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    Spring Trends – Pink and Red

    Pink and red cover

    One of the biggest spring / summer trends doing the rounds at the moment is colour clashing pink and red. Since I started blogging, I’ve become much more aware of trends compared to a few years ago. There are quite a few trends that just aren’t up my street. I’m on the fence about mega ruffles at the moment, for example, and I’ll never be a fan of over-distressed denim. Pink and red together though, well this one I love.

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    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.

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    Green, black and cream

    Green, black and cream cover

    Another day, another dress that has been in my closet for years! Here’s a quick piece of fashion retail history for you. I bought this dress nearly 10 years ago from ASOS, back when it was still called As Seen On Screen. For those who don’t know, the online retail giant started out as a way to emulate your favourite celebrities. They would list items from various retailers, with “in the style of” or “as seen on” as part of the description. This dress is by a brand called Mina, on the website “as seen on Kylie Minogue”. There’s probably a picture of her wearing it somewhere in the depths of the internet, but I can’t find it!

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    Sparkly Green Loafers and a Velvet Cami

    Sparkly Green Loafers and Velvet cami cover

    I’m wearing two new(ish) items here that I’ve not yet featured on the blog. This velvet cami and sparkly green loafers were both purchases from my big post-Christmas sale shopping adventure. I’ve worn the top once before but didn’t get a chance to photograph it. I love the feel of the velvet and the deep forest green colour. The sheer fabric at the neckline mixes up the textures and adds a unique touch. The velvet fabric of this top seems to be cut ever so slightly on the diagonal, which means it really wants to twist when you wear it. Whilst that’s not the end of the world, it is slightly annoying and requires fairly constant adjustment.