I am loving full skirts at the moment, they provide such a romantic, old fashioned (in a good way!) look; and what better time to don one than on the day of love itself! I picked this gorgeous bubblegum pink one up recently from Primark for a bargain at £12! My look was also very much inspired by the furry fashionista, Fifi Lapin. For anyone who hasn't heard of the furry fashion icon, you should definitely check out her blog herefor gorgeous illustrations, fashion tips and general girly yumminess!
What I'm Wearing:
Fluffy high neck cropped jumper, full skirt, pointed ankle strap heels: All Primark
It's no surprise to anyone who knows me or to regular readers of the blog, that I am head over heels for pastels and anything shiny; and Winter time is no exception! If anything, I think I even prefer to mix and match pretty pastels in the chilly climate, than in Summer - it just gives me a little lift throughout these often dreary days! I have been searching for a lilac knit jumper for quite some time now, but just haven't seen any anywhere until I spotted this little lavender gem on Missguided. I know the brand has been a huge hit with bloggers for quite some time now, but I am quite an old fashioned gal at heart, preferring to shop in store rather than online and have always lived by my 'try before you buy' rule, which is part of why internet shopping has never really been for me, as I used to be scared of buying and items not fitting and then having to go through the palava of sending it all back in the post! However, that was until I had my precious little bubba, and 'real life' shopping (as much as he is pretty much an angel most of the time), did kind of become more of a chore than a pleasure...(I know I know - I never thought I'd utter those words either!!) Suddenly, internet shopping is certainly the way to go! And what better site to spend my small amount of free time browsing, than Missguided!? I'm so glad I have finally got into the modern way of shopping as I have been able to treat myself to some gorgeous pieces from Missguided, and in the even of needing to make a return, the process is actually really rather simple.
Yesterday I was invited along to view the #hisummer 14 Next collection at the impressive St. Martins Lane hotel in Leicester Square. Upon arrival I was greeted with a refreshing lychee & gin cocktail to enjoy whilst I browsed the collections. The room was decorated beautifully with palm trees, gorgeous hanging lanterns and fairy lights from the Home collection.
There was a definite tropical vibe made apparent through an abundance of bright, citrus colours, butterfly and birds of paradise motifs on cushions and other accessories for the home. These striking, satin sandals caught my eye immediately, which I proceeded to add to my wish list...(along with many other items which shortly followed!)
I love this embroidered cushion - it would make a welcome addition to my room back at my Mum's house! I also thought these cute neon pumps would be a great little investment for the summer, easily worn with a pair of jeans and a floaty blouse or with a pretty sun dress, adding a pop of colour to any choice of outfit.
I have always been a huge fan of the Next at Home range, and the latest collection did not disappoint; full of gorgeous trinkets and decorative treasures as always!
Sport luxe looks set to make a come back for Summer 14, with a Tropicana edge!
I am not usually a massive fan of the nautical trend which always seems to make a come back each Summer, however, I love Next's take on it with the injection of lovely sunny yellow hues, instead of the typical pillar box red, mixed with sophisticated navy and a dash of fresh cornflower blues.
Two of my favourite items from this collection were this beautiful long line sleeveless blazer and sky blue cigarette trousers; both perfect for a summer's day at the office that could take you through to hazy evening, after work cocktails.
I fell in love with this whole seaside inspired collection of home-wear - I especially love this 'message in a bottle'. What's even better, is that it will all fit in perfectly with my beach theme in my bathroom...oops!
One of my favourite things from the collection were these darling little 'home sweet home' lights.
As you can imagine, there were many pastel items added to my wish list - I especially loved the knitted heart slouchy jumpers with the bow detailing at the back, as well as the pink polka dot shirt.
Beautiful embellished dresses.
As soon as I laid eyes on these little beauties I fell in love! Needless to say these went striaght to the top of my wishlist!
Loved these cute and quirky heart shaped sunnies! And these super sassy peep toe boots!