As you know from my previous post Im finding this season very difficult. I am struggling badly with almost every look. The sugary pastel and sugared almond colours, pretty dresses and floral prints being the main offenders. However not too wild about a lot of the other prints either.
But, I am boring myself with one woman move towards a gothish summer and am feeling decidedly left out. So the only thing that I really quite like are the more tropical prints with the stronger colours. I had been inspired by Amy of These Girls turn heads wearing the asos floral trousers with her amazing charity shop find of an Issey Miyake jacket. I saw these trousers in Very’s So Fabulous range and thought I would give them a try.
I was meeting up with some other bloggers (strange now being able to say Im a blogger too) for lunch on Saturday and knew I would get an honest reaction. The ladies being Clare from amonkeyfatshionista, Gina of fatfitfine and Sally of Sallyre I have truly met some amazing women through the blogs and Plus London.
This is so far out of my comfort zone, Im so print phobic.
Trousers – Very So Fabulous
Jacket – ASOS Curve
Top – Gap Pure
Necklace – Spitalfields market years ago
Earrings – Tatty Devine
Shoes – Evans
The photos are courtesy of Claire’s lovely other half Rob. My husband is proving difficult to corner on photo taking duties at the moment.
I do like the trousers. On Very’s website they are down as cigarette trousers, which I would say they are not. I was worried they were leaning towards festival style baggy but they are still fairly slim. These are quite a true fit and I would say are quite roomy, so probably dont be tempted to size up as you sometimes need to on cigarette trousers. My legs are probably my slimmest part though. I am very tempted to get the ASOS Curve floral cigarette trousers to try now.
I love the jacket and will probably end up getting the nude rose colour for summer. Curve does do great pieces when they get it right. Even though I did have a complete mare with the delivery of the jacket and asos customer care. It ended up taking over a week to get a next day delivery, and I did end up stuck in a round of endless emails with customer care to get the parcel redispatched. With different people telling me different things, and asking me to reply to emails which then bounced straight back telling me that was an unattended mail box, and to start the circle all over again. The order was quite large cash wise and I was a bit annoyed this took so long to sort out. Ordering on line does wind me up a bit as often due to sizing being a bit all over the place, you end up ordering 2 sizes, paying for it, sending back etc. Delivery should be damn easy. I do miss a shopping experience!
I wore the trousers with a black top as a kind of way of easing myself into it. On reflection I think I would try to wear them with a colour or white next time. I have just got the asos curve classic white shirt which is a great cut and fit and I think I would
I like Gap Pure and this a cocoon shape t that has just come in. I probably wouldnt get another. There is a better style in violet, black and white which is a more flattering shape and this did get a bit big and shapeless after a while.
Thanks Rob for the great photos.
Last weekend was that delighfully cold snap which gave me a brief opportunity to wear my fantastic NY purchase, my mink coat for 1 weekend before it heads off to cold storage for the summer. Its a vintage coat and is gorgeous. I wore it to the tatty devine sample sale in Brick Lane where I met up with Lauren of the thepocketrocket and Bethany from myarchedeyebrow. I wore it with skinny jeans and a breton top. Roll on winter!
I bought far too much at Tatty Devine and I will blog the pieces as I wear them. It was amazing, baskets and baskets of lovely Tatty Devine things at amazing prices. I havent spent as much time as I should around Brick Lane and I also had the most amazing bagel at a shop Lauren introduced me to. As an added bonus I got to have cocktails with Rachie before heading off to meet my husband for drinks.
I wore the great shark tooth necklace I got for work to dress up a navy jumper. It just jumps out at you and was such a steal.
So me in a bright print. What next a peach dress possibly involving chiffon or lace?
Err, no. Im still looking longingly at A/W and will be stalking Asos_Clare on twitter to pester for dark edgy pieces.