Shine Bright

Over the last few months I’ve found myself braving quite a new few styles when it comes to clothing- from the matchy matchy co-ord to bearing all in a cropped tee it seems that nothing has been off limits. One item that took mea while to warm to was culottes, especially those of the midi length, but now I own a pair I am wondering what on earth took me so long; flattering, comfortable and with more dignity saving potential than the humble midi skirt, I’m a convert.

Vest: New Look | Culottes: New Look | Boots: H&M | Necklace: Local shop

These culottes from New Look were something crazy like £7 in the sale which is why I finally decided to take the plunge and make a purchase. I’d been eyeing this particular pair for a while and I’m pleased I didn’t miss out as they are a super versatile addition to my wardrobe and perfect for this time of year. I wore this outfit for a sunny Sunday stroll around Bristol with Ben, taking in the eccentricity of Stokes Croft and the tranquility of the Harbour-side but they would also work well for the office with a smarter top and some flat shoes.
When I say that this necklace is from a local shop, I not only mean a shop that is local to me in Nailsea but that only sells goods made by local people. I can’t resist popping in there for a browse every time I pass as there are always stunning new arrivals and I like to support local talents. This was actually a gift from Ben who shares my love for all things unique and handmade and I always get comments on it whenever I wear it.
Talking of comments, these boots got a fair bit of attention when I was out and about. I had them on order from H&M for ages before they finally arrived; it took about six weeks for them to be in stock but they were well worth the wait. I didn’t realise when I ordered that they are not only patent but somewhat holographic, which makes them even better in my eyes; I was desperate for a pair of silver holographic boots last winter but these are a bit less “out there” and will no doubt be lived in all through the next few months as despite walking for miles in them they remained immensely comfortable.
Ben and I stumbled across this gem of a shop whilst in town that weekend- yet another reason why I love Bristol so much, it’s such a creative city with a brilliant sense of humour…it’s taken a few years but I’ve really got to know the place lately and I fall a little more in love with every visit (and yes, it’s shameful how awful my knowledge of Bristol was before last year, I blame being a small town girl on the out-skirts!). What do you love about where you live?


4 comments for “Shine Bright

  1. Aww imagine how good those culottes would look with knee high boots and a polo neck in the winter, be so awesome!
    Laura, I watched a movie last night called House of the Devil, on Netflix and the leading lady reminded me of you so much, she is called Jocelin Donahue, look her up.

    Gems x
    Fashion, Well Done

  2. OMG! Those culottes!!!

    How gorgeous!!! Loving the cami top too!

    Tatyana x
    Secret little Stars

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  3. OMG! Those culottes!!!

    How gorgeous!!! Loving the cami top too!

    Tatyana x
    Secret little Stars

  4. Hell YEAH to this outfit Laura! I love the culottes, they really are so very gorgeous. Adore how you’ve paired them with those stunning boots and the black vest is simplistic yet stylish. Love! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo