old favourite.

I’ve had this jacket for a couple of years now and every single time I wear it I get a flood of compliments. It’s metallic denim! How great is that?! I decided I wanted to look nice for the Black Heart Creatives jewellery making workshop so wore it over my lovely and beautiful Alice & You organza top that so far I’ve only worn twice: once for new year’s festivities, and once for cocktails at Claridges. I decided it needs more outings, rather than only on special occasions. After all, YOLO.

Jacket : Simply Be
Top : Truly You
Skirt : Missguided
Boots : Evans

Broke out an old favourite Lime Crime Velvetine in Red Velvet to keep me matte and opaque all day.

spring has sprung.

All this beautiful sunshine and outdoor frolicking has got to me. I just want to wear FLORALS and PASTELS and DELIGHTFUL PRINTS all the time. I feel like this outfit encapsulates that delightful mood. What I like about this outfit is that everything is so comfortable. The trousers are slouchy, the jacket is spacious and light, I love the material of the top, and I’m delighted to have finally found some daywear-appropriate heels. I feel great about this look in every possible way.

Jacket : Missguided
Top : ASOS Curve
Trousers : Simply Be
Shoes : New Look

My sweet, subtle but bright pink lipstick is a bargain that my beloved pal picked me up in Amsterdam, knowing I am thoroughly committed to lip products (just counted- I have 20 lipsticks in my handbag). It’s HEMA’s Soft Matt lipbalm in 04, at a tiny €3.50.

nautical but nice.

When my latest delivery from Junarose came, I nearly squealed with glee. Just the look of the bright red and the perfect breton stripes together, next to each other, in the box was a beautiful sight to behold, and I couldn’t wait to wear them. When I came to put in my order, the dress was unavailable in the size I wanted, and they only had two sizes smaller, so I thought I’d chance it and I’m really glad I did. It gives me a cute lil VBO (visible belly outline) but apart from that I wouldn’t really want it any bigger, let alone two sizes bigger. I think my favourite thing about the dress is the sweet little chambray cuff turn-ups. Thoughtful, unobtrusive design details like that (and the navy blue ribbon at the back of the neck of the breton top) are why I like Junarose. The coat fits perfectly, and is the absolute perfect length to go over the dress without any of the dress peeking out the bottom, as you can see!

Coat : Junarose
Dress : Junarose
Brogues : Clarks

Lipstick is, again Nars Velvet Matte lip crayon in Dragon Girl.

sweet sale.

Although I don’t get paid until next Tuesday so can’t partake in the excellent 20% off ASOS Curve sale, I’ve compiled a little wishlist of all the stuff I’m feeling the most at the moment, and were I rich, would definitely fill my shopping basket with. As you can see, I’m particularly feeling floral everything, but can’t resist the much less girly khaki shorts. And, my god, that suede skirt is the stuff of actual dreams.

20% off ASOS Curve using the code RIGHTFIT <3 ends 8am Friday

Printed top // Purple dress // Khaki shorts
Mermaid-tail dress // Prom dress // Suede skirt
Pencil skirt // Floral top // Floral jumpsuit

holiday horizon.

Although it’s not quite holiday season yet, I took New Look up on their offer to choose an item from their holiday shop for the blog. My holidays tend to be strolling around cities, and I haven’t had a beach holiday in many, many years, so my idea of ‘holiday style’ tends to not be bikinis and flip flops but comfortable, easy-to-wear stuff that I can accessorise and not get bored of. I’m actually going on holiday next month and figured this dress was something I could happily pound the streets of New York in, leaving a trail of cocktail glasses, Sephora receipts and art gallery tickets in my wake.

Jacket : ASOS Curve (similar)
Faux fur collar : Boohoo
Dress : New Look Inspire
Boots : Primark
Lipstick is Revlon Colorburst in Elusive, which comes in handy when I want something more pink-ish than Nars in Anita.