Outfits For Spring

 

Yesterday was the first day of spring. Spring is my favourite season cause its not too cold and not too hot, the perfect balance.  When I think of spring I think of flowers, Melbourne Cup, butterflies, weddings and radiant sunshine.  It’s a busy time on the social calendar with the races, weddings, formals, birthdays (does anybody else have a lot of birthdays coming up?) or for a night out and I’ve found the perfect outfit that will make you stand out from the crowd.

I browsed three stores that I know and love to find these outfits from Myer, Review and Forever New.  Here are the outfits from Myer:

 

Watercolour Floral Bella Dress by Charlie Brown – $199

If spring was not a season but a dress it would be this dress.  The colours and floral print scream ‘spring’. I know a lot of people who prefer strapless dresses, I love the print and the style of this dress.  The bow is a cute finishing touch and ends just above the knee.  This dress is suitable to wear to the races, school formal or to a wedding.

 

316177390_zm_1

 

Stripe Splice Fitted Dress by Jane Lamerton – $159

One of my very first work tops was by Jane Lamerton so, you could say we go way back. I love stripes and geometric shapes which is a trend at the moment so no surprise I love this dress.  The splash of green gives it that spring, calming feel.  You can wear this to a corporate function, christening or for a nice dinner.

 

315728650_zm_1
Indigo Jumpsuit by Seduce – $239.95

For all the ladies who love jumpsuits this one is for you.  I love navy, I love the detail of this jumpsuit and it’s different from others I have seen before.  It’s sleek, chic and sophisticated.  You could wear this jumpsuit to a corporate function or wedding, literally anywhere as it’s versatile.

310087090_zm_1

Here are my picks from Review.

Rouge Poppy Dress – $289.99

This vintage style dress is definitely one you could wear at the races.  With a beautiful floral pattern and a splash of red, what a great bright colour.  If you want to show off your curves this dress is for you.  You could wear it to just about any event.

re16dr108_remul001_1_1

Margarita Dress – $289.99

I love the name of this dress.  Yes it’s another navy dress but I couldn’t help myself.  This strapless dress is timeless and feminine with the lace detail and swish skirt.  Any girl going to the formal would look beautiful in this dress but you could wear it to any special event.

re16dr047_renvy001_1_2

Catalina Dress – $279.99

This is the last floral dress I promise but it is spring after all.  Navy and white is such a classic combination and adding the little green detail is just divine. This dress isn’t as formal so you could probably get more wear out of it as you can dress it up or down.

re16dr090_remul001_1_3

The below dresses are from Forever New – If you hate colour and prefer black the next two dresses are for you.

Phillipa V-neck Lace Swing Dress – $159.99

I’ve added a couple of black dresses because black is a classic, an old favourite for some but essential for any woman’s wardrobe.  I love a v neckline and I can’t go past lace I love it.  It is similar to the Margarita dress but it has a small sleeve.  You have so many options of what colour shoes you can wear with black which makes life just that little bit easier.

23164601

Avery Cross Front High-Low Maxi Dress  – $99.99

For those of you who have beautiful long legs (I’m so jealous and I hate you ) this dress is for you.  I like this style of dress.  I like the sheer bottom, the belt that adds some class and gives you a more defined waistline and the v neckline. This dress was made to attend a party and with you in it.

23112501

If you purchase any of the above, I would love to see a picture of you wearing it, just tag notsopeachie #notsopeachie.

So readers, do you love spring? Do you have a lot of events on in the next three months? Do you love bright colours and floral print as much as I do?

One Shirt + One Jumper = Three Outfits

Back in the 90’s, I remember watching this commercial for Tim Tams as a kid.  You might remember it, a lady rubs a lamp and a genie appears and grants her three wishes.  Her third and final wish was a never ending packet of Tim Tams.  If a genie ever came to me and I was granted a wish I would ask for a never ending wardrobe but until that happens, I have to learn how to get the most out of my wardrobe.

Two items that everyone has in their wardrobe is a white shirt and a jumper. I love jumpers! I could live in them for the entire duration of winter so, it gives me more of an incentive to mix it up sometimes. I love throwing a jumper on over a shirt I just think it looks so sleek, sophisticated and adds another layer to your outfit. Visually it looks like you’ve made a greater effort than what you actually have.

The shirt and jumper I’m wearing are from two companies I love.  This shirt is by Atmos & Here exclusive to The Iconic. I own a few Atmos & Here items because not only are the clothes nice but it’s also really affordable .  I loveee The Iconic, nothing makes my heart skip a beat like fast delivery and a website I can easily navigate around.  The shirt I’m wearing you can no longer find on The Iconic but there is a very similar one by Atmos & Here called ‘Hampton Summer Shirt’, it’s on sale for only $29.97

http://www.theiconic.com.au/Hampton-Summer-Shirt-199448.html

The jumper is from a company I’ve only recently discovered I like which surprised me because I didn’t expect to find anything I like, Mix Apparel.  They have free shipping on orders over $50 and their website is also easy to navigate around.  I’m wearing the ‘Hi-Lo Cable Jumper’ in grey, they don’t have many left. Their on sale at the moment for only $19 how good is that?

https://www.mixapparel.com.au/collection/product/mw23-30440/hi-lo_cable_jumper/light_grey-271

 

photo 2

 

Style One: This look is all about being comfortable and casual without looking like a dag.  Great for shopping, catching up with friends, school drop offs and for casual Fridays.  I love jeans and Converse together.  The great thing is this look won’t break the bank because everyone owns a pair of jeans and sneakers and if you don’t own sneakers you can wear flats instead.

 

Processed with VSCOcam with s2 preset

 

Style Two: I wore this outfit to Friday night drinks.  The pleather pants were on sale for $4.95 from the new Forever 21 store that has just opened on Pitt Street in Sydney.  So comfortable and sliming.  Its been so cold in Sydney lately so I chose to wear my new leather Django and Juliette boots with a small heel instead of wearing open toe lace up monochrome sandals which look amazing with this outfit.  I chose whatever is warmer in winter, I think this might be a sign of getting older.

 

photo 1

 

Style Three:  Off to work! Trousers and the same boots I wore in Style Two.  Just like everyone owns a pair of jeans and tights, if you work in a corporate environment you would also own a pair of black pants.

One shirt, one jumper three outfits.

So readers which style is your favourite? Have you shopped at The Iconic or Mix Apparel?