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daisybutter - UK Style and Fashion Blog: what i wore, SS12, british style, upcycling, topshop crochet kimono, polka dots, how they wear
daisybutter - UK Style and Fashion Blog: what i wore, SS12, british style, upcycling, topshop crochet kimono, polka dots, how they wear

Crochet kimono, Topshop; Polka dot top, New Look; Stripey shorts, 長洲 Market; Flatforms, H&M; Large 'Felix Felicis' necklace, Sawyer & Scout.
There's something about oversized, draped fabrics that makes me slightly enjoy the summer. While AW oversized demands cuddly, slubby knits that are more voluminious than anything, the summer brings a whole new depth with shapes and silhouettes, and they're so cosy and easy to wear. Cracked out my favourite crochet kimono that you girls convinced me to buy last summer (although I still wish I was as forward-thinking as Emma to buy two and dye one...), and paired it with a silky, polka dot top that I bought on a whim (as always) ages and ages ago. There's something about these two pieces put together that makes me feel really luxe! Popped a stripey pair of shorts (bought these in Cheung Chau 長洲 market for HK$20!!) underneath and dug out my old favourite Felix Felicis necklace to add something extra. And I said I was scared of clashing. So, about that...

I'm currently really enjoying experimenting with my wardrobe. Looking back at my past few outfit posts, my style looks completely eclectic and a little random, but I think that defines 'me' down to a tee! I guess it isn't any secret now that I'm a huge advocate of some form of upcycling, and I adore pairing new pieces with old favourites. I'm a huge hoarder, so more often than not, the clothes I wear aren't current store stock!

PS. I'm sorry if these photos made you feel seasick. Clearly I wasn't paying enough attention when editing them together! Hello Big Bang Theory!

PPS. I owe you all a huge thank you for getting little ol' me shortlisted for a Cosmopolitan Blog Award! I'm absolutely overwhelmed, but if you'd like to vote for me to make it all the way, you can do so here. Love you guys, SO much.

daisybutter - UK Style and Fashion Blog: what i wore, SS12, british style, upcycling, topshop crochet kimono, polka dots, how they wear
daisybutter - UK Style and Fashion Blog: what i wore, SS12, british style, upcycling, topshop crochet kimono, polka dots, how they wear

25 comments

  1. I LOVE THE CARDY! its so nice!! and i love the way you styled it
    Love Sophie xxx

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  2. Your shorts are adorable! Love your outfit! :)xx

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  3. Your cardigan is so cute! I love it x

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  4. I adore you cardi, it's so gorgeous! And the polka dots are so sweet <3 xx

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  5. That cardi is so adorable! :)x

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  6. i absolutely love the crochet cardigan, so pretty!!
    Krissy xoxo ~

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  7. Such a pretty outfit! I always love your outfit posts Michelle, you have such unique and lovely style X

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  8. Polkadots and crochet -- the perfect summer combination! Looks like it was such a lovely day, too.

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  9. Congrats on being nominated for the Cosmo blog awards! I'll vote for you now! :) I love reading your blog, it's always so dainty & elegant! I love that kimono it's beautiful.

    xo

    http://bonjourbeautex.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. wow, you look amazing! the polka dot blouse and the cardigan look so nice together <3

    http://londonandcoffee.blogspot.com/

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  11. Thank you for reminding me that I need this in my life !
    islandofmakebelieve.blogspot.com

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  12. I LOVE that kimono it's so pretty!! x x

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  13. That necklace is super cute. I love the polkadot top too!

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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  14. Amazing necklace! I'm a sucker for spots and stripes so the shorts and the top are right up my street x

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  15. I'm loving the polka dots & stripes :) need to get me some of those flatforms! so versatile! congratulations on being shortlisted and for your results! XOXO

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  16. Such a gorgeous outfit - love the kimono! I am a hoarder too - hardly ever throw clothes away and when I do I regret it as want to wear it!
    Lianne x

    rubyrubyslippers.blogspot.com

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  17. I adore that kimono! It looks fantastic on you.
    Love your shoes too, I need to get myself some flatforms!
    Congratulations on being shortlisted, I've already voted for you! x

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  18. I love that silky top, so pretty. I hoard to don't worry!

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  19. This kimono is always a fave of mine!
    x

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  20. This looks so so good. I bet it's really comfy-cosy as well :)
    Fantastic pictures!

    Edita
    pret-a-reporter.co.uk

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  21. You look gorgeous, but I want to steal that polka dot top!

    Maria xxx

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  22. I really like your crochet kimono. It looks really comfortable and breezy. I found your blog via iFabbo's article on 50 UK Fashion and Beauty Blogger to Watch and Learn From. Congrats on being listed! I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog =)

    http://hollydollyfashion.blogspot.com

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  23. the kimono looks so lush! x

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  24. Loving this outfit :) The kimono is fabulous! GORGEOUS X

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