So yesterday I got ready, waited for my mother to arrive to pick up Eva, went to the station, got on the train and realised I was on my way to a place I was meant to be the next day.
Printed Graphic Tee from We Walk*, Lilac skinny jeans from Republic, Boyfriend Blazer from ASOS, Fedora hat from River Island, Ankle Boots from Dorothy Perkins, Oversized tote from Belen Echandia*
Eva is going through a very naughty stage at the moment. She wont sleep properly and keeps waking up in the middle of the night and not going back to sleep (hence my absent mindedness). She is being difficult with her eating, unless it is biscuits or chocolate of course. And I just caught her pouring her juice all over the TV stand. If I warn her with the naughty corner, she goes and sits there herself, terrible 2s alright. She is still my little princess though (I am too soft).
Not sure what look I am going for here, I have kind of a 70s/80s/rock/smart outfit. I am not really a printed tee wearing gal, but I really like wearing them with blazers at the moment. I like the contrast of casual and smart.
Also The hat is new, I saw it in River Island on sale for £10.
I have purchased and been sent some lovely things in March, so here is a selection on my favourites. I love looking at other bloggers haul posts and the hello my pretties post went down quite well, so maybe I will do one at the end of every month.
I think if you don’t get out to the high street very often its nice to look at photo’s other consumers have taken of a product.
Wooden wedge heels from Zara. I am not really a usual Zara customer, but I am completely head over heels this season. I was initially after these nude glitter heeled sandals, but after I spotted them, a magazine featured them and they quickly went out of stock. Like I have always said, if you snooze you loose, I can’t even find any on eBay. If anyone spots them in a size 4 or 5 selling, please let me know.
Louise Roe collection shoes c/o Stylist Pick. I am so in love with these shoes and believe it or not they are super comfy and easy to walk it. Stylist Pick used to be just a subscription service where you buy a pair of shoes every month (there are new selections every month). Now you can just buy as a one off without becoming part of the service.
The Laverne dress & Virginia dress c/o JARLO. Now I am a very, very lucky blogger indeed. I am a resident blogger for JARLO and I got to pick my favourites from the SS12 line sheet. These two above were my favourite, favourites and I can’t wait to shoot them for outfit posts. JARLO are just moving the blog over to a wordpress platform so I can post more regularly.
Pleated petrol maxi skirt from Reiss. Reiss is a new shop for me also. I have never purchased from them before now and no, it has nothing to do with Kate Middleton shopping with them (apparently she has near doubled their profits).
I always assumed them as a rather structured clothing store, but I was bowled over with all the pretty maxi skirts and dresses when their SS12 lookbook was sent over. First of all I wanted the Latte colour, but after trying the petrol version, I had to have it. I already have the infamous taupe maxi skirt, which is similar in colour, so that was my reasoning.
Denim/Chambray shirt & Linen Jumper from Mango. I have a real issue with buying basics, I am sure I have wrote about it before. I virtually window shop for hours a day and I always get sucked in to buying a pretty dress, that I will wear a couple of times. I find myself wearing the same shirts and jumpers time and time again. I purchased a couple of other plain t-shirts from mango also. I don’t have a denim shirt, so I know this was a good purchase.
Pink daisy prom dress from Next. When I took Eva shopping for clothes, I asked her what she liked and she surprisingly went over to this (All she wants to wear at the moment is cotton t-shirts and trousers and crys if I put anything else on her). It is so pretty I quickly took it to the till and couldn’t wait to put it on her when we got home. Sure enough I put the dress on… and Eva screamed the house down. I love it though so hopefully she will wear it this summer.
Peach Ellie dress c/o Jones + Jones. Its no secret that I am a lover of Jones + Jones, I have posted about the British made brand quite a few times. I went along to their 4th birthday party last month and our goody bags included a voucher for SS12 dress. After much consideration I picked the dress I tried on while I was at the party.
Lilac skinny jeans from Republic. My name is Kylie and I am addicted to coloured jeans. I already had the Pink and the mint pair from republic, went to republic to get a yellow pair, they didn’t have any in the Guildford store, so I walked out with a lilac pair. (which means I still have a yellow pair to get).
My photographer (my mother) will be helping me with some photographs tomorrow. I just can’t do outfit posts with my bedroom wall with this glorious weather.
This is part of the 5th blog post for Republic, head over there for more photos. The basic gist of the post is with all the colour fads and trends out there, we forget that the most flattering shades are black and white.
I do love a good old monochrome outfit, but you can run the risk of being asked the bill if you are out in a restaurant so accessories are key here. I love the retro look of the cardigan I picked from Republic above, so I went with a lady like approach. In fact the cardigan looks very Chanel don’t you think?
I finished off the look with retro hair and make-up, a broach for the top of the blouse and two sets of costume pearls doubled up.
I have been a bit slack on my blogging of late, its not that I don’t want to blog, I actually have loads of stuff I want to put up. I don’t want every post to be me and my bedroom wall. Most of my photo’s I have to put on a tripod and self timer and because I look after my little Eva, I don’t really want to take her out in this freezing cold weather watching me prance around. The bloke is useless when it comes to taking photo’s he is really impatient, so I have to wait for the day I see the mother and then she always turns up when it is getting dark, so not much luck lately. Thankfully I have proper lighting so can use the wall for last resorts.
Anyway… enough of my photography woes. These photo’s are part of my blogging month with Republic. I got to pick what I wanted to blog about and I chose these candy jeans to start with. I absolutely love them and have worn them three times this week (only received them 5 days ago) this was my favourite look.
This is how I am wearing coloured jeans at the moment, its far too cold to break out in a whole SS12 ensemble so I am incorporating my winter look with a pop of colour.
Also I picked up this collar in Primark for £1, I might buy a few more to DIY on and create my own statement necklaces. I don’t usually go in Primark, agreed the clothes look ok, but they feel like crap and only last a couple of washes, never a nice fit either. I can think of some online retailers that are like this also, not naming names. Don’t buy cheap, buy well!
Here are some more candy jeans from republic, I am going to get the yellow pair as well. Can’t wait for summer!