Too Much Of a Good Thing

17 May 2012



I've been busy trying to organise myself for my Hong Kong trip tonight but I thought I'd check in and show you what I wore on Sunday. Yes, it is Thursday now, I do realise, but I didn't get round to posting it before because I decided to do my ring post first. 

Sooooo, let's just pretend I'm not four days late in sharing this with you shall we?!

I love this outfit, probably because it's the first time this year I've worn my white skirt - a summer staple in my wardrobe. I used to be a tad obsessed with white in summer, wearing a white vest or blouse almost every day, in the way lots of people tend to always wear black. Over the years I've managed to expand my wardrobe out from white but the white skirt will never be gone. I love it in the same way I love my denim one, it's a fail safe, it'll go with anything and it can go almost anywhere dressed the right way. 

Also, this blouse is new, another 'Zara-made-me-spend-my-money-when-I-really-shouldn't-have-done' item! I just loved the floral pattern and the bright summery colours. The bag is also from Zara's current season although I've had it a while now. Despite loving the colour I really haven't got much wear out of it yet but I'm taking it to Hong Kong so hopefully it'll get the love it deserves there. And yes, that is the blazer I've worn on the last three outfit posts and yes it is also from Zara. It's linen so it's nice and cool and it's just so easy to wear over anything. I swear I'm not taking it with me on my trip though, I promise!

Blouse - Zara.  Yellow Bag - Zara.  White denim skirt - Dsquared2 (old).   Sunglasses - Chloe
Drinks in glass jars, sat outside in the sunshine just the perfect relaxing Sunday activity.
Rose gold peace sign bangle - Accessorize.  Other bracelets - H&M.  Watch - DKNY.
Excuse the poor quality photo, I snapped it in bad lighting using my phone.
The nails were somewhat of an experiment on Saturday morning and a bit of a rush job. I'm including the photo though because a few people had commented about them on my Saturday post but you couldn't see them clearly. I'm not too sure about the colours together but I think that a second attempt with a different set of colours could be on the cards!

My current dilemma though, is what colour to go with for my mini-break?? I'm a bit OCD about making sure my nails don't clash with my outfits so I have to pick something that will work for most things I plan on wearing as there's no way I'll have time to sit down and re-do them. Only one problem though...

The rainbow of 'definites' for my trip.
Embarrassingly, most of these items are Zara purchases, which leads me to say again... what is with that store at the moment, how is it getting everything so right?! Everyone else must be experiencing this too, no? Well, I banned myself once before and a second ban may well be in order soon.

As pretty as I find my rainbow wardrobe it's not the easiest to pick a coordinating nail colour for is it? Hot pink, neon green and pink, lilac, mint green...  What do you reckon, any ideas?

xxx


PS: Thank you so much to everyone who commented on my ring post and said nice things about it! I'm so glad you think it's pretty too, I'd love it anyway but it's even better when you all agree and love something too! :)

61 comments:

  1. Hahaha I hope you don't have to ban yourself from Zara again..! I love the blouse! And you nail art is very pretty and inspires me to want to do something more interesting!
    I really like the pastel colours coming out this summer! In stores like H&M. I really need some white staple clothes though!
    xo
    rivasoave.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I always say I'm going to ban myself but I never really follow through! Haha!

      I love all the pastel colours too, so pretty and feminine! :)

      Thanks for commenting x

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  2. wow love the blazer and the floral print shirt! and how adorable are the nails! love them! x Marina

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  3. Love your nails AND that outfit.. both so perfectly summery! Have a great trip! xo

    http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks hun! I had such a great trip :) Just posted a few pics from it, wish I could go again already!

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  4. I am in love with Zara at the moment swell! It has some amazing stuff!

    Check out my giveaway- http://allthingsbeautymake-upandshopping.blogspot.com.2012/03/giveaway-revlon-lip-butter-and.html

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  5. Hmmm, for the nails maybe something neutral like a baby pink (OPI Bubble Bath) topped with some sort of glitter top coat? Love how summery your outfit is and your nail experiment!

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. I went with a very bright nail, pink to orange graduation. But I really like your idea, I have Bubble Bath so I might do something like that soon :)

      x

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  6. your nails always look perfect, i can't believe how good you are at doing them, i would pay you to do mine lol x

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    1. haha, really?! Thanks sweetie! I wish I could start making money just from painting nails, that'd be kind of cool since it's one of my favourite hobbies! :)

      x

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  7. I love your bright top! Have fun in Hong Kong and take lots of pictures to share with us!!
    xo,
    www.abitofsass.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks hun! You'll be pleased to know I took almost 900 photos!! Plenty to share with you, just did a 'part one' post :)

      x

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  8. I love your nails! They totally inspired me to do it myself, though doesn't look anywhere near as nice, definitely wanna try it for my anniversary party in June because it looks so classy yet cute! :)

    Have an amazing trip! PS: I totally get what you say about matching nails with outfits- I've redone my nails mid day coz I decided to wear something else.

    Rose Eva
    Silhouetted

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    1. Aw wow, they look good! Glad I could provide a little inspiration for you :)


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  9. I went shopping yesterday too. Macy's and also American Outfitters for some jeans. A girl can never have too many. Your nails are caauuuute!

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    1. Totally agreed! Good denim pieces last for ages and are usually always in style if you wear them the right way!

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  10. nice! :))


    http://adelinwonderland.blogspot.com/

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  11. Hellow there , you've got lovely blog . Mind following each other via Gfc , Blog loving and facebook ? I'd love to do that sweetie (:

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  12. Love this post! Your engagement ring is beautiful- Is this a custom setting?

    xo, tasha
    Enter to win a $50 Bauble Bar giftcard

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    1. Thank you sweetie, yes it's a custom setting. I wrote a post about it just before this one :)

      x

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  13. That top is so beautiful! Love the nails and I must say, you're engagement ring is absolutely stunning.
    xx



    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


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  14. Love the outfit, makes me want summer to appear so bad!! Have an amazing time in Hong Kong!

    xoxo
    Stacey

    http://fiveminutestyle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I heard the weather was going to improve there soon, fingers crossed for you! My friends were complaining about it to me recenently, have to say the UK weather is not something I miss!!

      x

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  15. This blouse is so pretty - the whole outfit is really gorgeous and summery! And now I really wish we had Zara here in New Zealand :)

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    1. You might be better off without it. If you're anything like me you are anyway, I wish it wasn't so close to me, I love it waaay too much!

      x

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  16. What a cute post! That blouse is adorable. I so wish I had a Zara nearby!

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    1. You're better off in the long without it, trust me! My bank balance would look a lot prettier if I didn't live so near Zara right now!

      x

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  17. Love your blog!
    Congratulations on the engagement and ring :-)

    www.annasavanna.blogspot.com

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  18. lovely photos babes!

    what kind of drink is that? looks delicious!
    and when are you going to hong kong?!
    that sounds so exciting!

    i've been kind of out of the blog loop lately... damn the gorgeous weather! it's been keeping me away from the computer!

    ;)
    xxoxo

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    1. Hey hun, I've been out of the blog loop too! Between Hong Kong and the nice weather it's been hard to get the time to get on the computer. I just got back from Hong Kong a couple of days ago. It was so much fun! Got lots of photos to share on here over the next few days :)

      I bet you're so excited for your trip now aren't you! I'd quite like a beach vacation now too :) hehe

      x

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  19. i have a mega weakness for zara... i have to initiate zara bans too! ;P xxx

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only who succumbs to the amazingness of Zara, haha! Its just so pretty, I'm worried I'm going to end up in head to toe Zara everyday if I keep going the way I am doing at the moment.

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  20. Love your manicure and sunglasses ;)

    www.marieparkma.blogspot.com

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  21. Pretty blouse and beautiful nail polish!

    FASHION CAT
    www.myfashioncat.com

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  22. love your accessories and your nail:) mind to follow back?

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    1. Thank you lovely! Thanks for following too, of course I don't mind following you back, just stopped by and did it now :)

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  23. You look stunning my dear!
    Two thumbs up for the nails:))

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  24. i love love love your ring!!! It's gorgeous!!!

    xo kerker
    The Ugly Moments

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  25. wonderfull Blog :-)))

    VISIT MINE:-)

    violetsideoflife.blogspot.com

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  26. I love your blouse, Zara has too many nice things at the moment! Love the nails as well, the colours look great together :) x x

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    1. Thanks hun! And yes, Zara really does at the moment!

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  27. Girl! perfect nails!!

    www.mysweetstrawberries.blogspot.com

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  28. I love the blouse and your nails look great, even if it was just an experiment

    Wardrobe Quarry

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  29. Oh my gosh I love your outfit! That blouse is gorgeous. Your nails look AMAZING! xo

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  30. I love ALL those colors. That said, you could probably get away with a nice bright-but-not-neon pink with all of those outfits 'cause mint and purple will still look nice with it :)

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  31. Zara does have some great pieces out this season, so hard to resist! Have so much fun in HK!

    XO,
    Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com/

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  32. Packing can be so hard, we're going for a 5 night trip to Melbourne next month and I'm already trying to figure out outfits and what makeup to bring! I think I'm going to treat myself to getting my nails done on the first day and go for something neutral that will last whilst I'm there!

    joanne from jimmilou.com

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    1. Yeah, I'm rubbish at packing but as usual, I ended up leaving all my packing to the last night, oops!

      I actually went with really bright nails and they happened to match quite well but usually I do opt for a nice neutral. Melbourne will be lots of fun I'm sure!

      x

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  33. I love the blouse! :)

    xoxo


    theywearhighheels.blogspot.com.es

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  34. The blouse is beautiful the colours look lovely on you, fab nails too :)

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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    1. Thanks doll! Glad you like them :) x

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  35. your suggestions are great, bold and versatile.

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  36. I love that minibar sign! Looks like you had a great time xx

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