13 September 2016

my indian summer style crush

Ladies....meet my latest style crush!

Ingrid Edinger image via Instagram

I've been following this very stylish French Instagrammer for a while.....she just happens to hail from my beloved summer holiday mecca that was St Tropez!! The way she dresses is so effortless and I adore the way she mixes High Street with High End. Over the last couple of days I've been pondering what to wear for the Indian Summer that has been forecast and I've found myself going back to her feed to get a few ideas. She has influenced my choice of outfit today and got me inspired as to what to wear over the next few, said to be scorching days.

H&M t-shirt, here
Mango skirt, past season similar here
H&M sandals, here but almost sold out 

I fear an obsession is under way as far as the band t-shirts go. The H&M one above is such a bargain at £12.99, this one is next on my hitlist. Be warned though....I've had to pop a cami under the H&M one for modesty purposes, the armholes are deep as nobody needs to see this forty-something flashing her bra!

If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that there have been quite a few new additions to the wardrobe over the past week. Eek!! I can't help thinking that this River Island skirt was subconsciously inspired by Ingrid. This will be fab for as long as we can bare the legs over the next few weeks and beyond that I shall be wearing with opaques boots and my biker jacket.

Here's how I styled mine up over the weekend.

Pull & Bear sweatshirt, past season similar here
River Island skirt, here
Converse, here
Gap bag, past season alternative here

I haven't bought anything in Zara for a while so a proper peruse was well overdue and resulted in a couple of purchases. In all honesty I felt the stock instore was a little overwhelming but when I got home a couple of the things were still on my mind so I placed an order on Thursday and the stuff arrived on Saturday morning....only for both things to be worn that day. Sign of good purchasing....I think you will agree! ;0)

Moi donning mine.....

Gap girlfriend jeans, here
Office loafers, similar here

I zoned in on this tweed top as I knew it would be super useful to wear with jeans for the kind of nights out we have these days which are generally spent in the local pub then going back to friends for a takeaway. Once the party season in in full flow I think it will be fabulous with a faux leather pencil skirt and caged sandals for a bit more va-va-voom!

This is how I wore it out on Saturday night......

Gap girlfriend jeans, here
New Look shoes, past season similar here

You might remember that on my last post the Gap girlfriends were on my wishlist, I just happened to pop into my local store on Friday for a trying on session and all their denim was 40% off! Happy days! You might just be able to work out from the photo below that they are a slightly looser fit around the hips and legs than a skinny jean and they are pretty cropped but this was the effect I was looking for. After a tip off from a lovely reader Lynsey I did order a pair from ASOS called Kimmi. I've pictured both so you can compare. There wasn't a lot of difference in them style-wise or price, I just felt ASOS ones were a bit too slim and slightly longer, the Gap ones were a more relaxed fit so they were the keepers.

Last but not least was the purchase of this New Look bomber. It's typical that whilst returning stuff you always end up being lured by something else! I must admit I was very enamoured by this Zara one however I think the New Look one will work better for me. If you are thinking of ordering you can currently get 20% off using the code MAGIC20.

I'll have to swerve the shops for the next couple of weeks, it's been a very spendy month already.....it's just as well my birthday is in October! 

Just a couple of other outfits from the past week to share.

H&M shirt, here
Topshop Cain jeans, past season similar here
Office loafers, similar here

Primark t-shirt (customised by me!) similar here
Uniqlo skirt, past season alternative here
Zara bag, past season alternative here

Topshop Metallica tee, sold out alternative here
Zara trousers, past season similar here
H&M sandals, here but almost sold out 
Topshop bag, past season alternative here

Do you have a current style crush who is helping you dress for this tricky transitional phase? Whilst I am all in favour of eek-ing the summer clothing out for as long as possible it somehow just doesn't feel right to be sporting the colourful dresses and lighter colours we were in just a couple of weeks ago now that we are halfway through September! Is it just me or does anyone else feel this way? I would love to hear.

Back again soon!


  1. Anonymous13/9/16 12:10

    Hi! Have a look at matalan...I've bought the "blondie" t-shirt, it's really nice but fits quite big x Mel x

  2. Mwah Mel! I dashed straight off to check out Matalan's website and the Blondie tee is fab for a tenner! I thought they also had some great Zoe Karssen-esque t-shirts that look worth checking out too!! Thank you for the tip-off! xx