Retro Tuesdays – The Lindy Bop Dress

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This gorgeous purple swing dress has featured on the blog once before, but in much more wintery conditions. This time, I wanted to show it as a casual summer piece in the late afternoon sunshine. This jersey dress is from the Lindy Bop’s “Made in Britain” collection which is slightly more expensive than their other lines, but still so affordable! This was in the sale too, at a rather ridiculous £16. It’s stretchy with no fastenings, so really easy to throw on in the hotter months. I’m glad I sized down as it comes up large (like most Lindy Bop dresses).  Continue reading “Retro Tuesdays – The Lindy Bop Dress”

The Wide Leg Crop – Denim Edition

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Last week, I wrote about my newfound love for a wide leg cropped pair of trousers. This week I’m in the same style, but with this indigo denim pair from trusty Marks & Spencer. They’ve appeared on the blog a couple of times before, and I always seem to style them the same way. The waistband sits at the perfect height for tucking in a fitted tee, or a jersey vest like this one below. Continue reading “The Wide Leg Crop – Denim Edition”

The Wide Leg Crop

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Perpetually behind in the world of fashion trends, I have only really just got into the wide leg crop. But boy am I into it now, a couple of years after it was first “a thing”. A wide leg is comfortable and flattering, and easier to find a good fit than its skinny counterpart. The slight crop (very slight on me as I’m on the shorter side) flashes a bit of ankle for a more summery vibe. Most styles around in stores at the moment are high waisted, which totally works for me. For someone my height, a wide leg crop with a regular rise might make me look rather stumpy. Topshop call theirs awkward trousers, which amuses me greatly.

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The shorts that started out long

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Ah, these shorts caused me all manner of amusement, long before I’d actually put them on!. I’d been after a pair of smarter shorts for ages. Our office dress code is very relaxed, but the teeny tiny hotpants in my wardrobe remain reserved for festivals and beaches. I had tried on a few pairs of tailored shorts on the high street and they just didn’t fit right. One day, I was browsing ASOS and when I saw these Vila shorts on sale I was sure they were what I’d been searching for all along. It took rather longer than I’d hoped to discover that this was in fact true! Continue reading “The shorts that started out long”

Simple Summer Sundress

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Just a quick post today whilst the sunshine lasts! I wore this same dress and cardigan on a chilly day back in March, styled up for the late winter weather. Now the sun is out, this sundress is such an easy piece to throw on without having to think too much about putting an outfit together. One of my favourite things about dresses is how easy they are to wear. Although I wear a lot of separates, I often find it hard to pair the right tops with the right bottoms. With a dress, there’s no need to worry about matching as it’s already done for you! Continue reading “Simple Summer Sundress”

Pink and Red Again! This time with stripes.

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Pretty soon, I’m sure all the fashion mags will be talking about how the pink and red trend is SO last season. I’m still loving this colour clash though. There’s something really summery and bold about mixing a bold red with a girly pink shade. I’m still working on being braver with my outfit combinations, but it’s not something that comes naturally. I’m envious of people whose natural style is daring, unique and exciting. As you can probably tell, I’m not one of those people! More often than not, I’ll stay safe and pair everything with black, like I have here. Continue reading “Pink and Red Again! This time with stripes.”

Pastel jeans and Peacock Print

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I’m in quite a rut at the moment, and having a big old rethink of my blog. It’s coming up for 6 months since I launched Shoestring Threads, and I’m constantly learning about running a fashion blog! One thing I’ve realised is that I wear a lot of old clothes. I feel like I go clothes shopping a lot, but it’s certainly not enough to constantly post content with current pieces. Continue reading “Pastel jeans and Peacock Print”