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Sunday, 10 March 2013

Mother's Day Style & Scarf Tutorial

With all the choice I had in Heatons (see yesterday's post) it took a while to decide what would be my Mother's Day outfit. In the end, I went for separates as I knew I would get more wear out of them. Loved this cowl top with a side tie. SO flattering and really practical for now, with black or denim and a cardi. But it will work equally well with white skinnies in the summer.

Coral Cowl Neck Top
(wearing a size 12)
I had also been on the look out for a pair of black slim fit trousers (not jeans) so these high waisted stretch twill trousers from Heatons ticked all the boxes for me - they are proper high waisters with a zip down the back, which is a lovely detail to show off.
It's a bit difficult to capture on camera in the poor light this weekend (eh, spring...what's the story??) But hopefully you get the gist. I got size 12 in these. They also come in navy and in two different leg lengths, 29' and 31'. I'm wearing the longer ones. 
Then for the scarf - just loved this one - full but light, gorgeous browns, blacks, purple and neon orange.
And as it feels like winter this weekend, I added a black cropped cardigan (H&M) and topped it all off with my Karen Millen trenchcoat for a stylish Mother's Day look.
And how to tie the scarf? Well, a cowl neck doesn't really suit a scarf but it's such a great match with the top and seeing as it's bitterly cold this weekend, I played about with it for a while and decided a loose european loop (check me with the scarf lingo!) works best..
Fold the scarf in half and put round your neck. Put the ends inside the loop and pull tight - voila, you have a European Loop!
Then you open out the loop so that it hides the loose ends. No name for it but hopefully simple to re-create at home? You can let me know :)
So I'll finish by wishing all the mummies out there a very happy Mother's Day. I hope you all get spoiled a little bit today x
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  1. Looking every bit the yummy mummy
    Have a lovely mothers day
    Ruth - Room31 x

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  2. Lovely choices. The top is a gorgeous colour on you. Have a lovely Mother's Day & keep warm during this awful weather. (seriously?? what's going on?!) Helen

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  3. Gorgeous - that color is fabulous on you! Happy Mother's Day! xxx

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    1. Thanks Joanna - hope you had a good one too, Ax

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  4. Lovely top, what a gorgeous colour! The whole outfit looks gorgeous and love the cheeky zip on the trousers. Hope you have had a lovely day xx

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    1. Love that coral colour - I don't wear it enough! Thanks Sharron, Ax

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  5. Love that scarf and looks gorgeous with your coat x

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    1. Thanks Nic - loving that shade of coral! Ax

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  6. You got some great items Avril all very versatile. Love the cut of that top it looks very expensive indeed. Hop u had a lovely day! X

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    1. Thanks Trea - lovely and flattering for mummy tummies! Ax

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  7. Are you sure that lawn is real?!?! He he!
    I am in love with your scarf and coat and that top really suits you x

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    1. Tee hee! It is!! Tho at the moment, it's SO flooded. Husband not happy! Ax

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  8. Beautiful scarf and such stunning colours too.

    X x

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  9. What a gorgeous top - I can see that it will be worn lots all year round. The scarf is gorgeous too

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  10. Nice look Avril!! I love those high waisted trousers!! So super flattering and chic! ;-)
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Patricia! Hope you are well, Ax

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  11. Great tuturial! And nice outfit:)

    http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de/

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    1. Thank you Ira, off to check out your blog also! Ax

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  12. Hi Avril! Lovely vibrant choices-the scarf and top are gorgeous and provide a great pop of colour too! Hope you're feeling better and have a nice week xx

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  13. Loving the scarf! Colours are gorgeous with your top. Hope you had lovely Mothers Day. Gina x

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    1. Thank you Gina, it was a lovely day, Ax

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  14. The very epitome of a yummy mummy !!

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    1. Aw, thanks Emma - just like your good self! Ax

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  15. Wow, I am not a mom, but you are taking stylish Mom to the next level. Makes me want to buy all the clothes you are wearing!

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