Blue Stripes

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Gap Shirt | Gap Jeans | White Converse | Ray-Bans Wayfarer Sunglasses

Going for what I would call a classic 'Gap' look here, makes sense as both my jeans and shirt are from there. One of my favourite shops, my wardrobe is made up of probably 50% Gap pieces. They're all just so comfy and easy to wear!

I love the jeans I'm wearing here. I've had them for nearly a year now and always decided against wearing them. I think it's because of the length of them, they hit right at my ankles and I always felt that made it look like I'd had a growth spurt and grown out of them. I had the 'genius' idea of turning them up a little though, and now they're perfect! Why did I not think of that sooner!? I also loved wearing what is essentially a head-to-toe blue outfit, very different from my usual all black. It also makes me feel less like Darth Vader, which is a huge plus (no matter how much I love Star Wars).

Banana Creme Anyone?

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Topshop Top | Topshop Tile Print Trousers (similar) | Gabor Shoes | Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Percy Flap in Banana Creme
I've been itching to wear these trousers for the past few days but the weather has been a little unpredictable which kept stopping me. Finally it's nice day though, so its time for them to make an appearance. I'm a really big fan of the pattern on them, there's just something I can't help but love! Probably my favourite trousers ever, I could talk about them for days.

As it was such a lovely day I felt like my outfit needed a little pop of colour, so added in my new Marc by Marc Jacobs bag. I've been on a yellow kick recently, so I seem to have been pairing this bag with nearly every outfit. (I'm surprised that this is the first time it's been featured on the blog actually!!) I always love the Marc Jacobs colour names so of course, 'Banana Creme' is no exception. 

Meet Alexa

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Jacket: Oasis, Top: Gap, Skirt: H&M, Bag: Mulberry Alexa
First outfit on here featuring my gorgeous new bag, the Mulberry Alexa in Bluebell Blue. I've been using it most days since it arrived and I've found it really easy to wear. I've been going through a denim phase at the moment and I feel like it looks really good when paired with denim, especially the jacket I'm wearing here.

I bought this skirt a few years ago and this was my first time wearing it. I always felt like I never really had anything to wear with it and I usually preference shorts over skirts. I've been in a bit of a skirt mood recently though, so took the opportunity to wear it especially as the weather has been warmer the past few days.

Style Spotlight #2 - Patterned Jogging Trousers

Friday, 20 June 2014

I feel it's time to officially declare my love for loose fitting printed trousers/joggers. Honestly though, what's not to love about them!? They look stylish, they're easy to wear, and best of all, they're just as comfortable as pyjamas!

I've collected a fair few pairs over recent months, gearing up for the summer, when it's slightly warmer and I can pair them with sandals. They might not be to everyones taste, but here are a selection of my favourite ones available from the high street at the moment.

All from Topshop, links below.

I feel like Topshop has been right on target with their offerings this season, and they seem to have the best selection and best variety in prints. I already own two similar pairs of trousers to those above, and they are probably some of my favourite items I've bought this year. I love the selection of prints they have. Previously I've always opted for tribal/tile print styles similar to the second pair but I'm currently eyeing up the more floral styles. In the words of Miranda Priestly, 'florals for spring, how groundbreaking'.

1. Topshop, Aztec Side Stripe Jersey Tapered Trousers, £28
A much bolder graphic style than I would typically go for, but I'm really drawn to these. If you feel bold enough to pull them off, then go for it! You'll look great.

2. Topshop, Mix diamond Tile Jersy Tapered Trousers, £28
My personal favourite of the ones above. I feel like with this style, you can't go wrong with monochrome. These would be especially great if you wanted to try out this trend without going for bold graphic prints in bright colours, and wanted a more sophisticated, subtle look.

3. Topshop, Poppy Shadow Woven Joggers, £35
I can foresee these being my next purchase. Imagine you have your sunglasses on, a black floaty cami top and some black block heel sandals, does it get any better? You'll look sophisticated and stylish, but you'll have the comfort of pyjamas. The ultimate dream.

4. Topshop, Palm Print Joggers, £35
I shouldn't love these, but I can't help it. Who can say no to a Hawaiian inspired print? Not me.

Warm Weather Stripes

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Top: Topshop, Skirt: Red Herring, Shoes: Mulberry Lizzie Flat Sandals
 Since the weather has been particularly nice the last few days I've been taking the opportunity to wear slightly more summer appropriate outfits. I bought this skirt a few years ago and I've only worn it a handful of times, as I find it quite an awkward piece to wear. It's not summery enough to wear abroad and it's rarely warm enough to wear it here. Its been the perfect time to wear it the last few days though.

Today was also the first time I've worn my new Mulberry sandals, that I mentioned in my last post, one word: perfection. I also added a little pop of colour to my otherwise monochrome outfit with some bright nail varnish, here I'm wearing Dior - Psychedelic Orange, one of my current favourites.