She Lives in an Orange Tree
Hi guys! Here is my final outfit post for March! As I've been talking a bit about monochrome fashion recently, I thought it would be fitting to show you a variation using orange monochrome. So I chose orange as my colour and played around with darker shades (e.g. more orangey reds). I think the colour is very fitting for the changing weather but perhaps I was feeling a bit optimistic about spring, as the weather turned out to be colder than predicted. However, it meant I got to wear my awesome, new, spring coat from H&M..which is a more free flowing trench coat. I just love it! I haven't stopped wearing it since I bought it last week (also bought that ear cuff from H&M, which again I haven't stopped wearing..it looks so glamorous!). Now, ideally I should have worn peachy coloured shoes to emphasize my monochrome idea but a girl can only work with what she's got lol! I actually think I prefer the outfit with the white shoes anyway because it makes it a little more funky really, especially with the fact that the heels are chunkier. I almost tend to prefer chunky heels for me because I have more muscly calves so sometimes think stilettos might look a little too dainty on me (unless they are super high). Also, how awesome is this matching lace skirt and top from Topshop? We've seen a lot of matching lace/crochet tops and skirts on trend atm and I loved the pastel version set out by Burberry Prorsum (similar versions availble from ASOS) because of its feminine and ladylike features (almost a 40s/50s feel) but the loud colour makes my ensemble a bit more standout. And I wanted this outfit to look more standout, which I think the bright orange, clashing with the red and paired with chunky super high white heels achieves. I mean who doesn't love a bit of a fashion statement lol? I also wanted to wear my hair more natural for this outfit because while I wanted it to look ladylike, I wanted some modern funkiness to it and I feel my bigger/curlier hair might add to that (also I thought it was important that I showcase more of my natural hair as I'm proud of my frizzy curls lol). Basically, I didn't want to play by any style rules..so while I wanted to incorporate colour monochrome, I felt inspired to be a little more free-spirited with my outfit.
We shot these pics in Notting Hill, which has become my new favourite part of London. It actually fits it well with the shoot because I feel Notting Hill is a very trendy but quirky area. My 12 year old niece took the photos for me because she really wanted to get involved with my blog, which I think is so sweet! And she did such a good job so I'm proud :) We decided to shot initially around Kensington Temple, which is such a beautiful church. If I'm honest I haven't been in years but I have so many happy memories there as a child that I wanted to include a personal touch to my pictures and share that with you guys. We then stumbled across that amazing black and white painting graphic, which I thought not only looked so cool but also contrasted well with my outfit (is that silly ? lol). Afterwards we went to my go to lunch spot called The Kitchen & Pantry, where they serve amazing salads, rolls, soups, crepes, cakes, macaroons....I'm getting hungry now lol! If you are ever around Notting Hill, stop by there... I highly recommend it!! Anyway, I'm off in search of food now :)
P.S. Do you like the look of orange and red together or do you think they clash too much?
Topshop Lace Top
Topshop Lace Skirt
River Island Heeled Sandals (similar here)
H&M Coat (similar here but available in store)
H&M Earcuff (similar here but available in store)
Ray Bans, Wayfarers
Folli Follie Watch