Tuesday, 9 May 2017

A Bright Embroidered Spring Summer Top and an Aztec Clutch

Embroidered white shirt, skinny jeans and animal print  with Aztec clutch

Embroidery is a huge trend this season and is on everything from jeans and dresses to tops and bags. It's a style detail I've always loved; it fits with my fondness for all things pretty and feminine. Often, embroidery takes the form of flora or fauna, with flowers, leaves, bees and butterflies featuring within the design and I have a few new pieces which I'll share in due course, but this top with multi-coloured embroidery is a little bit different. The embroidery is in a geometric design in bright, clear colours. It''s a top that shouts "summer" but is begging to be worn right now. Despite the sunshine, it's still a little chilly so I added a white vest underneath and teamed it with skinny jeans and a scarf so that I could do just that. It's from East, a brand which, as the name suggests, is inspired by eastern clothing and which is evident in the shape and cut of this top; the tunic shape, notch neckline and side slit are reminiscent of an Indian kurti. 

Embroidered white shirt, skinny jeans and animal print espadrilles, over 40

East embroidered white top

Embroidered white shirt, skinny jeans and animal print espadrilles, Aztec clutch

It's beautifully made in cool, crisp cotton so it'll be perfect on hot(ter) days teamed with denim shorts and flat sandals. I think it would also look stunning over a bikini as a beach cover-up too. In fact, it's a very versatile top because it could be worn with linen trousers too.

Embroidered white shirt, skinny jeans

Embroidered white shirt with detail sleeves, skinny jeans,

East shirt with multi-colored embroidery

This Aztec inspired clutch is a riot of colour and texture. The wrist strap makes it a little more practical than clutches and pouches that don't and it is large enough to fit an Ipad mini. It's exactly the type of multi-purpose bag that I like and envisage it holding my passports and plane tickets later in the year.

Aztec inspired clutch bag

My sparkly wrap bracelets are from my own range at Lizzy O. They come in a variety of colours, both brights and neutrals and are fabulous when stacked together. because they're lightweight too, they are very comfortable in warmer weather and add a flash of sparkle. Sign up to my monthly newsletter here for exclusive subscriber discounts at Lizzy O. I send it out on the first of the month and always include a code which ca be used across the site.

Crystal sparkly wrap bracelets, blue and white

A scarf is an excellent way of adding a pop of colour to an outfit but is also a very useful extra layer which can be added, removed and folded away easily. I always travel with one. They can be put around the shoulders on cool evenings, around the neck on cool days and actually, perhaps counter-intuitively, worn across the chest to keep cool and protect the delicate skin from sun damage. This pom pom scarf in the most delicious shade of blue is a silk cotton blend and is softness itself.

Embroidered white top with skinny jeans, a  marine blue pompom scarf and espadrilles

Embroidered white top with blue pompom scarf

Embroidered white top with skinny jeans, a blue pompom scarf and espadrilles

Multi-coloured embroidery on white top with blue pompom scarf

Blue pompom scarf and Aztec pouch

Love Lizzy x

My lovely blogging friend Michelle, RetroChicMama has also been very impressed by East this season and features an outfit in her absolutely gorgeous post titled, "How To Do The Basket Trend Everyday" so do go and take a look.

I'm wearing:
*Multicoloured embroidered blouse, £79, East
*Large Aztec embroidered pouch, £22, East
*Silk cotton pom pom scarf, ocean blue, £35, East
Turqouise crystal set magnetic fastening wrap bracelet, £12.50, Lizzy O
Mint green crystal set magnetic fastening wrap bracelet, £12.50, Lizzy O
Soft white crystal set magnetic fastening wrap bracelet, £12.50, Lizzy O
Unisa two part leopard print wedge espadrilles, £80, John Lewis
Skinny jeans, Next, past season.

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11 comments

  1. I love your blouse, it's beautiful. I like that romantic air and look boho. The bag is cute.

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  2. Very striking embroidery, a refreshing change from the usual flowers and bees (though I love them too). Nicely styled with the Aztec bag.
    Gail x

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    1. It's lovely to see something different isn't it although I love bees and flowers too! xxx

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  3. The close-up detail on that top is absolutely stunning, Liz. It really looks like it will be a seriously useful piece to own in the summer. The bag is darling too. Beautiful sunshine and photography, and beautiful beautiful YOU! xx

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    1. Thank you Lisa. Yes, it's giving to be sooo useful for the next few months. I'm looking forward to taking it abroad xxx

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  4. I am still wearing warm clothes because of our dreadful weather and almost forgot how warm temperatures and light clothes make me feel... Your blouse and matching clutch are lovely and I am sure they will be perfect for your beach holidays!

    xx
    Annette | Lady of Style

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    1. I bet you can't even think of summer Annette with the weather there being so cold. I agree, they will be perfect for my holidays. Which I'm countIng down until! xxx

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  5. Super outfit Liz, your styling with the scarf is brilliant. I often need an extra light layer for those chilly spring days but don't fancy a jacket, this is warm yet with a lightweight touch & doesn't cover that funky aztec embroiderie.

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  6. Absolutely love your embroidered top! This is one of those pieces that you can wear all summer long. Really pretty!

    Mary
    http://marymurnane.com

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  7. Do I have to be signed up for instance stories you see yourself? I wanticipate to see it but don't know how!

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