14 March 2018

Winter Florals For Spring

I enjoy floral print tea dresses all year round, this is no secret... however, with a self-inflicted spending ban until May, I have been looking through my winter wardrobe to see how I can transition my favourite pieces through to the next season.
One item I particularly cherished (and always will), was a beautiful Liberty of London print dress that was so kindly handmade for me by the lovely Rose Halstead who owns Plum & Pigeon. Although I enjoyed wearing it throughout A/W, I found it was a little too cold and found myself layering with woolly tights and chunky cardigans. Now that spring has arrived (very nearly almost, anyway!) I am delighted to be able to wear it how I imagined...
I'm a big fan of thermals and "under jumpers" but I find a pretty ruffled turtle neck to be the ideal layering trick whilst it's still a bit chilly.
It has pockets! Again, big fan... I'm wearing my Rosefield Tribeca watch with pink strap, which I think compliments the subtle rose tones in the dress without being too girly.
I imagine in summer I'll probably wear a pair of Saltwater Sandals (a firm staple). But for the months where you're in between boots and sandals, I think trainers are perfectly acceptable to wear with floral dresses, especially with a pair of Marks & Sparks schoolboy socks! But it's personal preference I guess (my mother certainly wasn't a fan).
I'm sure there will be winter-spring transitional styling aplenty as I find myself battling my way through my spending ban, and spring is my favourite season so an increase in floral patterns is a given!

Dress: c/o Plum & Pigeon // White Ruffle Turtle Neck (similar) //  

21 February 2018

Sunday Girl

Two of my favourite things about Sundays: Coffee + fresh blooms.
If I'm not spending the day sleepily tucked up with a stack of books, I'm out and about getting my caffeine fix and buying flowers to brighten up my apartment.
And with Spring right around the corner... that means tulips are decorating the pavements outside city florists. They are one of my very favourite blooms, so bright and cheerful! And of course signifying the start of a brand new season.
It's still very chilly here in the UK, so I've recently treated myself to a brand new dream knit. From And Other Stories - it's all things pink and lovely.
Coats and hats are currently still adorned, but I find a colourful beret the perfect Spring accessory to add a pop of colour to an outfit. I have quite a few and I'm often asked where I get them from - I can recommend Accessorize, H&M, ASOS & Topshop.
What I'm wearing:
And Other Stories 'Amour' Sweater // Topshop Denim A-Line Mini Skirt // Dr Martens Black 2976 Chelsea Boots // Archive by Alexa Princess Coat M&S (sold out) // Topshop Wicker Basket (similar) // 

11 February 2018

The Monthly Playlist : February

I'm kind of sleep-walking my way through this month, so here's a collection of music I've been listening to whilst usually hibernating in a nest I've made on my bedroom floor - wrap yourself in a blanket, light some candles & grab a brew...