It’s my first outfit post of 2018! Let’s start the way I mean to go on, with something seriously bold and colourful (nothing new where I’m concerned)… but florals? In winter? Whoever heard of such a thing?!!
In case you’re wondering, this jumpsuit is not from a new spring collection, it’s AW17 (and on sale)! And what’s stopping us wearing head-to-toe bold florals in winter, I say?
I’ve had this Mango floral jumpsuit for a few months now, and some of you may have seen that I first wore it to the Thirty Plus Blogger Awards where I wore it with a black and white camisole and the same shoes. However, this time I wore it on Boxing Day because it was comfy (great for burgeoning food babies). I usually end up wearing trousers the day after Christmas because we always dress up for Christmas Day in our family (I wore a stunning red midi dress but I was glad to squeeze myself out of it at the end of the day) and after that I need comfort but still want to be dressed up to some extent.
By the 27th I’m back in my pyjamas – in my case it was my new giraffe onesie Keith got me for Christmas 😍 #yearmade
This time I went with a wide black belt over the matching tie belt, it kinda adds an extra bit of oomph to the whole thing (and ties in the shoes of course).
Though it’s really the earrings that have stolen the show here!
I bought these earrings (plus another statement pair) when I went to Amsterdam in October – I’ve worn both pairs a few times but this is the first time they’ve appeared on the blog. I was there with my wonderful friend Greetje (No Fear of Fashion) and we passed by a jewellery boutique… needless to say these bold orange and black beauties were screaming my name from the window display. Greetje was very restrained when we went in – despite her trying on several necklaces – but I ended up with two fabulous pairs of statement earrings.
My excuse was that Keith always buys me a piece of jewellery whenever we go on holiday somewhere (although I was in Amsterdam for work I did have a free leisure day with Greetje), so I texted Keith to say this was what he was buying me. Yep, any excuse, I know…!
The UK Blog Awards: A big thank you
Finally – if you voted for me to reach the 2018 UK Blog Awards Fashion & Beauty shortlist then I have to say a massive thank you!! I’m so happy to say I’ve been shortlisted and I couldn’t be more thankful to everyone that voted. Of course I’m not expecting to win AT ALL seeing as I won in 2017, but it was important to me to represent 40+ bloggers in this tough category. It’s a great start to the year 🙂
So, onto the link up: do add your outfits below – and if you’ve added a link to here or my button to your post you may be featured next week!
ARE YOU A FAN OF FLORALS IN WINTER? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS!
Jumpsuit: Mango (33% OFF IN THE SALE!)
Tank: La Redoute
Earrings: Amsterdam boutique
Sunglasses: Jaeger c/o
Bracelet: Lizzy O c/o
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Thank you for joining the #iwillwearwhatilike link up! This started as a campaign on Instagram in August 2015 where women over 30 wore everything on a journalist’s list of “inappropriate” items for 30+ women (including leopard print, short dresses and oversized sunglasses. Yes, really). It was so popular that I decided to carry it on weekly where women of all ages link up their fabulous style, never mind what anyone tells them not to wear!
The link up goes live every Monday at 3pm UK time and will stay open for a week. Whilst the original article was of course aimed at the 30+, you can be ANY age to link up. The only criteria is that you’re wearing whatever you damn well like!
My favourite outfits from last week’s link up:
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