Friday, 6 May 2016

Spring Look Book With Great Plains (& #Passion4Fashion Linkup)

When each new season rolls around there's a few brands I look forward to seeing what they have to offer.
Great Plains is always one of the first I head to.
Each season I invest in a couple of pieces from their range as they are always:
a. Excellent quality
b. Super versatile pieces
and
c. A little different to what's on the high street.

I mean take the tomato poppy red blouse below, its colour is so vibrant and the fabric feels luxurious, I haven't seen anything else like it around.
So when the lovely folks at Great Plains let me have free reign with this seasons fabulous new pieces, well i was like a kid in a toy shop... My reply? Just gimme all the goodies please.
After much perusing for a long long time i knew what i would love to style up for a look book in my own way. The Summer dresses are a must, do take a look. 
Here's what i went for:


Look One...
The tomato red blouse i mentioned above was one of the first things that caught my eye, you'd have to be colour blind for it it not to. Truth is, in real life it's even more beautiful and vibrant than any photos we captured could portray. The fabric is a dreamy soft floaty-but-not-too-floaty fabric. It skims and doesn't cling, yet doesn't add pounds by hanging like a tent either. 
The subtle v neck collar is super flattering and makes it easy to wear for office smart with a skirt or casual weekend wear. Like i said super versatile.
I paired it down with the navy trousers which are the most comfy forgiving trousers i have ever worn. Think as comfy as joggers and you won't be far wrong.
All finished off with a classic trench. I love this look for the age old conundrum of Smart-Casual.. I think this could work perfectly. Need it a little smarter, just change the trainers to shoes.









Details:
Grenadine Red Top
Marsie Navy Trousers
Adidas Stan Smiths
H&M Trench
Yosa Necklace


Look Two...

Summer weekend ready, the stripe tunic is perfect weekend wear. Beware it is a loose (ish) knit and unlined, I paired mine with a light petty coat and it was absolutely perfect. Alternatively it would work so well layered over a vest top, white skinny jeans and some tan wedges, which just screams holidays to me.
(Also it runs large, if you want to feel good about yourself, this tunic is definitely your new best friend)
The denim jacket was just begging to be paired with it. They just seem like the ultimate combination for a casual happy weekend.




 Details:
Waffle On Dress
Stan Smiths
New Look Denim Jacket
Yosa Clutch & Bag


Look Three..
And another favourite piece. This beautiful china blue dress. I love it. Like looovvee it.
At 5ft 6 its a comfortable yet not frumpy knee length and absolutely dreamy to wear. I would dress this up with mules or tan wedges in summer, and then also out in the day with tan sandals. The possibilities are quite simple and easy with the dress because its just so damn good.  It has a tie waist for definition and also pockets.. A girls best friend is a dress with pockets :D





 Details:
Petra Dress
F&F Boots
Mango Jacket
Yosa Bag


A big thanks to Great Plains for loaning these wonderful clothes and allowing me to play dress up. It really has been so fun and i now have a shopping list as long as my arm!

Which is your favourite piece?
How would you style it?








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25 comments

  1. Lucky you! Everything is lovely, I love that tomatoe red top but for me it would have to be that gorgeous china blue dress x

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  2. You look absolutely adorable!

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  3. Without a doubt the dress. I know jeans and pats are comfortable and can be chic, but nothing tkaes you to a WOWWWWWWWWWWWW level like a dress (you know my passion for skirts and dresses, hahahahhaha)
    Ps: Rachel the photos take ages to load properly, so you know.
    Happy weekend

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  4. You're an angel!! That red blouse suits you so well!! That dress is beyond stunning and you are perfectly gorgeous!!

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  5. that pop of red goes so well with your skin/hair!
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

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  6. All great looks, Rachel! The Petra dress definitely gets the win for me! It is absolutely fabulous! And you're right, who doesn't love a dress with pockets?

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  7. I love all these looks! The first two are my favorite though cause they look so comfy with the sneakers!

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  8. Great looks, love all 3!! I think no.2 is my favourite :)

    Thanks for hosting

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  9. All adorable looks!! Come check out my latest CHICWISH collab & let me know what you think of the LBD - Happy Mothers' Day!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  10. I think I like the second look the best---totally weekend wear!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  11. All great outfits, my favorite is the stripe dress. I am sucker for all things stripes.

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

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  12. Love the blue dress! Looks like something you could wear all summer!

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  13. I love all three of these looks! The red blouse is so pretty on you, but I'm loving the blue dress. And the fact that it has pockets makes it that much better!
    Rachael
    http://www.threadforthomasblog.com

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  14. I love the red blouse...the color is just stunning; perfect for pairing with white jeans too. And the pockets on the blue dress make it a winner!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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  15. Wow. All great outfits, you have some great jackets, cant help but love the cropped black Mango one, and the blue looks amazing on you. I love the shirt dress and the pockets! The orange red top is another that stands out with your complexion! I cant wear this color.
    Lovely as always!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  16. Such great looks! It would be hard for my to choose... I love the striped dress since it's exactly the piece I love to wear on the weekend. And the blue dress is stunning. But I'm also really partial to flowy, non-clingy blouses, and the red is gorgeous...

    Thanks for the link up! Have a fabulous weekend!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  17. That red blouse is beautiful! Love the color on you!

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  18. I might do the Grenadine blouse with jeans. And leather somewhere. Spikes too. But you know, I do love how you styled that red top, it exudes such a casual French chic :)

    Speaking of loveliness, my weekly Friday link-up is live and on the blog now, Rachel, and I would love for you to come and share this gorgeous vision xoxo

    https://sheelagoh.com/2016/05/06/mummy-dearest-a-link-up/

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  19. Three amazing looks! I just adore the tomato red top, especially paired with the Adidas tennies. The second look is one my absolute favorite spring styles, so I really like it, as well.

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  20. Three amazing looks! I just adore the tomato red top, especially paired with the Adidas tennies. The second look is one my absolute favorite spring styles, so I really like it, as well.

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  21. You and Great Plains are made for each other, you look amazing!

    Maria xxx

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  22. I love the colour of the blouse, it looks great paired with the slouchy trousers and white trainers. That shirt dress is beautiful! Three wonderful outfits :)

    Emma xxx
    style-splash.com

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  23. Great picks, the nautical dress is amazing.

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  24. I have never shopped at Great Plains before, but I'm definately going to check it out, as it looks fab. I love the red blouse and trainers combo and the gorgeous nautical dress. Come and check out my new linky for mums #MumsThatSlay - Yvadney x #FashionFriday

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  25. I love the blouse and the chinoiserie print dress. Very pretty and classy. They are pieces I would wear. Would love if you can link up to http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/05/15/losing-baby-weight-episode-1/

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