Outfit Post: How To Wear Colour & Brighten Up A Rainy Day

Outfit Post Amsterdam

There is something so calming about wandering the streets and canals in Amsterdam, even in the rain we had on this day. I could have stepped out in my jeans and a jumper, but I decided to brighten up the morning with my amazing raindrop skirt from Lucy Teacup instead and when I saw a little old lady admiring my skirt on the ferry I knew I’d made a good choice! Here’s my tips on how to wear colour and brighten up a rainy day:

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Papel Picado Mexican Bunting Necklace by Onetenzeroseven

I bought this skirt first at our Etsy Made Local fair at Christmas and everything else in the outfit was bought to match. I actually picked up these tights in M&S outlet for £1.75 and they match perfectly! When you’re looking for things to go with a certain piece of clothing you own, try taking the item with you when you go shopping or at least have a photo of it to hand.

These gorgeous clogs are also from Etsy and are by Lotta From Stockholm for a bargainous £56.50! I really struggled to find some shoes to go with this skirt, but I was determined not to wear it with black! I eventually picked out the pink raindrop to go with my pink hair too.

Amsterdam Canals Outfit Post

How to wear colour, colorful outfit ideas

The top was a last minute purchase the day before we went away to Amsterdam – I have a blue top that matches the skirt and tights, but I wanted something more colourful and less matchy. This top is from Wallis, where I wouldn’t normally shop, but the fit is lovely and it was only £16.

It was pure coincidence that the Papel Picado necklace from my new collection picks out most of the colours in this gorgeous skirt, but I love that it reintroduces the colours a little further up to balance the entire outfit and is a perfect example of how to wear colour. Jewellery, scarves and accessories are a great way to pick out colours in your outfit. I added a denim shirt as a cover up too.

Raindrop Skirt by Lucy Teacup

Colourful Outfit Post

Pink Blouse | Wallis  //  Raindrop Skirt | Lucy Teacup  //  Electric Blue Tights | M&S Outlet
Pink Clogs | Lotta from Stockholm  //  Papel Picado Necklace | Onetenzeroseven

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Styling a Pinterest-Worthy Workspace with Pops of Colour

Best desks with drawers

When we moved into our new house, naturally the first room to be decorated and unpacked was my office/studio! I really wanted a space that felt like a professional studio instead of just a bedroom I was working out of. I spent a lot of time on Pinterest in the months leading up to our move and I had a solid idea of the sort of decor I wanted… clean, fresh white walls with bright pops of colour – a total Pinterest-worthy workspace!

Colourful Desk Accessories

Office furniture with a pop of colour

Best flatpack desks

My desk was a gift from the lovely folks at Kit Out My Office and it’s the perfect addition to my studio with it’s clean, white tabletop and bright green drawers peeking out from underneath. It couldn’t be better if I’d designed it myself, right? It arrived flat packed in 4 packages and was really easy to put together – a bit like an IKEA piece, but some of the work was already done for you! I only needed help to lift the desk top when the drawers were attached because man, that beast was heavy!!

Whats on my desk

creative workspaces

unusual desk accessories

I love my kooky accessories, they make for great Instagram peeks into my life and they’re fun to fiddle with when I’m on the phone or staring blankly with lack of thought or inspiration (not that it happens much of course!! *ahem*…). The travel inspired art was just something I pulled out of a scrapbooking kit and my colour wheel coaster/speaker stand was a bargainous chopping board from Home Bargains of all places. My awesome Big Bruv bought me the desk lamp for Christmas a couple of years ago and it finally has pride of place where it belongs. It didn’t really go in my teeny tiny office at the old house.

KikkiK Planner

A Pinterest Worthy Workspace

I’ve recently become a Kikki.K obsessive and I’m now the proud owner of the large planner in mint. I’ve never been good at using diaries and planners in the past, but actually I’m a convert this time and I take it everywhere with me! The fun pen pots were super cheap from IKEA and I have some bigger storage to match that I will share with you next time.

The drawers in my colour splash desk are really deep, perfect for storing all my photography props in one and my vast postage collection in the other. Seriously… I have a roll of customs labels, earring and necklace packaging, four types of stamps, address labels, a proof of postage pad, fragile & airmail stickers and a bunch of mailing bags all in one drawer. Best.

Desks with generous drawer space

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