Friday, 29 March 2013

Polka Dot Crop

cropped jumper: zara
split maxi skirt: rihanna for river island
boots: topshop
cross necklace: topshop
watch: michael kors
ring: marc by marc jacobs
leather and chain bracelet: marc by marc jacobs
lips: topshop 'macaroon'
nails: & other stories 'moire green'

So, I think I'm finally getting to grips with my new camera after two failed posts! The lighting at my house is also much better than my flat which makes the quality of the photographs better too. I'm still playing around with all the different settings and functions but at least I can now do the basics. The photos are the perfect, crisp quality that I'm after yet but I'll get there!

Yesterday was still really chilly but I fancied wearing some of my new Spring purchases that have been sat in my wardrobe for the past few weeks. I bought this really cute polka dot cropped jumper a couple of weeks ago and I absolutely love it! The knit is really soft and the hemline/ cuffs don't have a stretchy band so the jumper just sort of hangs and curls in at the edges which is a really nice effect. I'm not an avid polka dot-wearer but this is fairly simplistic and not too 'in your face'. I wore it with my Rihanna for River Island maxi skirt which I've been itching to wear once the weather turns warmer. I love the zip style split, I don't think I would personally unzip the zip any further but it's up to you! The fabric is really slinky and stretchy so it helps to suck you in and achieve a body con fit.

I've been playing around with my hair lately, trying to come up with a few new styles that are suitable for during the day. I tend to just wear a high pony most days for work but I'm getting quite bored of that look and want to make the most of my new extensions. I've started twisting the front sections and clipping them around the back of my head to create a sort of headband effect. I've also tousled my hair using the Lee Stafford Big Fat Tong which is good for creating volume and waves rather than curls. I really like this relaxed style and will definitely be wearing it like this more often. I'm also really tempting to dye the ends of my hair a peachy tone, but one step at a time!


  1. You wear everything so effortlessly and look like such a doll.. not fair! You look gorgeous as always.

  2. Your makeup looks FLAWLESS and ah that skirt! So so nice! x

  3. Your hair and makeup look so great!! x
    and really loving your outfit as well :)

  4. Love this outfit! the skirt is amazing!
    xx Ayesha

  5. amazing outfit lovely! loving the boots and the jumper :)

  6. gorgeous outfit! those shoes are amazing and I must get a skirt like this :)

    Amy x

  7. this is an amazing outfit! what highlighter do you use? x

    1. Thank you! I use Mac 'Whisper of Gilt' which I think is part of a limited collection x

  8. What a lovely outfit! The jumper is so sweet! I've been trawling through Zara online recently and there's so much stuff that I want. It's such a menace waiting for student loans to come in.
    You hair is really nice like this too. I'm a high ponytail girl for the most part but when I have my hair down, I do it like this too. I don't like just leaving it down-down. I bet the peach will look so pretty. You make me miss my blonde hair so much Mrs!
    Keep going with the camera, the picture quality is really improving. I'm useless with cameras, I'm thinking of getting myself a new fancy one but I have absolutely no idea where to begin so when you do figure this out, I'd love to know whether you'd recommend it!
    Anywayyy, have a lovely Easter!
    Laura xx

  9. I am in love with this outfit! The skirt is stunning & it looks amazing with the sweater, & your hair looks so pretty like this! x