Friday, 26 July 2013

Weekly Want No. 8

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Oh dear, so looks like I'm wanting everything I see at the moment! This Missguided dress is perfect for summer and I love the crossover detail. I have a black long sleeved Topshop dress in the same style but this one could be worn in the day or on a night out (versatility is so important!). I'm also loving pastel/cornflower blue at the moment, this bag from Zara is so beautiful (if a little small for me!) and would be amazing for a shopping trip when you don't want to drag your life around with you in your bag. The blue fluffy jumper is from Topshop and will be perfect for layering when autumn arrives (trying not to think about that right now though!). My major lust of the week is this pleated blouse from COS. I saw it in the window of the Westfield London store and fell in love, then saw it was £59, but I still really want it. Let's see how well I'll do to resist! This necklace is from Accessorize and I've kindaaaa already bought it! I love it so much, it's perfect under a blouse collar and is just sooo beautiful! 
I'm moving to London to start a new job in a few weeks so might be treating myself to a few bits from this list soon ;) can't wait for the regular shopping trips down there though, a bit different to my usual Lincoln shops, eeeek!

If you haven't already, remember to enter my competition! Winner will be announced on August 1st! :)

Monday, 22 July 2013

Happy Birthday GWIW!

Grace's Walk In Wardrobe turned 1 year old on Saturday, yaaaaay! It's been an amazing year, meeting so many new bloggers and being able to express my style to so many more people than just the people I walk past every day. To thank everyone for reading my posts I've bought a small prize (we'll call it a birthday present!) which I'm giving you the chance to win! 

I love the colour of this Maybelline nail polish, perfect for everyday wear. It's in the shade 'Mint for Life' and will look great against neutrals or other pastel colours in your outfits. I've paired this with some pretty gold earrings from Accessorize which will dress up any outfit perfectly.

TO ENTER: Leave me a comment on this post with your name, your style icon (I love knowing who everyone looks up to!) and your email address :). You must be following me on GFC or Bloglovin' and you must be living in the UK as I don't think I am able to send nail varnish internationally (sorry!). The winner will be announced on 1st August! 

Good luck everybody!


Friday, 5 July 2013

Pleats & Teardrops

Blouse - Topshop; Jeans - Topshop; Necklace - Accessorize; Shoes - c/o Next 

I was lucky enough to find this pleated Topshop blouse in the sale last week. I've had my eye on it for a while but at £35 I couldn't bring myself to buy it. But when I saw it was £15, I grabbed it straightaway! It's so light and floaty, and admittedly would look much nicer with a tan (I'm so so pale at the moment!). With my black Jonis and a pair of leopard print ballet pumps it'd look great for lunch or shopping. I teamed it with this teardrop necklace from Accessorize which is similar to (if not the same as) the one Lucy Watson wore on Made In Chelsea a few episodes ago. It looks great under a collared blouse which is how I'll be wearing it from now on :)

Thursday, 4 July 2013


 Shorts - Miss Selfridge via eBay; Top - Primark; Blazer - H&M; Shoes - c/o Next

I thought this outfit could be a smart look for a night out. Not sure if I'd be brave enough to go into a club wearing a cream blazer (stain alert!) but for cocktails in a nice bar this would definitely be something I'd wear. The baroque print vest was featured in my recent haul post, such a bargain at £4! It's a shame I couldn't see any similar styles in Primark as they're perfect for dressing up or down. I managed to get these Miss Selfridge belted shorts from eBay for around £1.50! I was so happy, they were brand new with tags and originally around £35. I'll definitely get a lot of wear out of them because they can be worn with tights underneath in the winter, or as I've worn them here, bare-legged with heels. I paired it again with my favourite blazer of the moment (I love it sooo much, definitely worth the extra pennies!).

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Canary Yellow

 Blazer - Missguided; Jeans - Topshop; Sandals - c/o Next

I've wanted to do a post on this blazer for so long, but the lighting was just never right. But finally, here it is in all its glory. This beautiful yellow blazer is from Missguided and is the perfect colour for summer. It compliments cream, navy and black and would brighten up a work outfit instantly. I tend not to wear too much/bold jewellery when I'm wearing it as I think it's statement enough itself. Here I've teamed the blazer with a pair of navy Joni jeans, some gold ankle strap sandals (which I was lucky enough to win in a competition!) and a simple white cami top. I'd wear this outfit out for dinner or shopping with the girls. Missguided have the loveliest blazers, although I think this particular one is now sold out. I seem to remember them having some other bright colours of this style though :)

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Coral Lanterns

Dress - Oasis; Blazer - H&M; Shoes - ASOS; Necklace - H&M

It's outfit post time again! I've got a few different outfit ideas that I'll schedule across the next few days. When I put this outfit together, I thought it'd be perfect for a wedding guest outfit, or even to wear to the races or a similar sort of event. I love the cream and coral combination, summery yet smart at the same time. I paired the outfit with my white pointed toe ASOS flats, but could swap for heels if I wanted something a little more dressy. The dress is an Oasis design from last Spring Summer, the lanterns are cute but more grown up than my usual cat/dog prints! The pleating on the skirt part of the dress makes it floaty and feminine and would be perfect if the sun was shining! I added a H&M statement necklace over the top and a simple silver and turquoise ring.