Outfit: Summer Staple

Wearing: Zara tousers and clutch, LK Bennett shoes and All Saints sunglasses both from TK Maxx, vintage Burberry trench, old jumper, vintage necklace, Primark socks, Chanel Nouvelle vague nail colour.

Showing off more of my recent Zara haul these trousers and going to be my summer staple. Lawrence took these photo’s for me whilst we were lurking around in a stinky old alley like really pro bloggers! Thank you to everyone for your lovely comments on my last post, that really means a lot to me. You will be glad to know the hives have calmed down and I hope to get my decorating going this weekend. So far I have white-washed my pine bookcase and chest of draws, parted with my huge desk and moved around my bed. Small things which have made a huge difference. I have also had a major clear out. I dropped off some stuff at Cancer Research and as I was there a rather large transit van turned up filled to the roof with donations from TK Maxx’s ‘Give up Clothes for Good‘ campaign, I am made up it is going so well. There are quite a few different charity shops in the next town to me so I always divvy up my wares to each of them. They don’t just need donations but volunteers too, I have my behind the scenes at Oxfam to share with you soon. I am really enjoying sprucing up my bedroom but I have to say my favourite thing is my new clothes rail, simple pleasures I know! Once everything is back in place maybe I can give you a tour of my closet.

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.

LFW AW12: What Pearl Wore Day 2

 

Day two of London fashion week and the heavens opened in a grand manner, torrential down pours do not a happy fashionista make. We braved the rain but I would much rather have had a pair of wellies with this outfit. My stunning designer shoes from TK Maxx (£64.99 / RRP £200) were seriously soggy but are now drying off, as am I with a hot drink! The rest of my outfit is all vintage, luckily I chose to wear my trench coat today which kept the top half of my dry at least.