Gucci 2015/16 (Source)
I'd like to say that I was being terribly fashionable, bang on trend and going with the Gucci 2015/16 vibe of red and orange but I really can't lie. It was a .... coincidence.
H&M Blouse, H&M Skirt, Susie Ho Beachcomber Necklace, Jamin Puech Bag
I've noticed that across various blogs over the last couple of years, everyone seems to be denouncing colour and saying that it's not their thing anymore. Fair enough, I put my hand up to that and my wardrobe is a bit of a shrine to the classic palettes of blues, greys and blacks but I think it's important to keep it in perspective and that sometimes you need to liven things up a bit. I've taken it to the extreme here with my colour combo but it kind of grabbed me and sometimes it's good to go with the flow.
Basically, I had a christening to go to the other week. I had an old dress which I've worn for numerous weddings and the odd christening but I frankly, I was bored with it. I also didn't want to spend a lot on something that I wasn't going to wear again. So whilst having a wander through the shops, I spotted this rusty red coloured blouse in H&M. I loved the shade, it still erred on the dark side and it had nice detailing on the collar and the shoulders. I also spotted the pumpkin coloured skirt there too. That is the best description I can come up for this skirt - pumpkin.
In my eyes, it worked and I chose to go a little more eclectic with the look with the Swedish Hasbeens and the slightly boho necklace which is one of my designs, available here. I could have put on black suede pointy toe pumps for a more pulled together but the Hasbeens felt more me and I wanted to be comfortable so I plumped for blocky heels.
H&M blouse, H&M skirt, Swedish Hasbeens, Jamin Puech Bag, Susie Ho necklace.
Remember I said I didn't want something that I wasn't likely to wear again? Well, the blouse and the skirt are good standalone items which can be worn in a variety of ways.
The red blouse I bought in a size 12. The size 10 fitted too but as there wasn't much in it, I bought it in a 12 to allow for a little shrinkage as this sometimes happens with viscose items. I've not strayed too far from my usual wardrobe items and paired it with black jeans, tan boots and the guitar strap bag I picked up from Primark in a previous post.
H&M Blouse, Jack Wills Jeans (old), Office Boots (old), Primark Bag
1. H&M Blouse (same shape as mine and colour but with a print)
The pumpkin skirt? This too is actually quite wearable during the day when teamed with a sweatshirt and some Cons. Only snag? No pockets. (insert sad face emoji here).
Ganni Sweatshirt (old), H&M Skirt (instore), Converse, Mulberry Bag (old)
So I don't think I did too bad there to cobble up an outfit for £25 (£14.99 for the blouse, £10 for the skirt) excluding accessories, do you? #win
Last Note :
I thought I'd stop faffing and re-open my little online shop again as I've had a lot of queries. Please feel free to take a browse here or in the link at the top of the page where it says Susie Ho Shop.
Anyway, I leave you with the unofficial pic. George and I throwing some fashion shapes!