Lust Haves: Spring Colours

2 March 2012

If you haven't already heard, which is pretty unlikely, pastels are big this spring. Magazines, blogs and shops are brimming full of pretty pastels. What I can't help thinking though is...it's hardly really groundbreaking stuff is it?! Shock horror...pastels...spring....NO! You don't say! I feel like pastels are always 'in' for spring, maybe not quite so predominantly as this year but no-one's about to start wearing blacks and browns are they?!!

Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking it...in fact, I love pastel colors. The soft sugary shades are sweet, feminine and flattering on almost every skin tone. I can't help still loving some bright colours too though. I think a pop of bold colour helps to really make a pastel outfit. Plus, it's a good way to ease in to the really bright and bold colours you just know are going to be the 'summer trend'!!

I've got my eye on a few pretty 'spring' coloured things and despite not yet having any spring weather just yet I think a purchase of one or two may be imminent!.

Essie Spring 2012 'Navigate Her' Collection - Amazon

Pale Blue Blazer - Topshop
'Beth' Peep Toe Heels - Kurt Geiger
Assorted Friendship Bracelets - Links of London

In my fantasy world money grows on trees and I buy all the Links of London friendship bracelets and wear them as a colorful stack with my mint blazer. I'd have to buy the whole Essie set because I couldn't choose which one I'd want. Also, half of the appeal to me is how the set looks together, haha!

Of course, if money grew on trees I'd also buy both pairs of shoes and then get to work on finding the rest of the rainbow!

What would you buy if you had unlimited funds? Have you bought many pastels items (in reality) yet?

xxx

55 comments:

  1. I have been in love with those beth KGs for song long...they need to be in my life
    xxx

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    1. Yeah they're seriously gorgeous but how could you pick just one colour?! I want both :(

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    2. I always wanted the pink but the more I see the purple the more I like...the sole is just beautiful x

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  2. I love the blazer, it's such a pretty colour! I agree with you though, pastels are hardly a 'new and exciting trend' for spring, it's basically what spring has always been about. xx

    www.almostdelightful.com

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    1. Exactly! Glad to hear someone agrees :) x

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  3. Love those shoes!!! They are gorgeous!
    xx



    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


    http://urbanumbrella.blogspot.com/

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  4. I am slightly obsessed with that blazer! I've been trying to save my money so I can study abroad, so I haven't really bought anything at all for spring yet. But my wardrobe desperately needs an update! So I'm thinking of going shopping quite soon!

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    1. If your trying to save something like this blazer would be a good staple for spring summer so you could wear it with different things and not have to buy lots of items :) Where are you thinking of going to study?

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  5. Ooh, swooning over the shoes . . !

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    1. Yep, so badly want both pairs!!!

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  6. I'm loving that blazer :)

    Laura xoxo

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  7. i love the blazer and the peach and green nail shades! i find it really difficult to dress for spring/summer as i'm not a pastel sort of girl at all, but a little pop of colour on the nails definitely makes me feel like i'm wandering in the right direction! have a good weekend.

    jade. xx

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  8. I adore the pastel shoes and love all of the Essie colour range :)

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  9. I wish I was more of a fan of pastels :/ They just don't sit well with me in large quantities, but in small doses like the nail polish I like them just fine! However, my favorite of the Essie collection is definitely that cherry red!

    http://myeverydayrunway.wordpress.com/

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    1. I know what you mean about large quantities, I haven't yet tried an all pastel outfit but somehow I don't think it'd work for me. Especially because knowing my luck I'd spill coffee down myself or something! Haha!

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  10. I love everything here, its all gorgeous! Perfect nail polish colours for spring/summer and I really like the blue blazer xx

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  11. I want it all too lol, love the look of the Essie nail polish :D x

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  12. I love that pale blue blazer and those essie colors are perfect for spring - beautiful post :)

    xx
    leslie

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  13. obsessed with that blazer! it is so perfect, I might have to go searching my topshop for it :) also, those coral heels are amazing.

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  14. stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to leave you a little blog luv! Def enjoyed reading this post!! LOVE that blazer

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    1. Thank you hun, I hope you'll visit again soon :)

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  15. There is a gorgeous pink mulberry scarf that I have seen that i would buy but its £160.00!!
    Check out my massive 200 follower giveaway, only a few days left to enter:
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    1. Oh no, £160 is a LOT for a scarf, even though I am majorly scarf obsessed I'm not sure I could justify that :(

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  16. Love pastels! That blazer is SO pretty, beautiful color. I want so many pastel pieces for the spring...the list is long. :)

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  17. those essie polishes are beautiful. I love the pink one xxx

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  18. i love spring trends they just inspire me into happiness when in the doom and gloom cold winter months xx

    http://missslauren.blogspot.com/
    http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.com/

    @MissLauren____

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  19. Lovely pastels!!I want em'
    http://lifewidmorbid.blogspot.com/

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  20. Adore those shoes, they're amazing!! x

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  21. Wow, I love the Essie spring line! Such pretty colors! and I think I need that Topshop blazer too! What "bottoms" would you suggest pairing it with?

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    1. Personally if I got the blazer I'd want to wear it with a cute white summer dress, maybe lace? Or a floral dress like in my previous post. I think you could easily wear it with jeans (or shorts in summer) though too for something more casual..

      The Essie colours look good enough to eat to me :D

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  22. the blazer is FABULOUS

    grace
    http://herumbrella.com
    http://posheventplanning.com

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  23. I love spring and I love brights, as well as pastels!

    Can't wait to pick up some of those Essie polishes...

    http://www.itsgreeds.blogspot.com

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  24. haha what a perfect dream! but 2 pairs of shoes are really not enough *__*
    nevertheless I have a dozen of pastel colors among all of my nail polishes from the previous season still. I'm tired of them frankly...

    http://nastya-said.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yes two is never enough, like I said I'd like the whole rainbow in that style to add to the rather silly amount I already have!! haha :)

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  25. Lovely colors!

    Nice blog! I'd be happy if you visited mine and became a follower! :)

    Missingsparkles.com
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    ♥,
    Minna

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  26. hey dear

    I love the shoes! great blog. Do you know the Marni at H&M Kollekton? I was allowed in the H&M showroom Zürich to look at the collection. All photos are on my blog. How do you like our collection?

    <3 Anja

    http://anjasfashionblog.blogspot.com/

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  27. I want every single item on this post!!! The polish is wonderful, the shoes are stunning and the bracelets are so cute.

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  28. thx a lot for the comment:)
    love the mint blazer from topshop! i'm so into colored blazers:)

    Love,
    Nee
    ROSECANDLE11

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  29. Like your post! What do you think about following each other?:):)

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  30. i love pastell colors! the topshop blazer is great! i like the sweet green

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  31. Love the color! follow u now, would u like follow me :)?
    unknownlooks.blogspot.com
    XXX

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  32. Great picks! I love all of the bright colors!

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  33. I love all of those Essie nail polish colors. I want them ALL! I love the pastel trend, and I have been buying pastels like crazy. I need to slow down. :)

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  34. Ahh we are on the same page girl!! Essie is the only nail polish I will use. Its the greatest! And I just bought a blazer exactly like that the other day Ha! I love spring colors :D
    <3Laurin

    www.pocketsfullofbuttons.blogspot.com

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    1. Clearly we both have impeccable taste then ;) x

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  35. Hey (wuaah so many comments, I hope you're going to read mine ;D)
    in fact it was just yesterday that I was thinking of buying a pair of pale blue trousers. I love how pastel colours can now be found in soo many stores. What do you think of pale blue or even rosé trousers? Yay or No? :D
    you definetely got great taste!
    xoxo
    Keki

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    1. Of course I read your comment. I read all the comments I get on here, they come in to my email especially so I can make sure I do! :)

      I love pale blue trousers and if by rosé you mean pinkish peach colour, I love them too! Actually I just bought some really pale blue denim skinny jeans. They're going to be perfect for spring I think!

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  36. ohh nice , very well
    Visit the new fashion blog

    CHNfashion.com

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  37. Love the blazer - thanks for drawing that to my attention! Haha

    Please check out my blog, http://jessicasjunkbox.blogspot.com/

    xxx

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    1. You're welcome. I love it too so I thought it deserved being shared! :)

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  38. Oh God! i love everything!!! i wish be rich...haha!
    kisses!

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  39. I've actually seen girls mix pastel and brights together. Amazing result.

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  40. Heels and blazer = <3
    I really like your blog, subscribing right this second;)

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