After the Rain Comes the Rainbow | Style Not Age April Challenge

April 23, 2018

After the Rain Comes the Rainbow , red & Other Stories wrap top, Skinny Dip faux fur rainbow clutch

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 😉

Of course April does mean frequent showers, but you can’t have a rainbow without the rain!

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).

After the Rain Comes the Rainbow , red & Other Stories wrap top, Skinny Dip faux fur rainbow clutch

I love the quirky designs of Skinny Dip bags, they add a fun and cheerful element to any outfit.

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.

After the Rain Comes the Rainbow , red & Other Stories wrap top, Skinny Dip faux fur rainbow clutch

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 😉

Are you a fan of wearing bright colours? Do you find colour affects your mood? I certainly felt happy in my rainbow outfit 🙂

After the Rain Comes the Rainbow , red & Other Stories wrap top, Skinny Dip faux fur rainbow clutch

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After the Rain Comes the Rainbow , red & Other Stories wrap top, Skinny Dip faux fur rainbow clutch

After the Rain Comes the Rainbow , red & Other Stories wrap top, Skinny Dip faux fur rainbow clutch

After the Rain Comes the Rainbow , green tassel earrings

After the Rain Comes the Rainbow , pale yellow necklace After the Rain Comes the Rainbow , red & Other Stories wrap top, Skinny Dip faux fur rainbow clutch

After the Rain Comes the Rainbow , red & Other Stories wrap top, Skinny Dip faux fur rainbow clutchAfter the Rain Comes the Rainbow , red & Other Stories wrap top, Skinny Dip faux fur rainbow clutch

After the Rain Comes the Rainbow , red & Other Stories wrap top, Skinny Dip faux fur rainbow clutch

Asos trousers (old, similar) | & Other Stories wrap top | Carvela shoes (old, similar) | Skinny Dip clutch | Les Nereides bracelet | earrings from eBay (similar)

 

Let’s see how the rest of the group styled this challenge…

Anna's Island Life

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!

Hilda

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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13 responses to “After the Rain Comes the Rainbow | Style Not Age April Challenge”

  1. jacqui says:

    I love the trousers Emma, will be popping over for a peak! Your bag fits right in doesn’t it? I reckon you’ll get so much use from this pretty bag.

    Sorry if this is the 2nd comment, there was a problem loading and I’m not sure if it went through. Looking forward to the next challenge as I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  2. Oh my, Emma! I love this outfit so much. It just gave me all sorts of happy smiles! A furry rainbow bag…that is sure to cheer up anyone! And all the fun vibrant colors are perfectly paired! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  3. Patti says:

    Glorious color and I love how you’ve put it all together. So cheery, and that purse is the best! xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

  4. michelle says:

    What a fun colorful outfit! Love the bold shades

    michellespaige.com

  5. Sheela Goh says:

    I looked at your outfit, and the biggest smile spread all over my face, Emma. Such a happy, happy outfit, and I think it’s just the perfect time for this theme xoxo

  6. Suzy Turner says:

    I think you look fabulous, Emma. I’m a big fan of wearing bright colours, they do perk me up a bit! I love the outfit, especially that bag, it’s GORGEOUS! I’m not a fan of peg leg trousers myself (I think my hips or bum – or both! – are too big to carry them off as well as you do!) but they look lovely on you.
    Hugs
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

  7. Nancy Baten says:

    Fantastic theme! You all looked fabulous! If that doesn t brighten a grey day….

  8. Anna Parkes says:

    It’s lovely to see all those extra details up close like your rings and even that lovely nail polish – all very rainbow bright indeed Emma. I think I got the bag and bracelet details mixed up, sorry! My turn to choose next …

    Anna x

  9. I like your colorful outfit very much! Perhaps you wanna see my new rainbow skirt? You find it here – in the middle of the post: http://rostrose.blogspot.co.at/2018/04/was-fur-ein-april.html
    Hugs Traude

  10. I LOVE THIS LOOK SO MUCH! The shoes are so cute, but it’s the bag that’s got me clicking. So fab.

    Lis / last year’s girl x

  11. Emma
    I love these colorful outfits! Beautiful wrap top in red on you, so flattering and I love your color combo. THe clutch is adorable! How could it not make you smile , right?
    Have a great weekend!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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