Neon and Lavender

Mama’s got a brand new bag folks, and a hat! 
I am Lavender lovin’ right now and i can’t seem to get enough of that pretty lilac colour. Spring may not have sprung in my neck of the woods (Gale force winds blowing down 30ft trees in your actual street; (see here) this is definitely not Spring!) 
But that doesn’t mean i can’t be in the spirit of Spring does it now. So my new little lavender loves are my subtle nod to mother Nature to say i am ready when you are.. Maybe my nods need to be less subtle;)

Lavender and Neon is a little bit of an unexpected combo but i kinda like it! After seeing my wonderful blogging partner in crime Catherine in this beautiful Lime with black and white combination i was totally inspired to re-create (or copy cat as it were, haha! most sincere form of flattery right?;) The lavender was just a fluke due to having a pretty new bag and hat and wanting to wear them all.the.time. 

Evidently being obsessed with your new goodies sometimes creates good things like this happy little outfit i enjoyed wearing today.

Lavender Fedora: Asos

Ripped Jeans & Scarf: New Look (both old)

Neon Lime sweater & lavender bag: River Island

shoes: Matalan

Biker Jacket: George at Asda

Have you ever surprised yourself with an unexpected outfit that you ended up really loving?

Shop the neon and lavender look


  1. May 11, 2014 / 8:03 pm

    Super new bag!! I am loving lilac too, I have a lilac cardigan but recently bought a blouse too, which I am yet to wear. And you look so good in hats. A great new outfit, but I'm sure you'll do some more experimenting to get more lilac in! P x

  2. May 11, 2014 / 8:05 pm

    absolutely love this look! truly loving the lilac tones! x

  3. May 11, 2014 / 8:19 pm

    Swooning over that gorgeous hat! Loving these colours on you!

  4. May 11, 2014 / 8:21 pm

    I was a very cheeky young lady and read a copy of Woman & Home in Smiths just to see your little feature over the weekend 😀 I loved it, a great story and you both looked fabulous!


  5. May 12, 2014 / 12:25 am


    Looking good!! This hat is perfect for Spring. Loving everything about your outfit.
    I hope spring comes soon enough for you doll.

  6. May 12, 2014 / 3:22 am

    I love how you mixed lavender and that neon top. Such an awesome color combination! You look fantastic.

  7. May 12, 2014 / 10:11 am

    Gorgeous Rachel. you are looking both Edgy+Chic in this ensemble. Seriously love everything you are wearing, especially the neon top, scarf, jacket and hat. Nice to see you wearing a Hat, again. And those jeans fit you wonderfully. =)

    Hope you had a Fantastic Mother's Day, hun!! You deserve it!! I would love for you to see my current post on Mommyhood. It is a deep one. =)

    <3 Ada.

  8. May 12, 2014 / 10:38 am

    I'm currently so obsessed with lilac, so this is a fab outfit post for me. Had never thought of pairing with neon!

  9. May 12, 2014 / 1:08 pm

    AMAZING LOOK! I love the mix of neon and soft pastel lavender. And that biker jacket is killer. You have such a good eye for accessorizing your look. I need more graphic scarves in my life. Ugh, but I'm still going strong into the shopping ban (130 days later) and I just changed out the contents of my wardrobe and realized I have too much stuff. Maybe I should start doing clothing swaps!

    Angie from reasons to dress, life as a North American mom in Italy.

  10. May 12, 2014 / 2:19 pm

    so pretty! the hat looks perfect on you.

  11. May 12, 2014 / 4:27 pm

    Aww lovely Rachel you look fabulous – and I'm so flattered you took inspo from my acid yellow/lime green/neon green/whatever you call it outfit!! I thought I might be seeing you in a fedora soon after you gushed over my pic on IG 😉

    The trouble is, you've set a vicious circle going now – I want to pair my acid yellow with lavender now! Where will it end, hehe

    Hope you're good my dear, from your BPIC (blogging partner in crime)

    Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb

  12. May 12, 2014 / 6:25 pm

    You look lovely here, I would never have thought to pair lavender with neon!

    Maria xxx

  13. May 12, 2014 / 6:58 pm

    River Island have it so right at the moment, I'm lusting after the lilac structured mini tote! So perfect and so reasonable! xx

  14. May 12, 2014 / 7:22 pm

    Neon and lavender is a perfect combination! Love it!

  15. May 13, 2014 / 7:11 am

    I am actually currently looking for a floppy hat and yours is really nice with the right amount of slouch. My fear is that it would be too warm for summer.. what is your thoughts on that? Thanks in advance 🙂

  16. May 13, 2014 / 1:34 pm

    I wouldn't have paired those colors together and yet they are absolutely perfect – you're right. It's fun to come up with something you unexpectedly love. 🙂

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