Fluted Sleeves, Culottes & A Bit of Orla (& #Passion4Fashion Linkup)

Happy Friday Ladies!

Is it wrong to love ones own outfit? I mean i really am loving this combination. Its so very simple: jeans and a tee but with a bit of jazz hands i guess, and it fundamentally just works for me.

Lets take a closer look:

The tshirt is the most fabulous red, so vibrant and a flattering shade of red too. I picked it up for £5(!!) from tesco. I love the drapey fabric and the fluted sleeves. Its basically like a normal tshirt pepped up, and to me that is super fun and also super easy.

The culottes are one of my most favourite items to wear, partly becasue it annoys the husband (“Sweetheart, you  do know we can afford trousers that fit you, right?”), but more so because of the silhouette they create. I love the ankle skimming length, the hip evening out and the shoe highlighting factor that all come via these culottes. They’re also perfect now with sandals but also come winter with ankle boots.

I finished off the simple Jeans & Tee combo with some black heeled mules and the most fabulous print bag to bring a dash of pattern and interest.

We all recognise the print don’t we?

You really can’t miss an Orla can you, its so wonderfully distinctive and fun.

The Orla Kiely bag is from a selection at Amara who kindly let me choose a piece. I instantly knew it would be one of the fabulous bags as i’m always so drawn to the renowned prints and colours. I will often wear bold colours but generally not much print or pattern (apart from my beloved stripes, and occasionally in summer, the odd floral), so the bag works perfectly with my favourite colour scheme and bringing a ton of interest to any outfit I may be wearing (they also have this in yellow which is super pretty for summer!)

Amara have got pretty much everything you could possibly need, like one of the best online department stores, from living to life and of course style. I’ve been super impressed with the stock and the prices and i’ve already got some new luggage on order for my summer hols!

I love discovering new shopping haunts as i seem to get stuck in a shopping rut, feeling uninspired, so thanks Amara, you’ve made me want to spend my well earned wages, lol!

Have you discovered any new shopping haunts that you love?

And are you a fan of the Orla prints and designs? I love that they’re a little bit retro yet they’ve also become timeless!

Jewellery: Newbridge Silverware: The Amy collection
Black Mules: Old: Try These 
Red Top(only available in some sizes) Try This or this is really fun
Culottes: M&S last season: These look super similar
Orla Bag Thanks to Amara

An InLinkz Link-up



  1. June 30, 2017 / 7:50 am

    I've got similar jeans culottes and love wearing them, but hubby hates them! One to wear when not with him lol. xx Yours look lovely on you and what a gorgeous bag. x Jacqui

  2. June 30, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    That is such a fun printed bag! I really like your red top too, what a bargain and I love the sleeves as well as the colour on you 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having a wonderful week!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. June 30, 2017 / 2:59 pm

    Rachel, no wonder you are in love with your outfit! I think this sillouete looks great on you! I don't own cullotes, but they look so fun on others! Love the red tee and the bag is such a cool print! Im seeing more ladies with their hair up. i think itll be my turn soon!
    Have a great weekend!
    jess xx

  4. Anonymous
    June 30, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    Love that outfit.

  5. June 30, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    Our Tesco has such a limited collection. I see others buy superb bits and your blouse is another. I also jealous you are tall enough for culottes. And the bag, just love.

  6. July 2, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    This is an amazing look! I love this outfit! Everything is so perfect!

  7. July 3, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    Nope. Don't think it's wrong to love your own outfit! This outfit is adorable. In fact, it's the first one I've seen with culottes that have tempted me to get a pair! Love the bag too.

    Thank you for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

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