I’m a sucker for a pretty blouse, and I’ve collected quite a few of these over the past couple of years. So I like to look for something that makes an otherwise normal blouse stand out! This one from Monki has just that; the double collar frill is delicate enough to wear with pretty skirts as much as casual jeans. This time around I paired it with a pleated skirt and my tie-up shoes, and probably ended up looking like an oversized schoolgirl- which really isn’t all too bad a look in my eyes!
Blouse – Monki, Skirt – ASOS (Similar), Bag – Paul’s Boutique, Shoes – Topshop
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought it would be the right time to showcase an alternative romantically-inspired outfit, thanks to all the blue items currently in my wardrobe! It might not be the classic colour associated with love, but (borrowing from the film titled Blue Is The Warmest Colour) I’d like to think there’s something a little romantic about this floral assortment.
I literally squealed in delight at the postman (who looked more than a little shocked) when he delivered both a Cath Kidston parcel and these Orla Kiely for Clarks shoes. Having first pined over the heels during Orla Kiely’s Spring/Summer presentation last year, I immediately tried them on and clomped around my house (sorry neighbours!). Because they’re from Clarks, there’s nothing troublesome about tottering around in these- the large platform and chunky heel combine to make it super comfortable to walk in! Plus, this pair of trousers is ideal for the upcoming transitional weather, and in one of the prettiest floral prints I’ve ever seen, so iconic that my friend immediately said “I love your Cath Kidston trousers!”.
And in keeping with the blue theme, I treated myself to an early Valentine’s gift from H.Samuel in the shape of this earrings and necklace set. It might be a slightly (very) cheesy thing to say, but it’s important to look after number one (you!) and give yourself a little lovin’ too, no matter who you spend Valentine’s Day with ; ) x
Jumper – Primark, Trousers – c/o Cath Kidston, Shoes – c/o Orla Kiely X Clarks, Watch – Olivia Burton, Earrings & Necklace Set – H.Samuel
It isn’t often I wear a dress simple and wearable for daytime that still makes me want to twirl around like a princess. But this Chicwish number has the fullest skirt (a little risky when the weather consists of strong gusts of wind) even though it’s in a very muted navy. Teamed with my go-to ASOS shirt, and a beautiful floral embossed bag from Nica, I thought I’d scrubbed up pretty well for the afternoon’s antics..!
Meeting Olivia and heading to The Gilbert Scott for afternoon tea with a Charlotte Brontë theme isn’t what I’d call a normal afternoon. In fact, it was my first ever experience of afternoon tea! And it didn’t disappoint; with every piece on the menu inspired by and featuring Brontë’s life, it felt like I was stepping in to both a history lesson and a real-life reenactment of one of Brontë’s visits to London. Being the history & literary lover that I am, it was the perfect fusion! Unfortunately for me, I didn’t meet a certain Mr. Rochester in the restaurant- Jane Eyre fans holla! ; ). This special tea is running until 11th February so if you’re a fan of the Brontës and you fancy indulging, stop by The Gilbert Scott! x
Shirt – ASOS (Similar), Dress – Chicwish (and In Grey), Bag – c/o Nica, Shoes – Zara