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All American Girl

Hey everyone,

It's been a lovely sunny week, surprisingly - which is getting me in the mood for spring!
I do love winter, but I'm sick of covering up carefully co-ordinated outfits with coats and scarves.

I'm absolutely loving that pastels are coming back, as I really fell in love with them last year.
But this time around, the look is more refined and 'grown-up' girly rather than lots and lots of florals.

Also last year saw the return of 1980s crop tops and cut offs, but this year is again more old-fashioned and modest with high collared tailoring and longer lengths. Very chic, very 1950s.


I absolutely adore Topshop's collection, but my favourite this year is by ASOS.

Everything is just adorable and I would buy everything if I could.
My favourite peices however are the heart cropped jumper, striped midi skirt and the embroidered flower chiffon dress.


I'm also looking forward to contasting the pretty pastels and beiges with bright lipstick, like postbox reds and deep purples. Yum.

Also, if you're worried about looking too dressed up during the day - you can always sling a varsity-style cardigan over your shoulders. I'm especially loving New Look's range.

I love pastiche looks, and always think it's fun when old fashions come back around.
I also like the return of 1970s boho, but personally I'm a sucker for sharp tailoring.


Muchos love,
MessyCarla.

25 comments:

  1. Love that bag. I have it in blue :)

    Always love your choices!

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  2. (Found your blog yesterday and it's love!)

    That bag looks like a must have!

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  3. i have that new look blouse :) love all your choices here, i'd adore a tailored midi skirt, maybe pleated, but the length just looks so awkward on me! may have to hunt out a cheaper lookalike of that topshop bag xx

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  4. Oh my word I am in love with the New Look daisy skirt. Must. Own!

    xx

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  5. I blame Madmen for the return to 50's cuts and colors! Loving this! I've been seeing tons of dresses with unique vintagey necklines.

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  6. Ooh the bag is lovely, and the first top is gorgeous but alas I don't think that style would suit me :(

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  7. Oh boy I love a lot of that Asos stuff... So much money will be spent ;___;

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  8. I looove the 50's theme right now. So pleased all these things are in the shops :)

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  9. Wow, that ASOS floral dress is absolutely stunning (:

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  10. oh yeah this "american girl" stype is soooo super adorable! i will live it this spring/summer hehehe
    kisses from germany

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  11. I keep wearing my denim jacket in the hope it will be a bit warmer but to no avail! I really hate it when it's too hot but I can't wait for Spring. I love that ASOS collection too :)

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  12. I much prefer the 50's look, partly because it seems a bit more wearable. Love these pieces :)

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  13. If I could a) afford all of this and b) actually carry it off, I would nab it all in a flash. In love with this fashion-palette Carla, having serious midi-skirt cravings now!

    Danni
    xxx

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  14. Love everything! I've been drooling over the ASOS heart sweater! Love the trend of longer skirts.

    http://andohsofancy.blogspot.com

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  15. i am so loving that topshop shirt - I may need to snap it up! x

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  16. Love the daisy midi skirt, not sure if it will make me look really short but I'm going to give the midi trend a go x

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  17. I really like this style - although I'm never sure nude colours suit me... but I'm going to give it a go.

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  18. These outfits reminded me of Katy Perrys 'Thinking of you,' video, vintage femininity and romance <3

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  19. Ooh lovely picks! I'm finding the new pared down styles a bit daunting because I'm usually a huge fan of prints etc, but my uniform discount is coming up at Topshop (60% off 3 items) so I might use the opportunity to try out the trend!

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  20. ARGGH! The bag the bag the bag!!! I want!

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  21. That bag is BEAUTIFUL. I'm really tempted to buy it in blue :)

    Love the New Look blouse as well!

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  22. Oh Carla, you are killing my resolve to Be A Saver with this post. ALL THE NICE THINGS. I want the flowery skirt from New Look and that Topshop back RIGHT THE HELL NOW. Sigh.

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  23. the bag is really adorable (:

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  24. I love absolutely all of these bits. I looked at that New Look skirt up earlier but I'd already bought something and felt a bit silly going straight back to the till! Might pop back in tomorrow - it's a really great length and it looks lovely and swishy!

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  25. The pale pink skirt with belt is an absolute favorite! I love that combination of cotton candy pink and caramel brown! It's sweet, feminine and girl but in that particular style it's also classic, modest and very stylish! I love it!
    Great inspiration, as always.

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