Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Today I've been asked to join five other fashionistas who all have their very own strong sense of style. It's such a lovely opportunity to be asked to take part in this link up. Please take a moment to check out their blogs.
|The theme of the link up is four colours or more which lends itself to quite different interpretations - some have taken a very colourful spin whereas I've gone along the lines of playing with neutrals with prints. My ensemble is a mix of vintage and old faithfuls such as these tartan tights which made their debut in my very first post in May of 2015 as seen here. The dress is a vintage piece from Marks and Spencer when their branding was St Michael which I bought from eBay some time ago. The quality is superb, it's fully lined and the stitching and finish is perfect. I've added my net underskirt to give it a bit of body and show off the fullness of the skirt. As the dress is such a simple, classic style I've added this cream jacket which relies on lots of pleating and a great cut to give it a bit of pzazz. The conservative nature of the dress was what gave birth to the notion of tartan tights with the leopard print shoes and belt. I finished off the look with my gorgeous orange and gold necklace by Magpie Vintage. The piece is made up of recycled vintage jewellery which is remodelled into a contemporary shape. |
It's amazing how the time has flown past since starting my blog, and how my closet has offered up such such a collection of outfits, some of which have been quite a surprise to me sometimes. The fun of sharing with friends and family was initially all I had hoped for, but over these months my world has expanded to encompass fashion bloggers from all across the globe. These fashionistas also have a driving passion for dressing up and are quite happy to trade ideas and discuss the minutiae of what makes a perfect outfit - it's been a wonderful discovery for me.
Dress: St Michael at Marks and Spencer
Necklace: Magpie Vintage
Liyana from Affordorable is looking cute in this pastel blue two-piece. I love the way she has styled sports shoes and a maxi skirt for a fresh and youthful look, but most of all I think her bag is perfect to pull the whole look together - a masterful stroke, Liyana.
Adidas polka dot track jacket
Ciaopanic two-piece dress
Adidas polka dot Stan Smith
Mousse sling bag
Ann from Kremb de la Kremb is currently in the true winter wonderland of Idaho giving her own spin to the leopard print and tartan combo. With lippy that matches her gloves Ann is looking very polished and that's without a mention of that bag!
Leopard Faux Fur--ASOS
Red Lippy--Maybelline Lip Studio Color Blur
Red Fur Cuffed Gloves--market in China
White Shirt--Tailored from China
Tote--Louis Vuitton Speedy 35
Sheela from Sheelagoh has mixed things up with spots, checks and these fabulous suede boots. This combo is wild and adventurous for most, but when you read her take on this you'll see how far out of her comfort zone she had come today. Great stuff Sheela!
B&W Polka Dot Sweater - Thrifted
Mustard Top - Poshmark
Orange & Red Plaid Blanket Scarf - Zara
Black Capris - Herban Devi on Etsy
Burgundy Suede Boots - Shoedazzle
Lipstick - Veronica from Anastasia Beverly Hills
|Some girls just manage to weave colours and patterns together making them look perfectly natural and Nicole from Lipstick&Brunch is one of them. I love the theme of blues and lilac here, but most of all I adore these shoes!|
Cape Coat: ASOS
Clutch: The Cottage Shop in Houston
Shoes: Custom Made by Coronation Vintage local stylist Dawn Bell
Samantha from Fake Fabulous is a big fan of colour at the best of times so this isn't a difficult challenge for her today. Her sense of fun is infectious - check out her signature pom poms on that handbag, and what about these silver loafers for a finishing touch?
Polo neck: La Redoute
Tights: Lidl (honestly!!)
I hope you've enjoyed the link up from across the globe today and that you'll take a moment to learn a bit more about my partners in crime - we've had fun too!