Finally we've had a little bit more sunshine this week and it's starting to feel a bit more like summer. I'm officially on holiday countdown now with 5 weeks to go, I haven't been abroad for 3 years so I'm really looking forward to some proper sunshine. I'm also on countdown to Trnsmt Festival in 3 weeks, the line up is so good and it will be the first proper festival of the year for me, so then it really will feel like summer!! So for today's post it's a pretty simple one as it consists of a jumpsuit, but a fab jumpsuit at that. It's from my work (Oasis) and is a black jumpsuit with lime green parrots all over it with a Bardot top with frill detail. I absolutely loved the Bardot trend last summer and I'm so glad it's came back around this year, it's such a lovely flattering style and I particularly love the frill on this. It has a tie waist and elasticated hem to the legs, it is supposed to be a cropped style but as I'm quite short it's full length on me. It's in a nice lightweight material so is great for summer and can be dressed up with heels or dressed down with some sliders. Even though I work there Oasis is not always to my taste but they've got it bang on with this Tropical package and there's so many nice pieces. I love bright colours and prints so it was the perfect package for me and I've ended up with a few pieces. I went for a more dressy look with some fur heels and a lime bag, I accessorised with my fave Pom Pom earrings and a daisy choker. Finishing off the look with some bird metalwork sunglasses, Pom Pom bobbles and green glittery lips!
So it was my birthday at the weekend and I'm feeling very old, I'm getting dangerously close to 30 now I'm 28, but I still feel and act like a teenager, but seriously where does the time go! I did however have a lovely day at the zoo in the sunshine and got some lovely gifts. So for today's blog post I'm going for the grunge/girly trend of casual tees and dressy mesh, it's a trend I really like as I like to be a bit grungey at times but still like a girly touch to the outfit. I've bought a few items recently that are this kind of style which I will also be blogging at some point. But for today's outfit I've gone for a spliced t-shirt dress, it's black on one side and grey on the other with a motif to the front, the idea is that it is two different tops merged together so the motifs are different and the hem is uneven to give this effect. I really like this style and there's so many nice ones on the highstreet in tops and dress versions. It's such an easy comfy dress to just throw on for day to day wear but can also be dressed up. I've dressed it up a little by layering it with this tiered mesh midi dress. This mesh dress is also great as it can be dressed down with a tee like this or dressed up with a plain cami dress and heels. I had my eye on it for a few weeks then it went in the sale so I had to purchase, I also picked it up in a dusky pink too. I accessorised with a peace choker, diamond sunglasses, a velvet backpack, fishnet socks and some chunky buckled shoes.
So we've finally had some decent weather and some of the summer wardrobe has been able to make an appearance and what better way to start it off than with some rainbow goodness!! Now I don't usually start with the accessories but with this outfit it's all about the earrings, I mean life in general is all about these earrings tbh. If you've not heard of Nobasicbombshell then where have you been, they are an amazing independent brand run by the lovely Natalie and her team. I have been swooning over all the styles as soon as I came across them on Instagram and have the mermaid shells which I absolutely love. The rainbows have been on my wishlist for so long and after winning a runner up prize on the brands instagram and enquiring about the rainbows I was kindly offered a pair of free mini earrings or the xl rainbows at half price, so it was my chance to treat myself! Even at the standard price of £22 these earrings are a great price, all the styles are handmade and there is a lot of work that goes into these sassy rainbows. They are covered in glitter and in a lightweight wooden material, so although they may look like they'd be heavy they're not at all. A lot of the styles are quite big but some styles do come in mini versions too, so perfect if you want a more everyday pair or if you're not as adventurous with big novelty earrings. I want every single pair on the site especially the flamingos and unicorns and I'm hoping to try and build my collection. They are great for all year round but especially fun for this time of year with the summer sun and festivals coming up.
I did centre this Look around the earrings as I just couldn't wait to style them up, I picked up these fab pink trousers on sale in New Look last week. I was so happy to see one pair in my size on the rail as I'd actually looked at them a few times before at full price, so it was meant to be! I teamed them with a crochet top I brought towards the end of summer last year off Depop which I hadn't got round to wearing yet, I love the colours and pattern. Adding some more rainbow into the mix I went for these amazing Red or Dead wedges, another item I'd picked up late last year and hadn't worn yet (I'm terrible for this). And cause you can never have too much rainbow I added the sassiest sequin backpack and a sequin choker for good measure, not forgetting some cute pompon bobbles in my hair. Even though there's a lot going on I think the block colour of the pink breaks it up and it all works pretty well together. I just love being able to put bright bits and pieces together and it's so much easier to wear a bright colour palette when the weathers nice.