I honestly can’t get over the weather we are having in the UK at the minute, it is seriously amazing. The days are long and warm, and it makes me so happy.
Especially because it means I am able to wear some of my favourite styles of clothing without freezing my butt off! One being a tie front top, which is honestly such a flattering style, even on someone which a bigger chest size, as long as there is enough material to cover everything then it is such a stunning look.
My fave top ever is this beaut gingham top from Nasty Gal, give me something tie front and gingham any day, and I will wear it forever! Also we need to talk about these white tailored trousers also from Nasty Gal, they are the most flattering white trousers ever. As they are very high-waisted it makes the fit ever nicer. I am wearing a medium in both the trousers and top, and am a UK size 10 for reference. The third thing that has to be mentioned is these big gold earrings, the perfect accessory for the summer, these door knocker style earrings are also from Nasty Gal and are such a summer statement, I love them.
Gingham tie front top – Nasty Gal
White high waisted trousers – Nasty Gal
Gold ‘door knocker’ earrings – Nasty Gal
White woven shoes – Topshop
Wicker bag – Hers Wave
Take a look at some other cute tie front tops on the high street at the minute, and no I won’t apologise for enabling your shopping addition (as I have one too)!;
- Tie front metallic top – Topshop
2. Striped woven cami top – Topshop
3. Tie front bird print top – H&M
I love this wrap around shirt so flipping much, I don’t know what it is about a wrap around shirt but they are so flattering. I did originally buy this for work, but it’s a little too low cut.
I’ve wanted some gold layering necklaces for a while now and I love these gold chokers from ASOS, they look great with my Chino gold heart necklace (will link below as this brand is so cool).
To my most favourite £9 bargain pink trousers from New Look, they are perfect for night outs with crop tops, or great for work with a shirt, they are sold out now, but everyone needs a pink pair of trousers so I will link similar below. Lastly these sandals from Topshop are the most comfortable things ever.
Wrap around gingham shirt – H&M
Pink trousers – Sold out – similar New Look
Gold chokers – ASOS
Gold heart necklace – Cinco
Black sandals – Topshop
Yeh yeh, more gingham, but come on guys this one is a good’un, this jumpsuit from ASOS is like wearing a giant gingham clown suit, and it is kind of reminiscent of one. Honestly though this stretchy lovely jumpsuit is so comfortable as there are no zips (instantly you know there is going to be stretch for days).
My other current obsession is shirred everything, tops, dress…everything! I think that is what drew me to this jumpsuit to start with. Also lets not forget the wide legs which is honestly a style that is flattering on every body shape (even though as you girls know, I don’t believe dressing for your body shape, I think you should wear whatever hell you want, and dress for your style).
Finally we’ve got to talk these shoes, embroidered goodness, and even ties up the legs!!! What more is needed in a shoe! I loved the contrast of the gingham against the embroidery, pretty busy, but there is nothing wrong with that in my eyes. Then this straw bag from Zara, I hopeeeee that this beaut is still available when this post goes live because its the most perfect summer bag and only £19.99 which is insane.
Gingham Jumpsuit – Sold Out – Similar – ASOS
Embroidered Shoes – Topshop
Straw Bag – Sold Out – Similar Zara
I have to start with this top, as it is genuinely my favourite top in my wardrobe. What you guys need to realise is this beautiful top is actually handmade by the most lovely and talented girl. I found Olivia Rose Label on Instagram, and couldn’t believe how beautiful her designs are! If there ever was a top that screamed Grace it has to be this one, gingham, bell sleeves, ruffles & cropped! What I also love about this top is it is actually reversible, I am wearing it here with the ties at the front, but it can easily be worn with other way around, which I think is an awesome little detail and it makes it so versatile.
I am wearing this beautiful little top with my fail safe light wash vintage Levi Mom style jeans. I actually did a little bit of DIY on these jeans, I cut the hems off the bottom and added a rip in the knee. Although I liked them before this, all the hacking and snipping has been the making of them for me. I was looking for a pair distressed vintage jeans for months and just couldn’t find the style and fit I wanted, so I thought why not make my own!
But back to the top, because that really is the star of the show, check out more of Olivia’s designs on Depop & Etsy (also Instagram – @oliviarosethelabel) I have my eye on the pink bell sleeve off the shoulder top, it is absolutely gorgeous. Oh the Topshop studded sandals, I will give them a very quick mention as I am sure you are bored of them now (I must invest in more shoes) but they are lovely nonetheless.
Gingham Top – Olivia Rose – Depop
Vintage Jeans – Levis – Similar – ASOS Marketplace
Studded Sandals – Topshop
I am fully in love with Zara at the minute, I find that when we get to spring this high-street store really comes into its own, so many beautiful affordable items that I just cannot resist. Obviously I love gingham, no surprise, it’s pretty much all I wear!! When I saw this two piece I just had to have it. I love how versatile this type of item is, as it’s so easy to split the items up and wear separately.
I have worn the top half over a white shirt and it looks so cool, I have also worn the skirt in a recent Instagram post, with a fitted high neck lace top. Of course the real show stopper is when you wear them together. Both pieces are really elasticated which makes them so comfy to wear. I have this in a small, it does fit slightly on the bigger size, so don’t worry about buying the size down.
I love the idea of wearing this to a summer party with high heels and a metallic clutch, or to a garden party with furry slides (I love a pair of fluffy slides, don’t get me started on that). Lastly my beaut silver Topshop shoes that I bought in the sale earlier in the year, I love pairing metallic heels with gingham, I think it’s a great contrast. I’ve actually had my eye on the silver ankle boots that are currently available on public desire…..and when I get an idea in my head 🙂
Gingham Two Piece – Zara
Metallic Sandals – Sold Out – Similar Topshop
Soooooo excited to start sharing my pictures that were taken on my most recent trip to Tuscany, Italy. We stayed in a town called Lucca, which is unbelievably beautiful, and seemingly undiscovered by too many tourists. Every street is beautiful, with a restaurant or boutique on every corner. Lucca is conveniently located between the Italian cities of Pisa and Florence, these pictures are taken during a beautiful day in Florence. We walked up to the top of the Boboli gardens when the view over Florence is seriously stunning.
I wore this gingham dress from Boohoo via ASOS, and it was perfect for a warm day in Italy. The quality of the dress is not the best I have even seen, but to say it only cost me £15 I think it is a bargain nonetheless. I wore it with this yellow cropped denim jacket from Topshop, it is actually part of a co-ord, a denim skirt is also available (of course I have this too..lol). Its great to throw over an outfit when the mornings and nights are colder.
What outfit is complete without the shoes and bag? These slides are my pride and joy (sad I know). I have seen these Givenchy slides online for the last couple of years, and this year I thought it was time to take the plunge. Although they were pricey I know that I will be wearing them for years to come, plus they are crazy comfortable!
Dress – Boohoo at ASOS
Denim Jacket – Topshop
Slides – Givenchy at SSENSE
So my obsession with gingham is huge right now and rather all encompassing, sad I know, but I really, really love it! In skirts, trousers, dresses, literally any item of clothing you can name! This skirt is from Zara and is actually part of a two piece, it comes with a cropped strapless top and it’s so cute on. Unfortunately it’s not warm enough in the UK for the full outfit yet, but at least I can wear the skirt. I have it in a size small, which actually fits on the larger size, so I would definitely suggest sizing down.
Following on from the clear Zara obsession, these boots from this wonderful high street store, I am completely in love with. Topshop do a very similar version, however they are more than double the cost of this version, and are pretty much identical. They retail at just under £30, which I think is a bargain. Kitten heels and sock boots are so on trend for spring/summer 2017 and I am very happy with that!
Finally my white lace top from Boohoo, I have worn so much, it is great for layering and wearing underneath jumpers when the weather is colder. I initially wasn’t sure about the panel at the front that means the top is not sheer across the chest, however it is a god send when you don’t have a white bralet and need a little more modesty in place! I love that lace details and high necks that are in fashion at the minute.
Skirt – Zara
Boots – Zara
Lace Top – Boohoo