Monday, 4 April 2011

Colour blocking, Clazzerati style

Spot the difference?

Marc Jacobs - £580

Primark - £11

Colour blocking is set to be one hell of a trend this spring and summer. Breaking away from the neutral, subtle tones of autumn/winter we are catapulting our wardrobes into the new season with a bang.  And I love it. And even more, I love it when I can get it on the cheap, which is why Primark's offering is ticking all the boxes for me.  Similar to this one by Marc, by Marc Jacobs, which you may have seen Fearne Cotton swaying about in on Celebrity Juice last week, Primark's version comes in at a bargain-busting £11. Hello, £11? 

This is set to be one of my summer staples for sure; perfect for lounging about at picnics on the common, or to throw over a bikini at the beach. And it's super soft too.

What do you think?
(yes, I agree, it would look 100 times better with a tan but hey, it's only spring.  It's a miracle i've got so much of my body on show so early in the year)

The breakdown
Dress: c/o Primark, £11 (out now)
Belt: vintage Jaeger, £15
Shoes: New Look, £23.99
Hat: Aldo, £15 ish
Flower corsage (aka headband): eBay, £5

...and here are a few more colour blocking hits that will be hitting Primark's stores very soon:

Errr, did I mention i'm hosting a competition this week?  Be sure to swing by tomorrow when i'll be telling you exactly how you can get your hands on £50 to spend on some deeeeeeeee-lightful clothes!

Happy Monday lovelies xx

(And thanks for your lovely comments about the hen do on Friday night - we had a fab time.  But that was just the warm-up you see, we're off to Ireland on Friday for the main event!).



  1. looove your dress ^.^
    looks lovely on you!
    i couldnt get away with something so long as i am sooo short ^.^
    Rosie xo

  2. What a great find and much cheaper!!
    Will look great in Summer, if we get one eh.

    Thanks so much for the tag, will do this week. :) xx

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  4. hey again ^.^
    i've tagged you with the kreativ blogger award!

    (a lot of tagging going around lately! :D)

  5. ooh! i have this dress! though in the othe colour option, yellow, tan and off the top of my head a greeny shade that at the mo i cant quite put my finger on! looks beautiful on you :) loving the table above as well!!! :) xxx

  6. That dress is great,think i'm of to primark tomorrow for a look :)


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Clazzerati xx