Pretty in Pink with Matalan

Trust me when I say pink is going to be everywhere for Spring/Summer. The girly girl in me is delighted about this and I want to break free of the monochrome and fill my wardrobe with all things rose tinted. I can’t actually afford to do this, in reality, but looking at the new arrivals to Matalan it looks like I might be able to afford a few key pieces.
I love this pale pink graphic blouse, £12. It’s a lovely piece that could be worn for work and play. I’m thinking it’d look pretty cool worn under a denim pinafore dress. Worn with a black pencil skirt and some killer heels it’d be a fierce addition to the workplace as well.
The bomber jacket has been on my radar since Matalan first tweeted about it. I have a voucher burning a hole in my pocket and this is the intended target. It costs £18 and I will live in it all spring. My lightweight jacket from the last couple of years has just about had it’s day so this will be a timely replacement. Absolutely love it.
I’m not usually one for high necks but this top, £10 is almost swaying me. I’m thinking it could be slung on with some slim fit or boyfriend jeans (I’ve turned against skinnies at the moment) or dressed up with some statement accessories for an evening out.
I’ve also seen a preview of THE most gorgeous gingham skirt which I don’t yet have an image for. As soon as I’m back earning after my sick leave, at the bargain price of £16 it will also be mine.
You can really rely on Matalan for on trend, affordable pieces these days. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- this shop has really upped their game!
What trends are you most looking forward to?


hot headed

So, like I mentioned yesterday, I re-did my red hair! It feels so good to be back to vibrant colour and I love the positive attention it attracts. I remain faithful to Life Salon Style; Intense Red which I buy in bulk when on offer- the upside of this new, shorter hair is I once again only need one box. I really like this length for my hair, someone remind me to keep it up?! I’m hopeless at booking in for maintenance.

Wearing floral dress c/o Matalan which won me the very first Style Project well over a year ago now! The tights are from New Look and were a “well done” gift from work, and the boots are c/o Ellos. I’m not sure why I’m wearing boots all of a sudden, I should be making the most of the nice weather and the last chance to wear sandals until next year!

Well, we’re half way through the working week; congratulations on making it so far! How’s it going for you?


September Survival Wishlist

With the arrival of September comes a craving for rich berry colours, mixed with deep greens and muddy browns. We may yet get a burst of Summer but I’m not holding out hope and today I have conjured up a wishlist of what I would love to help me survive September!

1. Dark Green skinny jeans, £16.99 from New Look. I’m really starting to embrace jeans and trousers more and these are the perfect Autumn colour (I think)

2. Bunny Print sweater top £12 from George at Asda. I already own the jersey owl jumper and this is next on my list. I love the quirky print, relaxed fit and supersoft material (lovingly stroked in store yesterday). These jumpers are such bargains.

3. Barbour from ASOS. LOVE the Liberty lining in this, do not love the price tag of over £200! I am trying hard to save up for a Barbour though. I love them and know that once afforded, it will be a sound investment. I shall probably hit up the outlet at Clark’s village for mine though, they have some relative bargains there.

4. Velvet Chelsea Boots from Matalan, currently only £10 online! I’m on a shoe ban, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want these! I was caught stroking them in store yesterday. Oh so soft and I LOVE the colour.

What’s on your September wishlist? Still holding out for Summer?


chop chop

After months of putting it off, I finally went and booked a haircut…a much needed one and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect after a truly horrible morning at work.

I didn’t have any particular style in mind, just something easy to maintain and that’s what I got! My head feels a heck of a lot lighter minus about 10 inches of hair and half of it’s bulk (the curse of not just thick, but plentiful hair!)
Now the challenge is the upkeep, this is where I usually fail! Feel free to share miracle products and styling tips with me! I’m going back to vibrant red at the weekend.

And don’t forget, there are still a few hours left to win £20 with Matalan, the giveaway closes at 7pm. Chop chop!


Celebrate A/W with Matalan *giveaway*

To celebrate the launch of their A/W collection (which I raved about just a few days ago) Matalan are offering one reading of adaisychaindream a £20 gift voucher to spend on anything they like!

Entering couldn’t be easier;

Just leave a comment on this post in answer to “What’s your favourite piece from the Matalan AW collection?”

The giveaway runs for one week (closing next Thursday 30th August at 8pm). The winner will be selected by a random number generator. Don’t forget to leave me a way to contact you if you win! Good luck!