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Tuesday 25 April 2017

Red and white

Red and white poppy skirt, white top with Peter Pan collar and ivory jacketA few weeks ago I featured outfits which give me confidence. This was one of my most popular posts, which shows the one thing we're all looking for is confidence!

When we're having a "fat day" a long jacket is good for the confidence, while a shot of red says that we're feeling on top of the world. We still need a jacket at this time of year but instead of a black jacket I'm wearing an ivory one. I'm still using the same felt flowers for a pop of color.

I loved the poppy skirt as soon as I saw it - I like the fluting edge of the skirt. The skirt is by Precis Petite, but although at 5'5 (165cms) I'm not petite, I find their clothes usually fit me fine so it doesn't put me off. The white sandals, with mid-height perspex heels, have been a big hit with me because they're very comfortable.

I've had the jacket for two years and the top is also an oldie, but they're both incredibly useful. Firstly they're not a bright white. Bright white suits very few people: I try to look for ivory or soft white (which Kettlewell sell).

The top has a cute Peter Pan collar in pearls. I'd like to find a red top that matches the poppies, so I'm on the look out.
Wearing cherry earrings in a red and white theme
I don't often wear earrings because you can't see them under my hair. I adore anything to do with cherries though and I picked these up at a Christmas bazaar. I'm having a radical new hairstyle soon so maybe I will be able to show off a few more earrings!
Red and white is a colour combination for confidence: floral skirt with plain jacket

Red and white is a smart and refreshing combination for summer
A red and white combination for a confidence boosting summer outfit
Jacket, Asos, past season. Skirt, Precis, past season.  Sandals, past season, Marks and Spencer.  Pearl collar top, Ted Baker, past season. I didn't have any joy in finding an alternative. Red bag: Sainsbury's; red felt flower, Crafty Jo Designs at Etsy.

Is there a particular color or combination that makes you happy for summer?


Thursday (27th): Makeup techniques for younger looking eyes
Saturday: (29th): Birthstone for May, the emerald
Monday (1st May): NEW - the Five @ 50 challenge - "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue."


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  1. Such a great look Gail. Lovely and fresh & I like the flare on the skirt.

  2. I love this outfit Gail!!
    I know what you mean about earrings---in fact, I just painted a pair so they would show up better against my hair. I can't wait to see your new "do"!

  3. SO stunning! Love this springy combination.


  4. Oh wow I love this outfit! That skirt is just adorable and you look so lovely! Have a great day Gail! Peace! Cheryl Tucker

  5. Such a cheery skirt! You look great.

  6. So smart, Gail, and I especially love the skirt and shoes. Great look.

  7. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I love this skirt! So chic!

  8. A delightful outfit Gail, I love wearing skirts, but don't as often as I should! Loving the pop of red. Jacqui

  9. I can see why you went for this skirt! I love it! I have a dress with larger poppies and it just is such a pretty print. Love the flutter hem and I love the strappy sandals!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  10. Goodness, this is such an eye-catching look! The poppy skirt is beautiful and I really like it styled with your longer blazer. The addition of the floral brooch was brilliant. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday, Gail!


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