Reiss Silk Blouse and Dorothy Perkins Burnt Orange Trousers

March 15, 2016

Reiss silk blouse Dorothy Perkins burnt orange trousers

Last week turned out to be unexpectedly busy, and conesequently I didn’t get chance to post at all. I was offered work at short notice (the name of the game when you’re freelance) and Pete was poorly. Trying to fit in training for a marathon on top of that meant I had no time for blogging! The good thing is the weather has improved and the days are becoming longer. The extra daylight means fitting in photo shoots gets easier for a few months!

I was intending to post an entirely different outfit, but on a whim I decided to try on these burnt orange cropped trousers which I bought from Dorothy Perkins several years ago. I bought them because they looked nice on the hanger. However, they didn’t live up to expectations when I got them home. Consequently, they’ve been in the “reserve wardrobe” in the spare room ever since. Anyway, I decided it was time to give them another chance.

I tried on a couple of striped tops which looked ok. I also tried a burnt orange leopard print blouse that I quite liked, but as it was the same colour as the trousers it lacked contrast. Then I remembered I had this Reiss silk blouse that I bought on eBay last year. Its pale background colour stands out against the trousers while the print compliments them. My necklace, which was a Christmas gift from my mum, mirrors the dark blue circles in the blouse.

I’m wearing the Reiss silk blouse and Dorothy Perkins burnt orange trouser for the first time, even though they’ve been in the wardrobe a while

Reiss do some really beautiful silk blouses, and you can pick them up quite cheaply on eBay – I have three so far. I’m quite happy that most of the outfit is new but not new, if that makes sense; I’m wearing the Reiss silk blouse and Dorothy Perkins burnt orange trouser for the first time, even though they’ve been in the wardrobe a while.

I also bought the Biba bag on eBay. I’d been watching it intently for days but the reserve wasn’t met when the auction ended. As the seller lived not too far away from me I emailed with an offer and the deal was done! As it was brand new with tags and I bought it for around a third of the RRP I was pretty chuffed!

Reiss faux wrap blouse, Biba leopard print handbag

Dorothy Perkins crop orange trousers Reiss silk blouse

Reiss blouse Dorothy Perkins orange crop trousers

Reiss silk blouse wooden bangle

Wallis blue and gold necklace Reiss silk blouse

Reiss faux wrap blouse Dorothy Perkins burnt orange trousers

Biba leopard print handbag

Carvela leopard print ankle strap shoesBlouse: Reiss (eBay), trousers: Dorothy Perkins (old), shoes: Carvela, bag: Biba (eBay), necklace: Wallis

Do you like to pick up bargains on eBay too? Let me know in the comments or tweet me @thestylesplash!

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21 responses to “Reiss Silk Blouse and Dorothy Perkins Burnt Orange Trousers”

  1. Patti says:

    Gorgeous blouse, Emma – the whole look is wonderful, and thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo


  2. Christina says:

    Awesome outfit. I just love your heels.. so great!

  3. Laura says:

    I’ve actually never purchased clothing on ebay, but maybe I should! Stunning blouse!

  4. Johanna says:

    Loving the color palette of this outfit. It looks amazing against your skin! So chic!

  5. Ada says:

    The sunburst large dots on that blouse are so pretty as are its colors. The pretty blouse matches those pretty rust pants and I just love your pumps, Emma.

    Enjoy your week! Ada. =)

  6. What a pretty blouse and it looks perfect with the leopard touches!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


  7. Vale says:

    Emma, that blouse is super cute !!! Loving it ! Just found you on Instagram so I will be supporting you there too =) Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies – fashion & beauty blog

  8. I love the color of your pants, and they look perfect with the Reiss blouse!

  9. Jennie says:

    Oh, my Goodness! I Love everything about this look, Emma! That top is just perfect and the colors are fab. Your burnt orange pants compliment it wonderfully and I really like the leopard accents. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

  10. Carylee says:

    All of these pieces go so well together! And I can certainly appreciate life getting in the way of blogging. Good luck with your marathon training!
    Carylee |

  11. Love this whole look; the color of the pants is gorgeous! I too have a “reserve wardrobe” in my attic. As a matter of fact the blazer I’ll be wearing in tomorrows post was recently unearthed in the reserve wardrobe…lol.

  12. Parislovetrash says:

    Pretty …. Kiss from Paris ! Nice photos i love …

  13. Gemma says:

    The blouse is gorgeous and looks perfect styled with the orange trousers. Gemma x

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