Mum being in hospital the last 10 days, I’ve got behind with my
Seasonal Skinny Style Challenge. In an effort to lighten my
mood, for week 22 – two little ducks, quack, quack –
ha, I’ve been waiting to do that for the past 21 weeks. Yup, I
was a bingo caller in a past life.
going for a playful vibe or as I like to amusingly call it – funky
casual. As if I know what the heck I’m talking about ?!?
I just like the sound of it – funky casual.
of the many benefits of blogging is being inspired by other blogger’s
style choices, whether that’s with a particular look, as in my
menswear inspired Suited
& Booted post,
or in the use of print, texture and/or colour and it’s the latter –
print, texture and colour – that has inspired week 22’s Seasonal
Skinny Style challenge.
October, I fell in love with a particular print, texture and colour
combination, styled by Jen from Librarian
I’d never thought to pair hot pink with burgundy and it planted
a tiny seed in my head, that months later has blossomed into my
interpretation of Jen’s Pink,
Burgundy & Animal Print post.
kept the denim jacket with the colour palette, but instead of
burgundy, I paired the hot pink and animal print with my darker shade
of merlot jeans. And as it’s Winter rather than mild Autumn, my
cashmere navy and hot pink polka dot jumper was ideal to wear under
the jacket with a hot pink scarf to bring out the pink polka
is the second of my two polka dot jumpers I own. I showcased
its twin – the black
and red polka dot one back
in December with a striped pencil skirt. I couldn’t resist
going back and buying its cousin, in this colourway. There’s
just something so playful about polka dots. I’m like a fizzing
pink, soda pop drink!
originally started wearing the scarf long but with tempestuous
elements, that didn’t last long!
Imogen, that hit the UK on Sunday evening was already rumbling on
Sunday afternoon. Talk about announcing your arrival in
advance! The wind kept whipping the scarf around my head, the
fringing flying into my ears and up my nose. Every five seconds I was
batting it away as if I was being attacked by a giant, rabid, fuchsia
coloured, winged insect!
this highly amused Tall Brown Fox as he snapped away, it’s not a look
you want to cultivate as a style blogger!
resorted to tucked the misbehaving ends in to restore some sartorial
decorum. The benefit of this, of course is, you get to enjoy
the polka dots even more.
wore a very cute pair of leopard print ballet flats in her outfit and
although I have a soft spot for leopard print, I’ve chalked up a fair
amount of leopard print love in the short time I’ve been
me thought, to showcase another, altogether less familiar animal
print – snakeskin.
been wearing leopard print for so long it feels like a second
skin but snakeskin is still quite new to me. I only have a few
items in this animal print, one being my Vera
Wang clutch bag.
faux snakeskin ankle boots feel a little bit rockstar-esque, with
their pointy toe and western style heel. Somehow this animal
print feels more grown up than leopard print. It’s as if
Snakeskin is the older, slightly more daring sibling to leopard
print. You know, the one that stays out to the wee small hours
on a Friday night partying, and then stays in bed for most of
Saturday nursing one heck of a hangover but doesn’t regret getting
beauties were a complete impulse buy a few weeks ago and I have to
say I’m jolly glad I succumbed to my impulse. I already know
it’s going to be hard to take them off my feet! They are
relatively new in at Marks & Spencer but I bet they won’t hang
around long. I can easily see these being snapped up – size 3
and 4 are already low stock on the website.
Polka Dot Cashmere Jumper
Jacket (beloved yet so ancient, it’s starting to fall apart) I’ve
got my eye on this Marks
& Spencer Petite Denim Jacket
Pink Scarf from a French market stall (old)
the Store Fringe Bag A/W15
Wine Beret bought in the sale but sold out. Here’s a Wool
Maroon Beret currently
Gloves by Tu at Sainsbury half price in the sale. Marks
& Spencer Berry Leather Gloves available
in small, medium & large.
& Spencer Faux Snakeskin Western Heel Chelsea Ankle Boot
also didn’t start out wearing the beret. I do occasionally,
leave the house without one. Yeah, I know, hard to believe, right,
but tis true?
said tempestuous elements mentioned earlier above, required the
emergency appearance of said beret on me bonce. It had to tame the
locks that were doing a wonderful impression of an angry
we’re just having fun with print, texture and colour. And
thanks to Jen for planting that seed.
you thought to pair hot pink and burgundy/berry shades?
your animal print wearing go beyond leopard print?
to find out why I’m doing my 52 week style challenge? Read all
about it here.