crocodile rock.

As soon as I saw this dress on ASOS, I knew it was one for me. It’s long-sleeved, midi-length, elegant but wearable. I just loved it. I wore it for the first time for early birthday drinks and dinner with some friends on Saturday night, and felt super comfortable. I would say, though, that it’s the first thing I’ve bought from ASOS Curve in a while that I might advise to size up in- it’s not particularly roomy especially round the hips. I like it so much I hope they bring out this shape in more colours and prints: they’ve made it in a more casual stretch cotton in a couple of colours (duck egg and black) but I would love the thin, silky material in a fiery orange-red or lilac.

ASOS Curve floral dress

Dress: ASOS Curve
Shoes: Evans (old)
Bag: Ragged Priest (old)

Lipstick is Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Bacca, and my necklace (which a lot of people have been asking about on Instagram!) is from Ebay- I’ve linked to the item here.

Crocodile necklace

beautiful bardot.

I bought an off-the-shoulder top a month or so ago, and every time I went to put it on, I just thought ‘… nah’. It felt too hard to wear, not me, too dressy, so I returned it. But I still felt the urge for this season’s top of choice. When I saw Callie at the weekend, she was wearing this really excellent and fairly casual off-the-shoulder top, so I thought it could be a goer. Even more so when I looked on the Simply Be site and it was reduced to £13.50. I checked the reviews for info on fit and size, and everyone advised to size down. I sized down, but honestly I could have sized down twice. This represented the first thing I’ve had from Simply Be in a year. I know I’m not alone in feeling like Simply Be would get a lot more of my money if their sizing was consistent. When you’re pretty restricted to shopping online, it’s even more essential that brands offer reliability, accuracy and consistency in sizing. And if they can’t guarantee that, then why not do a size guide for every item? It would make life so much easier. Anyway, I’m super glad I’ve found an off-the-shoulder top that fits into my wardrobe. I tried it on with dark wash skinny jeans but it just felt too self-consciously sexy, but I really like it with my ripped mom jeans.

Simply Be Bardot top

Top: Simply Be
Jeans: ASOS Curve
Shoes: Evans (old)
Belt: ASOS Curve (old)

I kept seeing pictures of people wearing the perfect pinky-red lip, and every time I asked it was always MAC All Fired Up, a lipstick I own. I hadn’t worn it in a while, so I decided now was the time to break it out again.

MAC All Fired Up

 

 

the perfect pink.

I wondered if this outfit was Too Much but then realised if I saw it on someone in the street I would be intensely jealous of their cool idea, so went for it. My renewed commitment to really thinking about my clothes and making more of an effort will inevitably involve some more interesting outfits, and I feel like this is going to be a regular. I’m obsessed with pink, and these dusky shades are pink to perfection. Word of warning: this top only has one button and it’s right on the waist. I’ve definitely exposed my bra while wearing it so if you’re into the shirt but want to preserve some mystery, definitely safety pin the collar together where it meets. The trousers are so perfect and it’s such a joy to be wearing trousers long enough. It’s made me wonder if I might need the accompanying suit jacket…

Plus size pyjama top

Pink suit trousers

Shirt: ASOS Curve
Trousers: ASOS Tall
Sandals: Yours

Lipstick is LA Splash liquid lipstick in Latte Confession. I’m really happy I ordered this off BeautyBay as I hadn’t tried any of their stuff before and the formula is so comfortable and non-drying but still really opaque. Highly recommend.

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something old, something old.

I was inspired to do this outfit post by something Danie tweeted yesterday. It’s got really hot in London over the past couple of days, so I thought it was a good opportunity to wear a lovely sundress I have, that I don’t often get to wear and thought might only end up wearing on holiday. It looks so nice on me, but it’s not new. You can’t buy it. You couldn’t even buy it when I got it, as it was given to me by the wonderful Melly from Twitter. But that doesn’t make it less of a great outfit, and given this is a blog I use to show my outfits, here is a nice outfit. I love wearing yellow, who knew it worked so well on me?

Yellow Modcloth dress

Dress: Modcloth
Shoes: Avarcas

Lipstick is MAC Heroine and earrings are from the Topshop sale.

MAC Heroine

the pyjama game.

I feel like I’m going to get a lot of wear out of this pyjama-esque top from M&S. I picked it up when I went to return a top I knew wasn’t really my style, and I feel extremely blessed that I saw this on sale while I was in there. The colour’s great, it’s a perfect relaxed fit and I can wear it with pretty much all my trousers. I love these ASOS Curve mom jeans so much they’re now on equal footing with skinny jeans. I don’t know what it is, but I just find the shape so wearable and I love the strong, heavy denim. I bought these shoes in navy blue last year and loved them, but being from Evans they wore out in about three weeks. I bought a backup pair in burgundy but have been saving them for when I really want to wear them, and this outfit felt like the right moment to bring them into circulation. I wish I could get a pair of shoes exactly like this but made of real leather and with a strong sole so they don’t fall apart like these are inevitably going to. But for now that’s just a dream…

Pyjama top

Shirt: M&S
Jeans: ASOS
Shoes: Evans (old)

Eye makeup is from the Vintage Vamp palette by Charlotte Tilbury, lips are Stila liquid lipstick in Patina, earrings are H&M and bee necklace is from Alex Monroe.

Tassel earrings