Finding Style

Black Blazer: Zara (winter 2014) alternative, Dress: H&M, Belt: Next (old), Shoes: New Look (old) I am so pleased to say that I am so close to sharing the Capsule wardrobe for the next four months! By then I will have had two months off from a capsule and although on the hole I haven’t struggled with dressing I am looking forward to having a set of really clear clothes and outfits which can be pulled together in a pinch and flawlessly. I know this because my basics are finally all together and really all I have left is a scheduled trip with some girlfriends to find those stand out, key pieces. What I am realising now is that great basics make great structured outfits that are flattering, but that investment, stand out pieces give an outfit so much more. This last weekend I hit up my all time favourite store of the moment, Zara and honestly I fell head over heals for their kimono jackets in some incredible patterns. I was drawn to bright colours and shapes that really stood out and told a very different story to all the basics I found myself gravitating towards in this capsule year so far. In fact when I think about Autumn again I can already get a little bit excited because I have my jeans, I have my black blazer, my T’s and this time round its less about building a whole wardrobe and more about adding excitement, about shapes, textures and patterns that scream me. I really couldn’t be more excited, theres so much more to come and I can’t wait to share it.

Spring cliches

Dress: H&M (in store, £7.99! ack!), Top: H&M (In store basics range £6.99), Bag: Primark (Last autumn), Sandals: New Look 2013, Sunglasses: Next

I have honestly fallen in love with H&M dresses this spring/summer. This beauty cost under a tenner and that my friends to me is not only a bargain but incredible! It seems like only just yesterday I was complaining about a lack of actual knee length skirts and dresses for sale and now, now they are back!

Don’t get me wrong, the midi trend was fun when paired with ankle boots or a heel but it wasn’t the most practical or even flattering at times so I am glad to have good old knee length dresses back in my wardrobe!

I must admit, me and the bear agree that this dress looks far better in person; to the point that most of the pictures we took don’t exactly do me many favours but in real life, this dress is a steal! Its comfy and is great both on and off the beach and I love the mental pattern! I must say I am always searching for patterns and this just ticks all the boxes for me, as well of course being floral its dead on trend for spring right?