Hope you have all had a wonderful and restful Easter break! We have been having glorious weather in London over the Easter bank holiday weekend with temperatures in the mid twenties and lots of sunshine (except for a rather spectacular thunderstorm on Saturday afternoon).
I've taken the opportunity being off duty to crack out the floral prints, working a different one each day - that is, until a sudden cool turn this morning with wind and grey skies forced me back into leather leggings. No matter - I still managed to get some pics of my brief flowery phase which I'll post over the next couple of days to ring in Spring. I'm praying that this weekend past is a sign that we will be having a long hot summer!
This is yesterday's outfit. I have been trying my hardest to shop the wardrobe this season rather than buy new as there are so many rehashed trends from previous years that most people are bound to have something that would do the job. Even though all the items I'm wearing here are more than three years old, I am working three major Spring trends, floral prints, the maxi and the biker jacket, all in one go! This month I set myself a target to not buy any new apparel and have to say that with four days to go in April I have managed to not buy a single new item. Not one iota. Those who know how much I love shopping will know what an amazing feat this is! Four more days to go...
This dress and the earrings were a birthday present from a friend in 2008. I have worn it every summer since I got it and 2011 will be no exception. The floral maxi dress just refuses to go away as a staple of summer dressing.
This is how I have to wear yellow - in a print and far away from my face. People often say I should be able to wear yellow with my skin tone but sadly it completely washes me out and makes me look kind of green. Speaking of green, I managed to work another colour by pulling out my green biker as a cover up. Look Mum - no black!
Being a shorty, if I am wearing flats I have to hoick any maxi dress I wear up off the floor with the use of belt. Otherwise I'd end up street sweeping London - see bottom pic for demonstration of the length issue. Believe me you really, really don't want the hems of your beloved garments collecting the grime of London sidewalks and streets! This floral motif belt with turquoise stones is one I have had for years and comes in handy for these types of dresses.
Are you finding that you have things from previous seasons that are on trend this Spring or are you buying something new?
Floral maxi dress: Stradavarius; Cropped biker jacket: Kate Moss for Topshop; Studded gladiator sandals: Accessorise; Belt: Kookai; Pendant: Vintage