Last Saturday the boyf (now fiancé) and I had a lovely Saturday of us time together. No kids and free time meant we could do what we wanted! After a glorious lie-in, we decided to go to a really lovely local market town to potter round the vintage and farmers markets, admire the ancient architecture and then get a late lunch in a nice bistro. It was just lovely.
So enough with what we did…the big question is what did I wear???
Well I wore this little ensemble! The skirt is a Monsoon beauty which can just as easily be dressed up as it can be dressed down and by wearing it with a simple white tee the whole look is clean and simple and the skirt, with all its embellishment and subtle sparkle gets to shine. So easy to style, yet somehow looks like I tried a lot harder!
Jewellery was a white beaded wrap bracelet and on my feet, a sparkly pair of sandals. As the skirt is grey the metallic elements were all silver based. When we were out I also wore a white denim jacket.
The skirt itself is just a beautiful piece and is heavy with embellishment. The wide waistband and box pleats are flattering and the dove grey colour so elegant. Although its a recent edition to my wardrobe (a Monsoon donated head office sample bought via the Cancer Research charity shop…yay!) its become one of my favourite skirts. And yet again heres a reason to have a good quality white slim fitting t-shirt on your wardrobe as they make any outfit look crisp and clean.
Theres nothing like a great statement piece to make you feel great. I felt fantastic in this outfit – thats thing about fashion, it is so much more than just clothing.
So, have you got plans for the weekend? Is your outfit ready? Whatever youre doing, enjoy…and don’t forget to be stylish!
T-shirt – South at Very.co.uk
Skirt – Monsoon
Bracelet – Matalan
Sandals – Matalan
Todays mini blog capturing my head and feet look via Instagram photos. Follow my daily Instagram’s here.
“Vintage separates to dress up a pair of boyfriend jeans for #dressupjune”
Todays top look
Jacket – Vintage 1980’s Windsmoor
T-shirt – South at very.co.uk
Jeans – Primark
Necklace – River Island
Todays tail look
Jeans – Primark
Shoes – 915 at New Look
This June my friend and colleague, Kate Beavis from Kate Beavis Vintage (formally Your Vintage Life) and the Vintage Wedding Fair encouraged people to dig out their dressier items (vintage or not) and dress up for June. She had discovered a ton of vintage clothes she’d had stored away and was determined to make good use of them from now on.
I love dressing up so joining in was a no-brainer for me! This was one of my outfit choices…
The dress is a textured, fitted print dress from Dorothy Perkins. For sizing I am wearing a 10 but DP dresses are all available in size 8-22. This dress has a nice stretch to it so is tight on the top and flares out prom skirt style at the waist creating a very feminine shape.
Accessories were a gold structured necklace and simple gold toe quilted pumps in a nude colour. When wearing a pattern I think its important to not add too much extra pattern or colour as it can look busy.
As the weathers still a bit temperamental in the UK I added a white cropped denim jacket bought from M&Co. last summer for going out. Again, for sizing its a size 10 but M&Co. jackets are available in sizes 10-20.
My hair was just tied up into a loose bun and I was make-up free. Hey, I work from home – I dont wear make-up every day!This month tag your looks using the hashtag #dressupjune and search the hashtag via Instagram and Twitter to get inspiration on other peoples outfits. I’ll be adding more ‘outfit of the day’s as the month goes on. Have fun with it and remember a beautiful dress (or blouse, or jacket, or necklace) is for life, not just for Christmas!!!
Jacket – M&Co.
Dress – Dorothy Perkins
Necklace – Store Twenty One
Shoes – Peacocks