It seems that my trip to Paris as a La Redoute brand ambassador a couple of weeks ago has rubbed off on me: I'm all over Breton stripes right now. This fabulous sequinned sailor stripe top from Les Petites is the result of our shopping trip in the city, where we were given a tour of the boutiques and some spending money as part of the prize. I pooled all of mine into one statement piece - in fact I think it was love at first sight with this top! It's sequinned all over: as you move it shimmers so much it looks like water (mermaid chic...?)! It's absolutely beautiful and I think the fabric really lends itself to this cropped boxy shape that's on trend right now.
I wore it with my lilac midi skirt from Asos (this one's almost identical) and hair was important: it had to be a bun. Somehow my hair down just didn't look right with this outfit - I'm all for having a hairstyle that coordinates with my clothes. This was the day I went to see behind the scenes at a La Redoute/Grazia photo shoot as part of my ambassadorship: off to a pub in East London on a beautiful sunny day for some French-meets-British styling they were doing for a fashion feature spread in Grazia. (See more about the photo shoot on my Facebook page soon.) Later on that day I had a lady come up to me in the Tate Modern who told me how much she liked my outfit: how sweet was that? She said she'd noticed me from far off and complimented me when we found ourselves next to each other in the queue for the ladies. It goes to show that a statement piece works wonders for making you stand out in the crowd.
Have you ever had anyone in the street tell you they liked your outfit? If so, what were you wearing, and how did it make you feel? Let me know in the comments!
Top: Les Petites (they have 30% off at the moment!), Skirt: Asos, Bag: Karen Millen, Heels: Debenhams (old), Sunglasses: Lulus (similar)
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