Monday, 8 July 2013

I was enchanted to meet you ...

   a guest post by Sharon at heartcube

A third of the tops I own are of chiffon and sheer material, and now that it’s summer, it just feels so much more appropriate wearing them than during wintertime (even though I still wear them during winter regardless). Not one to usually dress particularly girly on a casual day (my lazy, go-to outfit consists of black leggings, a black bodycon skirt, UGGs and a shirt), but I do have a weak spot for anything white, lace or sheer.

Ruffled hems, sheer panels, lace, girly silhouettes, and floaty dresses donned the Spring/Summer 2013 catwalks at the likes of Alice Temperley, Erdem, Elie Saab and Ralph Lauren. There were a myriad of pretty dresses and chic statement hemlines, which would all be in my wardrobe if I were an Upper East Side fashionista. But alas. Instead, I have compiled a shortlist of high street wardrobe wants – that is, if British weather grants us sunshine and heat these coming months.

Pinks, blues, whites and creams are in my ideal colour palette for this season. Whilst white is a quite dangerous colour to wear, nonetheless it is just such a clean, minimalist colour and my last year’s summer wardrobe was basically 90% white. The lace shorts from New Look have nice texture and detailing, and would look great with a coloured top. I have always wanted a pair of lace shorts, so I might opt for a pair this year since they are a quite affordable price.

The Miss Selfridge skater dress in a vintage, rusty pink colour is a cute day-dress option, which would match well with the embellished sandals and simple Vintage-style Arabella Bianco bracelet and the dainty pearl necklace. The New Look dress with ruffles is the more elegant alternative. Peek-a-boo sleeves are a tasteful, yet ‘sexy’ way to show some skin, and the black blouse by Dylan & Rose and the sheer-panelled River Island bodycon dress are both something I would opt for the evening time on a night out with the girls. I love how sheer can be done as summery, daytime chic as well as night time glamour. And lastly, cobalt blue is the colour to pair with white! In love with the Topshop skirt. Must. Buy. Now.


Pooja Mittal said...


Nice post.. Would you like to follow each other on GFC and Bloglovin..!!
Keep in touch

Arabella Bianco said...

Hi Pooja,

Thank you for your kind comment, I have followed you on GFC!
Best Wishes, Lesley