It’s not just pink I’m crazy for this season, I’ve also fallen head over heels for all things pastel. There is something so endearing about sugary sweet colours and when I was sent a pale minty green dress I decided to go all out on the matchy matchy pastel front.
Dress c/o shelikes | Boots: Mista via Sarenza | Necklace c/o Spoiled Brat
This dress is probably my current favourite piece in my wardrobe, I don’t own many green pieces, especially not in pastel so this is a welcome addition from shelikes. Unusually this dress is the pefect length on me and the colour seems to work quite well with my skin tone. It has a subtle embossed floral design which adds texture and it fits like a dream. I’ll be wearing this a lot over the coming months and it’ll be a nice addition to my work wardrobe as well as for out of work.
I’ve spoken about these Miista boots before, my current favourite brand for unique and edgy shoes these were on my wish list for ages before I was able to get my mitts on them in the Sarenza sale. These are so perfect for the chillier spring days and a more dainty alternative to my beloved black ankle boots. The only downside is they are too pretty to wear in the wet weather lest I get them covered in mud but that just means I’ll have them even longer! I’m seriously in love with Miista’s Spring/Summer designs- there are so many pastel pairs that I need on my feet.
It’s a well known fact that one of my favourite online boutiques Spoiled Brat sell an amazing array of on trend and covetable clothing, but did you know they also stock the most incredible selection of jewellery too? I was sent this brilliant Chelsea Doll “Meow” necklace as well as another from the range (which sadly didn’t survive the post, I think the postman was playing football with the package) and it makes me smile every time I see it. It doesn’t quite fit in with the pastel theme of the outfit but I couldn’t wait any longer to wear it! Next on my list is this amazing Runaway Fox wooden cat cuts necklace
These photos are another set that Ben took for me, he’s been choosing which photos I post lately as well as I’m really struggling with body image right now and learning to accept my body at a healthy weight. I’m getting there, slowly but surely with the help and support of my family, friends and boyfriend and I’m looking forward to living a healthy and active life. Recovery hasn’t been easy and it’s still a massive struggle now, but the benefits make it so worthwhile and I’m never, ever going back to a life of anorexia- for the first time in almost twelve years I feel free and this period of not being ok with how I look will pass. Thank you to every single one of you who have supported me from the start, I’m almost at the end of this journey now and you’ve all given such incredible encouragement and advice.
Sorry, I didn’t mean to get quite so personal there, I get carried away sometimes. Feel free to skim over any such posting from me.


15 comments for “Minted.

  1. Ah, pastelly perfection! Love this outfit Laura, you look so pretty x

  2. You look fab πŸ™‚ those colours really suit you and the boots are amazing. Ben picked some lovely pictures btw xx

  3. Sorry you’re having the struggles. It’s so difficult when your body is changing to get used to how it feels, esp when you have been ill for so long it can really make you feel like your body is not yours. But you look lovely!

    I bloody love those tights! Gimme!

    Corinne x

  4. You are beautiful inside and out – you have a good ‘un in Ben, these photos are stunning xxx

  5. Danni

    Lady you are looking amazing as always. Keep strong and keep smiling πŸ™‚ xxxx

  6. I truly admire your strength and courage Laura, what a brave beauty you are <3

    You look absolutely gorgeous, the pastel mint of the dress goes so prettily with your red hair. I must confess I've fallen for pastels recently too… last summer I really went off them, but now I'm embracing how fresh they can look!

    Sophie xo

  7. That colour really suits you – I actually have mint nail varnish on, that’s as pastely as I get haha.

  8. You look bloody amazing woman!!!
    I love the dress, such a pretty colour β™‘

    Jess xo

  9. Bugger to whatever your head is telling you, you look beautiful. And I know the h word can be a dangerous one at time so I won’t say that, but maybe vibrant works? Even with your bad back you’re still so much more glowy. And your style is amazing, always will be I reckon

  10. Loving the green dress, its such a beautiful colour. You have done so well with your recovery and are a beautiful and inspirational lady for sharing your story. Hugs.

    X x

  11. I’d be a pretty shallow person if I chose to skim over details about your personal life and struggles and just focus in the dress! You are doing do well re anorexia recovery and I am glad for your continued strength and will continue to pray about it. You are getting there and you are beautiful as you do it!

    Right, now onto the outfit!!! Gorgeous and so light and breezy! Reminds me of something Florrie would wear. Oh how I miss her blogging! X

  12. I’m obsessed with anything mint green at the moment! That necklace is the cutest, Jade also loves hers. πŸ™‚

  13. SJ

    I’m so happy for you that you’re feeling so well, Laura. And that mint dress looks lovely on you – it’s not an easy colour to pull off but it really works against your skintone. x

  14. I absolutely love everything about this outfit. It is amazing and I need it all in my wardrobe!
    I’m so glad to hear that you’re staying strong despite hard times. You’re doing so well. xx