spring style picks…

and six of my favourite looks

I normally coast through January and February wearing the same rotation of jeans, jumpers and boots, but there’s something about March (*beautiful new things in the shops!) that reignites my love for style again. In terms of fashion I’m a Summer girl through and through. I always feel at my best in warmer weather and much more inspired to put new outfits together.

I was browsing my Instagram gallery yesterday and remarking to Andrew on how I don’t do so many style posts any more. It’s a facet of getting a little older I think, and maybe a little bit more self-conscious too. But they’re always so well received and I think you maybe like seeing real clothes on real people, so I’ll try to hang up my reservations and get back into it a little. I’m hoping when the warmer weather arrives (soon, please!) that I might get a new lease of life to share more.

I thought I’d look back at six of my favourite Spring looks from previous years and also include some up to date options that you can buy right now to get the look if you’d like to. I hope it maybe gives you some inspiration for these months ahead!

01.  spring gingham

I think pink is the perfect foil for black and white coming into these brighter days of the year. This is such a good Spring outfit as it’s still pretty cosy and comfy but a bit less bulky than wearing heavy Winter knits. Fine knit jumpers are my absolute staples at this time of year – with anything and everything!

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02.  bow back

Definitely one for warmer days (although you could totally get away with a long sleeved tshirt under this I think!) this is one of my favourite dresses that gets pulled out as soon as the temperatures climb. I wear it at home with tank tops layered underneath, and on holidays with bikini tops. I love anything with a back detail and bows have to be my very favourite of all!

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03.  biker babe

I bought this faux suede biker last Spring and was totally sold on the colour right away. I love it layered over white tops and little dresses and it’s so much less harsh looking than a leather one would be. I’ve found an updated version for this year, and some things to wear with too!

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04.  painter chic

I feel like 2017 was the year of the dungaree for me, after not really getting on with them previously. I think the whole children’s TV presenter thing had me a little bit scared of them, but I found my groove when I put them with floaty blouses rather than Breton tops and trainers. They’re still going strong this year and I’m on the lookout for a good fitting blue denim pair now too!

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05.  all the florals

I always feel most comfortable in a floaty dress, and as soon as the weather allows I pull out my extensive collection. I’m drawn most to 40s style floral tea dresses and thankfully they’re having a resurgence in the style stakes again. I’ve already my eye on a few that I’d like to invest in for this year!

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06.  breezy boho

I’m obsessed with hats and my favourites all make a reappearance in the Spring and Summer. Any excuse to save time on hair styling! 😉 This is probably my favourite of all the images here, mostly because my whole gang look so Summery, but I still love this outfit so much too. I’ve popped some similar items below!

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I’m totally loving how many of these pictures have Ernie as the main focus btw. Ha! He needs his own style post I think! 😉

If you enjoyed this and would like to see some more of my current favourites, including some things I already have in my wardrobe, then do check out my shopping pages. I have Style, Beauty, Interiors, Gifts and Accessories updates every Friday.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Emma x


  1. March 31, 2018 / 7:27 pm

    I love that you can rock any chic style hunny and look magazine perfection. Love all these outfits making me want to shop before I even get baby out. Need to get back to jenny shape first. Wish I could pull hats off like you do they suit you so much. Fab spring finds.

  2. March 31, 2018 / 7:30 pm

    Oh love all these spaces so airy and beautiful and shabby chic at it’s finest. Your home is gorgeous and so beautifully decorated. I hope as my kids grow older my decor can mature a bit more like this. You will have to come over and help me decorate one day and for a girlie weekend away visit. Would love to repay the hostess favor to you too. 🙂

  3. Georgie Waters
    April 2, 2018 / 6:47 am

    Dear Emma
    Please keep doing what you do, I for one so look forward to Thursdays as I know I will find a light hearted post from you and Earnie, you have inspired me to seek out a Parquet floor for my new home it’s a lovely instagram account, please keep sharing.

  4. Karen
    April 2, 2018 / 9:18 am

    Sending my love to you and all your family. X

  5. Evangeline
    April 2, 2018 / 2:30 pm

    Hello Emma…. I just wanted to let you know how much you have inspired me over many months. I suffer from chronic anxiety, depression among other things and would like to attribute your blog in part to helping my recovery. As you may know with depression one loses interest in many things, self care goes out the window and even the home is neglected. However YOUR sense of style, affordable (i’m unemployed), your strong sense of values and and core of being a strong, wonderful mother (I have two of my own) have really inspired me to both look after myself more as well as my kids. I follow your instagram stories with relish and always get new and inexpensive ideas for my home too. Thank-you so much. Please be encouraged at this time and I look forward to many more charming ideas from you and your family. xx

    • April 10, 2018 / 10:13 am

      Aw, what a lovely comment. I agree that seeing other people’s photos and inspirations are a real pick-me-up. Some folks complain (there are *always* complainers, eh!) that people post only ‘perfect images’ of their lives, but honestly, I don’t go on blogs or in IG to see messy kitchens or scruffy kids! I go to see beauty and loveliness and prettiness…. these are the things that inspire me 🙂
      I do hope you are better soon, and that you will continue to be encouraged x
      (Have you ever come across David and Shona Murray? They write about depression – very readable, for ‘ordinary’ folks (like me!). Worth checking out online if you can. Love, Anne x)

  6. Karena
    April 2, 2018 / 9:41 pm

    Loving the blog as usual Emma, don’t let negative people affect your mood. What I love most about your posts is that all of you always look like you are having fun and don’t take life to seriously, which is how it should be. I’m looking forward to the next post 🙂

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