(Shirt: Marks and Spencer, Jeans: ASOS, Bag: Accessorize, Shoes: Next)

Photos (as always) by Joe Galvin

I initially started this post with a sentence about the weather. Not because it's predictably ridiculous for this time of year ('ooh, was that snow I felt? In March? Probably')- but because I realised that I'm probably a little more artful at editing than I've ever let on, seeing as these snaps were taken during a complete 'cats-and-dogs' rain episode one day last week. Fortunately, you can't hear the thunder through this blog post, or see the silky (ahem, slippery) rain splattered pavements- as let's face it- this blouse is doing most of the talking (and the Charlotte Street Hotel, but that's definitely one for another day).

But the blouse! I think I first saw this shirt at the Marks and Sparks press day last year (or even on my Instagram timeline)- either way, the end result was a screen grab on my phone and an urge to snap it up the moment it landed in store (damn you seasonal previews). Fast forward a few months and Joe and I are waltzing through Marks and Spencer in Bluewater to spot this little ruffled piece of goodness hanging up (more me spotting it than Joe, but you get the gist). Safe to say the reward of our spontaneous shopping trip resulted in me flying over to the checkout, being greeted by 25% off (oh you cheeky weekend deals)- and continuing the weekend a very happy lady. I'm already busy thinking of future pairings, and feel a button up skirt, kick flares and pumps may be my next bet...

and here's what I wore...



x

(Shirt: Marks and Spencer, Jeans: ASOS, Bag: Accessorize, Shoes: Next)

Photos (as always) by Joe Galvin

I initially started this post with a sentence about the weather. Not because it's predictably ridiculous for this time of year ('ooh, was that snow I felt? In March? Probably')- but because I realised that I'm probably a little more artful at editing than I've ever let on, seeing as these snaps were taken during a complete 'cats-and-dogs' rain episode one day last week. Fortunately, you can't hear the thunder through this blog post, or see the silky (ahem, slippery) rain splattered pavements- as let's face it- this blouse is doing most of the talking (and the Charlotte Street Hotel, but that's definitely one for another day).

But the blouse! I think I first saw this shirt at the Marks and Sparks press day last year (or even on my Instagram timeline)- either way, the end result was a screen grab on my phone and an urge to snap it up the moment it landed in store (damn you seasonal previews). Fast forward a few months and Joe and I are waltzing through Marks and Spencer in Bluewater to spot this little ruffled piece of goodness hanging up (more me spotting it than Joe, but you get the gist). Safe to say the reward of our spontaneous shopping trip resulted in me flying over to the checkout, being greeted by 25% off (oh you cheeky weekend deals)- and continuing the weekend a very happy lady. I'm already busy thinking of future pairings, and feel a button up skirt, kick flares and pumps may be my next bet...

and here's what I wore...



x

51 comments:

  1. Such a cute blouse and you styled it perfectly! What an adorable setting for this shoot. Can't wait to visit London again this October.

    Lisa
    www.prettylittleshoppers.org

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  2. This entire outfit is perfect, the blouse is so pretty and those shoes - wow!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  3. I love that ruffles is on trend again! They're the best. So in love with the silver pumps you're wearing. Oh and what a gorgeous backdrop Charlotte Street Hotel is! x

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  4. Ahh that top is perfect, reminds me of Miu Miu! Gorgeous photos, love how you've styled it <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile 

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  5. that blouse is so cute Olivia...so perfect for spring and the cafe is just the perfect spot <3

    http://amelodyofdiaries.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. That blouse is beautiful, so cute! I just love the colour! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Love this outfit! Marks & Spencer is great for stocking little blouses like this :) I love the shoes too!

    Kathryn xx

    http://www.kathrynskatwalk.com/

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  8. You look adorable

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  9. It is very cute https://champagneinateacup.wordpress.com xoxo

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  10. great blouse and shoes!

    xo
    www.cherry-mag.com

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  11. Such a cute shirt, can't believe it's good old M&S! Looks great on you x

    Wonky Lauren

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  12. Incredible pair of shoes and such a beautiful blouse! You're looking amazing!

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  13. Such a pretty shirt and I love anything with a ruffle detail plus those shoes are so cute and love the color.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  14. You look so amazing!

    moremindfulyou.blogspot.com

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  15. I would never have guessed at the rain from this! Loving the shirt too, when M&S get it right they get it bang on!
    Laura | Loved By Laura

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  16. Adore the Charlotte Street Hotel, Kit's interiors are an equal delight too! Perfect outfit

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  17. Those shoes are awesome, love this entire outfit.

    Jess
    justthatgirlonline.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. This is the ruffle shirt of DREAMS. Looks so lovely with the pop of silver too!

    Josie x

    www.aprettypostit.blogspot.com

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  19. Rather like this blouse! Especially with a pair of black jeans :)

    Kayleigh | anenthusiasmfor.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. loved this look!
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  21. super:) xx
    Bianka
    http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

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  22. Loving the shirt, and seriously loving the colour coordination with Charlotte Street hotel

    mel x
    mediamarmalade.com

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  23. What a fabulous and chic outfit...you really pull it off! xx

    -Mikayla
    http://thetastetracker.com

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  24. SO cute! I love that hotel so much, great spot for a shoot.

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  25. You look beautiful! That blouse is soooo nice ! :)
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  26. What a cute blouse, I love the ruffles
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  27. I love how this outfit is so chic but playful with the cute blouse.

    Emma Xx
    www.emmaslookingglass.com

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  28. I've seen so many of these blouses around recently and they look so pretty, yet I can't picture myself wearing one anytime soon

    Infinity of fashion// Lucy Jane

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  29. Fab little outfit! The shirt is so cute, so sad it sold out in my size!
    Diana
    http://diasway.co.uk

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  30. Très jolie tenue ! J'adore le petit plus donné avec les chaussures :)

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  31. I love this so much! Got to love a bit of marky sparks! :D xx

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  32. Adorable outfit head to toe!

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  33. The shirt is so cute! Good to see M&S back on their A game.

    Belle in Black and White

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  34. This is the cutest blouse ever! Marks and Spencer's do have some gems at times. I love everything about it, but especially the ruffles of course. You got a good deal as well, lucky you :)

    Julia x
    http://www.juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.fr

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  35. The shirt looks rather gorge on you, and beautifully coordinated with Charlotte Street. Must mention the stunning hair colour too! Completely on point :)

    www.Barely There Beauty.com | British Beauty & Lifestyle blog

    xx

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  36. am a BIG fan of these blouses (since 1981 I guess, Princess Diana introduced them us plebs).
    Through the years I've purchased so many of these and now I can actually wear them without being dowdy. :-)
    Love how you've teamed it with that jean and shoes.

    https://www.instagram.com/marble_is_the_new_black/

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  37. Those silver shoes are EVERYTHING!!

    www.paigejoanna.co.uk

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  38. I love how you have been wearing Marks and Sparks clothing in some of your most recent blog posts! They have deffo upped their game recently!

    poppyrkay.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. Your style is beyond adorable! This blouse looks so great on your petite body. You make the look work so well.

    xo, Kimberly
    www.blogsfordays.com

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  40. Adorable blouse! I saw a similar polka dot one in H&M, but the fit was really off on me, so I sincerely hope that this M&S number pops up in my nearby shops too.

    My blog: BOWTIE DIARY

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  41. Totally wish I could pull this off as well as you, stunning!

    ohramble.wordpress.com

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  42. The outfit looks so adorable. Love the shoes, very unique :)

    xoxo - Emily
    http://larimar.com

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  43. Lovely outfit!!



    http://brightdecember.blogspot.com/

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  44. Such a pretty blouse! I would never have guessed it was M&S! And I spot the Charlotte Street hotel <3 My favourite place!

    hellomissjordan.com xx

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  45. Love that ruffle detail, and the silver shoes are gorgeous!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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  46. Ah, so pretty! Feeling the ruffles this Spring <3 Beautiful backdrop too x

    Harriet | http://harrietpattison.com

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  47. Olivia your blog is gorgeous! I love this outfit, really need to get a good blouse for the summer :)

    Davina at davina-tian.blogspot.ca x

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