Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Lighten up!

Since the calendar tells me that it is May and we are heading into summer, it feels incredibly depressing to be wearing black. Even my black tights feel like a return to winter, however practical I must be. I am also being told it is summer by every single magazine I read - bikinis, beaches, blue skies and summer dresses taunt me from every page. Honestly, have the editors not looked outside and seen the grey, rainy, cloudy mess that is the sky? With all of this, plus the fact I have invested heavily in my brights, prints and pastels for a summer wardrobe, it won't surprise you that today's outfit was a bright one.

Blazer - Bershka; Top & Skirt - New Look; Tights - Primark; Shoes - George at Asda; Cross Bracelet - Topshop; Wishbone Bracelet - Accessorize; Ring - H&M; Necklace - Accessorize.

I really adore florals right now (not a surprise either!) and mixing and matching them is the best way to feel all springlike and bright, despite the weather. I love the way that the shape of this light blue bralet paired with the dark blue A-line skirt makes a retro-fifties silhouette - I was so glad that the 1950s were in fashion because it meant this top could make an appearance again! Obviously I then had to think practically, adding in the obligatory black opaques and choosing a jacket. I had toyed with the idea of my black blazer, but it felt too stifling, then when I put on this gorgeous peach blazer it just worked. The entire outfit got even more of a lift of colour which even cancels out the darkening effect of the tights. The finishing touches was some cute jewellery, two-tone blue pumps and some softly pastel makeup to keep the look fresh and light.

Love and kisses, Tara xox


  1. I think I'm in love with that blazer......

  2. It gets me even more depressed when I look in magazines and the weather is glorious. I want to bust out my more summer clothes. I love your blazer! xo


  3. that skirt is totally fab!
    love that color combination!


  4. I am loving this look, you know i love a bit of floral and pastel colours! Big thumbs up from me! x

  5. So colorful! I love it. That skirt is gorgeous.


  6. great outfit, love the blazer and all the flowers :)

  7. Great look! I love the shoes with the tights

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

  8. Loved your super flowery outfit, calling for summer!!! X)

    Hope you have warmer days full of happiness,

  9. I love how well you mix prints! And I'm digging the 50's style skirt of course, so fab. (;

  10. love the colors of your outfit! :)

    The Pink Lemonade Girl

  11. Love the colors and prints in your outfit! Adore your style very much! =) X


  12. cute outfit! i love how your shoes glow with your black stockings. :)) and the prints in your skirt is really beautiful! Ü would you like to follow each other pretty? :"3
    i hope we can be friends. :)


  13. when I look at your outfit I definitely can't tell the weather was bad.. those florals and brights really make it shine! I especially love the blazer and the skirt, the shape of it, to be precise ;)

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  15. Love the colour and your style.
    Great look dear!;)

    Mind to follow each other! Thank you..:D