing’ side if worn with tights! It’s gorgeous with jeggings though!

    My bottom teeth are very squint, only going squint after my wisdom tooth came through, so I’m actually thinking about voluntarily getting braces.


  37. i looove asos! and i love that dress! and lady you make braces work! i love it!

  38. Jen

    that dress is adorable! i think you could definitely get away with wearing some really thick tights. πŸ™‚
    and my mom got braces in her 40s so you’re never too old for them!

  39. Jen

    Definitely a yes from me for the thick tights – I think they’d really work with the delicate print on your dress.

    Glad all is well with the braces! You have nothing to feel conscious about – you’re so pretty! πŸ™‚ xx

  40. aw i find braces so adorable πŸ™‚ love the dress

  41. Lovely dress, I really like how you are wearing it ! Oh and the braces look cute!

  42. hey my love!

    good luck with the braces. i know its hard to believe now, but time will fly by and they’ll be off in no time… and you’ll have a perfect smile to show off as a reward πŸ™‚

    oh and the dress is gorgeous. definitely go for it with black tights.


  43. Don’t worry about the braces, I weared them for a long time and now I’m so happy about it!!
    The dress is lovely, and I like it so short, it’s cute!

  44. i love the print on the dress
    and i hope the braces don’t cause you too much discomfort :3

  45. You poor thing! I hated braces!

  46. Tights would be awesome, just make sure they’re opaque lol =D

  47. I got them when I was 27. No shame in braces! You look great!

  48. Meg

    Can you believe I grew up wanting braces (a bunch of my favourite cousins had them and I liked the way they looked… weird i know) but never got them?

    I like the dress and I think it would look good with thick tights.

  49. Yay for braces! I know that sounds weird, but I had them when I was 10 and then again when I was 12 till I was 14 and I am SO thankful that I did! Many years later and my teeth are still straight! Pretty soon you won’t even think twice about them and then when they are gone you will actually feel weird! Ha! And of course you look gorgeous in this outfit, as always love! Have a great weekend XOXO

  50. you look cute in braces πŸ™‚
    and about the dress why not give it a go with leggings or thick tights..
    I think it’ll look great πŸ™‚

  51. Ohh I hate my braces too ! πŸ™ Anyway I love that dress , even it’s too short . Sure you can wear thick tights πŸ˜€ Have a nice weekend !

  52. Ah! You have a new accessory. Rock those braces! Like Gwen Stefani. πŸ™‚ I love, love that dress, too.

  53. I had braces for 4years πŸ™ But it was worth it as I have nice teeth now =)
    Love that dress πŸ™‚

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  55. Thick tights it is!

  56. I really love the dress you are wearing!!!
    I hope the braces will work.

    -The Trendy Fashionista

  57. I feel the same way about how fast this week has gone by!
    nice blog!!! have a nice weekend!

  58. such a pretty dress, i love the print on it πŸ™‚

  59. I think you could easily get away with thick tights, I love that dress, it’s beautiful! And hope you have a fabulous weekend and your brace doesn’t cause too much pain! xxx

  60. Hey Gal!!! You look great!!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!

  61. MJ

    My friends who have had braces have all said they are glad they did. It can make a world of difference… good luck!


  62. J

    aww ur braces are cute!! great outfit, leggings are always the way to go if something is just a tad short πŸ™‚

  63. Hey Laura! Hope you have a good weekdn too and your braces look lovely. My friend recently had hers put on too. Gorgeous dress, your style continues to amaze me. xxx

  64. ohh yes,I think it would look great with tick tights!

  65. I definitely think you could get away with thick tights. And good luck with the braces this go round. πŸ™‚

  66. Aw braces are pretty annoying. But once you get them off you realize how worth it they are. Hopefully it won’t be too long πŸ™‚
    really cute outfit!

  67. aw, i hope the braces don’t give you too much pain darling πŸ™

    i absolutely love how you styled that dress!

  68. I love your outfit and Wow, you look wonderful with braces!! I will be getting braces soon too.

  69. The braces look kind of cute on you! Hope the pain is going away…
    Have a nice weekend!

  70. Such a cute dress, but I often have that problem with ASOS dresses… many of them are way too short to be worn without tights. I think if you get very opaque or wool tights you can definitely get away with it.

    Good luck with the braces. Is it really your 5th time? Wow. I wore them as a teenager for 2 years but I think unless you keep wearing the removable braces every night after that, teeth will shift forward again… such a pain!

  71. You should definitely try the dress with thick leggings, I love pattern!

  72. you can definitely wear it with thick tights! is so cute. xx

  73. It bugs me to no end when a dress I love is too short on me, but this one works perfectly the way you wore it!

    I feel you on teh braces thing… I remember how painfull they were, but you are right, the result is definitely worth it!

  74. it’s good to hear that your discomfort is easing. i never had braces but I saw my cousin who once had braces, she can barely eat for a week when she first got it. you look pretty with it. and oh, love that dress. you look pretty!


  75. Oh absolutely! Thick tights would look great πŸ™‚ I love the shape too! Good luck with the braces, I’m sure the pain/discomfort will be worth it in the end πŸ™‚ Happy weekend dear!

  76. Love, love the outfit! And don’t worry the discomfort will eventually leave as you get used to them. Just make sure you always have your toothbrush with you. =) I had braces for almost 3 years.


  77. jumpers are adorable! i adore like, little-girl-chic clothes.

    good luck with the braces, they’ll be worth it! πŸ™‚

    <3 www.prettytimepiece.org

  78. Cute dress! the print is really nice

  79. aw I’m delighted to finally meet another fan of ASOS πŸ™‚ Very good choice of clothes by the way!

  80. Anonymous

    Aw. You look lovely! Yeah, I think thick tights/leggings would work. -Feather

  81. i think it’ll look good over tights.

  82. the braces will be worth it, love. i only had mine installed when i turned 27. when they were finally removed, i swear, i became much much prettier!!! it was just the teeth but my life changed dramatically. i’ll cry now.


  83. i wish you luck with the braces – it gets better! dont worry πŸ™‚

  84. Had totally missed that you’d got braces… I’m getting them too this month (my first appointment is on Monday) and I’m feeling a bit eeeek! about them. So good to know it’s not too bad!

  85. omg i’m so glad i saw this, because i wanna get braces so much (i’m 21 till june)

    tell us all about it after you’ve worn em for awhile?