Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Black and white and blue all over

So, as you may have already read, I am very much enjoying my own interpretations of this fabulous outfit as seen on Miss Carey Mulligan.

Black and white takes on a whole new dimension when you team it with a bold, strong royal blue.

I've put together a day look and an evening look - in fact, I wore the evening look to a wedding recently. I know, black at a wedding, but there wasn't very much of it, and I thought the whole combo together looked wedding-y enough to just about get away with it.

The shoes basically make the outfit, as they do on Carey (we're on first name terms now you see) - I bought these in the sale from Carvela five years ago for my brother's wedding. They've been quiet for a few of years, not wanting to get rid of them because of them featuring in such an important occasion, and it's just as well, because just look at what a good job they're doing for me now!

The outfit was made up of:
1. a blue cap sleeved top from a charity shop
2. a black and white striped skirt in the sale from Hobbs
3. my blue Carvela shoes
4. blue accessories

The accessories make the outfit. Mine were:
1. a vintage blue leather clutch bag
2. my all time best charity shop find, my blue and green Liberty shawl
3. Blue ring and earrings from Dorothy Perkins

{blue accessories}

For a day time look, I wear the accessories with my most recent purchase, which is this top from H&M. I love this top, and lo and behold, it even has side pockets, tucked into the seams. I wear it with skinny jeans and gold ballet pumps. H&M don't have it online, but this top is similar, in the sale for £12.99, and is a silk and viscose mix.

{new H&M top}

These outfits look best topped off with a bright and bold red lipstick. I bought this one in complete last minute panic, when I arrived in Winchester for a wedding, realising I'd forgotten my lipstick. I legged it to Boots and grabbed this lippy - what a choice. Red with a slight hint of orange, good strong pigment, doesn't dry, and looks glossy. Good work, Trayns.

{new lipstick}

{Elizabeth Arden's Exceptional Lipstick in Marigold}


  1. Dood, that is well stylish!

  2. Oh and I should have said that the black & white Hobbs skirt has two pockets - mega points!

  3. UPDATE! I know a few of you are struggling to find the H&M top, so have a look at this one from Warehouse, in the sale, 100% silk - it's mega: