5 July 2016

getting shirty!

Anyone else getting the hump with this iffy weather? I've filled my boots with summer purchases so I'm now looking at options that will carry me through to, dare I say it......autumn?! After a quick peruse on my Instagram feed to see what I was wearing in September/October 2015, it turns out a lot my outfits were a trusty shirt and skirt combo. I think the temperatures were better now then than they are now! That's why I didn't hesitate to hot foot it off to Primark last week to pick up this fab little number after being tipped off by the lovely @amothersedit and @teeclutter Thank you ladies!

Primark shirt, instore £10
Initial necklace by SayWhatYouC here

As you can see the humble shirt has been my go-to item over the past few days and here is how I've styled them!

Left picture
Primark shirt, similar here
Gap denim skirt, past season, similar here
Topshop Hercules sandals, sold out similar here
Jigsaw satchel, past season similar here

Middle picture
Topshop shirt, past season similar here
Zara chinos, past season similar here
Topshop Hercules sandals, sold out similar here
Jigsaw satchel, past season similar here

Right picture
J Crew Shirt, past season similar here
Uniqlo skirt, sold out online similar here
Warehouse sandals, ancient similar here

Now my preference with a shirt is having a full length sleeve as I do like to roll them up to the elbow. I know we all love a good stripe, I'm also partial to a check, a spot and of course you can't beat a crisp white shirt. I also find a light blue very useful, more so than a denim one for me. As I have all those bases covered shirt-wise I've been having a nose around to see what else I could add to my collection, which will help to ease me through to a spell of better weather. I've been drawn to some different prints, here are a few of my favourites.

Gotta a love a bit of leopard print.....I adore this pyjama style shirt/jacket. What's even more fab is that it's dual-purpose! I think would be fab over a cami with jeans for a laid-back evening out but great buttoned up with boyfriend jeans and loafers for a more casual look.

Sticking with the pyjama style jacket....I'm also rather taken by this floral print one from Mango.

I also have a gap for seeing some stars....this one would also provide my wardrobe with a much needed hit of navy!

Good old DP have this gorgeous fruity print option.

One plainer style that my wardrobe is also crying out for is a khaki utility shirt which I think I would find extremely useful!

Veering off course now and into more blouse kind of territory.....I am so drawn to these ruffles! This one is short sleeve I know, but it's gorgeous isn't it! I can see this with denim cut-offs....weather permitting!

Last but not least....I adore this M&S gingham shirt, which would be fab with my a-line pleather skirt and white loafers...with the sleeves rolled up of course!

Are you are a fan of the shirt? What's your go-to item for this inbetweeny weather?

Onto the rest of the weeks outfits......

Mango jacket, here
New look cami,here
Gap jeans, past season similar here 20% with FULLGAP at the moment
H&M sandals, here 
Chambers & Beau necklace, website here

Stradivarius bomber jacket, sold out online similar here in the sale!
Whistles t-shirt, ancient similar here
Zara jeans, sold out online similar here
Office Dapper loafer, here

DKNY leather jacket, past season similar here
Bax & Bay Mama Fox t-shirt, here £2 of every sale goes to the Miscarriage Association 
Uniqlo trousers, here
H&M sandals, here

Warehouse denim jacket, past season similar here
H&M dress, sold out online similar here
New Look ballet pumps, similar here
Furla bag, past season similar here

Zara dress, sold out online, similar here
Topshop Hercules sandals, sold out similar here
Mulberry Bayswater bag, ancient similar here
Accessorize panama, here

Just a quickie before I go! I've been asked about my nail colour a few times so here goes! For the past couple of summers I've used Barry M Gelly in Passionfruit  which is a lovely shade of coral/red. However last time I popped in to pick up a new one they didn't have any in stock. After a quick scout around comparing to my nails to a vast array of different bottles I found an excellent replacement in the way of Ravishing by Revlon Not only is the colour an amazing likeness, I have to say that I am mighty impressed with it as it's lasted a week without a chip insight.....at £6.49 it's an absolute bargain. I recommend using Sally Hansen's Insta Dry which I find makes a superb topcoat!

I shall be back shortly......I have found a gaping hole in the wardrobe that needs to be filled!


1 comment

  1. Love that Topshop striped shirt Michelle! I've just had a complete stalker moment and ordered your Mango jacket too - I thought it was past season for some reason, so I'm really pleased to have nabbed one, I love the colour! Xx