The thing I fell in love with this week…

Peacocks bird print t-shirt – £3 (in sale original price £6).   

Loving fashion I always look out for quirky and fashionable clothing for my son and stepsons.

This gorgeous little number is available instore and online at Peacocks now and even better has gone into the sale! I love its print of old fashioned bird illustrations on 100% cotton. It is from the older boys range and comes in sizes 7/8-13/14 years.

I think it has a cool vintage vibe with a modern twist. Here is my almost 9yo son Reuben modelling his new top like a pro…  

I think its gorgeous and looks like it costs a lot more. What do you think?  Find it online while stocks last here.  Look out for a new item I have fallen in love with next week…

Top – Peacocks
Jeans – F&F at Tesco 

Lady in Red

Todays outfit is a dressed up look for an evening wedding reception we were invited to recently.  I chose to vamp it up and go all lady in red…

red emoji inspired BHS dress via Always a Blue Sky Girl blog 
I decided to be brave and wear a chiffon bias cut floor length dress with a low front.  Bias cut is a hard one to wear and I’ll be honest, I felt quite pear shaped in it. However, I got lots of compliements during the night so I soon felt OK. Thats the thing with losing weight, you still can feel like the old version of yourself. I added black sandals and a large clutch bag and kept it simple with just some statement earrings for jewellery.red emoji inspired BHS dress via Always a Blue Sky Girl blog  
Make up was all about the black winged eyeliner and red lips.  Accessories were all black apart from diamanté starburst earrings.
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Dress – BHS

Earrings – H&M

Bag – Peacocks

Shoes – Vintage

Inspiration – that dancing lady emoji…Olé!!! 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻

Dress up June

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…

dress up june photo bt blueskygirlie via Always a Blue Sky Girl 

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.dress up june photo bt blueskygirlie via Always a Blue Sky Girl  
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.
dress up june photo bt blueskygirlie via Always a Blue Sky Girl  
dress up june photo bt blueskygirlie via Always a Blue Sky GirlAs 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.dress up june photo bt blueskygirlie via Always a Blue Sky Girl  

dress up june photo bt blueskygirlie via Always a Blue Sky GirlMy 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!dress up june photo bt blueskygirlie via Always a Blue Sky GirlThis 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

Dreaming of being Kim…

Todays outfit is one that is body con without being too figure hugging. I’ve been loving Kim Kardashians looks lately and tried to embrace a similar look today.
As a small, curvy girl, fitted works well for me and makes me feel very sexy! The pencil skirt from Peacocks has a high waist and is a roomy size 10 giving a very flattering look! I used to love Peacocks a few years ago (the Pearl Lowe range for example) but have found lately their range is not fashionable and aimed at quite a frumpy customer so just stick to them for staples. I do love their roomy sizes though!
The top is from a local boutique and very different with its orangey floral pattern and PVC and pearl decorated high collar. It’s also got a clever strip of black on the inside of the sleeves and all the back. You just wouldn’t get that sort of detailing on a high street piece.

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As we are going out visiting, I tucked in a fitted top with pearl detail high neck into a pencil skirt and heeled boots. I love this top as its really unusual and has a structured shape while still being sexy.

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So here I go out for the day, channelling Kim Kardashian’s sexy style – well a girl can dream!

Top – Local boutique
Skirt – Peacocks
Boots – Marks & Spencer