Green is my absolute favourite colour, but when it comes to clothes its a colour thats a little lacking in my wardrobe. I’ve chosen some of my favourite green clothes online and put together a wish list of some of my favourites, as well as a few white and cream items to mix and match. I absolutely cannot wait for the warm weather so I can wear more dresses skirts and playsuits. I’ve always been a fan of pairing pretty outfits with a pair of converse for comfort and talking vintage influences and doing something a bit more modern with them.

1.  Broderie Collar Cardigan – £60 – Cath Kidston

2. London Park Dress – £60 – Cath Kidston

3. Broderie Anglaise Top – £45 – Cath Kidston

4. Jayne Playsuit – £50 – Voodoo Vixen

5. Converse Trainers – Office

6. Jumpsuit – Not currently available – Voodoo Vixen

7. Green Floral Knickers – £7 – Cath Kidston

9. Lace Detail Blouse – £60 – Laura Ashley

10. Erstwilder Wischt the Verbose Brooch – £21.75 – Collectif

11. Carly Cardigan – £36 – Collectif

12. Regents Rose Dress – £80 – Cath Kidston

13. Duck Pond Skirt – £35 – Cath Kidston

14. Agatha Green Floral Dress – £47.50 – Voodoo Vixen

15. Lulu Hun Joan Shoes – £38.50 – Collectif

16. Green Leather Card Holder – £14 – Cath Kidston

17. Green Leather Handbag – £90 – Cath Kidston

What’s your favourite colour and do you wear it much?

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If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have seen me share a few pictures of todays gorgeous dress. I have already written about it for the Laura Ashley blog and everything about it is fabulous!

Laura Ashley Floral Ruffle Dress 2A few months ago I went to the Laura Ashley press day and saw so many gorgeous things that appeal to my love of vintage and retro clothes. For this season Laura Ashley have looked back to their archives for inspiration and this collection really does pay homage to the companies best days. As I’ve mentioned many times I adore the 70s look and all the romantic flowing fabrics and floral prints, this dress really epitomises that for me.

Laura Ashley Floral Ruffle Dress 4The Pink Floral Ruffle Dress has a high neck with a pussy bow detail at the neck as well as plenty of retro ruffles. It has gathered sleeves and an elasticated waist which is neatly hidden behind a classic tie belt. The dress falls mid calf, which is a little longer than I usually wear, but perfect for wearing with some knee-high boots. The ones I’m wearing are from Dune and were kindly leant to me by Fay (the bestie).

Laura Ashley Floral Ruffle Dress 6Fit wise, I went for a size 14 as usual and the fit was great. I didn’t have any problems with gaping at the bust and the elasticated waist was just right, but would also add a little flexibility if you’re between sizes. The dress is made from polyester crepe and doesn’t need ironing, which I appreciated as I seem to spend most of my time glued to the iron!

Laura Ashley Floral Ruffle Dress 3As the dress has quite a busy design and print, I kept accessories to the absolute minimum and only brightened the look up with a hair flower from Scarlet Ribbons. I wore my hair in a simple messy Gibson roll, I think the dress is nice with an up-do as its shows off all the details, although it would also look good with some 70s style waves. As the weather gets warmer I will probably wear the dress with a pair of wedges instead of boots, making it a great transitional piece as the seasons change.

The dress costs £110, but is currently on offer for £88 and is available on the Laura Ashley website.

*Thank you to Laura Ashley for sending me this dress for the purposes of review. All opinions as always are my own. 

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At this time of year, I can’t help looking forward to the warmer months ahead. I absolutely cannot wait to leave the cold weather behind and start enjoying everything that Spring has to offer. Wardrobe wise I am more than ready to hang up my winter coats and start wearing my favourite dresses.

Laura Ashley Pink Dress 1Todays outfit is perfect for the transition between warm and cold. This lovely dress from Laura Ashley has a high neck and long sleeves making it perfect for when the weather is still chilly, but Spring is in the air. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it at their press day last year and couldn’t wait for it to come in stock.

Laura Ashley Pink Dress 2The colour is absolutely gorgeous, I love grown up classic dusky pinks, which go well with everything. I’ve paired it here with black tights and a hat along with my Orla Kiely shoes, for a warmer option. I love the classic lines of the dress, which pays homage to the classic 50s fit and flare style.

Pink Laura Ashley Dress 5The best part of this dress for me is the little details. At the waist there a stitched in pleats, which make the drape of the skirt absolutely beautiful. The dress fastens with concealed buttons and has a tie detail at the neck. It also has a tie belt and I love the way the bows dress up the simple design. The length is also perfect and on me, sits just below the knee

Laura Ashley Pink Dress 4The dress is made from a super soft very high quality cotton. It feels absolutely lovely to wear. I love the simple and chic design and it is the perfect classic addition to my wardrobe. I went for my usual size 14 and found the fit to be spot on. I think the style and colour are very versatile and this could be styled so many different ways throughout the year.

Laura Ashley Pink Dress 3The dress is also available in a light blue denim, which I also really like. The dress is usually priced at £95 but is currently on offer at £66.50, which is a great price for the beautiful quality. This is definitely an item that will get a lot of wear and will stay in my wardrobe for many years.

I am really impressed with most of the offering from Laura Ashley this season, many of the designs have vintage influences and the designers have looked back at the archives for inspiration.

Find the dress on the Laura Ashley website.

*Thank you to Laura Ashley for sending me this dress for the purposes of review. All opinions as always are my own. 

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One of my favourite retro home trends at the moment, would have to be pineapples. Over the last couple of years, I’ve seen loads of fabulous home pieces paying tribute to the good old pineapple ice bucket – the perfect kitsch household accessory. No vintage bar would be complete without one and now these fruity treats are brightening up other gorgeous homeware.

I’ve looked online and chosen some of my favourites….

laura-ashley-pineapplesI love the brass and gold tones of the pineapple range at Laura Ashley. I’ve had my eye on the wallpaper for ages and at the moment it’s top of the list for when I redecorate my living room. I also really love the lamp, which would quite like to take home with me as well. Check out the full pineapple range on the Laura Ashley website. 

oliver-bonas-pineapplesNow we all know I love a cocktail, and I cannot resist the pineapple themed range of cocktail things from Oliver Bonas. I love the mixture of copper, yellow gold and rose gold tones, now I’m writing about cocktails for Vintage Life, I might have to purchase some of this range! See all the gorgeous cocktail goodies on the Oliver Bonas websiteprimark-pineapples

If you read my post on Jessica’s bedroom revamp, you’ll know that I’m loving Primark Home at the moment, they have some lovely affordable pineapple accessories too. These are a bit cuter and less sophisticated than the other brands, but still lovely and perfect if you’re on a budget.

I haven’t done a home with list in absolutely ages. Being an avid interior design fan I thought it was high time I shared a little home inspiration with you. Today I have wish lists for three different rooms, all with a completely different theme and feel. There’s a little inspiration here for all tastes and I love all the beautiful items I’ve included.

Shabby Chic Bedroom: I love using light pastel colours in my bedroom as well as pretty floral prints. Set against painted white furniture the colours are both restful and cheerful. I’ve chosen the colours I used in my old bedroom before we moved up to the loft. Pink and blue look so pretty together and if you’re creating a shabby chic look these are really great colours to use. I love mixing up textures and prints within my colour scheme for that perfect vintage inspired mix and match look.

Bedroom Wishlist Blue and Pink

Get the look: Blue Rose Duvet Set £16.99 Yorkshire Linen Co. – Old Rose Paint £22.40 Laura Ashley – Cloud Cushion £18 Cath Kidston – Duck Egg Cushion Cover £5.99 Yorkshire Linen Co. – Blue Rose Mug £6.50 Cath Kidston – Blue Rose Curtains £22.99 Yorkshire Linen Co.

Green and White Vintage Kitchen: My own kitchen has very similar colours to the bedroom stuff I included above, however when it comes to fashion I’m totally addicted to gingham and would love to include it a little more in my home. Red gingham is an obvious choice for a kitchen, but since green is my favourite colour I thought it would be lovely for a fresh green and white kitchen look. I’ve complimented the green curtains and chair cover with simple white accessories or if you’re going for a more mid-century look the plates with their abstract leaf design might be more your cup of tea.

Green and White Kitchen Wishlist

Get the look: Green Gingham Curtains from £9.99 Yorkshire Linen Co. – Green Gingham Seat Pad £4.99 Yorkshire Linen Co. – Chicken Storage Jar £13.20 Laura Ashley – Egg Holder £16.00 Laura Ashley – Green and White Tea Towels £8.40 Laura Ashley – Green and White Plates from £2.50 IKEA 

Opulent Living Room: I’ve gone for something completely different in the living room. At nearly all the press days I’ve been to recently, metallic and copper tones have been everywhere. This autumn and winter the key home look will feature earth tones, velvet and fur and brass and copper accessories. I’ve included a photo from the Laura Ashley AW15 press day and I’ve been really inspired by the rich cosy look, which I’ve tried to recreate in my wishlist. With this look you can go for a more classic simple feel or add industrial elements to make the look a little more retro.

Copper home wishlist

 Get the look: Opulent Velvet Curtains from £32.99 Yorkshire Linen Co. – Opulent Velvet Cushion Cover £5.99 Yorkshire Linen Co. – Vases Lamp and Ornaments all from Next – Cluster Light £150 BHS – Record Player £100 Urban Outfitters

Which is your favourite look from the ones above?