Coast yellow skirt

Yesterday was a very special Monday. A great day spent catching up with some of the loveliest friends that I have made through the blog and the wonderful world of digital media. Definitely more to be said on that another day…

But when mulling over what I was going to wear for the occasion my thought processes were mainly focussed on understated and elegant. But instead I went neon. Well it’s not everyday you get to have lunch at Lime Wood is it?

The skirt is (very) bright and it’s also quite full and heavy so to play it down I went for a plain white tee and espadrille wedges.

Coast yellow skirt

It’s in the Coast sale reduced from £75 to £45  so grab it now for the rest of the Summer and next year.

BUYING TIP : Sizing is small so I went up a size (12, 16 & 18 have sold out).

Coast yellow skirt

Would you go neon?!

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It’s been two months since my holiday to Italy and two months since I set my holiday resolutions. I decided to take the time on holiday to think about my existing ‘style rules’ and see if I could try something new; styles that I’d never had the confidence to try before.

It’s now fast approaching autumn, or least the sales are here and the magazines are full of AW13 ‘must-haves’, so I thought now was a good time to review my resolutions and maybe even set some new ones for the new season.

Quick recap…[styled_box title=”My resolutions.  My new style ‘rules’…” color=”pink”]Embrace brights.
This goes for lipstick too!
Accent a plain outfit with a pop of leopard – my new found love!
Be confident in your own style and wear your head high.[/styled_box]

Upon my return from holiday, I rather excitedly, had a rummage through my wardrobe to find some ‘summer brights’. Pieces that I felt I could incorporate into my existing style, without having to buy something new.

Re-energized by brights…

With a different agenda, it was refreshing to look at what I already had in a different light. I have to say, I was invigorated. Wearing things that had been in my wardrobe for years that I could pair with current pieces felt like a much better use of what I had and a little more frugal than buying new things.

My Pollyanna

Most importantly, I loved wearing brights. To be the point where I felt like I needed to tone it down a bit sometimes. Having a bit of a tan probably helped (but then there is always the trusty St.Tropez to help me out with that one!).

I really loved trying out new colours that I had traditionally steered very much clear of. It ignited a new sense of style adventure. On the occasions when I did go shopping, it opened up a whole new landscape of opportunity – a very refreshing experience!

Clowning around with Lipstick…

Definitely the most daunting. But it has been great. Really enjoyed pushing the boundaries with this and having some fun. I felt like a bit of a clown at first but soon wondered how I had gone my thirty-plus years NOT wearing it. A selection now sit firmly in my handbag so I am never without.

Personal gain…

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What it proved to me more than anything was the opportunities gained from moving out of your comfort zone (oh, there I go again!). Although I’d always felt comfortable in my staple neutrals, trying something new gave me a new sense of confidence.  If I hadn’t have given it a go then I would never have experienced that.
[quote]Moving out your style comfort zone…you never know, you might just like what you find.[/quote]

So how did you get on? Did you set any new style resolutions this summer?
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