Outfit: Pastel’s and a Bit of Shimmer

Wearing: Vintage dress, River Island necklace, Vintage sequin jacket, Vintage clutch, Primark socks and earrings, LK Bennett shoes and All Saints sunglasses both from TK Maxx.

After the popularity of my post ‘Trends: Some Ideas on How To Wear Pastels‘ I decided to practice what I preach and put together a series of outfits wearing pastels. I have to admit embracing pastels has really got me in the mood for summer, they feel really fresh and exciting to wear after months of dark winter colours. For the first look I went full on with the pastels in this look but rather than add more pastel colours I choose white and cream with metallic shoes. You get the same look but without having to worry about matching / clashing colours. For me it was also an easier way to get the look without having to go out and buy more clothes, since pastels don’t feature much in my wardrobe. If you wanted to dive in with more pastels it would be easy to go for a complimentary pastel shade bag and shoes. Sorbet pinks and mints would be ideal with baby blue.

I really love this dress I found it in the midst of winter at Cow vintage, my jacket is from there too, I think my frock was ┬ú6 a real bargain! In fact my whole outfit is bargainous my jacket was around ┬ú30 a year or so ago. My necklace is new season River Island on the pricey side at ┬ú28 but I have worn it so many times already since buying it in February. My clutch was only a few pounds from Retro Rehab vintage and my socks ┬ú1.50 from Primark – they do the best socks! My LK Bennett shoes I am sure you are sick of seeing by now but they are so comfy for a pointed heel. Another cut price bargain from my beloved TK Maxx ┬ú50 with the RRP around ┬ú200. The cat-eye sunglasses also from TK Maxx and a snip at ┬ú15.

As I am sat here writing this we have snow forecast tonight and it is blowing a gale, a far cry from the sunshine last week! Might have to put the summer clothes on hold.

12 thoughts on “Outfit: Pastel’s and a Bit of Shimmer

  1. Looks amazing, Pearl! I’m normally neither a fan of chiffon nor of sky blue – but I LOVE this dress. And golden shoes always get a big thumps up! xo

  2. Pearl, why is it that you always seem to find the decent stuff in Cow as oppose to the 90s M&S primary school summer dresses their trying to sell for ┬ú30 which I always seem to be standing in front of?! I haven’t bought anything in there for a while, I tend to go straight to Oxfam Originals now as although it’s more expensive it is a charity and the quality always pretty decent. Love the shoes and socks combo – Clarks have some gorgeous gold leather brogues I’ve been hankering after for the past month and I reckon if the snow melts and the sun returns I will quite possibly buy them!

    • Ha ha I have to laugh as Florrie and I spotted that random school dress and were giggling about it! Like all shops they can be hit and miss, just more hit for me. I never find anything for myself in the Oxfam Originals for some reason, they have lovely things though a great little shop. I can’t say I discriminate on shops I just buy what I like. Retro Rehab is very good too. Speaking of Oxfam I actually did a behind the scenes day there which I am still writing up!

  3. Adore the frock. I always pick up bargain summer vintage in winter … but then I kick myself waiting months to wear it. April now, so pastel time in my book!!

    • Same here doll, hardly time to breath at the moment! I have to say though when I do have time to sit with a lovely brew and catch up it feels like a real luxury! xxx

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