Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Drapery and denim...

I used to spend a lot of time stalking my local charity shops hunting out bargains and my final year at uni was a goldmine for bargains. Seriously, if you are anywhere near Kenilworth, go and have a rummage, the shops there have the nicest stock!  Tewkesbury also has some awesome ones and I picked this top up a few weeks before Christmas but it has been hanging unworn in my wardrobe. I really love the colour but I wasn't sure how to style it. I have a couple of white and striped draped tops from H&M already but the colour of this one makes it much more difficult to  wear- at least in my head. I originally planned to wear this with either a patterned skirt or blazer but the colour was statement enough by itself. 

Blazer: New Look, top: Jasper Conran via charity shop, jeans: Topshop, shoes: Marks and Spencer
Now I have worn it once, the fear is gone and I will be wearing this a lot over the summer. I knew this top reminded me of something- this coral dress from H&M! The colour is a lot brighter but it is the perfect colour for summer, I'm just imagining it with turquoise jewellery... Drapery is one of my favourite details on clothing and I think it is super flattering too, especially if it has some clever gathering like this one does!

I am still on the hunt for some new jeans- I love the stretch of these but hoicking them up has been driving me mad recently. Does anyone have any recommendations for indigo high-waisted jeans? I am at my wits end now! I dug out this owl necklace to add a bit of interest too, I have had it for years and it is one of my favourite pieces of jewellery, owl themed or otherwise!

What details do you look for with clothes?



Lesley Extance said...

This top is lovely and the colour is too,this outfit looks great on you Maria.
Best wishes.

Sophie in the Sticks said...

Such a beautiful bold colour and the draping is so flattering. You really suit bold colours Maria x

Sarah said...

Love the top! I'm still searching for dark denim high waisted jeans too- aaaah!

Matthew Pike said...

Drapery, there's a new one for me. Hoiking is the pits isn't it. I look for jeans with quite a high rise, plus t-shirts with tight necks but not clingy.

Buckets & Spades

char said...

I'm not sure I have many draped clothes, I'm more drawn to prints than anything else when it comes to clothes shopping, I think. Love the owl necklace, he reminds me of one I used to have. Must have a look for it..

Mary Lee said...

this is so lovely! i love the pop of red , really makes everything stand out!


Shes Dressing Up said...

Ooh, I love the top! Such a pretty colour!

HighlandFling said...

Red is so your colour. I love it on you! Charity shopping is one of my favourite past-times. Jeans wise! I agree with you about stretch jeans, Cheap Monday does good quality none stretchy jeans but they are mostly pale in colour. :( zero help!

Emma x

Gems - Fashion Well Done said...

I have been so lucky with charity shops recently, picking up a couple of dresses the other day for a right bargain!
I love the top, gathering like that works on every shape and that's why I love it.

Gems x
Fashion, Well Done

The Style Rawr said...

Oooh,it really is a lovely colour! Oasis do nice black highwaisted jeans but I'm not sure about indigo. :(

Tara x

Jo said...

Great outfit, it really shows off your lovely curvy shape. Pulling up jeans is a pain though! I got a nice pair of high waisted slim/skinny jeans from Next just before Christmas. They might be worth a look(?)

The Feather Den said...

It's a great colour, very flattering and looks wonderful on you!

x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

Winnie said...

You look lovely. I've never been able to work drapey tops, maybe it's because I am so petite - short body, short legs - not the easiest of combinations! However you totally work it!


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