Gold Twist Top and Black Culottes & Isobel’s 10th Birthday + link up

July 9, 2019

Gold Twist Top and Black Culottes

This last week has been fun-filled and very busy! Isobel turned 10 last Wednesday and we had a little afternoon tea party after school. Then on Sunday she had a Quasar party with friends which they all loved. This week will be a quiter one before a busy week at work…and then a trip to France 🙂

As it was Isobel’s special day when I took these outfit photos I thought it fitting that she should join me – complete with birthday present roller blades! She also wanted to show off her fabulous new holographic bag and necklace that were gifts from her friends. (I’ve been warned not to “borrow” them!)

Gold Twist Top and Black Culottes & Isobel's 10th Birthday

On this occasion I paired the gold twist top and black culottes together to create a more dressy look.

My outfit consists mainly of old pieces, except for the top which is new. I bought it at Marks and Spencer in the sale last week, reduced to just £13. It’s also available in a striped version which I’m tempted to go back and get too! It’s so light and airy, making it ideal for holidays. It would look lovely with a white maxi skirt and a floppy sunhat. On this occasion I paired the gold twist top and black culottes together to create a more dressy look.

My little fashionista had a hand in this outfit; I’d already picked out some gold sunglasses but she wasn’t convinced they were the right ones for this look. So she went through my entire collection and chose these Anna Dello Russo for H&M embellished shades. She then picked the fabric bird print bag too. I have to admit that she’s often right and I frequently ask for her opinion.

Marks and Spencer Gold Twist Top and Black Culottes

bird print chain handle bag

animal print bangle

Marks and Spencer Gold Twist Top and Black Culottes


Marks and Spencer Gold Twist Top and Black Culottes

Ottoman Hands triple stone ring

Marks and Spencer gold twist top, Anna Dello Russo H&M lizard sunglasses

Isobel's 10th birthday

silver holographic shell bag

Isobel's 10th birthday

Isobel's 10th birthday

Gold Twist Top and Black Culottes

Gold Twist Top and Black Culottes

Marks and Spencer gold twist top | Yumi culottes (similar) | RIbelle sandals (similar) | Ottoman Hands ring | Les Nereides necklace (similar) | bag bought in Abu Dhabi | Anna Dello Russo for H&M sunglasses (old, similar)


Last week’s favourites were…

Tiina of Elegance Revisited, Lizzie of Lizzie in Lace and Grace of Color and Grace!


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28 responses to “Gold Twist Top and Black Culottes & Isobel’s 10th Birthday + link up”

  1. Laurie says:

    AW, Happy birthday wishes sent! I can see you stealing that bag Emma! The top is gorgeous and at such a bargain price it would be rude not to take a look. Popping over now xx

  2. Grace Liang says:

    Happy Birthday wishes!!!
    Such great pieces! I hope you have a great week ahead and rock those amazing sunglasses!!

    Please stop by at every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for linkup parties!

    Hope to see you there!
    Grace Liang

  3. Gail says:

    Nice top Emma – the sunglasses look fab with it, very glam! Isobel takes after mamma, lovely hologram bag!

  4. Happy Birthday, Isobel! You did a great job accessorizing your mom–love your new birthday gifts!

  5. Happy Birthday to Isobel! How exciting! Double digits 🙂 Love her little gifts, the bag and the necklace are sweet! I LOVE the sunglasses you are wearing, so cool! I wish I didnt need a prescirption in mine! The gold top is gorgeous on you with your hair and the style shows off your small waist. Love it!
    jess xx

  6. Liz says:

    What a stunning outfit! Happy birthday to Isobel! I hope you had a fun time celebrating!! <3


  7. Happy Birthday to your daughter! She and you are beautiful. Love this cool top and I adore the accessories. Especially that cocktail ring. Thanks for the link up!

  8. Ruth says:

    Ah happy birthday to your daughter! She has the cutest sunglasses and I love your gold top!

  9. Darlene says:

    Emma, your daughter is such a cutie! I remember my son’s birthday parties at 10–we used to have to say after all the events he had planned that his birthday was officially over!! Lol! You are so good at accessories and yours are perfect with that classic neutral outfit.

    xx Darlene

  10. Nancy says:

    That bag isn’t good for Isobel. It would be in my closet by now! It’s fabulous! Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter! Can’t link up with the phone, will do on the lap top tomorrow.

  11. Jacqui Berry says:

    Your little fashionista got it completely right. Isobel looks so grown up Emma, hope she had a happy birthday. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  12. Laura says:

    Happy Birthday to your daughter! She is so sweet! I love your gorgeous sparkly gold outfit!

  13. Cheryl Shops says:

    Aww, happy birthday, Isobel! She is definitely a fashionista in her own right!
    Cheryl Shops |

  14. Emma,

    So happy to meet little Isobel! Happy birthday !
    Oh my your sunglasses are fabulous!
    You always look fabulous and I love your fashion style!
    The twisted top is another show stopper!


  15. Monica says:

    First of all, those sunglasses are everything! I have a huge obsession with sunglasses haha. Also, love your daughter’s bag, I’d totally wear it as an adult!
    Thanks for stopping by the linkup!

  16. Monica Sors says:

    Congrats, dear!

    Mónica Sors

  17. Ashley says:

    I love a good pair of culottes- yours are awesome!

    Le Stylo Rouge

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