Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Colour in the Cooler Weather

Brrr, winter is definitely settling upon us here in New Zealand. There is currently lots of rain, wind and sleet happening outside my window, so it is definitely time to cozy up in warm pants and snuggly jerseys.

I need to update my Winter Wardrobe, and doing the Style and Shenanigans Print Challenge last week made me realise that I have so much black in my wardrobe.  I need to inject some colour in my closet, so here are some of my top picks for Winter clothing.

My top wishlist keeps getting bigger, I have tried to narrow it down to these.

Winter Tops

And my pick for bottoms.

Winter Bottoms

Time to go shopping- can you guess which tops and bottoms I picked for my Winter Wardrobe?

The top I picked was this stripy jersey from Sammydress. So comfortable, a great length and it has adorable puffed sleeves! I even got a compliment from my husband, so it must be a good pick. I love that I can wear it with a lot of different colours- brown, navy, stone and peacock green pants will all work well.

I do want a couple of the other tops as well, but I am waiting until next month due to my tiny budget. That fox top is next on my shopping list, and the polka dot fleece will be perfect for the preschool run.

Now on to the bottoms. I really struggled with this, as a lot of the pants looked like pajamas on me in real life, and a few of them were too long on me. The skirt fit really well but I did not suit the print in person. In the end, the Cotton On drapey pants won me over for their comfort factor.

These pants are also versatile due to their colour range- I have teamed it with purple but there was also red, black and blue in the pattern so I can play a lot with different looks.

Sorry for the awful tripod camera photos! When my husband gets home it is too dark to take photos, and my four year old is prone to cutting off my head in the photos if I let him take charge of the camera. Otherwise he photobombs me- but I can photobomb him back!

I am happy that I have added some colour to my wardrobe within my budget allowance, and I also have been drawn to patterns a lot more since I have seen other people's photos during the style challenge. It has been good to step out of my comfort zone and also walk past all the black in the shops! The pants do come in some fabulous black and white patterns as well, so if you do still want to stick with black and white then there are plenty of options out there.

I would love to know which top and bottom you would pick- let me know in the comments!

Linking up with Wardrobe Wednesday.

Note: I was not compensated for any of these reviews, these are my own picks from a selection of websites. 


  1. Thanks for sharing your reflections on #snsprint week and your winter shopping list. I love them all but that striped knit is my fave. The drapey printed pants look fab on you too! x

  2. I love your pics, I really want a pair of floral leggings, I love the ones you have selected that are black inbetween the flowers. I also love that plaid shirt that ties at the waist. I know, patterned pants are SO hard to style, you did great tho! Thanks for linking up with What Wives Wear!

  3. Hi, I am Ada. Stopping by from What Wives Wear link-up. I too am a SAHM. Your biys are so cute by the way. How old are they?

    I love the multi-colored striped tee and especially those great printed skinny pants. =)

    I invite you over my blog and hopefully we can support each-other by following via GFC and Bloglovin. Thanks, Ada.

  4. Hi Lauren you look like you were having fun with your son. I love it! I've heard about Sammydress, and wanted to order from them. Do you recommend their products? Thanks for sharing! I am so glad you got a chance to link up to the #WhatWivesWearLinkUp. I hope you are able to join us each week. Have a great week!



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