Wednesday, 11 April 2018

What's New In My Wardrobe For Spring (+ A Ray-Ban Giveaway)

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I'm back today with the third of my Spring transitional blog posts (see my Spring scents and Spring skincare posts here) and today we're talking fashion. Even though it was snowing here in Scotland just last week, there's something about seeing all of the new Spring/Summer pieces trickle into stores and online that just gets me excited. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that we've been wrapped up in big coats, scarves and boots for months and months but it's nice to look forward to the handful of sunny and warm days that we have here in the UK and any holidays booked for later in the year (this year I'm going back to Orlando in September!)

So here's what I've added to my wardrobe so far for Spring this year;

topshop plisse trousers

Topshop Spot Plisse Trousers

You might have already spotted (oh how I love a good pun!) these snazzy trousers in my sidebar, to the right but if you haven't, these brilliant monochromatic trousers were always going to end up in my wardrobe. After buying my first pair of plisse trousers from Topshop back in the Summer of 2016 (as seen here), I've since added another two pairs to my wardrobe and this pair will now make four in total.

Unlike the original ones, these don't have pockets but they do look a lot more sleeker as a result and are made from a slightly heavier material than the originals too. As it's still pretty chilly here in the UK, I am definitely appreciating that fact.

They look great with a simple t-shirt or cami tucked in and instantly make you look like you've put a lot of thought into your outfit, which for me, is a major win as I'd much rather have an extra fifteen minutes in bed than worrying about putting together a look in the morning. I've also loved pairing them with the next item in my Spring wardrobe.

Hotter Daisy Shoes in Aqua*

Since my last health update on here, which was some time ago now, my health and the different conditions that I suffer from, have been up and down to say the least. I have a pretty rare condition in my feet due to lack of circulation and hyper sensitive nerves, which means that I now have to be really careful when it comes to my choice of footwear. Gone are the days of just buying what were essentially throwaway shoes from Primark.

hotter daisy shoes

Around the toe area in particular is the worst for me and there are only three pairs of shoes, from the thirty or so that I used to own, that don't irritate or aggravate the area. One are a pair of sock trainers in the form of the Nike Juvenates, the others are a pair of boots (see them here) and a pair of sandals (see them here) from Hotter.

I was, however, sorely missing a pair of in between shoes for those days when it's not cold enough for boots but not warm enough for sandals, from my wardrobe and that's where this new pair fit in perfectly. I fell in love with the colour as soon as I saw them. I mean, don't they just scream Spring to you?! And the best thing; they are so incredibly comfortable!

For a while now I've loved the look of these kind of slip on shoes but normally the back of them, where they would rub your heel, are so stiff or indented that I just can't even think about trying them on. So I'm over the moon to now own a great pair of transitional shoes, ones that honestly feel like I'm wearing nothing on my feet, which is quite the feat.

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Auree Jewellery Rose Gold Engraved Disc Necklace

At the start of the year I was the lucky winner of won Hayley's (aka. Frock Me I'm Famous) Instagram giveaway. I won the most stunning rose gold disc necklace, which was engraved with my initial and it hasn't been off my neck pretty much ever since it arrived with me.

I hadn't heard of the brand before but I've now got more than a few of their pieces on my wishlist as a result of owning this beautiful and rather dainty necklace. Over the past year or so I've definitely found myself more drawn to smaller and more intricate pieces of jewellery. Compare this to my teenage years when I would literally wear the kinds of earrings that you'd expect to see on the dancers of Strictly Come Dancing, to school everyday.

kate spade small hartley backpack

Kate Spade Small Hartley Backpack

One of the biggest changes that I've made when it comes to my Spring wardrobe has been switching out my previous mini backpack for my new Kate Spade one. If you saw my What I Got For My Birthday blog post, you will have already seen this make an appearance but here it is in it's full glory.

It really is the perfect size for what I need to carry with me day to day and even has enough space for me to carry my mini S'well water bottle with me too. Let me know if you'd like to see a full What's In My Bag post and what I carry around with me in one of my little Glossier pouches.

ray ban aviator

Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses in Gold With Crystal Brown Gradient*

Since the weather can often change at the drop of a hat, it's better to be over prepared come rain or shine. You honestly never know when the clouds are going to disappear and temporarily blind you with light or when, what looks like a sunny day, will inevitably get windy, rainy and/or freezing cold. Surely I can't be the only one who has an emergency umbrella and pair of sunglasses in their bag or on their person at all times?

I've gotten so much wear out of my original pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses that I couldn't quite believe my luck when the fantastic team at Eye Wear These (what a good name!) got in touch to ask if I'd like to review a pair of Ray-Ban Aviators.

ray-ban aviators

I definitely get into a bit of a funk when it comes to sunglasses and have about six or seven different pairs, mostly from Primark and Accessorize, all of which are really similar when it comes to their shape and colour so I'm more than happy to step out of my comfort zone with this pair. What do we think?

ray-ban aviator gradient sunglasses

Much like my other pair of Ray-Bans, I've got a feeling that because these are such a classic and iconic shape, they'll never not be in style and will last me a lifetime. I was also really impressed with the quick shipping and selection of different styles and finishes that Eye Wear These had to offer. So much so that Eye Wear These and I have teamed up to give you the chance to win your very own pair of Ray-Ban Aviators. All you have to do is complete the Rafflecopter entry form below;

a Rafflecopter giveaway There will be ONE winner picked at random - Prize provided by Eye Wear These - UK only

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T-Shirt - H&M
Necklace - Auree Jewellery
Trousers - Topshop
Jacket - Primark (similar
Backpack - Kate Spade New York 
Shoes - Hotter 
Sunglasses - Ray-Ban via Eye Wear These

So there's what I've added to my wardrobe so far for Spring.

Have you bought anything recently for the hopefully better weather? What do you think of my Spring tranistional outfit? And will you be entering the giveaway?


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