This has to be one of my absolute favourite recent outfits, because I’m in love with every one of the pieces! I’m obsessed with the colours and ‘Mandala’ print of this Motel kimono, and have a fairly overwhelming urge to go and buy the dress, skirt and top in the same print… help! It’s also a really great fit, super relaxed with 3/4 length sleeves, plus it has (very handy) pockets.
Here I wore the kimono over this fab dress from SheInside, a copy of Nasty Gal’s infamous ‘Dare You’ dress, but priced at £23.95 rather than (a fairly extortionate) £116! It is extremely short and the caged top doesn’t have much stretch in it so if you’re tall and slim or have comparatively broad shoulders I would definitely recommend sizing up (I’m around 5’6″ and am wearing the size small, but I think a medium would have been a better fit).
*use code ‘hannahlouisef’ for 20% off Motel*
Finally, I’m wearing my new boots (pictured above) – full credit to my friend Hannah for discovering these on the New Look website. They’re definitely the best copy of the Jeffrey Campbell Coltranes I’ve seen, which are in turn a chunkier and slightly less amazing (but still pretty great) version of the dreamy Balenciaga originals, and are a total bargain at £30 (less with student discount). They’re currently sold out, but I would highly recommend coming back to check the website and checking your local New Look, as I would imagine they’ll be restocked. If you are ordering online they fit quite large, so if you’re between sizes I’d recommend sizing down.
This will be my last outfit post for a couple of weeks as I’m heading to CALIFORNIA in the early hours, eeeek! If anyone has any recommendations of things to see, do or eat, or shops to visit anywhere in SoCal then please leave a comment below. If I can blog whilst I’m away then I will do so, but I can make no promises. I will be posting (a lot) on Instagram whilst I’m there, so if you don’t already follow me my username is hannahlouisef. Have a great summer 🙂