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A nice relaxing Sunday afternoon in my mum's garden is a real treat, so I made the most of the nice weather by taking some photos against the backdrop of the lovely flowers. This grey applique top is from Matalan – it's made from a really nice quality soft jersey material with swirls of fabric which resemble flowers. As it was a little on the cool side when the sun went in I put on this silver Per Una shrug  to cover my arms. It's such a simple yet clever design as it can be worn as a scarf too. It would be a great item to take on holiday (and easy to make too) as it's really lightweight and takes up next to no space when folded up.  The slouchy Ri2k bag injects a bit of colour into the outfit and is large enough to hold the ever-expanding collection of stuff I carry around on a daily basis.

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Purple Ri2k bag

Carvela grey platforms



Vest: Matalan, Shrug: Per Una M&S, Bag: Ri2K, Shoes: Carvela, Sunglasses: Missoni.

 

 Enjoy the Bank Holiday 🙂 Thanks for reading x

 

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River Island skirt

This summer has been awash with bold neon colours. Admittedly it's not a trend for the faint-hearted (fluorescent yellow skinny jeans may not be everyone's cup of tea) but it's surprisingly easy to tap into with a few well chosen accessories. These Carvela shoes are both bold and ladylike which makes them easy to work into your everyday wardrobe, and they're surprisingly comfortable too. The River Island pencil skirt gives a nod to the neon trend too with a dash of acid yellow against a black and white background.

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Asos pink silver spike bracelet

Carvela black and neon shoes

Now I've dipped my toe in the neon water (so to speak) I'm definitely going to try working a bolder look before summer finally fades away, but if like me you're now hooked on fluro colours fear not – black and neon yellow colour blocked will look great throughout winter. We all need a bit of brightness in our lives during the long dark days right?  Check out my neon pinterest board here for inspiration.

 

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Fever sunset skirt

The nights are drawing in (boo) and there's a distinct autumnal feel in the air. I took these photos after work just before the light started to go, which seemed appropriate as the Fever skirt I'm wearing is  named "Sunset".  I bought it from Brand Alley for the princely sum of £10. It's made from a nice stretchy fabric and is lined – which is important with light-coloured skirts in order to avoid revealing too much!  The colours are orange, yellow and navy against a white background so it would look great worn with any of those colours. I opted for a burnt orange top from the Betty Jackson Black range at Debenhams, in keeping with the sunset theme.  Neutral colour sandals (from River Island) and a chunky white bracelet add the finishes touches.
White chunky bracelet and Fever skirt

Fever skirt

White chunky bracelet with Fever skirt

With the temperature dropping I've started to think about wearing tights again! It doesn't feel as though I've had much wear out of my summer wardrobe this year, but on the plus side there are plenty of new season trends to get excited about. Which trends are your favourites for A/W?

BTW it's exactly a year today since my first blog post so happy birthday Style Splash!

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Wallis zebra dress1

As much as I love bright colours monochrome will always be a firm favourite of mine. The simple pairing of black and white can be timeless and classic – a plain white shirt, black trousers and elegant court shoes is such a stylish combination, especially when worn with a pop of red lipstick. Monochrome also offers the chance to be playful with prints. I've had this Wallis zebra print dress a while now and I've featured it in a previous post. This time I've kept the outfit completely monochrome with black and white accessories.

Wallis zebra print dress

Lancaster watch

I picked up the zebra ring in the River Island sale for £3! I love it, it's such a fun addition to the outfit. I rarely wear my Lancaster watch as it's so big and I'm scared of catching it on something but I've vowed to use it more often – it's too nice to sit in the box. A pair of red suede court shoes would look great with the dress but this time I chose these leather and suede shoes by Jaeger to keep the colour palette simple.

Jaeger shoes

What do you think of the monochrome look?

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Maryportasskirt

A clean silhouette is always a fail-safe look for any occasion. But it doesn't have to be boring or bland – far from it – it's the details that make the outfit. The navy centre panel of this skirt has a faux snake skin strip down the front which helps to elongate the legs and makes an interesting feature.

Navy bag

Mary portas black navy pencil skirt

I love the full length zip at the back of the skirt, it really elevates the glam factor.  It's the first item from the Mary Portas & House of Fraser range I've purchased. When the collection first launched my initial reaction was that it was a little over priced. I bought this skirt in the sale and although I wouldn't have paid full price for it I am really pleased with the quality. The material is a thick  jersey which creates a nice silhouette. I paired it with a black lace cross over top from Kaliko.

Black vintage court shoes

These vintage shoes were my mum's – she bought them in the '80's. They've certainly lasted well – although I did lose a rubber heel tip as soon as I got out of the car and had to dash out in my lunch break to get them repaired!

Do you have any vintage family hand-me-downs yo still love to wear ?

 

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