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Shirt – Matalan

Collar necklace – H&M

Leggings – Topshop
Boots – Topshop

Lipstick – LOOK Beauty, Double Hit Lip in Pink Punch (featured here)

Words cannot express how surprised slash excited I was when I spotted this amazing shirt in Matalan the other week. I had gone in for homeware bits, specifically some new mugs and a vase, and left with two pieces of clothing and a pair of earrings. When did Matalan get so hip?! I love the bright fusion of florals and abstract patterns in this shirt, along with the contrasting black collar and central panel. It is just lush and thankfully long enough in the body to wear with leggings as well as tucked into a skirt or shorts. With a metallic flash of gold from my collar necklace and a slick of hot pink lipstick, I was good to go and head out for the final flurry of birthday celebrations with my wonderful work friends. I couldn’t have asked for a more fun night and I know I shall definitely be returning to Matalan very soon for a closer look at their clothing range!

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42 Comments

  1. 3rd April 2012 / 6:51 pm

    I love that shirt, it has a sort of japanese feel about it … only with flowers! xx

  2. 3rd April 2012 / 6:56 pm

    I love that top! You look gorgeous, as always!
    xxx

  3. 3rd April 2012 / 7:14 pm

    If I saw this top in a shop I'd probably think it was hideous. It looks amazing on you though, I really love it. Your hair looks great also.

    xoxo

  4. 3rd April 2012 / 9:00 pm

    This shirt is blooming lovely! I love how you made it look a little 'rocky' with the leggings and necklace!x

  5. 3rd April 2012 / 9:02 pm

    I wasn't keen on this print when it first come out but now I have to say I am loving it! xx

  6. 3rd April 2012 / 10:03 pm

    O_o Milly you look incredible!!!!!!

  7. 3rd April 2012 / 10:12 pm

    wow, I love this whole outfit! That shirt is amaaazing! xx

  8. 3rd April 2012 / 10:24 pm

    I had this shirt but as much as I loved it, I took it back. I kinda wish I'd kept it now. It just wasn't me. You look amazing! Love your hair and make up xxx

  9. 4th April 2012 / 3:06 am

    Go Matalan! Its gorgeous!

  10. 4th April 2012 / 4:10 am

    Gorgeous!

  11. 4th April 2012 / 6:38 am

    Love the shirt! Can't believe its Matalan! x

  12. 4th April 2012 / 7:18 am

    The shirt is gorgeous. You look lovely πŸ™‚ I'm in need of that collar necklace too! X

  13. 4th April 2012 / 8:33 am

    Matalan really do pull it out the bag at times, I got a gorgeous horse print peter pan collar dress last year.
    Shirt is gorgeous, and I love it with the necklace.
    xx

  14. 4th April 2012 / 9:16 am

    Just gorgeous! This looks great with your lipstick and messy bun xx

  15. 4th April 2012 / 9:22 am

    I love this style of shirt, there seems to be a few around at the moment. I know Next sell some very similar ones.
    I recently went to matalan and was impressed too, they had a few different shirts in vibrant colours and prints which I loved. xo

  16. 4th April 2012 / 9:58 am

    I'm sure if I spyed that shirt on a hanger I'd fail to realise its potential. Kudos to you for making it look so wearable and lovely.

    Courtney
    Such A Beautiful Sight

  17. 4th April 2012 / 10:50 am

    Ahhh I have seen this shirt on a couple of other blogs, seems popular and I love the way you've styled it with the necklace and the bright lips, looking fab πŸ™‚ xx

  18. 4th April 2012 / 11:19 am

    This really suits you. Then again you could probably make a bin bag look amazing lol x

  19. 4th April 2012 / 12:17 pm

    That shirt is simply amazing. Love how you paired it with the gold collar necklace – so striking and luxe!

  20. 4th April 2012 / 12:22 pm

    You love gorgeous! I adore your shirt!!

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  21. 4th April 2012 / 12:58 pm

    My jaw dropped when I saw that your shirt was from Matalan- it's amazing! Great find!

    smazsays.blogspot.co.uk

    Sarah

    xx

  22. 4th April 2012 / 4:02 pm

    I love your shirt! The print really suits you too. I also really like your hair, is there any chance you'd be able to do a post to show how you done it like that? xx
    http://asubtledifference.blogspot.co.uk/

  23. 4th April 2012 / 5:07 pm

    that is one quirky shirt x

  24. 4th April 2012 / 7:02 pm

    Stunning! Love that necklace!

  25. 4th April 2012 / 11:10 pm

    ooo i love it!!! the lipstick adds such a nice touch!

    xx Kelly

  26. 5th April 2012 / 12:13 pm

    Wow look at all those pretty colours!
    Sophie
    x

  27. 5th April 2012 / 7:37 pm

    I ummed and ahhhed about getting this shirt at the weekend when I was in Matalan (mega love!!) but decided against it.. I'm thinking I might go back and get it.
    It always helps to see it on someone else and steal some ideas πŸ™‚

    LottieBot xx

  28. 8th April 2012 / 3:55 pm

    Wow! That is good for Matalan! These prints/colours are big news for this season and you really pull it off well hun-love it on you πŸ™‚ xx

  29. 11th April 2012 / 10:44 am

    I can hardly believe this is Matalan – it looks so high end / designer.

  30. 28th April 2012 / 12:01 pm

    Aw I have this shirt πŸ™‚ it's so good isn't it!

    Matalan have some really good things in atm. I never normally shop there.

    Love your hair up like this πŸ™‚ so pretty! You literally always have the best hair! x

  31. 4th May 2012 / 6:02 pm

    Just amaziiiiing *_*
    outfit, hair, lipstick… WAW!!!