Wrap It Up Differently!

When it comes to clothing there are many ways to make an item work for you. I am pretty frugal when it comes to fashion I don’t like to overspend and like quality at a fair price. Having said all of that I will spend a little more for something I fall totally in love with or perhaps require for a special occasion. I have mentioned several times on the blog that I try to purchase items that can work with other items in my wardrobe. I find that you can create several outfits this way.

I purchased this blue wrap dress from Pink Clove right at the beginning of last year and it has fast become a favourite of mine. I have made no secret about the fact that my favourite colour is blue and so any chance I get to pick something up in any shade of the colour I do it! Electric blue and royal blue I find really look nice against my skin tone and the colour of this dress is a key reason I can’t get enough of it! I’m wearing this in a size 22 and I really love that this can be worn in so many ways. It looks great with tights or bare legged. I also like that pretty much any form of footwear compliments it.

I decided that I would create a whole new outfit with items currently in my wardrobe. This dress was the only colourful item I wanted to wear. I decided to pair this with my pleather fronted leggings from MissGuided in size 24. Not only are these super comfortable but they are also really warm on cold days which is great for this time of year seeing as we still have some cold days.

I like comfort when I dress and I much prefer nice long cardigans than thick coats so I thought that this long length cardigan would be great for coverage seeing as the dress only has three quarter length sleeves. As you can see from these pictures it had been raining in London when I wore this outfit so the chill was still very much in the air. This one is from Yours Clothing and I’m wearing a size 26/28. I love oversized cardigans, they’re really comfortable and work with pretty much anything.

Even though I love getting dolled up like most women sometimes I like to take my look down a notch and so I wanted a more casual feel to this look so I decided to wear my legroom chain boots. These are so comfortable and I can literally walk in them for hours, seeing that I was out and about I wanted practical footwear. These are from Fashion World and are currently reduced in price so if you are looking for a good pair of boots take a look at the website and see what else they have in the collection.

Something I ALWAYS do which you may have noticed is colour coordinate. I’m not sure if it’s just me or part of my Caribbean heritage coming in (they take coordination to a whole other level and match everything down to the perfect shade and I mean the whole outfit!) but it’s something I like to do to pull a look together. With this in mind I thought my gold plated cinch belt would compliment the chain detail in the boots and provide a little added glam to the look. With 99% of my outfits I like to wear hoop earrings. This is an accessory I have worn since I was a teenager and to be honest I love it just as much as I did back then. My twisted gold hoops were a must with this look. In keeping with this look my blue floral statement necklace was my final addition and I was set.

If I were wearing this outfit to a club or something I would ditch the cardi and the boots and put the outfit with some heels to take the style from casual to dressy. There are so many ways that you can play around with your look and style. As I always say you never know what you can put together until you give it a try. Take a look in your wardrobe and try on a bunch on stuff, you may surprised with what you find! If like me you are a frugal person and you really wanna get your monies worth it’s a pretty fun experiment and can be an amazing way to hold on to some of your cash!

Remember whatever you wear, feel fabulous in it and wear it with a smile!
  1. Hollie B says: 5th April 2015 8:30 pm

    Gorgeous! This blue just pops on you lovely. x

  2. Princ3ssJasmin3 says: 5th April 2015 8:30 pm

    Love this blue, it's gorgeous! x

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  3. Mayah Thomas says: 5th April 2015 8:31 pm

    Isn't it just?! One of my favourite colours to wear!

  4. Mayah Thomas says: 5th April 2015 8:32 pm

    Thanks honey, I love this dress it's an old favourite, I only wish I had more clothes in this colour xx

  5. Ijenna Osuji says: 7th April 2015 7:58 am

    I think you pulled off the look well. I love that you rocked the dress with confidence :)

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  6. Mayah Thomas says: 7th April 2015 7:59 am

    Thanks Hun, whatever I wear I try to do it with confidence. That's what makes anything look good xx

  7. Patricia Jackson says: 7th April 2015 10:38 pm

    Love that dress and boots. What size do it go to?

  8. Mayah Thomas says: 9th April 2015 8:47 pm

    Thanks Patricia. This dress isn't available any more but it went up to a size 24. I'm wearing the 22 here and as you can see it's pretty spacious. There is a similar one available at http://www.boohoo.com in a slightly brighter shade of blue xx