Palm Print

Tuesday, 22 April 2014



This look is a take on smart/casual. I actually think it's quite hard to find a good balance between the two but in my opinion this look does just that. The skirt has a super fun, bright print and the shirt.. well, it's a shirt. A long sleeved top is also a great alternative to a jacket when the sun is shining, but don't be fooled, the sun may be shining but it's still a bit chilly outside so don't forgo the jacket completely just yet haha! Let's get onto a detailed view of my look..

I got this skirt last week from Primark and instantly fell in love, it's beautiful and a great material, which is always a plus. It's a bit on the warm side so I might not get as much wear out of it in the summer as I would have hoped but it's a great option for the evening when the summer breeze kicks in, and it's perfect for spring. I wanted it to be slightly more high waisted than it is - I went for a smaller size but it still sits at the hips which I'm not a huge fan of. Nonetheless, you can't really go wrong when it comes to Primark and with something a bit thicker tucked in, like a jumper, it should do the trick and push it up a little bit. 

At first I had paired the skirt with a plain black T-shirt and my leather jacket but thought it looked too dark for spring, and a white T-shirt just didn't sit well with me so I went for a tucked in shirt instead. I like the way it looks - I think it's a balance between casual and smart, so a smart casual look haha. The skirt is super fun and the shirt smartens up the whole look. I absolutely love these boots and will continue wearing them until it's unbearably hot, and of course, this black bag has been, and probably will be, forever on my blog. 

I kept accessories really toned down for this look, with some simple silver jewellery. I wore a pair of sunglasses which are clearly too big for my face, yay me! I have such a small and slightly square face that it's basically impossible to find any sunglasses that suit me. They end up taking over my whole face, giving me a massive looking nose (it's already big enough and sunglasses just make it so much more noticeable). I need to find a small pair of sunglasses that don't take over my whole face - I think it's why all my sunglasses are super cheap, I just can't commit, I look too silly!


Photos taken by Stephanie - Instagram: @stephaniehodeib.




 Have you been to Primark recently? Do you let one print "do the talking" or do you like pairing more than one print for your spring look?
Leave me any comments below :)

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30 comments:

  1. Love the look, the skirt is gorgeous :) xo Rita

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    1. Thank you lovely! I really love it too, such a great Primark find! X

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  2. Love the skirt! I've been to Primark loads recently but I swear I haven't seen it! May need to go again ;)

    Chloe x
    newgirlintoon.co.uk

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    1. I went to the big one on Tottenham Court Road and I saw it in a smaller one in Hammersmith too! So have a look for it and you should find it, I only bought it last week, it's a beaut! X

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  3. I love that skirt, nice for spring, going into summer :) Danielle xx

    missdanielle.com

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    1. Completely agree! It's a slightly thicker material though so probably not great for when it's mega hot, but then again in London that probably won't happen too often so it's great! X

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  4. I love the cool fun print on the skirt! I also love your ankle booties, they're just perfect!
    http://myobsessionsdiary.blogspot.com.ar/2014/04/like-blogger.html

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    1. Thanks! I really like all the palm prints showing up at the moment, great pieces for spring/summer! Oh I do love a good pair of boots and these have been so amazing, I'll definitely be wearing them until it's too hot to do so haha! X

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  5. That skirt is beautiful! Love how you've styled it as well x

    http://in-my-fashion-pocket.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! I think it's such a cool print, I love it too - always nice to find a great bargain in Primark! X

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  6. that palm print is amazing!! so annoying australia doesnt have primark, i'm definitely getting my relatives to send it over!

    also now following you on instagram, bloglovin and gfc xx

    http://gypsywardrobe.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. No way! I'm literally shocked at that - maybe Primark is only a Europe thing? It's so good, I'm jealous you guys have Sabo Skirt, I was browsing their website and literally wanted it all but I don't think I can justify £10 shipping costs :( Aw, thank you sweetie! X

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  7. Love this skirt - perfect for summer :)

    Ally x

    http://itisalltherage.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's a little thick but would be great for those summer nights by the beach when it does get a little chilly! X

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    1. Thank you, I'm really loving the palm print trend too actually! X

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  9. Just discovered your blog today - it's fabulous!

    I can't believe the skirt is from Primark I will definitely try to hunt one down... x

    www.lulabelloves.com

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    1. Aw thank you, that's so nice to hear :) Yesss, you should before it sells out! When there's somthing good in Primark it always goes so quickly! X

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  10. Palm prints are one of my favourite prints for this season! I love the skirt, is it a recent buy?

    Hayley | Taxi for Jackson x

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    1. I agree with you on that! & yes, I got it last week so if you're quick get your hands on it before it's gone! X

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  11. I really like the skirt! I might look into Primark for skirts ^_^ How much was it by the way?

    www.mariamarmite.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They have soooo many! Especially in the Tottenham Court Road one, it was £9 which I guess is slightly pricey for a Primark skirt but it's a really nice, thick material :) X

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  12. Great outfit, love the mix of smart and casual! And I'm in love with your hair, it is beautiful!

    Lauren | laurenthedaydreamer.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! Me too, I think it's the perfect way to mix the two; haha thank you! I get lost on how to style it sometimes - I'm not used to shorter hair! X

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  13. Fab skirt! Seems like Primark are doing well just now and I'm missing out on all of it!

    http://mood-box.blogspot.com/

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    1. Damn you are missing out! Primark has had some lovely bits, I'm in London and even I've missed out on their Zara coat dupe which made me so upset :( X

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  14. I am in love with this skirt - it caught my eye on your twitter and now I am a new follower! :)
    Great post - can't wait to read more!
    Claire x

    theunpublishedgirl.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ohh I'm glad! It's such a cool print haha and a great Primark find I might add! I hope you enjoy my blog :) X

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    1. Thanks! It's so cute and is already a huge hit this spring/summer - I'm glad you like it :) X

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