Whew! We have had the hottest day, well over 32C, in July ever in the UK in the last week. Summer has finally got going. The temperatures have dropped back to more comfortable levels this weekend, 25C, which has been great. Hello , dear Reader, I hope you are having a good Summer.
Welcome today to this post on Summer Styling – Coral , Cream and Turquoise. It has been a wonderful weekend with great treasure hunting at Antiques for Everyone at the NEC. It was a very exciting day. I will be posting about the treasures next week but wanted to share the outfit I wore last Saturday.
I am really thrilled with this outfit because I have created a new pairing and it has worked well and received many compliments at Antiques for Everyone!
I started the styling for Saturday with the scarf. This is a graphic print, large whisper fine silk scarf from Accessorize. I call it my “Anniversary Scarf” because Glenn bought it for me in Stratford upon Avon last year for our 14th Wedding Anniversary. The scarf has many lovely colours including coral, cream and turquoise.
I wore it last summer with my taupe skirt and a cream jumper to highlight the lovely colours in the scarf. Cream or jade peep toe shoes which made the greens pop out in the scarf worked well. The turquoise jewellery “set” complimented the colours too – so that was the outfit I recorded in my Style Book that took me to a number of events last year. It is one of my favourites from my S/S collection.
This is the beautiful scarf that adorned my handbag for the Summer Family Wedding I attended almost a year ago in August 2015.
The main problem I had with my styling was the shoes I usually wore are not for walking any distance in! So I had the scarf and the turquoise jewellery set planned for Saturday.
A decision had to be made about a skirt.
The handbag needed to be a framed one, not a clutch, which would be easier to carry round all the wonderful exhibits on show.
The next problem was the Celtic knot bracelet which is brass, needed cleaning and I did not have time to clean it for Saturday as last week was very busy and hot! I usually clean it with a lemon juice and salt paste, gently rinsed off and polished with a soft cotton cloth – which brings the brass up to a shine!
I decided to wear one of my recent treasures, a lovely Trifari bracelet with textured leaves that went with the textured gold on the brooch.
The coral skirt has finer pleats than some of my S/S skirts and is Glenn’s favourite, so I decided to pair the scarf with it. The cream V-neck top will take a brooch and matches the cream handbag. To walk around the Antiques Fair I wore cream flats but put on some heels for these photographs!
You are seeing the “Emie” pink court shoes a lot this summer. When I bought them I did not expect them to go with so many combinations. They have proved to be a versatile colour that I am often wearing instead of cream to go with the handbag featured in this outfit.
The glass stones on the brooch are called “baby teeth” as the
shape does resemble baby’s teeth!
This brooch can be converted into a pendant. Do you wear turquoise? It is a colour that always makes me feel happy and uplifted and puts a spring in my step!
The turquoise earings were bought with the brooch from Sutton Vintage and Arts Fair. I usually wear them together.
“Emie” Pointed Court Shoes Dorothy Perkins
Viyella Pleated Skirt Charity Shop
V-Necked Top Marks and Spencers
Cream 1950’s Framed Handbag Sutton Vintage and Arts Fair
Large Graphic Printed Silk Scarf Accessorize
2 rows of Lotus Pearls
Turquoise Clip Earings
Napier Twist Pearl Bracelet
Ted Baker Sunglasses
I wanted a warm coral lip that was redder than pure coral to go with this outfit. When blending I check the tone as I blot the application, then go on layering until the shade I want is achieved. This warm coral stayed on well during the afternoon.
Have you found a good coral lipstick?
A favourite is “Kiss Me Coral ” by Revlon which is sadly discontinued. I have a little of mine left and use it sparingly!
I am having great fun preparing my next post on Gloriously Vintage regarding the wonderful Treasures found last Saturday and about the Exhibitors who are so interesting to visit. There is always something to learn.
Thank you for visiting Gloriously Vintage today. Do chat in the comments and have a look at my new Books Page. It is possible to leave a comment there too! I am so looking forward to the next post – as I found a truly wonderful brooch!
A big thank you to Glenn for taking the photgraphs.