Spring florals and velvet flares lookbook

Four years ago if I’d have gone shopping with my mum and she picked up anything frilly, sequined or heaven forbid floral, she’d be met with an ‘ugh, mum for God’s sake… do you know me at all.’

As it turns out, she knew me very bloody well; mum knew 20-year-old-me.

Fast forward to 2018. I want all the frills, all the sequins and most importantly, all the florals.

Blouse – Topshop

Velvet Flares – Topshop

Mules – Public Desire

Bag – River Island

Teddy Bear Coat – iCandy


I’ll often walk briskly past Topshop like Beth, girl, you have no money, don’t do it. But who can resist the big hot pink Topshop sale signs… nobody. Not one single girl. Definitely not me! This plisse flirty floral blouse was just £9 in store, reduced from £32. The flares I picked up in their Boxing Day sale (online of course) after falling in love with them when I had my personal shopping experience. If I remember rightly, they were £15 down from £22.

The ruched front of the blouse is beautifully flattering, paired with its floaty balloon sleeves, it’s a dream. It’s super versatile and has the potential to be a work blouse, a girls night out or even a date night number. This floral baby has won over my heart.

I wore mine with velvet flares to 60’s it up a bit. These flares make you look like you’ve got legs up to your ears and are so slimming, give such a gorge silhouette.

The flares are a little long so definitely need to be paired with heels, even just a low one. I went for these low silver mules from Public Desire that I purchased for £3.50 from TheKittyLuxe’s depop! Thanks Hol!

This River Island bag was gifted to me at Christmas by my Grandparents, but I have absolutely no doubt that my Aunty had some input too. It’s a great size to fit in all your essentials along with a couple of extras!

Spring is upon us, but with the Beast from the East threatening us with more snow, I thought it best to bring the big coat just in case. I’ve barely had this off my back through winter; it’s like I’ve taken my dressing gown off in the morning and switched straight into my coat, which is essentially a socially acceptable dressing gown. Luckily, the weather stayed lovely and warm and there wasn’t much need for me to bring it along, but it makes me feel sassy af, so just let me wear it a few more weeks until it goes into hibernation for the summer.

All images in this post were taken by Tamar Willoughby. You can find her blog here.


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  1. Valerie
    April 3, 2018 / 9:42 am

    I absolutely love reading your blogs its lime you are here visiting me telling me about your day.

  2. April 3, 2018 / 2:50 pm

    LOVE these photos and your confidence in them! Wish I lived near you so I could have a shoot with this gal! Can’t wait to see more posts like this and loving those flares so much. They’d deffo look super odd on me so I’m living vicariously through you on this one haha!
    Alice Xx

  3. April 3, 2018 / 5:01 pm

    You look so amazing and you can tell Tamar is a great photographer, you look so confident and natural in these photos. It’s goals for me to get outfit photos this lovely! I’m loving the floral blouse so much, defo need to invest in it x

    Alice | http://www.accordingtoalicex.com

  4. April 3, 2018 / 5:10 pm

    I’m living for this outfit! You’re killing it, the flares, the blouse, the shoes, the necklace! It all looks amazing on you, and these photos, ooh yes girl! Can’t wait to see more posts like this as I’m loving them 🙂 xx

    Lily | The Wellbeing Edit

  5. April 3, 2018 / 5:33 pm

    Omg I have been looking for a coat like that. It is gorgeous x

  6. April 3, 2018 / 8:00 pm

    You look absolutely stunning in all of these pictures – I especially love the sparkle of your jewellery, it looks so pretty and I am obsessed with your shoes.. 😍

  7. adelaise
    April 3, 2018 / 8:14 pm

    Lovely photos and what a beautiful setting. The flares really suit you and i’m always a sucker for a floral shirt.

  8. April 3, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    Wowwwww, these pictures are insane girl! You loook amazing The outfit is gorge too!
    Lots of love
    Alicia Xo

  9. April 4, 2018 / 10:40 am

    You look insaaaane girl! I adore flared sleeves for spring and summer but they can be a bit of a pain!! This look is everything!!

  10. April 4, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    Totally rocking those flares 😍

  11. April 4, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    These photos are incredible!! You look amazing and it’s such a gorgeous Spring outfit without being all pink. I love florals and £9 for a top like this is pretty damn good. xx

  12. April 5, 2018 / 10:02 am

    I love floral and ditsy style prints all year round but especially in spring and summer. You have rocked these pics too hun, they’re stunning! x

  13. katiemiddleton94
    April 9, 2018 / 12:15 pm

    I love this outfit and the photos are so stunning! <3 Nothing like floral/ditsy style for Spring/Summer!

    Katie x

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