Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend 🙂 It was my turn to choose the theme for this month’s Style Not Age challenge, and I wanted it to be season-appropriate. After mulling over a few ideas I decided to base it on the optimistic phrase “after the rain comes the rainbow”. It was duly approved by Isobel who’d suggested unicorns, which I thought might be a stretch…but you never know, maybe next time 😉
It feels as though we’re emerging from a very long winter and I’m thoroughly enjoying seeing colour return to the garden. Of course April does mean frequent showers, but you can’t have a rainbow without the rain! I’m just happy that it’s no longer freezing cold.
I’ve mentioned before that I love the peg leg trousers from Asos and have them various colours. When I wear these pale blue ones I usually pair them with yellow or pink shoes. The blue jewel-embellished straps on these Carvela shoes go particularly well with the trousers (the cropped length is great for showing off fancy ankle straps).
The top and clutch are new purchases; I ordered this rainbow bag along with two others from Skinny Dip (those Facebook ads are so bad for my bank balance!). I love the quirky designs of Skinny Dip bags, they add a fun and cheerful element to any outfit. My red top was a cheeky lunchtime purchase – something I haven’t been able to do since I worked in Nottingham. Rather out of the blue I was asked to help out in Leeds for a few days, so always up for a little adventure I packed my case and headed over the Pennines.
As luck would have it the office is a five minute walk from some very nice shops, where I found & Other Stories. As I’d only seen items from this brand in magazines I was keen to have a look, and that’s where I found this red wrap top. I didn’t even bother trying it on as it was a very hot day and I knew I was going back the next day anyway (too many shops to conquer in one lunchtime!). For size reference, this is a 10 and I’d say it comes up big, but that means I can wear a camisole or vest underneath. The fabric is quite thick, so not one for hot Summer days, but ideal for cooler Spring weather.
I added even more colour with my jewellery, including this bright yellow Les Nereides bracelet which I found in a charity shop. I was spoilt for choice with tassel earrings because I have them in a variety of colours. In the end Isobel decided for me because she thought I needed more green. I think I need to make some rainbow-inspired jewellery…there’s a little project for another post 😉
SHOP THE LOOK
Let’s see how the rest of the group styled this challenge…
Anna is wearing one of my favourite colour combinations – red and pink. I love those funky tights and silver brogues! You can see more of this look at Anna’s Island Style
Jacqui managed to acquire some fabulous rainbow striped shoes from her daughter that match her top perfectly! Check out her look at Mummabstylish!
I love this gorgeous bold floral print dress that Hilda has chosen. Pop over to Over the Hilda for all the details!
This month’s challenge was so much fun…I’m looking forward to next month’s already!
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