Saturday, 14 January 2012

Print me.

For the first time in what feels like too long (probably around a week to ten days) I have been able to go shopping, because I wasn't working this lovely Saturday morning. It's strange, but shopping is one of my favourite pastimes - it's practically exercise what with all the walking, I get constant inspiration from all of the new things & window displays in store and I usually come home feeling with that lovely buzzy, happy feeling of spending money and getting gorgeous new stuff. Today, admittedly it was pretty freezing so I wasn't focusing too much on the store windows.. it was all about getting to my favourite haunts as quickly as possible and scouring them for new season pieces. And this is what I wore to go on said sejour into town..

Jacket - Desigual; Skirt - H&M; Shoes - New Look; Tights - Primark; Bag - H! by Henry Holland; Ring - Topshop; Necklace - Christmas present.
I just had to give you both angles on this jacket, because both the front and back are gorgeous, crazily printed and totally eye-catching. Which is why I love it. It's by Desigual, a Spanish brand, and I had to beg and plead to even get it for my birthday a few years back because it was quite expensive.. But so worth it - it is just one of those standout pieces that I will keep forever, and it doesn't try and tie itself into a trend as much as just look awesome whenever, wherever. That said, I did originally pick it out to wear because of the crazy mish-mash of prints, which fits perfectly in with the loud and proud print trend of SS'12! This is a great way to bring spring fashion into winter, without totally freezing, and I intend to wear it again soon! This time, I decided to keep the rest of the outfit quite simple, but next time I am incredibly tempted to clash my prints...

Out on today's shopping trip I was quite restrained really. I don't know what it was. Maybe the fact I just repaid my mum the money I owed her from the internet spree, or because I'm not working much this month, so money could be tight later.. whatever the reason, I only let myself get pulled into buying a few little things.

It's official, knitwear has some kind of strange power over me. And I'm not letting go of my jumpers come spring, and possibly not even come summer - I am simply moving into the realm of lightweight knits, like this gorgeous candyfloss-pink jumper from New Look. Yes, once again I fell for a New Look piece. But it was so affordable (£9.99 - couldn't pass that up), and is so gorgeous. It's got a wonderful slouchy, slightly oversized shape that makes it look so comfortable, while the pastel pink hue captures the SS'12 adoration for pastels and ice cream shades. Perfection.

I love painting my nails, whenever I get the chance. Therefore I am always on the lookout for hot new shades, especially since a nail polish can be the quickest, simplest (and often cheapest) way to update your look and incorporate some new season colours into your wardrobe. Barry M is one of the best purveyors of trend-capturing makeup, including pretty much every nail polish shade under the sun and I simply fell in love with these three beauties. From left to right, I bought 273 Raspberry, 306 Blueberry Ice Cream & 318 Peach Melba. They just scream spring with their fresh, clean hues and fruit salad names (I wonder if you can get your five-a-day from nail polish?), and I will go into more detail about their quality etc when I get a chance to test them out!

Love and kisses, Tara xox


  1. great nail polish colours!

    xx, Sabinna and David

  2. love the desigual jacket!! x

  3. @Sabinna and David thankyou :)

    @Akikik thankyou, I love it too! >.<


  4. nice post and nice outfit btw..
    what a great combination ;)