New Look Favourites

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Yellows, Pinks, Metallic and wicker this season is one of the prettiest I’ve known. This summer has seen the usual array of bright colours (that are of course for highlighting that tan you’ve been working on around work) but also a gentle and sophisticated pallet of some really beautiful colours. I am an avid New Look fan and spent quite some time trawling through their website searching out some of my current season favourites. What is everyones favourite item? and what is your colour of Summer 2018?

Grey Pom Pom Earrings

grey pom pom earrings

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Pink Blazer

pink cheap blazer

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Pineapple Swing Dress

pineapple swing dress

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Gold and Wicker Bag

gold summer bag

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A Symmetric White Jumper

new look white jumper

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Mustard Button up Top

mustard top

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Red Tea Dress

red tea dress new look

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Fringe Tassel Jumper

fringe tassel jumper

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My March Favourites

As you can see from my serious lack of posts in 2018 I have struggled immensely for inspiration. Last night I sat and went through page after page of ideas for lifestyle blog post ideas (400 in total) and have whittled them down to about 40 so i now have plenty of inspiration. One think I really like the idea of was Friday favourites every week. I spend most of the week screen-shotting things that pop up on either my Instagram feed, pintrest feed or generally in life so this post on a Friday will be those things!

Fashion, home and pretty much anything else. This first Friday favourites definitely has a theme of Easter going on! As always everything is great value (we all know i’m not a designer gal).

pink chelsea boot

Pink Chelsea boots
http://shopstyle.it/l/CDPm

I am totally fed up of wearing black or tan so this will make a nice change coming in to spring!

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Tan loafers
http://shopstyle.it/l/CDO1

Moving away from boots (which will be such a relief for our ankles) I found these gorgeous tan loafers for spring and summer.

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Tassel tee
http://shopstyle.it/l/CDQN

I think it’s official, my obsession for pom poms has now turned in to an obsession for tassels, they are everywhere at the moment and this T shirt is not only a bargain but amazing!

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Easter bunny
http://shopstyle.it/l/CDRh

Just look at this guy, he is so adorable. I am getting more and more in to actually decorating the house for Easter and this chap will be a definite buy for the festivities.

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Bunny mug
http://shopstyle.it/l/CDPG

How dreamy is this! love a bunny, love duck egg and love a cuppa! SOLD

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Easter stamp
http://shopstyle.it/l/CDPP

I won’t lie we don’t really do cards but I still absolutely love this stamp! The font is gorgeous.

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Egg decorations
http://shopstyle.it/l/CDPU

Other than my love affair with Mustard I am all about the pastel colours and these little eggs would be a perfect addition to the cottage.

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Cake stand
http://shopstyle.it/l/CDPX

I currently have this saved in my basket on Ebay and have every intention of buying it at the end of the month, there is ALWAYS cake in our house so it would be rude not to put it in something pretty.

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White clock
http://shopstyle.it/l/CDR2

I was led in the bath yesterday without my phone just reading and completely lost track of time, it occurred to me that there is no clock in my bathroom. I am loving this one as an addition so I don’t miss the school run!

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Mustard bag
http://shopstyle.it/l/CDQs

**She sighs** isn’t she s beauty. This colour is my life at the moment, it’s all over the house all over the pets all over my wardrobe and this bag has just topped it. Mustard is a great colour because it goes with black or blue which are my two staple colours.

There you go my Friday favourites, let me know what you think of the new weekly blog post and if you have any requested for themed ones just let me know. All my social channels are below, and thanks for reading.

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Shein Wishlist

Ok it’s safe to say that over the last three months i have become totally obsessesed with Shein. A friend told me about them and when i got the app i was dubious, i really had no need to be. All the clothes do come from China but the wait is at most 10 days and in the three orders i have done it has been between 5-8 so i can vouch for he delivery being ok.

The next issue when you are buying clothes from China is the quality, we’ve all made a cheeky ebay purchase and waited 6 weeks to open an item that looks nothing like it does in the picture, Shein have solved this risk because on every item there is a review section with peoples pictures of what they received and how the sizing was, this gives you complete confidence in what you are ordering. Once you have the app you receive notifications every time there is a sale, free postage or anything else going on so i personally always wait for free delivery and then bam that full basket is checked out.

Here is currently what;s in my basket (and unless there are no huge opinions against anything will probably be checking out in the next few days!

Here is the current top 10 (and yes this look alot of procrastination and whittling down as i would have easily had this list at 30.

white drop shoulder swester

 

White V Neck Drop Shoulder Sweater

£14.80

 

Plain White Casual Acrylic Pullovers Oversized V Neck Long Sleeve Fall Winter Fabric has some stretch Sweaters.

http://rstyle.me/~adD0W

I am well and truly in winter mode at the moment and at the sight of any lovely fluffy chunky knit jumpers I will be guaranteed to go weak at the knees. White is a colour I love to wear but do have to be careful as with a flock of Chickens and three dogs I am constantly being jumped on. I have visions of this with some dark wash skinny jeans and a big chunky scarf for a more casual day, or on the flipside with a midi skirt tucked in an some biker boots. The options are endless with a simple tip like this.

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Boat Neckline Polka Dot Top

£6.66

 

White Black and White Casual Boat Neck Three Quarter Length Polyester Polka Dot Regular Fit Fabric has no stretch Spring Fall Top Blouses.

http://rstyle.me/~adD0Z

Naturally I am drawn to polkadots, much the same as with pom poms (I honestly think it’s a diagnoseable problem) Black jeans, black pointed boots and a black blazer would be my outfit of choice for this all day long. And it would also double up as a smarter work top on the day i have to adult.

burgundy dress

 

Tiered Frill Sleeve Long Hijab Dress

£14.80

Burgundy Polyester Dresses Aribian Clothing.

http://rstyle.me/~adD11

I have steered clear of midi and maxi dresses my whole life on the basis that at 5’3 i m a bloody midget and i don’t need any help looking short. This year i have binned that insecurity and with the inspiration of pintrest have fully embraced the long dress, biker boot look and really love it. It’s warmer it means i don’t have to shave any part of my body in preparation for leaving the house and in all honesty is much more comfortable than skinny jeans.

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Pearl Beading Tiered Ruffle Sleeve Jumper

 

£16.28

Plain White Elegant Acrylic Pullovers Regular Fit Round Neck Long Sleeve Beaded Pearl Spring Fall Fabric has some stretch Layered Sleeve Flounce Sleeve Sweaters.

http://rstyle.me/~adD13

Another one of my huge fashion go to’s is Pearls. Classic, classy and lets face it really pretty. Another risky white jumper but justifiable because it’s so damn pretty. One to dress up or dress down but beautiful none the less.

stripe top

 

Striped Waist Tie Dip Hem Top

 

£8.88

Black and White Casual Cute Round Neck Sleeveless Polyester Striped Peplum Ruffle YES Fabric has no stretch Summer Blouses.

http://rstyle.me/~adD14

Totally out of season for this one but that’s not going to stop me, add a cardigan and the problem of cold arms is solved. Stripes are flattering, frills are flattering and blue and white is such a nice colour combination. Add some dark wash jeans, a tan boot and  navy cardigan and some pearls and you’ve got yourself a rather beautiful look.

embroided jumper

 

Embroidered Flower Patch Jumper

 

£16.28

Floral Green Casual Acrylic Pullovers Oversized Round Neck Long Sleeve Applique Embroidery Spring Fall Winter Fabric has some stretch Sweaters.

http://rstyle.me/~adD16

Dreamy or what! I won’t lie this is not my normal colour choice but with the floral detail I was really drawn to this jumper. Again I would put this as a skinny jean combo casual jumper but still with that floral detail it would make it a pretty one at least.

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Crinkle Elastic Waist Full Length Skirt

 

£10.36

Grey Polyester Long/Full Length Shift Casual Plain Fabric has some stretch Spring Summer Fall YES Mid Waist Skirts.

http://rstyle.me/~adD19

Back on to the obsession with midi skirts. Grey sits nicely with black which is my preferred colour at the moment, no one has died i think in winter it is just the safest colour. I love midi skirts with oversized jumpers and this skirt looks so damn comfortable, it’s stretch allowing for a big lunch and comfort and with the pleats at the top it is really pretty.

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Floral Print Sports & Leggings Set

 

£11.84

Pants Multi Polyester Floral Scoop Neck Sleeveless Sports Fabric has some stretch Spring Summer Two-piece Outfits.

http://rstyle.me/~adD1f

I have every intention of getting my workouts back up and running in January so this is clearly a must. I know it’s highly ridiclious to worry about what you are wearing when you workout but i honestly do. It makes me feel better, more motivated and much more likely to take a progress pic if i’m covered head to toe in floral lycra (and £11.84 for a two piece set is an absolute steal).

polk dot dress

 

Bell Sleeve Open Back Scalloped Polka Dot Dress

 

£14.80

Black and White Elegant Polyester Round Neck Three Quarter Length Sleeve Fit and Flare Short Knot Cut Out Zip Button Scallop Belted Polka Dot YES Fabric has no stretch Spring Fall A Line Dresses.

http://rstyle.me/~adD1j

This dress I LOVE, and because it has the black detail i’m pretty confident a pair of black tights on my hairy legs would be absolutely fine. It would be  no bra dress of course but that doesn’t worry me with my noobs (no-boobs) and would make a lovely outfit to a party of some description or a night out.

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Lantern Sleeve Drop Shoulder Sweatshirt

 

£9.62

Pullovers Long Sleeve High Neck Yellow Plain Polyester Fabric has some stretch Spring Fall Casual Slim Fit Sweatshirts.

http://rstyle.me/~adD1m

If you follow me on Instagram @lifeinthecottage you will have seen this colour feature quite a lot. In Autumn I started becoming very drawn to this colour and that has continued in to winter with now sign of lessening. It is gorgeus with both black and navy (which isn’t easy to do) and with a dark bob is a nice colour to contrast. The high neck (not rolled neck as i have now learnt) it keeps you warm but doesn’t make like you have no neck at all (some of us need all the help we can get to look elegant.

So there is is my current top 10 Shein favorites, now i’ve written this I feel like it’s ok to hit checkout. (I will never learn)

Thanks for reading and speak up if you have used Shein before.

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