cinched in cerise

Kimono top – H&M
Palazzo pants – Primark
Satchel – Primark
Sandals – Accessorize
Sunglasses – Ray Ban

This outfit is a Manchester manifestation. I must praise this city and its glorious shopping. We had an absolute ball oop Norf and thoroughly made the most of the quite unexpected sunny weather. Not a drop of rain fell for the whole three days we were there, bar a light shower whilst we were devouring tapas and sangria at La Vina. I loved the Trafford Centre, a slightly hugely more lavish Bluewater, and felt spoilt with the two Selfridges&Co the city had to offer. We ate cupcakes and drank homemade lemonade at Hey Little Cupcake and said goodbye to the place with a quick spin on the Wheel of Manchester. But, I must say, that my favourite part of the trip was discovering the Northern Quarter – such a creative and contemporary area with many a fabulous vintage shops to rummage in. We had such a fun time and I came home to the clutches of the Essex countryside, heavy-handed with bags, weary but already mentally planning my next visit up there.

I hope you all had an eggs-cellent (!) Easter and enjoy the imminent four day weekend!

like it? share it:


  1. 27th April 2011 / 7:39 pm

    luuurve this! I could never wear palazzo pants! Love how red your hair still is! xx

  2. 27th April 2011 / 7:40 pm

    Love this outfit, the colours and so girlie and flamboyant (in a goodway) and they go together so well. Sounds like you had a great time up north must visit for a spree xx :o)

  3. 27th April 2011 / 7:41 pm

    Love the trousers! I would look ridiculous in them but I love them on you.
    I really like the ring.
    I haven't been to Manchester in years. I have a lot of family up there I should visit and shop!

  4. 27th April 2011 / 7:57 pm

    You LOOK GREAT! I LOVE those trousers! I tried the black ones on and they looked AWFUL on me, bleh! xx

  5. 27th April 2011 / 7:58 pm

    Love a kimono top, looks gorgeous with the trousers.
    Glad you had fun in Manchester, never been but it sounds gooood for shopping, so my bank cards are thanking me for that! πŸ™‚


  6. 27th April 2011 / 8:01 pm

    Looking good – very summery! πŸ™‚ I live in manchester and love it, the northern quarter is a favourite area of mine too x

  7. 27th April 2011 / 8:03 pm

    Milly, you look gorgeous! πŸ™‚ Glad you had a fab time in Manchester, i agree, its a wonderful city! xx

  8. 27th April 2011 / 8:07 pm

    Those trousers are so funky and I love that bag! <3

  9. 27th April 2011 / 8:09 pm

    I must admit I was very jealous of your Northern escapades, Milly! Tapas and sangria sounds like just my kind of thing too πŸ˜‰ Such a lovely outfit, so on trend with the colourblock too, and the kimono top is picture perfect. xxxx

  10. 27th April 2011 / 8:13 pm

    That is such a stunning outfit, such a great mix of colours! x

  11. 27th April 2011 / 8:13 pm

    I love those colours together, you look so stylish! xxx

  12. 27th April 2011 / 8:14 pm

    You hair colour is amazing! Im red too, but the ends of my hair just fade erratically πŸ™

    also LOVE your outfit.. that style of trousers is deffo on my wishlist

    your a big inspiration for my blog πŸ™‚ (very very new blog, only one post done so far lol)


  13. 27th April 2011 / 8:15 pm

    You look great, I have that bag in brown πŸ™‚ x

  14. 27th April 2011 / 8:16 pm

    I love the top, it's a beautiful and subtle print so I love how you paired it with these lairy trousers πŸ˜‰ xo.

  15. 27th April 2011 / 8:25 pm

    Love your trousers- they're so girly and gorgeous! Looking lovely here πŸ™‚ x

  16. 27th April 2011 / 8:36 pm

    LOVVVVE the palazzo pants,there gorgeous,you look awesome πŸ™‚

    kate xo

  17. 27th April 2011 / 8:36 pm

    Gorgeous! Looks stunning with your (still) very red hair! Love it πŸ™‚ xxx

  18. 27th April 2011 / 8:56 pm

    LOVE the blouse, such a lovely colour suits your skintone really well!
    satchel is rather adorable too!

  19. 27th April 2011 / 9:41 pm

    how bright are those trousers?! they look amazing on you, i could never pull something like that off. i went shopping in manchester yesterday & i really had a fab time too, must make an effort to visit more often xx

  20. 27th April 2011 / 10:16 pm

    Sounds like a successful time in Manc! I really must visit there some time.

    I love your hair x

  21. 28th April 2011 / 1:20 pm

    Really love the colours!! Beautiful beautiful shirt. Have a lovely weekend too xxx

  22. 28th April 2011 / 5:35 pm

    Ahhh love it Milly! The whole outfit works so well together. Brights=HAPPY FASHION!!!

    Claire xx

  23. 28th April 2011 / 8:10 pm

    You look fab! I LOVE this outfit πŸ˜€

    Maria xxx

  24. 29th April 2011 / 9:47 am

    I love your top so much. You look lovely!! x

  25. 29th April 2011 / 1:05 pm

    Love the pink trousers…FABULOUS OUTFIT!!!

  26. 29th April 2011 / 7:03 pm

    love the colours! I've always anted some palazzo's but i doubt they suit me :/ lol

  27. 29th April 2011 / 8:25 pm

    I haven't stopped by in a while (stupid blog reader) but had to say I love love the new hair color!!

  28. 30th April 2011 / 6:28 pm

    Those trousers look crazy comfy! They're gorgeous! x

  29. 1st May 2011 / 8:42 pm

    LOVE this outfit, those palazzo pants are amazing! They are such a nice colour πŸ™‚

  30. 4th May 2011 / 2:25 pm

    I love this ensemble…looks fabulous on you and the pants are just gorgeous.

  31. 5th May 2011 / 6:56 am

    love love love!!!!kimono top is gorgeous,it matches excellent with the rest and your hair is the best accessory!!!:)) fab style and blog…follow u now…