I might as well start this post with a favourite old cliché of mine, I can’t believe it’s Friday again, the weeks are flying. Today I have a slightly unusual print to show you. The thing is that I am not a big fan of just any old floral print. For me to pick up something with a floral print I have to really like something about it especially all the colours. Since yellow and red are two colours that I feel don’t look great on me I tend to shy away from anything with those colours, so even if there is only small bit of yellow or red in a floral print, it can put me off, fussy I know. In case you haven’t noticed floral prints are everywhere this summer.
This dress has a mash up of two prints so we have the floral with a barcode type print over it. I was immediately drawn to it because it is so unusual and different to anything else I have seen in other shops. This dress is from the brand Jaime La Vie, which is only sold in Carraig Donn. Body con can, more often than not, be a bit unforgiving but with the placement of the panels on this dress it is actually quite flattering. As you can see the print is in a panel in the middle so it is black at the sides but then it has the stripped triangle shaped panels at the sides pointing at a black band across the waist which really gives the illusion of a nipped in waist and narrow hips. There is also some print on the back, which I love. I hate when a dress has some lovely detail on the front but the back is just plain like a completely different dress.
Since the print is busy I kept the accessories to a minimum. This necklace is also from Jaime La Vie at Carraig Donn.
There is a bit of orange in the print so I decided to wear it with these orange shoes from Kurt Keiger. I love these shoes and they always draw so many compliments. You would be surprised by the amount of things you can wear orange shoes with, they really lift an outfit.
This clutch is old and it’s from Dunnes but envelope clutches are another trend that seems to be everywhere this summer.
How do you feel about floral prints? Do you love them all or are you fussy like me?
So today I am rocking a bright blue blazer from Mango. The moment I saw it I knew I had to have it; however, it was one of those tortured purchases. You know the ones I mean; it’s when you really want it but on the other hand you’re not sure you’ll really wear it much. There are loads of things in my wardrobe that I had to have but then hardly ever wear but can’t bring myself to get rid of either. I’m determined that won’t happen with this blazer and so I actively seek purchases that will go with it. (Like the Awear dress in this post).
I knew when I saw this top in H&M it would look good with the blazer, but the watercolour style floral print will work with so many other things that I already have. I think I will be wearing this top a lot over the spring and summer. I love the colours and the neckline of this top and the soft jersey draped fabric is a flattering cut, even if I do say so myself.
The necklace is from Carraig Donn and has been previously seen in this post and this one.
The jeans are from New Look and the shoes are Oasis. I have been looking for nude wedge heel courts for a while now and jumped to buy these the minute I saw them. I have a feeling I’ll be getting a lot of wear out of these, as the wedge makes them prefect for daytime and nude shoes work with, well nearly everything (except black tights, that is). Oh the zebra print insole is my own addition, not too many of my shoes are without some sort of additional padding.
I’m not usually mad about floral prints, but a few items catch my eye every now and again. I love the orange and purple clash of colours in the print of this top.
Also because the print is here and there instead of all over it makes it more appealing to me. The colours really pop against the black.
I like orange but I’m not sure my complexion can carry off an all over tango look so I prefer to wear it in small doses. Orange looks great next to loads of other colours; you’ll be amazed how much wear you can get out of orange accessories.
The top is from Pennys/Primark and the jeans are Dorothy Perkins.
You may have spotted this necklace in previous posts: it’s from Carraig Donn. This necklace is just one of those pieces that works with everything.
The boots are by Redz and they have slight orange tone to them so they finish the outfit off nicely, if I do say so myself. There is still a bit of a nip in the air so I won’t be ditching the boots for pumps and courts just yet. What colours do you like to wear in small doses?