Hearts and Crosses

Shirt: Next | Skirt: H&M | Boots: Topshop | Hat: ASOS | Bag: Red Herring | Socks: ASOS

This is just an outfit I picked up off my bedroom floor for a mooch around the shops at the weekend. I seem to have acquired a post-Christmas-spending-spree induced mound of clothing on my floor and thought I'd better wear them, if only to make my bedroom look a little tidier. I really love this shirt; I've been looking for the perfect tartan shirt for the longest time - who'd have thought I'd find it in the mens section of Next? I don't usually shop in Next - much less from the mens section - but I was helping my brother get some ideas for the groom and groomsmen suits for his wedding in March (nothing like leaving it to eight weeks before the event, eh?) and that's when I saw it. I'm trying to ignore that fact that I had to buy a large in mansizes and just concentrate on the dreamy deep greens, blues and reds that make this shirt the perfect winter accompaniment to staple (faux) leather pieces, such as this biker skirt. Does pairing the shirt with my uber cute new backpack count as print clashing? I received this for Christmas and I'm in love with the Burberry-esque velvet heart print. I feel like a little schoolgirl wearing it!

As I sit here typing away in my cosily-lit bedroom with my lamps and my brand new Vanilla Cupcake scented Yankee Candle and my tartan bootie-style slippers (am I a proper blogger yet?), I'm brainstorming a few new design ideas for Just a Thought...something a little more minimalist but a bit more girly, I think. Just a Thought is a year and a half old and, if I'm honest, I'm just a bit sick of looking at the design! Or maybe, as I've recently changed up my room and cut my hair, I've become a borderline obsessive redecorator who just doesn't know when to stop? Actually, although I don't really make New Year's Resolutions, one thing I have promised myself this year is that I really want to put more effort into this blog. Having gone from straight from being a student to interning to working, I haven't always had the time to put as much effort in as I'd have liked. Now I have, and will - starting with a redesign. I want something a little less in-ya-face. We'll see how goes though, I still need to break the news to my boyfriend that I need him to recode it all for me...

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22 Responses to Hearts and Crosses

  1. Such a cute bag! I've been looking for a rucksack recently as one of my NY resolutions is to walk to work!
    Josie xoxx

    Fashion Mumblr

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    1. Thanks! I thoroughly recommend this one - it's so pretty and has lots of pockets inside :) x

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  2. Love that backpack! its so cute!
    smozzy
    xxx
    http://todaisiesblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Beautiful!! I love your hair style :)

    xx

    Kelly

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  4. Your brows are amazing :D :D I love your bag - the print is sooo cute! xx

    Gem // Miss Makeup Magpie

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  5. Love how you've matched the tartan shirt with the socks! Such a cool outfit. Love your blog girl. x

    Lauren Evie

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  6. Hey Nat I've just discovered your blog and I just wanted to say how much I love it, It's rare that I like more fashion related blogs but I really like you style xx just followed!

    EmmiHearts

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    1. Aww that's so sweet! Thank you so much!

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  7. I too have just discovered your blog - I love it already! This outfit is uber chic as well and I love the tartan, I need more tartan in my wardrobe!
    I'm new to blogging and I would love for you to check out my blog and follow back :-)

    x

    http://fashionistadigital.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much! I always check out people's blogs that comment me :) x

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  8. lovely! there is a new giveaway sponsored by firmoo on my blog! please come and enter my giveaway http://www.hopethinkknow.com/2014/01/happy-new-year-and-happy-giveaway.html

    www.hopethinkknow.com

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  9. Shoes are heavenly!!!!!! arggggh

    youngandfoolishhappiness.blogspot.co.uk | Bridie x

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  10. You look great! I love your shoes!!!
    If you ever have time i'd love it if you'd be able to check out my blog, im kind of new so any feedback/comments/suggestions would be amazing ♥

    http://xprincessjas.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. love love love this outfit !! something i would definitely wear, relaxed and casual but that skirt makes it so on trend :) love your blog also, and thanks for commenting on mine. would be lovely if we could follow each other ?
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Love that chunky necklace. And your hair looks great!

    http://littlemacbook.blogspot.ca/

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  13. i love this outfit, the socks are so cute! i'm far too obsessed with tartan at the moment.
    anna / styleskittle xx

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