Wednesday, 15 June 2016

The Lady and the Vamp: Two Ways to Wear the Frilled Blouse

If you've been here before, you'll know there are a few things which, try as I might, I just can't resist:

  1. A trend.
  2. A challenge.
  3. The impulse to wring at least two hundred looks out of every buy.

Full Length, Frilled Blouse, Yoke, Piecrust Collar, H&M, How to Wear, SS16, Outfit Ideas, Styling Inspiration, UK Fashion Blog, London Style Blogger, Sam Muses, Dorothy Perkins, Pleated Midi Skirt, Pastel Blue, Yellow Bag, Marks & Spencer, M&S, Backless Loafers, New Look, Nude, Leather Wrap Midi Skirt, Dupe, D-Ring, Faux, White Trainers, Faux Hawk, Undercut
L - Shirt: H&M, Skirt: Dorothy Perkins, Bag: Marks & Spencer, Shoes: New Look | R - Shirt: H&M, Skirt: Marks & Spencer, Shoes: New Look

Ergo, three more things I couldn't resist:

  1. This blouse (frilled yoke plus piecrust collar minus stuffy sleeves and schoolma'am vibes equals the perfect summer style equation).
  2. The challenge to style a look around it in honour of H&M's collaboration with Man Repeller's Leandra Medine and Bloglovin' (for the chance to win one of the most exciting prize packages known to man, woman or child).
  3. The impulse to repeat the above. Because out or in? Paired with pleats 'n' pastels or pleather 'n' a faux hawk? Backless loafers or boxfresh kicks? Who can pick? And because my love of fashion is all about the endless possibilities it presents - it's never so much "what goes with this?" as "who do I want to be today?". This shirt's frilly feminine wiles chime perfectly with the calf-skimming midis I've long held a special place in my heart on my hanging rail for. But even with skirt length sorted, the big question: to embrace or subvert those ladylike charms? still remains. And, frankly, that's not a choice I'm prepared to make. Ever. Having a secret identical twin and/or a little human cloning know-how (shhh) helps. Or at least some rudimentary Photoshop skills.

Close-Up, Frilled Blouse, Yoke, Piecrust Collar, H&M, How to Wear, SS16, Outfit Ideas, Styling Inspiration, UK Fashion Blog, London Style Blogger, Sam Muses, Dorothy Perkins, Pleated Midi Skirt, Pastel Blue, Yellow Bag, Marks & Spencer, M&S, Backless Loafers, New Look, Nude, Leather Wrap Midi Skirt, Dupe, D-Ring, Faux, White Trainers, Faux Hawk, Undercut
L - Shirt: H&M, Skirt: Dorothy Perkins, Bag: Marks & Spencer | R - Shirt: H&M, Skirt: Marks & Spencer

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Friday, 10 June 2016

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Well, I'd used the 'caped crusader' pun too many times already... And the sun did come out for a couple of minutes this week, so the concept of 'summer' doesn't seem quite such a reach as it did a few days ago, when I literally had to wade, rather than walk, around London...

I'm a sucker for a built-in cape (superhero complex?) - so as soon as I discovered that this angelic 'can't believe it's not designer' beaut cost less than £20, it was a case of 'get in my wardrobe. right. now.' It doesn't, sadly, allow me to fly over puddles, but it does look great with my staple pleated maxi on drier days...

Caped Top - Forever 21, Tan Waisted Belt - Primark, Pleated Maxi Skirt - Jane Norman

6 Jun 3

Caped Top - Forever 21, Tan Waisted Belt - Primark, Pleated Maxi Skirt - Jane Norman, Tan Heeled Ghillie Sandals - Tu

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Top: Forever 21, Skirt: Jane Norman (Past Season), Belt: Primark, Shoes: Tu


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