Cream Of The Crop

So we’ve actually had a bit of sunshine here in the UK already – and although its gone back to being a bit chilly again I’m feeling inspired for the summer!

I’m hoping to get a little tan (even if its out of a bottle) and what better way to show off a tan than with some cream or white clothing. I’ve selected some of my favourite pieces below.

Topshop have some AMAZING pieces at the moment;

The first is this little white dress which I personally think is fabulous and it reminds me a little of the Chanel dress Keira Knightley wore recently. The waistband is bang on trend at the moment and I think you could team it with some black accessories for a real standout outfit. http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/clothing-427/dresses-442/60s-lace-shift-dress-2710010?refinements=Colour%7b1%7d~%5bcream%7cwhite%5d&bi=1&ps=200

The next of my selections is this GORGEOUS jumpsuit with a gold embellished edging around the top it just screams simple elegance. I reckon you could team this with some simple gold heels, statement earrings and a small clutch and look totally amazing. http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/clothing-427/dresses-442/jumpsuit-by-tfnc-2702098?refinements=Colour%7b1%7d~%5bcream%7cwhite%5d&bi=1&ps=200

My final Topshop selection is this cute 1920’s inspired vest. If you didn’t want to go all white you could pair this up with some skinny jeans and be ready for anything! http://media.topshop.com/wcsstore/TopShop/images/catalog/62E16FCRM_large.jpg

My next selection is from Warehouse and its a bit different… the first time I saw it I wasn’t sure but its kind of growing on me – its definitely quirky! I think its got a 1960’s vibe to it which I love and I think if the rest of your outfit was quite simple it could really work. What do you think? http://www.warehouse.co.uk///warehouse/fcp-product/315752#GBP

However if you fancied more a bohemian look then what about this beautiful kimono from River Island – I can picture this with some denim shorts, a plain vest top, gladiator sandals and aviators for that perfect summer festival look (although maybe wellies would be more suitable!)  http://www.riverisland.com/women/tops/kimonos/Cream-floral-tassel-trim-kimono-650038

And last but not least (and for those of us who are brave enough) how about these stylish tailored white trousers from Mango – I love the side splits on the hems! http://shop.mango.com/GB/p0/mango/new/textured-trousers/?id=21065544_OW&n=1&s=nuevo&ident=0__0_1395492686343&ts=1395492686343

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So there you have it – my pick of ‘all things white and beautiful’!!!

My personal favourites are the Topshop dress and jumpsuit, and I’d love to hear your opinions.

Thanks for reading, C xx

P.S. Just remember folks that whatever happens, it will be all-white on the night! (Sorry – I couldn’t resist another pun!)

Perfectly Pretty Pastels

I am totally in love with Lupita Nyong’o and her dress at the Oscar’s did not disappoint! In fact I love it so much I have decided to create a whole post on perfectly pretty pastels. I mean look at her; absolutely stunning!

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For me pastels represent all things spring and summer, and after the long wet winter we have had here in the UK anything that inspires thoughts of Spring is very much welcome!

So here are a few of my favourite picks to softly brighten up everyday!

Topshop: Textured Bubble Crepe Tee £32.00 http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/clothing-427/tops-443/textured-bubble-crepe-tee-2576114?refinements=Colour%7b1%7d~%5bpink%5d&bi=1&ps=200

This pretty little top could be teamed with pretty much anything! The first look that sprang to my mind was to to match it up with a highwaisted pencil skirt and a sexy pair of heels, but I think you could wear it casual with a great pair of denim jeans. However I love the impact this matching skirt has on it – afterall you can never have too much of a good thing!

River Island: V Neck Shift Dress £25.00 http://www.riverisland.com/women/dresses/shift-dresses/Blue-Chelsea-Girl-V-neck-shift-dress-654080

Or what about this simple V neck dress; in a stunning pale blue colour its could be glammed up with some statement jewellery and heels or kept casual with some flats. I think I’d feel like I’d stolen just a small amount of Lupita’s style in this colour!

Or what about a pastel pair of jeans – New Look have every pastel colour imaginable available and at £19.99 they are an absolute bargain! New Look: Skinny Jean £19.99 http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/jeans/lilac-skinny-jeans_300710555?isRecent=true

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Team with another pastel coloured top for a complete ‘sweet as candy’ look or team with white to keep it simple!

But if all out pastels aren’t your thing then maybe you could try some pastel accessories like this selection of goodies available from Forever 21: http://www.forever21.com/UK/Product/Category.aspx?br=f21&category=Promo_Shoes_bags-lookbook_02pastel

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I’d love to know your thoughts on pastels; what you’ve purchased, what you’ve got on your wish list and most of all; how much do you love Lupita’s dress?

Thanks for reading,

C xx

Access(ories) All Areas!

So a few days ago I wore an outfit to work which I have worn more times than I care to count and suddenly everyone was complimenting me on it!

Weird right?

Well I was pondering over it when walking out of the office and I realised the only thing that was different was my accessories, well only my necklace really – but somehow this one necklace changed my whole outfit and made people notice it!

Now the necklace I was wearing wasn’t expensive in fact it was from New Look and cost less than £10! This is me wearing said necklace…

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So I guess I kind of new already that accessories are an important part to any outfit, I just didn’t realise how much of a difference they can make! I’ve put a few more snaps below of my favourite accessories – everything from my notepad and pen to my lovely River Island leather gloves! (Excuse the quality of the pictures – my photography is not the best but I’m working on it!)

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I’d love to know what you all think, what is your favourite accessory?

Thanks for reading, C x