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Aim of the game with this months fashion item, is to style this historically utility associated garment and a) not look like a dock worker or b) look like a toddler. I believe that there are two ways to wear - casually with a tee & trainers or dressed up with heels and a statement bag. Most options around on the highstreet currently are in either traditional denim /gorgeous pastel coloured denim or summery cotton. I actually fell in love with the idea of dungarees when i was pregnant, very cute and bump accommodating but was so unsure how to style.

Personally i see the dungaree as a transitional piece, ideal for those spring & autumn days, when you need a little more coverage, teamed with bare ankles and a great tee. Dungarees would be a lot harder to style in the winter, cute with ankle boots, but a coat layered over the top would hide your silhouette, which this piece really shows off however there is something cute about teaming it with a chunky, slouchy knit (see image below) for a off duty weekend look. A buttoned up denim shirt also seems like a great layering option.

As usual below are some of my favourite looks, inspiration for "ways to wear" .....which is your favourite?

Image credits: Header/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11

As per usual, my favourite fashionista Blair from @atlanticpacific has hit the style nail on the head! She appears to have go to combinations for styling up her dungarees - a striped tee and killer accessories, I especially love the white and baby pink outfit above, a very spring feminine take on the trend and a great balance to a masculine garment. I also really love her sophisticated tartan/plaid "workwear" look, teamed with a classic camel coat, not a traditional way to wear but very modern business woman.

How would you style a pair of dungarees?

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How to Wear: Dungarees


Aim of the game with this months fashion item, is to style this historically utility associated garment and a) not look like a dock worker or b) look like a toddler. I believe that there are two ways to wear - casually with a tee & trainers or dressed up with heels and a statement bag. Most options around on the highstreet currently are in either traditional denim /gorgeous pastel coloured denim or summery cotton. I actually fell in love with the idea of dungarees when i was pregnant, very cute and bump accommodating but was so unsure how to style.

Personally i see the dungaree as a transitional piece, ideal for those spring & autumn days, when you need a little more coverage, teamed with bare ankles and a great tee. Dungarees would be a lot harder to style in the winter, cute with ankle boots, but a coat layered over the top would hide your silhouette, which this piece really shows off however there is something cute about teaming it with a chunky, slouchy knit (see image below) for a off duty weekend look. A buttoned up denim shirt also seems like a great layering option.

As usual below are some of my favourite looks, inspiration for "ways to wear" .....which is your favourite?

Image credits: Header/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11

As per usual, my favourite fashionista Blair from @atlanticpacific has hit the style nail on the head! She appears to have go to combinations for styling up her dungarees - a striped tee and killer accessories, I especially love the white and baby pink outfit above, a very spring feminine take on the trend and a great balance to a masculine garment. I also really love her sophisticated tartan/plaid "workwear" look, teamed with a classic camel coat, not a traditional way to wear but very modern business woman.

How would you style a pair of dungarees?

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High & low: A new way to dress

Today I wanted to share with you, a new way to dress that i recently discovered - a concept curated by Stylist team Emily Current & Meritt Elliott - @emilymeritt, mixing up high & low elements from your wardrobe to create new looks. Embracing this mix & match approach to outfit building has allowed me to look at my wardrobe with a fresh set of eyes and find some unexpected new combinations, especially as I have a couple of pieces that I never know how to style and this philosophy has given me a few to try out. Currently teaming a Primark pink/silver shimmer pleated midi skirt, ASOS plain white tee with dobby sleeves and my faithful converse - mixing a "high" skirt with "low" tee and trainers, easy but cute and very my style.

Here is the basic framework to get you started, along with a few street style shots for inspiration.
Give it a go, try a new combination and create a new look.....

High & low: A new way to dress - The framework

I think all women own pieces from the low element list (I've never met a woman who doesn't own at least 1 pair of jeans and a white tee), classic everyday staple pieces, whilst the high element list is your special, seasonal or statement items, something you can have a bit of fun with - introducing bold colours and beautiful prints.

I really enjoy how this framework helps to mix up pieces, styles and genres - like trainers with dresses, something i would never have tried before but actually this combo has become a firm favourite. I love that using this fashion "formula" I can wear my fanciest dress during the day, teamed with trainers and a utility jacket and not look overdressed or out of place running errands - it seems to find a natural balance when mixing in low elements and looks effortless.

High & low: A new way to dress - Street style inspiration
A floral dress {HIGH} with white converse {LOW}
Statement midi skirt {HIGH} with a basic tee / simple knit {LOW}
Skinny jeans {LOW} with a floaty boho blouse and statement accessories {HIGH}
A feminine lace cami {HIGH} layered over a classic white tee with boyfriend jeans {LOW}

Do you like to mix high & low to create your looks? Would love to hear your favourite combinations, so leave a comment.
Image credits: Top 1/2/3, middle 1/2, bottom 1/2/3
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High & Low: A New Way to Dress

High & low: A new way to dress

Today I wanted to share with you, a new way to dress that i recently discovered - a concept curated by Stylist team Emily Current & Meritt Elliott - @emilymeritt, mixing up high & low elements from your wardrobe to create new looks. Embracing this mix & match approach to outfit building has allowed me to look at my wardrobe with a fresh set of eyes and find some unexpected new combinations, especially as I have a couple of pieces that I never know how to style and this philosophy has given me a few to try out. Currently teaming a Primark pink/silver shimmer pleated midi skirt, ASOS plain white tee with dobby sleeves and my faithful converse - mixing a "high" skirt with "low" tee and trainers, easy but cute and very my style.

Here is the basic framework to get you started, along with a few street style shots for inspiration.
Give it a go, try a new combination and create a new look.....

High & low: A new way to dress - The framework

I think all women own pieces from the low element list (I've never met a woman who doesn't own at least 1 pair of jeans and a white tee), classic everyday staple pieces, whilst the high element list is your special, seasonal or statement items, something you can have a bit of fun with - introducing bold colours and beautiful prints.

I really enjoy how this framework helps to mix up pieces, styles and genres - like trainers with dresses, something i would never have tried before but actually this combo has become a firm favourite. I love that using this fashion "formula" I can wear my fanciest dress during the day, teamed with trainers and a utility jacket and not look overdressed or out of place running errands - it seems to find a natural balance when mixing in low elements and looks effortless.

High & low: A new way to dress - Street style inspiration
A floral dress {HIGH} with white converse {LOW}
Statement midi skirt {HIGH} with a basic tee / simple knit {LOW}
Skinny jeans {LOW} with a floaty boho blouse and statement accessories {HIGH}
A feminine lace cami {HIGH} layered over a classic white tee with boyfriend jeans {LOW}

Do you like to mix high & low to create your looks? Would love to hear your favourite combinations, so leave a comment.
Image credits: Top 1/2/3, middle 1/2, bottom 1/2/3
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Spring Wishlist

Starting a fresh for spring...finding my style groove again, which will be easier now Mark is almost one. I am really drawn to simple pieces at the moment - classic shapes and quality fabrics but with a sprinkle of true fashionista quirk about them. This wishlist has a great selection of spring pastels, slogan tees, great accessories and a fabulous statement pair of flats.

1. ASOS Floral printed jacket | 2. ASOS Fabulous slogan tee |3. The Cambridge Satchel Company Lilac small cloud bag
4. Paul & Joe Sister via ASOS Whie broderie anglaise dress | 5. Alphabetbags You go mama pin
6. Accessorize Rose gold tassel earrings | 7. Topshop Linen striped midi skirt | 8. H&M Navy broderie anglaise blouse
9. Primark Dreamer tee (in-store only) | 10. Kurt Geiger Rainbow mules

The floral jacket has such a beautiful, almost watercolour print to it and would be a great spring jacket to throw on over a dress or classic jeans & tee combo. Most of the slogan tees I own are white, so I loved this ASOS fabulous one as it is a little different, plus the rainbow font is so fun. If you have read the blog for a while, or follow me on Instagram (@theglitterfashionista) you will know I am a lover of a Cambridge satchel and this little lilac one has my name written all over it.

I think this Paul & Joe sister dress is my ultimate little white dress...love the shape, the cut, the length and just the detail, everything but the price tag! - worth the investment if you don't have sticky little fingers around you everyday. The "You go mama" pin is a great little detail piece, perfect for the lapel of your denim or utility jacket (brand has soooo many cute designs if this isn't your cup of tea).

So the tassel earrings I actually picked up just as this post went live - big, bold and definitely statement but love them. The striped linen midi skirt is very summer and would be a great piece teamed with a white tee and sandals. A little obsessed with broiderie anglaise but this top from H&M is so cute, a little oversized and floaty but perfect to hide the mum tum! (actually bought in white last week but may have to go back for the navy too).

This Primark tee is a great Gucci dupe...only £4! and fits so well, perfect for teaming with a midi skirt or jeans. Finally can we take a moment to admire just how beautiful these Kurt Geiger mules are, perfectly practical but fabulous at the same time.

Let me know your favourite piece on the wishlist....and any spring recommendations you have x

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Spring Wishlist

Spring Wishlist

Starting a fresh for spring...finding my style groove again, which will be easier now Mark is almost one. I am really drawn to simple pieces at the moment - classic shapes and quality fabrics but with a sprinkle of true fashionista quirk about them. This wishlist has a great selection of spring pastels, slogan tees, great accessories and a fabulous statement pair of flats.

1. ASOS Floral printed jacket | 2. ASOS Fabulous slogan tee |3. The Cambridge Satchel Company Lilac small cloud bag
4. Paul & Joe Sister via ASOS Whie broderie anglaise dress | 5. Alphabetbags You go mama pin
6. Accessorize Rose gold tassel earrings | 7. Topshop Linen striped midi skirt | 8. H&M Navy broderie anglaise blouse
9. Primark Dreamer tee (in-store only) | 10. Kurt Geiger Rainbow mules

The floral jacket has such a beautiful, almost watercolour print to it and would be a great spring jacket to throw on over a dress or classic jeans & tee combo. Most of the slogan tees I own are white, so I loved this ASOS fabulous one as it is a little different, plus the rainbow font is so fun. If you have read the blog for a while, or follow me on Instagram (@theglitterfashionista) you will know I am a lover of a Cambridge satchel and this little lilac one has my name written all over it.

I think this Paul & Joe sister dress is my ultimate little white dress...love the shape, the cut, the length and just the detail, everything but the price tag! - worth the investment if you don't have sticky little fingers around you everyday. The "You go mama" pin is a great little detail piece, perfect for the lapel of your denim or utility jacket (brand has soooo many cute designs if this isn't your cup of tea).

So the tassel earrings I actually picked up just as this post went live - big, bold and definitely statement but love them. The striped linen midi skirt is very summer and would be a great piece teamed with a white tee and sandals. A little obsessed with broiderie anglaise but this top from H&M is so cute, a little oversized and floaty but perfect to hide the mum tum! (actually bought in white last week but may have to go back for the navy too).

This Primark tee is a great Gucci dupe...only £4! and fits so well, perfect for teaming with a midi skirt or jeans. Finally can we take a moment to admire just how beautiful these Kurt Geiger mules are, perfectly practical but fabulous at the same time.

Let me know your favourite piece on the wishlist....and any spring recommendations you have x

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The Realities of Returning to Work as a Mum

Returning to work after maternity leave can be almost as daunting as having the baby, can you have a career and be a mum? Sadly I have found that although i have worked within fashion buying now for over 10 years, it is a career that doesn't mesh well with motherhood. There are so many choices to make and every company interprets the law slightly differently plus everyone has different needs - do you go back full time / part time or not at all? - especially as the realities of motherhood is that it is a full time job in itself!

 But are you in a position to make that choice or has it already made it for you?

I had such grand plans in my head when I got pregnant – I wanted to be a stay at home mum for as long as I could, but soon realised this approach was a little naive, not only would money run out but actually I need to be around adults sometimes and get some mental stimulation – you can only watch “Hey Duggee” for so long before your brain starts to wilt. I then decided returning to work part time - ideally three days a week - would give me the work/life balance that I wanted, so I put my flexible working request in writing to the company I work for, with reasons and a business case behind the request.

A month later I had a face to face meeting, and discussed in detail why I was making the request and how I saw the role working in part time hours (during this meeting it become clear to me that the people involved hadn't read my letter, despite it being policy to send such a letter). I was very clear that full time hours were not what I wanted, nor were they financially viable with nursery and travel costs - I left the meeting feeling confident that this had been understood. However a month later I received a letter stating that my job isn't doable three days a week (it's not a new job and i've been doing it for five years) and that they propose I continue working 40 hours a week with special dispensation to take two days a month to work from home to help with childcare..... first of all I work in a job that is impossible to do from home, plus I would still be paying for the day at nursery even if little man was at home with me - how does that help?

Receiving this letter left me feeling angry (that the decision had not be delivered in person), that i was being pushed out (as I had been offered something they knew full well I wouldn't take) and pretty worthless (clearly my five years with the company did not matter) and to top it off the wording of the letter strongly suggested that there was no reasonable compromise on their part. So my return to work experience has ended in my resignation, as I felt as though i have been left with no other option than to find a new job. I was given the option to appeal, however the letter got me thinking – Do I really want to work for a company that doesn’t believe a job can be flexible?

I do believe after this experience, if you truly love your job and are willing to fight to keep it then appealing would be beneficial but when you don't what are your options? I want to spend time with my son, enjoy his early years and watch him grow up but I do need some form of income. I have decided to look at this as the next chapter in my life and a new challenge, with the hope to return to buying in the future.

So why even in this modern age, when feminism is such a hot topic along with pay equality, is it so difficult for a woman to return to work. After doing some research I was very surprised by this statistic featured online in the Independent last year, especially after hearing so many women talk about not be able to return to their pre-baby jobs, but the stats in this article don't give information on the kind of work women are actually doing and whether it was their first choice - that would make for some very interesting reading.
The number of working mothers in the UK has surged by 1.2 million over the past two decades, official figures have revealed. There are now 4.9 million mothers with dependent children in work, up almost a third from 3.7 million in 1996, the Office for National Statistics found. The increase means close to three-quarters of women with dependent children are now in work. - The Independent - Sept 2016
I have found this topic so interesting, and it was really put into perspective for me after chatting to some friends at my local baby group, as so many of these ladies have had to adjust their expectations of being a "working mum". Whether that's reducing hours, negotiating working from home, or simply resigning and starting over.  It seems as though corporate companies especially have become smart, knowing how to say no to flexible working without breaking any rules - forcing women to choose between motherhood and a career or at least a change in career.  It also seems to be very job/boss dependent as to whether you are able to return to work with hours that suit your needs, but it is a comfort to me to hear just how many people have had to rethink on the job front as their pre-baby positions were no longer compatible or accommodating to motherhood - sad but so true.

So I thought I would share some thoughts from my amazing mummy friends (and a cheeky daddy view too) on their experience of returning to work...... the good & the bad, as there are companies that will bend over backwards to support you and your needs, they just seem to be few and far between:
I had worked my way up the career ladder, into a senior role which I loved, but was told the only way to come back part time after maternity was to take a step down, which also came with a sizable pay cut. I mainly felt anger, at working my butt off for years to get to where I was and all of that hard work being instantly forgotten the moment I chose to be a mother, especially as I know I could have done the job in reduced hours, I could do it in my sleep! - Anonymous
The company policy for Flexible Working Request was clear to state that any reasonable change to hours or working arrangement would be considered. I put together a business case for my return to work meeting, requesting reduced hours of 21 per week. I proposed a change of responsibilities where I focus exclusively on a growing part of the business and suggested how the rest of my role could be distributed amongst the team. Three days later they call to accept my proposal subject to 6 month review.Anonymous
When it’s your first you feel guilty and try to make sure you spend more time with them than at work...by the third you are thankful for a cup of tea in peace at work. I’m very lucky as work for my dad so if kids are Ill I can stay off but then you get stressed as still got work to do! - Amy
After going through this process multiple times, with a few different employers, i have had both good and bad experiences. In my opinion flexible working is a fantastic and a very worthy issue. I know it works and is cost effective to companies, but I also know how badly its rolled out or promoted. I feel like a second class citizen and a troublemaker when requesting it. It has been the most stressful part of my pregnancy/new baby journey and it really shows that some companies may promote it to look like they are progressive and being proactive when in reality, putting it into practice is non-existent. I truly believe that each time I’ve returned to work, to a whole new role its because they have wanted me to decline and leave – to make it as unattractive as possible to put you off. It’s a real minefield out there... - Nicola
Flexible Working is the latest buzz word – EVERYONE claims it exists in the workplace and every company will sing loudly that they encourage it, but scratch the surface and its soon becomes a murky water. I am lucky that I have a boss and a role within my company that gives me the freedom to work from wherever I please – if that’s home, then that’s fine – as long as the work gets done, it doesn’t matter to my boss. Other people in other teams within my company don’t have that luxury – how is this fair? How is this acceptable in 2018? – Daddy Anonymous
The final point i would like to make is that this post is in no way judging women who do go back to work full time, it just isn't for me. I like to consider myself an organised woman but I truly don't know how women work full time with children.... I wholeheartedly salute anyone who does it and it would be great to hear your tips on getting a work/mum balance.

I would love your feedback on this topic and your return to work experiences, so please leave a comment below.... I want this post to inspire and inform mums who are gearing up to return to work, so the more opinions and stories the better. #workingmum


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The Realities of Returning to Work as a Mum

The Realities of Returning to Work as a Mum

Returning to work after maternity leave can be almost as daunting as having the baby, can you have a career and be a mum? Sadly I have found that although i have worked within fashion buying now for over 10 years, it is a career that doesn't mesh well with motherhood. There are so many choices to make and every company interprets the law slightly differently plus everyone has different needs - do you go back full time / part time or not at all? - especially as the realities of motherhood is that it is a full time job in itself!

 But are you in a position to make that choice or has it already made it for you?

I had such grand plans in my head when I got pregnant – I wanted to be a stay at home mum for as long as I could, but soon realised this approach was a little naive, not only would money run out but actually I need to be around adults sometimes and get some mental stimulation – you can only watch “Hey Duggee” for so long before your brain starts to wilt. I then decided returning to work part time - ideally three days a week - would give me the work/life balance that I wanted, so I put my flexible working request in writing to the company I work for, with reasons and a business case behind the request.

A month later I had a face to face meeting, and discussed in detail why I was making the request and how I saw the role working in part time hours (during this meeting it become clear to me that the people involved hadn't read my letter, despite it being policy to send such a letter). I was very clear that full time hours were not what I wanted, nor were they financially viable with nursery and travel costs - I left the meeting feeling confident that this had been understood. However a month later I received a letter stating that my job isn't doable three days a week (it's not a new job and i've been doing it for five years) and that they propose I continue working 40 hours a week with special dispensation to take two days a month to work from home to help with childcare..... first of all I work in a job that is impossible to do from home, plus I would still be paying for the day at nursery even if little man was at home with me - how does that help?

Receiving this letter left me feeling angry (that the decision had not be delivered in person), that i was being pushed out (as I had been offered something they knew full well I wouldn't take) and pretty worthless (clearly my five years with the company did not matter) and to top it off the wording of the letter strongly suggested that there was no reasonable compromise on their part. So my return to work experience has ended in my resignation, as I felt as though i have been left with no other option than to find a new job. I was given the option to appeal, however the letter got me thinking – Do I really want to work for a company that doesn’t believe a job can be flexible?

I do believe after this experience, if you truly love your job and are willing to fight to keep it then appealing would be beneficial but when you don't what are your options? I want to spend time with my son, enjoy his early years and watch him grow up but I do need some form of income. I have decided to look at this as the next chapter in my life and a new challenge, with the hope to return to buying in the future.

So why even in this modern age, when feminism is such a hot topic along with pay equality, is it so difficult for a woman to return to work. After doing some research I was very surprised by this statistic featured online in the Independent last year, especially after hearing so many women talk about not be able to return to their pre-baby jobs, but the stats in this article don't give information on the kind of work women are actually doing and whether it was their first choice - that would make for some very interesting reading.
The number of working mothers in the UK has surged by 1.2 million over the past two decades, official figures have revealed. There are now 4.9 million mothers with dependent children in work, up almost a third from 3.7 million in 1996, the Office for National Statistics found. The increase means close to three-quarters of women with dependent children are now in work. - The Independent - Sept 2016
I have found this topic so interesting, and it was really put into perspective for me after chatting to some friends at my local baby group, as so many of these ladies have had to adjust their expectations of being a "working mum". Whether that's reducing hours, negotiating working from home, or simply resigning and starting over.  It seems as though corporate companies especially have become smart, knowing how to say no to flexible working without breaking any rules - forcing women to choose between motherhood and a career or at least a change in career.  It also seems to be very job/boss dependent as to whether you are able to return to work with hours that suit your needs, but it is a comfort to me to hear just how many people have had to rethink on the job front as their pre-baby positions were no longer compatible or accommodating to motherhood - sad but so true.

So I thought I would share some thoughts from my amazing mummy friends (and a cheeky daddy view too) on their experience of returning to work...... the good & the bad, as there are companies that will bend over backwards to support you and your needs, they just seem to be few and far between:
I had worked my way up the career ladder, into a senior role which I loved, but was told the only way to come back part time after maternity was to take a step down, which also came with a sizable pay cut. I mainly felt anger, at working my butt off for years to get to where I was and all of that hard work being instantly forgotten the moment I chose to be a mother, especially as I know I could have done the job in reduced hours, I could do it in my sleep! - Anonymous
The company policy for Flexible Working Request was clear to state that any reasonable change to hours or working arrangement would be considered. I put together a business case for my return to work meeting, requesting reduced hours of 21 per week. I proposed a change of responsibilities where I focus exclusively on a growing part of the business and suggested how the rest of my role could be distributed amongst the team. Three days later they call to accept my proposal subject to 6 month review.Anonymous
When it’s your first you feel guilty and try to make sure you spend more time with them than at work...by the third you are thankful for a cup of tea in peace at work. I’m very lucky as work for my dad so if kids are Ill I can stay off but then you get stressed as still got work to do! - Amy
After going through this process multiple times, with a few different employers, i have had both good and bad experiences. In my opinion flexible working is a fantastic and a very worthy issue. I know it works and is cost effective to companies, but I also know how badly its rolled out or promoted. I feel like a second class citizen and a troublemaker when requesting it. It has been the most stressful part of my pregnancy/new baby journey and it really shows that some companies may promote it to look like they are progressive and being proactive when in reality, putting it into practice is non-existent. I truly believe that each time I’ve returned to work, to a whole new role its because they have wanted me to decline and leave – to make it as unattractive as possible to put you off. It’s a real minefield out there... - Nicola
Flexible Working is the latest buzz word – EVERYONE claims it exists in the workplace and every company will sing loudly that they encourage it, but scratch the surface and its soon becomes a murky water. I am lucky that I have a boss and a role within my company that gives me the freedom to work from wherever I please – if that’s home, then that’s fine – as long as the work gets done, it doesn’t matter to my boss. Other people in other teams within my company don’t have that luxury – how is this fair? How is this acceptable in 2018? – Daddy Anonymous
The final point i would like to make is that this post is in no way judging women who do go back to work full time, it just isn't for me. I like to consider myself an organised woman but I truly don't know how women work full time with children.... I wholeheartedly salute anyone who does it and it would be great to hear your tips on getting a work/mum balance.

I would love your feedback on this topic and your return to work experiences, so please leave a comment below.... I want this post to inspire and inform mums who are gearing up to return to work, so the more opinions and stories the better. #workingmum


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Pay Day Picks: Mint Velvet

Mint Velvet: a brand i have known about for a few years now, but never felt fitted my style until recently. Since i started appreciating quality over quantity, more classic staple garments (with a bit more quirky in my accessories & footwear) and a more simplistic way of dressing but still feeling put together and fashionable, Mint Velvet offers just that.... Chic, fashionable pieces that a woman can wear in the office or dropping the kids off at school - relaxed glamour is the brand ethos and one i can definitely get on board with. While browsing the website last week, i noticed so many amazing pieces in the "New In" section and had to share them with you. 

Pay Day Picks: Mint Velvet - my picks

The hero piece for me, from this selection, is the navy military style jacket with star embellishment on the sleeves - such a great jacket for the spring, would definitely style it up thrown over my favourite little white dress with sandals. I love the subtle embellishment contrasting against the more manly tailoring of the garment and also all the pockets, practical but fun.

The Skylar ankle boots have a great chunky western heel, my favourite everyday style and i love the contrast of "work in the front, party in the back" with these statement silver stars adorning the back of the boots.

I was very impressed with all the slogan/motif jumpers & tees - i especially love the knitwear pieces, a classic shape but with an on trend element - how cute are these heart elbow patches! Plus this little white blouse with cactus embroidery all over, is just the right level of novelty for me and would look great with your favourite pair of jeans.

The Eva sandals would be ideal for the summer and this blush pink/rose colour is so versatile. The espadrille/Birkenstock styling is something different but i think would look equally great with a floaty skirt as it would jeans or denim shorts.

Last up, can we talk about THE PERFECT black pleated midi skirt - soft, flowing and teamed with a slouchy tee and sandals....hello summer chic, need this in my wardrobe. 

Take a look for yourself at Mint Velvet and let me know your pay day picks.
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Pay Day picks: Mint Velvet


Pay Day Picks: Mint Velvet

Mint Velvet: a brand i have known about for a few years now, but never felt fitted my style until recently. Since i started appreciating quality over quantity, more classic staple garments (with a bit more quirky in my accessories & footwear) and a more simplistic way of dressing but still feeling put together and fashionable, Mint Velvet offers just that.... Chic, fashionable pieces that a woman can wear in the office or dropping the kids off at school - relaxed glamour is the brand ethos and one i can definitely get on board with. While browsing the website last week, i noticed so many amazing pieces in the "New In" section and had to share them with you. 

Pay Day Picks: Mint Velvet - my picks

The hero piece for me, from this selection, is the navy military style jacket with star embellishment on the sleeves - such a great jacket for the spring, would definitely style it up thrown over my favourite little white dress with sandals. I love the subtle embellishment contrasting against the more manly tailoring of the garment and also all the pockets, practical but fun.

The Skylar ankle boots have a great chunky western heel, my favourite everyday style and i love the contrast of "work in the front, party in the back" with these statement silver stars adorning the back of the boots.

I was very impressed with all the slogan/motif jumpers & tees - i especially love the knitwear pieces, a classic shape but with an on trend element - how cute are these heart elbow patches! Plus this little white blouse with cactus embroidery all over, is just the right level of novelty for me and would look great with your favourite pair of jeans.

The Eva sandals would be ideal for the summer and this blush pink/rose colour is so versatile. The espadrille/Birkenstock styling is something different but i think would look equally great with a floaty skirt as it would jeans or denim shorts.

Last up, can we talk about THE PERFECT black pleated midi skirt - soft, flowing and teamed with a slouchy tee and sandals....hello summer chic, need this in my wardrobe. 

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