Sunday, 27 July 2014

Kimono, Bright Lips & UO Sale Picks

I don't often do 'OOTD' posts on my blog.

Mainly because I wear years & years out-of-date/out-of-style clothes and the majority have no real shape or fashion sense to them (painting an attractive picture or what?). However, I had a little bit of birthday money left from May & a gap in my Summer wardrobe where a kimono needed to live. I've never owned one, but love how relaxed they look & how they can make even the simplest of outfits a little bit funkier. 

After spotting this one on Essie Buttons site a while back, I knew immediately that it was my kinda thing (apparently no longer available, but plenty of similar - here). I hadn't found an opportunity to wear it but after finding this simple, black cami in the Urban Outfitters sale & these brown, thick strappy sandals (which I first saw on Blue October's blog - this should just be called 'Bloggers Made Me Buy It, shouldn't it?), I knew that it would be the loose, casual Summer outfit I'd been looking for. Even if it is all dark colours... I don't actually subscribe to that whole 'dark clothes attract heat' thing!



I think the lace detail on the cami makes it a little different from every other cami out there, plus it's a nice average length, loose fitting and not see-through; which are all things I love (and are apparently hard to find on the high-street at the minute)

The sandals are unbelievably comfortable. Like... uber comfy - almost padded - with a lovely chunky heel that adds a nice amount of height and 'dressed-up-ness' to any outfit but without the crippling pain of regular heels. They're such great quality and I'm so pleased I bought them. I know I'll get so much wear out of them & they pretty much go with everything! Bonus.

As for make-up, I felt like going for a bright lip for once and opted for Bourjoir Frambourjois Rouge Matte Velvet which is such a lovely colour and definitely adds a more summery feel to a fairly dark outfit! I then paired it with just about every piece of silver jewellery I own - as I always do! My favourite at the moment is the turquoise bangle from Topshop & a dainty silver bracelet that I found in the Accessorise sale for £5! 

Have you found any sale bargains?
Have a lovely weekend!
xo

SHARE:

15 comments

  1. I am LOVING all the kimonos at the moment and yours is so pretty!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There are some amazing ones out there! :) would love a bigger collection haha! Xx

      Delete
  2. Replies
    1. Thank you Sophie :) they are some of my current favourites! Bit of a magpie with shiny things! Xx

      Delete
  3. I love the Turquoise bangle, it goes so well with the kimono! The sandals are gorge and the kimono is really pretty!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! :) I love turquoise all year round, it's such a great colour! Xx

      Delete
  4. Your hair is just beautiful!! I love c that lip color on you too.. you look like a Hollywood star seriously! :-)

    Divya | TheConscienceFund

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're so sweet :) thank you so much xx

      Delete
  5. You look great :) This look flatters you so much!


    http://diariesgirlnextdoor.blogspot.pt/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Marta! :) pleased you like it xx

      Delete
  6. You look stunning! I especially love the sandals, they're amazing! :) xx

    gyudynotesofbeauty.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. So beautiful! I'm ignoring the whole 'dark colours attract heat' thing too, I refuse to be parted from my favourite black clothes hehe! xx

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for stopping by, I reply, read & appreciate every comment left!

© Tiny Paint Pot. All rights reserved.
Blogger Templates by pipdig