zara patterend red dress 2016I'm beyond excited for the upcoming months of spring/summer styling, though I actually shot this look on an unusually warm March afternoon a few weeks ago.  But you know how it goes: you take the photos, you move them off your card, you get distracted, you go to Scotland... nevertheless, this transitional look is finally getting to see the light of day in all of its patterned glory!
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Surprise surprise, this colourful zig-zag beauty is by Zara!  My appreciation for the store has somewhat turned into an obsession and now very rarely does a fortnight pass without me entering one of their stores or clicking 'Add to Basket' on their website.  Though, as far as obsessions go, there are worse alternatives to having a wardrobe filled to the brim with patterned knit dresses, crisp pastel-coloured shirts and essentials basics, such as the perfect white t-shirt.

Dress - Zara

Rings - Accessorize

Bangle - Anthropologie

Boots - Heavenly Feet
  
Bag - Ralph Lauren

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style fashion millennial bloggerOn this particular day, I was joined not only by an unusually friendly sun (for the month of March, that is), but also an entire family of ladybirds.  Perhaps they came out to say hello to their enamel form on my middle finger?!  I'm not usually one for quirky rings and tend rather to prefer classic, understated pieces, however I've loved these miniature, quirky nature-inspired shapes by Accessorize for over a year now.  It's pretty much a case of 'suns out, fun rings out'. 

Psst!  Discover the products used to create this manicure (as well as tips on attaining better-looking nails) here.
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beauty and hand nails bloggerclose up detail fashion photographySince shooting this look late last month, my love for bold springtime patterns has only intensified.  With botanical prints popping up everywhere and floor-sweeping lengths finally hitting British shop windows, I've put together some of the striking maxi and shorter length dresses that have recently caught my eye.  Needless to say, they each boast bold, striking patterns...
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uk lifestyle style fashion bloggerI hope the explosion of colourful prints in this post has helped to remind you of how the sunshine-filled, ice-cream-licking days are just around the corner.  Though, things will be getting a little chillier on my blog first as I'm in the process of writing up a Scottish travel diary for my stay in Edinburgh.  Until then... have a lovely weekend!

With love,

Gabrielle x