Thursday, 17 April 2014
Fancy A Flamingo?
I've always had a bit of a fascination with flamingo prints on clothing and accessories. Known for being kitsch, quirky and fun, it definitely appeals to my playful side. It's no surprise then that I'm captivated by the new Moschino Cheap & Chic collection, where the pink feathered birds take centre stage. In saying that, the collection is a little less 'in your face' than you'd expect, with fresh white and pastel shades, rather than a more traditional 'tropical' print. The birds feature these cute, dangling beaded legs, which give added movement and dimension to the clothes. It's a really lovely touch.
It's well worth browsing that collection even if it's only to 'window shop' because every item is so wonderful, I'm in awe of it all. If I had to pick a favourite, it would probably be the flamingo shaped bag £393. Every season Moschino produce these wonderful quirky shaped bags, from a 'paper boat', to a 'watering can' or 'cocktail glass' and I've loved every single one. The flamingo comes with a long chain strap and dangling chain legs and would definitely be the statement piece of any outfit.
Luckily there's loads of flamingo items on the high-street right now too, so I've put together my favourite pieces for you. Starting with these wonderful Jay-bird platforms £65 from Office, which you saw at the start of the post.
I put a photo of them on my Facebook page ages ago, after seeing them in a magazine, so I've been waiting to see them online/instore. They are similar to the cat and fruit platforms we've seen in previous seasons and are definitely fun with their wicker platform and pink and orange uppers. Do you prefer the other styles or are these your favourite yet? You can find them in sizes 3-8 with free UK delivery online.
Top of my 'flamingo list' is this cute H by Henry Holland dress at Debenhams. As you probably know, I own almost every HbHH dress ever made and this one would very much like to join the others in my wardrobe. It's a really lovely print. Available in sizes 6-18, £45, there's even a matching bomber jacket (£40)!
If you find that print too subtle, then you'll love the bright and tropical one on this Topshop body-con dress (sizes 4-16, £34). All it needs is some 'comedy' sunglasses (palm trees, flamingo or cocktails)!
They also have this midi ring £4.50 (S-L), which is designed to sit halfway down the finger. Midi-rings have long been my obsession, so I'll be adding this to my next order.
Another lovely piece from the Moschino collection is this short-sleeved jumper at My-Wardrobe (sizes 8-16, £324). However I've found a cheaper alternative with this fine knit, sequin jumper at Miss Selfridge. In sizes 4-16, it's down to £20 in the sale.
Accessorize have a few flamingo themed pieces, including these 'Felicity' slippers (sizes 36-42, £29.00), 'Gemma' makeup bag (good choice of name!) £10 and the 'Tropicana' handbag £25.
Not quite the Moschino white patent shoulder bag I know, but at almost 15x cheaper, it's a nice little equivalent.
For a nod to the trend, M&Co have this pretty scarf £14, with a lovely fresh flamingo print.
While BooHoo have a bright, tropical one £8. I'm loving that bold turquoise.
Finally, ASOS Curve have this cute t-shirt £16 which I'm keen to get my hands on. It's exclusive to the plus-size range and is available in sizes 18-28. Sweet aren't they?
Is there anything here that takes your fancy, do you like flamingo themed things?
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