Happy birthday to me! Today is my birthday, although this is actually an outfit I wore last week. This adorable daisy print jumper from Chicnova is lovely and chunky, so it’s perfect for the crappy weather we’re having. I paired it with a Topshop tube skirt and my new “”Moschino”” belt from Romwe, I do feel a little sketchy wearing a replica which actually has a brand name on it, however it looks great and my Vivienne Westwood bag is authentic, so I think I’ll live!
I’m spending my Monday catching up on some of the fabulous (and not so fabulous) SS14 collections from some of the UK’s finest, shown over the weekend at London Fashion Week. I’ve been underwhelmed by some (what is Topshop Unique doing?!) but blown away by others, and thankfully Mulberry falls into the latter category.
Mulberry embodies how I think I will dress when I am in my 30s – I’m not quite classy enough (or rich enough) to pull it off yet, but that doesn’t stop me dreaming. It is much easier for me to describe what I didn’t like about Mulberry SS14, namely the strapless bodices (above) which I’m just not quite feeling, because everything else was magical! I especially loved the textured prints, printed matching sets or ‘co-ords’, the bags (duh), and of course Turbo the adorable bulldog!
The colourscheme didn’t blow me away (probably because I’m too busy loving every shade of pink at the moment), but it definitely wasn’t a disappointment either. I especially loved the use of grey and baby blue (I need the baby blue subtly floral shirt and dress in my life!), and also the all white outfits which have been so popular over the summer just gone.
Stripes played quite a big part in this collection, being featured on bags, worn head to toe, and even inspiring the strappy shoes. All stripes were chunky and horizontal but also very subtle which I love; Mulberry chose to juxtapose different textures and slightly different shades of a similar colour rather than opting for a bolder clash of colours which featured in their SS12 collection.
I can only hope that Mulberry continues to be this amazing after the departure of long serving Creative Director Emma Hill (this was her final collection!), but for now you can lust over the rest of the collection and watch the show on Mulberry’s website.
So I have stayed true to my word and ended up with another piece in Motel’s fab Mandala print! I really love the fit of this dress from MeeMee, it’s the perfect relaxed fit for casual wear but could easily work with some big chunky heels for a night out. I’ve already gone on enough about how much I like this print (see my posts featuring the Mandala Kimono here and here), but it definitely works on this dress equally well. I paired it with all black some silver accessories (the longer necklace was a bargain £2 from Primark) and a deep purple lip (Mac’s ‘Media’).