Wednesday, 11 December 2013

How To Wear The Trend: Winter Pastels

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How To Wear The Trend: Winter Pastels

Judging by my blog design, you'll know how much I love pastel colours, although I don't think I have a lot of pastel-y coloured clothes in my wardrobe.

Yesterday, I pulled this paisley smock dress out of the wardrobe and felt the urge to wear it. The words baby blue paisley smock dress sounds wrong for Winter but the weather was a mild (makes a nice change!!) so I could just about get away with it!

Unlike the last time we took outfit photos in Newcastle, the country-side breeze was, thankfully, much calmer which makes life so much easier!

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This is the first time I've worn this smock since the Summer (blog post here) and of course, there was absolutely no chance of me going bare legged this time (as if!). I'm really attached to the SuperCosy Primark tights and I've actually got a t-shirt underneath too!

I reached for my pretty pale pink bag from Baleeblu, and decided to try the whole "winter pastels" thing. 

For outerwear, it was between my beige trench coat or biker jacket. Not to go too overboard with the sugary shades, (the beige trench made the whole outfit look a bit too washed out) I opted for the black leather biker jacket to toughen up the look. 

Pink leather bag, Blogger accessories
small hummingbird necklace

My favourite part of this outfit are the accessories. You guys know what a huge fan of jewellery/accessories I am, afterall that was how my blog began in 2008! 

You may have noticed that I don't wear a lot of jewellery anymore but this is because I've left a lot of it at my Mum's house. I didn't bring a lot of things with me when I moved due to lack of storage in my flat (and the fact that I wanted to start afresh! Which meant giving myself the go-ahead to buy some shiny new things).

All my drawers and storage boxes in my room have been taken up by make up, hair and beauty products! I do have a small collection of necklaces in my new room, with this silver hummingbird being the latest addition. The hummingbird necklace I'm wearing is from Jana Reinherdt and it's so cute and dainty, it is the perfect touch to my outfit.

Blue paisley smock dress
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Outfit details:

Dress*: Choies
Hat: Miss Selfridge
Leather Jacket: ASOS
Bag and Shoes*: Baleeblu
Necklace*: Jana Reinhardt



  1. oh I love this!! Winter pastels is becoming a favourite of mine and you've done it so well here. That bag is beautiful :)

  2. Love the look ! It's so cute !

  3. Lovely outfit and I love your nails, so fun and flirty :o). Xx

  4. Such a gorgeous look -i love the hat on you!

  5. Love the nails and bag x

  6. That dress is gorgeous! You look so stunning Sarah, and I love your ring! x

  7. You wear pastels so well!! Looking gorgeous and your nails are adorable

  8. Love your whole outfit, especially the dress! Love your blog!


  9. So many pretty things in one post! I love your nails but that necklace is also so dreamy. I've always wanted a hummingbird pendant, they're my favourite animals (along with seahorses). Beautiful styling!

    Tara xo

  10. You're one of the very few people I think can pull of pastels and darker colours at any time, without looking at all forced, and whilst always looking like yourself.

    I really like what you've worn here. Especially the smock dress , floppy hat, and leather jacket combination. The setting of your photographs is always perfect.

    Sej || What Would Grace Kelly Say?


  11. Wow this has got to be one of my favourite posts from you.
    You totally rock the pastels and look absolutely beautiful, really in love and inspired by this xx

  12. This is such a wonderful post, darling! I love how you paired your pastel items with darker choices, like the light blue dress contrasted with the black hat!

    Xo, Hannah

  13. Adore your nails! I need to get on the winter pastels trend x

  14. Gorgeous photos Sarah and that bag is so pretty. I think you can wear pastels all year round, you still look lovely and wintery xx

  15. I really like to see pastels in Winter... so different from dark and boring colours people usually wear! that dress fits you perfectly, Sarah!
    Ester @ Drawing Dreaming

  16. Gorgeous pictures and lovely style!

    Tatyana x

  17. this totally works and I know what you mean about the whole tights being permananently attached to you! I love pastels and think you have styled this perfectly!loving the accessories too! xxxx

  18. I love that dress, I need to check out choies seen so many bloggers with beautiful things from there. I've never bought anything

  19. Gorgeous look, I love the smock dress, suits you to a T. Hannah x

    Eve Wanted a Wardrobe

  20. Aw I love your necklace.. your nails look so nice too!

    Leeannelle | Fashion and Beauty


  21. You look very sweet , love your dress and nails :D

  22. You use accessories really well I must say, if you wrote all this down it would sound too much but really works on you. I especially like the colour of your nails. Thanks for stopping by again, much appreciated.

    Buckets & Spades

  23. I want your style and all your wardrobe please, your style is stunning and I'm super jealous!! Haha, love this outfit so much.

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

  24. I love how you styled this pastel dress with the other black pieces. Your tassel loafers are adorable and I really like your hat too. I like seeing how bloggers style their more warm-weather pieces for winter.

  25. you are so pretty!!! XO

  26. You look like a cute fairy, love it <3
    i adore to weare pastel in winter, I feel like I were in Spring!
    Lots of kisses from the little frenchie countess


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