Tag Archives: Pastels

Punching above their weight

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Just a little quicky to inform you of these amazeballs ‘Henderson Sky’ punch-detail lace ups from, of all places, Clarks!

I think these are amazing for summer and will look wicked with the ankle grazer length trousers that are in vogue at the moment. They will look especially good with pastel shades.

At £49.99 they’re not the cheapest – but they are real leather, available in half sizes and two different widths and have ‘underfoot cushioning’, which just sounds delightful, doesn’t it?

I want them. Now.

 

 

A love in – with Zara

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Well, I wasn’t expecting to have another love in so soon, but then Zara goes and gets their spring drop! And it’s amazing!

I have already bought not one but two summer dresses from there and it’s not even summer! Whooooooops!

But they are awesome. First up it was this floral lovely for £49.99. This pic on the Zara website really doesn’t do it much justice – the pansy print on it is so vibrant, and it has a wrap top (great for the larger chested lady) that nips the waist in and it’s made from a lovely floaty chiffon fabric. I don’t think it needs that much accessorising because the pattern on the dress is enough. A pair of neutral heels and a gold necklace. Bob is your mother’s brother.

The next one up was this little vibrant sundress for £25.99 (which will be ideal for both a 30th birthday I’m going to in March AND my holiday. Double whammy, nice!) Yet again, Zara’s website pic of the dress does it no justice at all (have a word with yourself, Zara) – I’ve tried it on with a gold belt and shoes and it looks ace (30th birthday) but will dress down with a few nice tan accesorries and a satchel  for holibob. Oh, we like ’em versatile, we do.

These were the two things that I bought (and the only two, as I’ve just had to spend an eye-watering amount of cash getting some new specs) but there are plenty of other beauties on the lust list. In the coming months I will also be keeping my peepers on these…

I’ll be wanting to pair up this cute openwork sweater (£25.99) with this lovely swishy skirt (£29.99) and sashaying along the beach in bare feet. I’ll be popping one of the numerous free tan woven belts that I’ve accumulated from various other purchases around the sweater and going on my merry way.

These pinkie jeans (£35.99) nail the pastels trend that will be all over your spring wardrobe like a fat kid on a Smartie. They’ll also be ideal for the outfit that I mentioned in my H&M love in post the other week. The juicier pear shapes would be well advised to avoid these and stick to darker colours to slim the bottom half. Either that, or make sure you emphasise your shoulders to balance.

Finally, these nude shoes are awesome. That Mary-Jane strap is very useful when you’ve had a few G&Ts I can tell you. They are £39.99 and would work pretty well with the first dress I bought, actually… x