Cocktails in Teacups: #351 Outfit of the Day - Spring Has NOT Sprung

I started this blog as a way of keeping a hold of a self prior to having a baby, hence the name Cocktails in Teacups, cocktails and partying were my old life, tea drinking and evenings in is my new.

Online PR News – 17-April-2014 – UK – Cocktails in Teacups: #351 Outfit of the Day - Spring Has NOT Sprung

Although pretty much everywhere else in the country is experience warmer temperatures and glorious sunshine, up here in the forgotten lands it has been very cold, very damp and very misty. Tragic. After buying a whole new Spring wardrobe last month (still no regrets) I'm having to come up with outfits that still use my beautiful new clothes, but are combined with my old faithfuls I've been wearing over the winter. Just because it doesn't feel like Spring, doesn't mean I don't want to look like Spring! I guess the weather reflects the week i'm having. I've cried more this week than I have over the whole year so far. Not impressed!

Anyway, I thought i'd share today's outfit with you. It's miserable outside but I'm feeling like a princess, I'm determined not to let the events this week ruin my good year.

Breton Stripe Cotton Jacket £70, Great Plains*
Black 3/4 Length Sleeve Top £7.99, H&M
Organza Overlay Skirt £20, Boohoo
Black Tights £2.99, Primark
Cream Satchel £6, Primark
Bonjour Name Necklace £27, Tatty Devine
Brogues (ancient), New Look
Ampersand Ring £1, Ever Ours

My hair is such a mess today, I had a shower and washed it this morning but because it's so cold I had to use the hair dryer on it and blast dry it. It's so windy outside that I see very little point in tackling it with the hair straighteners as I'll just be sticking it in a hair tie. So yes, I apologise for the mess of it.

When I was offered the chance to review something from Great Plains, I knew exactly what I was looking for, something that I could wear as a jacket in the Spring/Summer. I only seem to have big heavy coats which will be no use when the warmer weather comes. I choose this Breton Stripe Cotton jacket because it looks really Parisienne, and I'm a sucker for all things Parisienne. It's really good quality and the nicest cotton. The fact that it's cream and black means it will go with a lot of things. I'm wearing it today with a 3/4 length sleeve top that I always use for layering and it's already made a debut this year on an outfit post here. I first fell in love with this skirt after seeing it on The Briar Rose Blog, and I knew I had to have it for the Spring. When I was offered 20% for my birthday from Boohoo I jumped at the chance to get it. It's so pretty! I was concerned how it would look on me since i'm only 5'3 and I usually avoid longer length skirts, but I actually think it looks really nice on. Although I still think it looks much better on Megan! Because the weather is so awful I'm wearing it with tights today, but I'm looking forward to going bare legged wearing some frilly socks with my brogues.

Accessories wise I'm wearing my favourite necklace of the moment, my beautiful Tatty Devine name necklace, but this time instead of it saying my name, it has "Bonjour" on, perfect to wear with a very French looking jacket. It was my birthday present to me as Tatty Devine had 20% off at the beginning of March. Because the sleeves are 3/4 length i'm not bothering with bracelets today as I think it makes my arms look weird, but I am wearing a super cute Ampersand ring (that there is no close of because my nails and fingers are a state) which I snapped up in the Ever Ours sale for £1! I love it because I always use & even when I know I shouldn't! Also you should totally check out Ever Ours' new layout, it's gorgeous! Finally, I'm taking my new satchel out for a run, I already own the red but I thought the cream would be a perfect addition for the Spring, and so much more goes with cream.

I think this is a really nice transitional look, although I do wish I could ditch the tights for good, I'm getting really bored of them now!

What's the weather like where you are?

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