E’s lookbook ‘Browns and florals’

Lookbook:

Jacket: Primark

Belt unknown

Bag vintage

Dress: Matalan

Boots: Dune

A long brown jacket belted with a brown belt worn over a red and white floral dress with a vintage, tan bag, and tan boots.

Cohesive and autumnal.

I have raved about the dress in another blog. So let me just say that what attracted me to the dress was the pattern but also the colour combination. Off-white background with shades of red and cool brown floral pattern, easy to style either summer or autumn. My autumnal version consists of a cool brown long jacket, to emphasise the silhouette belted, interesting vintage bag and trusted Dune boots. All cohesive and autumnal.

E’s lookbook ‘Dungarees’

Lookbook:

Waistcoat: H&M

Blouse: Dorothy Perkins

Trousers: H&M

Trainers: Primark

A floral black, pink and green blouse worn with black, skinny dungarees, black waistcoat, and white trainers.

E’s lookbook ‘Shiny’

lookbook:

Jacket: Papaya

Top: Elizabeth Shelton

Trousers: H&M

Trainers: Primark

Bag: Primark

A white jacket worn with a pale pink sequined top, duo-chrome green/pink metallic trousers, white trainers, and a green cross-body bag.

All must shine. 

I suppose it is not a look for the faint-hearted. Square duo chrome pink/ green sequins worn with metallic duo-chrome pink/ green trousers and if the shine was not enough the jacket has a metallic thread too. The trainers make the look un-glamourized and the crossbody bag gives it a casual look. Still, the colour scheme brings a smile to my face. 

E’s lookbook ‘Red, flowery dress’

Lookbook:

Dress: Matalan

Earrings self-made

Bag vintage

Belt vintage

Sandals: Primark

A red flowery dress worn with a vintage, brown, shoulder bag, brown, vintage belt and open toe, brown sandals.

The usefulness of alterations.

What you are looking at is not one dress, but two dresses combined into one, It is not easy to find a good long sleeve dress in an interesting pattern for a reasonable amount of money. The original version had one substantial flow. Every time a have raised my hands, the hem of the dress would rise to expose the underskirt and making it look ridiculous. But since the dress was on sale, I have purchased two of them and have created the third tier in the skirt of the dress from the other one. The job itself wasn’t too difficult and the result is pleasing to the eye. I have combined the dress with a vintage belt, vintage bag and same colour sandals. I am happy now.

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 ‘Flowery bomber jacket’

Lookbook:

Jacket: Marella

Vest unknown

Skirt: Next

Sandals Select

Bag: Genuine Leather

A flowery bomber jacket worn with a lacy red vest, black pencil skirt, red shoulder bag and white summer sandals.
A flowery bomber jacket worn with a lacy red vest, black pencil skirt, red shoulder bag and white summer sandals.

A bit of jungle in a bomber jacket

might just be what one needs to have some impact. Combine flowers with stripes and one gets a concoction that rocks my boat. I wasn’t intending to go shy, so red lingerie like top was a must and then obviously a red bag to go with it. The only demure items are the black pencil skirt and white sandals. The jacket was another charity shop find. Whoever priced the items did not know the label as I got it for a fiver. It would have cost over a hundred fifty pounds when brand new. The weather is getting finer and looks like the bare leg season has just begun.

E’s lookbook ’80-ties vibe’

Lookbook:

Earrings: Primark

Coat: Primark

Jumper: Damart

Trousers: Primark

Brogues: Deichmann

A white, red and navy blue jumper with gold buttons worn with navy blue denim, white coat and navy blue brogues and golden earrings.

You know the feeling when you find something that feels fun.

I had the feeling when I have found this jumper. It looks like taken straight out of the 80-ties. The colours, the colour blocking even the golden buttons with no purpose other than just a decoration. Can’t say that it is going to be the most versatile item in my wardrobe, but it is a jumper and it is reasonably warm. I have paired it with navy blue denim, a white coat and gold earrings- not much of a brainer. Not sure how many more styling ideas that jumper can give but wearing it that day was fun!

E’s lookbook ‘Vest on top’

Lookbook:

Blouse: Primark

Brooch unknown

Vest: Primark

Denim: Primark

Trainers; Primark

Bag: Rowallan

A cropped wide-leg denim trousers worn with a fitted buttoned-up white shirt, cream vest, white trainers and a navy blue bag.

Oh, did I feel trendy?

I felt like I have discovered something new even though it has been done many times before. Where do I start? Let us start with the trousers. I have finally found wide-leg denim that fits at a reasonable price too, so I have bought 2 pairs in 2 different colours. The pair in question needed a small adjustment as the hem was too low. the perfect length is just above your ankle bone where your leg is at its thinnest to flatter the most. I have combined it with a basic, fitted buttoned-up white shirt and added a brooch in navy blue just under the collar. But I wasn’t done yet as I decided to wear a knitted vest on top of that. The whole outfit is budget-friendly as it is mainly Primark and all of the pieces will be staples in my wardrobe that I intend to wear in different ways. It’s also navy blue and white- favourite colour combo of many people.

E’s lookbook ‘Black and flares’

Lookbook:

Blazer: H&M

T-shirt:Brookhaven

Flares: H&M

Brogues: Deichmann

Bag unknown

Bracelet unknown

A baseball top worn with a black oversized blazer, half flared denim, black brogues and black cross body bag.

How not to be scared of flares.

Flares always make a statement in any outfit. I do need to be in a mood to wear them as they always draw the attention of passers-by. Living in the era of skinny jeans any other cut will be noticed especially the opposite one. But this time I think I have cracked it. I do not look like taken out of the 70-ties. Whether it is the baseball top or the oversized blazer or the hair pulled back. I do like the look.

E’s lookbook ‘Spring pastels’

Lookbook:

Coat unknown

Hoody: Select

Vest: H&M

Denim: Primark

Trainers: Primark

Bag unknown

Paper bag waist trousers worn with cropped white hoody, pale pink, long coat, cream bag and cream trainers

Spring pastels

is what I need right now. It’s getting warmer but the mornings are still chilly and they require a light jacket. I had this light jacket for a while but found it a bit too intimidating until I have figured it how to dress it down. I was eyeing this paper bag waist jeans in December last year, but then we went to a lockdown and I thought it was all over. When I saw them again this spring I had to have them. Love the colour, love the cut, intend to wear them a lot. Another impromptu purchase was this very cropped hoody. It makes sense to have something ending on your waist while all my recent buys are all high waisted style.

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