E’s lookbook ‘Jumper dress’

Lookbook:

Jacket: H&M

Jumper dress: H&M

Bag: H&M

Boots: dupes for Balenciaga

A beige puffer jacket worn with a dark beige jumper dress, beige ankle boots, and a pale yellow, crossbody bag.

How many jackets are too many?

Addicted to shopping I am for sure, maybe that’s why I couldn’t pass by the dress, the jacket and the bag. But let’s start from the beginning. The bag was on my radar from the summer. It was way too expensive to pay the full price, but I did love its squishiness and the colour, yellow but not in your face. After it went on sale I have snapped it up as the colour is muted enough not to be just a summer bag but it will fit into my winter colour scheme. The dress was full price, but I know how difficult it is to find a jumper dress that ticks all of the boxes at a reasonable price I was looking for one for the last 2 years. And the jacket was totally not needed but wanted, because of its colour and the fact that is cropped. All my winter jackets are longer, which makes perfect sense in colder months, but also gives the same silhouette. We shall see how practical a short jacket will be. On the other hand, winters hardly ever are frosty anymore. Overall I’m very pleased with this modern look.

E’s lookbook ‘Textured cardigan’

Lookbook:

Cardigan: Next

Blouse: Monsoon

Trousers: M&S

Trainers: Primark

Bag: Rowallan

Navy blue textured cardigan worn with an embroidered shirt, cropped denim trousers, navy blue trainers, and a bag.

E’s lookbook ‘Linen top’

Lookbook:

Top: Primark

Necklace unknown

Bag: New Look

Trousers: Topshop

Shoes: Select

A linen long waistcoat worn with cropped, white trousers, rose gold necklace, rose gold woven bag and sparkling shoes.

I have almost missed the chance.

I have almost missed the chance to wear the long linen waistcoat this summer. It came from Primark and it came with potential. It had two buttons in the most awful colour and the buttons were placed bellow my natural waist dragging the whole silhouette down. I have marked place for two more button holes this time above my waist and purchased 4 covered buttons in a similar colour fabric. One evening later I had a spectacular top with a personal twist. I had all the intentions to wear it with white linen shorts but as-the summer is almost over white trousers will do. All accessories are rose gold. An old yet light as a feather necklace, a few seasons old, woven, rose gold bag and new, yet cheap glittery summer shoes.   

E’s lookbook ‘Kimono and rusty brown’

Lookbook:

Earrings unknown

Kimono: Monsoon

Top: Primark

Trousers: H&M

Sandals: Primark

A kimono worn with a black cropped top, rusty colour wide-leg trousers, tan colour sandals and turquoise earrings.

E’s lookbook ‘Double sequins’

Lookbook:

Jacket: H&M

Top: Armani Exchange

Trousers unknown

Sandals: M&S

Bag: Rowallan

A navy blue sequined jacket worn with a red sequined top, red cropped trousers, navy blue sandals, and navy blue bag.

Double trouble. 

In this case, more is more. Why stop on one item covered in sequins if you have 2? That was my philosophy behind this look. Wanted to explore just red and navy blue. 2 colours that I have mixed feelings towards since my childhood. My parents had the tendency to favour both colours and my wardrobe at that time was made of the two to the point that in later life I couldn’t stand the combination. Nowadays I do not have such strong feelings and I’m happy to play with the colours again. And as I keep on buying more sequins more opportunities arise to mix more than one item covered in them in one outfit.

E’s lookbook ‘Navy blue sequined jacket’

Lookbook:

Jacket: H&M

Top: Primark

Denim: M&S

Trainers: Primark

Bag: Rowallan

A navy blue sequined jacket worn with cream, cropped top, cropped denim trousers, navy blue plimsolls, and navy blue shoulder bag.


Finding the perfect shade of navy blue isn’t easy. So when I saw the sequin cropped jacket for less than £3 in a charity shop it wasn’t a very hard decision to snap it up. The sequin jacket is going to be an everyday item because of its casual cut. It jazzes up an otherwise boring outfit. The blouse is very on-trend being cropped. But because of its reviling cut, a nice decorative bra/ bralette is a must. To finish up the look I wore a favourite pair of denim from M&S, obviously cropped, it’s still summer after all. And plimsolls which I hardly ever wear but they seemed made for this outfit.

E’s lookbook ‘Lavender top’

Lookbook:

Earrings: Primark

Top: Wednesday’s Girl

Denim: M&S

Bracelet unknown

Clutch: Julien McDonald

Brogues: Primark

A short, buttoned up pale lavender top with a small peplum worn with cropped denim trousers, and silver grey accesorries.

That is an outfit that instantaneously made me feel cool

and I am not referring to the colour palette. The top in a very pale lavender colour buttoned up with a small peplum is another charity shop acquisition. The colour and cut are extremely flattering. The same can be said about denim. another random charity shop purchase. Because of the crop, the trousers remain relatively cool even in high temperatures. Some accessories for more interest and brogues for some comfort.

E’s lookbook ‘Shorts a’la Chanel’

Lookbook:

Earrings: Primark

Jumper: H&M

Bracelets unknown

Shorts: Primark

Boots: Primark

A'la Chanel shorts with pearl buttons worn with a white high neck, cropped jumper, pearl earrings and pearl bracelets

Perfect a’la Chanel shorts.

That is exactly what I thought when I saw them in the shop. Lined, washable with actually not bad pearl accent buttons, well cut and flattering, I am immensely impressed especially that they came from Primark.

For a while, I was also on a hunt for a cropped white jumper. Most jumpers nowadays seem to be oversized or end mid-hip, the worst possible place which makes you look short and boxy. But eventually, I have found one that will go with everything high waisted that I possed.

The boots are old but unusual. Loosely woven and almost summery. The earring and the bracelets have obviously pearls theme to match the buttons.

That was my Christmas outfit since Christmas was cancelled and we were just staying home.

E’s lookbook ‘Sage shorts and pink’

Lookbook:

Earrings: Primark

Top: Primark

Shorts: Primark

Sandals: Primark

Bracelets: Primark

Ok, it’s all Primark look. I do find interesting pieces in this store. Most of their clothes are not so great, but some of which I have bought lasted me for years. This outfit is a bit DIYed. I was on a lookout for some decent length shorts for a while with no results. So, I have bought culottes in a summery, light material and light colour well knowing that I am not going to wear them that way, but going to shorten them to get the desired shorts. Also, the earrings started of completely gold, but I have painted them with a couple of coats of nail vanish in sagey colour. Sage goes well with pink, especially pale, also as the shorts are quite high-wasted, I have opted for the cropped version of a top, and it still hardly shows any stomach. Pink and sage accessories and the outfit is done.

E’s lookbook ‘Grey and white’

Lookbook:

Top: H&M

Skirt: Zara

Bag: Rowallan

Sandals: Primark

As the parched landscape behind me shows we are going through unbelievably hot weather. Hence the skirt and skimpy top and sandals. Even in the shade is hot. the skirt is an old goodie and the top was purchased last year but the cropped trend is still strong.

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