pleats and pastels

Top – Internacionale
Skirt – Vintage
Blazer – New Look

Forget raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, pleats and pastels are possibly two of my favourite things of the moment, hence why I was so chuffed when I found this skirt whilst vintage shopping in Manchester. It is just perfect and was a steal at just a tenner. And finally I have found a white blazer that I quite like. I have been on a blazer hunt for the past few weeks, trying on a plethora of different styles and cuts, but everything looked too boxy on me. I had resigned myself to the fact that I was not meant to own one until I discovered this little number from New Look. It isn’t perfect, but serves a purpose and compliments this outfit rather well.

I hope you are all having great weekends. I have been out walking in the sunshine today, soaking up some rays. I now need to shake and shimmy and go out with Rob to pick up some picnic-inspired supplies for a champagne picnic we are off to tomorrow. Fingers crossed the weather stays sweet.

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  1. 4th June 2011 / 4:44 pm

    I love your outfits. You look gorgeous! <3

  2. 4th June 2011 / 4:46 pm

    So gorgeous hun! Love that skirt! xx

  3. 4th June 2011 / 4:47 pm

    Love the skirt you look fab πŸ™‚ have you got flowers on your nails? πŸ™‚ x

  4. 4th June 2011 / 4:51 pm

    That skirt is so gorgeous, what a find! It's so perfect for Summer. x

  5. 4th June 2011 / 4:52 pm

    @catherine – yes, they are the little daisies I did and featured on one of my recent posts. x

  6. 4th June 2011 / 4:53 pm

    You look gorgeous as always, as they would say on the only way is essex…i'm well jel! May have to have a scout around New Look for the blazer, i've been looking for one like that for ages! How much was it?
    Nic xx

  7. 4th June 2011 / 4:54 pm

    You look so beautiful! πŸ™‚ Love your skirt! xx

  8. 4th June 2011 / 5:01 pm

    I love a bit of pleating at the moment as well, you wear it so well Milly. Really like the cornflower blue and your blazer (: I saw the loveliest coral/burnt orange mixed colour blazer in Topshop yesterday, wish I could justify it as another Summer purchase. Ooh la la, champagne picnic eh? Hope you both have a great time tomorrow! xx

  9. 4th June 2011 / 5:24 pm

    Great look hun. I love the skirt, it is lovely. I quite like pleats at the moment too, just not sure if they would complement me. Hmm, I shall have to investigate. I hope you have a fabulous time! xx

  10. 4th June 2011 / 5:31 pm

    Beautiful outfit, I love the skirt and your pretty matching nails! x

  11. 4th June 2011 / 5:55 pm

    thanks for the comments ladies.

    @nicola – the blazer was Β£24.99 x

  12. 4th June 2011 / 5:57 pm

    love this, such a cute outfit x

  13. 4th June 2011 / 6:17 pm

    What a darling skirt! I am such a fan of girly styles and you pull them off effortlessly πŸ™‚

  14. 4th June 2011 / 7:08 pm

    I need that top! xx

  15. 4th June 2011 / 7:08 pm

    I love this look!

  16. 4th June 2011 / 7:24 pm

    lovely as always!

  17. 4th June 2011 / 7:26 pm

    the colours look lovely on you, especially with your hair πŸ™‚

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  19. 4th June 2011 / 7:42 pm

    LOL at the shameless plug above this.. anyway you look amazing as per! These colours suit you so much, so it's a good job you love pastels!
    Love it! xo.

  20. 4th June 2011 / 8:31 pm

    haha also 'LOL-ing' at the plug above, I got the exact same thing, SHOCK!

    Really love this outfit, so pretty and delicate. Also love that your lips match your skirt, really cute.

    Love your red hair… makes me want to go red again but I had the same issues with maintaining it. Takes so much to keep its fibrancy and shine!

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  21. 4th June 2011 / 8:41 pm

    Oh my! I'm in love with that skirt. These colours suit you!

    Love your make up in this too. It's so subtle and so pretty!

    I want that skirt, and your hair! I'm jealous. But full on love this outfit πŸ™‚

  22. 4th June 2011 / 9:33 pm

    This outfit is so pretty.

    B x

  23. 4th June 2011 / 10:32 pm

    Very sweet and perfect for a Summer's Day Picnic…. πŸ˜‰ Enjoy! xx

  24. 5th June 2011 / 8:36 am

    You look lovely but posting a pic of yourself wearing a vintage skirt is SOO UNFAIR!!! HA! Ha!

  25. 5th June 2011 / 9:33 am

    Lovely outfit :] the top is beautiful!

    By the way, your hair is gorgeous xox

  26. 5th June 2011 / 12:36 pm

    I think I'm a little bit in love with the skirt – it's stunning! x

  27. 5th June 2011 / 2:24 pm

    This is such a pretty summery outfit πŸ™‚

  28. 5th June 2011 / 3:22 pm

    Very summery outfit Milly! I hope the weather over your way stayed nice for your picnic today, it wasn't so pleasant down here!xx

  29. 5th June 2011 / 5:39 pm

    Lovely πŸ™‚ x

  30. 5th June 2011 / 9:04 pm

    vintage skirt is gorgeous! your outfits seem to get more and more gorgeous xx
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

  31. 5th June 2011 / 9:07 pm

    You've done it again, Milly! Gorgeous outfit. Love the colours, they go so well together. xo

  32. 7th June 2011 / 10:34 pm

    Love the way you've styled the skirt!


  33. 11th June 2011 / 5:37 pm

    Really love your outfit, it's so pretty and summery!

    The bracelets are gorge too, where did you get the blue one from?

    Hope you're having a good weekend! xxx

  34. 12th June 2011 / 2:46 pm

    @sarah F xxx – hi there, thank you for your comment. The blue bracelet is from my friend when she went to Iran. πŸ™‚ x