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my recent purchases..shoes, maxi skirt, bag.

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I haven’t written a new post in toooo long! Don’t know really what I’ve been doing! Back now though 🙂

So here are a few things I’ve bought recently:

These cute Carvela flats are good for the summer (if we ever get some sunny weather, that is!) I wore them to an interview the other day with the cream chiffon-sleeved top (Miss Selfridge) from a previous post of mine and my coral jeans with leopard print bag and  long gold birdcage necklace to accessorise. Haven’t heard about the job yet, but have my fingers crossed!

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This is my new floral maxi skirt from ASOS, it was in the sale so not sure if it’s still available. Only worn it once due to poor weather! Hoping to have a holiday at some point where it can be put to more use! I wanted a similar one from River Island but they unfortunately didn’t have it in my size and it wasn’t available online, so this ASOS one was a good alternative.

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Definitely don’t need any more bags but couldn’t resist this colour pop bag from Mango. Brings a little brightness and statement to a black outfit 🙂 Also in the sale for £24.99 so couldn’t say no.

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I had my eye on this one from Ted Baker but felt I couldn’t justify the purchase so settled for the cheaper Mango one, not as lovely as Ted’s though! It comes in a really cute pink colour too. Might get one some day! They’re actually in the sale at the moment for £90. I’m such a fan of Ted Baker accessories, they had a cabinet full of lovely purses and bags in a John Lewis store I went in, I had to be dragged away!

In-keeping with this red theme, here are my fun union jack nails. Bit time-consuming but quite like the result. Started off with white varnish at the bottom then waited for it to dry and carefully painted on the red stripes then used a cocktail stick dipped into the blue nail varnish to finish them off. (And then added a clear topcoat to seal).

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Peplum

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So I won a competition the other day, the prize was a peplum top. I’ve been meaning to write a post about the peplum trend for a while, so now I own a peplum top I thought I should finally write this!

Here’s the top I got (£12 from cindersfashion.co.uk)

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To be honest I’ve not been sure about the peplum trend and whether it is flattering but after getting this top I’ve found it cinches you in at the waist (also covers up the tummy bulge!) and flatters the hips nicely (well this particular top does anyway!) I wear mine with a black bodycon skirt and nude heels for a classic look.

 

I spotted this skirt in Look magazine for £29.99, Zara. Really cute colour for the summer, would look great with some floral wedges.

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I haven’t seen this dress in person but it looks pretty gorge to me. Will be adding it to my shopping basket shortly I think! £25, River Island

 

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Lipsy never fails to impress with their dresses, and this black peplum doesn’t disappoint with it’s lovely lace back detail, £55.

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This peplum jacket is really lovely and classy, and looks great paired with a white skirt. ASOS £50.

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Loving the colour of this Miss Selfridge v-neck peplum dress. £42 (obviously been popular as there are limited sizes)

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