springing into summer

25/02/2013


what i'm wearing:
topshop lace crop top (old)
fdavenue pleated maxi skirt*
asos quilted leather jacket
barry m gelly polish in prickly pear
primark belt
MK watch

i know these pictures aren't the greatest especially with the overspill of fat c/o of my arms but i did the best i could in a sticky situation. i wanted to take these pictures outside and with my face but of course with my luck i got ill, had a huge breakout and then to top it off it decided to snow. typical. there's always next time though. :)

although not exactly weather appropriate for right now, i thought it would be nice to show something colourful for when it's a little warmer. when i was on holiday last year i lived in chiffon maxi skirts. the fabric is incredibly light allowing your body to breath, so you won't be sticking to your garments by the end of the night. perfect for days when the sun has his hat on. for me, i'm not a big 'colour wearer' but pastels are a great way to inject a bit of brightness into an outfit without going OTT and looking like a rainbow. my leather jacket is a staple wardrobe piece that i am not willing to leave behind once the winter months have passed. it also means the outfit doesn't look too dressy so it can be a perfect day-to-day outfit. dont worry by thinking items like this skirt can only be worn in warmer months though. another way i would like to wear it would be paired with a crisp white shirt and a pale grey jumper.

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54 comments

  1. The maxi skirt is gorgeous! I love the combination of white a mint. This outfit just makes me long for summer x

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  2. Love how the lace looks with the mint!

    Rebekah x
    www.silver-electrons.blogspot.com

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  3. such a gorgeous summery outfit, i love mint with lilac too it looks lovely xxxx

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    1. Thanks, I thought it was a nice way to add another bit of colour! :) x

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  4. Lovely outfit! I agree that pastels are a great way to inject some colour. I can't wait for it to be a bit warmer! I don't actually own my maxi skirts, but I think this summer might be time for me to change that.

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  5. I love the colours in this outfit especially the skirt

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  6. Beautiful outfit! x
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  7. This outfit is perfect. I'm getting so excited for summer!

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    xx

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  8. Beautiful outtfit! You look stunning! I'm shivvering even looking at it! The english wheather is much too cold to pull that off! :(

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  9. You look great! - I'm spring ready too...its a shame the springs not ready for us yet! :(

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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  10. LOVE the colours together, great look for spring :)

    Samya - Samya Says..

    x

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  11. I love these skirts, so flattering.

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    Megan xxx

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  12. I love your skirt, belt and nails!!! I love your outfit posts <3 xx

    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  13. this outfit is perfect. it has me wishing for warmer days. also your nail polish is lovely :) xx

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  14. awh, love the outfit! the colour of the skirt it so pretty xo

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  15. That skirt is so gorgeous!
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    S xx

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  16. ah this is a gorgeous outfit charissa, love those colours - if only it was weather appropriate! such a skinny minny too you lucky thing ox

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  17. That is such a nice outfit x

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  18. This is such a pretty outfit, I love everything about it, especially the bralet x

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  19. I love this outfit so much! :)

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  20. We can all wish for summer whilst it's still - degrees outside :( Love the maxi and crop top a lot :) xo

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  21. This is so beautiful! I love the mint green skirt with lilac nails. Hopefully I'll actually manage to wear some pastels this S/S! xo

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  22. Okay, so i want to say a couple of things...
    1- Amazing & Beautiful blog!
    2- Love the outfits!Especially the mint coloured skirt.
    3-I also like how you add a little edgy style into the whole outfit.
    4- Love the colour of your nails.
    5- Im wishing that the weather is that nice here in Romania.
    Love, and kisses from Bucharest!
    xoxo

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  23. Your blog is so amazing! I think I'm following you on... everything now, haha. xx Lisa Sabrina

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  24. The skirt is gorgeous! Love how you combined it :)

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  25. This is so beautiful! Love the leather jacket with the soft pastel skirt. Such a nice contrast!

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    xx

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  26. That skirt is the prettiest colour! Can't wait for some sun now xxx

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    1. I know me too, the snow needs to go away! X

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  27. Love your skirt! Can't wait for the spring time. Cute little crop tops like that will definitely motivate a girl to hit the gym!

    The Introverted Brunette

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  28. I LOVE that crop top, it's so beautiful!


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  29. Loving this outfit! Cute & edgy!

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  30. im loving this outfit!! I love the colour of the skirt - its soo pretty - especially for Spring! Hope the weather warms up soon.. I love the belt too - i need one like that in my life! better get myself to Primark asap! x

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  31. Love the outfit!! And the nail polish color!

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  32. ah that skirt is so pretty, I need colour like that in my wardrobe! your blog header is so lovely btw, one of the nicest I've seen! x

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    1. That's lovely of you to say Lydia, thanks! X

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  33. Everything about this outfit is perfect, I love that watch! x

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  34. Love this outfit its perfect for summer! Love love that nail polish, might have to pop out one day and have a little look in superdrug! I do these type of posts too when I'm Ill, so much easier than trying to cover up an Ill face!
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    1. Definitely, you can't hide an illness. The camera never lies! X

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  35. gorgeous outfit! ideal for summer :D xx

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  36. Beautiful outfit- its really refreshing to see some summery colours appearing! I've realised most of my winter wardrobe is black so I can't wait to splash a bit of colour back into it!
    Kaz x

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  37. this is like the perfect spring outfit...love it!
    x

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  38. I'm going crazy over this whole outfit, you have no idea xx

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  39. this outfit is absoloultey gorgeous! love the crop top,and the colour of the skirt! even just the little belt makes it lovely!

    kitty xo; http://kittyhannon.blogspot.co.uk/

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  40. This outfit is amazing! Love it!
    xx

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  41. Those colours are beautiful together. I can't wait for the pastel trend as I love pastel colours! That skirt is gorgeous!

    Amy x cocktailsinteacups.blogspot.co.uk

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  42. Aww this is super cute! Love...

    LeaLea
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  43. very cute, i love the pastel colors

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  44. In love with your outfit!! www.adoramehitabel.blogspot.co.uk

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  45. Such a beautiful outfit! :-) xo

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  46. This outfit is so pretty, but what shoes do you go for with a chiffon skirt? Other than strappy sandals, say it's a spring day and not summer xxx

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  47. What a beautiful skirt, and your nail colour really compliments it. What a great palette!
    I love your blog lady.
    @LJT_fash x

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