Coco Chanel tee and Asos midi skirt

Wearing a fun t-shirt with a midi skirt is one of my favourite outfit combinations just lately. A quirky top worn with a ladylike full skirt makes for an interesting contrast. I first saw a top similar to this Coco Chanel t-shirt worn by the gorgeous Vale on her blog Fashion and Cookies (she is one of my favourite bloggers, and well you know the saying…imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!) so when I saw this one on the Awesome World website for €18 I had to have it (there are loads of other cute and quirky tops to choose from too). Whenever you buy from somewhere for the first time it’s always a bit of gamble, particularly when buying online as you can’t see the quality of the fabric, but I was really pleased with both the fit and the material which is quite stretchy. I usually avoid tops with a high neckline as they tend to make me look too wide on my top half but to counter this I put a beaded bib necklace over it. I played around with different skirts, but in the end I settled on a plain black midi from Asos, which has a sheer panel all the way round (you can see how I styled it for a night out in Paris here). To pick up the red in the top and the necklace I finished the outfit off with my red Mila Blu bag.

Mua Mua tee and Asos midi skirt

I don't give a chic tee

I don't give a chic tshirt

Red beaded necklace

Red Mila Blu bagT-shirt: Awesome World, skirt: Asos, bag: Mila Blu, sunglasses: Missoni, shoes: vintage, bracelet and necklace: old.

 

Are you a fan of graphic t-shirts?  Let me know what you think in the comments!

 

I hope you have a lovely day, thanks for stopping by 🙂

 

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Black leather Oakwood jacket Asos midi skirt

It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to packing away the Summer clothes and getting ready for some cooler weather. When it’s not quite cold enough for a coat, but a bit too chilly for just a blazer I find my leather jacket is exactly what I need. This one from Oakwood has stretchy panels down the sides and on the sleeves so it’s really comfortable. I’ve paired it with a midi skirt from Asos, which I can only wear with tights because it has two splits up to the thigh…no Angelina Jolie red carpet moment for me thank you! Underneath I’m wearing the digital floral top from Marks and Spencer which I wore for the Style Milestones campaign.

Black midi skirt and Marks and Spencer floral top Black and red bangle

Marks and Spencer floral yoke top and Asos midi skirt

I finally got to use my new red bag from Mila Blu which I absolutely love – it’s incredibly roomy, and probably the only bag I can actually find things in!

Mila Blu red leather handbag

Les Nereides butterfly ring

Oakwood leather jacket Asos midi skirt  Jacket: Oakwood, top: Marks and Spencer, skirt: Asos, boots: Laceys, bag: Mila Blu, sunglasses: Missoni, ring: Les Nereides.

 

How are you preparing your wardrobe for the change in the weather? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading, I hope you have a lovely day!

 

Emma xxx

 

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Dorothy Perkins polka dot top Oasis red trousers Happy Sunday everyone! It’s been a busy week for me…so busy that I didn’t get chance to post any outfits as I’ve been working all week and getting home late.  This red and navy combination is one of my favourite work outfits as the top is nice and cool (the office gets very hot) and I can just slip the jacket on when I go out at lunchtime. The top (an old one from Dorothy Perkins) has a co-ordinating belt that ties at the back, so I can loosen it if I indulge in a big lunch!

Dorothy Perkins spot top and Oasis red trousers

Red Oasis trousers

Dorothy Perkins spot top Zara navy jacket Oasis red trousersTrousers: Oasis, top: Dorothy Perkins, jacket: Zara, shoes: Marks and Spencer, sunglasses: Emilio Pucci.

 

I’m building quite a collection of colourful trousers, but these red ones are amongst my favourites. Do you like bright and bold trousers? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading, I hope you have a lovely Sunday!

 

Emma xxx

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White Jaeger shirt Gap boyfriend jeans

A classic white shirt is one of those items that never goes out of fashion, it can be styled in so many ways: under a tank top with trousers for an androgynous look, with a pencil skirt, under dungarees, knotted at the front with a flared midi skirt, even under a strapless dress…the options are endless, but probably the simplest way to wear a white shirt is with jeans. I like the three quarter length sleeves on this Jaeger shirt, which add a feminine touch and are ideal for showing off bracelets or a chunky watch. With such a basic combination of white cotton and denim I added a leopard print bag and loafers to liven things up. These shoes are really comfortable as they have a slight wedge (I find very flat shoes almost as uncomfortable as high heels due to being flat footed) and although they have a pointed toe, they aren’t too narrow. A bold lion door knocker ring from Kenneth Jay Lane, Paris necklace by Les Nereides and a chunky wooden bangle finish off the outfit.

white jaeger cotton shirt

Jaeger white shirt Gap boyfriend jeans

White shirt Gap boyfriend jeans

Kenneth Jay Lane lion ring leopard print Topshop bag

Les Nereides Paris necklace

Gap boyfriend jeans and white shirt

chunky wooden studded bangle

Gap boyfriend jeans Jaeger white shirt

Sienna leopard print loafersShirt: Jaeger, jeans: Gap, shoes: Sienna, bag: Topshop, ring: Kenneth Jay Lane, sunglasses: Missoni, necklace: Les Nereides.

 

Do you have a favourite way to wear a classic white shirt? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading, I hope you have a lovely weekend!

 

 

Emma xxx

 

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Star by Julien Macdonald floral print jacketThere’s no escaping the fact that Summer is on its way out, but that doesn’t mean we have to pack away the floral prints, it’s a trend that can work all year round, for both casual and more formal looks. Wearing a bright and bold jacket is such an easy way to transform an otherwise plain outfit, and the bright colours in this Star by Julien Macdonald blazer really stand out against the black trousers and top. The fabric is quite thin so it’s ideal for the Summer, but it could also work under an oversized coat in Winter. I kept accessories simple with my new Mila Blu leather bag (which I absolutely love!) and vintage court shoes. The only other hit of colour is the tassel necklace which was an absolute bargain at £3!

Mila Blu black leather bagTopshop Tassle necklace

Jacket: Star by Julien Macdonald (Debenhams), top: F&F, trousers: Asos, bag: Mila Blu (from Brand Alley), necklace: Freedom at Topshop, shoes: vintage, sunglasses: Karl Lagerfeld.

 

Are you still wearing items from your summer wardrobe or are you embracing the new season trends?

Thanks for reading, I hope you have a lovely day!

 

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