Connecting the dots – outfit inspo for Spring / Summer

It’s been years and years since I wore dots for anything else than a show. I always thought they were too childlike for my serious self. Even Mom at some point said that at 13 I was acting like I was 30…well, that is not the case anymore. The older I get, I seem to grow a sense of humour and with it, I started appreciating amongst many other off the dot things, well…dots. Not the typical black, white or red ones, now I am into blue ones or white on a blue background.

I came across a few pieces of clothing from various brands that are creating such fun things with dots. Just think of a deep V shirt with slightly puff sleeves in blue like a Siamese cat’s eyes and cute white dots. Or an asymmetrical sating white skirt with bigger blue dots that simply asks for a dance. Or even better, a jazzy dress with a dropped waist in a classic navy blue with tiny, tiny white dots…or were they yellow?

Aaah, I could continue, but we have only taken pictures of these three, but I promise to leave more options right under our pictures. Have I managed to make you curious about this micro trend? With me it was so funny that I have not realised the pattern until I posted all these pictures on Instagram and then I see – blue dots everywhere:)

hair accessories / dots trend / blue dots / spring summer trend / london / notting hill | miss casual
SHIRT – River Island
hair accessories / dots trend / blue dots / spring summer trend / london / notting hill | miss casual
hair accessories / dots trend / blue dots / spring summer trend / london / notting hill | miss casual
hair accessories / dots trend / blue dots / spring summer trend / london / notting hill | miss casual
DRESS – Mango (similar)
hair accessories / dots trend / blue dots / spring summer trend / london / notting hill | miss casual
hair accessories / dots trend / blue dots / spring summer trend / london / notting hill | miss casual
hair accessories / dots trend / blue dots / spring summer trend / london / notting hill | miss casual
SKIRT – River Island
hair accessories / dots trend / blue dots / spring summer trend / london / notting hill | miss casual
hair accessories / dots trend / blue dots / spring summer trend / london / notting hill | miss casual

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Pink+coral to avoid winter blues

It is almost hard to address this season that we have now in the UK as winter, but for the sake of the convention, I will. Is it just me or we all started going back to the very serious black, grey or navy outfits? No more Christmas red and no more New Year’s sparkle…now everywhere I look at outfits, including in the mirror, all I see is dark colours…and we’re wondering why we get the winter blues.

Every year I am so excited when Pantone is announcing the color of the year. Paul and I were guessing which one could it be and even though we had greenery only a few years ago, we both hoped it was going to be teal. It ended up being living coral…which goes nicely with teal so win-win. It’s sunny outside at the moment so the optimist in me just started the morning stretching. This color screams summer to me and in case you didn’t know, that is my favorite season of them all…and not just because I am a summer baby.

Now, how would a coral outfit adapt to each season? For spring it will be lovely against the lilac wisteria, for summer I picture every outfit on the beach against the gold sand and the blue/turquoise of the sea. Autumn…I can even imagine it in autumn with all the colorful leaves and pumpkins and other cinnamon tones, but winter is tricky. For winter, coral needs to act as a cure.

For those of us who have not seen the sun much for the past week, it is no surprise that the winter blues are slowly making their way in our hearts. So not that I am a doctor of any sort, but I am pretty sure a colorful outfit will be a good treatment. My outfit of choice was a pink and coral one. A fluffy sweater and a maxi dress with paisley print.

How would you wear the color of the year? If it is too bright for you to wear a full garment of the color, look for prints that include it, or wear it in your accessories. Hair clips are back in fashion and I can not stop but remember when I used to do ballet and I would wear a high bun, with a bow hair clip right underneath. I even had a coral one!

I will keep today’s post short because there is nothing better than wearing a coral and pink outfit out in the sun. Vitamin D, here I come!

Sunny kisses!

winter outfit / coral pink outfit / maxi dress / fluffy sweater / notting hill / london / miss casual
TOP – New Look
DRESS – Neon Rose
winter outfit / coral pink outfit / maxi dress / fluffy sweater / notting hill / london / miss casual
JEWELLERY – TruFlair
winter outfit / coral pink outfit / maxi dress / fluffy sweater / notting hill / london / miss casual

Why Notting Hill should be called Something Hill

Bring your cameras or phones ladies, this is a place that you need to capture. I made so many jokes with my circle of friends about Notting Hill – Nothing Hill that it somehow stuck in my mind like that. But we couldn’t be further from the truth because there really is something in Notting Hill for everybody.

With the cute cafes where you can sip from your matcha latte and watch people on a sunny day, to vegan restaurants, to insanely long queues in front of restaurants, Notting Hill is really a neighbourhood to enjoy your free time. It’s a place where locals enjoy going out and it’s a place that has something for the tourists also.

If you are an antiques lover, you will find a lot of small boutiques for you liking in Portobello Market. This is also the place to shop for previously loved fur coats collars and so on or if you go on a Saturday, the entire street becomes a food market where you can have a taste of so many cultures’ cuisine.

In my post where I wrote about photogenic places in London, I mentioned Notting Hill, but we didn’t have that many photos from there. And this is because Spring is when the neighborhood is at it’s best. Westbourne Grove is “hosting” pink magnolia trees that are breath-taking and then, if you like walking about, you will find the most beautiful houses covered with wisteria.

The spot where I knew for sure that we’ll find wisteria was a bit empty this year, I don’t really know what happened, but this encouraged us to explore the area more, in the search of another photogenic place.

That is not to say that you can only take pictures during Spring time, I just meant that this is my favourite season for Notting Hill. We took a few pictures right before Christmas and you might have seen them already, but nevertheless, if the Spring pictures have not convinced you that you need to see Notting Hill, here are a few more pics to help you make up your mind.

So, when are we having an almond milk latte soaking up the sun in Notting Hill?

 

notting hill | miss casual

notting hill | miss casual

notting hill | miss casual

notting hill | miss casual

notting hill | miss casual

notting hill | miss casual

JUMPSUIT – Stradivarius

EARRINGS – Stradivarius

BRACELETS / HEADBANDS – LoveIbizaNL

Kisses

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