So recently I discovered the website I Saw It First where I got a few bargains in the sale at only £5 each. Today’s outfit features one of those bargain pieces. This fab hot pink bandeau jumpsuit with frill detail to the waist and hem of the trousers. I wasn’t sure what to expect for the price and when it came it was a different material to what I was expecting as it’s more of a stretchy jersey, but for the price I couldn’t really moan and thought it was worth keeping. I decided to add another splash of colour and cover my top half a little with this lime green vintage 80s power jacket that I think works so well against the pink. I went for rainbow accessories to follow on with the bright colours, starting with my fave glitter earrings, sequin bag and the best rainbow wedges that I have not worn half as much as I should have! I finished off the look with a pink glittery netted choker. This is a great day to night outfit as it’s pretty dressy but not too ott, and I can easily whip off my jacket and make it a little dressier. I’m still trying to add as much colour to my autumn outfits as I can and to not have to wear a proper coat, I’m really not a fan of these chilly months and darker nights!!
Anyone who knows me will know I love unicorns and anything magical, but I also love a bit of darkness and grunge, so this post combines both of those things!! I have loved the trend of rock tees teamed with pretty pieces such as Lace/mesh and have done a couple of posts recently with this kind of look. This is another, with a rock tee with a twist, rather than a band slogan there is a unicorn and the words 'Ever After' on the front. It has a magical touch with the unicorn but still that grungey vibe being in black and white, it also has a Lace trim to the hem giving it that extra girly touch. It's not quite long enough to be a dress so I added some Lace trim cycling shorts underneath.
Playing on the girly touches I made the outfit into more of a dress with a Sheer mesh skirt over the top, I love the mix of all of these styles and materials together. I wore a western style waist belt to draw in my waist and added a bit of magical goodness with a silver holographic backpack. I wore my fave chunky buckle sandals with some fishnet socks and some silver mirrored sunglasses. I finished off the look some black pompom earrings and this silver 'peace' choker. I went for grungey make up with my absolute fave Lime Crime Venus palette eyeshadows and Lime Crime perlees lipstick in Denim blue.
So today's post is quite a summery look again but could also be a transitional outfit if layered up. I can't remember if it was last year or early this year but zara did this amazing embroidered mesh dress, it was massive with bloggers and was a complete sell out with people selling it for extortionate prices on eBay. I really liked it so was gutted I couldn't get my hands on it but wasn't prepared to pay silly prices for it. Earlier in the year I came across basically the same dress on AliExpress, I wasn't sure if the quality would be any good and it's always tricky ordering from China due to the sizing and it taking forever to arrive! But I really liked the dress and the reviews and pictures looked almost identical so at a fraction of the Zara and eBay prices I thought it was worth a risk. It came super quick and was excellent quality and looked exactly like the Zara version so I was really pleased.
I've worn it a few times over the summer and absolutely love the floaty boho vibes. As it's all mesh the dress is very sheer so it needs something underneath. For this look I wore some cycling shorts and a longline lace bra underneath, but you could wear a cami dress or even leggings and a top underneath depending on the weather and how much flesh you wanna flash. As it was quite a warm day I was fine with these underneath, and as it was dry I was ok with sandals, so wore these espadrille wedges that I have worn to death over the summer. Adding to the boho vibe I wore a suede fringe bag, finishing off with a Floral Lace choker, pink cord choker and some tortoise shell round sunnies. I love this dress so much and love how transitional it can be, embroidery is still a huge trend at the moment, so I'll definitely be bringing it into autumn layered with some tights, boots and a jacket.