The structured peplum dress

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Dress: ASOS

Lace-up sandals: eBay

This dress stayed in my Saved Items on my ASOS account for a while. I checked on it one day and it was out of stock. Despite my disappointment, I didn’t delete it because a girl can only hope. And my optimism paid off. Instead of saying that my size was out of stock when I checked again, it was there in all its pink peplum glory. I ordered it immediately. Not for the sake of it, of course; I had a wedding to attend that weekend… naturally. You all know by now that if it’s an outfit post, it’s because I’ve been to a wedding haha.

I hit the jackpot when I got this dress because of the structured shape, which works very well for my figure. It’s not tight; it hugs my body in the right places and complements my form rather than exaggerating it.

I love the peplum detail at the bottom of the dress and the structured lining. The material is of good, thick quality.

I paired it with my black lace-up sandals – sweet and simple. I can’t resist turning to ASOS for my outfits. I try to steer clear but I can’t help it – I have free next day delivery for a year and I intend to make the most of it.

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I’ll be on my way to Bournemouth in a few hours. I decided to treat my husband to a weekend away for his birthday on Friday. I’m so excited, probably even more so than he is. This is a break that I have desperately needed and I am going to enjoy it to the fullest. Check out my Instagram for updates.

Have a great weekend!

Mich x

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My love of culottes

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Blouse: ASOS

Culottes: ASOS

Lace-up sandals: eBay

I think culottes have become my favourite style of trousers. That’s funny, considering I only have two. Yet, I don’t think it’s about how many I have, but how I feel when I wear them, and I always feel so good. They are loose and comfortable, and even though they are naturally wide-legged, they don’t make you look big. The material of this particular pair from ASOS are soft and feel so good on my skin.

This was my outfit for my birthday dinner at Burger and Lobster. Once again, I wore a blouse covered in ruffles. I just can’t seem to get enough. Turns out my birthday was ruffle-themed. Remember the top I wore to the theatre in this post?

These culottes have a fancy slit on the side of each leg – you can only catch a glimpse of them in the last image –, which gives them that extra oomph and makes them differ from an ordinary pair of black culottes. The great thing about these is that I could wear them to work with smart loafers, or casually with a white t-shirt and sandals or white trainers. I love pieces of clothing that I can wear in a multiple ways.

Mich x

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Birthday ruffles

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Blouse: ASOS

Black jeans: New Look

Blue mules: New Look (similar here, here, here and here)

This is what I wore to the theatre on my birthday. It was the perfect outfit because I was comfortable. I had been in a two-hour meeting beforehand, and I didn’t want the hassle of changing into something fancy. I just wanted quick and easy.

I am really loving ruffles and big sleeves, and I don’t think I will get tired of them anytime soon. They are elegant and feminine, and pretty to look at. The only thing that bugged me about this top is that it just about sits on the waist line, so whenever I lifted my arms, it would raise up. I had to wear a vest underneath because I was not keen on showing any skin. But apart from that, I loved it. This top and mules are due to be on repeat very soon.

Two more birthday posts to come and that will be it, promise. Have a great weekend.

Mich x

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The shoes everyone is wearing this summer

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Blue Suedette Heeled Mules

Mules! Whoever thought these would be back in fashion, eh? I remember wearing my mother’s black leather block-heeled mules around the house when I couldn’t be bothered to fetch my slippers from upstairs.

Now they are back and chicer than ever, and they have definitely grown on me. They come in different colours, patterns, with criss-cross details, low and mid heels. They are so comfortable and easy to walk in. They are perfect if you want to wear heels but don’t want to wear heels, if you catch my drift.

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I bought these to complete my birthday outfit. How could I not? They were on sale at New Look for £10! I wanted to be comfortable and at ease. I didn’t mind not dressing up so much, seeing as part two of my birthday celebrations includes going to dinner on the day this post goes live. So I will dress up a little for that. A post about how I styled these mules for my birthday will be up next week.

This vibrant shade of blue is my favourite colour. I used to wear blue ALL. THE. TIME! My wardrobe was full of it. I have toned it all the way down, and now I only have four blue items in my wardrobe, including these mules.

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What do you think of this summer trend? Do you own a pair of mules? If so, in what colour?

P.S This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.

Mich x

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My Dream Dressing Room

Every girl dreams of having a room just for getting ready in the morning. It would make the whole process of choosing your outfit that much more fun.

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My dream dressing room would be based on neutral tones. When my hubby and I buy our first home, this is also how I want it to be decorated. I think neutral tones—beiges, creams and whites—create a warm, comfortable and inviting atmosphere.

I’d have a shaggy carpet so that I could walk about barefoot in comfort. Nothing feels better than carpet underneath your feet. The ottoman would be for when I need to put on my shoes, and the chaise lounge would be for relaxing, or seating for when guests come over.

I’d have to have a pretty dressing table so that I can do my make-up in the same room.

Other necessary items include: Wardrobes that cover an entire wall — obviously because a girl can never have too many clothes. Check. Shoe shelves to store all of my shoes. Check. A rectangle floor length mirror in the corner. The best kind, for those full length selfies, but also so that I can inspect myself before leaving the house. Double check. And lastly, a pretty chandelier to light up the room. Lighting is a must in a dressing room.

My dream dressing room is simple and straightforward. I’m not one for fancy, showy things, and have always appreciated functionality.

Arhaus have all of your furniture needs. Check them out on Instagram.

If you had the chance to have your very own dream dressing room, what would it look like?

P.S This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Mich x

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The tailored look

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Double-breasted blazer: Zara (similar here, here, here and here)

Black jeans: New Look

Nude heels: Boohoo

I wore this look to watch Motown in the West End after work. I love going to the theatre. It is not a common occurrence; tickets cost quite a bit, depending on where you want to sit, so you make it something special.

This particularly evening was, because one of my friends got engaged. We all knew it was going to happen, but her. After the show had finished, her then-boyfriend, now-fiancé was waiting at the entrance. The proposal was beautiful and I am very happy for her.

The show was incredible! I love the arts, so I just sat in awe at the acting, singing and dancing. The actress who played Diana Ross did an excellent job, and it was fascinating learning about how Motown was created and the hardships it faced to keep afloat. I couldn’t help but sing along and dance in my seat. My father loves Motown music and jazz, so that’s who I got my love of it from.

Now this outfit. I didn’t know what to wear so, I went for all black which looks chic in itself. I wanted to break it up with nude heels, even though I only wore it inside the theatre. The weather was a little miserable, so I’m glad I kept my legs covered.

When I saw this blazer from Zara (sold out), I wanted it because it was out of my comfort zone, and on sale. The model was wearing it buttoned up with nothing underneath, so I specifically bought it for this, but of course it can be worn with a top. I have worn it twice with a vest, so as not to play peek-a-boo, but I love this style. Tailored looks steal my heart; they are sleek and make you look well put together.

How do you feel about tailored looks?

Mich x

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P.S This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Rusty linen

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Dress: ASOS

Sandals: Boohoo (Sold out but identical here)

Bag: ASOS (Sold out. Similar here and here)

I wore this rust coloured dress to a wedding over the weekend. When I first got it in the post and tried it on, I didn’t like it because of the material. There is nothing wrong with linen, but it is not what I am used to. ASOS is my go-to online site for dresses, and most of the styles that I buy are made of a jersey material. Plus linen creases easily, so I shy away from it.

However, my husband and friend liked it, so I kept it. It turned out to be one of the best dresses I have bought and I really liked the way I looked. The weather was wonderfully warm and linen is light, so I was comfortable throughout the day.

I styled the dress with white sandals and a white envelope clutch bag with gold hardware. I was going to buy sandals with block heels, but I didn’t realise that I’d ordered wide fit, so when they came, they were way too big. There were none in a normal fit, so I went for the usual, which I loved. I think that heels are becoming my favourite thing, so I even preferred these over block heels.

I also curled my hair for the first time and have worn it curly all week. It’s a nice change and my husband loves it.

The wedding was wonderful and I am very happy for the couple. It was a lovely day spent with friends and celebrating the happiness of others.

Mich x

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P.S. This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.