Rather unusually for April, the sun was out in full force for most of the UK over the weekend and it was nothing short of glorious (and, dare I say it, even a bit hot). So out came the Breton stripe t-shirt, midi skirt and bare legs for the day!HOWEVER (such is the English weather), by the time we were able to get out and shoot some photos not only had the sun gone behind the clouds but the temperature dropped significantly and there was the mother of all winds hampering our efforts. Damn you, Mother Nature (I'm sure she can't be a feminist, that one, otherwise she'd do what she can to actually HELP us poor fashion bloggers in times of need)!!
IF BRETON STRIPES AND THE OBLIGATORY BLOSSOM BACKGROUND DOESN'T SCREAM SPRING TO YOU, I DON'T KNOW WHAT WILL
But really, it was such a beautiful weekend and a welcome change in April. We sat outside and ate lunch and I even dared to show my bare legs with my white midi skirt (similar) I haven't worn in an age. I've worn my red Breton stripe t-shirt over the winter a couple of times by layering it over a white roll neck and pairing it with dark denim or navy trousers... It takes on a whole other spring-like, preppy meaning when you put it with white.
If Breton stripes and the obligatory blossom background doesn't SCREAM spring to you, I don't know what will...!
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I decided to tie up my hair in a loose roll at the back to keep my neck cool (proof it really was that warm!) - I also like how it looks with my oversized tortoiseshell sunglasses Jaeger kindly gifted to me. They've just launched their new sunglasses range and as you can probably guess the styles are all classics and top quality so do check them out.
Next stop: Fake tan I think (to stop my winter white legs blending into my white skirt again)...!
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T-shirt: Damart c/o (similar: sizes 6-12 / sizes 14-18 / with three-quarter sleeves) | Skirt: ASOS (I adore this one, but this one's similar) | Heels: Aldo (similar) | Bag: House of Fraser (love this one) | Sunglasses: Jaeger c/o | Nails: Nails Inc Porchester Square | Lips: Maybelline Fab Orange (matte liquid Orange Shot is similar)
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