I think the colours in this outfit say it all: I am desperate for spring. I may be wearing a winter coat over my pastel stripe blouse and yellow trousers, but it's winter white, and that's a whole other kettle of fish.
(Whatever is a kettle of fish, anyway...?!)
This outfit is what I wore to the Blognix Retreat (a blogging conference) the other weekend - the outfit was influenced somewhat by my reputation for wearing bright colours as well as my desperation for some sunshine and warmer temperatures. I've already featured the other outfit I wore on the other day that weekend (my vintage 70s dress that's part of Monday's #iwillwearwhatilike link up), and the eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that here I'm wearing pink pointed heels. In the group shot that was taken I'm wearing my coral brogues... I haven't cheated just for the photos, I promise you!
THE OUTFIT WAS INFLUENCED SOMEWHAT BY MY REPUTATION FOR WEARING BRIGHT COLOURS AS WELL AS MY DESPERATION FOR SOME SUNSHINE AND WARMER TEMPERATURES
I actually wore the heels most of the day as were sat down, plus they're quite low (for me, at least). I then changed into my brogues for the evening, which is when the picture of my over 40 girl squad was taken - most girls changed into their heels for the evening but no, not me! I like to do things the illogical way =she sighs=
Going forward with outfits this year I'm aiming to have no more "outerwear only" posts - it's March which (to me) is spring. So no matter how cold it is I'll be showing what I wear under my coats as well, with the winter coats hopefully taking a back seat. One of the things that was commented on in my reader survey (don't miss reading what changes to the blog I'll be making) was that you'd like to see what I wear inside as well as outside, i.e. what's under my coat. Unfortunately I get so chilled to the bone in the winter even taking photos with a coat on, that's why I rarely take the coat off...!
ARE YOU DOING TRANSITIONAL SEASON DRESSING RIGHT NOW, OR ARE YOU STILL WAITING FOR YOUR WEATHER TO CHANGE? PLUS WHAT'S THE BRIGHTEST YOU GO COLOUR-WISE...? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!
ASOS coat (I love this winter white oversized lapel coat) | ASOS pastel stripe blouse | ASOS trousers (these yellow skinny crop trousers are the same colour) | ASOS pink pointed heels | ASOS bag (this burgundy tote bag is similar)
(I've managed it, folks: An entire outfit by ASOS. And this post is in no way sponsored by them... How embarrassing.)
SHOP THE LOOK:
P.S. LOOKING FOR MORE PASTEL BRIGHTS LOOKS? YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE THE BLUE FLORAL TRENCH I WORE WITH YELLOW AND LILAC IN THE SUMMER, OR PERHAPS THE MUSTARD POLKA DOTS BLAZER AND PINK CHINOS FROM LAST MAY...!
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