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Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Shades of Pink & The Perfect Cream Top

One of my favourite ways to wear colour is to mix a few different shades of the same together. I find it works well when you're not sure what to wear with an item of clothing in your wardrobe. In my case the other day, I wanted to wear my mauve Warehouse top but wasn't sure what to wear with it. Using this scarf to pull it together, I added a jacket, handbag & pumps that were all different shades of pale pink.
Jacket - Boden
Scarf - Savida @ Dunnes (old)
Jeans - Gap Boyfriend
Pumps - M&S (similar)
Handbag - LK Bennett

With the weather we're having at the moment, it's hard to believe this was just a couple of days ago! 
Anyway, I was heading into Belfast on this trip on a hunt for a cream top to go with a jacket I am planning to wear for Britmums. Brought the kids, which may have been a mistake. In any case, I got a changing room in House of Fraser & brought in 5 cream tops which I tried on in super fast speed while my kids tripped me up, asked about my wobbly tummy in loud voices and peeped under the partition at the other women. So you'll forgive the slightly hassled photos!
First two - Wal-G - not online (similar) - too heavy for summer, Miss Selfridge - too gapey under the arms
Next - Mango (not online) - didn't like the frayed neckline, Linea - peplum too high for my long torso
The last one I tried on was from Oasis and it was perfect! Lace on the front, jersey cotton on the back. Fitted enough but not too tight, nice shade of cream and with 20% off. Sold. And worn yesterday in the charity shop...and I brought the baby with me too!
Lace T-Shirt - Oasis
Boyfriend Jeans - Gap as above
Sandals - LK Bennett (Banbridge Outlet)
Handbag - The Prada 'Baby'
Necklace & Bracelet - Birthday gifts (thanks Sharon!)

I hope you're having a fantastic week and that there's sunshine where you are.
Until tomorrow...x



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  1. t shirt looks fab on you - and great to see the 'baby' :-) xx

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  2. Gorgeous - and the bag is just a perfect size! LOVE that top:)

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  3. Ooo I like the one you went for in the end though have to say I also like the Miss Selfridge one! xx

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  4. Gorgeous cream lace top - perfect!
    Loving your hair too - have you changed it? Has it grown? Is the colour different again?

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    1. Well spotted - I put a colour on it..just before the birthday - to hide all the greys! x

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  5. Such a pretty top ... and clearly Prada goes with everything dahling!!!

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  6. Top looks lovely with your baby xx

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  7. Love the top!! I'm always short of basics like that, it's the sort of thing you could do with buying half a dozen at a time!!

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  8. I love your colour mixes & I'm so going to try harder to do the same! The top is gorgeous! I like the Mango one too! Feel sorry for myself atm so may need a spot of retail therapy to cheer myself up! Love your new baby too! ;) Ax

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    1. Thanks Andrea - and yes, shopping cures all sore fingers I reckon. Hope you're feeling better soon x

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  9. I really like the way you have mixed up the shades....it looks really lovely!
    The top is a great little buy too! xx

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  10. Now seeing it on I think you have Lund the perfect black bag......casual with cross body strap for day, smarter as grab for more formal.....you achieved what I've never managed, it's really perfect and timeless. Oh and I love a cream lace top as you well know.

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    1. Thank you - you couldn't really appreciate it on the last post. I've worn it loads - day and night. Really pleased with it! x

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  11. That would be "found" not "Lund"

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  12. Could you have a more perfect bag? Love, love, love. And the cream lace top is a winner. I'm on a lace mission at the moment - I need to fulfill my Miss Havisham fantasies.

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    1. Haha -I want to see that lace dress on you! x

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