Sunday, 10 August 2014

Just Another Monochrome Outfit

milkmaid plaits, uk fashion blogger
monochrome for summer, white top, milkmaid braid
beige handbag
ankle strap sandals, what to wear with ankle strap heeled sandals, what to wear with ankle strap sandals

Top* Chicwish (not in stock) / Leggings American Apparel (similar here) / Bag* Lacambra / Shoes* Public Desire

Wearing this white top against a white wall, I'm in danger of looking like a floating head here! This has been my favourite outfit to wear lately, I love white tops but they are a pain to photograph. When a few things from Chicwish arrived through the post, this top was my least favourite. I remember picking it out on the website but I forgot how oversized it is and it looked a lot baggier in person but as soon as I tried it on, I just loved how it looked. "Oversized" was soon replaced the word "comfortable" and it's got a really subtle dipped hem so it covers my butt and I don't have to worry about a VPL - I firmly approve! It's got big sleeves and the fabric is lightweight. It's a bit see-through but it's the nice kind of sheer (hopefully not too tacky). There's going to be a lot of ways to wear the top too, perhaps tucked in to a skirt teamed with a pair of ballet flats, or with skinny jeans, fedora and boots but I'll have to wait until the weather gets a bit cooler before I start wearing hats again. The weather isn't look too pretty at the moment so maybe that day will come sooner than I think (typical British summer.... it sucks!) But until then, my hair is going to be up in plaits or a top knot whilst it's still warm and sticky.

There was a time when I would absolutely stay away from shoes that had a strap around the ankles, let alone two straps but I find myself so drawn to them these days. I've been trying to track down a pair of plain black ones with a lower heel and in my size but no luck yet. I like these black heeled sandals from Public Desire, they are really lovely and I am tempted to get this pair with the single strap but that would just be greedy of me! I actually need to clear out my wardrobe and shoe rack before I even dare to think of buying more stuff. I've got some things to list on eBay and I've got a huge bag of things to drop off at the charity shop next week. I don't actually buy a lot (well, not since January, anyway! I've been very good this year!) but I have somehow accumulated so many things, a lot of which I don't wear anymore. I might be moving houses soon too so I'm kind of mentally preparing myself for that!

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27 comments

  1. I lovee when you do this hairstyle <3
    The top is amazing, it's totally something I would wear :3
    Take care*

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  2. Those shoes are just gorgeous!

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  3. Love the look ! Super cute ! Especially the shoes !

    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  4. Monochrome outfits are very often my go-to, you can never go wrong with a white tee! Loving those shoes too - they're amazing! : )

    Amy at The Girl In The Bowler Hat
    xxxx

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  5. I love this type of top. Oversized, dipped hem, pretty fabric and a neutral colour. Versatile too, it can be dressed up or down and perfect for holidays too.

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  6. I really love this look, and I adore your hair like this, I love ankle strap sandals and these are adorable xx

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  7. love your hair and the shoes are lovely xx

    http://cristynottingham.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Those heels are stunning. I must say, I have noticed you have impeccable taste in shoes! :D (Also, good luck with the house move). xx

    http://eaudebloglette.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. That top is gorgeous Sarah, absolutely gorgeous! :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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  10. Oh hello sexy shoes. Wowsers they're rather amazing ;o) xx

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  11. Just so pretty x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. So beautiful! I love your bag so much <3 xx

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  13. I love shoes with a little metal detail, the detail on the toes of these is so cool. Great outfit chick
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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  14. Love your shoes, dear! Such a perfect combo with your outfit <3

    xo,
    Carmen
    The Fashion Reformation
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  15. NEED those shoes! x

    www.lipstickandsandwiches.blogspot.com

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  16. Yep, love the shoes! I'm enjoying ankle straps a lot lately as well.

    Good luck with the house move, lovely!
    x

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  17. I don't think you looked like a floating head at all! I love your heels and just everything about this outfit.

    Vessi :: arts & petite style blog

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  18. Wowwww
    Yoy look stunning babe
    Love your sandals
    Would you like to follow each other on BLOGLOVIN ?
    Baci
    The Indian Savage Diary

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  19. This is such a beautiful top - so perfect for summer. You're right - just the perfect kind of sheer (and definitely not tacky!) Love the combination of the white with the gorgeous gold detailing on the heels :) Stunning as always!

    Lauren xx
    laurenloveslaughter.blogspot.com.au

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  20. Those shoes are gorgeous. I need all the straps I can get because my feet are so awkwardly shaped I have a tendency to slip out of shoes!
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xo

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  21. Lovely! Your skin is so perfect!

    franleanne.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  22. Such a lovely top. I wish I could wear things like this but I always end up looking so frumpy instead of chic like you do x

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  23. So pretty, fantastic blog, and so cut style!!!

    I follow you!! :)

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  24. Um, I need those shoes. :)

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity

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  25. Hahaa dw you're not a floating head in your photos :L
    Lovely look! I like how you did your hair too :)

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