Saturday, 16 April 2011

The sun has got his hat on...

Whilst there are outfits which never photograph well or are just practical, there are some outfits that just make you smile whenever you wear them and this outfit was no exception. The sunny weather definitely helped but I think the combination of a brightly coloured skirt, cute printed tee topped off with a straw boater would bring a smile to anyone's face! I bought this skirt in my first year at uni for the grand total of £6.30 and it's cost per wear must be in the minus numbers by now! It is a tulip shape which I think is super flattering and the colour gives me a boost whenever I wear it and it looks as good with thick tights as it does with bare legs. Truly a wardrobe champion! 

Top: Primark, skirt: Dorothy Perkins (I also have it in coral!), belt: New Look, sandals: charity shop, hat: Primark


I went to Primark a while ago now and picked up a few t-shirts but I haven't really worn this one much. I love the cutesy print but I'm really not sure about the ruffles. I just think they make the top look a bit cheap but they seem to work with this outfit so I don't know! 



Another pretentious 'artsy' shot of my bag hanging off something! I am always really inspired to blog when I am home as the surroundings are so beautiful but I rarely have a photographer and I find it really difficult to get a decent photo using a tripod. I think quite a few bloggers had this hat last year including Claire and for £3 you can see why. It didn't do a very good job of keeping the sun off my face but it made my outfit look cute! :)




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29 comments

Carlinn said...

So cute!!! I love it :)

Maria said...

Carlin- Thank you love :)

Maria xxx

Susie said...

OMG, how cute are you! This might be one of my favorite outfits yet! I like the ruffles on the shirt, I don't think it makes it look cheap, and I love, love, love the hat on you--super cute!

JustLikeJasper♥ said...

Love your outfit :)
I do the 'cost-per-wear' thing! Makes me feel better when I've spent a lot on an item lol xx

Harriet said...

I love your hat! This otfit definitely made me smile.

There's something about being able to put on fun summery clothes that definitely puts a smile on my face!

Michelle said...

Such a sweet outfit, especially with the boater hat Maria! I always love your photos and the pretty places you photograph! xo

Grace said...

These photos look so pretty. I love when bloggers look truly happy an comfortable in their clothes, as opposed to when they just stand there and pout! I am happiest when I am wearing comfortable outfits and mixing items I really love :) xxx

claire (jazzpad.) said...

You look LOVELY Maria, so summery! The straw hat look is always something I'd like to try to pull off but it would not suit me as much as it does you. And I've said before how gorgeous that skirt is :) ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

Grace said...

Also, Maria! I nominated your blog for the 'Kreativ Blogger Award', because I think your blog is truly inspiring. Check out my blog for details!

Grace x
secretly styled.

Sherin said...

This is a really pretty outfit. Hat = good, pretty green skirt = double good.
The print on the t-shirt is definitely really cute.

Winnie said...

Ah love these photos. The surroundings (where in the Midlands do you live?!) are gorgeous. Loving that skirt and that straw boater!! I want one!

Maria said...

Susie- Thank you :) The sunshine is the perfect excuse to wear my hat!

Becka- Thank you, it helps if I have bought something expensive :P

Harriet- Thank you, summer clothes tend to be brighter which I love :)

Michelle- Thank you :)

Grace- Thank you, I think you can tell I love this skirt ;) And I'm heading over to your blog now :)

Claire- Thank you love! I'm sure it would suit you, you should try it!

Sherin- Thank you :)

Winnie- Thank you :) I love near Tewkesbury (Jct 9 of the M5!)

Maria xxx

ScienceGeek said...

That skirt is a lovely colour and your tshirt is just adorable!
xx

Tuilie said...

You're so pretty!!!! And i love your t-shirt :) Ruffles don't make it look cheap at all, it makes it look all cute and nice ;)

Martha said...

That hat looks super cute on you :)

Maria said...

Charlotte- Thank you love :)

Tuilie- Thank you, that's really nice of you to say :)

Martha- Thank you :)

Maria xxx

Leia said...

Yay for sunny days! You look adorable and that hat really suits you :)

Leia

snippets&scribbles said...

super cute outfit! :) you look really pretty !

i love sunny days too, and i should definitely buy that straw boater hat, am actually in love with it.

franky xxx

Pretty Things said...

cute outfit - i love te hat - shame it doesn't really do its job

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xxx

daisychain said...

I LOVE your green skirt so much! x

Maria said...

Leia- Thank you! I love it's when it's sunny :)

Franky- Thank you :) You should definitely get a boater, I'm sure Primark has them in again this year! :)

Pretty things- Thank you! :)

Maria xxx

cowbiscuits. said...

so cute love it! very spring xx

Maria said...

Laura- Thank you, my mum has turned it dark green though :(

SJ- Thank you love :)

Maria xxx

Laura said...

LOVE that hat x

Maria said...

Thank you Laura :)

Maria xxx

StephanieDJL said...

I love how summery this is! Is the hat a recent buy?

Pretty Confused said...

This is such a cute outfit - I'm totally in love with boater hats for summer xoxo

ellieand said...

This totally reminds me of that picnic in the park last year- bring on the sunshine! x

Maria said...

Stephanie- Thank you, I bought it last year sometime!

Alice- Thank you, I love my hat!

Danni- I know, it's amazing! :) Cannot wait for more picnics :D

Maria xxx

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