Posts tagged Dress
WARDROBE PICK ME UPS

This month's M&S pieces are the perfect items to give your wardrobe an easy update. None are 'maternity' but can all accommodate a swelling belly (if you need them too). 

First up is this stripped top, I have seen many takes on the breton top but this one has some good ingredients. I love the longer length and the frill on the 3/4 length arms, perfect for wearing over skinny trousers or jeans.  

Cotton Rich Striped Ruffle Cuff Tunic £25 / Multi Colour Cup Drop Earrings £12.50

I love this pale pink cotton dress, it is simple and flattering - I love the gathering around the waist and wrists. I'd wear this to a wedding but i'd also dress it down for everyday.

Pure Cotton Ruched Waist Tunic Midi Dress  /£65 / Cross Body Bag £12.50

This is a top of two halves - simple from the front but super fun and bright from the back. This is a great top for anyone who likes to avoid anything to tight around their waist as it hangs and fits really nicely.

These lilac shoes have got to be some of the most comfortable shoes i've ever worn (and I have tried on a lot of shoes). They are so soft plus are available in 6 different colours - there is a chance I might get them all...

Pleat Back Short Sleeve Shell Top £45 / Leather High Cut Ballerina Pumps £35

This post was kindly sponsored by Marks & Spencers and is part of my monthly collaboration with them.

TOP OF THE SHOPS

I shop at TOPSHOP a lot - it is definitely one of my go-to high street stores.  I like the way they embrace colours, re-invent the catwalk for the high street and because a lot of their clothes are fun. 

I enjoy wearing different types of outfits and experiment with new trends (although I do tend to be attracted to colourful (often pink) and sparkly clothes) which again TOPSHOP do very well. I'm a big fan of their jeans and think that they are some of the best on the high street, I think they do great reasonably priced shoes and fun accessories.

This month I have picked 3 TOPSHOP outfits (a dress, sequin skirt and jeans) that can be mixed and matched, and that have all become my new wardrobe staples.

I have worn this dress a lot since I got it - I love the print (it reminds me of Smarties), the loose comfortable cut and the frill detailing. It would work well with a belt or jumper on top and is suitable as maternity wear and for breastfeeding.

The pink colour of these boots is so good (one of my favourite tones) and just because they are a bold colour do not assume they won't go with the rest of your wardrobe, they actually have the ability to brighten up all outfits!

Spotted Frill Dress by Boutique £95 / MARILO Knotch Ankle Boots £75

The perfect black biker jacket is not an easy thing to find - but when you do find it, you will love it and wear it often. I've been on the look out for a while and I have a feeling that this one and I will be together for a while.

Belted Leather Biker Jacket by Boutique £195 / KIKI Gem Shoulder Bag £32

I've been stopped in the street a few times already and asked about this skirt - i'd stop me in the street and ask me about this skirt. It is perfect.

 Textured Balloon Sleeve Jumper £46 / Premium Rainbow Sequin Midi Skirt £125

If I could have an incredibly impractical car - just for fun, it may well be a pink cadillac. Unfortunately this isn't an option when you live in London with 2 kids - so I have settled for a shirt covered in them instead. 

Cadillac Print Casual Shirt £32 / Supersoft Scarf £16

TOPSHOP kindly sponsored this post, but everythings else about this post is me.

OUTFIT IDEAS FROM LA REDOUTE

Sometimes it is hard to decide what to wear. Often people (myself include) find themselves in an outfit rut - always ending up wearing the same thing just a different version of it. But, there are so many options and cool things to wear - that I encourage you to make an effort to not let this happen!

La Redoute has SO many great things in at the moment (some of which are on sale too). They have loads of reasonably priced, versatile pieces that can be dressed up and down and that might encourage you to branch out and have more fun with fashion - because after all that is what it's all about.

SKIRT + TOP

I LOVE this skirt - it is a summer, metallic pink fabric (such a good fabric to be). I've dressed it down with a grey short sleeve sweatshirt but it would also look good with a white t-shirt or a silk cami. 

I like the way this top mixes smart and casual - sequins and sweatshirts, on paper you might not expect this to work but on it really does. Same goes for pale pink suedette sliders - shouldn't work but do.

MADEMOISELLE R Short-Sleeved Sweatshirt £39 / R studio Pink Lamé Midi Skirt £29.40 (was £49) / R studio Mules with Crossover Straps £39

CHECK DRESS

This is an easy dress to wear and style. It works equally well worn to an office as it does to the pub. The buttons can be worn open or up to the top. When it gets cold it can be layered with a biker jacket or chunky knit.

atelier R Gingham Shirt Dress £41.40 (was £69) 

FRILLS & JEANS 

This is such a pretty, light and flattering shirt - i've teamed it with jeans but will also be wearing it under dungarees and tucked into a pleated skirt.

I love a statement shoe they have the ability to perk up an outfit - which is exactly what these do lips and glasses toed ones do.

R édition Ruffled Cotton Blouse £12.50 (was £25) / R studio Boyfriend Jeans £23.40 (£39) / MADEMOISELLE R Ballet Pumps with Patchwork Detail £21.00 (was £35) 

This post was kinding sponsored by La Redoute. I chose all of the outfits, wrote all of the words and wear all of these clothes in real life - not just for a blog post.

Photography @janelookerphotography