Flares & Florals

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ASOS flares
asos flares with tee shirt
flared jeans outfit

Cardigan: Hell Bunny via Tiger Milly | Floral Top: Collectif Flared Jeans: ASOS Boots: Next

This is quite a typical outfit for me at the moment – trousers with a top and cropped cardigan (always from Hell Bunny at the moment, always!). It’s that in between seasons thing again that always gets me – the weather’s unpredictable enough that it might be really sunny (and freezing, because it always is when skies are blue at the moment), or cloudy, windy and rainy – or it may even swap between these multiple times a day, with the occasional bit of snow and ice thrown in for good measure!

I tend to wear jeans on a Wednesday because I have Brownies which involves sitting on the floor and running around, so I don’t like to wear them very much on other days because they’re kind of boring, so once a week is usually enough for me. But these have changed matters slightly: they’re flared! I’m not really the kind of person to be taken in by trends very much – I have a bit of a style that I tend to stick to, and work around what items are currently popular in shops. I like my retro looks, but 70s has never been my thing at all. But then I saw one blogger wearing flares, then another, and suddenly I was desperately browsing ASOS to find my favourites and putting an order in…#oops. And now look at me (it had to be done!):
70s flares outfit

Fortunately these aren’t crazy flares – they’re a good length to wear with only the slight heel these boots have as well as taller heels, without completely drowning me and dragging along the ground (in the rain, yucks). To be honest, they’re probably slightly more bootleg than authentic flares, but let’s pretend I went all the way and they’re full on 70s flares please – I’ll feel cooler then! I managed to find these ones which are also high waisted, since I feel really uncomfortable in anything that sits on my hips nowadays, even though only 6 or 7 years ago, the lower on the hips it was for me the better – yes, I did own a pair that were named: “Too Super Low”!

I got this Collectif floral tee back in the January sales, although it still seems to be available on their site at a sale price, so that’s kind of awesome. It’s pretty simple with a normal fitted T shirt shape, but has pretty fluted (not sure what to call them!) sleeves, although it is annoying that I can’t actually show them off at the moment since they’re always under a cardigan!

And back to real life, busy time as always at the moment! I managed to snag myself a kidney infection, but fortunately realised pretty much as soon as it started what it was and got on top of it before it got bad, so I’m kicking that out with antibiotics at the moment. I’m pretty much always at risk of bladder and kidney infections nowadays but the procedure I had done last January seems to have got the frequency of them right down, so that’s nice. I also tend to know how to spot them coming on now and how to deal with them immediately, so it’s not as bad as it once was. I went shopping with my sister at the weekend and only bought a couple of things including some new trousers (coming to the blog soon, already photographed) plus a new bikini, despite the fact that our next trip isn’t till September! I had got rid of a good chunk of my old (and unworn, oops) bikinis which no longer, or never, fitted me, so I was in need of one which actually did! I managed to grab the longline Freya Bondi (not the high waisted briefs, just the normal ones) in a size that fits me pretty well, so I was definitely pleased with that! I also saw a couple of friends on Monday night for a meal, and bought something else rather expensive at the weekend…a car!! I’ve had my little Nissan Micra since I started learning to drive at 17 – it came from my Grandma who had barely driven it – so it’s done well, I’ve had 7 years of service from her! But she’s now 10 years old and a little on the small side, so we went to test drive a Hyundai i30 at the weekend and put down a deposit on it, to pick up on Friday – very exciting! I’m definitely sad to get rid of my old one, but it had to be done sometime.

Anything exciting in your lives at the moment? Have you had a chance to enter my competition with Valspar too by the way??

Linking up at Danielle Did What.


  1. Maria Ba EmProject
    March 13, 2015 / 12:16 pm

    You went crazy with theses flares! Huge trend SS’15

  2. March 13, 2015 / 12:15 pm

    Those jeans are seriously AMAZING! x

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  5. April 1, 2015 / 7:50 pm

    What a fun, classic, pretty outfit – denim + florals are a perpetually love of mine!

    I’m truly sorry to hear about your kidney infection, dear gal, and hope with all my heart that you’ll be able to make a speedy recovery with no lingering issues from.

    Sending tons of healing hugs your way,
    ♥ Jessica

    • Sian Thomas
      April 2, 2015 / 9:00 am

      Thanks Jessica! I’m hoping to wear a lot more flares and florals this spring 🙂
      I’m feeling a lot better now, thank you for your well wishes!

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