Tuesday

Boo Hoo Floral Shirt

product links (click to shop) = shirt, Boohoo at ASOS (sold out so similar) / trousers, J Crew / bag, Saint Laurent / shoes, L.K.Bennett (in the sale) / coat, Joules (just seen)

It's a little bit hot isn't it!? Understatement of the century, London is sweltering. I've been going back and forth on the tube watching people in suits and just wishing them good luck in my head. How do you do it!? Saying that, I've been trying to look a bit smarter in the week for the office and in doing so have realised quite how tough it is, and how bleak the options are for you all. All of a sudden I have to think about things like hem length, bare shoulders... Argh. I've decided the way forward is big, bellowing shirts like this one which I stumbled upon from the most unexpected brand...

product links (click to shop) = shirt, Boohoo at ASOS (sold out so similar) / trousers, J Crew / bag, Saint Laurent / shoes, L.K.Bennett (in the sale) / coat, Joules (just seen)

Ok so here are the things I love about this shirt; it's oversize (I bought a size 8 which is a size down) and makes me feel really little inside it, It's got puffed up sleeves which make my arms look skinner (maybe in my head but still, it's a thing), the flowers make it less boring than an average shirt. Lastly, it was £20. Things I don't like about it; it sold out in a heartbeat (sorry)! But I did manage to find some really good alternatives...


Particular shout outs go to Warehouse's option here and this £20 one from Pretty Little Things. Now on to the rest of the outfit...


product links (click to shop) = shirt, Boohoo at ASOS (sold out so similar) / trousers, J Crew / bag, Saint Laurent / shoes, L.K.Bennett (in the sale) / coat, Joules (just seen)

I do need to properly talk about my trousers, which are from J Crew here. They're their Martie pants which come in an assortment for colours some of which are in their sale right now. A friend told me about them over breakfast as a much needed staple in her work-day wardrobe. I struggle with fitted trousers; I have quite a big bottom for my size and often feel self conscious. These are great. I've worn them religiously since they arrived, can't recommend them enough.

Shout out for my utility jacket too as it's been a failsafe so far this year (over my bag in the photos). I wear it on weekends with all the obvious dress-down attire but it also looks great with shirts and smarter trousers. I find it really tricky not looking too corporate and this jacket does it for me. I found it at Joules when I did a campaign with them earlier in the year and I think it'll be with me for a while (also is great as a base layer under coats when it's gets colder again).

product links (click to shop) = shirt, Boohoo at ASOS (sold out so similar) / trousers, J Crew / bag, Saint Laurent / shoes, L.K.Bennett (in the sale) / coat, Joules (just seen)

I bought the bag from Bicester Village at the beginning of the year having hankered after it for months. Followers of my Instagram will know I take ages over these luxury purchases so I was amazed when one turned up at Bicester for just over £400. They come up on Vestiaire Collective quite a lot, here is a good example.

Lastly, my shoes. These are from L.K.Bennett and they're perfect for my new found need for work/play outfits. With a low block heel they get me off the ground (much needed when you're 5 foot 4) but also don't kill my feet. I can run around in them all day and that says a lot with my feet which are very, very sensitive. I'd never have thought of pink shoes before either but they lift my outfits quite a bit without being an "in your face" statement shoe, which I don't want. They're in the sale too I believe, find them here.

product links (click to shop) = shirt, Boohoo at ASOS (sold out so similar) / trousers, J Crew / bag, Saint Laurent / shoes, L.K.Bennett (in the sale) / coat, Joules (just seen)

 Images shot by Amelia Allen Photography
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Olivia DiTomaso said...

Loving this summer time blouse!

Liv

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