It Looks Rosie 5/4/11

First of all, sorry for my internet absence over the last few days. I was in the Lake District with my boyfriend Al, his family and our friends Ruth and Aisha for his 21st, such a lovely few days and a gorgeous place (more on that soon). Then I was back home and visiting family in Carlisle over the Mothers Day Weekend, so no internet there either.

I’ve also been working on new ideas for the blog, and there are going to be a few changes in the coming days. Watch this space! I’m always looking for feedback too – for things you like just now or would like to see then comment here or drop me an email! I’ve been desperate to give the blog a facelift for ages but I want to take the time to do it properly which meant waiting until Spring Break.

I’ve been loving the sunnier weather and felt in a girly mood today, so channelled this in my outfit choice. Sheer is the fabric that is defining this Spring/ Summer and perfectly suits the romantic trend. This blouse is from ASOS and was reduced to £20. My obsession with the peter pan collar, and with shades of dusty and pale pinks continues, it seems. It’s just so me, I may as well embrace it just now! I love the cape detail of the blouse, it adds to the romantic, drapey feel of the look in a less obvious way than ruffles or pleats.

I was also feeling the retro vibe and wanted to emphasise this aspect of the blouse by buttoning it up and wearing my vintage necklace. I also channelled this in my accessories, even if Al said at one point I was looking a bit “housewifey” today. I did bake scones earlier, but that’s another story! I’m hoping to get some real RayBan Clubmasters instead of these Primark £1 ones. They’re just so timeless and elegant, and I really need prescription glasses in my updated prescription – blind as a bat.

The contrast of the chiffon with jersey and leather gives the look an unexpected twist. The skirt was from UO last Spring. I love the unfussy A-line shape and the high waisted fit, as well as the muted colours and vintage-esque pattern. The jewellery is all vintage – the big purple ring is from the Affordable Vintage Fair and the other two were from my Mum and my Gran.

The pearl one from my Gran is a new donation – her friend gave it to her when she was not much older than me, and it was sent all the way from Hong Kong. I’m going to treasure it forever; it was so generous of her to pass it on to me, and I love its story. I love hearing the stories behind all her things, one day I’ll document them all as I always want to remember her stories, especially about her clothes as its an interest she’s passed on to me. I love hearing where her things were from and where she wore them to, and especially about the clothes she made for herself and other people.

Headscarf- UO
Blouse- ASOS
Jacket- H&M
Skirt- UO
Pumps- Topshop
Bag- Vintage
Sunglasses- Primark
Rings- Vintage
Necklace- Vintage

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