These are from my fave high street shops Peacocks, budget friendly but always modern and stylish.
The earrings. I’ve added a bit of everyday sparkle to dull weather days by using the hoops in my lobes and the studs going up the sides. How cute are those little bows.
The bandeau top/bra. I’ll be wearing this as a cute modesty panel with low cut dresses or sheer tops when the evenings get milder.
The brush. The plastic paddle type are the only brushes that tame my hair and make it shine. Important as I can’t keep washing it and letting it air dry into its natural waves in the winter. My bloke saw this flat side up (looking just like a paddle) and thought Agent Provocateur or Anne Summers must have a unicorn theme running!
The shawl. I’ve wanted a warm black shawl forever and was so pleased to find this in the sale at Matalan. This is encompassing and dramatically swishy enough, as shawl go.
Clint Eastwood, the goth years.
It’s so soft and I love the length. An excuse to wear a comfort blanket that also covers your rude bits when wearing leggings.
The longline cardigan. This one from Evans actually buttons up – no ‘waterfall’ nonsense here. They start at size 14 and as I’m a 12 and wanted anough room to wear this as a cardigan -dress (I’ve started a thing) and found this to be just right. I love the neckline and the overall length, so I can wear a pretty vest underneath, tights and heeled boots if I want to dress it up. Look at that snuggly sleeve length! Oh, and it also has pockets that your phone won’t fall out of.
The boots from Lands End for Debenhams. My old brown Ugg type boots have sagged and make me look like Shazza the basic-bitch hobbit. So I replaced them with these pale grey, structured ones with sleek black soles. They keep feet warm with a short-pile fluffy lining throughout but let ankles and calves get some air with a fabric outer.
Which of my Winter – Spring basics do you like?
It’s the end of Polyvore as we know it as it’s now turned into a shopping website called SSense, meaning all of our mood boards and outfit collages have just disappeared – never to return! Luckily the reason why I started using Polyvore was to share my creations on my blog so I still have them – phew!
Fruity and Fabulous
Summer in the City
Jumper, Jeans & Heels (JJH)
Late 80’s Early 90’s Cool
Girls Cagool, Boys Drool
Life is Better, Down Where it’s Wetter…
Belt Bags, Belt Bags, What Ya Gunna Do
Cross Your Heart
I’m So Fancy – Velvet
Rose Gold & Monochrome
It’s the Vinyl Countdown
Summer Style Sensible Shoes
Stranger Things…Have Happened
Girls Night Out
Looking Well Shady
Back to Nature
I’m going to stop now and post more next week. I mean, how many mood boards can one handle at once, really? ;o)
❤ Chrissie ❤
Earrings – Moon Magic
Sunglasses – Jaeger
Hair clips – charity shop (similar here and here)
Vest – H&M
Bag – Peacocks
Bag charm – Silk Avenue
Trousers – New Look (similar here and here)
Trainers – Nike AF1’s custom
❤ Chrissie ❤
I feel like this is my girl version of Johnny Cash’s style. A bit of an alternative style for Spring, I guess.
Earrings – Next (this season here and here)
Sunglasses – Jaeger
Shirt – Peacocks
Bag – New Look (this season here)
Thumb ring – EMP
Jeans – MOTO ‘Sydney’ Topshop
Shoes – Office (this season here)
Wear around the waist, slung over hips or across the body for a bag that’s secure and stylish.
MICHAEL Michael Kors fanny bag
, £50 / Bungalow 20 faux leather bag
, £35 / Steve Madden man bag
, £39 / Herschel Supply Co rose purse
, £36 / French Connection coin pouch
, £36 / Nasty Gal waist fanny pack
/ Steve Madden floral purse
, £32 / Street Level convertible bag
/ Roxy fanny bag
, £12 / Miss Selfridge party purse
, £20 / MyTagalongs fanny bag
, £16 / Forever 21 strap bag
Trainers can be a pretty and versatile part of your Spring wardrobe.