What to Wear: Colour block trousers

I’m really excited to share today’s outfit – when the weather turned colder last weekend I needed to bring my winter coat out of hibernation but after submerging myself in spring/summer trends I was craving colour, not wintery darker shades. the Reiss trousers throughout this post were a sale purchase – I always try to shop smart in the sales and I had an inkling these would work right through to the summer ahead. I’ve been desperate to get them out since, so decided they could work with my winter coat.

I actually bought this pale swing coat from Reiss in the sale last year but haven’t worn it much for fear of getting it dirty – I’m finally feeling less precious/more sensible about it now! It’s very warm and I love the swing shape to it. Although admittedly better with heels, I wore this shopping and needed flats for walking.


Coat: Reiss

Reason number 2 for loving this outfit? This lipstick. Can we all just take a moment to enjoy its fiery red colour? I’ve been fancying myself an orange toned red (New Years resolution #2 – Experiment more with lipstick) for a while now. I bought this only the day before with the trousers in mind and it is fabulous – it stays on all day too without drying my lips out which is a major feat in my book.


Lipstick: MAC Matte lipstick in ‘Lady Danger’, Earrings: Monica Vinader at Astley Clarke

The ankle length trousers felt quite chic and I couldn’t imagine them with heavy winter shoes so opted for last summers nude ballet flats from Dune.


Leopard spot belt: Banana Republic, Red Trousers: Reiss, Jumper: Warehouse, Ballet Flats: Dune.

I’m seeing a lot of chunky knits paired with more tailored bottom halves this season, like pencil skirts, so I thought the slim tapered trousers would work well with a Warehouse jumper that I love the shape of and lends the wintery edge to the pants.


Bracelet: Odille, Smokey Quartz Cocktail ring from Santorini

I should give a shout out here to Michelle from Pocketful of Dreams. I have her to thank for introducing me to coloured trousers – when she wore a blue pair to my house last season and prompted me to buy some similar jeans. I’m often inspired by women’s style that I see around me so I hope you guys reading gain some inspiration from my outfit posts too.

Let me know if you liked it as always 🙂

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Friday Frock O’clock

Ok, so this week’s frock was a tricky one. Not only has my head been turned by a fabulous jacket (so fabulous I couldn’t focus on frocks at all last night,) but it’s starting to feel like that in-between time. The sales are boring, we want colour, but it’s also freezing and completely inappropriate to be wearing fluro or pastels. The only thing pastel in my life right now is my legs.

So this Whistles polka dot number felt like a happy medium, it’s a ‘ticks all the boxes’ dress that could work for you in any way that you want it to. It’s also fashion savvy – get in early on the polka dots trend with season-appropriate colours and at a reduced price.

Do share your frock (or fashion) lusts this week.

(I promise I will share the jacket I can’t stop thinking about as soon as there is some appropriate weather!) 😉

Happy Friday everyone!

Love,
Rebecca
xo

PS There’s a weekend post tomorrow for you… and I’d love it if you could stop by to participate – I need your help!

Christmas Inspiration #1 – Scandi Style

One of my absolute favourite things about Christmas is the decor. Not just the actual decorations but the fact that you get to decorate and make everything look so pretty. Best of all it’s totally up to you what you do. You really can get crafty and make everything from paper for pence, or go all out with the most luxe decorations money can buy… ok, so maybe in my dreams. 😉

This is the first in a series I’m going to do about Christmas Decor… I’ll be including images from the decorations you have sent into me (and it’s not too late, as soon as you put yours up, read this post and send in your Christmas decor inspiration,) combined with the super stylish and often professionally styled interiors and vignettes that inspired them. I hope they will fill you with Christmas cheer and inspire you to get creative this Christmas.


God jul! and Bauble chandelier

Today’s post is dedicated to one of my favourite takes on Christmas… Scandinavian style. Think red and white, natural rustic decor, lots of wooden decorations and paper but all done in a very pared back way. If you have a very neutral or modern home this works really well, but it’s equally as comfortable in a barn, or country cottage.


Tiny red and white treeSparse Spruce by the fire and heart decorations – Ebay

This is actually pretty close to the style of decor I have used previously in our house and I can’t believe I won’t be putting up the red and white decorations this year. The red and white look and childlike element to Scandi style decorations in painted wood and paper really lends itself to our Victorian home so this one is nothing if not versatile. I know I’ll be using the decorations in the future again…


Multi-coloured decorations and Branch hanging decor over turquoise table.

Although red and white is the most common colour scheme in a Scandi Christmas, it’s as much about the type of decoration and the way you display them. It might not seem as festive, but a scantily decorated tree looks simple and elegant and this look also co-ordinates well with touches of metallic or actual metals and clear glass or an all white scheme.


Red paper heart wreath and Tiny tree with White decorations.

Reader Christmas Inspiration…
I should have known that Hannah‘s Christmas decor would be fabulous, but I was really excited when I saw her decorations. (You will remember her from this post.) Working perfectly with her pale kitchen as a backdrop, her take on the Scandi style is fresh and clean but still super festive, and not so fussy that it looks wrong in a kitchen…


Image Credit: Hannah Gooch of Ebury Home and Garden for Florence Finds

Each Christmas our tree looks a bit different. Last year I added quite a few red and white Scandi-inspired decorations, so this became the focus in our kitchen/diner. We already had a large bottle vase in the centre of our dining table which has some Autumnal twigs in it that I’d collected during walks in the park. So this is where I hung some of the decs, along with some on the twigs we’ve got hanging between the lights above the breakfast bar.


Image Credit: Hannah Gooch of Ebury Home and Garden for Florence Finds

I love that Hannah has gone the extra mile here and added the hanging decor above the breakfast bar… it’s super chic and actually really cheap to recreate – all you need is a branch from the park and you could make similar decorations from felt cut outs.

So readers… do you like a Scandi style Christmas?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Friday Frock O’clock

This week’s frock is another recent purchase and you might be sensing my obsession with wines, burgundies and deep red tones recently. Couple that with an ongoing love affair that I have with bird designs and this beautifully cut dress didn’t sit on the rail long as I passed it!


*Warehouse Silk Bird Print dress – £65

I bought it on a recent 25% off day at Warehouse but I think the pretty sleeves, eyelet back with tiny buttons and wrap over detail make it well worth splashing out on. I have worn it to work already with opaques and my cape(!) but could just as easily edge it up with my new boots or wear it to a dinner date in party heels. The only thing is, being silk it’s a wee bit chilly and I might have to look for a slip to wear underneath. Now I sound like a Grandma!

So, let’s while away the last few hours of the working week (man, am I in need of a drink tonight!) by sharing your recent frock purchases or lust-after items. I’ll even cheat and let you post something other than a frock because I’m feeling excited about the weekend!

Love,
Rebecca
xo

PS Don’t forget, there’s a bonus post tomorrow for my weekend visitors!

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