As you might be able to tell, this is an outfit I wore a couple of weeks ago, whilst it was still somewhat warm – I’m currently freezing and haven’t quite worked out how to use the heating in my flat… . I couldn’t resist sharing it though, this coat is just amazing! I love the colours and especially the tailored style; it is another Zara-esque bargain at £24 from SheInside, and I’m hoping to still get plenty of wear out of it throughout winter too (layers are everything!!). Here I wore it over this super pretty Missguided dress, which I wore in my Missguided blogger edit but have also worn a bunch of times since. I love wearing it with a few different interesting necklaces, which I’m finally starting to build up a decent collection of. I especially love my obsidian pendant by IndigoMoon – you can currently order similar pendants and other one-of-a-kind jewels from the lovely Sarah on the IndigoMoon Facebook page.
Worn together I think that the pieces are super summery, however I definitely think that the top will work into autumn/winter worn with darker colours. I love the shape of the top too!
Another outfit from last week, featuring a new Choies blazer! As you may have gathered from some previous posts I’m a fan of orange at the moment, and this pale tangerine shade is perfect and summery. This particular colour is currently sold out, but you can keep your eye out for restocks or purchase it for a very reasonable £19.79 in one of the other five colours – I think white or pink would be my next choice! The blazer comes with shoulder pads, however I’ve removed mine for a more relaxed look. I wore it with a piece from the latest Rihanna x River Island collection – I’m not a Rihanna fan but I have been very much impressed by both of her River Island collaborations so far, save for a few more “interesting” pieces (those double jeans?!). I love this print and hope to acquire some more of it, but at £20 this dress (which is technically a top, but long enough to be a mini-dress for average height or petite ladies) was a no-brainer. I’m also wearing my favourite new MissGuided boots, Fashion Nonsense spiked necklace and a skull bangle from Chicnova. PS: how cute is the wallpaper in the hallway of my new flat?! Perhaps a post about it / mini tour is in order?
Orange was one of the biggest colour trends on the SS13 catwalks, with designers like Helmut Lang, J Mendel and Carolina Herrera sending models out in head-to-toe tangerine, and it’s a colour I’m really loving at the moment! Although I’m not seeing many other signs of summer here in Manchester, the highstreet is full of summery shades, from burnt orange to carrot to apricot and everything in between Below are a few of my favourite picks from Topshop:
I’m in love my gorgeous new peplum style top by River Island which I bought from ASOS – it’s really flattering and completely versatile, it could be dressed down with some high waisted jeans or dressed up with a pencil skirt and heels! Here I’ve paired the top with a neon pencil skirt from ASOS and some nude and neon shoes from H&M.
I also added an orange lipstick (MAC Morange) and nail varnish in the same shade (‘Stellar’ by Technic, available at Bodycare) to contrast with the neon yellow/green of the skirt.