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?

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13 comments

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!
x

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!

www.marylee31.blogspot.com
x

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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