Paisley prints...

It almost feels like summer has been and gone but I'm clinging onto the last of it with my long weekend to Barcelona in a couple of weeks and I cannot wait. I am only there for a few days but keen to fit in as much as possible so if you have any recommendations, please let me know! This dress is a relatively new addition to my wardrobe (yes it's another Warehouse beauty!) but it will certainly be coming with me on my hols! Paisley isn't a print I would usually go for but the colours on this one made it impossible to resist. I think it is supposed to be a midi length but thanks to my less than willowy legs, it is more like a maxi on me. At least it means I get to show off these ace shoes though... 
Dress: Warehouse, shoes: Clarks c/o Spartoo
I have been trying to do more with my hair recently and plaits are a firm favourite of mine. A mini braid like this is so easy to do, even if your hair is as short as mine! I really like the Revlon balm stains and Romantic is the perfect match.

A better look at that gorgeous print!

I was worried about looking a bit short with this hemline but these heels gave me a much-needed height boost. They are high and I didn't dare walk to work in them, but thanks to the padding to support your foot and the super soft suede, they do keep your feet comfy.

Have you got any hints and tips for Barcelona? Are you a fan of paisley print?

The return of jazzy trousers...

It's been a while since I last featured these jazzy trousers on the blog but I do wear them fairly often and always seem to choose the same colours when I pull them out of the wardrobe. You can't help but enjoy an outfit as exuberant as this, there's just something so wonderfully cheery about navy and coral together! I wore this outfit for running around town doing errands and it couldn't have been more perfect- these trousers are so comfortable but are a jazzy enough print to fool people into thinking that you have made an effort, win win!

Cardigan: Gap, top: Reiss via charity shop, trousers: Topshop, shoes: Deena and Ozzy via Urban Outfitters
You know you're pale when you can't tell that you are wearing a cream top...These photos came out surprisingly bright but I promise you that I am wearing something on my top half! ;) This Reiss top was a total bargain and one of my favourite ever charity shop purchases, I just wish I had more time to spend searching for bargains

This bag may not be practical but it sure is fun!

Bag: Radley
It seems like I have spent my entire blogging life searching for the perfect pair of nude shoes and this pair comes pretty darned close. I love the scalloped edge and the soft leather makes them super comfortable to wear too. It's difficult to see here but they match my pasty pale skin perfectly!

Are you a fan of printed trousers? Which outfits do you always go back to?

The perfect printed jacket...

I told you that I have been obsessed with River Island recently, their more casual clothes are lovely, reasonably priced (especially if you can nab them in the sale!) and the perfect additions to my wardrobe. This jacket is one of my favourite things that I have bought recently, it is ridiculously soft and comfy and perfect for jazzing up a plain top and jeans.I don't tend to wear many plain tops but when a print is this cute, I will dig one out of my wardrobe! I wore this outfit to dinner and it was perfect for the three courses that I chowed down, you can't beat a loose top for ultimate dinner party comfort ;) 

Jacket: River Island, top: Warehouse, jeans: River Island, shoes: Clarks
Mac Vegas Volt is such a vibrant coral shade and I love how bright it is. It is nice blotted down but it is even nicer when it is opaque! This Warehouse top was a sale bargain from last year and it is one of my favourite going out tops. I like it so much that I have it in green too!

I find it difficult to find jeans that fit but think I have finally found the perfect pair in (guess where) River Island! The Amelie jeans in the short length fit like a dream and couldn't be comfier. Again, I like them so much that I have them in black too! These coral shoes are a long-time favourite of mine and add an element of fun to an otherwise plain outfit. 

Do you buy things in multiples like me?

(Another) Monki maxi dress...

I love maxi dresses and Monki make some brilliant ones. I have had this dress for a couple of years but for some reason, I've never blogged about it! It is a little fancy for everyday wear but ideal for when you want to be comfy, but still look like you have made an effort- like date night or new year's eve! The dress is light as a feather and the pleats give the skirt a satisfying swoosh as you walk. It definitely has a Greek goddess vibe to it so gold accessories were a pretty easy choice. 

Dress: Monki, shoes: c/o George at ASDA, necklace: French Connection
This simple geometric necklace is one of my favourite sales bargains and is subtle enough to add interest without being overpowering. I have been trying to be more adventurous with my make-up and the combination of Revlon's ColorStay ShadowLinks eyeshadow in 'Peacock' and this turquoise Max Factor eyeshadow was the perfect match for the dress.

My hair is finally getting long enough to do more with and I have always been a fan of a twisted and pinned style. There's no particular method to this but it keeps my hair off my neck and it looks like I have bothered to make an effort, win win!

You know how much I love a swooshy skirt and this dress definitely ticks that box. Unlike my parrot print maxi, it isn't lined all the way down but it actually makes it much comfier to wear as it is a lot lighter. I should have worn more interesting shoes (wouldn't these wedges look ace?!) but comfort won out this time!

What do you wear on date night?