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OUTFITS // Basking in MonochromeSunday, May 18, 2014
What a weekend it's been! My little corner of the world has been bathed in glorious sunshine over the past two days, and given that...
What a weekend it's been! My little corner of the world has been bathed in glorious sunshine over the past two days, and given that my corner is in Manchester, that's almost miraculous! I'm always looking southwards to London in envy, as they seem to get the better of the weather. This time though, I made the most of it!
As sunshine, warmth and a lack of precipitation is such a rarity here, I often find myself underprepared for such an event. I put together this monochrome outfit yesterday with a bright clutch providing the colour.
I purchased this gorgeous nautical-looking dress with maritime stripes on the bodice and a chiffon skirt that splits. I adore chiffon and I adore splits, so naturally I freaking love this dress! It's the perfect summer garment as that combination allows for a blissful cool breeze around the legs which cools me down on those stiflingly hot days (yes, they do happen here!). The only issue I had with the dress was the length of the skirt, so I used my new-found sewing skills to take the hem up an inch. Win for me!
I threw on this stunning lace mac to add to the monochromatic theme, though it's more of a Parka - one of my essentials for the summer. Not to labour the point to much, but even the most beautiful summer's day can turn in to a monsoon-esque downpour within seconds - so just imagine me strutting my stuff in such a downpour with my waterproof lace mac! First it's like 'WTF?!', but then it's like 'Wow, that's awesome.'
For that reason, I foresee this becoming a staple of my summer.
Black and White Striped Split Chiffon Dress - H&M Divided // *White Premium Lace MAC - WAREHOUSE // *Blue Saffiano Leather Pouch - DKNY // Pearl Carousel Necklace - TOPSHOP // Iridescent Bracelets - River Island // Blue Mini Carre Glass Ring - Pylones // Somewhere Pointed Silver Shoes - ASOS // Round Lilac Tinted Sunglasses - eBay
The DKNY clutch is pretty awesome, and really adds an extra dimension to the monochrome outfit, a bit like the classic black and white photo photoshopped to show a pair of scarlet red lips. It's not the most practical bag in the world, but then it's a clutch, it's just there for eye-candy purposes. A job it does pretty well I think.
If any of yous are interested in purchasing this clutch, check out the DKNY range at Harvey Nichols!
What do you reckon?