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Spring trend staples

There’s nothing like the start of a new season to make me want to hit the shops. But rather than going out and buying a completely new outfit, it’s much easier to stock up on key pieces to bring your outfit up to date. This doesn’t have to be a expensive operation as there are plenty of sites like Voucherbox UK to help keep the cost down.

There’s no surprises that the key trends for spring this year include pastels and florals, but my favourite trend this season is definitely the boho look. It’s a look I’ve always admired but never quite managed to master. Here’s my pick of some of my favourite boho pieces available:

Boho trend Spring 2014

Pom Pom Bag: ASOS | Sequinned kaftan: H&M | Floral trousers: Topshop | Shoes: TOMs | Tusk necklace: New Look | Red paisley dress: River Island | Gladiator sandals: New Look | Aztec print cami : New Look | Moccasins: Minnetonka | Maxi dress: Tory Burch | Ethnic print maxi skirt: New Look | Floral kimono: River Island

I’m not sure I actually own anything pastel coloured. I don’t think my skin tone is right for it and it just doesn’t feel ‘me’. However, that doesn’t stop me lusting over the beautiful ice-cream shades that pop up every Spring. Even if I can’t see myself in a lilac dress anytime soon I reckon I could pull off pastel Converse or minty nail polish and sit on the edge of the trend!

Pastels for Spring

Jumper: H&M | Sunglasses: Prada | Trainers: Vans | Pink t-shirt: Dorothy Perkins | Nail polish: Essie ‘Rock the Boat’ | Mint skort: Miss Selfridge | Pink skater dress: New Look | Mint dress: Coast | Trainers: Converse | Yellow dress: Ted Baker | Mint watch: New Look | Pink platforms: Topshop

I love florals but I can never seem to find what I’m looking for in the shops. I’m a bit picky about floral prints. I find that a lot of high street florals can look a bit cheap and nasty and I prefer florals that look ‘realistic’ over the old-fashioned granny-looking printed ones (does that make sense? I know there’s a word to describe this but I can’t think of it. I’m picturing Mary Katrantzou prints though…)

Spring florals

Strapless dress: Coast | Shorts: Zimmermann | Kimono: H&M |  Skirt: Oasis | Trousers: Ted Baker | Shoes: TOMs | Bikini: Dolce & Gabbana | Trousers: Oasis | Purse: Accessorize | Shoes: Ted Baker

What’s your favourite Spring trend?

 

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Today I’m Wearing: A Jigsaw jumper

This is my current ultimate new-mum easy throw on outfit (if that makes any sense!). The Christmas before last I was lucky enough to win a £250 voucher for Jigsaw. I didn’t get a chance to spend it before I got pregnant so I had plenty of fun guilt-free shopping on our recent trip to Salisbury.

One of the items I picked up was this baggy navy jumper and I love it. I know it’s really basic but it’s so unlike anything else I’ve got in my wardrobe and it’s so easy to throw on with a pair of jeans. The perfect new-mum outfit!

I got these jeans off eBay a week or so ago and I don’t think I’ve taken them off since they arrived. They are ridiculously comfortable and were a total bargain. The shoes were sent to me in the summer by Chatham Marine and I only got a chance to wear them once before my feet became too swollen.

Jigsaw jumper, Abercrombie jeans, Chatham Marine shoes UK bloggerUK lifestyle bloggerChatham Marine Fern slip on shoesUK blogger Jigsaw jumper, Abercrombie jeggings, Chatham Marine Fern shoes Jumper: Jigsaw | Jeans: Abercrombie | Shoes: c/o Chatham Marine

London Retro Piccadilly sunglasses from MyOptique UK bloggerGlasses: London Retro ‘Piccadilly’ c/o MyOptique

If you’d like the chance to win your own pair of London Retro glasses then keep your eyes peeled as I’ll be running a giveaway very soon!

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Today I’m Wearing: New boots in Winchester

Blimey how time flies! These photos are actually from last Tuesday when I went to Winchester for the very first time to celebrate my sister-in-law’s birthday. But since then we’ve been in Birmingham for the World Cheese Awards and then we spent the second half of last week up in Grimsby visiting Nick’s family so it’s been pretty crazy!

I had absolutely no idea that Winchester was so beautiful. The architecture is gorgeous and I don’t think I’ve ever felt so Christmassy in all my life. The high street looks like something out of Harry Potter!

Winchester high street at ChristmasWinchester high street christmas tree
Winchester at Christmas

We didn’t arrive until about 3pm so unfortunately it was dark by the time I got my first glimpse at the magnificent cathedral – I’ll definitely have to go back again soon to have a good look round. I’m not religious at all but I absolutely love churches.

I’m pretty happy that it’s cold enough for me to wear my lovely snuggly Zara coat again. I also picked up some Primark super cosy tights on Rose’s recommendation and they are the best thing ever! I’m so going back to buy more – especially as I still can’t fit in my jeans again yet. I’ve also been wearing my new boots to death recently. The lovely people at Cloggs got in touch and asked if I’d like to try out the website and I was beyond excited when I saw they stocked Clarks shoes. I’d been out with our friends Jimmy and Soph a few weeks ago and Soph was wearing these Clarks Orinoco boots and so I’ve just totally copied her and got the same ones. I’ve been searching for the perfect pair of ankle boots for years now so I’m over the moon to finally have some!

Blogger wearing Zara parka, tartan scarf, floral dress & Clarks Orinoco boots from CloggsCoat: Zara | Scarf: Zara | Dress: Zara | Tights: Primark | Boots: Clarks from Cloggs

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