Wednesday 24 April 2013

My Dream Summer Outfit!

At last this week we've been experiencing some warmer weather!  Whilst I'm still stuck in my maternity wear at the moment, I'm looking ahead and planning the spring and summer clothes I'll be able to wear once the baby is here! Finally I can put away the thick cardigans and tights.  All my cute dresses are desperate to be worn!

As a mother, I am always aware that my clothing has to be practical, as well as affordable, but I always like to treat myself to just a couple of key pieces of clothing every season.

Whilst I've been waiting for the warmer climate, I've spent a fair bit of my spare time while Ethan is at preschool imagining my dream spring/summer outfits. Taking inspiration from the key trends this season, as well as including of my own style, I've finally decided upon my dream spring and summer wardrobe! Let me know what you think…

Casual Wear

Short Sleeve Crop Check Shirt, Topshop
Blue Turn Up Denim Shorts, New Look
Ariat Monaco Lace Boots, Equestrian Clearance 
Vannessa Mooney Acacia Necklace, Urban Outfitters

This cropped check shirt will go perfectly with most skirts, jeans and shorts, making it a real investment for summer. The denim shorts compliment the shirt perfectly and aren't too short meaning I can feel comfortable out and about without worrying about my thighs. These boots are great all year around as the leather is light enough for the warmer months while they’re great quality for the colder time of year. They match the rest of the outfit perfectly and give a slightly punk edge to an otherwise country style ensemble. Finally the necklace brings the outfit together and adds further to the punk detailing whilst matching the colours on the shirt!

Evening Wear

Shannon Dress, Jones and Jones
Slip One On Luxe Gloss, Sara Happ
Bow Court High Heels, Irregular Choice
Pink Cross Ring, Miss Selfridge

I'm hoping that even though I'll have a little baby in the summer, I'll still be able to have the odd evening out. With that in mind, here are my evening wear picks! I've taken inspiration from the ever popular spring colours of dusky pink and soft cream, the outfit is ultra-feminine and great for any evening event.

The dress is brilliant quality and compliments women with any figure. The colour will also suit a whole range of skin types, making it the perfect universal dress. The Irregular Choice shoes compliment the girly look thanks to the heart shape and the bows, whilst maintaining a quirky twist thanks to the heels.  Who doesn't love a pair of Irregular Choice?! (I wore some on my wedding day!).

To finish the outfit off, the cross ring takes the feminine colour scheme and makes it edgy. Meanwhile, if you’re rushed off your feet whilst getting ready, the lip gloss will tie the outfit together for a simple look, which would look great with just a little cream eye shadow and a touch of blusher!


  1. I just finished my summer shopping at Burlington Coat Factory. I found some amazing outfits that were perfect for me-- and they had great prices. I saved over $100 on clothes I had been thinking of buying in the department store.

  2. Die Outfits sehen beide toll aus, aber das zweite ist irgend wie doch mein Favorit.


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