Monday, 31 August 2015

My 12 Favourite Summer Outfits

I can't believe its he last day of August and here in North Yorkshire at least, we didn't have a brilliant summer weather wise, but a bit of careful planning, and a lot of fortunate timing meant that had some wonderful days out when the sun did shine.  

Over the last few months, I've tried to make the most of my wardrobe by wearing things, dresses in particular, that I would previously have kept for best. It's been made easier by having all of my clothes hanging on rails, something I did when I converted my spare room into a walk-in closet

Nothing is hidden away or lying forgotten and redundant at the back of a wardrobe. It's been a great way of realising the versatility of several of my dresses, by wearing them with sandals for a daytime look rather than just with heels for an evening or more formal look.

Navy bow top and skinny jeans

Flamingo print dress and silver sandals

Floral maxi dress

Red broderie anglaise dress with snake print wedges

White embroidered dress with strappy tan heels

Dragonfly midi dress and Jimmy Choos

Floaty floral top and skinny jeans

Blush lace top and denim shorts

Broderie tunic and cropped jeans

Pompom dress with animal print accessories

Boden Eliza Tunic Dress with Silver Sandals

What Lizzy Lovs wears cream lace tunic dress at Ness Botanic Gardens
Lace Tunic Dress
So here's to a dry, crisp autumn.
Let the party season begin...

Love Liz x

My Favourite Spring Outfits
My Favourite Winter Outfits

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Saturday, 29 August 2015

Days Out: The Malham Show

The Malham Show is an annual event that takes place on the Saturday of the August Bank Holiday weekend. It's always a brilliant day out and today was no exception.

Yorkshire is renowned for its dry stone walls so watching these craftsmen take part in a walling competition is fascinating. I'm always amazed that no cement is used. The stones are simply balanced in a way so as to stand the test of time.

Love Liz x

Here is my blog post about the Malham Show last year.

Outfit Details
Henford Jacket, Joules
Broderie Top, Johnnie B at Boden
Skinny Jeans, Next
*Sunglasses, Tommy Hilfiger at Specsavers
Aspley Tweed Wellingtons, Hunte

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Friday, 28 August 2015

The Boden Clearance Sale, My Picks.

It'll come as no surprise to hear that I'm a huge fan of Boden clothing and that it comprises a significant part of my wardrobe. Last season, (Spring Summer), I didn't buy very many items, but those I did, I have worn and worn.

The end of season sale started back in June with everything now moving into the clearance section and benefiting from further reductions of up to 70%, so it's well worth a look.

The Eliza Tunic Dress below also comes in a beautiful sulphur yellow colourway and is reduced from £99 to £23.76 for the yellow and £31.68 for the grey like mine. 

I have worn mine with bare legs and sandals as I did when I visited Harlow Carr below as well as with nude tights and the Alice heels in spring (see below) and also with black opaque tights and heeled boots in February. 
A very versatile addition for all year round.

It is silk and washes beautifully in the machine. 
I'm 5 ft 9 and am wearing a size 10 long.

The Alice heels are just fabulous and I still get excited every time I wear them. There is an array of colours available including a very useful black and pewter.
Don't forget they come in a mid-heel and a flat version too. Tassels for all occasions.
They run true to size. I always get a 41 in Boden shoes and these are no exception.

These are the Flora Sandals which I purchased in the sale. They too run true to size and mine are a 41. There is a variety of colours including pearl, a very useful tan (which I have just ordered at the brilliant price of £14.16), yellow (sooo tempted but managed to resist) and a soft aqua.

Depending on colour, the price ranges from £14.16 to £33.04

These floral canvas slip-on pumps have been a huge hit and when I put them on Instagram, several ladies went and ordered a pair. I get compliments everty time I wear them. 
They too were a sales purchase and they are from the Johnnie B teenage range. Priced at £17.36 they are a great price and there are several sizes left.
It is worth noting that in my opinion, they run large to size and I have them in size 40. 

I have also just ordered a few more things including this sun top, reduced to just £8.40...

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And this smock top that I think is a great trans-seasonal piece and also comes in navy, £38.64

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And, because the children and I are going abroad next year, i couldn't resist the Corsica Kaftan that comes in three colourways and is just £16.56.

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And finally, one of the hits of the season, The Lille Lace Up Point shoes in navy, reduced from £89 to £36.60. They also come in silver (£28.48)  and orange (£21.36).

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And, if I may, I'd just like to remind you that my online boutique has a gorgeous array of scarves (a selection of which below) and jewellery starting at £9.50 with free UK delivery.
I have worn either a silver or gold wrap bracelet almost every day this summer with both very casual and very smart outfits.

Love Liz x

The Boden Clearance
What Lizzy Loves Boutique

All prices and details correct at the time of writing.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Outfit: Distressed Jeans and Navy Layered Top

The deadline for the October issue of Aspire is rapidly approaching so I've been busy ensuring everything is up to date. One of our regular features is Local People and today I had the privilege of meeting a sprightly septuagenarian about whom I'm writing.
Because I went to her home, (as opposed to meeting someone in their workplace or place of business), I could afford to be more casually attired so opted to wear a pair of new jeans that I got when away in Liverpool last weekend.

The jeans were truly an emergency purchase, the button having popped off my beloved Fever skinny jeans that morning.  (I know, I know. I go to a lot of cafes and eat a lot of cake). Adam very kindly went on a mercy mission to get a safety pin which worked just fine until we sat down for lunch, a Chinese buffet, when it popped open and stabbed me.

Ummmm. Cause and effect...?

I hadn't taken spare clothes, so went to Next because I've worn a pair of their cropped jeans regularly since getting them in the summer sale. I actually ended up buying two pairs. A replacement skinny pair and these mid-blue straight legs which are slightly distressed. 

Much like myself when stabbed with said safety pin. 

I wore my double layered navy top from independent Skipton shop Munchkins and a statement necklace to add a little colour. My ballerina shoes are several years old and are navy glitter. I love them and I definitely subscribe to the "sparkle is not just for evenings" school of thought.

What Lizzy Loves wears navy top, distressed jeans and Happiness Boutique statement necklace.

What Lizzy Loves wears navy top, distressed jeans and Happiness Boutique statement necklace.

What Lizzy Loves wears navy top, distressed jeans and Happiness Boutique statement necklace.

What Lizzy Loves wears navy top, distressed jeans and Happiness Boutique statement necklace.

What Lizzy Loves wears navy top, distressed jeans and Happiness Boutique statement necklace.

The top has a dipped hem and a cute bow on the back,

What Lizzy Loves wears navy top, distressed jeans and Happiness Boutique statement necklace.

Navy glitter ballerina shoes by Kurt Geiger

Love Liz x

I wore this navy top back in June with THE Boden Alice tasselled heels.

I wore this statement necklace with a broderie tunic and the Next cropped jeans I mentioned above when on holiday.

Outfit Details
*Navy layered bow top, Munchkins SS15 £17
Slim Fit Jeans, Next AW15 £22
*Yellow Bowling Bag, Boden SS14
*Be Beautiful Statement Necklace, Happiness Boutique SS15 22,90 Euros
Navy glitter ballerina shoes, Kurt Geiger
Navy butterfly watch, Olivia Burton

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