Two Trends Together: Statement Sleeved Blouse With Embroidered Jeans

Happy Sunday everyone! Over time, we all develop fashion phobias for one reason or another and I have avoided tucking my shirt into my trousers for years.  What is ironic is that I enjoy the way it looks and always admire it on others.

Well in the spirit of trying new things, I thought it was time to tuck my shirt into these embroidered jeans.  I love the frills running down the entire length of the sleeves; when the wind blows they remind me of little wings on the side of my shirt. I am also a great fan of these embroidered jeans – the small embroidered flowers add a lovely feminine touch to the overall look. I have also added a check cross-body bag as I love the way the checks and flowers compliment each other.  Finally, I have rounded off the styling with a classic trench coat as this is perfect trench weather.

I hope you enjoy this lookbook and have a fabulous Sunday! Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.

(Clothes and Accessories: Top – Lost Ink, Jeans – Zara, Shoes – , Bag – Orla Kiely, Trench Coat – Warehouse, Sunglasses – Dior)

Flower Power: Floral Jacket With Cropped Jeans and Blue heels

Happy Monday everyone! There are beautiful crisp white blouses and florals galore in the shops and I want all of them! Every time I think I have seen the best white blouse ever, I see an even better one the next day. I love this shoulder-tie tunic/top from last year and what better top then this to gently disguise the indulgences of the past few weeks.

I am loving the new crop of cropped jeans and I think they look fantastic with a great pair of heels. Even though it is not sandal weather just yet, it is perfect weather for a pair of unusual blue heeled Mary Janes. Every once in a while, I will spot a pair of shoes in an odd colour that I love and these very reasonable ones from Zara instantly had my attention. This floral brocade light-weight jacket is bang on trend and with all its fabulous colours, it really will go with everything.  I love the overall easy-going vibe of this ensemble and I think it makes for a relaxed yet chic spring outfit.

I hope you enjoy this spring lookbook and thank you so much for visiting my blog. Have a great rest of the week!

(Clothes and accessories: Jeans – H&M, Top – Zara, Jacket – Warehouse – , Heels – Zara, Handbag – Alexander McQueen)

Festive Dressing Series: Sparkling Sequin Top With a Lace Pencil Skirt

A few days ago, I spent time with a dear old friend that I had not had the privilege of meeting for a few years.  She had gone through a rough patch in her life with the breakup of a long-term marriage and the subsequent after-math that is natural in these circumstances.  It was lovely to see her and we spent hours chatting and catching up only the way girlfriends can.  She seemed to be over the worst and looked relaxed and happy. I commented on how great she looked and she acknowledged that her emotional recovery had been fundamental in helping her look and feel great again.  She stated that ‘happy hormones’ were flowing through her body once again and as a concerned friend I was relieved to hear that. Then suddenly her brow furrowed and looking anxious she said, “There is an other problem now though – it’s literally keeping me up at night”. Genuinely worried, I inquired as to what this new problem was. She said, ‘these new ‘happy hormones’ are giving me horrible pimples – I have a new pimple every morning and it is ruining my life!” For ten seconds I just stared at her and then we both burst out laughing. Girls will be girls and if it’s not one thing, it’s another! (for the record, I did take my friend’s permission to recite this anecdote on the blog).

On a serious note, spending time with her was a great reminder of the beauty and power of friendships. Male or female, friendships are a gift and I know that I am a better person for being a friend to my friends.  So even though it is not ‘Friendship Day’ I wanted to take this opportunity to rave about the grandeur of friendship and remind my readers about the beauty of friendships new and old this festive season.

Clothes are like friends, I love them! I absolutely adore this colourful sequined top – the colours are bright and lovely and the bling is so on-point given the festive season. I have paired my sequined top  with a lace pencil skirt which seem to be all over the high street at the moment, in every colour and design conceivable. I am a fan of the ‘retro element’ of this leather jacket and I think it adds a playful element to the overall styling. I believe the star of this outfit is the sequined top which would look great with most things including skinny and wide-legged trousers.

I hope you enjoy the styling and thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  Have a great rest of the week!

(Clothes and Accessories: Top –  ASOS (Lost Ink), Skirt – Banana Republic, Leather Jacket – Urban Code, Clutch – Modalu)