28 March 2018

EverydayLifeGoals: Ditching the Denim

I've been a huge admirer of the check trouser this season - "saving" images on Instagram and mentally styling how I'd wear them. But I wasn't able to find a pair that I thought would suit me, and being an avid denim wearer, I wasn't ready to ditch the jeans and embrace the trend just yet.
However, with Very's #everydaylifegoals campaign - I thought it was the perfect opportunity to take the plunge, try something new and expand my collection.
I found the perfect pair in a cigarette style trouser which I think flatters my body shape, so they were easy to style in my every day wardrobe. I think they're extremely versatile - for work I'd wear them with a plain white oversized shirt and a pair of loafers. And for a more informal, weekend look; I've gone for a statement tee tucked in, which instantly adds a cool and relaxed vibe.
The delicate pink pointelle stitch cardi is the perfect spring knit, and gives the outfit a vintage inspired look.
For shoes I've gone with a classic pair of black low block heel court shoes, which I think complements the vintage feel and are the perfect pair of comfortable shoes to take you from day to night.
What I'm wearing:

*all items gifted by Very

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17 March 2018

The Monthly Playlist: March

I haven't really found any new music this month (apart from Blossoms' new banger), just rediscovering old favourites. I think my music taste is pretty chilled out at the minute - there's been a lot of lazy sundays spent under a blanket with a brew. If there's anything that you think I'd especially enjoy then please do let me know!
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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) //  
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