Next geometric print jacket Reiss silk blouse With the weather blowing hot and cold it makes deciding what to wear a little tricky, and it really was blowing…getting a photo without my hair all over my face was quite a challenge! It wasn’t too cold though so instead of wearing a coat I chose this Next geometric print jacket with a silk blouse from Reiss underneath. I wouldn’t usually pair a dark purple top with black trousers but the jacket has both colours in the pattern, while the white background provides some contrast.

A jacket with a bold print is a really useful item to have in your wardrobe because you can just throw it on over a plain dress, or shirt and trousers combination to create a look that stands out.

A jacket with a bold print is a really useful item to have in your wardrobe because you can just throw it on over a plain dress, or shirt and trousers combination to create a look that stands out. I bought the Reiss silk blouse and Modalu leather bag from Ebay – my favourite hunting ground for bargains. The bag was new with the tags still attached and cost less than £20 including postage! I first wore this Next jacket on the blog two years ago.

Modalu black leather bag and Next geometric print jacketJacket: next, blouse: Reiss, trousers: Asos, boots: Red Herring, bag: Modalu.

 

Thanks for reading, have a lovely Sunday!

 

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Zara bug print top When the sun comes out I find myself drawn to wearing yellow and this Zara bug print top captures the spirit of Summer perfectly. Paired with my Gap boyfriend jeans it makes for a casual and cheerful weekend outfit. To inject a touch of glamour I opted for a pair of elegant heels in yellow to match my top…I love the jewelled straps! The yellow bag has a long chain strap but I unclipped it to wear it as a clutch bag. I love these blue oversized sunglasses from Asos (even if they didn’t prevent me from squinting!) as they have some really nice detailing on the arms, which you may just be able to see on photo four. To tie in with the blue and yellow colour scheme I finished my outfit off with a gorgeous lapis lazuli bracelet from Pia.

Pia lapis lazuli multistrand bracelet

Zara bug print top

Asos blue oversized sunglasses

Zara insect print top

Carvela Anita jewel strap shoesTop: Zara, jeans: Gap, shoes: Carvela, bag: Revolution from TK Maxx, sunglasses: Asos, bracelet: and ring Pia.

 

I hope you all have a fabulous Bank Holiday weekend! Let’s hope we get some more sunshine!

 

 

Emma xxx

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Linea striped jersey dress

A simple jersey dress is such a versatile piece of clothing – it can be dressed up with heels or kept casual with boots or ballet flats. I was aiming for somewhere in the middle for a lunch date with the husband to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Ten minutes before we were due to leave the house I had no idea what to wear, but a quick rummage through the drawers unearthed this Linea Weekend striped dress which I’d forgotten I had. Linea is a brand sold at House of Fraser but I bought this dress on Ebay. The weather was definitely a deciding factor when it came to choosing footwear…it’s the middle of May but it feels like November! Luckily the rain stopped and the sun came out long enough for us to take some photos.

Linea striped jersey dress

Linea striped jersey dress and Modalu bag

Linea striped jersey dress

Dress: Linea Weekend, bag: Modalu, boots: Lacey’s of London, bracelet: Asos, sunglasses: Karl Lagerfeld.

 

Do you have any style tips for dressing for this very changeable weather? Get in touch in the comments, thanks for reading!

 

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Black and white Breton stripe top Gap skinny jeans Modalu black leather satchel

A simple Breton striped top and black skinny jeans is one of my go-to outfits when I’m dashing about. With a nod to the effortlessly chic Parisian style, it’s a classic look that never goes out of fashion. I love striped tops so much that I have at least ten, and although I prefer black/white and navy/white, I have added a few in different colours to my collection recently, which I wear with jeans for a casual look and cropped trousers for the office.

The jacket I’m wearing is a real wardrobe hero…it’s a really versatile little jacket which I get such a lot of wear out of. The faux leather lapels just add a little bit of an edge to an otherwise plain black jacket.

Modalu black leather studded satchel

Striped Breton top Gap skinny jeans Modalu blacl leather studded satchelTop: F&F, jacket Marks & Spencer, jeans: Gap, boots; Carvela, bag: Modalu, ring: Pia.

 

Are you a fan of the Breton top? I’d love to know what your wardrobe staples are….let me know in the comments!

 

Thanks for reading, wishing you a happy start to the new week!

 

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Monochrome Principles Ben de Lisi coat Jodrell Bank

Sunshine on a Bank Holiday Monday is not something you can take for granted, so we seized the opportunity and took a little trip to Jodrell Bank, which is only a short drive from home. If you’ve got kids it’s a fantastic day out as there are plenty of picnic benches to stop for a relaxing lunch in between learning all about space. As well as being great fun it was also a nice backdrop for some outfit photos. I’m wearing a Principles by Ben de Lisi coat which I bought on Ebay for about £10. It’s perfect for Spring because it’s lightweight and has three quarter length sleeves. I kept the rest of the outfit black apart from the red satchel for a pop of colour,

Monochrome Principles Ben de Lisi coat

Black and white zigzag Ben De Lisi Principles coat

Monochrome zigzag ootd detailsCoat: Principles by Ben de Lisi, top: H&M, boots: Carvela, bag: Juno.

Did you do anything fun over the Bank Holiday weekend?

Thanks for reading, have a lovely day!

 

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