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1 April 2012

vagabond gaga flatforms

It seems we spend so many months preparing for Spring and getting excited by all of those initial editorials, that when it finally appears you have to start putting all plans into action pretty quickly.  As soon as the sun appeared roughly over a week ago, I started to panic slightly but realised that the best thing to do is just to throw caution to the wind and try new things out.  I must admit that I'm partial to the colder months, purely because if I'm wearing something I'm unsure about, my coat can disguise it somewhat and make everything alright.  Summer is typically about showing off a little more and this year I'm attempting to embrace it and not shy away from what I wear.

urban outfitters jumper h&m floral trousers vagabond gaga flatforms floral nail wraps owl ring urban outfitters jumper h&m floral trousers vagabond gaga flatforms
Jumper, Owl Ring  - Urban Outfitters
Trousers - H&M
Flatforms - Vagabond

As much as staple items are the foundation of a wardrobe, I do love to try a trend.  It's the fashion equivalent of having a massive slice of chocolate cake after a sensible meal, a guilty pleasure as it were. I know that these printed trousers are going to be everywhere (I first saw them here) since they cost less than a phone bill, but I don't care.  I thought that I would be the last person to try any kind of printed trouser when they appeared on my radar during the 2012 resort collections, but lo and behold my mind has been infiltrated and I'm wearing a similar version almost a year later.  The contrast with my jumper of the moment reminds me of this image from the Maje lookbook, and although I love a bit of clashing, I never thought I'd take it in this sort of direction.  I'm wearing pink for goodness sake! Is it funny how your mind can change after a certain period of time?  As much as it makes me freak out slightly that Google Images yields multiple photos of me gurning, It's so useful having a blog and realising the point when your style starts to evolve.  The flatforms were finally bought after they went down to half price, but swiftly ditched after the photos for something a bit more comfortable.  As much as I love the idea of them, my feet are used to shoes with straps, so walking in them will take a little bit more practice but I'm determined to make them work.

spring outfit inspiration

I owe many things to the Internet (mainly wasting time) but the one thing it does is help to manage some of the fashion-related thoughts in my head and make it clearer to see themes.  Recently I've noticed that most of the images I've pinned recently seem to feature denim blue and yellow in some way (and to a lesser extent green), so I can clearly see the direction I want my wardrobe to take this season.  I just love the difference a pop of yellow can make in an outfit and I want to continue to be bolder with my colour combinations, rather than just playing it safe.  I'd be interested to know your thoughts on Summer dressing and the possible anxiety it brings wearing something that really makes you stand out in a sea of black suits.  I know I tend to constantly write about what I want to do, but now is the time to put it all into practice!  


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22 comments:

  1. I was a bit sceptical about the resort prints too but I am slowly warming to them I actually feel the need to buy a pair. your pictures are pushing me closer to a purchase :D

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  2. Wow your nails are gorgeous just like your trousers! This print looks great on you - don't think I'd have the confidence to wear such a bold pattern out! For your chance to win some gorgeous jewellery pieces enter my April Giveaway~ ox

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  3. Totally loving your nails. Usually I won't go for the patterned and unusal nail art, but I absolutely adore these. How did you get them?


    P.S. - The internet is a fantastic thing! (With both advantages and disadvantages, granted.)


    http://www.praytofashion.com

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  4. I love the jumper! Thanks for the spring inspiration pics too, I totally want a bright yellow piece to pair with denim!

    www.charlottescollection.co.uk

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  5. I know exactly what you mean about seeing a trend and never thinking you'll wear it, then a few months down the line you find yourself wearing it! The floral trousers look lovely on you, and your nails are awesome! I'll definitely be trying a pop of yellow for spring too!

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  6. Gorgeous - you look stunning in them! I actually picked those exact trousers up today and put them back down and I couldn't make up my mind. That jumper is great with them. Loving the whole look today x

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  7. Oh that pants are just perfect... and omg your nails! So damn cool!

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  8. Ooh, I love your nails! Really enjoy the flashes of yellows that are around at the moment. I can't really wear yellow but it is very cheering to see it on other people. x

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  9. Ah I love your outfit! And those nails are amazing! I have a giveaway on at the moment www.oh-chlo.com

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  10. I love those trousers so much especially paired with those shoes!

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  11. i love this look!!!!!!!!!!!! and your nails go with your pants. so fabulous!

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  12. I love the print on those trousers, your nails look perfect with them!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  13. I love your trousers - and how well they match your nails!

    Lovely to see you on sat - hope you had a good weekend!

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  14. Totally feel you on being braver about embracing spring and colors. I tend to wear the same things all the time that I'm comfortable with.

    Absolutely love your outfit! Your nails look INCREDIBLE. I also love the outfit inspiration - totally feeling yellow at the moment. Why don't I have anything yellow in my wardrobe?? This must change. xx

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  15. You make me want floral trousers even more now. Wish I wasn't so scared of prints.
    And your nails look fab!
    Strut Mode

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  16. You look amazing- I LOVE this outfit xxx

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  18. Just found your blog and wanted to say that I like how your nails complement your pants, lovely little detail!

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  19. those nail wraps are amazing! i need to get my hands on some of those!! love this look by the way :) you look lovely x

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  20. i've been eyeing those vagabond flatforms for a while--love the way you've styled them. are they comfortable/do they run true to size? rufusx

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