YOU MAKE ME (BUY) BLUSH

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Chiffon layers, blush tones and rosy hues are a sure sign that Spring is arriving and whilst florals for Spring is not revolutionary (I always think of Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada scathing retort; “Florals? For Spring? Ground breaking”), this by no means perturbs me.

I absolutely fell in love with this elegant and uber feminine Hortensia dress from Topshop Unique with its thigh split and occasional tiny, sequinned strawberries when I saw WIT Blog wearing it last week.

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The fabric is very delicate, the slip far shorter than its midi length and there is very nice faux button detailing next to the wrist. I suggest sizing down or, at the very least, if you are between sizes, size down. I’m usually a steadfast size 10 in Topshop but this had acres of room so it has gone back for the size 8. It depends how you want it to fit. I am quite short (5,3′) with hips and a bum and I prefer to emphasis my waist with a a tighter fit so opted to size down. Given the red strawberries, I am really tempted to wear it with a pair of red suede laser cut out courts I have which I bought from Karen Millen in the Christmas sale. Nevertheless, do love the way that, above, Topshop has paired it with green accessories.

Whilst I am on a coveting dresses theme, I am yet to own a Self Portrait dress but when I do I hope it’s this Azaelea one. It is still phenomenally feminine but more robust than Topshop’s chiffon, I remember seeing it in raspberry red last season and now it’s back in blush and also in yellow and blue.

imageBoth of the dresses aren’t super purse friendly options, at £255 and £240 (the Self Portrait one surprisingly being the latter). However, this year I’m really trying to focus on quality rather than quantity buying fewer pieces that I really love rather than lots of whimsical cheaper pieces.

That said (good intentions and all that)…

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ASOS 

This is a fab, bold £30 number from ASOS and because the weather still isn’t quite warm the long sleeves make it a great transitional piece. I love the mix of colours and the occasional shot of orangey-red.

Whilst I was on ASOS, I also spotted them coming up trumps again with this gorgeous dress for expectant mums for £48. This would be amazing for a Spring wedding.

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ASOS

 

Whichever one you choose you cannot go wrong by finishing your outfit off with:

 this High Class Affair nail polish from Essie. Essie nail polishes are my absolute favourites – inexpensive, go and stay on really, really well and come in a great range of colours.

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Essie Nail Polish in High Class Affair

♥ this lipstick from Mac which is my friend Sophie’s of From Choo To Goo blog absolute favourite.

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MAC Lady Danger

…And the crème de la crème, not quite blush (read not at all blush) but I can dare to dream!

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Dolce & Gabbana

I’d love to hear from you if you’ve got any suggestions for great Spring dresses – my wardrobe is looking a lot like jumpers at the moment with few inbetweeny pieces.