Tara Starlet Striped Shirt

Tara Starlet cover

I bought this Tara Starlet shirt from my friend last year as it didn’t fit her. Tara Starlet sadly no longer exist, so I think a part of me wanted it to have a little bit of vintage reproduction history more than anything. As a result, it’s sat unworn in my closet for months. I had planned on wearing it tucked into a high waisted skirt, but that didn’t work at all with my body shape. It’s actually quite an odd style. The buttons stop really high up, above my navel. This meant that when I tried to tuck it in, the shirt didn’t keep its shape and widened my waistline massively, which is the last thing I need. The collar is also quite odd. It’s not really a proper collar, but if it’s not turned down at the lapels, it sticks out in a strange sort of funnel. Continue reading “Tara Starlet Striped Shirt”

Pink Denim and Maroon (and grey again!)

Pink denim jacket cover

I mentioned a little while ago that I lost my bleach denim jacket on an ill fated trip to the pub in the sunshine. As sad as I was to find it had disappeared, it was an excuse to buy this gorgeous pink replacement from H&M. Well, I say replacement, but I’m definitely planning on finding another light blue denim jacket as well. I’m massively into the pink and red trend that’s everywhere at the moment. Some trends I can admire from a distance, but this faux-pas of clashing colours has me hooked. Today’s outfit is a really subtle nod to that trend, with this pale pink denim over my trusty maroon cardigan. Continue reading “Pink Denim and Maroon (and grey again!)”

Layering with velvet and lace

Layering velvet and lace cover

I picked up this Mango dress in one of my online shopping sprees over the Christmas season. It sat in my wardrobe for months, as I just couldn’t work out how to style it. Last season’s velvet trend was a favourite of mine, and this midnight blue dress seemed like a perfect addition to my collection. These pictures don’t do justice to the deep blue colour. The lace hem detailing is beautiful, and the length is great for a transitional piece. Continue reading “Layering with velvet and lace”

Collectif Bright & Beautiful florals

Collectif Bright & Beautiful cover

This gorgeous dress is another of my January sales purchases and I just love it! It’s from the Collectif Bright & Beautiful range, and I picked it up in their half price winter sale. The fabric is slipperly, with almost a scuba-like feel to it. I was worried this might feel a bit artificial, but it actually helps the dress to sit nicely and creates a flowy silhouette. It’s long enough to be able to wear without tights once the temperatures rise, but short enough to maintain that 60’s vibe. The high, wide neckline really balances the dimensions of this dress too. Continue reading “Collectif Bright & Beautiful florals”

Sleeveless Coat Take 2

Sleeveless Coat Take 2 cover

Not long ago, I posted about wearing this sleeveless coat for the first time. I didn’t realise when I took today’s pictures that I’ve opted for the same colour scheme for its second outing. It seems my love for burgundy and grey runs deep. The weather was a little brighter today, so rather than tights and a fluffy knit, I went for a floaty vest top and jeans. A sleeveless coat does require sleeves, though, and it’s this age old cardigan from trusty M&S that provides that necessary extra layer. I remember buying this cardigan in a charity shop years ago when it suddenly got chilly in the summer. Little did I realise how much of a wardrobe staple it would become! Continue reading “Sleeveless Coat Take 2”