Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Early Spring Florals

I am always ready for spring and summer way before they actually arrive and this year is no different, those floral dresses have been wanting to bust out for weeks now. Today, the sky was blue and the sun was shining. I say 'was' because it didn't seem to last much longer than a hour after I got dressed but it gave me enough of a spring feeling to go for a floral dress, albeit layered with leggings, top and jacket. I even decided to get my toes out (big mistake) not something I would usually do until the weather is much much warmer.

Part of the reason for wanting to get my toes out was these new shoes that I have just got by Dkode from Spartoo, I love the bright orange with neutral greys. I also got the chance to wear the new necklace that I treated myself to when I was in London last week. I am pretty uninspired by much of the high street jewellery at the moment and wanted something a little different. I found this necklace in a little shop/ stall in Victoria station.

The dress was sent to me by Motel last year and I love the print but I have always felt a little uncomfortable wearing it as the children always pull on my clothes and it wouldn't take much for it to end up around my waist! I felt much more comfortable with a top under it and the leggings were a wise choice too on such a windy day.

Anyway I decided to make the most of the natural light by taking some photographs outside. I soon changed my mind when I opened the door and got an icy blast of wind. It was definitely much colder than it looked so I opted for the lounge instead which gets plenty of morning sunlight.

Striped Top - local charity shop
Floral dress - Motel Rocks
Leggings - People Tree
Denim Jacket - BCBG MAXAZRIA Jeans (swapped on Posh Swaps) 
Shoes - Dkode from Spartoo
Necklace - Jewellery shop at Victoria Station
Ring - New Look

Are you feeling ready for spring now? what are your favourite spring clothes?

With warmest wishes

Ceri X


* Reena Rai * said...

Love the stripes and florals clashing, very Prada-esque

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous dress, darling!
Love your shoes, too!


Laura Connell said...

Ooh, I love your accessories! There is no way I could get my toes out; there's still a foot of snow out there. Still! I like the stripes with the florals: suprisingly nice contrast. You've inspired me to go out and get something floral today.

Emilie said...

ooooh I LOVE florals, and you combined them so well with the stripes! Indeed, it's never too early in the season to wear florals :p Great outfit!


Looking Fab in your forties said...

Love the dress and the shoes, the breton (naturally) and the jewellery. OK I give in, I like it all very muchly!

Style of a Fashionista said...

wow I love your outfit and the mix of prints that striped top works so well with the dress love the print and the shoes are amazing too I am sooooo longing for summer now xoxo

Sorella said...

What a colourful and fun outfit :D. I like it.

LyddieGal said...

those pumps are so awesome, and yes, i can't wait for spring!

Chic on the Cheap

WendyB said...

I like your big ring!

beingdena said...

pretty dress lovely. I love florals for spring.x

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, j'adore the way you've styled this dress. And your shoes...swoon! :)

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Leia said...

I love that floral dress!


Cherry Pullinger said...

I love the stripy top with the dress!

Karen said...

Love the pattern mixing, I haven't tried this yet although I've been wanting to! I'll see if I can give it a go soon!

Tiffany said...

ooh! I love the pairing of the striped top and floral dress, and layering a jean jacket over top is the cherry on top. And that ring- fabulous!

Juliet said...

I love the striped top with the floral dress, it looks amazing!