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    Midi skirt and a white shirt

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    Ahhh the sunshine. There are so many reasons I love a sunny day, including but not limited to ice cream, vitamin D, being warm and not having to carry a coat. Another reason I love the sunshine is because it involves a minimal amount of photo editing. The images in my previous post were taken in the last of the evening light, and they needed a fair bit of tweaking to be able to see any detail at all. On a bright sunny day though, nature does all the hard work itself. 

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    White Jeans, ruffles and brown accessories

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    I just about managed to catch the last of the sunshine, which naturally means there’s a strange colour cast over these shots. As usual! This black and white checked top was a recent purchase from Zara, and is my first foray into ruffles. I really love it, but I still think it looks better in real life than it does in pictures. I’ve teamed it with these white jeans which are everywhere this season. I’m really keen to get my hands on a wider leg cropped pair for a more flattering cut. For now though, I’m enjoying wearing these skinnies for a lighter spring look.

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    Red, White, Black and Leopard Print

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    These cropped red trousers are probably one of the most comfortable items in my wardrobe right now. I never thought I would be reaching for an elasticated waist in my 30s, but there you go. Last time I wore these trousers, I paired them with a pink jacket. My love of the pink and red trend is strong, but here I’ve gone back to one of my favourite combos. Red, white, black and leopard print are probably the most worn colours and print in my wardrobe and I love how they can be styled for every season. 

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    Black and White, Khaki and Denim

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    The last time I wore this jacket, I tried to make it a bit summery with a cotton skirt. Today the weather has decided to revert to full on winter mode, so I’ve ditched the cotton and gone for a khaki and denim combo. If you switched up the white boots for DMs or wellies, this is a real festival type look for me. I actually bought this jacket to replace my current festival coat, and I’m whilst I’m excited to take it along to protect myself from the rain, I’m also secretly hoping I don’t really need it! My entire festival wardrobe tends to be a mixture of black, khaki and denim, so this outfit may well come with me to various UK fields over the next few months. 

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    Polka Dot top in the Park

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    The spring green grass and flat light put a yellowy green colour cast over the pictures, and I’m nowhere near skilled enough to correct it properly! That being said, I still really like this outfit and wanted to share the images. Nothing here is brand new, but as is so often the case, this is the first time I’m wearing these pieces together.

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    Super Shiny Shoes

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    I am so excited to finally be wearing these shiny shoes! They were part of my big Christmas season sale shopping, and they’re the last item I’ve got around to wearing. These photos don’t really do justice to just how shiny these block heels are. They’re like a mirror! I was drawn to them like a magpie because they’re so shiny. They’ve sat in my shoe cupboard for a good few months though as they’re quite fancy for every day wear. I wore them eventually as I wass going for lunch at the lovely Michelin starred Kitchen W8 in Kensington. 

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    Pink and Red again, this time with Butterflies

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    I don’t think I’ve ever been into a trend as much as this clashing of pink and red that’s everywhere at the moment. I’m not sure why, perhaps it’s because there are so many pieces available, that there’s something in either pink or red to suit everyone’s tastes? This time the combo I’ve gone for is quite subtle. With the jacket on the cardigan is hidden, so the colour clash is only visible when the jacket is being carried. Luckily, it’s been so warm lately that I didn’t really need to wear the jacket at all! 

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    Khaki Hooded Jacket and a Maxi Skirt

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    This hooded parka is a new purchase from Chinese retailer Romwe and I love it. I discovered Romwe through Spanish blogger Helena Cueva over at Mi Aventura Con La Moda. As they’re based in China, I really wasn’t sure what to expect, so I didn’t go crazy and purchased 4 items to get a feel for the brand. This coat and my embroidered loafers (featured here) arrived in  just a few days, as I think they were stored and shipped from a European warehouse. I also ordered a handbag and some sunglasses which took a couple of weeks to arrive but turned up in perfect condition. I’ll feature them on the blog soon.

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    Black and White, Ruffles and Denim

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    One of the big trends to hit the Spring / Summer collections this year is ruffles. As always, the catwalks showed some of the more extreme options on offer – see Marc Jacobs, Gucci and McQueen, to name but a few. There are quite a few more dramatic options on the high street too, but I’m playing it safe to begin with. This top caught my eye on a lunchtime jaunt to Zara. It’s 100% viscose, and has a really nice weight to it making it super swishy and lovely to wear. The ruffles are enough to make a bit of a statement and join in the trend without having to be too brave with my sartorial choices! 

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    Grey on Grey – The return of the sleeveless Jacket

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    This is the third outing of this sleeveless grey coat on the blog, and I’m sure it won’t be the last! It’s the first time I’ve managed to pair it with items that aren’t maroon, which is a minor achievement in itself. That being said, I’ve shunned colours completely and gone for a grey and black palette for a dreary spring day.