Pep(lum) Talk

Do you ever aimlessly stroll into Primark with absolutely no intentions of liking anything, and then leave with EVERYTHING? Yep, me too. I like to think that I hate Primark – I can’t go even one metre near a sale rail and I don’t have the attention span for messy shops, but there’s something about that one section of Primark (don’t act like you don’t know which) that hooks me every single time. Last time I went in I left £50 lighter, with surprisingly a lot to show for it – this mesh dress  and some very good imitation Oakley sunglasses included.

Frilled/peplum/flute sleeves are taking over right now and I don’t think i’ve looked at an average-joe sleeve the same for a really long time (sorry, old sleeves)… They just add a little ‘extra’ to your day-to-day look and who doesn’t want a bit of that?

I also love an item that serves a multi-purpose. Want to pop to a festival? Sure thang… Out for drinks? Got ya back gurrrrl… Just want to spice things up at the office? You got it! This dress checks all the boxes and you’ve probably noticed already i’m a bit of a sucker for a simple t-shirt dress – it’s a very ‘me’ style if there was to be a style to describe me (that sounds dead boring, but you also know that if I was an item of clothing it would be a fluffy shoe so it swings both ways here…)

This time, I paired it with the most Instagrammable shoes in my shoedrobe right now – these gorgeous embroidered platform heels from Ego. I’ve had these for a little while now but unfortunately haven’t had a chance to wear them as must as i’d have hoped due to the old ankle injury, but these won’t be leaving the ‘feature’ shelf anytime soon…

The next outfit I’m blogging about today, oh yes it’s return of the gingham, and I couldn’t be happier. Each season there’s a trend that literally wipes out the high street and has fashion followers snapping up an array of pieces left, right and centre – and this season it’s the take on the old school girl pinafore that’s got us all gaga. There was something about the red, yellow and blue gingham checks that paraded down the runway at House of Holland’s SS17 show that had us all craving our old school uniforms, and when Shrimps also revealed their gingham collection for the season, it definitely sealed the deal as one of the seasons biggest trends.

Personally, I probably own close to double figures now of pretty gingham items that won’t last the fight of the trends next season, but it’s definitely worth it even for the short lived obsession.

With the pretty addition of floral embroidering, this shirt from Influence secured it’s spot as a workwear fave which i’ll definitely be sporting at least twice a week. How are you styling gingham this season?