PERFUME: NINA RICCI (sp)
DAISY KIMONO: *SOUTH BEACH
RAINBOW CROCHET CROP TOP: *SHOP JESSASTHETICS
ICECREAM BAG: *NEW LOOK
DAISY HAT: PRIMARK
PINK SKIRT: *STYLE MOI
VINTAGE 50's UNDERSKIRT: PAPER DRESS
UMBRELLA/ PARASOL: *JOHN LEWIS
Todays outfit is a little different from normal, I decided to go for something really cute and pink (ok maybe thats a normal outfit for me haha) with a bit of Mary Poppins thrown in for some reason? The outfit is inspired by the Nina Ricci "Les Delices De Nina" perfume and the event I visited a few weekends ago (post here)! I had a few bits and bobs lying around which I thought went really well such as the icecream bag from New Look which I unfortunately can't find on the website anymore, and this Epice scarf which has been lurking in my blogging box for almost a year now ahhhh, its so pretty and I feel it makes a very cute picnic blanket, it also matches the perfume packaging so well! I've also had this John Lewis umbrella for years and its never made its way onto my blog but I felt it went really well with the candy-land picnic look, it reminds me of picnmix bags aha! I'm also wearing my Meadham Kirchhoff cherry socks, basically everything is sweets/ fruit/ icecream themed!! I also bought the daisy hat and vintage underskirt especially for the look!
Don't forget to enter my competition to win a goodie box full of Nina Ricci and Essie goodies (as seen in my previous Nina Ricci post), including the Les Délices de Nina perfume!
GOODIE BOX CONTENTS
Nina Les Delices perfume
Nina branded Papa Bubble sweets
Pink and white candy cane
Pink rose bath bombs
Pink heart-shaped post-it notes
Essie nail varnish and topcoat
Kryolan nail/face/lip/eye glitter
Les Delices printed marshmallows
Download the Nina Ricci Candy App, screenshot your high score on the Nina Ricci Les Délices de Nina candy app and tweet it to me @KAYLAHADLINGTON making sure to also use the hashtag #LesDélicesdeNina !!! I wont be choosing based on your high score I will use an online randomiser, you can also enter as many times as you like!!
Winner announced on the 30th May!
VELVET CROP TOP: EVIL TWIN out of stock similar @ MOTEL ROCKS
PLEATED TENNIS SKIRT: BETTY BONES
DENIM JACKET: CHARITY SHOP similar @ MISSGUIDED
PLATFORM PUMPS: ASOS
I've been really wanting to expand my tennis skirt collection for months now but I never seem to get around to it. Although I did purchase a black AA dupe on ebay and four months later it still hasn't arrived, I'm really annoyed as apparently they sent two because the first one got lost in the post. They still haven't refunded me, some ebayers are so irritating sigh. I did however find this really cute powder blue vintage tennis skirt on Betty Bones, at the time I didn't even realise that its actually a vintage Nike tennis skirt, I had to look at the label and I thought "whaaat Nike made super cute tennis skirts?? Yaaay!" I have a feeling I'm going to be wearing it a lot!
PURPLE JERSEY FLARES: *MOTEL ROCKS
PINK GLITTER CROP TOP: CHARITY SHOP similar @ PRETTY LITTLE THING/ MOTEL ROCKS
PINK BIKER JACKET: *STYLE MOI
VINTAGE PLATFORM BOOTS: CHARITY SHOP similar @ TOPSHOP
I saw these amazing flares on the Motel website the other day and was like ahhh I need them! I've been in two minds about flares recently, I've got a lot of pairs which I've collected over the past year but I'm still not sure if they suit me. I think fabric flares are more acceptable than jean flares at the moment and then gradually jean flares will work their way in there somehow. I have two pairs of Morgan jeans with the lace up front ready to go for when the Britney snake skin boot and full jean outfit look kicks back in aha!
I also bought this really cute top at the charity shop, I really love the shape but I'm not sure of how it looks on, but I like it, so I'm going to wear it anyway. I found a similar style also on Motel which now I also really want to get. I'm going to end up looking like a steps 1999 music video...
A while ago I was contacted by Tezenis, a well known brand in Italy! I was really excited to collaborate with them as I've heard great things from other bloggers in the past as I follow a lot of european bloggers from my Lookbook.nu days! #tezenisyoung is a new campaign run by Tezenis to promote their new range which appeals to the younger demographic, you can follow all the nine bloggers from various different countries chosen to represent #tezenisyoung by searching for the hashtag!
Personally, swimwear isn't something I ever think about much as I haven't been outside the UK in almost ten years, and even when I go to the beach in this country I rarely wear a swimsuit as its too cold, but I did decide to pick out my favourites Tezenis styles. Just y'know, sat there, visualising myself on an Italian beach next to the pretty blue water.. So I chose these blue bikinis as I really love the colour, I've always had an obsession with royal blue, I remember being at primary school and being really annoyed that our school didn't have royal blue uniforms. Well now I have a royal blue swimsuit, ha!
Something I noticed when my Tezenis parcel arrived was that everything is really well made, I always think this is something most stores overlook because no one really wears swimwear more than five times (in this country at least) usually, we go on holiday, take five swimsuits, and wear one each day, and then throw them away when you get home, so most stores don't really care about the quality of swimwear. These however feel super sturdy, which is reassuring having had many a bikini mishap in my time. They also fit really well, yay!