I’ve been making the most of the lovely weather by cramming in as many summery outfits as I can! This weekend I wore my new Sass & Bide inspired dress from SheInside – a bargain at £22. The bright colours of the top part are perfect for a sunny day, and they allow you to be creative with jewellery or accessories as you can wear anything in the pinks, blues, greens and blacks of the dress without it being too much. I wore mine with black jelly sandals from Topshop (an old item unfortunately, but you can get similar here), Prada style sunglasses and YSL style ring both from eBay (similar here and here), Topshop earrings and super sweet Marc By Marc Jacobs disc bracelet (finally something which is actually a designer brand!).
Here’s a look at the second item in my YourEyesLie.co.uk package, the Navo Crop Top. Normally I choose to avoid v-neck tops but I love the cut of this one and the print is so cute! The pale pink colour is ideal for summer too. Here I’ve paired it with mint green skinny jeans from Primark, a studded shoulder vintage denim jacket and Nike Air Max 90s. I’m also wearing a new ear cuff! What do you think?
You might’ve seen how impressed I was with the River Island Spring Summer 2012 when images from it were released back in February, so I’ve decided to select items from River Island’s ‘Just Arrived‘ pages to feature in my first ‘New In picks of the week’ post. All of the following items caught my eye immediately and if money was no object I’d definitely be picking them all up!
Here’s a closer look at my new navajo/aztec print jacket which was just £10 from Cow in Manchester! It is a little big, but after wearing it for a day I completely love it. I definitely want to pick up some more bomber jackets for the upcoming season. Topshop have some really nice printed bomber jackets, but I am wary of buying a ‘loud’ print from somewhere like Topshop (where the chances are that a lot of people will buy the same item as you) because it can often be disappointing and even embarrassing! Buying a vintage printed jacket is much more rewarding and unique and often a lot cheaper too.
Today I wore my jacket with my American Apparel Disco Pants, a suede vest from Urban Outfitters and my Nike Air Max 90s.
Today I received a very belated birthday present from my girl friends at college (my birthday was in September!), but one which I am still in love with – the American Apparel Disco Pant! I’ve been yearning for a pair of disco pants for years but couldn’t bring myself to splash out the £70, so they were the perfect 18th birthday gift. I strongly recommend that every girl has a pair of these in any colour, they’re fabulous.
Here I’m wearing them with a pocket t-shirt which I made myself. These, along with other prints, will be available to buy on thepocketco.bigcartel.com in the next few days, so keep your eye out! In the mean time, follow The Pocket Co Tumblr to keep updated. I’m also wearing my Carhartt beanie and the trainers which were a Christmas gift from my boyfriend – my Nike Air Max 1 Beets. Not to everyone’s taste but I think they’re gorgeous!
I just love this Navajo wool parka coat from the Heritage Research Autumn/Winter 2011 collection. It’s the perfect statement piece for any man (or lady!)’s winter wardrobe, featuring leather binding and horn buttons, Riri zipper, Navajo Wool with cotton lining as well as reinforced shoulder panels and military cartridge pockets. It is, unfortunately, not affordable for everyone, but if you can justify spending £465 on a coat then I highly recommend you go an order one from Present now!