29 July 2012

What a wicked thing to do, to make me dream of you

Floral butterfly print shirt: RIVER ISLAND | Bowler bag: TOPSHOP | White skirt & silver dino flatforms: ASOS

Some days I feel like being more girlie and pretty than I do on others, but rather than throwing on a floaty dress and leaving it at that, I thought I'd go for the skirt and top option.  This shirt is a perfect piece for days like these as it as still feminine but relatively more grown up than your average floral dress.  I went for the buttoned-up-sleeves-down look today since my legs were on show and I wanted to avoid flashing too much flesh.  It is quite a busy print so I teamed it with more neutral items to balance it out.  I purchased it during my trip to London a few months ago, I really love the mixture of pastel colours on it and it goes great with everything, from outfit like these to more winter appropriate ones when I'd team it with a pair of pleather shorts/skirt and a woolly snood  Perfect.  I've seen a couple of people wearing a sleeveless version but since the sleeves are where most of the floral magic happens on the shirt, I've decided I much prefer this one.
I bought the skirt a couple of months ago after deciding I need more white items in my wardrobe rather than black.  I haven't actually worn it that many times but I think it'd look great toughened up a bit with an oversized military shirt and a pair of biker boots (which I don't have, but I am still on the look out for a perfect pair).  The shoes seemed like the perfect addition to the outfit, the metallic tones go really well with the shirt and add my much-needed edge to the outfit.
I don't think dressing like this will probably continue for much longer as the rain is already back as I am typing, but I came to terms long ago with the fact that England just isn't having a summer this year so it's not like I've got a whole summer wardrobe planned out.  In fact I'll probably be buying a winter coat before you know it.

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  1. i loove that shirt! :D x


  2. i like it, its sogirlish and cute, i know what u mean by dressing girly without making do w floral dresses! x

  3. Love your whole outfit! The blouse is so pretty

  4. love the shirt and bag! such a pretty summer outfit xx

  5. love your outfit :)
    skirt and shirt is amazing, my favorite :)
    beautiful :)

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    i literally need this blouse in my life. It's absolutely beautiful... it looks just like the MSGM AW collection! I love it. Is it new from River island?
    You look lovely too!x

    1. Thank you! I know I could just look at it for hours, admiring it! Sadly I bought it a few months ago so they don't sell it anymore though! Sad face.

  7. You look great in these photos. The blouse is so pretty and I love how you've styled it.

    Jo. x