Hey gorgeous ones, welcome back. I posted a picture of this outfit on Instagram and after so many comments, thought how could I possibly not post this on my blog! This is probably my most "aesthetic" outfit so far. Which reminds me- when on earth and why did people start using "aesthetic" as an adjective?! Fyi, that's the first time I've ever done so haha! Anyway, on to my sassy floral ballerina look... (I challenge you to come up with a better description! One rule- do not use "aesthetic")...
Where to even begin? Let's start with the trousers. My new obsession, which you're going to realise in my next few posts, is frill hem trousers, or any sort of cool, sassy trousers for that matter. There was a time in life when I would have been completely mortified by even the thought of wearing these sort of trousers, but I've come to a realisation. I will never be as young, or free, or as able to pull off crazy and outgoing outfits as I am right now. So I'm not going to waste my time being boring! True, some of the outfits I wear may well make me cringe later on in life, but no doubt some of the things I'll be wearing then would make me cringe now! That's the fun of fashion! And let's not pretend I'm some super fashion forward risk taker all of the time, because I am well aware that I'm not. But somehow, when Spring rolls around and the air is warmer and the days are longer, I start to feel like a newer, fresher, freer and more confident me. Maybe it's the vitamin D the grey English clouds withhold from us all Winter long that makes me feel so confident and fabulous. Or maybe it's the fact I don't have worry about staying above a 2 on the 0-10 'how cold am I' scale (0 being hypothermia, 10 being moderately warm- I draw the line very low down) and of course the fabulous Spring styles that pop up all over the high street, that gives me my much longed for fashion freedom.
Anyway, what a ramble! The point is, this outfit is pretty much my life right now. I'm trying to push out of my comfort zone little by little, and in turn widen it. It's amazing how slowly 'breaking in' a certain look that once may have made you uncomfortable can really add to and evolve your style. I love to blend current trends with my own personal style, and I love to stand out without looking overly outrageous and remaining classic. And these trousers just tick all of the boxes. These beauties are from Zara, which I must say has been giving me total life so far this season. In the last month, I cannot walk out of there empty handed, and I have had to seriously hold back! They are killing it right now, and despite the hideous customer service and on the whole infuriating shopping experience that always makes me vow to never walk through the doors again, I am repeatedly drawn back in to bring home those styles that bridge the gap between high end and high street so beautifully well.
The whole look is so feminine and sophisticated. The trousers have a tailored look which gives a really elegant and polished feel, but the sexy satin cami (which is from last Summer by the way, but I'll link some similar alternatives below) brings it down to a more casual level. And isn't it fabulous how a detail as simple as a frill hem on the trousers, can instantly make the entire look completely current and totally on trend? If they just ended on a straight hem, they would not have the same effect at all. They make me feel like the actual princess of chic. That is a valid thing to feel by the way. Promise.
And how perfect that the trousers are cropped? Drawing all the more attention to the absolute #shoegoals that are gracing my feet...
Bless you Aldo. Bless you for creating my DREAM SHOE. That's it- erase anything you had in your mind about me declaring any other pair of shoes my favourite, because these have stolen the title. Never have I ever owned a pair of shoes I love more (obviously I did not just take a sip... of the hot water and lemon infront of me). But for real, where have these shoes been my whole life! Believe me, I have tried to find the perfect pair of ballerina shoes, but all the ones I've seen have been sort of gimmicky, and don't even get me started on the ribbons actually staying up on the ankle. But Aldo have actually done it. They have created the ultimate wearable, chic ballerina shoe. Everything about it is perfect. The soft, delicate pink suede, the classically feminine round toe, and the comfortable yet still elongating low-block heel. And I don't even have the words for the ribbons. There is literally nothing I would change about this shoe. They are so comfortable to walk around in, and the ribbons actually stay put up on the ankle, which believe me is a rare quality in this kind of shoe. Plus, the ribbons are actually removable, so you essentially get two pairs of shoes in one. The pump is very Chloe-esque, and in my opinion these do not look like they came from the high street. Perfectly feminine, sophisticated yet fun, and extremely flattering as well. I could go on and on and on. These shoes are simply beautiful, and have totally stolen my heart- exactly what the perfect pair of shoes should do to a girl.
Which brings me to the bag. I'm not sure I even have the words. I saw this in the shop window of Aldo and literally stopped in my tracks! I've never seen anything like it! Sadly I cannot seem to find this on the website, but I've seen it in three different Aldo's so I'm pretty sure you'll be able to find it in store. This is the kind of bag that get's my heart racing. I love a nude structured tote that will go with everything, and I love the gold chain. But the flowers. The stunning appliqué flowers STOLE my heart! The whole three dimensional appliqué style seems to be such a trend now and I find it so exciting. The organised chaos of the nude, pink and white flowers with gold studs and occasional diamanté is absolute perfection. Colour palette goals. This is such a statement and eye catching accessory, sparkling up the simplest of outfits. It is so unique and therefore looks more like a higher end piece, and at £55 I think it's an absolute steal. One of those high street gems that you just have to stand back and applaud (internally). Believe me, everyone will want to know where you got this bag; and believe me again, it will crush you a little bit to tell them how easily they can also get their hands on it... a bit like how I feel telling you now. Juuuuuust kidding! Or am I...
And then finally we have the sunglasses. If you know me well you'll know I have a small obsession with Aldo sunglasses, and the moment I saw these I knew they had to be mine! I love everything about these- the sexy cat eye silhouette, the delicate rose gold frame with laser cut detail, and of course the pink iridescent lenses. Look at that reflection! I wish I could wear pink iridescent contact lenses and always look at the world with a pretty pink filter. These sunglasses are so statement and chic, and so so girly, fun and glamorous. I already know I'm going to wear these SO much during Spring and Summer.
I hope you enjoyed the post. Because I always want to be honest and transparent with you, I want to let you know that Aldo sponsored me for two Instagram posts, where I featured all of these products. But I loved them SO much that I just had to write a blog post! So this post isn't sponsored at all and I had no obligation to write it, I just felt that the shoes, bag and sunglasses were so beautiful they deserved so much more than two pictures, so I felt completely compelled to write this! Just wanted to let you know incase you were suspicious as to why this post was so Aldo heavy! Nevertheless, I hope you loved the outfit as much as me! As always, let me know if there's anything you've seen in store or online lately you think I would love!
Lots of love,