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Thursday, 1 May 2014

Candy Cool..

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Dress: Cath Kidston
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Necklace: Primark
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Cropped V-neck Jumper: F+F*
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Satchel Bag: F+F*
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Heels: Barratts*

For me Spring is all about the pastels. In my head, I can just imagine Miranda Priestley snapping "Pastels, for Spring? Groundbreaking." And yet, lately they are all I can think about. (Sorry, Miranda). I'm really enjoying layering up pastel shades at the moment in an attempt to emulate cutesy 50s styles, and I shouldn't think that's an obsession I'll be getting over anytime soon.

So of course when I was contacted by F+F to see if I would like to incorporate some of the items from their Candy Cool range into an outfit post, I jumped at the chance. I know it'll come as no surprise to anyone that I'm a huge fan of their clothes - they feature in my outfit posts fairly regularly. Every season, they come up with some stunners and instead of grocery shopping, I get distracted and come home laden down with bags of new clothes. I spend more time than I probably should on do on their site as well, and find the  How You're Wearing It page great for outfit inspiration.

I received this lilac jumper, which is actually a little different to anything else in my wardrobe. Although my jumper collection has grown lately, with my recent discovery of layering jumpers over dresses (see here and here), I don't seem to have any short-sleeved jumpers.

Perpetually scared of trousers, I decided that I could put this one to work by layering it over my Cath Kidston safari print dress, for a slightly chilly evening engagement. The colours of the print do seem to contain pastel tones, which I think work well with the jumper and also the pretty satchel bag I was sent. This is the perfect size for all of the essentials (which, in my life are purse, keys, phone and whatever book I'm currently reading) and is such a pretty shade of pink as well as being a lovely shape. Unfortunately the bag seems to be sold out now so I can't link it.

I finished the outfit off with a pair of neutral nude heels and a contrasting necklace, as I'd hate to be too matchy-matchy.

What do you think? Have you been embracing candy cool pastels for Spring? How would you style this jumper?

14 comments:

  1. Ohh you look so beautiful! I love the jumper, it's the perfect shape and colour <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. Aw, thank you. I love the colour of the jumper. Why have I never tried short sleeved knits before?

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  2. This is so cute! I love it. Haha you've made me want to watch TDWP now xxx

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    1. Haha, it's such a fun film - do it.

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  3. It is a beautiful jumper!!!! I really like the way you have styled it here with the Cath dress and nude heels! Really nice! X

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    1. Thanks, Kezzie. I rather liked how this outfit (hopefully) came together.

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  4. I'm new to F&F, a new Tesco opened in my town and since then it's been love. I now have to limit my time browsing clothes and have to make sure I've done ALL my food shopping first. It's so affordable, on trend and great quality. I love the lilac jumper, great idea to layer! xx

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    1. I'm hopeless, go in for potatoes and come out with a pair of PJs instead. Oops.

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  5. pastels for spring is always a good idea in my book (or pastels all year round!) I love the bag, i think there are so lovely things in the accessories range at F&F! I've had a look on the Ted Baker site to see if the playsuit was there but it's sold out there too. It was still available when I checked last week but it dissappeared when I came to write up the blogposts. Boooo! Hopefully, as it is beachwear, it will be restocked in time for Summer! Hope you're well, Char xxx

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    1. Aww, no problem, I'll keep an eye out and check the Shopstyle site. I'm not too bad, thank you. Pastels forever! x

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  6. Love the pattern on the dress! Thanks for linking up for Passion For Fashion this week! ♥

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    1. No problem - love your link up!

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