Wednesday, 23 April 2014

#Colourmehappy with McArthurGlen

In this household McArthurGlen is a well known name, we have shopped there year upon year for all of the family, always coming away with full bags bulging with bargains and smiley faces. Yep, we love a nice bargain, but then who doesn't when there's over 250 brands including All Saints, Church’s, Ted Baker, Reiss, French Connection, Jaeger, Kurt Geiger, Lulu Guinness and Nicole Farhi offering year-round savings of up to 60%.
So when the lovely folks of McArthurGlen contacted me to tell me about their fantastic #colourmehappy campaign to launch the new season accessories, i thanked the wonderful clothing Gods and jumped at the chance!
A week later the most wonderful pink box of goodies literally landed on my doorstep including Kurt Geiger cobalt blue heels and a beautiful orange Fossil bag.. I had died and gone to accessories heaven.
Colour Me Happy is something i can completely get on board with, if you've been reading RTH just a small while, you will know i love to wear colour. I enjoy mixing colours and experimenting with different bright and cheerful combo's. Colourful outfits really do make me happy.
So, the challenge? Make 3 outfits with the beautiful accessories.
After much over-thinking and umming and ahhing I decided i wanted to show the bag and shoes in 3 different ways; with a dress, trousers and a skirt.
So here are my 3 looks

Look One:

Here i wanted to mix in a green dress with the blue shoes and orange bag.. A current fave colour combination. I wore the bag loosely on the shoulder, perfect for a meal date.

Look two:
Trousers (Jeans)

 I knew i wanted to mix in some yellow somewhere and i thought a nice smart-casual look with my patch jeans and a pastel yellow knit felt colourful and spring-esque, all tied up with a vintage headscarf.
I also wore the Fossil bag across body, which i love to wear it this way, especially when my hands are full(with more shopping bags wahaha). This outfit was perfect for lunch and shopping with the bestie.

Look three:
Skirt & Blazer

The colour combo here was teal, navy and of course orange. I used the bag with-out the strap here like a clutch and added in a statement necklace, the leopard print little belt and some cats eye shape sunglasses for a bit of glam, perfect for a night out with cocktails!:)

So there we have it. 2 accessories, 3 looks!
I can't wait to get even more wear out of these beautiful pieces.
Which is your favourite?
And do you have any great remix ideas for them?

Big thank you to McArthurGlen, it's been an absolute privilege!



  1. omg, the colors are gorgeous, as are the actual accessories! You lucky girl! I always look forward to seeing how you'll style each of your outfits and am never disappointed. :)

    1. Victoria, thank you so much for your kind words, they make me smile SO much! hope you're having a lovely day xx

  2. These colours just leap off the screen! I think you did really well here. Loving that navy lace pencil skirt too. P x

    1. Hello lovely lady, can you believe the lace skirt is primark? Cheap and cheerful! Thank you so much for your kind words, its really made my day xx

  3. I love the orange bag and all of the looks you've chosen are fab!

  4. I would never have thought to put orange, green, and blue together but that color combo is beautiful!! You're great with color. Love all these outfits!

  5. So I know this post is about the beautiful accessories (and yes, they are gorgeous!) but hot dang I am in LOVE with that green dress in the first look! And your orange blazer is stunning!

  6. The color of that dress is gorgeous! I love the blue shoes, too!

  7. Beautiful green dress! I would never have thought to pair it with those shoes, but it works! If you get a chance to stop by my blog, I've got a J-Crew giveaway today. Have a great day!

  8. Love your green dress!!! That is too perfect. Love it. Stopping by from the What I Wore Linkup. :)

  9. Hi Rachael
    I love the blue hues and the pop of orange in your bag. I also love lace, so the last skirt is really pretty on you. From the link up. Stop by if you can

  10. 3 Fantastic Outfits Rachel that all show your curves, too. Loving that Teal hi-lo dress. And I've commented before on those awesome patch-work jeans. But my absolute favorite of all is the last look. So many bright, happy colors color-blocked into a chic, sexy little outfit.

    I am wearing some Happy Blues today also. Come take a peek. Thanks.

    Happy Hump Day. Ada. =)

  11. This was such a fun challenge, right? Love your three looks! x

  12. The first looked just knocked me down with it's fabulousness! The second drew me in with it's softness. The third just looks so classy! How clever to carry the purse as a clutch!

  13. All of the looks are great, but 1 and 3 are my favorites! I love the green dress!!


  14. These are some killer pumps, Rachel!! I love every single look you've created!! Love your blog too :)

    Jenna from Visions of Vogue

  15. I love how you mixed all those cool tones. And the color of that dress is SO gorgeous and flattering!

  16. Love these looks! These are such fun color combinations :)

    Katie | Style Diary

  17. You are more beautiful in every pic. I love, love the first look the best: green and blue with a pop of orange , ahhhhhhhhhhh so perfect.
    Thank you for joining and sharing your style with us.
    love and sunshine weekend Rachel

  18. Dear perfectt sweet girl!!! I love all photos! kissssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  19. I like the color blocking of the first outfit, but it seems that that clutch would go with anything :D

  20. Very diversable. A huge thumbs up for the final look. Yes to that incredible pencil skirt!

  21. Great looks Rachel. I am loving the colour of your blue shoes, perfect with every outfit :) stopping by from Share-in-Style hop...

  22. I love the third look! as smart as you, I just discovered your blog from share in style and now I'm your new follower, love your style!

  23. You look ace here, colour really suits you!

    Maria xxx


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