Hello Hello, I hope you're all doing well and trying to keep positive despite the news this week... WHEN WILL THIS END!?! I asked you lot how you were doing over on Instagram yesterday and it really made me so sad to hear how many of you are struggling. It's such a scary time right now and it really does feel like it's bad news after bad news doesn't it. But if anything, I like to keep reminding myself that we really are all in this together and things will get better... In time. Sending so much love and positivity to you all and I'm always here to chat should you need it.
As you know, I always find a lil bit of positivity and good vibes through styling up colourful clothes and thats exactly what I've been playing around with since autumn hit. I ALWAYS adore getting ready in the morning at this time of year as it's just so much fun to play around with layers, textures, proportions and of course colour palettes.
I've also surprisingly been enjoying the addition of Reels to the Instagram roster, have you? I thought it was a bit young to start with, similarly to that of TikTok but having found some incredibly inspiring accounts who are absolutely KILLING it in the styling Reels department, I thought I'd give it a whirl and I've been LOVING it!
Anyhoo, this week's styling Reels was an ode to layering, particularly that of layering high neck tops, something I've always loved to do at this time of year so it's really, really, REALLY dreamy to be styling up three of my very own designs in the high neck top department.
So despite you perhaps already having seen my Reels I still thought a blogpost run down could be useful, if not only for the links all being in one place?
First up we have the Saturday By Megan Ellaby Marianne high neck top which is an ode to my favourite era, the sixties! I think this might be my favourite high neck top ever, but then again I do change my mind all the bloody time... But saying that, I do seem to be reaching for Marianne so very frequently lately, so perhaps we really do have a winner...
It's just the colour palette is so autumnal, with that much loved retro touch with the fabulous wavy print and with the key colours of the season such as orange, purple and green it's been such a doddle to work seamlessly into my wardrobe time after time.
As you know, our high neck tops are designed to be worn in a number of different ways, whether thats on their own or layered underneath T-Shirt's, shirts, jackets the works. They act as a second skin so they are rather figure flattering so you can have some serious fun with them.
Here I've styled up Marianne in a really fun way, tying in that gorge orange shade with this tank top from Zara, I think it was around £6 in the sale this summer... SUCH A STEAL! Although it's not something I'll be wearing for much longer as bab is-a-growing! I've then thrown on a touch of leopard print for that killer print clash using a denim jacket that I was no longer reaching for. You might have noticed I've been wearing a lot of waistcoats as well as sleeveless knitted tank tops during autumn so far and that's purely due to the insane styling possibilities, so I hacked off the sleeves as I knew I'd get my wear out of a sleeveless leopard number much more than a cropped jacket, I love upcycling things in this way.
My bottoms are actually part of a pyjama set which I treated myself to as my bump began to grow. I'm not quite ready for maternity trousers yet and if I can get away without buying too much "maternity" clothing then that would be great. Instead I'm opting for elasticated waists in a size larger than usual and it seems to be doing the trick. These trousers are the ultimate in FAB FAB FAB, certainly a show stopper or a conversation starter that is for sure.
And as for the boots... Well, they're new in and from Alohas a new footwear brand on my radar and one I am totally obsessed with! Their footwear is such amazing quality and having had two pairs now, I find them to be SO SO comfortable as well as extremely on trend too. These two tone beauties are bringing SO much joy with their purple and lilac palette, what a genius design eh!
Next up I've gone for the rainbow Evie high neck top which is a quick and easy way to perk myself up, I mean how can you be sad when you're literally wearing all the colours of the rainbow...
I love wearing this with blue denim usually, so I challenged myself to wear it with something that was a bit more interesting than the same ole blue jeans.
In steps this awesome longline black tank top by Nu-In, a new and rather awesome sustainable brand that I've been lucky enough to work with a few times since they launched. I've worn this particular piece SO many times already this winter as it's just so versatile and also really flattering, I can't believe I'm 5 months pregnant in these photos, its giving the illusion of a waist, which I certainly do not have right now haha.
Another pop of colour with one of my best sale finds EVER with these green corduroy kick flares by Staud, a classic pair of heeled black boots and a fluffy hat and orange bag to accessorise, how very fun!
And finally, here we have the latest addition to our Hazel high neck in the green and pink colour-way. which I've teamed with another Saturday By Megan Ellaby piece, our classic plain white tee, Nelly. Over the top of that we have yet another fabulous tank top, this time featuring a touch of sparkle with a heck load of chunky sequins, as it's never too early for sequins AMIRIGHT!?
I thought I'd add to the sparkle factor with a pair of metallic cowboy boots and then keep it a little more casual with those good ole blue jeans I was talking about earlier on in this post and a trusty beret in pink to tie the whole looks togetehter. A dreamy autumnal get up that can be easily layered up further with a faux fur coat to be taken into the impending winter months, Perfection!
I hope you enjoyed this post and be sure to check out the Reels video to see these looks in motion.
Have a gorgeous week and please take care of yourself.
Lots of love