28 April 2016

Alexa Chung - The Harry Blouse











What I'm wearing: Alexa Harry Blouse //Gap Crop Kick Jeans * //Zara Silver Boots // River Island Round Sunglasses

When I first heard about Alexa Chung teaming up with Marks and Spencer to create an Archive inspired collection I knew there would be something I would want. Turns out there were a few items I wanted, but one more than the rest. The Harry Blouse. As soon as I seen Alexa wearing it I knew I had to have it.

Of course I knew there would be a great demand for the collection and with Marks being really cagey about the launch time myself and Lyn devised a plan. Whoever got online first would order the others person's items. So the morning came, I woke up early - nothing on the web page. Looked on Twitter. Everyone talking about the items they had bought which had gone on sale on the app. Que panic mode downloading the app and ordering stuff. Feeling all chuffed I messaged Lyn - don't worry I got us the stuff before it sold out...... However, it didn't sell out and it's still for sale. M&S did the unthinkable thing and actually ordered enough stock! Which means those other pieces I didn't pick up on the day are still available and I can still buy them. Elsie Dress I am looking at you.

This shirt is actually something a bit different for me and at first I wasn't sure how to style it. I went for a more casual look with it and teamed it up with these crop kick jeans; this style of jean is everywhere this year. To be honest I haven't been into Gap for years until I went in and picked out these jeans, but I will definitely be back. The jeans are a perfect fit for me, which also means I can order online without worrying about them fitting me or not. After seeing these photographs I think next time I will style the shirt tucked into jeans or trousers.

A word of warning - you will probably need someone to help fasten and loosen the buttons on the back of the shirt for you! I may have had to go out with the buttons loose until someone could button them up for me haha!

Did you pick up any pieces from the Alexa collection? I would also love to know how you would style this shirt?
  
All photographs taken by Lyn Duncan-Ward
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  1. The blouse is amazing on you and I love the subtle pink colour. You know what dress I picked up since you ordered it for me! Haha!! I agree the Elsie dress is fab! Reminds me of what Gwen Stefani wore in the don't speak video - very 90s chic. I'd style the blouse with a high waisted full skirt - in fact I have a few skirts in my wardrobe that would work well! Maybe I need the blouse too....xxx

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    1. Lyn thank you so much for answering my questions haha! xxxx

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  2. Ah this blouse is bloody gorgeous! I love this styling, the baby pink is so dreamy with the silver boots xx
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