If 2016 was all about the cold shoulder, then 2017 is all about the sleeve and it was the sleeves of this blouse that caught my eye. A simple shape, the long bell sleeves and contrast piping, not to mention the gorgeous bow detail on the back of this blouse elevate it into being something rather special and perfect for the dinner date for which I wore it.
It’s sheer but comes with a separate black shell top which could be swapped for something strappier or eliminated all together if one is feeling brave, though the near-freezing temperatures here made for an easy decision on this occasion.
My black and white hounds check shoe boots are from Lotus Shoes. The patent toe and heel add a sophisticated touch and as with all Lotus footwear, they’re beautifully made and very comfortable. I absolutely love them,
The black leather-look diamante bracelet is from the brand new range at Lizzy O. Because of the sleeve detail, I decided that one was enough, but it comes in a variety of colours which look stunning when stacked together. Do sign up to my newsletter, sent out on the first of the month, (in the right hand side bar of my blog when viewing on the desktop or the laptop version). Each and every month I include an exclusive discount code for use at Lizzy O. I have added some statement brooches to the collection for the first time and they’re stunning as well as some new pendant styles
I’m looking forward to styling both the blouse and the shoes differently and to using this location again for my blog photographs. It’s a nice contrast to the back garden which I’ve tended to use of late, (for convenience), and also the park or canal side. It’s difficult to find anything more “urban” in the immediate vicinity so I’m very happy with this.
And… didn’t my boyfriend do a brilliant job with the photography?
Love Lizzy x
Contrast trim high neck blouse with bell sleeves, £39.50, Autograph at Marks and Spencer, (desite this being new in, it is showing little or no remaining stock online, something quite typical of M&S, so do keep trying as items get replenished regularly!)
*Narrow stretch trousers, £95, Hope fashion.
*Hana black and white leather hounds-tooth check shoe boots, £79.99, Lotus Shoes
Black leather look bracelet set with crystals, £12.50, Lizzy O
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Loving your statement sleeves and the wondrous boots! You look great in black.
Thank you so much Gail. The boots are indeed wondrous!!! xxx
Lizzy, love the sleeves..I need to get with the program on these! Fantastic shoes and love your hair curled!
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Thank you so much Jess. Yes, so many statement sleeves around. I love them! I'll pop by real soon, I promise xxx
WOW Liz! You look gorgeous in this outfit. Your boyfriend did a fabulous job with photos, well done to him! I love the shoes, love the sleeves, and love how radiant you are looking. xxx
Thank you very much Lisa. Yes, I was feeling particularly radiant…!!! I love the sleeves too. They make a world of difference to what is essentially a very simple blouse xxxx
Love the 60s vibe of that top! X
Yes, it's fab isn't it. I love the monochrome outfits from the sixties xxx
You trained him well Liz!
You're so right about this year being all about the sleeve. I'm so pleased as I adore bell, trumper, flared – any kind of sleeves with attitude. I wasn't a fan of the cold shoulder at all.
Gorgeous monochrome outfit, perfect for a dinner date xx
He's a very quick learner and very very patient!!! It's lovely that he's so willing to help me too. Like you, I love sleeves with attitude and gave the cold shoulder the cold shoulder!! xxxxxx
This is just gorgeous Liz. The photos too!!
Thank you very much Christine! xxx
Yes, your boyfriend did a brilliant job with the photography. And so did you in posing (thanks for some inspirational poses). And the outfit is terrific. I held my breath when I saw it. Would love to copy it but I haven't got your figure and my credit card is in the freezer till April.
Although I loved the cold shoulders last summer, this is a trend which I happily will join in!
This is one of my favourite outfits, Liz – the sheer details, the skinny trousers and the shoes are beautiful. You know I love your jewellery but in this case I agree, just one lovely piece is the perfect accessory.
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Great location for outfit photos! Love this outfit and the shoes are stunning. xxx
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