Monday, 8 August 2011

Nude and pin-up inspired...

Anyone looking at my blog titles recently could wonder what kind of site they were on but there is no better way to describe this outfit. It has to be one of my favourites from the holiday and it was the perfect mix of comfort and effort...

Jacket: Miss Selfridge, top: H&M, shorts: Urban Outfitters, shoes: Marks and Spencer. 
This top has to be one of my favourites but it is starting to thread and get all worn so I desperately need a replacement... here's hoping H&M will read this! 


I picked these shorts up when I bought my blouse from Urban Outfitters and they are so comfy. Now the detailing is gorgeous, they have buttons all down the leg, but my favourite part has to be the elasticated waist. Granny-tastic and perfect for when you have eaten your fill of knickerbocker glories and ideal for throwing on over a bikini for the beach. 

Nail varnish: 'Percolated Pink' by Max Factor.

Owl themed? It's going to be coming home with me! 

Shirt: Marks and Spencer
As I am a complete and utter doofus, I managed to spill said knickerbocker glory down the front of my cream blouse so I had to swap my top before heading to the beach. I can't believe how much wear I have gotten out of this shirt, originally I bought it as a work blouse but I love it knotted with a skirt or a pair of shorts for maximum pin-up potential! Paired, as ever, with my favourite tan loafers...

What do you wear to the beach? Do you have an unusual fashion favourite?

I have to link to my new favourite blog 'A fine day for sailing' too, I absolutely LOVE Islabell's style and spent all of today scrolling through her archive. Such beautiful photography and fabulous style :) 
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23 comments

Lizzy said...

Great beach outfit! I'll always be a dress and sandals girl for the beach. As for an unusual fashion favourite, that would probably be my octopus necklace. Loving your owl bracelet! x

Gem said...

I love that blouse tied up! I never go to the beach, when I plan to it always rains!! silly British weather x

Emma said...

I love both these looks, those shorts are gorgeous...sounds like you had a fab holiday :) xx

PinkBow said...

Such a pretty, summery outfit. I love your shorts.

Leia said...

Your shorts are so cute!

Leia

Christina Sanders said...

I really love the tie-up shirt in the last picture - very cute.
Christina x

islabell said...

I spied those beauties in your last post but I didn't see the button detail and anything with an elastic waist has a thumbs up from me. I actually adore the way you mixed prints after spilling ice cream down your front, sometimes mistakes happen for a reason. ;)
Looking good!!!
xxo
p.s. I haven't had a knickerbocker glorie for years you are taking me back to my childhood woman!!

Hannah said...

Maria, both these outfits are so pretty, the shorts are lovely! So girly =)


Bow Dream Nation xx

Harriet said...

Oh my I love those shorts! Anything nude and pin up inspired is ok by me ;)

Rachel said...

Love love LOVE the shirt...I'm sorry but I might have to copy you and go get one for myself! - Thanks for your comment btw, it made me laugh! I've been doing crosswords rather than sudokus...the life of unemployed graduates ey?x

Natasha said...

I love anything pin-up inspired so this whole outfit is right up my street, and you look lovely in it too. xxx

Sherin said...

Love the look, especially since you added a pretty great jacket. I love the H&M top. I have a similar one, but hardly ever worn it.

daisychain said...

those shorts are amazing!

claire eloise said...

oooh i love the shirt tied up in pin-up style! i think the tie waist shirts and high-waisted shorts is the cutest summer style! I usually wear denim shorts and a little tank top, or a loose dress to the beach.

xxxxxxxxxx

faye (All These Pretty Things) said...

Ooo love these outfits especially the waist tied blouse :)

Chloe Likes To Talk said...

Aaaah, looking very much the pin-up indeedy. Loving the shorts and shirt and those shoes are awesomeness no matter how much I see them!

I spill stuff all the time- such a clumsy inelegant oaf! Today alone, I've spillt diet coke on my jeans, my mineral powder on my cardigan, washing liquid on my jeans and just to top it all off, my cheeky v&t is now all over my arm....

Eloise said...

Golly anything with an elsaticated waist is a win, I always change into my pjs after a big meal purely for the stretchy goodness

xx

claire (jazzpad.) said...

It's actually those first shoes that caught my eye Maria! Though elasticated = win win, I eat SO much on holiday, all of that foreign food is so tempting! ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

Intrinsically Florrie said...

What a cute little owl! ^_^

Love the relaxed but smart look of your outfit, the nudes look great with a hit of pattern! I really like your nail polish colour too.

Florrie x

danniekate said...

love what you've done with the blouse :) xx

Megan said...

those shorts are gorgeous! i love both ways you have styled them. I find it really hard to find good fitting shorts.

snippets&scribbles said...

Awh amazing outfit, I love both but shame about spilling knickerbocker glory down one shirt (it's still a tasty treat!)
Also, that owl charm is adorable :D


franky xxx

Abbie said...

Perfect outfit for summer :) and what a waste of knickerbocker glory ;) xx

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