Continuing on with the drink theme, as we’ve just had pink lemonade, this outfit with its mint and red tones together could only be a strawberry mojito! It feels quite appropriate to have a cocktail themed outfit straight after my hen weekend – which was amazing! I’m not particularly planning to share photos from the weekend because to be frank we were too busy having fun to take tonnes of them, but my Instagram has some peeps at my Moulin Rouge costume I mentioned last post.
Anyway, back to the outfit, I was really excited about the idea of Collectif’s mix and match sets when I first saw them at London Edge – I love separates, this could only be up my street! But oh wait, what’s this? Cut out sides? That will take more getting used to… Now, don’t get me wrong, I am quite aware I’m slim by most people’s standards at a size 8-10, but let me be very clear about one thing – toned I am not. Size 8-10 people have squishy bits if they don’t firm them up (and remember, I’m short, size 8-10 looks different on me than on taller people!)! And I definitely have them on my sides, as I think most people probably do. But, you don’t know what something will be like until you try sometimes!
I haven’t air-brushed these photos so yeah, you can see where I have a little bit of squidge it sometimes makes itself known. But you know, I can live with it – and actually I think it’s partly being caused by this particular bra cutting in too tightly and too low so I can always experiment with foundations! Even though sometimes a bit of skin goes awol, this set is still somehow really flattering. It’s probably got something to do with the gloriously full skirt. This skirt is based on the Jasmine style, which as I’ve mentioned before is my favourite swing skirt. I will 100% wear it with other tops too. The Talis sets come in this mint green and navy, with the options of shorts or a pencil skirt too. I’m really hoping to see the shorts in the green colourway for that honeymoon wardrobe!
And yep, it’s that time of year the strawberry bag comes back out! Hurrah! (It’s not in stock now but I believe it’s coming back this summer). I also make no apologies for the fact I’m wearing these hair flowers for the second outfit in the row – I think they might be attached to my head permanently now because I love them so much. Holly’s range is really expanding this year and I love her flower duo clips too – I’ve just picked myself up some yellow ones that I wore to afternoon tea for my hen weekend 🙂
Hairpiece: Alternate Normality
Top & skirt: Talis c/o Collectif (all in the range)
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens (similar)