Springing Forward with a Pop of Pink

Hi everyone, I hope you've all been having a great Easter weekend! My weekend has been a mix of going in to town, r&r with the family listening to music, watching films, some (not much) housework and surfing the net.

As I was doing nothing in particular, I decided that a uniform of cardigan, tee and jeans were the order of the day and to bring a pop of colour to the look I dug out a pashmina that I've had for a few years that is in the summer pile. It's a perfect shade of pink, not too vivid and not too pale:

I'm wearing: Gap Always Skinny jeans (ebay), J Crew tee (charity shop), M&S black leather biker style ankle boots, Edinburgh Woollen Mill lambswool cardigan (charity shop), pashmina (local ethnic shop, now closed)

I went into town to take back the River Island jacket and was nearly tempted to buy a bag in there, but resisted. I'm trying to hold out for the boot sales to get into full swing and nab a couple more for the wardrobe, preferably in Summery colours.

I'm linking this post to Patti at Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday, wishing you all a really good week ahead!!

MyStyle of Spring Jacket

With Spring hopefully not on the too distant horizon I wanted to pick a new Spring jacket and have been checking out the charity shops, the high street and online for some inspiring picks. My first choice is a biker jacket-I have plenty of  other different styles already in my wardrobe and I wanted to choose something that was not too lightweight and would be ideal for the temperamental weather we constantly experience. Here are the jackets that inspired my choice, these are from Net-A-Porter:

So after checking alternatives in my price range I plumped for this cream Melton wool mix biker jacket by River Island.  I was in luck as it was the last one on the website and in my size too. It also helped that it was half price from £70 and when it came I noticed that the wool content is actually over 50% , very impressive for £35 and being a mix of black and cream means I can wear it with virtually anything:

It's  a great weight, warm enough to be a Spring or Autumn jacket as I have a lot of jackets already that are more suitable for Summer. It is also really well made so I think this one is a keeper. I'm really loving River Island at the moment and they have a fabulous range of Spring biker jackets online now, some in the sale and some full price- certainly there are enough of a variety of different colours, prints and materials to choose from. I also can't recommend their delivery service highly enough, they email you and text you with an hourly timeslot of when to expect your delivery and so far it's been spot on, very good indeed.

One jacket that is going back is this off white pleather jacket also from River Island-although it fits, it feels rather boxy and starchy and I'm in two minds over it. It doesn't really feel right on despite the £30 price tag and really if I'm looking to wear a Chanel style jacket this Spring then I should start wearing my lime green and yellow Chanel jacket.

The jeans however I will be keeping, a review of which I've done over at Live To Love Denim, my dedicated denim style blog-check it out if you've not visited yet!!

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter, keep warm and cosy and enjoy whatever you are up to!!

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Hi !

Ogrzejmy trochę atmosferę. Kolejny wiosenny zestaw. Skórzane spodnie długo czekały na swoją premierę, jednak już czas najwyższy postawić na jasne, pastelowe kolory. Cały zestaw utrzymany w stonowanych barwach - jak na mnie dość mało czerni :) Jest elegancko ale z nutką codzienności. Buty dobrze znacie - i mit, że nie nadają się na zwykły chodnik mogę uznać za obalony :) Mam nadzieję, że Wam się spodoba !

jacket - house
shirt - mosquito.pl
pants - mosquito.pl
shoes - mmm for h&m
watch - d&g
bracelets - novamoda.pl
nails - m-nails.pl

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MyStyle of Spring Footwear-Awaiting to be worn!!

Today's post is dedicated to footwear of now and my chosen favourites of when Spring finally decides to show an appearance. I am currently rotating between the brown suede and faux fur Pavers boots that are below, black Hotter leather desert style boots and my newish M&S black leather biker style ankle boots-ALL with thermal socks. If I wasn't so blasted cold I would get all my socks and set light to them, how fed up I am of having to wear them as an essential part of everyday dressing, yawn.

These brown Pavers boots have been worth their weight in gold, although they keep me warm I am sick of wearing them and yearn for change!!

Here is the first of my new unworn shoes-this pair are from Primark and I got these in January, a real bargain as they were reduced to only £3:

These new and as yet unworn shoes which are a vibrant pink gold spiked pair were bought in Autumn last year from a neighbouring towns shoe boutique for just under £20,  I can't wait to wear these with jeans and a blazer and a brightly coloured scarf:

These Russell & Bromley brogues are a real favourite of mine, they are a browny burgundy colour and I love the leather detailing on them. I thrifted these at a boot sale about three years ago for £8. Having a leather sole means there not quite ideal for wearing just yet:

Another pair of Russell & Bromleys, these leopardprint shoes are another favourite of mine and were a bargainous £1.50 from the boot sale about two or three years ago. Every gal needs a bit of leopardprint on her feet!

So what shoes are you itching to wear when Spring and Summer finally come? Do you have old favourites in the wardrobe or have you got certain pairs on a wishlist?


Hi !

Dzisiaj obiecany post z działu "beauty". Prezentuję Wam dwie nowe rzeczy, które pojawiły się w mojej kosmetyczce - mascara Maybelline Rocket Volum'Express i pomadka Rimmel Hydra Renew (kolor Electric Plum 300).

Zacznijmy od tuszu do rzęs. Zawsze gdy jeden się kończy kupuje zupełnie inny. Dotychczas żaden tusz nie odpowiadał mi w 100%. Warto wspomnieć, że używałam zarówno tych z najniższych półek jak i z wyższych - Diorshow iconic czy YSL Volium Effect Faux Cils. Niestety wydanie 150 / 200 zł na tusz do rzęs okazało się (przynajmniej w moim przypadku) wyrzuceniem pieniędzy w błoto. Ponad tydzień temu w moje ręce wpadła mascara Maybelline za niecałe 30 zł. Z czystym sumieniem stwierdzam że jest to strzał w dziesiątkę. Rewelacyjna szczoteczka idealnie rozczesuje, i pogrubia rzęsy a także się nie kruszy. Osobiście bardzo przywiązuję się do kosmetyków, które mi odpowiadają - po co szukać nowych, jeśli mam te sprawdzone: tak jest w przypadku podkładu, pudru, eyelinera czy od teraz właśnie tuszu do rzęs.

Pomadka, to jedna z kolejnych do mojej kolekcji. Zdecydowanie brakowało mi takiego koloru. Jej koszt to 20 zł. Świetnie nawilża i jest bardzo wytrzymała. Moje zamiłowanie do pomadek sprawia, że mam już ich sporą kolekcję a te z Rimmela uwielbiam !

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MyStyle of wearing China Blue.......My Primark bargain scarf

I have always loved China Blue-the most memorable style example of this for me is the Roberto Cavalli dress that Victoria Beckham wore and here it is on the catwalk:

The Ming Vase dress really is a stunning work of art and design-the pattern, cut and styling are just perfection and is just gorgeous in simple blue and white hues.

So on to what is available at the moment- over at Atterley Road  this shirt by MiH is a traditional print with up to the minute styling-so perfect with blue or white jeans in the height of summer:

Then going in to double digits we have this lovely shirt from Marks & Spencer-I have actually seen this in store and it looks so much better than the pictures give it justice-the print features florals, fruit and birds-I really love this and may yet decide to indulge, check it out on the link below to see it better:

But definitely my bargain of the week was this lovely floaty oversized square scarf for dipping into this trend- just a bargainous £4 from Primark and it's a lovely vivid blue too:

The print is of trees, horses and cottages and is really cute and quirky, definitely one I can't wait to wear this coming season. The material of this is a sheer polyester crepe and Primark also have another different china blue design in a more denser viscose material and it is a long line scarf, also £4.

The print of the scarf in more detail-sorry for the creases!!

What colours are you looking forward to wearing this summer, will you try the China Blue trend?