09 March, 2016

♡ Spring Delights - Pretty Pastels and cute prints ♡

British Retro Halterneck Dress
It's springtime, which means winter is officially done for another year! It won't be too much longer until the warmer days are upon us, so long dark winter nights and I can't say I'll miss them either! I always get excited about Spring, the flowers will soon be coming into bloom, the birds are singing loudly again! Spring is such a wonderful season, everything just comes alive again. What better way to celebrate the beginning of spring than some fun prints, pretty pastel shades and cute accessories. I tend to wear a lot of black and burgundy during the winter months so it's nice to reintroduce some lighter softer shades and less layers providing we get some milder weather!  

Hell Bunny Flamingo Print Cardigan
I wanted to share some favourites to inspire your wardrobe for the new season so I hope you'll enjoy! What would Spring be without a pretty dress and I love this halterneck from British Retro with the beautiful floral and bird print, I instantly fell in love! It's the perfect retro inspired dress silhouette, would work really paired with a pretty cardigan or on it's own when the summer months arrive. Visit Campbell Crafts, Unique Vintage, Lady Luck Boutique, Lindy Bop, Le Palais Vintage, The Pretty Dress Company, LoveurLook Clothing and Miss Candyfloss for more beautiful vintage inspired dresses. Do you have a retro inspired store that you can recommend or something local within your area that I may not have come across, if so let me know? 

I found this gorgeous little cardigan from Hell Bunny at Blue Banana. I adore anything with flamingo's and the soft pastel shade is the ideal shade for spring time. This would look so pretty with a simple pair of retro inspired capri pants, circle skirt or any dress of your choice. I love that you don't even need to add any accessories with this cardigan as it got the beautiful flamingos either side so you're good to go in record time! For more super cute retro inspired cardigans visit Mischief Made Me, Top Vintage Boutique, Emmy Designs Sweden, Doll Me Up Inc, Trashy Diva and Collectif

Lindy Bop 28" Peach Petticoat
A good petticoat can change an entire look! A pretty circle skirt or dress really come to life when you add a petticoat underneath, creating a much more authentic vintage look so it's worth investing in. Prices and quality can really vary for petticoats so it's worth reading reviews and ordering from reputable sources, my advice is as with anything you are thinking of purchasing is do some research especially if you're spending a bit more, you want to ensure that you are getting the best value and quality for your money. 

This pretty peach petticoat is from Lindy Bop and is very reasonably priced for those of you that are looking for something inexpensive but good quality I would recommend checking out their line as they stock an array of colours and different lengths depending on what you're planning to wear. I adore this soft peachy pink shade for spring or summer as it's that time of year when you can wear something a little softer, girlier when the sun eventually decides to come out. Petticoats should be multi layered which will enhance and puff out any dress or skirt making you instantly feel like a vintage princess. Vivien of Holloway create some of the best petticoats too, along with Petticoats a Plenty, Malco Modes, Setrino and Doris Designs.

BAIT Footwear Pastel Pink Heels
For footwear, B.A.I.T. (But Another Innocent Tale) has some some sweetest retro inspired shoes in the cutest pastel shades, no seriously they really do! All animal friendly too, all shoes are 100% faux leather and vegan friendly which makes them all the sweeter! I've really fallen in love with t-bar style heels, the height of these are ideal for looking stylish but still be able to walk around and go about your day which makes them an ideal everyday shoe. 

I adore heels but they are just not practical for everyday wear when I'm at work or need to do much walking. B.A.I.T. have loads of styles with practical heel heights for busy ladies, or if you're like me and constantly running about because you're late! These pretty little heels would look adorable paired with dress, separates or skinny style jeans or trousers to show then off in all their glory. You can also find amazing shoes at ReMix Vintage Shoes, ModCloth, Pinup Girl Clothing, Miss L Fire, Agnes and Norman, ASOS, Plasticland, Royal Vintage Shoes and TUK Footwear.

Miss Patina Swan Blouse
Miss Patina always have the cutest shirts so I knew I'd have to feature them in this post when talking about sweet prints! This gorgeous baby blue swan print blouse is just darling, the collar is so pretty too. This is ideal for Spring and would work so well with so many different looks, they have a beautiful range of blouses available on their site to choose from. Check out Book of Deer, It's Stella RoseValfre, Topshop, Collectif Clothing, House of Foxy and Alice's Pig for cute prints and retro inspired blouses. 

N2 Cupcake Cat Earring
I'm absolutely in love with N2 Jewellery at the moment they have an super cool range from brooches, necklaces, earrings and much more. I adore these cupcake cat earring, how cute are they? They'd look great paired with the shirt from Miss Patina or add a colour pop to any look. All are available now, so what are you waiting for...?! Visit Erstwilder, Darling Distraction, The Crave Yard, Yazbukey, Rosita Bonita and Soda Sweethearts for some of my favourite jewelry designers. I'd love to know who your favourite designers, artists or bloggers are? Don't forget to visit The Chic Guide on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and Google+ ♥                                                                               

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